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Denon avr1803

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Dominic, May 15, 2003.

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  1. Dominic

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    Im thinking of this new (ish) denon amp and currently have the panny ptae100 and a kenwood receiver, the reciever currently switches all my audio and video and i have both composite and svid to my panny pj

    My plan is to get a prov and just feed the pj via the prov, the question is i have a security camera and sky (composite vid) and xbox and DVD (tosh220e) via svideo.

    The question is will the denon switch all those inputs down a single output (say svid) to my panny (via a prov)

    doest that make any sense ?

    also i have seen the avr 1803G at empire for £308, is this the best place / price ?

    all ideas welcome
     
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    The short answer is no ... the 1803 just passes S-Video and Composite straight through. I don't know the Pro-V ... but you may find this isn't a problem if it auto switches between S-Video and Composite by the way.

    You might get a better picture btw with component rather than S-Video as well. Get a component cable for the X-Box and a set of component cables for your DVD player. Use the 1803 to switch between them and then pass out to the AE100. Then use composite for the other connections.

    Also a quick thing to consider is if you may want to add a stereo amp later to improve music ... if the answer is No, then fine the 1803 is good, but if there is a posibility then look elsewhere as the 1803 doesn't have the required pre-outs.

    Vikki
     
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    thanks for the info, vikki.

    some good pointers for me, i think the componant idea is good, but the prov (scaler) doesnt pass component. as for the stereo pre-outs i guess the 2802 is a better, alhough thats not my main need.

    cheers

    dom
     
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    I have the 1803 and can quite honestly say that I think it out performs the 2802.

    The Stereo playback is not great, but it is not as bad as some people will make out. However is Music is important to you, then as Vikki pointed out, I would look elsewhere.
     
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    music isnt of major importance, its mainly gaming / tv/ films, most music is mp3/wma via xbox from server, so stero quality isnt too high.
    daz, where did you buy from ? and if you dont mind sharing ... how much ?
     
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    I got mine from unbeatable, and it's £298 plus postage now.

    I'm sure it was cheaper when I bought it though.

    I think I have seen it for under £300 delivered, I will keep an eye out for you!!
     
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    £300 for the Gold version from the excellent www.hifijunkies.co.uk including UPS delivery and a 2 year warranty. And this is a new one, while the digitaldirectuk is selling a returned product.

    Wasabi
     

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