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.
VSX-23 Powers down on High load demands during movies
21 December 2009
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 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...
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: 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 The On screen guide is a little muddles and outdated, but the remote functions well.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: 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: 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.
Summary: The audio and video performance is solid and it has more than enough power for my 7.1 system. The best feature is the totally automatic speaker system calibration. Set the included mic at your center listening positon, press start, and walk away for 5 mins.
Summary: This receiver is wonderful. I compared this side by side with similar products from Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, and Yamaha. While all sounded quite good, the pioneer matched best with my NHT speakers. The signal is perfectand it generates plenty of power.