Onkyo vs Denon Feature/Specificaion Comparison

Feature/Function
Onkyo
TX-SR875
Denon
AVR-3808CI
Comments

Amplifier/Audio

Channels
7
7

Power (7 channels)
140W/Ch
130W/Ch

Channels driven for Power rating
2
2

THD – all channels
0.5
0.5
Total harmonic distortion

THX Certified
Ultra2
No

Frequency Response
20Hz-20kHz
20Hz-20kHz

[S/N Ratio/one_fourth]
106db
?

Bi-Amp capability for front
Yes
?

Auto Calibration
Audyssey MultiEQ XT
Audyssey MultiEQ XT

Auto Calibration seating positions
8
8

Microphone included
Yes
Yes

Processing

Dolby Decoder
DD PLus, TrueHD
DD PLus, TrueHD
Plus all the old stuff

DTS Decoder
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
Plus all the old stuff

Neural Surround
THX
Yes

DACs
192kHz/24 bit
192kHz/24 bit

DACs mfg
Burr Brown
Burr Brown

DACs part number
PCM1796A
PCM1791A

DACs Signal to Noise Ratio
123 db
113 db

Crossover
40-200Hz
40-250 Hz

Crossover – Independent adjustment
F/C/S/SB
Yes

AV Sync
Yes
Yes
Over HDMI 1.3

Multi-Band Speaker EQ
7 Band
9 Band

Compressed audio restoration
No
Yes
To improve iPod, Network audio

Connections

Audio In
9
10

Audio Out
2
2

Phono Input
Yes
Yes

Digital Audio In – Optical
3
4

Digital Audio In – Coax
3
3

Digital Audio Out – Optical
1
2

Digital Audio Out – Coax
0
0

S-Video In
6
7

S-Video Out
1
3

Component Video In
3
3

Component Video Out
1
2

Component Bandwidth
100 Mhz
100 Mhz

Hdmi in
4
4

Hdmi out
1
1

Hdmi version
1.3
1.3

Multi-Channel input
8 ch
8 ch

Pre-amp outputs
8 ch
8 ch

USB
No
Yes (2)

Video

Hdmi Deep Color
Yes
Yes

Component Video Upconversion
Yes
Yes

Analog to HDMI Upconversion
Yes
Yes

1080p Upscalling
Yes
Yes

Video Processor
HQV Reon-VX
Faroudja DCDi

Video Processor part number
VX-50
FLI2310

Supports HD IVTC
Yes
No

Multi zone Support

Zones
3
3

Powered Zone 2
Yes
Yes

Zone 2 Video out
Yes
Yes

Integration Features

RS-232
Yes
Yes

IR input
Yes
Yes

Ethernet
No
Yes

Wireless
No
No

HDMI -CEC
Yes
?

12 v Triggers
1-Zone 2
2

iPod ready
Yes
Yes

XM Radio
Ready
Ready

SIRIUS Radio
Ready
No

HD Radio
No
No

Access

Learning Remote
Yes
Yes

Zone Remote
No
Yes

Remote Back-lit
Yes
Yes

Direct Input selection – Remote
Yes
Yes

Direct Input selection – Receiver
Yes
No

Discrete Remote On/Off
Yes
Yes

Macro control
3 – on remote
3 on receiver

Display
2 line x 14 char
2 line x 16 char

OSD style
Full-color, 480p
Full-color

OSD Sample
See Post #1, Picture 022.jpg
See Post #496

OSD functions over HDMI
Yes
Yes

User applied firmware update
Yes
Yes

Odds and Ends

Warranty
Yes
Yes

Weight
50.9 lbs
35.6 lbs

Switched 120 VAC outlet
Yes, 120 W
Yes, 120 W

Detachable Power Cord
Yes
Yes

List Price
$1699
$1599

Dimensions WHD
17 1/8″x 7 5/8″ x 18 1/16″
17.1″ x 6.7″ x 16.9″

Colors available
Black or silver
Black

Websites and Links

Company home page USA
www.Onkyo.com
www.usa.denon.com

Company home page Japan
www.jp.onkyo.com
www.denon.jp

Product page USA
Onkyo 875
Denon 3808CI

Product page/info Japan
press release

Other
ListenUp

Audioholics

Manual PDF
Official 875 manual

Primary AVS links
875 Owners thread Anticipation thread
Official 3808 thread