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I reread the first posts again, so hopefully I'm not wasting your time.


1. Can you uninstall the antennas from the back of the receiver and install more powerful antennas like you can with PC wireless devices?
1a. Will a more powerful antenna increase range for both WIFI signal and Bluetooth signal?


Normally I would just purchase a beefed up wireless router on the PC end that gives amazing signal throughout my house, but a Bluetooth device doesn't have that ability. Two bird/one stone approach may solve my issue with purchasing this receiver if antennas have the ability to be switched out.


for people who purchase this for these functions but encounter the problems, have you also devised low cost solutions that convince us that even if signal strength is an issue, it's not an insurmountable one?


Right now I'm unconvinced from the posts of others that the WIFI/Bluetooth hardware contains the same quality components a person should expect from a Denon receiver. If this feature is more of an afterthought, I may just abandon Denon alltogether. For people that don't know me, that's a sinful thing to say.


Hope you can help.
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Do Denon receivers ever go on sale?

I want to buy the AVR-X4000 from an online retailer, but the prices are all still matching the retail suggested price.
I thought this was a 2013 model.
If so, shouldn't it be discounted at a closeout price, to make room for the new models, this fall?
I second the recommendation to contact AVScience. They should be able to help you out.

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Hooked up the 3100 last night after UPS arrived. Works great with the Dish Hopper. Haven't calibrated yet, but I've been programming my Harmony One. Working nicely.

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Actually, I did run into one issue. While going though the initial setup, the 3100 had difficulty setting up WiFi Networking. It simply didn't find ANY Wireless networks. It just kept searching and searching. Finally, I unplugged it and powered it up again. Finally found the network and I got on after entering the password.

Then, it literally took twenty something minutes to perform a firmware update. Geez, that's too long.

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How do you go about updating the firmware? Just through the internet connection?

Is it possible to download it to a thumb drive on your PC and then update it with the USB slot on the receiver?



Still waiting on just a delivery notice for mine.

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I reread the first posts again, so hopefully I'm not wasting your time.


1. Can you uninstall the antennas from the back of the receiver and install more powerful antennas like you can with PC wireless devices?
1a. Will a more powerful antenna increase range for both WIFI signal and Bluetooth signal?


Normally I would just purchase a beefed up wireless router on the PC end that gives amazing signal throughout my house, but a Bluetooth device doesn't have that ability. Two bird/one stone approach may solve my issue with purchasing this receiver if antennas have the ability to be switched out.


for people who purchase this for these functions but encounter the problems, have you also devised low cost solutions that convince us that even if signal strength is an issue, it's not an insurmountable one?


Right now I'm unconvinced from the posts of others that the WIFI/Bluetooth hardware contains the same quality components a person should expect from a Denon receiver. If this feature is more of an afterthought, I may just abandon Denon alltogether. For people that don't know me, that's a sinful thing to say.


Hope you can help.
I would imagine it's possible to change the antenna, although you may want to call Denon to confirm.

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Do Denon receivers ever go on sale?

I want to buy the AVR-X4000 from an online retailer, but the prices are all still matching the retail suggested price.
I thought this was a 2013 model.
If so, shouldn't it be discounted at a closeout price, to make room for the new models, this fall?
The models generally only go on closeout if there is an abundance of inventory prior to the new model being released; however, the X4000 has been one of the most popular 2013 models sold, so hard to say if it will be on clearance pricing or simply just sell out of remaining inventory as the X4100W is $100 MSRP higher.

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Actually, I did run into one issue. While going though the initial setup, the 3100 had difficulty setting up WiFi Networking. It simply didn't find ANY Wireless networks. It just kept searching and searching. Finally, I unplugged it and powered it up again. Finally found the network and I got on after entering the password.

Then, it literally took twenty something minutes to perform a firmware update. Geez, that's too long.
Depending on the size of the file, updates have been known to take as long as 45 minutes.
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How do you go about updating the firmware? Just through the internet connection?

Is it possible to download it to a thumb drive on your PC and then update it with the USB slot on the receiver?



Still waiting on just a delivery notice for mine.
Currently firmware updates are via the network connection only; however, the plan is to eventually be able to update via USB as that is the way the S500BT (non-networking) is supposed to be updated.

Scheduled shipment of your X3100W is on Friday.

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I'm trying to hook up my roommate's PC to my X2100, but I keep getting an error message on my Samsung TV saying "Mode Not Supported" when I plug it in. I do get audio. Connecting directly to the TV, everything works fine.

What am I doing wrong?

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I called Denon today, and the customer service guy (who had to put me on hold everytime I had a question) told me the following:


1. Bluetooth/Wifi distance is a max 30 feet.
2. Antennas cannot be removed for stronger antennas, etc.
3. Media player on PC can direct the sound to the receiver, while still not allowing all other PC sounds (i.e. wife on youtube) to go down.


Not sure how they accomplish number 3, but that's what I'm told. Not sure if I should trust them. So torn :-(
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Update.

Dish guy came and installed hopper and joeys throughout the house. Second source works like a champ.

Final verdict: dish 612 will not work with this AVR via hdmi unless you only want a picture and an annoying error message from dish that pops up sporadically.
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Just got some more X3100W's in today .... still just trickling in though.

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dish 612 will not work with this AVR via hdmi unless you only want a picture and an annoying error message from dish that pops up sporadically.
Oh, well, in that case, I'm downgrading to the 612. I hate sound and love annoying sporadic pop up error messages.

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I am helping a friend upgrade her A/V system with the advent of a new TV and major cabinet rework. She had been using a 25+ year old stereo receiver to feed all speakers in the house via a speaker switch so I thought it time to upgrade the main TV room to surround.

At first I looked at giving her my old 2809 that I've upgraded from, but it doesn't support things like ARC that would make the hookup much simpler. On a whim I went out and got an X2100 and used that instead. Everything was working great and doing what we needed with a really nice iPad app, until I tried to show her how to listen to music in the outdoor areas while watching TV in the main area and nothing happened. I wish I'd read this thread first as all the inputs are digital and the x2100 doesn't support an independent digital source on Zone 2. I briefly thought about hooking up analog audio backups for Zone 2, but the spaghetti wiring was already getting unmanageable in the cabinet and some of the sources did not have analog outs (Apple TV). So, back to the store to get an x3100 which swapped in with little trouble. But, I ran into the following issues which I'm assuming are just configuration issues:

1. The manual says to hook up an ARC TV to the "HDMI MONITOR" connector, but the picture shows the cable going to the Zone 2 HDMI out. Um, no, I hooked it to the connector labeled "MONITOR ARC" instead. I'm guessing that picture is just incorrect in the manual?

2. TiVo HDMI in main room, surround sound, check. Use the remote to set CD coax digital in Zone 2, stereo in rest of house, check. Later on I went to select CD source for Zone 2 in the iPad app and it wasn't listed as a valid source...? I can do that with the receiver remote (Zone 2, CD input button, bingo), but not the iPad app. Is that just a mistake in the Denon iOS app?

3. TiVo HDMI in main room, wanting to hear TV output in the kitchen speakers (TV room is essentially same "room" as kitchen, no wall, but the kitchen speakers are hooked to the whole house system), there was no output. I could turn on "All Zone Stereo" and it worked fine, but I don't want her to have to fiddle with multiple settings every time she just wants to hear TV sound in the kitchen speakers. The manual mentions that the Main Zone will downgrade to stereo if Zone 2 is set to the same input, but that wasn't happening. Do I have to lock the TiVo on PCM output maybe (not sure if that is a setting on TiVo, but I'll check next time I'm there)? Do I have to disable Zone 2 HDMI output (no video on Zone 2, just speakers sprinkled through the house)? Any other settings that might disable TiVo HDMI audio on Zone 2 by default?

3a. On "#3", I suppose I should have the kitchen speakers hooked up to the main zone, but they are a bit far to act as "rear surround" and neither the x2100 or x3100 have an extra pair of amps for them in the first place and they wouldn't support having them as additional fronts (A+B) while also serving the rest of the house as Zone 2. I'd have to go up quite a bit to get enough channels in the receiver to do that and even then I'm not sure if any of them would support "extra fronts + Zone 2". A second receiver? No room in the cabinet any more.

4. Ran into the annoying "Receiver switches to TV input whenever we turn on the system" - I'll look into the various workarounds here, I have yet to program the Harmony remote until I get the system at least basically working in the short term.

5. With the x2100 I was having a problem with trying to hit remote keys too soon after turning it on and it then not responding to the remote until I power cycled it. I have been more careful with letting it startup at its own pace since then and didn't really test that issue with the x3100, but has anyone else seen anything similar?

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hi everyone,

I'm trying to decide on which receiver to use for my newly bought pioneer fs-52s. They were on sale so I bought 4 of the floor speakers with the center speaker. would the denon x1100w would be enough? I'm not a strict audiophile, but just want a great sound for my movie watching.

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Although the speakers are 6-ohm and not very efficient, the X1100W should provide sufficient power.

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Although the speakers are 6-ohm and not very efficient, the X1100W should provide sufficient power.
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I am helping a friend upgrade her A/V system with the advent of a new TV and major cabinet rework. She had been using a 25+ year old stereo receiver to feed all speakers in the house via a speaker switch so I thought it time to upgrade the main TV room to surround.

At first I looked at giving her my old 2809 that I've upgraded from, but it doesn't support things like ARC that would make the hookup much simpler. On a whim I went out and got an X2100 and used that instead. Everything was working great and doing what we needed with a really nice iPad app, until I tried to show her how to listen to music in the outdoor areas while watching TV in the main area and nothing happened. I wish I'd read this thread first as all the inputs are digital and the x2100 doesn't support an independent digital source on Zone 2. I briefly thought about hooking up analog audio backups for Zone 2, but the spaghetti wiring was already getting unmanageable in the cabinet and some of the sources did not have analog outs (Apple TV). So, back to the store to get an x3100 which swapped in with little trouble. But, I ran into the following issues which I'm assuming are just configuration issues:

1. The manual says to hook up an ARC TV to the "HDMI MONITOR" connector, but the picture shows the cable going to the Zone 2 HDMI out. Um, no, I hooked it to the connector labeled "MONITOR ARC" instead. I'm guessing that picture is just incorrect in the manual?

2. TiVo HDMI in main room, surround sound, check. Use the remote to set CD coax digital in Zone 2, stereo in rest of house, check. Later on I went to select CD source for Zone 2 in the iPad app and it wasn't listed as a valid source...? I can do that with the receiver remote (Zone 2, CD input button, bingo), but not the iPad app. Is that just a mistake in the Denon iOS app?

3. TiVo HDMI in main room, wanting to hear TV output in the kitchen speakers (TV room is essentially same "room" as kitchen, no wall, but the kitchen speakers are hooked to the whole house system), there was no output. I could turn on "All Zone Stereo" and it worked fine, but I don't want her to have to fiddle with multiple settings every time she just wants to hear TV sound in the kitchen speakers. The manual mentions that the Main Zone will downgrade to stereo if Zone 2 is set to the same input, but that wasn't happening. Do I have to lock the TiVo on PCM output maybe (not sure if that is a setting on TiVo, but I'll check next time I'm there)? Do I have to disable Zone 2 HDMI output (no video on Zone 2, just speakers sprinkled through the house)? Any other settings that might disable TiVo HDMI audio on Zone 2 by default?

3a. On "#3", I suppose I should have the kitchen speakers hooked up to the main zone, but they are a bit far to act as "rear surround" and neither the x2100 or x3100 have an extra pair of amps for them in the first place and they wouldn't support having them as additional fronts (A+B) while also serving the rest of the house as Zone 2. I'd have to go up quite a bit to get enough channels in the receiver to do that and even then I'm not sure if any of them would support "extra fronts + Zone 2". A second receiver? No room in the cabinet any more.

4. Ran into the annoying "Receiver switches to TV input whenever we turn on the system" - I'll look into the various workarounds here, I have yet to program the Harmony remote until I get the system at least basically working in the short term.

5. With the x2100 I was having a problem with trying to hit remote keys too soon after turning it on and it then not responding to the remote until I power cycled it. I have been more careful with letting it startup at its own pace since then and didn't really test that issue with the x3100, but has anyone else seen anything similar?
1. Correct. The picture on p. 43 is incorrectly showing connection to the Zone 2 HDMI output rather than the Monitor ARC output.
2. Don't know as CD can be selected on the Denon Remote Android app. Although look for a new and improved Denon remote app due out in Oct.
3. HDMI Audio (Zone 2) (p. 207 OM) must be reset from default of "Through" to PCM.
4. A brand new feature on the 2014 models is the TV Audio Switching (p. 169 OM) setting which must be reset from default of "ON" to "OFF" to prevent this issue.
5. Note that you can also power on the AVR by pressing a source key as well.

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2. Don't know as CD can be selected on the Denon Remote Android app. Although look for a new and improved Denon remote app due out in Oct.
Just to be clear - I'm talking about Zone 2. It appears on the iOS app for the Main Zone, but it is missing from the list for Zone 2 only. I'll look forward to an improved app!
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Thanks I'll try that this weekend. That looks suspiciously like the cause.
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But, I want the audio to switch when an app on the TV is launched so I don't want to turn this off. I guess I could if I have to, but I'd rather try to find a way to live with it. Just to be sure, turning this off doesn't prevent ARC, it just means you have to do the switch manually...?
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I noticed that and I mentioned it to my friend when I was showing her how to use the system. In my case it wasn't an input I was hitting right after starting up, but things like the Setup and Options buttons as I was still configuring the system. Those seemed to lock out the remote frequently if I hit them too soon. Since they aren't used in normal operations then maybe this won't be a problem in the long run if it is only those buttons that cause an issue. (And, no it wasn't forgetting that the remote was in Zone 2 as I checked that when it happened and it didn't respond even after I manually selected the Main Zone...)

I wonder if using an input button to turn on the system has any effect on the 4th item (auto-select of the TV input on power up)?
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2. As was I.
4. Correct.

Pressing source button no different than selecting ON then source .... AVR will still switch to "TV Audio" with ARC enabled unless "TV Audio Switching" is set to OFF.

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But, I want the audio to switch when an app on the TV is launched so I don't want to turn this off. I guess I could if I have to, but I'd rather try to find a way to live with it. Just to be sure, turning this off doesn't prevent ARC, it just means you have to do the switch manually...?

For what it's worth, I use a Harmony and when I go to the application "Smart Hub"; the Harmony turns the TV to the menu of applications and switches the AV processor to receive sound from the TV's audio output. That's one button push each time I want to go from watching DTV to one of the Samsung's apps (e.g., Netflix).
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For what it's worth, I use a Harmony and when I go to the application "Smart Hub"; the Harmony turns the TV to the menu of applications and switches the AV processor to receive sound from the TV's audio output. That's one button push each time I want to go from watching DTV to one of the Samsung's apps (e.g., Netflix).
Yes, and she has my old Harmony 900 that I will program soon to do all of this after I get the devices all set up. But, from prior experience, she doesn't tend to use the Harmony, preferring to use the individual device remotes (notably she likes the TiVo peanut). That used to be OK since all devices were visible, but with the new cabinet work she'll be forced to use the Harmony except that the new TiVo Roamio remotes will continue to work through cabinets as well.

Time will tell if I can get the Harmony set up well enough to keep her from wandering back to the individual remotes. Also, if the Denon iPad/iPhone apps work well enough then she may get to using those instead. Time will also tell if she ever uses the apps on the TV given that most of them are duplicated on the Roamio and the Apple TV.

All in all, I think I've talked myself into disabling the auto-tv-input setting...
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Yes, and she has my old Harmony 900 that I will program soon to do all of this after I get the devices all set up. But, from prior experience, she doesn't tend to use the Harmony, preferring to use the individual device remotes (notably she likes the TiVo peanut). That used to be OK since all devices were visible, but with the new cabinet work she'll be forced to use the Harmony except that the new TiVo Roamio remotes will continue to work through cabinets as well.

Time will tell if I can get the Harmony set up well enough to keep her from wandering back to the individual remotes. Also, if the Denon iPad/iPhone apps work well enough then she may get to using those instead. Time will also tell if she ever uses the apps on the TV given that most of them are duplicated on the Roamio and the Apple TV.

All in all, I think I've talked myself into disabling the auto-tv-input setting...
I used to use an optical for TV Audio and then I just set up a SmartHub activity on my Harmony One when I wanted to use the apps. Also got rid of the need to use the TV remote.

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1. Correct. The picture on p. 43 is incorrectly showing connection to the Zone 2 HDMI output rather than the Monitor ARC output.
2. Don't know as CD can be selected on the Denon Remote Android app. Although look for a new and improved Denon remote app due out in Oct.
3. HDMI Audio (Zone 2) (p. 207 OM) must be reset from default of "Through" to PCM.
4. A brand new feature on the 2014 models is the TV Audio Switching (p. 169 OM) setting which must be reset from default of "ON" to "OFF" to prevent this issue.
5. Note that you can also power on the AVR by pressing a source key as well.
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1. Nothing to do here (perhaps this should appear in the FAQ on the first page here?)
2. CD was not listed for Zone2 on my Android app either. I ended up going and assigning an HDMI input to the CD input even though I am using coax digital for the connection and suddenly it showed up in Zone2 on both apps.
3. Changed Zone2 to PCM, and it worked, but with some glitches (see below)
4. Turned off Audio switching. I doubt she will ever use the TV apps anyway. Also, the system was doing strange things when I wasn't there like turning on and such - possibly more reason to turn this setting off. Time will tell.
5. Didn't see this any more, nor am I sure I ever saw it on the x3100. Perhaps it was just a fault in the x2100 that I'm returning anyway.

So, with respect to 2 above, I turned Zone2 to PCM and then demonstrated turning on Zone2 and setting it to TiVo when we were watching it on the Main. Everything went blank & silent for a couple of seconds and then it came on with stereo on both zones. Perfect! (Well, except for the receiver needing to take a moment to reset for PCM every time it happens, but that's by design at least I think.) Then I switched Zone 2 to another input or turned it off (forget which) and the Main zone went quiet. I don't remember the exact sequence of things, but the Main Zone appeared to still be on Stereo according to the iPad app and the front panel but it was playing nothing. I tried different sound modes (like Auto, and various other modes) and it was still silent. I checked mute and it was off. I checked settings and saw nothing odd. The iPad app showed 40-50 volume and that should have been standard listening level. I went up to the receiver and played with the volume knob and nothing happened. I then walked away and boom - it all came back and DD+ (Dolby Digital Plus) showed on the receiver front panel. Grr... What was being flakey there?

To try to solve the flaky switching back to DD+ after Zone2 was off I went into the TiVo settings and turned it from Dolby to PCM, but that put all programs in stereo (TiVo not capable of multi-channel PCM?). Not wanting to lose the surround sound for TiVo programs I set it back to Dolby Digital. I then tried the experiment again, but this time the Main zone recovered immediately when I switched off Zone2. I left it set like that and told my friend to let me know if she ever had any more problems with silence after using Zone2, but I am hoping someone might have some trench stories about what makes this switch into and out of PCM stereo more reliable...?
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I have a question about 3D Passthrough. Previously, I needed a dual output HDMI 3D bluray player to get 3D video to my TV and Lossless audio to my receiver. Will all the HDMI inputs on the S500BT allow me to get both 3D video and High Def lossless audio from 1 input? Thanks!

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Yup, as long as it's 1080p as only HDMI 4/5 are HDMI 2.0.

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OK results:

1. Nothing to do here (perhaps this should appear in the FAQ on the first page here?)
2. CD was not listed for Zone2 on my Android app either. I ended up going and assigning an HDMI input to the CD input even though I am using coax digital for the connection and suddenly it showed up in Zone2 on both apps.
3. Changed Zone2 to PCM, and it worked, but with some glitches (see below)
4. Turned off Audio switching. I doubt she will ever use the TV apps anyway. Also, the system was doing strange things when I wasn't there like turning on and such - possibly more reason to turn this setting off. Time will tell.
5. Didn't see this any more, nor am I sure I ever saw it on the x3100. Perhaps it was just a fault in the x2100 that I'm returning anyway.

So, with respect to 2 above, I turned Zone2 to PCM and then demonstrated turning on Zone2 and setting it to TiVo when we were watching it on the Main. Everything went blank & silent for a couple of seconds and then it came on with stereo on both zones. Perfect! (Well, except for the receiver needing to take a moment to reset for PCM every time it happens, but that's by design at least I think.) Then I switched Zone 2 to another input or turned it off (forget which) and the Main zone went quiet. I don't remember the exact sequence of things, but the Main Zone appeared to still be on Stereo according to the iPad app and the front panel but it was playing nothing. I tried different sound modes (like Auto, and various other modes) and it was still silent. I checked mute and it was off. I checked settings and saw nothing odd. The iPad app showed 40-50 volume and that should have been standard listening level. I went up to the receiver and played with the volume knob and nothing happened. I then walked away and boom - it all came back and DD+ (Dolby Digital Plus) showed on the receiver front panel. Grr... What was being flakey there?

To try to solve the flaky switching back to DD+ after Zone2 was off I went into the TiVo settings and turned it from Dolby to PCM, but that put all programs in stereo (TiVo not capable of multi-channel PCM?). Not wanting to lose the surround sound for TiVo programs I set it back to Dolby Digital. I then tried the experiment again, but this time the Main zone recovered immediately when I switched off Zone2. I left it set like that and told my friend to let me know if she ever had any more problems with silence after using Zone2, but I am hoping someone might have some trench stories about what makes this switch into and out of PCM stereo more reliable...?
1. Nah. I would venture to guess there will be less than a handful of people that will ever look at that page (ie. majority of owners will have never looked at the Owner's manual ... ever) so we'll let common sense prevail.
2. I am using an X4000, but the CD source shows up on my Android app for Zone 2 with the factory default configuration for CD of OPT2.

Not sure about the Zone 2 "flaky" issues other than suggesting a soft reset (unplug for 10 minutes all devices). Also, Cable/Sat boxes are generally only capable of PCM 2.0 or DD 2.0/5.1 (and DD+ from Netflix) so no, PCM 5.1 would not be an option.

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I assume it's not proprietary; so does anyone know which scaling/video chip Denon and Marantz is using in 2014 models for upconversion to 4K?
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