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The Pioneer VSX-519V is a entry-level receiver in Pioneer's 2009 A/V receiver lineup.

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excellent build quality

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built in AM/FM tuner

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thorough manual

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great value - sounds great for the price

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includes remote control which controls all functions of the receiver

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display brightness is adjustable

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attractive aesthetic

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remote is not back lit, poorly laid out

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somewhat limiting inputs, only 2 HDMI, 1 coax, 2 toslink

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The Pioneer VSX-519V is a entry-level receiver in Pioneer's 2009 A/V receiver lineup. The VSX-519V is the successor to the Pioneer VSX-518-K released in June 2008. Pioneer announced their most recent A/V receiver line (VSX-1019AH, VSX-919AH, VSX-819H, VSX-519V) at the 2009 CES event in Las Vegas. The Pioneer VSX-519V is set for an April, 2009 release date with an estimated MSRP of $200. Pioneer's new line of A/V receivers is specifically designed to read the content directly off the iPod units and decode the audio using integrated digital-to-analog converters; meaning no more grainy analog sound like most music listeners are so used to. The VSX-519V will also include additional features such as 3 HDMI ports (2 in/ 1 out), 3 Digital Inputs (1 coax/ 2 optical), full color jacket graphics output support for the iPod media content, a glowing remote control, and 5.1 channel analog audio. When compared to the other models in the lineup, the VSX-519V notably does not include high definition audio decoding support, video transcoding or upconversion, or enhanced the iPod OSD found in the other models.

  • 5.1 channel a/v reciever
  • Power: 110 Watts x 5
  • Deep Color
  • X.V. Color
  • Lip Sync
  • Phase Control
  • 2 channel auto level control
  • 2 channel advanced sound retriever
  • Front mini portable input
  • Component video inputs (2 in/ 1 out)
  • Audio Inputs with tuner (4 in/ 1 out)
  • Audio/Video inputs (3 in/ 1 out)
  • 3 HDMI ports (2 in/1 out)
  • 3 Digital Inputs (1 coax/ 2 optical)
  • Blu-ray Disc Ready with 5.1 channel inputs including subwoofer pre-out
  • Multi-Zone Audio Pre-Out
  • New System Remote Control
  • Date/Pricing: April 2009 / $200
Post Review
02/29/2012 11:17

Do NOT purchase this reciever.. had repaired inder factory warranty & experienced same problems 18 months later-- in which it was no longer under warranty. Not worth the trouble of purchasing this product. VERY disappointed in Pioneer!

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