PROS / It has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functionality.
CONS / Because it doesn't support HDCP 2.2, it could be unable to pass through future 4K content.
VERDICT / The lack of HDCP 2.2 is a weakness, albeit a common one. However, the Denon AVR X1100W offers exceptional wireless functionality for an AV receiver at this price point.
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The Denon AVR X1100W is a fully featured AV receiver with a bevy of connectivity options and powerful 7.1 sound. At the manufacturer's price point, it's one of the best values on the AV receiver market.
This home theater receiver is a capable hub for your entertainment system. It features six HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, so you can connect up to six input sources to it and then connect the receiver to a television. It also offers two optical inputs and two analog audio inputs, so you can connect a variety of older audio equipment to it.
It has an excellent amount of wireless connectivity. The AVR X1100W is equipped with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so you can send audio wirelessly to your surround sound system from your smartphone, tablet or computer. It supports both the AirPlay and the DLNA Wi-Fi protocols, so you can easily connect to it from your Apple or Android device over your home Wi-Fi network. It's rare to see a receiver at this price point that offers both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities.
This receiver can pass through 1080p video, 4K video and 3D video to compatible televisions. It's even equipped with HDMI 2.o, which means it will be able to handle future 4K content that has high frame rates. Its biggest weakness is that it can't pass through 4K content that is protected with the newly announced HDCP 2.2 encryption. This means that in a few years, most new 4K content will not be able to pass through this receiver. The best AV receivers on the market have begun to offer HDCP 2.2 functionality.
The AVR X1100W sends 80 watts of power, measured at two channels driven, into seven speakers and one subwoofer. It can decode both Dolby and DTS surround sound formats, so you'll have an immersive, cinema-style listening experience.
You can control the receiver in three ways. You can use the onboard front-panel controls, the included remote control or the Denon mobile app.
Denon offers a two-year warranty on this receiver, which is about average for this industry. It also offers phone, email and social media support.
This Denon AVR X1100W is loaded with features, and it is a considerable value at the manufacturer's price point. It's currently one of the better AV receivers on the market.