Summary: Good: The good news is that the reciever does its job wonderfully when working... Bad: The blue blinking light of death. I purchased this reciever July 7,2011 from Big Value INC after my onkyo srtx876 hdmi board went out and they wanted way too much to fix it (one month out of warranty). For the past year it has been great then I got the blue light of death. I went to Pioneers website and looked for authorized repair shops since it has a "2 year warranty".
Summary: Pioneer Elite!!! A Trusted Brand name and part of corporate America. I hope everyone out there gets a cold chill when I say that! I might be a tad ignorant, but you would think a $2200.00 Receiver wouldn't break down only 3 months after (a brand new in the box) purchase. Before I get into my disgust for Corporate America lets just say while working I was impressed with this machine.