Summary: Not sure what everyone else is complaining about, maybe competitors? I bought this 5 months ago and it works like a champ.....even better than I thought a lower end PIONEER ELITE receiver would. I give it five stars.......
Works great for me, great price, more than i expected
1 August 2013
Summary: Not sure what the complaints are, listening to it right now with a Dave Matthews Concert with Pioneer Elite Blue Ray player and I could not be happier. Seems more powerful that its ratings, plenty of hdmi ports, pretty display, elite receivers always seem to be very very nice, this is my third and...
Summary: We bought this receiver to have as a backup when we had to send our Onkyo out for repairs. I'll start out with the pros: the sound works fine. The cons: * WiFi adapter is > $100. Onkyo's is magnitudes cheaper, and of course not compatible. * No on-screen volume display.
Summary: So I upgraded my old receiver for this one and so far I really like it. Knowing I have the option to go up to a 7.1 surround sound is great as Im only running 5.1 right now but its more then enough for our upstairs living space.
Summary: Purchased this receiver to replace an Onkyo receiver with a bad HDMI board which caused the video and audio signals to falter after three years of service. The same problem developed with this Pioneer elite VSX-42 after one week.
Summary: After approximately 6 weeks, thing stopped working. Contacted Amazon, said they won't take it back or even fix it and to call Manufacturer. Contacted Manufacturer and was told, since this was an online purchase, they won't honor the 2 year manufacturer's warranty. Talk about a kick in the Who-Ha!
Complicated receiver but great value for money for what I paid.
Robin M "robin_M", Amazon
3 February 2013
Summary: Had this for about 3 months. I generally like pioneer for their products so puchased this on sale for about two hundred and fifty bucks. I will skip over all the myriad of details and say that they have put a lot of features in, however GUI is poor (looks like something from 10 years ago).
Summary: Never thought I would be writing a bad review on a Pioneer product, but here I am. After purchasing a VSX-51 last year, I thought I would stick with the brand and purchased a -42 for another part of our house.