I don't care about compressed music enhancers, 3 zone control, wi-fi connections, blah blah blah, etc. I only want the best sound quality available for the $1500 (preferably less) for movies (Bluray so it must have newest decoders) and TV (don't care about 2 channel listening- got that covered). I have owned the Denon 3803 (great punch/ lively but grainy) Pio Elite 92TXH (smoother/ better fidelity than Denon but loses that punch some), Onkyo SR705 (lifeless), so I am looking for a step up. I am not opposed to separates if I can afford it. I guess I want smooth and punchy with fidelity- does that make any sense? Maybe that translates into tight/full bass with clear mids and uppers. Using Energy RC's all around.