Interested in more feedback from users who own this. From my research it used to have some Pandora issue due to Pandora changing the site, but were later corrected with a firmware update. For the most part this seems to be a solid receiver.
Great deal. I cancelled my order of the 1022 ($250) and ordered this instead.
I have the 1121 (last years model), but this will be a downgrade over that (actually this will be driving my bedroom and bathroom-zone2's speakers). So the power reduction does not matter much.
AirPlay is simply genius, just make sure that the iDevice you own has good/strong wifi signal and that it's CPU is not loaded up (i experienced audio drop issues on iphone 4, but 4s and 5 have no problem). Even when your receiver is turned off, playing via AirPlay will turn it on, and switch to the proper input source (HMG) automatically. Plugging the iPhone via USB, will then switch automatically to digital input (if you yank it out, shortly after the receiver switches back to AirPlay source). Very nice.
I also like that the receiver will turn itself off if the input source is not giving out any signal.
The control app is a poor excuse to put a feature in the bullet list, but it can come in handy sometimes. You can pretty much control all the basic functions (and even some advanced ones via the app). I liked the auto setup (MCACC), it took like 10-15 minutes to complete automatically (and correctly) detecting some of the parameters of my setup.
By the way, I can confirm that the front USB port supports USB-to-lightning connector on iPhone 5 (it goes digital and lets you browse+control music via the receiver, or even transfer control back to the phone). This was very unexpected, but nice that apple did not mess up the digital audio interface to maintain backwards compatibility with older devices.
Hope you find this helpful.
Last edited by amanpatel; 12-28-2012 at 10:28 PM..
Great price and good timing, my old receiver only had 2 obsolete HDMI 1.1 inputs (video only, no audio, no 3D), so this will bring me up to date without breaking the bank. It will be nice to be able to finally plug in my camcorder without first reaching around the back, fumbling around to UNplug something else and running a separate cable for audio...and enjoy 7.1 sound from my PS3 (only outputs it over HDMI)...and stream music...and easily plug in my ipod...etc..etc.
No tax and free shipping make it extra sweet. New Years reps to you, OP!
Would you go with the VSX-1122 or the VSX-51 (Elite) for the same price?
go with the VSX-51 more features and a 2 year warranty.
Where did you see the VSX-51 for the same price? if it was Amazon.com be careful in some reviews people are saying that Pioneer doesn't consider Amazon.com a authorized reseller of Pioneer products and therefore did not honor the warranty.
I guess you could do a price match ($289.21) and buy it at Best Buy if you can fine one and Amazon.com charges you taxes.
Last edited by Mysticman; 12-30-2012 at 12:45 PM..
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