Originally Posted by wkingincharge
This has always been the case with me and on the fence purchases lol!!!
But, seriously, there is not likely to be a new processor from Integra/Onkyo until late 2013. Also, I know that we have seen a lot of changes in processors over the past 5 years or so. But, the pace is slowing quite dramatically, because they have pretty much run out of new features to add. So, unless you salivate for 11.2, which I do not, you might be waiting a long time for the latest and greatest, first kid on the block new features. If you gotta have 11.2, get a Denon AVR.
I am still on an 80.2 myself, and I am quite satisfied with it. I do not need 4k in the processor. I can always do 4k upscaling in the monitor or projector, if I ever want that. So, I cannot imagine what new features would be of value to me. The Audyssey "music" curve, which my 80.2 lacks, is in my opinion not even correct for music, which is primarily what I use my system for. So, that is of no value to me.
For me, the only real reason I can see to upgrade in the future would be to get support for a new disk format that offered more discrete channels than 7.1. I expect that is going to take a very long time to materialize, as there is not yet even agreement on standards for that. And, some hot new, must have features go nowhere, so they are not worth waiting for. Case in point - deep color - for which no commercial disk has ever been released in years.