I have an old Pioneer VSX-5700S
that I bought back in 1989 for about $750. I was only 15 at the time so you can imagine that was a whole crapload of allowances.
Heck, that was about three weeks salary for many working adults at the time.
I have blasted this thing for literally thousands of hours and it has never given me anything but joy. I still have the remote that can learn from other remotes by putting them end-to-end. Man that was some sick technology 20 years ago!
It is a shame that I am beginning to update my home theater stuff again (HTPC along with GoogleTV) and I may replace it with something a bit more updated. At least I know where to get some "sound" advice on a new receiver. (See what I did there?)
This is not my actual receiver, but this is what it looks like. Mine is tucked into the tiniest little space with no airflow at all.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 11/11/10 at 6:27am