First off, let me say that I've learned a lot on this forum by reading a lot of your knowledgeable threads.. I've done a few searches and by them decided on a few makes to not bother looking at. (no names mentioned as I'm not looking to start a war.) Given the features I'm looking for and the money I'm willing to spend, these three are what I've narrowed my search for.. Pioneer Elite Model VSX-47-TX Denon AVR-4802 Marantz SR8200 The Marantz has no phono line in..so I'd need a preamp..no big deal... Both the Pioneer and the Marantz have 24 bit 192 DAC's the Denon has 24 bit 96 kHz DAC's.. First question..what good is the 192 kHz DAC's if the DVD-A players disables the digital out for high resolution stereo? I must be misunderstanding something here.. Second question..due to where I live..there is no place to actually listen to all three side by side...I'm curious as to those with experience thinks of them. Especially the Pioneer vs the Marantz.. Third question..the Pioneer VSX-49TXi and the VSX-47TX look identical in power, and features..why is the 49 an extra thousand? I must be missing something there as well. Thanks in advance for those taking the time to read this confused persons questions..