Excerpt: This is the best 500 dollars. I absolutely enjoy this receiver, and I am not even out a Pioneer guy - till nowadays! I now call it my second wife! I explored and test-listened for months before purchasing, and this VSX-1020 offers the most choices, quality and flexibility for …
Excerpt: My husband and I finally cracked and bought ourselves ipods, and we’ve become so addicted to them that we’ve purchased every accessory imaginable, and it still didn’t seem to be enough. We even had one of those speaker ports, but my husband, who is a technological junkie, was determined …
Summary: While I was initially pleased with my purchase, the receiver suddenly stopped producing any sound and became totally unresponsive to any input from either the receiver face or remote until it was unplugged and powered back up.
Summary: Some others have written that this occurred for them too. It just started happening to me. I've had it about a year and one half. I have no idea why. It's not running hot, just about every ten min. turn on and off.
Summary: Purchased this to replace a similar Pioneer of lesser features in the $300 range. Very happy with this guy. Use with PS3, Sony 46in LCD HDTV, Sony DVD multi player, ethernet directly to unit, sirius radio, 2 zones, iPhone constantly playing, charter cable.
Pros: packed with features, multi-zone, iPhone/pod support (cable incl)
Cons: one slight issue with the headphone jack thinking headphones are plugged in :-)
Summary: I still own it and will never sell it! For the money, I still can't find anything that even comes close to the clairity, connectivity, and ease of use. I also have a 7.2 BEE model that I paid $2400 for and it does sound better and much louder, but not $1,900 better.
Summary: Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver, Glossy Black We used this receiver for a year and a half without any complaints. Then it started periodically turning off. Unless you want to buy a receiver every year or so, skip this one.
Summary: Bought this product for Xmas 2011. All I run through it are a Verizon DVR box and an Apple TV which plug into a Panasonic 55" VT30 Series Plasma HDTV - TCP55VT30. Ran great the first and 2nd day, then on the 3rd it shut down with an "Amp Overheat" error message, and the dreaded blue light.
Summary: The reciver brought my TV viewing to life. I did not realize all the sounds I was missing. Installation was pretty straight forward. Netwoking the receiver made adjusting all the settings easy, and the tablet app makes it fun to play with the sounds around the room.