Was wondering if you could address the issue as to why so many units were seemingly pulled? I think it would ease people's minds if they're trying to decide on getting this unit
I'll take a stab at it.
The only rumor of units being Pulled is from Best Buy!
To tell you the truth I never saw the VSX 1121 in any Best Buy that I went to.
I was in a lot of BB's the same time that the VSX 1121 came out.
I purchased the Elite VSX 52 and then later upgraded to the Elite VSX 53.
Except for cosmetic looks and 12volt Triggers we could not find any Hardware or Software differences between the VSX 1121 and the Elite VSX52!
There is a thread that is devoted to this fact alone.
Link here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post20697006
Despite this fact no Elite VSX 52 or 53 was ever pulled from Best Buy!
Why Best Buy does not sell the VSX 1121 I do not know.
At this point they seem to be the ONLY RETAIL Outlet that does not!
You can also search this thread at AVS as well as any other Forum that you want and except for the usual few units that experience a hiccup (which is expected when any new product hits consumer shelves)
you will not find any rampant posts about problems that are being experienced!
One problem noticed was that some people did not see Pandora listed in the top menu for "Home Media Gallery" and Pioneer true to it's "Support" reputation just released a Firmware to remedy that issue.
If there is a problem...Trust me ..You would have read about it here!
Whatever BB's problem is, I do not give it a second thought, or even try and figure out their inner workings!
I gave up trying to figure out the Corporate World years ago!
So like I said, unless something pops up to refute this, Buy the VSX 1121 with confidence that it will perform as advertised.
Plus it's Pioneer and trust me, they will be here long after the VSX 1121 has come and gone!