I would guess a lot of us are in this boat. I too have an older piece.(Marantz 9300) Mine does have the 7.1 analog input. I also have both of the new players;bd and hd-dvd.I can comment on using the analog out/ins;with the new audio formats. My '9300 is a rec---the sound of the uncompressed audio makes it seem like I bought new separates. Whereas the sound using coax is a lot 'less'.---If you can't wait to get this new audio,get the 805. IMO,it will give you better audio,than your present processor. Just to make things complicated; all discs aren't created with the new formats and some players don't output all the new formats. I would guess,a year or so from now, all this will be resolved.
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