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Pioneer VSX-517
4.8 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-517

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Overall 8
8.0

Very good entry level receiver

Bharat K. Medasani, Amazon
27 January 2008
  • Summary: I bought this from Bestbuy during thanksgiving sale for $109. For that price, this is the only receiver with 100watt/channel & 5.1 output . Note that the optical input connector on this receiver works perfectly with toslink cable. I paired this receiver with klipsch F-3 and 10" klipsch sub-woofer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent sound for the money....

R. Davis, Amazon
25 January 2008
  • Summary: But a little weak on bass. You'll need a sub woofer. Nice features
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Overall 10
10

Top shelf receiver

R. Brouwer, Amazon
25 January 2008
  • Summary: Has all the "stuff" you need or want to hook up to your home theater. I set it up to my new Toshiba REGZA HDTV and have unbelievable sound for movies and cable shows. Even makes the local news anchors sound good.
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Overall 10
10

Great Quality and Easy Set - Up

J. Baskett, Amazon
20 January 2008
  • Summary: This is a great receiver and was very easy to set up. The quick set up walks you through the process asking you questions in order to get the best sound possible. Took less then 3 minutes. It also has everything I was looking for in a receiver.
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Overall 10
10

Works great out of the box

Antonio del Drago, Amazon
11 January 2008
  • Summary: I purchased this receiver for my home theater system, and have not been disappointed. It took very little time to set up, and sounded great from the get-go. It has a "quick setup" menu which made it very easy to configure.
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Overall 8
8.0

NICE STARTER

Vincent D. Reed, Amazon
8 January 2008
  • Summary: A NICE UNIT IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO START UP YOUR FIRST HOME THEATER RECEIVER.
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Overall 10
10

An inpensive receiver

Weeding, Amazon
3 January 2008
  • Summary: I bought this from Bestbuy for $109 plus tax. This is a very capable receiver for 5:1 channel systems. The speaker setup is quite easy. The FM station setup takes a while to figure out, but who cares about indoor FM music anyway. The sound is good.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great economical reciever

Josh Dallman, Amazon
29 December 2007
  • Summary: I think this reciever is great! I bought this receiver at Best Buy a couple weeks ago and have been very impressed with its performance. The receiver is surprisingly easy to use and has many features to increase sound quality.
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Overall 8
8.0

A good value priced receiver

Five 28, Amazon
16 December 2007
  • Summary: The Pioneer VSX-517 was purchased as a gift for my parents, who had recently bought a new 50" hi-def plasma TV. It was the perfect choice for them, since they are somewhat frugal, but yet wanted surround sound to go with their new display.
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective right out of the box

Tom Rozek, Amazon
15 December 2007
  • Summary: It's pretty frustrating when you go through the complicated process of connecting up a home theater receiver and then find that it doesn't work. The right front channel was weak and distorted.
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