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Pioneer VSX-822
7.7 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-822

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-822

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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

BRDANZ04, Walmart
25 April 2015
  • Summary: It worked great for a few months. Then, the front display went out. Shortly after, the whole thing started shutting off. I use it for business. In the middle of class, it started smoking. This was a week or two after warranty expired- of course.
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Overall 2
2.0

The receiver worked for the first 15 months, however ...

George A "Thump", Amazon
2 December 2014
  • Summary: The receiver worked for the first 15 months, however then the HDMI out stopped working. I search the Internet only to find out that this was a common problem affecting a number of the Pioneer receivers.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Ease of setup 4
4.0

User Review

josephjr, Walmart
23 August 2014
  • Summary: Fm reception is poor.could not tune in any of the stations i listen too.my old onkyo got them all.bass and tremble controls only work if you are using large speakers.the set up micrphone set my speakers as large and the subwoofer at 23 feet away.
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Overall 2
2.0

May never buy pioneer again

B. Bruggeman, Amazon
21 July 2014
  • Summary: I have had a great experience with Pioneer in the past with two separate receivers over a 20 year span. However, I have had nothing but problems with my A/V Receiver 822-K. I've owned it for the better part of the past year, and the quality in this product is very poor.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not built to last.

D. Raymo "Dan Raymo", Amazon
16 July 2014
  • Summary: Within a month the speaker outputs failed... I sent it off to the factory authorized repair center and they fixed it (It cost me $30 to ship it there and back) and now 8 months in, the hdmi pass-through failed, so I can no longer use it with my tv.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

floaterguy, Walmart
7 February 2014
  • Summary: alto this unit offers a lot for the hdmi folks there is little for analog owner with needs for audio outs for vcr's ,cassette recorders etc. I tried to contact Pioneer for suggestions and received no response. I WAS a long time pioneer customer, but no longer..... Walmart is excellent about returns.
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Overall 2
2.0

HDMI Passthrough failure.

J. Thomas, Amazon
15 December 2013
  • Summary: After 45 days the HDMI out no longer outputs a signal rendering the unit worthless. Of course, I can't exchange it with Amazon after 30 days so I guess I'll have to go through the manufacturer. This seems to be a known issue in audio forums. Buyer beware.
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Overall 2
2.0

20 lb $300 brick on my hands now. Useless. Beware!

craigaboo "craigggg", Amazon
26 November 2013
  • Summary: I bought this receiver just over a year ago, and would advise anyone who's tempted to buy it, to stay away. The Airplay feature and the HDMI inputs were the main selling points for me.
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Overall 2
2.0

defective

Stephanie Burroughs, Amazon
25 October 2013
  • Summary: Tried several different configurations and would not work correctly. Had old sony 5.1 system in the closet that did the job.
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Overall 2
2.0

What a nightmare

Sarah S., Amazon
7 July 2013
  • Summary: This thing is a nightmare, Pioneer could not build a receiver that was "plug and play" so they built this thing, Gee were to begin, first you cannot adjust the bass or treble without programing it and I have yet to figure that out, the remote is as complicated as the stereo and you can forget using...
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