Hi Would appreciate some opinions and assistance on AV receiver choice. Am in market for receiver and speakers (at moment am looking at Tannoy Mercury, front only until save money for surround, plus I like music more then DVD). My room is medium sized (6mx5m). So I'm looking at Rotel RSX-972 and Yamaha HTR-5490 (also looking at NAD 752 but it's out of stock where I live and they're now awaiting the 753 upgrade in a month or so). I know audiophiles tend to prefer the pedigree of Rotel for CD and I tend to to agree. But my friend, who owns a Yamaha, points out some technical spec differences and tells me I'm paying an unnecessary premium for the Rotel for slightly better sound quality and I'd be better off spending the extra money on better speakers. For example, he points to the Y's THD of 0.04% vs R 0.09%. Mind you, I can't seem to find any lab tests on the Y which test their output using all 5 channels or even just 2 channels (and the Yamaha website doesn't help much either... http://www.yamaha.com/cgi-win/webcgi.exe/gAVR00010). I'm also told the Y can handle television reception quality better (something about 60 MHz component video bandwidth) and can also do DVD-Audio (specs state: compatible with the 96 kHz/24-bit format of DVD-Audio). In either case I'm not sure what the comparable Rotel specs are. What about other receivers. I've read of the Denon 2803 but haven't listened to yet. Would really appreciate opinions and advice.