Sorry... what? Is this is akin to saying power amplifiers are illegal? Or preamplifier\/processors are illegal?\n\nThe inputs I'm talking about are merely to use the AVR as a separate multichannel amplifier once preamplifier and processing stage become obsolete.\n\n\n\nI'm sorry, what does timing have to do with anything? It's a poop industry practice, and I don't care how standardized it gets, it's always worth pointing it out.\n\nTiming with market forces does have a lot to do with it. It's just not that big a deal as you're making it out to be. As I mentioned, I'd rather see full sets of pre-outs as far more important\/useful in avrs. AVR amps as power amps, meh.