Great minds thinking alike, CC.....I have the RX-V679BL in my cart waiting for me to pull the trigger as I made a few more comparisons. Looks like mostly the same features, I will check both out thanks for the link.
I think the first pick up will be a sound bar, then the blu ray/dvd/cd combo player then the receiver. Besides spreading the $$ out over a few weeks so I don't break out in hives that gives me more time to research the receiver. Sound bar and blu-ray are easier.
CapeCoaler wrote:and you held the last one for how long.
This makes it sound like I am getting rid of the Onkyo...... nope...it has moved downstairs to handle the turntable, cd player and drive the re-built Polk's and tonight will be shaking the windows with some Brain Salad Surgery, Tarkus and Pictures At An Exhibition in honor of Mr. Lake & Mr. Emerson.