(bear with me... yes, it's another 1120 thread, but it's a little different)
So I'm an over-analizer. My wife hates it, and my wallet does too. I'm a buy it once, buy it for keeps kind of person that doesn't switch things up on a regular basis. Once I buy something, it's going to stick with me until it breaks or there is just too many things against it.
Cut to the chase...
Would I be better in the long run with getting an 1120 and an amp for the front sound stage? Or do you think I would be better suited with using some of my tax return and stepping up to the SC-37 and forgoing the amp for now?
1120 - cheaper, full feature set (needs amp to fulfill sound requirements)
SC-37 - ICEamps, near full power output, 12v triggers, analog in/out, DLNA comliant, and NETWORK FIRMWARE UPGRADEABLE (<--- that's a big + in my book)
I use my system for 90% HT. Although I do not consider myself an audiophile by any means, I do like my toys. The 10% of the time that I am listening to music, it's generally pretty rockin.
I really feel that the SC would suit me better, and would probably turn out to be more of a "keeper" for years to come. Do I have "puppy love" for the SC, or is it really the best option as long as I can afford it? Not saying money is no object, but I can easily make my budget stretch from $500 to $1500 if it's worth it. That's how I went from looking at $120 BDP, to geting the Oppo-93. Good quality gear demands some additional resources from time to time.
Sorry for the additional 1120-K thread, but I realize that I'm comparing 2 AVR's from a completely different bloodline and didn't want to muddy the other threads.