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Do you know which ABT chip is in the 1910? And is it considered better than the Faroudja chip in the 1909?

I can't be certain, but looking at the Denon website info/manual for the 2010 and the Anchor Bay Technologies website, it might be the ABT 1030. This is not based on any specific mention of the ABT 1030 in the Denon 1910, but my conclusion based on what I've read.


Anyone else have info? Maybe Batpig knows.
 

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6ave.com now has 1910's in stock. They are doing the "name that price". I offered them $439.20 (Electronics Expo price). They declined and counter offered at $481. Haven't decided what to do yet.
 

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So if I feed the 1610 a 1080i/720 component signal from the xbox 360 will it convert to a 1080i/720p HDMI signal? Batpig do you know? Thanks!

correct. it cross-converts but does no scaling at all. the only thing it can do is 480i>p deinterlace.


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I can't be certain, but looking at the Denon website info/manual for the 2010 and the Anchor Bay Technologies website, it might be the ABT 1030. This is not based on any specific mention of the ABT 1030 in the Denon 1910, but my conclusion based on what I've read.


Anyone else have info? Maybe Batpig knows.

I have also heard it was the ABT-1030, but I am probably getting that from the same info you are. It was mentioned in the 2010 Denon model rumor thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1122905
 

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correct. it cross-converts but does no scaling at all. the only thing it can do is 480i>p deinterlace.

Thanks batpig! I just need it to cross-convert (transcode?) the signal from analog to digital. I'll let the TV take care of scaling.
 

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I really thank batbig for his suggestions. I was planning to upgrade receiver on Jan 09. I was looking at sub $400 thread. We were not having much receivers(future proof) that time.But as per his suggestion i bought Denon 1507 receiver($115 shipped) and mirage nanosat speakers... I was really enjoying the set up. Now i saved some money i really looking for new receiver (sub 800)...I believe this is very good time to buy a receiver as we have lot of choices..with full HDMI(Swicher & Repeater). But i have a question as i am living in apartment for another 2-3 years i will be using satellite speakers only. Is it worth buying Denon 2809 or 3808 or Onkyo 706,806 receivers which have more power...???
 

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6ave.com now has 1910's in stock. They are doing the "name that price". I offered them $439.20 (Electronics Expo price). They declined and counter offered at $481. Haven't decided what to do yet.


FYI - Counter offered back at $460. They accepted. Shipping is free. I should have it by the weekend.


Off to Batpig's website to learn how to set it up.
 

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I just noticed that Electronics-Expo says that they have the 1910 in stock now. Even though I have a refurb HK-254, I couldn't resist with the coupon code for EE. We'll see when it actually ships though.
 

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But i have a question as i am living in apartment for another 2-3 years i will be using satellite speakers only. Is it worth buying Denon 2809 or 3808 or Onkyo 706,806 receivers which have more power...???

honestly, running a Mirage Nanosat setup in a small apartment all of those more expensive options would definitely be overkill. overkill can be fun of course,but that's up to you and your wallet to decide if it's worth it



in general, I would recommend against basing a CE purchase decision on what you expect your needs will be in 2-3 years. technology is moving so fast in AVR's that who knows what will be available in your budget range if/when you do move? if you decide in 3 years to get a 3808CI for your new, bigger room, you will be able to get it for $500-600 on the used market, or you might decide that the "next new thing" feature (Audyssey DSX?) in the newest models is attractive to you.


that being said, Audyssey is always a nice upgrade so if you are itching to step up the system I would look into spending $300 on the new 590/1610 model, which will be comparable in terms of power to your current 1507 but add some cool new features (especially HDMI audio, and Audyssey Dynamic EQ + Volume, which really enhance the listening experience at moderate volumes). If you want the ability to use 7.1 or need the extra features, go with the 1910/790 model but I wouldn't spend more than $400 personally for a 5.1 satellite setup in a small apartment. You could sell the 1507 for $100 to recoup some cost.


Then, in the meantime, if you really want to upgrade the sound, upgrade the SPEAKERS. for example, adding a pair of the larger Omnisats up front and moving the four nanos to surround duty and going 7.1... just a thought...
 

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honestly, running a Mirage Nanosat setup in a small apartment all of those more expensive options would definitely be overkill. overkill can be fun of course,but that's up to you and your wallet to decide if it's worth it



in general, I would recommend against basing a CE purchase decision on what you expect your needs will be in 2-3 years. technology is moving so fast in AVR's that who knows what will be available in your budget range if/when you do move? if you decide in 3 years to get a 3808CI for your new, bigger room, you will be able to get it for $500-600 on the used market, or you might decide that the "next new thing" feature (Audyssey DSX?) in the newest models is attractive to you.


that being said, Audyssey is always a nice upgrade so if you are itching to step up the system I would look into spending $300 on the new 590/1610 model, which will be comparable in terms of power to your current 1507 but add some cool new features (especially HDMI audio, and Audyssey Dynamic EQ + Volume, which really enhance the listening experience at moderate volumes). If you want the ability to use 7.1 or need the extra features, go with the 1910/790 model but I wouldn't spend more than $400 personally for a 5.1 satellite setup in a small apartment. You could sell the 1507 for $100 to recoup some cost.


Then, in the meantime, if you really want to upgrade the sound, upgrade the SPEAKERS. for example, adding a pair of the larger Omnisats up front and moving the four nanos to surround duty and going 7.1... just a thought...

Hmmm thanks again...yes you are correct. i really liked Denon 1610 model and its prize $300
. but they dont have multi channel analog i/p. So won't able to play SACD in DSD format...But i will save more money and buy good Amp,speakers and bluray player.


I really wanted to upgrade my speakers...what i did was bought a pair of paradigm Atom V6 and NAD 325BEE amp with Marantz VC6001 DVD changer.....i am really enjoying the stereo(2.0) set up...in future i may buy paradigm or psb bookselfs and SVS/Hsu sub (3.1)....i will have a complete 5.1 set up...
 

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if you get the right BDP -- for example the new Oppo is a wonderful "universal" player -- it can decode DSD and output your SACD's as hi-rez multichannel PCM over HDMI, which the 1610 will accept. The advantage to this arrangement is that you can use Audyssey features + digital bass management in the receiver, whereas with multich analog inputs there is no processing at all. Something else to consider...
 

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Hmmm thanks again...yes you are correct. i really liked Denon 1610 model and its prize $300
. but they dont have multi channel analog i/p. So won't able to play SACD in DSD format...But i will save more money and buy good Amp,speakers and bluray player.


I really wanted to upgrade my speakers...what i did was bought a pair of paradigm Atom V6 and NAD 325BEE amp with Marantz VC6001 DVD changer.....i am really enjoying the stereo(2.0) set up...in future i may buy paradigm or psb bookselfs and SVS/Hsu sub (3.1)....i will have a complete 5.1 set up...

If you can't talk about it in the forum can you PM where you can get the 1610 for $300? Are you talking about using Electronics Expo?
 

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I just noticed that Electronics-Expo says that they have the 1910 in stock now. Even though I have a refurb HK-254, I couldn't resist with the coupon code for EE. We'll see when it actually ships though.

I chatted this morning with a guy at EE and he said that the 1910 was backordered even though the site said it was instock, and would ship in about 7 days. But he would honor the 439 + SH price through today (the RECEIVERSALE coupon code was not working at the checkout page).


Submitted a "Name your own price" at 6ave.com for $460 and it was declined. Decided to chat online with a sales rep and ended up with an offer of $450 (shipping included). Pulled the trigger on that one.. item is instock and ready to be shipped.


Looking foward to my new receiver!
 

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if you get the right BDP -- for example the new Oppo is a wonderful "universal" player -- it can decode DSD and output your SACD's as hi-rez multichannel PCM over HDMI, which the 1610 will accept. The advantage to this arrangement is that you can use Audyssey features + digital bass management in the receiver, whereas with multich analog inputs there is no processing at all. Something else to consider...


Batpig


Do you like the Denon 1910 over the txsr607?? if so why? i'm sooooo on the fence on this one.


Thanks John
 

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If you can't talk about it in the forum can you PM where you can get the 1610 for $300? Are you talking about using Electronics Expo?

yes. but i have $50 coupon for purchasing speakers and older receiver (Denon 1507)...
 

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if you get the right BDP -- for example the new Oppo is a wonderful "universal" player -- it can decode DSD and output your SACD's as hi-rez multichannel PCM over HDMI, which the 1610 will accept. The advantage to this arrangement is that you can use Audyssey features + digital bass management in the receiver, whereas with multich analog inputs there is no processing at all. Something else to consider...

yes..Oppo BDP looks very nice...added to gotta have list


Still waiting for getting some reviews about Analog upconversion of 1610 and 1910...and pass through features..
 

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Do you like the Denon 1910 over the txsr607?? if so why? i'm sooooo on the fence on this one.

I try not to make brand recommendations, as each of Pio, Yammy, Onkyo, Denon, Marantz, etc. makes a nice product and it's just about finding the one that meets your budget and feature needs. I have gravitated towards Denon because I love their features, sound quality, and reliability, but there are many many happy Onkyo owners also.


I think the Denon has a big advantage with full MultEQ and it "should" be better with video processing (the reviews of the 607 show Onkyo is still behind the curve on their lower end models). The Denon's are also generally rock solid in terms of reliability (you never hear of issues with "sparkles" or other random HDMI bugs) and I have an enclosed A/V cabinet so I am a little concerned about Onkyo's higher running temps. The Onkyo offers a lot of HDMI inputs and other features though, for a lower "street" price...
 

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I chatted this morning with a guy at EE and he said that the 1910 was backordered even though the site said it was instock, and would ship in about 7 days. But he would honor the 439 + SH price through today (the RECEIVERSALE coupon code was not working at the checkout page).


Submitted a "Name your own price" at 6ave.com for $460 and it was declined. Decided to chat online with a sales rep and ended up with an offer of $450 (shipping included). Pulled the trigger on that one.. item is instock and ready to be shipped.


Looking foward to my new receiver!

I just tried it and the code still works. I am waiting to call back since I am in the process of moving but I was told the $440 price would be honored for a couple weeks. It used to be listed with free shipping so I hope that still gets included. I guess it depends who you talk to.
 

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I have also heard it was the ABT-1030, but I am probably getting that from the same info you are. It was mentioned in the 2010 Denon model rumor thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1122905


Amazon mentions the ABT 1030 in the product discription.
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR1910-.../dp/B002AKKFPI


Electronic House also links the ABT1030 with the Denon 1910
http://www.electronichouse.com/artic...ers_docks/C175
 

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I just tried it and the code still works. I am waiting to call back since I am in the process of moving but I was told the $440 price would be honored for a couple weeks. It used to be listed with free shipping so I hope that still gets included. I guess it depends who you talk to.

My order from yesterday included the free shipping. I'm bummed that it will be another week, but I'll just be patient. They were sticklers about shipping addresses - I had to call my CC company to add my work address to it.
 

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I try not to make brand recommendations, as each of Pio, Yammy, Onkyo, Denon, Marantz, etc. makes a nice product and it's just about finding the one that meets your budget and feature needs. I have gravitated towards Denon because I love their features, sound quality, and reliability, but there are many many happy Onkyo owners also.


I think the Denon has a big advantage with full MultEQ and it "should" be better with video processing (the reviews of the 607 show Onkyo is still behind the curve on their lower end models). The Denon's are also generally rock solid in terms of reliability (you never hear of issues with "sparkles" or other random HDMI bugs) and I have an enclosed A/V cabinet so I am a little concerned about Onkyo's higher running temps. The Onkyo offers a lot of HDMI inputs and other features though, for a lower "street" price...


Thanks Batpig!



I have a 303 onkyo that i'm happy with,its the reasones you mentioned that i'm going to go to Denon for a better avr for my new tv.



Thanks again Bud John
 
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