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8.6 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-823

Great Deal: $349.99

Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-823

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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound quality 6
6.0

Network streaming not worthwhile

EBinNC, Bestbuy
12 July 2014
  • Summary: I purchased a discounted, open box unit. I was primarily interested in the network audio streaming features, not the 4K video.
  • Cons: Streaming features poorly designed
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Overall 4
4.0

OK

Michael Zunk, Amazon
31 December 2013
  • Summary: Sub pre out has problems and display does not display what its supposed to all the time. Get something better!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

AirPlay does not work, do not buy if you need this feature

Hulahoo, Amazon
30 December 2013
Overall 4
4.0

Didn't work for me

tracy clayton, Amazon
20 October 2013
  • Summary: I think mine was defective. Had all new equipment, thought it was me or my equipment wasn't compatible, and spent hours trying to make it work. Finally gave up and returned it. Bought a denon locally and bing, batta, boom, it worked great. So at least I know it wasn't me.
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Overall 4
4.0

No AC out. Lacks the quality of older models.

John Oconnor, Amazon
17 October 2013
  • Summary: If you have a powered sub woofer to power up or wish to turn on your Blu-ray you'll have to manually turn them on and off do to the lack of an AC out on this and all other units. The industry has lowered the quality of all of their units.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lousy Receiver

TJ, FutureShop
21 January 2014
  • Summary: I bought this receiver on sale during New Year Holiday. After one week, I had to return it. It was a lousy receiver. I had a Denon before. But that Denon does not have any HDMI. After seeing this one has many HDMI ports, thought it would solve my problem. But the sound quality is really bad. On my old Denon, I could hear the smooth silkiness of the music, but this one, its quality of sound is merely comparable to the sound from the TV itself.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok but...

J, FutureShop
26 December 2013
  • Summary: Ok receiver but I had some frustrations with it and am considering returning it for a Denon or Onkyo. On screen display is horrible. Networking functions and core receiver functions are seperate entities from each other resulting in a confusing experience. Airplay audio is distorted. when I power on the TV it switches from the satellite input to the TV input and then I have to manually reselect the input that it was on before resulting in a frustrated wife.
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