Denon receivers question........

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  1. Paul_III

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    I've been looking at the Denon AVR-3802 and the new AVR-3803 receivers, and for the life of me I can't figure out what the difference between them is? The 3803 is an average of $300 more, but I can't determine what advantages it has, other than it is the latest model. Even most of the reviews I read tell me to get a 3802 for less than the 3803 if I can "still find a 3802". I was just wondering if there is a big difference in the 3802 and 3803 besides the price.
     
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    You gain component upconversion, apha 24 processing taken from the 4802, and some of the same dacs form the 5803, as well as better multi room control, In my opionion I would choose it over the 3802 and I have owned both. If you need help getting a good price lmk.
     
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    You also gain better bass management by being able to cut off the sub in any format.
     
  4. Chuck Kent

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    Also add on-screen volume display for S-Video and composite, auto-format memory for the last four signal types (per input), DTS 96/24 support, and probably a couple more.

    I upgraded from a 3802 and would not go back...
     
  5. Paul_III

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    Thanks everyone![​IMG]
     
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    Don't forget more inputs. It may not be much, but I have all 7 video inputs filled, something very few other receivers have, including the 3802. (It has 5, I think.)
     
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    100Mhz component switching
     

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