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Calling Denon AVR-2805 Owners :: A couple of questions

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by flexiondotorg, Nov 26, 2004.

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  1. flexiondotorg

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    Hi,

    I am on the brink of buying the kit for my new home cinema setup and the Denon AVR-2805 features on my short list, however I have just one last question...

    Does the remote having learning capability? The manual I have found online suggests it is but I would like confirmation, so I know if I should factor the cost of a universal remote.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Hi Martin

    Just bought my 2805 yesterday, very impressed !
    Yes the remote is a FULL learning one.

    Cheers
    Marc
     
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    This is good news. The 2805 is also now firmly at the top of my list as I can get it now at cost price - £550 (though I'm still waiting until x-mas to see if the sales knock them down further). I also have a Marantz RC9200 LR winging its way to me... can't wait. :)
     
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    Hi, it's available here for £522.99 + £7.99 p&p.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    Thanks for the info :)
     
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    Malice - it's only available black though from digitaldirect. The unbeatable offer looks a good option as they're doing a bundle with the Denon 1910 DVD for £695 inc P&P. Does anyone reckon prices will drop significantly just after x-mas? My wife is hassling me to get a new DVD player and I'm loathed to buy a cheap one for the sake of it or pay out full price for the 1910 if I can get the bundle from Unbeatable at such a cheap price.
     
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    I found a bundle off at Leading Edge Concepts.

    http://www.leconcepts.com/

    Denon DVD-2910 (Black or Silver) 499.99 with Denon AVR-2805 (Black or Silver) 529.99. But if you buy both together they will throw in..

    - Free Delivery weekdays on both items
    - £10 off the price of the Amplifier/Receiver
    - £10 off the price of the DVD Player
    - Free Digital Coaxial/Optical Cable worth up to £30
    - Free Gold Plated OFC Scart Cable worth up to £20

    Just thought I'd pass on the news.
     
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    Out of interest, what speaker set up are you going for or currently have?
     
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    Did I read that right! I wish my wife hassled me to spend yet more cash on AV kit! :D
     
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    Malice - Undecided as yet on speaker package. I'm looking at Castle (Ricmond 3i or Durham 3 Fronts and their Compact Sats for the rears) or B&W 600s3 series. Considered M&K but they're out of my price bracket and it's difficult to find a local dealer who can demo them. I am going to demo some Missions (M30's?) to compare a slightly more budget set and see if it's worth saving the money.... I am open to suggestions though! No idea on Subwoofer yet. Considered REL Quake for a while but now thinking £400+ on a sub for the room I have is way overboard.

    Rob100 - Indeed! I've hardly got an open cheque book though, in fact when my wife says 'buy a new DVD player' she isn't thinking it will cost £200+, she's thinking 'because I want to watch my BBC Drama's and they're selling some DVD players in the supermarket for £29.99...' It's the art of persuasion and subtle tactics which bridges the gap and get's me what I will end up with! :D
     
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    I've been "thinking" about AV kit for ages. I auditioned some B&W (603's I think) and I was a little underwhelmed by their smoothness when hooked up to a Denon amp.

    I wish I could audition a set of Acoustic Energy Evo 3b's....

    http://www.area450.com/homecinema/subsat4.htm

    A great review, but no substitution for an audition. The complete set can be had for less than £700 delivered now. (Digital Direct, Peter Tyson). Good value IMO.
     
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    I'm sure there are many packages, such as the Acoustic Energy, which are right on the money for their performance and therefore offer excellent value. I tend to think audio/videophiles are as fickle as any other consumer at the end of the day and will always go with something that pulls on the heart strings (as well as the head) and the decision making process is somewhat subconciously influenced by our personal experiences of what consitutes excellence, based not purely on the listening experience but a whole plethora of other things besides. I have this kind of anti-logic when it comes to buying anything; the form & function aspects are in my opinion only part of a much bigger equation. This is obviously not good for the bank balance. I know I don't even need a particularly powerful or precisely tonaly balanced set of speakers for the room I have, so many other factors come into play in the environment that the degree of performance I will no doubt pay that much more for will, I fear, be lost in the background noise of screaming kids, the orchestra of domesticity and the echo provided by plasterboard! Neverheless, I'll carry on in ignorance and no doubt spend wads of cash on something because it signifies an idealism I choose to buy into rather than a function worthy of the price tag....as blind as it may seem, this is my life. :)
     

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