Summary: I purchased this system because of the name -Pioneer, Ive had Pioneer products in the past and they have been fantastic but unfortunately this system has to be the poorest quality product ever. The sound is poor, within 2 months two of the four HDMI ports stopped working, the system seems to randomly switch off, it honestly is of extremely poor quality.
Summary: I had this item for 10 months. It worked great until suddenly I started getting a blue image going through all the HDMI inputs. Tried reseating all the HDMI cords. NOW NONE OF THE HDMI PORTS WORK. The receiver is nearly useless now. The optical audio port appears to be the only port working. Contacted the seller and they refused to help or provide any type of credit.
Summary: tonight i read all the other reviews on this, which were steller, and talked me in to driving over and getting this receiver to replace my samsung dvd surround sound that just went out. after spending all night thinking it was something i was doing wrong during the setup, i got it to play excellent surround sound audio. it sounded exactly like i wanted it to. HOWEVER i couldn't get any picture on my tv.
Excerpt: This one has no volume at all. You need to keep at 45 % for decent audible sound. It does not produce digital audio from analogue sources. You may feel its audio out put when you set at 70% with high distortion. It is only total a 100 watts out put RMS system.