[quote=visualguy]It depends on what you need. The 5805 has a great amp section, but its processing section is now obsolete because it doesn't support current technologies.
It is not obsolete. Once there are BR and HDDVD players that decode THD, DTS-HR and DTS-MA then this won't matter one bit.
If you don't plan to ever have the player do the processing then yes the 5308 would make sense.
HDMI 1.3 is way overhyped. If the player can decode the format, them HDMI 1.1 will do the exact same thing as the receiver doing HDMI 1.3 and the advanced codecs.
The 5308 is a big step down from the 5805MKII. Denon made a big mistake with the 5805 in naming it such. It was a giant step up from the 5803 and should have been called the 5905. This was also reinforced with a conversation I had last week with Denon'd Corporate Product Director.
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Anthem AVM 60, Anthem MRX720
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