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post #4531 of 5122
Yep. I tried plugging in the Right speaker into CC on the receiver and it sounded just fine. Arghh.... Anyways, good reasons to shop for a new one!! Some folks on 'speakers' thread have suggested Infinity primues for l&R or Energy RCs..and similarly Energy for RCRs for center channel too.
post #4532 of 5122
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Just curious. Do you still get mic error when running full auto mcacc without the center speaker? With the center speaker removed, does the avr go into protection mode at higher levels?
post #4533 of 5122
I am so mad at my receiver!


so i bought a new sub, hooked it up, ran macc, i get a light rumble from the sub. I put in a blue ray (terminator salvation and the pacific) and I get no bass, and the sub turns it self off as its getting no signal, so i turned the sub to always on.

AND STILL NO SUB


tried all the settings, looked in settings and it says the SW is on, I have set the manual channel to +10....NOTHING WORKS

why won't my sub run (yes its plugged in right)
post #4534 of 5122
I have a PS3 set to bitstream, the 1019, and a panasonic p50g20. I'm having trouble with sound levels of dialogue during action movies. I've read through this long, long manual and tried many tricks listed here; I've finally settled on pure direct that converts to pcm direct on the 1019 display as it seems to have the best balance of dialogue quality vs. volume of effects.

So, the problem I have now is I'm watching The Dark Knight on Blu ray and the screen resolution keeps changing from full to wide, usually during scene changes, but some times during extreme volume changes.

I am not an audiophile, nor do I fully understand the capabilities of this receiver, but I like the sound I get on pure direct, but the switching resolution is really annoying.

Any thoughts on how to fix this and still keep quality dialogue without having the volume so loud that I get "the look" from my wife!

Thanks!
post #4535 of 5122
Flanntastic:

What is the make/model of sub. For that matter, what is your speaker set up? Do you have the speaker size set to small? Crossover setting? What is the level on the sub itself set at? Do you have the crossover enabled on the sub, and if so, to what? Having it set to be on all the time is a start. Post back and I think we can help you.
post #4536 of 5122
I fixed it, i set the sub to plus and set the speakers to small then adjusted the Sub level, then turned of the volume on it. Now its good
post #4537 of 5122
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Ok, I posted this in the PS3 thread but was redirected here. So please accept my apologies if this topic has already been discussed.

Here is my current setup:

Pioneer KRP - 500M Monitor
Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K Receiver
ATT Uverse DVR/Cable Box
PS3
Definitive Technology Mythos Three Speaker (this is the only speaker I currently have set up)

Here is the issue that I'm experiencing:

When playing movies or games through my PS3 some sound is missing. The best way to describe it is that anything that should be running in the background (music during opening sequences/bullet sounds when playing Call of Duty) are absent. Seems like I'm only getting 75% of the sound. This only happens when playing discs through the PS3. That is to say, I have no issues when just watching TV/listening to ipod through the 1019.

I should reiterate that the Mythos Three is the only speaker being used (Monitor doesn't have built-in speakers). And everything is set up with HDMI cables.

Any suggestions for problem solving would be very much appreciated. It's driving me crazy.

Thanks!

Mike
post #4538 of 5122
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are you saying you only have ONE speaker hooked up? want to make sure, before i respond...
post #4539 of 5122
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post
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are you saying you only have ONE speaker hooked up? want to make sure, before i respond...
Hi Chris, yes that is correct. For the moment, I only have the one speaker.
post #4540 of 5122
Can I safely run a pair of 6ohm speakers as surrounds on this amp? All others speakers are 8ohm.
post #4541 of 5122
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yes, that should be fine.
post #4542 of 5122
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Originally Posted by bmurray716 View Post

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yes, that should be fine.

Thanks! One more question pls - are there any specific settings I have to make or change in the receiver?
post #4543 of 5122
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No as you had indicated that all of your other speakers are 8 ohm and the rear speakers typically do not get pushed very much anyway. As you can only set the impedence for all speakers and not any particular speaker, I suggest just leaving it on 8. If after listening to your system you feel that the rear speakers are not getting enough juice, you can always increase the level some.
post #4544 of 5122
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Originally Posted by bmurray716 View Post

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No as you had indicated that all of your other speakers are 8 ohm and the rear speakers typically do not get pushed very much anyway. As you can only set the impedence for all speakers and not any particular speaker, I suggest just leaving it on 8. If after listening to your system you feel that the rear speakers are not getting enough juice, you can always increase the level some.

Thanks!
post #4545 of 5122
Hi,

I have had my 1019 for over a year now and have just recently started using the zone 2 function. I have noticed that the only Input selection that I can hear in zone 2 is the tuner. Has anyone else had any issues with zone 2 inputs?

I also just added a sub woofer to my speaker set. I have completed the MCACC Setup and was able to see/hear the system recognize and setup the sub however when I'm listening to any of the inputs i.e. DVR, Tuner or BD I can not hear any sub output.

Any help would be appreciated.
post #4546 of 5122
After seeing Flanntastic's post I did the same....Changed the sub setting to Plus then manually adjusted the sup output to +10db. I did not have to change the front speakers to small though.

Still curious if anyone has had the problems I listed with zone 2.
post #4547 of 5122
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NO! this is not the way to do it... you've hosed up your calibration that way, and likely created big ol' peaks that are hiding the suckout that mcacc saw...

set the speakers to "small"... i don't care how "big" they are, set them to small and cross them at 80...

turn off "plus"...

don't change sub vol level (and certainly don't give it a +10 trim)...

zone 2 isn't a "problem"... it's working as designed... it will not pass audio from the hdmi inputs to the zones... at this level of avr, zones are "analog input only"...
post #4548 of 5122
Yep, Chris is correct (as usual). The only way to get a signl from your digital devices to zone two is a seperate pair of rca's from unit to avr. Only exception is the USB (iPod) input.
post #4549 of 5122
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that particular question/answer is on the "permanently ingrained in my brain" list of q's and a's....

of course, if new users would take the time to read that book that came with the avr, or download the contents of that book down to their computer and read that, the answer to this question, and many many others would be clear to them...
post #4550 of 5122
I have connected my HTPC to the receiver through DVR assigned with HDMI and Digital Optical audio and have got video and sound however the sound cuts out after a while and then I have to either turn zone 2 off and back on again or change over to another source and back for it to work again. Anyone else have this problem?

I only have two front wharfedale cr40 speakers connected at the moment

I have my xbox 360 connected and do not have any sound problems...

kind of frustrating....

thanks.
post #4551 of 5122
ok so i fixed the problem. it appears that nvidia likes to send a 'blank' audio signal through the dvi/hdmi cable and even when you go into settings (on an older driver version for my 9600gt) and disable the audio through the dvi/hdmi cable it still likes to send a blank signal which apparently confuses the avr when it is trying to play the digital optical out from the pc, which makes the audio stop after a few minutes.

solution: i went to nvidia's website and updated all my graphics drivers to the latest versions, restarted and disabled the audio again to see if nvidia had addressed the issue and they have! so me banging my head up against a brick wall for the last two days can finally stop! i also believe there is some 3rd party software with some registry editing that can solve the problem, but the driver updating being the easiest and quickest (since it worked) i can't say for sure about the 3rd party software.

hope this helps anyone else who may have the same problem.
post #4552 of 5122
Ive been looking for the answer but seem to be more confused than ever. I'd like to play video from my iphone by the supplied cable. sound is great but no video. can someone tell me if video is supported, how to do it, or where to like look for the answers. Thanks all !
post #4553 of 5122
Hi All

New to the forum so thank you to anyone that can help. I have done a search through the thread but remain uncertain as to the ability of this amp (had it for 6 months plus).

I understand that it can play music direct from an ipod which is aac/.m4a. When I try play these files from my HTC Desire (acting as USB storage) or a usb stick it doesn't recognise them. Do they all have to be converted to mp3s or did the firmware update change this? (Current firmware is v 1.020.) Is there another workaround (other than buying an ipod)?

Thanks in advance for any help.
post #4554 of 5122
Another newbie question:

Just hooked up Apple TV via HDMI to my Panasonic HDTV, but apparently I need to run an optical audion cable from ATV to my Pioneer 919 receiver for sound. (I currently only get sound through TV speakers, not surround sound.)

Where on my receiver do I plug in the optical cable running from my ATV to the receiver? I'm picking up the cable tomorrow.
post #4555 of 5122
It's been awhile since anyone has posted to this thread, so hope it's o.k. to do so.....

I just recently purchased the 1019 and have been attempting to hook everything up this past weekend. I have the blu-ray player hooked up without issues, but am having problems with my Comcast HD cable box.

I have an HDMI cable hooked up from the cable box to In1 on the receiver and I have an HDMI cable running from HDMI out on the receiver to the HDMI 2 jack on my Panasonic TC-P54V10, but as of right now I can get audio, but no picture. Any idea?

Thank you!
post #4556 of 5122
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Originally Posted by Camloopz View Post

It's been awhile since anyone has posted to this thread, so hope it's o.k. to do so.....

I just recently purchased the 1019 and have been attempting to hook everything up this past weekend. I have the blu-ray player hooked up without issues, but am having problems with my Comcast HD cable box.

I have an HDMI cable hooked up from the cable box to In1 on the receiver and I have an HDMI cable running from HDMI out on the receiver to the HDMI 2 jack on my Panasonic TC-P54V10, but as of right now I can get audio, but no picture. Any idea?

Thank you!

Have you tried running HDMI direct from cable box to your TV for video and then coax or optical cable from your cable box to the receiver for audio?
post #4557 of 5122
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Originally Posted by blacklion View Post
Have you tried running HDMI direct from cable box to your TV for video and then coax or optical cable from your cable box to the receiver for audio?
I have tried that (running HDMI direct from cable box to your TV for video and then coax or optical cable from your cable box to the receiver for audio) and that does work, but shouldn't you be able to run it all through the receiver (one HDMI to receiver and one HDMI from receiver to TV)?
post #4558 of 5122
Some cables boxes just don't play nice with receivers due to HDMI handshake issues (DRM). Search this thread and you'll notice several people with complaints similar to yours.
post #4559 of 5122
Bummer - well, thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
post #4560 of 5122
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Originally Posted by a878bob View Post

Ive been looking for the answer but seem to be more confused than ever. I'd like to play video from my iphone by the supplied cable. sound is great but no video. can someone tell me if video is supported, how to do it, or where to like look for the answers. Thanks all !

see post #201 (an oldie but a goodie)
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