Hi, I am currently looking to upgrade my receiver from a Kenwood VR6060 to something a bit better. My budget is about $750, and I am mostly considering refurbished and used units as I have had good experience with them in the past. I want a receiver with some muscle, at least 110 watts per channel. I don’t really need HDMI, but HD capable component switching would be good, but no crucial. I would actually consider an older unit that cannot switch HD sources as I have no problem running video inputs directly to the TV. I do want a unit that can handle music well. I listen to music as much, if not more than I watch television and movies. I like some of the Pro Logic II modes on my current receiver, and the lack of PL II has kept me away from some older units. Perhaps a better receiver with regular PL might compensate for the lack of the newer decoding? I’m sure there might be some older models out there I don’t know about that are great versatile receivers. Right not I have my search narrowed down to the Marantz SR 8500 and the Pioneer Elite VSX-74TXVi. I was looking at the Onkyo SR804, but have read about some hum issues. I used to have an Onkyo stereo receiver and sounded awesome. Anyway, if you guys could give me some input on the two receivers I am considering and any other in that range that I might have missed I would really appreciate it. Thanks.