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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.