I have a Denon AVR 2700 (about 4 years old) which is only DD (no DTS which should date it). I have been quite happy with it but now that I am moving and have upgraded many of my components I also need to upgrade this. I've been looking at Denon and HK receivers but with the recent $100 drop in the Outlaw 950 as well as its amazing reviews I think it is too good a deal to pass up. The Denon has the 6-channel analog input as well as a coaxial and optical inputs. This is rated at 80x5 and I think that is perfectly fine and am very pleased with the sound. If I were to get the Outlaw I would assume using the digital out in the Outlaw to the digital in on the Denon (after disabling any decoding if possible) would be preferred to the 6 analog inputs (though I have a menu choice for that so I know its possible to simply use it as an amplifier). I suppose auditioning the unit would be the best idea as I have heard nothing but excellent reviews of the product as well as their customer service. I know this receiver is past its prime for most applications but it seems like I could save an expense if I were to go with the Outlaw (and I dont think I could get as good a sound/flexibility for $799 in a receiver) but I'd hate to not be using it to its fullest potential by hooking it up to this receiver.