Summary: Getting this new receiver solved our problems with static coming across the speakers. We had tried everything else and almost bought new speakers, but it was the old receiver on its last legs.
Summary: I'm here, two years after purchasing this thing, because I really do kind of hate it (one star). But to be completely fair, maybe hate is too strong of a word (two stars). I read some other reviews to get a sense of what other people are saying and you'll see these reported a lot: "Buttons are too small." (I literally need a flashlight and glasses or a magnifying glass in order to actually use the buttons). "Manual is useless.
Summary: Well to summarize this experience would be a nightmare. It doesn't work properly such as lights flicking, remote doesn't interface with the receiver. Tried reprogramming the receiver and the remote, and they won't work together.
Summary: I've had this receiver for about 2 years now and decided to review it. It is great receiver for the price and definitely delivers good sound. I have it set up in the living space of my 1 bedroom apartment. It is front bi-amped to Monitor Audio BR-2 speakers with HDMI inputs from an xbox360, blueray player, and AppleTv. My FiOS box is hooked up via component. I'd like to have had one more HDMI input, but I really didn't utilize the last HDMI input until recently.
Summary: I've been very happy with this receiver since I bought it. Everything has functioned very nicely, good sound, just worked. Exactly one month after the warranty expired, the HDMI video section died. Kaput. I've never had a Pioneer product die after just two years. The plasma that is connected to the receiver is over 7 years old and my Pioneer laserdisc player is over 20 years old with no problems.
Summary: Before you think about Pioneer receivers just Google the problems and you will see many. First the manual is generous on pages otherwise is useless. The remote is the same story a lot of buttons but most are good for nothing. Now after less than two years I have HDCP ERROR that causes the receiver to turn off, so it takes me a number of tries to get it going. When you goole this error you will find many miserable sole like me searching for answers without getting any.
Summary: I bought this Reciever because it had everything that i needed in it, however after ive been using it for a while i have become disappointed with it. The sound some times just turns off when im watching a movie and i have to turn it off and then back on. ive also noticed that the programing in it is horrible. i turn on my bluray player and turn the reciever to BD mode and then it switches itself back to tv input and so i end up doing everything twice what a joke.
Summary: I bought this unit for a few reasons. First and foremost, I needed a more powerful receiver with HDMI inputs. I got that. It has lots of power. True rating (from the manual) is 90 watts full bandwidth with nice low THD. Those in the know understand that 90 full bandwidth watts is plenty. Secondly, I needed the unit to pass through the signal to a couple of secondary amplifiers.
Summary: So, I have no patience for super long reviews (and often do not write them) but I'm definitely in the 'recommend' camp with this product. It has tons of features, great sound, and is easy to use. It's taken a bit of time to get the settings I prefer situated but other than that mild annoyance, everything has been very easy. This is a great product for anyone but especially someone who wants a high quality receiver at a more 'reasonable' price point.
Summary: I always check Reviews on Amazon, as well as other sites like cnet or borders audiophile mag's, and this Pioneer Receiver was no exception. It has many great reviews and other specific points to consider, regarding it's rich cluster of Integrated Features. In a nutshell, here's why I choose this receiver over other ones on Amazon.