Summary: Overall this is a great receiver. It looks great and performs as well as it looks. The On screen guide is a little muddles and outdated, but the remote functions well. Overall sound quality is not much to be approved on and also depends on what you are running.
Summary: I bought this stereo about 2 years ago. It sounds great. It has every feature under the sun. So why do I hate it? It is the biggest cluge under the sun. I am a software engineer by trade. The geekest of the geeks. Yet to understand this stupid product it impossible! I added out door speakers.
Summary: what a great receiver, i have owned 20 receivers in the past and this one is tops in quality, sound,and everything else that is great. you hear things in music and movies that you could not hear in other brands. i am a part time installer of equipment and i know, it stands alone among others.
Summary: i just recently replaced a denon receiver with this pioneer vsx-23txh, i am a former pioneer person anyway. after hooking up this unit and tweaking the unit, i realized what i had been missing in sound.
Summary: Powerful with crystal clear sound. The flexibility for additional amps is what sold me on this AVR. Great price too. My front speakers need a lot of power and this AVR does a respectable job. Will add an external amp soon, but so far it has been great.
Summary: Great receiver, lots of power and more flexability than you'll ever use. I purchased it to be my "main " receiver for my 7.1 surround home theater. My only conplaint is that XM cannot be sent to zone #3. I think that all Pioneer products compare very favorably to the compition.
Summary: I did a lot of research between the Marantz SR7002, Onkyo 807, and the 23. Onkyo had the features, but from what I've read the Marantz and Elites usually have the dynamics. I was contemplating on buying the VSX-33 when it came out, but was able to find the last Elite (display model) + 4-year retail...
VSX-23 Powers down on High load demands during movies
13 July 2010
Summary: Nice unit, great features but the safety / sensitivity relays on the new power supply force the unit to shut down during high load demand while watching movies like Predator. Very disappointing considering the "Elite" tag.
Summary: I noticed that the remote control does not turn on the A/V unit when sitting overnight or for a long period of time. When I contacted Pioneer, they said they knew about it and I need to bring it in to an authorized repair shop at my cost and inconvenience.