I am an old dude who has been doing this music and A/V stuff for a long time. This is not to say I know a lot, because I don't. I check out equipment, and if I like how it sounds and can afford it, I buy it. I have been using the internet since before it was an internet, and research my audio video stuff there. It is very difficult to buy new equipment, because I don't keep up on what is happening in tech until I want something new. I hope this forum will be a better way, :innocent: I just took a chance and bought an Onkyo TX-NR828. It replaced a NAD 753 because it had two HDMI outputs (and a bunch of inputs) which I wanted for the TV and a projector, with the inputs for the add ons, like bluray, PS3, DVR, SAT TV and also allows me to hook my old Vinyl player up. I could have gotten less receiver, but I was afraid of the HDMI issues that seemed to plague the lower priced ones. So - I do not really know where to post next, as I do not see an 828 owners thread anywhere hereabouts.