Terrible iPod Onscreen Menu / HDMI Repeater Problem
3 October 2009
Summary: I purchased this product after comparing reviews of it and similar products. This is my third Pioneer A/V Receiver over several years. I am generally pleased with the product but there are a couple of things that could be improved. First, my Time Warner Cable box (Scientific Atlanta 8240HDC) does not play well with this receiver's HDMI "repeater".
Summary: I needed a two-channel (stereo) audio device for my sun-room. Unfortunately, these days you have to buy a 5.1 or 7.1 receiver even if you only need a quality stereo amplifier. So, I chose this Pioneer (VSX 819H-K) especially because of its built-in I-pod usb port and the supplied i-pod cable. I don't use the Pioneer for my home theater or to listen to AM/FM radio.