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Pioneer VSX-822
6.7 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

Worked OK until failing TWICE

RYAN C., Newegg
29 July 2015
  • Summary: I ordered this unit on 7/1/2012 and it work well for a little while. In the summer of 2014, two years later, it stopped working. When you would turn it on it would stay on for a second and then immediately turn back off.
  • Pros: Worked OK for a while.
  • Cons: Failed TWICE.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked OK until failing TWICE

Ryan, Amazon
29 July 2015
  • Summary: I ordered this unit on 7/1/2012 and it work well for a little while. In the summer of 2014, two years later, it stopped working. When you would turn it on it would stay on for a second and then immediately turn back off.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died after 2.5 years of use.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 July 2015
  • Summary: HDMI handshake issues with my PS3 after 2 years. Would have to unplug then plug back in HDMI cable on receiver to get PS3 video signal. 6 months later both left and right front channels died. That's only 2.5 years of actual use. Guess what... Parts only warrantied for 2 years lol.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked 12 times, then smoke came out of the ...

scott sattler, Amazon
7 June 2015
  • Summary: Worked 12 times, then smoke came out of the top and it was done. I should have listen to the others about this unit, not something I would expect out of pioneer. First time I tried the brand, last time I try the brand
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Overall 2
2.0

had this receiver for two years... it ...

sirob trading, Amazon
22 May 2015
  • Summary: had this receiver for two years... it comes with a lot of features--- most of which barely work.. syncs with the old apple products but the interface is just aweful. Now hdmi is not recognized on my xfinity box.. at first i got sound but no picture now just a blank screen...
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Overall 2
2.0

1 year owner, not a good product.

BajaBob, Amazon
29 April 2015
  • Summary: I wish this was going to be a positive review, but my experience with the 522 over the past year has just been dismal. All of my cables are high quality, I have done many AV setups before and know what I'm doing. This unit just flakes out on audio all the time.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buy another reciever.

mike b., Newegg
18 December 2014
  • Summary: While it does suppose AV features and HDMI switching, the interface is CLUNKY. The input switching is hit or miss, and sometimes does not even send signals to the tv. Today it seems the HDMI ports have just completely died. I tried everything.
  • Pros: Looks pretty, and has AV capabilities.
  • Cons: Everything
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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 2
2.0

Sounds good, priced good, absolute nightmare to operate.

Bob Perye - Rogue Estate BBQ, Amazon
28 October 2014
  • Summary: After a couple hours, I can fully understand why this model has been discontinued. It's a nightmarish quagmire to configure and operate - particularly if you don't happen to have any displays old enough to still use a composite video input, since for reasons unknown, the on screen menus do not...
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Overall 2
2.0

May never buy pioneer again

B. Bruggeman's wife, 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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