Summary: This receiver has good value for the price, however I can't say I experience enveloping surround sound from all of my speakers. It does an adequate job but I'm not blown away. I probably won't buy again.
Summary: Mine broke after only a couple months of use. Unfortunately it is already out of warranty (it sat in the box new for 9 months or so), and Pioneer won't even service it (which isn't obvious on their website, it just doesn't accept the model, which was very frustrating; I had to call them to figure this out). Given the other reviewers in here that have had similar experiences, it sounds like this is a common problem, so buying this receiver is like playing roulette.
Summary: I hadn't purchased a new receiver in more than 10 years. So when I got this one to go with my TV set I wasn't quite sure what to hook up other than the speakers and the HDMI output cable to the set. Worse than that this has the worse manual I have ever seen for any appliance or electronic devices.
Summary: I had a previous Pioneer AV receiver on my entertaiment system for a number of years before it died. I installed this new Pioneer AV receiver and it does not come up with the rest of the system when I power up the system. Instead I get a message that says 'checking for external speakers' and then the receiver powers up. I never had this situation with my previous receiver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: We have an RV and the AV receiver had been removed and so we were unable to use the surround sound system which had been installed. We purchased the Pioneer equipment and now everything works perfectly. We are very pleased with the ease of install.
Summary: This is the best and most amazing stereo I ever purchased brand new the sound is clear and amazing versus my old technics 920 receiver I put away but it's a great receiever it's has allthe upgrades I need for later on in life but it's the product that i've owned in a long time.