I just visited the Pioneer website (www.pioneerelectronics.com) & they've just announced their new product line for the fall. I'm interested in the new Pioneer Elite receiver. I currently have a VSX-39TX and it looks like the VSX-49TX will be replacing it. If I'm reading it correctly it will have be 160 watts per channel for 7 channels and it will have Dolby EX Surround & DTS ES Discrete. It will also have the 192/24 bit DACs for all 7 channels like the 39TX has. The 49TX also will have a multi-channel acoustic calibration system for optimum acoustic accuracy in multi-channel sound reproduction. The calibration system works by measuring the acoustic characteristics of the listening area and neutralizing the ambient characteristics that can "color" the original source material. That sounds interesting. It also has a lot more features that I don't have space for. They also announced new RPTVs for the Pioneer & Pioneer Elite line. The new Pioneer Elites will allow a progressive signal for all modes - they don't lock in full mode like the current models. They also have more new features. They also list a new slim-line progressive model for the regular Pioneer line that plays mp3s also. Finally they have a player that will do it. And finally they have a new updated Plasma T.V. A lot of good reading. Go to the main website. Click on "what's new" and then go to the bottom of the page & click on press room. It has a lot more than I can list here. I can't wait to get the new catalog to see release dates & prices.