I've spent the last couple of weeks searching all the "which receiver should I get" threads and still have a couple questions. Thanks for your willingness to help! I have set aside $500 for a receiver. Was going to go with Kenwood VR-510 until I found the Denon 2802 online for $567 including shipping. So now I'm trying to determine if I really should spend the $567 for Denon vs. $432 for Kenwood. Here are my must-have features: DD, DTS, DPLII, 5.1 or better, plenty of ins/outs of component/s-video/etc. I'm not an audiophile, so don't necessarily have to have the "premium" brand...but I want good features that will last for a few years. Receiver will be probably used 80% of time for HT, 20% for music. I need help with these issues: 1. How big a deal is THD of .05% (denon) vs. .07%. (I'm newbie and don't know what this means). 2. Will the Denon's 6.1 give me immediate benefits if I don't use an additional amp? 3. I will be using the receiver with Hi-def widescreen TV and Hi-def satellite. Don't have progressive scan DVD player, just cheaper model, but will upgrade later. Is there any differences in Component Switching features between the two receivers? Or will I want/need to connect my DVD player directly to TV so it doesn't really matter? (I'm still a bit confused about the component switching...) 4. Concerned about the crappy Denon remote - is it just hard to use or what? I won't be able to afford a nice programmable remote anytime soon. Thanks for your help.