Time to upgrade my Sony receiver. I have my eye on two replacements. Pioneer Elite VSX-49TX and the Outlaw 950/770 pre/pro amp combo. Both have advantages over the other, I like the Pioneer because it offers auto speaker calibration,composite and s-video to component conversion so I only need to use one input on my Mits, and 3 component inputs (I will use all). The Outlaw combo sounds awesome too obviously the whole seperates sound better thing comes in play here, also the 950 seems to have alot of fine tuning features etc... I would go ahead and wait for the Outlaw combo but the Pioneer has a few features I'm really interested in listed above. I have asked for input before and finally have the cash to spend, so I would really appreciate any input on this subject. Thanks! Oh and I know the Outlaw hasn't been released so I'm not really asking for sound quality comparisons just overall features and value between the two. Gear I'll be using it with: Mits WS65819 Diva Swan 6.1,C3,R3's SVS 20-39pc Thanks in advance. Umm where is the spell checker around here??