I am replacing an old and now worthless receiver. I feel overwhelmed with the info out there. I am starting to build a home theater, right now its looking pretty meager. I have older TV with only composite connections, a hifi VCR, and a CD changer. I recently bought five matching JBL speakers, and plan to purchase a DVD player later on. Now I won't to start my system off with a good receiver. I have been looking at Yamaha RX-V800 and 1000, Pioneer Elite VSX-35TX, and Sony ES V333S. I can't spend a fortune so I have been looking online to make my purchase. I have heard so mixed messages about going this route. I anybody has any advice I would appreciate it. Thank you and I hope everybody the best in these tragic times.