Hi...I'm new here so be nice :~P My old set up included a Harman Kardon AVR25 in my upstairs home theater with the 50" Mitsubishi and the full 5 speakers w/ sub, and downstairs a Harman Kardon AVR10 with the 35" Mitsubishi and just the front three speakers and a sub. I had purchased my first 2 DVD players a little over a year ago, 2 Toshiba sd1700's, and the analog audio just recently went out on both...a common problem with these I found. (neither one of my receivers had digital inputs) So, I figured I could pop for 2 more DVD players and spend $200-$300, or.....I could upgrade my receivers , keep the 2 DVD players, and use the DIGITAL audio outputs on them Hey...it was time to upgrade anyway....right? So I convinced the wife that I could get the Kenwood 6050 for $249.00 for one room, not have to buy a new DVD for $125 or so, and in effect , get the receiver for $125...such a deal! So I brought it home and I really wasn't all that thrilled with it for my upstairs setup, so I went back to CC and noticed the Harman Kardon AVR320 floor model on sale for $399, so I figured ...gee it's only $150 more for a receiver that sold for $700 or more not that long ago and , since I don't have to spring for the new DVD player, I'm actally getting it for more like $275! So I took that sucker home too, started feeling guilty cause I had 2 perfectly good receivers...now I've got 4 sitting there, and even though the wife was being pretty gracious about the whole thing I decided to take the Kenwood back, move the AVR25 downstairs and do without the DVD down there. But darn....within 2 days of moving that sucker downstairs the right channel quit working....gee honey, I guess we've GOT to keep the Kenwood now So anyway, I just spent $650 plus tax , and another $220 on cabling, for a grand total of over $900, to save $200-$300 on new DVD players! But, hey....I've got DTS and DD now and digital inputs and s-video and I'm good for another 5 or 6 years! Such a deal! BTW...to keep on topic here, I really like the AVR320 alot and would highly recommend it, especially at the closeout prices. If you decide to get one don't give up on it too fast...you've really got to mess with it to get it just right. The 5-channel stereo mode is awesome for music CD's and the Dolby Digital and DTS are exceptional. Try out Pearl Harbor during the attack. The Kenwood is pretty mediocre comparatively, especially on movies. Not nearly the rear channel clarity and separation of the HK, but it's got nice features and sounds OK for 2 channel stereo music if you use the speaker and active equalization modes. But then again it costs alot less too. Cheers!