Hi to all from a brand new member. Am about to make the jump into the HT arena by upgrading my 18-year old Pioneer receiver. I am NOT an audiophile, can't seem to hear the differences in tone and quality that others hear, and plan to listen to music vs. watch movies about 50/50 each. I have reviewed, read reviews, listened to, etc., several receivers in my price range and have narrowed the search down to five...the Yamaha HTR-5560, the Onkyo TX DS-595, the Denon 1802, the Panasonic SA-HE200, and the Sony STR-DE985. So far the Yamaha has a slight advantage, but maybe only because the Best Buy guy was so enthusiastic about it and because of its overwhelming positive reviews on audioreview.com. The Sony, Panasonic, and Yamaha seem to come with more features, bells, and whistles, but I know these are mass market receivers that tend to be of lower quality. I plan on matching this with the JBL SCS150 or JBLNSP1/Sony SA-WM40 speaker packages. Can anyone give me some insight about their personal experiences with any of these receivers, that would give me more information on which to base a decision? Many thanks in advance.