Yes Standby Through.
You are right you can do it by changing input with the remote control without starting,
after close examination is my problem actually I use a Harmony one remote, as i can code, but when i add the amplifier to a activity, then it turns on automatic, I dont think I can turn this off, then I could just add eg. AV2
I've decided to keep A1010, but I have a problem - when I turn on an external source for example. iomega TV, DVD or another, then will the rx-a1010 not switch itself to the correct HDMI input, it means that every time I watch a movie or play, I first Should turn on my amplifier, set it to the correct input, and then turnt it off again when I need sound out of my TV.
I've had RX-V2400 which I was very happy whit, now I have so rx-A1010, which I am less happy whit. I've been offered a new RX-V3900 which I consider buying instead of my rx-A1010 - would it be a stupid trade?