I need some serious help here. I'ts my first time getting an HT and did some research, unfortunately not enough. Since I only found these forums recently, so I need some advice. I was deciding between the Denon AVR1803+DVM1805 vs the Yamaha YHT900 and went for the Yammie since it was cheaper with all 6.1 speakers included also. Both of them have the features I want and maybe some extra (it's always desirable to have the ability to do even if you don't need it right now). DD 5.1/EX, DTS/ES, PL+PLII Component Video Switching (besides the DVD, I plan to hook up my old LD player and an HDTV receiver). 6 ch analog in at least 2 digital inputs. I actually tried the YHT-500 before I purchased the YHT900 and for some reason, the YHT500 sounded better than the 900. I wanted the Denon but since I haven't had any Denon nor tried one ever, so it's really bugging and my wife also wanted the Denon. Since I don't read much about Yamahas in forums like these I may just go ahead and return them and get the Denon. I did notice that the Yamaha DVD player has 6ch analog outs and OTMH I think it can play DVD-Audios. I'm not sure how many DVD-Audios are out there yet but in the future I'd get some if I have a DVD-Audio player, but it's not on top of my list. How's the Yamaha spkrs vs. the Energy Take5.2. Also I might go for the JBL NSP11 since most people here tend to go for the JBL rather than the other. I'm also considering HK325 receiver but I don't know how it compares to the 1803, and I like matching components (brand)but it doesn't really have to, right? I would have to go through a "discussion" with the wife (Wife-acceptance-factor). I'll be setting the HT up in my living room.. 16x16 with one side open (left/kitchen) and a 12 foot vaulted ceiling. I set my budget originally @ $600+/- for the whole HT (HTIBs) but it seems I won't get a decent one for that price and they probably would last as long as I would like them so I'm willing to put up somewhere around the $1300~$1700 range, that's including the AV/5-disc Progr. DVD + Speaker System + SW. Also need to mention that I'll use it for both HT and listening to music. Please advice. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!