Review of Denon AVR-X2000 Surround Receiver

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Welcome to my review of the Denon AVR-X2000 receiver. I recently replaced my Denon AVR-2310 with a newer model: The Denon AVR-X2000, and want to share my experiences with you. My old Denon receiver was great, but it was starting to make some kind of thin vertical green lines on my TV (noise). They was mostly visible on dark scenes and was starting to be very annoying when watching a good movie.

Unpacking and configuration of Denon AVR-X2000

Denon-avr-surround-receiver-x2000-boxThere is nothing like unpacking some new electronics right? I just love that part :-)
The biggest part of unpacking and configuring this baby was definitely to connect all 7 speakers and the Subwoofer. It is a lot of cables to managed, but what is a good movie experience without 7 speakers and a good subwoofer to control the deep sounds of all the action. If you look inside the box, Denon has include small stickers to help you manage all the speaker wires. That is actually a great idea they have got there.

Firmware upgrade

One of the first thing I did when I had connected all my equipment was to go online using the remote and look for firmware upgrades. There was an update so I decided to update. The display said 42 minutes left for the upgrade to continue. I thought that was a long time for a firmware upgrade, but it turned out to be correct. The display informed about the ongoing process all the way and adjusted the time on the way. I decided to do some other things while the upgrade completed.

First time setup using the OnScreen guide

When all the equipment is connected, Denon introduce you to a great onscreen guide that helps to configure all devices and speakers correct. It takes you step by step and makes sure you don’t forget anything. It helps you configuring your speakers using the included microphone (audyssey) that measure the distance between your speakers. It also guide you to configure your HDMI and optical devices to match the input buttons on the remote (e.g. Blue-Ray, CD-Player and PlayStation).

Control Denon AVR-X2000 from your Smartphone

The AVR-X2000 comes with network features including controlling your receiver from your smartphone and that is actually pretty cool. You can sit in another room and mute your device or change the input source. You can also control both zones with this app. Pretty awesome of you ask me. The Denon Remote app is available for Android, iPhones and Windows Phones.

Key Features

  • 7.1 channels
  • Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital and dts-HD Master Audio
  • 7 HDMI Inputs / 1 Output
  • Front Panel Inputs – HDMI/USB
  • 1080P and 4K Ultra HD Upscaling & Pass-through
  • Mobile App control – Android & iOS
  • Ethernet port for network streaming
  • Web Browser Control and Setup
  • Spotify streaming (Only works with Premium subscription)
  • Weight – 9.5 kg
  • Width – Height – Depth (17.1 – 6.6 – 13.0 inches)

For more specification check Denon’s website

Overall thoughts of the Denon AVR-X2000

I have had the receiver for about 3 weeks now and so far, I have been very pleased with it. There is of cause always something you will have to get used to, when you switch to a new model. There is something with the remote you will have to get used to, but I am already there with my new remote. Another thing I had a bit of trouble with in the beginning was to turn off the receiver. It was only dimming off the display, but it was not going in standby. It first I thought, that was just the way it was, but later I realized that it was because I only turned off zone 1, while zone 2 was still turned on :-)

My old receiver did not have any network at all, but I must say that I really love that I can control it from both my computer and my smartphone. I don’t even have to be in the same room. As long is I am on the same network I can control it remotely. Watching a good action movie on my 40″ Samsung screen letting my new receiver control everything is also awesome. Both picture and sound are perfect. I can really recommend the Denon AVR-X2000 receiver for every movie lovers.

If you have any questions or comments about this product, feel free to leave me a comment below.

 


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