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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hey Folks,

Sorry to jump on here and say "tell me about the 4520ci" but I just was looking to see whether I should be looking to upgrade my 4310. My main issue is the lack of 3D pass through on the 4310. I was recently talking to someone about my TV as well (source hidden) but he indicated that the TV market in the area of 3D units will be making a huge jump next year in technology doubling the refresh rate effectively doubling the frame rates at your eyes and providing a better all around experience. Does anyone know if this will be an issue for the video on this unit or is the 4K (sorry for ignorance) a future proofing of the unit which my 4310 did not come with.

Anyway, so additional to the above comments is basically the main one. Feedback and thoughts please as to why the 4520 is a must upgrade for the 4310. I think I have already talked myself into it but I want to be sure that what I saw is on par with what the experts (you guys) have seen. I run a fairly simple 5.1 system due to room restraints but have a good speaker set.

Rgds
post #2 of 6
You would be much better served posting in the Denon 4520CI Owner's thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1430049/the-official-denon-avr-4520ci-thread/0_100
post #3 of 6
Another "Should I buy the same thing again" thread.

Why keep spending money on the same thing, OVER and OVER.

Do YOU WANT 3D???
Are YOU HINDERED by NOT having 4K capability?

If you have to ask, probably not.

Why upgrade? Or should I say -- lateral.

P.S. MANY other brands to consider. Instead of buying a new Jap unit every few years, how about buying less often with a more satisfying product.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Interesting...

I am not unsatisfied with my current unit and I thought that I said that the lack of 3D pass through on my current unit was one of my main issues but....... I bought it just before 3D when I added that to my system it involved the additional cables which would be required in order to have it work. Optical Sound and HDMI direct to TV. I would be nice to be able to use the HDMI's as they are intended with single connection.... this would also allow me to better configure any audio lag in the presentation should there be any.

I appreciate your comments and would say then......... what to buy. If you have such a strong opinion maybe you also have something which you standby and love and would be happy to recommend. You just said many other brands........ ok what do you think is a comparable product. Assuming because I am asking online about the units themselves and for opinions of users of the new unit should not immediately place me in the "dont know" world. My question was sort of specifically about the new technology coming out for TV's and the 3D world..... this would be (in my best assumption 4K), so YES 4K is very important to me as it future proofs my AMP when I want to upgrade my TV to a 4K unit once they become available, not too expensive and there is some content to go with it. But that means that I would not need to worry about what happened to me last time as this time the unit is future proofed.

Anyway, thanks for your post which really didnt help me other than to have me decide that the unit would be a good upgrade for my uses... this unit is not a lateral move from the 4310 and claiming such means that it is likely that you are not a Denon user... The addition of the Connected setup, AirPlay, iPhone/iPad contro, 4K (future proofing), 3D pass through not to mention the additional sound features and slightly better amp output mean that this amp (providing it fits in the slot dimensions wise) is highly likely going to be in my inventory in the near future.
post #5 of 6
Arcam, Anthem, NAD, Rotel, even Cambridge Audio. I'm sure there's others.

Buy one every four to six years instead of two to three. SAVE money AND get more.

And yes, to me, you ARE just buying the new version of the receiver you already have. Just a few more features. And often with smaller transformers these days.

I call it toilet research. Denon folks LOVE to sit on the toilet and compare spec sheets. Worse yet, they often buy the same model over and over.

Reminds me of Honda people. They are fine cars, but there are SOOO many other options too. Many better with CONSIDERABLY less road noise.

There are just so many better options, that's all.
Edited by dean-l - 11/22/12 at 3:21pm
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by dean-l View Post

Arcam, Anthem, NAD, Rotel, even Cambridge Audio. I'm sure there's others.
Buy one every four to six years instead of two to three. SAVE money AND get more.
And yes, to me, you ARE just buying the new version of the receiver you already have. Just a few more features. And often with smaller transformers these days.
I call it toilet research. Denon folks LOVE to sit on the toilet and compare spec sheets. Worse yet, they often buy the same model over and over.
Reminds me of Honda people. They are fine cars, but there are SOOO many other options too. Many better with CONSIDERABLY less road noise.
There are just so many better options, that's all.

Hey dean-I, thanks for posting again and I appreciate all the comments which is why I posted in the first place. My town is a touch small so the initial brands that come into play with regards to what we see are those in the "big shops". I always shop in the small local shop for what I end up getting and for the most part at this price point it is a special order so that being said it restricts what I see as well as what I can hear.

I will do some more research. I was looking earlier today at the Pioneer x68 but again I rely a large part on forums and feedback online as it is what I can get. From what I have seen they basically say it is pretty much the same as the Denon 4520 with the exception of a different profiling system. None of my friends have this kind of stuff and if they do it is not with the same desired "geek" aspect. Either way... I will see what I can find out about the manufacturers that you have listed NAD has always been a brand which I identify with quality as is Cambridge Audio and Arcam but I really dont know much about any of them so after I have finished my work related study and testing I will be sure to look into them and see what they have to offer. I thought that Denon was a quality product but I will look more to see what is available.

Cheers
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