Originally Posted by mooneydriver
I'm interested in replacing my aging 3806 with a 3310, especially now that the going prices are half the MSRP. I've noticed references to "issues" with the 3310 but it's hard to sift through 54 pages of entries to figure out what they are. Would someone be kind enough to summarize these issues?
The only common issue that would come up on a regular basis was a networking issue traced to a defect on the network board. The only way to resolve the problem was to send the unit to Denon (or take it to a service center) where a replacement network board would be installed.
Some folks, including one particular poster who seems to have an axe to grind against Denon, claim to have had the network failure on more than one unit (after returning a problem unit back to the dealer & getting a replacement). I may be wrong, but I don't believe there have been any reports of boards re-failing after replacement by Denon. Reports of the problem have also died-down which would seem to indicate that the problem perhaps only affected earlier production units or a particular batch of earlier units.
Another issue that was reported by some users last fall (regarding 'helicopter' sounds when the 3310 was paired with some Samsung & LG bluray players). That problem was fixed via firmware update late last year.
But, at half of MSRP, the 3310 is very feature-rich and solid bargain IMHO. There are many happy & satisified users, including myself. My unit has been rock-solid since mid-November.