Seriously considering this receiver, but I'm kind of back and forth between this and the 1122-k. I can get this for $120 cheaper than the 1122-k shipped from Amazon, and I'm nearly ready to pull the trigger.
I'm what I would consider a very novice audiophile, if even that, so I think this would be good for me. I don't think most of the more advanced features of the 1122 are things I would miss, because I pretty much want something I can hook my speakers up to, do the setup and leave it at that. On the other hand, I am kind of a "specs whore" so I can't quite bring myself to pull the trigger. The 1122 is in my original budget, but I just think for $120 cheaper, the 1022 would do the trick, and I guess I want some confirmation.
Internet streaming apps aren't too huge to me, I have a computer hooked up to it for now, though that could change, but I don't think there is much difference between the two there. Apple stuff means absolutely nothing to me, but I do have an HTC phone and like the HTC connect feature, which I don't think there is any difference between the two. I know the 1122 has a more advanced smartphone app, which I would like, but in the end I'm guessing most of the extra features are things I wouldn't really need, though I would like to know what the differences are to anyone who has used both.
Other additional features, like the second subwoofer output I probably will never use, I'm going to be using 5.1 speakers right now most likely, but will probably move to 7.1 in the future. The slightly higher power output probably won't matter, though someone can correct me if I'm wrong. I'm kinda between the Energy Take Classic 5.1 speaker set and the Pioneer SP-PK52FS set. There are other slightly upgraded features, but most are probably in the range of things I wouldn't use or miss, being a novice in this area.
The system will be hooked up to a PS3 (possibly changing to a PS4 or other next-gen console in the future), a Wii, a computer, and possibly a satellite system at some point. Based on all this, I think the 1022 would be a fine choice for me (and the savings would leave me room to purchase better speakers maybe), but I figured I would ask the the opinion of those who have used the systems to get a better idea. Thanks.