Summary: We have had this for 1 month and now the unit will not move off of the root menu screen. It seems to start to boot up, but then stays stuck. The volume and power buttons are the only things that work. At this point I have a Redbox movie stuck inside because the open/close button will not work. And yes, the cords are also way too short!
Crippled, awkward interface, crappy sound. Good for watching YouTube.
19 May 2013
Summary: It is a shame that this product could have ever sold for over 500 dollars. While it has lots of features, the lousy interface makes the few useful ones nearly worthless. Useless Features: FM radio. Reception is poor, about the equivalent of the disposable FM stereos you can get at the Dollar stores. Crappy sound: Even after going through the initial setup and advanced menus to set the loudness level (trim) of each speaker, the sound is not clear.
Summary: The varying reviews here are all accurate. The system is pretty good, yet pretty lousy. First, the sound is decent for the price, so a good value. The wifi is also quite capable and dependable. The blu-ray appears to be very good as well when the software is not frozen. BUT....the system is poorly designed and dysfunctional. A minor point....the rear speaker wire is completely too short.
Summary: This system was a complete disappointment, sound-wise. The 5.1 system is barely discernible because the rear speakers are audibly non-existent. The movie voices port through the sub-woofer and that is annoying. Very disappointing for a Pioneer brand system that costs this much.