I’ve had the 6300 in my setup for a few days now as a loaner until my 8300 comes in, so I thought I’d give a quick compare of it to my 6200 (sold). The first thing I noticed when swapping the two out, is that the 6300 weights noticeably more than the 6200, a good few lbs at least. I’m guessing power supply, but looking through the vents on top, there was no obvious difference in size. Config – straightforward, but I do not like the new menus. One option that is missing is the ability to adjust speaker levels without the internal tones, a big step back IMO. With the 6200, there were two menus from which to do this, one with and one without the tone. I noticed that PL-II has been updated to be configurable, vs. the x200 series. Movies - After a quick calibration, I sat down with a bunch of my favorite DVDs and played key scenes. There is a definite improvement in presentation. The rears are more pleasing and seem to have better separation than previously. Center dialogue slightly clearer, but overall the front stage sounds the same. To my disappointment, the audio drop out with digital connections is still present. Music – The internal DACs are an improvement over the 6200 when using my 222ES via coaxial digital, however the 222s DACs still sound better. The 6300s DACs sound a lot like the 7300s I’ve heard, and are very smooth. Great for music. There seemed to be little or no difference in power delivery in my room, which I expected. Overall, the 6300 is again a very good receiver in it’s price range.