Denon AVR-X3100W IN-Command
7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple® AirPlay®
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Item #: 033AVX3100
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $499.99
Take command of your home theater with the Denon AVR-X3100W IN-Command receiver. It's designed to let you get the most out of all your music and movies with lots of connections, cool features, and wireless capabilities. From advanced video processing with 4K upscaling to wireless playback of digital music from your smartphone, this receiver has a lot to offer for demanding home theater lovers. It can feed your surround speakers plenty of power, decode high-resolution PCM and DSD digital music files, make standard-def video look crisper and clearer, and play audio and video from different sources in multiple rooms at the same time. It's a great choice for designing a new home theater system or upgrading from an older receiver with features that are starting to look a little thin.
With all the various devices we use to play music, the hardest part can be playing them all through our home theater speakers. The AVR-X3100W takes all the mystery out of this process. Have a networked computer or music server? Built-in Wi-Fi along with DLNA compatibility will place your entire collection at your fingertips. Have a tablet and smartphone? If it's an Apple® device, AirPlay has you covered. If it's Android™ or another platform, built-in Bluetooth will do the trick. Are you a subscriber to Spotify's premium service? Access their entire library through the Spotify app and play it all back with this receiver. Plus, there's Pandora, SiriusXM, and free Internet radio streams all accessible using this receiver on its own.
The free Denon Remote App turns your Apple or Android smartphone into a powerful Wi-Fi remote.
Wish you could have music or movies playing in two rooms? The 'X3100W can help you do it. Its multi-zone feature means it can power speakers in two rooms simultaneously — playing different songs in each or the same song in both rooms. Use the surround back speaker outputs to power stereo speakers in another room. Connect them in a kitchen, bedroom, or out on a porch to listen to tunes while the rest of the family enjoys a movie in 5.2-channel surround sound in the home theater. The Zone 2 HDMI output also means you can send video to another room. Check in on the ballgame in the bedroom while the kids watch a movie in the main zone.
To get sound that's perfectly optimized for your room and speaker setup, you'll need to calibrate your speakers. Luckily, that's as easy as plugging the included microphone into the AVR-X3100W's front panel and pressing "Start." The mic will take speaker measurements as test tones are played. Then, the receiver's Audyssey processing will adjust settings to guarantee well-balanced surround sound in your room. Audyssey's Dynamic EQ and Volume features help your system perform better at lower volume levels and minimize large volume fluctuations while watching TV or movies.
Denon's free Remote App can turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful Wi-Fi remote control. Download it on your Apple or Android device and use it to change sources, adjust the volume, control music in multiple zones, and listen to Internet and network music sources.
Like all of Denon's IN-Command receivers, the AVR-X3100W offers useful home automation features. It can be set up and operated by a computer over a wired or wireless home network via IP control. There's an infrared input on the rear-panel, for use with external remotes and control systems. And the AVR-X3100W is certified for use with Control4 and Crestron home automation equipment.
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.
The capabilities of the second zone in addition to all other features is what sets this apart for me. I haven't tested all features yet, but wanted to share some feedback since it has been several months.
Pros: - Digital audio out for zone 2 - Any source to either zone anytime - When all zones are on the same source, audio is in sync, and Main zone does not downgrade to 2 channel stereo - Set up menu is simple and navigates quick - Surround Sound set up is very thorough - Plenty of input options, and even options to output
Cons: - Bluetooth music stutters if you move the connected phone - Remote app is slow, clunky and is a generally poor design - If either zone is currently on an HDMI source, turning on or off the other zone's HDMI sources will briefly interrupt signal to the zone that is already on (3-4 seconds of black screen) - Video signal is not output to zone 2 while Pandora is source - Once, the receiver was only outputting the left audio channel to zone 2, but the next day both left and right were output
I bought this as a replacement to an older Denon unit. The 2 zones work great and I love the internet radio. I've had it for about 2 months now and no complaints yet.
Pros: Value. Easy set up and nice screen graphics.
Awesome, sounds great! Easy setup, everything works perfect. I use the bluetooth with pandora from my Samsung S5 phone often and it works perfect. I have never lost connection.My speakers are B&W CDM's and Samsung 60' tv. Great combo! Receiver was shipped to my door well packaged in 3 days.
Pros: Great Receiver, easy setup.
Powerful and versatile
Pros: Affordable performance
Still working thru the entire capabilities, but initial setup was very easy, happy with sound quality and level.
Pros: Easy setup
The Receiver was easy to set up, and sounds fantastic. I have it set up with 5.1 Infinity speakers with a Klips 12" sub.
Easy to set up, the sound is incredible, it looks great. Sincs to Iphone for Airplay pretty much seemless, But bluetooth to Android phones not so good. The first time connecting was easy but then connecting with another phone and then back to original phone a nightmare if impossible. The kids have IPhone and love it, so we listen to what they like. Remote is very userfriendly and much easier than others I have had in past. I would buy this again.
I purchased this AVR-X3100W to replace my older Denon AVR-2805 (which is being re-deployed to a secondary system in my house - the AVR-X3100W is now my main unit). I was looking for a current-capability Denon unit at about the same power as my older unit (the 2805 is 100 Watts at 8 Ohms - the 3100 is rated at 105 Watts at 8 Ohms). The new 3100 delivers all the capabilities that I knew I wanted - and many more that I didn't know I wanted, but now I am enjoying. There are plenty of inputs and outputs on back providing flexibility and paths for future upgrades (like the pre-amp outputs) and having the HDMI switching is a great benefit for cleaner/simpler wiring and use. The latest/greatest DVD sound decoding capabilities are all there - improving my surround capability and channel separation. But the bigger surprise for me was that it actually sounds BETTER than my older amp, even when just playing music in stereo. Part of this may be due to that fact that I now have my primary R/L channels bi-amped (using the zone 2 powered channels along side the primary R/L channels). I'm not an expert, but I believe I have better clarity and definition from my same old speakers. I was also pleased that the set-up was quick and easy. As well the iPad app for control is very nifty. I stayed with Denon, because in the under-$1,000 range they always seem to deliver a quality receiver with lots of features. I'm glad I did.
Pros: Sound, flexibility, lots of inputs and outputs, easy set-up, and nifty control app.
Cons: You may want to spend some time to read the manual. Although you CAN use the receiver right out-of-the-box with no training, I am still discovering more that it can do.
After looking last year and not pulling the trigger, it was time for me to upgrade from my original Denon 3803. Although still working perfectly, the lack of HDMI was killing me. My search, for the most part, was limited to Denon, Yamaha, and Marantz; and thanks to the advice from the numerous Crutchfield reps I spoke with, I'm very pleased with my decision. I've been running this now for 2 months and couldn't be happier. Set up out of the box was a breeze. Denon has come a long way with their user interface and combined with the Audyssey set up, I had things up and running within the hour. I will say, not having a hard copy of the manual was a bit annoying, but downloaded the .pdf to my iPad and was able to quickly look up any questions I had. The built-in Wi-Fi was a must and a big reason why I held out from last year's model. What limited streaming I've done over Pandora, etc, has worked great. I'm doing most of that through my Roku so having everything connected with HDMI makes switching between cable, blue ray and Roku a breeze. The remote is greatly improved from the giant clunk of a mess my old receiver came with. Have to say I also enjoy the ability now to watch something on tv while listening to a different audio source over the speakers. Such a simple concept that I couldn't do with my old Denon. Power is great and have had no issues putting my Polk Audio towers and surrounds to the test. Denon came through again.
I've had the X3100W for 3-4 weeks now and it does everything I need it to. Easy to set up and looks and sounds great!
Pros: Looks and sounds great
I've really enjoyed the receiver so far. The setup was pretty simple. Denon tries to make it as easy as possible. However, if you want to get into the weeds, there is some flexibility to do so. The power is great. The AVR inputs are color coded, with matching labels that can be added to your cables, a simple but very pleasant touch. The layout on the rear of the AVR is straight forward and well thought out.
My favorite features so far are the customizability/assignability of each input/output, as well as fully assignable second zone with full digital capabilities, something you can't get anywhere else for this price. Trust me, I looked and drove my Crutchfield sales rep up the wall with all my questions on the second zone. Some companies will tell you they have a digital second zone, but they're not really telling the whole story. Many will allow you to output a signal to the second zone, but Zone 2 won't be playing sound out of any speakers in the second zone, only out of the receiving unit. For example, for my patio TV, playing a bluray out to Zone 2 (patio) would play audio out of the TV speakers only, not the patio speakers. In order to pay over the patio speakers, a second run of analog cables from the bluray to AVR would be needed and no digital s. This allows for a fully digital Zone 2, meaning digital sources can be played to Zone 2 and output to Zone 2 digitally, all independent of Zone 1, again something no one else does for this price.
Pros: -Fully Independent Zone 2 -Digital sources can be used in Zone 2, allowing use of Airplay, HDMI, and my computer to Zone 2 without secondary cables -Second HDMI out for Zone 2 -Ease of setup, easy to follow setup menus -Audyssey MultEQ XT & Mic -Runs very cool, even in an enclosed cabinet -good power, sounds great--more than enough to power my Paradigms -haven't used them much, but all the online features are great, particularly AirPlay -Video looks great -Detailed and easy to follow ma
Cons: -Remote is lacking -WiFi can drop out...though this could be due to distance from my router, which I'll be moving closer. (I've read others having this issues and that a firmware update fix this, but I have not yet done it). -Manual comes on a CD, not printed (great for environment, bad for easy setup)
This unit has amazing sound and video quality. Once I performed the Audyssey setup, the sound improved greatly from already stellar quality. I'm currently using it in a 5.1 setup with zone 2 as a second set of front speakers (speakers A & B for fronts) since I'm using this as my stereo system as well. I wanted the best stereo setup with my Pulk Audio bookshelf speakers.
I don't know if it's my AVR, my home internet service, or my iPhone but Airplay seems to be very glitchy. It cuts off quite often even with my phone laying on the desk. I have my AVR connected with LAN cable, to receive the maximum network performance, but it still seems to cut off occasionally. I also seem to be having issues with the HDMI Pass Through feature.
Even with these few issues, I highly recommend Denon. I've owned a Denon for over 12 years and didn't even think twice before buying another Denon. I will be contacting Crutchfield in the next few days to have these issues looked at. Hopefully, I just received a bad unit.
Pros: Amazing audio functionality and quality, superb video quality, easy user interface, Bluetooth, abundance of features.
Cons: Glitchy Airploy and HDMI Pass Through.
This Denon replaces an older Denon that I was very pleased with. Right from the start smiles were generated which became wow's. I'm using a 5.1 configuration in the main TV room, and then have speakers throughout the house and use the extra 2 channels to power those. I remember the setup for my older Denon was very difficult with amp assignments, digital/analogue configurations, etc. Once the speakers were hooked up (more of that later), I was enjoying my new Denon in about 15 minutes of answering easy on screen questions. Couldn't be easier. I recommend total HDMI...very easy connections...and very high performance. The tv picture is very much better...better than the movies....the sound is excellent. ...a wonderful unit
Pros: This Denon is the meaning of pro....
Cons: I wish the speaker terminals could accommodate spades (it can't). I am using audiophile speaker wire which is very thick...a minor chore to hook to the terminals. When unscrewing the terminal nuts, the screw for the nut goes down the center of the slot that accommodates the wire....I use 1/2 the copper for each side of the screw and it works like a charm.
|Number Of Channels||7|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||105|
|THD in Stereo||0.08 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20,000 Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||12.8 dBf|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||Audyssey MultEQ XT(P|
|HDMI Standby Pass-through||Yes|
|Composite Video Conversion||From Composite to HDMI|
|Component Video Conversion||From Component Video to HDMI|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||Yes|
|Apple AirPlay||Built in|
|App Remote Control||Yes|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||Yes|
|Multibrand Remote Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||Yes|
|Dolby Digital||DD, DD+, EX, TrueHD|
|DTS||DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, NeoX, 96/2|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||None|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||1|
|Optical Digital Inputs||2|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||2|
|Optical Digital Outputs||None|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||2|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||No|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||Yes|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 3-prong|
Discrete Amplification: The Denon AVR-X3100W AV receiver features a powerful Class AB power amplifier section equipped with discrete high current power transistors. This discrete amplifier design delivers optimum realism and stunning dynamic range. By using high current, high power discrete power devices, the amplifier is able to easily drive high quality speakers. The AV receiver's 7-channel Class AB amplifier is rated at 105-watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels).
Amplifier Assignment: The AVR-X3100W's seven discrete amplifier channels can be configured to accommodate your type of home theater setup.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Denon AVR-X3100W AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Denon Original Listening Modes: Denon's Original Listening Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the following:
Note: This unit automatically generates a list of all the playable sound modes based on the input audio format and the current speaker setup configuration and displays the list on the screen. Therefore, you can select a correct surround playback mode even if you are not familiar with sound mode selection.
Direct Listening Modes: The Denon AVR-X3100W offers two Direct Listening Modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. Direct Mode provides playback of 2ch or Multichannel audio in its original form, without any surround or tone processing. Pure Direct Mode goes a step further by turning off the receiver's display and analog video circuitry to minimize the possibility of any noised being added to the audio signal.
Audyssey Gold: AVR-X3100W features the Audyssey Gold suite of powerful DSP features; including MultEQ XT (PRO), Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, and Audyssey DSX.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:
Audio Enhancements: The Denon AVR-X3100W receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.
Level Adjustments: The AVR-X3100W provides the following level adjustments.
Volume Settings: The AVR-X3100W offers the following volume settings.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Denon AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
HDMI Inputs/Outputs: This AV receiver is equipped with eight HDMI inputs (7 rear/1 front) and two HDMI outputs, enabling connection to various HDMI compatible devices such as Blu-ray Disc players, satellite/cable boxes, game consoles, and HD video camcorders. The second HDMI output is discrete and allows you to enjoy a different audio/video source in another room. The HDMI jacks can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 4K video signals to a HDTV.
Note: The AV receiver's HDMI 2.0 jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
4K Video Upconversion: The Denon AV receiver's sophisticated video processor provides upconversion from standard definition (480i/480p) and high definition (720p/1080i/1080p) sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels), which lets you connect all your analog (composite/component) or digital (HDMI) video sources to the AVR-X3100W and then connect to your HDTV with just a single HDMI cable.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When enabling the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "On" or in "Standby" both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver's HDMI monitor output.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features three composite video inputs, two component video inputs, and one component video output. The composite video inputs are output to your television via the receiver's HDMI monitor output (there is no composite video output). The component video inputs can be output to your TV via the receiver's component monitor output or HDMI monitor outputs.
Video Select Function: This receiver can display video from a different source on your connected TV during audio playback from Tuner, USB, Network Music, or Bluetooth.
Picture Mode: The receiver provides Picture Mode to adjust the picture quality for your viewing content and environment. You can select from Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, ISF Day/Night, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Noise Reduction, and Enhancer (sharpness). Picture adjustments cannot be made for 4K content.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Denon AVR-X3100W receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The unit also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server and various online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).
DLNA 1.5 Certified: The AVR-X3100W is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the AVR-X3100W's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Denon AVR-X3100W supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.
|Compatible Audio Formats||Sampling Frequencies||Bit rate||Extension|
|WMA (Windows Media Audio)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-192 kbps||.wma|
|MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)||32/44.1/48 kHz||32-320 kbps||.mp3|
|MPEG-4 AAC||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a/.mp4|
|FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz||N/A||.flac|
Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).
Online Services: The Denon AVR-X3100W lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the AVR-X3100W supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify Connect, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 7/40/2014). The Denon receiver offers on-screen menu display and control over these web services.
|vTuner||The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps), and AAC (16-320kbps) format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.|
|Once the network audio player is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.|
|SiriusXM||SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.|
|Spotify Connect||If you subscribe to Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you can stream Spotify the Denon AV receiver. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.|
|Flickr||Flickr is an online photograph sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload, and view photographs.|
Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from vTuner, Pandora, SiriusXM, Flickr, and your media server for easier, quicker access.
AM/FM Tuner: The Denon AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets manually. You can create an 8-character name for each preset station. You can even directly enter a station number using the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.
Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The AVR-X3100W and your PC must be connected to the same home network.
Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Denon server. Visit Denon's Support Site for more details. The tested Denon AVR-X3100W contained firmware version 1400-2249-5051 (as of 7/30/2014).
Front-Panel USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. Compatible USB storage devices must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/5,000 files. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Song/artist information will display on your HDMI-connected TV and the receivers front-panel display. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.
Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3 WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .wav MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4 FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .flac ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a AIFF 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz N/A .aif/.aiff DSD 2.8 MHz N/A .dsf/.dff
Note: The receiver's USB port cannot be used with a USB hub or computer.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The Denon AV receiver offers wired (via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. You can even watch video from your Apple device via the receiver's front-panel HDMI input.
Note: Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Denon AVR-X3100W is "made for iPod/iPhone" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 1/15/2015).
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Connector Type||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|USB||Bluetooth||AirPlay||Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
OSD w/ Setup Assistant (via HDMI): With Denon's on-screen menu and setup assistant you can connect, configure, and use your home theater system with ease. The OSD and setup assistant features clear on-screen graphics and text that optimizes critical system settings for your particular home theater setup. The on-screen menu and setup assistant can be output to your TV via HDMI only. If you connect the receiver to your television via only composite video, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display for menu and source adjustments.
Quick Select: On the AVR-X3100W's front-panel, you'll find four Quick Select buttons that let you quickly choose from the most popular input sources; the ergonomically designed remote also includes Quick Select function buttons. With Quick Select, the AVR-X3100W remembers not only your preferred inputs but also your preferred audio settings, so you can enjoy precisely tailored sound with each one.
Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The Denon AVR-X3100W offers Zone 2 and All Zone Stereo functionality for playback of audio in two separate rooms of your home. In addition, this unit is equipped with an HDMI Zone 2 output connector for transfer of audio/video from connected HDMI sources to Zone 2.
Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV and FLAC music files via USB or DLNA.
Source Rename & Text Search: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can hide it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources. You can also search Internet Radio, USB, and DLNA content using keyword searches from the AV receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.
Slide Shows/Picture View: You can play back still image (JPEG) files stored on a USB memory device or media server and pictures on Flickr website as a slide show. The display time can also be set. You can also play back music and a favorite picture at the same time via USB, Internet Radio, or Media Server.
Timers: The Denon AV receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function.
ECO Mode: This receiver is equipped with an ECO Mode function that allows you to enjoy music and movies while reducing the power consumption during use, Eco mode adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level selected to reduce power consumption.
Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, 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.
Protection Circuit: This is a function to prevent damage to components within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage, or over-heating occurs. In this unit, the power indicator blinks and the unit enters standby mode when an abnormality occurs.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Denon AVR-X3100W features built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.4. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Denon receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. Song/Artist information is displayed on your HDMI-connected TV. Up to eight Bluetooth devices can be remembered by the AVR-X3100W, so family members as well as friends can enjoy their favorite tracks.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Denon AV receiver.
Denon Remote App: The Denon Remote App lets you control the Denon Network A/V receiver using your Apple iOS or Android device. Simply download the free Denon Remote App from the iTunes App Store for the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 4.3+), or download the free Denon Remote App from Google Play for your compatible Android device (1.5+). The AV receiver will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device. This free Remote App lets you control the Denon A/V receiver's basic functions (power, volume, input, surround modes) from your Apple iOS or Android device for all zones of the receiver. You can even navigate the A/V receiver's network and Internet content from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. For added convenience, there are eight customizable home screen short cut buttons that allow you to tailor the look and function of the Denon Remote App to suit your needs.
IR Remote w/ HDMI-CEC: The Denon AVR-X3100W comes with an IR remote for wireless operation of the AV receiver. The AVR-X3100W's can also be used to control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the AVR-X3100W's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the AVR-X3100W's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Custom Integration: The AVR-X3100W is part of Denon's IN-Command series line-up of receiver, 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 12V trigger output.
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It has component video output, which I use to take the video out from my DirecTV receiver and pass it through to my LG TV. [ Michael Jun 08, 2015 ]
Yes, the receiver has component video outputs specifically for what you are describing (although I have not tried it myself). [ LELAND K Jun 07, 2015 ]
Jonathan, there is one component video out (Y, PbCb, PrCr). If you find the manual online, you're looking for page 18 (diagram) and page 44, to explain the setup. They also mention the optical input for your tv, but you only need that for audio from your TV. [ Michael Jun 07, 2015 ]
There is no dedicated "phono" input on the AVR-X3100W. So you CAN hook a turntable to the unit ONLY if you have a turntable with a built-in pre-amp or you buy your own turntable pre-amp to connect between the turntable and the receiver. [ LELAND K Mar 31, 2015 ]
You cannot hook a phonograph directly to this unit as there are no phono inputs. However, you can still accomplish what you want to do via a phonograph pre-amp. I am looking at the following pre-amp as a possibility: Cambridge Audio Azur 651P. The other possibility is to purchase a new turntable that has a pre-amp built in. [ LARRY Mar 31, 2015 ]
Yes there are preouts for front, center, surround, surround back and two subwoofers. Also there are preouts for Zone 2. I am using them to connect the X3100W to my Acurus 5 channel amp [ GARY Mar 25, 2015 ]
There are pre outs for up to 7.1 channels. I don't use them. My setup is mostly HDMI [ Michael Mar 24, 2015 ]
Yes there are preouts for (Front L-R) (Center) (SUB 1 and 2) (Surround L-R) (Surround Back L-R) This system can be customized to setup for full 7.1 surround sound. Using the speaker wizard. [ TONY Mar 24, 2015 ]
Yes you can. there are several line level inputs and you can even rename an input if you like. [ TONY Feb 11, 2015 ]
Yes. Use any of the stereo 2 channel L / R connections such as the one marked CD [ Michael Feb 11, 2015 ]
Should be no reason a cassette deck can't be added. Most have a normal signal output level not requiring a pre-amp. So hook into an unused stereo input ( or coax or optical), use the input matrix settings to assign that input and rename it to cassette. You can also raise or lower the input dB level if you want and even assign it to a quick select button on the remote. I have 6 HDMI inputs used plus numerous stereo and optical/coax for legacy audio such as cdplayer, sonos input, etc. [ RICHARD P Feb 11, 2015 ]
Yes. I hooked up my old Technics dual cassette deck. You can even assign the input to call it "Tape Deck". I plugged mine into the DVD input and renamed it "Tape". [ Michael Feb 11, 2015 ]
Yes, there are standard RCA-audio inputs that can be used for a cassette player. [ MORGAN Feb 11, 2015 ]
Yes. This unit has multiple inputs. One of them should be compatible with your cassette player. [ KEITH Feb 11, 2015 ]
I've tried and and you can play airplay in zone 2. However, there does seem to be a momentary interruption in the Main Zone in order to do it. Since I've only had the unit for a few days, this may be user error, however. I'll update you once I've messed with it some more. [ Michael Jan 05, 2015 ]
I have not tried this so I cannot answer this question. [ Michael Nov 21, 2014 ]