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.
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.
Pros: top quality audio/video, well-built, 3 zones, 140-Watts
Cons: somewhat awkward/convoluted GUI, remote could have been simpler