Summary: I am in the process of upgrading my home hi-fi to play both SACD's and connect to the newer HDMI gadgets. The Denon AVR-3808CI is the ONLY modern AV receiver I found that has BOTH HDMI as well as 5-channel analog inputs for SACD hookup. So I am sold. I am told Denon's HDMI may also decode DSD but I like to do things the old-fashioned way, so analog inputs are the way to go!
Summary: this is a excellent machine I now own two of them old school power and new school tricks, HDMI etc Many things that I don't really use but they are there for you I can't see spending the cost of a new receiver that isn,t a powerful as this one find one get a great deal like I did
Summary: The 3808CI has plenty of power. Audyssey sounds great. I purchased the upgrade package when it came available. I owned this for 3 yrs. before upgrading to a Denon A100 and gave the 3808 to my son. Still in use today.
Summary: I have owned this AVR for over 3 years, bought it refurbished for $999 (while the MSRP was about $1500 at the time.) Can't find a single negative thing to say about the quality of the sound and video this unit produces. When I bought it I had an older DVD player that I wasn't very pleased with in terms of the quality of the video output on my 50" Panasonic plasma monitor.
Pros: top quality audio/video, well-built, 3 zones, 140-Watts
Cons: somewhat awkward/convoluted GUI, remote could have been simpler
Summary: I purchased a Denon AVR-3808CI with high expectations. The unit itself is about 4 years old and out of warranty. The unit had historically performed well as expected until this week. My son was playing Playstation through the unit and all of a sudden, the sound cut out in the middle of his game and has never returned. The Denon folks tried to troubleshoot the issue and finally said I needed to take the unit in for service.
If you want a powerful, big huge amp, buy this one
9 May 2012
Summary: I have 10 infinity speakers, and this Denon 3808 and is made in Japan, lastof the heavy ones, and it's understanding for my surround system. If you can find one, is still get it, buy, buy buy. A friend of mine Sawmine, listen to it, and purchase one on Sunday too.
Summary: We bought this receiver because of our previous receiver was a Denon AVR-3300 that worked excellent for 10 years. It didn't have the new HDMI inputs required for the new HD video. The sound once set up is really amazing. The set up was not really intuitive but Denon thankfully has a great help line. It seems like the receiver will be a great performer for a long time to come.