Well, I finally got my Parasound 885 and hooked it up anticipating some improved sound for my Denon2802 pushing Klipsch RF3-II's (f), RFC3-II (c), some Polk bookshelf rears and a def tech sub. I turned it on and put the hammer down. WOW! This was the sound I was hoping for all along. Much improved soundstage, background tracks aren't drowning out, cleaner, more powerful bass, etc. I was in heaven, until I went to change CD's. Then I heard the imfamous "hum" that I later found out is much documented here at HTF. After finding out that the main cause for this is the improperly grounded cable line, I rushed home after work, turned on the amp, unplugged the cable from the wall, and silence. OK, I anticipated this and had my handy grounding block, went to my cable box outside, but there was already one there. So I tightened the screws and tried again, no luck. Next, I removed the rca audio outputs from my vcr, silence. Hmmm, so I tried them in my tv audio out and the hum did not return. So my question is this, is there any way to cure the outputs from the vcr going into the Denon from humming? I currently have my cable coaxial coming from the wall into my vcr input, then coaxial out of vcr into the tv, with the rca audio out from tv to the Denon Video 1 audio input. TV doesn't sound as good, but no hum. PLII definately sounds weaker watching tv or vhs. DVD's sound fine. This is a temp fix that works for now, but I would like to run cable audio out from my vcr someday. I have the cable guy coming tomorrow to look at the cable box hookup, but it looks like that may not be the problem and I dont want to have to pay the service charge if he's not needed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. BTW, receiver, amp, vcr, tv and sub are plugged into the same power strip, and I've been convinced not to try the ground cheater method either.