Movie theater sound quality, high build quality, great features; no HDMI
29 January 2012
Summary: Purchased this used in 2005 for around $450 for my home theater. When paired with Paradigm speakers (2 towers, center,4 ceiling, active sub) the sound for movies is equal to movie houses. Though it lacks HDMI, so does my large screen HD TV; but I still can play blu-ray via component cables at 1080i using a PS3. Set up was time consuming, I used a sound meter to balance the speakers and Toshlink cables for digital input of sound.
Summary: Bought as the centerpiece of a sound system for parties. Haven't completely tested it out yet, but 2 large (120 watt), 2 bookshelf (200 watt) and a powered sub in 5 channel stereo mode was plug and play and made the place bump. Only negative is that you can't access the setup menu on the unit itself, it has to be connected to a tv, and as I'm not using for an A/V setup, that's kind of a pain.
Great mids, use externally powered sub, no HDMI inputs
1 June 2011
Summary: This is a great receiver for your home theater system. It has amazing sound quality at 0.05 THD for 8 ohm speakers, this drops to 0.7 for 6 ohm speakers which can be used for 5.1 or 6.1 surround sound. This speaker is designed for midrange frequencies so for best use I would use an externally powered subwoofer. I don't have my subwoofer set up yet but I am still very satisfied with the sound quality I'm getting.
Summary: If you don't need the newest audio codecs, for example in a multi room music system, this receiver really fits the bill. Powerful amp section, plenty of inputs, and serial control make it very usable in a variety of sutuations
Summary: Hard to set up, sound great. The seller sent an RC-180 remote which is not the correct remote for this unit. This unit requires an RC-921 or better remote to operate the FM tuner. So I could not tell you how well the FM works, but the DVDs sound great.
Very sloppy packing due to limit used of packing stuf
7 August 2010
Summary: Very late ship out, using very minimum packing material to pack the 30 lbs delicate Electronic equipment. When open the box the ground post was 30degree bent. Not worthing to sent back only anguish by the careless of this seller.
Summary: I bought this receiver to use in a bedroom. It has a warmer sound for music and plenty of punch for movies. The real advantage of this venerable receiver is the 7.1 inputs. With a compatible Blue Ray player with HD decoders and 7.1 outputs I should get a lot more mileage out of this extremely versatile unit. Enough power for most Home Theaters, especially my bedroom where it now resides. The only thing I will miss is the auto calibration that the newer receivers have.
Summary: This is an old receiver. No HDMI. Plenty of connectors available for expansion. I haven't found anything wrong with it yet. At cost of $171, this is very good deal. (About $100 below average bidding price.
Summary: I purchased the Denon 3803 several weeks ago and have been thoroughly satisfied with my investment. Although the unit appears to be complicated in terms of operation, a brief look at the owner’s manual quickly dispels the intimidation involved with owning one of the premier brands of audio equipment know to the audio world. I also own the 4803.