ok I'm ready to upgrade my amp and am torn between the above. The pioneer looks and sounds great ,I'm blown away by its build quality and features. The denon sports similar features but doesn't look as good.......but and a big but,comes with a video upscaling feature which would be fab in my efforts to get a decent sky picture to my hs10. I'm probably leaning toward the denon because of the latter but am niggled that I might be compromising overall performance by rejecting the pioneer. I know the denon is pretty new and hasn't been put through its paces yet,. but how do you reckon they'd fare in a sonic head2head.