Originally Posted by josepaz2
Just picked up the VSX-52 floor model for $255 from best buy. It didnt have any of the accessories. Is it worth buying the set-up mic from Pioneer for $20 and remote for $30 + $12 shipping and handling? Any other accessories that come with it that I'll want to pick up? Considered picking up a logitech harmony instead but not sure if i'll need the factory remote for anything like programing the harmony. I'm pretty new to the home theater world.
Picked up a set of Polk Monitor 70's for my fronts, searching for a CS2 and going to head home tonight and figure out if I can use the Monitor40's for my surrounds or if my living room arrangement will only allow for the Monitor30's since I might have to wall mount them.
Also, is there anything specific that I should take care to check on the receiver before my 30 day return period runs out? I'm not too worried because I am going to purchase the extended 4 year warranty they offered for $45, but rather save myself some headaches down the road if I can.
Thanks guys! I'm really excited to start building my theater!
Definitely get the setup mic. It mounts to a camera tripod which makes it easy to use for MCACC. You want MCACC else you might as well sell that receiver and get a cheaper one.
I like the pioneer remote. I often use it when I am listening to music to tinker around with the settings. Its easier that digging through Harmony menus or remembering the Harmony button mapping. Of course the Android app is as good if not better than both.
I have Monitor 70s for my fronts, an HSU subwoofer, and the other 5 speakers are another brand I can't recall at the moment.
Things to check
1. The internet connection works
2. The AM tuner works
3. The FM tuner works
4. The MCACC works
5. It will decode Dolby Digital. It will Decode Dolby True HD or whatever over HDMI.
6. Each speaker output works.
7. (Optional) The optical output works.