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The Pioneer VSX-1020-K is a 7.1-channel, iPhone-compatible A/V receiver released in Spring 2010.

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not only 5 HDMI in the back, but an extra HDMI in the front for temporary connections such as video cameras

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Can connect an iPod/iPhone very easily via USB connection

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GUI displays the position of each speaker while configuring, eliminates confusion

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comes with an integrated iPod/iPhone dock

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iControlAV iPhone app allows volume control and input switching

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receivers switches to "TV/Sat" every time it is turned on by default, settings to fix this are hard to find

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front cover cheaply constructed, a flimsy pop-out flap

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some audio distortion at louder volumes, possibly due to faulty MCACC system that sends too much power to speakers

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iPhone connectivity needs to operate via Internet connection, isn't stable, and can't switch Internet radio stations

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The Pioneer VSX-1020-K is a 7.1-channel, iPhone-compatible A/V receiver released in Spring 2010. It sits in-between the weaker VSX-920-K (which doesn't support iPhone Remote Applications) and the VSX-1120-K (which adds along PC Control). Like its immediate predecessor, the VSX-1020-K features a built-in iPod/iPhone dock, but it comes with a free custom iPod/iPhone touch application. Included also are other basic A/V features: HD video/audio connections, 1080p video upconversion from any source, and support for high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio. Content can also be streamed from the Internet via Ethernet, although wireless is limited to Bluetooth.

Additional Information

Additional features include Bluetooth compatibility (AS-BT100 adapter required), Internet Radio (Ethernet required), a front USB port for connecting to a digital camera or portable media player, and SIRIUS satellite radio (subscription required).

  • 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver
  • Integrated iPod/iPhone Dock
  • Free Custom iPod/iPhone App
  • 1080p Video Upconversion
  • Wired (Ethernet) Connectivity
  • Wireless (Bluetooth) Connectivity
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready
  • USB Interface (Cams/Camcorders)
  • 9 Band Equalizer
  • HDMI Repeater (6 In / 1 Out)
  • Full Color GUI
  • Multi-Zone A/V Pre-Out
  • Preset Remote Control
  • Channels: 7.1 surround sound
  • Power: 110x7 watts
  • HDMI Specification: v. 1.4, 3D, Deep Color and X.V. Color
  • HDMI Ports: 6 in (including 1 front in), 1 out
  • Component Ports: 2 in, 1 out
  • Audio Codecs Supported: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz with pre-out
  • Video Modes Supported: 1080p and below
  • Audio Modes Supported: Multi-zone (7.1, 5.1 + 2)
  • Digital Formats Supported: JPEG, MP3, WAV, WMA
Post Review
11/12/2011 11:27

Very slow in switching video channels. 10 second delay.

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