As I search around for a new receiver in the $1000 price range I seem to have focused on the new Yamaha RX-V2600 but have not ruled out the 4600 higher end unit. The 4600 has HD Digital AM-FM built in, the 2600 does not. The 2600 has XM satellite. Some audio files at work have told me that for Movie Sound that I will like the Yamaha sound over the Pioneer VSX-72/74 and the Denon equipment.. However in the end I like RELIABLE equipment that will run for years without problems. So a few questions! Many of you have been doing this for years so do you feel that YAMAHA makes reliable equipment that performs as advertised in the RX-V line? Is the low THD spec of .04 % a true representation of the quality of the YAMAHA? One thing for sure my new HDTV set wants HDMI signals from my cable box and DVD to pass through the Receiver. Any reported issue with the YAMAHA HDMI pass through? I am new to the forum and hope to learn some important points from many of you that are far more knowledgeable about this than I am. Robert in San Diego!