Pioneer Vsx1019ahk

The hot gadget of the decade is iPod. With this you can plug your iPod into the front panel USB port using the iPod cable and you can navigate your music using your TV screen.


Review: Pioneer Vsx1019ahk

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The hot gadget of the decade is the iPod. With the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K you can plug your iPod into the front panel USB port using the iPod cable and you can navigate your music using your TV screen. It has popular features like multiroom functionality, 1080p analog upconversion, and four HDMI inputs.

Design

It is difficult to make an AV receiver stand out from the pack, but the VSX-1019AH-K is likely to capture your eye on a retail shelf. That's generally because of its shiny black front panel finish, which gives it a high-end experience, although it picks up lot of fingerprint smudges. It has two great knobs on each side of the unit, one for choosing inputs and one for volume. A push-out cover at the bottom reveals more inputs, including the USB port for easy iPod connectivity.

The remote control is nice, although a bit cluttered. The clicker does a great job of splitting functions like the playback controls and directional pad, but it should be more prominent about the master volume buttons. Some of the buttons also do multiple functions. The VSX-1019AH-K has a rich graphical user interface (GUI).

The GUI functions seamlessly if you plug in an iPod/iPhone to the front panel USB port. The GUI pops up and lets you browse your music using the standard iPod categories, such as genre, album, or artist. Photos and movies can also be played back, but only if you use the "iPod control" scheme.

Pioneer's MCACC automatic speaker

Plug in the included mic and the receiver automatically lifts up the auto setup onscreen display. Start MCACC and the receiver directs a wide variety of thumping sounds, whooshes, and tones through all the speakers and the subwoofer. It has a full color GUI, which is better than the text-only onscreen displays on the comparable Yamaha RX-V665BL and Onkyo TX-SR607.The VSX-1019AH-K supports only Sirius (and not XM).

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Connectivity of VSX-1019AH-K's is also a strong point. There are two component video connections and you can use six rich-def sources simultaneously with its input slots.

Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, and Sony all charge additional for iPod dock accessories, while the VSX-1019AH-K includes a USB port that works with all sorts of iPods.

Audio performance

The VSX-1019AH's is very better. The receiver sounds like it has more grit and zing and its weight is almost 10 pounds. Its clarity is stable with a good sense of warmth. Compared to Yamaha's RX-V665BL the Pioneer's resolution introduced an intense sound and the stereo soundstage was great and wide.

Video performance

The VSX-1019AH-K is capable of upconverting analog signals to its HDMI output.The Pioneer had no trouble clearly rendering the beginning sequence, with the boat hulls and curled edges of the bridge railing looking jaggy-free. In all, the VSX-1019AH-K's video performance is amazing when compared with quality upscaling DVD players or quality HDTVs.

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Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K Receiver Owners Instruction Manual Reprint [Plastic Comb]

Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K Receiver Owners Instruction Manual Reprint [Plastic Comb]
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • REPRINT of the manual listed in title
  • This is NOT an original as originals are out of print, but we use the best scans available.
  • Professionally printed in Black & White on Laser Printer using High Quality 22lb Paper.
  • Plastic Comb Bound with clear plastic on front and back covers to help protect manual
  • All manuals are in public domain or printed with permission.

Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K 7-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Renewed)

Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K 7-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Renewed)
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  • Features HDMI with 1080p video scaler
  • Analog-to-HDMI upconversion, HDMI repeater (4 in / 1 out)
  • Works with iPhone certified
  • Color - GUI

Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K 7-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • A/V receiver - 7-channel
  • Features HDMI with 1080p video scaler
  • Analog-to-HDMI upconversion, HDMI repeater (4 in / 1 out)
  • Works with iPhone certified
  • Color - GUI

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