I was in Illinois recently near where I grew up. Well, I happened upon an a/v shop. I got to talking to one of the owners about an 1803. I had been quoted a good price by another place and he said he could match it. He said he was authorized and all that. Well, I didn't have the money yet and he didn't have any in stock so naturally I didn't buy one. After I went there, I went to my in-laws place and got on Denon's website to see if he was authorized. I wanted to make sure b/c I was real excited that I could buy it semi-locally. Anyway, they didn't show up in the dealer locator thing and I called the dealer to ask him about it. He told me that that would only show dealers who brought in big amounts and since they were small, he wouldn't show up. He said they went through a distributor "AVAD" and that the warranty would be good. I had never heard of "AVAD" and the whole deal seemed really fishy to me so I emailed Denon about it. After about a week I finally got a reply and they are not authorized and the warranty would be void. Why can't people tell the truth?! If your not authorized, don't say you are!! Just had to get that off my chest.