I use to 'hang out' at a higher end audio store back in the 80's and was amazed at the 'hype' for each and every new higher end audio product that was to re-invent the wheel. I always blew that off since I could never be convinced that spending 5, 10 or $20k for a system could ever be worth it. While I don't want a BlowMart (WalMart) POS, some esoteric system is just plain nuts. Of course, that leaves a whole lot in between. I started to scan through the posts in this forum and find most are 'newbie' requests. While I'm not that, I haven't followed the newer surrond sound modes after Dolby Pro Logic which is what I have now. I don't have or want a center channel or a subwoofer. Just a 4.0 system. My wants/needs; 1. Under $400 (or so). 2. If 5.1 is the next step up from a plain 'stereo' receiver then that would be it. 3. I would perfer to do the video switching inside the TV so I don't believe I would need any video in/outs, this I'm not clear. 4. Signal strength indicator for the FM tuner. 5. Separate audio delay adjustment for at least one input (not all inputs) for the video processing issue of Microdisplays (and most HD TVs'). Note: this is not a delay for the surrond sound mode! 5. Provision to power an 2nd set of speakers in another room (plain stereo for music) while main use would be for TV. 4. Tone controls for thoise speakers. I was considering Yamaha.