Subject sort of says it all. Saw this similar thread http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=250272 But didn't want to hijack it. I have a Kenwood VR-507 that I got in 2001 as part of a Home-Theater-In-A-Box. The speakers, surprisingly, hold up fine-- I live in an apartment and anything else would be overkill. But the receiver is showing its age -- the IR panel seems to have fritzed out and I can't use my remote -- and I'm upgrading to HDTV in the next few weeks w/a Sony KDF-E50A10. Unlike the previous thread, however, I have no need for 7.1. I'm fine with my 5.1 system. I'm looking for something that's not going to break the bank ($300 and under) and has plenty of inputs and good video-switching. I'm fine with S-Video inputs instead of component. I'm going to use it for my DVD changer (non-HDMI), LD player, Xbox (I have a multi-region dvd player mod for it), and Xbox 360. I have TiVo, but am getting a Comcast HD DVR package, alas, that will replace it (at least until the ComcasTiVo boxes are introduced mid-year). Having an AM/FM receiver or phono input is not important (I have that in my office). I run my old receiver to my current 32" Sony via a thick S-Video cable. I don't know much about upgrading to component video, so a few pointers regarding that would be helpful as well. Thanks much!