Afternoon all. My current system system runs like this. Sony 40x3500 TV. Bose Lifestyle 35 (one optical in, one coax in, multiple phono in). SkyHD (HDMI to tv, optical to Bose) Xbox 360 (VGA to tv, optical to Bose) Sony BDP-S300 BluRay (HDMI to tv, coax to Bose) Panasonic DVD recorder (component to tv, phono to Bose) Plustron DivX DVD player (component to tv, phono to Bose) Toshiba EP-10 (just ordered. Not connected!) What I'm hoping to do is get rid of the Bose, and upgrade to an HD amp (if that's the correct term! ). I don't want to break the bank, that's pretty much broken after all the above! I've been reading about the Sony 901 and the Onkyo 605, and they seem to fit as regards price and spec. I'm leaning more towards to Sony as it has the extra HDMI port and is that bit cheaper. It's been a while since I bought an amp, so sorry if these are novice questions: The Sony will take 3 HDMI inputs, and will output through a single HDMI? Is this a lossless passthrough, or does it degrade/upgrade the picture? If I'm running the BD and HDDVD players through it, and they both output in 1080/24p, will the 910 output in 1080/24p? While the players are connected, would I set their output to "lossless PCM (or whatever)", and then on the amp selct the audio I require? Or is it a case of setting the output/input to Auto and selecting the audio track from whatever disc I'm watching? I'm also gonna need a new set of speakers and sub, unless someone knows a way of connecting Bose speakers and sub to an external amp? Is there a general concensus as to what speakers/sub would match the 910, again without breaking the bank? Thanks for your patience in reading all this. TT.