Currently, I have anold NEC PLD-710 Pro Logic surround decoder, which feeds into seperate amps for the different channels. It is on its way out, and I want to get a new receiver. With a reletively limited budget, and not a lot of "audio language" knowledge, I looked at some models today at the store. Can anyone give me any pro's or con's about the Sony STRDE-895 or the Pioneer VSX-D812? I appreciate anything you can tell me, but once more, please keep it in reletively plain english. Jimmy!