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#223935 - 10/05/08 11:02 AM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: myrison]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
yeah I remember it being a trial service. For us xbox360 users that are only interested in seeing netflix movies the free fall update will be a better deal. I still may check it out though.
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#223961 - 10/05/08 12:52 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 07/23/04
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Loc: Up yonder
So whatís the verdict on this upgrade? The dynamic volume function looks like something I can use. I couldnít care less about music streaming.

Iím going to wait a couple more weeks before upgrading. There has to be a bug or gremlin that comes with the first push and Iím tired of dealing with them.
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#223962 - 10/05/08 12:53 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: michael_d]
Ken.C Offline
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If there isn't now, there will be when you get it, Mike!
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#223969 - 10/05/08 01:57 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: Ken.C]
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
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LOL!! Ya, I reckon you are correct Ken! They tend to follow me around......
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#223983 - 10/05/08 03:08 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
From most of the responses, it appears things are working correctly the first time around or I have just been bypassing the ones that are reporting issues to make me feel better about wanting to do this upgrade.\:\) I will just wait to see what gremlins Mike gets when he does his\:D
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#224096 - 10/06/08 05:29 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: michael_d]
Hansang Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 578
Loc: New York
 Originally Posted By: mdrew
So whatís the verdict on this upgrade? The dynamic volume function looks like something I can use. I couldnít care less about music streaming.

Iím going to wait a couple more weeks before upgrading. There has to be a bug or gremlin that comes with the first push and Iím tired of dealing with them.


I would definitely wait a few weeks and monitor the AVS forum dedicated to this feature upgrade. I just couldn't handle the loud commercials on TBS-HD anymore! (watching playoff baseball)
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#224121 - 10/06/08 09:47 PM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: Hansang]
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Registered: 02/07/04
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Loc: Winterpeg
I recently purchased a Denon avr-889 for my upstairs system as I got a great deal on the receiver from the local BestBuy. Two things surprised me about this receiver.

1. No pre-outs. Didn't really need them but I thought at this level of receiver they would be there.

2. The sound was very good with Audyssey.

Now when I purchased my 3808 a few months back I was un-impressed with Audyssey and ended up turning Audyssey off.

I didn't realize until I read about this upgrade that the 889 has the dynamic EQ and Dynamic volume features. I hadn't tried the dynamic volume until after I read about this but the dynamic EQ seemed to work really well. It seems to give the sound an extra crispness and punch. Highs seem clearer and more pronounced and the bass has more punch to it.

Late Saturday night I went ahead and got the update for the 3808 and lo and behold the sound difference was quite noticeable. While I have enjoyed the 3808 I always felt that while it was a great functioning receiver that it didn't quite have the gusto that I was looking for. Even after adding outboard amps it sounded good but not quite great. The Dynamic EQ system seems to have filled in whatever was missing before with the regular Audyssey.

So all in all in my opinion the Dynamic EQ works great and to me the 3808 seems greatly improved. I have the Dynamic volume enabled as well but haven't experimented with it too much yet. It would have been nice if it was free but for me the upgrade was worth the $100. YMMV.

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#224179 - 10/07/08 12:11 AM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: Lorenzo1000]
jakewash Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Lorenzo1000
Late Saturday night I went ahead and got the update for the 3808 and lo and behold the sound difference was quite noticeable. While I have enjoyed the 3808 I always felt that while it was a great functioning receiver that it didn't quite have the gusto that I was looking for. Even after adding outboard amps it sounded good but not quite great. The Dynamic EQ system seems to have filled in whatever was missing before with the regular Audyssey.
A-ha!!, I am not crazy, I am not the only one who felt that Audyssey was lacking until this update. I have spent a couple of hours playing different songs and turning the EQ off and on and going to flat mode and the EQ setting is a marked improvement.
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#224180 - 10/07/08 12:13 AM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: jakewash]
Ken.C Offline
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You're still crazy.
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#224181 - 10/07/08 12:13 AM Re: 3808 owners: have u purchased your feature upgrade [Re: jakewash]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7403
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
I may have to look into this update if Audyssey is improved that much. Thanks for the report, guys!
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