Well nearly 2 years has past and I need to resurrect this thread..
The receiver I bought to start this thread is still working fine and moved into my new addition bedroom and I've tried twice to get my old receiver repaired (the right channel has an intermittent static/popping sound) that cannot be resolved..
I also discovered that my 15+ year old 15" 400 watt Cerwin Vega speakers (the whole box weighs just under 100 pounds) are dry rotted around the rubber cone edge now (the picture was of my system in better days)..
My 12" sub-woofer hasn't worked in the last couple of years or more because the external amplifier went out and couldn't be repaired..
And I've been considering updating the 46" RCA projection TV to a Vizio 55" TRU-LED LCD HD TV w/1080i picture.
So as the 'grocery list' of issues continues to mount, I am forced to conclude that it's time to get rid of my aged/damaged home theater system and replace it with something newer, and more compact to save space.
I've really enjoyed my Cerwin Vega surround system but it's just time to retire it
Personal Experiences would help sway my decision; not just specs and stats, though that is helpful as well