If anyone in Austin, TX is looking for a good entry-level a/v receiver, ask for Dom Ricchetti at Conn's. It's the display model, but has never been plugged in (just put on the shelf so people could see what it looks like). It includes the remote, box, manual, etc. That's the best deal on a 494 I've seen. The 494 is pretty highly regarded on this forum and cheaphometheater.com.