Summary: Great value for an AV receiver. Sound is excellent, for both home theater viewing, and listening to music. Packed with many features you usually do not see as this price. One drawback to this receiver is that surround sound audio is not passed through HDMI connection. If a TV is connected, audio sound will play through the TV, but not in surround sound. A separate digital connection (optical or coaxial) is required to have full surround sound.
Summary: I bought this receiver to use for my main music source in the house (it's not hooked up to a tv). I like that you don't have to have an extra adaptor for the ipod - it plugs right into the front of the unit and stays charged continuously. The remote control is a little tricky to get used to for controlling the ipod, but I anticipate that getting easier as I get used to it. The sound quality is very good.
Summary: This Receiver is great and does everything it's suppose to, but do not buy if you have HD components(PS3, Blu Ray players etc.) that you wish to listen to in surround sound with HDMI cables. I hooked my Playstation 3 up to this receiver thinking I would be able to play my video games in surround sound using a HDMI cable. The Fact is The HDMI ports only feed through and doesn't process though the receiver.
Summary: I like this product! I have a 50 inch Maxent HD monitor that I got for a great price, but it has lousy sound. I used to play my movies sound through the auxillary input on my Zenith home theater in a box, but it died. I picked up this unit at Best Buy and brought it home. Of course, my old 15watt speakers wouldn't do, but I got a great deal on a closeout of Yamaha 100 watt speakers with active subwoofer for 120 bucks.
Summary: I'm no audiophile but this is an excellent reciever for the price. It comes with a microphone that you place in the "sweet spot" of your room and the system will send audio signals to it and auto calibrate the system. I am also happy to report the iPod function worked excellent with my iPhone and 5g iPod. Highly recomend!!
Great material for the price; no HDMI sound acceptance.
C. Kunec "Acer", Amazon
17 July 2009
Summary: I really love this receiver; my father originally had a Pioneer from the 1970s he bought for 400 dollars. It had the turntable, receiver, speakers and tape deck. Its still preforming great. This convinced me to buy a Pioneer. Another reason, they are one of the only manufactures that are out there who actually outputs 120 watts per channel. When powering a Bose Acoustimas system the speakers can take 150 watts per channel.