I'm working on starting my home theater (already have the tv), and am giving myself a $1000 budget (I can go over that, just not a whole lot more). I figure out of that $1000, I can spend $300 or so on the receiver. I'm wanting 6.1 that supports both DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX (the latter mainly for my Star Wars DVDs). As for connections, the more the better of course, but it's not essential to have too many. The only thing I'll be connecting to it right away is my DVD player (component and optical), but I may hook up a gaming system in the near future (again, component and optical), and a jukebox cd changer (optical or coaxial). In the past I've always trusted Consumer Reports ratings, and the two they reccomend for a modest price are the Yamaha RX-V440 and Onkyo TX-SR501 (found on ebay for $259 and $249 respectively). My main gripe about the Yamaha is lack of connections. It has only one optical and one coaxial and no S-video at all (doubt I'd use it anyway, but still nice to have just in case). So that leaves me with the Onkyo, any opinions on this model or any other reccomendations based on what I'm wanting? Thanks in advance.