I am getting (hopefully today) a Pioneer Elite VSX-56TXi, and am also going to get a new TV stand. Circuit City has a Z-Line Palisades stand that I really like. Pioneer's manual for the receiver says to keep 8" of open space above the receiver to allow heat to escape. The 56TXi is 7 7/16", the lower shelf on the stand is 11 1/2" high, which would give me about 4" of vertical clearance. The stand is open on the sides and back, and there will be about 6" of horizontal space between the receiver and the other components (DirecTV TiVo receiver, DVD player and VCR) on the bottom shelf. I suspect that my previous receiver, a Marantz SR-19, died at least in part due to inadequate heat dissipation; obviously I don't want the 56TXi to suffer the same fate. Should the open space around the receiver be adequate, or should I look for a stand or audio shelf that will give me the suggested 8" of vertical space? TIA for any help.