Broke down and bought the RX-V1400 to replace my RX-V800. I immediately noticed the sound is quite a bit lower, at the same settings as my RX-V800. Still using my same JBL-S38 (Mains), JBL S-Center and my same surrounds. Viewing a DVD I had to set the volume to -22 db to get about the same sound level that my RX-V800 would produce at about -35 to -33 db. My normal TV viewing with the RX-V800 would have the unit set to -36 db with TV volume (variable) set to 15. With the RX-V1400 the TV has to be set at a volume of 25 (variable) with RX-V1400 set to -32 db to achieve the SAME volume level. These levels seem, to me, to be quite a difference. Could something be wrong with the RX-V1400? I didn't let the YAPO set it up as I wanted to see what it sounds like doing it manually. Will do the YAPO deal sometime later. If I were willing to wait about a month until my local dealer got more RX-V2400's in stock, they said they could let me have one for $865. Is that a "fair" deal? P.S. I check and re-checked to polarity of all my speaker wires and everything checks out fine.