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Pioneer VSX-80 home theater receiver has 7 HDMI 2.0 ports

Pioneer VSX-80 home theater receiver has custom install features and supports 4K video upscaling.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Thu, Mar 13 2014 11:21 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

Pioneer Electronics has been making audio gear for years. The company has a full line of home theater receivers that run the gamut from entry-level models up to high-end offerings that can cost thousands of dollars. Pioneer has rolled out a new home theater receiver aimed at custom installers called the VSX-80.

Pioneer VSX-80 home theater receiver has 7 HDMI 2.0 ports | TweakTown.com

This receiver will ship at the end of the month for $700. The VSX-80 has a lot to offer for the price. It features seven HDMI 2.0 ports allowing you to connect a lot of sources to the receiver. It is Roku Ready certified so all the user has to do is plug in a Streaming Stick to get access to all sorts of streaming content.

Pioneer built-in support for 4K UHD video pass through. The best feature if the VSX-80 is that it is able to upscale standard HD content to 4K resolution on-the-fly. Using the receiver, you can set up a 7.2 channel audio system or use a normal 5.1 set up with the other channels for multiroom audio.

The receiver supports a number of high-resolution audio formats. Supported formats include 96kHz 24-Bit 5.0- and 5.1-channel FLAC and WAV files, it also supports other high-resolution music files including AIFF, WAV, FLAC, DSD (2.8 MHz), Apple Lossless, MP3, WMA and AAC. The receiver can be controlled by the iControlAV5 smartphone app and has integrated RS-232 and IP control capability.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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