It takes my AVR-300 about 8 seconds to power-up and complete its initialization process. If I power-up my satellite receiver or DVD player before the AVR-300 is through, I get some odd results. For example, I get horizontal lines at the bottom of the TV when the volume button is pressed and the screen saver on the DVD player acts as though it is on drugs. To fix the problem I must power-down and start over. Please don't tell me to be more patient. I love my arcam and cannot wait to listen. Actually, the problem prohibits the use of macros on my remote control. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!