Any good Receivers with active HDMI plugs?

I am looking to buy my first Plasma TV in the next few months. One problem I see is my current receiver does not have a HDMI plug. I currently have a Yamaha RX-V2300 which has been very good for watching movies. I would perfer the sound of say Marantz for stereo though. But my system is used for movies 90% of the time.

Anyway, I was told to be very careful to not buy a Receiver that has a pass through HDMI Port, but instead an active one. Any suggestions on what I should look into? I really will not consider a Receiver below the Yamaha, Denon, Marantz level... Only those or better quality.

HDMI has this 'handshake' thing going on whereby the studios are trying to prevent you from feeding the best picture to a medium that can rip them off by recording it. There are plenty of devides that will allow you to pass the handshake all the way to your plazma, usually an A/V unit.

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Get one of the newer Denon receivers and don't look back. The 3806 or 4306 are fantastic units for the money. They have everything you will ever need in a receiver and are quite reasonably priced for the performance they offer.

Yamaha RXV-2700
Thanks.... Seems at least price wise my choices are as follows...

Yamaha rx-v2700 (lowest)
Denon 3806 or 4306 (middle)
Arcam avr-350 (highest)

I have never heard Arcam, but have heard good things. I own a Yamaha so I already know they are great for movies, and decent at music. I have tested Denon, and felt they were very good receivers, just kind of middle of the road. Nothing spectacular, but nothing bad.

I just wonder if the extra 1K or so is worth it to try out an Arcam.