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post #2971 of 3258
I'm having problem creating multiple MCACC profiles on my VSX-01

M1 = Auto MCACC
Copied M1 to M2, Renamed as Music
Copied M1 to M3, Renamed as Movie

Then I modified Music, SP, front = Large, SW = PLUS
and modified Movie SP, front = small, SW = YES

But, when I switch between profiles, it doesn't seem to remember the SP settings.

Is there anything I need to do after modifying the profile to save it, or can I just exit?

Thanks
post #2972 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigpow View Post

I'm having problem creating multiple MCACC profiles on my VSX-01

M1 = Auto MCACC
Copied M1 to M2, Renamed as Music
Copied M1 to M3, Renamed as Movie

Then I modified Music, SP, front = Large, SW = PLUS
and modified Movie SP, front = small, SW = YES

But, when I switch between profiles, it doesn't seem to remember the SP settings.

Is there anything I need to do after modifying the profile to save it, or can I just exit?

Thanks

MCACC profiles do not include speaker settings (Large, Small, Plus, etc.). Once set, these are universal and apply to all MCACC settings, even Off.
post #2973 of 3258
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Originally Posted by Macfan424 View Post

MCACC profiles do not include speaker settings (Large, Small, Plus, etc.). Once set, these are universal and apply to all MCACC settings, even Off.

wow, I didn't know that, that was embarassing
too bad, I wish that wasn't the case.
post #2974 of 3258
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Originally Posted by bigpow View Post

too bad, I wish that wasn't the case.

It really is indeed, too bad. One of the few things I dislike about this receiver. The benefits however far outweigh my dislikes.
post #2975 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigpow View Post

I'm having problem creating multiple MCACC profiles on my VSX-01

Then I modified Music, SP, front = Large, SW = PLUS
and modified Movie SP, front = small, SW = YES

But, when I switch between profiles, it doesn't seem to remember the SP settings.


That would be a nice feature. I'd like to be able to set one up with my sub off & speakers to large for when the little ones are asleep, but I'm stuck switching them all back and forth.

Like CRAW, I still think that this is a good receiver.
post #2976 of 3258
it is a good receiver, considering the price.

for me, the most annoying quirks is the HDMI & EDID issue at 1080p.
I have to switch channels on the TV, to "shake off" the bad handshakes.
Xbox 360 before update (display recovery option) via HDMI was unusable (blinking HDMI signal on the receiver). Even PC output at 1080p, still has this issue.
I'll keep it for a couple of years, and then upgrade to something better.

another quirk:
Input = DVD, digital = Coax-1, HDMI = Input-1 ---> doesn't work, no audio.
Funny thing is, the second it enters the receiver GUI, audio starts to work again ?!
then, exit gui, no more audio...
post #2977 of 3258
VSX-01: Can someone explain the difference between "Standard" surround mode and "Direct" (not pure Direct)? I really don't see any difference between them. Would they both not just pass on whatever surround format is fed to them?

Thanks
post #2978 of 3258
Direct is stereo plus sub with two channel sources, standard is Dolby PL2 or DTS neo6 with 2 channel sources. Pure Direct is plain stereo or multichannel ( depending on source material ) without eq or anything.
post #2979 of 3258
Lately I have been having an issue with the audio working properly on my VSX-01TXH when powered on along with my HD DVR and my Kuro 111 plasma. I have an optical cable connecting the HD DVR with the VSX-01TXH and a HDMI cable running straight to the Kuro 111. This setup has been in place for over a year without a problem. In the last 2 weeks the audio is not working when I turn on everything with my Harmony One remote. If I immediately turn everything off with the remote and then turn it on again everything works fine.

I checked and the VSX-01TXH is showing it is set to the TV for the audio.

Does anyone have a suggestion to fix this issue?
post #2980 of 3258
NYC Guy,
Does the problem only happen with one source (HD DVR) or multiple sources?

I would:
1. Make sure the connection on the optical cable is tight on both ends. If it still doesn't work right...
2. Try using a different optical cable. If it still doesn't work right...
3. Try using a different optical input on the AVR. If it still doesn't work right...
4. See about getting a new DVR.
post #2981 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by N.REED View Post

Direct is stereo plus sub with two channel sources, standard is Dolby PL2 or DTS neo6 with 2 channel sources. Pure Direct is plain stereo or multichannel ( depending on source material ) without eq or anything.

So, you're saying these two modes are for 2-channel stereo only? Because I'm sure I'm using them for 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 source material and all the little speaker lights on the front panel are lit.
post #2982 of 3258
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Originally Posted by unavol View Post

NYC Guy,
Does the problem only happen with one source (HD DVR) or multiple sources?

I would:
1. Make sure the connection on the optical cable is tight on both ends. If it still doesn't work right...
2. Try using a different optical cable. If it still doesn't work right...
3. Try using a different optical input on the AVR. If it still doesn't work right...
4. See about getting a new DVR.

The issue is only with the HD DVR running along with the VSX-01TXH and the Kuro. When I am watching blu-ray movies I am running a HDMI cable from my 05FD BD player to the VSX-01TXH and then another HDMI cable to the Kuro 111FD. I never have an audio issue for this BD activity.

Please note that all of the cables are run inside my BDI furniture piece and are never exposed to touch or movement. Also it is strange that when I power off and then immediately power back on all of the equipment with my Harmony One remote everything operates fine (every single time). This seemingly eliminates the loose or defective optical cable theory.

I am switching to FIOS from RCN this week and will see if the same audio issue exists with the FIOS HD DVR.
post #2983 of 3258
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Originally Posted by Electone View Post

So, you're saying these two modes are for 2-channel stereo only? Because I'm sure I'm using them for 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 source material and all the little speaker lights on the front panel are lit.

No, I'm saying that pure direct outputs what is input exactly without any processing at all, no EQ no PLIIx, nothing. You can't get SIMULATED surround at all with Pure Direct.

Just put it in Normal surround when listening to a bluray or dvd and use direct when listening to 2 channel music ( if you like stereo music).

Pure direct is useless to me because I prefer to use MCACC all of the time.
post #2984 of 3258
hello friends, would you be able to tell me a fair value for a good used vsx-03 receiver?

also, are there any significant SQ improvements the vsx-23 has over the vsx-03? thanks much!
post #2985 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYC Guy View Post

Lately I have been having an issue with the audio working properly on my VSX-01TXH when powered on along with my HD DVR and my Kuro 111 plasma. I have an optical cable connecting the HD DVR with the VSX-01TXH and a HDMI cable running straight to the Kuro 111. This setup has been in place for over a year without a problem. In the last 2 weeks the audio is not working when I turn on everything with my Harmony One remote. If I immediately turn everything off with the remote and then turn it on again everything works fine.

I checked and the VSX-01TXH is showing it is set to the TV for the audio.

Does anyone have a suggestion to fix this issue?

Quote:
Originally Posted by unavol View Post

NYC Guy,
Does the problem only happen with one source (HD DVR) or multiple sources?

I would:
1. Make sure the connection on the optical cable is tight on both ends. If it still doesn't work right...
2. Try using a different optical cable. If it still doesn't work right...
3. Try using a different optical input on the AVR. If it still doesn't work right...
4. See about getting a new DVR.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NYC Guy View Post

The issue is only with the HD DVR running along with the VSX-01TXH and the Kuro. When I am watching blu-ray movies I am running a HDMI cable from my 05FD BD player to the VSX-01TXH and then another HDMI cable to the Kuro 111FD. I never have an audio issue for this BD activity.

Please note that all of the cables are run inside my BDI furniture piece and are never exposed to touch or movement. Also it is strange that when I power off and then immediately power back on all of the equipment with my Harmony One remote everything operates fine (every single time). This seemingly eliminates the loose or defective optical cable theory.

I am switching to FIOS from RCN this week and will see if the same audio issue exists with the FIOS HD DVR.

Update: I had FIOS installed on Friday and their HD DVR is also Motorola. The VSX-01TXH seems to be the culprit. The same thing is happening with the new HD DVR and if I power off the VSX-01TXH and then power it back on the audio is restored. I checked and the the optical cable is tight on both ends.

Any suggestions?
post #2986 of 3258
I have purchased a Rotel RB-981 from audiogone and it should be here tomorrow. Picked up some better interconnects also so I think Im ready. Going to use it to drive my two main Klipsch heresy II. Anyone using their 01 as a preamp and to what results? Thanks
post #2987 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHP_VR View Post

cawgijoe,

If you do decide to send it in. Please let us know what they find.
(replacement LED, loose connection, faulty wiring, etc..)

Thanks!

Just a quick update....went to the repair shop and the owner said it was am easy fix.....he did not say what was involved......I'm suppossed to bring it in, but have't had a chance yet.
post #2988 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by cawgijoe View Post

Just a quick update....went to the repair shop and the owner said it was am easy fix.....he did not say what was involved......I'm suppossed to bring it in, but have't had a chance yet.

Thanks for the update, cawgijoe
Much appreciated!

Once you bring it in, maybe you can get an answer out of the the tech.
"a quick fix" is good a good sign though.
post #2989 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYC Guy View Post

Update: I had FIOS installed on Friday and their HD DVR is also Motorola. The VSX-01TXH seems to be the culprit. The same thing is happening with the new HD DVR and if I power off the VSX-01TXH and then power it back on the audio is restored. I checked and the the optical cable is tight on both ends.

Any suggestions?

It does seem fishy that it used to work, but it doesn't now.

Since it works when you power the AVR off/on, another thing I would try is changing the order that your components power up in your Harmony's activities. It sounds like you should make sure the AVR powers up last. I think in the HDMI/digital audio world, the order that you power devices on can make a difference. If that doesn't work my bag of tricks (which is fairly limited anyway) is empty. Maybe someone else will have some suggestions. Good luck.
post #2990 of 3258
Does anyone know how to turn off the HDMI control? I don't want the receiver to turn on every time I turn on the TV. The vsx-03 I have will also automatically switch input mode to TV sound when I turn it on and the tv is set to TV, not to blu-ray or anything like that. Just a little annoying.
post #2991 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by groundtrac View Post

Does anyone know how to turn off the HDMI control? I don't want the receiver to turn on every time I turn on the TV. The vsx-03 I have will also automatically switch input mode to TV sound when I turn it on and the tv is set to TV, not to blu-ray or anything like that. Just a little annoying.


On the 01 you go to the SETUP menu, select 'OTHER SETUP', select 'HDMI SETUP CONTROL', then select 'OFF'. (p. 68 of the owner's manual) I am assuming that it's the same on the 03.

However, if you are running HDMI through the AVR to the TV, I don't think it will pass the signal if the AVR is turned off.
post #2992 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by N.REED View Post

No, I'm saying that pure direct outputs what is input exactly without any processing at all, no EQ no PLIIx, nothing. You can't get SIMULATED surround at all with Pure Direct.

Just put it in Normal surround when listening to a bluray or dvd and use direct when listening to 2 channel music ( if you like stereo music).

Pure direct is useless to me because I prefer to use MCACC all of the time.

Auto surround also can play just stereo. The difference is actually subtle. Pure Direct disables some audio features like dynamic range compression and a couple of others. I used to use it, but now I always keep auto surround on. It won't activate matrix modes (DPLII, etc) unless there's a flag in the stream (for instance DDEX or some stereo DD with DPLII flags), which is just perfect.
post #2993 of 3258
The rotel 2 channel amp seems to be a nice fit with the 01 so far. For sure a more detailed and precise sound from my Heresys(the wife even noticed!) especially on lossless BD. The only drawback is the volume limit on the 01! I know there could be more there for the liking! lol!
post #2994 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhioPatriot View Post

The rotel 2 channel amp seems to be a nice fit with the 01 so far. For sure a more detailed and precise sound from my Heresys(the wife even noticed!) especially on lossless BD. The only drawback is the volume limit on the 01! I know there could be more there for the liking! lol!

Please excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean "volume limit?" As in, it's not loud enough? I don't understand.

Thanks in advance.
post #2995 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYC Guy View Post

Update: I had FIOS installed on Friday and their HD DVR is also Motorola. The VSX-01TXH seems to be the culprit. The same thing is happening with the new HD DVR and if I power off the VSX-01TXH and then power it back on the audio is restored. I checked and the the optical cable is tight on both ends.

Any suggestions?

Try turning stuff on individually from your remote, with several seconds in between each "on". Also try turning things on in a different order. If it never happens with longer delays or doesnt happen when you change the order, then it is probably a remote sequence or delay issue. If you changed any programming of the Harmony at the time the problem appeared, i would suspect the remote program.

Try turning stuff on from the front panels and see if it happens. If it does, then vsx issue.

Unfortunately, it sounds like it could be a sticking relay in the vsx or control signal to a relay. I havent looked at any schematics but arent there relays switching/protecting the speakers?.............Edit: Im having an issue with the switch pilot lamp in mine so i found a $10 service manual online and ordered it.......wish me luck
post #2996 of 3258
I just can't figure this out so I thought that I'd beg for help. I want to run RSS feeds and other video from my mac through my VSX to the HDTV. I purchased a DVI to HDMI cable. DVI at the Mac and HDMI on the VSX. I have a single HDMI that connects the VSX to the HDTV. I The video works great.

I do not have a speaker on the HDTV. My desire is for the sound to come from the MAC through the receiver to the speakers. I purchased a minijack to RCA cable for audio. Minijack at the Mac (headphone connection) and RCA connections (red and white) to the VSX. I've tried everything and can't get any sound. I currently have the RCA connections hooked into the audio only inputs on the back of the VSX.

I must be missing something...Any ideas

Keith
post #2997 of 3258
Quote:
Originally Posted by stedmakr View Post

I just can't figure this out so I thought that I'd beg for help. I want to run RSS feeds and other video from my mac through my VSX to the HDTV. I purchased a DVI to HDMI cable. DVI at the Mac and HDMI on the VSX. I have a single HDMI that connects the VSX to the HDTV. I The video works great.

I do not have a speaker on the HDTV. My desire is for the sound to come from the MAC through the receiver to the speakers. I purchased a minijack to RCA cable for audio. Minijack at the Mac (headphone connection) and RCA connections (red and white) to the VSX. I've tried everything and can't get any sound. I currently have the RCA connections hooked into the audio only inputs on the back of the VSX.

I must be missing something...Any ideas

Keith

I think your hookup from the MAC is OK the way you describe it except I don't know what "audio only" is? CD input maybe?

First try this: Press the "SIGNAL SEL" button on the remote a couple of times you may get audio without any further work. If not use the following as an example.

Since you don't say what ports you're into let's assume you're going to work with the DVD input. (you can use most of the inputs in setup)
Plug your HDMI/DVI cable into HDMI-1
Plug your RCAs into DVD
Go into setup (DVD) and assign HDMI-1 to HDMI

Turn everything on, you should have video when you select DVD. On your remote press the "SIGNAL SEL" button a couple of times, until you hear audio.

The Signal Select button will cycle your audio input from HDMI to Digital to Analog. HDMI is the default until you tell it otherwise.

Good luck. Should work
post #2998 of 3258
Got it and I understand the concept. I was also unaware of the signal select feature.

Many thanks, you saved countless hours.

Keith
post #2999 of 3258
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Originally Posted by CRAW View Post

Please excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean "volume limit?" As in, it's not loud enough? I don't understand.

Thanks in advance.

Yes CRAW, as in not loud enough. + 12 is the limit and depending on the MCACC settings sometimes lower(+7). On some sources it seems like it could go louder but cant. Its all good.
post #3000 of 3258
Hi guys, this is my first post so don't beat me up, I'm a complete newbie!
I have a VSX-03TXH receiver. I need some help wiring it to my DirecTV HD box, and blue ray player. The way I want them both hooked up is that I want to use the HDMI cables, but I don't always want to have to have my receiver on everytime I watch TV or Blueray. I want the option to listen through surround sound, or by just TV sound.
Can you help me wire it correctly?
Thanks in advance!
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