Hi I just don't feel comfortable trying to climb the learning curve with REW and an EQ like the Feedback Destroyer. I have a receiver that just pre-dated Audyssey and the other room/speaker EQs. My receiver has 7.1 channel inputs, but no HDMI. At this point, the lack of HDMI does not seem to be a problem for me. I was thinking that a relatively inexpensive receiver would give me what I want, and I would use it as pre/pro only as my receiver measured 117 watts per channel with all SEVEN channels driven simultaneously. I welcome all comments and suggestions.