you all have been a great source of info while I go through this upgrade Thanks! Alas I have another question, and I thought some opinions might help me decide. Due to budget, I'm still debating the reciever / seperates. in my auditioning, so far I think the clear winner is Parasound set, but up here in western Canada, it's far from a cheap prospect compared to what I have seen State side. Anyway, been thinking as I slowly build, would it be a step in the wrong direction to put, say, an Parasound A23 with a denon 2805? use the 2 channel for the fronts and music and allow the denon to handle processing and the rest of the 7.1 setup for movies. Eventually I'd move to a proper Pre/Pro, but would I get anywhere near the full effect of the parasound with this, or any power amp for that matter? Any and all opinions would be appreciated, thanks!