Pioneer VSX-920-K review : 7.1 Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
Electronics Made Easy
26 November 2010
Summary: If you do not mind a few minor issues, such as lack of HDMI pass-through in standby mode or backlit remote, then by all means this is probably the A/V receiver for you. Some consumers have gone as far as comparing the Pioneer VSX-920-K to competing devices that cost upwards of $1500.
Pros: Quality- great price, great features, trusted-brand, Superior- offers advanced 7.1-channel audio and video upconvert, Featured- plenty of HDMI 1.4a ports, Bluetooth and iPod compatibility, Advanced- comes with several experience-enhancing technologies
Cons: Improvable- underpowered with a few minor flaws
Excerpt: Pioneer are one of a handful of brands that are synonymous with the hi-fi industry and with the name you know roughly that you are going to get a quality product with a respectable array of features for your hard earned cash.
Excerpt: Its remote control has a learning capability, and is also preprogrammed for hundreds of other devices. If the receiver is connected to your home network and you have wireless available, then you can download a free app to an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, which also acts as a remote control.
Excerpt: Recently, we looked at this receiver’s big brother , and the fact is that is isn’t really any bigger than this one. The Pioneer VSX-920-K is surprisingly full-on with features. The main one of interest here is that it has full 3D video support, passing it through very nicely from Blu-ray player to...
Pros: Supports 3D video signals, Supports iPod, All digital audio standards supported, Zone 2
Cons: No 7.1 channel analog out (for upgrading amplifier)
Conclusion: Der Pioneer ist mit seinen vielen Funktionen zwar nicht ganz einfach zu bedienen. Doch zum fairen Preis bietet der VSX-920 einen kraftvollen und offenen Klang, viel Leistung und eine für die Preisklasse hervorragende Ausstattung. Als Belohnung darf er sich mit dem Denon den Testsieg teilen.