Although I am quite the geek when it comes to many things, when it comes to a/v, I'm mostly clueless. Our current setup consists of the following: Samsung 42-inch HD Plasma TiVo S3 HD w/ 2 CableCards TiVo S2 (single tuner) w/ TimeWarner digital cable box Samsung upscaling DVD player DLO iPod HomeDock Deluxe 6-year old Technics a/v stereo receiver Just pre-ordered the new TiVo HD lite, which will replace the old S2 and the cable box, so within a few weeks, we'll be all-HD on 4 tuners and close-enough to HD with everything else. We have all our audio running through the receiver right now (hooked up by a friend, and I couldn't duplicate it on my own if I tried), but we're still using our old pair of Polk Audio speakers. It's a small room, so surround sound wasn't high on the priority list until now. Now, aside from wanting better audio quality across the board, we really want to minimize the alarming bundle of cables that live between the media stand and the wall. HDMI gives us that opportunity - with the right receiver. We bought new speakers - the Sony SA-FT3H 5.1 Channel Flat Panel Speaker System, with Four Flat Speakers, One Center Speaker and Powered Subwoofer. We haven't taken them out of the box since we got them, because they'd be a waste on our current receiver. So now we're ready to buy a new receiver and we're scratching our heads trying to figure out what's best for us. The plasma has one HDMI input. the DVD and both TiVos all have HDMI outputs. The iPod dock has S-video and RCA audio. We're looking to spend under $600 if possible - for a receiver that can handle and switch between the 3 HDMI audio and video sources natively - and seamlessly, has an am/fm stereo tuner, s-video and component i/o for additional devices we may dig out of the closet and 5.1 surround sound to make use of our new speakers. I'd love to hear any suggestions or advice you may have. Thanks!