Guys & Gals, Please bear with me here, I'm a newcomer to the HT scene. Here's my story: Being newly-engaged, I'm on a serious budget in order to fund my upcoming wedding. I promised myself that I wasn't going to do anything HT related until after my wedding and house hunting were over with, but recently my former roommate passed along his old receiver; a Yamaha RX-V870. While not the latest and greatest, it's still quite a step up from the Aiwa mini-system I was used to! It's currently mated to a pair of older Infinity bookshelf speakers with the old Aiwa speakers weakly attempting to pull surround channel duties. No center channel, no subwoofer, no DTS, no DD, just good old Pro-Logic and the "phantom" center channel! I'm hoping to find a center channel sometime in the near future, but I rank this purchase higher on my wish list. (To be honest, even this current setup is enough to get me in trouble with my neighbors in this thin-walled apartment.) That said, now I'm just itching to find a DVD to serve as both a video source along with replacing my aging Playstation as my CD player. If you couldn't tell by now, I'm looking for something on the lower end of the budget scale, preferably something that could be had on the Ebay market or through closeout. My fiancee gave the green light to a used Pioneer DV-525 for $75, but I was too slow on the reply an missed out on that. So I suppose I'm looking in the sub-$125 price range. Here's my qualifications: It will be played through my Sony 27" TV, so good 4:3 capabilities would be a plus. Non-progressive scan. I'm going to be stuck with the Sony as my primary TV for a long time to come... S-Video output. One thing the '870 does have going for it is S-video switching, so I'd like to take advantage of that. CD-R playback capability: I have a fairly large and ever-growing live music collection so this is an absolute MUST. CD-Text recognition would be a very big plus, as most of the CD's I burn have CD-Text burned on them. Don't care about CD-RW, and MP3 doesn't excite me. Decent build quality Digital outs are not a consideration, the '870 only supports analog in so... Decent DAC's for audio playback Ability to play rental DVD's with few lockups, skips, etc. (Is there such a thing?) Another related question: Since the receiver only supports Pro-Logic, what sound format should I listen to when I eventually do get a DVD player? That's about all I can think of off the top of my head. Thanks for reading this far, I really appreciate any help you care to give since I'm pretty much starting from scratch here. If I've been too vague on anything, please let me know and I'll do my best to clarify. (Of course, if anyone has an older generation player that they'd like to get rid of, feel free to pass that info on as well!) -Brett.