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It's only the receiver of the future if your needs are limited - at least that's my guess.
I assume limited connectivity and limited power.
If HDMI CEC ever becomes common, and well implemented, the one remote might really work, but I doubt it. Seems there's always some exception. Look at the PS3 with their Blu-ray based controller, for example.
I love the idea of a receiver with more control capabilities. Actually, my needs are 80% served by my Yamaha RX-V3900 remote. I can turn on my TV, control volume and select my source from the 3900. I do need the Tivo remote for TV, but trust me - Logitech Harmony does not do a good job of replacing the Tivo remote, I own one.
I almost never need my TV remote, or DVD remote. For Blu-ray, which is uncommon, I pull out my PS3 remote.
It all seems pretty easy currently.
"But this one goes up to 11"