Summary: This receiver is great. It was bought used, but everything was in great shape. All functions that i wanted worked as advertized. I am still working with various surround sound modes, and still have alot to learn about this receiver. Even though it is discontinued, it will last me quite a while.
Summary: I was looking to update to a receiver that had HDMI inputs and was on a bit of a budget. Just like the other reviews say this is an Pioneer Elite level receiver without the Elite label or price.
Summary: Warning!! Unless you want to spend hours tweaking this receiver to get simple TV, avoid it. I bought two of these receivers three years ago. This product is exceptionally complex and probably targets avid AV buffs who do not mind spending hours to make it work.
Pioneer VSX-9040TXH 110 Watt x 7 Direct Energy Amplification Receiver (Black)
12 January 2012
Summary: Bought this unit exactly 2 years ago January 2010. So far I am very pleased with this Pioneer I have no problems what so ever for 2 years. I am using this together with my Panasonic V series 54" TV and Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System with 2 additional Energy spekers to make it a 7.1...
Summary: I purchased this receiver in the spring of 2010. It has conistently had problems. It drops the cable video signal periodically. When watching a cable TV program, it will drop the video signal for a split scond and cause the tv screen to go black.
Summary: hdmi audio went out completely during the break from 5.1 sound to stereo of a commercial. Just pop and gone...no more audio over hdmi. Only used it two months too. Should definitely be built better i would think. Guess its warranty service for me now...what a pain.
Summary: I installed this receiver several weeks ago and I am very happy with it's performance and capabilities. Lot's of features and excellent sound and video qualities. Consulting the manual is essential. Pioneer customer service is helpful but not very competent.
Summary: *** Updated information *** I still give this receiver 5 stars across the board. we since set the front speakers to large instead of small and found that it does improve the sound in the upper bass and midrange giving it more warmth. It is definitely a fuller sound.