The old stuff is now disgustingly cheap. The SR804 has fallen into my price range (actually, I noticed the huge discount and came here to see if new models were coming out).
Pretty much any receiver will be better than the one I have (a 15+ year old Sony with a ground problem, I'll miss the ol' girl). But since seeing this much industry jargon together makes my eyes glaze over, I'll just ask you people rather than giving myself a headache trying to sift it.
Compared to the 605 (the highest new model in my range), is there any significant reason for me to not pull the trigger now? I will be buying a HD television in a few months (the Samsung HLT6189S, more than likely), and I may buy some of the newer consoles late this year. I have surround speakers already (came with the house), though I will probably replace those later on (have to figure out how to get them out of the wall without damage). Judging from some of the posts here, the new DAC and the HD stuff are the sparkling new features. Are they worth the wait and model difference to a non-expert like myself? Anything else I should consider?