Originally Posted by Mike Freeman
Yea, what happened was they removed some of the models from the lineup. And I think it was the 921? That could be wrong. Either way, they sorta just shifted everything down a notch. Kind of crummy.
That being said. You've still got a great system. I bought the 1021 about a week before the 1022 came out. They are comparable. I think there are some bells and whistles that they didn't put into the new model, but overall they are the same.
I don't disagree that the 1022 isn't a fine AVR for people whose needs it meets. But it's a downgrade from the 1021 in many ways. Besides its less robust power supply, the biggest downgrade is its much less sophisticated version of MCACC. That could have a clear audible effect, depending on room and speakers.
As for the app, the grass is always greener. If you go on the iTunes store and look at the comments, EVERYONE with the older app wants the new version!!! And now I guess that everyone with the new app wants the old one.
You may be confusing iControl2012, the new version of the iControlAV app which came with the 1021, with ControlApp (which comes with the 1022), the latter being a much less feature-rich and flexible app. If you're an iPad user, iControl is a spectacular feature that adds a lot of value to the receiver; ControlApp, while still useful, lacks the interface with MCACC and the other tweaking features that make iControlAV so unique.
I would recommend to any iPad owner that they buy an 1122 in order to get iControl2012, or a 1021 or 1121 to get iControlAV. ControlApp, while useful and functional, is just a remote control. iControl adds new functionality to the receiver.