Hi, Really need your help on this one. Based on my recommendation, my best friend bought the MS Genie with the Marantz 4500. OMG...it really sounds like crap for music...as bad as a cheap 50 quid radio! Though the quality of your dvdp (using it for music...cd playback) is questionable...entry level LG dvdp...surely it can't be that bad. Checked all the settings on the Marantz and everything seems Ok. It's not as bad for movies but sound still unacceptable. She is trying so hard not to show her disappointment but I can see it in her eyes. Can anyone here offer some advice? I know lifestyle systems compromise on sound quality, esp. on music..cd playback, but this is ridiculous. Is there anything I could be doing wrong? What is What HIFI talking about! Gave it 5 stars! Thanks!