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. Needless to say, with the latest technologies and support for advanced devices and codecs, this receiver is definitely one of the best for the price and one of the best for the average home...
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: While it's had no problem turning out class-leading receivers at four-figure prices, Pioneer has found the midrange a tougher nut to crack. Its products have always had merits, but have usually only been mildly diverting – the sort of glossily finished alternative everyone glances at in the showroom before spending their £500 on a Denon, Sony or Onkyo. The VSX-920 is designed to put a stop to that.
Pros: Good looks and bold spec, excellent auto set-up (eventually), exhilarating multichannel sound and acceptable in stereo too
Cons: Flummoxing remote, can be bettered for DVD upscaling