Denon, for sure
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In my experience (a/v retail since 1997), Denon's are a bit complicated to operate and the sound is a bit too polite for some people. However, they are very well thought out, reliable, they switch HDMI without glitches (unlike many non-japanese receivers) and they come with a spectacular surround decoder.
A NAD piece would give you a more dynamic and full sound but at the expense of a few (necessary?) features and they have reliability issues. The only serious competition I see to a AVR-4311Ci is a Yamaha RX-A2000 (or 3000). Go check them out, it's the only way to choose!
After comparing the sonic virtues of five different brands of audio / video receivers their sonic differences were noticeable but still too marginal considering the application. All the linear solid state models became congested and noticeably fatiguing when pushed past a certain point. If you have any interest in music video your going to push it, so having separate amplifiers is wise. Keep in mind it's expensive to produce a high quality multi channel preamplifier yet, IMO, most modern receivers do a good job.
In your case the brand of DAC's and room correction along with the other features, cost, and most importantly compatibility with the other components may become your deciding factor.