"Already outdated..."1.5 starson by ChuckBerg68
Pros: Thought there was some...
Cons: HDMI does not work....
Summary: Was just informed today from Denon that this unit has HDMI version 1.1, and they have no plans to upgrade it via. firmware revision. I just purchased the unit and hooked up my Xbox 360 Elite and my Motorola DVR cable box and neither one will work. They both put up notes saying secure HDMI connection not detected, and they don't allow HD content to pass thru. When I direct connect to both units picture looks beautiful, but not thru the AVR-4306. Apparently the AVR-4306 uses an HDMI repeater that the copy right systems don't like. So be warned...your next generation toys will not function properly with this receiver. My plan now is to purchase an addtional HDMI switch box and run the audio via. Toslink cables. What a drag!!!!
I spoke directly with Denon's tech. department and they told me 2 things. First, the HDMI is version 1.1, and 2nd that they used an HDMI "repeater" not a "switch". This is detected by my Motorola cable box from Comcast & from my Xbox 360. The cable company can turn off the "flag", but the Xbox 360 cannot. Also there are several other components that also cannot turn off the "flag". So again per my previous post, be very careful on your next purchase that you do not get an HDMI "repeater" as once they turn on the full copyright protection bit in HDMI you will be screwed!!!! Sorry guys, but it's the truth.