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post #4621 of 4632 Old 01-16-2016, 12:21 PM
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power off/on

I have had the vxs 1020k for about 5 years, its running a polk surroundbar, psw-111 sub, fire stick and a comcast box, I have had zero issues, then about a week ago the sub started making random light thumping noises, and now the receiver is being picky when it decides to work. For example i power it on and it cycles into hdmi 1 as it is supposed to but then turns off or never manages to connect the tv with the cable. So basically it powers on and off by itself now and has rendered the family room TV disabled. Any suggestions on the first thing to do to trouble shoot the problem?
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First thing I'd try is to run the speaker check routine,making sure there's no cross wiring. Also check for crimps everywhere, in case it's overheating. I thing I got error messages on the Led when mine overheated, or there were red or orange lights. I've also had my subwoofer blow, but that sounded like world war 3 in a thunderstorm when it happened. Maybe try disconnecting just the sub???
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Ok, looks like my trusty Pioneer VSX1020 has died or something has gone wrong. Last night towards end of the Arizona game I heard a pop and lost all audio regardless of input. I switched all inputs and I get video but, no audio. Turned the receiver off and I usually get 2 click sounds within seconds of each other as it powers off. I no longer hear that. I unplugged the receiver and left it unplugged all night but this morning when i plugged it back on, I get one click sound when I hit the power button but not the second click sound. I get video through any of the inputs but, no sound. I can see in the received display that sound is coming in. I went to back of the receiver and all cables are nice and tight.

I love this receiver but need to know if it is done after 5 years, probably not worth repairing, or should I get the replacement model for this receiver. What is the current replacement model for this reciever and does it have Dolby Atmos decoder, 3d pass through and 4k pass through?

Thanks for any assistance anyone can provide.

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Personally I like Yamaha or Denon better. They only have one app rather than having to pick the app for your model year. The remotes are better too. On top of that, Pioneer is owned by Onkyo now and I had a bad experience with them. I still have the Pioneer in the bedroom but have since had a Yamaha and Denon in the home theater. You'll have to pay a lot to get atmos 9 channel. There isn't much content and I get most of my discs from Netflix and I doubt I'll see an atmos disc this year.
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Personally I like Yamaha or Denon better. They only have one app rather than having to pick the app for your model year. The remotes are better too. On top of that, Pioneer is owned by Onkyo now and I had a bad experience with them. I still have the Pioneer in the bedroom but have since had a Yamaha and Denon in the home theater. You'll have to pay a lot to get atmos 9 channel. There isn't much content and I get most of my discs from Netflix and I doubt I'll see an atmos disc this year.
Great info. Will pass on the Dolby Atmos for now and see what Yamaha and Denon have to offer. Will report back whatever I end up buying.

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Great info. Will pass on the Dolby Atmos for now and see what Yamaha and Denon have to offer. Will report back whatever I end up buying.

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And sorry about the receiver!
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Ok, after researching I have it narrowed down to these 5 but the Yamaha would have to be ordered. The Denon models have the same price but one has higher total wattage.

PIONEER VSX-1130K $399.99

YAMAHA V579BL $499.95(NEEDS TO BE ORDERED)

DENON AVR-S910W $479.99

DENON AVR-S710W $479.99

SONY STRDN860 $449.99, INCLUDES A FREE 3D BLU RAY PLAYER MODEL Sony - BDPS6500


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Thanks for keeping us informed about what new AVR you select and why. We're all bound to be past 1020k owners in the coming months or years, so your perspective is helpful.
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Check out accessories4less if you can stomach refurbs. I got a deal on the Denon x2100 before Christmas, currently $349. It has a lot more features than the Pioneer and appeared brand new.
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Anyone using an IR sensor to control their receiver? I purchased and tried the following cable but it does not seem to work. Do I need something else?

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B005E2XLNM/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?qid=1453838480&sr=8-11&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=ir+repeater
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Ok, after researching I have it narrowed down to these 5 but the Yamaha would have to be ordered. The Denon models have the same price but one has higher total wattage.

PIONEER VSX-1130K $399.99

YAMAHA V579BL $499.95(NEEDS TO BE ORDERED)

DENON AVR-S910W $479.99

DENON AVR-S710W $479.99

SONY STRDN860 $449.99, INCLUDES A FREE 3D BLU RAY PLAYER MODEL Sony - BDPS6500


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I just upgraded from the VSX 1020 to a Pioneer Elite SC-81 with Class D amps, and Saber DAC. It was a huge improvement over the 1020.
Amazon has it new from an authorized dealer for less than $500.00...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o07_s00

Samsung UN55H6350 LED TV, Pioneer SC-81 AV Receiver, Polk RTi8 Mains, Polk CSi3 Center, SVS PB1000 Subwoofer, Apple TV3, 2015 Roku3 ,Sonos Connect
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Smart Hub apps and HT sound

I could really use some help.
I recently purchased a Samsung Smart TV and I don't know how to set it up so that the Smart Hub apps play through my HT system. Right now the regular TV broadcast is through HT, but once I switch to the apps, everything is independent of the receiver. If I turn the receiver off, I still get video and TV sound.
From what I've read, I need an optical cable running from the TV to the receiver, which I do have. My suspicion is that I just don't have the correct receiver settings to make use of the optical cable connection. I know that the optical in ports are "assignable," but I don't know what that means.
Thanks!
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