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 speakers for kept blowing them out. Man but this thing is a disappointment no power, my subwoofer could hardly handle the old system this thing never made it.
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. For example, my Satellite TV uses the DVR setting vs TV/Sat (I do not have a DVR yet.
Summary: purchased this receiver a while back, and I have loved it ever since. it took a while to get used to the hookups-I have never had a receiver with HDMI and component video inputs/outputs, but once I figured everything out, it works great! used the mic for set-up, but actually prefer the manual set-up. it lets you adjust the volume for each channel separately, depending on speaker placement and size.
Extremely disappointed in this product and Pioneer
Bradley A. Gibson, Amazon
28 November 2013
Summary: After nearly two years of struggling with this product not working properly, numerous trips to the repair shop and now an estimated replacement part that is more expensive than a new product (which will not be Pioneer branded), I would recommend avoding this product and others from Pioneer. Their customer support was not adequate and after having purchased varoius other Pioneer products in the past, it appears their quality has diminished.
Good sound-- Instructions are a bear for a dummy like me
26 January 2013
Summary: Nice looking piece of equipment, but takes a magnifying glass and some effort when looking over the set-up instructions (think about what the guy said in the movie "Beetlejuice"--reads like stereo instructions)--there are also some issues with the set-up in that you need to have the RCA jacks in to access the set up on your TV--you can't use HD cables to do this.