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Denon AVR-X2300W User Review

  • avfry
    Buyers remorse?
    Review of Denon AVR-X2300W av receiver by avfry, Aug 15, 2016.
    This is my first Denon. I previously had a Yamaha RX-V565.

    I wanted 8 HDMI inputs which were UHD/3D compatible (my new TV only has 3 inputs). On this it scores 100% and the UHD pictures from my BT box are just fine even re-using old generic HDMI cables. NOTE: I tested 16 cables and only 2 didn't work for a 4k signal (they have now been chucked out!).

    But, it's an ugly pup. I much prefer the look of the old Yamaha. The 2 different sized knobs makes it look imbalanced.

    My biggest disappointment is the cheap/nasty/unresponsive remote control. Yuk! It is bigger than it needs to be as the buttons are too spread out. Horrid.

    I was also disappointed with the on-screen display. Hardly cutting edge graphics for 2016. At least it worked in overlay mode for HD (overlay does NOT work in UHD mode).

    I like the INFO button to help one understand the signal source input format, but the display is not unlike the old black and white text from an old VCR.

    I used the microphone to do the setup, but you have to move it to 8 positions. The Yamaha only needed the mike in a single position.

    Audiowise it sounds OK, but I am no audiophile. I was surprised to find that it doesn't have all the DSP (hall, stadium, etc.) settings like the Yamaha, although I didn't use them too often.
    This item was purchased for £499 from Richer Sounds in 2016. The reviewer still owns this product.

    Pros

    • 8 HDMI inputs all HDCP2.2 and UHD ready
    • On screen display/overlay
    • INFO button

    Cons

    • Horrid/cheap/nasty/unresponsive remote control
    • Looks. It is ugly.
    • Disappointing on-screen graphics

    Sound Quality

    7

    Features

    8

    Connectivity

    8

    Build Quality

    6

    Value For Money

    6

    Verdict

    6
    • High Fidelity
      So how come this Denon AVR gets this years EISA award ? What Hi-Fi ? 5 Stars

      they like it. The remote looks a lot better than the Yamaha one that needs a magnifying glass to read the too small figures.
    • High Fidelity
      Have just compared 2 channel sound Denon X3300W v Yamaha DX-860 Yamaha sounds best.
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