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Pioneer Elite - 840W 7.2-Ch. Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver SC-81 § SC-81

Pioneer Elite - 840W 7.2-Ch. Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver SC-81 § SC-81
alaScore 88

72 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Pioneer Elite - 840W 7.2-Ch. Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver SC-81 § SC-81. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price also gets good reviews, but there are mixed reviews on the reliability and usability. There are some less positive views about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pioneer Elite - 840W 7.2-Ch. Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver SC-81 § SC-81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Good sound system UI for control is POOR

 

I am using this in my living room that huge with high ceiling. After fitting this receiver paired with my deft tech prom600 the sound is amazingly clear loud and fills the room. - UI for control is very poor - I am having problem with connecting to...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

good product but cumbersome to operate.

 

I bought this product because of the price. it was a high price used product that was significantly discounted .My main reason for returning the product was the cumbersome operations. Not as fluid as a Sony. I am sure folks who are familiar with...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

VERY POOR

 

I have had nothing but trouble with this since I got it nearly a year ago. It loses picture in the middle of programming. It loses sound in the middle of programming.I never know if I will get sound and/or picture when I turn it on. Pioneer suppport is...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Nice Receiver

 

Works well with my surround sound and has all the inputs I need for my devices. I replaced my old Yamaha with this and will stick with Pioneer from here on out.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Nice receiver

 

Works well with my Samsung smart tv and 3d player.I have not used all the features such as multizone and I pad tunning but all in all it sounds nice running cerwin vega surround speaker set up sl 10's(I like the old speakers you can feel 6 inch towers...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

awesome product

 

This top of the line reciver from pioneer elite rocks. With dolby atmos feature has my entire family feeling the surround sound.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Easy Setup

 

Very flexible setup for different speaker configurations especially if you have outdoor speakers. The microphone for balancing the system is also very convenient. The only disappointment for me is that it doesn't have SiriusXM radio for internet radio....

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Pionner Receiver. The Best

 

Very important to have this receiver because it will have 4k pass thru.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

great receiver

 

my old receiver was good but had some years this one really improved my system

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Fantastic Receiver

 

First Class Receiver! Superb sound and and it puts out little to no heat ,which is amazing considering the size and power of the unit. Coming from an Onkyo 609 which I loved, the Sc 81 is sharper and picks up finer details while listening to music....

Jul, 2015