Greetings. This is my first visit to the Digital Audio thread. I appreciate anyone's thoughts on this. I really enjoy music and semi-high end equipment, but know very little about the technical aspects of audio playback. I'm in the market to get a new pre-amp/amp. My concern, however, is that there aren't enough pre-amps on the market with a bunch of HDMI support. I only see pre-amps with two or three inputs. So, my question for those of you who know a lot about this stuff, is HDMI the new standard and, if so, do you see many brands of pre-amps that appear to be embracing this format? Hope that makes sense. Thank you for your time.