Sony STR-DN1030 vs. Pioneer VSX-1122-K


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Sony
STR-DN1030

  • Suggested Price: $499.99
  • Release Date: June 2012

Pioneer
VSX-1122-K

  • Suggested Price: $599.99
  • Release Date: March 2012

Pros for buying the Sony STR-DN1030:

+6
WiFi & Bluetooth built in
+5
Powerful 100 watts / channel
+4
7.2 Channels
+2
BRAVIA sync capable
+2
Easy set-up & control with intuitive on-screen GUI
+2
Front USB input

Pros for buying the Pioneer VSX-1122-K:

+6
AV Navigator setup assistant for PC or iPad
+5
1080p video upscaling
+4
Front HDMI input
+3
Zone 2 audio amplifier
+2
HTC Connect support
+2
Sirius XM support
+2
Windows 7 compatible

Cons against buying the Sony STR-DN1030:

+4
Only 1080i upscaling
+3
Only 5 HDMI inputs
+2
No front HDMI input

Cons against buying the Pioneer VSX-1122-K:

+6
1 Year warranty
+3
Terrible looking UI for streaming-media services
+2
Optional Bluetooth or WiFi adapter not included

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz, EX, DTS-ES
Audio Processing Digital cinema auto calibration technology
Channels 7.2
HDMI 5 inputs (5 back, 0 front), 1 output
Network WiFi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA
Power 100 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control Media & Network Remote iPhone/iPad/Android
THX Certified No
Video Upscaling 1080i

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Processing Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration
Channels 7.2
HDMI 7 inputs (6 back, 1 front), 1 output
Network Ethernet, AirPlay, DLNA + optional WiFi adapter
Power 90 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control Pioneer iControlAV App iPhone/iPad/Android/HTC
THX Certified No
Video Upscaling 1080p

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Denon AVR-1913

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  • Release Date: April 2012

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Marantz NR1603

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Onkyo TX-NR515

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Onkyo TX-NR616

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  • Release Date: February 2012

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Yamaha RX-V573

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  • Release Date: March 2012

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Yamaha RX-V673

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  • Release Date: April 2012

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Pioneer VSX-1022-K

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $449.99
  • Release Date: March 2012

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Sony STR-DH830

  • Step-down
  • Suggested Price: $399.99
  • Release Date: January 2012

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Harman Kardon AVR 1650

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $499.00
  • Release Date: June 2011

Compare the VSX-1122-K versus:

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Denon AVR-1913

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $579.99
  • Release Date: April 2012

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Marantz NR1603

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $649.99
  • Release Date: June 2012

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Onkyo TX-NR515

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $599.99
  • Release Date: February 2012

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Onkyo TX-NR616

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $699.99
  • Release Date: February 2012

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Yamaha RX-V573

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $549.95
  • Release Date: March 2012

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Yamaha RX-V673

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $649.95
  • Release Date: April 2012

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Pioneer VSX-1022-K

  • Step-down
  • Suggested Price: $449.99
  • Release Date: March 2012

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Harman Kardon AVR 2650

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $799.99
  • Release Date: June 2011

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Yamaha RX-A720

  • Competitor
  • Suggested Price: $699.95
  • Release Date: June 2012

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Pioneer VSX-1123-K

  • Newer model
  • Suggested Price: $629.99
  • Release Date: March 2013


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