Replacing a Pioneer VSX1014-tx from 2004. Had a problem with the digital inputs for the first time this year. Apparently, this was a common issue back in the day, but I haven't had any issues.
The DN1000 appealed to me due to the 7.1 channels (I have a 6.1 setup, which it recognized and appears to handle), and the 4 HDMI inputs. The Pioneer was freaking 38 lbs, a huge beast. The DN-1000 is much lighter, which I'm not taking as a good sign. I haven't cranked it up yet, but it seems to be putting out enough power.
I am not clear on the surround options. It appears to be processing Dolby Prologic IIx, but need to see if I can force some Dolby TrueHD at some point. The AVR appears to have some capabilities that I am not taking advantage of at startup.
The GUI is fine, in fact, I feel like it it's mostly easily maneuverable. The ACC setup worked great...it recognized all of my speakers and sub, and set up appropriately. I went back in and messed around with the setup, and then reran the ACC setup a few times, and it makes the right choices every time. The distance measurements were spot on.
Had a little trouble attaching the Wii, but I think it was self-forced. I tried to run it through the BD input for whatever reason, but once I connected a component set and put the sound through the "TV" input, it found the component input and assigned the audio correctly.
Will be hooking up a Brite-View Cinematube and a PS3 tomorrow, we'll see how it all shakes out.
One note: I did go back into my TV's settings (a Toshiba HM157) and cleaned up the brightness and contrast. Not sure if or how the AVR output anything differently than my previous set up, but the whites were very bright, and had to tone bright/contrast down once I got it hooked up. I will look at these during Call of Duty this weekend, and may need to up them again.
So in summary, I'm OK with the purchase. It's definitely not a mid-tier receiver worth $500, but got mine for $319 and think it's probably worth it. One quality note...the front door is the cheapest plastic they could find. You would think for a model a step up from their 800, they could have spent another six cents on this part. My AVR is in a cabinet so I won't be fixated on it, but just an odd place to save a few cents.