Gentlefolk (yes, that's you), I've been gnawing at this problem for some months now but haven't come to a conclusion with which I'm happy. Here's my situation. I want to have a 5.1 home theater setup in my family room and I already have 5 (to be 6) pairs of in-ceiling speakers for whole-house sound. These are currently powered very nicely by an HK 3470 stereo receiver (100W/channel, high current), also in the family room. I am looking for an A/V receiver to add to the same rack with the HK, DVD player, CD player, and tape player, but can't decide whether to: 1) Continue feeding my ceiling speakers with the HK3470 and add an A/V receiver with multi-room out to feed signal to the HK3470 from CD's tapes, etc. 2) Take the HK 3470 out of the picture and get an A/V receiver which can both power the HT speakers and pull double duty as a stereo amp for the in-ceiling speakers, though I don't expect to have the HT and ceiling speakers on at the same time. My wife wants to simplify, especially the remote controls, of which we have several, so this is an incentive to go with a single-receiver setup. But I don't want to spend more than about $700 for the A/V receiver if I go with a single reciver. I'm looking for suggestions and appreciate any help.