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: We are very please with this receiver. It fits well for our needs. Our kids have fallen in love with the Ipod feature that allwos you to control your ipod with the receiver remote while vieing your song list on the TV. I like the quality sound I receive while watching action movies.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power
Summary: I am not a professional sound guy but I have over 10000 songs to my collection. I love to listen to music so therefore I know what I like. This Pioneer receiver is very powerful and clear. I would recommend if you are limited to prices under $250 you cant beat it.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Easy To Set Up
Summary: [...] I prefer a dial to adjust radio stations and was surprised that the system requires that you use push buttons. Also, all buttons have only fine print and are very hard to read. Once set up, sound quality is excellent.
Summary: I wanted a garage system that I could run in my shop and a pair of speakers outside on my deck. This economical gem fits the bill perfectly. I really wanted XM ready (use with the mini-tuner) and the setup was seamless. Good power for a small sub and 5 speakers. Not the cleanest sound in the world, but good for what I needed. A- for sure, especially at the price point.
Summary: OMG I am hearing things that I never heard before from my speakers, which are no slouches. After hooking up all of the components and cables I am really amazed at what a great 5.1 unit this is. There is at least 20% more power in this unit than any other comporably priced unit. I upgraded from a top notch unit by JVC which had 100 Watts and I thought that was pretty cool. Forget that, having more power is incredible what it can bring to the sound stage.
Summary: I cant get sound directly from My blueray only from the tv. The surround sound doesn't work (or hasn't yet). When I hook the player up with all the HDMI & RCA cables i get no sound. If i run HDMI to the TV then RCA to the amp i get sound through the main speakers only. I'm probably not understanding something correctly as this is the first HD system for me.
Pros: Clean Sound, Good Power
Cons: Can't get surrnd to work, Difficult To Set Up