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The Pioneer Elite VSX-33 is a mid-cost 7.1 channel A/V receiver.

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large number of surround sound options

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build quality of the front face and knobs is good, feels solid and durable

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sounds very clean, no hissing noise when nothing is playing

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more power than most users will ever need

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remote control is well designed, comfortable and easy to use

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very limited Internet choices

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switching between HDMI inputs is a little slow

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The Pioneer Elite VSX-33 is a mid-cost 7.1 channel A/V receiver. This receiver is iPhone certified. The USB/composite video cable that is included with the Elite VSX-33 makes connecting your i device easy so that you can share your media. The front HDMI input allows you to easily connect HD devices so that you can share videos in a home theater setting. In total, there are six HDMI inputs, as well as two HDMI outputs. The Marvell Video Scaler of the Elite VSX-33 will upscale video to digital 1080p/24fps from virtually any source. The front USB port of the VSX-33 allows you to connect your digital camera or portable media player, so that you can view JPEGs, or listen to MP3/WAV/WMA files (with full ID3 tag and album art support). For audio, five digital inputs and two analog inputs give you lots of connectivity. The Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCAC) feature ensures a studio-quality sound. The Pioneer Elite VSX-33 comes with a learning remote.

  • 7.1 channels
  • 110 watts per channel
  • Audio: 5 digital inputs/1 digital output, 2 analog inputs/1 analog output
  • iPhone certified
  • HDMI (V.1.4a w/ 3D & Audio Return Channel) 6 Inputs (Including 1 Front Input) / 2 Outputs
  • Marvell Video Scaler
  • THX Select2 Plus Processing and Certification
  • Ethernet input for access to thousands of internet radio stations
  • PC browser control
  • JPEG, MP3, WAV, WMA compatible
  • Front USB port
  • Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCAC)
  • 1080p/24fps video upscaling
  • Advanced direct energy design
  • 5th gen Nano and above / iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4 support
  • Learning remote
  • Sleep timer
  • Bi-Bmp / Zone 2 / B-Speaker / Surround Back / Front Height / Front Width configuration
  • 2 year warranty
  • Glossy aluminum front panel
  • Large speaker terminals
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