Well, after lots of information overload, and some great advice by everyone here, I purchased a receiver yesterday. I went with the Integra 5.4. Had it narrowed down to the Denon 1804, Marantz SR5400, and this Integra 5.4. All three had excellent sound with both dvd's and music, but the deciding factors were, ease of use, ease of setup, and customer service. After deciding against the Denon, I auditioned the Integra, (again,lol), and then went next door to abuse the Marantz. The store was busy, lots of people, lots of salesmen, but I couldnt get any assistance for like 20 minutes. In the meantime, I played with the Marantz, and was seriously considering it over the Integra, when, while helping someone else, a salesman butted into my conversation and proceeded to tell me how Integra was crap, so was Denon, and I would be sorry if I purchased anything but the Marantz, and then he walked off and continued with the other customer! I know, a $600 receiver wont make him rich, but in my opinion, this was BS. I feel that all three of these particular models, were well matched in all areas, and it was more a personal preference in the end. But this guy lost a sale for his store, and Marantz, just because of his big mouth. Anyway, I'm happy with the Integra, sounds great, and was SIMPLE to set up, and the remote doesnt take a degree to figure out. Thanks for all your help. Bob.