Denon THX Reciever or Not


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Can anyone help answer this, Denon AVR 3805 seems to be a great receiver at a reasonalbe price, Compared to the futuristic 5805. The 4806 is due out in Mid April, other than DVI/HMDI Switching, Do you really need a THX Reciever? The 5805 is out of price range but the 4805 comes close and the 3805 stands out big time. But can it peform well enough with THX.

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Username: Xsound

Myrtle Beach, SC United States

Post Number: 20
Registered: Sep-04
Or you could look at the Pioneer elite vsx-56txi for about the same price as the 3805. It is THX certified, and has 2 usb and i firewire input. It is a heck of a receiver. Can be found on line for less than $1000.

I looked at the 3805 and was impressed with some of what it did. I bought the vsx-54 (couldn't afford the 56) due to someone's sage advice about remotes and features. the 54 had the features I wanted and the remote made much more sense to me.

In fact I have never programmed a remote before, and this one took me less than 15 minutes to get all my electronics in it. I highly recommend the 54, but since money is not as big a concern for you, I say go for the 56!

By the way, most people emphasize the fact that THX is mostly a test of the capabilities of the receiver, instead of what the receiver adds. I have read that there is minimal post-processing associated with THX, but most people seem to feel this is insignificant. But then again, what do I know

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Username: Shokhead

Lakewood, CA USA

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jan-05
I know that if i close my eyes and listen,i can't tell if something is THX or not so for me,THX carrys no weight.

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Username: Mystro

Post Number: 30
Registered: Jan-05
I agree, THX was the "Have to Have" feature of years past but means very little now.

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Username: Riches1

Atlanta, GA US

Post Number: 149
Registered: Apr-04
One more vote for THX not being important. My last receiver (Onkyo 701) was THX Select Certified. I don't miss not having that feature.

I have a Denon 3805. It's a great reciever. ( Reciever of the Year for 2004, Sound and Vision Reviewers' Choice Award for 2004,CNET Editors' Choice Award.)

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Username: Shokhead

Lakewood, CA USA

Post Number: 19
Registered: Jan-05
Hard to beat Denon.
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