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A 7.1-channel-ready home-theater-in-a-box system that features five speakers, an active subwoofer, and an AM/FM radio tuner. This system is a very flexible home-theater control center that can switch between numerous audio and video source devices and provide decoding of both standard and high-resolution digital-audio signals.
About This Brand
Denon--part of D&M Group, which also includes Boston Acoustics, Marantz, and McIntosh--is well known for its products in all home-theater categories, including 2.1- and 5.1-channel units. The 5.1 systems do not include a DVD or Blu-ray player, and now come with Boston Acoustics speakers and a Denon A/V receiver, while the 2.1 systems sometimes include a CD player. The products tend to be mid-to-high priced.
Features & Specs - Denon DHT-1312BA
Video player disc capacity The number of discs that the video player can handle.
Video player disc capacity
Active subwoofer Has a built-in amplifier and typically has a bass level control (independent of controls on a receiver).
Wireless subwoofer Yes' indicates that the model comes with a powered wireless subwoofer. "Optional' indicates that accessories (transmitter and wireless amplifiers) are available that allow signals to be wirelessly transmitted the amplifers that power a subwoofer. 'No' indicates that the models does not provide for wireless operation of a subwoofer.
Receiver OSD Receiver OSD Onscreen display lets you view the receiver's menus on a TV screen, a squint-free alternative to using the receiver's LED or LCD display.
Auto speaker calibration System comes with a microphone to automatically adjust speaker sound levels, delays, and possibly more to balance the surround effect for your room size and speaker setup.
Auto speaker calibration
Plays 3D Blu-ray discs Plays 3-D Blu-ray discs; for 3D operation, it requires a 3D TV and 3D glasses, as well a 3D Blu-ray movie.
Plays 3D Blu-ray discs
Analog to HDMI video conversion Can convert analog video input signals (Composite, S-Video, Component) to digital and output them via the HDMI connection.
Analog to HDMI video conversion
3D capable HDMI switching Will pass a 3-D video signal when switching HDMI cable connected 3-D source devices to a 3-D TV.
3D capable HDMI switching
FM tuner Receiver has a built-in FM radio tuner.
AM tuner Receiver has built-in AM radio tuner.
Internet streaming access Can receive audio or video streams from various online entertainment services, such as movies from Netflix or Amazon Video on Demand, or Pandora Internet radio. Requires a broadband internet connection and -- depending on the service -- a subscription.
Internet streaming access
Stereo analog audio (in/out) Stereo analog audio (in/out) lists the number of stereo (two-channel) analog audio input and output connections. These are useful for connecting two-channel analog audio devices such as a TV, set-top box, non-integrated video disc player, etc.
I set this HTIB as directed in the owners manual and have not been disappointed with the clarity, bass, surround sound or overall performance of the system. My biggest gripe is that I cannot pick up the local jazz station or NPR on the tuner!! The addition of an accessory I-phone device is highly encouraged and that is reasonably priced. Overall though, what you get for the money is high quality, room filling quality surround sound at a terrific price. I've owned this system for a about 18 months and one of the satellite speakers is no longer working BUT with a 5 year speaker warranty from Boston, no worries - just be sure to save your reciept. Stop procrastinating and go get this system - you will not be disappointed with the result.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Kalamazoo Michigan
(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Poor Sound Quality
There is an after-effect with voices especially with female voices along with an occasional loud crack like sound. I shut the woofer to off because of the pounding throb from the device. I really tried to adjust to it, but couldn't convince myself it really wasn't all that bad.<br />Will return to store for a refund.