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Pioneer VSX-53 7.1-Channel 3D Ready Elite A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 7.1 Channel 3D Ready Elite A/V Receiver
- Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad Certified, Featuring AirPlay
- 3-Zone Multi-Room A/V
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In our opinion as a buyer, these are deceptive sales practices on the parts of the seller and Amazon. Pioneer only has a few authorized sellers. Amazon doesn't point that out even though they connect you to sellers that advertise they have fully warrantied products. We appealed the matter under Amazon's A-Z Guarantee. The claim, even after appeal, was denied. The logic of the denial was that we purchased a defective unit and we didn't notify the seller or amazon within 60 days of purchase. Unfortunately the issue with the unit surfaced after 60 days.Read more ›
So, I brought the price to the store and they price matched and I got my warranty.
That being said, here's a product review:
This reciever is awesome. More than I will ever figure out how to use, probably, but it sounds INCREDIBLE. My wife gave me hell, asked why we should spend so much on the reciever (I had a $300 reciever before), and then she heard the first vocals and she said "...oh, that's why." I couldn't stop smiling the first heavy action sequence I saw. I rewound it three times. Incredible.
Hook up is easy, and you can plug and play really easily. Better set-up is not challenging but time consuming to learn how to do things.
The remote is a "learning" master remote, so you can use it to learn buttons from other remotes and use it as your main remote control -- big, great surprise.
Video processing is excellent, up-converts obviously and nicely.
I asked the audio-dude about the comparable denon's / onkyo's -- both are very nice options. He said that as you ramp up the wattage (i.e. add up to 7 speakers) this system tends to hold its power and be louder, whereas the others lose some power and have to run more at their max for the same sound.
Note that this is BIG. 17x17x15 I think, so measure your set-up. I had to cut a whole in mine to fit.
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All Pioneer receivers from this year are defective. After a few years you will get error code "UE22" and the receiver will eventually produce no sound. Read morePublished 4 months ago by yogi
System broke down after about a year of use. Now that its out of warranty I have to find a place to get it repaired.Published 10 months ago by Mike S.
My wife and I bought this unit to run our home theatre system 2 years ago and have been extremely happy with it, with one caveat. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nicholas and Zarya Fogelson
I've been a Pioneer fan for many years and have had a wide range of all their products. When I see the word "Elite" I expect a little more. After 2. Read morePublished 22 months ago by JB
Great Great replacement for my VSX52TX Im really happy with this unit. Bought an open box in mint condition and its great. Read morePublished on July 2, 2014 by Shackleton
continuous quality issues since the day I bought to it, and now it finally crashed and burned because of an automatic 'fix' that Pioneer had it download from the web, and which... Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by David A. Graham
I owned this receiver for about 6-7 months and it has been incredibly frustrating, here’s my story:
First off, I purchased it from Best Buy with an extended service plan... Read more
Amazing receiver!!! Does it all and more. I am running Klipsch KLF 30's for fronts, KLF 20's for rears, and a KLF C7 center with a M&K MX-350 Sub. Read morePublished on November 27, 2013 by Pesqually