I have just upgraded my amp from a Denon 3802 to the avr300 and have been blown away by the massive improvement of my set up, even though i had to set it up manually, which was easier to do than was on my 3802, the sound steering in both DD & DTS is excellent. I would recommend to any one who fids themselves in the same position as i was to get along to your local shop & audition both units as i have to admit that persons pleasure is anothers poison but i have no regrets, even the betterhalf noticed the improvement - That's a first !! I have been a Denon fan ever since I got into HiFi and could never see me using any other equipment, but I have got to admit the avr300 is an awesome piece of kit. I initially had to make the decision should I upgrade to the 3805 but the auditioned the avr300 and that really made the decision difficult - still no regrets though. Also the 3802 has not gone to waste as now using in my spare room with my projector.