i noticed today, that in addition to the receivers mentioned in the first post of this title (Integra 5.4 & 6.4; Denon 2805 & 3805; NAD T743 & 753; ArcamAVR200), that i have a few other options:

Cambridge Audio has recently released their Azur line which includes the 540R 6.1 receiver, and i remembered that another store in my area carries Rotel which produces the 1056 (they currently have a demo-1055 for $899). I know basically nothing about either of these products, and very little about either company. If anyone has any experience or opinions on either, it would be very helpful.