So I just picked this receiver up last night thanks to the newegg deal and Best Buy price matching. I had originally gone looking at the Harmon Kardon that was onsale, but price match and feature set found this to be a better deal. Granted I spent all of 4 hours hooking up and configuring, I have a few questions.
FWIW, my setup is the NEW Pioneer 1022k, with 2 Infinity Studio Monitor sm255's up front, with a Bose VCS10 center channel, and some el cheapo rear surround speakers, making it a 5 speaker setup. (no sub, though the sm255's handle that QUITE well)
1) with my previous setup, which had a Sony AV/VHS receiver, circa 1998, I seemed to be able to produce a deeper bass/sound from the studio monitors than I have yet to get with the Pioneer. Am I missing a menu or setting, or is this a function of technology giving us better overall sound?
2) When switching between devices, say the Cable, the DVD and the tuner, does the Pioneer retain amp/EQ settings for EACH device, or is it populated across the devices. In other words, if I am watching a movie in "ACTION" preset via DVD, then flip to Cable for the news, does the receiver switch to the last EQ setting I had for "Cable", or is Cable now broadcasting the news in "action"?
that's it for now, I believe I have found the issue with the Pandora working so will update firmware this evening and see if that helps.
So far for owning it ~24 hours and using it ~6, I am pleased thus far, aside from tweaking the sound output.