I've got an X6500, no backlit on that either and that's a tier above the X4XXX models. I've also got a high end Denon stereo SACD player, not backlit either. To be honest I don't find it a problem but I only use my X6500 for audio either from my 4K player, Sky box or TV. Depends on how much you need to use it, streaming etc I suppose.This is crazy. It's not a cheap receiver! It's a bit of a deal breaker for me, am thinking of returning it! What would you recommend as an alternative?
The buttons on my remote are supposed to glow with a green tinge in the dark but that's as useful as a chocolate tea cup.