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Pioneer VSX-1020
5.4 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-1020

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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 7
7.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

VSX-1020 - I'd do it again

oranjepants, avsforum.com
15 February 2013
  • 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 :-)
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Overall 8
8.0

Great sound, easy installation.

vlaspisa1, Ebay
2 October 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

This thing is the perfect over all receiver for the serious intermediate.

6559gary, Ebay
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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but is missing DLNA support!

punk210350, Ebay
6 February 2012
  • Summary: This unit is very much like the newer (VSX-1021-k), but doesn't have the DLNA support and the better iPhone/iPad app. You can't stream music from your NAS/Computer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall not too bad

Michael R., Newegg
18 February 2011
  • Pros: I'm not a pro by any means when it comes to AV Receivers so I was glad to see how easy it is for the receiver to automatically configure all the surround sound speakers. There are also plenty of inputs for everything I need
  • Cons: chowchewey reported in the review below this one that he experienced the screen blacking out for a second or two every hour for no reason. I've experienced the same. I'm contacting Pioneer support about this to see if they can provide a fix. But this is just a very minor annoyance really.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent sounding receiver

John R. Wright, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent bang for the buck.

Coug Moog "s_gil", Amazon
28 October 2010
  • 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).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Product with a few warts..

Chuck W., Newegg
16 October 2010
  • Summary: I would recommend this product to anyone, even with the few "cons". The quality is top notch. The electronics are great and my HDMI signal never looked better!
  • Pros: This unit has all the features you could want - HDMI i/o, upscaling, self calibration of sound system, etc.
  • Cons: While this is a great product for the price there are a few things missing that made me wonder. First, it has an "ethernet" connection which is great. But etherhet? It has a plug-in for Bluetooth but nothing for wireless? I bet there are more wireless networks out in the world than wired. So I wo...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great sound and great price!

Anonymous, Newegg
28 September 2010
  • Summary: I am using the $400 Polk audio surround speaker system I also purchased at Newegg and I am really amazed at how great this package sounds for the small investment of $800.00!!! I am a Bose 901 speaker lover for music but system this plays back music as well very very good for the money!
  • Pros: Lots of features and plenty of power. The iphone adapter is very nice, play Pandora and control the volume off your iphone. Lots of HDMI hookups and RCA jacks.
  • Cons: The romote is a joke as many others have pointed out, but it works fine, just takes lots of patience to understand and good eyes are needed to see the tiny buttons. The user manual is extensive and was a little difficult to understand, at least for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value for the price

Jeffrey B., Newegg
26 September 2010
  • Summary: Pioneer is so close to having it right. I'd say invest in improving the iPhone app, and do away with the remote. Clearly, the remote receives no industrial engineering time. The iPhone app very convenient. I can sit on our deck outside, and control of the volume of the music.
  • Pros: 6 HDMI's, can handle 9.1 with no B speakers, 7.1 with no second zone but with B speakers, or 5.1 with second zone and B speakers. iPhone wi-fi control is very slick.
  • Cons: Connecting the cable box via HDMI does not allow you to use the TV button which will prevent you from consolidating the cable box remote to the pioneer remote. iPhone app is great, but just a few more things would make it awesome. You change inputs, control volume, but you can say change a radio ...
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