Hi: I am in the market for a new receiver. I've decided on the Yamaha rx-v1400. Yamaha (denon and marantz to name a few others) will not honor their warranties unless you buy from an authorized dealer. I checked authorized dealer prices and the lowest for this receiver is $749. I can get the the next model up ( rx-v2400) for close to this price from online vendors like bestbuyplasma etc. does anyone have an opinion on this subject? Yamaha says that they won't honor the warranty because they do not know who the supplier is. I just dont understand why if you buy from a reputable (albeit not "authorized") vendor, what the reasoning is for not honoring the warranty!!