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denon 2803 v 3803

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by mike_cummi, Aug 20, 2003.

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  1. mike_cummi

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    There is a significant price difference between these two but there spec seems remarkably similar. Is the 3803 worth the extra?

    More specifically, the 3803 has something called "widescreen 7.1" does the 2803 have this?
     
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    I believe the 2803 does have 'Widescreen 7.1'.

    But I'd also like to hear from anybody if the 3803 is worth the extra outlay
     
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    Widescreen 7.1 basically takes a 5.1 or 6.1 sound source and "creates" a 7.1 sound field. It does actually work very well and usually gives better sound than standard 5.1 or 6.1. But you have to have seven speakers (doh!) and you can't use the zone 2 function (willing to be corrected on that as I haven't tried but just read the manual).

    The 3803 also has component video upgrade so if you have a TV with component input (mostly plasma) it's probably worth it.
     
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    3803 also has audio delay.

    On the video up-conversion, while the output may be via component and therefore useful if you are limited for inputs to your display, the quality is still only what you put in - ie composite or s-video.
     

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