I've been trying to look for a receiver to enable me to use my existing speakers (which have only 5.1 analogue input) with my current AV equipment (see below). I've been slightly surprised at how much receivers actually cost to get a decent one with good connectivity. I would like to be pretty future-proofed with whatever I buy and I can't seem to find anything below around the £300 mark which satisfies this - I'm hoping someone can enlighten me? I've currently got an Xbox 360 with HD-DVD drive (component + optical audio), and a V+ box (HDMI), and a Panasonic 37" plasma (2 HDMI inputs, 1 component). I'd like to be able to get additional equipment (eg. a PS3/ bluray player) without having to shell out for a new receiver. I'd also like to have the receiver handle all my video, so that I don't have to play about with inputs on my TV and my amp when changing sources. So my requirements are: - 2 or more HDMI inputs. - 1 HDMI output. - 1 or more component inputs. - Ability to output everything (component inputs, HDMI inputs, ...) over the HDMI. - Ability to take the sound from the HDMI inputs. - 1 or 2 optical inputs, which I can assign to the component video input). - 6-channel analogue input would be a bonus. - 5.1 (I'm not fussed with 6.1/7.1 as my room isn't big enough for that). - DD/DTS decoding (I can live without support for the HD audio formats, as I won't be getting speakers expensive enough to need them any time soon). - Available in silver. I'm currently going to be using my existing 5.1 speakers, which cost me £100 when I bought them a few years ago, but I'd like the amp to be good enough to do justice to 5.1 speakers in the £300-400 range when I eventually upgrade at a later point. What receiver should I be looking at here? Is there any way I can stay below, say, £200 on this or not?