Backstory: I am currently using a Kenwood Royal Sovereign vr-5900 receiver. I have come to terms with the funky remote, and it works well, except for one problem. For some reason I cannot use the center channel and the subwoofer at the same time. I get a pulsing signal on the center speaker if the subwoofer channel is turned on. The problem is definitely inside the unit. So I have to turn off the center channel. Given that the unit weighs a ton, is not new, and I would have to ship it somewhere to get it fixed, I doubt it is cost-effective to repair. So, who makes a decent quality receiver at a fair price? I define decent as 1) good build quality; 2) decent range of connections (more on this later) and 3) decent output to drive 5 mid to small sized 8 ohm speakers. I do not want to buy from any firm that lists output as " 150 watts per channel at 10%THD". This is for DVD's, and satellite TV. It is NOT my audiophile system. I want good sound, not best sound. But, as an old school tube guy, I am out of my depth with modern offerings. I need enough inputs to get 2 dvd players and the satellite into it. I'd prefer not to have to upgrade my dvd player because it does not have the latest fiberoptic output connection (or some such) FM is nice but not necessary. The room is too small to require massive power, or, for that matter, more than 5.1 audio Easy to use is good, as my wife has a long-standing hate relationship with technology. So - Who makes decent gear these days? What kind of money am I looking at? Any recommendations?