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. I was very pleased at how easy the installation of the 1121 was. I had everything up and ready in under 1 hour including all speaker connections.
Summary: this is a very good receiver ..it have all.. that you'll need and some...when it comes to sound/Q ..its very good top marks ...and the video/Q.. is very good to with the Qdeo chip..wow and if you pair this unit up with a pioneer bluray player you will enjoy all the wonders on H.D PICTURE AND SOUND....
Great product but be aware that the description on amazon is not correct.
Gary Wernlund, Amazon
22 January 2012
Summary: This is a great reciever and highly recomended. replaced a denon 1912 and couldn't be happier. sounds better and is easier to use. Airplay is smooth and works well unlike the denon. Please note that the reciever does not 12 volt triggers even though it says so in the decription.
Summary: Like anyone else of course, we did a lot of research. A friend recommended the Elite line, however, some reviewers pointed to the fact, that the VSX-1121 is essentially the same receiver as the VSX-52 for ~30% less - a no-brainer decision. Pros: So we got it and the sound and picture are superb! The iOS app is very well designed, fast, easy to operate and has good graphics. The overall appearance of the box is quite cool and has no dubious ElitE logo on the from lid :o).
Summary: Full disclosure: I have power amps so use this product as a pre-amp only. But setup is easy, level setting is easy with the enclosed microphone, the iPhone app is handy, picture and sound are good, the unit looks nice, etc. For some of my legacy systems (e.g. my old-skool LaserDisc player...yes...my LaserDisc player) only has an s-video out as its best video output. S-Video is not supported by this unit. I'm still happy with my purchase.
Excellent choice for a 500.00 Home Threater Receiver
6 January 2012
Summary: I had a Denon AVR4800 for over a decade. When I finally bought my wife the low profile Bose system she always wanted a couple of years ago, I found I missed my higher end setup. This Christmas, when I upgraded the family home theater, I decided to recycle the Samsung LCD 46' TV that was replaced and build a moderate cost separate home theater for dad in an extra space I had. I did not want to spend too much money, so it was an interesting challenge.
Summary: Really enjoy this receiver as an upgrade to my previous VSX-1015TX. I waited for the 1121 to be released to take advantage of the more powerful THXcertified amplifier. I a currently using this to drive Klipsch F-3, C-3, S-3 speakers and the Sub-10, with the F-3s bi-amped. System is extremely powerful. I din't find the auto calibration of the system tommy liking, but that could be due to the dense furniture configuration in our media room.
Summary: I have read a lot also before purchasing my receivers. My previous one was Yamaha RX-1400 that I bought 8y ago. The first one I got now to replace the Yamaha was a Marantz SR-6006 and I did love it but it had a defect (noise on on channel) and thought was too expensive. I decided not to exchange it with amazon but instead return it. I then bought this Pio 1211-K and I love it so far. Once you adjust it, sounds incredibly nice and has a lot of features for a low price.
Summary: This is an excellent overall receiver. The video and audio processing are wonderful and overall sound quality is crisp and clear. To those that are complaining about the difficulty in setting this receiver up....I don't know what to tell you, the GUI is easy to use and the MCACC makes things very simple with the included microphone. Okay, on to the nitty gritty.
Great product and easy to setup even for the technically challenged
23 December 2011
Summary: I installed this unit a couple of weeks ago and could not be happier. I am not that technical so I wanted a unit that was simple to setup and provided the best sound based upon how the TV program broadcasts it. This unit did not disappoint me. I first purchased an LG 55" 3D TV and since my older Sony receiver didn't have HDMI connections this drove me to replace both my receiver and DVD player for units that were 3D compatible.