Gentlemen, I can't even begin to tell you how much knowledge I have aquired about my newely found passion from this very sight. Now, I need even more pearls of wisdom, as I am about to scrap my entry level sony receiver for something a bit hardier. Pioneer Elite, 53txi and Denon avr-3802 are my two logical choices. That said, I just surfed over to crutchfield and found the new Sony's being preordered. Why or why not should I consider theis receiver? What is the deal behind digital amplification and can anything concrete be expected from these receivers given no one has heard them yet?