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Pioneer VSX-823-K

Pioneer VSX-823-K
alaScore 89

84 reviews

Jul, 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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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

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Easy to connect your devices


Easy to connect your devices; Multiple ports to connect your devices; has wireless built in; Does not come with bluetooth adapter for wireless capabilityThis product has... Plenty of power for all my needs, Interfaces well with TV, Easy to use...

Multiple ports to connect your devices; has wireless built in

Does not come with bluetooth adapter for wireless capability