2.) It misjudges subwoofer distance (14ft away, Audyssey thinks it is 26ft), and in my opinion it SEVERELY under-emphasizes sub output without user intervention. I ran 8-point calibration TWICE, without improvement. I know sub distance is traditionally inexact in the past, but I bought this in anticipation of its amazing subwoofer calibration abilities. In it's final setup, it will control multiple subs, so observing qty(2) deficiencies in this temporary setup with a single 15" sub makes me question its effectiveness with blending multiple 18" subs in different places in the room.
3.) OSD - nothing displayed on HDMI-out1 or HDMI-out2 for Pandora or Internet Radio or Network access (DLNA access of pictures or music). Now that I see the trend (all network-centered content) I believe this could be a defect of a partifcular chip/section my particular unit. All other inputs have OSD, and even in Pandora, etc I can bring up Setup menus, there isjust no 'Now Playing' display under any circumstances (I've performed multiple resets, and toggled the OSD settings).
I'm planning to keep the unit, and perhaps take it in for service. It is overall a very nicely built and configurable receiver, and I am looking forward to a 11.2 system. I had a Pioneer Elite SC-57 that I returned because it had an unsatisfactory proprietary calibration and terrible user interface. Aas owner of a Kuro plasma, previous Pioneer Elite VSX-33TX (I still use this decade-old receiver - great sound and great features, poorly developed menu structure) and a Pioneer 6-disc in-dash car DVD receiver, I see that Pioneer continues to be universally poor in execution of its menus / user interfaces. I also tried an Onkyo that I returned because it had audible signal noise thru the HDMI ports. BTW - I never thought of HDMI transmitting noise, but it is made of copper wires - I wish HD-surround formats could be transmitted via optical-digital, because it allows components to be electrically isolated from each other.
Edited by WHATTHEDILEO - 1/11/14 at 12:57pm