Pioneer VSX-531-B 5.1 AV Receiver with Bluetooth - £149 @ Amazon
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Pioneer VSX-531-B 5.1 AV Receiver with Bluetooth - £149 @ Amazon

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Found 24th Jul 2017
It does lots of stuff and doesn't cost a lot.

Delivery between 1-2months
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No idea if it's a good deal but heat for your descripion
livid_chimp

If anyone has any bright ideas of how to hide the surround cables … If anyone has any bright ideas of how to hide the surround cables without pulling up carpet, routing into walls etc, I'm all ears!



Turning down the lights & drinking a beer works for me.
andreasuk

Id rather buy an ONKYO!!!!



At this price I'll take the Pioneer over the "unheard of brand" ;)!
Edited by: "qyestionmark" 24th Jul 2017
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Seems like a very good price. Does 4k and HDR passthrough (hdcp2.2) so good for 4k blu ray via Xbox one S.
Same price @ Richer Sounds and you can get £25 off a set of speakers if bought with this. Good price OP. Hot
No idea if it's a good deal but heat for your descripion
If this had 2 hdmi outputs I would be all over it. Cracking deal though.
Why is this so cheap? Am I missing something here?
Edited by: "Naruto" 24th Jul 2017
mechanicalman

If this had 2 hdmi outputs I would be all over it. Cracking deal though.


Out of interest. Why do you need a 2nd output?
peachybubba1980

Out of interest. Why do you need a 2nd output?


Projector
Naruto

Why is this so cheap? Am I missing something here?



No WiFi/LAN.
Naruto

Why is this so cheap? Am I missing something here?


4 hdmi in 1 out, no wifi/lan, 5.1 (not 7.1). so its just the basics but for the price seems decent. Pioneer av amps in the past have been excellent especially for music playback but no idea the quality of this. I've only tried out high end models.
This receiver is fab!
Got one with slightly different model number, dead chuffed.
Been running on 3.2 tho - If anyone has any bright ideas of how to hide the surround cables without pulling up carpet, routing into walls etc, I'm all ears!
livid_chimp

Got one with slightly different model number, dead chuffed. Been running … Got one with slightly different model number, dead chuffed. Been running on 3.2 tho - If anyone has any bright ideas of how to hide the surround cables without pulling up carpet, routing into walls etc, I'm all ears!


Research dline it's a coloured plastic conduit which sticks to your skirting board etc and looks quite natural.

Are you really running 2 subwoofers BTW? (I. E. 3.2)
livid_chimp

If anyone has any bright ideas of how to hide the surround cables … If anyone has any bright ideas of how to hide the surround cables without pulling up carpet, routing into walls etc, I'm all ears!



Turning down the lights & drinking a beer works for me.
peachybubba1980

Out of interest. Why do you need a 2nd output?



Two outputs are also great if you use your PS4 or Xbox for streaming or disc playback. Lets you set your TV for game mode and also for video playback depending on the input used.
joshtbh

Research dline it's a coloured plastic conduit which sticks to your … Research dline it's a coloured plastic conduit which sticks to your skirting board etc and looks quite natural. Are you really running 2 subwoofers BTW? (I. E. 3.2)


Ah, thanks - will take a look at that. Could be an non-intrusive solution if it looks decent.
And I meant 3.1 (sausage fingers on small touchscreen) - I like bass, but not that much!
lol good description "does lots of stuff" pioneer shoud say that on the features list X)
Usually dispatched within 1 - 2 months.

Was just looking earlier to see if i really needed an AV receiver.....
Thank you OP. I picked this up from RicherSounds in the end and I'm very impressed with it. Sounds so much better than my Sony equivalent.
Says 2 left in stock, but they might be teasing.
N1Andy

Projector



I have 2 outputs on my yammy receiver for that reason. I recently purchased a powered HDMI splitter (for another reason) and that is really good to be honest. Worth considering.
sparx19811 h, 58 m ago

Thank you OP. I picked this up from RicherSounds in the end and I'm very …Thank you OP. I picked this up from RicherSounds in the end and I'm very impressed with it. Sounds so much better than my Sony equivalent.



Looks like you got a bit of a bargain - looking at the deal you've posted.
Nice find
As a VSX-930 owner the only thing I can fault Pioneer for is their support.
Once they've released a successor they really couldn't care less about their previous model.
Mine was released around July 2015, the last (and only firmware update) was December 2015.

Great kit; but just buy it as it is and don't expect new features to be ever added.
Edited by: "Whiterat" 24th Jul 2017
Id rather buy an ONKYO!!!!
andreasuk

Id rather buy an ONKYO!!!!



At this price I'll take the Pioneer over the "unheard of brand" ;)!
Edited by: "qyestionmark" 24th Jul 2017
qyestionmark

At this price I'll take the Pioneer over the "unheard of brand" ;)!


"Unheard of brand" LOL 10/10 for silly comment of the day! Do your research before commenting pal!
Any body know if this would work as an amp for a turntable and passive speakers? Not too clued up obvs. Cheers in advance
djjordan23

"Unheard of brand" LOL 10/10 for silly comment of the day! Do your … "Unheard of brand" LOL 10/10 for silly comment of the day! Do your research before commenting pal!


Where is Loughborough Guy when you need him?
clark360360

Any body know if this would work as an amp for a turntable and passive … Any body know if this would work as an amp for a turntable and passive speakers? Not too clued up obvs. Cheers in advance


No, it doesn't have a phono stage.
You probably want something like this amazon.co.uk/Pio…KPQ
You might not want that exact one, in particular it doesn't have a remote (but then neither do [most..] record players)
Got this paired up with some Jamo speakers, all sounding very nice.
Worth upgrading from a Yamaha RX-V677?
joshtbh

Research dline it's a coloured plastic conduit which sticks to your … Research dline it's a coloured plastic conduit which sticks to your skirting board etc and looks quite natural. Are you really running 2 subwoofers BTW? (I. E. 3.2)



And buy it from B&Q. I bought some online thinking I’d got a bargain. Only to find out it was well cheaper at Bernard and Quetzel.
Whiterat

As a VSX-930 owner the only thing I can fault Pioneer for is their … As a VSX-930 owner the only thing I can fault Pioneer for is their support. Once they've released a successor they really couldn't care less about their previous model.Mine was released around July 2015, the last (and only firmware update) was December 2015.Great kit; but just buy it as it is and don't expect new features to be ever added.


Yeah it sucks, they want you to buy a new amp every year and so limit any upgrades or new features to new models only when they could often just update the firmware on older models.
N1Andy

Projector



Get a £5 powered splitter from eBay, works fine for my setup.
andysmoore

And buy it from B&Q. I bought some online thinking I’d got a bargain. O … And buy it from B&Q. I bought some online thinking I’d got a bargain. Only to find out it was well cheaper at Bernard and Quetzel.



It looks naff in my opinion
djjordan23

"Unheard of brand" LOL 10/10 for silly comment of the day! Do your … "Unheard of brand" LOL 10/10 for silly comment of the day! Do your research before commenting pal!



whoooooosh!
amkhan

whoooooosh!


I guess not everyone knows the history! Such is the notoriety of Loughborough Guy that he can even be found on Google these days!
And, for the unitiated, the original comment can be found here:-
hotukdeals.com/dea…013
qyestionmark

I guess not everyone knows the history! Such is the notoriety of … I guess not everyone knows the history! Such is the notoriety of Loughborough Guy that he can even be found on Google these days! :)And, for the unitiated, the original comment can be found here:-http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/onkyo-dvbd606-black-blu-ray-player-693013#comments



I guess that's possible... makes me chuckle even to this day
ashbournejohnny24th Jul

Two outputs are also great if you use your PS4 or Xbox for streaming or …Two outputs are also great if you use your PS4 or Xbox for streaming or disc playback. Lets you set your TV for game mode and also for video playback depending on the input used.

Can't you just change the viewing mode/preset on the TV almost as quickly as changing input though? I do find I need a brighter picture for gaming on my plasma to see stuff but I can get that by changing mode. Maybe it's different with LCD though?
doveman007

Can't you just change the viewing mode/preset on the TV almost as … Can't you just change the viewing mode/preset on the TV almost as quickly as changing input though? I do find I need a brighter picture for gaming on my plasma to see stuff but I can get that by changing mode. Maybe it's different with LCD though?



Not if you have all the picture presets set as well - it makes things so easy have two connections from the amp to the TV. If you never use your PS4/Xbox for BR/Movie playback and don't have a projector, then it is of course a feature that you can ignore. But just being able to press a button on my Harmony remote to switch from Game Mode to Movie Mode makes things just simple.
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