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Denon: 2802 vs. 1803 (1 Viewer)

David Hudson

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A slightly different look at a familiar question. I just ordered a Denon AVR-2802 for $575. Should I be kicking myself for not settling with the AVR-1803, or is the 2802 worth the extra $75 to $100 that I spent on it?

I get an extra 10 amps and pre-amps for all channels as a bonus, but I beleive that I am losing DD-EX decoding? I've read that the 2802 does indeed decode DD-EX, but is not advertised as such... Is there a definate answer to that question?

So, should I relax and enjoy the product when I get it, or should I see about canceling the order and going for the cheaper product? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 

JeremySt

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The 2802 has 6.1 Dolby decoding, it just lacks the "official" DD EX logo. The 1803 lacks on-screen displays. I'd say you did the right thing. $575 is a great price.
 

NickStan

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I have one and love it. THere's been no real problems with it. and the sound is good for the price.
 

Jose G

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David, just in case you didn't see it, there's a pretty good thread called "Denon 1802 better than 1803." I think it will help answer your question.
 

SteveMo

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The 2802 does do DD EX and DTS EX e.t.c.. It has preouts for a 7.1 setup. It's a nice reciever and has NEVER quit working. All other recievers I tried got tired and quit working. The Onkyo I tried quit working completly due to flags on disk such a Jurrasic park 3. Good choice and a very good value.
See my reiveiw here
 

SteveMo

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oh yes ok it doesn't say DD EX but it does do it yes.

I paid 800 retail but I have a 2 year warranty good just down the road. They also gave me a free y cable and a deal on a rack for 400 dollars that was 600 dollars new. Good price you got there.
 

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