it may be a little overkill for my setup, but I think I made the right decision, plus I got a pretty good price from a local authorized reseller. Still have to buy a few more components... HDTV, DVD Player before I setup the Denon. This receiver will be located in the living room and will power a 5.1 speaker system.... Zone 2 of the receiver will power outdoor speakers by the pool. HDMI switching of the receiver wasn't that big of a concern for me, although nice to have. I will probably only have two components that I would even run through the HDMI inputs of the receiver anyway... Comcast HD DVR and a DVD player. Technology moves so fast now days that no matter what you buy today... it will be outdated in a few months anyway. There are pros and cons about every receiver out there, but I'm happy with my purchase.