Re: Denon AVR3808CI
I looked a a bunch of those as well as some not listed before getting the Denon, Like they said don't sweat the THX as there are many players without it that sound as good if not better as those with it.
The 0.09% THD is negligible so don't worry about that either.
Really all of these are very similar in quality, so focus on your needs & use that to thin out the choices.
For me it was the number of HDMI inputs (4 In & 1 Out) & the ethernet connection that put the Denon over the top for me.
The ability to stream from the internet & my computer as well as the ability to get firmware updates & trouble shooting over the internet were big selling points.
Decide what you need & take a favorite DVD & CD with you to audition them & let us know what youi decided.