Summary: Gigantic pile of garbage. My first one died completely (error code 7 upon startup) within 30 days. Exchanged at Best Buy for a new one. This one worked great for about 6 months, but now the HDMI stuff is entirely dead. Pretty much the biggest pile of crud I've dealt with since I can no longer take it to Best Buy for a refund.
Summary: The VSX-70 video stopped working after 8 months of use. The audio continued to work, but I got a blank screen when connecting the HDMI video system. During the 8 months that it was working, the sound quality was great, but the remote control was far too complicated, and the buttons far too small. Sometimes the unit would freeze, and I could not change the input device using the remote control until I rebooted the receiver. I would NOT recommend this receiver.
Summary: Lots of good reviews for this receiver - can't say I share the experience As a audio receiver, the Pioneer drives my HNT system very well (NHT 2.5is in front driven by an ADCOM 5500, Super Zeros in back, Center Channel 1 and Sub2i). Alas, as a home theater receiver, I'm about to replace it. I picked the receiver up at a local big box store, at the same time I got Samsung's 55" UN55F7100. The two haven't played nicely since I brought them home.
Summary: Does everything I wanted it to do and a whole lot more I won't discover for a long time. Love the automatic level control to help level out the loud stuff those movie audio guys just love to try to irritate you with. Works just enough so you don't have to have a death grip on the remote to turn it down, then back up, then down, etc etc etc. I still would like the adjustment to do even more as those audio guys are going to new extremes.
Summary: it's just what i hoped it would be. it did everything i wanted it to do. all from amazon i ordered the receiver, pioneer bdp 62fd 3d blue ray, epson 3020e projector, fluance sx series speakers and an elite spectrum series 110" screen. this is a wow experiance. a true cinema feeling.
Summary: this unit sounds good but is too complicated to use and remote has too many buttons and they are too small..the feature set is good. this unit replaced an onkyo 595 that sounded great and only took a couple of clicks to get any mode or device going but didnt have network and cellphone connectivity.