Well I've finally had it with my POS koss htib, it's given me nothing but trouble and last night it actually (ate) scratched the hell out of one of my dvd's. I’ve been looking for a suitable replacement for a mid-size room with a powered sub and I stumbled upon this yamaha system. http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/productdetail.html?CNTID=567702&CNTYP=PRODUCT The three component video and digital audio inputs were a major deciding factor for me, my tv only has two component inputs(no hdmi) so the receiver can double as a switch box of sorts. I've read a number of reviews and everyone seems to love this as an entry level system the only real complaints were about the remote setup. I’ve managed to find this unit for a little over 300 from Amazon with free shipping http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-YHT-39...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1220978475&sr=8-1 This receiver seems to support all dvd audio codec’s dolby 5.1/5.1ex and dts 5.1/ neo:6/ es discrete 6.1. I’m still looking for a quality upconvert dvd player that can output all of these codec’s and play dvd +/- R backups so any advice on brands or models would be appreciated (oppo is out of my price range atm). I am seriously about to jump at this deal, it looks like it will suit my needs perfectly (sat box/ xbox 360/ dvd player) from the technical aspects to reviews and the price everything seems to be spot on. If anyone has any advice or knows something I don’t about this system please tell me. Edit: Amazon no longer has the lowest price, but a seller called 6th avenue electronics is selling the system for $307 with free 3-5 business day shipping. It almost sounds too good to be true considering shipping weight, standard ground shipping from Amazon is almost $50. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00141CTNK/ref=dp_olp_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1221069556&sr=8-1 Has anyone ever heard of sixth avenue electronics? Could the price and free shipping be a result of clearing out stock? Or is it something more under handed refurb ect... the life time rating seems good enough 25,000 at 96%.