I've been told that the Marantz is simply a rebranded Denon 3800 with a better warranty. That could be true, as both brands share the same parent company and the manuals read very similarly from what I've seen (not that I've read both all the way through). Still, Marantz offers a 3-year warranty versus the Denon's one, and the 3800 thread has many reports of issues, as does the Denon 2930/3930 thread. I'm not sure what to make of that, but I like the Marantz's styling better than its principal competitors (though the more-expensive Pioneer Elite 09 is a gorgeous player).
I need to see this thing in action, that's it. And on my TV (a PRO-111).
VPI, Grado, SME, Pioneer Elite, Magnum Dynalab, Oppo, DVDO, McIntosh, JJ, Mirage, Kimber, Transparent, MIT, Pangea, Wireworld, Shunyata, PS Audio, Furman, Sanus