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  1. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    I hate to burst your bubble, but you should be able to find the 54tx for under $800 from authorized dealers.
  2. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    The bandwidth on the HK will make a difference. It may be rather small, but just enough. 720p and 1080i need a minimum of 37mhz before the picture degrades. Though, I've heard reports of people getting little degradation in picture at 22mhz.
  3. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    ray, You should really ask yourself that question... how important is listening to 2nd zone with a different source important to you? For me, I have no use for this. I don't need my receiver to play music in a 2nd zone. Nor do I want to make a long cable run (30ft+) into another room in...
  4. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    The 1014 has been on and off the pioneer website (mostly off) since its been out. The 1015 is "supposed" to come out in march.
  5. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    Steve Casagrand, Unfortunately, many people with dish receivers have had issues with the 1014 not getting digital audio signals from their dish box. It seems to be a problem with the way dish receiver sends out its digital audio as other receivers have also had issues (not all receivers). This...
  6. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    All speakers will remain calibrated when switching surround modes. If the MCACC light is off then the speakers aren't EQ'd. I notice a significant difference with this on and off.
  7. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    You cannot do component to composite/svideo on the 1014. Svideo to composite maybe possible according to the manual, I have yet to try it.
  8. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    I think he was just kidding. The Elite 52tx and 1014 are practically the same. Only difference is the 52tx has a 2 year warranty, glossy finish, rs232 port, and multisource zone 2.
  9. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Holl...1/ratevsac.htm
  10. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    Guy, Is there a reason why you want the 52tx over the 1014 since they are the same receiver? Is it for the looks and multisource? If you think those are worth the extra $100+ over the 1014 (and with no warranty) then go for it. Though I wouldn't want to get any receiver with ebay, even if the...
  11. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    Unlike the 5760, the MCACC on the 1014 does do auto eq in the setup.
  12. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    I'm sure everyone in here would say the 1014 is better than the Yamaha 5760 (else we would have the 5760 instead). :) IIRC, the Yamaha has YPAO auto speaker setup however, the 5760 doesn't do EQ (the 5790 does however). I have yet to see some real world test results on the power of the 5760...
  13. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    Reggie F, You can't. What you can do instead is listen to your DTS tracks in DTS Neo 6 where it will take the 6th channel and copy it to the 7th speaker. So the 2 rears surrounds will be playing the same thing.
  14. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    here's a review of the 52tx from perfect vision magazine. http://www.theperfectvision.com/news...eer_elite.html
  15. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    Well it seems people are getting it from jr.com for $399 shipped, who are an authorized dealer. You need to make the order by phone as the web price is not correct.
  16. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    $400 from best buy plus tax would only make it about $10 cheaper than ordering it from OneCall (including shipping) normally.
  17. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    I would probably leave it at where MCACC sets it. I'm guessing your subwoofer distance was off? MCACC sets the distance at where it believes the sound gets to the listening position at the same time for all speakers. There's been numerous reports on how sub distance set by MCACC is as much as 2x...
  18. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    Because the 54tx and other higher elites have ADVANCED MCACC, I think the rs232 port connected to your comp lets you tweak and analyze the EQ settings even more with the appropriate software. I think the rs232 port can also be used to update the firmware if there ever is a need for it. I...
  19. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    I tried out the upconversion on the 1014 and I didn't notice any changes in PQ. I don't plan to use it at all really. The rs232 port is used with Advanced MCACC. With the MCACC software, you can see graphs and stuff of the EQ I believe. The Elite 52tx only has auto MCACC so right now the...
  20. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    I would probably set them up as surround as you have a 5.1 setup. I would hook up to the surround back if only I had a 7.1 setup. When you run the auto MCACC, the receiver will take care of everything for you (just set your speakers back to small instead of large after mcacc runs).
  21. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    The 1014tx is the practically the same as the Pioneer Elite 52tx without the gloss finish, 2 year warranty, multisource zone 2 and rs232 port. There's a review of the 52tx in Home Theater Magazine.
  22. James Phung

    how good is the pioneer VSX-1014 going to be compared to the elite.....

    Bruce, What kind of speakers were you running? What were the sensitivity ratings? How many ohms?
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