Summary: The unit I received was damaged way more than I expected. Scratches and blemishes I could have dealt with. However the front face plate was partially off and dented, the whole unit would not sit level, and the USB port did not work. So it got returned, and amazon was great about it. I'm sure it is a decent receiver, but I didn't get the chance to use it much. The GUI looks fairly outdated.
Summary: I've had this for a few months and I love it. Best feature is the pass-thru HDMI as some in the family watch TV without turning on the system. Good clean sound and power. More connections than I'll ever need. Multiple manual or automated surround sound settings.
Summary: Definitely a good thing here by Pioneer. I also have the 1120k and there are definitely some subtle differences. I do think the mids/ highs are better than the 1223k, this does run cooler but it not as loud either. I love this though as it currently hooked up a set of Energy Takes 5.1, I love watching and listening to music/tv again.
Summary: I upgraded to this from a VSX-1123 to get the Class D3 amplification and I can sure tell a difference. My home theater uses legacy Pioneer HPM-100 front speakers and I needed something to drive them properly. This fills the bill. I know what they should sound like because I collect vintage Pioneer Silver gear and have run them from a SX-1280 and the SPEC 2 Amp.
decent receiver, nothing that blows my mind.. it does what it's supposed to.
hybrid fan98 "hybrid fan98", Amazon
21 March 2014
Summary: got it on sale over the holidays, have it with a basic speaker setup and waiting to add better.. i like that it has two sub inputs so already have two subwoofers on order. would have maybe liked the next higher version of this for a bit more power, but that one wasn't on sale at the time and is not a huge difference anyway, i think only ten more watts per channel.
Summary: Great product. I have had other Pioneer receivers in the past. Last one was destroyed by a lightning strike. The new units come with an eazy to use online setup process. Would recommend to others in a heartbeat.
Summary: We got this unit a month ago. Although, the software was very helpful in identifying the right hdmi etc connections, it still took me some time to configure it correctly. I am connecting the unit to two old maggies. The sound is good. Love the internet radio and pandora. I wish video airplay was enabled. That's the reason I took 1 star off. You have to read the marketing material / manual carefully to figure out that you cannot stream photos or videos.
Summary: I personally have had the same Sony receiver for over 10 years. It was well outdated and couldn't really handle any of the new audio formats properly (tracks for the rear speakers would get lost so you wouldn't hear someone speaking that was supposed to be right behind you, for example).