Woops...I forgot the name brand of my own gear!
Yeah, it's the Pioneer for sure. I love it actually. Having True HD and DTS MA decoding, 1080p upscaling, a lot of different connection capabilities, and 7.1 channels for the boxing day $400 I paid for it, I can't complain. I miss the quality of 2 channel audio I have from my old 855 Rotel receiver but having a mostly futureproof receiver for that price was something I couldn't resist. I use an LG BH200 Blu-ray/HDDVD drive that has a good Qdeo upscaling chip so I actually turn off the upconversion on the Pioneer.
Pretty good audio quality though. I've been really happy listening to my now biamped AX5s using the Pioneer. Lots of power to run the 4ohm speakers. The HD audio really is powerful and sounds so much better. I haven't tried to calibrate the machine using the supplied microphone yet though,--have you?
Pioneer 1018, Optoma HD65, LG BH200