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I've been using my Pioneer VSX-1014TX receiver in a modest 5.1 home theater setup. I do plan to add two additional speakers to make it a 7.1 system after Christmas.


I watch movies 90% of the time with this setup. I now have a Malata 520 all-region DVD player, a Toshiba HD-DVD player, an LG Blu-Ray player, and a ROKU-XD all hooked to this receiver for audio, with HDMI cables running to a 46" 1080p LCD TV for video and stereo audio. My TV does not do 3D.


I like the addition of the lossless formats in the 1019, as well as the HDMI switching. I'm not sure how much I'd miss the THX sound modes on the 1014.


I have an offer of $250 for my 1014, and can get the 1019 for $300.


Basic question: is it worth $50 to move to the 1019 from the 1014? Should I just keep my current 1014 and wait another year to upgrade?


Thoughts?


Update: I can also pick up an ONKYO HT-RC260 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver for $300 as well. How would this compare to both the 1014 and the 1019?
 

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Having owned a 1014 and then selling it to a relative, I can tell you the 1014 is a very capable AVR with a very good discreet amp section. It was compared to its Elite counterpart the 52tx and tested at 110 watts per channel. No doubt due to its superior weight at 30 lbs plus and the attention to detail given to the amp section. The 1019 however is considerably ligher, about 10 lbs less, and independent testing benched it at I believe around 30 some watts a channel. Sure it has the bells and whistles but I would keep the 1014 in a heartbeat over a 1019. Just my opinion - for me, it is all about sound quality and the 1014 has it.


The 1014 I sold is till going strong.
 
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