Summary: Even if I get a technique to get my Optomo monitor to work on Monday, I do not know if I will be keeping this unit based on all the other factors discovered, read about, etc. I am just not that big of an Apple enthusist to ignore what is really important in a good Receiver just for 'air-play' ...
Pros: Airplay was attractive, but I am not as much a Apple freak as the next guy having moved on from iphone to droid but still carrying both! ;-) I loved it's 5-1 HDMI port and 7.1 speaker support. Price was good.
Cons: Did not support my Optomo projector! Can't use it!, Tried to reach Pioneer but need to wait till Monday. I found many others that were very disappointed in remote, long pause to start/stop, manual written by engineers, only 1yr warranty, etc.
Summary: This is not the first piece of high end equipment i have owned. This unit replaced a Carver receiver/amp that I had owned since the late 80's. I know welcome to the 21st century. But some of you may have not heard of Carver.
Pros: Looks good Once programed and working - easy to switch between other equipment (TV, CD, DVD, cassette deck, etc.) Yes a cassette deck.
Cons: a pain to hook up and really understand the manual. Difficult to know just where the speaker connect. Even though there was diagram. Connected Bose 501 (just two box speakers not a theater system) Programing was a pain. Button on remote really small and hard to see
Summary: The product descriptions make this sound like the best receiver since sliced bread. The implementation is a little lacking.
Pros: Love the ipad App but needs more features., Plenty of HDMI inputs but requires HDCP, Internet Radio works great.
Cons: Airplay only supports audio. Why not Video?, Ipod doc does not support video either even though it says it can., DLNA has very limited support. Movies in iTunes on a Mac will not play although they play fine through my samsung Blu-ray player.
Summary: This AV Receiver has quite a lot for feature for a midrange one. The iPod control works great. I will have to see after the RMA if the rest of the receiver is as well engineered. I replaced an 10 year old Kenwood receiver with this one. And it still works.
Pros: I used this with a bi-amped pair of Monitor 60 Series II from Polk Audio and a PSW10 subwoofer. When it was working, the sound was AMAZING advanced audio settings were tuned. I listened to the "Blue Danube", and when I closed my eyes, it felt as if an orchestra was playing right in front of me.
Cons: Something was wrong with the receiver from the begining, but it was confusing After wiring the speakers according to the manuals, the receiver would pick up the speakers only when I rotated its chassis towards the left. There was no bad wiring or connects. After 3 days of trying, no sound at all....
Summary: How does Pioneer (and seemingly every other manufacturer) justify marketing products like this a "AV Receivers" when they have an audio tuner, but no video tuner. Perhaps I'm dating myself, but in the days of audio-only devices, the primary difference between a "receiver" and a "processor" was that...
Cons: no hdmi labled for sat/tv (heard of hd tv) the little door on front pops off, its designed that way (do you have kids). remote is rediculouse way too many small buttons. returning for the onkyo 609.