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: 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
Summary: I have had this receiver as part of my home theater set up for nearly three years. I would say sound quality is excellent, good clarity and good bass punch -- of course, this depends on the speakers paired with the receiver. HDMI ports are present in abundance.
Summary: I have used a Denon AVR 4800 for some years and wanted to upgrade for uncompressed audio and video switching through HDMI. Shipment came promptly in great condition and this receiver rocks just as hard as its predecessors did.
Great Receiver! Lots of features a.nd great audio quality
Richard H. Low, Amazon
3 April 2010
Summary: I purchased the Denon AVR 3808CI over a year ago a I have been very happy with its features, performance, and quality of audio. There are only good things to say about this receiver. The GUI, graphic user interface, is easy to navigate. The network capabilities of this unit are out of this world.
Summary: This Denon 3808ci is a monster when you take it out of the box, it has many ways to hook up your audio equipment, old or new. This unit is not for the casual user but one who will take time to learn the system and its many features,I have had mine since 08 and still I an messing with the controls...