I am thinking about replacing a 9 year old Sony receiver. It's a STR-DE935. It works great but the time has come to upgrade for an upgrade to my DirecTV receiver and impending HDTV purchase. What I want: a receiver that will be future proof for at least a few years. Right now I need it to do component video to TV, from DVD and from new DirecTV receiver. When I go HD, I need it to upconvert the component from the DVD to HDMI. A possibility is adding a PS3 to the mix so that may replace the DVD one day. I would like to have a phono input (yes I still have and use a turntable) but I know I can get a preamp for that. It's not worth $200 more to me to have the phono input. I was looking today and saw the following receivers. Denon AVR-1709, 1909, Yamaha RX-V663, and HK AVR254. My price range is capped around $600. I did not see Onkyo and did not look at Sony. I will have to hit Fry's to check those out. I have no problem with open box or refurb. I am a bit skittish of eBay and unauthorized internet retailers. Of those choices, what is the consensus of the forum? Is there an Onkyo or Sony that will do the job? Right now I am starting the shopping process. I am not in a hurry to purchase but would like to in the next month. I don't usually buy this type of equipment without extensive research. However, receivers have come a long way since I bought my Sony. Any help is appreciated greatly.