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PIONEER VSX817 HOME CINEMA RECEIVER
This doesn't seem like a bad peice of kit for the money. It's 7.1, front USB for your wma/mp3's plus other reasonable specs. Good amp for the cash! Just google it to see the prices elsewhere.
Yes, I know it hasn't an HDMI connection but it has two components.
Please note, you do need to buy speakers!
Feel free to hurl abuse in the normal HUKD fashion
I love you really!

This is on Richer sounds Ireland Website. It is the sister company of Richersounds UK
Delivery is £9.99. If you order on the website, it adds £9.99 for every item, but if you phone them up you can wangle a deal with them for multiple items(usually £9.99 for the lot)

Product spiele:
Welcome the new arrival of the Pioneer VSX817 AV Receiver at a stonking NEW LOW PRICE.

This little amp is jam packed with connections and features that will live up to the usual standard from Pioneer.

Amplified and optimised AV precision in your home
The 817 includes the unique MCACC system, which stands for Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration. At the touch of a button, the MCACC will optimally tune the amplifier to the size of your living room space and speaker placement. The result sounds like a professional recording engineer has fine-tuned your system.

Greater flexibility in your speaker placement
By simply placing your speakers directly beside your TV screen and activating the unique Front Stage Surround Advance feature, you can experience a virtual surround sound environment. The benefit here is that you dont have to worry about routing speaker cables around your room; your speakers can be placed up front.

Crystal audio; even from compressed files
The 817 includes a USB host on the front which means you can access compressed audio files. And with our unique Sound Retriever technology (which up-converts compressed audio to CD-quality audio), you are guaranteed high-quality sound.

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Original Poster

cheers neal.

thats a big fecking remote

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Not many units come with a remote bigger than the unit!

For interest same company selling this with multi-region DV300 player on [email protected] for £149.95 + £11.95 P&P

neal;1835314

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Really?

Can anyone explain the benefits of having HDMI/Component connections on a home cinema amp? I've an enormous Onkyo amp that I've had for years. Superb sound but I've always had Virgin/Dvd/360 connected directly to the TV. Whats the point of routing it through the amp? It's just something I've always wondered.

deek72 -
the 'benefits' or maybe the attraction of having hdmi sockets in the amp is a) it acts like a hdmi 'hub' - say you have three hdmi devices and only hdmi sockets on the back of your telly you can use the amp and switch between the devices without getting up and unplugging wires or using an extra hdmi switch. b) the newer amps are able to decode audio over hdmi so you then just need one cable from your device to the amp and that will carry the video signal and the 5.1 (or whatever) sound to the amp. c) some amos even upscale video over hdmi. d) cant think of anything else but im sure some people can correct me where im wrong or add extra bits

HTH

neal;1835314

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Shame that, coulda done with a humungous remote so I can see it when I'm knackered and my vision goes to pot late at night lol

miserablemiser;1837146

deek72 - the 'benefits' or maybe the attraction of having hdmi sockets in … deek72 - the 'benefits' or maybe the attraction of having hdmi sockets in the amp is a) it acts like a hdmi 'hub' - say you have three hdmi devices and only hdmi sockets on the back of your telly you can use the amp and switch between the devices without getting up and unplugging wires or using an extra hdmi switch. b) the newer amps are able to decode audio over hdmi so you then just need one cable from your device to the amp and that will carry the video signal and the 5.1 (or whatever) sound to the amp. c) some amos even upscale video over hdmi. d) cant think of anything else but im sure some people can correct me where im wrong or add extra bitsHTH



Good explanation I'd say. Also if your tv is wall mounted then you'd have a lot less wires to bury in the wall :thumbsup:

Voted cold because the offer is for Richer Sounds Ireland!! I went to the uk site and that amp is not on there.

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Original Poster

whats wrong with the ireland site? they still deliver to mainland uk?
it has alot of the same goods as the uk one but some alot cheaper.

miserablemiser;1837146

deek72 - the 'benefits' or maybe the attraction of having hdmi sockets in … deek72 - the 'benefits' or maybe the attraction of having hdmi sockets in the amp is a) it acts like a hdmi 'hub' - say you have three hdmi devices and only hdmi sockets on the back of your telly you can use the amp and switch between the devices without getting up and unplugging wires or using an extra hdmi switch. b) the newer amps are able to decode audio over hdmi so you then just need one cable from your device to the amp and that will carry the video signal and the 5.1 (or whatever) sound to the amp. c) some amos even upscale video over hdmi. d) cant think of anything else but im sure some people can correct me where im wrong or add extra bitsHTH


Ahh, I see. I can see the logic now there and where the screen is away from the components. But as I only have HDMIx2 (V+ box and DVD) and 360 via component, my connections are fine. Just so long as I'm not missing any benefits I didn't know about!
Thanks fellas.
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