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Pioneer VSX-820
6.4 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-820

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Overall 6
6.0

Letting me down

Chris, Amazon
26 November 2012
  • Summary: This unit was great for the first full year. Then the HDMI inputs began to fail. I only have one working input now for HDMI. Going to use my extended warranty now. I recently purchased the 1022-k, hopefully that one works better... still got extended warranty on that as well.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked great for a while, then lost HDMI

Dotan Akiva, Amazon
25 June 2012
  • Summary: I really liked this receiver! I used it for 1.5 years and the quality was always great. Then last Friday, during a thunder and lightning storm, the unit experienced a power surge and I could no longer use the HDMI components.
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Overall 6
6.0

Seemed like a good idea

Charles Hodge, Amazon
18 January 2011
  • Summary: After waiting a very long time to replace my 10 year old Denon amp I did a good deal of research and settled on this unit or a Yamaha and due to the price difference settled on the Pioneer. Right out of the box it was easy to set up and sounded great.
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Overall 6
6.0

problems

D Cook, Amazon
14 January 2011
  • Summary: The I pod connection went bad within the first month. Everything else works amazing except the I pod connection
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Overall 6
6.0

Unfortunately Mediocre

B. Moore "Fleece", Amazon
31 October 2010
  • Summary: Ready to upgrade our family's 10 year old Sony receiver, we elected to get the Pioneer 820, because it had the iPod connectivity, along with 4 HDMI inputs. Overall, I cannot say this was an incredible upgrade, and I do not feel like the technology has changed significantly since we bought our last...
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Overall 6
6.0

Unimpressed

Devon C., Newegg
8 October 2010
  • Summary: I wish I had spent a little more for something better - I've considered returning it but don't think I've got the energy. It does work, and my main reason for upgrading was to get more optical/HDMI ports so mission accomplished. I just had higher hopes.
  • Pros: Good sound/power Good construction Great price
  • Cons: I was expecting a lot more out of the OSD - maybe this was my fault. It doesn't come through on HDMI, and even on component video it's pretty lousy (big white on black menu) Silly me for expecting a nice HDMI overlay, I guess. Feature is of no value to me and was something I really looked forward...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good value, but you get what you pay for

Eric M., Newegg
14 July 2010
  • Summary: Probably the least expensive 3D compatible receiver available. Sound quality is pretty good. Definitely worth the money although for audiophiles I would opt for the 1020 instead.
  • Pros: The obvious. Very low price, HDMI 1.4, 3D pass through. Auto speaker calibration.
  • Cons: No video upconversion. Component to component and HDMI to HDMI only. HDMI monitor out is not compatible with the on-screen menu. You have to use a separate RCA cable for that. Cannot rename input labels.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
17 May 2011
  • Excerpt: кино смотреть сойдёт,ещё можно послушать радио
  • Pros: пульт подошёл к телеку DAEWOO )))) ; много декодеров ))
  • Cons: звук с M/A br5 -отстой.сильно шумит,верха удавлены нет прозрачности ; дисплей типа догадайся сам
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