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post #4921 of 5122
It is generally suggested to run MCACC "keep speaker settings" not "full" and then check your speaker levels. If it has set the sub at +10, then increase the gain at the sub more and run MCACC again. You want it so that after MCACC has run, the speaker setting is somewhere close to zero so you have some adjustment room. Good luck with checking the RCA cables.
post #4922 of 5122
Hey all
I've got a weird thing going on with my remote. I can't turn it on with the remote anymore. Once I turn it on via the amp the remotes fully functional and I can turn it off with the remote too. Sometimes it turns on straight after an off but if i leave it off for a while it won't turn back on. I've changed the batterys that doesnt make a difference.
Any help is appreciated
Cheers Gary
post #4923 of 5122
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Originally Posted by Gazzerb View Post

Hey all
I've got a weird thing going on with my remote. I can't turn it on with the remote anymore. Once I turn it on via the amp the remotes fully functional and I can turn it off with the remote too. Sometimes it turns on straight after an off but if i leave it off for a while it won't turn back on. I've changed the batterys that doesnt make a difference.
Any help is appreciated
Cheers Gary

Known problem, update the firmware!
post #4924 of 5122
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Originally Posted by Hkan View Post

Known problem, update the firmware!

Really thanks, what's the best way to do that?
Cheers
post #4925 of 5122
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Originally Posted by Gazzerb View Post

Really thanks, what's the best way to do that?
Cheers

I just updated it sunday, it is somewhere in this thread ( in the 130s i think), the patch itself can be found there :

http://www.pioneerfaq.info/index.php...wares&type=AVR

It works perfectly, i've saw an improvement in the way it handles PS3 hdmi, and little difference in sound output ( -25 is my new -30 ), but it solved my subwoofer problem

if some1 have a patch log, would appreciate to know what changed since 1.020
post #4926 of 5122
hey gazzerb, did you manage to update your receiver? if you have trouble, just PM HKan, he seems to be THE GUY. =)
post #4927 of 5122
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Originally Posted by anarkhia View Post

hey gazzerb, did you manage to update your receiver? if you have trouble, just PM HKan, he seems to be THE GUY. =)

No mate
Not sure how to update it, memory stick is it?
post #4928 of 5122
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Originally Posted by Gazzerb View Post

No mate
Not sure how to update it, memory stick is it?

a single usb key formated to FAT32, all the info are with the patch at the link i posted, ask Hkan for more info
post #4929 of 5122
Hey guys. I am running Directtv and a Samsung Blu-Ray through HDMI into my 1019. I have had this unit for over a year and it has been working great until today.

When playing a standard definition program on Directtv or when playing Netflix over the Samsung, there is no sound, except for a few crackles every so often. When I play an HD program, the is sound is fine. In addition the radio tuner works fine as well. I have never had this problem before today.

Is there a mode I accidentally set to cause this? Or is my unit not working properly?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
post #4930 of 5122
Today, all of a sudden, when watching Comcast Cable via digital audio (as always), anytime I adjust the volume, there is a short pause in audio, the the adjusted audio comes through. This is very annoying.

I reseated the digital audio cable, powered down the devices and restarted...no change!

Has anyone had this issue before?
post #4931 of 5122
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Originally Posted by Gazzerb View Post

No mate
Not sure how to update it, memory stick is it?

Be very careful when doing a firmware flash as if it goes wrong your AVR will become inoperable and is unrecoverable. If you read over the posts regarding the firmware update and make sure you have everything ready, then you should be fine. Many folks (including me) have done this update without issue.


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Originally Posted by bp_21 View Post

Hey guys. I am running Directtv and a Samsung Blu-Ray through HDMI into my 1019. I have had this unit for over a year and it has been working great until today.

When playing a standard definition program on Directtv or when playing Netflix over the Samsung, there is no sound, except for a few crackles every so often. When I play an HD program, the is sound is fine. In addition the radio tuner works fine as well. I have never had this problem before today.

Is there a mode I accidentally set to cause this? Or is my unit not working properly?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

For each source, what setting is the Input Signal (i.e., "Signal Sel") on? To check, click the "Receiver" button on the bottom of the remote and then one click on the "Signal Sel" button which is also the number "4" button. Available settings are "Auto", "Analog", "Digital", "HDMI", and "PCM". Try switching to one of the other Input Signals to get your audio back.


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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

Today, all of a sudden, when watching Comcast Cable via digital audio (as always), anytime I adjust the volume, there is a short pause in audio, the the adjusted audio comes through. This is very annoying.

I reseated the digital audio cable, powered down the devices and restarted...no change!

Has anyone had this issue before?

I have Time Warner and do not experience this when adjusting the volume. May be an issue specific to that service. Maybe post in the Comcast forum thread and see if others are also experiencing this.
post #4932 of 5122
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

Today, all of a sudden, when watching Comcast Cable via digital audio (as always), anytime I adjust the volume, there is a short pause in audio, the the adjusted audio comes through. This is very annoying.

I reseated the digital audio cable, powered down the devices and restarted...no change!

Has anyone had this issue before?

As a followup...I unplugged the Comcast box today and all is now working fine again. Odd, but in the end...a quick fix was a power down of the device.

This has only occurred once in the year that I have had the receiver and the cable box for 4 years. So this was just a fluke.
post #4933 of 5122
glad to hear you got it working. Didn't think about that, but cycling the cable box certainly seems to clear up lots of those kinds of problems. Sort of the old IT stand by fix - reboot.
post #4934 of 5122
I bought my 1019 on the Boxing Day just after it came out, and it has worked great in my family room HT. It had all of the features that I needed at the time (and then some) - and still does.

A month or so ago I tried using an iPod Touch with it and had problems. In what turned out to be an erroneous assumption (more on that later) I assumed that the firmware was at fault.

A Google search turned up this thread. I finally got around to doing the firmware update last night (the instructions shown in post #4129 were by far the clearest and easiest to follow of any that I found posted anywhere - by the way - including the first bit about how to check which version of firmware is currently loaded) - going from version 1.020 to the latest, version 1.056.

After the update I took the time to run MCACC again. It again did an excellent job - and I could find no fault with its final settings when I checked them.

Oh and that iPod Touch problem? It was still there - until I almost by accident hit the iPod button on the remote and then everything worked just great!

Shoulda read the manual the first time.

Jeff

ps. Just in case some folks don't know how... to format a USB memory stick to FAT32 just plug it in to your PC; right click on its icon; select "format" and select FAT32 from the "File system" menu. Then copy and paste only the firmware onto it.
post #4935 of 5122
I have my HTPC and XBOX both hooked in via HDIM
When I switch the input to go from XBOX to HTPC for example I lose the audio.
The only way i can get it back is shut the AVR down and power back up.
It's annoying.
Any ideas?
post #4936 of 5122
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Originally Posted by skinney6 View Post

I have my HTPC and XBOX both hooked in via HDIM
When I switch the input to go from XBOX to HTPC for example I lose the audio.
The only way i can get it back is shut the AVR down and power back up.
It's annoying.
Any ideas?

I used to have issues with losing audio when switching sources. I would just switch back to another source then back to where I wanted to watch.

Then I upgraded the firmware and I've never had the issue since.
post #4937 of 5122
Switching back and forth doesn't fix it.
Once i'm on the HTPC if i switch it off to another iput the only way i've found to get the sound back is to turn the AVR off and on.
I turned off Kuro, updated the firmware, moved the HTPC to another HDMI input.
The xbox i can switch inputs but not for the HTPC.
Maybe it's the HTPC side?
post #4938 of 5122
it is HTPC side
after i switch to another input i look at sound pptys in the control panel and its on realtec digital output (optical) and HDMI is greyed out and cannot be selected event though i've put the AVR back on HTPC input.
I need to find a way to tell the HTPC to always route the sound thru HDMI
I'll post in a a more appropriate forum now that i know it's a computer / win 7 issue.
post #4939 of 5122
Ive got a HTCP > 1019 > Panasonic plazma via hdmi
When playing sorses its DDigi or DTS or PCM
No more prologic II

I dont know what i did
post #4940 of 5122
try hitting the AUTO/ALC/DIRECT button till AUTO is selected. I don't use a HTPC so don't know a lot about the settings, but I will try and offer suggestions based on what I seen others have done to get things working. Do you have rear speakers connected?
post #4941 of 5122
i've cycled thru the auto/alc/dir and its always 2 channel.
i hooked up digi opt out of the tv to the receiver and i get prologicII from netflix via the "Vera Connect" that's a tv feature. When i play netflix instant from the htpc only get PCM.
i put on older movie (dvd) into the xbox which is hooked into the AVR via hdmi and prologII came up for the two channel.
This is good. it's a htpc thing. i was worried today that the AVR no longer processed ProLogII.
post #4942 of 5122
If you have the HTPC sending the audio as pcm, then the avr will be doing the decoding. If the signal is 2-channel (i.e., stereo) then the avr will display Stereo. If you have surround speakers connected, and want the avr to apply a surround mode to the stereo signal so that you get output from your rear speakers, you can hit the Standard button on the remote to select one of the surround modes (i.e., ProLogic, etc.). If the incoming signal is already a 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 signal (i.e., DTS-HD, etc.) then that is what is going to be output and you cannot chose to have another surround mode applied to that.
post #4943 of 5122
It's because I set up in Win7 sound properties that i have 5.1 speaker system. when i told windows i only have stereo L&R. the receiver will now process PLII, neo6 and all the other modes that go with it. It's subjective but what do you all think is better? for non bitstream signals should i leave it in stereo on the HTPC and let the AVR do the processing or process the sound HTPC side? if the later what software do you use?
I'm really leaning toward stereo and let the AVR handle it, it's what it's designed to do.
Thanks!
post #4944 of 5122
I have an HTC tilt running windows mobile 6 that I'm trying to hook up for the purpose of playing MP3s. I followed the directions but the display panel on the receiver flashed "HDCP error" & the GUI display the owners manual said would come up on the TV screen didn't appear.

Could this have something to do with the fact the receiver's TV connection is a non-HDMI connection to a non-hi def cable box? The actual TV is a high-def plasma, but I don't have hi-def digital cable yet.
post #4945 of 5122
I think the avr sees your phone as a pc and therefore will not recognize it.
post #4946 of 5122
Hi all,

already searched the forum for my (new) issue on my Pioneer VSX-1019AH (connected to Enfinity speakers), which so far was the best receiver I've ever owned. Recently the left speaker started being extremely low volume, when i turned the general volume up the receiver 'overpowered' and turned off. So I tuned it down, restarted and now the left speaker doesn't work at all anymore.

This is what I have tried so far for troubleshooting:
- tried from all different sources - none work
- checked for correct cabeling (black/red)
- switch speakers (both speakers worked on the right front chanel)
- exchange cables entirely
- take receiver for >60 mins from power
- set back to factory settings

Nothing. Left front channel remains completely silent :-(

Any other ideas what I could try or what it could be? I am worried that if I try to get it repaired it may cost me almost as much as a new receiver, hence I am trying to understand my options, whether I should go for a repair or get a new receiver.

Any input would be very helpful as I am not a very technical person.

Thanks for your help on this
R
post #4947 of 5122
Yeah, sounds like the left front channel has quit working. Warranty is one year from date of purchase. You could bring it to a Pioneer authorized service shop and have them confirm what is wrong and give you cost for repair. I don't know if they would charge you for diagnostic or not. I had same thing happen with mine but it was like that right when I got it so I was able to get the work done under warranty. Had I not been under warranty, the cost of repair was nearly the cost of what I paid for it. The only thing I can think of is you could try reflashing the firmware.
post #4948 of 5122
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Originally Posted by rolfster View Post

Hi all,
already searched the forum for my (new) issue on my Pioneer VSX-1019AH (connected to Enfinity speakers), which so far was the best receiver I've ever owned. Recently the left speaker started being extremely low volume, when i turned the general volume up the receiver 'overpowered' and turned off. So I tuned it down, restarted and now the left speaker doesn't work at all anymore.
This is what I have tried so far for troubleshooting:
- tried from all different sources - none work
- checked for correct cabeling (black/red)
- switch speakers (both speakers worked on the right front chanel)
- exchange cables entirely
- take receiver for >60 mins from power
- set back to factory settings
Nothing. Left front channel remains completely silent :-(
Any other ideas what I could try or what it could be? I am worried that if I try to get it repaired it may cost me almost as much as a new receiver, hence I am trying to understand my options, whether I should go for a repair or get a new receiver.
Any input would be very helpful as I am not a very technical person.
Thanks for your help on this
R

I know this is a pretty basic suggestion // Does 'exchange cables entirely' include using new speaker wire on the left side? Sometimes Avr's shutdown due to 'overpowered' or 'speaker protection' dont they?
Could have a short. Used to happen to me.
post #4949 of 5122
Thanks a lot - I had feared something like that: I had bought it in 2009 ... argh! Next authorized Pioneer repair is nearly 50 miles away ...

I'll have to see

thanks
Rolf
post #4950 of 5122
@nikknightt: completely exchanged all cables - didn't help. thanks a lot though. still hoping to get it back to life but chances seem to be slimming down ...
R
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