Hopefully this wont be too much of a repeat for you guys, but I'd like to get some good info, and this is definately the place for mature opinions and info. Well, the ol' refurb-o-rama, my first real home theater reciever, my JVC RX-6500V is about to bring me to tears as the weakest link in my system. (By a long shot now). In the next few months, I'd like to step up... Here are my basic requirements: All the latest surround formats (including DTS ES and DD EX.. not so much DPL-II, but it would be nice), Enough clean power to get my JBL S-312s going, 3 optical inputs (more would be good if possible, because I'm sick of using my external swither, at least one set of multichannel analog inputs for my DVD-Audio (again, would prefer a second set in case I get a SACD player down the road), and at least 4 s-video inputs (this SHOULDNT be a problem in this price bracket i hope ) My big constraint is going to be budget... as per usual. I'd like to keep everything under $1500 if I could. I think thats about it. I'm totally open to suggestion. Reciever to knock it all out in one package? New inexpensive reciever to use as a dedicated pre/pro with a solid seperate amp? Seperates? I'd prefer to do seperates IF it's possible to do so on my budget without sacrificing too much. Just throw some ideas out here if you could... I can't use my current reciever as a pre/pro because it lacks 5.1 inputs OR outputs, so that's out. Thanks in advance (here's hoping)!