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Promoted 11-27-2015 by daisybeetle at 11:42 AM View Original Post
Best Buy Stores [Store Locator] has Pioneer Elite 700W 5.2-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver (VSX-45) on sale for $249.98. Thanks slickfatty

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Written by daisybeetle

I picked up one of these personally yesterday. Some users report more success in choosing a Best Buy with a Magnolia Center, but many have had success in stores without one. Price will not show online, but is available when scanned or at checkout - daisybeetle

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Edited November 24, 2015 at 02:40 PM by TattyBear
To those, like myself, who just bought a cheap 4K TV and are now in need of a cheap 4K/60P capable receiver, this is it. This is not on sale at the website, and may be YMMV at different location. I would call your store and ask before going.

Grudgingly I went shopping for a new receiver (more below). Went looking at Best Buy website since I got gift cards, rewards, and mover's coupon to burn. Was all set to buy another Denon, until I wandered into the Magnolia showroom and saw the VSX-45 at unadvertised $200 off. The rep wasn't there but there happened to be a whole stack of it there. I grabbed one and went to the regular checkout.

The mover's coupon (10% off home theater) scanned by nothing came off. The cashier read all the fine print and then manually took $25 off. The mover's coupon is YMMV. It normally excludes Magnolia. Since the Magnolia guy wasn't there, and the stack of VSX-45 happened to just be sitting there, I lucked out going to the regular cashier.

Best Buy VSX-45 [bestbuy.com]

Pioneer product info [pioneerelectronics.ca]

Now on to my rant.

I really, *really* didn't want to buy another receiver, having just bought a $1200 Denon 3313CI couple years ago (I only paid $500 but that's besides the point) because I wanted 3D pass through. This has all the bells and whistles, OSD overlay at all resolution, dual discrete HDMI output, "4K pass-through", etc etc. So I thought I was set for a long time, until last year I read that 4K/60 requires yet another standard (HDMI 2.0). I thought whatever not buying a 4K TV. Fast forward a year, grabbed the 49" 4K LG at Target for $400 OTD. Hooked it all up real fast, all is went and look great, except the seriously laggy mouse because it's stuck at 30hz. I knew going into the TV deal.

No problem, I'll just use HDMI 1 on the TV and get audio through HDMI ARC, and go through an extra step of changing input on the TV. Oops it's only passing 2.0 stereo sound. Again no surprise there because the TV is only two channel. Fiddle around for a while, only solution was to use one of the display port on my GTX960 to go to the receiver just for audio, but then I'd have an extended desktop which lowers performance. If I set it to duplicate then it's back to 30hz. And so I grudgingly went and bought another receiver. I wanted to buy the cheapest possible one this time, and this Pioneer is perfect.

I'm all set for a long time. Until the next standard which will be announced next year.
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Last Edited by chimmu19 November 28, 2015 at 11:35 PM
Added sign in store, and a receipt scan.

For those scratching their heads wondering why you're stuck at chroma 4:2:0 on 4K/60hz, 4:4:4 is not enabled by default. You must enable it via a setting accessible on the front panel only. Read page 92 on the manual. I also let it update the firmware, on which the changelog states "Support transmission of HDR(High Dynamic Range) signal adopted by next generation 4k Blu-ray"
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com...ers/VSX-45

This is not a BF deal...the sign said 11/03/15 to 12/31/15

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Its still a great deal at this price but the VSX-45 is basically a VSX-830 with an Elite badge and different LCD readout color. Same with the Elite VSX-90 and the regular VSX-1130.

The "true" Elite models use the SC prefix instead of VSX.
I just called and had a guy said it was 249.99 only to send my dad to pick 2 up and they said it was 449.99 based on online price, however once they scanned it in, it showed up at 249.99. so if anyone gives you shit tell them to scan it, this is at Richfield, MN

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Saw this same deal when I went to Best Buy earlier today and they also had stacks of them. Also, I had no problem getting Magnolia to take the movers coupon a different receiver I purchased as Magnolia didn't appear to be excluded. Enjoy your new receiver!
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I was surprised to see an Elite receiver for so little money (even the MSRP is lower than what I'd expect to see). I have to wonder how much Pioneer has watered down the Elite brand from its heyday. I also note that in terms of inputs, pretty much all it offers is HDMI plus a single coax, a single optical, and a pair of stereo inputs. That's probably fine for most people; just be aware of what you're getting into.
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Quote from jcavner View Post :
Saw this same deal when I went to Best Buy earlier today and they also had stacks of them. Also, I had no problem getting Magnolia to take the movers coupon a different receiver I purchased as Magnolia didn't appear to be excluded. Enjoy your new receiver!
Is this the same Movers coupon that takes only $5 off of all merchandise? Does that one make an exception for Home Theater and takes off 10%? Or is this the old Movers coupon that would take off 10% off of everything? Thanks.
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Is this confirmed at all Bestbuys? I just called and they said it's at the normal 448$~
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OP: Which store ocaiton did you get it from? That might help us get a price match.
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Last edited by tomhayes November 24, 2015 at 01:04 PM
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I ordered one for pickup at $449. I figure if it's marked lower in the store they will adjust when I get there. Sadly I can't get there until later tonight so I'm looking for more confirmation too.
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I called a few GA stores Frown no go
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Quote from jcavner View Post :
Saw this same deal when I went to Best Buy earlier today and they also had stacks of them. Also, I had no problem getting Magnolia to take the movers coupon a different receiver I purchased as Magnolia didn't appear to be excluded. Enjoy your new receiver!
Yes! I was dreading having to switch input on the TV lol. This deal at Best Buy was perfect timing. I could not select 4:4:4, and then see a firmware update on Pioneer website which states "adds HDR video". It should do the trick.

Quote from swechsler View Post :
I was surprised to see an Elite receiver for so little money (even the MSRP is lower than what I'd expect to see). I have to wonder how much Pioneer has watered down the Elite brand from its heyday. I also note that in terms of inputs, pretty much all it offers is HDMI plus a single coax, a single optical, and a pair of stereo inputs. That's probably fine for most people; just be aware of what you're getting into.
Yeah pretty surprised at the price. Build quality is pretty solid. It's felt about as heavy (or light) as my outgoing Denon 3313CI. The input select knob actually turns more smoothly than the much more expensive Denon. Denon build quality really went down.

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Is this the same Movers coupon that takes only $5 off of all merchandise? Does that one make an exception for Home Theater and takes off 10%? Or is this the old Movers coupon that would take off 10% off of everything? Thanks.
No. I have the newer one, one that I had to register for with a code from the mover's pack at the post office. This one is 10% off HT and connected home, and 5% everything else. That 10% off everything is no more.

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I'm ready to head out the door if it's definitely $249. (I'm in San Diego.)
And was that $249 without any coupons?
Yes $249 without any coupons. The price just came right up at the register.

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I ordered one for pickup at $449. I figure if it's marked lower in the store they will adjust when I get there. Sadly I can't get there until later tonight so I'm looking for more confirmation too.
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I called a few GA stores Frown no go
Did you ask them to look it up on their local system? If they just browse the website it's going to show full price $450. Might be worth a shot to ask them to try to ring it up to see if the discount comes up.
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Did you ask them to look it up on their local system? If they just browse the website it's going to show full price $450. Might be worth a shot to ask them to try to ring it up to see if the discount comes up.
OP, what store did you see them in? It may at least help people in your area.
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Please post receipt so others can duplicate if bb is not offering this ar local branch
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This is the price in all stores now, wont reflect online.
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This is the price in all stores now, wont reflect online.
Is this confirmed? What is your source?
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