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Pioneer VSX-822-K

Pioneer VSX-822-K
alaScore 89

381 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-822-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-822-K from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel Network Ready A/V ReceiverPioneer VSX-822-K 400W 5-Channel A/V Receiver, Network Ready, Pandora, iPod/iPhone, Black

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Pioneer VSX-822-K AV Receiver Review


The heart of all home-entertainment systems is the AV receiver and if you mess that up, you're sure to get frustrated once you hit 'Play'. This is why you should always take time in figuring out just want you want from your AV receiver, be it simple...

REMOTE CONTROL I am not a big fan of this controller. It has far too many little buttons spread all across the surface of it and takes a long time getting used to it. Its range is reasonable and I didn’t have too much of a problem with it. I guess if...

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Pioneer SP-PK52FS 5.1 Speaker System and VSX-822-K A/V Receiver


Pioneer. Few brands in consumer electronics are as recognizable and respected. Pioneer has been and remains a leader in myriad aspects of audio and video. In this review, we take a look at their SP-PK52FS 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System and VSX-822-K...


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First one was defective, replacement works fine


Not very impressed with pioneer's refurbishing abilities. Got lucky and second receiver works well enough. Not sure how so many items can be missing from the box without being noticed by pioneer. Expected better from pioneer.

Receiver sounds pretty good for the price, a bit better than my 10 year old 6.1 sony receiver. HDMI switching, CEC and pass-thru all working properly. Network feature works well enough. Extended stereo mode plays 2ch stereo from all speakers and subwoofer

In the manual it states the receiver can play FLAC over network but it is very choppy when I try it. First receiver had HDMI and network problems. Both receivers were missing items from the box. The first one was missing the microphone and ipod cable,...

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Great performance but terrible connection and delay


I gave it a 3 star rating because when it works right it looks good. However I have a unique setup and now I am trying to sell this 1 because it simply doesn't fit my needs. The wife and I are in agreement that we need a 4K receiver just in case.. :)

Great audio, and video quality ; Lots of different ways to configure your home video

Huge Lag ! Loses signal all the time. When you turn it on it can take up to 30 seconds to get it working right ; Once I have my Verizon box on and change it to an HDMI channel it losses the signal

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I will never buy a pioneer product as long as i live..

It comes with all the bells and whisles ; Sound is great

The transistors are a known factor in these amps to go bad. so it you buy one it will not last long before it becomes a paper weight. I wish i would have read all the reviews before i bought this receiver. Pioneer knows the problem but hasn't done...

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Many HDM. Nice remote layout. Automatic setup using Mic


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Great Network Receiver


Simple and great sounding network receiver. I use this with by blue-ray player, Airplay and Pandora. Easy to configure and easy to operate using smart phone app


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Video cuts out often


I had a refurbished model, but that is no excuse for it breaking after 3 months.

6 HDMI inputs ; Airplay ; works great with Xbox One

After about 3 months of use (right when my warranty ran out) the video signal would cut out for a second every few minutes. I could temporarily fix it by switching from one input to another but this no longer works ; I now have my HDMI going directly...

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Sounds great


Had to upgrade a dated home theater system. and this fit the bill. sounds great and has enough hdmi connections for all my gear.. very happy with this reciever


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Does the basics, which is good.


Its a decent receiver, and I think this designed for the average consumer. Its not high-end, but it does what you need it to. It has mainly HDMI ports, though there is a couple composite jacks for legacy devices. If all you need is HDMI, then it...

Has the main audio formats you want ; Easy to setup (either manually or with included mic) ; Six HDMI inputs ; Airplay ; 3D pass-through

Cannot rename inputs ; Composite jacks don't get passed through HDMI to TV (a separate composite cable must be connected to the TV) ; No component inputs (but you may not need them) ; Poor 'network' menus ; No constant indicators for PCM or...