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. so in order to fine tune speaker levels I had to unplug hdmi and use the RCA cables, tune, then plug hdmi back up. I recommend this receiver to anyone with a budget 'cause it works great.
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. and decided on the Pioneer 820 and Aperion Intimus 4T Hybrid SD speakers.
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 similar to computers, new today old tomorrow. I wanted a manufacture trusted a product that was not intimidating and reliability.
Summary: I had my wife purchase this receiver after an older Sony ES stopped working. Being short on funds but needing a receiver to replace the Sony, I picked this one. It was a decision I'm happy I made. I knew from other reviews that I needed a composite cable for the onscreen menu to work so I hooked that up first although the display on the receiver itself shows everything that the onscreen menu shows.
Summary: I have just completed an exhaustive search to replace my Panasonic SA-XR57 that was in my bedroom. I tried out two Onkyo TX-SR308 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receivers (both took way too long displaying anything on my TV via HDMI and could not do anything with the digital optical audio coming out of my satellite box) and a Sony STR-DN1000 7.1-Channel Audio Video Receiver (which was better with the HDMI connection to the TV although not altogether satisfactorily so and...
Summary: I picked this up at a local retailer. Looks good and the sound is pretty good. Didn't seem much better or worse than my 10 year old Denon receiver it replaced (but that's not a bad thing). Video over HDMI looks good. Setup is pretty usual for receivers, you will not understand many features and setup options unless you bother reading the instructions. Few shortcomings with one that is very annoying: 1.