Denon AVR-X2300W Owners Thread

varkanoid

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Official Webpage
AVR-X2300W | Powerful 7 channel AV receiver with WiFi, Bluetooth and 3D Sound | Denon
WhatHiFi Review
Denon AVR-X2300W review | What Hi-Fi?

Just purchased this amp to go with my Sammy 4k Player. I was having a little problem with my Sony STR-860 playing ball soundwise with the K8500 and after installing this amp my sound issues have gone away.

First time I have had such an expensive (for me) amp and the 5* review above clinched it. So easy to setup and sounds brilliant. Tried The Martian 4k and Mad Max 4k so far and they are beautiful. Even with my crappy mish mash of speakers. Particularly like the nice touches of the setup wizard going through everything right down to the cardboard tripod sound setup mic holder.

I thought I had read somewhere this had a firmware update but I ran the update and checked the Denon website and there was nothing.

Anyway share your thoughts.
 

gibbsy

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The firmware update you may be thinking of is the DTS:X upgrade which is not yet available. Plenty of threads on here discussing it.
 

dan006

Active Member
Official Webpage
AVR-X2300W | Powerful 7 channel AV receiver with WiFi, Bluetooth and 3D Sound | Denon
WhatHiFi Review
Denon AVR-X2300W review | What Hi-Fi?

Just purchased this amp to go with my Sammy 4k Player. I was having a little problem with my Sony STR-860 playing ball soundwise with the K8500 and after installing this amp my sound issues have gone away.

First time I have had such an expensive (for me) amp and the 5* review above clinched it. So easy to setup and sounds brilliant. Tried The Martian 4k and Mad Max 4k so far and they are beautiful. Even with my crappy mish mash of speakers. Particularly like the nice touches of the setup wizard going through everything right down to the cardboard tripod sound setup mic holder.

I thought I had read somewhere this had a firmware update but I ran the update and checked the Denon website and there was nothing.

Anyway share your thoughts.
Hi mate wondering if I can help me ..im having a problem witj my x2300 when adjusting picture adjust.with picture adjust on movie ..and video mode on movie the blacks are brown..and when changed to vivid blacks go to blue...if possiable could u check if this is normal otherwise I got to send it back would be great if u could..all other settings work fine ..thsnks in advance
 

varkanoid

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No mine is fine.
 

absolutely80s

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Greetings all, just taken delivery of my brand spanking new 2300 so thought I should make this thread my first port of call in case of emergencies.....commenting purely to ensure this is at the top of my subscribed threads list :)
 

jonorw

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I hope there will be more posts here, set up tips etc. I suppose a lot of particulars will be similar to the x2200, but it would be good to get down to some nitty gritty for this AVR
 

absolutely80s

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I hope there will be more posts here, set up tips etc. I suppose a lot of particulars will be similar to the x2200, but it would be good to get down to some nitty gritty for this AVR
Agreed, particularly as I've upgraded from a yamaha rx-v675. Peter Tyson gave me £150 for it in part exchange, so it was a no brainer.
 

absolutely80s

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Is anyone running this with a Samsung js9000 series tv, and / or the Samsung ubdk8500 UHD Blu Ray player?
 

djpaulc247

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Looking at this amp after reading some great reviews, I currently have the Yamaha RX-V677 but it does not support HDCP 2.2 but was hoping for a bit more info on AVforums as I trust the reviews and people on here the most.

How is anyone with the amp finding it? Happy? Would you buy again if you could go back?
 

djpaulc247

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Agreed, particularly as I've upgraded from a yamaha rx-v675. Peter Tyson gave me £150 for it in part exchange, so it was a no brainer.
Was this in store or online / over the phone?
 

absolutely80s

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absolutely80s

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Looking at this amp after reading some great reviews, I currently have the Yamaha RX-V677 but it does not support HDCP 2.2 but was hoping for a bit more info on AVforums as I trust the reviews and people on here the most.

How is anyone with the amp finding it? Happy? Would you buy again if you could go back?
I've had mine for two weeks now. It's a real step up from the yammy 675, not least due to the Atmos support. Anyway, I've only taken delivery of my new tv on Friday and not had much chance to experiment with the connections etc, but pretty happy with everything going through the denon, which is connected via arc to the tv.

So far, I would recommend it though.
 

djpaulc247

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Over the phone, but the deal was on their website.
I rang Peter Tyson to see what they would give me for my Yamaha RX-V677 which is a newer model than the 675 but he only quoted me £120.

I mentioned I'm a member of Avforums and that a member on here had received £150 for their 675 so could they do any better and he has asked if I could provide their name. Would you mind sharing your name at all please by pm so I can get back to them?

£30 isn't the end of the world but I'd rather get it if I can to subsidise the expense of the Denon, on top of the new 4K TV and UHD player I've just bought!
 

absolutely80s

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I rang Peter Tyson to see what they would give me for my Yamaha RX-V677 which is a newer model than the 675 but he only quoted me £120.

I mentioned I'm a member of Avforums and that a member on here had received £150 for their 675 so could they do any better and he has asked if I could provide their name. Would you mind sharing your name at all please by pm so I can get back to them?

£30 isn't the end of the world but I'd rather get it if I can to subsidise the expense of the Denon, on top of the new 4K TV and UHD player I've just bought!
PM'd you.
 

absolutely80s

Well-known Member
Ok, so I'm experiencing the first glitch with my two week old Denon AVR 2300.

I have everything connected via the AVR, with the TV, a Samsung JS9000, connected via ARC. For those familiar, the Samsung has the OneConnect box.

The glitch I'm seeing happens when I first power up the AVR, TV and sky box. After around 15 seconds of watching satellite TV, the screen suddenly goes blank, Followed by the appearance of the Denon home page, so it seems it's switching from the cbl/sat setting back to the AVR screen.

By my own admission, this could be an error in the way I've set this up, but in unsure. Doh.

Has anyone else seen this happen, or for those knowledgable enough, does anyone know what's happening?

I'll post this in the owner threads for both products.....
 

jonorw

Standard Member
Ok, so I'm experiencing the first glitch with my two week old Denon AVR 2300.

I have everything connected via the AVR, with the TV, a Samsung JS9000, connected via ARC. For those familiar, the Samsung has the OneConnect box.
I'd be incline to blame the Sky box, and it's reputation with HDMI control. I have Sky Q and I power on the AV and TV first, then the Sky Q after finding that powering on the Sky box would turn on the TV and AV amp, but then crash completely.
 

absolutely80s

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I'd be incline to blame the Sky box, and it's reputation with HDMI control. I have Sky Q and I power on the AV and TV first, then the Sky Q after finding that powering on the Sky box would turn on the TV and AV amp, but then crash completely.
Thanks, I'll give that a try over brekkie....
 

absolutely80s

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I'd be incline to blame the Sky box, and it's reputation with HDMI control. I have Sky Q and I power on the AV and TV first, then the Sky Q after finding that powering on the Sky box would turn on the TV and AV amp, but then crash completely.

Hmmm, so, having firstly disabled hdmi control on my sky box, turned on the AV, then the TV, then sky.....the problem persists. I do notice however that when this happens, it switches from the source being displayed as CBL/SAT, to TV AUDIO. I presume I can easily cure this problem by not connecting the TV to the AV via ARC? I should add that then selecting CBL/SAT on the AV remote at this point does resolve the glitch, but this is an odd one..
 

dante01

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Hmmm, so, having firstly disabled hdmi control on my sky box, turned on the AV, then the TV, then sky.....the problem persists. I do notice however that when this happens, it switches from the source being displayed as CBL/SAT, to TV AUDIO. I presume I can easily cure this problem by not connecting the TV to the AV via ARC? I should add that then selecting CBL/SAT on the AV remote at this point does resolve the glitch, but this is an odd one..
If you go into the HDMI settings you'll find an option entitled "TV AUDIO SWITCHING". Set this to OFF and the behaviour you are experiencing should desist. It will however mean that if ever wishing to use ARC then you'd have to manually select the TV source rather than the receiver automatically switching to it when audio coming via ARC is detected.
 

absolutely80s

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If you go into the HDMI settings you'll find an option entitled "TV AUDIO SWITCHING". Set this to OFF and the behaviour you are experiencing should desist. It will however mean that if ever wishing to use ARC then you'd have to manually select the TV source rather than the receiver automatically switching to it when audio coming via ARC is detected.
Thanks, that certainly resolves the glitch. Frustrating that one should have to disable something that's meant to enhance functionality, but hey...
 

dante01

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Thanks, that certainly resolves the glitch. Frustrating that one should have to disable something that's meant to enhance functionality, but hey...
Think yourself lucky that you've a Denon receiver that includes a setting to override the auto switching. The issue isn't specific to DEnon and is actually caused by how ARC is designed to work. At least you can overrride this behaviour using the TV AUDIO SWITCHING setting. This setting isn't standardised and only D&M receivers include it. I've a Yamaha receiver that has this issue and I have had to include a Harmony remote custom activity makro to bypass ARC's adverse effects at start up.
 

absolutely80s

Well-known Member
Think yourself lucky that you've a Denon receiver that includes a setting to override the auto switching. The issue isn't specific to DEnon and is actually caused by how ARC is designed to work. At least you can overrride this behaviour using the TV AUDIO SWITCHING setting. This setting isn't standardised and only D&M receivers include it. I've a Yamaha receiver that has this issue and I have had to include a Harmony remote custom activity makro to bypass ARC's adverse effects at start up.
I agree! And thanks for the heads up! But all the same, if there's a deficiency in the process, surely ARC needs an overhaul....by someone....
 

simonpj145

Standard Member
I agree! And thanks for the heads up! But all the same, if there's a deficiency in the process, surely ARC needs an overhaul....by someone....
I've been thinking of getting this receiver mainly for 4K but also because of ARC in order to get 5.1 from Netflix etc (also using Samsung tv via oneconnect).

Presumably you're still getting tv sound via optical from the oneconnect box?

Would be good to know of another way to deal with it so that ARC can be on permanently...?
 

dante01

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I've been thinking of getting this receiver mainly for 4K but also because of ARC in order to get 5.1 from Netflix etc (also using Samsung tv via oneconnect).

Presumably you're still getting tv sound via optical from the oneconnect box?

Would be good to know of another way to deal with it so that ARC can be on permanently...?
Doing as I suggested and turning TV AUDIO SWITCHING off allows you to leave ARC enabled.
 

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