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: My first AV receiver so I guess it might impress me more than a seasoned vet. I love the sound and have it hooked up too 4 x 250 watt cat tower speakers 2 x vintage 70's 250 watt sansui, 1 poke powered sub woofer and poke center speaker.
Excellent Sound Quality. Very Outdated User Interface.
C. Medlin, Amazon
3 June 2012
Summary: I bought this receiver along with Pioneer SP-BS41-LR bookshelf speakers, a Pioneer SP-C21 center channel speaker, and the Pioneer SW-8 Subwoofer. I have been very happy with the sound quality - it is excellent for both music and movies.
TV lip sync problem; can't covert composite to component.
30 January 2012
Summary: Pro: ..Sound is nice ..Automatic setup with included microphone Con: ..Sound delay adjustment hidden deep in manual -- see page 35. ..Noticeable delay with sound from TV -- lips out of sync. ..Can not convert a composite video signal to component video, which is technically trivial. .
Summary: I installed this receiver with my Polk speakers. I have two tower speakers, a center channel, two rear in-wall speakers and a 10" sub. The Pioneer drives all of them perfectly. It is crystal clear even at maximum volume. The mp3 player plug-in works awesome. Just wish the max volume was a bit more.
Summary: This is a great AV receiver and occupies the sweet spot for value in pioneer's line this year. The features and connection settings are plenty for my use. I like the UI for setting up settings including the sound calibration settings for the room.
Summary: I've been using it for 6 months now and it works great! I play all my music directly via airplay from my iphone and ipad. The remote control can be custimized so it can be used for TV and Satellite receiver as well.