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Denon AVR-E300 Reviews

isabels_dad

I'm pleasantly surprised

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Pros: Extremely easy to set up. Smaller form factor. Great price. Networking. Did I mention EASY setup.

Cons: No phono input

Seldom am I impressed enough to write a review but I have to say that I was plesantly surprised at how easy the setup was for this Denon AVR-E300. I was replacing my Denon AVR-989 due to needing a receiver with a shallower depth to fit in a new location (wife's idea - enough said). Since I no longer needed the multi-zone capability of the AVR-989 the downgrade from a 7.1 to a 5.1 receiver wasn't an issue for me. What can I say, everything just worked. I was fortunate to have a wired network drop available and all my devices were connected thru HDMI - took less than 30 minutes to un-box and connect everything up and run through the set-up function. Even the Android Remote App worked! Media...
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leftyguitar1963

A Good buy, but only @ a discounted price! If only Retail price~~Go with a competing brand.

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Pros: Airplay, Audyssey MultEQ, Ease of Set-up

Cons: No Bluetooth, WiFi, MHL, 4k pass-thru, HD Radio, Back-lit remote, OSD not as refined as E400.

Initially I had purchased the E-400, but had no need for 2nd zone or 7.1 surround. I then exchanged it for the E-300. The 1st thing that stood out to me was out of the box, that unlike the 400, the 300 case is not all metal chassis. The very top forward cover is a plastic composite material. The HDMI inputs/output and speaker connects are closer & more crowded than the E400. When I hooked everything up the set-up was a breeze, just had it been w/400. There was no software update for the 300, as there had been for the 400. The OSD on the 300 has more of a DoS feel than the 400. I miss the 400 GUI! The Remote is equivalent to last year's 1613, but I wish it was like what was...
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hisink

Great functionality, Airplay, auto speaker calibration in an affordable price.

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Pros: 5.1 room speaker calibration, airplay, good price

Cons: won't convert composite signal to hdmi

I bought this machine at local electronic store with a nice sale price. It's about the lowest price I can get for an AV receiver with Apple airplay function. Which is a must for my family because we don't like to wear ear phone. The setup is easy, plug in network wires, speaker wires, and answer some questions show on tv. Then plug in the speaker calibration microphone and let the machine do the job. It's done. The speaker calibration is a good function especially if 5+1 speakers are not come from same company. it will automatic adjust the gain of speakers. just sit and wait through the test. Setting up airplay and network function are also effortless. The only issue I encountered is...
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