For exceptional audio and video processing of 5.1 channel surround sound, Pioneer offers the VSX-821K 5.1 Channel A/V Receiver. This receiver is fully compatible with 1080p source materials and supports 3D content as well as an Audio Return Channel (ARC), Deep Color and xv Color. It also supports a host of advanced audio formats from Dolby and DTS including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Pro Logic IIz for an added "height" channel.
A notable feature of this receiver is that it's Apple friendly. Your new VSX-821K comes with a USB/video cable, so there's no need to buy a separate dock to access all your music, videos, streaming content, and photos stored on your iPad, iPhone or iPod. It will automatically charge when connected, making it a convenient Plug-and-Play integration into your home theater.
Enjoy music, videos and movies, downloaded TV shows from iTunes, photos, web content like YouTube videos and much more. When you receive an incoming call on your iPhone, movies and music will conveniently mute. Use your iPad or iPhone directly, or push a button on the front panel to switch control to the preset remote and an intuitive OSD (on-screen display) complete with artist, track, play mode, and track time information.
Setup is easy with Pioneer's MCACC, which "fingerprints" your listening area to deliver optimum audio based on your specific room characteristics. The unit is also Sirius Radio ready to widen your entertainment options. This array of audio and video processing and device interoperability comes in a streamlined, sophisticated package that you'll be proud to showcase in your home theater space.