Summary: This is a good over all receiver but does have room for improvement, 1st if you update the firmware via internet you will not be able to update it at all after that, unless you go through a time consuming process of resetting it to factory default, then going online via your PC or MAC and getting...
Summary: This unit is a very powerful, multi featured electronic device. It was more than I could comphrehend. I wanted it to stream internet audio(Sirius XM-Southern Gospel) to remote speakers. I use it now to power to old analog speakers in my living room.
Summary: If your looking for a solid receiver for a fair value this is the one. The multi-zone feature really allows you to enjoy your music in 2 different zones. The other feature I really like is the ability for the receiver to be controlled by an iPhone.
Summary: I had been using JVC receivers for years and felt the need to update to an HDMI, up scaling receiver with preamp outs (I run two sets of speakers for each of the 7 channels). Pioneer's VSX 1121 K seemed the way to go. Now, before you all go " But this is a review for the 1122!
Pioneer VSX-822-K OK but with room for improvement, and there are better options in that price range
29 June 2013
Summary: I wanted a NETWORK receiver, controllable from my iPhone and with AirPlay, to play music in my living room replacing a PIONEER VSX-D912K which still works fine, but it is from the pre-ETHERNET, pre-AIRPLAY, pre-HDMI era, and I evaluated several receivers: PIONEER VSX-822K, DENON AVR-1613, ONKYO...
Summary: This is the 2nd one I have installed in my house for surround sound. I have thhis one installed with a 70 inch 480hz Sharp TV using Polk speakers all around. very easy set up, Only reason i did not give it 5 stars is I would have liked to have an instruction book inclosed with the receiver
Summary: Does exactly what it says it does. Hook-up is straightforward and there is plenty of flexibility to provide the surround sound experience that you desire. It has more HDMI hookups than I need and it does it all at an excellent price.
Summary: Simply put, I am impressed with the sound quality, being able to use airplay, and plug in my phone. It includes a mic for setting up the speakers, but I preferred doing it manually. Was simple to do. The setup was simple in routing all the HDMI cables through the receiver.