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Pioneer VSX-819

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Overall 8
8.0

Pioneer Receiver

myke387, Amazon
8 November 2010
  • Summary: Product works great, need to just read more into the configuration so all my speakers work in my basement. Everything seems to be working fine right now.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pioneer HDMI receiver

Scott A. La Bella, Amazon
29 April 2010
  • Summary: As much as I love this the menus can be difficult at times to deal with .. plus there is no real time adjustment for each channel so you have to do it while there is a test tone that never represents the actual movie sound ... the auto surround is kinda bad as well it doesn't seem to understand more than speaker distance and also you better hold your breath while it calibrates it picks up EVERYTHING and fails which means lotsa restarts ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pioneer VSX-819H review

A. M. Allen, Amazon
22 April 2010
  • Summary: After wading through the myriad choices of 5.1 stereo receivers in the marketplace, I settled on the Pioneer VSX-819H. While this is definitely a good value, there are a couple of aspects on which Pioneer could improve. There are some configuration elements in the user manual that leave the user unsure if he should choose A or B or A + B. There are also 3 separate buttons on the remote for choosing sound/speaker options.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great sound at a decent price.

Chitown Geaorge, J&R
1 March 2010
  • Summary: When I decided to update/upgrade my receiver there were several things that drew me to this model: -Multiple HDMI inputs -Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD -USB input for iPod integration -5.1 analog input for external surround device The last one is important to me, as I needed a receiver that I could hook up my old SACD player up to (I had been going without it hooked up for a while, since I was using the 5.1 inputs for the Blu-Ray player).
  • Pros: Clean Sound, Great Sound Quality, IPod Integration
  • Cons: Bad GUI iPod control
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good Value

Robert Lamarche, Amazon
31 January 2010
  • Summary: I finally got to replace my old TEAC tuner/amp for Christmas, and the Pioneer VSX-819 was the model that had most of the features I wanted (such as Sirius Satellite capability), at a price I could afford. My usage of it has been pretty basic so far, but in time I'll get to install the whole surround sound/theater set up and get to enjoy it more.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good solid receiver

Jim the skier, J&R
28 January 2010
  • Summary: Was looking for a solid, reasonably priced receiver for audio and video. This does the trick quite well. Easy to use, good sound.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Easy Setup, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Runs relatively cool
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the price

Stephen M. Mccombs "M McCombs", Amazon
27 January 2010
  • Summary: Good choice for a 5 channel receiver, doesn't work well or the same way with all iPods.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very happy with this one!

MikeB, J&R
12 January 2010
  • Summary: Easy to set up. The on-screen menus can only be seen via composite cables, so that's not great but it's workable. I love that it comes with an iPhone cable and it worked flawlessly with my iPhone 3GS. The sound and power are great. I'm only using it as a stereo receiver but it looks very easy to set up for 5.1. The remote isn't particularly intuitive but that's one small complaint in an otherwise solid choice.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy Setup, Good Power Output
  • Cons: Confusing / Bad Remote Control
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Overall 8
8.0

Great receiver at great price

Aerfen, J&R
12 January 2010
  • Summary: I love this receiver. It was easy to set up and has great sound. I am having a bit of trouble with the am/fm receiver part, but it may just be my location.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Easy Setup, Good Remote Control
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Happy with This Upgrade

R. Petrosso, Amazon
31 December 2009
  • Summary: I am extremely happy with this receiver. I had an older (3 yrs) Yamaha and this blows it away! Set up was simple and took me all of 20 minutes. The 3 HDMI in's made setting up my BluRay, XBox and Cable a breeze. One HDMI to my TV kept things neat. Picture and sound is perfect. One quick push of a button and you can switch between any device you have, along with the change comes the picture and sound accordingly. A nice addition is the iPod cord.
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