JDSmoothie, from what I can gather from multiple forums online is that a lot of the issues with the HDMI as well as others have pretty much been resolved with Onkyo's firmware updates. I have no complaints when it comes to my Onkyo HT-R590 as it has never given me any issues at all and great sound, but I'd love to step up into a higher realm of prossesing and higher quality sound.
From what I can gather, Denon owners swear by better sound and reliability. I know that a lot of the SQ comes more from speaker selection and placement and I think that I've got that part down. Just wondering if the Denon AVR-E400 is worth the extra $100 vs. the Onkyo TX-NR626 as far as SQ goes?
Again, thanks for all the help!