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!!
HDMI 5.1 is WAAAY Better----Great Price and Great Machine
Robert G. Kelly "Bob "Git it" Kelly", Amazon
6 June 2012
Summary: I had an older Pioneer with just Dolby manufactured Stereo coming thru 5 speakers and it was quite good for many years. But, now with my new 40" flat screen TV and the Blu Ray Disks players, I needed something else. I bought the new Pioneer VSX-821-K 5.1 Home Theater Receiver, Glossy Black from Amazon and it is truly fantastic.