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Pioneer VSX-821
6.8 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 2
2.0

The most non-intuitive receiver I have ever tried to set-up.

Tyekim1, Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died after two years.

EatTravelLive, Amazon
22 January 2014
  • Summary: I have no complaints regarding its functionality during the first two years I owned it. Then it stopped turning on.
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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.
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Overall 2
2.0

look else where

matt james, Amazon
17 November 2013
  • Summary: these units are riddled with power up issues. A simple google search of the unit # and "won't turn on" will give you a good idea. Ive had mine for 18 months and its now a shiny paper weight
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Overall 2
2.0

read and beware

goriders, Amazon
5 December 2012
  • Summary: All speakers polks, 3 1600 surrounds with 515 towers with 400w kick. At first after recieving this product, easy like all to hook up, run auto speakers, then adjusted them they way they should be. It had turned itself off and kept doing this. Found out it was a dud.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lost confidence in pioneer and amazon

Roxgman, Amazon
28 July 2011
  • Summary: I decided to updgrade to an HDMI compatible reciever and replace a pioneer reciever that worked flawless for twenty years. I put the new pioneer 821 reciever in service and it worked great for 5 months then the video would not display only sound.
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Overall 2
2.0

The Worst Seller - Beware

barbiemom, Amazon
28 July 2011
  • Summary: Bought this receiver from BestDeal Tech. They are not an authorized Pioneer dealer. The receiver did not work right out of the box. Pioneer would not help as the warranty is moot when the item is not purchased from an authorized dealer.
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