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Pioneer VSX-1120 TXH HDMI V1.4 Receiver Owners' Thread

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Frequently Asked Questions (please read before posting)

1. What is the difference between the 1020 and the 1120?
The 1120 is more powerful (draws 440 watts compared to 250 watts).
The 1120 has pre-outs for using a separate amplifier.
The 1120 is taller and longer ( 16.56" W x 6.82" H x 17.06" D) and heavier at nearly 29 lbs.
The 1120 has superior video processing with the Marvel Qdeo chip with more Noise Reduction features (see Question 4).
The 1120 has binding posts for all speaker terminals while the 1020 uses crimp for Height/Wide/Speaker B
The 1120 supports Audio Return Channel (with HDMI Control enabled).

2. What is the difference between the 1120 and the VSX-32?
Elite 32 has an amber display and glossy fascia.
Elite 32 has twelve volt triggers for a separate amp.
Elite 32 has a two year warranty

3. How does this receiver compare to its peers like the Denon 2311 and the Onkyo 708?

4. How many speakers can I run at the same time?
7 (and a sub). There are 9 speaker connectors, but only 7 can be used at any one time. You must choose between back surrounds and front/wide.


How good is the video processing of the Marvell chip?
Does this receiver support standby HDMI passthrough?
How do I use this receiver with a separate amplifier?
How does the internet streaming feature work? Does it have Pandora?
Are there any firmware updates and how do I update the receiver?
Can I power 4ohm speakers with this receiver?
What is the standby power consumption?
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Comparison Specifications
Processing decoding: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz / dts-HD Master Audio
Output power: 120W x 7 channels / 110W + 110W stereo output for PL IIz front-height channels
Best video connections: 6 HDMI v1.4 inputs, 1 output
Best audio connections: 3 digital optical audio inputs, 1 output / 2 digital coaxial audio input
Other connections: 2 component-video in, 1 out / 4 composite-video in, 2 out / 6 L/R analog-audio input pairs, 2 output pairs / 1 subwoofer preout / 1 FM antenna in / 1 AM antenna in / 1 headphone out
Digital signal processing: Freescale Dual-Core 400 MIPS Processing DSP
Surround modes: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mono Film, Expanded Theater, TV Surround, Entertainment Show, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop, Unplugged, Extended Stereo
Plug-and-play: Internet Radio ready / iPod/iPhone compatible via front-panel port (USB/composite-video) and included docking cable / Bluetooth compatible / SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready
Remote control: 1 illuminated learining remote control included
Additional Specifications
3D-ready via HDMI v1.4 connectivity
THX Select2 Plus certification
Marvell 1080p/24 FPS Video Scaler (video upscaling to 1080p via HDMI)
Multimedia connectivity: 1 ethernet port / 1 front-panel USB v2.0 port / 1 SIRIUS radio port
Pre-out: 9.1-channel analog pre-out (RCA)
Multi-zone Audio/Video (Zone 2 ) with on-screen display (1 composite-video, 1 L/R line-level, and 1 L/R speaker-level out) / Zone 3 line level audio out
Speaker terminals: Binding posts pairs, all
Room equalization: Advanced MCACC Room Calibration with 9-band EQ and included setup microphone
3D noise reduction / Y/C color separation
Compressed-audio enhancer: Advanced Sound Retriever
Manufacturer Specifications
Available iControlAV app for receiver control via iPhone/iPod touch, available at App Store
Auto Level Control
RS-232c system control compatible
Additional connectivity: SR in/out / IR in/out
Audio features: WMA9 Pro / Neural-THX / Standing Wave Control / Multi-channel PCM and SACD playback via HDMI / Pioneer Jitter Reduction PLL circuit
Audio features: Front Stage Surround Advance / Virtual Surroun Back / Sound Retriever Air for enhanced Bluetooth transmission
Audio features: Symmetric EQ / 0.1-step audio delay (Lip Sync, max 9 frame) / Auto Surrond Stream Direct / Phase Control, bass / Midnight Listening Mode
Dimensional Specifications
Dimensions: 16.56" W x 6.82" H x 17.06" D
Weight: 28.7 lbs
Pioneer VSX1120K Warranty Details
1-year limited parts and labor warranty
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Sounds like this unit will be delayed until late July. This might explain why the manual is not out yet.
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I wonder why it has been delayed again. It has been a few months already.
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Any news or updates on a release date?
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Last rumors I heard was late July early August with the Elites.
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I'll was hoping to buy a VSX-1120-K or a VSX-32, whichever one makes it to market first. Most likely they'll ship the same day. The delays are prompting me to look elsewhere. Other capable manufacturer's well-equipped 3D AVRs are starting to hit the streets. Feature sets are nice. But not as compelling as an actual product.
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I find it discouraging that this, the pioneer 1120, probably the best receiver NOT on the market (price wise for "future proof" capabilities), has yet to be released. I have been frothing over the specs for some time now and need something to push my lovely Monitor Audio RS6s!

Does anyone have a clue as to when the 1120 will be released? And where do these rumors stem concerning possible delays?
post #10 of 5025
Pioneer still promises (via their 1120 web page) that the 1120 will ship in June

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...SX-1120-K.Kuro

They've still got a coupla days to come through on that. I'm guessing that when they don't, they'll update their page from "June" to "August" to buy themselves 60 extra days.
post #11 of 5025
Well I've got my pre-order in on amazon, but if it doesn't ship by the end of the month as their website says I'll have to cancel and get something else. My old AVR died and I've been without for several weeks already. Can only wait so long...
post #12 of 5025
No longer says release in June site has been updated.
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...SX-1120-K.Kuro
post #13 of 5025
wonder what the delay is...
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Just got an alert from Pioneer promising that the 1120-K is available for pre-order and will be shipping very soon.
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...SX-1120-K.Shop

The delay may have involved them raising the price $50. Which means it's $1 cheaper than the VSX-32 Elite. But the Elite hasn't graduated to Pre-order status yet. No doubt Elite engineers are busy figuring out how to raise the price of the 32 by $100.
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Pre-ordered!
post #16 of 5025
I, too, received the pre order email. Very exciting!
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Does anyone have the manual yet?
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Originally Posted by legierk View Post

Does anyone have the manual yet?

Strange that that's not up yet. In a pinch, I'm sure you could refer to the VSX-32 manual on not be too far off.
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Does anyone know if the 1120 will be able to stream music from a nas or PC drive (in addition to the Internet radio)?
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"A front USB port lets you connect your digital camera or portable media player to display a slideshow of JPEG photos on your HDTV, or play MP3, WAV, or WMA music files with full ID3 tag and album art support. And your options don't stop with your portable devices."

"For wireless connectivity, add a Pioneer AS-BT100 Bluetooth adapter (sold separately) to release your music from your iPhone, Blackberry®, or Android® smartphone as well as other Bluetooth-enabled sources like laptops. And the VSX-1120-K's Advanced Sound Retriever AIR technology makes sure that even your compressed MP3s are brought back to near cd-quality sound."
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Originally Posted by Dr. Phyz View Post

"A front USB port lets you connect your digital camera or portable media player to display a slideshow of JPEG photos on your HDTV, or play MP3, WAV, or WMA music files with full ID3 tag and album art support. And your options don't stop with your portable devices."

"For wireless connectivity, add a Pioneer AS-BT100 Bluetooth adapter (sold separately) to release your music from your iPhone, Blackberry®, or Android® smartphone as well as other Bluetooth-enabled sources like laptops. And the VSX-1120-K's Advanced Sound Retriever AIR technology makes sure that even your compressed MP3s are brought back to near cd-quality sound."

Not sure if that was directed at my question, but if it was, it didn't answer it. The 1120 has an Ethernet port for streaming music from Internet radio. I read on some pioneer release notes for one of their other receivers (can't recall which one) that it also supports streaming music and pictures from a "networked personal computer" but it wasn't clear if that feature was unique to that receiver or broadly supported on all the Ethernet equipped new receivers....
post #22 of 5025
Have you posed the question to owners of the VSX-1020-K? That model has Ethernet connectivity and has been in the wild for over a month. I doubt the functionality of that feature would differ between the 1020 and the 1120.
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Thank you for your recent order for the VSX-1120-K. We are expecting this
item to ship during the week of 7/12. However, due to having no firm ETA
at this time, this estimated shipment date may change.
Have a great day,
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All I'm really looking for is a reciever with the new formats (DSX and PLIIz?) that will allow both to operate at the same time. You know, 11.1 speakers playing at the same time, and not having to choose between FW or FH or SB. I know one of the Denon's did that by using a preamp output and outsmarting the "amp assign" feature, but it was like $2 or $3k. Anyhow, what I'm looking for is probably irrelavent, I just wanted the OPTION to do so if the need arose.
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I placed a pre-order today. Any more word from Pioneer when the 1120 will start to ship?
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Originally Posted by rb47 View Post

I placed a pre-order today. Any more word from Pioneer when the 1120 will start to ship?

Since you've preordered it, you will probably get word sooner than those of us who haven't. Hope you enjoy it when it arrives.
post #27 of 5025
I finally got a shipping notice from Art of Sale for the 1120! I had considered cancelling the order as they charged it the moment I ordered, but didn't ship for 2 weeks. Glad I held out, this combined with my Emotiva XPA 5, I'll have the ultimate sound system(so far as I'm concerned)!
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Just got notification that my 1120 shipped today from Abt.
post #29 of 5025
I recently ordered the Panasonic DMP-BD65 bluray player and I thinking of buying the 1120 to replace my Yamaha RX-V1800 receiver. I have few questions on this receiver.
1. In order to take advantage of the Marvell video processor, do I have set the Panasonic DMP-BD65 to 1080i and have the 1120 to scale it to 1080p or do I have to get a blu-ray player with a source direct mode (Oppo BDP-80, or Sony BDP-X70 (has original resolution))?
2. Can I use the 1120's video processor with my Xbox 360 to play games?
3. What audio dacs does it have?
post #30 of 5025
You should get a player that has a direct source mode.
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