After entirely more effort than I should have had to go through, I am now a member of the 2809CI family!
It's in it's box in my trunk right now and I after work I'm heading out of town so the earliest I can play with this is Sunday night
I read enough of this and other threads to believe I made an excellent choice. I couldn't find any fatal flaws (except maybe an issue with Sony tvs, which doesn't apply to me anyway...) and everyone's experiences seem to be great and the price was right!
My home theater is now almost complete! I've been slooooooowly piecing it together for 3 years as money becomes available so I don't have to compromise on quality by lowering my budget. All that's left is some cabling, a subwoofer, some paint, a screen and riser and I'm done. Subwoofer may take another year to get but the rest should be done in under 3 months.
Equiptment so far:
2x Paradigm Studio 60's V.3
3x Paradigm Studio 20's V.5
Denon AVR 2809CI (replacing a NAD C320Bee 2.0 stereo amp)
Panasonic PT-AX200U Projector
2 Rows of 3 Theater Seats - Showtime Collection from HTAuthority
I'm stoked. It's all finally coming together. Being able to hook up those extra speakers will be nice - and I get to see what Audyssey can do for my room!