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Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver

Item #: 9B-82-117-412  |  Mfr. Part #: SC-1222-K  |  UNSPSC: 52161521
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  • 7.2 channel
  • 7 HDMI/3D passthrough
  • Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:X

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Best Receiver I Even Own

5 out of 5 eggs
Excellent Audio Quality - Clarity, Details, Voices Superb Video Scaling Process Tight and Deep Bass Airplay Works Perfect Excellent iPad App I had very nice receivers in the past; from Marantz SR6003, Onkyo 709, Yamaha A1000, and Denon 3311Ci. This is the BEST SOUNDING RECEIVER I EVER HAVE!. Musically is a top notch; on bluray movies its SPECTACULAR!. I thought Audessy XT on my Denon 3311 was great but this Advanced MCACC is at another level! Video scaling has so many options. I compared with an Onkyo 515 which has the same scaling processor and on this receiver you can notice a difference in video quality; probably because it has more options you can set. I compare side by side on both receivers when playing an HD Video on Netflix and on this Pioneer the scaler is really Awesome.
— Nelson G. 1/24/2013

Good Bang for the Buck

4 out of 5 eggs
Solidly built. This receiver is BIG! Over the years, I have owned 4 other receivers, 1 Kenwood, 2 Sony, and another Pioneer. All of those were similar in size, but this one is almost twice as deep as those; it barely sits on the shelf on my TV stand! I have this hooked up to a set of ceiling-mounted Klipsch Quintet III and S-1 speakers and an 400W Athena sub. With those speakers, the Audio quality is a lot better than the Sony STR-HD800 receiver I was using before. With 7 HDMI inputs, I have some room to expand the number of devices hooked up. Currently have a HTPC, XBox 360, Blu Ray, and HD-DVD player hooked up via HDMI. Definitely worth the $600 I paid for it :)
— David B. 11/21/2012


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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year



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Learn more about the Pioneer SC-1222-K

General

Brand
Pioneer
Type
Receiver
Model
SC-1222-K
Color
Black
Channels
7.2-Channel

Processing

Power Output
120 W/ch (1kHz, THD .08% @ 8 ohm)

160 W/ch (1kHz@6ohm)

600 W All Channel Driven Power Output (1kHz, THD 1% @8 ohms)
Decoder
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz

DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6
D/A Converter
192 kHz/24-bit DAC's
Video Upconversion
1080p
Audio
Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus DSP

Hi-bit24 Audio Signal Processing

HDMI Audio Return Channel

Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
- 3D Time Axis Measurement
- Polarity Check
- Automatic Crossover Detection
- Reverb Before and After Calibration Results (OSD, AVNavigator, and iControlAV2012)
- Standing Wave Control

Pioneer Sound Enhancements
- Jitter Reduction
- Auto Phase Control Plus/Phase Control Plus
- PQLS Bit-stream/Multi-Surround/2ch
- Sound Retriever Link
- Advanced Auto Sound Retriever (Multi-ch, ARC, AIR)
- Advanced Surround (15 + 1 Modes)
- Wide Surround Movie & Music
- Front Stage Surround Advance (Wide/Focus)
- Headphones Surround
- Virtual Speaker (Wide/Height/Depth/Surround Back)
Video
3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc, Broadcast, and Games)

Deep Color (36-bit), x.v. Color

1080p/24fps Scaler with Qdeo

1080p Transferring

Video Conversion to HDMI

Triple HD Noise Reduction

Advanced Video Adjust

Stream Smoother

Stream Smoother Link

Frame Rate Conversion

Radio

FM/AM Tuner
Included

Connectivity

HDMI
7 In / 1 Out
Component Video
2 In / 1 Out
Digital Optical Audio
2 In
Digital Coaxial Audio
2 In
Headphone Jack
1
USB Port
2
Network Ready
Ethernet In x 1

USB Charge Port for AS-WL300 Wireless Converter
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Adapter Port for AS-BT200
iPod Compatibility
Yes
RS-232
Yes
IR
1 In / 1 Out
12V Trigger
2
Other Connectors
AV (Composite) 4 In/1 Out

Audio 1 in (assignable)

Monitor Composite 1 Out

Zone 2 Analog Out with Zone 2 Subwoofer Out

Zone 3 Preouts

Dual Subwoofer Out

Speaker 9 ch out (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back/Zone 2, FH/FW/Speaker B)

MCACC Setup MIC In

Specification

Remote Control
Learning Remote Control (Luminous)

Power

Power Supply
AC 120 V/60 Hz
Consumption
290W
Standby Consumption
0.1W

Features

Features
AirPlay Compatible

DLNA Certified (1.5)

Compatible with Windows 7

Music File Playback via LAN/USB (WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC)

SiriusXM Internet Radio

Pandora INTERNET Radio

Internet Radio with vTuner

iPod Digital Transmission via Front USB Terminal

Charges iPod/iPhone/iPad, USB & Video Cable Supplied

iControlAV2012 Remote Control App Ready
- AV receiver and Blu-ray Disc player control from smartphone
- Sound Explorer

Air Jam App Ready (iOS/Android) (optional AS-BT200 adapter required)
- Share music and create playlists via Bluetooth connection

Auto Power Down

Power Save for HDMI Standby Through

Sleep Timer

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
17.13" x 7.28" x 17.36"
Weight
31.75 lbs.

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  • Neil S.
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs HDMI port problems

Pros: Lot of features. Too bad they all don't work.

Cons: HDMI port failure. I would have discovered this problem within the one year warranty but had the receiver at a location that I was only at 2 weekends a month. Was having connection problems from the start with the TV, Netflix and Blu Ray. I'd jiggle the cables and it would come back so I assumed it was the cables. Just over the warranty period and now I get the message "No Input Selected". I figured I now needed to replace the cables but that had no effect. Then I read reviews that described port failures. On mine it's the out port. If it was one of the inputs I could work around it. Unit has less than 100 hours use. What a waste. I have a 10 year old Pioneer Plasma TV that I still think looks better than most of the new ones I see for sale now and has never given me a problem. Same with my 10 year old HDMI-less Yamaha receiver so I figured the extended warranty would just be a waste of money. Guess that doesn't apply to the junk they're selling now. Very disappointed with this high end receiver purchase.

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  • John S.
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs I liked it for 11 months then HDMI ports failed

Pros: A lot of features for a small price

Cons: HDMI ports failed after just 11 months. D3 amplification on this unit sounded ok when cranked but just didn't have the punch of my old Pioneer Elite.

Bottom Line: I bought this because it looked like a less expensive version of an Elite receiver. It didn't blow me away but it met my needs. Unfortunately, I can only surmise that the components are not quality. 11 months in and only one HDMI port will pass sound. I have one month left on my warranty. time to get on the phone. geez...

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  • Ryan H.
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs Great Reciever

Pros: High Quality, Sounds Great, Very Affordable on Sale
Network & Serial Control is perfect in my Remote Setup; Very Fast Response.
Pandora still Plays out Zone 2 (outside) when you Switch Zone 1 back to the TV.
Auto Calibration works perfectly.

Cons: Wish it had a Volume OSD Overlay, I live without it just fine though.
No Bluetooth Audio Input/Output (default)

Of course after years of holding back I buy in and 4k resolution peeks its head out; good thing its still a long way out from being adopted for my home theatre use.. Have a feeling it'll be the only reason I upgrade this; one day.

Bottom Line: I didnt have an IR Repeater when I first set it up; Since the remote didn't reach to the basement I did the initial setup all via telnet.. Was slow and painful but it worked.

It took a while but its fully integrated into my home theatre and automation systems, can hide the OEM remote and use a slim Apple TV Remote and Menu Options to do everything that needs to be done..

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  • Bill L.
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs 6 Month Follow-up Review

Pros: Excellent Power, crisp sound, versatility, equalizer for each of 7 channels independently, much more.

Cons: Buttons on remote are small and hard to read.

Bottom Line: I thought I should write a follow-up review after having this receiver for over 6 months of daily use. I also felt it necessary to come on board to defend this product after reading so many negative reviews (hard to understand this).

Not only have I found nothing to complain about, but I have found this to be one of the finest receivers on the market. I've been a Home Theater enthusiast for over 30 years and when I decided to do an upgrade for my new HT room, I wanted to "do it right".

After months of research, I finally decided on the SC-1222-K. As it turns out, my research paid off. The perfect blend of power and features for my Home Theater. The Class D amp is a huge feature which easily drives my 7.1 Polk Audio system and complete fill my HT room, which, by the way, is 22' x 40'! Just like a move theater, at ANY volume. It is so clear that you can hear a pin drop, or it can rock the rafters....

On the "Con" side, as you have read, the only con is the small buttons and small text on the remote, especially in a darkened room. Since I use a Harmony remote this is really a non-issue.

Yes, I am not only defending this product, but I am highly recommending it. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Lochan K.
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs No more Pioneer products

Pros: t was ok while it worked.

Cons: Just after 10 months and may be half an hour daily use, it died. Emailed pioneer, they responded back after two days and sent me one of the repair store address.
Will update the review after repair experience.

Bottom Line: I have owned many expensive electronics products over years and this is the only one which failed during first year.

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  • walter c.
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs HDMI BOARD FAILURE

Pros: Runs cool,sounds great

Cons: Failed at the 8 month mark and cannot get a hold ot warranty/service.

Bottom Line: I bought this 12/12 to replace an ONKYO that failed due to its heating of the HDMI board[WELL KNOWN HDMI BOARD FAILURE] naturally out of warranty. I bought this and made sure that I now have 2 Noctura fans and it failed after 8 months and is only used 2-3 hrs a day maybe 5 days a week. Having no luck contacting Pioneer as regardless of when you call you get a sorry we are at lunch. NOT GOOD AND BUYER BE WARE.

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  • Steve B.
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs Great receiver. Great price.

Pros: Tons of options, Good sound quality, cheap price.

Cons: Complex. That's not really a con, but If you aren't one for reading instructions (downloaded from Pioneer) then pass on this unit. It's not for the plug and play minded individual. Spend some time online reading the various forum posts too.

Bottom Line: This receiver has performed flawlessly. I have it connected to an LG 60LM7200 3D TV, Denon Blu-Ray, Denon DVD changer, PS3, DirecTV box, and Polk Monitor 70, 40, 30, and CS2 speakers. The unit has plenty of power to drive the monitor 70s. The firmware update for Pandora needs to be downloaded onto a fat 32 formatted jump drive and then installed from that through the USB port. It worked the first time. MCACC does a great job too. This receiver replaced a Kenwood VR-6070 THX 6.1 unit, and it is quite a step up. I have this wired directly to my router, and don't have any issues with connectivity. Internet radio, Pandora and streaming from my laptop through my home network all work flawlessly. The I phone app is pretty cool too.

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  • Donald P.
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs A mostly unapreciated bargain.

Pros: Lots a power. with the class D Amplifier this is mower power than any receiver i've ever owned.It has so many xtras, and without saying a large learning curve if you use all that is has to offer.I added the Andrew Jones Pioneer SP-PK52FS 5.1 Speaker System with the 2 front towers which i got for a steal.What a combo.I'm basically interested in sound quality for movies and blu-ray concerts and Wow! Thia is the best I've ever owned especially for the money.Anyone that complains about this receiver is not taking the time to appreciate what is has to offer. If you don't read Japanese Print out the manual in English as i did, and use it.

Cons: None other than a Large learning curve but to set up your sound use the mike for the auto MCAA it does a great job.

Bottom Line: People who complain about this receiver in my thoughts are not taking time for set up.type out and "READ THE MANUAL"This receiver has the most powerful amplifier ever made for home theater.The sound at very or low volumes is excellent and doesn't bog down.This is not plug and play.And for you who appear to have more money than knowledge hire a professional to set up your system .How can anyone complain about this receiver and the bargain price.

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  • Kevin V.
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs Avoid this product

Pros: None if it doesnt work.

Cons: HDMI HDCP issue that can not be resolved by tech support. Using on a projector, can not get video to display. Tech support is understaffed and useless. Tried different brand cables different length cables and different projectors and tv's. Not worth the hassle.

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  • stephen h.
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs Not bad for the money.

Pros: Sound is not bad. Accepts 4 ohm speakers. Bang for the buck. Has plenty of HDMI sources.

Cons: Pandora doesn't work even after firmware update and Pioneer support.
Media Server Music hardly ever works correctly. It will connect but the phone app control flakes out and cannot select a song I want.
For the rated power at 4 ohms it honestly does not sound better nor louder then my old HK AVR 650 it replaced.
Remote is a joke and and is overly complicated and the layout could have been designed alot better. You cannot type passwords in for Pandora through the remote or app has to be done from Receiver. When the Receiver gives you an error you have to painfully reenter all the info.
If I could return this I probably would.

Bottom Line: Its an ugly Reciever in person. But you don't buy a receiver for looks.

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