hi everyone, this is my first post on h.t.f. but i have been going to this site often. very informative stuff!!! now i need some help. we puchased a yamaha rx-v620 a few months ago. it sounds great for ht but doesnt cut it for music. our upgrade period ends in a month and i was thinking about upgrading to the rx-v1200. we have always had yamaha. i heard good things about the denon so figured we would try out the 2802. the yamaha sounded much better in our opinion. more dynamic. we did lsten to it with the speakers we have now and the ones we will be getting. then we saw that for only 100 buck more we could have the 3802. all i seem to read about is this receiver. it sounded very good. better than the 2802 but we still leaned to the yamaha a little bit. we like a bright sound i guess. but in looking at the denon we saw that it has 7 channels and thirty more watts. that seems pretty big to me. i am now leaning to the denon while my wife likes the yamaha. i was hoping that someone out there with direct experience with these two receivers could respond and let me know what you think. and how they compare in your mind. is the 30 watts that significant, it seems like a lot to me. it is between these two receivers. thanks for your help!!