Originally Posted by cue03
I will like to know the same things. I am considering parting with my 1120 in favor of the 1121.
I'm not into compressed audio such as iTunes, MP3s, WMA, etc.. So if the extra features of the 1121 would only be of interest to those who use mobile devices, I wouldn't be interested in even considering the 1121/52. I know that the 1121 can do PQLS when bitstreaming, but I don't think there would be an audio difference whether PQLSing natively or as PCM. The only thing that would make me second guess my VSX-32 would be if the VSX-1121 converted DSD to 176.4 KHz. The way to check this is while sending a native DSD signal from your player, press the STATUS button on the VSX-1121 remote. It will first say DSD. Then it should give a number like 88.2 KHz or 176.4 KHz. If 88.2, then there would be no added benefit if you're not into compressed audio. As far as DSD being converted to 176.4 KHz, 24 bit PCM, if not possible with the 1121, you should get one of Pioneer's new universal players, which include the BDP-140, BDP-52FD, and BDP-53FD. These players will convert DSD to 176.4 KHz, 24 bit PCM. You'll get the same result whether using it with a VSX-1120/32 or a VSX-1121/52.