After thinking I was going to have to start building a movie PC to play my movies on the TV(I have began to store all my DVDs on HD), I was pleasantly surprised when I decided to take a chance on this neat little box called WD TV HD Media Player. Here's the link to the product page at Western Digital:
It was only about $100 bucks, so I figured I would buy it and see if it actually worked. For the price and what it was supposed to do, it was definitely worth a shot. I'm happy to say it performs as advertised, and actually works better than I expected:) I plugged up the HDMI to the SR 6003, and plugged up a usb hard drive that I had started backing up movies on. It worked immediately and the controls were second nature, so no instructions for me:D The picture quality is top notch, and the Dolby was sent through the HDMI along with the video. The Marantz picked right up just like I was using the DVD player. Another plus is the remote controls are available on the trusty Harmony One! It all works like a charm! I haven't had much time to really monkey around with it, but my initial impressions are very good. I just thought a $100 solution to playing your digital movies for HT could be very useful to those of us on a tight budget. Oh yeah, it does music and photos to of course. Anyway, I hope some find this useful. I sure did!