I tried to do a thorough comparison of the pros and cons of various AV receivers in the GBP 175-350 range. My main interest was to preserve future compatibility at a budget price. Comparing similar price offers by Denon, Pioneer and Yamaha I noticed that Yamaha is the only manufacturer offering video scaling from composite/s-vhs to component output, the specs saying able to process 1080i for future HD compatibility. This is particular important since I can connect the component output of the receiver to the component input of my TV, one cable solution, having all other sources - including HD sources - hooked up to my receiver. Is my perception correct about Yamaha's being the only models in the budget range to offer this convenience, or does anyone know of other brands with similar price range and characteristics?