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Originally Posted by ronald11103 View Post

I was considering getting a new Denon AVR 1712 as my needs are simple (Bluray and Sirius/XM radio through docking station) but Denon.com has a refurb 3310CI for $500. I know it's two (soon to be three) model years old but was wondering if the increased power and features were worth getting over the newer 1712? I haven't read through ALL 118 pages of this thread, but it seems the 3310CI is prone to problems, so maybe that answers my question! Also, the 1710 has the Audyssey XT which everyone claims is better but a network connection for firmware upgrades might be nice. I don't care about Air Play.

Or maybe I should wait until June when the XX13's come out and get a 1712 on sale!?!

Depends on your budget and the Denon brand. Warranties I read somewhere, are now 3 years. Hint. ??

I bought the 3010 to replace a pioneer vsx ds3, the first with DD decoding because I upgraded the old rear projection hitachi TV to. Plasma.

Any product news from CES to consider?

If I was you, find the 3013 specs and compare if you want Denon. GL
post #3512 of 3903
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Originally Posted by ronald11103 View Post

I was considering getting a new Denon AVR 1712 as my needs are simple (Bluray and Sirius/XM radio through docking station) but Denon.com has a refurb 3310CI for $500. I know it's two (soon to be three) model years old but was wondering if the increased power and features were worth getting over the newer 1712? I haven't read through ALL 118 pages of this thread, but it seems the 3310CI is prone to problems, so maybe that answers my question! Also, the 1710 has the Audyssey XT which everyone claims is better but a network connection for firmware upgrades might be nice. I don't care about Air Play.

Or maybe I should wait until June when the XX13's come out and get a 1712 on sale!?!

If you can wait a few more months .. the new XX13 models will be released in May/June. Otherwise, as you noted, the 1712 uses the more advanced version of Audyssey MultEQ XT. However, the 3310CI has network card issues. If you don't need the preouts in the 3310CI, then you may be better served with a Denon 2112CI for less than the 3310CI price (but you must "call" either AV Science or Electronics Expo for that price). The 2112Ci will offer both networking and also the better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT.
post #3513 of 3903
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However, the 3310CI has network card issues.

Wonder since it is offered thru DenonUSA directly, and being a refurb, if the card has been replaced? Wonder if anyone can find out BEFORE purchase? $500 isn't a bad price at all IMO, tho Audyssey XT is definately worth the price of admission.
post #3514 of 3903
Just set up my newly acquired 3310CI, the On-Screen Display (OSD) only displays for 3 seconds and then it was turned off until I have new action on the receiver then the OSD will turn on again for another 3 seconds and then it turns off and the same cycle repeats. Is this a defective unit or I have option to set the OSD to be always on just like any other AVR? Please help, Thanks
post #3515 of 3903
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You may have the AVR in "Pure Direct" mode ... if yes, then press the STD button on the back of the remote and take it out of that mode.
post #3516 of 3903
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
You may have the AVR in "Pure Direct" mode ... if yes, then press the STD button on the back of the remote and take it out of that mode.

Hi jdsmoothie:

You are absolutely right, the page 70 of the user manual says

NOTE:
When in the PURE DIRECT mode, the GUI menu display is not
displayed and the display on the main unit is turned off.

I am not sure why Denon is doing this and it is absolutely unnecessary to create such confusion.

Thank you so much for your great help and I truly appreciate it
post #3517 of 3903
Hey all,

Has anyone tried updating the firmware on this unit lately? I want to update it but never have, but aren't having any issues with the unit right now (that arent TV signal related) and cant find anything that the firmware updates, like any bug fixes or audio enhancements.

Anyone know what the firmware updates do?
post #3518 of 3903
The last firmware update I applied fixed crackling surround audio on the Star Wars disks
post #3519 of 3903
Anyone have a tactile transducer hooked up to their 3310? I was thinking of getting one, and I've heard different opinions on what channel(s) to hook it to.
post #3520 of 3903
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Originally Posted by radiofrog View Post

Anyone have a tactile transducer hooked up to their 3310? I was thinking of getting one, and I've heard different opinions on what channel(s) to hook it to.

2 connected to a 4310...does that count?
post #3521 of 3903
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

2 connected to a 4310...does that count?

Heh... yeah, that works.

So, did you split them off from your fronts, or your sub? And which ones do you have?
post #3522 of 3903
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Originally Posted by ausdavep View Post

The last firmware update I applied fixed crackling surround audio on the Star Wars disks

You mean the blu-ray disks?

I don't have any audio problems, just intermittent TV display/OSD problems with the Denon and the sony bravia tv I have, they just dont play nice together at all. Blu-ray player, DVD player, USB stick, everything else works fine, so I know its those 2. I'm looking for a compatible USB stick to use to update the software on the TV, and want to try to update the firmware on the Denon to see if it relieves any issues between the two, but need about a 50ft LAN cable first

With my luck, I'll have the dreaded bad LAN card issue on the Denon also
post #3523 of 3903
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Originally Posted by radiofrog View Post

Heh... yeah, that works.

So, did you split them off from your fronts, or your sub? And which ones do you have?

Split off the sub out to a plate amp I had from an old sub.

Aura bass shakers, 2 on my recliner.

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Originally Posted by dunan View Post

but need about a 50ft LAN cable first

With my luck, I'll have the dreaded bad LAN card issue on the Denon also

A 50' cable is about $5 almost anywhere.

As long as you can control the AVR with your computer/router, the network card is OK.
post #3524 of 3903
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Originally Posted by radiofrog View Post

Anyone have a tactile transducer hooked up to their 3310? I was thinking of getting one, and I've heard different opinions on what channel(s) to hook it to.

Yah. Clark TST-239. But bass needs alot of energy. My thumper has its own amp split (shared with powered sub) out from the LFE in the 3310.
post #3525 of 3903
What are the differences between the 3310CI and the 990 if any?
post #3526 of 3903
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Not much .. the 3310CI can do 3 zones while the 990 can only do 2 zones; however, note the newer models not only feature Audyssey DSX, but also the better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT as well as Airplay.
post #3527 of 3903
991 3311ci 33112ci

Has there been a comparison/breakdown of the above models?
post #3528 of 3903
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Check post #2 in the Denon 3311CI/991 thread ...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post18791735
post #3529 of 3903
HI folks,

I have my 3310 now for a while and loving it - but I have a scenario with a new Satelite receiver and audio that I need a bit of help with. My previous satelite receiver output 2.0 stereo from its HDMI connection and 5.1 via its optical connection. So I had the HDMI straight to my TV and Optical to the receiver for 5.1. This way my wife could watch TV without having to have the receiver turned on. We got 5.1 then using the receiver.

I've gotten a new Sat receiver and it automatically sends 5.1 via HDMI and Optical. So with the same configuration if watching a channel with 5.1 on the tv I get no sound - (unless the receiver is on)

What I'd like to do to get around this is connect the HDMI of the sat box to the receiver and use the 'pass audio in standby' mode to the tv. For this to be any benefit though id need the 3310 to be able to downmix the audio sent via the HDMI out to stereo.

Can this be done? I would have thought my Panasonic VT30 would have accepted 5.1 via HDMI but obviously not!

Cheers,
Mick
post #3530 of 3903
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I'd reset the Panny as virtually every TV released in the past few years can accept a DD 5.1 signal from a sat/cable box, most especially very capable model like the VT30.
post #3531 of 3903
hey guys
new guy here i just tryed to plug my droid into my 3310ci and it keeps searching for internet how do i run my phone through it to listen to my music on my phone
post #3532 of 3903
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What app are you using? Have you tried connecting via the USB jack?
post #3533 of 3903
Sorry yes usb jack i use the music player that came with the phone and i dont have internet through the AV but i do on my phone if that matters
post #3534 of 3903
Intermittent signal between device and receiver. Just a heads up on cheaper hdmi cables. My TV would blink while set to the ps3. I replaced the monoprice hdmi cable between the ps3 and 3310 and the signal is steady now. Second monoprice hdmi cable defect. Another had a broken connector.
post #3535 of 3903
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Originally Posted by jamestheron08 View Post

Sorry yes usb jack i use the music player that came with the phone and i dont have internet through the AV but i do on my phone if that matters

iPhones generally connect without issue ... try using another app with the Droid.
post #3536 of 3903
Ok i tryed to use power amp app still no go is there a setting on the web/usb mode to stop it from trying to connect to the internet
post #3537 of 3903
Anyone get a survey from Denon via e-mail? Since the 3310 is the only product of theirs I purchased, it has to be 3310. Or mAybe spam?
post #3538 of 3903
I'd love to get a questionnaire on the 3310. The network issue and how it has been ignored is bad business and unacceptable at this price point or any other. Perhaps if they heard from enough 3310 owners some type of remedy would occur!
post #3539 of 3903
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Originally Posted by netorders View Post

Anyone get a survey from Denon via e-mail? Since the 3310 is the only product of theirs I purchased, it has to be 3310. Or mAybe spam?

Yes.

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Originally Posted by DLitwack View Post

I'd love to get a questionnaire on the 3310. The network issue and how it has been ignored is bad business and unacceptable at this price point or any other. Perhaps if they heard from enough 3310 owners some type of remedy would occur!

It already has ... Denon is replacing the network card when the unit is returned to an authorized service center.
post #3540 of 3903
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Yes.



It already has ... Denon is replacing the network card when the unit is returned to an authorized service center.

I havent tried the firmware update for fear of the network card issue, or secondly, the "1 min remaining" hang that some are getting when trying to update, but probably will tomorrow when their support service can be reached. I was going to try it tonight but if I have any issues, I'll be without a receiver for good until at least the morning.

Anyone had any issues with the firmware not properly updating with the '1 min left' hang issue?
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