UPCONVERT, MARK DOWN Now that your piggy bank is empty since you blew all your savings on that 1080p HDTV, you probably don't have much left for a receiver. Good thing Pioneer's VSX-917V won't set you back too much, and it's totally ready for your HD set with its two HDMI inputs. So don't feel bad about splurging on that HD DVD player either.
SAT IN THE HAT Whichever satellite-radio service you've pledged your allegiance to - XM or Sirius - the 917V has the hardware to tune you in, so long as you pony up for an antenna and a subscription. Want more convenience? Three words: automatic room calibration.
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