I'm going to be buying a receiver very soon and was looking at these three. By no means am I going to have or am I looking for a top of the line receiver. This is my first excursion into serious HT and I want a quality receiver with lots of features, but I don't want to break the bank. Honestly I probably couldn't tell the difference in sound between a top of the line receiver and a good receiver. My speakers aren't going the greatest either. So I was wondering if you guys could recommend a good choice between these three. The Pioneer has all the features I want, but seems to lack power in a lot of people's reviews. The Onkyo and Denon I haven't read much on, but they both have strong followings. My budget for this receiver is about $300 - $500 and I can find each of these online for about that price range. I will be doing more movie viewing, but also a lot of cd listening. Any help you could give or personal experience with these receivers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.