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Denon AVR-E300 5.1 Channel 3D Pass Through and Networking Home Theater AV Receiver with AirPlay (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 5 channel discrete amplification (Maximum power: 175 watts per channel)
- Simple, Denon Easy Connect speaker terminals.Stream iTunes music with Apple's AirPlay technology
- 5 HDMI inputs, including 1 front panel, with 1080P and 3D pass-throughAudyssey Bronze Built-In for perfection in surround sound
- Experience 175 watts x 5 channels. Enjoy Airplay streaming from your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad
- Easy set-up through on-screen graphical display. Control the receiver from your iOS or Android device
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Join the connected world with your Denon AVR-E300 A/V receiver, which features network connectivity that lets you enjoy music from sources such as Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify and view your favorite photos via Flickr. The AVR-E300 also features AirPlay for streaming from your favorite iOS device, such as an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. For easy, fast, and accurate system setup, the AVR-E300 features our acclaimed Setup Assistant with simple on-screen setup instructions.
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I've been in contact with Denon, who say they are working on recreating the problem, but even if they do identify it, then you're gonna be waiting for a new firmware to be written, proofed, developed, tested, and rolled out... that's up do you, but I think it might be too much for me.
UPDATE 3/3/2014: Denon has rolled out a big firmware update (about 25 minutes to install) which has completely fixed this issue. I will leave the old review up so people can understand what WAS happening, but it is completely fixed. The receiver is now an awesome entry-level surround HDMI receiver which I would recommend to anyone - not to mention that Denon customer support took a customer issue seriously, followed up, stayed in contact and fixed the issue. 10/10 would complain again.
One of my favorite features of this receiver is the Audyssey technology, which makes setup a breeze. Basically, you plug in the attached microphone, and move it to some sitting locations in your room while test tones sound. The whole processes takes maybe 15 minutes total, and makes a HUGE difference in quality. Compared to my old receiver's variety of menus and confusing settings, Audyssey basically sets everything up for you: crossovers, speaker size and distance, levels, etc.
Additionally, the Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume do an amazing job of processing different sources, and evening out content levels. This isn't like the "late night" setting on my old receiver, or the volume limiter on your TV. The Denon receiver seems to be actively processing all of the audio passing through the unit, making every source incredibly... easy to listen to. It just sounds right.
Another great feature of this unit is the inclusion of Apple's AirPlay technology, making streaming from iTunes on your phone or laptop a snap. Unfortunately, the display menus from the Denon are decidedly low-res 480p, but that doesn't detract from the listening experience. There is also a companion iPhone app to control the receiver which works seamlessly for me, as did the internet-enabled apps like Pandora and Spotify.
While this is an entry level-priced home theater receiver, the features and sound processing quality make it more a midrange model at a budget price.
Video and sound quality is everything you'd expect from a good quality receiver. The front LED text is a nice blue-white hue and fits plenty of text so you can view song names when you are listening to internet radio. There is also an HDMI port on the front of the device, which is convenenient for quickly connecting mobile video devices.
The networking feature allows you to listen to music and talk radio from services like basic internet music and talk stations, SiriusXM, Pandora, and Spotify. However, at this price point I would expect this receiver to have Wi-Fi like other receivers do, and not just a wired Ethernet connection.
Menu navigation is quick and easy. The GUI is simple and it responds quickly to remote control commands. The downloadable smartphone app works well on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus running CyanogenMod 10 with Android 4.2.2. It takes a few seconds to get started when you first try and play internet radio, but I suspect that is because it is downloading station info. Once that is completed, things speed up a bit. You are able to control most aspects of the receiver with the remote app, and you can view the song info and album art for the music you are playing on the receiver.
The reason I am giving this receiver only 4 stars and not 5 is for a few reasons.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In less than 2 years, this receiver is useless. It worked great for over a year, and then all the HDMI inputs failed. Read morePublished 3 days ago by H. S. Sinclair
One can't go wrong with Denon if you wait for them to fall in price with the change of the model year. Read morePublished 6 days ago by jeff in new england
The Denon AVR-E300 5.1 was amazing for the first 6 months. Set up was a breeze, and it delivered all the options I was looking for as a novice to home theaters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bobby M.
Well bought this thing almost two years ago and it just starting failing. The sound will click off for random amounts of time then start back up. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan
HDMI Audio stopped working. Selecting Menu on remote puts very strange blue boxes up on the screen and what appears to be Asian characters but no ability to select any menus. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Seeker
I bought this reciever ( not thru Amazon, but thru a store near me) , I am gonna say that I have had this stereo for JUST over 2 years,11/26/2013.. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dawn
I have to go with 1 star because I truly hate this thing. Everything was great until the left front audio channel began to intermittently stop. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Derek
I have this running my home theater - very impressed. The apple airplay works flawlesslyPublished 5 months ago by Jason S.