When you first lay eyes on the Pioneer VSX 819 H-K receiver, the first thing you might think is that it looks an awful lot like the Pioneer VSX 1019 AH-K, except just a bit smaller. And you’d be right on that score, but of course, that isn’t the only difference. Read on:
The Pioneer VSX 819 H-K is a five channel surround sound receiver with three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, a front mounted USB input, auto level controls, and DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD decoding.
I know, it doesn’t really sound like there’s a lot there, but I can tell you this much, they’re only asking three hundred bucks for a sweet five channel Pioneer receiver. Sure, it’s a bit of a step down from the 1019 AH-K, but it’s definitely not a huge difference. There’s a lot to like here and chances are you’ll definitely find a lot of uses for it.
The Pioneer VSX 819 H-K may not look like its big brother, but it definitely brings enough value to the table to be worthwhile.