Going to build up the amps after, then go with a Pre, likely a used Lex. All of that will take 6 months to put funds away for. Building up a 7.1 system for true THX Ultra/Logic 7. IN THE MEANTIME: I need a receiver I won't curse at to run my Paradigm Monitors. I need to flip the receiver in 6 months. HK 520 and Marantz 7200 are on the short list. I need something that will sell again quickly, so a Kenwood or other budget item won't cut it. The "potential problems" for the 7200 have been rectified, so anything you hear about clicking when switching are not an issue. If there is a half second delay in initial DVD pickup, I can live with that. The H/K is an item that two of my friends have. Very nice and no problems whatsoever. To run: DVD, Cassette, CD Player, XBOX, Digital Cable (soon to be HD Satellite receivers (one HD and one standard receiver for dual screen capability) all on a Sony Widescreen. Weaknesses of each I should consider? Alternatives? I like the feature of decoding 2 channel to Logic 7 or CS-5 on each unit respectively.