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.
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.
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.
Great mid-range A/V receiver with many bells and whistles
UMESH TALWALKAR, Amazon
29 March 2010
Summary: After a lot of research i decided to go with Pioneer VSX 919 and glad i did. Some of the pluses are great sound quality, competitively priced with many features (built-in iPhone/iPod link is my favorite)!! If you need to use only 3 HDMI ports then i would go with this one instead of VSX 1019.
Summary: I have spent hours reviewing all types of recievers and went through many stores to see them perform. I have got to say that dollar for dollar its hard to match the Pioneer VSX-919AH or the VSX-919AH. It has a superb HMI, more options then i know what to do with.
Summary: Nice receiver! So much versatality it's mind boggling! I'm still learning it's full potential. The hand book is ok but not very easy to find your way around. At first I counldn't get the sub-woofer to really crank but after dilegent tinkering finally figured it out.
Awesome Features & Sound, but Quirky. Poor Remote & Manual
Christopher Hansen "SFGOAKRFAN", Amazon
15 January 2010
Summary: I used banana plugs for the speaker connections and hookup was very easy. I highly recommend. I hooked up HDMI from PS3 and the TV audio with composite (Red&White) that I will upgrade to Toslink Optical. Analog audio is quiet and you have to crank up the volume. This is pretty typical.
Summary: This receiver was a vast improvement over my nearly 10 year old sony htib setup. Setup: -------------- Aside from wiring, which will go much faster if you have banana plugs for the speaker wires, setup was relatively straight forward.
Summary: I bought the 919 to replace a 3-year old Pioneer 1016TX-V that served me very well, but was hamstrung in its HDMI handling capabilities. As my home theater was expanding, I needed more HDMI inputs and the ability to convert analog inputs to HDMI without the use of additional output cables to the TV.
Summary: The goods: + HDMI conversion is awesome. I was able to remove about 6 pounds of excess cabling going to my 50" plasma since now all I need is an HDMI and an optical (to send TV audio back to the receiver.