Apparently they are getting rid of the 2012 stock amd getting ready for the upcoming 2013 models.
The 2013 VSX line has already been released. The 1123 has support for 3D and 4K content. http://www.pioneerelectronics.com...+Receivers
The 1222-K (model below this one) is a "rebaged" SC-61 minus a feature or two (plastic front panel instead of alum, no 12V triggers)
It stands to say the 1522-K is a rebaged SC-65.
The amp sections are the same, for sure. D3 digital amps, cool even when cranked up, very very low electrical draw. I got the 1222-K from Newegg, or else Id jump on this (if my Costco gets them), or the SC61 for 499 even though I dont think I can find that around here
I get the feature or two...and the different warranty, as they are both easily seen from a spec sheet
while you could be 100% correct...you are making some assumptions in what you say
No we're not, it's Pioneer's common practice. Go read up a bit on avsforum.
I have been on AVS forum for years...and there is a lot of speculation there from people who dont know the definite answer either...unless they worked for Pioneer or tore the two units down and compared parts
So this only has the Costco warranty, no pioneer warranty?
I am sure it has the Pioneer factory warranty of 1 year
I assume based on what was posted is that Costco adds their warranty as an extension past the 1 year Pioneer warranty
I really doubt its backed by Pioneer after 1 year
Elite products have longer warranties...but they are sold in B&M only...or their factory warranty is void
from the Pioneer website
" *Pioneer does NOT authorize any dealers to sell Elite-branded products on the Internet (only in-store sales are permitted). Therefore, any Elite-branded product purchased on the Internet is NOT authorized, which means that it does NOT carry the manufacturer's limited warranty and does not qualify for any manufacturer's rebate."
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