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.
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: Multi HDMI inputs, one out to TV. ipod/usb port. So I plug in old and new components with ease, all play through receiver with killer quality (using polk RM6750 speakers) me happy music funtime.
Pros: Easy Setup, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: I order this receiver after reading many reviews and doing my research. For the price point, this receiver is a strong performer and rich in features. I am very happy with the receiver and pairing it with Klipsch HD 300 speakers sounds amazing. I would put this on any short list in this price range.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality