Ok, here it is my first impressions of my new AVC A11SR. Ive had the Denon AVC A11SR for three days now. I upgraded from an AVR 3300 and here is a comparison. Watched Seven SE DTS 6.1 Discrete last night and the extra surround back channel werent very noticeable, but when I turned it off I could hear the difference. Then I switched between the DTS ES 6.1 and THX 6.1 (DTS ES 6.1 with THX post processing), cant say if one was better than the other yet, but they were different. Used a Toshiba DVD 200 as a source for the DTS test, as my Denon DVD 3000 doesnt have DTS digital out. Im going to buy a new DVD player later this year, but Im out of money at the moment. Ill probably go for one ot these, Pioneer 747, Denon 3800 or Arcam DV27. CDs sound more dynamic, with more punch in the bass area (digital in from Denon DVD 3000). When I selected a source witch there were no signal on the AVR 3300 I could hear another source with a signal when I turned the volume up, no sound of such bleed on the AVC A11SR. The remote is better to use than the remote that came with the AVR 3300, and it has backlight. Setting up was pretty much the same as setting up the AVR 3300, except the THX options, like the subwoofer peak limiter. Used the Ultimate DVD Platinum and a Radio shack analogue SPL meter and sat all channels to 75db at -10 on the volume (had to put the main channels to 7db) Channel separation is much better than the AVR 3300, probably the most noticeable difference between the two. That and the fan and heat problem of the AVR 3300, the AVC A11SR doesnt get near as hot.