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Denon DVD-3800

Denon DVD-3800
alaScore 84

32 reviews

Dec, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Denon DVD-3800. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. Views are divided on the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Denon DVD-3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Denon DVD-3800BD review


Despite the global gloom Blu-ray has been getting a foothold in the home entertainment market of late. Even so, Denon's decision to launch its high-end DVD-3800BD Blu-ray deck seems brave – surely there can't be many buyers for a disc-spinner that...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: electricpig (

Denon DVD-3800BD


The Denon DVD-3800 produces some of the finest pictures known to man. It's a shame it costs the Earth, and weighs almost weighs as much...

Picture and audio quality are both outstanding.

Blu-ray players don't get much more expensive than this.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Audionut (

Denon DVD3800 single disc DVD player


Very good interlaced output and audio in supported formats

Chroma bug, doesn't support SACD

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: theatrejunkie (

Denon DVD-3800 - (DVD Players)

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: jwhitakr (

AStar DVD-3800 Single Disc DVD Player Budget DVD player that misses the mark


With a plethora of choices available on the market for a home DVD player, to stand out from the crowd a DVD player needs to deliver excellent video and audio quality, a low price and visual appeal in order be competitive. The market for budget DVD ...

Good audio quality, stylish appearance

Poor video quality, weak remote control, no HDMI connections, no auto-resume

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: xa3021 (

Don't let the price fool ya, this one hangs with the big dogs.


I bought the Astar 3800 because for the price it played almost every video and audio format under the sun. When it arrived i was pleasantly surprised to see that it was utterly gorgeous (Just so you guys know the picture isnt of the actual player. The ...

Region free, Price, Loaded feature list, Very slim, Fast seek time, Super error correction

Flimsy CD Tray, No display dimmer, Manual is missing some feature functions

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: rmyaddison (

Best under $2000.00


Superb picture, strong blacks, great detail. Audio is excellent

Runs a little warm, can be touchy with dirt on DVD's

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: rmyaddison (

Best under $2000.00


I had the local Home Theater store demo the Denon 3800, Pioneer 47AI, and Sony 9000ES on a Mits Diamond 65. The Denon had a noticeably better picture, stronger blacks, greater detail. Pioneer wasn't as sharp or bright, Sony looked "soft", colors were...

Superb picture, strong blacks, great detail. Audio is excellent

Runs a little warm, can be touchy with dirt on DVD's

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: wilsontcs (

Upscale DVD


After researching DVD machines for about a year and going without a CD player (used the PC) for two years I was ready for a dedicated machine to use as a core music media player and a keystone to my future digital video systems. There was a decent...

Advanced feature set, sound quality, media flexibility

Can be sensitive to dirt on disks

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: wilsontcs (

Upscale DVD


Advanced feature set, sound quality, media flexibility

Can be sensitive to dirt on disks

Sep, 2002

Product Specifications

The DVD-3800 is endowed with PureProgressive technology to unleash the full impact of DVD-Video picture quality. The DVD-3800 also uses a 12-bit, 108-MHz video D/A converter to faithfully preserve the delicate low-level signals often lost during D/A conversion. With these advanced video image technologies, the DVD-3800 will reproduce with the highest resolution, DVD images on Progressive-compliant monitors and projectors. For sound, there is Denon's high-end AL24 Processing Plus, high-quality audio D/A conversion, HDCD decoding, and digital bass management that will bring out the best of not only DVD-Audio discs, but your entire CD collection as well. This European version comes with two additional SCARTs (one RGB).

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-RW / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

HDCD decoding: Yes
Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1.5x / 2x / 4x


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Denon DVD