i love the 1015 i have the silver one and its great, lots of power, never struggles, i am actually going to pick up a new set of speakers tomorrow, but more on than in another post...
as far as HDMI, i am pretty sure u can live without it on the receiver, just run the HDMI video signal from the cable box straight to the tv and then run a digital optical (toslink) cable or the digital coax cable from the cable box straight to the receiver, both of which can pass the 5.1 surround sound from the cable box to the receiver. i am sure the cable box has at least one of those connections available
(BTW the 1016 only PASSES the HDMI signal it doesn not up convert lower signals up to HDMI so it is of dubious value here i think, maybe i am wrong, so let me know)
i do know that both the 1015 and 1016 do not have the Lip Sync delay feature (corrects for the time delay between the picture on the TV and the sound that u hear) but i am not sure how it would be used if it did have it, since i do not own a HDTV, maybe someone could shed light on it!?!?
as far as performance i can give u the green light on the 1015 AWESOME recevier, the way it looks from the outside is better than the 1016, there is a drop panel with magnetic screws holding it when its closed that looks like a mad robot jaw, the whole front is aluminum along with the volume and multi jog dials (good) instead of the plastic (bad) on the 1016
even claims that the 1015 is almost identical to the pioneer ELITE vsx-52TX which costs a lot more
i paid 499.99 + (14%) tax here in toronto, ontario and i LOVE it, if there was another one i could find here i would buy it with my eyes closed [or open since i would not wanna fall and break it hehe ;-)]
PS: what kind of speakers do u have/looking for?
thats what actually matters the most
I am sort of interested in buying a pioneer receiver. The VSX-1015TX has received great reviews, but it seems to have no HDMI inputs or HDMI.
The VSX-1016TXV on the other hand has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 output. However, this product has received a worse review than the other model.
I just bought a Panasonic 50 inch plasma, model 50PX60U. This has two HDMI Inputs. I am currently connecting a HDMI cable from the back of my tv to my hdmi digital cable box to receive television in HD.
Basically, my question is: What are the pros and cons of each of these when it comes to HDMI. What effect will the VSX-1015TX have considering it has no HDMI inputs or outputs. What does this basically mean? Since I am using HDMI to connect to my digital cable box to recieve HDTV, does this mean I will have to get a receiver with HDMI outputs to receive surround sound with tv?
Does anyone know of a good receiver that has HDMI capabilities (if i do neeed them)? Thank you, Harry Greener