I didn't see too many Atmos releases coming and I also returned a TV (again waiting for CES). After ordering the Onkyo 838 I realized I could not expand my home theatre with this product and needed the 1030. Once reading about DTS:X and confirming with Onkyo it would not be a firmware update for DTS:X I figured it would be good to let the dust settle till the 1030 successor appears and I can properly add to the HT.
The experience is what I am after. Now I can wait till the specs come out and plan properly instead of on Christmas Eve.
jgourlie, glad you are enjoying the 3D sound. That is what I want.