I have been looking at the following options: - Outlaw 950 - Rotel 1066 - Anthem AVM20 Due to my location in the Southern Hemisphere the only distributorship that is well supported is Rotel Outlaw and Anthem requiring huge cartage costs and should anything go wrong the return policy is half way around the world). However after discussing the prospect of a 1066 with some of the retailers I was surprised to hear the Rotel is presently working upon a Surround Processor with 8.1 and might be better to wait. Has anybody else heard wind of this? However this leads to the question where will the development end? Researching Mr THX 10.2? 12.2? Whilst the argument rises how many speakers are effective and useful within a room, you would have to agree that tastes of 6.1 available at present provide incentive to get the next speaker. Ultimately this impacts upon amplification. My equipment and size of room require 100W @ 8 Ohms (I know this measure is dubious) to extract the best out of my room and investment. When buying amps is there now a market for buying 2x6 or 2x5 Channel Amps to make you future proof. Any thoughts as to a possible direction or strategies to keep ahead of the pre/pro and amp game would be appreciated.