Originally Posted by biliam1982
You like it better than a 4311?
A few things I like about the Onkyo vs. the 4311:
-I find the GUI/interface easier to use
-Has wifi capability and built in spotify (huge plus for me)
-HDMI synching behaves much better with this unit with my equipment (huge plus for me)
-Has the ability to tweak eq manually, even though only 5 band
-It cost me a LOT less
Keep in mind I've had the best results when using only one sub out of my Denon, so the second output isn't a huge plus for me. I also don't use the height or wide channels.
Pros for the 4311 vs. the 818:
-Dual / independent sub outs (although I haven't seen much benefit here personally)
-Audyssey setup is quite a bit faster between channels
-12V trigger on zone 1 is a big plus
-Long term reliability?? The 4311ci has been tried and true for some time now.
I got a reasonably good deal at 1220 for a new 4311. I paid 500 for the 818, although it was a refurb. That is a huge difference in price!