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    Lightbulb Pioneer SC-1222-K

    Anybody using this AVR want to chime in with your thoughts?

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    Looks like a pretty solid choice for the $.
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    I picked one up a few months ago for $500 at New Egg. It's been impressive compared to the Marantz SR5003 and H/K receivers that I have owned for a few years. It's a very clean sound. Not warm, but not sterile. I run it with a pair of Norman Lab 432s that I recently finished reconing and they sound great. Although it has a ton of DSP options I usually listen in Pure Direct mode. I find the remote a bit lacking, but unlike other reviews I've read I think it's usable. My only complaint is that when browsing through internet radio or media server offerings you can't page up or down. You have to go through it one entry at a time. Overall I'm very satisfied, and I think that when I do round up a center, surrounds, and a sub I think it will only get better.

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    keep in mind that newegg is not an authorized dealer for elite pio. Usually Pio are preferred AVRs here. I agree with the quality of performance it delivers. I have marantz 6006, next time i get chance to upgrade, I would try our Pio. Marantz is doing great job for me.

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    I just picked up the Pioneer Elite SC-61 last weekend, real happy with it so far. I agree with a jm, it's a little brighter than the Yamaha it replaces, but not in a bad way. The difference I'm finding with this one is "clarity at volume". The SC-61 and the 1222k you're looking at are VERY close in specs, and I see Newegg has it for $529. That's just a great buy I think for what you'd be getting with that AVR. Like jump said though, Pioneer is very rigid with their warranty as far as prefered retailers of their stuff. At that price though, hard to turn down. If you likely have a problem, it will be out of the box issues in which case you can just return it to Newegg for a replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpindick View Post
    keep in mind that newegg is not an authorized dealer for elite pio. Usually Pio are preferred AVRs here. I agree with the quality of performance it delivers. I have marantz 6006, next time i get chance to upgrade, I would try our Pio. Marantz is doing great job for me.
    The SC-1222-K is not an Elite model.

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    Well I pulled the trigger and bought one of these. Should be able to get it hooked up and running this weekend. Hopefully it lives up to it's hype!
    I am going to hard-wire it to my network to avoid wireless steaming issues. Thanks to all for the comments and I will share my thoughts at a later time.

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    Congrats! Looks like a very nice unit. Very interested to hear how it streams music via DLNA protocols if you use it that way. Looking for a network rcvr AVR myself with budget under $1000.

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    Congrats also. Looking forward to your thoughts on its performance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conradicles View Post
    Well I pulled the trigger and bought one of these. Should be able to get it hooked up and running this weekend. Hopefully it lives up to it's hype!
    I am going to hard-wire it to my network to avoid wireless steaming issues. Thanks to all for the comments and I will share my thoughts at a later time.
    Wireless streaming is very good as long as you don't use Pioneer's AS-WL300 add on. I'm using a Netgear WNCE2001 and it performs flawlessly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmwest1970 View Post
    Wireless streaming is very good as long as you don't use Pioneer's AS-WL300 add on. I'm using a Netgear WNCE2001 and it performs flawlessly.
    Perfect thanks for that info!

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    After spending a long time with this AVR I must say it is exactly what I was looking for upon taking the plunge into an all HDMI set-up.

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    Nothing better than being happy with a purchase made, glad you like it

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    I also have the SC-1222K, I purchased it from Newegg a couple of months back. I'm very happy with it and all the HDMI connections! Has very good clean power! It was a very big upgrade from my old sony STR-555 that I was using for the last 13 years. I've since moved that one to the bedroom and I'm now running the Pioneer out in the HT room. But, I plan on upgrading to the elite SC-68 in the near future.
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    Very easy to hook up with all the HDMI, however the instructions manual is somewhat complicated and in area's vague. I scraped it and figured most of it through trial and error. It seemed easier that way.
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    For those looking to get an AVR on a budget, I can't help but recommend this great piece. After spending more time with this Pioneer I personally can't find a flaw. The sound is amazing and feature set is up to par. Class D3 Amplification has exceeded my expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmwest1970 View Post
    I'm using a Netgear WNCE2001 and it performs flawlessly.
    Just ordered one of these to try the wifi features. Thanks for the info.
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