And I thought buying a car was confusing. It's got nothing on HT Receivers. So here I am with some questions. I am looking to get a solid HT receiver on a $600 budget and a decent DVD/CD player for an additional $300. I have a cambridge Sound Works Ensemble III (a gift that has been sitting in its box for 1.5 years) and a passable TV. I will be setting the system up in a 12' by 20' carpeted room. I have been looked into the Pio 43TX or Pio VSX912K, Denon 1804, as well as entry level Yamaha's, and HK's. Yesterday picked up a Denon 1082 from Tweeter for $600 to play with for 30 days but I am a bit wary because they were really pushing them (due to some kick backs as I understand.) So my questions are: 1) Is the AVR1082 a worthwile investment? 2) If not then what would your recommend? 3) If it is then what would be its competition? 4) Any suggestions on DVD/CD Players? Thanks for any help from a long time reader first time poster.