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Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K & Nintendo Wii

post #1 of 4
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Hi Everyone,

After trolling tons of threads on this forum I decided on the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K as the receiver for my first home theater setup. I have everything set up and working great except my Wii.
I have it connected via aftermarket component cables (video into DVD and analog sound into DVD). There are 3 cables connected near each other which I assume is the "video" portion, and then the 2 other red/white cables attach a few columns over.
The video comes through just fine but there is a constant, loud (and annoying) "hum" or buzzing. There is still the usual sounds that the system makes in the background but the humming really drowns it out making it unbearable.
Has anyone run into this problem? What am I doing wrong here? I tried cycling through several of the "stereo" settings but nothing worked.
Any suggestions are welcome.

On a side note, is there a way to change the volume settings? The receiver displays the volume in a "negative" format. Can I make "0 decibels" have no sound and then increase the volume by going into "positive" decibels???

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 4
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Originally Posted by element192 View Post

Hi Everyone,

After trolling tons of threads on this forum I decided on the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K as the receiver for my first home theater setup. I have everything set up and working great except my Wii.
I have it connected via aftermarket component cables (video into DVD and analog sound into DVD). There are 3 cables connected near each other which I assume is the "video" portion, and then the 2 other red/white cables attach a few columns over.
The video comes through just fine but there is a constant, loud (and annoying) "hum" or buzzing. There is still the usual sounds that the system makes in the background but the humming really drowns it out making it unbearable.
Has anyone run into this problem? What am I doing wrong here? I tried cycling through several of the "stereo" settings but nothing worked.
Any suggestions are welcome.

On a side note, is there a way to change the volume settings? The receiver displays the volume in a "negative" format. Can I make "0 decibels" have no sound and then increase the volume by going into "positive" decibels???

Thanks in advance!

I recommend posting this is the 1019 owners thread for better response.
post #3 of 4
Could be a bad cable, or an a cable which is not pushed all the way in, so is not grounded properly.

As for volume, there's no way to change it to positive.

The volume number is telling you how much gain your receiver is applying to the input signal compared to some unknown reference. The reference level of gain is a high amount of gain. So you are usually listening at lower than reference, which is why the value is negative.

Having the volume in dB is handy, because there are known facts. For example, a 10 dB change in volume should be twice as loud.
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks, both of you, for the responses. I've posted the info in the 1019 thread as well. I was thinking it could be a bad cable as well but the problem doesn't happen when I connect directly to the TV. I'll have to try reconnecting to see if something is loose.
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