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Pioneer-vsx-821.32642919
7.6 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-821

Pioneer VSX-821-K The Pioneer VSX-821-K is a 5.1-Channel AV Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-821

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Overall 4
4.0

WHAT?????

Virgil E Bradshaw, Amazon
10 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mega Sound

PLevand "Fun with Technology", Amazon
28 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Receiver

Matthew W., Amazon
26 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 10
10

Worth the money!

wrloyd12x, Ebay
10 July 2013
  • Summary: Loved love the product; was not happy there was no manual. Compare to other receivers, this is at the top.
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Overall 10
10

Basically brand new

Christopher P, Amazon
7 June 2013
  • Summary: Came with everything like new. I use this in my shed pushing 4 out door speakers. It is loud and came with the Ipod connector. This works great and look forward to parties this year.
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Overall 10
10

Just right

Julles, Amazon
27 February 2013
  • Summary: This was a replacement after a lightening strike, works perfectly, easy install and received faster than anticipated. I would reorder from again.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good sound-- Instructions are a bear for a dummy like me

tbob, Amazon
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.
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Overall 10
10

Great buy, great price

chamdigga, Ebay
13 January 2013
  • Summary: Great reciever. Does everything I wanted it to do and more.I use it mostly for surround sound, and it is great! My last reciever was a pioneer and it lasted 15 yrs. I think I did good!
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Overall 10
10

great

HoustonTroy "TP", Amazon
26 November 2012
  • Summary: Had for one year. Works very well, no regrets. The auto calibration seemed to work well too. Well built and very happy with it.
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