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Hello all

 

i joined in hopes that you guys could help me with some decisions.

 

I have a small living room space just sayin.

 

I plan on usings a 5.1 Energy Take classic setup and my question was which reciever should i get?

 

Im looking at the Denon x1000 and the Sony STR-DN840

 

I like the wifi of the sony and the upscalling but is there any standout differences between the two?

 

Meaning is the sound quality of the denon far greater than the sony or vice versa?

 

Im a novice with AVR's so any help will be appreciated.

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The Denon uses Audyssey room correction so I would lean towards it. The Sony's claim to have room correction but I don't think they do. I think all they do is check for correct phase and set the distance for each speaker.
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Denon over the Sony without question IMO.

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So your saying despite the fact the Sony has better Upscaling and wifi and a higher wattage that the Denon will noticeably sound better?

 

Like i said im a bit of a novice when it  comes to this, ive done some research on both but i have not been able to do side by side comparisson. I want my music to sound great and my movies even better.

 

It might just be decieving because the sony looks better on paper (denon looks way better in design) but ive heard great things about denon.

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I THINK they're saying the room correction software makes a bigger difference to the sound with Denon's being superior.
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So people are leaning twards the Denon

 

To solve my wifi issue what kind of dongle or bridge would i need because i would not be able to hardwire my AVR

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So people are leaning twards the Denon

To solve my wifi issue what kind of dongle or bridge would i need because i would not be able to hardwire my AVR
I'm in the same boat looking at an X2000. I'm trying to decide what's the cheapest solution that is reliable (won't need lots of resets, go bad in a year, etc.). I'm only running an 802.11n at 2.4-2.5Ghz, single frequency with WPA2-PSK security.
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So people are leaning twards the Denon

To solve my wifi issue what kind of dongle or bridge would i need because i would not be able to hardwire my AVR

The below devices are what other Denon owners have used successfully to connect the AVR to the home's WiFi router.

Bridge Router (connected to AVR provides wireless connection to the home's wifi router)
Cisco WRT-54G
TRENDnet TEW-640MB
Airport Extreme
Airport Express
Linksys WET610N
Netgear WN2000RPT - 4 port
Netgear WN2500RP
D-Link DAP-1522

Other
Netgear XAVB5004 Powerline Network Adapter (4-port) (on AVR set Network Standby/IP Control to ON/Always ON)
D-Link Powerline Adapter
Belkin Video Link 3 (w/static IP)
D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Switch (DGS-1008G)

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