Video: Denon AVR-2310CI, AVR-3310CI, and AVR-4310CI
Tara W. has worked for Crutchfield since 2004. She writes about whole-house music and video gear, and works on Crutchfield's video team.
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Tara: Denon's 2310, 3310, and 4310 are high-quality and extremely powerful receivers.
Mac: Now we're not going to cover all the specifications of each one of them today, just some of the primary differences between the three. Beginning with the AVR-2310, these Denon receivers feature fantastic 1080p upconversion.
Tara: Right. And that means that you can connect from your receiver to you TV using just one HDMI cable. It's also going to give you the best video quality possible from all of your sources.
Mac: Absolutely. Now this is all made possible through the use of an Anchor Bay chip, which was previously only available on some of Denon's highest end models.
Tara: And Denon also has you covered from the sound end too. These receivers feature support for all of the latest Blu-ray formats.
Mac: And if you've ever experienced the loss of some sound detail as you turn your volume down, that's just not going to happen with these Denon receivers. Through their Dynamic EQ feature they will allow you to keep all that sound detail as you turn your volume lower.
Tara: And they give you a way to get an even more expansive sound stage. They offer support for Dolby's Pro Logic® IIz, and that's where in addition to your typical 5.1 setup you can add two front height speakers above the left and right channels.
Mac: And through Denon's optional iPod® dock, it allows you to charge and control your iPod from Denon's on screen display.
Tara: The 3310 gives even more music choices. It lets you play music from your computer or play Internet radio stations when you connect the receiver to your home network.
Mac: And if you have any music files on a portable thumb drive or possibly a portable hard drive you can access any of these files through the USB port on the front of this receiver. It also adds an HD Radio™ tuner so you can pull in crystal-clear HD radio stations. The AVR-4310 adds more power than the previous receivers.
Tara: And it makes sure that each source looks its best by letting you customize the picture settings for each input.
Mac: It also gives you an extra HDMI input in the front, especially useful if you have an HD camcorder, and it adds an extra HDMI output, allowing you to output the picture to two different displays at the same time.
Tara: The 4310 also lets you expand your sound stage. You can add those height channels we were talking about before, or add front width channels with Audessey DSX processing. This, combined with the receiver's increased power, makes it really ideal for larger rooms.
Mac: It also gives you direct control of your iPod through the USB input, so no need for the Denon iPod dock.
Tara: To learn more visit crutchfield.com/DenonAVR or give one of our advisors, like Mac here, a call.