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Been meaning to jump to hdmi from my trustworthy denon 3802 and I just saw this on craigslist ... seems to have everything I'd need, including I think front channel pre-outs and 3d ...

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They have one at Amazon for $799.00 it would seem $300.00 isn't a bad price specs are decent for price.
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Too much money. This is a 3 year old model which originally released for $799; however, not only does it not have any main zone pre-outs it also has no Zone 2 pre-outs as well, not to mention it only uses Audyssey MultEQ which is the same version found on the current lower level E300/E400 models. You can likely find a Denon 3808CI (successor to your 3802) which has a full set of main zone pre-outs, Zone 2 and Zone 3 pre-outs as well as the more advanced version of Audyssey MultEQ XT and is a networking model for about $400.

If you don't need networking, also look at the 2808CI released that same year which would also include the full set of pre-outs and Audyssey MultEQ XT.
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Guess I've been schooled from a pro eek.gif good to know no argument here!

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the problem with the 2808 is that it only has 2 HDMI inputs and this version of Audyssey MultEQ XT doesn't have Dynamic volume and Dynamic EQ. But it does have a full set of preouts if you need to add an external amp.

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An HDMI switch can be used to add more HDMI inputs, and if these features are desired, the 2809CI would include them.

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