I've been looking, off and on, at replacing my AVR-3300. Right now I only use it for audio, except for a VCR. My only HD source is an OTA STB. The main thing is I am using a (getting old but nice) Pioneer Elite Pro RP CRT TV which has DVI + HDCP inputs @ 1080i (and many analog but I am willing to go all digital).
Right now I am using HDMI - DVI cables from my HD STB and also an SD DVR. Will that setup work on the 3311ci such that I can connect both units to the AVR and run the HDMI - DVI cable from the AVR to my Pioneer TV? I've never had any HDCP problem with a couple different stbs, but maybe from the AVR it would be more of a hassle? No doubt someday I would get a BD but connecting one of those isn't a deal killer right now.
My end goal would be to connect the VCR (S video/stereo), a CD/DVD (component/optical (preferred) or coax), a DVDR (HDMI), a phono (MM) and an HD OTA STB (HDMI/optical coax) as inputs with HDMI-DVI as the only output (aside from a couple of stereo audio sources and tape monitor or out to DVDR)
So it seems the AVR 3311ci would meet this requirement, unless the HDMI-DVI is a problem?