Summary: Great sound quality. I bought this in early 2007. I have it setup with some JBL speakers for a 7.1 surround sound and the sound quality is really good. After using it for a while it still fools me sometimes. If the door bell rings in a movie I still find myself turning to check my front door.
Summary: I bought this as a second receiver for the bed room (I have a Harman Kardon in the living room) and i have to say this is an excellent receiver. It's heavy, and the auto calibration is really nice (better than Ez of Harman Kardon). This is among the top lines of Pioneer. However, the design of it is not as sleek as Harman Kardon, and the OSD is worse than Harman Kardon.
Summary: 8-17-07 PURCHASED THIS RECIEVER AND IF PIONEER DIDNT ENABLE THE HDMI AUDIO, THERE WAS A REASON! AS IVE READ OTHER BRANDS INCOUNTERED HMDI BUZZING AND NOISE ON X-BOX ECT: AND OTHER DEVICES, SO HOOKING UP 1 MORE CABLE WAS A SOUND ISSUE AND THE HDMI PASSTHRU WORKS FINE ANYWAY! IVE BEEN USING GLASS SONICWAVE FIBRE OTICAL CABLES ON SET TOP BOX,PS3 AND QUALITY SOUND REPRODUCTION W/ZERO AUDIBLE DISTORTION AT HIGH POWER IS ALL ANYONE CAN ASK,ADD EQ USER SETABLE AND AUTO SETUP...
Summary: It produces great sound and has some really great set-up features. The range of possible inputs is only missing VGA inputs. The only problem is that it's difficult to get it to realize which inputs it's seeing; but if you keep at it, the results are absolutely worthwhile. That is, if, for example, you have difficulty programming a VCR, don't even think about buying this box.
Summary: This unit is ideal for home theater use,this is my third pioneer home theater system and by far the best,this unit offers everything a home owner needs for a complete entertainment system. Great sound and easy to setup.
Summary: This is one of the best receivers for the money. It's so easy to use and has all the features one is looking for in a 7.1 receiver. All the hook-ups are in back and all you need to do is follow the instructions and play. It even adjusts the speaker volumes by itself with the speaker test mode. So let the receiver do it's job and all you have to do is enjoy.
Summary: I just replaced my 7year old DENON unit with this PIONEER and WOW great value. The options you get for the price are unbeatable..I am sold on the PIONEER brand. I was satisfied with my denon unit but did not want to spend another $1,000.00 and with this PIONEER it sounds just as good if not better than any high dollar unit out there.
Summary: Awesome receiver. Own the 1015, and this product is just as good, plus has the pass through HDMI connections. Used with a Pioneer 60" Plasma TV. Running Polk 5.1 surround speakers. The mcacc (I think that's it?) is priceless for calibrating the speakers. A little tweaking may be necessary, but it gets you to clear surround sound, reactivity, color, etc. Powerful enough for my purpose, and absolutely wonderful price.
Summary: Excellent sound and super easy setup. Make sure you measure your entertainment unit before purchasing since this receiver is longer (front to back) than most units and it might not fit properly.