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post #71 of 137 Old 03-20-13, 12:39 PM
 
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Re: Denon AVR-4520CI Receiver Review Discussion Thread

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If your asking the input on the WDTV unit? its either Wi-Fi network connection or cat5e to the PC or you can just connect a 1 or 2 TB USB hard drive to it with all the media you have on it.
No, I meant the input labeled Media Server on the 4520... Is it just a standard HDMI input? In the manual it lists what can be played on it.

I will have to go checkout some cases that I can hookup my SATA 4TB hard drive to that are USB.

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Re: Denon AVR-4520CI Receiver Review Discussion Thread

I dont think so, Its more designed to plug a hard drive directly to it.

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Thanks, I have heard nothing but good about them... I can't wait to get them installed. Is the Media Server input a special one or is it the same as all the other HDMI inputs?
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No, I meant the input labeled Media Server on the 4520... Is it just a standard HDMI input? In the manual it lists what can be played on it.

I will have to go checkout some cases that I can hookup my SATA 4TB hard drive to that are USB.
Its the same as the other ones. Not sure why the bother labeling them anymore as you can just rename in the settings. Should just leave them as "1", "2", etc...

You've got the right idea with the USB enclosure as many people do that. Your other option is to go wireless or use a LAN cable and stream right from your computer to the WDTV to the Denon.

The Denon by itself will not play .mkv as far as I can tell from the manual. If you're looking to hook up that drive to the Denon you'll only be able to play what's listed on page 47 of the manual. If you hook the drive up to the WDTV you can play basically anything with a GUI that is far superior to what the Denon has.

So USB Drive to the WDTV then HDMI to Denon. Then you get to play around with the WDTV and set it up but that's well covered in other threads and forums.
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Re: Denon AVR-4520CI Receiver Review Discussion Thread

Does anyone know of a Demo for 9.1 audio? It would be nice to have a demo video that shows what 9.1 is capable of.

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There is no "true" discreet 9.1 audio mix available. What happens is the receiver will matrix the extra 2 channels basically making an educated guess as to what should be sent to those two channels.

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I love my 9.2 and can't wait to add for 11.2
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Does anyone know of a Demo for 9.1 audio? It would be nice to have a demo video that shows what 9.1 is capable of.
The best you can get is something like The Expendables 2 which apparently has been "optimized" for 11.1 audio, whatever that means.... As far as I know there isn't even an agreed upon format for delivering more than discrete 7.1 audio right now.
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The best you can get is something like The Expendables 2 which apparently has been "optimized" for 11.1 audio, whatever that means.... As far as I know there isn't even an agreed upon format for delivering more than discrete 7.1 audio right now.
What a shame that there are no demo discs to show off all the channels.

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Re: Denon AVR-4520CI Receiver Review Discussion Thread

hey guys. long time no talk. Im in the market for a Denon 4520 or Marantz 8801. Im wondering what you guys opinions are. Im seeing some issues with reliability on the 4520 over at the AVS forums. Just wondering if any of you guys have had repairs or returns etc..

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hey guys. long time no talk. Im in the market for a Denon 4520 or Marantz 8801. Im wondering what you guys opinions are. Im seeing some issues with reliability on the 4520 over at the AVS forums. Just wondering if any of you guys have had repairs or returns etc..

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I have the 4520, and it is rock solid. I am also a frequent participant in the AVS 4520 thread. There are some recent complaints, but keep in mind that happy users don't usually post their happiness. Also note that several of the posters reporting issues purchased refurb units.

AFAIK, you currently own the 8801, and previously owned the 4520. You even stated that you heard no sonic difference between the two. What is the purpose of your post?
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