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Pioneer VSX-1020-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver Reviews

iontyre

Versatile 7.1 budget receiver with excellent upscaling

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Pros: Plenty of inputs, Excellent upscaling and deinterlacing of sub-1080p signals.

Cons: Headphone jack has issues, limited output power.

The Pioneer VSX-1020-K receiver is a nice 7.1 home theater centerpiece for a budget conscious shopper. It's many inputs, including 6 HDMI 1.4 ports, provide plenty of connectivity. It will handle all your components, and provide some nice video quality boost in the process. I have attached multiple devices to my 1020, including a Pioneer BDP-320 blu-ray player, a Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD player, a Cisco RG-200 cable box (Comcast) and a home theater PC. The 1020 allows you to individually control video and audio settings for each input. For instance, I always allow my BDP-320 to do the upscaling of DVD, but the 1020 handles the upscaling and deinterlacing of the cable box (which supplies...
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oranjepants

VSX-1020 - I'd do it again

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Pros: packed with features, multi-zone, iPhone/pod support (cable incl)

Cons: one slight issue with the headphone jack thinking headphones are plugged in :-)

Purchased this to replace a similar Pioneer of lesser features in the $300 range. Very happy with this guy. Use with PS3, Sony 46in LCD HDTV, Sony DVD multi player, ethernet directly to unit, sirius radio, 2 zones, iPhone constantly playing, charter cable. Just need one more HDMI input and it would be perfect. Great value for the features.
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