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Pioneer VSX-1021
5.8 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-1021

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jason S., Newegg
13 May 2013
  • Summary: Not really a con as I bought this originally for iPhone access as well. I now own a Galaxy S4 and am hoping they do a firmware upgrade so that I can use the two in conjunction. Unfortunately Pioneer seems to want to stay strictly with Apple products
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality. Ease of set up. Price point...I got this one during a Newegg sale, paid 1/4 of original price. iPhone compatability was a huge selling point for me
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it

Nathan H., Newegg
4 May 2012
  • Summary: I initially purchased the entry level of this series of AV receivers about a week after they were brought out. It cost me nearly $200 if I remember and it was HORRID! I returned it and finally decided I would give the big boy a shot since the price came down...I'm glad that I did.
  • Pros: This has been great. I get so tired of all the roundabout way to cord up the 3D devices but finally I got the AV Receiver and couldn't be happier. Easily powers the SS speaker setup I have and manages routes my PS3 and DirecTV both through the single Mitsubishi 3D adapter and into the TV.
  • Cons: There are a few times where we have to use the remote and flip from PS3 and back to TV or ViceVersa to switch over. It hangs sometimes but not nearly a hassle by any means.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent product, great sounds, easy setup and AirPlay

nsj747, CNET
8 April 2012
  • Summary: Upgraded to the Pioneer receiver last Christmas, using it for the last 4 months and am very happy with the purchase. Was easy to setup and make all the connections, ARC pass thru took a little longer but it's awesome, especially watching Hulu or Netflix content.
  • Pros: Sound quality, Setup features, AirPlay, Wifi enabled, ARC pass- thru
  • Cons: No built in wifi, Expensive AW-L300, not worth it
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice for the price

John I., Newegg
27 February 2012
  • Summary: This is the first receiver I have bought in a long time (the older Pioneer still works great, but lacks HDMI). I am once again impressed with the quality and features that Pioneer packs into their equipment.
  • Pros: AirPlay streaming, 7.1 surround, iPod control, HD upconvert, easy setup, located and plays audio files from MythTV server, internet radio and podcast streaming, good sound quality
  • Cons: limited analog inputs, no on-screen display, no s-video connection, no- AC3-RF connection, binding posts are difficult to use with plain wire, no downconvert of HDMI connection, even if HDCP is not active, no output to HDMI connection when connected to a device that does not support HDCP (even if...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Tu T., Newegg
23 February 2012
  • Summary: Haven't played around with the other options Currently on a 5.1 Haven't tried 7.1 Yet Only use it to listen to music from iPhone & watch movies
  • Pros: Excellent home audio receiver AirPlay feature is awesome
  • Cons: Bluetooth & wireless option (should be included) Not worth getting on the side
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Product, thanks Newegg!

Henri V., Newegg
14 February 2012
  • Summary: Okay all you people saying "the HDMI pass thru doesn't work"..WRONG. All you people who say "the instructions read poorly"..WRONG. However I haven't even opened the booklet, there's are very clear instructions on the CD. Finally all you people who says it takes forever to set up...it's a receiver!
  • Pros: HDMI Pass-thru and up-conversion to 1080p makes for less of a wirey mess and more bang for your buck. Sounds great. The auto sound calibration (MCACC), network streaming, designed for any type of user (gaming, music and movies have plenty of options). IcontrolAV2 app is nice.
  • Cons: Having a bit of difficulties to get it to read my main computer, but the other 2 computers it reads fine. I'm sure the kinks will work out soon, nonetheless I've got all my songs on my girls old Iphone anyways and it picks right up on them. Speaker connectors are a pain in the rear, but more effe...
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Overall 8
8.0

really great with minor quirks

Maximilian C., Newegg
9 February 2012
  • Summary: I haven't really put this thing through its paces yet but I'm impressed so far. The only problem I've had is the signal select not working through the GUI menu. The improvement in video quality is significant and noticeable, at least for the 1080i cable signal from comcast.
  • Pros: Looks great. Solidly built. More than enough inputs for my relatively complex AV/HTPC setup, since almost everything is on HDMI now. I don't know if I'm seeing things, but I swear that this rx'r vastly improved the picture quality on my Panasonic 50" plasma. The cable (xfinity/comcast) seems much...
  • Cons: Control is not very well laid out - buttons are all the same size. Sometimes hard to find the volume buttons. I have the non-HDMI Mac Mini so I have to use HMDI for video out and mini-Toslink for audio out. So I had to use the setup menu to change the input I was using to use the Optical input fo...
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Overall 8
8.0

AMAZING

TODD C., Newegg
6 February 2012
  • Summary: I would have given this an easy 5 stars if the wireless adapter was included with the receiver (extra $130) - ended up moving my cable modem/wireless modem to the living room, but would have been nice not to have to do that.
  • Pros: Airplay, setup program leaps and bounds better than previous Pioneer receivers, enough power for my needs, enough ports for years of home theater component upgrades. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, especially when on sale (got mine for $250 off, have seen the same deal resurface on newegg.com several times, to...
  • Cons: Wireless adapter not included
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Overall 8
8.0

Sold Receiver for Money

Frank S., Newegg
1 January 2012
  • Summary: with Denon is has heavy metal/quality feel to them. Much better. Pioneer has a Satellite radio hook up that is nice. I am growing more fond of the Pioneer the longer I own it. At first I thought the Denon clearly had a fuller - more substantial - rounded out sound but the Pioneer is closing the gap...
  • Pros: I just bought the Denon AVR-2112CI for my great room and set up was a total breeze. I liked having such a great surround system so much I also wanted one for my other living room. This was on sale and was much less than the Denon so I pulled the trigger because it is highly rated. I also bought t...
  • Cons: Pioneer and the Denon did not come in Demo mode it rather goes right into a simple set up mode and walks you through it. The Pioneer does no such thing. I paid a lot more for the Denon but still? Back to the Pioneer. No doubt it is a great receiver and I highly recommend it. For $300 you can not ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Value for money

SRINIVAS T., Newegg
31 December 2011
  • Summary: My last receiver was one of the first THX certified Onkyos nearly two decades ago and it cost me $1500. It's quite amazing how much functionality $300 buys you in a receiver nowadays!
  • Pros: Great receiver for the price. It has just enough bells and whistles in terms of inputs, controls and other features for anyone who wants to set one up, forget about it and get on with listening to music and watching movies, all at a bargain price. The Airplay features works great and the Ipad/And...
  • Cons: After playing around with it for a month, even after tweaking, I just cannot bring a warm sound to my music through a KEF 2005 5.1 speaker system. Don't get me wrong, the sound is still great but it is definitely not in the musical category (maybe it's too much to ask in a $300 receiver). Surroun...
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