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#269446 - 08/16/09 12:06 AM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: fredk]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
How does the 2808 compare with your last AVR, what was the old one anyhow?
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#269449 - 08/16/09 12:29 AM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: Adrian]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7047
Loc: Canada
Frickin' confusing! The old receiver was a low end Sherwood.

Right now there are not a lot of differences I can take advantage of. The variable crossover is the biggest one. The extra power probably doesn't do anything because I am in a relatively small room (unless I start cranking that pipe organ stuff to 120db \:o ). I guess I get a little more headroom as insurance.

I can use one of the 12v triggers to power my sub now so thats nice.

Upscaling might be an improvement if I can figure out a way to send movies through the HTPC unprocessed. I don't think my mobo has that capability though.

Zone two stuff will come in handy when I have $$ for speakers for my bedroom setup. For now the micro-stereo is good enough.

I now have the ability to process HD formats, but no bluray player yet so more future advantages.

I don't have a lot of other sources, so all those connectors for VCRs, DVD players, coffee makers etc. don't do anything for me.

I also now have pre-outs should I ever set up in a really big room (or want to really piss the neighbours off). Depending on how the pre-outs work, I may have another use for them.

Edit: spell checker wants to cha

All in all, this receiver should keep me happy for a very long time.

Edit: The spell checker wants to change bluray to blurry. Funny
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#269454 - 08/16/09 01:00 AM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: fredk]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
I've been using my Denon for, hmmm, 6-7 mos now and I'm still finding out new things on it every-so-often, mainly from asking questions on the forums instead of trying to deciphre the Manual from Hades. You'll love the Denon, but you may end up with (more) grey hair as you try to figure it out
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#269459 - 08/16/09 01:25 AM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: Adrian]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
I survived my ex. Nothing short of a life theatening event is gonna give me more grey hair!!
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#269471 - 08/16/09 09:18 AM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Tomorrow morning, Fred will post in the "dreams" thread about waking in a cold sweat after a dream in which his Ex comes over to help him set up the new receiver....and she reads to him from the Denon manual.

::walks away shuddering::
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#269472 - 08/16/09 09:49 AM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: MarkSJohnson]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
::checks for new grey hairs::
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#269477 - 08/16/09 12:54 PM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: fredk]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3448
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
Good playback software on the PC will do a way better job than any scaler built into a receiver. You're doing it the right way.
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#269595 - 08/17/09 11:24 AM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: ClubNeon]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7047
Loc: Canada
While its still possible to get a better picture using some of the pc software available, its a non-trivial exercise I don't have the patience for. I use the built in scaler from my HTPC, which is remarkably good. It works fine for me.

Since I don't own many movies, this will be come a moot point once I pick up a bluray player.
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#269596 - 08/17/09 11:36 AM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: fredk]
Damien Offline
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Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 18
Hi Fred

I've owned three Denon receivers. I finally abandoned the Audessy setup. It would always put the subwoofer at a -12db. I always do the manual setup on the receiver.

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#269609 - 08/17/09 01:27 PM Re: Denon 2808 setup [Re: Damien]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
Hi Damien and welcome to the boards. I will probably not use the Audyssey EQ as I already have external eq via the BFD that is much more precise. For fun, I will, as some point use REW to do some measurements to see what Audyssey does.

I may eventually do some manual EQ with the filters built in to the the Denon to tame the top end a little as my room is very reflective.
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