Ok guys, Santa is being very good to me this Christmas and I'm looking to upgrade in the receiver category. I've currently got the Sony DA50ES. I'm looking to spend up to $1500. My requirements are: 7 digits inputs at least 4 must be toslink 2 component video inputs, 3 would be nice conversion between s-video and component video 5 s-video inputs conversion of a digital input to an analog output for recording would be nice but not required. The Kenwood Sovereign VR-4700 would seem to fill the bill but I'd like to know of any other alternatives. I'm taking my time researching this purchase carefully. I'm also not real crazy about the Kenwoods styling, but it could grow on me. Performance is the key. Thanks and Merry Christmas!