Thanks PossumGirl! Two votes for the Denon, awesome. Think I will pull the trigger tomorrow after a bit more scouring of the web. I def will post with my experience with the gear when it I get it all together! From the perspective of a very novice user.
By the way, I prob will not be getting rear speakers unless I find an awesome deal on wireless floor ones.
Everyone on this forum has been so incredibly nice....Jason, you advice has been incredibly helpful. You guys kick ass!
If there is anything specific anyone has a question on that I can help with, please let me know.