yeah - i hear you. but you seem to have skipped over the part where i said i cant get my gear back from brent nor the gear he stole as payment to repair the gear i cant get back from him. i knew it was a crapshoot...turned out to be more of a turd than a crap...anything. the receiver i did get back from him was mint and sounded great when he got it...when i got it back...months later it had nice blue LED lights installed - one flickers - so i recently opened the hood to find.....the thing is as stock as it was the day i bought it. not a thing was done to it...nothing. well, except the cool blue lights.
on another note though.....just goes to show how great sanyo was...and their top of the line receiver....just an excellent machine.