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Pioneer VSX-94TXH 7.1 A/V Receiver with HDMI 1.3a Review
28 April 2008
Conclusion: The Pioneer VSX-94TXH is a solid, well-built 7-channel receiver. The flaws it has are mostly in peripheral areas that certainly don't affect sound quality or its overall audio/video performance. Still, with the amount of competition at this price range, Pioneer has a little ways to go before it is a clear leader.
Pros: THX Select2 Certification, 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs, Deep Color, xvYCC Support, RS-232C control & dual 12V triggers, Home Media Gallery system
Cons: No Zone 2/3 Remote, Using S/PDIF source alongside HDMI video requires front panel setting, Cluttered remote control w/ no backlight, Non-removable power cord, Confusing Setup/Menu interface
Summary: Overall, Ara liked the receiver enough to bump his current receiver to the family room. Sound is very good, build quality is first rate and you get an iPod connection cable included in the deal. Four HDMI inputs make the 94TXH a very capable HDMI switch! We were a bit disappointed that the receiver would not scale a 1080i or 720p signal to 1080p and that we couldn't find a way to get our 480i signal via HDMI to scale to 1080p.