This may be of use to those who want to know a way of getting HD audio without buying an av receiver with HD audio decoding capabilities. It is especially useful if you are considering buying 2nd hand. Basically, these receivers will allow you to gain HD audio via hdmi - provided the blu-ray player can do the decoding of hd audio (True-HD etc). Examples of such blu-ray players are the latest Sony and Panasonic models and the older Panasonic BD35 and Sony S350 and the PS3. Some Sony models (Sony PS3) are especially attractive since they can force 24p signals which can be an issue with older av receivers. Denon AVC-A1XVA Denon AVC-A11XVA Denon AVR-3806 Denon AVR-2307 Denon AVR-1908 Denon AVR-2308CI Denon AVR-2807CI Denon AVR-2808CI (bitstream too) Denon AVR-3808CI (bitstream too) Denon AVR-4306 Denon AVR-4308CI (bitstream too) Denon AVR 2807 Denon AVR 2807 Onkyo TX-SR576 Onkyo TX-SR605 (bitstream too?) Onkyo TX-SR705 (bitstream too) Onkyo TX-SR805 (bitstream too) Onkyo TX-SR875 (bitstream too) Onkyo TX-SR905 (bitstream too) Sony STR-DG810 Sony STR-DG910 Sony ES STR-DA3300ES Sony ES STR-DA4300ES (bitstream too) Sony ES STR-DA5300ES (bitstream too) Sony ES STR-DA7100ES (possible lfe issue) Pioneer VSX1018 Pioneer VSX918 (5.1 only) Marantz 4002 Marantz 5002 Marantz 6002 Yamaha DSP AX463 Yamaha DSP AX661SE Applies to equivalent RX-V models Yamaha DSP AX761SE Yamaha DSP AX861SE Yamaha RX-V1700 Yamaha RX-V1800 Yamaha RX-V3800 Yamaha RX-V2700 Yamaha RX-V2600 These receivers should not have the old LPCM problem regarding LFE boosting. But, this was my own research, so not an absolute guarantee. Those with bitstream as well are actually HD decoding receivers. I just wanted a list that would show older receivers that were HD audio ready and didn't have any issue with lfe boosting over LPCM. I must have missed some out but, it is a good starting point. There may be others that accept LCPM like Harmon Kardon models but I didn't research them. Anyway - models newer than those listed will be able to accept multichannel LPCM over HDMI and are more likely to bitstream too.