Here's the scoop: I have owned a Denon 5800 for the past year and a half. While I have been ultimately happy with it in respect to sound, I've had numerous other issues that have let me down. To that end, I have told my dealer that I am bringing the unit in for service. I fully expect that my unit will have to be returned to a factory service center elsewhere in Canada, or perhaps back to Denon Japan. In any case, I'm preparing for the long haul by purchasing a new receiver. This new receiver will encompass two tasks: 1) It will fill the void while my 5800 is away for repairs, but I don't expect it to live up to the level of the 5800. Especially when it comes to the number of inputs and outputs. 2) After my 5800 returns from service, this new receiver will move into the bedroom/den and become the centerpiece of that room's A/V equipment. Here's what I want out of it: - DPL II (music and cinema) - Dolby Digital EX - DTS ES - a minimum of 2 coaxial digital inputs - preferably some built-in s-video switching - a DECENT programmable remote, backlit for dark room use In its eventual home in the den I will be using it with a set of Mission 760 bookshelf speakers for fronts, and similar (not yet purchased) speakers for the center/surrounds/rear center. A small sub like the Sony SA-WM40 will round out the sound. Given my experience with Denon, I'm not sure I want to consider them, but the 1802/2802 do seem to be a favorite and are in the right ballpark for price ($1000 CDN; about $650 US). The 3802 is just a tad high. Other units I've looked at are a Harmon Kardon AV320 (Logic 7 would be a nice bonus) and an Onkyo 595 (probably 600 now). I haven't looked at others like Marantz, Kenwood, etc., so I ask for your help. What will least let me down? All help is appreciated!