First of all, apologies for my tedious ramblings. If I don't voice my dilemma here, at least several times, in several way's, I'll have a breakdown. I'm in the 50/50 AV camp, largely because my children and wife enjoy video a lot... if it were just me, I think it would be 80/20 in favour of musicality. For some time I have hovered around the Denon/Castle Compact/Infocus combo. I have demo'd the 2805/Castles/SP4805 and loved the system. The desire to get 'The Best' has pushed me in the direction of the 3805; though I recognise the Holy Grail would be way beyond my means but you get the jist. As for DVD I have considered the 1910/2910 but recently been put off by bad press of the Denons. Would desire Arcam though consider them to be a bit pricey.... I have a small room (see Digi's Home Cinema Progress Thread)... so I do have the fear that it will be sonically stifling. What do I really want...??? Basically, I want the best of all worlds. I really want a good path to build in a great 2ch Stereo System or if I can't then the best AV system for the money. Consider the following: A) 3805/2910/Castle CC3's/SP4805 = 3,500 B) 2805/2910/Castle CC3's/SP4805 = 3,270 C) 2805/1910/Castle CC3's/SP4805 = 2,979 D) 2805/DV89/Castle CC3's/SP4805 = 3,422 E) 2805/DV79/Castle CC3's/SP4805 = 3,522 F) AVR300/Castle CC3's/SP4805 = 3,600 G) 2805/Castle CC3's/SP4805 = 2,822 Do I go with something like option F or G where I don't buy a DVD player (make use of my £30 one from ASDA) and with the £500 - £700 saved I buy a decent 2ch stereo amp and a pair of bookshelf speakers for Stereo duties? Do I forget that route, stick with a decent AV system for now and go with options A-E? The only issue here is that I am not convinced I want to fork out £500 on a denon DVD. I would rather buy one of the Arcam's for the musical qualities i.e. I can double one of these up for CD duties also but would have to compromise on the AV if I have to buy a high quality DVD player. If this is my best route, which option of A-E? Rotel & Arcam Systems are way out of my league but it would seem that they would be the wise choice ultimately as (from what I have read) they deliver stunning quality for AV and Stereo duties all round Any suggestions please . I'm ready to walk into my local dealers this week (if he can price match on the items mentioned) and do the deal.... if I have any more demo's though I feel I will never get anywhere...my patience is wearing thin because I have no music system at all at the moment and I am seriously missing something to listen to my Vinyl & CD's on! P.S. Sorry for the monster mail. P.P.S I'm sure 3.5K would get me a great 2ch Stereo System... and even though I have invested a bit of money in building my Cinema Room, should IO scrap the AV idea altogether? I think I'm having a crisis!