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Help!! Do I repair my Denon AVR-4810 or upgrade to a Denon AVR-4520?

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I have been a long time lurker on the forum and finally a dilemma that is worthy of some expert advice. I currently have a out of warranty Denon AVR-4810 that I set back to Panurgy to have the NIC card replaced. About a $350 repair. As soon as I got it back there was noticeable distortions so off to New Jersey it when again. Now they are saying the HDMI board is shot. A $650 repair. I love the AVR-4810 but am really excited about several of the new features offered in the AVR-4520.

So here is the dilemma. Is it worth spending another $650 to repair the Denon AVR-4810 or should I bite the bullet and upgrade to the Denon AVR-4520?
post #2 of 6
First check with your credit card company as some will extend the 2 year warranty by a third year (Amex will do this for sure), otherwise, the jump to the 4520CI primarily upgrades to XT32 which as other former XT owners have noted is a very noticeable upgrade over XT.
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Thanks for the info jdsmoothie. I called the credit card company and unfortunately they will not extend my warranty. I am really just trying to deside if the AVR-4810 is worth another $650 in repairs or if I should just use that money to go ahead and upgrade.
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Interesting timing on the HDMI board failure......working before an unrelated repair and in need of replacement as soon as the unit comes back !
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Thanks for the info jdsmoothie. I called the credit card company and unfortunately they will not extend my warranty. I am really just trying to deside if the AVR-4810 is worth another $650 in repairs or if I should just use that money to go ahead and upgrade.

If you want better audio fidelity, by spending double that amount you can get a Denon 4311CI. Refer to the 4311CI/A100 Owner's thread to get opinions from other 4810CI owners who have made the switch.
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Interesting timing on the HDMI board failure......working before an unrelated repair and in need of replacement as soon as the unit comes back !

That is how it went down. It makes me wonder if there isn't some other underlying problem that caused the boards to fail.
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