Summary: In terms of performance this isn't a bad receiver. If you can ever get it set-up properly. I've owned several av receivers and know enough about hi-fi equipment to have built my own amp and speakers. But trying to get this product to perform to its potential has been a hugely frustrating process, and the owner's manual is zero help. As with so many manuals these days, it's written by techy geeks for techy geeks.
Summary: Excellent receiver with all the functions that you need for 5.1 or 7.1 system. Only problem is that the remote and the manual is very confusing and poorly documented. I get around this by buying Harmony One universal remote. This is my second Denon (my previous one was avr-888) and I have been happy with the quality of the sound and the video.
Summary: I was always looking at the Denon 3808ci receiver but jumped on this when Amazon lowered its price. A big fan of things made in Japan for their excellent craftsmanship, Denon was on the top of my list since it was from Japan. The receiver is very well made with excellent set of features.
Summary: First off, I don't have this specific Denon but a similar Denon model. I also purchased one for my daughter. I noted the first reviewer of this particular product was extremely pleased with it in his application of 7.1 sound in his home theater system. Yes, they are great for that, and I'm not surprised he is pleased. Unfortunately, such a review doesn't properly describe the features/functions of this product series. I had to find out for myself.
Summary: This Denon 805 Watt receiver can only be described as awesome. We are using it for a home theater room and have it connected to a 7 channel speaker system with two sub woofers. The sound is phenominal. Would highly recommend it.