I presume you found the Panorama at Best Buy as did I with mine. Mine was about 700 and was also without the remote. One important thing to note with the Panorama is that without the remote you can NOT complete the setup routine necessary to optimize the Panorama for your listening space, or adjust the bass and treble and such. Supposedly, the Logitech Harmony series of remotes has the Panorama code but until tomorrow (going to pick up a 300i at Microcenter) I will not know if the Harmony has all the function buttons coded in. If it doesn't, the only other option is to order the original factory remote for about 52.00, and I'd rather just return it at that point. I will say the sound is absolutely fantastic from what I've played with it so far.