I bought the Pioneer VSX-1022-k from Best Buy for $340, with a 2 year extended warranty. They matched the price from newegg.com. I only had it for less than 8 hours, and I returned it. The UI is really lacking. I had a difficult time trying to go in to the set up menu. For some reason or another I had to switch the AVR to DVD mode in order to access the menu / set up. The phone app was a PIA to set up, it didn't recognize my receiver. After 1 hours of messing around, the app starter working. If I played Pandora, only the front left / right speaker would sound. I had to change to stereo to be able to play the other speakers. The subwoofer was never used.
After the 8 hours of ownership, I went back to Best Buy and returned it. Needless to say, one of the Best Buy employee was pretty upset because they price matched it. After making a complaint about how rude he was I ended up getting a $25 dollar gift card
My question is: is the 1122 UI and set up option better than the 1022 or are they the same? I am trying to replace my current AVR Onkyo HT-R960 with a receiver that my family and I can control with our smart phone and tablet to watch movies or hear music.