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.
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.
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.
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.
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.