Originally Posted by Morbeas
Jesus I must be blind, my apologies.
I do know that this thread has comparisons but since I'm new to the whole "receiver" thing, I was looking for others' opinions.
Morbeas - my opinion - fwiw - I went for the 3313 about a week ago.
I was choosing between the following:
My speaker setup is - polk monitor 70's, cs2 and 3 pairs of monitor 30's - 2 for surrounds, two for zone 2 using surround backs posts, 2 for zone 3 with el cheapo receiver. I just got a SVS PB12-NSD sub yesterday.
I wanted the 3rd zone, so 2313 was out. I don't have audiophile speakers, so it was kind of hard to justify getting the 4311. Maybe in a few years, I'll upgrade my whole setup and get the high end Denon out at the time. If I was buying during the ~$550 amazon gold box sale for the 3312, it's possible that I would have gone that way. But I wanted to get an AVR now. And the price difference for independent airplay and hdmi zone 2 was worth it for me.
That said, I am sure there are other ways (maybe better and/or cheaper) to get what I wanted - Apple TV, HDMI splitters, speaker splitters, etc. But I think it's pretty cool to try to get everything you want in one package.
PLUS - Many, Many, MANY thanks to jd,batpig,and chris (fellow jerseyite here) for all of your help. You guys put together an invaluable resource and, to be honest, as corny as it sounds, it's one of the reasons I got a Denon. Thanks guys!
ok - now feel free to rip into my decision to get a 3313!