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Originally Posted by batpig
I don't think anyone really understands what is going on with the 1712. It is basically a stripped-down 1912 (no networking, USB, or video conversion) but with more legacy video support (2 component video inputs + 1 output)
and MultEQ XT.
One can only presume that Denon is aiming it at a completely different market than the rest of the models, which seem to make logical sense as you go up the chain. The idea seems to be that it would appeal to buyers who still want robust component video support (e.g. older devices and/or lots of HDMI handshake problems) and cutting edge audio features (MultEQ XT) but don't give a crap about fancy new doo-dads like networking or USB connections, i.e. "here's all the audio quality without having to pay for the other junk you won't actually use". Color me confused still...
But sadly no upconversion.
Denon AVR-X4200, Panasonic TCP-55VT50, OPPO BDP-103, DirecTV HR44-700, Roku 4, Apple TV 4.
Polk Audio RTi-A9, RTi-A7, RTi-A3, CSi-A6 & DSW PRO 660