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Pioneer-vsx-522-k.33331144
8.8 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-522

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-522

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Overall 8
8.0

Sound system restored

Scott Francis, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I recently bought the Pioneer VSX-522K as a upgrade to my previous sound system. My old sound system was a Kenwood stereo system my dad bought in 1987. I wasn't going to upgrade my system until after I bought a new HDTV but the stereo control amplifier on the old Kenwood system finally kicked the bucket and forced my hand. My best friend has a Pioneer system in his dorm room so figured I'd start looking at Pioneers.
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Overall 4
4.0

not that easy

charles banks, Amazon
12 March 2014
  • Summary: not that easy to set up , to hard find settings dose not work that great to many buttons to push have to go on line
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Overall 10
10

Pioneer to the rescue

Anthony Criveau, Amazon
10 March 2014
  • Summary: I recently bought one of these for myself and was awed at the price and quality ,the sound was fantastic Mine was at full price and I considered it a great buy . When I found out I could use my discover card points like cash WOW what a great deal My son had a stereo from the eighties and kinda complained about how poor it was ,sound ect .
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Overall 10
10

Workhorse unit

Scott H., Newegg
6 March 2014
  • Pros: I did a lot of research between brands and on the various models in this Pioneer family before purchasing this one. I should preface my review by saying that a month earlier I had purchased a 5.1 polk surround for a 15x15 entertainment room not realizing that blu-ray codecs would not work on my old reciever. Installation was a breeze with the sound calibration tool, menu is relatively simple, and its has been extremely reliable over the past year. It never overheats o...
  • Cons: It only does 2 things which I am not sure about. Very rarely the screen on my Toshiba LCD will blank out for 1 second when using the video HDMI pass through on xbox 360 or my sony BD player. Its possible, with all the digital data being sent that the tv refresh rate may be lacking. There is an audio pass through feature which is automatically selected which means only tv sound (xbox only)and havent figured out how to reset with out turning off and on at the initial st...
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Overall 10
10

Nice

B. Rouse "B.Rouse Int'l", Amazon
3 March 2014
  • Summary: I use it for my bedroom surround sound system. Nice sound field for the price. No issues since the purchase.
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Overall 4
4.0

Causes TV to flicker and go black

Brent B., Newegg
15 February 2014
  • Summary: This HDMI hub should have been Pioneers top priority during manufacturing. Essentially it makes this receiver worthless.
  • Pros: Price, Got it on sale for $159.
  • Cons: HDMI input worked for a few days. Now all inputs are faulty causing a drop in the signal. I have tried connecting the devices directly to the TV and there isn't an issue.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Product and Easy to Setup

lombardbuyer, Ebay
6 February 2014
  • Summary: Great value. I went with Pioneer due to their reputation as making quality products. Setup was very easy and the Surround-Sound from Blu-Ray movies is fantastic. Highly recommend this product! One setup issue...need a composite (standard RCA AV cables) to TV to get image on screen and run setup. Won't work through the HDMI cable. Once I figured that I everything worked smoothly.
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Overall 10
10

WOW

john ballod, Amazon
23 January 2014
  • Summary: I needed to update my old receiver and also get a optical audio input for the new TV. Works like a charm. Would recommend to any user.
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Overall 8
8.0

DECEPTIVE REVIEWS!

Matthew Phillis, Amazon
8 January 2014
  • Summary: ** BEWARE ** the following reviews are for three separate receivers/products. I bought the 522k thinking it was network capable & had Airplay based on comments made in some of these reviews. This is misleading and needs to be fixed. The 522k is a great HDMI ARC capable receiver that sounds AMAZING - a steal at this price point, but if you are evaluating the 522k - take note of the following: - It is not network capable unit and cannot be controlled via smartphone apps...
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Overall 10
10

An Excellent receiver

William Derbyshire "bderb", Amazon
5 January 2014
  • Summary: This was purchased to provide high quality sound to my Polk speakers up in my wifes' studio. There are currently only two speakers coupled with a new HDTV monitor and this unit serves just fine. We are very pleased but not suprised but the consistent level of quality from Pioneer.
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