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...
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.
Summary: I have just completed an exhaustive search to replace my Panasonic SA-XR57 that was in my bedroom. I tried out two (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 (which was better with the...
Summary: Unless you are an ultra-geek, this is all the receiver you will ever need. Lots of features that I know I will never use. Only 5.1 capability as it comes out of the box, so if you need more, go to the 920. This unit best suited for small to medium size home theaters.