I'm in the market for a new A/V receiver, and I would use it for bpth HT and music. I want a lot of power and reliability. I've read some nasty things about the defects in the 676 Onkyos and thought that the 696 may not be such a good buy. I like the Denon 2802, but I will not be using a rear center for a while, or I'm not planning on it. Will the extra 10 watts in the 696 blow away the 2802? I know that they both have backlit remotes and OSD, which is nice, but really, I want what sounds better, and will play with more power and clarity. Also, if anyone knows where I can get these for cheap from an authorized dealer, it'd help. Thank you.