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: 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.
Piece of junk, right and left speakers started cutting out after 2 years.
Justin T. Yu, Amazon
21 March 2009
Summary: I purchased this receiver at circuit city about 2 years ago. It was a great receiver when I first got it. Just like a brand new car, it sounded great and looked great. Recently my front left and right speakers have been cutting out randomly, I thought it was my speaker wire or my audio connection so I had all that replaced with brand new ones. To my dismay, my sound was still being cut out at random times.
Summary: The Pioneer Receiver is a good product if you know how to hook up modern equipment. I have not seen as bad a manual as comes with this product in a long time. There is no overall diagram for the back pannel, unless you are hooking your compnents up exactly as they describe, you better read and understand the entire manual. Took me way to long to do a simple connection of DVD player with s-video and optical digital audio input.