I got the black edition so i maybe bias but the remote is pretty handy and maybe i won't used it to its full potential but maybe i will i still want to have those options.
$400 Black w/ Remote
$300 Silver + wifi remote $80 = $380 not unless you have and iphone you can use the app.
$100 for the extra features and wifi remote for me it's worth it.
If you're buying straight off the site, then yeah, you make as well splurge, but in store, currently Future Shop has the silver on sale for $300, and the remote for $100, which brings the total to $400. For the black edition I spent $475 on it, after tax. After taxes and stuff, you still end up saving about $55.