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.
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.
Reference player geared towards analog audio users
E. Lin, Amazon
11 May 2009
Summary: PROS: Superb CD over analog, excellent bass management, beautiful BD/DVD picture with Realta, decoding of ALL codecs, solid construction CONS: Sluggish in response, expensive, not BD-Live 2.0 although some would call this a plus!
Summary: After spending 2K for Denon's DVD 3800 BDCI the trouble began. I watched my first movie (SpiderMan 3 Blu-Ray) all went well. A week or two later I tried to watch Cloverfeild and 2001 A Space Od. NO GOOD. Both movies started to stop and play at random, not a good thing.
Summary: This is a my opinion type of review, but they fall well short of actually supporting the best sound format in SACD. The PS3 does this for $500.00. An Oppo 980H supports SACd and it's DVD multiplayer with DSD acros the HDMI cable. I know it's not Blu-Ray, but it only costs $170.00.
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.
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.
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...