I am working in Saudi Arabia for the next year or two, and will be getting a new HT receiver in the coming weeks. Problem is the selection is quite limited in the local market, but most of the prices are good. Basically I've got the choice of Onkyo, Yamaha, Pioneer and NAD. Too bad I can't get a Denon 3803 for $650 here..... Here's the selection I can get; Yamaha RX-V1300 $875 Yamaha RX-V2300 $1185 Onkyo TX-SR601 $550 Onkyo TX-SR600 $450 Onkyo TX-SR701 $810 Onkyo TX-SR700 $675 Pioneer VSX-D712 $350 NAD T752 $880 To me the 601 seems the best value, or even the 600 at a clearout price. Not sure I can justify the 701 at $260 more just for THX(?). Any recommendations you can give would be helpful - none of these are available for home trial with my Definitive Tech. ProCinema 100 system, so I need to make an informed choice. Use will be 50/50 HT/music. I want to spend my money on quality, not a hundred functions I'll never use.