Originally Posted by fotomatt1
I'll probably keep the 1122 and hopefully it won't have some of the problems that plagued the 1021. I had been looking at the Yamaha RX-V673 or the A720, but Yamaha doesn't have streaming Pandora built in, so I think I've nixed that one. 1122 seems to be the best value out there.
Yeah the only Yam Best Buy has I would have rec trying exchanging it for is the RX-V673, because it's doubtful they'd swap it for an RX-A720. Direct Ethernet streaming doesn't really have much value to me because I'm hooked to a PC and can stream anything I choose. I've found Slacker to be the best.
Hopefully you'll get better volume from the 1122, but I don't want to get your hopes up there. My friend's VSX-822 I set up has to be turned up a lot louder than my Yam RX-V371, and we have pretty small apts.
If you're not happy with the 1122 and want to upgrade, I've read a lot of good things about the Yamaha RX-A1010, which can be had as low as $600 at Best Buys that have a Magnolia Home Theater division in store. Those have Pandora (and tons of other features) and sound way better than their lower priced models.
It's hard if not impossible to find any Best Buy MHT stores with RX-A1010s still in stock though. The next ones to look for at that price range would be the RX-A1020, but Best Buy MHT probably won't have them at $600 until spring or summer next year. They just came out Aug this year.