Yeah I'm pretty into home theater as well, and nothing you guys have said is really new to me
But I did need the suggestions.
One of my problems with Onkyo is that to get the features I want, I'd have to spend like $800+. Most of the ones I've looked at closer to my price range, for example, have only 2 optical inputs, which just isn't enough.
Yeah, I realize that 110 vs 90 is not a big difference, I just hate to think that any spec is lower upon getting a new receiver.
I will not consider any receiver that isn't 6.1 or greater, even if I'm not using the center rear righ tnow due to space.
$400 is the absolute max - I really don't have this money to spend, but I have one of my systems on the way out and I figure I'll get a higher end receiver for the living room and move the pioneer to the bedroom, instead of just getting a multimedia system or something.
Oh, by the way - whatever I get will drive two Acoustic Research AR-11 mains, two AR PS2601 (IIRC) surrounds, and a CSW CenterStage, plus output to a Klipsch dual-11" 500w sub (which I hate... that's my roommates