The pioneer DS811 looks like a good deal with all the latest surround formats, full preouts for external amplification, etc. The only thing lacking is proper crossover setting for subwoofer/mains. I believe the options are only 100hz, 120hz and 150hz. Not suitable for me.... Basically, i am downgrading and looking for a cheap receiver to use as a prepro to mate with my ATI and B&K amps. This new cheap receiver/prepro will be used for 100% home theater with a dedicated 2 channel set-up kept seperate (Sony TA-P9000ES). Basically, i'm looking for a receiver around or under $500 with all the latest surround modes, a flexible crossover and preouts not to mention good sound quality. The HK 320 or 520 look like good options. The Denon looks good as well but again crossovers are limited to 80, 100 and 120HZ respectively. Which is the best bargain basement receiver to be employed as a dedicated home theater only prepro?