In my quest to update my current home theater system, I have narrowed down my choice for a 7.1 ch HDMI Digital A/V Receiver to either the Marantz SR5001 or the Denon AVR-2807 ( based on quality, power and price considerations). So far I wasn't able to visit a store that carries both. Naturally, the store that carries Marantz gave Denon a thumb's down and vice versa. I'm also looking for a universal player with HDMI 1080i or p upconversion. Again, its a toss up between the Marantz DV6600 and Denon's DVD-1920. HDTV etc magazine gave the Denon duo a rating of 97/100. To-date, I havn't read any review on the Marantz sets. Based on my 10 years old experience with both products, I'm inclined to lean towards Marantz, however, I understand Denon has come a long way since. Decisions?!..decisions?!..decisions?! Can any fellow forum members help me out?! Many Thanks!