Typically these I.link, D-link, and other ?-links are proprietary to the manufacturer. Their idea was that you'd buy all your components from the same family to take "advantage" of their linking/communication features. I doubt Denon's D-link will play nice with Pioneer's I.link. For what it's worth, Denon's D-link is not a Firewire connection, but a shielded Cat5 connection. Why not just buy a Pioneer HDMI/I.link enabled receiver?
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Thanks for your answer, Kg. I am using a Pioneer receiver now that doesn't have an HDMI. When I bought it I didn't realize that it lacked HDMI. i have not seen any Pioneer HDMI/ilink receiver available. It's possible that they are on offer, but it is hard to find out which models have ilink, as no one seems to care much about this.
Just looking over Pioneer's current product line, I didn't see anything with an I.link connection. Perhaps they've abandoned it. I looked at their top end Elite SC-68 and it didn't have I.link which leads me to believe they aren't using it anymore.