i have been using a pany xr 25 receiver but it has a internal problem that while watching movies, it freaks out a sends a static crackling noise through all the speakers and it must be turned off and then it resets until the next part of a movie, when for no reason, it does the same thing. the receiver sounds great and has huge power, but acts up and needs retiring. my considerings for a new receiver are. marantz at accessories for less panasonic newer digital receiver (not sure which one though) harman kardon 330 denons at ecost.com the speakers are a 6.1 set up of all bookshelf size speakers with 4" driver. and 2 10" powered subwoofers. what other receivers in 250.00 - 300.00 range are out there ? thank you.