Summary: I have this receiver to upgrade my old Onkyo sd777.. I like the oddesey where you can set up the speakers for default listening and its good. i could hear the surround speakers much better. all in all sounds better than the old onkyo. The only downside is not THX certified but for a medium range receiver it is better...
The more devices you have with HDMI the more you'll love this one.
4 March 2012
Summary: Not the easiest piece to navigate at first. It replaces my Denon 2307CI. The CEC on the unit is nice in comparison along with 3X more HDMI inputs. My previous Denon only had (2). The remote is nicer seeing that the better portion of the buttons glow in the dark. Most of us prefer watching 3D movies that way. Switching inputs is easier also. I would recommend this to a friend that had a serious 3D set up. In time like most things you enjoy, you'll get the hang of it.
Summary: The sound quality of this over my old onkyo SR-506 is substantial! The detail I can hear with this over the onkyo is significant. Not to mention the processing. We watch American Idol and listening to the singers would always get washed out by the band....same with x-factor. With the AVr-2311...not anymore. But remember sound fields do help this. I have found in general Dolby digital isnt good for music at least not on the Onkyo!
Great receiver for the price but lacks phono input
John M. Kelly "CorporalNut", Amazon
7 November 2011
Summary: I had a Denon AVR-2805 and finally decided to upgrade to the 2311. This sounds amazing especially paired with Polk speakers. I do miss having a phono input and I wish that the optical output could convert the HDMI in so that I could plug in my surround headphones but these are minor issues and can all be solved with a pre-amp, and a optical switch box. Excellent setup options make it sound great in any position and the dynamic eq and volume are excellent features.
Summary: I did not buy this receiver originally. I originally ordered the 1611 model. The reason I ended up with this unit and out approx. $250.00 more dollars out of my pocket was because Amazon royally screwed up and sent me the European model 1611. WTF!!!! Geez...I know "things" happen but come on people. This is the USA!!! Not Europe!!! This "screw up" totally messed up my weekend.
Summary: I would have given the product a 5-star review, except for the difficulty I had in installing my Phone (LP) Player, there is apparently no Pre-Amp built in, like on my older AVR-2400 receiver. Once I added a simple Pre-Amp, the connection was simple. The problem was, an LP player wasn't even covered in the manual. For a true music lover, this is unacceptable.
Summary: Every year they come out with better models and they keep getting cheaper. I had a 2106 and paid $200 less for this one (AVR 2311) which has numerous new features, with plenty of HDMI cables, great on screen display and great sound. The only thing I am disappointed with is that all the pre-set sounds pretty much blow and the manual settings are difficult to navigate to.
Summary: I've only had this AVR for a couple days (my first real receiver), but must say that it packs a nice punch. Unfortunately, I don't have a ton of gear yet to test out every feature, but the selling point for me was that it pushes everything I plug into it out through a single HDMI port. This means I only have to run a single HDMI cable through the ceiling - big plus. Computer, Wii, and Roku XD|S are hooked up - they all look and sounds great.
Summary: This is my third Denon receiver. I switched from a highly rated THX Ultra Certified JVC flagship receiver that was a more expensive unit to this one because I wanted HDMI. The sound for movies is very good. Denon is known for that smooth sound which is not high pitched. Music sounds great too but I have good speakers, front speakers are Boston Acoustics VR 960, which is really the key to good sound.