Summary: The Pioneer Elite VSX-91TXH AV receiver delivers excellent audio quality and a host of cutting-edge features, but competing models offer even better values at this price point.
Pros: HDMI 1.3 compatibility; converts analog video sources to HDMI; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; excellent automatic speaker calibration; switches as many as six high-definition video sources; the VSX-91TXH AV receiver is compatible with Sirius and XM radio subscriptions.
Cons: Only two HDMI inputs; subpar video processing for analog video sources; lackluster onscreen interface.
Excerpt: The Pioneer Elite VSX-91TXH AV receiver delivers excellent audio quality and a host of cutting-edge features. According to Home Theater Magazine: Even lower priced Pioneer Elite models appear rich and substantial. Pioneer's Elite models are to Pioneer as Lexus is to Toyota. According to Pioneer...
Excerpt: The VSX-91TXH is not as well outfitted as the more extravagant models in the Elite series, yet it still offers an abundance of state-of-the art features and performance that belies its $999 price tag. The VSX-91TXH AVR offers every conceivable surround format, plenty of power for a full 7.1-channel home theater system, automatic set up and room EQ, HDMI switching, and a striking appearance anyone would be proud to display in his/her entertainment center.