"You might get better input if you tell us what you listen to, and what you are trying to achieve."
Thanks for everyones response. I listen mostly to rock and some jazz - from the Beatles and Led Zep to Diana Krall. However, i will be using the system mostly for movies and multi-channel audio playback once i also decide on a digital player - which brings me to another Q if i may: Should i go with a HD unit that plays either blue-ray or HD DVD's, or wait until more brands are available??? Or, stick to a good DVD, sacd, DVD-A, redbook cd player, such as a Denon 5900, etc.???