I am in the same boat....... so post what you find!
I currently have the Pioneer Elite 84TXsi in my main theater, but need another AVR for a different room. The Pioneer has some known LFE issues, but my biggest problem has been with their HDMI implementation. For some unknown reason if you have a DVI equipped display the EDID information is getting truncated so you can only use the primary display frequency... which is a problem as the HD-DVD player still looks better in 1080i than it does in 720p. Each component works perfectly if run straight to the display, but when run through the 84 there are "issues." Supposedly there is a firmware release that is imminent and has been imminent for the last month or so, but I am not buying another one until I know they can fix the problems with the first one!
Sorry did not mean to jump off-topic, but for those of us that are more into Home Theater than audiophile music..., this whole HDMI issue has turned into a true "cluster-#@$%." With the consumer on the receiving end!
Which is why I am prowling around the 2700 thread as well as the Marantz 7001/8001 and the Sony 5200ES.... looking for something that will just WORK!