In a perfect world, I'd win the lottery and be able to buy the biggest, baddest equipment available... unfortunately that's not the case. I have about $500 dollars to spend and need to get a new Receiver and a DVD Player w/ Progressive Scan (On my current one, the sound and picture dont' sync up and I have no idea how to fix it.. and it's not Progressive Scan), and preferably a good set of speakers. (Only really "need" surrounds and Center.. have a pair of decent front speakers, that are about 9 years old) So, on to the nitty gritty.. any good suggestions on what I should look at? I started looking at receivers and am thinking I narrowed down to : Pioneer VSX-D812, Onkyo TX-SR501, or Sony STR-DE895 The impression I get is to avoid Sony, but I'm open to suggestions, as I basically know nothing about home audio.. this is my first attempt at buying my own equipment. The previous receiver/speakers were a gift when I was 14. Thanks for any help!