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. Just need one more HDMI input and it would be perfect. Great value for the features.
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. I listened to some of the Elite models before buying the 1020K, but the only difference was that the Elite had a 2 yr. warranty. If you ever find a 1020k used with remote, good condition, and under $200.
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. This was a good buy for the money.
Excerpt: This wasn’t a cheap device either, and I hate that I spent what I spent on it because a sound system just wasn’t as important to me as it was to my husband. He’s happy with it overall, but I could definitely do without it. I liked have a good system to plug my ipod into, but this just wasn’t worth the hassle. And I still don’t know what half of those buttons do! Too much tech for a simple girl such as myself.
Excerpt: Must make several setups and choose output mode. Great for patient people with good ears. Good with iPhone & Internet Radio. Best with High Quality Input devices. Cons: Not quite computer and local network ready. My setup has sufficient extra video and sound out from computers to work ok. Using DISH HD as a source, the receiver chooses output almost randomly, often defeating dialog enhancement settings.
This thing is the perfect over all receiver for the serious intermediate.
29 April 2012
Summary: This is not your everyday receiver. It takes a bit of audiophile knowledge to get it to do what it is capable of doing. If you are not an diehard audiophile you may want to find something a bit more consumer friendly. If you do have the knowledge, you are going to love this machine! I am a musician and sound clarity is as important to me as timing. I got the pioneer speakers to go with this and the sound blows away some of the more expensive sets that I have heard.
Trash that should have never left the designers desk.
27 April 2012
Summary: This is a pioneer turkey, designed to make pioneer lots of money selling overpriced HDMI boards. Everything is run through that board which fails often rendering your receiver into a paper weight.
Summary: It was a cool receiver for the 3 days it worked. It has quite a few features I likes such as built in ipod support with direct control through the GUI. I was also interested in the network port but it broke before I got a chance to set it up. It doesn't have an audio return channel so you have to run a toslink back from your tv. the remote is terrible. It has a million tiny little buttons. the included ipod cable looks tacky.