Can anyone please tell me which amp to buy? I can buy the Pioneer VSX AX5i in NZ here for $2000 but Im told the VSX AX5Ai is much better. Its still not available yet in NZ and Pioneer tell me its due round March 2005. Is it worth my wait, or buy the AX5i, for Im sure a much lesser price? I have a Pioneer DV S969AViG player with HDMI and using the Panasonic 700 projector through HDMI. The thing I would like to do is take my SKY digital signal into the amp in s-vid and then out from the amp in component to the projector. Will that work with the earlier AX5i? Hope someone can answer my questions.