Okay, this is my second go through typing this up. The first time around it was broaching book length, so I decided to get to the meat of my query right away. Instead of rambling on forever and talking in circles I'll make it real simple: I plan on getting the Samsung HL-S4666W 720P 46" DLP, the Micra 6 surround sound system, the entry-level Toshiba HD-DVD player, as well as HD cable via the Motorola 6200 box. I need a way to connect all this stuff together (ie: some reciever, amp, or whatever) so that A.) all componets are able to play (video) in their full glory without restrictions and B.) all components have access to the surround sound speakers. I would be fine with component cables, but I've heard that there are restrictions being placed on HD-DVDs through the HDMI format or something like that (ie: hd-dvds will not play on anything but HDMI in the near future). I suppose it goes back to my original question: my goal is to get the aforementioned TV, speakers, HD-DVD player, and cable box all linked together in such a way that all will work unhindered, or at least unhindered to the point where it won't be a major issue. HDMI, DVI, Component Cables, Digital Shoe-String, I really don't care at this point so long as it all works the way it was intended to....if you can't tell by now I've been racking my brain behind this monitor for some time, and finally broke down and turned to the forums. For referance and approximate price range, I was looking at the Pioneer VSX-816-K/S. Any help is greatly appreciated.