I'm considering an upgrade, and I, too, am weighing the Separates vs. Flagship Receiver question that many others are pondering. Are there any entry- to mid-level Pre/Pros with the same level of component switching (3in,1out) and/or the component conversion (s-vid&composit->component) of the Denon 5803 and Pioneer 49tx? I've gone over the quality discussions, and I'm comfortable that I understand the sound quality and price issues, but I couldn't find enough info on features. (Notice that I'm NOT talking about sound-field options, just switching and such.) If the Pre/Pros don't have the features I want, that might push me to buy a receiver now for the features, and add separate amps later to improve sound quality to (arguably) near the level of separates. Is there a Pre/Pro that provides these features for a similar price to the receivers?