It looks like this thread has been closed, but I'll still attempt a post. Today's article regarding the new Marantz AVRs and AVP was interesting. A photo of the backside of the Cinema 50 AVR was posted. There were no inputs for 7.1 multichannel audio visible, yet on the Marantz website under "Full Specifications" and subheading "Inputs\/Outputs" it clearly lists these as being available (it lists the same for the more expensive Cinema 40). Will there be any of Marantz's new models that has the 7.1 multichannel RCA audio inputs as a feature? It appears their uber-expensive AVP will not have them. The last hold-out appears to be the Cinema 40, but now I'm not sure if even that model will sport the multichannel input feature, even though Marantz says it does. Any concrete information available?