I am planning to upgrade my receiver at the same time i get a new dvd player, and I plan right now to get a receiver which will do DD EX and DTS ES. discrete no matrix here. To this end I am looking at a Marantz 5300 i believe, and a yamaha 1200 (might be 1300 im not sure) i can get the marantz for 730 canadian, and the Yamaha for 1100. Now my first question is.... is it worth it to get the 6.1? i wont be hooking up a 6th speaker to it as i dont ahve one, and there is no room in my current set up, but once i upgrade i dont plan to change this part for a number of years, so when i move in a year or so i will likely add the 6th speaker. Basically I am looking for any oinions on good receivers to get, my biggest priority is Component inputs ... the marantz dosent have this so i am leaning toward the Yamaha. Oh eya i thought i should mention its sues will be about 70% HT and Gaming.... maybe 30% music (depends on how my DVD-A SACD collection goes.) and one other question, i know its unlikely but..... is there a receiver that would allow multiples inputs to overlap eachother? what im refering to is well I ahve my computer hooked up to my receiver, and 95% of the time the only sound to come from my computer is a beep or noise when i get a instant emssage... i dont like missing these noises, but if im playing a game or watchign a movie i ahve the monitor off and i cant hear the sound cause im using a different input. or is my only option to go out and hook up crappy speakers to my computer? also 1200 or so is my max price canadian or well thereabouts, i WILL NOT go over 3000 for a new receiver Universal DVD player and conenctions, so i figure about 1200 or so per component, and then cables and taxes will put me at 3000.