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I need some help choosing a receiver.

I have a 5.1 System
Requirements:
Need 1 Coaxial input
2 Optical inputs (Could get by with 1, but would like 2)

Would like:
Pandora
Airplay

I don't think my speakers will change from 5.1 anytime soon.

I have been looking at receivers such as the Pioneer VSX-1122-K, Onkyo TX-NR515, and Denon AVR-1713.

I'm not sure if its too soon to buy some of these. I have heard of some HDMI issues with the 515 that may require a firmware fix.

Any suggestions?

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You might be able to pick up a Denon 2112ci in the neighborhood of $400 right now as the 2113ci was just released. I'm partial to Denon.. biased actually.. because of the three brands I've owned (HK and Sony too) they have performed the best for me. Comparison to the HK isn't fair though because it was a 1980's two channel stereo receiver that had great amps but didn't work in Home Theater too well when I got my first DVD player in 1996 and was replaced by a 5.1 Sony system that sported dts decoding which then was similar to decoding HD Audio was about 4 or 5 years back.

Take a look in the Denon XX12 thread for more information and a comparison of models.

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Thanks, I will check out that model.
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The new Yamaha RX-V's also support what youre looking for as well.
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Denon has my vote as well.
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Thanks for the input.

Any other suggestions?
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I have the 2112CI and it works great. No problems and sound good.
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I am in a similar boat trying to decide between Denon's AVR-2113 or Pioneer's VSX 1122. Both are close in price and I can't decide between the 2, any help here would be greatly appreciated... thanks
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For some people, a big differentiating point is that Pioneer's room equalization software (MCACC) does not EQ the subwoofer. Denon's (Audyssey) does.

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Looks like I have company!

I am also trying to decide which Denon is best: last years AVR-2112ci, or the new AVR-1713

The Denon will be paired with Samsung UN55EH6050 and Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers, and a yet to be picked Blu-ray.

Denon tells me that the 1713 has better apps for internet radio (Denon uses vTuner in both models) but I probably could add apps to the 2112. Also the 1713 is smaller and has a new face and control arrangement.

Maybe price will be the determing factor, although I expect they will be close to same money

And, speaking of internet, do I really need a blu-ray with wi-fi, or just a good reliable player?

Recommendations appreciated!
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You can pickup the 2312 at Electronics Expo for $499 + 29 shipping, you just have to call/chat for their best price.
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Looks like I have company!

I am also trying to decide which Denon is best: last years AVR-2112ci, or the new AVR-1713

The Denon will be paired with Samsung UN55EH6050 and Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers, and a yet to be picked Blu-ray.

Denon tells me that the 1713 has better apps for internet radio (Denon uses vTuner in both models) but I probably could add apps to the 2112. Also the 1713 is smaller and has a new face and control arrangement.

Maybe price will be the determing factor, although I expect they will be close to same money

And, speaking of internet, do I really need a blu-ray with wi-fi, or just a good reliable player?

Recommendations appreciated!

The 1713 is pretty stripped down. Make sure it can handle what you want to connect. It's devoid of any meaningful analog inputs, and only has 5.1 so
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I have a similar dilemma. Pioneer 1122 or Denon 2113? There aren't any new 2112's left and I've seen some complaints about the 2113 on Amazon, but really taking those with a grain of salt. I was also looking at the Yamaha 673, but I just found out it doesn't have Pandora streaming, so that's out. Any suggestions?

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So what does everybody think of the Pioneer 1122 vs. Denon 2113 vs. Yamaha 673?

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The room equalization software in Pioneer and Yamaha receivers does not yet support room equalization for the subwoofer. Denon receivers use Audyssey room equalization which does support the subwoofer in most of their models (Audysssy 2EQ doesn't, MultEQ and higher do).

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