Well at last, my search has come to an end. 9 months ago I decided to get a new AVR to replace an old....very old Yamaha AR that had performed well for me. But with a new HDTV, and HD DVD, the time had come to make an upgrade in the receiver/processor area. My search could not have been completed without the many people that post to these forums, and much thanks to all.
This AVR appears to be an excellent update of the award winning, top rated Denon AVR from last year.
After looking at the functionality of all the various new AVRs that are coming to the market this year, I believe that the new Denons meet my expectations for the abilities that I am looking for in a strong, reliable, and top rated AVR.
I will be purchasing the Denon 3808CI, as the extras in the 4308CI are not needed in my system.
Denon authorized etailer J&R gave me an outstanding price with no shipping and I am trilled to finally be getting my 3808CI in the near future.
Good luck to all in their own search.