I was just over at audioasylum.com and the inmates over there have been having lively discussions about the Panasonic XR25/XR45 receivers with the digital amps. This series of receivers are causing quite a ripple in the audiophile pond because of their reportedly excellent sound quality when they are connected digitally via a digital coaxial cable to a worthy transport (DVD or CD). I have auditioned the XR25 at Circuit City and find it to be quite impressive sounding. By all accounts, the the XR45 is even better. I have posted here regarding the XR25/XR45, and in the meantime, Sound & Vision did a very positive review of the XR45 (if I remember correctly, the XR45 outdone a similarly priced Yamaha receiver in power). Yet, these Panasonic receivers barely get any mention here. Just wondering why?