I'm curios if anyone has gone from a 1010 to a 1030, and what your thoughts might be on it? I can get a excellent deal on an open box 1030 right now but I'm wondering if overall it'd be worth it, as on the other hand I'm considering getting a PS4 instead as I want the latest Madden NFL with next-gen graphics
. Right now my budget is one or the other, and while I can't mention pricing, I will say that the PS4 will come out to more
than the 1030 deal after adding two more controllers and Madden
The main reasons I'd care to upgrade to the 1030 are for the Dialog Level (NOT Dialog Lift) feature which was not introduced until the xx20 line (I love this feature on my 3020), and also to get the full bandwidth DTS-HD MA when using Cinema DSP as the 1010 only outputs DTS when decoding DTS-HD MA while a DSP is active. While I realize I can just set the player to LPCM to get the full bandwidth from a DTS-HD MA track, my awesome and relatively expensive Oppo blu-ray player snaps, krackles, and pops when set to LPCM mode (and has been a frustrating ordeal to resolve, and Oppo has been involved). Also, for some reason my 1010 stopped streaming music from my NAS after I upgraded the firmware and I haven't been able to figure out what the problem is (and yet another frustrating problem).
So anyway, other than the features I'm looking for, can anyone comment if they think this is a worthwhile upgrade? Sound quality for one would be a huge factor for me as I love the sound of the 1010 and the 1030 has a different DAC. Otherwise, again I'm considering a PS4 instead, but that can wait given the deal I can get on the 1030.