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: 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.
Summary: I've owned this unit for a couple of weeks and just got it running since I was waiting for my speakers to arrive. I can't give you a tech savvy review, but I can tell you I like this Pioneer quite a bit. I own a Pioneer audio unit for my music, which is amazing, so I researched many brands to come up with something to replace some way outdated equipment. I wanted to check out other brands, but for the options and price- this can't be beat.
Summary: You'll be hard pressed to find a receiver with more features in this price range. I spent ALOT of time researching receivers and for the money the VSX-919-AH-K was it.I am extremely pleased with it. For the price, you get lots of features, some not available on units 3 or 4 times the price. Sound, the sound is excellent, very clean, match it with quality speakers and people will think you spent alot more than you did.
Summary: After researching the web extensively before buying my first AV receiver, my choices narrowed down to Onkyo-SR607,Rc160 and this beauty. As you can tell I went with 919, predominantly because it came with ipod connectivity which at that price-point was an excellent bargain. Also 1019 was unnecessarily costlier despite very minor HDMI switching ability and one or two extra HDMI.
Pioneer VSX-919 Pristine sound Quality with guts and oomphs
18 January 2010
Summary: I first purchased VSX 819(5.1 channel) model, which I liked for few weeks except initially setting up the receiver took more than 2-3 hours. then when I was looking to buy 919 for its 7.1 channel but at the same time Sony released its STR-DN1000 model so I purchased this Sony but after having hooked it up with JBL speakers fairly very quickly than vsx819 and begun listening and noticed this Sony failed to produce very clean sound quality especially in dialogue and in...
Summary: I'm not a up-to-date audiophile like most buyers of this product but thought some basic comments might be helpful to users like me. I just got this Pioneer through Amazon (Electronics Express)and it came without any problems. I bought it to connect my new Samsung LN52B750 TV and BD3600 DVD with my existing Kenwood 5.1 surround sound speakers. Hook-up was pretty easy, considering I haven't hooked up components in 10 years.
Summary: It's True! This is an outstanding receiver. i am very happy with the purchase. Only could improve product with a lighted remote. i have learned that powering on the receiver last in a sequence of commands helps to activate the correct HDMI input channel. Also sometimes switching input channels with the remote will select the correct input to send to the TV. it has something to do with copyright protection.