I’m debating switching from my 4311 to the 4520. I know it’s been beat to death in this thread…I’ve looked at every post with ‘4311’ in it.
It looks as though it will cost me roughly ~$600 to get into the 4520.
I currently have a 11.2 setup using a 3310 to power the additional 2 channels.
The reasons I have to get a 4520 is NEO:X, the slight power bump and 4k, also the thought of getting about what I paid back from my 4311 is nice too.
I’m nervous that if I hang onto my 4311 the value will be way less soon and it will cost significantly more to upgrade later.
I’ve also thought that getting a 4K receiver will have me ready for when I upgrade my projector when 4k sources and content become mainstream. When will that happen? 2 years, 3? 4? …will I want a new receiver regardless?
I never cared about the display information as my receiver is in another room. Until recently when I upgraded to 11.2, now I look at the input/output speaker layout all the time, to make sure all the speakers are outputting signal, etc. I also use the CH LEVEL occasionally to adjust the subwoofer levels. I also do not have this connected to any other zones…
When I really knock it down, my main reasons for upgrading are NEO:X and resale value of my current 4311.
I'll never use multi-zones or Internet radio, I don't have many movies that support NEO:X and by the time 4K projectors & sources/source material becomes readily available, I will probably need a newer version of 4K to use it anyhow.
I think I just talked myself out of the 4520.