Here are the ones Im looking at, upgrading from a Denon 1911, so they are all upgrades. Im not sur eif the Elite models are a worthy price to pay, vs the 1121, and not sure if the 1010 adds much except the amp. Im also not sure how the YPAO performs vs MCACC Pioneer 1121K $600 7.1 110wx7 THX Certified MCACC Advanced 30.21lbs VSX-53 Elite $770 7.1 110x7 THX Select 2 Plus MCACC Advanced 30.65 lbs SC-55 $1300 Class D3 Amp 140x9 THX Select 2 Plus MCACC Advanced 38.36 pounds Yamaha 1010 $1000 120x7 YPAO Multipoint Burr Brown DACS 33.3 810 $800 110x7 YPAO Multipoint Burr Browns 24.5lbs To me, the VSX-53 has my eye, and it appears it's just the Elite version of the 1121, with a little more weight and THX Select 2 Plus, along with a better warranty I assume. Im not sure whether the SC55 is worth almost twice as much, someone would need to fill me in. On the Yamahas, I'd guess the 1010 for the power, it's got a lot more weight to it. Im tempted to just say frack it and by the SC55, but...Thanks for any help.