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post #3091 of 5023
None of the models advertised so far do, although the networking models (1912, 2112, 2312, 3312) can be controlled via a remote app on a smart phone.
post #3092 of 5023
trying to decide between the 890 and 891
I've read the comparison on the 1st page

in terms of the core audio processing components are there any major differences? does the 891 actually sound better?

thanks
post #3093 of 5023
If you don't need 3D pass through .. the 890 is the better choice, although there were 3 firmware updates to it so make sure it has them installed, otherwise you may want to consider the 2310 instead so you can install the updates yourself if you need them.
post #3094 of 5023
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Originally Posted by GPowered View Post

I just purchased an AVR 1911. Setup is going smoothly and it sounds great on normal music source and movies, but I am having problems with Ipod (usb) connection. My wife wants to use her Iphone to connect straight to the usb. I tested it tonight and almost of all of her songs (downloaded from Itunes) are coming in with static, mild pops, etc.

I tried using the enchancer and that helps slighty, but not much at all. I can't listen to music like this!

Does anybody have a fix for this? Is it normal? I can't imagine this being acceptable to most people. Also, I was wondering if anybody has tried using the new Ipad with it as well? Though at this point i would be happy with decent sound from the Iphone.

Try updating the iPhone, I had a similar problem with a car stereo receiver when using the USB on iPhone. The newest iPhone update fixed that problem. Give it a try
post #3095 of 5023
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Originally Posted by jgminder View Post

If your satisfied with what your tv does then save the money. I'm personally not a fan of network connectivity in my AVR simply because the interface typically sucks. I'd rather spend $99 for an Apple TV and have a slick polished product and interface complete with AirPlay capability.

I agree with this. I already have an Apple TV 2 so I decided to buy a 1911 instead of the 1912.
post #3096 of 5023
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

If you don't need 3D pass through .. the 890 is the better choice, although there were 3 firmware updates to it so make sure it has them installed, otherwise you may want to consider the 2310 instead so you can install the updates yourself if you need them.

Thanks for the suggestion wonder if anyone have bought these recently would think that the new units already got all the updates
post #3097 of 5023
Most likely it has at least the 1st and maybe the 2nd update if it's a late model production. The 3rd update isn't as important. Review the 2nd link in my sig to determine if the updates might apply to you.
post #3098 of 5023
I just bought a second 891 for the bedroom and after hooking things up, everything is fine except I get nothing from the tuner but static. I tried another receiver I have to see if it was the signal and it played just fine. Please tell me there is something I missed in the setup
post #3099 of 5023
^^
Do you have the AM or FM antenna plugged in to the back panel?
post #3100 of 5023
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
Do you have the AM or FM antenna plugged in to the back panel?

FM via OTA antenna, validated there are no FM traps by using an alternate receiver. OTA signal for TV is 90+ on all channels per signal strength.
post #3101 of 5023
Anyone know the trick to get the video to work? Neither passive or active will work on mine. Reset the processor, nothing, different hdmi cables, nothing, different tv, nothing. Audio works fine, just no video. I am sure I have them hooked up right, too.
post #3102 of 5023
^^
If you're using HDMI it should be plug-n-play. You may need to exchange it.
post #3103 of 5023
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Originally Posted by rakstr View Post

I just bought a second 891 for the bedroom and after hooking things up, everything is fine except I get nothing from the tuner but static. I tried another receiver I have to see if it was the signal and it played just fine. Please tell me there is something I missed in the setup

If you know the antenna is working correctly, and tuning in a known station isn't working, try resetting the microprocessor (p. 82).
post #3104 of 5023
Thanks, appreciate the quick response!
post #3105 of 5023
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

If you know the antenna is working correctly, and tuning in a known station isn't working, try resetting the microprocessor (p. 82).

Did that, just got off phone with tech support. Another dead unit. Had issues with the tuner on the other one as well. When listening to the FM tuner for Zone 2 and the mode is set to Auto, it will drop the station after about 5 minutes and give the same "white noise" hiss. Changing mode to manual makes it function and I was willing to live with that.

I've never had DOA on non-operating equipment in the past when buying things in this price range. I've had issues with 3 of 4 similar purchases this year. Getting really bad impression of the current state of high tech devices in the market place
post #3106 of 5023
Hi,
I have the AVR-2311CI and I am wondering what the iPod dock would do for me that the straight USB connection will not? Also, what is the difference between the three compatible Denon iPod docs (ASD-11R/ASD-51N/ASD-51W)?
Thanks
post #3107 of 5023
Using the dock would allow you to use the Denon remote to control the ipod menu. You can learn more about the docks on Denon's website here.
post #3108 of 5023
jdsmoothie,
I already can use the Denon remote (actually Harmony 900) to control my iPod touch... that's why I am asking. Thanks for the link, I have been to the Denon website but I don't follow EXACTLY what benefits the iPod docs provide? Does anyone actually use one? Thanks
post #3109 of 5023
You might find some folks who use the dock by using the "Search This Thread" feature in each of the Denon threads. There are 3rd party solutions that work just as well for less cost; however, if you can control the iPod with your Harmony and make song selections then sounds like you're good to go. You would need a dock though to display video files.
post #3110 of 5023
Should've researched more before jumping on the Denon bandwagon, but I stretched my budget and purchased the Denon AVR-1911 and am now a bit disappointed.

I did not realize that it did not have volume overlay on an HD signal. It is frustrating when searching for the preferred volume level in the dark. Wonder if I can return this unit to a local reseller and upgrade to the 891?

The other problem I am currently having is the screen has a green tint to everything coming from my fios HD Motorolla box? Everything is hdmi v1.4 in and hdmi out to my projector. I did not have this issue with a cheap Onkyo unit I had.
post #3111 of 5023
Either the 891 or the 2311 will overlay the GUI over HDMI video, although you may want to wait for a new XX12 model (due out April/May) as they all are reported to be able to overlay over HDMI video.

Re: green tint issue .... if not already doing this, power on in this sequence ... TV, wait a few secs, AVR, wait a few secs, then Fios box. You might also want to try replacing the HDMI cable from the Fios box.
post #3112 of 5023
Thanks mate. I think I'm going to return it and live with the Onkyo till the new units come out and maybe drop the ball on one eventually. I'll try the power on sequence as I am sure it is a handshake issue. I can't replace the 30ft HDMI cable running from projector to receiver (purchased from monoprice), but I have replaced the cable running from receiver to FIOS box. Weird that the Onkyo did not have this problem, but did every once in awhile lose signal for a second.
post #3113 of 5023
It has finally warmed up and I was outside using zone 2 on my amp. I have it set up with two speakers on the patio. Hooked them up a couple of months ago and everything was fine.

Now when I listen sound only comes out of one speaker and the other you can hear a low hiss if you turn off the one speakers. I went through a checked all the wiring and tested a new speaker and everything was fine.

I then went inside and switches the left to the right and the other speaker worked. After checking everything the one set up outputs on the amp must be bad unless I am missing something. Anyone have any ideas? Have spent the past day trying to figure this out. Thanks!!
post #3114 of 5023
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Originally Posted by RuskiSi View Post

Should've researched more before jumping on the Denon bandwagon, but I stretched my budget and purchased the Denon AVR-1911 and am now a bit disappointed.

I did not realize that it did not have volume overlay on an HD signal. It is frustrating when searching for the preferred volume level in the dark.

You ARE joking, yes? You mean to tell me your ears do not know what is the appropriate volume level? HAHAHAHA...You are one FUNNY guy!
post #3115 of 5023
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Originally Posted by iggy38 View Post

I then went inside and switches the left to the right and the other speaker worked. After checking everything the one set up outputs on the amp must be bad unless I am missing something. Anyone have any ideas? Have spent the past day trying to figure this out. Thanks!!

Try resetting the microprocessor (p. 80).
post #3116 of 5023
Thanks for the tip. Tried that reset but it did not work. Re-did the set up and still nothing. For some reason now after running the audio setup you have to turn it almost to -22 db to make it loud now.. use to be around 35-40 it would be plenty loud. I adjusted the +/- on the channel settings but it has not helped. Any ideas on either problem?
post #3117 of 5023
Did you have Dyn Vol set to ON prior to AUTO SETUP?
post #3118 of 5023
My two 1911's arrived yesterday, and I was expecting a lot from its' upscaling ability for the Wii (via component cables), but upscaling seems to do nothing... And I'm using a 500M Kuro. Is the 1911's upscale any good? Because I've seen the PS3's ability to upscale DVD's and I saw a noticeable improvement there.
post #3119 of 5023
Thanks for the tip. Tried that reset but it did not work. Re-did the set up and still nothing. For some reason now after running the audio setup you have to turn it almost to -22 db to make it loud now.. use to be around 35-40 it would be plenty loud. I adjusted the +/- on the channel settings but it has not helped. Any ideas on either problem?
post #3120 of 5023
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Originally Posted by Splicer010 View Post

You ARE joking, yes? You mean to tell me your ears do not know what is the appropriate volume level? HAHAHAHA...You are one FUNNY guy!

I can easily see my wife rolling it to the max without even realizing while turning on a source and blowing the speakers. Call me crazy, but I definitely get used to setting my volume to a preferred level based on the source. There is comfort in knowing where I am at.
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