I have been looking for an AV Receiver for a little time now - I need to upgrade my 8 year old Boston Acoustics HTIB! So, lots of research and looking later, I have come across a deal - Marantz SR7400 with MS Premiere Plus speaker package (which includes the well reviewed MS309 sub), and 50m QED micro cable all in for S$1600 - or GBP530 - ish (I live in Singapore). This AVR has video upconversion, multi-zone operation and a swish learning remote (the upconversion does not, for some reason, appear on the specs, nor is it included on the UK reviewed version - I know it works 'cause we tested it in the store feeding a composite signal from a DVD and outputting a component ). Marantz Singapore are trying to shift stock for the new 7500. The speakers are certainly not as good as the amp, but will be a good halfway house solution until we move and the missus can handle having full size speakers dotted around the place. Question is - has anyone got experience of this amp and how good is it? Good points/bad points. Also - any comments on the package as a good or bad price deal - seems that for the lot, it beats the same pricing I would get for amp alone in UK.