Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
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Let me state right off that I am very happy with my 1020!
It does everything that I need and want it to do, Today and hopefully in the Future!
It's so much better than my old Sony ever was!
It is in my Bedroom with my LG32LCD TV, Surround Speakers in my HeadBoard.
The Surround took some getting used too at first because my old Sony just mimicked Surround, it was more like "Ext. Stereo" where all speakers were live, but not "REAL" Surround!
I have Time Warner Cable "Everything" and even with Movie and Program Surround, there is Surround and then People, there is Surround!
Sometimes it just blows me away!
So, Yea the 1020 is a Great Box and I believe with time that will be a known fact. Just like the 1019 that everyone raved about.
But it is also dependent on what Quality of Audio Stream is thrown at it,
You have all heard of "GIGO" Garbage In, Garbage Out!"
Even with the less than stellar Audio stream's that it sometimes receives, I think that it does a Great job and is a Great Tool to give You the features needed to make the Bad sound Better and the Good to sound Great!
Sometimes I think that to be an Audiophile person can be a bit depressing, because nothing is ever good enough.
The Grass is always Greener on the other side!
I mean think of James Cameron and Avatar, can he ever really go into a Theater and just let himself be taken away by a movie, or is he always thinking about Technique and how that was done and or how he could've or Should've done that or this! He just can't help it! His Gift is what it is!
You and I though, can still very easily do that, we have not been tarnished to the intricacies of Movie Making, just the Joy of Movie Watching!
I think of people taking this unit back and chasing after another Receiver and then another, Whew, it makes me tired, always chasing after that magical setup. When the "Newer and/or Better" units are just around the corner, or last years models!!
Meanwhile I kinda chuckle and just relax a little more and let the 1020 immerse me in some Great Sounds!
I see people talk about the fact that it does not overlay Volume or Adjustments over the top of the TV Screen, P-L-E-A-S-E!
The only time that you even need that is at setup, I have not accessed the 1020's GUI after my first week except maybe a couple of times to modify an Input and why do I even need to see a Volume Bar?
I push the Volume up button and it gets louder and the same for the Volume Down Button.
Bottom line is,
"Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff."
If it looks like a Dog and Barks like a Dog, it must be a Dog!
If it looks like a Pioneer Receiver and Sounds Great like a Pioneer receiver,
it must be a VSX 1020K! or in another month the VSX 1120K!
Enjoy everyone, Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.