A few months ago I bought the Arcam AVR100 discounted to half price due to the imminent arrival of the AVR200 I suspect. I have to say I think that it's been one of the best bargains I've ever bought. If only the display was dimable. (Somebody enlighten me if it is!) Anyway recently my local store was giving away a discount on everything in stock so I had a listen to an A85. Wow! I walked out with it. Having heard it in stereo I new I would get back that 'suck-you-in' factor that's been missing from my system when playing CDs every since I went predominantly AV. Having lurked for ages on this forum I knew I could get the A85 to 'power-amp' the front channels in surround modes with the AVR100 driving the centers and surround while retaining a pure(ish) stereo system with just the A85 in the loop when using my CD player as source. [ Actually I'm using my Arcam DV88 as a CD player so I guess it's not a pure 2-channel audio system really. (Note I'm not some Arcam maniac whatever it seems like - they just recently seemed to have had the best value in the price range for the type of products which I've been looking for at the time.)] Anyway, it all works quite well except for two things. The A85 and the AVR100 seem to share the same RC5 remote codes which means that every time I turn on the A85, the AVR100 pops into life as well even if I just wanted to listen to a CD. Worse, if I'm listening to AVR processed sound - e.g. a DVD, then if I fiddle with the volume control on the AVR100 then the A85 remembers this. Although I have the A85 tape/processor input fixed at 0.0dB setting it seems that changing the volume control sets the level when I switch from the tape/processor to another input to the 0dB level which I had the processor input set to. I think that an example is called for as I've confused even myself: 1) Listening to a CD say at -40.0dB on the A85. Fine! 2) Switch to the AVR100 pre-outs which are connected to the tape/processor in of the A85. The input is set to a fixed 0dB (i.e. max vol) put it's attached to pre-attenuated inputs so the volume is controlled by the AVR100 so this is fine too! 3) Fiddle with AVR100 volume control, say down one notch. DANGER! The A85 doesn't change the volume because it's on a fixed input. HOWEVER, it remembers that you've gone down a notch from 0dB for the purposes of the non-fixed inputs. 4) Switch back to CD input. Result: get blasted to bits because the volume control is at -0.5dB rather than the -40.0dB which it was on. Does anybody (...errr, say John Dawson) know how to avoid this? Also, is there a way to get either the AVR100 or the A85 to use different RC5 codes so that they don't respond to the same signals? (I have a Pronto so I don't mind the loss of an Arcam remote.) And just to check - the tape input is the only input which I can set as a fixed level input? I tried for ages with my AVR100 connected to the AV input! Thanks, Charles.