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
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: 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. Video processing is excellent, as judged by the output to a Pioneer Kuro plasma. The receiver is quite heavy, as expected for receivers in this class. Heat output is notable, but again, this is not unexpected.
Summary: Looking at all the feedback I new this was full featured but thought it might be full frustration for set up. It could not have been easier. System is comprehensive and produces excellent queality. Auto Setup makes it fool proof.
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. Receivers have so many features that they are never easy to use but once you get it set up you are rewarded with some great home theater sound with Blu-ray disks. 1080P video switching works great.
Great Receiver! Lots of features a.nd great audio quality
Richard H. Low "Richard Review", 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. I currently store all my music on a HP Windows Home Server and the Denon connects effortlessly into the server.
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 and fine tuning it to my liking. To sum it up it well built and a solid performer, get ready to feast your eyes and ears on quality.