Join Date: Feb 2006
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I'd cast a vote for the Yamaha RX-A3030 only because it would be a perfect upgrade from my existing Yamaha. A fellow gets used to how a manufacturer designs a product. It makes it hard to switch. Well not really hard, but it adds an hour to the process.
At this level in the product line these receivers are about as good as they get. So don't fret over minor feature differences. When it comes down to it, it is still just a receiver, likely under powered to drive 9 or 11 channels with any degree of authority. And they seem to have a half life of about 3 years. But if it will do what you need today then you should just go for it.
As for making a decision, download the owners manual for each receiver and read it from cover to cover. These are expensive products worthy of investing a little bit of time in understanding how they work.