Forgive me if I failed at searching, but I did not see this here. About 5 days ago I went to Best Buy looking for a new receiver to replace my still working Yamaha HTIB from 2000, and upgrade to a blueray player. After looking around for an hour and not knowing anything about home audio, I settled on the Pioneer Elite VSX-42 reciever and the Samsung E5900 blueray player. The Pioneer was listed at $450 but seemed to be on sale for $250. I took it home and set it up, but the front LED lights on the unit wouldn't turn on. I called up Pioneer and they told me to exchange the unit for a new one. I did this last night and just finished setting up the unit again. I have the Pioneer VSX-42 connected via HDMI to my Fios set tob box, HDBI to the blue ray player, HDMI to the Samsung UN55C6300 led tv, HDMI to the XBOX, and HDMI to my computer. I have a 5.1 speaker system that was part of the Yamaha HTIB set I bought back in 2000. I believe I have the speakers wired correctly but I do not hear any rear audio coming from the speakers on any tv programming. I ran the initial MCAAC test and definitely heard all the individual speakers. Does anyone else here currently have this unit and can tell me much about it? I found very few reviews on this unit. It seems to be very similiar to the Pioneer VSX-1022 K model that I looked at in Best Buy. i was told that the Elite line was better than the regular Pioneer line, but I really don't know what the differences are. I am certainly not an audiophile, and the only reason I upgraded my receiver was for HDMI plugs..... Was that a dumb idea ? . Did I make a good purchase? Thanks for any help that can be offered.
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11/28/12 at 8:17pm