Summary: This unit was great for the first full year. Then the HDMI inputs began to fail. I only have one working input now for HDMI. Going to use my extended warranty now. I recently purchased the 1022-k, hopefully that one works better... still got extended warranty on that as well.
Summary: I really liked this receiver! I used it for 1.5 years and the quality was always great. Then last Friday, during a thunder and lightning storm, the unit experienced a power surge and I could no longer use the HDMI components.
Summary: After waiting a very long time to replace my 10 year old Denon amp I did a good deal of research and settled on this unit or a Yamaha and due to the price difference settled on the Pioneer. Right out of the box it was easy to set up and sounded great.
Summary: Ready to upgrade our family's 10 year old Sony receiver, we elected to get the Pioneer 820, because it had the iPod connectivity, along with 4 HDMI inputs. Overall, I cannot say this was an incredible upgrade, and I do not feel like the technology has changed significantly since we bought our last...