The new Yamaha RX-V2400 seems to be a better receiver than Denon 3803 for the money. It has almost everything and even more than Denon 3803 has. I posted a question if it uses 24/192kHz Burr-Brown DACs and one of the users at HometheaterSpot.com said when he inquired Yamaha Canada they said the F/C/R channel uses Burr-Brown and the rest is Yamaha.
Also the Yamaha is upgrading there receivers for DPLIIx for free. All RX-V1400 and RX-V2400 in mid December of this year will have DPLIIx.
The YPAO feature is cool it will calibrate your 7.1 system in no time. Denon 3803 is missing this great feature. I heard it comes with a microphone and you can also use it as a SPL meter too. The power cord at the back of the unit is detachable but not in Denon. I love detachable because you can always replace it if it wears out or damage.
It also does the video upconversion through component monitor out like Denon. It also has THX Surround EX processing. The variable crossover is also great from 40-200hz. RS232 for future upgrade. Built quality is also solid. Before Yamaha always turned me down for there fixed 90hz crossover and being 6.1 only.
I'm still waiting for Denon 3804 for next year and will compare it again.
One user said he went to buy Denon 3803 and when he compared it to Yamaha RX-V1400 he had a hard time deciding but when he compared both for jazz music. He loved Yamaha. It tells me that Yamaha is great for both HT and music. Yahoo!
I'm leaned totally on RX-V2400 but still waiting for 3804. See if it can beat this RX-V2400.
I'm not putting Denon 3803 down but its not worth buying for the money when compared to Yamaha RX-V2400 its got killer specs. and the price is great too.
The RX-V2400 is a winner! Its funny that I always wrote Denon 3803 is a winner but now Yamaha finally beat it.
Will I be a YAMMY! :D