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Released in 2000, the Pioneer VSX-D509S is a 500W Dolby 5.1 (100W per channel) Surround Digital Audio/Video Receiver.

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DTS playback is clean and true to the original recording

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plenty of power output, more than enough to drive larger surround speakers

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priced low enough for entry-level users

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Cons

takes a long time to work out all the connections, need to spend time with the manual

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remote is difficult to program and doesn't recognize many devices

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manual is poorly written and a bit confusing

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generates a lot of heat, need to keep it well ventilated

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on-screen display doesn't show everything, have to sometimes guess at certain features having turned on correctly

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Released in 2000, the Pioneer VSX-D509S is a 500W Dolby 5.1 (100W per channel) Surround Digital Audio/Video Receiver. It features Dolby Digital and DTS surround decoding, as well as Pioneer’s four Advanced Theater modes (Musical, Drama, Action, Expanded). It has S-video switching, coaxial digital input and 5.1 channel direct inputs to maximize audio-video performance.

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