I know little about all the details when it comes to receivers but I read enough about the brand and the model that it seems like it will work for me. http://www.ecost.com/Detail.aspx?edp=42009214&navid=155441519 Denon AVR788 I have a 50 inch 720p plasma, I don't use blurays, and I only get basic cable at school so no HD channels or anything like that. Most of the use the TV gets is from standard dvds, mp3 cds or regular cable. Anyway, I know this receiver is missing some features for audio from what I have read but I don't have any idea on what I would be missing out and if it really is that important for someone not an audiophile. I also picked up 2 Polk R50s from frys to use when the reciever comes in, but I just saw on newegg that they have the Monitor 50s 2 for 216 shipped and I am contemplating purchasing those as well even before I have the receiver or the other speakers in my possession yet.