Denon's products seem to offer the best of bells and whistles for mid-upper
7 August 2011
Summary: Denon has always offered a great line on stereo components since I can remember as a kid, my father always purchasing Denon, along with nakamichi and other brands. I had been scoping out Denon's and other brands for a while. I finally decided on this unit due to it's features and price point. I highly recommend the Denon website for comparing different XX10CI models. So far, I have been happy with my purchase.
Excellent audio and blu ray video,need work on upscale
15 March 2011
Summary: I bought this receiver a month ago and it my first Denon AV receiver and first with hdmi connetions,DTS HD,dolby digital HD,hdmi pass through in standby mode and network connection.The audio and blu ray video is excellent,however the video upcale look very good from 6 feet and above and the closer to the TV the video upscale look a little fuzzy.The factory speaker channel level was set to zero and i change all to +5.0dB about 5 times and it not saving the settings.The...
Summary: I recently purchased the Denon AVR-3311 as an upgrade/update to an old Pioneer receiver I have had for roughly 6 years or more now. I was putting together a new home theater system with the Denon pushing the A/V workload to my new speakers and my old rear projection DLP TV. Let me state that this is one very nice piece of equipment and if not for the SACD "issues" detailed below, I'd be giving this one 5 stars. I do, however, have a rather large complaint.
Summary: Performance-wise I have no issues with this unit. The video and audio performance look and sound good to me and my family. I'd buy one again and recommend it. It wasn't cheap, but the extra features it brings are worth the extra expense to me... I do use and value them. Everything works, but it's very complicated and takes a long time to fully figure out.
Summary: (see long term update at the end of this review) Having listened to mid-range receivers from most of the major brands, I liked the sound of the Denons the best..a bit warmer than the Onkyos, which is better for music. The Pioneers sounded nice, but lacked Audyssey (using the proprietary MACC instead). Marantz sounded great but aren't as fully featured as comparably priced Denons.
Summary: I am upgrading this unit from an AVR-3805. The main reason for this upgrade had nothing to do with the quality of sound I was getting from the AVR-3805, but to get additional features. Here were the features I didn't have and was hoping to get on the new unit: 1) Had only DVI with fiber/digital. I wanted to go to all HDMI. 2) IPod function to easily watch iPod clips and listen to music 3) I wanted to listen to Internet radio stations and music services.
Summary: First my Set up is this Denon AVR-3311Ci and Bose Acoustimass 12, The set up was very easy and specially the GUI interface Via your TV screen, made it absolutely a breeze, also the unit dose have plenty of analog input for the people who are still holding on to the Cassette Players, Gramophone, VCR and DVD player it also has 2 components input, and 6 HDMI inputs (5 in the back and one in the front) which is plenty HDMI input port for me.
Conclusion: Denon is a highly respected name in audio-visual components, so you can't go wrong, but if you're a serious audiophile, you will have to be willing to pay a little more. Most people should be more than happy with the AVR1911BK, though, especially for the price.
Pros: With 90 watts of power and 7 powered channels, this should be in the $1500 range of receivers. Plenty of oomph even for a fairly large living room.
Cons: It's not a high end receiver. For that you need 100+ watts.