Just idling curiously, but here's some thoughts on Amp/processor features that I'd like to see. Does anyone know if these are common, or available at some budget level? The number one feature I would like is several "presets" so that all the various parameters can be set for different purposes and called up at will. For instance, if an old film is plain vanilla mono, I really would rather not have it come only from the center channel. I'd like to spread some of the sound to the stereo pair for tonal balance. Control over how much would be nice too. Or if I'm listening to music, I really need considerably less bass than I use for movies. And I usually want the stereo pair only. I play the CDs from the DVD player, so just switching inputs with presets for each input isn't good enough. And for those late-night films when I don't want to bug anybody, or those oldy moldies where the words are more important than the efffects, I'd like to have a preset that lets me cut the bass some, boost the mids, and kill off the surrounds. I would also like the "user interface" for the amp/pro to be sensible. I have a "free" Aiwa right now, and I would like to relegate it to doorstop patrol, and put in something less weird. Right now I have to sit in front of the receiver with the remote control and hit buttons on the remote and the front panel to get anything meaningful done. Under the "way out there" category, how about assignable maximum power for the speakers? My surrounds are rated for about 100W and everything else is rated much higher. I'd rather run the risk of slightly degrading the quality of full-blast effects than smoke a surround speaker. Watch this space for more----ya'all add your own dream features!