Consider a Sony EP9ES also. It is digital only (no analog inputs) but functions as a pre-amp and It sounds better than the Marantz piece. You can pick up a used one for around $250-300.
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Got no help on the pieces you mention---BUT--- DVD is here,make no mistake on that.Not saying that 5/6 years things will be the same.there are sooo many titles.I also think you'll hate the sound from a "budget"SS processor.They all muck up the sound a bit.The cheap ones are bigger offenders.Did you know HDTV KILLS the picture from DVD?---BUT---The sound is 100 miles behind.Budget dvd player;yes.Try to get the same brand of center speaker(as your present fronts)A decent used ss pre/decoder;yes.There is a glut of good used processors here.Get one that new, was 4 grand ; 2,used.Use your on hand amps and speakers for the rears etc.I feel if you buy cheap ,you'll be back trying to score better in no time.High end SS is d i n o mi t e !!!ALL ss decoders have a pre built in.How you gonna change the volume???
Buy an inexpensive decoder only.Luxman f-116 can be had for 100.00.Its all you need.You have the right idea.Sit back.HDTV is comming in 3/4 years.its already hear but every broadcastor will be broadcasting in HDTV by 2004.Its worth the wait.You will never get the two channel sound out of HT.But lets put things in perspective.Why do you need to spend 2/3/4 k to hears bombs go off and dialog.