Summary: I had an old KLM receiver that finally went out. With some research and review reading, I purchased this Pioneer receiver. Easy set up. Plenty of hook-ups on the back. Connected my Blu-ray player and floor speakers. Sounds great. A very good replacement. The surround sound has a echoic affect to it, but switch it to stereo and its perfect. Excellent for movie watchers who have big screen TV's. Along with my sound bar, it like in a theater.
Summary: I needed a reasonably price receiver to power my outdoor speakers. I wanted a receiver that had Pandora and was made for IPod. There was one update that I needed to install using the USB port so I could connect with Pandora. It was easy to do if you go to the Pioneer website. I am very happy with the purchase. I am giving it a 5 based on price, value and meeting my needs. Price was actually better here than on Amazon.
Summary: Once hooked up,this system is pretty awesome,but it is a little harder than you would think to set up,also I had to purchase a power sub woofer with this unit as well. A regular sub woofer will not work. It has to be amplified.Once you figure out all the little details the system is amazing.especially the internet radio,which is my favorite.The sound quality is crystal clear with this unit. The setup directions are on CD.
Summary: This receiver works only if you have hdmi`s. Very hard to set it up...you have no control over ipad/iphone...God forbit if you have RCA cable to setup...you have input but no signal will go to your tv with the hdmi output....acording to them, what goes in, need to go out....
Summary: This receiver performs well with my Bose and Sony speakers. The 6 HEMI ports handles all my devices with good audio and video quality. My Sony super woofer is very well matched. I like the IPod/IPhone connection.
Summary: I've been researching for quite a while here before making this purchase. So take my word for it. This item will do more than you probably need it to do. My main item was I wanted to play my own music via a thumb drive. I can do this and I can also control this music from my Ipad.
Summary: Too complicated for me, and malfunctioned during setup (TV picture was going off and on most of the time). I had to use a magnifying glass to use the remote. The sound is good. No problem there, but very trying one one's nerves. Young people may not have a problem with it, but it's not for the golden years.
Summary: I replaced an old Panasonic 5 disc changer I had for over 15yrs. My first major task with this Pioneer VSX 822 was hooking up different components and speakers. This system educated me and let me know I am way behind in modern technology. I had to purchase a high speed HDMI cable that is equipped to perform the ACH connection back from my Smart TV. That did not work because my TV does not have the ACH capabilities.