Play Info: Controls the input source for each zone.
Top Menu: Returns to the Top Menu (see previous photo)
Scene Keys: Selects the Scene options.
Power: Turns Power On/Off for selected Zone - Also sets Sleep Timer, if desired.
Volume: Sets the volume level for the main zone.
Reload: Refreshes the Web Browser menu screen.
The RX-A1000 delivers more-than-enough power for most rooms and provides exceptional sound. Practical features I really liked included: Comprehensive surround sound processing, analog-to-HDMI video conversion and upscaling, abundant HDMI connections, dedicated phono input, and 3D pass-through.
Additional features of the RX-A1000 that I liked are the inclusion of built-in networking with a PC, internet radio acess (including Rhapsody), Bluetooth capability (via optional accessory), and both speaker connections or preamp outputs (your choice) provided for 2nd zone operation.
A high quality receiver should have the ability to perform well in both stereo and surround modes. The audio quality of the RX-A1000 in both stereo and surround modes was excellent, making it great for extensive music listening and home theater use. There was no sign of amplifier or listening fatigue.
I also found the analog to HDMI video conversion and upscaling functions to be very good for a home theater receiver although some improvement would be desirable in minimizing video noise and maximizing detail enhancement. Check out some video performance test results.
The RX-A1000 packs in a lot of setup and connection options, making reading the user manual a must before using. If you are looking for a flexible home theater receiver as a complete centerpiece for your home theater system, consider the RX-A1000.