I'm new to the HT world and currently in the market for some entry level system. I'll be watching DVDs mostly, sometimes listening to music. I'm planning to route video through the receiver. I've been swaying back and forth between the two receivers mentioned in the subject. I put the specs of these two side by side on my screen to compare them. The big difference (among the features that matter to me) seems to be that Onkyo supports 192k sampling rate, while Sony boasts its "Dual 32-bit DSP". Price wise Onkyo would cost about 100 bucks more. So my questions are: 1. Is the 192K sample rate support very important? 2. What is this "Dual 32-bit DSP"? Is it really something powerful or just Sony's sales pitch? 3. Is this particular SONY model a decent one, as far as sound quality is concerned? 4. Does either of these two receivers cause significant signal loss while passing video through? BTW, I'm thinking about getting a JBL SCS150 package. Does a combo of this package with either of the receivers make sense? Thanks a lot for any advice or suggestion on other choices. -J.X.