I am helping a friend set up a new home theater and I am looking at the current offering of receivers. I am amazed at how many have only a few digital inputs. My 5 year old Sony ES has 4 optical and 1 coax digital in. I was looking at some new Onkyo's units and they only have 2 optical on 1 coax digital in. Here's my thought... DVD player - digital input necessary CD player - digital input (optional, could just use the DVD player) Cable box or DSS box - digital input necessary Gaming System (Xbox or whatever else comes out) - digital input necessary. Am I wrong here in thinking that you would want a receiver with at least 4 inputs? I guess not everything needs a digital connection, but if you spend the money on a good receiver I would think you would want to use it's capabilities as much as possible. Any help would be appreciated finding a receiver in the $500 range that can expand as necessary.