I am continuing a search for a receiver around $400 for use with my external amps for fronts and center, want 6.1 channel and must have DPL2/NEO6. Also desire a true analog 2 channel mode. Any advice on these 2 models or similar? Is the Sony straight forward to use on a day to day basis after it is setup? (wife, kids you know what I mean) I have a Onkyo SR600 at the moment and like its' operation, but it does not have preouts. The Sony appears to have more flexibility with adjustable xover and changeable equalizer frequencies. Or should I just buy the new Yamaha V1400 which I have seen for $650 or so on Ebay ?