Originally Posted by bboncorr1
ok so im looking into a few recievers. a few moments ago i decided to throw a curve ball into the mix by looking into the onkyo 905 model. it looks amazing for the cash. so i got a few questions for those who have compared the specs.
what will make the denon 3808 better then the onkyo 905?
what is the major differences in these receivers? does either of them have better features then the other ones?
im also looking into the yamaha 2800 so how does that stack up to the denon and onkyo?
any opinions or experiences will be welcomed. i know the best thing to do is listen for myself but im looking for others opinions at this point. im looking for people who are more experienced and can lead me in the right direction.
the onk 905 does look impressive on paper. to make a proper comparison you probably need to look at the 4308 vs the 905 or the 3808 vs the 875.
that being said i have been following the 875 thread as well as this one. it appears as though they have some problems. a clicking noise through the speakers associated with the ps3. 3 of the 4 owners so far have reported handshake issues. and they have discovered that all 4:3 material being upscaled to 1080 is stretched and they can't find a way to make it maintain its original aspect ratio.
hopefully these issues will be fixed on the 905. and of course the Denon models could have issues too when people start getting them in hand.
apparently the new onkyos do a pretty good job of scaling and deinterlacing but no one has ran the HQV test on them yet.
and i cant get anyone to speak about the sound of the onkyo vs the sound of a Denon. but people going from pioneer seem impressed with the onks sound.
i have always been told that onkyo's were bright sounding. and being a klipsch owner i don't need the sound any brighter. my current Denon pairs up well with the klipsch. if someone could compare the new onks sound to the Denon sound it would be helpful. especially if you own klipsch also.