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 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.
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. My only turn off has been that the user manual and the setup for presets for configuring the remote to operate multiple devices is not that easy.
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. Pros: Does not get too hot, does not make noise itself and i cant hear any in the speakers either. Not too heavy, great remote, awesome external design.
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. That's the only downfall of this receiver, is trying to get it to do what you want it to do. It takes deligence and lots.... of patience. Once you get things all figured out it's a really nice receiver.
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. Just one HDMI cable goes to my TV, which is very nice. Auto setup was easy enough, but it takes a while and needs to be run for each seating position.
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. I have my FIOS-DVR, Xbox, PS3 as inputs and 1 HDMI output to my Toshiba REGZA 47ZV650U 47-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV with ClearScan 240, Black (it was awesome to get rid of so many component cables in my setup).
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.) Was able to remove "redundant" cabling from the DVD and DVR as well, which makes for a cleaner install. + BANANA PLUGS! All of my speaker cables are terminated with banana plugs. I didn't want to have to cut them off and tin the bare leads.