Well I'm reading about 1020 problems...
I just dropped off my 1020 to the local authorized Pioneer repair facility.
This is the note that I had taped to the top of it...
Pioneer VSX 1020 Symptoms
1) After Turning ON, a few minutes later Unit will Turn itself Off and then right back ON (usually 3 times)
2) Turn unit OFF with Remote - Receiver will click but the front display stays ON and Lit and Unit is Locked Up
a) To Turn unit Off or put into Standby I must hold Panel Standby switch for about 8 seconds / Or Unplug Unit
3) Sometimes unit will turn off properly with remote
NOTE: All Speakers and Wiring is Correct (Banana's all around) and has been the same for 2 years!
Operating Issues: Sound and Video
1) Turn down Volume or Mute, then turn Volume back up and no Sound:
a) Sometimes if you turn the Volume to Max you can hear a little sound.
2) Change Input from HDMI 2 to 1 "No Sound" also no indicators appear in the "Program Format Indicators"
a) The "Program Indicators" appear in the upper left hand of display and show, Left,Right,Center and Surrounds
b) Change Input back to HDMI 2 and sometimes the "Program Indicators" will appear and so will Sound.
3) Unit will "Lock Up" no remote buttons or Front buttons will operate anything.
a) To resolve unit will need to be Unplugged and then plugged back in.
NOTE: HDMI Indicator does appear whenever changing HDMI Inputs but sometimes the Program Indicators
do not show up indicating the presence of Left, Right Center and Surrounds and then no sound. GIGO
NOTE: Number 2 above under Sound & Video, can occur either going from HDMI 1 to 2 or HDMI 2 to 1
I mainly use HDMI 1 & 2 Inputs: HDMI 1 (HTPC Computer) HDMI 2 (Comcast Cable DVR)
NOTE: At the beginning the unit could work for hours (up to 7) before losing it's mind and going Crazy,
lately the incidents (Power, Lockup & Sound) are becoming more frequent and too close together to use.
It cost's $50.00 to check it out (no longer under warranty) and if I choose the repair, the $50.00 will be credited towards the final repair bill.
With so many problems, the guy at the repair facility questioned if it will ultimately be worth repairing, but said that they will check it out.
I told him that it will either be one simple and stupid problem (hopefully inexpensive to repair) or a major no fix problem...but I just gotta know!
If I HAD taken the extended warranty at the time of purchase, it would have cost me at least a hundred dollars, I didn't pay it then, so I'll pay it now, if it repairs it.
I figure I'll go a hundred maybe hundred and fifty to repair my 1020, if it's two hundred or more then I'll get a new receiver. And a 4 year warranty!!!
I'll let you all know what the final result will be. Maybe it will help some others.
NOTE: I told him that I hate to think that today, I have to get a warranty with every electronics unit I buy because I can't trust it!
He said that unfortunately in these days, he would NOT get a warranty, with ALL Manufacturers, he sees them all!
While I was turning in my 1020 a guy was picking up his Samsung HDTV that was turning itself on and off,
I heard him saying that Samsung admitted that they put too small of a Capacitor on the power supply board and that they had a lot of the off and on problems with that HDTV.
He had it repaired under Warranty.
A girl behind him was turning in a large Samsung HDTV but with no picture and also thankfully under warranty!
Let's face it, "Stuff Happens" I cleaned that up but you know what I mean!
My last Sony circa 2000 lasted me 10 years before it had any problems, I think that those days are behind us folks!
He did tell me that HDMI Control Board problems have usually been found in the higher models and higher serial numbers, HDMI Control PCB Cost..about $400.00
Hind Sight is always 20/20...Get a Warranty! At least for 4 years you don't have to worry!
Bud BEdited by Bud B - 8/31/12 at 3:28pm