The XD is nice and clean, just want I wanted to fit into my rebuilt clean fireplace. Clean meaning without frills and take away obstructions.
It works as I expected because this is the second Dimplex I have. The other one is in the RV. The one in the RV has a nicer log set up than the XD but it's ok.
The remote color change and all that works and is fun to play with but I'm just a plain ole burning log guy so the blues and greens and reds won't be used unless I want to show it off.
One downside, the XD is listed as heating up to 1000 sqft area. It may very well do that by the numbers or in a laboratory situation. I'm heating a 300 sqft living room so I'm sure I probably won't see the heater shut down under normal conditions. The RV Dimplex is listed at 400 sqft but it's the same situation, it'll take the chill off but that's all.
I knew this when purchasing the XD so it wasn't a deal breaker. Just be aware that in the real world nothing works like it does on paper or in a controlled environment.