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Pioneer VSX 1018AH-K

Pioneer VSX 1018AH-K
alaScore 84

32 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Pioneer VSX 1018AH-K. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pioneer VSX 1018AH-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K review: Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K

 

Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K

Three HDMI inputs; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; Sirius and XM-ready; upconverts analog signals to 1080p over HDMI output with decent quality; automatic speaker calibration; control iPod onscreen using USB port.

Competition offers more HDMI inputs for less money; cluttered remote; old-fashioned text-only onscreen user interface.

The Pioneer VSX-1018AH's solid sound and generous feature package make it a great value in the midrange AV receiver class.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Pioneer VSX-1018AH review

 

A solidly competitive, capable multichannel receiver that will decode all available forms of surround audio from your disc collection

Forthcoming sound ; dynamically strong ; iPod connectivity and full control

Not as refined or natural-sounding as class-leaders ; no upscaling ; only two HDMI inputs

Despite its demotion to four-star status, the Pioneer still has an attractive sonic character and some neat features

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg, and Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer VSX-1018AH

 

The Pioneer VSX-1018AH's solid sound and generous feature package make it great value in the midrange AV receiver class.

Onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding ; Sirius and XM-ready ; Upconverts analog signals to 1080p over HDMI output with decent quality ; Automatic speaker calibration; control iPod onscreen using USB port

Competition offers more HDMI inputs for less money ; Cluttered remote ; Old-fashioned text-only onscreen user interface

We attempted to test the VSX-1018AH's ability to convert analog 1080i signals over component to 1080p over HDMI, but the VSX-1018AH lacks this capability. The VSX-1018AH also does not scale incoming HDMI video signals, and instead passes them perfectly...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K review: Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K

 

Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K

Three HDMI inputs; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; Sirius and XM-ready; upconverts analog signals to 1080p over HDMI output with decent quality; automatic speaker calibration; control iPod onscreen using USB port.

Competition offers more HDMI inputs for less money; cluttered remote; old-fashioned text-only onscreen user interface.

The Pioneer VSX-1018AH's solid sound and generous feature package make it a great value in the midrange AV receiver class.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K review

 

Just a few years ago, HDMI connectivity was a major step-up feature on AV receivers; now, it's standard for all but the least expensive models. That's mostly a good thing, because although HDMI can be finicky, its one-cable simplicity makes it much...

Three HDMI inputs; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; Sirius and XM-ready; upconverts analog signals to 1080p over HDMI output with decent quality; automatic speaker calibration; control iPod onscreen using USB port.

Competition offers more HDMI inputs for less money; cluttered remote; old-fashioned text-only onscreen user interface.

The Pioneer VSX-1018AH's solid sound and generous feature package make it a great value in the midrange AV receiver class.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

HDMI Inputs fail

 

Good system, when it works

After 2 years, one of the HDMI inputs ceased to work (passed audio, but not video signal) . Six months later, a second HDMI input failed (passed nothing), leaving me only one working HDMI input. I'm not impressed. Will buy another brand to replace it

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Receiver

 

Overall this receiver is amazing. I use it for a 2.1 audio setup in my college dorm room with Polk speakers. Watching movies, playing games, and listening to music has been taken to a whole new level with this pioneer receiver. I would recommend this...

This is a 7.1 receiver with HD video scaling. This is one of the least expensive receivers that can output all video inputs on one HDMI cable with upconverting. The assignable audio and video inputs are awesome because you can practically plug in...

The on screen display is pretty old looking ; I wish it was easier to quickly turn the bass up or down since i listen to a lot of music and i like different bass levels for different genres ; When plugging a flash drive into the usb input you can only...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pioneer Rocks!

 

I love Pioneer equipment, it's all I buy for my electronics. High quality in every respect. HD audio is amazing. I thought my sub thumped before on my previous Pioneer receiver...now there are walls shaking in my house that never did before!

looks great, sounds amazing, easy to use

No input button on the remote for the "video" input...no biggie

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

To be used for decades.

 

You can argue that this one or that one might have better specs. It is true, but also true is that on this level of equipment difference you can notice only in the audio lab. Don't argue or blame yourself that Denon, Marantz or Yamaha will sound...

Great sound. Very easy to setup and very easy to use. Works perfect with Pioneer BD player

Remote control could be better

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great video scaling

 

Turn off DDC/CI on your monitor if you have problems with video. I do not have a supply of fiber optic cable for audio yet. My HP w2207 will not use the 1080p output but will use the 1080i, disappointed.

Several modes for surround sound ; 3 HDMI inputs ; front connectors, usb ; Taking a while to figure out

The video inputs are not seperate from each other. A user can only use composite or component. In other words, 4 analog inputs and 3 hdmi inputs. Bad: Satellite receiver 1, satellite receiver 2, dvd, vcr, laserdisc, computer. Thought I was getting 7...

Feb, 2009

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