A friend of mine recently upgraded to a STR-DA4ES, so he's selling his STR-DA50ES. Should I buy it? If so, how much should I offer for it? It's got about a year worth of warranty left on it. I saw one on Ebay go for $297 and another $258 recently. I'm a bit amazed by the depreciation since it was ~$1K when he got it new. I've been saying to myself for years now that I'd get a new receiver (in the $700 - $2k range), but I haven't bothered. My current unit is a Yamaha RX-V393 (don't laugh) and doesn't even have DD or DTS decoding (my Sony DVPS-550D DVD player has DD decoding w/6 analog outs which are fed into my DD ready receiver). I kinda want DD decoding for Xbox games and DTS so I can play some DTS DVD titles (or hear DTS versions of the audio). I don't care THAT much about the battery draining remote. I'll get a bunch of Ni-MH rechargables and alternate sets. For reference, speakers are Paradigm Mini Monitors for fronts, CC-350 center, and Atoms for two rears along w/Boston Acoustics CR400 powered sub. My usage will probably be 10% games, 75% TV (!), 5% music, and 10% DVD movies. Should I bother or save my $ for something else?