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.
Outstanding Bang for the Buck, Future Proof (7.1 & 3D), iPhone App is Great, Buy an Airport Express Too
27 December 2011
Summary: I tend to do a lot of research before making large purchasing decisions and so far this receiver is receiving a pretty rosy reception! Its predecessor, the 1019, was CNET's and Gizmodo's top mid-range receiver.
Preliminary Review for VSX-1020-K --Verdict: Recommended
Hans Blix, Amazon
26 December 2011
Summary: I am writing this review with limited experience. Very likely, the review will be updated later with more time spend with this receiver. I purchased this item after another purchase went sour with a Yamaha Receiver (simple shipping damage by UPS).
Summary: I really wanted to give this 4.75 stars, but due to rounding, it gets 5. I'll explain the .25 star deduction towards the end of my review. I spent a good part of Dec 2010 looking/researching for a new receiver for my living room/home theater setup as this is my first real A/V receiver purchase (I've...
Summary: This unit is absolutely outstanding. I wanted to put a home theater system together but didn't want to spend a ton of money or time doing so. My knowledge of these things is average at best so after doing some online research, I settled on this receiver as the heart of my new system.
Previous Yamaha and Onkyo owner (review from an audiophile)
18 January 2011
Summary: I sold my old Yamaha HTR-5760 a few months back not because I didn't love the sound coming out of it or the video quality, everything was still working like brand new, but simply because there were way too many wires going everywhere and I wanted something with the same audio quality but with the...
The best surround sound receiver for the average joe!
Troy Thoennes, Amazon
27 December 2010
Summary: Let me start off by saying - wow! I love this unit. The Pioneer VSX-1020-K is a rockin' receiver. After months of research and a few stops at the electronics store to listen, I was amazed at all the capabilites this unit has to offer.
Summary: All in all, a fantastic receiver for the price and for what I need it to do.
Pros: This is an excellent receiver for a basic HD setup. I only have one room requiring surround sound, so another zone is not needed. I already had my house wired for ethernet, so a wireless option is not needed. The auto speaker calibration worked great. TV, movies, games, and music all sound great....
Cons: The remote is a bit awkward, but I think that goes for most remotes that come with TVs and receivers. I think the manufacturers figure the customer will have a universal remote anyway (Logitech Harmony is great!).
Summary: So far I`m very happy with that reveiver- it have everythink i want in receiver for small price: internet radio , hdmi 1.4 , ipad controll, usb input . Sound is decent and solid,I love the idea with microphone automatic adjustment.
Summary: I bought this for my livingroom tv, movie night, watching dvds. There are all kind of inputs way more than I need. I have a bluray, DVR and 1 set of bookshelf speakers connected. There are a few features I may use bluetooth, usb/IPOD connections. Set up isn't overly complicated.