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post #2581 of 5668
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

It is a big step up from the deservedly disdained 1909/2309 remotes. Most people just outright replace that pos with a Harmony. I like the looks and feel of the RC 1102, it's nicely lit and well laid out, has solid buttons and it doesn't "eat" batteries. It is not only a true "learning" remote but has "System Call" (macro) functionality (X3) and "punch thru" fnctn. See the manual, available online at usa.denon.com, p64 for details. http://www.usa.denon.com/AVR-2809CI-OM-E_003.pdf

I have not yet gotten around to programming the Denon, so maybe someone who has utilized all those functions can comment on actual functionality.
BTW I think penngrey is selling a perfectly good used 2809, you could pm him from this post:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post16135345

Thanks for the info. I think the remote should be good, my current old receiver is a Kenwood VR-410 and it has an RF Remote which is very cool, I could use it anywhere in the house. If want the Harmony I would like to get the Harmony 1000

It would be nice to get it from penngrey but he is in FL and I am in Canada so shipping would cost an arm and a leg.
post #2582 of 5668
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Originally Posted by BRAISKI View Post

my current old receiver is a Kenwood VR-410 and it has an RF Remote
penngrey... in FL and I am in Canada so shipping would cost an arm and a leg.

Just to clarify, the Denon RC 1102 is not RF. Oh, yeh, forgot about the Canada thing, shipping w/i US is more like a little toe and a pinky finger.
post #2583 of 5668
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

Just to clarify, the Denon RC 1102 is not RF. Oh, yeh, forgot about the Canada thing, shipping w/i US is more like a little toe and a pinky finger.

Yes I am aware of that not a lot of receivers are RF
post #2584 of 5668
I just bought a Denon AVR-2809. Looked at the 82 page manual and am blown away by the number of options/settings. Very good indeed.

But I am a simple guy. I am lost. Please, could some user give me some advice?

I have a 6.1 setup. I would like to use all 6 speakers with television, dvd, and PS3 (blu-ray) movies. But what setting should I use?????????

My installer suggested using 7.1 STEREO. That is the only option to get the 1 surround back speaker working. Unless, the disk is 6.1 encoded, which the receiver will activate.

I think he is wrong. I thought that the receiver can simulate something out of my 1 surround speaker, whether playing 5.1 DD, or 5.1 DTS, or any of the hd audio formats.

So what setting should I leave on the Denon to get 6.1 working best??? Sorry for the rambling..........
post #2585 of 5668
Regular Guy, Use the PLIIx setting and 2-ch stereo or direct for music.
post #2586 of 5668
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Originally Posted by BRAISKI View Post

How good is the remote for the 2809? With the LCD.

I am a hold out on buying a Harmony and use the Denon remote as it meets my needs. Each of the (3) Call functions allows you to store up to 32 steps each. I use Call (1) to turn on all my components (DVR, TV, AVR) and setting the AVR up for TV viewing, Call (2) for turning on the same components, changing the TV's source input to HDMI 2 and setting up the AVR for PS3 gaming/BD/DVD viewing and Call (3)to turn everything off (except the PS3) and changing the TV's source input back to HDMI 1. Had it come with the lesser 1909/2309 remote, I would have bought a Harmony in a heartbeat!
post #2587 of 5668
regular guy - also make sure to read my SETUP GUIDE and FAQ (linked in my sig) for lots of great info. the "7 CH STEREO" mode isn't a great option because it sends the same thing to all channels, you will lose any discrete "surround" effects in 5.1 material. PLIIx should work fine as penngray suggested.

penngray - any updates on the review? are you keeping the newer Onkyo or the Denon 2809?
post #2588 of 5668
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

regular guy - also make sure to read my SETUP GUIDE and FAQ (linked in my sig) for lots of great info. the "7 CH STEREO" mode isn't a great option because it sends the same thing to all channels, you will lose any discrete "surround" effects in 5.1 material. PLIIx should work fine as penngray suggested.

penngray - any updates on the review? are you keeping the newer Onkyo or the Denon 2809?

The 885 isnt here yet and time for testing might be hard, my wife is expected our 2nd child any day

But Im extremely excited about a pre/pro with XLR connections with all the same bells/whistles as my 2809 (minus Dynamic volume)!!!

I think the XLR outputs will be my biggest improvement since I run active crossovers and everything is all balanced already just needed an pre/pro with XLR out.
post #2589 of 5668
pffft.... a child should not take precedence over a proper pre/pro comparison test! your new infant probably won't even be able to appreciate your IB sub, what use is that?

seriously, congrats sir
post #2590 of 5668
Thanks penngray and batpig (cool website - will read ALL). Denon manual was too complex for me, especially that 2-3 page chart with 12 columns and x, o, O, X, ?...

If I have further questions, I hope you won't mind helping a fellow Denon user out.

In the meantime, I got some reading and listening to do.

-
post #2591 of 5668
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

pffft.... a child should not take precedence over a proper pre/pro comparison test! your new infant probably won't even be able to appreciate your IB sub, what use is that?

seriously, congrats sir


lmao, thank you!
post #2592 of 5668
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Originally Posted by regular guy View Post

Thanks penngray and batpig (cool website - will read ALL). Denon manual was too complex for me, especially that 2-3 page chart with 12 columns and x, o, O, X, ?...

If I have further questions, I hope you won't mind helping a fellow Denon user out.

In the meantime, I got some reading and listening to do.

-

hehe, I hate reading manuals

Nothing better then an afternoon with my best choices of music/movies to tweak away....selecting everything possible to see what sounds good and what does not.
post #2593 of 5668
Glad I found this thread. Four days ago I was going to order the 2309 from Vanns for $849. Just ordered the 2809 from 6th Ave for $799. Can't figure out why the wife isn't more excited. Oh well.
post #2594 of 5668
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Originally Posted by BRAISKI View Post

Thanks for the info. I think the remote should be good, my current old receiver is a Kenwood VR-410 and it has an RF Remote which is very cool, I could use it anywhere in the house. If want the Harmony I would like to get the Harmony 1000

It would be nice to get it from penngrey but he is in FL and I am in Canada so shipping would cost an arm and a leg.

I just got the harmony 1100 with rf receiver (free on Amazon with purchase of 1100 until tomorrow) and it works fine. Did some custom work on the activities and love it.
post #2595 of 5668
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Originally Posted by ronnielee54 View Post

Glad I found this thread. Four days ago I was going to order the 2309 from Vanns for $849. Just ordered the 2809 from 6th Ave for $799. Can't figure out why the wife isn't more excited. Oh well.

Did you use a coupon code to get that price? I'm showing them still listed for $1199.

Thanks
post #2596 of 5668
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Originally Posted by Roju32 View Post

Did you use a coupon code to get that price? I'm showing them still listed for $1199.

Thanks

PM sent
post #2597 of 5668
In the last days I went through Yamaha 1800, Marantz 6003, Denon 889 and finally Denon 2809 (and, on top of that, my previous receiver is no slouch either, HK-347).
The 2809 beats them all. I am surprised by how much better I find it when compared to the Yamaha 1800 which is generally highly regarded for sound quality. I also prefer it to the Marantz 6003 but just when Audyssey does its magic: with Audyssey dynamic EQ disabled I think the Marantz sounds better.
The XT version of MultiEQ in my experience makes a difference vs. the MultiEQ regular: the 2809 turned out much less bass-boomy than the 889 used to be also after quite extensive tweaking. I think the 889 sounded great too (I had a hard time to switch back to the HK-347 when I returned it to look for a 989 or 2809) but a moderate additional expense for the 989-2809 is IMHO worth. The 2809 comes also with a nice remote.

For reference, for my 5.1 setup I have Paradigm atom speakers and Velodyne DSP-12 sub.

Overall, double praise to Denon and Audyssey MultiEQ-XT.
post #2598 of 5668
Originally Posted by Roju32
Did you use a coupon code to get that price? I'm showing them still listed for $1199.

Thanks

PM sent

I'll take a 2809 @ $799, how do I get it for that?
post #2599 of 5668
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Originally Posted by H8TWRK View Post

Originally Posted by Roju32
Did you use a coupon code to get that price? I'm showing them still listed for $1199.

Thanks

PM sent

I'll take a 2809 @ $799, how do I get it for that?

PM sent
post #2600 of 5668
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

PM sent

J, your efforts are appreciated. Perhaps you could just go ahead and post the latest info for all those interested in pricing/purchasing a 2809.
post #2601 of 5668
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Originally Posted by SoundofMind View Post

J, your efforts are appreciated. Perhaps you could just go ahead and post the latest info for all those interested in pricing/purchasing a 2809.

At 6th ave use coupon code AFLDEN798, this code expires 04/15. The reason why I didn't post the deal (coupon code) is because the Moderators would delete it (has happen twice). But I got to say, this is the best forum for information and people are very helpful. Enjoy
post #2602 of 5668
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

At 6th ave use coupon code AFLDEN798, this code expires 04/15. The reason why I didn't post the deal (coupon code) is because the Moderators would delete it (has happen twice). But I got to say, this is the best forum for information and people are very helpful. Enjoy

Anyone know how 6ave works in terms of:

I ordered this receiver on the 24th using a coupon code that netted me a price of $899. The receiver is at my house, and is completely unopened, same box from sender.

With the new code of AFLDEN798, this receiver is $798. A savings of $100. Should I call them to see if I could get credited or should I simply return this and order a new one? $100 is $100, and it is not like I am taking my business elsewhere, I just want to save $100 where I can. Thanks.
post #2603 of 5668
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Originally Posted by dcbuilder View Post

Anyone know how 6ave works in terms of:

I ordered this receiver on the 24th using a coupon code that netted me a price of $899. The receiver is at my house, and is completely unopened, same box from sender.

With the new code of AFLDEN798, this receiver is $798. A savings of $100. Should I call them to see if I could get credited or should I simply return this and order a new one? $100 is $100, and it is not like I am taking my business elsewhere, I just want to save $100 where I can. Thanks.

Call them! I have received credit many times from many different companies that offered sales a day later or if I missed a coupon discount, etc.
post #2604 of 5668
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Originally Posted by penngray View Post

Call them! I have received credit many times from many different companies that offered sales a day later or if I missed a coupon discount, etc.

+1, I have read from other forum members getting credit back also.
post #2605 of 5668
I know there is a lot of comparisons in these boards between the 2809 and the Onkyo 876, but it seems to be spead out and I need to consolidate to make sure I get it right.

Can anyone confirm the pro and cons for me?

Denon 2809:
+Better build quality
+Better audio quality with warmer, more musical sound
+Less expensive
+Allows manual adjustment of Audyssey's auto settings
+Not as hot
+Faster input switching with no audio/video delay
+True HDMI pass through
-No volume overlay using HDMI

Onkyo 876:
+More highly regarded Burr Browns
+More highly regarded Reon video processor
+Better GUI with volume overlay for HDMI
-Slow to switch between sources
-HDMI strips BTB and WTW
-Can get hot

Unless I am mistake, the Onkyo also offers the following that the Denon does not:
HDMI to HDMI upscaling to 1080p
Independent video settings for each video input

Thank you for you input. Even if I have all of the above correct, I am not sure which I will get.
post #2606 of 5668
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Originally Posted by rispoli View Post

The 2809 beats them all. The XT version of MultiEQ in my experience makes a difference vs. the MultiEQ regular.

Based on your informed review (and the current coupon and strong endorsement of SoundofMind), I decided to get the 2809 instead of waiting on the 1910.

Thank you ... and please tell me how you managed to comparison test all that equipment.
post #2607 of 5668
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Originally Posted by twalkman View Post

Based on your informed review (and the current coupon and strong endorsement of SoundofMusic), I decided to get the 2809 ...

"The hills are ali-ive...."
post #2608 of 5668
Hey so crutchfield is offering the 2809CI along with the Denon DVD2500BTCI for $1200. Is that considered a good price?
post #2609 of 5668
[quote=bmoorhouse;16172703]I know there is a lot of comparisons in these boards between the 2809 and the Onkyo 876, QUOTE]

No, there are not a lot of comparisons with the 2809 as the 2809 is hundreds of dollars cheaper (around eight hundred delivered, factory authorized on-line etailer) than an 876, which is more comparable in price and features to a Denon 3808. If you have not done so, just "search this thread" for "Onkyo 876" and read batpig's and jdsmoothie's posts for pithy comments. That Onk is a very nice AVR, but don't forget to add in a refrigeration unit for it! Seriously, people run multiple fans on those hot little numbers.
post #2610 of 5668
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Originally Posted by mumbles76 View Post

Hey so crutchfield is offering the 2809CI along with the Denon DVD2500BTCI for $1200. Is that considered a good price?

See the posts above on pricing the AVR. You would in effect be spending $400for the BRP-you gotta decide.
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