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Pioneer VSX-819
5.7 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-819

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-819

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Overall 10
10

Great Pioneer receiver

Larry L kelly "Larry L Kelly", Amazon
4 March 2015
  • Summary: We bought our unit 2009. We love the fact everything goes through this one device. So you set up the HDMI to the TV and connect everythig else to this Theater System. The only thing I have to do I turn on the other equipment, with their controller, and I'm up and running.
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Overall 6
6.0

have owned this for years now.

Chris, Amazon
12 August 2014
  • Summary: It's an ok unit, has flaws though. The USB port came loose and doesn't work correctly anymore. Half the time you turn the unit on the left speakers have sound coming from it then you have to flip through the speaker channels to get the right side working.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not even think of buying

Rich, Amazon
16 March 2014
  • Summary: This was great for two years. As others have reviewed this product just powered off and stopped working. Pioneer knows they have a defective product and essentially won't do anything for those of us who mistakenly bought it. I have had sony products for years and know how to care for my electronics.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed early

SMTaxCPA, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: This unit failed just past the warranty Video thru HDMI just went out and so I was stuck. Not pleased at any price.
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Overall 4
4.0

will not properly drive big speakers

JC, Amazon
21 November 2013
  • Summary: power amp not rated in RMS has no real power to drive 10" or bigger speakers so if your looking for true RMS power keep looking.
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Overall 4
4.0

Suicidal motherboard

Gerald G. Grafstrom "Gerry G.", Amazon
13 August 2012
  • Summary: Sounds good, when it works. BD/DVD output lost audio after 11 1/2 months. Required motherboard replacement. Now about 18 months later, aux. output has done the same. As this is the only section that allows an optical input, and that is the only way by LG TV will output audio, I guess it's time for a...
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Overall 2
2.0

customer service crap

plymouth, Amazon
15 December 2011
  • Summary: I've had this receiver for two years now and I can't wait to replace it. The Operating Instructions are worthless and the phone in help is condescending and obfuscatory. Just try hooking up a DVD player, TV, apple TV, VHS, or other device to the receiver. You try to follow the instructions.
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Overall 2
2.0

Second one that stopped working in less than 2 years

C. Hawkins, Amazon
12 August 2011
  • Summary: I purchased in 2009, the 1st unit I received stopped working in less than a month of purchasing. I contacted Amazon and they sent me a replacement quickly. Yesterday while watching TV the unit just powered down and would not come back on. The returned unit did the exact same thing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Quality, Poor Customer Service

mis_gk, Amazon
2 August 2011
  • Summary: I bought the receiver (VSX-819H) in 2009. It was used occasionally on weekends. It was hooked up to a surge protector. After a year (2010), it quit working, no power. Returned it to Pioneer while it was still under warranty. They fixed the problem.
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware of Tech Issues

The Bachelor "walleyemaster", Amazon
27 June 2011
  • Summary: I don't know why, but I purchased the Pioneer VSX-819H instead of sticking with a Sony AV, the last which provided two decades of service with no problems. Less than a year after purchasing the Pioneer AV, it turned on/then off. On, then off.
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