if that is true, looks like the 1611 and 1911 with both be 7.1 units with 4 HDMI inputs. The 1611 also adds Zone 2 (although strangely the sheet claims no Zone 2 pre-outs, meaning you must run 5.1 if you want to use Zone 2). Very nice that the $399 entry-level model will be so fully featured, with 7.1ch, 4 HDMI inputs, analog-digital conversion of video, and Zone 2.
Note that the cheapening of legacy connections continue! The spec sheets claim only 1 component video input (!!) and ZERO outputs, so think of it as the "dedicated Wii port" I guess
The progression towards all-HDMI and the single-HDMI-cable-to-TV setup marches on. Bad news for anyone who has HDMI handshake problems with their cable box and wants to switch to component video, but also has a Wii!
The big differentiators on the 1911 look to be the ABT video scaling and the USB port (plus a few minor things I'm sure, like PURE DIRECT mode, probably still the STEREO 2CH menu, etc). Notice also that the USB port claims to support ipod/iphone direct-connect with on-screen control interface, looks like Denon was feeling the heat from Pioneer. Frankly, this SHOULD be a basic feature with the popularity of ipods/iphones and other portable USB MP3 players. It was a little ridiculous to restrict that to the $2000msrp 4310CI model...