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Pioneer-vsx-1121.33284675
7.8 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-1121

Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad Certified - includes USB/Composite V Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-1121

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Overall 8
8.0

No Sound and No Picture Issues Resolved! For Now....

michaeltdc, Amazon
2 August 2013
  • Summary: Suddenly, no sound and no video output next morning. It just stop working. This was the same problem that many reviewers mentioned in their reviews. I reset the receiver by unplugging all HDMi cables and the power cord. A few hours later, I connected all the cables and turned power on and selected tuner for radio. The sound came back. And the video(with sound) also came back when I selected HDMI cable TV. Not sure what has triggered this shutdown.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

better than i though...

pioneertop, avsforum.com
24 July 2012
  • Summary: I replaced ..my vsx-21 txh ..with the 1121-k and i was not disappointed at all... when it came to sound/ Q ..the both receivers ..were neck and neck ...but on the video side of things the 1121-k edged ahead .. what made the difference is the QDEO video chip set...it did a very good job of upscaling all video signals...to 1080p/24/60 and with my kuro tv it's even better as well , I paired IT with an elite BDP-23FD...AND A BDP-51FD all i can say is wow...
  • Pros: 7 hdmi..ins..internet radio..streaming.sound Q..video qdeo chip..
  • Cons: none..
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Overall 8
8.0

The sound is fantastic, the manual is terrible.

steveinriverside, Amazon
22 April 2012
  • Summary: I agree with and really appreciate the helpful reviews I found here. The sound using my iPod and the jack on the front of the unit is the best I have heard from my sound system. It is very clear and precise. I have heard things in the music that were just "mush" when I had the iPod hooked up using the "earphone out" jack on an older model (10 years old) Pioneer receiver.
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Overall 8
8.0

Home Theater receiver

DMH, CA, Amazon
21 April 2012
  • Summary: Great receiver. Bigger than I expected. Sticks out of my entertainment unit. Had someone set it up for me. Need an engineering degree to understand the manual and operate the unit. Hope to figure it out in another four years. Seems to delay when switching between settings.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good for Movies

Orlando, Amazon
20 April 2012
  • Summary: PROS: Great Sound for the price. +Stylish appearance. +Outstanding sound quality in movies. + Very useful processing effects (Surround / THX) +Has the very well-regarded Marvell Qdeo chip for HD upscaling. CONS: Hard to set up. Not so good in music. The sound is good. Was brighter sounding than my previous Yamaha 2092 receiver, and I could hear a lot of detail.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love the VSX-1121, but...

Gregg Carter (IBM), Amazon
5 February 2012
  • Summary: I really love the VSX-1121! Sounds great, Airplay is awesome, iPad app is great. I have had some video upconversion issues with the receiver where it gets a grey screen sometimes switching channels. Easily remedied by flipping to another channel and flipping back. Overall the video upconversion is a great feature and makes bad video signals acceptable. One caveat: Amazon is no longer a Pioneer authorized reseller (as of the first of 2012).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Receiver

Jonathan Wood, Amazon
24 January 2012
  • Summary: This is a great-sounding, full-featured receiver. Although I've ready many reviews about receivers having to be returned because of defects (few such reviews for this unit), this one appears to have arrived with everything working perfectly. With 7 HDMI inputs and a ton of features, it has far more capability than I'll ever use. The sound quality from HDMI sources and the iPod connections on the front were superb!
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Overall 8
8.0

It's all there

Ilia, Amazon
19 January 2012
  • Summary: Sophisticated hardware, all the features are there. Just not so easy to configure to your liking. Auto MCACC may give not satisfying results. But you always can override manually and there are plethora of settings. My concern of auto MCACC is that it generally reduces bass, but it does a good job about symmetry, distances and phase I think. You can keep part of its results and override only equalizer etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

My first big boy receiver!

Jeff DeWolfe, Amazon
29 December 2011
  • Summary: I finally broke down and purchased a big boy receiver after going almost 5 years using some glorified computer speakers as my surround sound setup. I definitely love the product, although I have yet to attach it to some decent speakers. I will report back after my new speakers and subwoofer get here (later next week). I've been using this receiver for a little over a month now. The setup is pretty straight forward if you have any experience hooking up a/v equipment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid, feature rich and excellent video processing!

Eroc "Eroc", Amazon
10 December 2011
  • Summary: I pitted this AVR against a Denon AVR-2311CI. The Denon is a older model that is replaced by the 2312. In any case these 2 excel in different ways. First the pioneer, the video processing is a stand out!! With the Marvel video processing chip the HD on this was simply stellar! It made my old TV look as if I bought a new one. I had an Onkyo TX-SR605 before these two were brought in to test out. The Video on that old Onkyo doesnt do my TV justice.
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