Hello! I've been crawling around the web for a day or two now, and digging through the forums here, trying to solve a problem. (I came tantalizingly close to finding the answer in a couple threads started by JGiampa and one by JustinJB, but no banana). Here's the situation: I have a Toshiba 52HM95 that I love to the point of blatant insanity (at least until the bulb goes-- wish I found these forums earlier), and have been blown away by the HD programming I've seen thus far. However, the SD on my set is less than awe-inspiring, to say the least. What I am looking for is an A/V receiver that can upconvert standard cable programming (480i, I'm assuming) to at least 720p (the native rez of my set). I already have the Oppo 971H (which I also love dearly), so I don't really need my DVDs upconverted. With that said, I have been sold on the quality of the Faroudja deinterlacer, and would greatly prefer to have that in my receiver. The units I've seen so far that look impressive are the Yamaha RX-V2600 and the Denon AVR-4306 (although the 2600 is really probably out of my price range and the 4306 is Angelina-Jolie-type out of my league). Couple of questions along these lines: 1). Is an upconverting receiver what I need? With the understanding that the WAF has an exponentially inverse relationship with the amount of money I spend on these wonderful things, and therefore I can't afford a rack unit with separates, etc. Especially since I've read several people on the forums here say that the upconversion in a/v rec. is in general not very impressive... 2). What sort of problems am I potentially in for as far as HDCP incompatibility? It would really stink to finally get the money and womenfolk approval lined up and then find the little sucker doesn't work. 3). With the 2700 on the horizon, I'm hoping the 2600 will drop even more significantly. Any idea how much? 4). Any other suggestions for really rockin' receivers that fit the bill? I looked at a couple of JVC units as well, and really liked the idea of a wireless USB dongle for streaming from the computer, but axed them on the basis of not upconverting beyond 480p, which is pretty pointless for me. 5). Does this mean (as I'm guessing it does) that the scaling equipment in my Toshiba is substandard? If it helps, here is some additional info: I am currently building my first HT, which I will be using primarily for movies and television, but occasionally for music as well. As it is, my inclination is considerably more towards videophile than audiophile, so take that for what it's worth. I just recently bought a Panasonic SA-XR57 receiver, and have been utterly amazed by the sound quality on it, but now that I've tasted the sweet fruit of HD video, I might have to sell the Panny... Sorry to be so long-winded. Any suggestions?