well I guess I'm ready to pull the trigger here.
I really appreciate this thread JohnAV, and I want you to know that this will be an historic purchase for me because this will mark my FIRST foray ever into a surround receiver.
I got an HD DVD player in 2006, and was going to get one then, but ended up getting my Kuro instead. I now have a Panny bd-30, and an Oppo 983 also, and have been eagerly awaiting the day when I could finally enjoy my hd media with surround sound.
I have slowly built my set-up, and now have a Furman power conditioner, HSU sub, Paradigm middle cc290, and adp-190 rears. Unfortunately, only Polk bookshelfs for the fronts at the moment.
I really hope I can turn to everyone for help when I get this receiver because it is going to be a real challenge for me to get everything up and running with my limited knowledge of these receivers.
wish me luck!
btw: any suggestions for a good place to order from--
maybe Vann's or J&R?