With technology changing so fast these days, dropping more than a grand on an A/V receiver like Denon's AVR-2807 ($1,099) seems a risky proposition. But the HDTV powers appear to have pretty much settled on HDMI as the connector of the future, and this guy definitely has that covered. Its two HDMI inputs are said to be able to handle even 1080p signals, which may become more common if HD DVD and Blu-ray catch on. Throw in built-in XM radio (you still have to subscribe, of course) and a hearty 110 watts for each of the seven channels, and you should be safe from obsolescence ... for a while.
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