Originally Posted by marine0816
You can AirPlay pandora through your iPhone so it defeats the purpose of having a stand alone. AirPlay is the cure all.
True... but I have Pandora playing in the background a lot of the time... not really practical from a battery / convenience standpoint. Of course, my Sony BD player does this, as well, so either way it's OK.
As for Airplay, I have an Apple TV, so I'm not sure I care about that feature, all that much, except that I am hopeful I can avoid the severe jitter problem with Apple TV's optical output (or HDMI, for that matter) and stream music right into the AVR.
I think either AVR would be really great to have.