Originally Posted by Tom899
Yes, you pretty much have the differences covered. I've been carefully comparing them for a week. The only feature I really cared about was the improved G.U.I. and mostly just because you can turn off the volume display. But, I ordered an A3000 yesterday because of the great deals going on. I think if you need the extra channels the A3010 is worth waiting for.
Yeah, I almost pulled the trigger but I have to be able to turn off everything on the front display. All my current equipment can have their displays turned off so I love not having them be distracting. But I also liked the ability to power one set of presence speakers without buying an external amp so I decided to wait.
Sorry for going OT a little, but have any of you used a receiver with multi-channel inputs as an external amp for another AVR? If I keep my current AVR, I suppose I could use it as an amp for other preouts from another AVR, say the rear presence from an A30xx for example. However, unlike an amp, the volume on the AVR acting as an amp controls, well, the level. So, if you've used this type of set up, is there a rule of thumb to setting the volume on the "receiving" AVR?