Conclusion: I was a big fan of last year's VSX-821, but the VSX-822 is more than a worthy successor. This handsome unit provides better audio and video and throws in a ton of networking options -- but at the same price as its predecessor. It doesn't have any of the AV processing extras you see on higher-end units. However, what it does it does insanely well at a really nice price.
Pros: Low price, AirPlay adds a slew of audio options, Excellent AV performer, Includes iPod/iPhone/iPad support out of the box, Can be used with Pioneer ControlAV app
Cons: No video processing or upconversion (passthrough only), No component video input, Included remote is a bit overwhelming, No Audyssey (has MCACC, which works pretty well)