This is the first receiver I have seen/announced so far that has all the new codecs, lots of HDMI connections, and HDMI 1.3 spec. And the price isn't too bad either at $1499 US. Here are a couple of links: From Audioholics.com From CNET.com From AVGuide.com Looks like a winner to me. This unit will be at the top of my list to put my savings towards when I am ready to upgrade. New we just need to see what other companies put out there...Denon, Marantz?