Is the Denon AVC-X3700H worth it compared to the AVC-X3600H?

bodiuk

Novice Member
Hello

I'm looking for views/opinions. For context: I'm upgrading my AV system, going from an old Denon 1900 receiver and KEF 5.1 'egg' surround package. My biggest interest is movies, 4K, & Dolby Atmos. I have a budget of around £4K and plan to spend half on receiver/speakers and the other half on an OLED TV + BR player. For now, I will use four of my existing 'egg' speakers with a new 5.1 speaker package for the rear and height speakers in a 7.2.2 setup. I already have decent cables.

I'm presently deciding between the following two packages:

* Denon AVC-X3600H + Q Acoustics 3050i 5.1 (£1619 @ Richer Sounds - Denon AVRX3600H & Q Acoustics 3050i 5.1 (Black))
* Denon AVC-X3700H + Q Acoustics 3050i 5.1 (£1949 @ Richer Sounds - Denon AVC-X3700H, Q Acoustics Q3050i, Q3010i, Q3090Ci & 3060S (Black))

The question I'm asking myself is this: is the extra cost really worth it to get the Denon X3700H? For what I understand the extra money buys 8K video functionality but little or no sonic advantage. Views/opinions appreciated. Furthermore, for my budget, if anyone has any alternative suggestions then that would also be appreciated.

Thank you!
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
Is the Denon AVC-X3700H worth it compared to the AVC-X3600H?

Only if you want the additional features associated with the new model.

Only you can answer this?

There's also the fact that you don't technically need to pass the video through the AV receiver to access the new aspects of the video you'd get via HDMI 2.1. If you've a TV that is HDMI 2.1 equipped then that TV is also going to be eARC enabled so all you need is an eARC compliant AV receiver as oposed to a model inclusive of HDMI version 2.1.
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
I would save the difference as the differences in spec are marginal. However as the 3600 is now discontinued check availability with Richers first.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
......or the X4500 for the same price as the X3700.

 

bodiuk

Novice Member
Thanks for all your feedback and I appreciate your comments.

So, I called RS and, as pointed out above, they do not have the 3600 in stock. So, after a very long conversation with a very nice salesperson, I got the 3700 with the Q Acoustic speakers along with other stuff at a decent discount. So, it's the 3700 after all! Really looking forward to using it as it's going be such a huge improvement over my 1900 + KEF 2005 set up.
 

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