Summary: I purchased this receiver based partly on the longer warranty period and partly on the Pioneer reputation. As far as I am concerned it fails both tests. At 2years + 2 months the HDMI board died. Pioneer support, in polite terms, told me to FO.
Summary: Worked good, sounded good for a brief period. Purchased an extended warranty for this reciever via Geek Squad - good thing - as most other owners using the VSX-50 as an HDMI AV receiver switching multiple HDMI inputs have experienced, the HDMI board audio switching failed during warranty.
Do NOT Buy Pioneer Receivers Online - There is NO Warranty!!!!!
Lisa M Panzero, Amazon
11 February 2013
Summary: Beware! This is Pioneers policy and applies to all receivers purchased online. They do not honor any service warranty. I have had 2 warranty related problems. They finally sucked it up and granted me a one time exclusion so I didn't get charged for the repair.
Summary: The VSX-50 was defective out of the box. Pioneer not so helpful. Vendor stepped up to the plate took care of the problem, replaced the Unit all is well! Vendor,"Audio Visual Sales Guy" gets 5 stars for service and integrity! [[ASIN:B005ETIBHQ Pioneer Elite VSX-50 7.1-Channel 3-D Ready A/V Receiver]
Summary: This Pioneer vsx50 receiver is awesome !! It has many, many adjustments and settings, so if you can't understand the technical lingo in the manual, you had better hire the "GEEK SQUAD" or someone capable of setting you up. It's definitely worth it. Saved $125.00 over Best Buy. Thanks Amazon !!
Summary: I can't imagine in this era that anyone would make a receiver that doesn't have wifi on board. I had some trouble hooking it up so I called support, the gentleman was condescending, he acted as though I was stupid.