Summary: I'm here, two years after purchasing this thing, because I really do kind of hate it (one star). But to be completely fair, maybe hate is too strong of a word (two stars). I read some other reviews to get a sense of what other people are saying and you'll see these reported a lot: "Buttons are too small." (I literally need a flashlight and glasses or a magnifying glass in order to actually use the buttons). "Manual is useless.
Summary: I returned this Pioneer unit. It has subpar FM tuning and, like most A/V receivers, an impenetrable manual. The FM performance was pretty rotten actually, and FM reception is still important to me. A twenty year old Yamaha receiver using the same antenna in the same location pulled in all available stations, the Pioneer only a few with much noise.
Wattage Rating is not 120 watts compared to other A/V Audio units
TJ "Digital rebel abuser", Amazon
14 January 2010
Summary: The owner's manual indicates that the wattage is actually 90 watts. To get the 120 watts, you need 6 ohm speakers. The manual is also the same for the VSX-1019AH-K. Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K 7-Channel A/V Receiver (Black) From the owners manual: Continuous average power output of 90 watts* per channel, min., at 8 ohms, from 20 Hz to 20 000 Hz with no more than 0.2 %** total harmonic distortion. Front (stereo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .