Originally Posted by Dreamweavernoob
I can get the sony for a little less than the Denon one. Which one would you recommend?
Just get the cheapest receiver you can buy with support for all of the new HD sound formats and make sure you couple it with a bitstream-capable blu-ray player like the Panasonic BD35; you don't need to pay extra for multichannel pcm support if your player supports bitstreaming(the PS3 doesn't*) and your receiver is capable of doing the decoding.
EDIT: You could also go with a receiver that doesn't support the HD formats, but 5.1 PCM(but then you have to get a player that can do the decoding and send it to the receiver(Panasonic BD35)).
*not for all sound formats anyways
EDIT2: Personally I'd go for the Denon AVR-1908 instead of the 1909 and save some money as it supports 5.1 PCM(which means that you'll be able to enjoy the new soundtracks) - REVIEW