Excerpt: An ideal centerpiece for any home theater, the Denon AVR-1911 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver delivers exceptional high-definition video and surround sound. This versatile receiver is equipped with a full range of inputs, allowing you to route Blu-Ray/DVD players, VCRs, game consoles, and other entertain...
Excerpt: Like sharks, home cinema receiver makers must keep moving or they die. Well, perhaps that's a bit dramatic – but consider Denon 's position here. Last year's AVR-1910 was a Product of the Year Award-winner, lauded as an outstanding way to get multichannel thrills, but 12 months on it's no more. In its place comes the AVR-1911, with the on-paper specification to make its predecessor look, um, a bit last year.
Pros: Ticks all the important specification boxes, converts and scales video information well, industrial-strength audio performance
Cons: Not as subtle, or as spacious, as some rivals, remote is a step backwards
Summary: The Denon AVR-1911 costs more than competitors and has fewer features, but its outstanding sound quality bests competing 7.1-channel AV receivers.
Pros: Outstanding sound quality; four HDMI inputs; analog video upconversion; audio return channel support; standby pass-through; 3D compatible; built-in HD Radio; greatly improved remote over previous models.
Cons: Competitors offer more HDMI inputs; fewer digital audio inputs and analog video connections, too; text-based user interface; no minijack input.
Conclusion: Der Denon überzeugt durch einen klaren, offenen Klang und seine für diese Preisklasse üppige Ausstattung. Der Hauptunterschied zum gleich teuren Pioneer liegt in der etwas dünneren Basswiedergabe im Mehrkanalbetrieb.