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post #1351 of 7688
You'll also likely need to add HDMI Detectives between the other displays and the switch if not all 1080p, otherwise the main zone video will be reduced to 720p.
post #1352 of 7688
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

You'll also likely need to add HDMI Detectives between the other displays and the switch if not all 1080p, otherwise the main zone video will be reduced to 720p.

All TV's will be 1080p 3D
post #1353 of 7688
Then you should be good to go. smile.gif
post #1354 of 7688
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

@rstide...
nope, no wi-fi involved, hardwired...
failed again, wired into a switch... tired of messing with it today, tomorrow i'll play with it more...

I maybe found a cause for losing my wifi or wired connection, either DHCP or fixed IP. I have some trouble lately with short drop-outs on my internet connection running through my cable box. Most devices just reconnect after such a drop-out, mostly lasting a minute or something. Maybe it is just that the Denon is not able to reconnect automatically and needs a full power off to reconnect. The cable company is coming friday to switch the modem/router. I will know for sure if the drop-outs disappear after that and the 4520 keeps working.
post #1355 of 7688
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Originally Posted by petetherock View Post

BTW, I found the 3 32 bit chips to play a role in the HT experience...
I don't have my 4311 anymore so it's a bit hard to compare.
But the effects seem to steer better, more crisply and clearly. I agree with Jerry re - Dialogue Enhancer - it does make the dialogue clearer, but in a rather unnatural way.. so I just increase the centre channel by + 2 instead. Seems to work better.
The movement of effects and panning better, but again, this could be the 'new is good' effect.

Totally agree ^^^^ I am so impressed with the sound processing of this baby. I use it as a pre pro and having owned previous Denon's 3808a and 4308a plus Yamaha rx a 3010 this is the sound I have been searching for.
post #1356 of 7688
Hi Mate

I have this unit hooked up to my vaf signature signature series speakers and can tell you that you will be impressed.
post #1357 of 7688
Probably going to bite the bullet to replace my Onkyo TX-905 with this but had a quick question.

If I have one of the zones connected to outdoor speakers does that mean it can only play music from a source using analog cables? That's the case with my Onkyo, it won't play music outside because my Dune HD Max is connected to it through HDMI
post #1358 of 7688
For Pandora users, in case you didn't already know:
http://usa.denon.com/us/news/pages/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsType=News&NewsId=89&Year=2012
Edited by kaphely - 12/4/12 at 8:48am
post #1359 of 7688
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Originally Posted by acidrock69 View Post

Probably going to bite the bullet to replace my Onkyo TX-905 with this but had a quick question.

If I have one of the zones connected to outdoor speakers does that mean it can only play music from a source using analog cables? That's the case with my Onkyo, it won't play music outside because my Dune HD Max is connected to it through HDMI

yes...
post #1360 of 7688
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yes...

Really, I did not know that either..
post #1361 of 7688
Thread Starter 
that's the way it works for essentially every receiver on the market -- only analog audio can go to another zone (although for newer network models this does include internally tuned network streams like AirPlay, Internet Radio, etc).
post #1362 of 7688
Hi There.

I am considering adding either the 4520 or 3313 to my system.

I would be using external power amps if I went for the 3313.

Is the processing / sound quality better in the 4520 than the 3313 or are the differences mainly the extra zones / ethernet / power amps etc ?

Thanks Tom
post #1363 of 7688
The 4520 should sound better because it has a higher level of Aydyssey: MultEQ XT32. The 3313 has MultEQ XT.
post #1364 of 7688
Thanks for that. Tom
post #1365 of 7688
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

that's the way it works for essentially every receiver on the market -- only analog audio can go to another zone (although for newer network models this does include internally tuned network streams like AirPlay, Internet Radio, etc).

Of course the problem is Denon's own less expensive, older models (see the 4311 and most other CI models over the last half-decade) do not have this limitation...and it's a good thing too, as more and more devices are (rightfully) dropping analog outs. The appletv will undoubtedly be a huge one for many (no analog outs)...the idea that a $2,000 multi-zone AVR cannot direct digital inputs to other zones is absurd- I don't care whose name is on the chassis.

You shouldn't have to incorporate a goofy workaround to listen to apple tv on your deck/2nd room with an AVR of this caliber in 2012. And the idea that some think it's perfectly fine to continue omitting "legacy" inputs on these AVR's but then don't think it a big deal to not institute a methodology to properly navigate the inputs that remain is beyond hypocrisy. My thought is the next model year will either see a return of this functionality (2 channel SPDIF to zones) or all-out access to any HDMI in any Zone. Again, in the top-tier models.

James
Edited by mastermaybe - 12/4/12 at 12:57pm
post #1366 of 7688
Tick tick clock time!
My dealer got shipment in, he's coming to my home tonight. to drop of my 4520ci plus 4 speakers for 11.1. smile.gif
I'll post un boxing and impressions.


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post #1367 of 7688
I just wonder if this is going to go on sale for Christmas. Would hate to buy today only to miss a good discount in the next couple of weeks.rolleyes.gif

Did anyone get a good deal on preorder when this thing first became available?
post #1368 of 7688
Thread Starter 
Have you tried calling around to authorized dealers? You might be surprised at the prices that are currently available.
post #1369 of 7688
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Have you tried calling around to authorized dealers? You might be surprised at the prices that are currently available.

+1!! I never expected to get the deal I got on the 4520, and the number of authorized dealers offering steep discounts, in my experience, was overwhelming.
post #1370 of 7688
Mastermaybe, re your observation in #1365 that "You shouldn't have to incorporate a goofy workaround to listen to apple tv on your deck/2nd room with an AVR of this caliber in 2012," is there a specific "goofy workaround" that you have in mind that will accomplish this? Sorry if this has been addressed already, but I'm not as well informed as many on this forum. I'm seriously considering the 4520, and though I don't have immediate plans for a second zone (or more!) this would be a factor to be considered in principle.
post #1371 of 7688
All set up, was starting my audyssey xt32 calibration when I remembered to check firmware....yep, now waiting for that before I continue
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Edited by mtbdudex - 12/4/12 at 6:52pm
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Have you tried calling around to authorized dealers? You might be surprised at the prices that are currently available.

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Originally Posted by ChopShop1 View Post

+1!! I never expected to get the deal I got on the 4520, and the number of authorized dealers offering steep discounts, in my experience, was overwhelming.

You mean Amazon isn't an authorized dealer.confused.gif
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Thread Starter 
Who said anything about Amazon?
post #1374 of 7688
Rats, after firmware upgrade I cannot get past position 5 in the xt32 calib then the unit just shuts down by itself frown.gif
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I need to try a hard reset
Page 201 power & info & back

[edit]
Trying again, this unit is so much faster at xt32 than my 4308 was at xt seat to seat and circulating thru the speakers.
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Edited by mtbdudex - 12/4/12 at 8:06pm
post #1375 of 7688
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Originally Posted by Starbird View Post

Mastermaybe, re your observation in #1365 that "You shouldn't have to incorporate a goofy workaround to listen to apple tv on your deck/2nd room with an AVR of this caliber in 2012," is there a specific "goofy workaround" that you have in mind that will accomplish this? Sorry if this has been addressed already, but I'm not as well informed as many on this forum. I'm seriously considering the 4520, and though I don't have immediate plans for a second zone (or more!) this would be a factor to be considered in principle.

He's likely referring to using an optical--> analog converter.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=6884&CAWELAID=1329453854&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CIf00r2Og7QCFQf0nAodBRkA_w
post #1376 of 7688
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Originally Posted by mtbdudex View Post

Trying again, this unit is so much faster at xt32 than my 4308 was at xt seat to seat and circulating thru the speakers.

Yup ... that's the benefit of having (3) processors installed. smile.gif
post #1377 of 7688
James,

you posted the wrong device (A/D), JD has the correct one (D/A).
post #1378 of 7688
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

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Originally Posted by mtbdudex View Post

Trying again, this unit is so much faster at xt32 than my 4308 was at xt seat to seat and circulating thru the speakers.

Yup ... that's the benefit of having (3) processors installed. smile.gif

Yea - as I read about you guys with "newer" AVR doing multiple calibrations I thought "wow - time consuming".
Now, I can also do multiple calibrations for best response.

In my old 4308CI I could show graphs, seems like Denon dropped those from this 4520, or are they burried somewhere?
post #1379 of 7688
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Originally Posted by kemac View Post

James,
you posted the wrong device (A/D), JD has the correct one (D/A).

thanks- that's what a hurry gets ya.

James
post #1380 of 7688
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Originally Posted by mtbdudex View Post


Yea - as I read about you guys with "newer" AVR doing multiple calibrations I thought "wow - time consuming".
Now, I can also do multiple calibrations for best response.
In my old 4308CI I could show graphs, seems like Denon dropped those from this 4520, or are they burried somewhere?
 

 

They are still there.  Go to Setup/Speakers/Audyssey Setup/Check Results/Equalizers.

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