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Miracle AVR!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Laxguy, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Sep 7, 2012 #1 of 28
    Laxguy

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    Wow! Who knew! A true miracle in video engineering! Soon I will be able to blow up my cell phone images to rival that of high end Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

    On a more serious plane, I am thinking of getting a Denon, and Link to sales blurb gives specifics of a 7.1 model, refurbished, that seems much more current than the 5.1 model, linked on the left side of that page.

    I really don't need or want 7.1; 5.1 is more than enough for my needs.

    Any thoughts on the relative merits of these two?
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 #2 of 28
    row25

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    FYI, the AVR 1913 has been on sale on and off at Frys for 299.99. You just missed their labor day sale, but I seem to catch it for that price every few weeks or so.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2012 #3 of 28
    jimmie57

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    I just noticed this on the web site. I was surfing it to see the other models that they had.

    Not In Stock - Order now and we'll deliver when available. Please call us for an estimated arrival date.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2012 #4 of 28
    Laxguy

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    For which model are you looking?
     
  5. Sep 7, 2012 #5 of 28
    jimmie57

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    Denon 1913.
    They only show 4 of the 13 Denon receiver model numbers to be in stock.
    Link: http://www.macmall.com/s?cc=YBGA&man=Denon
     
  6. Sep 7, 2012 #6 of 28
    P Smith

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    Would you consider discontinued (by Fry's) Onkyo model TX-NR616 what is 7.2 and upscaling to 4K (!) THX for $329 ?
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  7. Sep 7, 2012 #7 of 28
    row25

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    Laxguy, for reference, Fry's had the AVR 1913 for 299.99 on 9/3 and 327.00 on 8/25. You can get a new one for less.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2012 #8 of 28
    Laxguy

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    Thanks, gentlemen!

    I am really looking for insights on the 5.1 unit vs. the 7.1 unit, not really sales prices! As mentioned, I'd prefer 5 speakers, but the 7.1 has many more (stated) features. Can a 7.1 be easily set up for just 5 speakers?
     
  9. Sep 7, 2012 #9 of 28
    spartanstew

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    It's just as easy to set up a 7.1 receiver to do 5.1, as it is to set up a 5.1 receiver to do 5.1.
     
  10. Laxguy

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    Good to know; thank you.

    Do they tend to auto detect and send the signals for the two "missing" speakers to the existing five? Or is there a menu setting telling it to send to five and not seven?
     
  11. P Smith

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    You will guide the AVR's FW about speaker's positions, etc - don't worry it is friendly system.
     
  12. jimmie57

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    My son's Yamaha receiver is a 7.1 and he has it set up for 6.1 without any problems.
    It is just a matter of the setup and telling the unit how many speakers you have and what size each of them is.

    Edit: Originally said 5.1. My son tells me he added another speaker, so it is now 6.1.
     
  13. Laxguy

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    Cool. thank you, gentlemen.

    Now, some opinions on the two sets?
     
  14. spartanstew

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    Which 5.1 are you looking at?
     
  15. Shades228

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    The 1319 is an odd receiver because it's at a price point of receivers with more features but not quite as high. I'm personally an Onkyo guy and I would go with http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-Chan...&qid=1347073505&sr=8-3&keywords=onkyo+txnr609 for the same price range. Overall it's a better receiver. I'd stay away from that specific site as they only warranty it for 90 days so unless you have another type of product protection you could have some issues.

    The 616 is the 2012 model however Onkyo changes some chips inside and apparently this hasn't been a good year with bugs for them. You can read about them and they have pushed out many firmware updates but it appears there still may be some lingering problems.
     
  16. MysteryMan

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    Shop around. Video upscaling is available on many A/V receivers.
     
  17. Carl Spock

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    Laxguy, I sold Denon for years. It is fine product, warmer sounding than most. I'd have no problem with the receiver you are looking at.

    I also sold a lot of B-stock product, getting buy-ins from Polk Audio, Rockford Fosgate and others. B-stock is OK but I don't like this supplier's way of handling warranty. That was the first thing I looked at on the webpage. You have to buy a warranty and a two year warranty, which is Denon's manufacturer's warranty on A stock pieces, would cost you $76.99. So this piece is only about $100 less than an equivalent sealed in the box A-stock unit. For $100, I'd buy the A-stock piece.

    It's not a great deal.
     
  18. Rich

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    That's how I set up my receivers. I tried 7.1 a few years ago and didn't see that much difference. I like the 5.1 sound. All my AV sets are capable of 7.1 sound.

    Rich
     
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    A 2 year warranty, huh? Buy it with an Amex card and you'll have a four year warranty on it. Gotta admit I've never had an AV set fail, but I usually buy a new one every year or so and give the oldest set away. As far as I know, all the old sets I gave away are still working.

    Rich
     
  20. Laxguy

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    I was trying to compare a Denon AVR-1612 5.1 with the Denon AVR-1913 7.1.

    What sucked me in was a ca. $150 ad promo, then of course starting thinking that for just a "few" bucks more I could get this and that, pretty soon I am up over $300.

    Lots of good info all around; thanks, gents.
     

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