Conclusion: The Pioneer Elite VSX-84TXSi is certainly a versatile all-around performer. It worked extremely well, and all sound sources sounded terrific. I’m a firm believer in using A/V receivers for all switching and aural processing. The A/V receiver is really the heart and soul of a true home theater system and the 84TXSi does not disappoint.
Pros: Four HDMI inputs; 1080p pass-through; component video/S-Video upconversion
Cons: Poorly designed remote control; slightly cumbersome setup