I am new to the site, and new to home theaters. I have a 19' X 13' family room with a Samsung 30" widescreen HDTV (good enough for me!) I am interested in adding a surround sound system and have been talked out of the "Home Theater in a box" solutions (which all sound like crap anyway. I have been auditioning receivers and have heard the Denon AVR 2803, the Yamaha RV-V1400 and V2400, and one of the Pioneer Elite models. I settled on one of the Yamaha models because they seem easier to use and because of their ability to use a microphone in your seating position to optimize the sound. The only choice left is between the 1400 and 2400. The main advantage to the 2400, I understand, is that it adds the ability to add video zones, which the 1400 can't do, and the 2400 has slightly more power per channel (120 vs. 110). It seems the 1400 can do everything I need it to do--I don't plan video zones, but would consider audio zones in the future--which the 1400 does. Is there any reason to consider the 2400 when the 1400 does most of what I need? By the way, I've already chosen speakers--I'm planning on the Definitive ProCinema 60 set. I auditioned them yesterday, and they are INCREDIBLE for their size! Thanks for your help.