Will the Denon AVR1909 improve my system?

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    I have an ageing Sony dav800 setup. I was just going to upgrade it slowly, starting with this denon amp but keep my sony speakers. I intend to replace the speakers also, just not now. Maybe i will replace the from left and right speakers with decent used ones.

    Anyway, will the denon give me a great sound using my old speakers?
     
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    The sub won't work with the 1909, you need a active sub (with its own amplifier), your current sub is passive.
     
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    doh! good spotting! Thanks for pointing that out.

    I noticed richersounds have a clearance on a discontinued denon av reciever for £120. Would that be a good buy. Its not dts HD or doolby HD tho. Is there a massive difference between the two? The extra month would then buy a sub i suppose?
     
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    There is a huge difference between HD audio and normal DD and DTS, Its much more crisp more vibrant and all round dynamic, no quality is lost from the production of the soundtrack to the playing of the soundtrack on your system because its uncompressed audio, dd and dts are compressed to fit onto a dvd
     
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    so really im besting getting a HD audio reciever. I have bluray so it will make use of that. I would be using the system for normal audio cd playback too.
    Are there other denon recievers with HD audio less than £300?
     
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    I have an old Denon 2802 AV receiver and was thinking about upgrading shortly and this 1909 looks pretty good. :thumbsup:

    Can i just ask a question about the upscaling. I have a panny 50pz80 and the SD picture from my sky HD box does not look as good as my previous 42px80 set probably due to the pz being full HD. Would the Denon 1909 improve the picture on SD sky channels?
     
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    I changed from a very old Sony receiver to a 1909 earlier this month while retaining the original speaker package for now and the difference in audio quality is huge. The HD audio is a excellent upgrade, as are the 3 HDMI inputs I have now gained.
     
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    The 1909 can be had for pretty cheap, but if you want one you gotta hurry your ass up and get one like tomorrow, because Denon are rising there pricing in a week or so, so the 1909 will soon be going for about £450 - £500.

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