I skimmed the archives and I'm not sure I saw any discussion of this. And apoligize if this thread belongs in another forum. Just how enforceable is Denon's shady policy on non-authorized purchases? Has anyone tried challenging it? I mean the only mention of it at all that I've seen is on their website. The fact that I can buy a unit sealed from the factory (from an authorized dealer or not) is an indication to me that the unit is new and covered by any standard warranty. This is common sense regaurdless of brand or type of purchase. Is there any sort of legal precedent that makes it my responsibility to contact the manufacturer prior to purchasing their product to make sure the warranty is valid and the dealer authorized? Or is the fact that I'm purchasing a factory sealed unit enough to reasonably indicate the validity of any warranty which might be mentioned on the box or the documentation inside? Of course by posting here I guess I'm ruining my possibility at this defense, but what about Joe Consumer who reads a review of a Denon unit in a magazine and just searches the web for the best price? Can he be held responsible for the fact that he didn't even know of this policy and was functioning under normal presumption that if you buy a manufacturer's product new, they warrant it? I just don't see how they can get away with this [much longer].