Originally Posted by odub303
Ah, a fellow struggler....the other thing that is really making my decision tough is the ethernet/internet/network capabilities of the 3808....imagine just downloading a firmware update in like 5 minutes?
count me in as a struggler.... except i struggle more with sound quality. no doubt in my mind that the reon in the Onkyo, if implemented correctly, will best the faroudja.
i have real issues getting an Onkyo because I've read so many times at the klipsch forum that Onkyo doesn't mate well with klipsch. they say the Onkyo are bright therefore aren't recommended with horn loaded speakers such as klipsch.
Denon is highly recommended. and i have to agree that my avr683 though very old and only pushing about 75wpc does sound good with my Klipsch's.
i want to think that Onkyo did something different with these models. every Onkyo owner that i have questioned about sound characteristics always says
there's no truth in any amp having sound characteristics with todays electronics.
they all say how great the new ones sound compared to what they used to have but wont say why they think that.
seems like most of the Denon users agree that Denon has a warm sound and that Onkyo is bright.
i really want the better video processing in the onkyo....but i love denon's sound.
its really not an option for me to buy one and exchange it if i don't like it.
and i'd really like to get something newer before October when i get my set ISF'd. the guy is supposed to do awesome work on both video and audio.
I'm so torn....i don't know what to do. so frustrating