Originally Posted by zoetmb
Yes, but buying a $500 iPad increases the cost of the receiver by a third. I don't want to have to spend that kind of money just for a better remote. While i appreciate that it's supported, Pioneer still needs to improve its own physical remote and the overall UI of the receiver. Besides, if you carry the iPad with you and you have a family, then you have the "remote" if they're home and want to watch/listen (or vice-versa).
In fact, I think the screen on the Pioneer itself should be a small bitmapped display (perhaps iPhone sized). I bet it would add only around $100 to the cost of the receiver. Maybe it even pops out to become the remote. That would provide a better UI and it would be upgradable.
You can use an iPod or iPhone too or any number of android solutions, in my house there are two iPods,an iPhone, and iPad, if You weren't going to take advantage of AirPlay you should have got yourself one of the smoking deals on the sc37s
And as far as 'taking the remote with you" that it why there is the cheap current remote
You want pioneer to develop a remote that is just like an iPod only cheaper? It ain't going to happen
Just look at the cost of the wifi adaptor
You can buy an rf remote for your receiver, it is last years sc37 remote, of course it will set you back $300 and it doesn't have a screen
The sc57 cheaper this yea than the sc37 and I am guessing that remote is a big reason
So if you were willing too pay $100 more just for a screen, that would have been hard to see anyway, go fork over $200 for an iPod and you can stream music all day long over AirPlay