Haha, this is maddening let me tell you!!! Anyway, I think I've decided what I want, but I want to run it by everybody. My brother just told me that my JBL NSP1 system arrived at home today (living with grandparents at the moment). I'm going to match those with a Sony SAWM40 subwoofer (hopefully Best Buy will have a customer appreciaton weekend soon!). Now, the totally maddening thing is the receiver. I swear, I can't believe more people don't commit murder over this decision! Anyway, I've yo-yoed back and forth from Pioneer to Onkyo to Sony to Yamaha to Onkyo to HK to Yamaha to Onkyo and around and around. I really don't want to spend above $300, pre shipping. The Onkyo I was considering was the 494, but I think I've decided I'd rather pay for more power than for a sound format I won't use all that often (aka DPLII). The talk about the JBL NSP1 sensitivity, etc. got me leary and everything about anything below a rated 70w. That basically rules out anything else from Onkyo unless I could find a 575x for about $300, but I could only find one refurbished (unknown warranty info, the one at Onecall), and for my very first receiver purchase I think I'd feel better going with new equipment. I really became fond of the Onkyo's looks so that's a bit dissapointing but it can't be helped I guess. So I think I've settled on the Yamaha HTR-5250 that JandR has for $299 plus $22 shipping. DD, DTS, good power rating. I'm gonna go ahead and buy from JandR since they were nice to me on the phone when I bought the JBL speakers Anyway, sound good or am I going to drown in self-pity after setting everything up?