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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 4
4.0

Do not recommend for streaming...

Richard, Amazon
1 January 2015
  • Summary: I bought this receiver in June of 2013. I did the best I could researching AV receivers that stream Pandora and selected the Pioneer VSX-822. I regret it. The streaming for Pandora stops working anywhere between 2-6 times daily (I listen to music all day long).
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Overall 4
4.0

Not ready for resale

michael s., Newegg
24 October 2014
  • Summary: I bought it for the extra HDMI ports and the networking, too bad those were the problems with the unit.
  • Pros: More than enough HDMI ports. Sounded great when the HDMI ports were working.
  • Cons: HDMI did not work properly. Networking did not work at all. I thought maybe a firmware update might help the HDMI issue, but the update requires the unit to be in network mode. When the unit was switched to network mode, there was a "pls wait" message displayed. I waited, and waited, and waited. ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Serious HDMI Switching Problems

127.0.0.1 "Zeldar", Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: I have had this unit for almost a year. When I first got it, I hooked up all of my HDMI devices to the receiver and then the receiver to my wonderful Vizio 55" TV. I ran through the sound calibration using the microphone, and off I went.
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Overall 4
4.0

Video cuts out often

Jordan M., Newegg
30 April 2014
  • Summary: I had a refurbished model, but that is no excuse for it breaking after 3 months.
  • Pros: 6 HDMI inputs. Airplay. works great with Xbox One.
  • Cons: After about 3 months of use (right when my warranty ran out) the video signal would cut out for a second every few minutes. I could temporarily fix it by switching from one input to another but this no longer works. I now have my HDMI going directly to the TV and tried to bring the audio back to ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't work at all as discribed

Elliot Wortman, Amazon
21 December 2013
Overall 4
4.0

6 months and HDMI board failed

Guggen, Amazon
30 November 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this product around May 2013. I have had it for about 6 months now and the HDMI output no longer works. Up until yesterday it worked flawlessly. Sounded amazing and never had any issues. Now the HDMI light on the front blinks whenever I have it in any input to display video.
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective Unit

James H., Newegg
27 November 2013
  • Pros: Was great while it lasted, plenty of HDMI inputs excellent output and features along with auto calibration. Like several others my unit had a hardware problem early on with the right channel failing. Hooking up another speaker with a different cable made no difference. Pioneer used to make a grea...
  • Cons: None, unit did not last 1 month.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed within 1 month

J. Harmon, Amazon
27 November 2013
  • Summary: My unit lasted less then a month before the right channel failed. I tested with separate speaker wire and speaker to verify before returning the unit. I've read others with HDMI failing due to bad capacitors.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pay to RMA

Kris N., Newegg
21 November 2013
  • Summary: 4 stars reviews when I bought it, 3 stars 2 days later when I wanted to RMA it. Seems this receiver is a budget receiver that may be hit or miss. Only 86% of this receiver worked for me but I have to pay to have it returned to swap for another potentially bad unit, that sounds fair right?
  • Pros: It turned on, everything worked except subwoofer, unit seems to have good power. Newegg as always fast shipping and shipping tracking numbers off the bat. If I did not have a sub woofer I would not be returning it and would be a happy customer.
  • Cons: Configured the system, surround was was coming from front speakers and front input was coming from surround, went through calibration procedure 3 times and everything sounded the way it should. No output from sub swapped in known good sub and cable to no effect, checked that sub output was on and...
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Overall 4
4.0

Downgraded HD Connection

Chris Allen, Amazon
15 November 2013
  • Summary: I was aware that this receiver did not include up scaling 1080p HD feature, which I was fine with since my current setup (HDMI directly connected to the TV/Monitor) however after purchasing and making all the correct connections through the receiver it is very apparent the video picture has been...
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