While you can get into an entry level receiver these days for under $300, there are some serious advantages to stepping it up a notch. If you want advanced functionality like video upconversion, higher quality amplifiers and advanced connectivity options, Yamaha's RX-V765, with its typical selling price of just $649.95 gives consumers a way to get into a fully-functioning HDMI-equipped AV receiver without breaking the bank. The receiver has four HDMI inputs, each of which are capable of reading and decoding the new high resolution audio formats. This provides a great way to feed four components into a newer HDMI-equipped HD television. Because these HDMI inputs decode the latest HD audio formats, you can finally say goodbye to optical or multi-channel 7.1 analogue audio sources.\n\n\nDiscuss "Yamaha RX-V765 7.2 Home Theater Receiver First Look" here. Read the article.