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    KIA: do you know where to buy the miniplug adapter for the optical digital out port on my imac?


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    No, I'm pretty ignorant about all things Apple - don't even own an iPod. I'd just ask around in the shops in Mongkok or the Apple dealers.


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    Sorry to hijack the thread, but since the right people are probably reading it...

    Looking at Denon 3808 vs possibly the Onkyo 905, or saving a bit of cash and getting the Yamaha 3800, or maybe spending a bit more on the Denon 4308. Any thoughts on:

    a) the choice between these?
    b) best places for a good price?


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    YOU BASTARD !!!!!!!

    just kidding...the least you could do though is make a suggestion on my posts since they are still open items?


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    btw...how much is the Denon 3808...whats the benefit over 2308?


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    I've always said, I have a preference for Denon (rock solid performer and quality). Yamaha is good too.

    Not bought any Sony gear for the last 15 years. Another long story....


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    I think you cant go wrong with yamaha or denon. Onkyo has been rising in popularity in the past decade but their recent offerings 607/../905 seems to be been plagued by stability, lip-sync, and heat problems according to posts at AVSforum.

    You can check the threads at AMPs, Receivers, and Processors - AVS Forum
    for reviews, comments, problems on various receivers.

    I guess you are no longer going the home theatre in a box route with the sony sf-2000. smart choice

    let me know what speakers you end up going with and how they sound. i'm in the market for a new set of receiver + speakers as well.

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    The 3808 is about $11K I believe. It has network connectivity for streaming from a media server plus network radio plus configuration/control via a web/GUI interface on your PC (plus online firmware upgrades). It also has a whole heap more codecs & connectivity options, plus a second independent video zone (for the bedroom) and even a third audio zone. It generally seems to be a bit more future proof.

    I'm sorry I haven't really looked at the Sony stuff you're thinking of so can't offer any advice on that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BenderBends
    btw...how much is the Denon 3808...whats the benefit over 2308?
    there are > 100 pages of comments on the 3808 here ... The "Official" Denon AVR-3808CI Thread - AVS Forum

    not sure what the prices are, but i believe you'll want to be shopping in one of that building in mongkok where every floor is a different AV / camera shop for the best deals ... someone else can probably offer u better directions than this ...

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    are the prices in times square competitive?
    or should i be looking for the smaller shops in the lesser mall areas like mongkok or wanchai?


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