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To buy Pioneer Pioneer SC-1222-K receiver or wait?

by thomasterrible / February 13, 2013 3:10 PM PST

I am interested in the Pioneer SC-1222-K AV receiver for my next home theater system. The reason I would purchase it now is that it is currently on sale for $529 which seems like a good price, especially compared to what I see it going for other places. I will be purchasing the components to complete this over the next several months for financial reasons. Right now I have a Pioneer Elite SVX-30 which has worked out great for the price for my current home theater setup and this newer and better receiver seems like it would be a good centerpiece for my bigger and better new home theater, while keeping my old system for another room.

Aside from the price still being available down the road I wonder if there will be an even better receiver come out in the same price range.

I don't even see a review here on Cnet but that would not really answer my question anyway. It seems to be a lot of receiver for the price from what I can tell.

Any viewpoints on pricing or possible changes in technology or reasons to get it now or wait will be appreciated.

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You haven't shared enough detail with us
by Pepe7 / February 13, 2013 11:22 PM PST

What exactly is your current & future setup going to be like? Which components exactly are you planning on adding? Speaker setup, etc., etc.??? What additional functionality are you looking to gain in the upgrade, regardless of make/model? Again, the more detail you can share the better, besides price. There's always something bigger & 'better' up the road, of course depending on one's needs.

I'll be honest, the more I speak with people looking to upgrade, it often becomes clear that they don't necessarily always need what they think they need ;).

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This is for second system not upgrade...
by thomasterrible / February 14, 2013 6:12 AM PST

I do plan on keeping my current system and using it in a different room and having a new better version of what I have now which I am happy with. It seemed that the price of $524 was really good for this unit so perhaps a good time to buy it. It seems to me to be an upgraded version of the AV receiver I already have.

My current system.
Pioneer Elite VSX-30
Panasonic BD-210 Blu Ray player.
Epson 8350 Home Cinema projector ceiling mounted
120 inch electric ceiling mounted screen
Energy Take Classic 5.1 speaker system
Energy CF-30 tower speakers in front.

I play everything from shows from my cable box (almost always in HD) and use Netflix a lot as well as Blu Rays. I am running a Ethernet cable to the Blu Ray even though it is WiFi capable, it is also the means I use for getting Netflix or other internet content.
It works fine for my current location and plan on using all of it in a new location such as a bedroom or some other place than my main home theater.

I plan on using a larger screen, I will be moving so I can't say much more than it will be the largest I can fit.

Since I like the Pioneer receiver I have I think this one, especially with upgraded features would be one I would like even more and the price seems to be good in comparison to any other price around typically in the $1000 range. Some things I like about it are the D3 amplification, network connectivity and the video and sound processing for both video and music sources.

For the rest of the system I plan to do what I did with the last one which was to purchase the components as I could afford them and when on really good sales. I will likely try to invest a bit more in to the speakers, I expect an even larger/louder viewing and listening area than I have now. I will be buying a 3D projector and Blu Ray player, both of which I have not decided upon yet.

I realize that it would be ideal to have the room configuration etc. all known before buying anything but especially with the receiver and if it is at a price not likely to come around again in the next 6 months having that to add to makes sense to me. I did this with my last system and it worked out great for me and allowed me to buy things when on huge sales so my end cost was much lower than it would have been had I not been able to wait for things to go on the big limited time sales. My question here is if this receiver is a deal good enough to buy now not knowing if there will be other sales of this amount down the road or not. Also if it seems to be as good as it appears to me for the price range.

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We can't really know if it's 'good enough' since...
by Pepe7 / February 14, 2013 1:13 PM PST's still subjective. If you feel the price is right, then go for it(!) Wink

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