Was a great unit, 10 weeks in it developed a problem ...
R. C. "Jack of All Trades", Amazon
25 October 2014
Summary: Was a great unit, 10 weeks in it developed a problem with the Display. Sent to a Pioneer Repair station and after 3 weeks, the part they received to fix it was bad out of the box. Called Pioneer Customer Service and they decided to send me a new current year model, the VSX-524-K Our Previous Pioneer went 9 years. Would recommend buying the newer unit.
Summary: This replaced my home-theater-in-a-box receiver from 6 years ago. The sound quality is great, and there is a great amount of input. My only irk is that you cannot rename the inputs at all. Currently, I have a media center, PS3, Xbox 360 and a Chromecast connected, and all work great with this receiver. If you need recommendations for a new speaker set, I ended up replacing my speakers with the Monoprice 5.1 speakers for this receiver (which are AWESOME for the price!!!).
Summary: Backyard BBQ, phone in hand anyway, great WiFi and connection to receiver! This simple receiver drives my outdoor Yamaha speakers and allows me to control tuner or Pandora or even cooler, stream via AirPlay from my phone. My wife and kids love this and find it easy to use. You can't turn the unit ON remotely but you can turn it OFF. This forces me to stop by the unit and turn it on before heading out to enjoy the tunes!
Summary: I have the VSX-1122K. After reading a lot of bad reviews of irritated customers having problems with this unit i was very hesitant to buy it. But I did and i immediately had two problems. One of which was the Pandora radio feature that is fixed with the update via USB flash. The other was that it did not like my DirecTV box to be plugged in via HDMI at all. It would work for a few minutes but then would start having problems and just lose signal.
Summary: I've had this for about a year. I recommend it if you want Internet access and use an Apple iPad. It took me awhile to link up internet radio stations, find Roku remote iPad control app, setup iTunes from home Windows PC and get pandora to function. The iPad apps I use are Pioneer Icontrol 2012, roku remote, apple Remote for iTunes control. Initial setup was wonderful with the electronic setup and external microphone.
Summary: I bought six of these to run my entire home speaker and theater...was going to buy SONOS for each speaker set but it was about $550 per room....This was bought thru Amazon and the price was just below 1/2 that. I am running my itunes thru my network and can control each thru the free App....Super Cool! Each receiver has its own name thru the network and can be found and run by my 5 year old! The best purchase I did in the last 5 years.