Denon AVR-3803 7.1 Channels Receiver

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  • Excellent All-in-one Amplifier for Normal Home Use

    Feb 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good sound (both music/movie); Functionality; Build quality; Layouts (front panel control, back panel connectors, remote)
    Cons: Control menus' contents not very easy to understand; User manual can be written better.

    Summary: I bought this unit after various testings at shops for months (previously tested the 3802 also). Many peoples said that Denons are not musical enough for music but I disagree. I would say Denons are obviously more powerful and produced sound appears to ... read more

  • Initial Impressions

    Dec 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent sound and component video switching, independent channel configurations, video upconvert
    Cons: Steel RCAs and lack of 2 7.1 inputs, and ugly onscreen display.

    Summary: I recently purchased AVR3803 from Goodguys after very extensive examination of different AV receivers, including Onkyo, Sony, and Yamaha. The 3803 is an upgrade from my Denon 3300 and Sony 925. Present components include: Boston Acoustics VR975 ... read more

  • A Black Box of Pure Power

    Nov 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Build quality, outstanding sound, tremendous amount of inputs, future ready.
    Cons: All Denon receivers look the same.

    Summary: Denon really broke the mold on this receiver. It is very possible that they overdid it. Denon is known for quite a few subtle, yet positive moves when it comes to A/V receivers. First of all, they never leak any information on what new and improved ... read more

  • Whoa!

    Nov 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Burr Brown processors, Video up conversion (that's huge!), and Powered dual room dual source.
    Cons: Price, But you get what you pay for, so maybe it's not a 'con'

    Summary: I just finished installing my new (not refurb'd) Denon AVR-3803. Impressive. Yes, it is true. Setting it all up is sort of a pain. However, with patience and actually using the manual provided, it's not that difficult. I also recommend finding som ... read more

  • 3803 is a fine example of a Home Theater receiver

    Aug 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent processing and power. Clean sound.
    Cons: None yet

    Summary: Having owned a Denon AVR-3200 for about 5 years, I knew that when I upgraded, it would have to be a ... read more

  • Denon AVR-3803 A/V Surround Receiver

    Apr 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Build quality, sound quality, functionality, surround options, component video up-conversion/switching, flexibility, etc, etc, etc.
    Cons: Set-up a bit cumbersome - but not all that bad

    Summary: If you are looking at this review you are obviously serious about home audio/video. You already know the standard pros and cons everyone gives for this receiver. You don't need me to go into pages of detail about everything you have already heard. ... read more

  • Denon AVR 3803

    Mar 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Sound Excellent Build Easy To Use Very Nice Remote
    Cons: Worst Techniical Support For a Large Company. Worst manual ever seen.

    Summary: I did a side by side sound testing of the Denon AVR 3803 and the Onkyo TX SR 800 for 30 days. Music The Denon sounded incredibile on music sources. The sound stage was wide and apparent. I have never heard music sound so good. ... read more

  • The receiver for the ones with EARS!

    Jan 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound Quality, Power, and Choices
    Cons: Remote is too busy

    Summary: I just purchased my 3803. This was because I owned a Pioneer VSX-D811S and bought new Definitive Technology Speakers (pair of 2002's, 2004's & 2006's and a CLR 2500) and it could not drive the speakers without overloading. I considered buying a separate ... read more

  • A partial review

    Dec 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good quality A/V receiver that "up-converts" S-video inputs to component output
    Cons: busy remote, bug in onscreen setup

    Summary: Most of the reviews for the Denon 3802 (note: -02) pretty well apply to the 3803, and what's more, my speakers are so, um, modest? that I can't comment fairly on its audio qualities. So this is a short review concentrating on the 3803's video switching ... read more

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