Understood.. the Sony was plug and play, never had any issues and the user interface was good.. my wife could turn it on select what’s she wanted from a picture and go...you would think the denon’s, yamahas would move to the 21st century. I still have to remember the CD or Aux or whatever is Xbox vs appletv. My system is in a cabinet so a nice user interface on power on you would think would be #1... but no, let’s make it ridiculous. I wish LG, Samsung, or Apple made high end receivers.. I don’t mind complicated, I am a techie, but family is not.. you would think someone at these companies would think about it.. it’s why so many people are buying sound bars.. I predict denon, marantz will be out of business if they don’t start thinking about the consumer.. there are very few people nowadays that care about half the menu options but many people want high end sound and are willing to pay for it.. why isnt there something in the middle such as high end sound but more user friendly.. keep all the options, but explain them while you use them.. power on, show pictures of all your plug in devices.. I’d bet PS4, Xbox, appletv, make up 90% of the inputs.. so why do I still have a CD, AUX, buttons on an archaic remote... I can go on and on, it’s like they are in a time warp.\n\n\nAfter reading this last post of your, it seems a lot of your difficulty is your fault. You have not done your set up properly. Denon Marantz has input assign. It is clear to me you have not assigned your inputs. If you do input assign, you can describe what is connected to which input, and it will display on the receiver front screen and your TV.\nIn addition receivers have to deal with HDMI, optical and analog inputs. You can assign any combination to any input.\n\nI suggest that you settle down and properly set your receiver up. This takes some time, but once done is not that difficult to use. eARC can be a bit of a pill, but once you get that set up, then it now actually works quite well.\n\nIn addition, TVs are now complicated and you need to also spend time setting your TV up properly, otherwise it will not integrate well with your receiver.\n\nI'm now pretty sure your problems are of your own making and not the fault of Denon. My wife has no problem figuring out which button to press to view what she wants.\n\nOwners have very diverse needs, and need the ability to connect a wide variety of devices. That means that initial set up will take time, and the more devices you have and their diversity, the more complex the set up will be.\n\nThere is no receiver made that will meet the requirement you stated in your original post.