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post #271 of 273 Old 04-04-2015, 05:23 AM
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Have a SC72, got it a little over a year ago at Best buy before they had the price drop on them ( Cra*). Anyway the unit appears to be dead now.
Will not power on, Can hold the stby sw for 10sec then release and press again and it will turn on the mains inside and display POWER UP on the unit display.
Won't enter reset mode by holding the enter button and pressing stby switch. Have the unit removed from the stack now with nothing plugged into it to make sure there
isn't an issue with something shorted on an input or speaker. No joy, It's looking like a trip to the repair facility.
At least Pioneer was promt and tried to be as helpful as possible when I called.
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post #272 of 273 Old 04-06-2015, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post
Hi zeeoo7, utilize HDZone HDMI to TV as the video source and using Main Zone as the music source.
Thanks a lot. I tried this and worked. It just took 10-15 minutes after reading the manual to get more information on the HDZone and set it up.

But, there are two things.

1. It's now not possible to control volume or mute using the other remotes like the TV remote and Cable TV remote. They don't respond. I read somewhere in the manual that the Control with HDMI function won't work when using HDZone.

Am I right? Is there any work around?

2. The response to Cable TV remote functions seems slower after changing the HDZone.

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Many thanks to all who posted suggestions for tuning the sound of the SC-71! I knee-jerk purchased one this week from Best Buy (NIB, on sale for 549.99, free shipping), and I was afraid I'd made a huge mistake, as the sound seemed very thin compared to the terrific sound of the VSX-1124 I bought from BB a few months ago. After redoing the MCACC setup following the wonderful tips posted here, the sound is much fuller and richer.

I've *always* wanted an Elite, but was never able to afford one. When I saw the SC-71 on sale, all plans of waiting for the VSX-1130 went out the window! I don't recall doing this much tweaking to the MCACC of the 1124, but it's been a while. My plan is for the 1124 to replace the old (but still very functional) VSX-D912 in the bedroom setup, while the SC-71 takes up permanent residence in the living room. I'll keep tweaking, far, so good!
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