I just got my 1019 yesterday and spent most of the afternoon and evening swapping out my old 816. When I finally got everything connected the remote would not power on the 1019 however, I could push the power button on the unit and it would power on. I figured I must have done something wrong so I rechecked everything and it all looked good. I even went so far as changing batteries in the remote, searched this forum, checked Pioneer's site and found nothing that helped. I decided to take a break and think things over. I thought why don't I try my 816's remote. Wow, the 816 remote turned the unit on. I was able to use the 816 remote to get started with the setup. I've notified Pioneer that the remote is bad.
I know that I've seen other posts about the remote not working properly so I thought I'd post this. I'll update when I hear back from Pioneer.