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Apologies if this has been asked and answered already. I have been poring through this thread and may have missed it...
I'm trying to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on purchasing a 2808CI. I know that the major feature update of the 2809 is the additional Audyssey Dynamic Volume. The question is, is it worth roughly twice the price of the 2808 to get this?
The difference in commercials versus broadcast is not really an issue for me, but the Denon site also claims it helps out with leveling out soft and loud parts of movies. Is this really a big deal given the fact that this AVR is for my media room and the volume level is not critical.
When one goes to a movie theater, does this kind of leveling happen? If not, would I really need it for watching movies at home?
Don't get me wrong - I'm not trying to minimize the feature, but I wonder if it really is worth spending twice as much on the receiver to get it. I know that the answer to such a question is usually, "it depends" and "your mileage may vary" but I am working with a budget and the $600 difference would really need to be justified.
Am I missing something obvious here and would I be disappointed with the 2808 that does not have this feature. I'm upgrading from a Yamaha RX V1300 receiver, so my guess is that even the 2808CI is going to make a big difference.
BTW: I know that the 2809 has more HDMI inputs, but that is not a necessary feature for me right now.