Summary: People need to realize that no matter what product is manufactured, no matter how stringent there quality control practices are, there will always be a defective unit here and there. It's the way it is, no way around human error...period.
Summary: I purchased this item back on February 3 of this year serviced through Warehouse Deals Inc. Here it is 5/25, 4 1/2 months later, the TV audio doesn't pass through the device when in standby or play through the speakers when the SC-1223 is turned on. I have swapped out HDMI and still doesn't work.
Summary: Had to buy a new receiver as my LG Plasma had an annoying disconnect between voice and picture and my VSX-1015TX didn't have a correction. This unit has a class D3 amp which is much cooler running than the 1015 so I was able to eliminate most of my cabinet fans.
Summary: Fantastic price and the item as good as new! Replaced broken pioneer sc1522 that took lightning surge and fried it. This is new model that has more bells and whistles and runs much more efficiently.
... is impressive and I believe to have been a good buy at $499
grandpa bill "billyboy", Amazon
10 March 2015
Summary: This is impressive and I believe to have been a good buy at $499. It being a FORMIDABLE task, I haven't replaced one of my Sony STR 33 ES units with this yet so I can't give an assessment of this at this point. If possible I will update after running it for awhile.
Summary: "Perfection" I own three other older models from Pioneer. It's hard to beat the sound quality of Pioneer. Never had a problem over the pass 20yrs of ownership! Can't wait for the DTS-X Models to come!