Simply on the first impressions I have with my favorite reference DVDs (Star Wars Episode I - chapter 20, Saving Private Ryan - chapter 2, The Matrix - chapter 3) I have to say that I feel a more immersive sound field from the 3803 (which replaced my 3802). Don't get me wrong, the 3802 was a fantastic piece, and I have not done enough listening to make a fair comparison (especially since the 3803 isn't broken in yet). But, subjectively out of the box with minor tweaking (levels, speaker distance, etc), the 3803 seems to be an improvement.
Dang Gary! You mentioned two of the three references I've been using these past couple of days, AND right down to the chapters! The Pod race in SW:TPM and the initial Beach Scene in SPR are great for surround liveliness. I'll have to give The Matrix a whirl tomorrow, too!
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