A great review on the AVR-5308CI is found at UltimateAVMag.com (July 2008)
"Who needs a 75-pound receiver? I do, now that I've lived with the
Denon AVR-5308CI. Its sound is superb, its video processing is
state-of-the-art, and it offers access to just about any source I could
dream of. Add to that it's phenomenal flexibility, which meant that it
not only did everything I needed, it did everything I could think of.
Yes, it is big, heavy, complicated, and, at $5500, expensive, but those
are features more than bugs. Big and heavy because it's so well-built,
complicated because it does everything, and expensive because no
corners were cut. Do I recommend it? Unreservedly and enthusiastically.
One box to rule them all, indeed."