I have no idea really what I am looking for since I haven't been researching this stuff for a few years now. I am looking for a new receiver and am considering the Denon 1802, Denon 1803 when it comes out or the Sony DE-985 in silver. My max budget is $400 and I have heard that 6th Ave has the 1802 for about $350 and Oades has the Sony for $385. I just started reading this forum and have heard great things about Denon especially the 3802 but that is way out of my range. I have also heard that the DE series is not that good on this forum but then most of guys are into the high end stuff. I am just really looking for the best bang for the buck and don't really need all the bells and whistles. This is replacing a Kenwood VR-209 (one of the first models to have DD back in the day). I bought this and a Kenwood complete system like 5 years ago so anything now will be a nice upgrade. The reason I am looking for a new receiver is that I just got a new tv (Wega 27" FV-300) and dvd player (DVP-NS315) and my parents actually have my Kenwood system now. The reason I am considering Sony is because my tv and dvd player are Sony and it would look great to have my entertainment system all in silver. I also have a Sony card which makes buying Sony stuff a little cheaper and the receiver would end up costing me about $300. The reason I am considering the Denon 1802 (I could wait for the 1803 as long as it is in budget range) receiver is because of the great reviews on this forum. So please help me. The two look comparable and in fact the Sony seems to have better specs. It is also 6.1 rather than 5.1. I live in a studio apartment about 550 sq ft. Will be using it primarily for movies, tv and music. I was planning on getting Polk Audio RM7500 satellite speakers with my new system before I found this forum. Goodguys has this model left without the sub for about $400. Looks like a good deal to me but of course I am new to this stuff and would love any suggestions. I don't know what speakers work best with what receiver so your help would be greatly appreciated. My budget for surround sound speakers plus sub is $400 - $600. I do not mind waiting and putting this system together. Probably looking at a 5.1 system to save money / maybe 6.1 in a few months. Thanks in advance for all the help and suggestions.