Summary: I bought this Pioneer receiver three weeks ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this inexpensive receiver. It has a loudness control button, basic home theatre setup. The output is perfect for carrying the sound around a large house and the remote has a pretty good control functions. My only complaint is that the top cover has some big dents and they didn't get mention in the ad.
Summary: Pioneer has led the industry in adding affordable features to both their entry level and high end audio home theater equipment and this is just that. In the 200.00 + - dollar retail price range this is a full featured piece of gear with Pioneer sound that is known for little or no coloring in their audio reproduction A+ for the money!
Summary: this product is awsome.... i have an older one the vsx-454 and that one kicks out alot of power and this one does 2 times as much. i really like to crank the tunes if you know what i mean and its clear as a bell. very realistic when watchin movies to and all around crazy. the only thing that i dont like is that it doesnt have the bass boost button like the old ones but it still kicks...
Summary: I purchased this from a B&M electronic retailer last week and used it to replace an older Pioneer receiver that only had Pro-Logic capabilities. The Pro-Logic surround was so limited that I had even taken down my rear-channel speakers since they did so little. Hooking this new receiver up to my DVD player (via the digital coax port) and re-attaching the rear surrounds, added a whole new dimension to my movie-watching.
Summary: Pioneer has created a wonderful low-end surround amp for cheapskates like me since I had to ask dad for the money. It has so many good features I will simply not list them because there's no room to type them all! The only gripes are pretty minor, such as no S-video inputs, but it does have component input which is better, but it would have been nice to have S-video.
Summary: I have been looking at digital receivers on lineand in stores for sometime. But I was satisfied with the performance of my Pro Logic so much thatI could not make my self buy a new one. But whenI saw this Pioneer ranging from $150-$200 I couldno longer resist. This receiver has more featuresthan what is advertised. It is even 7.1 channelcapable. Simply this receiver is Great for anybeginner and Is well worth it price.