Had to replace my refirbed 24tx which I got about 4 years ago (sob). Guess I won't buy refirb again... This is a $1400.00 list receiver which I got online for $840.00 delivered. Not great, but not bad. I set it up last night so I'm just begining to break it in. The remote that came with this unit isn't bad at all. I have a Pronto, but I really did need something easier to use for when my girlfriend is over or when my father visits (both can be described as technologically challenged...). Set up was fairly simple...it has some fancy-shmanzy auto speaker optimization feature which I haven't played with much yet. I think I need to get a microphone to use this feature. Loved the individual channel adjustment features...you can even delay the individual channels based on their distance from the listener. On the input side of things, one big plus this receiver has is a couple of component in slots...my Sony 61" TV only has one, so now I can run my Xbox in true HD Widescreen as well as my DVD. Tonight I plan on really tweeking and optimizing, but so far it sounds really nice....it seems to support ever compression scheme and speaker set up under the sun, so I think I'm in pretty good shape from an upgrade perspective. I'd like to get 5 years out of this one at least. . Anyone else have any thoughts on this model? Any tweeking tips?