Help! 3802/2800 or 898/RP91

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  1. Bill_D

    Bill_D Supporting Actor

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    I've made mind up ...... about a thousand times. [​IMG] Please throw some opinions at me. I have narrowed my choice down to the Denon 3802/2800 combo or the Onkyo 898 and a Panasonice RP91. The price for both combos is about the same and is not a issue for me. My experience with receivers over the past 10+ years is as follows: Kenwood, Sony & Denon. I like the Denon sound and performance but their stuff is sort of ..... ugly. Why pair up a nice progressive looking and playing DVD player with the Denon. Ugly deserves Ugly. Help![​IMG]
     
  2. Dalton

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    My vote goes to Onkyo and the RP91. They perform equally or better than the Denons and they look ALOT better(IMHO of course).
     
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    i like the RP91 over the 2800. i cant say anything about the receivers based on personal experience, so i'll leave that to someone else.
     
  4. Ron Reda

    Ron Reda Cinematographer

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    I've got the 3802/RP91 combo and have been extremely satisfied with it's performance!
     
  5. Luciano Pires

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    I’ve got the 3802/2800 combinations and I’m very satisfied with it. Before I bought it though I did have in mind the 3802/RP91 combo.
    At the time I heard great reviews on both DVD players. The 2800 is slightly more expensive than the RP91.
    When I purchased the 3802 they had the 2800 in stock and it was going to take at least over a month to get the RP91 in black. I wanted to keep all equipment the same color (WAF)and of course I had the HT itch (I couldn't wait any longer).
    If you have a chance, demo both players side to side with the same receiver. But in the end, it comes down to what do you like.
    Good luck on your decision. I think you can't go wrong with either of them.
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    Equipment List
    65” Proscan HDTV
    Denon AVR3802 – Receiver
    Denon DVD2800 – DVD player
    Paradigm Monitor 7’s – Mains
    Paradigm Monitor CC370 – Center
    Paradigm ADP170’s – Surrounds
    Polk PSW300 – Sub
    X-10 Lighting controlled
     
  6. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Bill,

    I just outfitted my neighbor with a Denon 3802 receiver and Panasonic RP91. They both rock! DTS-ES Discrete is da bomb (at least for now).

    Get them on the internet for the best price. If you buy from a reputable place don't worry about what Denon says about non-authorized dealers.

    Dan
     

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