my first post, hope i get it clear enough! bought a jbl synthesis sdp 1 thx certified pre amp processor manufactured by lexicon for jbl several years ago. the unit has 7.1 lexicon type processing. i recently purchased a new onkyo 787 with 6.1 direct inputs. i have more hardware than i can install in the onkyos inputs. i was thinking of installing the non digital a/v equipment through the jbl and using its processing. seems like a great plan but my system will require substantial rewiring and i thought that the info offered in this forum may be of great value. any comments or suggestions are welcome. i could just use an a/v switcher like the one manufactured by sima but would rather make use of the pre pro if logical. which is best?