I am really wanting to pick one of these up because it seems to meet all of my needs, but the one big problem for me is the lack of a decent GUI. I may be alone on this being a big issue but I will have it sitting in an area where the front screen wont be visible.
Does it show things like volume level and sound format on the HDMI output? or do you have to go into the horrible menu's? If I understand what I have read so far it does not, but I am having a hard time believing how any newer AVR no matter what price point could leave this out. I dont really want to spend the extra $$$ for the 2310 if I dont need to though. Any idea on when it should come out?