This receiver was so far ahead of its time, the new ones are still trying to catch up
29 September 2011
Summary: I'm going to skip the boring stuff like listing all of the inputs, long story short, 2 optical, 2 coaxial, 2 component, no HDMI. This shouldn't be your biggest concern anyway. Real Brass tax: This has your standard blowout protection, so no concern there.
Summary: I purchased this receiver used a couple months ago. So far it's done very well. In comparison to today's receivers this one doesn't have half of the 'bells and whistles,' but it does a great job with the basics.
Summary: I currently have it set up in 5.1 mode (I have had it in 7.1 mode, but the other two speakers didn't sound as good and I took them out of the loop) running audio for my 3 computers, tv, and xbox360 and they all sound great. The sound quality is awesome at high and low volumes.
Summary: I've owned this for >2 years now. Of late the receiver has started going into Amp Error mode and I believe this is because it is unable to deliver the high current the speakers demand for movie watching.
Excerpt: - Initial Note - My parents recently travelled to the States, and was expecting a gift when they got home, but have instead bought the Pioneer Reciever. They had been talking about getting a good surround system, as they watch the television quite a lot (too much), and generally listen to a lot of...
Pros: Fantastic sound Quality, affordable (without losing manufacturer quality), Very easy to use, can handle several speakers without the need for adding additional amps, Plenty of inputs and outputs (ideal if you want to hook it up to the stereo and tv)
Cons: None . My parents have bought the system, and have a technological knowledge of zero, therefore they find the use of the remote control a little confusing, but after set - up and a good read of the manual, its relatively easy to get to grips with