A few months ago while watching ROTK, my Pioneer vsxd811s receiver acted a bit strange. During a part of the film, when my friend and I were getting REALLY into the movie, all of a sudden the volume raised about 10 levels. It freaked us out, but we just said we willed it so, joking about it. That was back in May. Tonight while playing a game of Halo, all of a sudden the volume did the same thing randomly. We paused the game, and looked around. The remote was nowhere near pointing in the right direction and the receiver is about eight feet from us too. Sure enough, the volume raised itself 10levels. But then the REALLY freaky stuff happened. We watched the volume indicator on the receiver's display for a moment. As we watched from a few feet away, the volume raised more, then lessened. It fluctuated back and forth for a few moments, then the receiver took it upon itself to raise its volume to the maximum. And it wasnt a slow increase either. It went from -38 to -01 in a matter of a second or so, almost instant as we watched the numbers climb. So is this something that indicates a failure inside the receiver itself, or is it possessed? We are convinced its a poltergeist or something that enjoys Lord of the Rings and Halo.