Summary: This receiver we picked up on sale for 50% off and what a deal! This sounds awesome and I love all of the extra features like AirPlay, Pandora, and internet radio. This is always on at our house either for the TV or for music. Very easy to set up. The app is really bad but that is the only negative thing about it.
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: 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: I may be suffering from placebo effect but the first thing I noticed after hooking up my Pioneer AVR is the better picture on my TV. The picture has much better detail/resolution going through this AVR then it did before (Samsung PN63C8000). I like that Pioneer is inovative and uses D3 amplification that will not fade like other A/B amplifiers and has less distortion.
Summary: So many options, so much power! My only complaint is the labels on the remote for input selection. It can be confusing to have to press a key labeled "Sat/Cbl" to select the HDMI port I plugged my media player into. I'd rather see them labeled as "HDMI1 ...HDMI6. It's still an amazing receiver, though, driving all the speakers in my house with powerful sounds.
Summary: I got this when it was going for a little over $500 during the holidays and I consider it a steal. Has everything I needed; 7.1 while still being able to connect my 2 outside speakers and the wife loves being able to play her music through the speaker system via her phone without ever even having to turn on the receiver. The auto speaker setup is great and should be the first step in setting this bad boy up.
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 It was well outdated and couldn't really handle any of the new audio formats properly (tracks for the rear speakers would get lost so you wouldn't hear someone speaking that was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).