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The Pioneer VSX-818V-K is a 5.1 a/v receiver retailing for $249.

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Pros

Impressive output power rating

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MCACC auto-calibration

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HDMI inputs / output

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5-way binding post terminals for all surround channels

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3 assignable component video inputs

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Available in silver and black

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Second Zone of Stereo Audio uses amplifiers from rear speakers to not sacrifice audio quality

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Second zone of stereo audio

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Cons

No HDMI audio processing - no PCM

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When adjusting volume with knob, sound level does not change until finished moving knob

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No video transcoding or upscaling

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More expensive than competition

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The Pioneer VSX-818V-K is a 5.1 a/v receiver retailing for $249. It features 2 x HDMI (pass-through) inputs and one HDMI output. It is one of three receivers released in April 2008 along with the VSX-918 (adds HDMI PCM audio processing) for $349 and the VSX-518 that drops HDMI support for $199. It features 120 Watts / channel of output power and a second zone of stereo audio.

Features
  • 5.1 a/v receiver
  • 120 Watts / channel
  • HDMI: 2 x inputs, 1 x output. No processing of audio over HDMI
  • 3 x component video (assignable)
  • 2 x digital optical S/PDIF, 1 x digital coaxial
  • 2nd zone of stereo audio
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals for 5 surround channels (2 spring loaded terminal for 2nd zone)
  • MCACC auto-calibration
  • available in silver (Pioneer VSX-818V), and black (Pioneer VSX-818K)
  • aka Pioneer VSX-818
  • release date: April 2008
  • price: $249
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