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Pioneer VSX-818V 5.1-Channel AV Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Pioneer

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  • High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) Switching x2
  • High-Performance Inputs/Outputs
  • XM Satellite/SIRIUS Ready
  • The Freescale 180 MIPS DSP chip offers low distortion- super-crisp sound processing- and virtually no audio noise in the signal path.
  • iPod Connectivity
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Product Specifications

Brand NamePioneer
Output Wattage120 watts
Special FeaturesHigh definition multimedia interface (HDMI) switching x2, High-performance inputs/outputs, XM satellite/sirius ready, The Freescale 180 MIPS DSP chip offers low distortion- super-crisp sound processing- and virtually no audio noise in the signal path, iPod connectivity

Technical Details

  • High definition multimedia interface (HDMI) switching x2
  • High-performance inputs/outputs
  • XM satellite/sirius ready
  • The Freescale 180 MIPS DSP chip offers low distortion- super-crisp sound processing- and virtually no audio noise in the signal path
  • iPod connectivity

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 20.9 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0015DEIHW
  • Item model number: VSX-818V-K
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,979 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005

Product Description

Home-Theater surround is an entirely new, wondrous world meshing TV, Video, and Sound. Enter a world of pristine sound and flawless technology. Enjoy a world with more connectivity options. It's a realm of engineering beyond anything previously imagined. Where Advanced Sound Retriever brings near CD quality to your compressed music files. It's a world where you listen with your eyes. See with your hands and hear with your heart. It's a world designed to connect to your iPod® player. An out of this world destination, where XM HD Surround Sound and SIRIUS Satellite Radio have been elevated to a whole new level of acoustic enlightenment. It's a universe of things never seen or heard before. Where abundant HDMI connectivity, 1080p compatibility, 120 watts of audio and 5.1 surround all come together to ensure the highest quality home audio experience possible. It's a world so completely intelligent, so absolutely brilliant, an auto MCACC room calibration system with 5-band EQ now makes it possible for you to create the ultimate listening environment at the touch of a switch ? in any environment you choose. Connecting to this world is easy with Pioneer VSX-818V A/V receiver. 5 A/V (4 in/1 out), 6 audio (5 in/ 1 out), 1 headphone out connections 12+2 Advanced Surround Modes, including Virtual Surround Back Luminous preset remote control for use in any light condition SIRIUS Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio ready (XM-HD With Neural Sound) with OSD (subscription and antenna required) Front A/V in/iPod Direct in Sound Retriever for enhanced portable audio playback Dialogue Enhancement AM/FM radio tuner with 30 random station presets Bass Management System Large Banana Speaker Terminals Display Dimmer control Unit Dimensions - 16.56 W x 6.25 H x 13.88 D; Weight - 17.9 lbs

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Total disappointment and a tremendous waste of time.
Reviewer
I really love this receiver; my father originally had a Pioneer from the 1970s he bought for 400 dollars.
C. Kunec
It is easy to program radio stations and the remote is very easy to use for this.
J. Martinez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. Kunec on June 23, 2008
I really love this receiver; my father originally had a Pioneer from the 1970s he bought for 400 dollars. It had the turntable, receiver, speakers and tape deck. Its still preforming great. This convinced me to buy a Pioneer. Another reason, they are one of the only manufactures that are out there who actually outputs 120 watts per channel. When powering a Bose Acoustimas system the speakers can take 150 watts per channel. This receiver also has my favorite feature; an iPod input via USB in the front which allows you to pretty much control your iPod entirely with the remote which will display on your TV as well as the small pannel on the receiver. The only way to get true 5.1 channel audio out of this baby though is Optical Audio; which it has two inputs. One for my TV and one for PS3; I honestly think thats all I really need too. Great purchase! Only wish it had HDMI audio pass through as well as the video it has. Fantastic beginners audio receiver. Make sure your speakers are at least 120 watts per channel though; its one powerful receiver. PS If you want the audio pass through you'll have to go the 918 not the 518 or 818, I would have but I dont want to pay over 250 dollars for my first receiver.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Wilson on August 17, 2008
I like this product! I have a 50 inch Maxent HD monitor that I got for a great price, but it has lousy sound. I used to play my movies sound through the auxillary input on my Zenith home theater in a box, but it died. I picked up this unit at Best Buy and brought it home. Of course, my old 15watt speakers wouldn't do, but I got a great deal on a closeout of Yamaha 100 watt speakers with active subwoofer for 120 bucks. I love the fact you have so many sound options, and can plug in your Ipod and control it using the Pioneer's remote. By the way, I plugged in my Ipod with only one bar showing on the battery meter, played it for about 90 minutes, and when I took it off, it was fully charged. Nice feature.
There's only 2 minor things I don't like. One is the pass thru HDMI doesn't include audio, so you'll need either a Digital coax or Optical cable. The other thing is I found the instruction book a bit confusing, and one of my colleagues at work had to walk me through the setup. Then again, I'm certainly no genius when it comes to that. All that being said, I do like the receiver. It seems to be excellent quality.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By W. Felderman on July 2, 2008
I'm no audiophile but this is an excellent reciever for the price. It comes with a microphone that you place in the "sweet spot" of your room and the system will send audio signals to it and auto calibrate the system. I am also happy to report the iPod function worked excellent with my iPhone and 5g iPod. Highly recomend!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Danny on June 1, 2008
This is an excellent receiver for the price. Takes some time to adjust settings to get the exact desirable sound, but well worth the education.
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By Jason A on May 5, 2009
This Receiver is great and does everything it's suppose to, but do not buy if you have HD components(PS3, Blu Ray players etc.) that you wish to listen to in surround sound with HDMI cables. I hooked my Playstation 3 up to this receiver thinking I would be able to play my video games in surround sound using a HDMI cable. The Fact is The HDMI ports only feed through and doesn't process though the receiver. I still can use my Playstation but the sound only comes from the TV. This is a minor set back and I can spend the 40 bucks or so for component video cables, but damnit I paid for HDMI cables...
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By J. Martinez on February 8, 2009
I bought this receiver to use for my main music source in the house (it's not hooked up to a tv). I like that you don't have to have an extra adaptor for the ipod - it plugs right into the front of the unit and stays charged continuously. The remote control is a little tricky to get used to for controlling the ipod, but I anticipate that getting easier as I get used to it. The sound quality is very good. It is easy to program radio stations and the remote is very easy to use for this.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Merl on December 20, 2008
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This is a good receiver, particularly considering the price. But I still haven't figured out to use it, beyond the basics. I find that adjusting the sound, either at the panel or with the remote, is unusually complicated and not at all intuitive. Keep the users manual handy.
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