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Pioneer VSX-1020-K Home Theater Receiver - User Submitted Review

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By Grant Cline

Home Theater Receiver

Home Theater Receiver Brand and Model Number: 

Pioneer VSX-1020-K

Date of Purchase and Purchase Price: 

6/21/2010 $444.99

My Review 

Need a mid-range home theater receiver with high end features, at a low end cost? This is the receiver for you! The list of features is amazing -

- 7.1 channel surround sound

- Multi-Zone support

- Integrated iPod and iPhone audio and video support

- 1080p video upscaling

- 6 HDMI In / 1 HDMI Out

- Internet radio streaming

- HDMI 1.4 support (3D support)

- iPhone app to control the receiver

- Ethernet port

- USB port

The sound is fantastic, 110w per channel really sounds great. It comes with a microphone that you place where you sit, and it will automatically adjust the speakers so you are in the center of all the sound.

What did you like about your home theater receiver? 

The feature I like the most about this receiver is the plethora of inputs. Six HDMI, 2 component, and the receiver up converts everything to 1080p and sends the output to the TV via the HDMI cable.

What didn't you like about your home theater receiver? 

The book is more like a novel. They need to break it up into two books, a quick reference guide and a detailed book. The remote is very busy, and poorly laid out. However, the VSX-1020-K does great with a Logitech Harmony Universal Remote.

Final comments? (Optional) 

I would highly recommend this receiver, it sounds great and has all the features you will need, at a price that won't break the bank!

Would you recommend this to a friend? 


Robert Silva, About.com Home Theater, says:

For those that own, or are considering the purchase of a 3D TV and 3D Blu-ray Disc player, the Pioneer VSX-1020-K is also 3D-pass through compatible.

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