Hi there. A colleague of mine at work is new to receivers etc... anyway i've got a denon 2802 and he likes it, but doesn't want to pay that much for his "entry" into home cinema. I've told all i can about denons. But he is keen over Marantz (the old subject of denon vs marantz i hear you groan!). So he has finalised on denon 1803 or marantz 5300. I know that the denon has component outputs but i don't think he wants that. Marantz has an on-screen display, whereas denon 1803 doesn't . I know i have used the denon 2802 osd just for setting up - is the marantz one easy to use - or is an osd really needed? Oh he'll be using the receiver for 60% movies 40% music. But he wants future compatability too (i think the denon has discrete rather than the marantz's matrix). Oh, he will be using mission m73s for listening as well (if that matters!). My own preference would be denon 1803 as i have a denon already and denon is denon is denon. But i have never heard a marantz - so i cannot really judge. I have heard that the marantz is best suited for music and cinema. Anyway - comments???? He is really getting on my nerves now asking me everything under the sun about receivers - but my limited knowledge is little help... Thanks if anyone can help...please??