- Written by Kieran Coghlan
- Published on 08 April 2013
The Pioneer SP-PK52FS 5.1 Speaker System and VSX-822-K A/V Receiver On the Bench
The only bench testing done for this review was on the video section of the VSX-822-K receiver. To put it succinctly, I was surprised at how well this little receiver did on our video tests: it received a perfect score, achieving as close to actual "pass-through" of an hdmi signal as we can test for. It seems that this is finally becoming more common: fewer receivers muck up the HDMI signal these days. Nonetheless you never know what to expect with the mid-to-low price range, and I was very pleased that the VSX-822-K passed the video signal virtually untouched. I also threw in my 3D Blu-ray of How to Train Your Dragon to verify the 3D capability of the receiver, and it played fine, with no hiccups in the 3D image.