Well, everyone here really helped me out in my thread about getting a receiver for my room. And now since my parents are going to get an HDTV for the Living room, they need to replace their 16 year old $1000+ DENON(going to put it in their room). I was outraged when I saw that the HD DVD players need HDMI, so I need a receiver that can do that. Here's what I need: HDMI Component Composite S-Video DVI(Not to important) At least 2 Optical in(hopefully more) Coaxial in At least 5.1 surround DTS, Dolby, THX blah blah At least 100 watts per channel(90 ok) Powered sub(Not really important right now) Not Sony I'm not sure if I would save more by buying a HTIB or everything separate. We are looking to spend max $1000, give or take $100. Also maybe a media rack to hold all of the components. I'm posting this here and not in the AVS forums because of the slow and terrible search and the not so nice community.