Due to budget constraints and the fact that I have 5 Denon amps that I need to employ I am seriously considering the Denon AVP-8000. I know it is getting dated but they can be picked up for a decent price and from the reviews it seems it has a pretty decent 2 channel preamp section. My problem is I just don't understand enough of the HT terms to know what I would be getting! I need a good 2 channel piece but also need a decent HT setup above pro-logic. If anybody's bored and can take a look at the Denon or if somebody owns or has owned it could you please educate me? My DVD has an optical out if that info would help. Thanks for any help. BTW, I have the AVP-5000 which is serving me fairly well but it's only pro-logic.