Having ummed and ahhed over my purchase for so long I finally bit the bullet and bought a Marantz SR4200. Compared to what I was listening to previously (a DVD with onboard DD feeding the 6 channel input on a Yamaha DSP E492) the difference is astounding. Dolby Pro-Logic II is a revelation (can't wait to dig out some of the Star Trek vids). Yes the manual is a disaster area (Marantz, ever heard of proofreading??) but the sonics are great and the ergonomics aren't too shabby either. However there is a fly in the ointment. The remote supplied by Marantz is intended to be an all in one job, however when I operate the master volume on it, my Arcam Alpha 6 changes volume too. Just to forestall any questions, I'm using the Marantz as a processor as I have a couple of Rotel power-amps in addition to my Arcam. There aren't many sensibly priced processors with PLII yet, so this seemed like a reasonable approach. I've never used the R/C capabilities of the Arcam before, cos I never had a remote that would work with it and I wasn't that bothered as only the volume can be remote controlled. Now of course having carefully set my levels (with an SPL meter naturally )I don't really want the Arcam going up and down every time I decide to change volume. The solution is simple, cover the IR eye on the Arcam with something, but I just thought people should be aware. Now Arcam may not be using the same codes with their more modern gear, but then again they might. My advice would be to check first if possible.