Thanks guys. Spoke to a friend who installs home theaters. The deep color setting shouldn't be noticeable according to him. I tried to change the power on settings but that didn't fix the problem. The 94 has no volume limiter upon poet on - it simply is what you left it on at power off. The input skip function is not available.
I did however fix the Harmon to control the home media gallery. Pretty cool feature and one that I can see myself using often. All in all, very happy with the 94.