Originally Posted by mharris2007
Pioneer doesn't exactly seem to be the most up to date on the technology side of things: Bad application implementation, no digital inputs allowed for zone two or three, analog standard def video only for different zone 2 video out. Matt
Pioneer does HDMI, just not in a 2012 receiver you probably paid $600 for. if you mean HDMI zones, read on & learn something...
Pioneer implemented multizone HDMI to zone 4 in last year's SC-68 and this year's new SC-79, 77, 75 models. not just in one of last year's budget
and they were the 1st one to introduce it to market, so how's that being outdated when they were actually using cutting edge technology for receivers and the 1st ones to do it?
some of you getting SC-1522's forget this is a low cost entry level 2012 model
that hardly makes Pioneer "bad application implementation. what it means is you
have unrealistic expectations for a close out deal on a 1 yr old model
the top Denon $2000 AVR-4520, introduced late last yr, AFTER Pioneer's SC-68 also only does analog audio/video in zones 2/3 and HDMI to a zone 4. Onkyo is no different. the highly regarded Marantz 8801 also doesn't do what I assume you mean is "up to date" and it came out this year and costs $3500! and Denon's new X receivers only have HDMI into 1 other zone, not 2, just like Pioneer. so please explain how Pioneer is outdated when...
...last year's top SC-68
, the brand new Pioneer SC's, last year's top Denon, new Yamaha Aventages and new Denon X receivers all have HDMI zone capabilities? how is Pioneer outdated?
btw - Pioneer's new models now have a Party mode, which allows all room playback of an HDMI source, at least that's how I read it.
AFAIK, and I researched this a lot late year when people couldn't do digital multizone sources - NO receiver from ANYBODY could switch HDMI to 2 zones, or switched digital coax/opt to zone 2/3. NONE. the same is still true for digital audio, AFAIK, there is no receiver that does. and only this year is HDMI zone use becoming available in lower cost models, not just the top ones.
so tell is again why you think you are entitled to a top feature in last year's budget model?if you truly wanted to use HDMI in another zone, you should have made a better buying decision instead of criticizing the company when you bought exactly the features that were in 2012 receivers in your price range, nothing more, nothing less
...you should have 1) bought a 2013 model or 2) look for a closeout deal on the SC-68
and no one with any common sense will find your comments valid.
people chasing "smokin deals", w/o adequately researching the item & complain about what they didn't get are tiresome Edited by ss9001 - 7/27/13 at 2:58pm