Hi all, After spending all weekend reading reviews etc, I spent several hours last night reading these forums trying to work out what I should do. Now I'm no closer to choosing than I was to begin with. I've decided I need help! The story so far: Went to Richer Sounds and with the advice of a sales guy, puchased the following with the assurance that I could return/exchange within 14 days: TEAC AG-5D (~£200), Gale 3030 floorstanders (~150), Gale 3050c centre speaker (~100) Total cost including warranty ~£480 I phoned them yesterday to say that I wasn't totally happy with the connectivity offered by the TEAC, and they said they would try and find a Marantz SR4400 in silver for me. Anyway, I'm not sure what to do, so read on... My other kit: * DVD (Pioneer DV-535?, scart, s-video, composite, digital coax out) * VCR (one bidirectional scart) * Freeview box (two out scarts) * XBox (composite + audio cable) * Tape Deck * CD Player * Sony TV - two scart on back (AV1&2), s-video, composite etc on front (AV3) * Some old Warfdale Valdus 400s as rear channels (nasty I know, but I couldn't afford any new surrounds just yet) The problems: * Basically, I'd like to have everything switched through my receiver, with the exception of the DVD video signal, which is probably better to go directly to the tv via a decent quality scart cable I have. * The TEAC only has two video inputs on the real panel with one on the front. This makes it messy as I have to plug one piece of equipment into the front panel. * This is replacing my old amp, so I wan't something that performs reasonably for cd playback. The questions: Q1: I presume upsampling to allow everything to be mixed between the composite and s-video inputs and outputs is reserved for higher end gear? Q2: Is the Marantz SR4400 better, in your opinion, than the TEAC AG-5D. For movies, for music? I'm drawn to it as it has more connectivity than the TEAC. Q3: What about other options. Out of the TEAC AG-5D, Marantz SR4400 & Cambridge Audio Azur 540R, which would you choose? Or is there a better option at this price? The choices: For the £200-£250 price bracket, I have to choose between the TEAC AG-5D I have on trial, the Marantz SR4400, the new Cambridge Audio Azur thing or something you folks can suggest. The Marantz looks like it has enough inputs and outputs to cover what I need. I like the fact it has video in and out for both of VCR1 and VCR2, which would be handy if I got some kind of recorder in the future (I was thinking about building a Myth TV box at some point). Cambride Audio seem to have a good reputation for audio, but I can't find much info about the Azur 540R. It has better connectivity than the TEAC also, but is it any good? Overall: Basically, I want a receiver that has enough connectivity to plug all my stuff. I also want a receiver that is pretty good for audio, but obviously good for movies also. So basically the same as everyone else! And I'll have the moon on a stick also, if it fits in my budget. Anyway, any advice you can give me will be received with gratitude, I'm feeling a bit out of my depth at the moment. Cheers!