Summary: Nothing to dislike. Pioneer makes great A/V Receivers as well as Plasmas in the Elite series. Just wish the Pioneer Bluray would uphold the reputation so I could have a Home Theatre with just Pioneer and Klipsch.
Summary: This Pioneer Elite VSX 94TXH 7.1 is an awesome receiver and I must say I am completely blown away by the quality and clarity of sound. This is my first elite receiver and I am completely pleased with it. First of all, the package came in a little bit damaged with cushioning materials all broken up. At a glance I was discouraged with the shipping condition, but then I opened the plastic rapping and here comes out this ‘monster’, so beautiful, so powerfully black.
Summary: Pioneer VSX-94TXH Home Audio Receiver I bought the Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH about a month ago, primarily to take advantage of the newer audio codecs available on HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. (See my review of the Samsung BD-UP5000 combination HD DVD/Blu-ray player elsewhere on Amazon.) You can find a number of detailed reviews in prominent sources, both in hard-copy magazines (Sound & Vision and Home Theater come to mind) and a number of Web sites.
Summary: Let me start by saying that I have waited many a year before I finally upgraded my home A/V receiver. I have looked and listened to just about every new one that has come out in the past 7 years. It not that there has not been some good receivers on the market before but either it was lacking in a area that I felt meaningful to me or I just did not have the $$ available at that point in time. Another problem is that I am some what of an audiophile snob.
Summary: I purchased via Amazon's marketplace vendor at the lower price. Great service and speedy delivery, even during the Christmas season. I comparison shopped with Sony, Yamaha, and Denon, because I was interested in DLNA capability. The Yamaha options were expensive to me. Sony's DLNA only supported music. Denon 3808CI is a great comparison, but doesn't quite offer the codecs (e.g. THX) and options (e.g.
Summary: I bought the VSX-92TXH receiver (a small step down from the 94TXH) 2 1/2 years ago as part of a home theater system. It came highly recommended as one of the best for the buck receivers on the market. For the first year, it was absolutely wonderful and lived up to the hype.... then, it all went to you know where.
Summary: If you are having lock up issues with either the VSX-92TXH or VSX-94TXH, and are competent with soldering, just order the SAW RESONATOR #CSS1716 from Pioneer and replace it. Look for X101 (small white with "JG" on it) on the circuit board located at the rear right or the receiver. You will have to remove the main cover and a small board to access the failed surface mounted item.
Good for what it is at the time it came out...Now go with something else!
Robert D. Labarbera, Amazon
29 April 2008
Summary: I've owned this piece of equipment for about six months before I found out that it needed a update to fix the problems that's been wrong with it. Pops and hisses are extremely evident and annoying during playback. Now I don't know if this is a common problem between all of them but, forewarning to all that do own this receiver. The update is to fix the output HD audio codecs thru the blu ray discs via hdmi. This process isn't as simple as it sounds though.
Summary: I love this receiver... let me say that first. It does it all! 4 HDMI 1.3 inputs, Dolby True HD, DTS-MA, crystal clear sound. I would expect nothing less from a Pioneer Elite product. I am blown away by the amazing sounds the receiver can produce when watching a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD encoded with True HD and DTS-MA. Uncompressed audio is great and there is no way to do it justice until your hear it. That said, there are a few areas of concern that I have experienced. 1.