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Denon AVR-X1700H Review

A 7.2-channel receiver is the perfect size for many home theaters, with enough channels to provide a full surround sound experience and a low enough cost it won’t break your budget. In this Denon AVR-X1700H review we’ll check out a versatile receiver for modern home entertainment systems, with a high sound quality, 8K capability, wireless connectivity, and low lag for gamers. (>>>Find on Amazon)

Denon AVR-X1700H Review of Specifications:

 Denon AVR-X1700H
Video8K/60Hz, 4K/120Hz
Amplifier7.2 Channel (80W per channel)
Sound5.1 or 7.1 Dolby Atmos
Wi-FiYes
BluetoothYes
Price

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Design and Setup

You don’t need to be an A/V expert to use the Denon AVR-X1700H. It comes with a built-in guided setup assistant, walking users through the process of connecting speakers and adjusting settings step-by-step.

The front panel of the AVR-X1700H is thoughtfully designed, as well. Its digital display is clear and easy to read, with front-facing USB and headphone ports for easy connectivity. There are also 4 programmable Quick Select buttons that you can pair to settings like the input, sound mode, and volume level, allowing for seamless switching between uses and content sources.

Sound Quality

The AVR-X1700H uses a discrete 7-channel amplifier, driven by 80 watts per channel. While you can adjust the settings manually if you’d prefer, it also has Denon’s Audyssey MultEQ room correction technology, analyzing the output of each speaker to optimize its performance. This ensures you’ll get the best sound for your space, without needing to spend tons of time tweaking the settings.

For home theater users, the full 3D sound support is a top feature of the X1700H. It supports a range of 3D audio decoding, including DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization. Thanks to that, you can achieve an immersive 3D soundscape without the need for physical overhead speakers, saving time and hassle during installation.

Pros

  • High audio quality with Audyssey MultEQ optimization
  • Immersive 3D audio
  • 8K pass-through and upscaling
  • Lag reduction technology for gamers
  • Voice control through popular services
  • Robust wired and wireless connectivity

Cons

  • No RCA/component inputs
  • Doesn’t work with SONOS speakers

Movies and Games

All the HDMI ports on the Denon AVR-X1700H have an 8K video pass-through and support for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision technology, so it’s ready to play the latest Ultra HD content. It can even make movies and shows look better than you’re used to thanks to the 8K upscaling for lower-resolution content.

This is also a great choice for gamers. Its 4K/120Hz pass-through (8K/60Hz) ensures smooth on-screen performance, minimizing motion blur and other image issues. It also has features like Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and a Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), minimizing the lag that’s added by the receiver. That makes it a smart choice for projector-based home entertainment systems, or anyone who wants to connect a game system as well as video content sources.

Wireless Connectivity

Denon AVR-X1700H connections

The AVR-X1700H supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections for devices. This also gives it the capability to stream music directly without an external source through services like Spotify and Pandora. Built-in HEOS support adds multi-room music capability and it works with the three most popular voice control systems (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri).

The Bottom Line: Denon AVR-X1700H Review

The easy set-up and multi-use functionality of the Denon AVR-X1700H give it a lot of versatility, and it maintains a high sound and video quality for any space or content. The only major limitation is that it doesn’t have connections for older devices that use a composite input. However, its 6 HDMI inputs should be plenty for most set-ups, especially considering its wireless capabilities. We hope this review has helped you decide if it’s the best receiver for your home! (>>> Check on Bhphotovideo)

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