Summary: This review is for the VSX 32 which is the little brother of the 33. I felt it was time to upgrade my system from the aging VSX 81TXi. The 81 was a great buy back in 2006, but since then new surround codecs and the need for more HDMI inputs were needed. I passed the 81 down to one of my sons and put the 32 in its place. I already had a 7.1 setup in place so there was nothing new in speaker setup.
Summary: I'm a big fan of Pioneer AV equipment, I'm an installer as well and I use Pioneer a lot. In the recent years there's a huge urge to develop hardware that will be network friendly and also will have a mobile app, but unfortunately Pioneer were very sloppy recently. These recent models with so many problems and such a poor interface. I rated this model 3 stars overall, i would rate the app one star. Very disappointed product (Elite...hmm...in what...?
Summary: Very happy with the receiver. Setup was very simple and handles a variety of input devices (BluRay, etc.). Setup of Speakers and balancing them was very easy as well. Price might be a bit high, but overall, an excellent receiver!
Summary: I am not an Audiophile, but this unit with the Mirage Nanosat speakers has a great sound with rich features. I love the multiple Zones and the Smartphone app that allows you to control most features of the receiver remotely. There is nothing cooler than having the ability to change the volume or channel of zone 2 while sitting on the porch enjoying the breeze.
Summary: I picked this model for the price/quality/namebrand/previous experience. The VSX-33 features fantastic sound and build quality, lots of configurable and setup/hookup options. First rate product for the price, very satisfied - used almost exlusively for home theatre with PV-1 sub and Paradigm MilleniaOne satellites.
Summary: I spent the last two days setting this receiver up. I upgraded from an older Pioneeer. Watched several scenes from INCEPTION on Blu Ray, and listened to several SACDs with my OPPO, then listened to some music put on to the hard drive of my BRENNAN JB7. It all sounded fabulous, I couldn't force myself to go to bed last night. Even at low volume I'm hearing details that make me very happy with my purchase.
Summary: This is a great unit. You'll probably have trouble finding them now, as they're old-hat. The unit does everything I need it to do, and is a powerful centerpiece to a pretty respectable home theater arrangement. Forget the high-wattage A/V receivers, unless you have money to burn, or you have a huge home theater to fill. 80 watts through 5 channels is most likely more than enough to do whatever you want. I'd recommend the unit to anyone.
Pros: My unit was a demo, and was missing the remote (thus the low price)
Cons: My unit was a demo, and was missing the remote (thus the low price)
Summary: I purchased this to replace another Pioneer Receiver I had mainly for the 3D capability. However, I was VERY DISAPPOINTED with this av RECEIVER! After attaching all of my devices and speakers I calibrated it and put in a 3D Blu Ray movie to watch. During the movie the video dropped out multiple times. I thought it might be the DVD player so I hooked up another player--same problem. I tried new HDMI cables--same problem.
Summary: Pioneer VSX-33 Elite Audio/Video Multi-Channel Receiver This is one of the best receivers that I have owned. It has incredible video and audio output and is easily programmed to handle all of the components that I have installed.
Summary: This receiver replaces an Elite I had for 10 years & succumbed to electrical surge. I reviewed receivers in the same price & caliber, but chose the Pioneer Elite VSX-33, having recently upgraded to a 3-D TV. Having purchased a used competitor receiver for an exercise room & discovered it did not have elaborate DSP nor THX, I went with what I was familiar with.