good for running HDMI and video components for your asic ...
18 June 2015
Summary: Works as desribed, good for running HDMI and video components for your asic hometheatre setup. Also liked the A&B channels, so i could setup a seperate room or outdoor speakers and isolate them to that area if i wanted or go A + B and have full-house music!!
Summary: Opened it up to look for a blown fuse and could not find an obvious fix. Searched online and it seems like it's going to cost way more than it's worth. Now looking for another receiver, and I'M GOING TO STAY AWAY FROM PIONEER THIS TIME. I WISH I NEVER GAVE THEM A CHANCE.
Pros: When it worked, it provided good sound
Cons: Same problem as everyone else. UNIT JUST STOPPED POWERING ON. I took immaculate care of this unit and only lightly used this as the center of my home theater system. One of the HDMI input channels stopped working a few months in so I had to switch my inputs to another channel.. no biggie. Then on...
Summary: I would stay far away from any Pioneer receivers, seems quality and customer satisfaction has given way to the cheaper is better and toss it when it breaks mentality (planned obsolescence). what a shame too, had a pioneer head unit in my 96 Saturn back in the day and that thing was awesome.
Pros: while it worked I thought it was a nice receiver, especially for the price. Unfortunately that was somewhat short lived.
Cons: After a year and a half the receiver does not turn on, it's a known issue with the VSX series, not just the 821, and it seems to be carried over to the newer versions 822, etc. The issue in most all cases I've seen online is the Amp board. while the board level components can be had for under 20 ...
Summary: I read most of the reviews and its not that hard to hook up but what is really wrong with this I paid for two day delivery got it in 6 but I got it and I was like a 5 year old could not wait, I had memories of my old pioneer (I still have) I bought when I was in the military, it was hard to find...
The most non-intuitive receiver I have ever tried to set-up.
18 March 2014
Summary: This is the most complicated piece of consumer electronics I have ever attempted to set up. While it worked well with two speakers, it has not worked yet since I bought a center chanel speaker and a sub. I don't want rear speakers, just a personal preference.
Pros: Great sound,connecyion options, DLNA worked and excelent picture quality to my Vivio XVT. Helpfull costomer service from Pioneer.
Cons: No built in wifi, No settings menu through HDMI and HDMI output quit in less than a year. In their defense Pioneer replaced it through their service center with a newer model that I am pleased with.
Summary: Purchased this as my first 5.1 HDMI system. It interacts with my Samsung HDTV, DISH receiver and Blu Ray player well. Several connections are required and will take a while to get everything hooked up. Screen menu (CD, DVD, DVR, TV/SAT, etc) does not exactly match the connections on the back.