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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: Narrow down your search to 7.2 channels and 130 watts and you'll find very few to compare with this in price or quality. If you can find it at a discount, you need look no further.
Pros: If you are putting together a home theatre system, this Denon receiver will be the heart of your system. It was put together to satisfy the needs of discerning buyers and includes all the components you'll need to put together a first class surround sound system combined with 3D and internet conn...
Cons: There are a couple of other receivers at the same price that are just as good.