Hey all, I'm new to the board, but this looked as good a place as any to post and ask for advice. I'm looking at upgrading my Home theater from my existing Samsung HTIB that a buddy sold me after he got it thrown in for buying his TV. Having said that, I am not an audiophile by any means, but I want a system that will sound like I actually know what I'm doing. Here's what I for hardware at the moment: MartinLogan MLT-2 5.1 CH Premium Home Theater Speaker System Black System (I know there are certain drawbacks with every speaker, but coming from the HTIB to anything above that will sound better to me and get me where I want to be for the time being) xbox 360 (connected through HDMI) playstation 3 (connected through HDMI) wii (connected through component) as well as an xbox one coming in the future My room dimensions are 20 X 13 feet, it would be ideal to have my surrounds mounted close to the 9 ft ceiling. What I want is something that is going to adequately power the speakers I have, have enough HDMI inputs for me to use all of the above equipment, and future proof me for the 4K that will be coming our way. My budget for the Receiver is around $500, but I can add a couple extra hundred if it is worth it to do so. I have a buddy that is telling me to go with the Marantz 1604 slim or the Pioneer sc-1222k (or the newer 1223). While I don't necessarily have any problem with either of them, I would like to know if there is better bang for my buck than one of these two. Thanks for all of your help.