I know that there seems to be endless threads asking advice as to what receiver one should purchase. I'm sure it also gets a little old for those members who frequent the board on a regular basis. However, after reading all of the threads I could find on the topic (which as helpful), I'm still a little unsettled on my decision and hoping that some of you can offer some advice! It has basically come down to the Onkyo SR707 and the Denon 1910. All along I thought I would most likely go with another Denon receiver because I already own two and like them very much. However, after all of my reading, I think I might make a switch. My home theater set up is basically not that impressive (now that I'm no longer a bachelor) so my demands for features aren't what they used to be. I would basically like to get a 7.1 (even though I only use 5.1 - who knows later what I might want to do) receiver and also one that can handle a lot of HDMI outputs. In an effort to save time, I'll get to the nitty gritty in terms of my questions: 1. Would anyone suggest going with the Denon over the Onkyo and if so, why? I should also state that neither receiver will be taxed that much as I am not able any longer to crank movies and music due to my family situation and new born son. 2. I like the idea of having an HDMI input on the front of the Onkyo receiver which seems quite unique among receivers. I see that being very useful on occasions when I have a device like my laptop that I don't intend to have hooked up very often. Instead of having to get to the back of my receiver which can be sort of a pain, just plugging in an HDMI cable in the front would be very easy! I'm not sure why I haven't heard or read more people talking about this feature - any reason? I want to make sure I'm not missing anything. 3. Any other receiver that I might be overlooking that might be better - in the $500-$600 range?