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Pioneer VSX-524-K 5.1 Home Theater AV Receiver $100 (After $20 Rebate) Newegg

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Last Edited by mlacey3 April 15, 2016 at 03:55 PM
I am surprised it has pretty bad reviews at Newegg.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6886983005

$119.99 - $20 Rebate = $100.
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No tax for most states.
3 yrs coverage for $20 available (not sure what exclusions are, check details here [newegg.com])
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The reviews scare me.
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I got mine for $39 at Best Buy. If I could return it today I would. Yes it passes 4K, but good luck getting the right codec to pass through when set on automatic.

I'm constantly playing with the sound settings. Very disappointing.
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The reviews scares me.
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Quote from joew View Post :
The reviews scares me.
Yep, it's pretty scary, I am surprised they could make such a bad unit, although there are some positive reviews on Amazon, who knows maybe they are fake reviews by random sellers?

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I got mine for $39 at Best Buy. If I could return it today I would. Yes it passes 4K, but good luck getting the right codec to pass through when set on automatic.

I'm constantly playing with the sound settings. Very disappointing.
Was it open box?
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I need one and this is my price range, but not with these reviews.
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After reading the reviews on this it's definitely a no go, which is weird because in my head i've always thought of Pioneer as one of the better brands, especially for Receivers.
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After reading the reviews on this it's definitely a no go, which is weird because in my head i've always thought of Pioneer as one of the better brands, especially for Receivers.
Not anymore, even their higher end models like VSX-45 and VSX-90 is plagued with HDMI switching issues. Now, you want Yamaha, not Pioneer.

However, there is always a buyer for everything, if you don't care about HDMI switching, this thing beats buying a simple stereo amplifier. For someone who wants to build a budget home theater room, couple this with the $86 Monoprice 5.1 system, you are all set. I don't think there is anything wrong with the sound aspect of these receivers, it's just they are terrible on electronics/functions being not reliable, HDMI Switching, HDMI codec issues and 4K related problems are among major complaints.

It has optical in, so you can plug everything to your TV and send Optical from TV to Receiver and get the sweet sound, not worrying about hdmi..
I was going to do that myself, but I am thinking of getting Vizio 5.1 sound bar with wireless subwoofer & rear channels for $300 *54" subwoofer, more than enough to give you true 5.1 and not "fake" 5.1) instead. Would that get me a better sound than this + $200 set of speakers? I doubt it, but at least it's one piece, has WAF (Wife Approved Factory) due to no wires to the rears, and of course convenience of not having to turn on an AV or keep it running and wasting $$$.

Better option if you really want Pioneer would be VSX-530 for $180.
Cheapest yamaha is $280 now. If you find a better deal, please share. (not counting the BF deal on RX-V377 for $160.. man I wish I got that) Or RX-V477 for $240.. Seriously good deals these were..
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This is an excellent receiver, unless you care about 4k Ultra HD, which I don't.


And for the price, it is a steal.
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This is an excellent receiver, unless you care about 4k Ultra HD, which I don't.


And for the price, it is a steal.
Thanks for clarifying that unequivocally validates that this is a real deal!
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Thanks for clarifying that unequivocally validates that this is a real deal!
I have two of them at home, never had a moment's trouble with them. It comes with a one year warranty, plus a second year free if you charge it on Discover or Amex.

You can take it to the bank.
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I have two of them at home, never had a moment's trouble with them. It comes with a one year warranty, plus a second year free if you charge it on Discover or Amex.

You can take it to the bank.
What do you have hooked up to this?


Amex sounds good, but does anyone have experience with Newegg's extended warranty? Do they replace it right away I know Amex won't replace it, they will probably pay you back what you paid? How exactly does it work, can you please explain. I don't mind to gamble if there is a solid coverage, but I don't want to deal with shipping ( "oh yeah ship it to me, we'll fix it, it's covered under amex/discovery/newegg warranty/etc.." is not acceptable solution)

Thanks.

Also, which bank? I took my broken DVD Player to Chase bank, they said they don't accept electronics as form of currency.
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Honestly, the receiver will either break in the first couple of months or more likely last for several years. You are talking about a $100 receiver, don't lose any sleep if it breaks after a few years. I have never had any trouble with Pioneer receivers. Amex and Discover will pay to fix the receiver or refund your purchase price, whichever costs less. If you don't trust Amex and Discover, why would you trust a New Egg Warranty?
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Ugh, I want to just to use in my office for my PC, but damn them reviews are atrocious.

I do generally believe people have more reason to write a negative than to come back and write a positive though...

Hrm. $120 gamble, or wait for another deal.
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Honestly, the receiver will either break in the first couple of months or more likely last for several years. You are talking about a $100 receiver, don't lose any sleep if it breaks after a few years. I have never had any trouble with Pioneer receivers. Amex and Discover will pay to fix the receiver or refund your purchase price, whichever costs less. If you don't trust Amex and Discover, why would you trust a New Egg Warranty?
It's not the money, but the hassle.
Also different warranties have different policies, like Costco, you just take it back and get your money, simple. No extended warranty, you just pay for membership. So if Newegg is like that (similar to PC Richard and Son, they do the same thing with extended warranty, you just go and leave it there, take you money back and buy something else.

I don't really agree that if something runs for 2 months it will run for more than a year.
But anyway, I'll check with Discover and Amex and then decide (if this is still available).
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