Hi all, Here's my deal, this past spring I bought a pair of JBL e 80's and an HK 230 to power them to what I thought was going to be the start of my home theater set-up. However, when I got my 230 in the mail from an ebay dealer it did not power up, so I returned it and have been stuck finding a new receiver the past couple months. I was sorta zoned into hk products but I now have obvious second thoughts, and have looked into many different brands. The ones I am currently considering are the onkyo 501 or 601, the denon 1604, 1804, as I have heard good things about all of these. Anyway I want to get a new receiver soon and if any of you have input into helping me narrow my choice it would be great. Ultimately I don't care too much about specifics about each model but more what would be the best value. Also, I'm open to more suggestions and if anybody can point out good deals currently that would be great. My original budget was $600 and after spending $350 on the speakers and wire that leaves me with approximately $250-300. Thanks for your input. Drew Also, I saw a Denon 3803 on ubid for around 200, I don't know if it will stay that low (the auction ends today) and it only has a 90 day warranty ( I can add a 1 year for 36 bucks), but is it worth it if i can get it under $300?