For the first time, Kenwood offers a THX Select receiver, the VR-7070, at a suggested retail price of $500.So it's the 6070 in a silver case and a new remote. Glad I picked up the 6070 when I did. Saved myself around $200 and don't have a silver receiver. I do like the new remote! If that's one thing that I wished the 6070 remote had was that it illuminated...nice going Kenwood. Here's a pic of the new remote illuminated.
As cool as the new remote is it's still not worth paying $200 more for the same receiver in a new package
Kenwood always has the coolest looking remotes but the most useless in my opinionHave you seen the remote that comes with the 6070? IMO one of the best remotes that I've seen to come with a receiver in the $500 or lower price range, maybe even the $1000 or lower range. The remote is well designed and laid out and to top it off is RF. I do understand what you are saying I had an old Kenwood receiver with a tiny little remote that was good for nothing. Good thing that they decided to change.