Summary: Awesome sound. World of difference between my old Sony and this really nice Pioneer. The HDMI channel switcher makes it so much easier for my Harmony remote to start an activity appropriately. The iPod/iPhone feature should also be more Android friendly.
Summary: I purchased this receiver from Amazon last April. I have had no problems with it at all. The sound is really good and is an attractive unit as well. I'm happy with my purchase I reccomend the vsx 821k as it is the same receiver with some improvements for a little more
I am amazed at the performance and features. For the price?? No contest
2 January 2012
Summary: I've been a fan of Pioneer products (and some of my friends) since the 80's, and have never been disappointed with my purchases of their products. Not a shill for corporate anyone. Most corporate leaders are in my opinion psychopaths. Lets face facts though.
The perfect 5.1 stereo system-Pioneer got this one right.
1 December 2011
Summary: Excellent equipment, when there was a programming problem or a familiarity problem, Pioneer customer service was quick to point me in the right direction-always had the right answer. I have had no problems with the equipment after using it in a very confined space-no overheat shut-offs either!
Summary: I did not need the 7.1 or 6.1 and wanted HDMI switching capability as well as a B channel for exterior speakers. This amplifier was easy to set up (with self test microphone for adjusting speaker delays and loudness) and works well. Sound is clean and full from USB, tuner, DVD, and CD inputs.
Summary: This is an awesome unit. Hooked it up to 2 sets of wide range pioneer speakers, and a sony cenrte channel. Sounds great even though im still waiting for my subwoofer to arrive! Turned it up to 60% volume and nearly went deaf!!!! Lots of inputs and outputs!
The features, build quality, and value made this receiver an easy choice.
6 October 2011
Summary: My TV had only 2 HDMI inputs but the VSX 820-K added 4 solving my shortage instantly. The Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system was an unexpected surprise as it worked great for me. A lot of receiver for the money.
Summary: I was waiting to write a review as I wanted to use it for couple of weeks atleast before saying anything. I saw few people saying IPOD connection stops working after few weeks, I wanted to make sure that is not the case with me, luckily, it is not.
Summary: I'll try not to repeat some of the great reviews, but if you are looking for a well priced, full functioned AV receiver, look no further. Most of the negative responses on this unit have been from people that really should have spent 5 times more for their product.