Originally Posted by deltadube
i did notice a very slight downgrade of picture quality.. but its the power..
125 wpc for 2 channels but dropps to like 79 wpc in 7 channel mode they made it sound like 125 per channel which it is not..
deceptive marketing.. but all the companys do it..
+1. Denon are very clever how they word and format their product sheets by highlighting discrete and identical amp quality, identical power for all channels and repeating the ratings for every individual channel. I was naive and fell for it a couple of years ago with a 1911.
It didn't last long. Other manufacturers do it too, but not quite so well.
Originally Posted by CrappyGamer
Denon has always rated their Receivers with all channels driven. I'd be extremely surprised if this were not the case with the 3313CI.
Not correct, but understandable why you'd have that idea. Denon's product sheets certainly give the impression that they're rated as all channels driven, but they are definitely not. [Hint: look for the power consumption figure on the back of the unit. Divide it by 2 (~50% efficient) and then divide again by the number of channels driven to get an approx. ACD power figure.] That's not to say Denon don't have some very stout amps in their AVR's though. People just need to know what they're getting.
Originally Posted by gurkey
Denon rates their AVRs like everybody else, 2 channels = X, 7 channels = X * 0.6 (appr.).
There are only very
few manufacturers, which provide realistic power data per channel for a larger number of channels combined.
Only NAD comes to mind in "consumer grade" AVR's.
OP: Was your Audyssey set-up successful? Did all the settings it reported make sense? Can you toggle to relative volume for us (instead of the arbitrary 0-100 scale) and report those figures? If that's OK, suggest you go through the on screen menu line-by-line with manual at hand and check for unexpected defaults (e.g Is Audyssey EQ actually engaged?). This is an excellent guide for those new to Denon: http://batpigworld.com/wp/
(Hmm... updated since I last looked.)
Sorry, I have no clue why the video might be acting up. Have you tried sending different resolutions from the media player to see if that changes anything?
BTW, don't fall for the cr@p of this amp or that speaker being a "bad match" for each other. It's all science and set-up... there's no magic combinations of stuff. I'm sure we'll get you sorted out.