Originally Posted by pclausen
I'm happy to report that my GUI now works on all inputs, even the ones with no video associated with them. Everything began working after I used the web interface to clean up all my settings (much easier to navigate than the on screen GUI IMHO.) Go figure.
I also deleted all the inputs I don't use. This way the input selector knob on the front of the AVR only scrolls through the inputs actually in use. Nice! Of course my 3 most frequently used inputs are also associated with the quick select buttons on the front. I plan to roll all this into my Harmony 880 so it won't really matter, but it is still a neat feature.
I've had my 3808ci for a week, and am very pleased. The scaling works very well (my projector is 720p). The sound is just fine. I compared the Audyssey settings versus my radio shack/avia/dve settings, distance was right. Well, except for the sub, which it thought was 30 feet away (15 feet actually). But LFE is a different beast, and I use an SMS-1, so I overrode the measurement and it was fine.
VERY pleased versus the amps/prepro setup I once had. I was able to remove a lot of cables, and the GUI has been fine- no issues. The detecting of audio flags has also worked flawlessly. Very pleased with price/performance.
Wife and kids were out for the afternoon, so I had about 4 hours to mess around. Scaled 480p DVD picture from Denon DV-1600 was a noticeable improvement over the direct component to projector previously. Also, I use Comcast's piece of junk Motorola box. The Denon seemed to clean up the SD picture as well. Perhaps subjective on that one, as garbage in, garbage out certianly applies to anything Comcast gives you. But the DVD was very clearly better.
The AutoEQ made a noticeable improvement in the sound. My media room is acoustically treated, so it's not too hard to quantify. Certainly on DVDs (Star Wars Attack of the Clones, Batman Begins, Gladiator) I tested, there was a picture and audio improvement. I compared the same chapter starts and keep volume the same.
So far, I am very pleased with the Denon 3808ci. I suppose YMMV, but as this was my $1599, I'm happy