I have done my research and scoured the forums, if anyone could confirm my conclusions i'd appreciate it.
I have narrowed it down to the 791/1911 or 1611, i excluded the 591 since it seems to be a 5.1 only receiver?
I don't think i need to worry about up conversion of 480 type devices to 1080 since i will be using only HDMI devices (Starchoice HDPVR630 and PS3), so all being equal is there any other reason to consider the 791/1911 units.
I realize that the 1611 does not have the Ipod USB but i can use the PS3 for that purpose also.
I have chosen the Denon's primarily for sound quality not connections.