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Pioneer VSX-1121
6.6 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-1121

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-1121

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Overall 2
2.0

Will fail after 2 years

Melissa K., Newegg
2 January 2016
  • Summary: Do not recommend.
  • Pros: Features, price
  • Cons: There is a manufacturing defect which Pioneer will not fix on these units. After about years (after warranty) the dreaded UE22 code will appear. If you google this you will find many many threads and forums on it. Loved it before this failure. Fix will cost $600. DON'T BUY PIONEER RECEIVERS. Ther...
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Overall 2
2.0

$500 brick

Greg M., Newegg
9 September 2015
  • Pros: Was nice when it worked.
  • Cons: UE22. Its dead now. Only lasted 2.5 years. I wont buy Pioneer any more. Pioneer used to be high quality.
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Overall 2
2.0

Pioneer Garbage

Darren K., Newegg
16 March 2015
  • Summary: Wish I'd gone with Yamaha
  • Pros: Lots of connections, Dual Zones, Airplay
  • Cons: Great when it works. Buggy software, bad network compatibility, airplay works mostly, but not always. Unit is prone to UE22 failure rendering it non-functional. (no sound, which is really a bad thing for a receiver)
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Overall 4
4.0

Add me to the dead at 3 years list

Joseph L., Newegg
29 December 2014
  • Pros: Was great when it worked.
  • Cons: Bought this in Nov 2011 and it stopped sending an HDMI signal to my TV in Dec 2014. Based on the wisdom I just gathered from other owners, I'm assuming the HDMI board is dead. I called my local repair shop and they said a new board ranges from $200- $400, so it looks like I'm back in the market f...
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Overall 2
2.0

Toast after 3 years of light use

Amy G., Newegg
17 December 2014
  • Pros: While it worked it did the job advertised.
  • Cons: The airplay did not work well and it died with what turns out to be a very common defect on this unit - search the internet for error code UE22. Three years of very light use is pretty ridiculous for electronics these days. It was in a well ventilated area and is free of dust in all vents.
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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't last long

Michael M., Newegg
18 October 2014
  • Summary: Probably won't buy another Pioneer.
  • Pros: Great when it works...
  • Cons: HDMI output failure at 2 yrs 11mo of ownership.
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Overall 2
2.0

No more Pioneer

Anonymous, Newegg
7 February 2014
  • Pros: Awesome sound.... when it works!
  • Cons: From day one this has been a finicky receiver. Ever so often having to reset to factory defaults and multiple attempts to do firmware update. I am very disappointed with Pioneer's lack of support on their receivers. Do a Google search on Pioneer UE22 error codes and you will see that it is a comm...
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Overall 4
4.0

It's great when it works...

Ryan16222, Amazon
2 August 2013
  • Summary: When I first bought this receiver I was thrilled about all of it's capabilities and features. The auto programing, number of HDMI inputs/outputs, and airplay are pretty awesome. The one thing that I did not read though during my research was the fact that the HDMI board is extremely unstable and...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Home Theater Receiver

Amazon Customer, Amazon
29 September 2012
  • Summary: I have now owned the Pioneer VSX-1121-k for almost a year. I upgraded from another Pioneer Receiver about 4 years old. The VSX-1016-k I had still worked great, but the surround processing and lack of HDMI options made it a little dated.
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Overall 2
2.0

Like a few of the others

Matthew L., Newegg
13 August 2012
  • Pros: Audio from Ipod sounds good
  • Cons: Lost all functionality from HDMI I get no pass through at all. I have checked all my cables and they are working correctly as well as my devices. I narrowed it down to the VSX-1121 being the issue. I have a request into Pioneer to see if they will fix this issue.
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