|Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH A/V Receiver|
|Home Theater AV Receivers AV Receivers|
|Written by Julianne Stilson|
|Thursday, 18 December 2008|
The Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH AV Receiver is indeed the elite in its class with its solid design and full set of commendable features. The VSX-94TXH boasts direct internal amplifiers that can reliably power loudspeakers and fill even the most cavernous of rooms. As a result, it flawlessly fills any environment with dynamic, defined sound whatever your source material and your listening preferences are.
This model’s HDMI 1.3a supports up-to-date audio formats and makes it the perfect companion to Blu-ray and other high definition components since the VSX-94TXH optimizes performance for these demanding entertainment technologies.
Unfortunately, for all its proud features, the VSX-94TXH suffers from a hard-to-use remote control that seems to be inherent in many Pioneer brand electronics. We recommend purchasing a third-party universal remote after initial setup of this system. It will enhance (rather than detract) from enjoying the VSX-94TXH.
Apart from a badly designed remote control, the on-screen setup process and GUI are not very intuitive as well, requiring you to consult the manual often.
The Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH AV Receiver lives up to the “elite” in its name. In a crowded market of home theater components, the VSX-94TXH delivers a comprehensive set of features that cannot be found in comparable models in its range. Any problems with this model can be easily remedied and will not take away from all the benefits it brings. Its price tag of around $1,800 might be modest considering what the VSX-94TXH delivers.