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Denon AVR2802 - Have I Made Wise Choice?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by swanny78, Sep 6, 2005.

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    Carelessly browsing thru ebay and happened across a Denon AVR2802. I currently have the JVC THS55 All in One System and have been considering separate components for some time. I put in a bid with minutes to spare, did not have a great deal of time to read any reviews, ( looked retrospectivly...looks good) and I won, £146 it cost with 3 s video cables and 1 Optical cable. Its the first rung on AV separates for me. Is this a good buy, or should I have waited.

    Just need to buy the Denon DVD -2910, have to save for this, also getting AE Aegis EVO 3b Surround Speaker Package, again have to save up.

    I have a Hitachi 32ld7200 TV so wanted something to show this off.

    Don't know if its been said before, but its a slippery ££ slide this AV Enthusiasm.
     
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    For the price and if it works ok, i can't see anything wrong with your purchase. Its not state of the art but i paid more than that much for a yamaha 620 when it was ex-display stock and the 2802 will be better.

    Anyway i doubt you could get anything comparable for new, although it will lack some of the newer formats you can get from a similar priced new reciever.
     
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    a 2803 recently went for over £300 so i think you've done pretty well.

    its 6.1 and supports EX/ES so its not really out of date yet, and retailed for £650 so for a first step its brill!
     
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    excellent, I don't feel so bad now. :clap:
     
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    It will blow away your all in one system, no worries.

    You get incredible value for money with second hand AV kit (unless the model is still current). Ok, you might miss out on one or two nice to have features but you're generally paying less than a third of the new price for kit that's only a couple of years old. You'd have to spend a lot more on new kit to get the same performance.
     
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    i had a 2802 and went to a 3805 the 2802 is a movie machine no worries the 3805 is better for music and movies but for the price you paid it is a bargain
     
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    good, that maked me feel better.
     
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    Just to confirm you had a good deal there.... :thumbsup: ....
    I had a 2802 for a good while, and I must say there was nothing AT ALL bad about it (IMHO).
    I sold it about 8-9 months ago for £275 so as to fund the 2805 I have now, so for what you paid for yours is a bargain.

    You've taken the first step into the world of AV seperates, and by my reckoning its a bl**dy good one. Now comes the time to start doing all the overtime at work to help pay for this terrible addiction call HOME CINEMA, and all the upgrading it usually means.... :D ....
    When you get it all hooked up to the DVD player and speakers, you will notice a VAST improvement over the system you had before.

    Good luck to you,

    Graham
     
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    your right there, i've bought some AE EVO 3 front speakers already and looking at a new DVD player denon 1920 or 2920...I need to be working 25 hours a day. :eek: :eek:
     
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    swanny,
    Just a suggestion, why not save a bit on a dvd player and get a Pioneer DV-575 from Richersounds for £100 ?? (if there's any left).
    I have'nt seen or heard either of the Denons you mention but no doubt they will be more than up to the task you need, BUT I find the Pioneer DV-575 to be an excellent disc spinner. Its multiregion, plays DVD-A and SACD (if that interests you at all) ? it's also DIVX enabled.
    What TV or display (LCD, PLASMA) are you using ? If it's prog-scan enabled the 575 gives great picture quality thru its component connections. Even RGB thru scart is great.
    Look here it may well suprise you.

    All the best,

    Graham.
     
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    i can vouch for the poineer. its well worth the £££
     
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    ive got the hitachi 32" 32ld7200 ill tke a look at that dvd...does it have dvi out?
     
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    Unoftunatly not, you have to go up a few monel number to get DVI/HDMI, althoug its only a matter of time before its mroe mainstream with the number of people with flat panels.
     
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    Got some QED Silver Anniversary BI Wire speaker cables and some AE EVO 3 Front speakers..almost there now.
     
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    AND ..... what does it sound like?
     
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    I know from experience it WILL sound good :thumbsup:

    Graham.
     
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    fantastic speakers!
     
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    Compared to my JVC setup, this is absolutly awesome. Still only have the front speakers at the mo, but the depth of sound is exceptional.
     
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    just bought some more cables with banana plugs on. Thing is I can't find where they go. I thought they went tru he middle of the binding posts, but there is no hole it has a plastic cover. Will I have to cut the plugs off and bind the bare wire round the post? Any advise would be usefull? Told you I was new to this. This is on the AVR-2802
     
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    sorry Bump..!!!
     
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    They have small plastic bungs fitted due to EU rules, to stop people electrocuting themselves. Just use a small screwdriver, and prise them out.
     

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