Conclusion: We like the Pioneer VSX-23TXH receiver. It's a solid product with plenty of amplifier power and tons of inputs. It's not, however, what you'd call fancy – no network features, a stale Setup interface, and a weak array of features diminish it from rising to the status of "Swiss Army Knife" among the competition. What it does have is stability and a focus on sound quality – a focus that we feel is well-placed and of primary importance.
Pros: THX Select2 Plus Certification, Anchor Bay VRS processing, 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs, RS-232C control & dual 12V triggers
Cons: No Zone 2/3 Remote, Remote control w/ only partial backlight, No input level control