I have been thinking about updating my old Sony STR-DB930 AV receiver (using a 5.1 surround), which I bought in early 1998 to upgrade a 2 years old Yamaha AV receiver. The STR-DB930 has served me well and was bought to take me into the digital age with it's optical & co-axial inputs, and to be honest I will be sad to see it go, as it sounds great! I'm thinking of upgrading to the Sony STR-DN1040 hoping this will take me into the next generation of home entertainment. All or most of my music is stored in MP3 format on my QNAP NAS drive and I access to it via my Logitech Squeezebox touch which in turn is connected to the STR-DB930. I also have a CD player (using an analogue connection), Sky HD, Sony Blue-Ray Player, and Playstaion 3 all connected via the optical or co-axial inputs. But before I make my purchase I would like to know what you think and maybe answers my questions and ease my fears. 1. Will this new model sound as good? 2. Is there a way to connect a turntable & tape deck as having a look at the back, the connections have been taken off? (admittedly I only listen to vinyl about once a year, or if find an old cassette tape I would like to have a listen to.) 3. I also use a Logitch Harmony 650 will this work with STR-DN1040? During the working week my AV Amp does not get much use as the sound from my TV (Philips 42PFL9664) is pretty good, and so it's switched off. But it gets used a lot at weekends with Films & Music. How would this work with Sony STR-DN1040 as I would connect it all using HDMI. does is pass through when switched off? And if I have to leave it on all the time how much power would this use? Please let me know your thoughts.