Summary: This is a very nice unit. I run a pair of Polk Audio Studio Monitors and a pair of Advents off of this unit for Television, CD, VHS, DVD, DVD-R, Du al Cassette deck and a linear turntable and it does an excellent job. Would like to see more HDMI connections; but, HDMI wasn't as prevalent as it is now.
Summary: This receiver is an amazing value. I was using a Sony Str-de575 5.1 channel receiver before and thaught I liked sony until I got this. This receiver produces clean clear sound like my old techniks did from '75 and it even has a loudness button I thought those were no longer being used, it made my front JBL E80's soud terriffic i hardly even have my sub on anymore!!
Summary: I did a lot fo resarch like many others. I originally decided to purchase a Sony 1000ES because Sony has a good, long warranty, but heard of some of its limited inputs, then I found many good reviews on the pioneer. At the end, I decided on this pioneer and so far, I am not disappointed. It's setup in simple, the auto MDACC for seting up surround speakers is easy, and learning its features and settings has not been hard to figure out.
Summary: Purchased this reciever as the audio cornerstone to my Home Theatre project. Having not bought a reciever in many years I found myself thrilled by the easy to use features. Once a video output is hooked up to your TV you can easily configure your speaker system with a simple on screen menu. This unit easily allows for individual speaker adjustments from volume to frequency range. The unit provides audio feedback for every adjustment made.
Summary: I bought this to replace an Onkyo TX DS797- which was twice the cost of this one. Hooked everything up- used the MCCAC automatic set up with microphone- which worked flawlessly. I was immediately blown away by the far superior sound I was hearing from my same speakers. The sound was crystal clear- for music and movies. The dolby pro logic 11x sound fields made everything sound as if it were a "dolby digitial movie". The sound was great even at lower levels.
Summary: This receiver is an excellent product; Pioneer really got most things right with this one. After having several problems with Sony Receivers I decided to go against my loyalties and look at other manufactures. I trusted the Amazon.com reviews, and the resulting rankings - and I was not disappointed. The other reviews are spot on, and the Pioneer VSX-1015TXK is an excellent receiver; easy setup, good manual, excellent features, well designed and made product.
Summary: I replaced a new JVC RX-8040 with this unit. This Pioneer model is fantastic! It took about 90 minutes to set-up with a set of JBL SCS300.7 speakers. Sound quality at low, mid, and high volume is excellent. A/V switching works perfectly. The "AVD SUR" button that toggles through a variety of different sound distributions is exciting. I used the THX button while watching Saving Private Ryan and I thought the tank was coming through my house.
Summary: The VSX-1015TXK is an excellent home theater receiver. Automatic speaker calibration makes set up easy. Lots of power for detailed, clean sound at THX Select 2 certified levels. 3 component video inputs and video upconversion to component video makes switching between multiple sources seamless. Well worth the purchase.
Summary: This reciever is amazing. It does almost everything the Pioneer Elite recievers do. If you dont have a palace of a room you dont need the THX ultra certification that the Elite recievers have. The THX select2 certification is made for mid sized to small theaters wich in most peoples cases is a large room in their house. Before this reciever I had a Kenwood Vr-309, right away my new pioneer blew me away. The speaker calibration was great.
Summary: For the money, there is no comparable receiver. I've been an audiophile for some 20+ years and this is one of the best values I've ever seen. I have a relatively complex HDTV system and this receiver works perfectly. Some of the highlights: - Switches 3 component video inputs. This is great for HDTV setups. - Onscreen setup. It makes setup *much* easier. - Dynamic adjustment to the setup through the use of a microphone.