Oh I know. But I'm still holding out hope. Also Pioneer just released iControl5 for your iphone and ipad so you can control A/V receivers, new and old. Checkout the compatibility list below. So that brings the temp in hell down a just a bit. They also put in Built-In AVNavigator too. So you can really just use your web browser to setup. I know its wishful thinking but I can't imagine that the chips inside the sc-1523-k are all that different in the new 2014 a/v chips. They both have the same DSP Texas Instruments Aureus chips too.
Compatible AV receiver models (as of March 2014) :
USA/Canada : VSX-80, VSX-1124, VSX-44, VSX-1024, VSX-824,
SC-79, SC-77, SC-75, SC-1523, SC-1528, SC-72, SC-1323, SC-1328, SC-71, SC-1223, SC-1228, VSX-70, VSX-1123, VSX-1128, VSX-1028, VSX-43, VSX-1023, VSX-823, SC-68, SC-67, SC-65, SC-1522, SC-1527, SC-63, SC-61, SC-1222, SC-1227, VSX-60, VSX-1122, VSX-1127,
VSX-1027, VSX-42, VSX-1022, VSX-822