Thanks for the reply Nick!
I have been trying to decide between the Onkyo TX-NR 616, the Dennon AVR-1913 and the Sony STR-DN1030. Three weeks ago I never would have considered a Sony Receiver. But just about every professional electronics reviewer on the planet is giving this thing tons of praise. CNET labeled it thier reciever of the year for 2012. I currently have an Onkyo and really like it, but it has no HDMI so I need to upgrade. I really did consider the Onkyo TX-NR 616 because of it's great features, but there have been a ton of issues with that receiver line. Amazon actually stopped selling it because everyone was returning it. There is a disclaiminer on the amazon.com listing for the 616 now. I guess the video flickers and it just shuts off randomly. The firmware updates have actually made the problems worse.
My room is 19x14. I'm hoping to get a receiver that can fill that room. All the reviews on this sony say that it sounds powerful, so that is what I was hoping to achieve.