Originally Posted by hernanu
No reason not to use the 1019. I used it for quite a while as my main AVR, it did fine work driving an Energy RC setup. It is now serving as a music mostly receiver in my bedroom, with my old Oppo BDP-83 as the music source. The 1019 is reliable, has more than enough power and works well with the Oppo, a Vizio display and is just chugging along and sounds great.
If the 62FD is selling at the same price range as the Oppo 103D, I'd go with the Oppo.
Thanks for your response. Yeah, I got my eye on the Oppo also, great recommendation as I understand the industry rates bdp performance against the Oppo from all my research. Nice setup in the b/r with the 1019 / Oppo...
At the moment anything that will play my sacd's would work until I can drop some $ on a known reliable unit. It appears I can purchase a software license for a sacd player online that will allow me to play the sacds I have on my hard drive w/o changing format prior to streaming. I shall see soon enough..
I did go ahead and install the 1019 avr combined with Klipsch speakers and a Samsung 55" led tv... All I can say is , WOW... I know many people do not care for the Klipsch and claim the lows suck... I'm gonna have to call em on it, of course I'm no audiophile... However, I'm loving the sound of the combo. I could not believe the batteries were still operational that came with the remote.
It took me a few to get used to the unit and navigate the manual. As for the ipod, the connector would not fit my iPhone but fortunately I had an older iPhone 4 with cracked screen that I can now use as a dedicated ipod player. I was surprised at how well the unit and speakers sounded from the iPhone playing AAC files. Regardless, if I was standing 3 feet in front of the system or on the other side of the house, the music was clear and crisp. Yeah, I;m happy so far withe 1019
I did note the 1019 does get quite warm in the cabinet. I need to purchase a small fan to accommodate the unit. I've ordered online, a optical cable/Toslink and a displayport cable/hdmi so I can stream movies and music from my iMac thru the 1019. Nobody local had a clue as to what the cables were that I was requesting
Makes me wonder how much heat the Pioneer BDP's put out? I'm sure not any where near the amount the AVR does. Any heat issues with the Oppo? Also, since this the AVR had been in storage since it was purchased in 12/08, I'm sure the firmware is outdated. Any need to install updated firmware? Normally, I don't update firmware unless I'm having an issue with a component.
I know this post is unusual, me just now installing a 1019 when many have already upgraded and moved on...