Pros Super easy to use. glossy black pimp ass finish. ipad app is awesome !
Cons no 10th gen kuro to go with it. :(
Summary heard the denon first. it sounded dull and weak. heard this and fell in love. night and day.
Pros Love the ipad App but needs more features.
Plenty of HDMI inputs but requires HDCP
Internet Radio works great.
Cons Airplay only supports audio. Why not Video?
Ipod doc does not support video either even though it says it can.
DLNA has very limited support. Movies in iTunes on a Mac will not play although they play fine through my samsung Blu-ray player.
Summary The product descriptions make this sound like the best receiver since sliced bread. The implementation is a little lacking.
Getting a movie to play from iTunes is not possible. The Airplay and docking interfaces do not allow you to play video. You can stream music and view pictures but no video.
The ipad app iControlAV2 is nice but lacks basic features. There is no way to add a tuner preset or name a station. You must use the remote and clunky interface to input 1 character at a time.
The HDMI output will not output anything to a non-hdcp compliant device. Even the user interface will not be displayed if your television is older and does not support HDCP. You will have to use the Component outputs and then it will not route the HDMI inputs to the component out so the HDMI inputs are completely useless. Everything has to be hooked up over component or composite inputs. Again why? I could see if the content was protected not allowing that through but unprotected content should be allowed through. My cable box works fine with my non-HDCP compliant TV unless I try to play a pay-per-view. No reason the Receiver could not do the same.
You can't store preset sound fields per input. In other words there is no way to specify that when I select the DVD or TV input I want Surround sound, when I select my gaming device I want Game mode, and when I select radio I want Stereo mode. You have to manually select these after selecting the input. There is no direct way to select these that could easily be programmed into a Harmony remote either so you pretty much have to have your ipad handy to make these selections.
The Auto-section for Surround sound switches randomly in the middle of certain programs/movies.
The vaunted wiring and AV navigator is useless! It only offers setups that most people will not have. Most people have a simple 5.1 or even 7.1 setup but there are not options for either of these in the tool. There are options for 7.1 with High or wide speakers, 5.1 with a second room, etc. but nothing for the basic 5.1 or 7.1 setups. Also the questions for additional connected equipment are extremely limited. There are no options for gaming devices, VCRs, Rokus, or apple TVs which unfortunately you still need because of the useless implementation of airplay on this receiver.
All-in-All, I'm pretty disappointed with this receiver. Perhaps when I get a new HDCP compliant TV I'll like it more. Maybe the auto-surround setting works better over HDMI then it does using the optical inputs. It's a nice first effort but needs major work to be worthy of all the attention it is getting.
Pros none,my pioneer does not work
Cons pioneer vsx1021k
Summary ease of set up,not for me.I don't
own a I pad or I phone,don't stream video, hate bluetooth.this thing is useless. only have sound out of front right speaker.it won't run my tv,cant get to the calibration mode.it does nothing but fm radio on one speaker.good price $389.99 at costco.I don't know what you people owned before.My mac two channel stero eats this thing for dinner.what a pile