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.
Summary: This is an awesome receiver. I hooked up my kenwood surround system to this and its Bangin! The sound that the receiver pushes out is amazing. Movies and music sounds incredible. I would definitely suggest this product for anyone that wants a great sounding 5.1 system.
Summary: I research everything before I buy. Pioneer has always been a good quality audio product and this doen't disappoint. I bought this for my husband's theater room and it works exactly as I expected it would. No issues, no problems and it works perfectly. Sorry I'm not a technie, but this was well worth the price, a major perk!!
Best Receiver I have ever owned and I have bought only Sony products past.
6 June 2012
Summary: Great, great, great... I've owned a lot of Sony receivers in the past with no complaints. I just could not for the money and the power and the bells and whistles justify another Sony when going Hi-Def. This 821 is the answer and the I-Pod receiver attachment is just perfect. On most models it is a $50-$100 additional piece of equiptment. It is just an attachment and a button on the 821 remote. I love this thing.