Summary: I jumped for this machine basically because of the Denon brand name and the great reviews. Well, in terms of sound and picture quality, this thing is no better than most low to average priced bluray players. What I hate most is that it tends to heat up and when the cooling fan cuts in, it disturbs a quiet movie viewing atmosphere. It also has compatibility issues with my sony 7100es receiver.
Summary: I lusted for one of these to add to my elaborate home theatre, but the MLP of around $2,200.00 put me off. I was able to get one for far less, bought a demo Lexicon MC-12 processor (list $14,000.00 but got for less than a 1/3 of that) and the picture and sound quality I enjoy on my 115" screen w/HD ceiling mounted projector is unbelievable. Plus I retired my Nakamichi CD player as this unit plays CD's with better sound quality than all but the most expensive CD players.
Summary: I purchased this Denon DMP-3800BDCI Blu-Ray player from an authorized Denon dealer (Listen Up Audio Systems - Colorado Springs, CO) who apparently bought out the remaining stock on this item from Denon. It retailed for $1999 and was purchased in Dec 2009 for $560 + tax. It was also advertised here on Amazon.com for $579 and was marked down due to a new model.
Summary: Well, so much for profile 2.0 features. Thus far they have been a gimmick. Enter the extremely well priced 3800. The video is first rate with proper calibration with good dimensionality and color saturation. BUt that's just the beginning because the real treat this player offers is the sound quality. It offers very similar sound quality with red book cd as the flagship 5910 universal player. Blu-ray sound quality is amazing.
Summary: This player is incredible. I have the top of the line hd toshiba player and a sony blu350 or some pile. This thing kills them both in every way. This unit sounds about 1000 times better then a cheap sony bluray player. Picture looks awsome and the sound is insane. I got a lot of money into my home theater and this is the first dvd player that cds sound pretty decent on and I have owned over 30 dvd players. All others sounded so bad I couldnt use it for a cd player.
Summary: My friend and I purchased a Denon DVD-3800BDCI on the same day. We both agreed it made SD-DVD look like Blu-Ray. Blu-ray movies from both video and audio were fantastic. Collectively my friend and I own & have owned some amazing equipment. It is my opinion after owning several of the "best", Sony, Pioneer, blu-ray players the DVD3800BDCI is a statement product for the industry. Ease of use & the quality of the product is stunning. All I had to do was look and listen.
Summary: This has been an awesome purchase! Fantastic picture quality, and easy to use. I had a Sony Blu-ray player (and I typically love Sony products), but this Denon is far superior. The load times for movies is significantly faster as well.
Summary: Comments about Denon DVD-3800BDCI Blu-ray Disc Player: This machine takes a lot of time to set up and is a difficult product at first to get familiar with. I like all the features and the sounds is very good but I think this machine can be improved. The picture quality can be better and sometimes works very slow. Its good to have because it does the job but if you are looking for something more high tech then this is not the product for you.