I'm planning to audition these units in my home, as a matter of fact I currently have the 3802 running. I believe the other two units offer some ergonomic improvements over the 3802 (namely OSD shows volume level, and ability to select a video source to view, via the remote, while listening to an audio-only source). I also believe that the 3802 offers an improvement over the other two (namely that all speaker settings & DSP settings (like 5-channel stereo, for example) are saved for each source). So 2200 and 898 owners, what say you? I read in the 2200 manual that the recommended speaker setup has the rear center and two surrounds against the rear wall along the same plane -- this is different from the other two receivers which shows their "side" surrounds on the side walls. Any 2200 owners using this setup and came from a different speaker setup where they had side surrounds? I'm curious to know if there is a dropoff in surround envelopement (or improvement with the Yammie). I want recommendations on why I should bring the 898 or 2200 into my home next. I would prefer to get my socks knocked off and not have to consider bringing them all in. Obviously, the 3802 has not knocked my socks off. Seems to me that the Yammie offers a ton of customization using their Cinema DSP in tandem with DD & DTS. Does this offer a huge improvement in the ability to create spaciousness, Yammie Cinema DSP users? Initial impressions of the 3802: I'm driving 7 speakers: mains are AR 338s, surrounds are AR 228s, rears are AR 91s, sub is a/d/s ms/3. All surrounds tweeters are at ear level, while in a sitting position (not really sure how much of an improvement comes about when placed 6 feet above the floor -- comments?). My room is 28x15x8 and opens to adjacent large room; I would characterize the room as quite live and reflective due to hardwood floors partially covered by a rug and other factors. My previous receiver was an H/K AVR80 (only DPL). The AVR80 could create seriously "scary booms" in the room, the 3802 creates slightly less than scary booms in comparison. There must be a reserve current differential here. Setup is not so bad, but the remote isn't going to cut it as the sole remote (neither did the AVR80's remote cut it). I sit 20 feet away from the screen and AV rack so not being able to see the volume on the OSD is, well, too annoying (certainly a huge ergo boo-boo on Denon's part). The 3802 offers nice sound, in direct mode a definite improvement over the H/K AVR80, (maybe the 3802 is too smooth to let hard edge rock unleash through my AR 86dB sensitivity speakers). I have a wonderful and very musical a/d/s sub, and I can tell you that when you set your mains to "large" and play sources thru PL2, the sub is not nearly as involved compared to having your mains set to "small." This may be true for all receivers for all I know, but it is a true observation. DPL2 really enhances the separation of the vocals in 2-channel stereo sources, but in my setup the 3802 seems to mask the "biting edge" some rock tracks can deliver. New Agey stuff, like Patrick O'Hearn, sounds very nice however (my tastes run the gamut - all enjoyed but C&W and most rap). STP, however, sounds too tame in my setup (but still an improvement over the old AVR80). Drum and cymbals sounds are seemingly overly compressed sounding (no extended sizzle on crashes; tom-toms sound slightly muffled). But hey, I'm really buying a new receiver for HT mostly, and the 3802 does a nice job on DD/DTS material, and TPM is great in "Denon Surround EX" -- as a matter of fact the 3802's matrix options to drive the rears is a real boon for non-PL2 listening. My dilemma is that the 898 must be ordered mail order, so I'd pretty much own it once I receive it (unless I want to pay too much initially (i.e., not at a J&R's, for example) or want to fork out a 10-15% restocking fee and return shipping charges). The 2200 can be bought at the same store I got the 3802, except they are a Tweeter store and their discounts suck.