Thanks to an inventory screw up, I picked up this beauty of a unit for $375.00 yesterday. As most 2802 owners will probably confirm, setup is a bit tricky, and the manual is an absolute nightmare. I have a few initial questions I was hoping someone could help me with (I'm sure I'll have more questions as I go along!) 1) Is there a way to toggle the surround back speaker on and off without having to use the On Screen Display? I prefer to listen to 5.1 in 5.1, and only turn on the back speaker for 6.1 material. I suppose it's not a big deal, but I didn't want to have to waste a video input on my TV just for this simple task. 2) After owning a Pioneer VSX-D811S and returning it, I have laboriously set up my room with two surround back speakers to play in mono. The 2802 has only one surround back input. Is there any way I can still take advantage of both of my back speakers without adding a separate amp? 3) All of the specs I have read on the 2802 is that it will NOT do Dolby Digital EX, but that it will support Dolby Matrix 6.1. Isn't that all Dolby EX is? A surround back channel matrixed from the monaural information in the left and right surround channels? Thanks to everyone for any help/advice. I didn't have much time to play last night, but from what heard briefly, this is a great unit.