I have deep respect for Audioholics and Gene DellaSala. Thank you all for your replies. \n\nAfter some research I decided to purchase the Anthem 1140. There is a price increase of $300 for the new units, matching the Denon 8500. I've owned Denons since 1990s and they've all run hot, even with additional fans and venting. Some friends have had their Denons simply stop working, so I've become jaded on the brand. I've used Yamaha for years and love the sound and reliability. I've also used Pioneer Elite and found those warmer for music. However, I am intrigued by ARC and enjoy technology...so let's see how it goes. \n\nExpecting delivery in 2-3 weeks and after setup will post the results.