Summary: I bought what I thought was a good receiver, well at just past the 3 year mark, the power supply makes the receiver constantly turn on and off, rendering it useless. After speaking with Pioneer several times, since it's no longer warranted, they sent me to a local repair shop. When I spoke with them, they said for the last 3-4 months they've been inundated with Pioneer A/V Elite receiver calls for service and not just 3 yr old ones like mine.
Summary: I bought a Pioneer VSX-32 on Aug 8 2010. This was not my first Pioneer, My VSX-9500 gave me over 15 years of excellent service. The 32 sounded great and had nice features for about two years. At two years and two months the HDMI circuitry went out, no output video, two months out of warranty. Wrote Pioneer and sorry, it is out of warranty. No problem, not happy but decided to use the optical output from my TV for sound as when it worked, it sounded good.
Summary: is hard to configure, but once configured...just enjoy because this A/V Receiver, blow you head...awesome sound and everything. this is not appropriate for rookies or beginners in receivers, the model is for amateurs for quality sound.
perfect mixture of old tech, new tech and price that fits my budget
1 September 2011
Summary: This is an awesome receiver, and a nice upgrade from my Yamaha 6160. This is a perfect fit for my home theater with its 3D pass through and return audio. The now hard to find under 1k option of preouts is also present and something I took for granted with my Yamaha. I also bought a Denon 1911 before this unit but sold it because of its lack of preouts. If you need 3D and the ability to hook up amplifiers to your system and spend less than 1k this is a wonderful option.
Summary: I researched a number of different receivers before deciding on this one. Overall it provides good power to my Martin logan preface speakers, however there is an extremely long delay when switching between inputs. Also when I restart the receiver it doesn't remember my last input, and sometimes I have to restart my other components to get the receiver to recognize them at startup. Very disappointed on this product for the amount of money spent on it.
Summary: I really researched and struggled over this purchase. I wanted to upgrade my entire home theater but I did not have unlimited money! I started with replacing my old Onkyo receiver. I liked it and thought it had great sound but it was lacking HDMI inputs and outputs. I started looked at Yamaha, Denon, and Maritz. While at one store, the salesman asked if I considered the Pioneer Elite receivers. It was the only one in my price range that was THX certified.
Summary: I replaced an extremely disappointing and defective Onkyo TX-SR707 receiver with this Pioneer. What a difference! This receiver is easy to set up, has great connectivity and features, and has proven to be extremely robust and reliable. The sound is terrific (I am using a Definitive SSA-50 Soundbar, KEF rear speakers, Polk speakers for high channels and a Martin Logan subwoofer) VSX-32 7.1-Channel 3D Ready Elite A/V Receiver .