This is something I've been looking for.
I have a nice Denon that does 7.1, but it has no HDMI. This looks like I could use it for my Blu-rays and then just use the analogue inputs on the Denon to get the high definition audio formats.
To replace the denon, I see myself spending over $1000, which is something I just don't have right now (especially when I have a receiver that sounds just fine and amplifies to my needs).
What do you all think?