Hello all. I have an old 9 year old Kenwood 6.1 receiver that I want to replace. Was purchased at radioshack as part of a HTIB. I replaced the speakers with energy classic speakers and now want to replace the receiver. Receiver will be used with a PS3, Directv for movies and games. I am only looking for 5.1 . One feature i am looking for is the HDMI standby pass through I have been recommended the Denon AVR-300. Those seem to be a little out of my price ranger. They are about $350-400 online. I have found out that FRY's has them for $200 regularly. Unfortunately I am in the North East. There are absolutely no decent instore deals at places like Best Buy. I have also seen the Denon AVR-1613 for around $290 new or $220 refurbished. Does anybody have a guess as to when the E300 will begin to be sold at deep discounts ? Is there a big difference between 1613 vs E300. Also feel free to recommend any other decent receivers.