Just an FYI to anyone having problems getting Audio & Video with HDMI Out to your HDTV or Projector.
There have been discussions on some other Pioneer Owners Threads that concern HDCP.
If your projector or HDTV is not HDCP Compliant then the Pioneer will not let any HDCP Video such as Blu-Ray pass on to it!
1080i from say your Cable box should pass OK, but any HD Progressive Video that is HDCP will not!
Pre HDCP from Source to HDTV could pass OK, but once you put the Pioneer in the stream it is the ultimate HDCP Police!
For the VSX 1020 you can look in the OP Manual on page 24 at the bottom.
Supposedly if you have a source that is not HDCP Compatible the Pioneer should show this on the display.
But if it is the HDTV that is not compliant the Pioneer may or may not show the HDCP Status on it's display but the AV will still not show up on your HDCP non-Compliant Projector or HDTV.
Just an FYI for people like one poster who had an 8 year old DLP HDTV that would not work with HDMI but his newer HDCP Compliant LCD would.
It WAS due to the Pioneer but it was not a problem that returning the Pioneer would cure!
Virtually ALL AV Equipment of today, incorporate HDCP..It is the Copyright Law!
Well it seems that many people have issues with longer HDMI cables and the 1020.
First, Define "Longer" 25 feet, 35 feet, 50 feet or more..etc...
The HDMI Website will state exactly what the Length specs are for HDMI Cable's, and this is a limitation of the cable itself and has nothing to do with Pioneer or any other Manufacturer.
As far as the VSX 1020 or any of the Pioneer's HDMI OUT is concerned..
I have a 25 foot MonoPrice HDMI High Speed cable going from my HTPC to my HDTV with no problems at all. My HTPC has an ATI Radeon HD 5770 Video AV Card.
I would not think for a second that I would have a problem going from my VSX 1020 and running 25 feet to either an HDTV or Projector!
I would blame the HDMI Cable used for the application before blaming Pioneer, Denon, Yamaha, etc...!
Thinking that Pioneer or any AV Manufacturer would put in a sub standard HDMI Interface PCB, P-L-E-A-S-E what possible plus would it be for a Manufacturer to use anything Sub-Standard!
Especially when HDMI IS the Flagship Feature of their units.
If ATI can do it, I guarantee that Pioneer and everyone can, plus Pioneer already knows that this application will more than likely be used, because it is in the Home Theater arena!
ATI would also be more prone to thinking that you are using a short run to your Computer Monitor via the HDMI or DVI Output and not running 25 feet away like I am!
No matter what length of HDMI Cable that you plan on using, use a High Speed HDMI Cable!
Standard may or may not work, plus with little or no difference in cost, why experiment on your Home Theater and use a Standard HDMI Cable!
You just want to hook it all up and it Works! No Drama, Frustrations and least of ALL having to Re-order another cable when you just want to sit down and watch it NOW!
It just does not Compute People! I let others experiment, I order what I need and just get it done tin the first place! LOL!
Plus Standard will not prepare you for the Future of 3D, 2K and 4K! Why buy twice!
That's my 2c on HDMI Cables. It's done me well so far, I hook it up and have no problems..the way that it should be!
Good Luck and Enjoy!