Summary: was originally going to get the Denon flagship, the Denon AVR 5800. But I figured at over $3000, getting the extra power without the Dolby Pro Logic 2, and Denon not advertizing an upgrade of the 5800, the extra $1500 was not worth it, so I went with the 4802. Denon has outdone itself. The 4802 sounds great, has all the sound processing bells and whistles you could ever want until the someone comes out with a new one. I put its weight as a con, but is it really?