The receiver arrived in fine shape, and it was fairly easy to set up, but I'm having some problems with it working well with other devices (bugs in the firmware???). I'll be contacting Denon and will update this as I learn more, but my initial impressions are mixed at this time.
It has been about 10 years since my last receiver (Denon 3802). I am very pleased with the 3312. The setup was a cinch and the sound is great. In addition to doing the things you expect a receiver to do, there are loads of nice features like internet radio and connecting to iTunes on my PC. I spent a lot of timing debating if it was overkill for my needs, but I am glad I went with it. The ease of networking is a big plus and I use it more than I expected.
I was amazed by how easy finding online steaming stations where with the receiver. You'll have more than enough of a selection. Don't forget that it tunes in HD, FM, and AM radio. No need for a HD external tuner cost.
You are able to control the receiver via a web browser the options are not bad.
Bought this as a brand-new product from a Denon dealer through Buy.com. Received the product the next day in a very good condition. Setup was tedious but worthy of every minute afterwards. The functions are exactly as described. Very happy with this purchase in these aspects. There is one problem, however. This model is being phased out, to be replaced by AVR-3313CI. The model that I purchase here has been totally eliminated from Denon's website. I couldn't even register. Nor could I download any updates, firmware, manuals, etc. from Denon's website, because you have to have your model recognized by Denon's website before being able to proceed further. Maybe, this model has become an orphan (I hope not). Called Denon's Tech Support. They still remember this model, and evidentally, I still have the factory warranty. Subtracted one star in the Over-all Satisfaction because this model has been totally purged from Denon's Website.
Sound is great on movies, and on music- my main concern. interface is easy to use after a couple days, and the digital /internet based stuff is as good as your internet connection, i.e. the reciever doesn't have its own complexity or failures- it works flawlessly.
After 8 years of faithful service I retired my Yamaha HT receiver because I needed a receiver with HDMI connections which the Yamaha lacked. I was going to purchase another Yamaha until I saw the Denon 3312ci on sale at an unbelievable price. As much as I loved my Yamaha I think the Denon has a more natural sound. It a little brighter. Acoustical instruments sound live. The bass sounds tighter and less boomy than the Yamaha. The only downside is navigating through the menus. It can be confusing.
As others have stated before some of the setup information is confusing or unclear. Example setting up the remote to control other devices. I expected much more from this expensive receiver, but did not get. Susch as better GUI interface, more granular controls and definitley a better remote control. But the sound quality is Very Good, which is the most important item. The speaker setup was also easy to do. I recentely switched from Pioneer to Denon.Hope I wont be disappointed. I recommend it.
This AVR does it all, until they raise the bar. Even then upgrades are downloaded to handle new features. Only downfall is the manual on cd, as you'll need a laptop to sit in front of the machine to figure out the myriad of features. Some are not so obvious.
Pros: Good build quality, light on weight, good sound quality.
Cons: Not user friendly menu, must read the manual to set-up. Auto set-up is crap. Every time input encryption type changes you can here a relay click.
With its vast array of inputs and network functions, the Denon AVR-3312CI 7.2-Channel Integrated Network A/V Receiver puts you in command. As the flagship model of the IN-Command Series, this receiver sets a new standard in 3D, Blu-ray, game console, and other entertainment device integration. It features seven discrete 125-watt channels of equal power, dual subwoofer outputs, and multiple high-resolution audio formats for superior surround sound. It also supports HDMI v1.4a, so you can get the most out of 3D content. Enhanced by digital network audio/photo streaming capabilities, including support for AirPlay, mp3/WMA/WAV and FLAC HD audio, and Windows 7 compatibility, the AVR-3312CI is a solid foundation for your networked home entertainment system.
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IN-Command AVR-3312CI A/V Receiver
IN-Command AVR-3312CI A/V Receiver 1 x Remote Control 1 x Detachable Power Cord 2 x R6/AA Batteries 1 x Setup Microphone 1 x AM Loop Antenna 1 x FM Indoor Antenna 1 x CD-ROM (Owner's Manual) 1 x Warranty Card 1 x Getting Started Guide
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