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Pioneer Elite Receivers Dole Out Top-Shelf Audio and Video
Pioneer has introduced four new models to its Elite A/V receiver line with a focus on improved high-def audio and video processing.
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Pioneer’s Elite Series of A/V receivers is getting four additions
May 22, 2007 by Dennis P. Barker

Pioneer Electronics’s Elite Series of A/V receivers is making room for four new members.

The company has introduced four new receivers that deliver high-definition audio and video, as the Pioneer Elite VSX-90TXV, VSX-91TXH, VSX-92TXH and VSX-94TXH A/V receivers feature HDMI connectivity for a host of digital devices. The top three models offer HDMI 1.3a support and seamlessly pass 1080p 24Hz picture with sophisticated decoding of advanced audio formats Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio, the company says.

The VSX-92TXH and VSX-94TXH are two of the industry’s first receivers to feature Neural-THX Surround decoding for faithful reproduction of multichannel surround sound for movies, music and gaming in the home theater environment, according to Pioneer. To ensure dynamic sound of all connected devices, Pioneer employs digital sound processing capabilities that includes its Advanced MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System) room tuning technology on all four receivers.

The new Pioneer receivers deliver enhanced audio video scaling and processing, and the VSX-92TXH and VSX-94TXH further provide definitive home theater functionality with HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) technology for complete management of multiple CEC-enabled components with the Pioneer flat panel television’s remote control.

All four A/V receivers deliver both SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio with dual connectivity to both a SiriusConnect SC-H1 tune and XM Connect & Play antenna (both sold separately; monthly subscription needed). Also, all four A/V receivers offer iPod Audio & Photo connectivity via the optional Pioneer IDK-80 universal iPod docking station, and owners can navigate playlists with the remote control and on-screen display.

The VSX-90TXV and VSX-91TXH will be available June for the suggested prices of $650 and $1,000, respectively. The VSX-92TXH and VSX-94TXH will begin shipping August for the suggested prices of $1,300 and $1,600, respectively.

Go to www.pioneerelectronics.com for more details.

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Dennis P. Barker - Contributing Writer
Dennis has been involved with Consumer Electronics forever it seems. His 25+-year career includes a 12-year tour of duty at Consumer Reports magazine, as well as stints as a product reviewer, market analyst, technical editor, and consultant for the electronics industry. He lives in Ossining, NY with his two children, one demanding cat and piles of A/V equipment.

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