I'm really leaning towards purchasing one, so I went to the H/K online store and they have the 7550HD. It states it's HDMI v1.3a. Is that correct or should it be v1.4a? When I did the FW update on my 2600 it changed it from v1.3a to v1.4a. Shouldn't the 7550HD come with the latest update? I've also looked into the new Onkyo TX-NR818 and the Yamaha RX-A2010. These are all within my price range. The Onkyo is an open box item and the Yamaha is factory reconditioned. I really like the sound of H/K. I haven't listened to either the Onkyo, Yamaha, or H/K for that matter. I'm just going off of what my 2600 and prior 254 sounded like for a H/K reference.