5700 - upgrade?

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  1. Joe B

    Joe B Auditioning

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    I've got a denon 5700, and was wondering if its time for me to upgrade(hehehe i never thought i would say that). I was wondering peoples opinions if it's a good idea to sell this one in favor of the 4800.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Douglas

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    Why would you upgrade to the 4800? The 5700 is a superior unit. The only thing that you gain is EX, but you can make such an upgrade by purchasing a seperate decoder.
     
  3. Brian Corr

    Brian Corr Supporting Actor

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    Going to the 4800 isn't an upgrade.
    If you want more power, get a 5,6 or 7 channel amp and use the 5700 for a pre/pro.
    If you want the latest technology, I would say wait.
    I don't feel the differences between the 5700 and the newer receivers warrant the $$$ that it would cost you.
    I have a 5700 and have a few hours of play time on a 5800.
    The 5800 is great but it would cost me another $1500 or so.
    My new philosphy is to try and not upgrade until at least the 2nd new model comes out for whatever it is I am replacing! [​IMG] When the 5900 comes out, I'll look into it and the other top rated receivers and pre/pro's and see if it is time to upgrade. So many people fall into the category of having to have the latest and greatest every year. Wait a minute, that was me. I must be getting old and cheap! [​IMG]
    ps - the urge to upgrade is directly proportional to the amount of time spent reading home theater forums.
     
  4. Dan_D

    Dan_D Stunt Coordinator

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    haha very true comment
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  5. Trevor Schell

    Trevor Schell Supporting Actor

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    Upgrading to the 4800 is not much of a jump as mentioned prior.
    The step to the 5800 is quite significant as all components have been upgraded to a higher level of quality and performance.
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