I'm looking at 2 receivers right now. The Yamaha HTR-5490 and the Onkyo 696. The Yamaha is rated at 80w x 6ch at .04%THD. The Onkyo is rated at 100w x 5ch at .08% THD. I'm most interested in clean sound with no hissing in the background. Which is more important, the fact that the Yamaha has .04% less THD, or the fact that the Onkyo has 20w/ch. more of power? Or is neither enough of a difference to even hear? Also, I have heard that both of these manufacturers are conservative when they rate the wattage. Could anyone give me an idea of how conservative they are? Meaning, about how many watts is each of these in actuality? I am also considering the Denon 2802. I don't have a "real" price on the Denon 2802 but crutchfield sells it for $799. I can get the Onkyo 696 for $549 and the Yamaha HTR-5490 for $569. Without knowing anything about the real price of the Denon yet, it seems that the Yamaha is better for the money over the Onkyo since it has 6.1 capability. Any thoughts/opinions? Thanks.