I had previously asked about the Sony STR DB840,(thanks again to those who helped me with that), and may still be able to get one in my price range. But, just in case things don't work out, I would appreciate your advise on recievers in the $500.00 Canadian price range. Some I've seen are the Yamaha HTR5440, Kenwood VR509, Technics SADX1050. The HK 3370 may also be around $500.00. There are probably some others as well. I will probably be getting a Mirage FRx speaker system (Energy Encore is a bit too expensive), so the load won't be difficult. The Kenwood is attractive in that it seems powerful and has DLP II, which the others don't. I haven't heard much about the Technics although I was told it runs hot. What would you advise? Thanks in advance, Larry.