Hello, I need help because the Pioneer VSX-D557 receiver I've had since X-Mas 1998 might be dead (I'm waiting for an estimate from the repair shop right now - basically the it randomly just stopped outputting the front channels the other day). So if it costs too much to fix I am just going to buy a new one. However with The Two Towers extended dvd coming out in a little over a week I really don't have as much time to research receivers as much I normally like. I already have a nice set of Energy speakers (the Encore 5.1 set) so the receiver is the only thing I need to replace. So I was wondering here if anybody could recommend any good receivers. Ordering B&M or online is no problem. I'd like to spend $400 - $800. I definitely want DTS 6.1 and DD 6.1 capability (I have a DVD player that outputs DTS and I figure I can pick up a center rear speaker someday for not too much money). S-Video switching would be cool I guess... but does running video through a receiver instead of directly to the TV cause a loss of signal clarity at all? Should I get Component-switching to future-proof myself? (I don't have a tv with component inputs yet) I have no need for a phono input. More than one digital input is necessary also cause I have the dvd player and digital cable (HBO airs a surprising amount of movies in 5.1). I don't even know what other features receivers have had in the last 5 years since I researched one. Do they make receivers yet that you can turn off any of the 6 chanels at will yet (like say if you wanted to listen to only the rear channels for whatever reason)? So I guess I'm just looking for any good recommendations, especially like any good ones that there is a good deal on right now somwhere, stuff like that. Or even recommendations on brands to check out in AV stores. Thanks for any help!