Summary: Excellent product by PIONEER ELITE !! Very powerful , and great looking unit!!! My freand use one !! That's still one of great Receiver ever made!! Soud great with DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY SPEAKERS SURROUND SOUND!!
Summary: After doing extensive research on several different makers and models of receivers I decided to stick with a brand I respected as well as that matched what I already use. My plasma is Pioneer as well as a few other audio components so I knew it would all "play well" with each other.
Summary: I have been a big fan of Pioneer's home & car products for years. This is my second Elite receiver. I purchased it because it has 4 HDMI inputs & many other connection options. I have not calibrated it yet, but what I have heard from it so far is very impressive.
Summary: The MACC auto acoustic calibration is a wonderful feature, as well as the ipod integration feature. This receiver has more power than any other receiver on the market (140 watts x 7 channels = 980 total watts!).
Summary: This Pioneer is a great bang-for-the-buck. In shopping, the only other models that were close contenders were the wallet-shrinking Denon AVR and the Onkyo TX. The Yamaha RX was a close price match but lacked many features available on this unit. This Pioneer rocks!
Summary: Great sound, tons of connections (especially HD with 4 HDMI inputs and several component). Can upconvert video signal from any source to 1080i through the HDMI output (would be even better if it could upconvert to 1080p and upgrade via firmware to HDMI version 1.3).
Summary: This reciever gives you more bang for your buck than any thing out there. 4 hdmi's in with one out ,faquia upconversion,on screen display,lots of THX modes,plus all the other modes and it has a speaker calibration system that really simplifies instalation.I have it hooked up to bose cube speakers...