I previously had an Onkyo receiver that came with a speaker bundle. It was a basic, entry level receiver like this Denon one, but was now 9 years old. It was working as it should.
I noticed a problem as I started to use services like Netflix and HBO Now. I would have to turn the receiver way up to hear, so high (near max) that it would cause the receiver to trip. I was running through a Roku through the TV and using the optical audio out from the TV to run to the receiver. The DD+ signal could not be passed through the tv, so the tv was converting it to a weaker signal. That was causing me to have to turn it up to compensate. Changing the Netflix output to stereo didn't seem to help much, and even then I wouldn't be able to make use of my surround sound setup. Newer TVs shouldn't have this problem, but this one is 6 years old.
There was no other way to get video to the tv and audio to the receiver (with surround sound) since my Onkyo receiver only had HDMI pass through capability. It couldn't extract audio from the HDMI input, again newer ones do this.
So if anyone has such a problem, this Denon receiver does the trick. I run the Roku directly into the receiver and run HDMI out to the TV. It extracts audio (all normal surround formats you might have these days (DD, DD+, DTS) from inputs and sends the signal then out to the TV.
I considered the newest Onkyo receiver at this price point, but decided against because of the horrible on unit display which was ugly and almost illegible. The Denon has a clear on unit display and good aesthetics.
I enjoy the on screen display feature, which I didn't have before but I am sure is standard on receivers now. My preexisting Onkyo 6 ohm speakers and sub sound great with this system. Surround setup was easy.
The only thing I would change is the volume control. This has been mentioned previously I think. When using the remote, it is very difficult to change the volume efficiently. It changes the volume too slow or way too fast. This is really just an annoyance, not a major problem.
I highly recommend for an entry level receiver. I hope this helps anyone in the same boat as I had to do a bit of research to figure out my problem.