Does anyone out there have a strong opinion either way when choosing between these 2 options? Pricewise, these two combinations are equivalent. Both can be configured for 7.1. The 1080 allows you to throw more power at the mains for 2 stereo listening. The 1055/1075 gives you an equal amount of power to all speakers driven for 5.1 HT. I will be using N805s, HTM2, and 601s for surrounds. The N805s are supposed to sound significantly better in 2 channel stereo with the extra wattage offered by the 1080. If I could go with a 1070 instead of a 1080 and still do well in 2 channel stereo, I could save about $300. I am probably missing some of the pros and cons for each so, please help me out. This is a decision that I plan to live with for quite awhile - I do not want to upgrade again for at least 5 years.