So my current receiver, a Sony model, is slowly dying (I think). The previous owner of the house I recently purchased left all the theater equipment, but mentioned the receiver was going. So far I've lost all right side speakers and the display no longer lights up (no matter how many buttons I press). I'm not quite an enthusiast just yet, but I have an awesome movie theater room. My budget isn't huge, and knowing all of this the previous owner (guy who built the theater) recommended the Pioneer VSX-821 5.1-Channel receiver as a good moderately priced replacement. So, my question is, is his recommendation good? Newegg.com has a great deal on this receiver, but this weekend only. I appreciate any help you all can give this novice!