I want to invest maybe on the 4311 but I'm only interested on the xt32 simply because I don't have room for more than a 5.1 set up. I won't be using more than one sub. On the other hand I would like to maybe consider the 818 because of the xt32 and thx. Other than that the 818 has no other use for my set up. What to do??
If you are absolutely sure you will not ever use more than one sub and 5.1, you'd probably be better going for the 818 as it is much cheaper. If you pop over to the 818 thread, there are links there showing them on sale right now for less than $800. XT32 is the same in both the 4311 and the 818, other than the dual subs thing (which you don't need). THX is nice to have and brings some extra doodads with it, plus the THX DSPs but IMO it isn’t worth paying the difference in cost for it.
Edit: poster in the 818 thread says Newegg have the 818 for $679 with free shipping:
Edited by kbarnes701 - 12/15/12 at 6:48am