Onkyo TR-SX875 & Denon 3808

Onkyo TR-SX875

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Price: 480 KD (Not including 40 KD shipping from UK)

Denon 3808
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Price: 459 KD (Available from Panasonic Yousifi) , 533 KD (Amazon without shipping)

I have been going back and forth on which choice to upgrade my A/V reciever, I have a two year old reciever which does a good job but doesn’t help me when all my devices have HDMI output. Both these A/V Recievers having 1080p upscaling, and all inputs (S-Video, Component, and HDMI) are upscaled to 1080p and outputed thourgh the HDMI output. Between these two products its just a matter of price, all of them provide what I need for the speakers, subwoofer, and screen. What I find surprising that the Denon 3808 is cheaper in Kuwait then it is online.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

11 Comments

  1. Panasonic gave you the ‘special price’ .. the official price is much higher.

  2. lfc-q8

    the 3808 is 430
    btw why dont u add the yamaha 1800 and 3800 to ur list
    Z im in ur position now and as i told u my list
    the onkyo is a solid avr but it gets really very very hot
    the denon has a lot of bugs but the good thing about it u can upgrade the firmware online as it has an ethernet port
    in the hand the yamaha is solid all over and no bugs with it at all
    the 1800 is the same as the 3800 minus the ethernet port where u cant stream music but at the end u cant update the firmware
    3800 and 1800 avalible at adawlia
    plz let me know what ur getting and why as i told u i need to upgrade my yamaha 2600 very soon :)

  3. K: lol! Now thats funny!

    lfc-q8: I don’t think the bugs would affect you that much! I will let you know, mostly its because of availability!

  4. lfc-q8

    i know for a fact that the 3808 has an 1080p bug where its missing some lines
    875 major heat issues some people say that it melted thier wires
    personally ill be going with the yamaha 1800

  5. lfc-q8: Thank you very much for the heads up, so it seems I will be going with the Onkyo then but I would have to get it from Dubai. I do prefer the Onkyo over the yamaha because of the reviews I have seen of the Onkyo, it performs excellently and its upconversion is perfect.

  6. lfc-q8

    the onkyo is sick the only problem thats holding me from pulling the trigger on it is the lack of support in kuwait as thier agents now are alghanim electronics and they dont have this model and if u get it from dubai i guess they wont honor the waranty here and as the unit gets very hot u dont know what will happen in the future.
    the yamaha dosent convert as good as the onkyo but for everything else its on par or maybe better

  7. lfc-q8: I agree with you about the support, Alghanim have just taken the name and they haven’t done anything with it! They haven’t brought in the new models and they haven’t really worked on the onkyo line! I will still get it though because the support in Dubai is realy good and shipping their is relatively cheap!

  8. lfc-q8

    good luck with it and please post updates on it :)

  9. lfc-q8

    Z i pulled the triger on the 3808 as the 1800 was sold out got it for kd 400 from elyousefi
    i wont use it now maybe next month when my setup is complete i got it now before it gets sold out as well

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