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#223712 - 10/03/08 10:23 PM 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade
Hansang Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 582
Loc: New York
I just pulled the trigger and re-ran Audyssey. So for so good. I was *TIRED* of diving for the remote during TBS-HD's baseball playoff. With dynamic volume on, I haven't touched my remote.

Sound doesn't sound clipped or anything (like when using the normal night mode setting). I was just curious if anyone else purchased it yet. So far so good. I'll put in a BD movie to see how it sounds.
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#223736 - 10/03/08 11:54 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: Hansang]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
FYI, There is a thread in the Water Cooler with links to the 3808 threads on AVSForum. I will be getting the upgrades probably at the end of the month.
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#223788 - 10/04/08 08:30 AM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: jakewash]
myrison Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
Hansang - thanks for the update. Your positive report is nearly enough for me to pull the trigger as well. Sounds like a very useful feature.
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#223830 - 10/04/08 01:20 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: myrison]
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
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Loc: Rochester, NY
Is anyone else disappointed that a receiver at this price requires a purchase that should have been included to begin with in this class?

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#223834 - 10/04/08 02:37 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: Ray3]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10400
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
No, they could have just released the 3809(which apparrently they are not as, this was the solution) and made us purchase a whole new avr. These are feature upgrades not firmware, we bought the system as it was and to pay a little for a few more new features doesn't bother me.
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#223839 - 10/04/08 03:30 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: jakewash]
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Any way you can send the firmware upgrade to me Jason? :).
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#223847 - 10/04/08 04:02 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
firmware upgrades are free, feature upgrades are not (allthough I would like it if they were) The xbox 360 and PS3 cost a fraction of the cost of the 3808 and they often have feature upgrades at no cost. I guess you can't really compare gaming consoles to receivers but it would be nice if the upgrades for the 3808 were free.
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#223850 - 10/04/08 04:15 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: Ray3]
Hansang Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 582
Loc: New York
 Originally Posted By: Ray3
Is anyone else disappointed that a receiver at this price requires a purchase that should have been included to begin with in this class?


No, it doesn't bother me. I wish they had a $50 option just for the dyn vol/eq and $100 with everything else. I don't care about the "everything else" part but so be it. The higher models to get the updates for free, so I'm OK with that. You pay more, you get freebies for ...well...free. Kinda like my BMW service/maintenance is free but I pay more. My Volvo doesn't come with free maintenance but it also doesn't cost as much as a BMW. So it's a good balance in my opinion. Finally, folks who bought it in Sept (I think) get it for free. I for one am glad they are making this available via a software upgrade.

*** KEY POINT**** You have to RERUN Audyssey for it to work so please be aware of that before making the plunge!
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#223861 - 10/04/08 04:52 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: Hansang]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
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I wish there was a difference between my repair maintenance with my $15,000 electric wheelchair and my $6,000 manual wheelchair; they are my wheels \:D \:D \:D

But there isn't
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#223892 - 10/04/08 09:39 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
firmware upgrades are free, feature upgrades are not (allthough I would like it if they were) The xbox 360 and PS3 cost a fraction of the cost of the 3808 and they often have feature upgrades at no cost. I guess you can't really compare gaming consoles to receivers but it would be nice if the upgrades for the 3808 were free.
Just wondering what feature upgrades(totally new features not already on the systems) have come across the consoles? And it would seem to me that any new feature on a console is put on it to help game sales which is where the true profit is for the manufacturers. I do not follow PS3 and Xbox, as I only have the Wii and it really doesn't have new features just some new channels, in which some you pay for, some you don't.

I agree it would be nice if this upgrade was free(free is always nice) but the 3808 works great with out the new features, so it still comes down to you don't have to get them if you don't want to pay. From a Denon stand point they do not have new game sales or anything else to help drive up profit except the avr itself, so to me the $100 is justified, $50 would be better or let us pick which ones we want as I think most are just interested in the Dynamic EQ and volume EQ.

Let's look at it this way, how many of you out there are willing to design and provide a certain product and then not get paid for it? I know I like to get paid.

Like I said they could have easily released the new fetures on a new model, 3809, and left the rest of us hanging, instead they have allowed us the ability through the network connectivity (instead of taking in to a service center as in the past)to get this upgrade with out the need to spend $1000+ on another avr.
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