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Denon AVR-S510BT - $167 + Tax w/Promo Code - FRYS B&M

wuss 562 358 September 2, 2016 at 01:18 PM in Receivers (6)
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Last Edited by wuss September 2, 2016 at 07:50 PM
http://www.frys.com/product/8456138

Was surprised to see this deal wasn't getting more love on SD.

Denon AVR-S510BT Receiver (normally 269.99-279.99) has been on sale most of the week at frys for 179.99, but with their labor day code it goes down to $167. Out the door I paid 182'ish.

Pretty much everywhere else on the interwebs it's selling for $279.99, with the exception being a $179.99 refurb.

Pretty solid specs if you ask me. I've been scanning for a sub-$200 HDCP 2.2/4k w/Bluetooth receiver for a long... long time. The only receiver that was 5 channels that dipped below $200 in the last few months (it went as low as $150) was the Sony STRDH550, which does not have HDCP 2.2 or Bluetooth.

Online reviews seem pretty solid for this unit. There was some intermittent issue with image fuzziness for some people, but Denon released a firmware update that seems to have fixed it (upgradeable via USB).

Specs

5.2 channel A/V Receiver with 70W per channel
4K Ultra HD/60Hz full rate pass-through with 3 designated HDMI inputs and full HDCP 2.2 support
Built-in Bluetooth
Dolby TruHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
IP control capability with the HEOS Link turns any stereo system into a wireless zone (HEOS LINK sold separately)

This is in store only, and you'll need the Labor Day Frys email code.
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#2
That's a deal. These also have 4:4:4 pass through, I believe, which not all of the lower end receivers have.
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I got this error.
The Promo Code entered is either invalid or does not apply to any item in your cart.


Quote from wuss View Post :
http://www.frys.com/product/8456138

Was surprised to see this deal wasn't getting more love on SD.

Denon AVR-S510BT (normally 269.99-279.99) has been on sale most of the week at frys for 179.99, but with their labor day code it goes down to $167. Out the door I paid 182'ish.

Pretty much everywhere else on the interwebs it's selling for $279.99, with the exception being a $179.99 refurb.

Pretty solid specs if you ask me. I've been scanning for a sub-$200 HDCP 2.2/4k w/Bluetooth receiver for a long... long time. The only receiver that was 5 channels that dipped below $200 in the last few months (it went as low as $150) was the Sony STRDH550, which does not have HDCP 2.2 or Bluetooth.

Online reviews seem pretty solid for this unit. There was some intermittent issue with image fuzziness for some people, but Denon released a firmware update that seems to have fixed it (upgradeable via USB).

Specs

5.2 channel A/V Receiver with 70W per channel
4K Ultra HD/60Hz full rate pass-through with 3 designated HDMI inputs and full HDCP 2.2 support
Built-in Bluetooth
Dolby TruHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
IP control capability with the HEOS Link turns any stereo system into a wireless zone (HEOS LINK sold separately)

This is in store only, and you'll need the Labor Day Frys email code.
Can you please tell me which day's promotion code worked for you? Thanks
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Last edited by vision0323 September 2, 2016 at 02:08 PM
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Quote from vision0323 View Post :
I got this error.
The Promo Code entered is either invalid or does not apply to any item in your cart.



Can you please tell me which day's promotion code worked for you? Thanks
It's an in-store promo code. It doesn't work online, hence the "B&M" nod
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#5
This is a good pass through receiver with the most modern features.

HOWEVER, I would not recommend purchasing it as it does not have any room correction built in. Which means it will never sound as good as it could without a lot of fiddling. Audessy would simply fix this issue which the 710 and 720 have.

If you need something to make noise for cheap. This is your winner. If you want it to sound good. Pay a little a more for the Denon AVR-S720 [frys.com]
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Thank you. Picked one up today. I was looking for a cheap upgrade and this fit the bill.
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Quote from xionn View Post :
This is a good pass through receiver with the most modern features.

HOWEVER, I would not recommend purchasing it as it does not have any room correction built in. Which means it will never sound as good as it could without a lot of fiddling. Audessy would simply fix this issue which the 710 and 720 have.

If you need something to make noise for cheap. This is your winner. If you want it to sound good. Pay a little a more for the Denon AVR-S720 [frys.com]
Not sure if it's considered "room correction", but when I set mine up, it does have a process that adjusts the speakers and sound based on calibration using the included mic.

Isn't that basically "room correction" ?

Also, the 710 is currently selling for more than double ($200+) then the 510, so I don't think that's exactly apples to apples.
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#8
Is Denon ok in general?

I've had Onkyo and it sucked, made weird clicks and showed error messages about incompatibility of some sound thing, and took a while to such between sources and wasn't smart enough to turn on and off with the TV and it was just a pain to have to turn on a second device or turn off the TV and still hear it and have to look for the Onkyo remote. The sound quality was good though.

I just watched a Yamaha 679 review video and the interface looked like Yamaha didn't want to spend more than minimum wage on the UI designers, and it has apps that no one will use because they look so bad but of course has cost impact on the unit and then the hdmi switching also takes 4 seconds or more.

O by the way, I have one single HDMI source and nothing else (for a projector room) plus 7.1 speakers. Can I somehow get a smaller unit that only has one hdmi input and is 7.1 ? Basically just an amp and audio extraction? I really don't need all the whole 9 yards, s-video in and FM radio and front USB etc, I'm installing it high up near the projector and don't even qant it to have a remote or "hissss" the speakers if I leave it off.
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have this, great receiver, great price

everything you need to know is in the OP, great post!
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#10
Nice find. If this were available online I'd be all over it to replace the 20 year old Sony work horse I have in our beach house and move the system into the HDMI world.
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I've had this over a year and love it. I think I paid $300 as it had just came out, mayb a little less because it was on sale. It was the cheapest "future proof" receiver of high quality. It calibrates easily and does every thing you could want. Highly recommend this at this price or even retail.
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I've had this over a year and love it. I think I paid $300 as it had just came out, mayb a little less because it was on sale. It was the cheapest "future proof" receiver of high quality. It calibrates easily and does every thing you could want. Highly recommend this at this price or even retail.
Quote from geocacher99 View Post :
have this, great receiver, great price

everything you need to know is in the OP, great post!
Either of you care to share what speakers you run on it? I'm trying to find a decent one to mate with a pair of Infinity 363s for a simple basement stereo setup.

I'm wondering if I need something higher end, as although the 363s are rated at 8ohms they perform more like 6s with 4ohm dips in the bass frequencies. I know most towers have resistance dips due to the subs but I'm concerned about this thing not being able to handle the current.

Any experienced input would be much appreciated : )
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Delete please
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Last edited by Dominick_7 September 5, 2016 at 09:48 AM
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Quote from geocacher99 View Post :
have this, great receiver, great price

everything you need to know is in the OP, great post!
Since you have it figure I'd ask you.. Does it upscale to 4k? Need it for a tivo but since they don't upscale was looking into receivers that upscale instead. Running it from a Tivo or Combat x1 dvr to HD fury integral (hdcp str1pp3r) splitter, to a Hauppauge HD pvr 60 to my HP Envy 17t.
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#15
So I'm way late for this. I somehow missed the email showing this. Anyone know if it still works, and if so which day's promo code was it because I do get their emails.
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