Originally Posted by 1MaNArmY
network capability, GUI, flagship model, etc (frivolous/petty options). I know the 2809 is sufficient but if I can get a good deal on the 3808 I'll bite but I'm still waiting on the announcement on how much the firmware upgrade will cost for the 3808 to bring Dynamic EQ and Dynamic volume.
Network capability (streaming from computer, internet radio) can still be done to any Denon receiver with using either ASD-3W
: Denon iPod/Networking Client Dock with WiFi, or the ASD-3N
: Denon iPod/Networking Client Dock. Using the ASD-3W for example gives you WIFI which the 3808 lacks, but no firmware updates are possible using this connection. The 2809 gets firmware updates via computer using RS-232 port. If you get a 3808 and have a Ipod then your still stuck getting a Ipod adapter.
Now the firmware update for 3808 has been said to be $150 (100 Euros in Europe) in October, but "no" Denon USA announcement has been given, so still big unknown for customers. Also Denon plans to raise prices a few hundred for a 3808A afterwards incorporating the new firmware, and then also is the so-called 3810 due a few months later (summer 2009).
So if you want Dynamic Voice and EQ now the 2809 is recommended.