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Denon AVR-2310CI

Home theater receiver with HDMI switching and video upconversion

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Our take on the Denon AVR-2310CI

by Dave Bar
Denon

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

Brains and brawn deliver enhanced home theater realism

Fill your home with rich, enveloping surround sound. Denon's versatile AVR-2310CI teams high-current power for seven speakers with sophisticated digital processing to deliver a riveting home theater experience. You get decoding for the superior high-resolution surround sound formats available with many newer Blu-ray players and discs.


Take your surround sound experience higher

Pro Logic IIz logo

Denon also included the very latest Dolby technology — Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz. This cool new processing lets you add an optional pair of front "height" speakers to create a larger soundstage with an expanded vertical dimension — an exciting sonic enhancement for movies and video games.


Precision auto setup tailors sound to your room

For the most accurate home theater sound possible in your room, Denon equipped this receiver with Audyssey MultEQ®, a sophisticated automatic speaker calibration system that helps you get the most accurate home theater sound possible. Watch a video on how Audyssey MultiEQ improves sound in your room.

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The '2310CI uses the included microphone to analyze sound from up to six different listening positions, then automatically adjusts individual level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. You'll hear precise, uniform sound across a wide listening area instead of just a single "sweet spot," so everyone in the room can enjoy optimized home theater sound.


Versatile video connections and maximum picture quality

The '2310CI provides 1080p HDMI switching for your five best high-def video components. Analog-to-HDMI conversion lets you send all your video sources to an HDMI-capable TV using a single digital cable, simplifying hookup and maximizing picture quality for each source. The receiver's high-performance Anchor Bay VRS™ video processor delivers superior video scaling and deinterlacing — it can upconvert all your video sources to resolutions as high as 1080p. You'll see improved detail and cleaner images from all your video components.


Flexible entertainment options

Dual-room/dual-source audio capability lets you enjoy home theater in your main room while a housemate enjoys stereo music in a second room. You can integrate your iPod® by adding one of Denon's control docks, and tune in to SIRIUS Satellite radio with the addition of an optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit. And if you've recently discovered — or would like to rediscover — the sonic bliss of vinyl records, the AVR-2310CI includes a phono input.


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Highlights:

  • 105 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, Pro Logic® IIz and DTS Neo:6 decoding
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional home tuner kit)
  • iPod® integration with optional Denon ASD-11R or ASD-3N control dock for audio and video playback
  • Compressed Audio Restorer for better sound with compressed music sources
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
  • dual-room/dual-source audio (powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room; using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
  • Pure Direct modes switch off all unused circuitry for the cleanest possible sound
  • on-screen GUI (Graphical User Interface) superimposed on HDMI output (up to 1080p)
  • multibrand A/V remote
  • basic remote for second listening room (requires remote control extender system, not included)
  • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/4"H x 16-1/"D
  • weight: 24 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Connections:
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching: 5 in, 1 out
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p/24/60 output via HDMI) with Anchor Bay Technologies VRS advanced video processing and scaling
  • HDMI version 1.3a with support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, lip-sync, 1080/24p video, 7.1 uncompressed 24/96 audio, DVD-Audio, and HDMI-CEC with compatible video sources and TVs
  • HDMI-to-HDMI video conversion with scaling up to 1080p resolution
  • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
  • component video conversion (composite to S-video, or composite and S-video to component)
  • digital audio inputs: 3 optical (including 1 front-panel), 2 coaxial
  • digital audio outputs: 1 optical
  • 3 audio/video inputs, including:
    • 1 front-panel input with composite and S-video
    • 2 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
  • 2 audio-only inputs (including phono)
  • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
  • RS-232C port for automated control systems
  • detachable power cord
  • 2 switched AC outlets
  • 2 sets of main speaker outputs
  • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers

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Features and Specs
General
Number Of Channels 7
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 105
THD in Stereo 0.08 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
FM Sensitivity 11.2 dBf
HD Radio Tuner No
On-Screen Display
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
Composite Video Conversion From Composite to S-Video, Component, HDMI
S-Video Conversion ---
Component Video Conversion From Component Video to Composite, S-Video, HDMI
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion up to 1080p
Internet-ready ---
Apple AirPlay ---
App Remote Control No
Bluetooth-compatible ---
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
DLNA Certified No
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control Yes
Learning Remote No
LCD Remote No
Width (inches) 17-1/8
Height (inches) 6-3/4
Depth (inches) 16-1/8
Weight (pounds) ---
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
Multi-room Video No
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input 1
Audio-Video Inputs 6
Audio-only Inputs 3
S-Video Inputs ---
S-Video Outputs ---
S-Video Monitor Outputs ---
Component Video Inputs 2
Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
Optical Digital Inputs 3
Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
Optical Digital Outputs None
Coaxial Digital Outputs 1
HDMI Inputs 5
HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
Subwoofer Outputs 1
Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
Multi-channel Preamp Output No
Main Speaker Output Pairs 2
Main Speaker Terminals Posts
Ethernet Port None
USB Connections None
Removable Power Cord ---
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  • Black AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS receiver
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Audyssey DM-A409 setup microphone with attached 20' cord (has a mono mini-jack connector)
  • RC-1117 Wireless remote control
  • RC-1119 Secondary wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • AM analog loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre)
  • Getting Started guide
  • Warranty information
  • Denon service network sheet
  • Sirius Satellite Radio brochure

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Audio Features
Video Features
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Optional Add-On Devices

Audio Features

7-Channel Equal Power Amplifier: The Denon AVR-2310CI features a 7-channel equal power, discrete amplifier. Each channel is rated at 90 watts RMS. The amp can power a 7.1-channel surround system in the main room; or it can power a 5.1-channel system and the surround back channels can be reassigned. The surround back channels can be used to power Zone 2 speakers in another room, while you listen to 5.1-channel surround in your main room. To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz, you can reassign the power amp from the two surround back channels to the two front high channels. You can also configure the amplifier for front bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers. In addition, the AVR-2310CI features a set of "B" speakers, wired in parallel to the receiver's "A" speakers, for listening to the same audio source in another room.

Robust Power Supply: To produce a clear, stable power circuit that prevents unwanted noise from affecting the sound, the Denon AVR-2310cI has a dedicated CPU transformer that is separate from the audio and video circuitry. The AVR-2310CI features a powerful rectifier circuit to supply stable current with negligible noise.

Minimum Signal Path Design: The "simple & straight" design concept has been thoroughly implemented in the signal paths to contribute to immaculately clean audio and video playback. Signal paths are as short as possible to keep signal degradation in the audio and video circuitry to an absolute minimum.

Direct Mechanical Ground Construction: Vibration-resistant construction has been used to thoroughly suppress the adverse influences of vibration on sound quality. The power transformers, a source of vibration, have been securely mounted on the high rigid bottom chassis. Direct mounting of cast-iron feet to the radiator in near proximity to each other serves to suppress mutual vibration with the power transformers and other sources of vibration.

Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Denon AVR-2310CI is equipped with a high-resolution 32-bit floating point Digital Signal Processor (DSP). All elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder.

24-Bit, 192 kHz D/A Converters: The AVR-2310CI uses Analog Devices 24-bit/192-kHz Digital-to-Analog converters for all channels. The 192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allow you to play high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic range of those recordings.

Audyssey: This receiver is equipped with an Auto Setup and MultiEQ equalization function, to achieve the most ideal sound field for your room. The AVR-2310's Audyssey MultiEQ function is designed to optimize the sound quality at each listening position in the room. The included DM-A409 microphone is used to measure test tones at each listening position. This measured data is then analyzed using a program to improve acoustic characteristics in the listening area. For best results at least 6 positions should be measured, including a main position. The main position is given more weight in the calculations. The Audyssey EQ offers the following settings.

  • MultiEQ: The MultiEQ function offers the following adjustments:
    • Audyssey: optimizes the crossover point, output level, delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker frequency response, speaker location, and room acoustics
    • Audyssey Byp. L/R: optimizes all speakers except front left and right
    • Audyssey Flat: optimize frequency response of all speakers to flat
    • Manual: adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker individually using the manual equalizer settings; adjust from -20 to +6 dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 khz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz
    • Off: turns equalizer off
  • Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping. Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact, resulting in rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.
  • Dynamic Volume: Dynamic Volume addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with vast differences between soft and loud passages; the results are more intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are clearly heard. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the frequency response to maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening (middle), or Midnight (high).

Note: You can also setup your speaker system manually using the receiver. You can adjust speaker configuration (large/small/none), bass setting (LFE/LFE+Main), low-pass crossover (80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz), speaker distance (0-60'), channel level (-12 to +12dB), and high-pass crossover frequency (40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz).

Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The unit can be set to store the most recently selected surround mode for each input, so it is automatically activated each the particular input is chosen. The surround modes include:

  • Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
  • Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
  • Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit.
  • DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
  • DTS-HD High Resolution: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio is an improved version of the conventional DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 signal formats that is compatible with sampling frequencies of 48 or 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate performance provides high quality sound.
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless audio format compatible with up to 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels. The lossless audio coding technology faithfully reproduces the sound of the studio master.
  • DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES features two 6.1 multi-channel formats.
    • DTS-ES Discrete 6.1: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1-channel is a 6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround back channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
    • DTS-ES Matrix 6.1: DTS-ES Matrix 6.1-channel is a discrete 5.1 channel digital audio format inserting a surround back channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix encoding.
  • DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
  • DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is a matrix decoding technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6 Cinema and Neo: 6 Music.
  • Dolby Pro Logic: Center and mono surround information is matrixed into two stereo channels. When reproduced, audio is decoded and output in 4 channel surround sound.
  • Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II technology processes any high quality stereo (two-channel) movie and music audio into five playback channels of full-bandwidth surround sound. A matrix surround decoding technology, Dolby Pro Logic II detects the directional cues that occur naturally in stereo content and uses these elements to create a five-channel surround sound playback experience. You can choose from Cinema, Music, or Game formats. You can also choose Dolby Pro Logic (the earlier 4-channel mode).
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic IIx expands any existing stereo- or 5.1-channel audio for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback, creating a seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses you in the entertainment experience. You can choose from the following Dolby Pro Logic IIx formats - Cinema, Music, or Game.
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIz: Dolby Pro Logic IIz introduces a new dimension to home entertainment through the addition of a pair of front height channels. Compatible with stereo, 5.1ch, and 7.1ch content, Dolby Pro Logic IIz provides enhances spaciousness, depth, and dimension to movies, concert video, and videogame playback while maintaining full integrity of the source mix.
  • Combined Surround Modes: The receiver features several combined modes using existing Dolby and DTS surround modes: Dolby Digital (Plus) + Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema/Music, Dolby Digital (Plus) + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby True HD + Ex, Dolby TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema/Music, Dolby TrueHD + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic IIx Cinema/Music, DTS (HD) + Dolby Pro Logic IIz, or DTS (HD) + Neo:6.
  • Denon Original Surround (DSP) Modes: The desired surround mode according to the program source and viewing situation can be selected from among 7 Denon original surround modes.
    • Rock Arena: this mode is for enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in an arena
    • Jazz Club: this mode is for enjoying the atmosphere of a live concert in a jazz club
    • Mono Movie: this mode is for playing monaural movie sources with surround sound
    • Video Game: this mode is suited for achieving surround sound with video games
    • Matrix: this mode lets you add a sense of expansion to stereo music sources
    • Virtual: this mode is for enjoying surround effects using only the front speakers or headphones
    • 5CH/7CH Stereo: this mode is for enjoying stereo sound from all speakers
  • Stereo Playback: This is the mode for playing in stereo. The tone can be adjusted. Sound is output from the front left and right speakers, along with a connected subwoofer.
  • Direct Playback: In this mode, this audio signal bypass the tone adjustment circuitry for higher quality sound.
  • Pure Direct: This mode recreates the original sound most faithfully, providing extremely high quality sound.

Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:

  • CINEMA EQ (Cinema Equalizer): The Cinema EQ function gently decreases the level of the extreme high frequencies, compensating for overly-bright sounding motion picture soundtracks. Select this function if the sound from the front speakers is too bright. This function only works in the Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic (including PL II, PL IIx, PL IIz), and DTS Neo:6 modes.
  • Dynamic Range Compression: Motion picture soundtracks have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing program sources recorded in formats other than DTS.
  • LFE: This setting adjusts the low-frequency effects level (LFE). You can adjust the LFE from -10 to 0 dB.
  • Center Width: This function assigns the center channel signal to the front left and right channels for wider sound; select from 0 to 7. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
  • Center Image: This function assigns a center channel signal to the front left and right channels for wider sound; adjust from 0.0 to 1.0. This function only works in the DTS Neo:6 mode.
  • Panorama: This feature assigns front left and right signals to surround channels for wider sound, you can turn this feature On or Off. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
  • Dimension: This settings shifts the sound image to the front or rear to adjust playback balance; select from 0 to 6. This function only works in the Dolby Pro Logic II and PL IIx modes.
  • Delay Time: This feature adjusts the delay time to control the sound stage size. In this menu the delay time is only adjusted for the Matrix mode.
  • Effect Level: This function adjusts the effect signal level from 1 to 15 when using the Denon Original Surround Modes.
  • Room Size: This feature allows you to set the size of your acoustic environment when using the Denon Original Surround Modes; select Small, Medium small, Medium, Medium large, or Large.
  • SB CH Out: This setting selects the playback mode for the surround back channels; there are separate settings for multi-channel and 2-channel sources.
  • AFDM: Detects the source's surround back channel signal and sets the optimum surround mode automatically.

Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of the currently select input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.

Tone Settings: You can independently adjust the system's overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB. You can also fade the sound from front to rear or vice-versa.

Restorer: This function restores compressed audio signals to pre-compression form, correcting the sense of bass and treble volume to obtain a richer sounding playback; select 64, 96, or HQ based on the compression setting of the source material.

Auto Lip Sync (Audio Delay): This feature automatically compensates for the timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.

Volume Setting: You can set a maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume output. You can also specify a turn-on volume, from -70 to +18dB or Last (whatever the volume setting when the receiver was turned off).

Muting Level Adjustment: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; 40dB or 20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).

Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched, the settings last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings, and playback levels for the different output channels are memorized for each surround mode.

Dual Zone/Dual Source Operation: Denon's Dual-Zone/Dual-Source function lets you select a different source for listening in a different location of your home. The Zone 2 audio output has independent source selection and can be output as a line-level or speaker-level signal, depending on the amplifier assign setting.

  • Line Out: By using the line-level outputs on the AVR-2310CI, you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
  • Speaker Out: By using the speaker-level outputs on the AVR-2310CI you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by the AVR-2310CI receiver.

Assignable Digital Inputs: The AVR-2310CI features 2 optical digital (Toslink) inputs and 2 coaxial digital inputs. Each input can be assigned to any of the different input sources except Phono and Tuner. Optical digital input 2 also has a corresponding optical digital output for use with a CD, MD, or other digital recording device.

7.1 Multi-Channel Input: The AVR-2310CI is equipped with an analog 7.1-channel RCA input to accommodate present and future multi-channel formats.

Binding Post Speaker Terminals: All of the receiver's speaker terminals are binding posts. They are not 5-way binding posts because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs and they are positioned too far apart to be used with dual banana plugs.

AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AVR-2310CI features a built-in AM/FM tuner which allows you to preset up to 8 AM/FM stations in 7 different banks (A-G), giving you a total of 56 AM/FM presets. You can assign an 8 character name to each preset.

Back-Up Memory: The unit is equipped with a back-up memory that provides approximately one week of memory storage when the main unit's power switch is off and the power cord is disconnected.

Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed. You can se the sleep timer to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

Video Features

HDMI ver. 1.3a: This unit has 5 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI monitor output, version 1.3a. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. The HDMI jacks support HDCP copyright protection and are compatible with 30 and 36 bit Deep Color and xvYCC color space technology (currently no pre-recorded software supports Deep Color or xvYCC).

Video Up-Conversion: Analog video input signals (composite, S-video, component) can be converted to a digital video signal and transmitted to through the receiver's HDMI output port; or can be up-or down-converted to another analog video monitor output.

Note: HDMI digital video signal can only be output through the receiver's HDMI monitor output. 480p, 576p, 1080i, 720p, and 1080p component video input signals cannot be converted into S-video or composite video.

High-bit I/P Converter and Scaler up to 1080p (through HDMI monitor output): The Denon AVR-2310CI features state-of-the-art Anchor Bay Technologies ABT-2010 VRS precision 12-bit video deinterlacing and upconversion that processes SD (standard definition) sources such as DVD and converts them to HD (high definition) quality for improved sharpness and clarity, so you can enjoy your DVD collection, VCR tapes, and other standard definition sources (480i/480p) with great clarity and detail, up to 1080p. The AVT VRS technology also includes both SD as well as HD video noise reduction to minimize compression artifacts.

Component Video: The receiver features 2 component video inputs and 1 component video monitor output. The component video inputs are assignable to different sources. (Note: If a 1080p signal is input via component video, it is neither converted nor scaled; it is only output as 1080p component video)

GUI (Graphic User Interface): A GUI menu can be displayed on your television for easy system setup. The Graphic User Interface menu is sent through receiver's HDMI monitor output. A screen saver engages if a static menu is left on screen for more that 3 minutes.

Picture Quality Adjustment: You can adjust the Contrast, Brightness, Chroma Level, Hue, DNR (Noise Reduction), and Enhancer (Sharpness) of the receiver's monitor video outputs.

Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.

Input Naming: You can change the display name of each selected input source (up to 8 characters per input).

Source Delete: This feature removes input sources that are not used from the receiver's display.

Dimmer: The receiver features 4 display brightness settings - Bright, Dim, Dark and Off.

Remote Controls

Main Remote Control (RC-1117): The AVR-2310CI comes with a main remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other remote control capable Denon components. It is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand products; including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, satellite receivers, and CD players.

Quick Select: The front panel and main remote both have three Quick Select buttons. Each button can be programmed with a specific input source, surround mode, volume, and MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, and Dynamic volume settings for easy recall.

Sub/Zone 2 Remote Control (RC-1119): The receiver's sub remote is designed to control the Zone 2 functions. You can use it from the other room with an optional IR repeater kit.

HDMI Control: The Denon AVR-2310CI can control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which supports HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the AVR-2310CI's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-2310CI's remote control - Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.

Custom Integration: The AVR-2310CI carries the "CI" stamp, which is Denon's certification to custom installers that the receiver has advanced connectivity and control features often required for custom home integration and theater applications using premium control systems. These features include a RS232C jack for use with whole house control systems, remote in/out IR command control, and a +12-volt trigger.

  • RS-232C Port: The AVR-2310CI includes an RS-232C port for connection to external whole-house control systems, from companies such as AMX, Crestron, and others, and provides a software/firmware upgrade pathway.
  • Room-to-Room Remote Jacks: The receiver has a mini-jack input for use with an optional Denon RC-616, 617, or 618 IR re-transmitter. The adjacent room-to-room output is for future use.
  • 12V Trigger Output: The AVR-2310CI has a mini-jack output to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier.

Optional Add-On Devices

iPod Compatibility: Using an optional ASD-11R iPod dock, or an ASD-51N or ASD-51W iPod/Network adapter dock, you can integrate your iPod with the AVR-2310CI. Song titles appear on the receiver's display panel and the iPod can be controlled using the buttons on the main unit and the remote control.

Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The AVR-2310CI can be connected to the optional SiriusConnect home tuner kit (item numbers 607SCH1 or 220SCH2P, sold separately), allowing you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the receiver. The display shows channel name, number, category, artist, or song title. Sirius channels are stored as presets and recalled in the same way AM and FM stations are. A subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio is required.

 
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Denon AVR-2310CI

Written By Anonymous, Coventry, Ct. on Sunday, June 13, 2010
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I have been a loyal Yamaha fan for many years, but now realize the Denon AV2310C is a much superior product with no comparison to crisp,quality sound reproduction that really never completely happened with my prior Yamaha units. It was easy and enjoyable to set up with no surprises, and has performed way beyond my expectations. The remote control functions are well thought out and work flawlessly. Spend the money and buy this unit.
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4 out of 5

Denon AVR-2310CI

Written By Ira, San Antonio on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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Great piece of equipment. I bought this unit specifically because I use two extra speakers up front in my surround system (center, left, right, upper left, upper right) and the Denon's have Dolby Pro Logic IIz which utilizes these speakers. Previously I used Yamaha RX-V665 and the extra speakers were under-utilized as Yamaha "Presence" speakers.

The Denon system really fills it up! The sound is sooo much better than the Yamaha! I now feel like all the $$ I spent on speakers is worth it, as the sound field is great! Surround sound finally feels / sounds like it was meant to. I like that the Denon automatically picks the surround field based on the signal it receives, so if the cable is sending in a 5.1 signal the Denon knows what to do. DVDs, Blu-Ray, PS-3, and cable never sounded so good! AND - I have no more lip-synch issues that I constantly had with the Yamaha. Video upscaling is perfect!

BUT: The remotes are complete garbage (I use a Harmony One - best invention EVER!). The manual was written by geeks that have never been out of a closet and had an actual conversation with a real person. Thankfully there are some great non-Denon on-line resources available that helped me understand the set-up and use of the Denon.

I've been sing a variety of Yamaha's over the past 16 years. NOT any more! This Denon rocks - best $$ I've ever spent on a receiver. And... WIFE loves it too! What more can I say?!
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5 out of 5

NICE!

Written By Brad, St. Louis on Monday, October 26, 2009
 
So i purchased the AVR-2310Ci and actually do enjoy it. I recently jumped head first into all this "audio jumble and jargon", and so far it does everything i want(ed) it to. Got the new "slim" ps3, so i can bitstream "DOLBY TRUE HD" & "dts MASTER" (for those of u wondering, u CANNOT get the light on ur receiver to turn bright blue ("HD Audio") with the "old" playstation 40G, i learned the hard way and wasted alot of time and research, so just trust me)...anyway, just bought 2 new Front Height speakers, to add to the 5.1, so now my receiver reads just as the Crutchfield ad does---"DOLBY D + PLIIz H" .----love it! Sounds even better with a John Mayer BD, lights low, and my lady on my arm...ONLY CONCERN SO FAR-my ATT DVR box DOES have sound interrupted, as stated, gonna have to see what i can do, got word to call and "upgrade" the box, or maybe its just a "bad" box......i'll get back
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4 out of 5

Two surprises to know about before buying

Written By Aggie'93, Austin, TX on Monday, September 07, 2009
 
This is a solid receiver but there are two surprises to know about before you purchase. If you know about these up front and can live with them, this is a great receiver. The first surprise is out right misleading with respect to Zone 2. I have multiple HDMI and digital audio inputs to this unit. I assumed that I could redirect any input to zone 2, but buried in the manual is a sentence that says only analog inputs can be routed to zone 2. So now I have to run BOTH the HDMI/digital and analog sound cables from my cable box, wi-fi network, and DVD player to the 2310ci. So much for cable reduction. Plus I lose the digital noise immunity benefits for zone 2. I can't help but feel cheated on this one after doing so much research and seeing nothing mentioned about this limitation. The 2nd is an HDMI issue/firmware issue, but I have a work around. My cable box is an SA 8300HDC and the issue doesn't exist when the 8300HDC is directly connected to the TV's HDMI input. The issue w/2310ci: when powering up the cable box, TV, 2310ci, every few seconds a single frame of static video appears in the cable box video. Sound is uninterrupted. Workaround: switch to a different video source and back to cable's HDMI input. I'm still experimenting with various power up and wait times to see if I can change this.
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Anthony, Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, August 24, 2009
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The upconversion to 1080p on this receiver is the best I have ever seen. It has plenty of power. It is rated at 105 watts per channel and seems more powerful than my Yamaha RX-V1600 that is rated at 120 watts per channel. The manual is somewhat confusing. Prepare to spend some time learning how to use this receiver. The remote could be a little better but the on screen menus are very easy to navigate through and make adjustments. All in all this is a five star product and a great buy for the price.
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5 out of 5

This is a great receiver

Written By James, Lafayette, IN on Monday, August 17, 2009
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Got this receiver as the core to an upgraded system that is fully HDMI connected. The Audyssey automatic speaker setup was amazing - and easy. You hookup the surround speakers and the included microphone, and then place the mic in your various listening locations around the room. The system calculates how to balance the speaker outputs to get the best performance, and the process was a breeze.
I also love the Zone 2 speaker capabilities. As long as you are running a 5.1 speaker setup (rather than a 7.1), then you can reassign those other outputs to drive a fully independent speaker system. I used mine to drive a set of exterior speakers, and love the flexibility of either having the same input device (ie, Tuner, I-Pod, etc) driving my interior and exterior speakers, or having them driven off of an independent second source through this receiver. Last night I had the TV sound playing inside, and my I-Pod (through a linked Denon docking station) cranking outside.
Plenty of power, amazing fidelity, and easy setup. Great system - no regrets.
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5 out of 5

First time Denon owner

Written By Dave, Dayton, OH on Wednesday, August 05, 2009
 
This is a step up in the receiver world for me and I love it! I replaced a 10yr old Sony and am being blown away every time I turn it on. I ran the auto setup after slightly adjusting my speakers and the results are overwhelming. I have speakers from 3 different manufacturers and my mains are 30ish years old and the overall sound quality is great. The highs are crisp but not too bright and I'm hard-pressed to notice the crossovers. The receiver does run a bit warm, so be prepared to house it somewhere with plenty of ventilation.
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