Summary: I bought this from Magnolia during year end stock clearance. I was upgrading from Yamaha Aventage 820 just because I got this one for cheap. My initial reaction to this receiver was mixed. PROS - THis receiver carries lots of power and you would need good set of speakers and sub to get the most out this best, - Flexibility. You can setup anything from 5.1 to 11.2 depending on how many speakers you've.
Don't worry, it works flawlessly and sounds sweet, buy one
Bob Rudi, Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: Warranty lamentations ... I got the 4-yr square trade warranty, no worries. Waiting for the right price ... right now there are 14 remaining from seller X at 1999, but I ordered the last one available from the previous seller at 1599. So timing is everything with regards to price. Review ...
Summary: I bought the SC-68 back in December of 2012. Since I bought the receiver, I have had nothing but problems with it. I want everyone to know that if you buy this receiver you will have problems. When we watch TV and the screen changes suddenly, the receiver cannot keep up with the signal and the screen goes black for a few seconds. I called Pioneer's customer service and they said there is nothing they can do.
Summary: I bought the SC-68 a couple months ago from Magnolia since they are an 'authorized' dealer and the warranty remains valid from Pioneer. The system overall is great for the sound with movies but is a bit 'tech-y' to operate. So those who like simple systems will likely find the unit has too many options. I'm running it in a 9.1 configuration, and I must say that for movies the surround sound is better than any movie theater I've ever been to.
Summary: I purchased my SC-68 from my local brick and mortar store, which are audiophile professionals. Although the purchase wasn't from Amazon, the decision to buy Pioneer over the Denon 4520ci was due to the reviews on Amazon; thank you! I will first start out by saying that the quality of this receiver is outstanding. I love the Optimum 2 channel and the Neo:X-THX movie sound fields.
Summary: I have been a Pioneer fan since 1976 when i bought my 1st cassette deck ... to my ELITE equipment in 90 (M72, C72) .. i just recently upgraded to an SC-68 and all i can say is Pioneer is going the way of all other equipment and service ... CRAP!!! SC-68 is a POS ... it is consistent ... consistently locking up, consistently dropping the on-screen display and i wont get into the poor functionality... ... Very Very Disappointed !!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: Very nice receiver sound quality is excellent setup you need to download the manual because it doesn't have it in the box. Other wise good packaging remote kind of cheap but what can you do other then this receiver as everything you need pioneer did great job building sc 68
Don't expect a warranty from Pioneer when you buy online
Kimberly Lazarski "Kimberly", Amazon
23 September 2012
Summary: Just a word of caution: the Elite receivers are excellent and I have owned them for years and will be upgrading to another Elite in the future. However, Pioneer no longer authorizes any online dealers - and even units sold from authorized dealers via online venues do not come with a warranty. This means you want to drive directly to the dealer and purchase the item in the brick-and-mortar if you want the insurance of a warranty.