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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 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 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 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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Overall 2
2.0

Great at first, but BEWARE

TJ "Algeron", Amazon
22 July 2012
  • Summary: While this may not considered a review, this is my experience with this unit. First let me say that when this unit works, it is great. The sound and iPad interface are my favorite features. That being said, this is my experience with this unit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Burned out after 6 months

Ski Doc, Amazon
2 June 2012
  • Summary: Purchased this new on Amazon. Features were fine... when it lasted. The video card burned out after 6 months. It has now been at the repair shop for warranty repairs for 1 month, with no ETA for the repairs. Pioneer support has been unhelpful. I'm throwing in the towel and buying another brand.
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Overall 2
2.0

Nothing but TROUBLE!

Jerald M., Newegg
17 March 2012
  • Summary: Not recommended!
  • Pros: Loaded with features, great price from Newegg
  • Cons: NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! 2 months into ownership, lost HDMI audio and video outputs. Called service center, went though reset procedure, worked for 2 weeks, then lost outputs again. Reset again, worked for 2 days. Unit was 75 days old, requested replacement from Pioneer, DENIED! Sent to service cente...
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Overall 2
2.0

Was nice while it lasted

Thank R., Newegg
24 February 2012
  • Summary: I'm extremely tech savvy and even I had a hard time setting this thing up. There were a few extra settings you had to change to get the Audio to work correctly. If you aren't a professional, you will either want to hire one, or get a different receiver.
  • Pros: It sounded great and video looked good for a few months. I was really proud to show this thing off.
  • Cons: It only lasted about 3 months then it died. I'm waiting for Pioneer to get back to me for a warranty claim. The receiver turns on, but neither Video nor Audio work. I did everything from multiple factory resets to a firmware update. No go. It's dead Jim. Did some looking around and found that thi...
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