Hi, For months I've been frequenting this board because I thought I'd entered the flagship AV receiver club (specifically, the Pioneer 49TX club). It was to be my first receiver for my (rather pricey for me) home theater install. I'd joined one of those "group buys" over the net. The deal for the 49TX was excellent, and I went for it only after reading many customers vouching for the vendor on the various forums. So, in March, I PayPaled the vendor the money for the receiver (I'm Canadian, so even at a great price it was still significantly more than Americans pay). Unfortunately, this guy turned out to be a real slimeball once the cash was in his account - wouldn't answer my calls. Now this vendor has gone bankrupt, and taken my cash with him (along with a lot of other people's money). I'd even spent my last home theater dollars having an AV cabinet especially constructed around the 49TX (some on here may remember my asking about 49TX heat considerations). Now I have an AV cabinet built for a receiver I can no longer afford. (Oh man, you should see the look on my wife's face. Ouch.) I'm pretty pissed at the moment. I'm not mentioning this dealer's name because I'm not certain of the legal ramifications. Not that I wouldn't love to drag this guy from the mud into the limelight. Take this as a cautionary tale. I never thought I'd get sucked into something like this. I looked hard for someone who would admit to having a bad experience with this vendor and couldn't find one, so I went for it. Now that he's going down, the bad stories about him are coming out of the woodwork. If it sounds "too good to be true..." Thanks, Rich. (Hoping to be back soon).