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. After all Android sales are on the rise while Apple's is plummeting.
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. How many people, including myself have purchased Sony products and then experience the WTF factor??? My previous home theatre amplifier was a Pioneer xxxx that was 15 years old (still working).
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! A truly great buy!
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. After trial and error in first week, I finally was able to adjust setting according to my needs.
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. This little guy turns your listening experience into a real treat. I am fairly technical, but even I am blown away by the various options to enhance your listening and viewing pleasure.
Perfect entry-level receiver for most audio set-ups!
Automatic QB, Amazon
3 February 2011
Summary: I spent a lot of time researching affordable receivers with decent feature-sets, and this one fits the bill. Some people have complained that the instructional booklet is needlessly complex. Not true. It's thick because it's been translated into 5-plus languages. Truthfully, I've never had an easier time setting up a receiver. Others have complained that you can't view the audio setup on your TV via an HDMI connection. Again, no biggie.