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Pioneer VSX-823
8.2 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-823

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-823

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Overall 2
2.0

Pioneer Product Dissatisfaction

Ronald Lai Fang, Amazon
31 December 2014
  • Summary: Pioneer is unconcerned about the quality of their products. Main Digital Board went bad after 15 months and because the warranty expired after 12 months they have refused to replace the Board. Is a receiver expected to last only 15 months? I will not buy another Pioneer product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lasted 4 months

mopar4, CNET
3 November 2014
  • Summary: Sent it to Pioneer for check up. Heat light always coming on causing it to shut down. Came back not repaired. Tried 2 of my other receivers in the same spot in case it was a speaker, they worked fine. Now stuck with a $300 paper weight.
  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: No support
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Overall 2
2.0

I bought this receiver less than 2 months ago. ...

David Iannucci, Amazon
20 August 2014
  • Summary: I bought this receiver less than 2 months ago. The HDMI out function has already failed. The HDMI light just blinks. Ive tried new cables, different Monitors / televisions, and I get nothing.
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Overall 2
2.0

No HDMI output just like the other 1 star complaints

Robert Romano, Amazon
10 July 2014
  • Summary: After 6 months stopped working. Pass thru does not work, loses HDMI signal. No HDMI output just like the other 1 star complaints. Off to the repair center again since that is the only option from Pioneer. I am so disappointed in this receiver. Pioneer is apparently not what they used to be.
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Overall 2
2.0

Truly dissapointed

pcsol, Amazon
1 December 2013
Overall 2
2.0

taking it back

cableman, Amazon
25 October 2013
Overall 2
2.0

Comcast DVR quirks

Pluma, Amazon
13 August 2013
  • Summary: No audiophile but I love this receiver. Very easy to use and I downloaded the free app for my iPhone so it is easy to control from the couch. (Sidenote: why won't vendors make apps their first priority and just include remote controls for backup support? So much better.
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Overall 2
2.0

DEFINATE ENGINEERING FLAWS

Jeff Jackson, Amazon
26 July 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Pioneer customer service very disappointing

Amazon Customer "mxpro32", Amazon
21 July 2013
  • 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.
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