Summary: What a great buy. I wanted it for a bedroom. Didn't need HDMI,because I just hooked the Blu-Ray direct to the TV and used the optical cable for digital sound. So it worked great. Great sound and the price was the best part.
Summary: I purchased a suround system several years ago. About six months ago the Pioneer receiver went out. I purchased a used Pioneer receiver through Amazon. It wasn't boxed very well but it works great.
Summary: I bought the reciver as part of Black Friday Sale from Best Buy. I bought high quality Polk speakers to go with it but the problem I see is that the reciever volume needs to be set very high to hear anything from TV. The total range of volume is 0-72 and you have to set to 45 to even hear properly through the front speakers. I would recommend staying away from this. My previous choice of YAMAHA was better.
Summary: The subwoofer that I used made the people down the street come to my house and told use to turn the bass down and the other speaker sounded good but there was no remote when I got the reciver because it was a used one
Summary: like everyone else, my audio is cutting out. It works again when I off/on the receiver, but this has become a more than once daily necessity. Doesn't look like there is anything that can be done, so I guess I'll just ride the storm till I can't take it anymore. Would not recommend this or anything else along the pioneer line, as this really should have been recalled.
Summary: Then the nasty intermittent loss-of-sound problem hit me. I was thinking it was due to loose connection, overheating/overloading, until I checked again here on Amazon. I am NOT alone... When I bought this piece of junk, the overall review was good. I bet next time I will only buy a "mature" model -- i.e. existing on the market over 2 years, so old customers can tell if the product can last. That is my $200 lesson.
Summary: Very good price range. Easy setup. Excellent audio quality. It has both standard, svideo and component video inputs/outputs and more input/outputs than any sane person would ever need. I have everything from my old cassete and turntable to my laptop and ipod hooked up to this thing... and everything in between and it all works flawlessly.
Summary: Thank goodness I found these reviews! I was going insane trying to fix my setup. Checked all my connections, all my other devices, etc... It just turns out that the receiver is junk. Hate to toss it, but guess I will. Lasted about 3 years, which is pretty bad if you ask me. Seeing as I never used it in anything other than a 2 speaker configuration, I am probably going to buy the onkyo tx-8255 for $170.
After 2 Years - the Sound is cutting out intermittantly like everyone elses reviews.
GSP Fan, Amazon
19 October 2009
Summary: This was trouble free for 2 years, now the Sound is cutting out of the Center Channel like so many have reported. Double checked all the wiring - subbed in a different center channel, it cuts out intermittantly still. Many have noted that they had to crank the volume or turn it off/on to fix. I have found that if you simply turn off the "MCACC Auto Sound" and switch it back on, the sound will come back. But then the Sound will cut out again later.