I will post a more lengthy review sometimes this weekend when I get time to do more testing... but since everyone is discussing HDMI issues, here is my experience on that so far:
All connected with brand new www.monoprice.com
high speed HDMI cables, and all Denon video settings are default:
PS3 = flawless.
Xbox 360 Elite = flawless.
Motorola U-Verse box = crap.
At first I thought everything was working great. I don't know if "handshake" is the right way to discribe this problem, because it starts out fine, but I keep getting these crackles in the sound, and then it starts cutting in and out and finally it goes silent. I can't blame the TV service because it even does this on HD shows I have recorded with the DVR... also I know it's not the recording because I can switch to another input, and then back, then rewind my show and watch the same section with perfect sound until it starts glitching again. When it gets bad I can even see the input channel diagram on the left side of the Denon display flashing on and off.
I switched to component video and optical audio, and no more glitches.
I don't blame the Denon. I tried HDMI directly to my TV a while back and had issues as well (not the same issue, but it wasn't good). I read there was a firmware update to the Motorola that fixed HDMI so I figured I'd give it another shot.
But truth be told, I can't see/hear any difference with component, so it was to reduce # of cables in the birds nest behind my receiver that made me wanna try HDMI again.
I got my 3311CI from EE. I honestly don't think there is any chance they are selling any sort of defective units or B-Stock. You have the same chances of getting a lemon from EE that you do from your local high-end A/V store. It's just a bit easier to return it to the store, but for $300 off, I think it’s well worth the risk to get it online.