This is a general point aimed mainly at Amps and Receivers although it could equally apply to other AV equipment. My problem is instructions manuals. For instance, I have recently bought a Marantz 6200 and although I accept I am a somewhat dense person, I wonder whether it is that difficult to produce a manual in Plain English, which attempts to explain things to you without just telling you what inputs/outputs you have. For example (and this is just a random example - the manual reads like this throughout) on page 5 it says: "DIGITAL outputs. Optical and Coaxial. Connect digital input of your digital recording equipment." Full stop, no explanation, end of section! Now what the hell are they going on about? Why can't they explain what they mean, and how these things work at the beginning of the manual so that people like me who haven't got any experience in these things, can get the full benefit of their equipment. The other day I posted a question here saying I couldn't get the on screen display to work on my TV. I then found out I needed to connect a cable direct from my amp to my TV. How am I meant to know that? (At the moment, on the recommendation of the chap from Richer Sounds, I have a cable connected from my amp to my cable set box.) Why doesn't this manual explain anything properly? Is there such a book as "AVs for Dummies" cause I need one! Am I the only one out there who doesn't get it?