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Subject: Re: Denon, Yamaha, or Onkyo Date: 10/26/2012 9:02 PM
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Hi All,

My Denon AVR-3310ci just went out, think maybe it is the HDMI board. It is still covered under the extra year of warranty thanks to American Express. Just looking ahead here, if it is quite expensive to repair and the cost of a new receiver is not much more, which one do I go for. I did have a Yamaha RX-V2200, then replaced that with the Denon. Looking at the Denon 3313CI, not sure which Onkyo or Yamaha. Just thought I might turn to the gurus to see what sage advice you might have.

Thank you in advance.

Michael


The question is can you get as good a base amp for the cost of repair? The Denon AVR-3310ci is a good base 7.1 amp that won’t go out of style for many years. (Michael’s Denon is at http://usa.denon.com/documentmaster/us/avr-3310ci_lit629.pdf... )

I had the similar problem with my Pioneer BD-09 Blu-ray player when the reading module quit (a month after the warrantee expired) and I bit the bullet (about $400) for the repair. Yes, I could have bought a new player but, because the base frame of the BD-09 was excellent, I opted for repair.

I’d suggest the same with your Denon especially since it is covered under warrantee.

Down the road, don’t know really. If your Denon goes tango uniform in the future (and how long will that be?) then choices having as many features (and maybe more) will be there. When that happens take a hard sharp look at Yamaha. I have the Z-11 (cost about $5,500) and now Yamaha is offering much lower-priced units having all the Z-11’s features. Most amplifier makers are following that route.

MichaelR
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