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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Big C
I just ordered the Elite VSX-80 from Pioneer's...

I just ordered the Elite VSX-80 from Pioneer's online shop. I posted this in the VSX-80 thread, but for some reason, that thread isn't as active as this one. Other than the VSX-1124 being plastic...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,203
Posted By Big C
I just ordered this from Pioneer's online shop. ...

I just ordered this from Pioneer's online shop. While I'm waiting, I have a few questions.

Do the setup menus consist of white text on a black/gray background which highlight in blue when you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Big C
It's funny you just mentioned power and...

It's funny you just mentioned power and impedance! As I kept reading over the product sheets and owners manuals, here's what I came up with.

Model - 8 Ohms - 6 Ohms

VSX-32 - 110W - 150W
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Big C
OK. If the power transformers in the VSX-32 are...

OK. If the power transformers in the VSX-32 are physically heavier than in the VSX-80, does that mean that the ones in the VSX-32 would provide better audio regardless of the analog section, as well...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Big C
That makes sense. Does the VSX-32 have a better...

That makes sense. Does the VSX-32 have a better analog section and amplifier section beyond the DAC which would make the better DAC in the VSX-80 pointless?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Big C
Is Weight a Performance Indication?

I own a Pioneer Elite VSX-32 which specifies a weight of about 29 lb, and uses a Burr-Brown PCM1691 111dB DAC. I plan on upgrading to the VSX-80, which has a specified weight of 21 lb 10 oz, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,203
Posted By Big C
In case anyone cares to know, the European...

In case anyone cares to know, the European version of the VSX-80/1124 won the 2014 ISA award (http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/newsroom/news/EISA_award/index.html).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,220
Posted By Big C
In case anyone cares to know, the European...

In case anyone cares to know, the European version of the VSX-80/1124 won the 2014 ISA award (http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/newsroom/news/EISA_award/index.html).
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-14-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,758
Posted By Big C
I just got off the phone with Pioneer tech...

I just got off the phone with Pioneer tech support regarding the BDP-80FD. I told the guy that I suspected a typo in the manual regarding PQLS. He put me on hold and he doublechecked with the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-12-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,924
Posted By Big C
After searching for Pioneer at IFA and CEDIA...

After searching for Pioneer at IFA and CEDIA 2014, nothing comes up for CEDIA. WhatHiFi lists everyone who'll be at IFA, but Pioneer wasn't on the list. I was going to wait til mid September to see...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Big C
What are the differences between the Pioneer...

What are the differences between the Pioneer VSX-1124-K and the Pioneer Elite VSX-80? Anything else besides the white display and plastic front panel on the Pioneer and the amber display and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,203
Posted By Big C
Has anyone compared the VSX-80 to previous...

Has anyone compared the VSX-80 to previous receivers such as the VSX-32, VSX-33, VSX-52, VSX-53, VSX-62, VSX-63, VSX-70, and VSX-1120? I have the VSX-32. The VSX-80 seems to be similar to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Big C
The AVS Help Me Choose a Receiver, Amp, Preamp, or Processor Thread

This type of thread exists as a sticky in the Blu-ray player forum. It would be helpful if the moderators make a sticky out of this one for relevant, similar purposes.

Back in 2008, I wasn't...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,758
Posted By Big C
I just checked four manuals from Pioneer...

I just checked four manuals from Pioneer Europe--the 2011 manual for the BDP-140/440/LX55, the 2012 manual for the BDP-150/450, the 2013 manual for the BDP-160, and the 2014 manual for the BDP-170. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,661
Posted By Big C
4K Blu-ray Audio and Video Questions

I don't have room for more than a 7.1 speaker system (Dolby Atmos, DTS UHD, etc.). I was thinking about getting a VSX-80 this year. If it's not HDCP 2.2 compliant, I want to know some things about...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,661
Posted By Big C
As the GUIs on Marantz and Denon components are...

As the GUIs on Marantz and Denon components are similar, whose GUI will we be seeing with these new joint ventures--Onkyo's, Pioneer's or Bare's?
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   08-03-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 64,788
Posted By Big C
Hi, guys. Guess what I've got for you. Another...

Hi, guys. Guess what I've got for you. Another updated template. If you want consistent, deeper blacks, I turned down the RGB gains to 0, set 'Black Tone' to 'Darkest' and raised the brightness to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-03-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,924
Posted By Big C
After searching the web, I haven't found anything...

After searching the web, I haven't found anything about what Pioneer plans on showing at CEDIA or IFA this year. It's the beginning of August. Shouldn't at least roomers of such info have been...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Big C
Specificly, I get a screen with the line "New...

Specificly, I get a screen with the line "New component added." As I said, my settings get changed when this happens. Are these Renesis Pioneer players the only ones that do this? While I love the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 395,692
Posted By Big C
Chris, when you said that there will be new...

Chris, when you said that there will be new Blu-ray players out by the end of the year, were you refering only to the BDP-80FD, or did you mean players in addition to that one? Also, does the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,758
Posted By Big C
Some time within the next few months, I'll...

Some time within the next few months, I'll probibly order the BDP-80FD. If I can get PQLS to work, I'll be glad I have a high-speed player that can output Blu-ray at 1080p/24Hz and DVDs at 480i and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,758
Posted By Big C
I think part of Pioneer's problem is trying to...

I think part of Pioneer's problem is trying to find a high-quality, afordable OEM solution for their players. As for what you said about buying a BDP-170 with an Elite paintjob, I suspect the same...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,758
Posted By Big C
I think part of Pioneer's problem is trying to...

I think part of Pioneer's problem is trying to find a high-quality, afordable OEM solution for their players. As for what you said about buying a BDP-170 with an Elite paintjob, I suspect the same...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,758
Posted By Big C
This just keeps getting more and more frustrating...

This just keeps getting more and more frustrating and interesting as we go along. Most of the time, when I e-mail tech support, they tell me that they'd serve me better if I phone them. So, I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,758
Posted By Big C
The other players with PQLS had PQLS indicaters...

The other players with PQLS had PQLS indicaters on the front. The BDP-80FD does not. So I would assume that the BDP-80FD doesn't include the PQLS feature. I think it's wrong that the rest of the...
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