Summary: Great receiver for the money. COHO liquidation was great to work with. Wanted a receiver with A/B outputs and with iOS integration. Higher end models have Airplay, but only audio. This doesn't have Airplay but I just added a $99 AppleTV and have both audio and video. Works great.
Summary: This receiver has turned out to be a great entry level reciever. The price was right and its working great. It is a little complicated at first, but with practice comes ease. The only thing that chaps my hide is the on-screen controls dont work when using the hdmi plugs.
Summary: The receiver seems to have everything we were looking for, but the owner's manual is so poorly written (complex) that I don't have the setup optimized. Therefore, I cannot provide a true evaluation at this point. I need to hire a pro...an interpreter..
Complicated to Setup, but Great Tech Support and Works Great
23 July 2011
Summary: In reading this review, keep in mind I'm not an audiophile. I just wanted a receiver for my TV/entertainment center sound system. Unless the factory default happens to work, It you have trouble programming your DVR you'll be completely lost setting up this beast. For me the manual is very poor.
Summary: Here is what I wanted a receiver to do.. I don't currently have a surround sound set of speakers, so this review is for Stereo only... may add surround later. The one i got was made in China. Play Pandora or CDs via my PS3 to Receiver but not TV Play regular TV/PS3 but not always through receiver.
Summary: Overall pleased, but a few little gripes. As mentioned earlier, no way this runs 110W per channel. I'd say about 85 W. MCAA auto setup did not work...too much extraneous noise. Not. But, I would rather manually set up anyway. Be careful about iPod control. Will not control Classic prior to 5th Gen.
Summary: Some quick background info: I am generally good at fixing things and setting up tech equipment but I'm NOT an "audiophile". Just wanted to replace 20+ year-old speakers and receiver with something that would sound great. Did the required research on CNET, Amazon, etc.
Summary: My search for a new receiver began with attempting to replace an 11 year old Sony, Brand Loyalty was important, I know how it works so why fool with a good thing. I choose the Pioneer after reviewing many similarly priced and featured models, what I have learned about the electronics world is...