I think I'm going to retire my NAD T773 AVR. I've been looking at Onkyo, Yamaha, Denon, NAD, & Marantz.
I like what I've read about the Marantz SR8002 & SR7002 http://us.marantz.com/Products/172.asp compared to the others. Although all the companies have darn good stuff. I probably don't need all the power of the SR8002 because I have a two channel amp for my mains & a mono block for the center & only need to power the surrounds. That's the only real difference that I can see between the two.
Onkyo & Yammie have a ton of bells & whistles that I'd never use. And I've read about problems with the Onkyo line (how true & accurate I really don't know) Without hearing any of them I would venture to say that the Marantz would sound the nicest, especially on two channel direct mode. In my area it's tough to actually get to hear them. Any thoughts on these guys or suggestions on others to look at. Don"t pay any attention to those prices...I can pick them both up a lot cheaper.