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I'm kinda nervous writing down on this forum.
First of all, I'm a complete novice on this. Know practically nothing about sound, quality or anything.

Anyhow, I'm moving to a better house, I'm setting up a home theater in my living room. I don't want it to be luxurious or anything, but I want to spend money reasonably. It's about a size of 4.5m x 4.5m. and probably with sound proof walls will be installed.

So far, I have purchased Boston Accoustics speaker, and a computer system for controlling the system, Optoma HD20(1080p) projector, which is the cheapter trueHD projector within my budget.

So My final decision should be what AV receiver do I need. and it narrowed down into two.
Actually, two the most discounted price offer AV receivers today.
The price of those two AV receivers are almost identical. So, it doesn't bother me at all.

First one is SONY STR DN1030. It has bluetooth in it, therefore, I might be able to control the product and listen to the music. The downside of it is that it has 1080i video processing. As a matter of fact, I don't know the difference between 1080i and 1080p. I've read some reviews and this might cause a distorted video images? or something. So... And it's original retail price was 500ish.. So overall I get $100 discount now.

Second one is DENON's AVR-1913. It doesn't have bluetooth, so i might have to connect it with USB port. No problem with it, cause most of the time, i might be charging my cell phone when I'm at home. And this one have 1080p. Apparently better video processing, and the calibration system which is proven to be a better quality. And finally, it's original retail price was 600. Which means that this device is created to be better performance.

I have read a lot of articles and reviews ,but it just made me confused a lot.

Help me out please. I have to decide it no latter than a week.
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Welcome to AVSForum! smile.gif

No reason to be nervous as this is the place you can come to in order to get answers to your audio and video related questions, regardless of whether simple or more involved.

The 1913 is the better buy as it also is a networking model so rather than using bluetooth (which is limited to roughly 20'), you can use your smart phone to control the amp via your home's Wifi router from anywhere in the house.

There is also a dedicated thread just for Denon AVR-XX13 Owners linked in my sig. Review posts #1-6 in that thread for more helpful information on the XX13 models in general.

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Thanks a lot. I would want to read that thread, but how can i find it?
I'll search for it, but do u happened to have a link about it?
So you mean that 1913 is a better model in general, including sound quality and since it can be controlled by Wifi, no need to envy bluetooth function. Am i correct?
Thank you. And i have to really ponder on it then.
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Yes, better sound quality. Also, the link to the thread is listed in my sig(nature) block noted in the image below ...


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Don't dismiss the Sony, it's video up scaling is limited to 1080i, but a 1080p signal coming in to it, it will pass through with no issue.
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I have the sony str-dn1030. I am getting great sound coming into my Energy RC70's. It's a good choice and does have more bells and whistles than the Denon but that would be a good choice too. My family uses the bluetooth and the airplay (from ipod/iphones etc...) with the Sony and it is very convenient.. I picked mine up for $399. CBO485 is right about the upscaling - that is only needed for video that does not come in 1080p. It upscales 480p on the wii to 1080i nicely. Blu-ray at 1080p goes to my receiver through hdmi and then hdmi to the tv at 1080p. Brilliant picture and unreal sound quality - uncompressed - bitstream. My current setup is seems better than a movie theater and the Sony has helped quite a bit (replaced an older Onkyo). I know the Denon is highly rated too. I guess I would buy the cheaper of the two. I do use the blue-tooth often and it works flawlessly.

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I just looked heavily into Denon recievers and my take was the 1713 was far better than the 1913. It seesm to follow that every where has the 1913 so steepily discoutned becuase of its odd feature set - a lot of high end stuff but some noticebly absent features. The multieq32 in 1713 should be reason enough to choose it over the 1913. It also seesm to me that if you going to the extent of sound proofing walls you should go with maybe even the 2xxx Denon series. They are just a little more than the 1713. Also if your trying to save buck on the avr denon has the 1913 refurbed and accersoriesforless.com has the 1713 refurbed.
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The multieq32 in 1713 should be reason enough to choose it over the 1913.

The Denon 1713 does not have MultEQ32! It has MultEQ XT, big difference.

The only currrent Denon with XT32 is the AVR-4520CI which has a MSRP of $2499. You may be able to still find last years AVR-4311 on clearance around $1000.

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I just looked heavily into Denon recievers and my take was the 1713 was far better than the 1913. It seesm to follow that every where has the 1913 so steepily discoutned becuase of its odd feature set - a lot of high end stuff but some noticebly absent features. The multieq32 in 1713 should be reason enough to choose it over the 1913. It also seesm to me that if you going to the extent of sound proofing walls you should go with maybe even the 2xxx Denon series. They are just a little more than the 1713. Also if your trying to save buck on the avr denon has the 1913 refurbed and accersoriesforless.com has the 1713 refurbed.

Right. The 171X series has been confusing for some which is why D&M has discontinued it and now features only MultEQ on all three new lower models for 2013, the E200, E300, and E400 available sometime this month. New features include AM radio brought back assignment of all inputs including HDMI, digital, and analog (E300/E400), capability to listen to audio from one source and watch video from HDMI source, as well as the HDMI Standby Passthrough feature defaulting to ON and set to SAT/CBL out of the box.

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Is there a reason that the Denon AVR-1913 has been discontinued? Does that mean it's better to go with the sony mentioned above? I found the Denon AVR 1913 for a decent price, but I'm not sure if I want to get that one if there was a particular reason as to why it was discontinued. Like maybe the hdmi ports kept going out, or something like that.
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Denon AVRs are always discontinued once they are replaced with the next year's model .. in this instance, the E400.

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