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great sound, phenomenal price, hdmi, alc..
 
Despite the pain in the butt experience trying to get the on screen menu up, this receiver is a great deal considering such a low entry price with all the connections needed along with the necessary formats in todays cinemas.

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by pioneercontent can be read at Best Buy
 
pioneercontent
 Rated It 
4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 08/21/2011
User Location: wv
Review From: User Review
 
100% (36 of 36) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Great Power/Price Ratio!! Very Nice!!
 
I purchased this receiver as a replacement for my previous receiver (Sony STR-DG720). At first, looks attracted me to this Pioneer receiver, it is very stylish. After reading it up and asking a knowledgeable sales assistant, I ended up taking it home to try it out. This receiver was easy to hook up, however, the banana plugs on the back are positioned oddly and do not fit a double plug adapter (No big deal though). I also found the set-up process to be very easy and do not understand how others ...

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by kelloggs can be read at Best Buy
 
kelloggs
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 12/09/2011
User Location: OKC
Review From: User Review
 
100% (14 of 14) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
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After a lot of shopping around, I picked this unit, replacing an old Yamaha amp/tuner from the 80's. WOW! A lot of bang for your buck. A bit intimidating to hook up due to all the new tech. and what this unit can do. No such thing as hook up and play anymore, like the old stereo's. If your not hip to all the new tech. find someone who is to help you. Once together though, you will be impressed. I use this as a stereo and home theatre. I have 6 speakers, 2 main, 2 bookshelf, 1 sub woofer, and 1 c...

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by Cheffy can be read at Walmart
 
Cheffy
 Rated It 
4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 12/09/2011
User Location: seattle,wa.
Review From: User Review
 
100% (13 of 13) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Awesome Receiver for the Price!!!
 
I have nothing bad to say about this unit. I would really like to address the complaints of other reviewers. Most negative reviews are because of the on-screen setup and the difficulty they have in getting running perfectly. This isn't the 80's folks! Follow the directions in the manual! I set this up in like 15 minutes (I chose not to use the microphone for setup). If I were to add one thing to this, it would be built in bluetooth, but for the price, how can I expect that? I love the assignable...

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by davidjames911 can be read at Best Buy
 
davidjames911
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 12/07/2011
User Location: Chandler, AZ
Review From: User Review
 
93% (15 of 16) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
A REAL GOOD OPENED BOX DISPLAY
 
THE PRICE WAS A STEAL , THEY DIDNT HAVE A OWNERS MANUAL BUT I MESSED WITH IT FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS AND FIGURED IT OUT THIS IS A VERY NICE PIECE AND I WILL ENJOY IT FOR YEARS TO COME WAS A VERY EASY SET UP.

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by DECARLO can be read at Best Buy
 
DECARLO
 Rated It 
4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 05/17/2011
User Location: BRIDGEPORT,CT
Review From: User Review
 
93% (15 of 16) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
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I researched many receivers before going with the Pioneer VSX-521-K. This model is loaded with features! The 5th star is missing because of the HDMI performance. I properly hooked up all of my devices to the HDMI inputs and then tested the Blu-Ray, Roku, PC (YouTube), and standard TV chanells. For some reason lips/voice were all out of sync?! I experimented with one device at a time, and still the same out of of syc result. I did not call Pioneer for support on this issue. I have plenty of HDMI ...

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by Gary "I'm An AMAZONIAN!!" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Gary "I'm An AMAZONIAN!!"
 Rated It 
4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 08/14/2011
User Location:
Review From: User Review
 
92% (26 of 28) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
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Wonderful receiver with the audiophile quality performance one would expect from Pioneer. It has clean stylish looks and not terribly complicated with all the audio features any home theater system needs at a fraction of the cost of the higher end receivers. The owners manual is fairly well written and easy to understand. It took me about an hour to setup and get all the internal settings to my liking. All the receiver functions are available via the remote control. Only a couple minor negative ...

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by J. Childress can be read at Amazon.Com
 
J. Childress
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 03/31/2011
User Location:
Review From: User Review
 
92% (38 of 41) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
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My choices for an entry level replacement receiver were between this and the Sony STR-DH720. I picked the Pioneer as I was replacing a 10 year old Pioneer that had just recently started acting up and I was quite happy with. This receiver is plenty loud, but I do have two primary complaints. My first (and biggest) is the fact that it doesn't seem to support ARC or Standby Passthrough unless you enable "Control via HDMI" which only works with certain pieces of equipment as is only spelled out in t...

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by B can be read at Amazon.Com
 
B
 Rated It 
3.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 04/09/2011
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Review From: User Review
 
90% (107 of 118) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Superb sound, Great features for the price
 
I had a $200 home theater in a box that finally crapped out, so decided to upgrade to an HDMI compatible setup. I have a 46" Sony, Xbox 360 S, PS3, HD cable box, so everything utilizes HDMI. I did have a lot of trouble getting all the components set up correctly to work with HDMI, and am still having problems with the Xbox HDCP when watching Netflix and DVDs when using HDMI. However- the receiver itself was easy to set up, looks great on the shelf, and most importantly SOUNDS AMAZING! I do not h...

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by rockinmtnbiker can be read at Best Buy
 
rockinmtnbiker
 Rated It 
4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 05/12/2011
User Location: Kernersville, NC
Review From: User Review
 
90% (18 of 20) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Very good, solid receiver for enthusiasts!
 
I don't see why everyone is saying that this isn't a good receiver and it's confusing, it really isn't. The remote isn't confusing, just look at the buttons and read what they say and you should be fine!

Pioneer VSX-521-K 625W 51-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver review by ChestIsHairy can be read at Best Buy
 
ChestIsHairy
 Rated It 
5.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 01/08/2012
User Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Review From: User Review
 
84% (11 of 13) Users Found This Review Helpful
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