My first post! It's great to have a place for beginners. Thank you! My question: I have an opportunity to trade mt Kenwood vr357 5.1 100w per channel ht receiver for a 1 month old Sherwood 6.1 Channel (rd-7500) 100w.per channel. Is it a good trade? I tried the Sherwood and I like the sound. There's not much on the Sherwood in the way of reviews. The Kenwood IR quit working so I have no remote. My buddy wants my Kenwood. He just wants it for music (he doesn't even have a tv) he doesn't care about the remote. I watch movies but don't listen to music much. Neither passes svideo or component video. The Sherwood does ES, neo something or other and other dsp's.