Summary: Sound quality is excellent. This was shipped quickly, packed well, and arrived as described. It does not seem to be entirely compatible with my Vizio TV. When I go to the satellite receivers program guide when the HDMI communication is turned on, it will sometimes lose the video and I have to power cycle the receiver to get everything working again.
Runs Hot, Needs Proper Ventilation. Must Adjust ALL Audio Settings To Optimize Sound.
19 September 2013
Summary: This receiver runs a little hot, so make sure you've got plenty of ventilation space. I was putting it through it's paces watching a Judas Priest concert at pretty high volume levels, and it shut down with heat protection at the end of the concert. I had never run into this problem with my previous Denon receivers, so I thought 3-4 inches of clearance in a closed (glass door) shelving unit would be enough.
Summary: This replaced a 16 year old Denon that started to shut-down in the middle of watching video (and didn't have HDMI, either). I've had this receiver for about 3 months. It's been solid. It was missing a few inputs, but I simply decided against using the old components. PROS: Sounds great. Relatively easy to configure. Enough inputs for the average Joe. CONS: No pass-thru video when off.
Great sound, easy setup but some HDMI incompatibility
P.K. Frary "Gochugogi", Amazon
15 June 2013
Summary: I selected the AVR-2313CI because it had more inputs than competing models and was heavily discounted due to the release of its 2013 replacement, the AVR-3000. The 2313 and 3000 are nearly identical, so I saved a few benjamins with last year's model. The 2313 is compact and unassuming in appearance. From my couch the plastic faceplate is indistinguishable from the brushed aluminum of my other components. The 2313 ain't eye candy, but blends in with the other gear.
Summary: Unit comes with a setup quide that is only OK if you are only setting up the main room and the Setup wizard worked great for the main room. I replaced a 10 year old Denon 3300 that was setup for main room video and audio and multi room audio. I wanted to configure my new 2313 the same way. Nothing I could find in the DVD manual or on Denon's website explained how to setup multi room, zone 2 on the 2313.
Summary: I'm not an expert in anyway on receivers, but in the few weeks have had it setup it has been awesome. Only a few minor issues that aren't even worth mentioning, but overall a very satisfying product that was well worth the cost.
Summary: I had the AVR-1802 for many years and was very satisfied with its ability to produce the heart of my HT system. This posting is perhaps out of place since it voices my experience with using this receiver more than evaluating its overall performance and features. My AVR-1802 required using 6 channel discrete inputs via the "Ext In" to obtain pure audio, since it has no HDMI ports.
Summary: I've been an A/V enthusiast for many years, but May 2012 was the first time in my life that I've had the means to buy anything nice. I did some research and found that AVS seemed to be the best community of experts and enthusiasts to help me make my decision. So, I joined, started reading, and started asking questions. I had two main motivations: 1. I wanted an HDMI receiver.
Pros: Easy setup, nice GUI, great Denon sound
Cons: Tough to justify the price difference over a 2113ci, still waiting on the official Android remote control app.