Pros: home theater experience 48Khz and 96Khz audio
Cons: weak on gui and slow to switch.
when I first set it up just 4 speakers were used. my volume was as high as 45. but since getting the new BICs and adding my old sub now 7 speakers, 24 is almost as loud as the 45 was. I usually use 15 to 17 for regular viewing. what a difference with a room full of sound.
I used the Disney WOW to check speakers polarity. and the Visions disc that comes with it puts out 96Khz audio that amazes me. I did have difficulty getting 7.1 audio on their test video but it never shows 7.1 audio. so I guess that the 96Khz is the 7.1 sound. it should not mean much as I do not believe any of my BR disc are 7.1 only.
overall if it lasts as long as my old one. there will be very many movies viewed. I have this as a dedicated HT AVR. I do not own ipod or iphone to test it but there was a connector/cradle that came with it.
I would have upgraded to the 1030 if I had the need for wifi and DLNA.
I had a bunch of gift cards from my credit card points and used it at best buy 299 just added 110 cash to get it. real happy so far. sounds as good as a AVSforum HT get together that had a Anthem 500 set up....maybe even better as my from Onkyo's have sub LFE output.