Quote:Originally Posted by windsurfdog
Greetings fellow 3808ites.
First post from a new 3808 owner. Been lurking for 6 weeks or so...finally pulled the trigger and purchased the unit with accompanying (free) Denon blu ray transport. Both units have been gracing my new entertainment center while I wait for the new LCD to be delivered (hopefully, early next week). The old entertainment center is scheduled to be moved out of the living room this weekend and, since room is at a premium, I haven't permanently set up the new EC. But I got antsy last night and had to at least partially setup the 3808.
I noticed a couple of recent posts by heatwave3 re: the new feature upgrade and thought I'd share mine with the group.
After the unit arrived a couple of weeks ago, I registered it at the Denon Users Club page. Since then, I've done nothing. Last night I went to the upgrade page and entered my information. It subsequently led me to a page that asked for my upgrade ID which I inputted. Reading the preliminary upgrade information, it mentioned that if you had firmware v. 1.95 installed that no firmware upgrade would be necessary. Mine checked out at 1.94. Not wanting to take any chances, I initiated the firmware upgrade which took about 70 minutes and resulted in firmware main v. 2.02A...so far so good. Went to get the upgrade package and lo and behold, it said there was nothing to upgrade. Checked the unit and, sure enough, the package was installed...bonus! No paperwork to send in, no phone calls...most excellent.
I've had a Rhapsody account for a couple of years now...one of the reasons I purchased the 3808. I entered my account info in the unit and, smooth as silk, it connected right up and I was listening to my fave stations.
I then went to radiodenon.com, registered my MAC and was overwhelmed by almost 13,000 stations from which to choose...major coolness! All this fun and nothing but 2 speakers, a video connection to my old CRT, and an ethernet cable. Looking forward to getting that LCD and connecting the rest of my peripherals.
So, so far, so good. No issues yet.
Nice review! Just to let anyone else know if you're on the fence, the 3808 will be discontinued in May. Pick it up now if you got your eye on it!