I got my 919 today, didn't need the extra HDMI input or 1080p scaling and after my $248 game and movie trade in at Amazon, I was able to get this puppy for $111 with overnight shipping. Hooked it up this morning and am very pleased with it so far. I was using an Onkyo 605 which is fine but there are so many more bells & whistles on this receiver.
First off, this is a fine looking piece of equipment, way sleeker and prettier than Onkyo's lineup. Love the glossy black finish. The MACC setup was a breeze and sounds near perfect, I may have to tinker with a couple settings here and there but for the most part, it's pretty damn accurate. Another thing I really like is there is no pause when switching audio signals, it picks up right away without a pause, the Onkyo would pause and make that clicking sound before switching, the Pioneer is seamless. So far no issues, but I've only had it for a few hours. I am impressed with it so far. Safe to say I will probably be selling my Onkyo 605.