I have been looking to buy either a Yamaha or Denon for some time. The only Denon in my price range is the 1603. But there are many other options when buying Yamaha when looking to buy in the $600-$800. I have been currently looking at the Yamaha RX-V550. Im not quite sure to buy the Yamaha or Denon and need some help from a knowledgeable audio person and not just based on opinion please! I right now own a Denon system thats like a "home theater in a box" that I bought in around 1999. Right now i will keep my existing speakers that came with the system. The front two and center are each 100 watts, but the rear two are 35 watts each and will soon be replacing them. This Thursday I will post some of the information on specs of the speakers if it is important to which Receiver I should pick! I was looking on the web to find my receiver info and the closest at least helpful information was a old receiver that has the same remote as mine Remote]http://www.homecinemachoice.com/testbench/Amplifiers/Denon/DenonAVR-1100.shtml]Remote[/url] Thank you and I would really like it if you replied if you can help me!