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The VSX-1021-K is Pioneer's first Apple AirPlay AV receiver.

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Pros

USB cable for iPhone etc connection

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Ethernet port/DLNA 1.5 certified

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Control from your iPhone etc with free app from Pioneer

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Bundle with iPhone/iPad video cable

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Sirius satellite ready

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new iPad apps for more advanced Control

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Separate WiFi and Bluetooth adapters keep initial cost down

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AirPlay - Stream play audio from iPhone/iPad

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Web admin and manual

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Cons

AirPlay only support audio only, no video streaming

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The VSX-1021-K is Pioneer's first Apple AirPlay AV receiver, and with the optional wireless adapter will show up on your computer or iPhone/iPad as an AirPlay compatible device that you can stream music to. This is the top of the line out of four new models for 2011 that feature 3D video support and Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Blu-ray audio formats along with multiple HDMI inputs for connecting different sources. All models in this series use a Direct Energy amplifier with the same output/power handling specs for each, with this one showing a modest increase in output over the others. The entry level VSX-521-K does not have support for any Apple devices while the VSX-821-K and VSX-921-K both have iPhone/iPod/iPad integration via an included USB cable and are touted on the Pioneer website as the 'Industry's First AV Receiver Designed for iPad'. All models can be used with Bluetooth however via an optional adapter for streaming from a hand held device or cell phone, and in the case of the 1021-K would enable you to use Pioneer's Air Jam audio software to play DJ from your Apple device. No adapter is needed to control the unit using Pioneer's free iControlAV2 iPhone/iPad application. Other features unique to this model are internet radio via vTuner, Ethernet port and DLNA 1.5 certification for streaming a variety of music formats from your PC or laptop. You can also see and navigate the menu on your TV in full color and it will display the iTunes album art from your connected device.

Features
  • AirPlay, Pioneer Air Jam, iControlAV2
  • Power: 120 watts x 7
  • Ethernet Input
  • HDMI Inputs: 5
  • HDMI Outputs: 1
  • Composite AV Input: 5
  • Composite AV Output: 1
  • Analog Audio Inputs: 3
  • Analog Audio Outputs: 1
  • Digital Inputs: 4
  • USB Input: 1 in front and 1 in back for Wireless LAN adapter
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad Compatible: Yes
  • Video Processing: HDMI 1080p
  • Advanced Video Adjust
  • AVNavigator
  • PQLS: Bitstream
  • Sirius Satellite Ready
  • DLNA Certified with vTuner
  • PC audio: 192 kHz, 24-Bit WAV / 96kHz, 24-Bit FLAC
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