I too have a 5700 and am trying to figure out how to leverage it in a new home theater. I'm sure a lot of people will say "are you crazy" and maybe I am, but I am focusing on those analog inputs.
Is there a good pre-pro that I could get into for less than buying a new 4306 (or 7 whatever is out there next) that would give me good performance and a few of the bells and whistles like the mic setup??? (tuning the ol' 5700 to the room is a chore!).
I'm thinking that if I go with a pre-pro, then that will set me down a certain path toward separates, where I would eventually upgrade the amp, speakers, sub, etc, at a moderate pace, and enjoy each upgrade along the way.
btw, besides the 5700, I currently have a Toshiba HD-D2, Dish HD-DVR, an older set of Klipsh towers, center, and surrounds, 200w 12" sub, with two rear ceiling speakers to bring it all to 7.1.
I'm hoping I can get it all to a certain point, soundwise, and would like some opinions to find out how far I can realistically take the current setup with the addition of a more modern, reasonably priced pre-pro.
thanks for any advice or opinions! (If I need to post this over on the HT forums, let me know)....