OK, it's now 2004, and manufacturers have been putting DVI connections on consumer electronics devices for a year or two. A DirecTV/TiVo unit will be released next month with an HDMI connection which surpasses the security and bandwidth of even the few-year-old DVI standard, and my question is naturally...where are the DVI and HDMI switching capabilities on today's receivers, much less tomorrow's? Why are so many companies like Onkyo pushing doggedly ahead to turn receivers into media centers by adding features like Ethernet connectivity in order to play streaming media, all the while ignoring these emerging connectivity standards? HDMI can pipe 8-channel audio and HD-video signals (even up to 1080p!), fulfilling the age-old prophecy of one-cable A/V connectivity between components, and yet I can't find even a speculative press release regarding an upcoming receiver model that incorporates it. Are manufacturers still so squeamish about the standards struggle over Firewire vs. DVI that they aren't willing to make the leap now that the dust is settling? While I'm ranting , why can't I find a mid-level receiver with more than 2 component inputs? I consider myself a mid-level technophile with a new HDTV, and to feed it I have a prog. scan DVD player, HD-capable satellite receiver, and an Xbox w/ High-Def output...soon I'll add a media-center PC to that mix (via DVI). This isn't my dream system for 2006, it's in my living room, and no receiver on the market can handle the setup. Is that so much to ask?