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: 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 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!
Summary: First of all, kudos for Amazon and 5th Ave Electronics for FAST and safe shipping. Really like the iPhone integration features. New modes step up functionality from my previous receiver which cost me nearly 4 times as much (Marantz SR-8001).
Summary: Well normally, I don't post reviews, but I certainly base my purchase decisions off of fellow reviewers hear on Amazon, so it's time to pay it forward. This receiver purchase comes after needing a receiver that has HDMI inputs to compliment the new additions to my downstairs entertainment setup.
Very good performance and versatility with a few shortcomings
20 December 2011
Summary: I picked up a 1020 over the weekend. I have been building custom cabinetry and needed a slimmer (and cooler) receiver for our secondary viewing room and the 1020 seemed to fit the bill in large part based upon a pleasant experience with the 919/1019 and the elite 21.
Summary: What most people don't realize is that published specs are almost inconsequential to perceived sound quality. They juice all kinds of numbers (wattage) and ignore others. It is generally recognized within the professional audio community (AES), for instance, that Total Harmonic Distortion, is a...
Summary: While this problem is about the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K, it may apply to other A/V receivers that use HDMI CEC (each vendor uses a different term). It allows the remote for one component to control other components too.
Summary: this a great receiver! I originally only considered Denons but for the price I bought the Pioneer, thinking it would be a good secondary unit if it didn't meet my high end needs. to my surprise this unit is working great, even better than expected.