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Pioneer VSX-1020

Pioneer VSX-1020
alaScore 82

553 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer VSX-1020

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 415 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-1020 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer VSX-1020-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver (Old Version)Pioneer VSX-1020-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver

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Pioneer VSX-1020K 7.1 A/V Receiver

 

The marketplace for receivers is undergoing a rather interesting transformation. In the early days, most of the pieces that went into a receiver were a result of in-house development. This was also a time when the audio components dominated. These days...

On the whole, Pioneer delivers a feature filled and very usable product. As always, there are a few areas that could use improvement, but the ease of use and accessibility of the entire feature set is commendable. After all is said and done, however,...

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Pioneer VSX-1020-K

 

Pioneer ran away with our Editors' Choice in the AV receiver category in 2009, with the VSX-1019AH-K delivering an unmatched combination of performance and features in its price class. Pioneer hasn't slowed down with the new 2010 model, the VSX-1020-K,...

7.1 channel AV receiver; excellent sound quality; six HDMI inputs; 3D compatible; graphical user interface; analog video upconversion; can connect an iPod/iPhone directly via USB; Ethernet port; second zone functionality

One-year warranty (most competitors offer two or more); no audio return channel support; doesn't support standby pass-through; no minijack input

Six HDMI inputs, easy iPod connectivity, and sweet sound quality make the Pioneer VSX-1020-K an excellent midrange AV receiver, although it's missing some minor HDMI features.

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Pioneer VSX-1020-K Receiver Preview

 

The new Pioneer VSX-1020-K has all the functionality of the $399 VSX-920-K with the addition of a GUI, on-screen album art, a powered Zone 2, improved MCACC, Internet radio, and iPhone control.

We (and we're fairly sure Pioneer as well) wish the VSX-1020-K could have come in at the $499 price point. While it is only $50, $549 sounds like a lot more. But you are getting a lot of additional functionality at this price point. You have all the...

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Pioneer VSX-1020-K Receiver First Look

 

If you've been in this business as long as we have, you start to notice trends. Things go in and out of style. For a while, everyone will build speakers with metal dome tweeters and then suddenly no one will. It'll be ICE Power this and Class D that...

We (and we're fairly sure Pioneer as well) wish the VSX-1020-K could have come in at the $499 price point. While it is only $50, $549 sounds like a lot more. But you are getting a lot of additional functionality at this price point. You have all the...

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Pioneer VSX-1020-K

 

In short, this AV receiver is one of the best we reviewed. The Pioneer VSX-1020-K has high performance, plenty of HDMI and other ports, a nice coverage of commonly used sound enhancing technology, as well as a good feature set. Does it come at extra...

The VSX-1020-K has a very low total harmonic distortion level

The remote could use some work. You may find the best option is to replace it

In the world of beginner 7.1 AV receivers, this is about the best deal out there.

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Pioneer VSX-1020

 

The Pioneer VSX-1020 is one of the most feature-rich receivers for the price, with remote iPhone volume control and on-screen cover art.

The VSX-920 and VSX-1020 will be available in July for AU$1099 and AU$1299 respectively. If your budget doesn't stretch this far then Pioneer also makes the VSX-520 (AU$499) and VSX-820 (AU$699), but without some of the A/V features like app control....

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"Disappointed."

 

I enjoyed the product while it worked, and never thought I would be one of the One Star reviewers that I read about here before making my purchase! There are still more 4-5 Star Reviews, but it will be interesting to see if that changes as people reach...

Great Sound, loved it while it worked.

Subwoofer output failed 13 months after the purchse and HDMI Output failed 18 months after purchase.

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"do not buy these Pioneer products"

 

Do not trust the reviews for this product. I bought the vsx 1020-k last year and thought it was wonderful until just after the warranty was over, only one year, which is the shortest compared to other recievers in this price range.

good sound when it worked

HDMI is faulty, and causes the unit to sporadically cut off and on and freeze up

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"Excellent Bang for the Buck!"

 

Really like the iPhone integration features. New modes step up functionality from my previous receiver which cost me nearly 4 times as much (Marantz SR-8001). If the Marantz hadn't suffered an early death I wouldn't have bought this.

Runs quiet and cool

Very complicated remote with small keys

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital EX + DTS
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