Well basicaly I've narowed it down to these 2 recievers. I have Paradigm monitor 7's, mini monitors and a cc-370 for center. I would say I prefer audio 60/40 over movies. The extra amp in the Denon really dosen't concern me either, I just want the best sound for my speakes. I have a yamaha 5460 right now, and I know the 3802 (1082) is tons better cause my parents just bought one. I have been reading alot about the denon having some quality controll isues and the 3802 beeing a step down from the 3801... I can get a pretty good deal on the 7.1 right now...or should I wait for the 6.3? DPL II really dosen't mean much to me either, I listen to audio in 2ch and I don't have many tapes so I probably wouldn't use it.