I saw a old post a few months ago on here arguing how people didn't think that Integra is that much better. Some people thought that they use some of the same parts. People were saying that the same time certain onkyos were being recalled, Integra were. I thought about buying a Integra receiver earlier this year, but decided not to. I heard a rumor that if Integra dealers sell below retail or to much below it they can have the license pulled to allow them to sell it. I noticed that the person that I talked to about them couldn't go below retail. It makes me wonder if that's why. Integra has a better warranty. I don't know if it's better though. I never got to hear it. They had to order it if I wanted it. They sold other things like grills for hamburgers and steaks and dealt with installation of home theater stuff. If you decide on the Integra brand, I hope that it works out for you.