Great deal on Pioneer VSX-821-K A/V receiver

scajjr2

DTVUSA Member
#1
I just got a great buy on a Pioneer VSX-821-K A/V receiver at Newegg.com. Price is $180 through March 8th. Got mine Friday and it is a really nice unit. Sound is very good through my four 15 yr old Optimus bookshelf speakers (6-1/2" woofers, 2" tweeters), BIC center speaker and a Insignia sub-woofer.
4 HDMI inputs, tons of connections, even has iPod/iPodTouch/iPad connection on the front.

Newegg.com - Pioneer VSX-821-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver

Sam
 

scajjr2

DTVUSA Member
#3
The only con (according to some people) is you have to connect a component or composite RCA plug cable to get the on-screen display from the receiver on your TV (no HDMI for this). Frankly that was no big deal to me and everything else on this receiver is great. Loved the auto config when you setup the system- just put the included mic on a stool in the middle of your listening area and it sends test tones and sets the speakers for you (you can still set or tweak manually). I use one of the optical inputs for the sound from our Samsung plasma and I'm pleased most of the OTA channels we get have 5.1. Was watching golf yesterday and the multitude of sounds all around us made you feel like you were just outside the ropes.

Sam
 
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