Where I live, it is hard to find alot of receiver choices. Since I don't have a credit card, i cant buy off the Internet and im pretty much stuck to whats available locally. I am upgrading my Pioneer VSX-D606S soon. It sounds OK, but lacks DTS etc. It seems to have lots of power though. My questions are: 1. I have heard that the newer Pioneer receivers are not built as well, i.e not as much power (or accurate power specs.) I would be in the market for the Pioneer 711. 2. Harmon Kardon. I can find the AVR 125 for about the same price as the pioneer. Aside from thinking that it would be very cool to own an HK I have 2 problems with it. First, its rated at 50W per channel stereo and 45W DD. I mean, that sounds LOW!!! The pioneer I have now is 135W stereo and 100W DD. My second problem is that most of the posts on HTF seems to be about either pioneer or Onkoyo in this price range...and even Denon seems very popular. I was under the impression that HK made a very nice product. Is this no longer the case? P.J.