Denon 2802 receiver

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  1. perrin

    perrin Stunt Coordinator

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    Today, I ordered the Denon 2802 from Sound Professionals in San Diego,CA, and I cannot wait to get it. This is my first receiver, so I am very new to the home theater scene. Can someone recommend a book to learn everything about home theater? I am thinking of going to Crutchfield.com to order their book on this subject.
    I know the remote control is not the greatest. But, I was thinking of getting either the Sony or the Pronto touchscreen remote control. Also, I am planning on getting Polk Audio's RM6600 bookshelf speakers next month, and eventually the subwoofer. I know it will be hard on learning, but I plan to ask a lot of questions on this forum.
     
  2. Jo_M

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    Welcome to the money pit [​IMG] Just kidding... I just started myself. I purchased the Denon 1802 and now I'm trying different speaker sets to find something I like.
     
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    You'll love the 2802! I think it has a great mix of quality and features for the price...as for the remote, I like it ...any remote requires time to learn layout and programming options, as long as remotes are learning and have enough direct acsess keys I happy and the dennon does!
     
  4. DarrinH

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    From one end of the country to the other, welcome to the forum perrin. You will find people one here that know a lot about home theater and some that are still learning like myself. I myself am getting ready to order the Denon 2802 from sounddistributors.com. Hope I like it. I am still running Pro-Logic and have not heard DD in my theater yet.
    Again, welcome I can assure you that you will find professional attitudes here due to Rons strict standards. This is a great place on the net!
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  5. Mike_Reznik

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    Hello Perrin,
    I don't know a good book to recommend, but a good way to get a quick start is to pick up some of the popular HT magazines. Some of the terminology might be a little confusing at first, but they keep it pretty easy to understand. I would recommend Sound & Vision, Home Theater, Audio Video Interiors (one of my favorites), etc... just go to Barnes & Noble and browse around.
    Also, this forum has been absolutely great! There are a lot of helpful people here. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
    Go with the Pronto!!! It's awesome. I've had mine for about one year and I love it. I programmed it so that even my wife can use it! (not an easy accomplishment ;-)
    Good Luck!
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  6. Charles M

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    Perrin,
    I live here in San Diego and I don't recall a Sound Professionals. Could you give me there address please, so I can check them out. Thank you, Charles.
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  7. perrin

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    Hi Charles,
    Thank you for your response. Here is the address and phone number of The Sound Professionals:
    9450-B Mira Mesa Blvd
    San Diego,CA 92126
    (858) 693-4499
    web address: www.soundpros.com
    I received an email today from UPS stating that my receiver should be here next Wednesday. I am taking two days off from work to play with it.
     
  8. KimR

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    i recieved my denon 2802 last week and love it. I have been using old sony receiver that only did dolby pro logic and cant believe how great DD and DTS sound. Personally I dont mind the remote since the old sony receiver remote sucked even more and never used it. Luckly i was able to configure the denon controller to control my tv/dvd/vcr/sat/cd/ld just fine.
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  9. Charles M

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    Hey Perrin,
    Thanks a lot for the info. Again I was unaware of any other authorized dealer for Denon in the area. When I was on their website when I did a search I would only get Tweeters who only sells them at retail. Now I am now considering getting the 3802 for $895 once again. If only they had Yamaha. Thank you again! You just made my day. Welcome to the forum.
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  10. JohnZ

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    Sound Professional is not an authorized dealer. The warranty may be not valid. All the on-line authorized dealers I checked sell that for $799. Did anybody find a better price?
     

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