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Pioneer VSX-921

Pioneer VSX-921
alaScore 86

195 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Pioneer VSX-921. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-921 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer VSX-921

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-921 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer VSX-921

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-921 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX921K 7.1-Channel 3D Ready AV Receiver - Black (Old Version)Pioneer VSX921K 7.1-Channel 3D Ready AV Receiver - Black (Old Version)

Jul, 2016

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European HT Receiver 2011-2012 - Pioneer VSX-921

 

In the modern home theatre environment, features and connectivity are as important as sound and picture performance. The Pioneer VSX-921 excels in all these areas. It combines four 3D-compliant HDMI inputs with DLNA streaming of HD audio files over a...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Chris H. (newegg.com)

Good When it works

 

They say 7.1, but its really 5.1+2.0 that allows you to run all 8 at the same time, but that puts less power to the 2 surround and 2 rear (or 2 height) speakers.

Nice features, has a handful of HDMI inputs and 2 optical inputs. DDPL, DDPL2 and DTS ready. "advanced surround" simulates surround from a stereo input, better than just splitting the channels.

First one never actually worked properly. Warranty work was completed by a local shop and then it worked great for a few years. Now though (5 years later, 6 moves) I can tell it is starting to go. Sometimes I'll get a max-volume white noise snarl that...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Nathan N. (newegg.com)

found a fatal flaw

 

I realize that this product is discontinued now but hopefully people considering purchase of a Pioneer receiver will read this and immediately try switching between HD and SD on their cable box so they can return their new receivers if the issue...

it mostly works.

I can't seem to edit my previous review so I'm posting a one-star review to balance it out. There's an issue with this receiver and my Verizon cable box (actually made by Motorola) where the receiver outputs a pink/purple tinted video signal when...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Michael G. (newegg.com)

Nothing but trouble

 

I had to call Pioneer tech support 2 times to get what should be a simple set-up problem solved. After some walk-throughs in the many menus and settings, both times the techie said my receiver needed to be taken in for service so I did. On both...

Good specs for the price. Used it to update from an older Pioneer receiver that worked well to this one for HDMI capability.

Ridciulously complex manual that answers few questions when you hit a snag. Receiver does not send its HDMI signal through more than 25 feet of cable. I needed 50 feet but nowhehre in the specs is this mentioned. Might be important to many buyers. My...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Yongji L. (newegg.com)

it is unacceptable

 

please keep your original package as long as you can. If you miss any part for the RMA. Don't waste your money to send it back to Newegg. Just contact manufactory directly. Newegg can not do anything if you miss an item, even you are willing to pay...

it is good when it works.

it stopped working after 4 days. The power was completely off.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: upsetboy (newegg.com)

it is unacceptable

 

please keep your original package as long as you can. If you miss any part for the RMA. Don't waste your money to send it back to Newegg. Just contact manufactory directly. Newegg can not do anything if you miss an item, even you are willing to pay...

it is good when it works

it stopped working after 4 days. The power was completely off

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: mediatime (newegg.com)

VSX-921-K

 

Onkyo had been my favorite until the HDMI board fried. Come to think of it, with the comparable cost in mind, I prefer Onkyo over other brands.

it produces good sound quality when you have the supported media via HDMI

Optical ports are only for music and SAT-TV. I have a Western Digital media play that does not passthru true audio via HDMI. It's useless to me

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: kenneth c. (newegg.com)

VSX-921-K

 

Onkyo had been my favorite until the HDMI board fried. Come to think of it, with the comparable cost in mind, I prefer Onkyo over other brands.

it produces good sound quality when you have the supported media via HDMI

Optical ports are only for music and SAT-TV. I have a Western Digital media play that does not passthru true audio via HDMI. It's useless to me

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Damek V. (newegg.com)

Worked for a Bit...

 

Worked Extremely well while it did work.

Stopped working in about 2 weeks. No idle light; wont turn on at all. No sign of life when plugged in anymore.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Edwards B. (newegg.com)

Very pleased so far

 

Glad I have this receiver and can highly recommend it for the money. Get a set of great speakers from NewEgg (Energy 5.1 if you can get them) and rock the house!

Great upscaling - nice picture Excellent sound Great buy for the money

HDMI through is a little unusual to set up (I've seen reports that people can't get it to work, but I'm not going to mess with it) MCACC is archaic-looking Not the easiest receiver to set up out of the box, but it works well when you do get it set up

Jan, 2012
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Product Specifications

3D: Yes

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes
Multiroom: No

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Phono Input: No
UPnP: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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