Hi all, I am in the market for a new receiver hopefully within the next week or so. I think the RX-V2500 would be great, but I'm not willing to wait. So, assuming that I can find an RX-V2400 with a decent discount, I suspect the costs between the 2400 and 1500 should be reasonably close. The question becomes, is there any value in getting one over the other? Looking at the Cedia announcement specs, it certainly appears as though the two receivers are pretty close. They both have the RS-232 interface (which I require) and basically the same numbers and kinds of connectors on the back. Power is supposedly equal (but we all know those numbers are meaningless anyway). I don't care about the zone 2/3 functionality. But there's more to it than marketing specs, of course. It's also pretty hard to predict what the overall impressions of the 1500 are going to be, but I'll be kicking myself if I pass on the 1500 and it ends up doing a much better job with speaker calibration than the 2400. Hmmm. Any insights would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Martin.