I need some help in selecting an AV Receiver. I just got a 42 inch Panasonic Plasma (720 dpi) for my basement, which will double as a home theatre and recreation room for my kids and myself. I’m not looking to get real elaborate with the home theatre setup – for budget reasons as well as the kid factor (things break when kids are around). I have an older Zenith (progressive scan) DVD player, a Panasonic VCR, and a Direct TV high definition receiver. I’m not looking to go out and buy a bunch of new equipment anytime soon, but would like to have the versatility to connect my sons’ PS2 and other devices (like a CD player, mp3 player, etc..) in the future. At some point I’ll probably want to upgrade to a DVD recorder and possibly even venture into high definition input devices. But, I don’t have to have the latest technology (nor can I afford it). I’m not expecting my home theatre to supply the highest quality audio for listening purposes, but I do enjoy listening to and playing music. So, it’s vital that the receiver I get be as ‘music-friendly’ as possible. So, I’m hoping my system can deliver the music and also give a good surround sound performance as I watch ‘Jurassic Park’ with the kids. Is this too much to ask for? From what I can gather from the limited research I have done, I’m leaning towards the Onkyo 604. I’ve seen this on accessoriesforless.com and ecost.com for around $300 (refurbished). This is well within my price range and has a lot of the features I’m looking for (dual zone, XM radio ready, mp3 input, HDMI video connection). To be a discriminating shopping, I’m wondering what else I should be comparing to the 604, given the features I’ve mentioned and my price range. In particular, I’m curious about products by either Denon or Yamaha. Any feedback along those lines would be greatly appreciated!