Summary: I have a 2007 pioneer receiver and updated with this one due to a amazing clearance sale. On my old system I used a 10.00 hdmi switcher to auto select between 3 devices and send to the TV not using the receivers HDMI. I then returned sound to my receiver from the TV sound out. I thought this receiver would eliminate this setup but pass thru fails on all my devices. I ended up using my old setup again.
FROM THE PRICE AND SOUND THIS PIONEER VSX-40 HAVE TOTAL PACKAGE EXCELENTE .
2 March 2013
Summary: EXCELENTE PROUCT SOUND INCREDIBLE,EVERYTHING YOU NEED FROM THIS PIONEER VSX-40,REMOTE CONTROL AND CONNECTING IS VERY EASY TO USED,HDMI ONE CONNECTION AND YOU HAVE EXCELENTE SOUND AND VIDEO 1080P
Summary: I bought this receiver to manage a pair of Definitive BP6 tower speakers and a Definitive 8040 center channel speaker, as well as Blu-Ray, Roku, and TV inputs. I have had it for over a year. Advantages I have found: - Easy to program and configure - Manages transitions between devices seamlessly - Routes and delivers unparalleled sound and video quality When we set up a second TV in the basement (mainly for Xbox and DVD), and I bought another VSX-40 for that setup.
Very little to complain about with this many features at this price
26 September 2012
Summary: I've had my old stereo for over 20 years, but times have changed. I needed something with a USB port, etc. For the price of this unit, this really is a lot of features. Airplay, USB port to play music with through a thumbdrive, ipod hookup, 5 hook ups to speakers or devices, hdmi ports, optical ports, full control from the remote, etc., and 80 watts per channel. The remote is confusing at first, but aren't they all?
Summary: Yeah, sure. If you want a complicated piece of electronics with bad documentation, a bad user interface and bad customer support, but at a good price point, this one is for you. What I ended up with is a "state-of-the-art" 5.1 home theater system with which I can't understand the dialog in a movie. Yes, I know, movie sound tracks do that nowadays. But what good is all the complication in this box if not to fix things like that.
Summary: Neither bad nor extraordinary. I've had Pioneer Elites in the past, and they've generally been pretty good, and this one works well. Just nothing out of the ordinary. I plugged this one into my computer to use for a 5.1 computer speakers system. The audio is excellent but I wouldn't say the settings are particularly easy to adjust. The next/following models are interesting, though - there is now a mobile app to control the receiver. Recommend checking it out.
Summary: I replaced my existing receiver to give us a better experience with the our new Elite 60" tv. We were able to use the existing 5 Panisonic speakers we had, And we could not be happier with the improved sound. The only thing we need to get is powered subwoofer. the one we had was a passive type witch did not work at all. Poineers customer service could learn a few lessons form the Elite TV folks. I would give them a average in that respect.
Summary: Very clean sound. Amazing price. I could never justify spending thousands on a reciever for a difference only a dog can hear. Easy to set up as long as you have no issues with any of your other components. Compatability issues are usually due to defective or outdated cable box. Just make sure your cable box has fairly new technology. Paid $300 at costco online and worth every penney.