I am currently researching and looking at different options for my home theater that will slowly be built. Right now, I'm looking at my hub. I am thinking of either getting a Denon 5803, Carver Ultimate Receiver, or looking at seperates. The main concern for me right now is features. If I am going to spend a lot here, I would like to have features that may be around the corner included, or things I won't have in a year not be there (I realize this is asking a lot) I figure anything I am looking at for this amount of money (5 grand maybe) should more than satisfy my sound needs. (I love my Denon 2802 for comparision. However, I don't know anything about sperates, but keep reading about how some people try them and never go back. Is there any links available out there where I can read detailed information without the forum question type asking method? I just want to some good info. Secondly, what are some thoughts on good seperates manufactuers? I have an older carver stereo amp that pumps, it's a tube setup, and was wondering if I could use this in any way for home theater. In all honesty, I love having just one receiver, but am willing to look at a new alternative. Thanks for any input. Here is some equiptment I already own, so I would be interested into what type of performance increase I can expect from just changing out the base for step 1. I'm going to do everything, but need to do it slowly. Denon 2802 Canon LE 103 Fronts Carver Sunfire Super Jr. sub Crappy KEF center (actually it's ok) Crappy KEF in ceiling rears By the way, listening to stereo music (DVD audio maybe) is very importannt to me as well.