My kit right now is as follows: KenWood KRF-5030D DolbyDigital only(Rated @ 110Wx5 it's power consumption is only 190w) Sony DVP-NS305 Fronts Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 Center Wharfedale Diamond 8c Rear Pioneer (old 3way speakers S-D55) am planning to upgrade my Reciver to a Yamaha RX-V750 or RX-V1400 also i migh upgrade the rears to Wharfedale Diamond 8.1. The problem is am really afraid to upgrade the reciver & get the same sound i have now(i will pay a large amount of money for upgrading), the probelm with my system now (i think manily the Kenwood amp) that the sound is loud & detailed but i don't feel am inside the movie,the system is not transparent at all (i can tell each sound coming from each speaker)i don't fell am surrounded it's more like "Hey there's something coming from the Rear left then here's another sound in the front right then here's some people talking in the center)i wish u get my drift guys?!?!! also am not an audio guru nor we have(in my Country) the same options as u have in US & Europe we even don't have the high quality wiring u have,am connecting my speakers with normal red & black wire,we only have good quality connectors from RadioShack but it's very expensive here, Also what do u think about my DVD "Sony 305" is it good or is it a a bad link for the new reciver am planning to get???? I know this is a long post but please guys be patient with me; The last thing that am really confuesd between the new RXV750 & the RXV1400 coz the 1400 only have better amplifier & THX surround while the 750 have newer LSI's (YSS948) & have the new & good Pure direct mode(like found on the Z9) & have the new shape & it maybe better in Stereo performance due to the pure dirct mode,so what do u think is still a better buy???(the 1400 in my country is much much more expensive than the 750) Thanx guys in advance & any help would be appreciated.