The most important difference to me between these 2 (on paper) is the network connectivity/firmware update capability of the 2112ci. How much does the network connectivity help (for those with the 2112ci)? Were there a lot of updates? Were they useful???
The airplay is a nice feature, but most of my music is on an old video ipod in brand new condition and I rarely store music on my iphone. I guess I could start putting music on my iphone but I just don't know how much use I am going to get out of airplay.
Not sure what video upconversion is whether I would use it?
Here's my setup:
1) 110 inch diagonal fixed AT screen
2) Benq W6000 projector
3) 3x Niles IW2650LCR LCRs behind the screen
4) Haven't figured out whether to go 5.1 or 7.1 but basically wired for both. I have 1 pair of Emotiva ERD-1 speakers, but have not installed yet.
5) I have an equipment room with lots of hardware (PS3, XBOX360, Bluray/divx player, Media Center PC for games and movies, possible next gen Wii, Cable Box)
While I love to watch movies and play games, I could also see hosting a party and playing music. One other thought. There's a TV on a wall that encloses the media room. I might add a soundbar to that TV. It would be nice if I could hook up that sound bar to the receiver via optical.