Summary: This system offers affordability and one box convenience with a sound quality I would expect in this price range. The HTP-072 simply does not have near the sound quality or features of more expensive components. But its audio is a big improvement over the average built-in television speakers. The first thing I noticed was how light weight the box it came in was. My Onkyo and Denon A/V receivers seem to be heavier than all this entire system.
Summary: This is a great home theater system for a relatively low cost. I have an Onkyo receiver that I use in a different room that cost a good deal more and the main difference between them is not the features or the sound but the number of inputs: this Pioneer model costs a lot less and simply has fewer inputs. Which should be fine for you as long as you don't have too many sources and they are all HDMI or SPDIF.
Good system for an apartment or the budget-conscious
23 November 2013
Summary: Three and a half stars. For the price, this is not a bad starter system for someone who is setting up a home theater on a budget, or in an apartment where one good thump deserves another. If money were no object you could easily spend as much or more on a good subwoofer than this entire system costs.
Good choice for an apartment or the budget-conscious
23 November 2013
Summary: For the price, this is not a bad starter system for someone who is setting up a home theater on a budget, or in an apartment where one good thump deserves another. If money were no object you could easily spend as much or more on a good subwoofer than this entire system costs. On the other hand, if this system did pack the wallop of higher end systems with a nice rumble and thump, it would probably be answered by a thump from your neighbors fist on the adjoining wall.
Better Than Entry-Level, But Just Below Stellar. Pioneer HTP 072 AV System: A Critical Review.
Andre Lawrence, Amazon
17 November 2013
Summary: Although marketed as an "Entry Level" system, the "HTP 072" 5.1 surround system is anything but. With all of the features that you'd expect from a system that came out this year, this system has it all: + 100w/ channel + 4K HD (aka 2x 1080) + 3D- compatible + iOS connectors + "Eco Mode" + stream multi-lossy format compatible (mp3, wma, aac) The sound on this is, as Pioneer products have always been, powerful.
Summary: While this offering from Pioneer may not have all the bells and whistles of other higher priced offerings (networking capabilities, bluetooth, wireless rear speakers, etc.), it does make up for it with the most important feature of an audio system, sound quality. I've always had great experiences with Pioneer speakers and this home theater system has continued that trend.
Summary: I recently had one of the most horrible product experiences with the Panasonic SC-HTB770 3.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer . The experience was so bad, I was hesitant to even try another system to be honest. However, I had to replace the Panasonic junk, so I gave it a shot. And I am glad I did. The Pioneer is a perfect system in my opinion, albeit not a state of the art system that would satisfy the most hardcore audiophile.
Summary: You could easily spend as much as this package sells for on either a receiver or a 5.1 speaker system alone... but with this combo, you get both. The receiver doesn't have a whole lot of premium features like networking capabilities but it is still a great value, even for an entry-level receiver. On top of standard A/V features, you have the ability to play music from USB drives. It is also 3D and 4K compatible which is great for future-proofing.
Summary: To begin with, I have a high end Yamaha Receiver, a "sort of" high end Marantz receiver and now this. For any apartment or even a home that just wants to be able to enjoy true surround sound and not get crazy spending money, this is great. No, it doesn't rip down walls with sheer power or have the extra HDMI ports I personally need to run ALL my devices. But it has all ANYONE needs to honestly enjoy decent sound and bring movies and music to life.
Summary: We are very happy with the Pioneer home Theater System. The little speakers are small and inconspicuous but deliver great sound. It was a good decision to get the updated system for a few dollars more. Setup was easy...took a total of 10-15 minutes. Watching sports, movies, etc is so much more fun.