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Pioneer 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver
Introducing the Pioneer SC-1222 Audio Video Receiver. Combining technological advancements with elegance, the SC-1222 delivers incredible home theater performance. With 770 watts of crisp and accurate audio reproduction, the SC-1222 provides connectivity for all your latest high-definition home theater components, and digital 1080p video from any source.
Easily connect your Apple devices with the included USB/video cable
Made for You--And your iPad, iPhone and iPod
Thanks to Made for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad certification, Apple devices are easily connected with the included USB/video cable--so there's no need to buy a separate dock to store all your music, videos, streaming content. Plus, since your iPhone, iPod and now your iPad charge automatically when connected, it's the ultimate plug-and-play integration with your home theater. You can enjoy music with iTunes album art, share videos and movies, downloaded TV shows from iTunes, photos, web content from YouTube and much more. Got a call? The iPhone will mute movies and music so you can take it. Use the iPhone directly, or push a single button on the SC-1222's front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive, full-color GUI.
High quality streaming with AirPlay and HTC Connect
With AirPlay, stream music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or iTunes to the SC-1222 and play it through your home theater system without docks or cables. Simply connect the receiver to your home network via Ethernet, and it instantly becomes the hub for playback of your iTunes music from your connected Apple device or networked computer.
Pioneer is the first consumer electronics manufacturer to receive HTC Connect certification. HTC Connect helps create a convenient wireless solution to enjoy content stored on HTC Connect compatible smartphones, eliminating the need to leave your smartphone physically docked, cradled or connected with cables. Stream audio content while simultaneously making calls, browsing the Internet, texting, or playing games on your smartphone.
You can even view song information including song title, artist, and track time as well as album art on a connected display. Not only that, the SC-1222 supports network audio sources in Zone 2, allowing you to send music to another room.
An Ethernet port and optional AS-WL300 allow full integration into your home network
Connect to Your PC Music Files or Internet Radio
The SC-1222's networking ability opens up an entirely new world of possibilities. A rear panel Ethernet port allows full integration into your home network, with Windows 7 and DLNA 1.5 certification, a whole new level of entertainment options are at your fingertips. With 192kHz / 24-bit WAV and FLAC file compatibility, network streaming audio playback is now ready for the true audiophile. Stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files from your PC, laptop or smartphone to your home theater system.
With vTuner, the SC-1222 lets you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world. An optional AS-WL300 wireless adapter is also available for your wireless network convenience.
Unleash Your Smartphone's Music with Bluetooth
The SC-1222 is fully ready for wireless Bluetooth audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device. With the Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, you can untether yourself from cables and inputs. Plus you'll enjoy enriched quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.
Ultimate Sound Control
The SC-1222 supports formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. Pioneer also includes all of the Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of entertainment sources, including the newest Dolby Pro Logic IIz height channel.
Multi-Zone HDMI Output
The SC-1222 takes the multi-room media experience to a whole new level with multi-zone audio and video output, as well as access to the On-Screen Display from another Zone.
Class D3 Amplification
The SC-1222's Class D3 9-channel amplifier is one of the most powerful amplifiers of any multi-channel A/V receiver Pioneer has ever produced. Keeping the new audio formats of the Blu-ray Disc format in mind, Class D3 takes high-resolution multi-channel audio to a whole new level of immersive performance.
Rated at 110 watts x 7 channels, the SC-1222 delivers plenty of power, but it's not the whole story. Where the SC-1222 really shows its unprecedented power output capability is when driving multi-channels simultaneously without losing significant per-channel output. Class A/B amplifiers simply cannot match the efficiency of Class D3 as their power output per channel diminishes rapidly when more channels are added to the work-load. This kind of unprecedented power capability allows you to appreciate the full dynamics from any media source in a way never before possible. The ability to drive more channels, simultaneously, means you can fully reproduce all of the dynamics and impact of high definition multi-channel Dolby and DTS soundtracks with up to 7.2 channels of the highest quality power output available today.
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Use the iControlAV2012 app to turn your smartphone into a powerful remote
Advanced Qdeo Video Processing for High Picture Quality
Using Qdeo processing technology and Pioneer's extensive video know-how makes home theater a truly immersive experience. The SC-1222 provides video conversion from composite and component video to HDMI for a single-wire high-definition audio and video solution as well as up to 1080p video scaling for an exceptional picture regardless of the source, creating natural and noise-free video for maximum performance and flexibility.
Get Ready for 3D with the Latest HDMI Technology
All of Pioneer's newest receivers support the latest HDMI specifications. So not only do you get the most out of your existing movies and music, with the SC-1222 you're prepared for the new generation of 3D video content. With 7 HDMI inputs including a front input, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. The SC-1222 also offers advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and Power Save HDMI Standby Through.
Transform your Apple Device into a Powerful Remote Control
Communicating with the SC-1222 wirelessly through your home network, Pioneer's free iControlAV2012 app turns your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device or select Android devices into a powerful remote control for your receiver. The all new iControlAV2012 is fully redesigned, incorporating everything from basic volume and input selection to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. iControlAV2012 for iPad includes enhanced features like vertical and horizontal orientation, intuitive control of music from networked PCs as well as Internet radio control, and a super- cool finger EQ adjust screen; simply draw the EQ curve to your desired sound preference. New Sound Explorer gives you easy access to experiment with the many powerful sound enhancements the SC-1222 offers.
Full-Color On-Screen Graphical User Interface
All of the SC-1222's advanced control and connectivity options are made even better with a full-color user interface via HDMI on your connected TV. Effortlessly navigate through the SC-1222's menu and enjoy iTunes album art from a connected Apple device.
Fine-Tune Your Sound with MCACC
Like a musical instrument, your home theater system needs to be tuned. Pioneer's Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) provides an optimized, multi-channel listening experience that's calibrated and customized specifically to your room by measuring every speaker's connection, and noting size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre.