I currently am using a Yamaha rx-v1300 for HT/Stereo and was thinking of upgrading to the 1900 to get the HDMI connection(s) that I need. I am running the 1300 as more of a processor as I am bypassing the Yamaha amp and running it through a Rotel RMB 1075 (5 channel) amplifier. My question is, is the 1900 overkill if I'm using it just as a front end? I mean, is most of the expense between one model number and the next the power rating, while connections/processors/innerds being more or less equal? OR is there a processor only that would do as well for around the same $$ as the 1900? Insight/advice/experience appreciated.