So i finally solved my htpc woes. But it was pricey. I picked up a new reciever. i love it since it has an additional hdmi port so i can use my ps3, htpc and popcorn hour all on hdmi :). For those interested i picked up the Marantz SR5003 and awesome reciever at a fairly midrange price around 898 at audiotronic right now but they gave me a $70 discount which was awesome. If your in the market for a new reciever and have a budget of around $1000 this should definitly should be on your short list. Also the denon 2309CI i was looking was a close second.