Originally Posted by tasdisr
Went and checked out the Yamaha 1800 & 3800 and Denon 2808ci & 3808ci at the local dealer where I purchased my current receiver and and HDTV. Have to say I was very impressed with the Denon, especially the 3808.
The dealer has been a Yamaha dealer for over 15 years and started handling the Denon line 5 or 6 years ago. The sale person said that the past few years he feels that Denon has just
been edging out the Yamaha in terms of performance and dollar value and said he would reccomend the Denon 3808 over the Yamaha 3800, but either would would be a good choice.
Hope to make a decision soon. Leaning more to the Denon than Yamaha.
Listening is always preferable to helpful hints. But don`t get me wrong, reviews are a guide and informative. Though I like Denon as well, I think you should check out one of the Onkyos. Andrew Robinson did a great review on it in avrev.com as well. You just want to make sure you have heard everything, if you can. And this decision seems very important to you. There are many happy Onkyo owners out there. And, I have not heard anything info about them running hot.