Summary: Very frustrating receiver. When I would change channels on the DirecTV, it would black out often times when it tried to go to the new channel. I would have to toggle the Pioneer Receiver from the SAT/CBL throughput to another one, such as DVD and then goe back to SAT/CBL to get the receiver to process the change in channel.
Summary: My receiver quit working after 4 months, and when i called customer service, they told me to bring it to a repair shop an hour away. Maybe I'm old fashioned! But I expect a quality brand to send a replacement and a return label. If your product is quality, then warranty replacements should be rare enough that you can suck up the cost on the occasional replacement.