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Pioneer VSX-823-K

Pioneer VSX-823-K
alaScore 89

85 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Pioneer VSX-823-K


The pitch for Pioneer's VSX-823-K ($400 street price) is straightforward: six HDMI inputs, built-in AirPlay, and not much else. That's more HDMI connectivity than the similarly AirPlay-equipped Denon AVR-E300 ($400) offers, and AirPlay gives it an edge...

The Pioneer VSX-823-K has a good feature set, with six HDMI inputs, including an MHL-compatible front-panel input. It has built-in networking, with AirPlay compatibility and integrated support for Pandora, Internet radio, and DLNA. The Pioneer also...

Sony's competing STR-DN840 offers built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay for $50 more. Other networked AV receivers offer more streaming services, such as Spotify and SiriusXM. The included one-year warranty is also half as long as most manufacturers...

The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, but it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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"AirPlay implementation is poor, and cuts out constant"


Returning back to BestBuy tomorrow.

- Good number of HDMIs

Very poor AirPlay implementation, my

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"Great Receiver!"


Ok so I had a REALLY old Sony receiver that I decided to replace because it was from the mid 90's and wasn't 5.1, Dolby Digital or have any HDMI hookups. So I walked into Best Buy and found this baby at 25% off 300.00 instead of 400.00!!!

Great price, lots of features and hookups

No paper user manual (on a cd rom), speaker wires were hard to hookup


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Great system


This was bought open box. A little hard to configure without the Manuel but overal great product

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Network streaming not worthwhile


I purchased a discounted, open box unit. I was primarily interested in the network audio streaming features, not the 4K video. I did not test the advanced video features.I hoped this might replace the laptop and aging stereo receiver I use for music...

Streaming features poorly designed

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Decent piece of equipment for the price.


I wanted an inexpensive receiver for my basement surround sound system. I went into best buy and because new models of receivers were coming it was not terribly expensive. After tinkering with it i got it to work but some of the functions are not...

The price

Not compatibile with my IPOD even though the manual suggests that it should be

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Great deal!


So far we've used it with tower speakers for music and it's great. There are a lot of features that you have to learn to take full advantage of it.About me... practical


Nothing yet

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Nice product


This is a wonderful product and a great entryway into a home theater system.This product has... Plenty of power for all my needsAbout me... practical

I finally have 5.1! :)

Gets a little hot

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great receiver


Sounds great and pandora works beautiful. Would recommend this product to a friend

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great reciever


this is a great receiver easy to use and great soundThis product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Runs hot, Easy to use controls, Good multi-zone capabilityAbout me... Technically challenged