The setup is below...
HD-DVD -> HDMI -> AVR (Pioneer 820) -> HDMI -> Panny Plasma
Cable Box -> HDMI ->
here's my problem: I got everything hooked up and I got a great picture but NO SOUND!
I changed out: new speakers, new speaker cables, new HDMI cables, I changed the AVR's speaker switch to A, B, A+B. I tried surround, and stereo, I tried RCA L/R for sound (at this point, I wasn't sure if the HDMI carried sound)....nothing worked!
Someone had run off with the instruction manual and I looked it up only but it was a little difficult to peruse.
Is the amp in the receiver out?? Is it because I only had the front L/R & no surround? BTW, I also tried the B speaker posts...nothing worked
If you can hear audio from the tv then you'll need to turn off the audio pass through in the receiver. See page 39 in the manual.
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I'm thinking it is a bum amp. I've set up plenty of these....it can't be that peculiar of a device that it won't mane a sound after all I've put it through.
It won't even do test tones.
Have you tried the radio? Thats the easiest to get working.
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Also did try the radio...nothing.
Sent back. Gonna be embarassed if the replacement gives me issues and it turns out to be something simple that I didn't do on the first one.
did you use signal select to tell the avr to use the analog connections for the audio, not the hdmi connection?
did you tell the cable box to send out whatever you wanted it to?
Yes. ONce the default of HDMI didn't work, I did all of those things without success.
Actually one of the last things I thought to do (should have thought of it earlier) were the test tones. When they didn't work, I figured that was the tell-tell sign of a bad amp (since I knew it wasn't the speakers at that point).
This leads me to believe I have a bad optical cable. The pc is telling me its sending a signal through it, but the receiver is telling me theres no source. When there is no optical source on the input it flashes its name for a minute, in this case "digital" and then switches to analog.
The key clue was the test sound of the speaker setup, was not there.
I returned it and in minutes had the replacement working.
hope it was useful.
Hello! Same receiver, same problem here. I fell asleep watching TV. When I woke up the volume wasn't working at all. I took it in for warranty repair and they said nothing was wrong with it, as if I must have had the Speaker button off. I had a hard time believing that but I didn't immediately test it to see that was indeed true. I let it sit unhooked for 9 months until just now. It's in a family vacation home so it barely gets any use. Now the warranty expired and still no sound. Did a full reset. No test tones from the MCACC. Pioneer wasn't helpful on the phone. You think Best Buy would give in and try to save a customer?
From my understanding. The front L+R run on 1 amp. The rears run on 1 amp and the center channel in on one amp and the B channels have their own amp per customer service at Pioneer. So do you guys think I am looking at a motherboard issue or is there a DSP board I can swap out that might fix my issue?