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...
Summary: I wish I had spent a little more for something better - I've considered returning it but don't think I've got the energy. It does work, and my main reason for upgrading was to get more optical/HDMI ports so mission accomplished. I just had higher hopes.
Pros: Good sound/power Good construction Great price
Cons: I was expecting a lot more out of the OSD - maybe this was my fault. It doesn't come through on HDMI, and even on component video it's pretty lousy (big white on black menu) Silly me for expecting a nice HDMI overlay, I guess. Feature is of no value to me and was something I really looked forward...
Summary: Probably the least expensive 3D compatible receiver available. Sound quality is pretty good. Definitely worth the money although for audiophiles I would opt for the 1020 instead.
Pros: The obvious. Very low price, HDMI 1.4, 3D pass through. Auto speaker calibration.
Cons: No video upconversion. Component to component and HDMI to HDMI only. HDMI monitor out is not compatible with the on-screen menu. You have to use a separate RCA cable for that. Cannot rename input labels.