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2016 Denon AVR Owner's Thread (S720W/S920W/X1300W/X2300W/X3300W/X4300H/X6300H)

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2016 Denon AVR models --->  S510BT/S720W/S920W/X1300W/X2300W/X3300W/X4300H/X6300H
 
D+M USA has released information on the new 2016 models.  The X6300H will be the highest model released for 2016 while the 2015 Denon X7200WA will remain the "flagship" D+M AVR.
 

 What's new for the 2016 models?

 S720W/S920W/X1300W/X2300W/X3300W/X4300H/X6300H
- Dual band 802.11n Wifi (5Ghz added to previously only single band 2.4Ghz)
- Auto Lip sync delay (increased from 200ms to 500ms adjustment)
- RC Source Select (allows changing of an HDMI standby pass through source while the AVR is in Standby mode - 2015 and older models require powering on the AVR to change the pass through source)
- Playback of high resolution audio files (DSD 5.6 Mhz - increased from 2.8 Mhz) via USB and network
- DTS:X / DTS Neural:X (via firmware update August 2016, should be pre-loaded on the X4300H/X6300H)
- Video Mode - new "Bypass" setting (S920W/X2300W only as a result of the Video Conversion setting being removed)
- Audyssey iOS/Android phone app (est $20) - using the Audyssey mic, provides the ability to customize target curves, save them, and share them with others (ETA Fall 2016)
- Front Wide speakers are no longer supported on any model
- Web Control no longer available (X4300H, X6300H only - to be replaced by new app capability with SAVE/LOAD via USB later this fall)
- The new "H" series models (X4300H/X6300H) include a built-in HEOS module which will allow streaming (currently) a dozen different music services using the HEOS iOS/Android app to the "H" model as well as allow the "H" model to stream 2CH sources to one or more HEOS wireless speakers set up around the home

See post 7 for additional specific 2016 vs. 2015 model differences

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- All "S" series models have a 2 year warranty if purchased new/open-box from an authorized dealer
- All "X" series models have a 3 year warranty (2 years in Canada) if purchased new/open-box from an authorized dealer
- All refurbished models have a 1 year warranty if purchased from an authorized refurb dealer
 
 
Denon model web page info and Owner manual links
 
- S510BT - MSRP $279, 5.2 CH, 70W, HDMI In/Out (5/1) - (cont'd from 2015)

This is a 5CH AVR which was first released in 2015 and will continue for 2016 as the entry level model which features Bluetooth, but is not a networking model.  Firmware updates would be installed via the USB jack.  It includes a mic for a basic (ie. non-Audyssey) single position speaker/sub calibration.  It can display the GUI over 2D/3D video on HDMI1 and HDMI2 and pass through 4k/60Hz video from HDMI3/HDMI4/HDMI5 but cannot display the GUI over 4k video.  It does not feature: HDMI(ARC), HDMI Control, Audyssey, speaker posts (uses spring clips) or Component Video inputs/output. 
 
http://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/avreceiversht/avrs510bt
 
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRS510BT/NA/EN/index.php

 
- S720W - MSRP $479, 7.2 CH, 75W, HDMI In/Out (6.1) - avail April (now)

Upgrading from the S510BT adds 1 more HDMI input and two more audio channels for a 7CH model and the lowest model to feature Audyssey MultEQ (6 mic positions), networking, HDMI Control, HDMI(ARC), DSD via USB/network source, Atmos 5.2.2, DTS:X (via firmware update summer 2016) and uses speaker posts.  Firmware updates are installed via a network connection or USB. It can display the GUI over 2D/3D video from all HDMI inputs, but not over 4k video.  It features 5.1 + Zone 2 capability using the Surround Back speaker posts for Zone 2.  There are no Zone 2 pre-outs.  No noticeable difference in power, however, audio quality should be improved after running Audyssey.
 
http://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/avreceiversht/avrs720W
 
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRS720W/NA/EN/index.php
 
Press release on the S720W and S920W --->  https://usa.denon.com/us/news/news

 
- S920W - MSRP $579, 7.2CH, 90W, HDMI In/Out (8/2, main/main outputs) - avail April (now)

Upgrading from the S720W adds 2 more HDMI inputs, 1 more main zone monitor output (eg. when using a TV and PJ), 2 component video inputs / 1 output, 4k/30Hz upscaling, on board Web Control (able to use laptop/tablet for setup/control), and SAVE/LOAD of configuration file which can be restored if doing a factory reset.  No noticeable difference in either power or audio quality.
 
http://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/avreceiversht/avrs920W
 
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRS920W/NA/EN/index.php


- X1300W - MSRP $599, 7.2CH, 80W, HDMI In/Out (6/1) - avail May (now)

This model is similar to the S720W in features but adds: improved audio quality using the higher Audyssey MultEQ XT (8 mic positions), Zone 2 pre-outs, Crestron/Control 4 interface, and also as the lowest "X" series model adds 1 more year of warranty (total 3 years).
 
http://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/avreceiversht/avrX1300W
 
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX1300W/NA/EN/index.php

Press release on the new X1300W and X2300W  ---> http://www.ecoustics.com/products/denon-avr-x1300w-avr-x2300w-av-receivers/

- X2300W - MSRP $799, 7.2CH, 95W, HDMI In/Out (8/2, main/main outputs) - avail May (now)

This model is similar to the S920W in features but adds: improved audio quality using the higher Audyssey MultEQ XT, Zone 2 pre-outs, Crestron/Control 4 interface, ISF (Day/Night) calibration settings (to be set by an ISF calibrator) and 1 more year of warranty (total 3 years).
 
http://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/avreceiversht/avrX2300W
 
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX2300W/NA/EN/index.php


- X3300W - MSRP $999, 7.2CH, 105W, HDMI In/Out (8/2, main/Zone 2 outputs) - avail July (now)

Upgrading from the X2300W adds: Zone 2 custom settings (bass, treble, HPF, stereo/mono), 12v trigger (1), DSD over HDMI, Zone 2 HDMI Monitor output, HDMI/digital PCM 2.0 audio to Zone 2 speaker posts/pre-outs, GUI over 4k video, 4k/60Hz upscaling, and the lowest model with 7.2 main zone pre-outs.  No noticeable difference in power, but much better audio quality using the more advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and Sub EQ HT (dual sub level/delay).
 
http://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/avreceiversht/avrx3300w
 
http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX3300W/NA/EN/index.php
 


- X4300H - MSRP ($1499), 9.2CH, 125W, HDMI In/Out (8/2, main/Zone 2 outputs) avail Sep (Now)
 
Upgrading from the X3300W adds: 2 additional on board amps (with capability to expand to 11 using an external 2CH amp), a second main zone HDMI monitor output, 11.2 main zone pre-outs, Zone 3, a 2nd 12v trigger, front panel display of speaker inputs (or outputs), PHONO input, 32 bit DAC, metal front panel with 2 line display, Custom 2 CH settings (using FL/FR or dedicated Front B)(LARGE/SMALL; crossover settings, sub – on/off, distance, level), on board Denon HEOS module (allows streaming of HEOS app music services to the AVR as well as streaming PCM 2.0 source from the AVR to HEOS wireless speakers set up around the home), one internal cooling fan, and Auro 3D capable (via firmware upgrade - $199USD).

https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrx4300h

http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX4300H/NA/EN/index.php


- X6300H - MSRP ($2199), 11.2CH, 140W, HDMI In/Out (8/2, main/Zone 2 outputs) avail Sep (Now)
 
Upgrading from the X4300H adds: 2 additional on board amps, more robust amps, HD Radio, mfr'd in Japan, gold plated connectors, Dialog Enhancer, and two internal cooling fans.

https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hometheater/receivers/avrx6300h

http://manuals.denon.com/AVRX6300H/NA/EN/index.php


 
Welcome to the Official 2016 Denon AVR-S/X models thread (S510BT/S720W/S920W/X1300W/X2300W/X3300W/X4300H/X6300H).
 
 
If this is your first visit to this thread, and you want to ask a question about one of the 2016 Denon AVR models, either one that you own or one that you are thinking of buying, please provide the following information to allow for better responses to your questions:
 
(a) Identify the model number in question (eg. X2300W), as there are 8 different models (S and X series) discussed in this thread. Also if you have not posted in several days since your initial post, please post the model # again so we don't have to back track to learn which model you are referencing.
 
(b) Identify what you've done so far to troubleshoot the issue and what the front panel is displaying if an audio issue, (also take a few minutes to review the Troubleshooting section provided in Reply #1 below  as your question may already be answered there),
 
(c) Unless you indicate what settings have been changed, the assumption will be that all settings are on the factory defaults (ie. usually "Auto"),
 
(d) If the advice given seems to simplistic or obvious, don't shoot the advice giver as we have no idea of the level of your technical understanding,
 
(e) If there is no response to your post, it either means no one knows the answer or it has simply been overlooked so please repost if you still haven't resolved your issue,
 
(f) If you post a question in this thread and are given advice and either it or some other advice (eg. Denon phone support, Denon "Ask a Question" email support) resolves your issue, have the common courtesy to post back what solution resolved your issue so others can learn from it as well,
 
(g) If the issue is not user error or not just a misunderstanding on how the AVR works, please call Denon support so the issue is registered,
 
(h) When responding to another post that is providing assistance to you, please press the "Quote" button in the lower right corner of that other poster's response so that response is also listed with your new post to provide some context, and,
 
(i) If you don't live in either the USA or Canada, please either indicate your country location in your profile or your post as some Denon models from other regions in the world differ in configuration from their USA/Canada counterparts otherwise responses made will be regarding the USA/Canada models.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 10:13:29 AM »
2016 Denon AVR FAQ, Setup, and Troubleshooting Guide

- Note that although this information is geared towards the 2016 Denon models, in many cases (esp. Troubleshooting) it applies to older Denon and Marantz models as well.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Audyssey MultEQ

.......... a. Audyssey Mic Not Included
.......... b. Audyssey Setup
.......... c. Sub Settings


2. AVR General Info
.......... a. Component --> HDMI Video Conversion
.......... b. GUI/Menu
.......... c. HDMI --> Component Video Conversion
.......... d. Master Volume Adjustment
.......... e. Microprocessor Reset
.......... f. Mute Icon
.......... g. Power OFF AVR
.......... h. Power Ratings
.......... i. Power Indicator Light when AVR in Standby
.......... j. Protection Mode
.......... k. Remote Control
.......... l. Settings - Memory Retention
.......... m. Setup Lock


3. Denon Website Info
.......... a. Owner's Manual


4. Features
.......... a. 1080p/4K Video Upscaling
.......... b. X4300H - Extra Speaker Posts/Pre-outs
.......... c. Amp Assign - Bi-Amp
.......... d. ARC (Audio Return Channel)
.......... e. Bluetooth Adapter
.......... f. X series Models
.......... g. HDMI Audio Out
.......... h. HDMI Standby Pass Through
.......... i. SAVE/LOAD config settings
.......... j. Stream iPhone/DLNA server music to S510BT
.......... k. Watch TV while listening to a different audio source


5. Known Issues: See Reply #2 of this thread.


6. Miscellaneous
.......... a. Bitstream vs. PCM
.......... b. HDMI Cable 1.4 vs. 2.0
.......... c. Keep the box
.......... d. Older AVR w/o HDMI jacks
.......... e. USA/CA vs. Europe/Asia Pacific Models
.......... f. Used/Demo/Open Box/Refurb


7. Networking
.......... a. Airplay
.......... b. Connecting to Home Network
.......... c. Firmware Updates
.......... d. Network Reset
.......... e. NET/USB
.......... f. Remote Control Smartphone Apps


8. Purchasing Info
.......... a. Best Buy/Magnolia
.......... b. On-line Dealers
.......... c. Warranty


9. Rear Panel Connections
.......... a. 12v Trigger
.......... b. IR Extender/Repeater Kit
.......... c. Switched Outlets
.......... d. Turntable/Phono


10. Speakers/Sub
.......... a. Audyssey DSX Front Height / Front Wide
.......... b. Minimum number of speakers
.......... c. Speaker Recommendations
.......... d. Speaker/Sub Volume
.......... e. Speaker Wire
.......... f. Subwoofer - Best Location
.......... g. Subwoofer - Cable option
.......... h. Surround Speaker Placement/Connections
.......... i. Tower Speakers w/built in sub


11. Troubleshooting
.......... a. Airplay Icon not showing up
.......... b. "Airplay Speaker Not Available"
.......... c. AVR randomly changes to other sources
.......... d. AVR shuts down at higher volumes
.......... e. AVR switches to TV source when first turned ON
.......... f. Cannot see networked Denon on my WIN XP computer/laptop
.......... g. Center Channel dialog too weak watching TV
.......... h. "Connection failed. Check the device"
.......... i. Green screen on TV
.......... j. HD Channel (DD 5.1) in Stereo
.......... k. HDMI Handshake Issues (audio/video dropouts)
.......... l. HTPC won't pass audio/video
.......... m. Intermittent HDMI audio/video
.......... n. No audio from single speaker
.......... o. No Video on AVR front panel display
.......... p. Projector - no video displayed
.......... q. PS3/Blu Ray Player (BDP)/Game machine - No Video or Intermittent Video Issue
.......... r. Speaker volume change won't stick
.......... s. Sub not working
.......... t. Surround mode changes
.......... u. Unresolved Issues
.......... v. Volume drops randomly from AT&T U-verse box
.......... w. White sparkles on TV
.......... x. Why do my small speakers get set to LARGE?
.......... y. Why does front panel display read "Multi Ch In" and not DD/DTS/DD TrueHD/DTS HD MA/ATMOS/DTS:X?
.......... z. Why only "STEREO" or "Dolby Surround" and not DD TrueHD/DTS HD MA?
.......... z1. Wii only displays in 4:3 aspect
.......... z2. WIN 7/8/10 PC shows up as "Not Authorized"
.......... z3. WMP 11/12 audio files won't play from PC via wireless network


12. Zone 2
.......... a. 2-CH Amp
.......... b. Source Limitations
.......... c. Whole House Audio
.......... d. Wireless Headphones



1. Audyssey MultEQ

a. Audyssey Mic Not Included: If you think Denon forgot to ship the Audyssey mic with your new AVR ... check again. The mic is located inside a small white box that may be embedded inside the styrofoam packaging itself so check all around the styrofoam.

All 2016 models (except the S510BT): These models ship with the Audyssey ACM1HB mic which is interchangeable with the Audyssey DM-A409 (2008-2011 Denon models) and Audyssey ACM1H (Onkyo/Marantz) mics. Note to there is a 90 day warranty on the mic, so if the mic appears to be defective, contact Denon Parts dept for a warranty replacement.
If the mic is indeed missing, you cannot use just any mic from another brand (other than Onkyo or Marantz) as the DM-A409/ACM1H/ACM1HB mics have been calibrated to work with the Denon AVRs. Contact Denon for a replacement or you can usually find one on eBay for about $25 (although don't purchase one from outside the USA as they may be knockoffs).


b. Audyssey Setup: The Setup Wizard and Speakers - Audyssey Setup can be run at any time. Just because you only have the front main (FL/C/FR) speakers or even just a 2.0 stereo setup is no reason not to run Audyssey Setup. If you add more speakers, simply run it again. You'll also want to rerun it if you move the speakers or any furniture in the room. Regardless of how many actual seats are in your listening room and where they are physically located, ideally you will want to run all 6 (MultEQ) or 8 (MultEQ XT/XT32) positions using the included "rocketship" cardboard mic stand or a camera tripod or (boom mic stand + mic adapter) within no more than a 2'-3' radius around the #1 mic position (ie. main listening position (MLP) or roughly ear height of the center of "your" head) in order to provide the most data points for the Audyssey filters. One of the reasons you likely bought a Denon AVR was for Audyssey, so take advantage of its capability by providing it with as much data as possible. The whole process shouldn't take more than 20 -30 minutes (depending on whether you have a 5 speaker setup or 11 speaker setup), although ensure it is completely quiet in the room (ie. no pets or kids running around, no A/C noises, no PJ noise). Also, the test tones can be quite loud (75db), so best not to do this at night (especially if living in an apartment) when others are sleeping.

The Audyssey mic cable length is 25'. If you have the AVR located in a closet or a longer distance from the main zone, you can buy a 25' extension cable like this one; however, 50' from the AVR to the mic is the maximum length that Audyssey recommends to avoid any signal degradation.

Prior to running Audyssey Setup, you'll ideally want to have your front main speakers toed in towards the main listening position, the center speaker angled up/down (as appropriate) to aim towards the main listening position (ear height) and if using on-wall/in-ceiling speakers, aimed down towards the main listening position.

It doesn't matter what settings you have set prior to running Audyssey Setup as they will be ignored and any previous Audyssey settings will be written over each time Audyssey Setup is run. Simply follow the directions listed in the SETUP WIZARD or follow along in the Denon Owner's manual. Also note that some speakers are intentionally wired "out of phase" by the mfr so if you get a PHASE error and have confirmed the speaker is wired correctly (i.e. +/+ and -/-) then simply press SKIP and move on to the next speaker. Initially just run 3 mic positions with the sub volume/gain knob set to 10 o'clock and check to see what the Denon set the sub volume to ... if it's -12db (ie. this means the sub is too loud and the Denon has reached the maximum limit of -12db in attempting to lower it to the 75db calibration volume), you'll want to lower the volume knob on the sub (eg. to 9 o'clock) and run Audyssey Setup again for 3 mic positions. As long as it's < -10db (eg. -9db, -8db, -7db, etc.) you're good to go to complete the remaining 5 (MultEQ) or 7 (MultEQ XT/XT32) positions. There is no reason to get it as close to 0db as possible (unless the sub signal is not causing the sub to turn ON and in that case, get the trim closer to 0db so the AVR sends a stronger signal to the sub) as doing so simply allows more room to adjust the sub volume lower even more with the remote (which isn't what most will want to do, rather most will likely want to raise it a few db louder).

The AVR will generally set any speaker that is capable of playing a < 50hz frequency (regardless of what the mfr's spec is on paper) in your room to LARGE. Note this setting is NOT about the physical size of the speaker, rather simply whether it can play low frequencies (LARGE) or not (SMALL). However, after running Audyssey Setup, if you are using a sub, go into the Denon GUI and change ALL speakers to SMALL and raise any crossovers that were set below 80Hz up to either 60Hz or 80Hz (whichever you prefer). This not only transfers those lower frequencies to the sub (which is generally able to handle them better as it's got it's own amp) but also frees up some extra headroom for the AVR. Also note that there are 64x (MultEQ) and 8x (MultEQ XT) more Audyssey filters used for the sub then for the speakers so your setup will likely sound better by transferring more to the sub (note that XT32 employs the same number of filters for the speakers and sub). Feel free to adjust the sub or speaker volume level higher/lower using the Manual Setup - Test Tones menu to suit your preference as doing so will not affect the Audyssey filters. For better center channel dialog during TV viewing, make sure the center speaker is angled up/down (as required) towards ear height of your main listening position. If you have having low dialog issues with the cable/sat box, you can also set the Audyssey Dyn EQ Reference Level Offset setting to "10db." .


Note that in order to use Audyssey, as well as the Audyssey related features Dynamic EQ (increases bass and surround audio at lower volumes below 0db) or Dynamic Volume (tames loud commercials/explosions for late night viewing), you must run Audyssey Setup. Generally most folks will want to use Dynamic EQ for all sources, all the time (as most everyone listens at below 0db), and use Dynamic VOL (MEDIUM) for TV and late night movie viewing only (when it's important to keep the loud explosions down due to sleeping kids, etc.), leaving it OFF for regular movie viewing when there's no need to be quiet.


c. Sub Settings: Prior to running Audyssey Setup, the sub knobs should be set as shown below. Refer to your AVR Owner's manual section on "Setup Speakers (Audyssey Setup) - Setup subwoofer." For information on setting up dual subs, refer to the Audyssey Setup Guide para III.

Volume : “10 o'clock position” (manual recommends starting at 12 o'clock but the vast majority will end up lowering to closer to 10 o'clock)
Crossover frequency : “Maximum/Highest Frequency” (eg. if 80hz-150hz, then set to 150hz) •
Low pass filter : “Off” or maximum/highest frequency (eg. if 80hz-150hz, then set to 150hz) Note: This is not the same as the "LPF for LFE" setting on the AVR which should be left at it's factory default setting of 120hz •
Standby mode : “Off” (ie. sub should be powered ON and not in AUTO) •
Phase : 0
Once Audyssey Setup settings are saved and you are satisfied with the settings (ie. sub is not set to -12db), DO NOT make any further volume adjustments on the sub itself (other than possibly changing the power from "ON" to "AUTO"), rather adjust the sub volume using the remote control, the GUI menu. Although the speaker "distances" will likely be spot on, the sub "distance" will likely be longer as it is actually a value that allows for a delay due to filters in the sub so do NOT manually change the sub distance to its actual distance.



Although there is a note in the manual that specifies "After performing Audyssey Setup, do not change the speaker settings or subwoofer volume. In event of a change perform Audyssey Setup again.", this really should say "if adding additional speakers or changing the location/orientation of the speakers/sub" as neither changing the speaker settings or subwoofer volume will require you to rerun Audyssey again.
For more questions about Audyssey, refer to the Audyssey 101/FAQ Guide or go to Ask Audyssey.



2. AVR General Info

a. Component --> HDMI Video Conversion: This feature is no longer available on the lower level models below the X3300W to include the "S" series models. Another alternate option is to use a component --> HDMI converter or if you have a Wii you can use the Wii2HDMI.

b. GUI/Menu display All models can ONLY display the GUI/status menu over an HDMI connection to your TV. Although much of the information can be read on the front panel display, some setup information is NOT displayed so you are much better served reviewing the GUI setup on the TV. To display the GUI, simply press the appropriate menu button on the remote (ie. INFO, OPTION, or SETUP). If you only use a projector with no HDTV, you may want to consider purchasing a small 12" HDMI display for setup use only.

c. HDMI --> Component Video Conversion: If you have an older non-HDMI TV, note that there is no HDMI--> Component video conversion by any current AVR on the market. Either you must use the 2016 (S920W, X2300W and higher), which have (2) component video inputs AND (1) output, or you can use an external 3rd party device that can do the conversion.

d. Master Volume Adjustment: Unlike perhaps your older receiver that was really loud at say 1/4 of the maximum master volume scale, Denon AVRs use a logarithmic volume scale and will require the volume turned to roughly 2/3 of the maximum for average volume levels. Denon AVRs have two volume scales, the default being "absolute" (0-98) and "relative" ( -79.5db to +18db). If you have run Audyssey Setup, then average volume for most folks with 8O speakers and at least 87db+ efficiency, will be around -40db to -30db (41-51 absolute) for TV listening and -30db to -10db (51-71 absolute) for movie/music listening. Each model has a "Volume Limit" setting that defaults to OFF although can be set to 60(-20db), 70 (-10db), or 80 (0db). Setting this to 70 (-10db) is a good idea to ensure that others in the house cannot raise the master volume too loud which might cause the AVR to shut down in protection mode or clip the speakers. Also, to ensure the AVR doesn't shut down in protection mode, it's a good idea to not raise the volume above 80(0db) (little additional volume gained at the price of an extreme increase in power required). Also note that when adjusting the volume using the remote, it's better to tap the volume up/down buttons as pressing and holding it down for several seconds results in a HUGE change in volume. This is common to ALL stock Denon remotes.

e. Microprocessor Reset: See post 5 of this thread.

f. MUTE Icon: There is currently no way to remove the MUTE icon from the TV display when in the MUTE mode. To prevent the relays from clicking when pressing MUTE, change the “Mute Level” setting from “FULL” to “-40db.

g. Power OFF AVR: The only way to turn the AVR completely OFF is to unplug it, otherwise it is either ON or in Standby. Each model will use anywhere from roughly 65W-85W when ON (no audio playing) to 80W-100W at reference volume (0db) using 8ohm spe
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 10:15:12 AM »
Known Issues (or carried over from 2015 models until identified as resolved) relating to the 2016 Denon S/X Series models
 
 
This post will be used to list any known issues or clarifications being discussed in this thread or identified by Denon as well as their resolution (if any). If you are experiencing any issues, ensure the unit has the latest firmware update installed. The first troubleshooting step if the AVR starts acting abnormally would be a "soft reset" which is just setting the unit to Standby and unplugging the power cord for 10 or more minutes.
 
1.  Changing Audyssey settings okay: The below listed notes in each of the Owner's manuals often causes confusion and needs some clarification ....
 

 
     o If you change the speaker settings after performing Audyssey Setup, you will no longer be able to select Audyssey MultEQ XT, DynamicEQ, or Dynamic Volume.
 
The above does not apply to changing the LARGE/SMALL/distance/crossover/speaker or sub volume settings, rather only applies if you add additional speakers that have not previously been EQ'd by Audyssey.  After running Audyssey, make any sub volume changes using the AVR rather than the gain/volume knob on the sub itself.
 
2. Unable to use DSU on DTS audio track:  By design, when playing a "bitstream" DTS HD audio track with Height speakers, on the 2016 models (unlike on the 2014 Atmos models where it is possible) it is not possible to use the Dolby Surround upmixer to simulate audio to the Height speakers.  If listed on the BD, select the DD or standard DTS track or set the BDP to "PCM" and let it decode the audio first (ie. the front panel will display "Multi CH IN") in order to use the DSU.  Once the DTS Neural:X firmware update is added at a future date (ETA August - X3300W and lower models), it will be possible to simulate audio to the Height speakers playing a "bitstream" DTS HD audio track.  Update:  Denon will be releasing a firmware update later in 2016 that will allow cross format mixing (ie. DSU on DTS audio and DTS Neural:X on DD audio) for all Atmos models.
 
 
3. SAVE/LOAD: Using IE to perform a SAVE of the config.dat file may or may not work, however using another browser will generally work every time.  Enter the following URLs into your laptop/desktop web browser replacing the 192.168.0.XXX with your own unit's IP address.
 
SAVE - 192.168.0.XXX/SETUP/OTHERS/SAVE/f_config_save.asp
 
LOAD - 192.168.0.XXX/SETUP/OTHERS/LOAD/f_config_load.asp


Note:  The X4300H and X6300H no longer feature an on board Web Control capability.  A future firmware update will allow using the SAVE/LOAD to a USB thumb drive.
 
 
A.  Using Internet Explorer
Note that if you are using Internet Explorer 10 (or other browser) and do not immediately see the SAVE/LOAD setting below the General button (as noted in the image below), after selecting the Setup Menu from the top menu, per forum members Ace Deprave/Sean Spamilton, try either selecting the Compatibility View icon (broken square) in the URL address bar on your laptop or go to Tools - Compatibility View Settings and add the AVR's IP address and you should see the SAVE/LOAD ...
 

 
B.  Using Google Chrome
To use Google Chrome, follow the instructions listed in this post ----> Post #2775 of 2014 Denon AVR Owner's thread..
 
C.  Using Firefox or Safari
Forum member enricoclaudio reported that you can use either Firefox or Safari by entering the following URL into either browser window....http://192.168.0.236/SETUP/OTHERS/f_others.asp replacing the "192.168.0.236" in the IP address with your own AVR's IP address.
 
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Regardless of which browser you use, although the AVR may successfully load the config.dat file to your PC, it may not power back on afterwards as is noted on the SAVE page.
 
For more general helpful information, refer to the SAVE/LOAD info listed in post 3 item 4.i of this thread.
 
 
4. Subwoofer Level Adjust (SLA) - This setting should be linked to the Manual Setup - Levels - Test Tones (Subwoofer); however, is not linked, such that if your sub is set to -6db in Manual Setup and you set the SLA setting to ON (without modifying the factory default setting of 0db), the sub volume level will be increased to 0db, so in other words, in this instance doing so would increase the volume by +6db (-6db --> 0db).  Much better to use either the Manual Setup - Test Tones - Subwoofer for a global change to all sources or the Option - Channel Level Adjust - Subwoofer for a change to that specific source only.

5. Video issues with long (ie. >15') HDMI cables w/HDMI 2.0/4k sources -  Passing a full 4k/HDCP 2.2 video signal may cause problems with your existing HDMI cables if they are not of sufficient quality even though there are no problems passing a 1080p signal over the same cable.  The following cables have been shown to work with 4k sources:

a.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DI8A4HU?tag=viglink20246-20

6. HTPC takes 30-60 seconds to connect:  Try setting the Video Conversion setting to OFF.  Note that in doing so the GUI will no longer overlay on the source video.

7. Audio drop-outs while playing Atmos Blu Ray disc on older model Blu Ray players (BDP):  If you’re using an older BDP (eg. Oppo 93) and listening to an Atmos audio track which makes use of Seamless Branching, you may run into random audio dropouts.  A work around is to set the BDP to "PCM" vice "bitstream" and let the BDP decode the Dolby TrueHD audio to PCM and on the AVR select the "Multi CH IN + Dolby Surround" mode which will simulate audio to the "height" speakers with no audio dropouts; however, in order for the AVR to play the "bitstream" Atmos track without the random audio dropouts, you'll need to upgrade to a newer BDP.  This is true for any brand of AVR.  Note, however, that if you are not using "height" speakers (ie. only 5.1 or 7.1), this issue should not apply to you as your setup is only playing the Dolby TrueHD core audio track.

8. Connecting a FireTV using a 1080p TV results in "TV is not HDCP 2.2" message displayed:   You may be able to resolve this issue by completing the setup of the FireTV connected directly to the 1080p TV, getting it updated, and then forcing 1080p/60 in the resolution settings of the FireTV rather than going with Auto.

9. AVR won't power on when Samsung TV powers on:  Try setting the "Instant On" setting on the Samsung TV to OFF.

10.  4k Video issues:  Several members have noted their older Monoprice Redmere cables will not pass 4k video so they will have to be replaced with the newer 18Gbps "Premium" certified cables.  This also holds true for most 4k video related issues (ie. upgrade to the new "Premium" certified cables).

11.  DTS:X will not bitstream from Sony disc changer:  Several Sony disc changers (to include BDP-CX960/CX5000/CX7000) are not able to bitstream the DTS:X audio track after installing the DTS:X firmware update.  Try using an HDMI switch with "adjustable EDID" which should allow the Sony disc changer to bitstream the DTS:X audio. 

12.  "No HDCP 2.2 hardware detected" message displayed:   Several owners have indicated that when playing some 4k/UHD BDs (Mad Max, Fantastic 4) this message will display when the disc initially loads the menu, however, once the movie is selected and starts playing, the 4k video is passed to the TV without further issue.

13.  1.5 second audio lag streaming X4300H/X6300H AVR audio to HEOS speaker:   There is currently a 1.5 second delay between the AVR audio and other HEOS devices when grouped and playing a 2CH source that is connected to an AVR input. This is required to maintain lip sync for the TV audio. The ability to delay the AVR audio to match the HEOS group will be added in an upcoming firmware update.

14.  Unable to add vTuner account @ radioDenon.com: In order to create a new vTuner account, you must first play a few of the available Internet Radio stations so the vTuner servers can recognize the AVR's MAC address. Once having done so, you should then be able to use your PC and go to <radiodenon.com> and enter your AVR's MAC address (using the AVR's remote ---> SETUP - NETWORK - INFORMATION - MAC ADDRESS). After the account is created, you should then be able to add more Internet Radio stations to your AVR's list of available stations.

15.  Unable to logon to Pandora:  Pandora upgraded their Security certificates back in June without apparently informing the AVR mfr's ahead of time which caused users of the 2013 - 2016 Denon AVRs to no longer be able to logon to Pandora.  A firmware fix is being released to all of these models beginning with the more current models first with the 2016 model release dates as follows:  S720W/X1300W - Sep 16; S920W/X2300W/X3300W - Sep 26.  Note the X4300H and X6300H were not affected as Pandora is streamed using the HEOS app.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2016, 10:16:24 AM »
How do I reset the microprocessor or do a network reset on my 2016 Denon S/X series AVR?
 
When the AVR is acting up or doing something strange, the first thing to try is a "soft reset" (ie. set the AVR to Standby and unplug the power cord for about 10 minutes, then plug back in the power cord and turn ON). If this doesn't resolve the issue, then you'll need to reset the microprocessor. You'll also want to reset the microprocessor before doing anything else if you purchased the AVR as an "open box" or demo/used/refurb unit to ensure all settings are returned to their original factory defaults. The "X" models (and S920W) feature the Web Control (SAVE/LOAD) that allows the config file (including the Audyssey setup) to be saved to a PC that can then be loaded after the reset to restore all previous settings (as all settings will be wiped out and require you to run Audyssey Setup again otherwise). Although it doesn't have the on board Web Control feature, S720W owners can gain access to these features as well (see note below). The reset instructions are listed in your owner's manual as shown below ...
 
Microprocessor Reset (aka "Reset to original factory settings")
 
S510BT - p. 105
 
1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
2 - Press ON/STANDBY while simultaneously pressing the "SOUND MODE" and "TUNER PRESET CH +" (leftmost buttons just under the front panel display)
3 - Remove your fingers when "Initialized" appears on the front panel display.
 
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S720W - p. 225
S920W - p. 239
X1300W - p. 233
X2300W - p. 243
X3300W - p. 250
X4300H - p. 286
X6300H - p. 288

 
1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY on the front panel.
2 - Press ON/STANDBY while simultaneously pressing:
 
 [S720W/S920W/X1300W/X2300W/X3300W] "TUNER PRESET CH +" and "TUNER PRESET CH -" (leftmost buttons just under the front panel display on "X" series models);
 
 [X4300H/X6300H] - "INFO" and "BACK"
 
3 - Remove your fingers when "Initialized" appears on the front panel display.
 
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** NOTES:
(1) Prior to resetting the microprocessor for the "X" models (and S920W), you can SAVE the config/settings (to include Audyssey settings) to a PC file using the Web Control feature listed on the pages below. This process will take about 15 minutes to complete.
 
S920W - p. 139
X1300W - p. 139
X2300W - p. 141
X3300W - p. 144
X4300H - (not available)
X6300H - (not available)

 
(2) If the SAVE procedure is not completing successfully using either Internet Explorer (PC) or Safari (Mac), try using Firefox instead.
 
How to access the SAVE/LOAD feature using the S720W
 
Enter your unit's IP address (eg. 192.168.100.19) into the PC's web browser which should display the Web Control screen and the SAVE/LOAD settings. If not, then enter the following additional information after the IP address. Replace the example IP address below with your AVR's IP address ....:
 
Web Control: 192.168.100.19/MainZone/index.html
 
SAVE/LOAD: 192.168.100.19/Setup_Index.asp
 
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Discrete network chip only reset (settings retained)
 
1 - With the AVR powered ON, select "Online Music" as the input source.
2 - Simultaneously press/hold the: S720W/S920W/X1300W/X2300W/X3300W - "TUNER PRESET CH + / TUNER PRESET CH -; X4300H/X6300H - "DIMMER+ ">" (right arrow)" buttons on the front panel
3 - Hold the buttons for a few seconds until the display reads "Network Restart" and then release the buttons.  The process will take a few minutes.
 
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HARD RESET (network + microprocessor reset)
 
Although not listed in the Owner's manual, a "Hard reset" can be done using the below listed procedures which will not only reset the network card but will also do a microprocessor reset in the process and return all settings to their factory defaults.
 
1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
2 - Simultaneously press/hold the: S720W/S920W - "Tuner Preset Ch+" and "Tune -"; X1300/X2300/X3300W - "Zone 2 Source" and "Dimmer" ; X4300H/X6300H - "UP/DOWN" arrow buttons on the front panel and then press the ON/STANDBY button on the front panel.
3 - Once the display starts flashing at intervals of about 1 second, release the two buttons (hold for at least 4-5 seconds).
 
** If in step 3 the display does not flash at intervals of about 1 second, start over from step 1.
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2016, 10:18:25 AM »
Firmware Update Information for the 2016 Denon S/X Series models


(1) Firmware updates for all 2016 models should be available via Denon's website and can be downloaded and installed via USB thumb drive.  You will need to enter the serial number of the AVR at the website page to obtain the update.  Note this is the only method to update the S510BT as it is not a networking model.  I provide a detailed description of how to do a USB update in post 6301 of this thread linked here.

(2) Firmware updates for the network models (ie. S720W and higher) can also be installed by the owner via an internet connection to the Denon servers. Although it's not necessary to update your unit if you are not experiencing any problems, it's generally a good idea to keep it updated so that if there are any problems with the update the unit will still be covered under warranty. The update process generally doesn't take more than 30 minutes once the download begins and also generally does not erase any settings, although it's always a good idea to SAVE the settings config.dat file using the Web Control feature prior to doing the update just in case. Note that if the update process is stuck on "Authenticating", ensure a source other than NET/USB is selected and just let it continue for up to a few hours and it should eventually begin the update process (although note that Denon's servers have been known to crash the first day of release due to the overload, so you may want to wait a few days before trying again). Some have noted that rather than selecting the "Check for Update", instead simply selecting the "Start Update" will avoid the "Authenticating" issue. One prior model year owner found that disconnecting ALL sources to the AVR enabled the unit to connect to the Denon servers and update the firmware when the update process had previously been unsuccessful.

Other tips if having problems with the update include setting "Network Standby/IP Control/Network" to OFF, cycling the DHCP setting on the AVR, or using a static IP address.

During the update, the AVR will go into Standby mode, but will continue to update status on the front panel display. If the update seems to be hung up (ie. goes beyond 1 hour) ... power the AVR to Standby, unplug it for a few minutes and power back on and attempt the update again. If the update fails to load, check the network environment (ie. reset the router, replace the router with a more current/robust model, or ideally wire directly to the router if connecting wirelessly) If still not having any luck with the update, perform a Network Reset as shown in Reply #4 above. You may also want to consider purchasing a long (100'+) Cat5/6 cable for network updates only for a higher probability of a successful install. Also note, that once the update has completed, there is no way of returning to an earlier version of firmware.

Networking model owners will be notified automatically when there is a firmware update when the AVR is turned ON as long as the Notification Update setting is set to ON (factory default). For more information refer to Setup - General - Firmware - Notifications -Update in your respective Owner's manual. To manually check for an update, refer to Setup - General - Firmware - Update - Check for Update.

(3) What is my unit's current firmware version? The current firmware version on the S720W and higher models can be determined from the AVR's menu: Setup --> General --> Information --> Firmware Version.

(4) There are two firmware notification settings, both of which default to "ON" from the factory..... "Update" (fixes) and "Upgrade" (new feature). When either an "update" or "upgrade" is available the networking models will display a message alerting you to this "update" or "upgrade" every time you turn on the AVR. If you prefer not to install the update/upgrade, then simply change the appropriate setting at General --> Firmware --> Notifications ---> Update/Upgrade to OFF (factory default is ON) and it will go away.


This area will be used to track the change log of the firmware updates for 2016 S/X series models

X6300H


X4300H


X3300W
1. 9-26-2016
-  Unable to logon to Pandora
-  Added DTS:X and DTS Neural:X
-  Added DD/DTS cross mix capability

X2300W
1. 9-26-2016
- See X3300W for this date


X1300W
1. 9-16-2016
-  Unable to logon to Pandora
-  Added DTS:X and DTS Neural:X
-  Added DD/DTS cross mix capability


S920W
1. 9-26-2016
- See X3300W for this date

S720W
1. 9-16-2016
-  See X1300W for this date

S510BT
1. 10-28-2015
- User may be confused in case of HDMI monitor unconnected during Setup Assistant because front panel display doesn't indicate anything.
- Video Appears Washed Out.
- No Recognition of Android devices via USB connection (front panel display indicates just 'Loading').
- Change TV UI indicating just 'USB Not Supported' to one suggesting to connect via Bluetooth.


** NOTES:
(1) The change log information above is provided as is, without any further explanation and only when I am able to obtain it. If the information listed above doesn't make sense, please don't ask for clarification, as I have none.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2016, 10:19:16 AM »
Notable differences comparing the 2016 to 2015 S/X models
 
Note:  The below does not list the difference between each model upgrade within the 2016 series but rather simply the difference from the 2015 model it is replacing.  So for example the "X" series have Zone 2 pre-outs but the "S" series do not; however, this feature has not changed from the 2015 models, and therefore is not listed below.

2016 vs. 2015 models:
- Dual band 802.11n Wifi (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
- Auto Lip sync delay (increase from 200ms to 500ms)
- RC Select (allows changing of an HDMI pass through source while the AVR is in Standby mode)
- Playback of high resolution audio files (DSD 5.6 Mhz - increased from 2.8 Mhz) via USB and network
- Audyssey phone app (ETA fall 2016) - able to tweak Audyssey EQ (all but S510BT)
 
Additionally:
S720W vs. S710W:
-  n/a
 
S920W vs. S910W:
- No analog --> HDMI video conversion (ie. only HDMI --> HDMI; Component --> Component; Composite --> Composite)
 
X1300W vs. X1200W:
- n/a
 
X2300W vs. X2200W:
- No analog --> HDMI video conversion (ie. only HDMI --> HDMI; Component --> Component; Composite --> Composite)
 
X3300W vs. X3200W:
- Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Audyssey Sub EQ HT (dual sub level/delay)

X4300H vs. X4200W:
- 9CH AVR (w/expansion to 11CH via 2CH external amp), Denon HEOS module on board (stream audio to AVR using HEOS app or stream 2CH audio from AVR to up to 32 HEOS wireless speakers set throughout the house),

Note: Front Wide speakers no longer supported and Web Control no longer available (to be replaced by new app capability with SAVE/LOAD via USB later this fall)

X6300H vs. X6200W:
- 11CH AVR (no further expansion capability), Denon HEOS module on board (stream audio to AVR using HEOS app or stream 2CH audio from AVR to up to 32 HEOS wireless speakers set throughout the house), Smart Menu (use TV remote to control AVR), HDMI (ARC) - ON/OFF,  and able to use the Surround Back L pre-out for the Auro 3D Top Surround/Voice of God speaker instead of the Sub pre-out 2.   

Note: Front Wide speakers no longer supported and Web Control no longer available (to be replaced by new app capability with SAVE/LOAD via USB later this fall).
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 10:20:18 AM »
3D Immersive Audio formats:


Dolby Atmos + Dolby Surround upmixer (aka DSU; simulates audio to height/ceiling speakers from non-Atmos BD/DVDs)
 
The X3300W/X2300W/X1300W/S920W/S710W are all capable of Atmos 5.2.2 (ie. 2 height speaker maximum).  You will have the choice of selecting the specific speaker pair to be used as the Atmos Height speakers.  If able to install in-ceiling or on-ceiling mounted speakers,  the best location will be "Top Middle" either directly above your seated position or slightly forward of the seated position.
 


 
Notes:
(1)  Speaker abbreviations used in this thread:  Subwoofer (SW), Front L/R (FL/FR), Center (C), Surround L/R (SL/SR); Surround Back L/R (SBL/SBR); Front Height L/R (FHL/FHR); Top Front L/R (TFL/TFR); Top Middle L/R (TML/TMR); Top Rear L/R (TRL/TRR); Rear Height L/R (RHL/RHR), Front Dolby L/R (FDL/FDR); Surround Dolby L/R (SDL/SDR); Rear Dolby L/R (RDL/RDR). 

Note the Top Rear, Rear Height, and Rear Dolby locations are only available on the X4300H and X6300H as these are both capable of 4 Height speakers whereas the lower models are only capable of 2 Height speakers.
 
(2) If you only have a 2.0/2.1/3.0/3.1 setup, you can still add 2 height (FH, TF, TM, or DF) speakers for a 2.X.2 or 3.X.2 setup.  However, when adding 2 Surround Back speakers you must first have a 5.1 setup, although you can simply move the "side surround" speakers behind you but still connect them to the Surround speaker posts.
 
(3) If you already have in-ceiling "side" surrounds for a 5.1 setup, you can do a 3.1.2 setup configuring the ceiling surrounds as Top Middle or with a 5.1.2 setup, if you can add (a) Front Heights (front wall mounted), (b) Top Fronts (in-ceiling or ceiling mounted a few feet forward and above the FL/FR speakers), or (c) Front Dolby (upward firing speakers placed on top of (or near) the FL/FR speakers.   Yet another option would be to add some floor side surrounds and configure the current ceiling speakers as Top Middle.
 
(4) For more detailed questions and additional information on Dolby Atmos, please refer to the Official Dolby Atmos thread.
 
 
Auro 3D/2D + Auro-Matic (simulates audio to height speakers from non-Auro BD/DVD) Upgrade instructions (USA models only)
 
Only the X4300H and X6300H can be upgraded to Auro 3D/2D (ETA Jan 5, 2017):
 
1. Connect the unit to the internet.
2. Ensure the unit has the latest firmware update installed.
3. Using the GUI, select Upgrade now or go to GENERAL -- FIRMWARE -- ADD NEW FEATURE and write down the "Upgrade ID" listed on the display
4. Go to the Upgrade website at http://upgrade.denon.com/na/denon/pages/home.aspx
5. Complete the Auro 3D upgrade Personal form to include personal information, the unit's serial number (listed on back of unit or on original box), and the Upgrade ID obtained in step 3.
6. Enter credit card information - cost is $199 USD which will also include the Auro 3D Demo disk.
7. Once the card has been processed, the Auro 3D upgrade will be available to download to the unit (estimated download time - will vary depending on internet connection)
 
Notes:
(1) For those X4300H and X6300H owners not wanting to upgrade to Auro 3D at this time, you will be given the option to set Upgrade Notification to OFF on initial setup or you can go to SETUP -- GENERAL -- FIRMWARE -- NOTIFICATIONS -- UPGRADE and select OFF so you don't get the Upgrade notification each time the unit is powered ON.
 
(2) A number of prior year model owners with the Auro 3D upgrade have noted they prefer the Dolby Surround upmixer (DSU) for movies and Auro-Matic for music.

(3) Additional information on Auro 3D/2D can be found in the Official Auro 3D thread.


DTS:X and DTS Neural:X

The DTS:X and DTS Neural:X firmware update was released to the X3300W and lower models (factory installed on the X4300H and X6300H) on the following schedule along with the DD/DTS cross-mix update (ie. DSU on DTS audio and DTS Neural:X on DD audio) and Pandora logon fix:

Sep 16 - S720W, X1300W
Sep 26 - S920W, X2300W, X3300W

Note:  This update is free.  Refer to the link below for additional download instructions:

http://www.denon.com/DtsxUpdate/DTS-X%20Update%20Inst.%20for%20De%208003%20(AVR-S910W-X2200W-X3200W-X4200W)/1.DTS-X%20Update%20Insertion%20De%208003_ENG_150331.pdf
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 12:25:24 PM »
Nice overview JD!

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This is something I've been wanting since I got my receiver. I bought the AVR s710w earlier this year, but I've never even tried it to make sure it works-fingers crossed. Having some easy to understand instructions will help me tremendously, as I'm very ignorant of the ins and outs of digital receivers, this will help guide me to getting great sound. Thanks for all the work!
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As a very satisfied owner of a AVR-X6200W (last year's model), the successor model X6300H should be a very attractive AV Receiver for anyone wanting a quality Dolby ATMOS and DTS-X 7.4.1 (or 7.4.2) setup.  Since the new model has a full complement of 11 amplifier channels, no additional amps are needed, unlike my 6200 which required me to use 2 channels of external amplification.  Perhaps the best news is the MSRP on the new model as the same as last year's model that it replaces.
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As a very satisfied owner of a AVR-X6200W (last year's model), the successor model X6300H should be a very attractive AV Receiver for anyone wanting a quality Dolby ATMOS and DTS-X 7.4.1 (or 7.4.2) setup.  Since the new model has a full complement of 11 amplifier channels, no additional amps are needed, unlike my 6200 which required me to use 2 channels of external amplification.  Perhaps the best news is the MSRP on the new model as the same as last year's model that it replaces.

I agree the 6300 should fill the needs very well for those going to or have Atmos setups. A simplified system using just a single AVR.
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LFE vs. LFE + MAIN (which to use?)

You'll want to use the factory default setting of LFE.

LFE - the LFE signal (ie. 0.1 in DD/DTS 5.1/6.1/7.1) and those frequencies below the crossover of speakers set to SMALL will pass to the sub

LFE + MAIN - (only applies when the FL/FR speakers are set to LARGE) - in addition to the above, the frequencies below the crossover of the FL/FR speakers set to LARGE, in addition to being played by the FL/FR speakers, are also passed to the sub as well (aka "double bass", a setting generally not recommended as it often results in bloated bass)

With the sub = LFE, after running Audyssey, any speakers that get set to LARGE, should be reset to SMALL/80Hz.  Any other speakers that are already set to SMALL with a crossover > 80Hz you'll want to leave as is (ie. do NOT lower the crossover as doing so will introduce a frequency range that has not been EQ'd by Audyssey  ).
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I am loving my new 7.1.4 Atmos / DTS:X setup with the 4300...my first Denon AVR...thanks again JD! The HEOS speaker was icing on the cake...

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I am loving my new 7.1.4 Atmos / DTS:X setup with the 4300...my first Denon AVR...thanks again JD! The HEOS speaker was icing on the cake...

Look for the new Amazon Alexa voice control firmware update (ie. Echo/Echo Dot) for the HEOS speakers to be released the first quarter of 2017.   :)
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As a very satisfied owner of a AVR-X6200W (last year's model), the successor model X6300H should be a very attractive AV Receiver for anyone wanting a quality Dolby ATMOS and DTS-X 7.4.1 (or 7.4.2) setup.  Since the new model has a full complement of 11 amplifier channels, no additional amps are needed, unlike my 6200 which required me to use 2 channels of external amplification.  Perhaps the best news is the MSRP on the new model as the same as last year's model that it replaces.

It's great that Denon keeps adding features and is keeping the price the same. " Trickle down engineering " - what's not to like. Ya, I need a 2 channel amp with my X7200WA to run 11 channels too. Luckily I have the rack space for it. For those that don't, the X6300H fits the bill. 
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