Ok, so I got my 21 on Thursday. I have finally been able to play with it over the last couple of days. All I can say is WOW!! I am totally impressed! The SQ is amazing!! The PQ seems to be the same, all HDMI. Much better then my 3 year old Onkyo HTIB receiver could ever dream of being!!
I love how the MCACC is so easy to run. It is also very customizable and fun to play with. Although, my wife and kids hate when I play with it!!
Blu-ray's no sound like they should!
I like to listen to XM on DirecTV and with Neural THX, it is awesome.
Some people say that the remote sucks but I actually like it. Programmed well for all my equipment. I don't even have to use the others now. Very handy. (Well at least until I can get a Harmony!)
I did have one problem though. Friday morning while I was at work, my wife called and said that she was watching TV and wanted to watch a Blu-ray. So, I walked her through changing the input. I set it up so all she has to do is hit the BD button and it changed everything for her. She stated that it wouldn't change or do anything (volume up/down, power, input select, etc). I asked her if she had the slider switch on Main, and she said, yes. The weird part is, she couldn't even do any of these tasks from the front controls on the unit. I told her to leave it and I would look at it when I got home. When I got there I verified everything was right, it was. I actually had to pull the power cord from the back and plug it back since it was completely locked up.
Anyone else had issues with theirs locking up? I have not seen it again since, but was wondering if this happened to anyone else.
Pioneer Elite VSX-21TXH
JBL Venue Stadiums (Front)
JBL Venue Stage (Surrounds)
JBL Venue Monitors (Backs)
JBL Venue Voice (Center)
Klipsch RW-10d (Sub)
Does anyone have speakers similar to these? I have the Fronts as "Large" so I can get the "Plus" for SW. Otherwise I can't get Plus, it would be grayed out (I like the bass output better on Plus). All the others are set to "Small". If you do have something similar, what are your size settings? I haven't set the fronts to "Small" and ran the MCACC, but am planning on trying it, since I have read others have theirs set like this.
Thanks everyone for helping me make my new receiver choice a no brainer!! Love it!