Summary: Two years after purchasing the VSX-820, a circuit board failed. Repairs would have cost $230 so we recycled this product. I am not mourning the loss. I wasn't happy with the VSX-820 from the get-go anyway. Here's why: 1) No audio out for a TV. So the only way to listen to anything on TV that goes through the amplifier -- Netflix, DVDs, Blu-ray, VCR -- is to switch it on. There should be a pass-through.
Summary: I have purchased Sony receivers for years. The Sony's always seemed to crap out after 7-8 years, so I decided to get a different brand. I read good things about the Pioneer receivers, so I purchased this one. Bad mistake. I might as well not even have surround sound, as the rear speakers are never heard. It is also made in China! When I removed my Monster cables from the plug-ins on the back, the plug-ins pulled completely out of the unit.
Summary: Sjyst maskin med många finesser DOCH köpte den för att köra mot en PC HDMI och den har en mycket irriterande egenskap tar 1-2 MINUTER för att synka upp ljudet!?? Gäller även om det varit tyst ett tag Så ett klart nerköp om man som jag tänkt köra bra musik från datorn till denna burk Annars OK.