Long-time listener....first-time caller....love the show
I'm a long-time lurker and decided to finally participate since I just ordered the 4310. I just wanted to thank everybody that participated in this thread, since your insights helped me make my decision.
Just for some background - I've been searching for a receiver for the better part of 8 months to a year...so I hope this one will be a keeper. Over the past year I've had several receivers through my house, each of them for at least a few weeks at a time so I was able to give them a thorough workout in my own listening/viewing environment.
All-told, I've been through the Denon 3808 & 4308, Onkyo 906, NAD 765, Marantz 6003 & 8002, and the Pioneer SC-07.
Unfortunately, even though all of them were quite good, I found something glaring that I didn't like about each of those units - and ended up not sticking with any of them. Although me being overly-picky about my HT gear contributed to that as well.
The one that came closest to staying from a sound + feature-set standpoint was the 4308 (and maybe the Marantz 8002) - but the video processing was so horrible on the 4308, even with the scaler turned off - it seemed to soften the PQ considerably. So I'm hoping the 4310 may be the answer.
I'll be very anxious to compare the 4310 to the previous models I've had. And if anybody has any questions on the Denon vs the other models I've spent time with...I'll be more than happy to answer.
Hopefully it will be here by Thursday so I can get it hooked-up and running by the weekend.