Hello all, I am fairly new to all the home theater stuff and I am somewhat overwhelmed by all the choices. right now I have a Onkyo ht-r520 ( htib ) and I am happy with it but would like to upgrade slowly in the near future. One of my problems is where I live, there is only one electronics shop and they have Dennon stuff, but I am not impressed with there sales people. I bought my onkyo from circuit city and currently it is on its way back from salt lake city from some warranty work. I like the sound and prices of the onkyo but I am a little bummed that if I have a problem that I have to ship it away to get looked at. I mainly watch movies and dvd concerts for music stuff, I guess my question is without any repair shops or dealers, with the exception of Dennon (everything has to be shipped) does anybody recommend a good mid range($) receiver that has a good rep. to build on for the future.I have only really heard my onkyo and a sony. And also when do they release the new models I wouldn't like to buy one right before a better one comes out. Thanks in advance for your help and replies. This is a great forum I have searched it a bit and have had a few questions answered just by looking.