I have a Kenwood 1080VR receiver that doesn't work correctly, and I'm quite annoyed about it. Here's the story: Several years ago I was looking for a receiver. At "Visions", and electronics store, I found this receiver. It was selling for $500 Canadian (when the normal retail is $1000 or so). The sales guy seems pretty confident about it, and told me that it was selling cheap because it was a demo model with no manual, no remote, and Kenwood no longer made them (I guess they must have just stopped). So, I bought it (with an extended 5 year warranty for an extra 70 dollars). At the time, it was a pretty awesome deal because I wasn't planning on spending too much, yet I got an even better piece of hardware for the same price. Luckily, they threw in a remote, and I was able to get a manual. It's a Dolby Digital receiver (no DTS) with 120W X 4 power (the rears are both 60W). From what I understand, that's pretty good power. http://upload.kenwoodusa.com/pub/97b...e/avcomp97.pdf But after getting it home I had some problems. I can't remember what exactly, but I know I took it in countless times for repair. One thing I remember is that the bass wasn't right. It seemed that the sub wouldn't work at all. Turns out, after taking it in a few times they finally clued in an set the surround speakers to "Small" in the settings, and suddenly there was bass. (back when I was new to HT). Another thing they fixed was when you turn the volume up and suddenly you can hear a clear jump in volume and clarity change when you move 1db (as if it's switching circutry inside). Anyway, I've been using it normally since then, but I've been noticing a few things don't seem right. For intance, on the front of the unit there are bass and trebel controls (-10db to +10db), yet they don't seem to make any difference. But the BIG issue is with my new Tempest sub. I built myself a DIY Tempest, and it was supposed to be such an awesome sub. Yet I've had horrid problems getting good bass from it! I thought I had built it wrong. It would work perfect for DVD, but playing CDs it would distort like mad, and I'd have to turn the bass way down. Then I notice that when I change the bass setting on the receiver, the bass will actually jump higher when I turn the DB down from +7 to +6 (huge jump), or when I turn the volume down from -29 to -30 I'll get a jump. Something is funny here... Well today, on a hunch, I hooked up an OLD sony stereo to the sub (with a CD player plugged in). Guess what? The bass is insane! It's everything it should be! I can put a really insane booming CD in there, and there's no clipping or distortion! *gives receiver evil stare* SO, it seems that this receiver is really a piece of junk. I'm very annoyed. I still have the extended warranty for a year or so, so I've been wanting to take it in and basically tell them "fix everything". Yet my dad is convinced that I won't get anything from these guys, and tells me that I'm just wasting my time. If I don't use my warrenty, I'll get a credit back at the end of the period...yet I still want this thing fixed. But it doesn't even have DTS. I'm wondering, should I take this old receiver in to get it fixed (and it probably won't be), or should I just write it off? Being the poor student that I am, I'm really not in a place to buy a new receiver at the moment. Crap! Thanks. Jonny K.