Sound Is Great...All The Newest Features...Priced Great
24 January 2009
Summary: Well, just bought this receiver last week and hooked it up a few days ago. I am running it with a pair of Definitive Tech BP7006's in front with a Def Tech 2002 center and a pair of Speakercraft AIM 8's in my ceiling for the rear channels...also using a Def Tech Supercube 2 in this system.
Summary: I have owned many different midrange receiver in the past, from Sony, Marantz, Nakamichi, Pioneer to Yamaha. Until I got this Denon 2808, Marantz and Nakamichi sounds real good. But this Denon just simply surpass all of them in sound quality.
Summary: I have this for several days only, but I am very satisfied with what I have experienced with this unit already. Yes, I wish there are more than two HDMI's. I can buy one with similar price range with 4 HDMI inputs, but considering the other features and audio spec, I decided to buy this when it was...
Summary: Pros: has all the current codecs and processing power that anyone could need. Also has great, clean power output. Finally, it has preamp outs for upgrading to a better amp. Cons: only has two HDMI inputs (that's all I needed though, and the replacement model has 4), is pretty bulky, and draws a ton...
Summary: The Denon AVR-2808CI has all the bells and whistles one could want or needed. It sounds great weather your using it for the tv surround or watching a movie. The manual is great at telling you what cables to use where and what kind you can use. But it is of no help when setting the unit up.
Summary: I love this thing. The set up is not for the faint of heart if you are using it to it's potential. You need a remote that is better than the one that comes with the unit if you want to use it for anything other than source switching and volume control.
Summary: Other than it needing more HDMI ports, it really is a great receiver. Easy setup, good power, and a fairly nice touchscreen remote included. The only issue I really have is that the control of the XM Radio through the receiver is very primitive.
Summary: I have 3 Denon (including two of these) and a Harmon Kardon receiver as well as past experience with Onkyo systems. All are nice units, but I've become a true Denon fan with the advent of the AVR-2807 and AVR-2808 receivers.