Summary: Hello I purchased a vsx 1121k in dec of 2012. I admit it was the best avr I had ever purchased. At about the second year, the hdmi out started going crazy. I regret after discussing with many repair people that the hdmi board in all pioneer avrs are flaky and widely known for hdmi failures. This wouldn't be that bad if the replacement board is $400 plus just for the board. Add labor and you might as well purchase a brand with quality parts inside.
Summary: We loved our Pioneer VSX-921-K, so when it came time to get a receiver with HDMI capabilities, we got the VSX-1121-K. As other reviewers have stated, it's a great device... when it works. I'll let you read other reviews to find out the positive side of this unit, but I'm here to vent... This unit died at 19 months of age. If you noticed, that's 7 months after the measly 1-year warranty expires.
Summary: No picture, No sound. After 3 months of light use it completely failed. Great receiver, while it lasted. Will be switching to the Yamaha receiver at this point. After reading reviews by others, I don't have much faith in the longevity of this unit.
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. I purchased a VSX-1121-K receiver from Amazon on 2-21-12. I installed the receiver and all was working great until 6-10-12. On 6-10-12, I shut the receiver off before leaving the house.
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. Avoid Pioneer... TERRIBLE customer service in my experience.