Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4
If I have a vcr, gameboy, xbox, etc, I still have to run video cables to and from the 1016 as well as HDMI
because the input from my vcr, gameboy, xbox, etc., do not go to the HDMI out. Hardly much benefit.
IMHO Pioneer stumbled with the 1016.
First of all, for those who may have been confused by the post quoted above, he incorrectly stated that you must run numerous video cables from the 1016 to your viewing device, not including HDMI. As has been already mentioned in this thread, the 1016 will up-convert all of your analogue inputs to the component out (exactly like the 1015). All you need to have is one component cable for all of your analogue inputs, and one HDMI cable for all of your digital inputs
(unlike the 1015).
I've been closely following this thread with the sole purpose of trying to decide between the 1015 and 1016, along with a couple of other receivers in this general price range. It's interesting how quickly you started to respond to others on a more personal (read: offensive) level rather than sticking with the specs.
There is no need to repeat your main gripe about the 1016. Yes, I know and understand that the 1016 does not accept HDMI audio in, nor does it up-convert all analogue video inputs to a digital signal. You call this a half-hearted attempt at HDMI implementation. Based on your standard of what a true HDMI switcher should be, then all separate HDMI switcher boxes that don't cost the price of the 1016 on their own are all half-hearted attempts at HDMI switching. It seems that your gripe is not with Pioneer, but with HDMI in it's current spec.
Yes, I prefer the look of the 1015 over the 1016 but I could care less that it is not as "pretty" as the outgoing 1015. My equipment is hidden and I don't care what someone may think about what my equipment "looks" like. Yes, the 1015 uses MOS FET processing. Have you looked at what most of Pioneer's new Elite models are running?
Everyone, these issues seem to be the only ones mentioned in this thread. For those of you really trying to make a decision, you are going to have to do your own meat-and-potatoes research because you are not going to find much discussion here outside of the receiver being a half-hearted attempt at taking the good-looking 1015, making it look ugly, putting a "terrible" Dual 48-bit Freescale DSP processor in it, and sticking in an HDMI switcher as an afterthought. Go to Pioneer's site. Be sure to compare it line by line with the 1015. Go beyond basics and decide on the details.