I've owned two Sony receivers. Both broke down and were sent in for repair. The first continued to malfunction until I finally got rid of it. I bought the second receiver on a recommendation from a friend who had one and it broke down within a year. It actually followed the same set of symptoms the first one had. Now I don't think I want to purchase another Sony product. I have a DVD player that has performed well from Sony but I think it may be best to avoid them. Any thoughts?