Originally Posted by Yung
The actual weight difference between the 01 and the 03 is minimal. The 37 lbs on the Pioneer website and marketing spec sheet may be including the packaging or is entirely incorrect altogether. According to the manuals, the VSX-01THX weights 29 lbs 6 oz. compared to 29 lbs. 13 oz. for the VSX-03THX.
Well, from what I could see, the 03 has 1 more digital input, has a slightly better remote, and has "HDMI Jitter Reduction: - whatever that is??? But I just bought the VSX-03TXH the other day, and I totally LOVE IT! Compared to my Onkyo 805, with both setup using the microphones to setup the speakers (Audessy on the Onkyo and measured in 6 different spots, and the MCACC for the Pio, but only in one spot, where I sit and it counts the most LOL), the VSX-03TXH just plain sounds SO much better, and the surround definition is incredible. You honestly can hear the difference!
I was VERY tempted to go with the 94, and even more so with a floor demo 92 at BB (would have been over $100 less too than the 03), but both of those are the older THX Select2, not the newer Select2 PLUS - which has the new THX Loudness Plus feature. And boy does that help with low lever volume in an apartment!!!!!
But there is ONE bad part with the new VSX-03TXH
When trying to play any HD DVD movie with a dual format LG BH200 player using bitstream, the 03 gets its signals mixed up (HDMI) and things it is getting a stereo signal. And now I get very loud modulating static from all my speakers, no matter if DD+ or DTS HD (not MA). All BD discs play just fine, and when I hooked my my Toshiba A35, and bitstream, all the HD DVD movies played just fine. Weird. Occasionally this would happen with the Onkyo 805, but not ever disc. In no way though, will I return this Pio though! I am now an Onkyo hater!!!!!