Thanks guys. Brick and mortor stores seem to have died a death by Amazon..... So now I'm forced to buy from an on-line dealer, Amazon, or in some cases, Best Buy.
I've almost convinced myself to buy the Anthem Pre-pro. Either that or the 720.
I have a speaker config question first, tho. I can't quite make out in the manual if I can still use a 9.2 (non-atmos) speaker configuration, using two channels for front R/L height speakers. That is the processing format I currently employ. I think it's Dolby PLZ?? It looks like the surround back channels can be used for height, but not front R/L height.