Hello- I've decided it is time to finally upgrade to a nice receiver and am having trouble deciding between the Denon 2802 vs the 3802. First of all, here's what I currently have: - Denon AVR-1100 (older DD Ready receiver, decoding done by my Sony DVP-500D DVD Player) - Paradigms: Monitor 5s, CC-350, Mini-Monitors, PS-1000 - TV: Toshiba CZ32V61 (supports component input) As far as my room goes, I'm in a apartment where my living room is connected to a large kitchen. Living room/viewing area is probably about 15x12. Room factor isn't such a big deal since I can't play stuff real loud (see below). Anyway, I've decided to get a new receiver for several reasons. First and foremost, I want to get out of the stone age of having my DVD player doing my DD decoding. I am looking forward most to getting DTS/DPL2 support and being able to use other digital audio sources other than DVDs. Secondly, I am interested in the component/S-Video switching of the receiver which I do not have available to me now. Lastly, I think my Paradigms are rather underpowered at the moment. I should point out that I'm looking to the future when buying this receiver. I plan on being in a house within 2 years where I can setup a nice HT room where I can crank up the volume. I plan on running the following sources through the receiver: DVD Player (will be in the market for a new one that does DTS output), CD, Cassette, VCR, TiVo, Digital Cable, Dreamcast, N64, and soon a GameCube (most likely with component output when its available). I use my receiver currently for about 75% HT, 25% music. My dilemma is that I don't know if I should try to save some money by going with the 2802 for now, since I probably won't even use the surround-center channel any time soon. Or, if I should get the 3802 now, looking toward the future when I will want more power and would prefer to have the dual amplification for both surround-centers. (This also raises the question of 1 vs 2 rear-center speakers. I read that seperating into 2 speakers greatly increases the "behind" effect - could someone elaborate on that a bit for me?) Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, - Mike P.S. - Can someone tell me what support either the 2802 or 3802 have for discrete IR codes? (On/Off, sources, etc). My Pronto will need updating.