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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    2017 Pioneer LX102

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    Overall a good receiver with a lot of features for the price. All 4 of the HDMI terminals support 4K, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2 for 4K needs (some receivers I looked at only 3 of the 4-5 HDMI were compliant). Setup was pretty easy, but the ARC / HDMI CEC seems a little glitchy, when I have it turned on the TV signal cuts out, so I have to turn CEC off to watch TV without the receiver on (I have a nice sound bar so don't always watch TV in surround). My main gripe is that when watching a movie the receiver does not show the audio format playing on the main display, you have to use the ' I ' button on the remote and is shows on a HUD on the TV and the main display, then switches back to what input the receiver is on. IMHO - when watching a movie the TV shows the picture, the receiver is mainly responsible for the sound, so I want the main display to show ATMOS, Dolby True HD, ect.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent receiver great deal.

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    I went to buy a Dennon 7.1 reciever and ended up buying the Pioneer Elite 7.1 Reciever. Thanks to the employee in a black shirt who had a whole lot of knowledge about smart systems. I am very tech knowledge so I wanted to see what he had to say and led me to the right direction. Also I knew my subwoofer wouldn’t work with the new system due to no rca jack in the back. He also showed me the Polk subwoofer which was on sale for 99 bucks and the subwoofer was an awesome choice also. I had ordered the Samsung smart tv 700 series 55 inch so this is the reason I needed to update my whole system to a smart system.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Buy for the money

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    This unit replaces a 15 year old unit that was missing HDMI ports. Had to move to the 21st century. Saved a bundle and $50 more because the price was reduced further.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Receiver is very Simple to operate.

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    It's not a complicated receiver to operate is very simple and it has enough features on it to be put in a elite class

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good, but...

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    This receiver is pretty good at it's job. Sounds are clear and decent when using good source material like 4k uhd Blu-ray. The problem with this receiver(and I now see it mentioned by others). It is constantly clicking during normal tv watching. Using Comcast and a x1 cable box. This thing clicks when a show starts/ends. It clicks during many different commercials. Pause, fast forward, time jumping on DVR...it clicks. These are are loud clicking noises of the amp switching sound modes I guess, but it sucks and I have never had an amp do this(probably 10+ in my life so far, maybe 1 click as they turned on). You can sort of get used to it, but be very aware that if you buy this and watch a lot of DVR content...it will click and pop like a an old telegraph. The only reprieve is watch Titanic or Avatar, great movies and for 3 hours...NO CLICKING! To Best Buy, I originally wanted to buy the Sony 1080 receiver, but store employees talked me into this receiver being better. At the time it was $80 cheaper and it does have a better warranty (3 year vs Sony 1 year) and since I have had good pioneers in the past...I fell for the sales pitch. But, now I am past the return window and have had time to live with the unit...I WISH I COULD RETURN IT and buy the Sony I probably should have bought in the first place. Overall, good for movies, skip it for tv watching.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It does was it says

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    If I could do it again, I would spend more for a better receiver. But I'm not down on this one enough to replace it. The on-screen menu system is pretty bad. It looks like a web page from the 80's. Options are a bit limited. I need to try adjusting it more because I've noticed that if we start watching a movie on our other TV that is just using TV speakers, then move to our basement where our "Theatre" type feel is set up, the voices are actually very muddy and it takes you a while to adjust to having to strain to hear the voices. And it's not a matter of channel volume, but a matter of clarity. I'm thinking adjustment to EQ might help, but I'm no audiophile and the built-in auto-configuration tool with the microphone didn't really help to clean it up. Also, every once and a while you hear this "PONG" sound from the receiver, not the speakers. It's that familiar sound you USUALLY hear when you first turn on a receiver. But this happens randomly (maybe once per watching session) while you are actually watching something. Nothing happens to the audio, no drops, no changes in sound quality. Just that audible "PONG" sound from the receiver itself. So it's not like anything is WRONG with it. It's just odd.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great theater sound

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    After almost 3 years, this receiver is still going strong. Excellent theater-quality sound. We have not gone to the theater in the past 7 months due to COVID-19. Watching a movie at home with an equipment such as this Pioneer receiver makes it more fun.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent Sound but freezes

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    I bought this receiver for the sale price of $300, the sound was good and setup was great. The user interface was easy-to-use and looked good. I felt that the unit did not utilizes it's power efficiently and is slow to react when using CEC through tv remote. And at times when I switch the input on my TV and when I go back to using the arc sound output from my TV the sound would go out and not come back until I unplugged the unit for 30 seconds and then plug it back in. It happened everytime i switch the input from hdmi input 1 which was the arc (reciever input) back to the tv input on reciever. i returned it for the yamaha aventage rx A670 that was on sale for $378. the yamaha was smother operating and quicker to turn on and off when using cec. had a less appealing interface, but delivers power better despite the similar specs. they both have the same 3 years warranty also. the yamaha unit is superior to the pioneer

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works wonderfully for home theater system

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    The receiver works wonderfully for my needs and gives the living room a movie theater feel with the Klipsch speakers. One issue I'm still trying to track down is my subwoofer pops almost each time between commercials when watching cable or switching between inputs. Using the ARC feature and not sure 8f it's the receiver or my sub.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very good yet sony is better in my opinion

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    Sony - 1015W 7.2-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver is better in my opinion and half the price. The connection is instant practically on the Sony. The pioneer can take up to a minute to load. With my galaxy phone I can click connect and play on my music then it's turned on and playing in seconds for the sony. Now with the pioneer it can take up to a minute. The sound quality is the same as far as I can tell. The pioneer rarely used features in addition. I would go with the sony.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sound quality lacking.

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    The sound was decent I ended up returning it because it didn’t work well with my set up. The set up was easy good user interface.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    I love this receiver. Pioneer is a great company and they take a lot of pride in the quality of their components. I'm still using this receiver to this day and I love it does everything I needed to do and more. When I sync to my streaming service or my Chromecast it automatically switches to the correct channel without me having to do anything. Very good addition to my smart home.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Big bang for the buck

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    Wow... When I bought this unit it was on sale, and it just can't be beat for the price. This is my first "big boy" system, upgrading from a basic 5.1 soundbar setup. After extensive research, I decided to upgrade for the greater decoding capabilities, as my old setup just had DD and DTS 2ch. I found this unit on sale at my local Best Buy for nearly $100 less than the comparable Denon and Onkyo receivers. My "new" setup consists of this receiver with an old 1st Gen. Polk SurroundBar I found in my parents' storage unit. I added new Polk TL2's for the surround back channels and a Polk 11" subwoofer. Everything's running at an 8ohm load. While the left and right surrounds are simulated by the SurroundBar setup, this is where the Pioneer receiver shines. It has breathed new life into this dated SurroundBar. It really packs a wallop, too. While the unit is rated at 80w/ch at 8ohms, this rating says little to nothing about decibel output. The space I have is fairly small, however, so I can't say how it would perform in a larger space. The Dolby Surround and DTS Neural: X upsampling seem to vary by input source, but both sound just awesome coming through the receiver and speakers. The differences between the two definitely seem to say more about the input source and encoding/decoding than about the unit itself. The automatic calibration feature is also great, and makes this unit a great option for first-timers and those who are not particularly tech-savvy. The automatic calibration has required very minimal tweaking, and most people probably wouldn't need to make any adjustments one way or another. Another awesome feature is the built in analog to HDMI up-conversion and 1080p-4K HDMI-HDMI upscaling. The former is especially handy, since I can play all of my retro game consoles on my TV, which has no analog inputs. While the 1080p-4K upsampling from my current generation consoles is subtle, it's certainly noticeable. My bookshelf back surrounds are small enough to position as down-firing speakers for a 5.1.2 Atmos setup, but I haven't had an opportunity to play or watch any titles with native Atmos or DTS:X just yet. All in all this was a great buy, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an upgrade or a first receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    very solid receiver

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    This receiver was extremely easy to set up right from the beginning. I connected it to my wifi and it has NEVER lost the connection. The blutooth connection is solid as well. streaming from my phone to the receiver is seamless. The receiver sounds really clean and produces a great picture as well. I used the included tuning mic to tune everything. The steps were displayed on screen and were very easy to follow. I am pleased with the audio and the video output of this receiver. I could only wish that the remote could be programmed to control other devices, but this receiver is definitely great for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Does Way More Than I Thought, or Expected

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    I recently bought this receiver when it was on sale for $300 while purchasing a newer TV to go with it. I had recently made the decision to skip out on a sound bar and opt for a receiver with a simple 2.1 setup. With only needing a 2.1 setup, obviously I didn't need much out of a receiver. I was going to go with a simple 5.1 Denon, but I saw this receiver was on sale for less so I figured, why not? This was probably the best decision I made. This receiver has completely blown away my expectations for it. All HDMI ports are able to handle 4K HDR and HDCP 2.2 content, so no sacrifice there (other than 4 HDMI In ports, which, to some people may need to be a sacrifice), and the HDMI Out is able to do ARC flawlessly. Have had no issues with ARC ever since I've got this thing up and running. I thought a nice touch on this receiver was the Phono input, which is great because it means I no longer have to use a preamp with my turntable, bonus points!. I'd have to say the absolute highlight of this receiver that has blown my expectations the most is the fact that it does AirPlay. I can pick a song on my phone and tell it to stream to the receiver. 2 seconds later it's playing out of my audio setup. It may sound simple, but it's really cool! And also great because now I no longer need to move my bluetooth speaker from room to room and can just keep it in one place. In all honesty, this receiver has done a tremendous job at bringing all of my living room pieces together. I like to think of the TV as the President, the figurehead of the entertainment setup. But then this receiver is the Chief of Staff, the guy in the background that's doing all the grunt work you throw at it and making sure everything works smoothly. I can't recommend this receiver enough, well done Pioneer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    No power

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    Very power bass power. Cant handle my home surround system. Price too high for thus product and power

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not a 7.2 Receiver as advertised

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    All the specs talk to this being a 7.2 receiver but it is not. It's 7.1. Returned because I needed a true 7.2 receiver.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Needs to handle dolby vision

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    Great Reciever, but when lg tv updated the pass through stopped working and could read it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I love a lot of the features on this receiver.

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    Setup was quite easy. My only complaint is the remote that came with this receiver can't operate my tv and DVD also, so I need all separate remotes. My last pioneer receiver came with a remote that I could use for all of my components.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    My favorite receiver to date!

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    This is my second Pioneer but my first Elite. Tons of power pushes my Klipsch system with easy. The added wifi and bluetooth expands it's already spectacular capabilities. You wont be disappointed with this Pioneer Elite.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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