Denon recently introduced theAVR-4810CI Audio/Video Receiver (SRP: $2,999), a next-generation 9.3 channel multi-zone A/V receiver that offers high-quality distribution of audio and video throughout the home*. With nine built-in amplifiers that can be configured to a host of system designs, the AVR-4810CI offers unprecedented flexibility and support for high-definition audio and video performance from all digital sources.
Along with many of today's most advanced surround sound and distribution capabilities, the AVR-4810CI includes 6 HDMI inputs/2 outputs, all certified for HDMI 1.3a. It includes support for Dolby Pro Logic IIz, featuring Front Height Effects Channels, as well as Dolby TrueHD/ DTS-HD Master audio support for decoding the multi-channel recordings featured on Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs. It also features a built-in HDCD decoder, as well as a wide variety of performance and convenience features, including Vertical Stretch (2.35:1 CinemaScope) Mode, and a Video Control Adjustments Memory by input feature. Analog Video Conversion with Scaling to 1080p/24 uses advanced Anchor Bay Technologies (ABT) video processing and scaling.
Among the AVR-4810CI's leading-edge features and capabilities is the inclusion of Audyssey DSX with front height and/or expanded width channels. This advancement allows for a dramatic enhancement of the listener's 5.1- or 7.1-channel surround experience, adding a vertical component to the horizontal soundfield and/or widening the image field to recreate a more realistic movie theater-like experience. The enhanced spatial audio effect provides added presence and depth while maintaining the integrity of the source mix and ensuring audio is always appropriate to the source material.
Advanced Whole-Home Networking
The AVR-4810CI also includes a host of 21st century networking capabilities, joining other leading-edge products in Denon's line to feature both Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g certified) for control and digital media steaming. In order to provide users with even more flexibility and convenience, second zone video output is available via component with onscreen display for meta-data from iPod® /XM/HD Radio/Streaming Audio, providing a second zone within a home to experience high-definition video signals, audio and meta-data from connected devices. Two discrete AM/FM tuners, one featuring HD Radio, as well as Sirius and XM readiness provide for multi-zone distribution. The AVR-4810CI also features Rhapsody and Napster streaming audio via Internet without the necessity of a connected PC. It provides audio and video processing capabilities for three independent home entertainment zones, plus connectivity and control of Apple? iPods that can be streamed to any of these zones. The height of "future-readiness," the AVR-4810CI even features a special "Party Mode" multi-zone network streaming management system for use with the ASD-51N/W Network Server/Dock. Notably, thanks to its preout connections for another set of channels for Audyssey DSX, the AVR-4810CI is in actuality a 4-zone AVR with 11.3-channel capabilities.
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