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post #1681 of 4530
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Originally Posted by Bud B View Post

Hi MMD3,
When I first setup my HTPC to the 1020 I also used a DVI to HDMI cable along with a Toslink Optic Cable.
And yes you are only able to add Digital Optic 1 or 2 to certain Inputs.
You can reference this in the Operating Instructions PDF on page 41.
Also Per the Graph on page 41, if you look under the Digital Column, you will see which Inputs are available for a Digital Input.
You will see a Black Dot at HDMI # 1, so yes HDMI 2, 3, and 4 are "Greyed Out" in the System Setup / Input Setup GUI

As you read and look at this you can see that many different Inputs can have a Digital selection,
I just used HDMI 1 because it was to me, the most straight forward setup method.
Because of this it is what I describe below but you may obviously use whatever Input you want..
This will give you an idea as to how it is done.

So lets get you hooked up....
Of your computers DVI to HDMI cord, connect the HDMI end into HDMI Input # 1 on the 1020,
next connect your Toslink Optical cable from your computer's Optic Out to Optic Input # 1 on the 1020.
That's it for your connectors.

Now per page 40 of the "Operating Instructions" you need to setup your Digital Input:
Go to "System Setup" and then "Input Setup" go to HDMI # 1 and scroll down to "Digital" scroll through your Digital choices until you see Opt-1.
You can also rename the Input at the same time if you wish. Since my Computer is a Gateway I named mine: Gateway/HDMI-1

Now your almost finished, you need to set your "Signal Select" to "Digital" on your 1020.
Look at your remote and on the lower portion, above button # 4 you will see "Signal Select" push that button until you see "Digital"
in the upper left hand corner of the 1020's display.
A picture of this Signal Select Box is shown on page 10 item # 1.
You can also Reference this procedure on Page 60 of the manual.

You should now be able to "See and Hear" your HTPC.

Good Luck,
Bud B

Awesome, this did it! thanks so much!

I think it was the last piece that I was missing, I figured out that I had to use HDMI 1 but still wasn't getting audio until changing the signal select.

Really really appreciate the help!
post #1682 of 4530
No Problem...Glad to Help!

Enjoy,
Bud B
post #1683 of 4530
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Originally Posted by JDJCan View Post

I *think* running mcacc is not a requirement to use ALC.. you toggle it on or off with the auto surround button.. I think it goes "auto surround", "ALC", and then "direct", "pure direct" rinse repeat.. I have used the ALC for only a little bit but I know my wife is interested in using it regularly on AMC HD as their programming is so much quieter than the commercials.. and she watches a lot of AMC.. I guess I should try it out and report back..

Yeah, I only want to use it occassionly late at night when I'm watching the Golf Channel. That channel is notorious for loud commercials.

Thanks for your reply!

Well, I went ahead and ordered a 1020 from Amazon and it arrived today. I'll be setting up tomorrow morning and hopefully I won't run into any issues in setting it up manually with my Polk SurroundBar.
post #1684 of 4530
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Originally Posted by pjg991 View Post

Does anyone out there know if the vsx 1020 has hdmi standby pass-through ? This is the ability to watch tv with sound from tv speakers, without turning the receiver on. THANKS

This has probably come up multiple times, see this for a recent one:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post19297567
post #1685 of 4530
Just finished plugging all the speakers in and running the MCACC - and am still stuck trying trying to connect via both iphone (using the front usb) and bluetooth using the bluetooth receiver/adapter??

Is there anything I should know which would explain why this isn't working right off the bat?? Heck, I even downloaded the iphone app!

Has there been any software update? There is nothing else connected to the receiver. Just the speakers (and the iphone, though it's not working yet). I can certainly run a network cable to it and update if that will help.
post #1686 of 4530
I just gor the 1020-K and I noticed that when I press the video parameter button only one setting is available to me and one option is missing. The only setting is Resolution and the option missing is the Auto. It only gives me Pure, 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Also settings like V. Conv, Aspect, PCinema, Detail, Sharp, etc are not even showing up. I have all my devices using the HDMI inputs. Those include my Directv HDR receiver, Xbox 360 (new version), Apple TV, and PS3. Is this normal or am I missing some other setting on the receiver that will give me all those settings and options.

Thanks
post #1687 of 4530
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Originally Posted by sh00t4par View Post

I just gor the 1020-K and I noticed that when I press the video parameter button only one setting is available to me and one option is missing. The only setting is Resolution and the option missing is the Auto. It only gives me Pure, 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Also settings like V. Conv, Aspect, PCinema, Detail, Sharp, etc are not even showing up. I have all my devices using the HDMI inputs. Those include my Directv HDR receiver, Xbox 360 (new version), Apple TV, and PS3. Is this normal or am I missing some other setting on the receiver that will give me all those settings and options.

Thanks

Hi sh00t4par, I believe those option are available with a video analog input connection.
post #1688 of 4530
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi sh00t4par, I believe those option are available with a video analog input connection.

The manual has some footnotes that do say that not all the settings are available on HDMI but it is only a few. The Auto setting for Resolution is available for HDMI and in fact the manual says the default setting is Auto which I don't even have as an option. I am using the Pure setting but wanted to try Auto.
post #1689 of 4530
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Originally Posted by nutsandbolts View Post

This has probably come up multiple times, see this for a recent one:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post19297567

Yep - it has come up a few times and is quite misuderstood. If your component supports control over HDMI, the 1020 will pass along audio and video to the tv while the 1020 is powered off.

For me - my Panasonic BD player if I push play will turn on the tv, select the correct input and the receiver passes along audio and video to the tv over hdmi without needing to turn the 1020 on. If I do turn the 1020 on, it takes over and does audio duty and stops sending audio to the tv speakers...

My AppleTV (1st generation) works similarly but I need to make sure that the 1020 was last on the hdmi input for the appletv before it was powered off - then it works as described above...

Other components do not do pass though at all - for me my HD TiVo requires the 1020 to be on to work at all.

Hope this helps.
post #1690 of 4530
bump...any advice?
post #1691 of 4530
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Originally Posted by wd40 View Post

Just finished plugging all the speakers in and running the MCACC - and am still stuck trying trying to connect via both iphone (using the front usb) and bluetooth using the bluetooth receiver/adapter??

Is there anything I should know which would explain why this isn't working right off the bat?? Heck, I even downloaded the iphone app!

Has there been any software update? There is nothing else connected to the receiver. Just the speakers (and the iphone, though it's not working yet). I can certainly run a network cable to it and update if that will help.

On my 2nd gen iPod touch, and 3g iPhone both running iOS4.0.
Bluetooth audio support works without the app, the app uses wifi.

To setup your blue tooth you plug the optional BT-100 dongle in the back of the receiver
Then press.

HOME MENU button on remote.

onscreen select,
SYSTEM SETUP
OTHER SETUP
BLUETOOTH PAIRING

Use a 4 digit pass code of your choice and start blue tooth searching from your external device iOS or whatever. Once connected enter the 4 digit code on your device to pair the devices.

Each time you want to use blue tooth audio the VSX1020 will remember your device, you will however have to start a blue tooth connection with your external device upon each use.
(your iPhone won't know you want to use blue tooth audio till you go into General settings and select what you want to send BT audio to.)

I have unplugged the BT-100 and the Receiver and not lost saved device settings.
post #1692 of 4530
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Originally Posted by JDJCan View Post

Well, I went ahead and ordered a 1020 from Amazon and it arrived today. I'll be setting up tomorrow morning and hopefully I won't run into any issues in setting it up manually with my Polk SurroundBar.

I set up the receiver today with my Polk SurroundBar. Polk does not recommend using automated speaker setup with their sound bar, so I set the parameters manually. It went without a hitch.

I haven't really delved into any of the other settings yet, but so far I am extremely impressed with this receiver. It replaced a Sony DG820 and the difference is night and day. I watched some of the new Star Trek movie tonight in Blu-Ray (PS3) and the sound and video were awesome, and that's basically with its default settings out of the box!

I have a lot of learning to do, and I'm looking forward to it. I'm definitely not an audiofile, but this is the best receiver purchase I've ever made!
post #1693 of 4530
If you don't have a sub with the Polk, then get one! I had mine Paired with a Velodyne and it was great. However my 5 speakers system is better. It really depends on your room.

My Polk was all 5 channels in the bar, powered by your own amp.
post #1694 of 4530
I'm on my 3rd Panasonic DB player and the bd60 and bd65 seem to share an annoying feature that prevents hd-audio on my Pioneer vsx-1020.

By default it turns the sap on, and the Pioneer won't go into hd without it being turned off. It took me a month to figure this out the first time, but a few days this time. I couldn't remember where the darn setting was...

I'm not sure if this is specific to the Pioneer. As I recall it worked fine on my Yamaha.

So if you have a Panasonic and you aren't seeing dts hd or Dolby true hd, check you settings.
post #1695 of 4530
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

If you don't have a sub with the Polk, then get one! I had mine Paired with a Velodyne and it was great. However my 5 speakers system is better. It really depends on your room.

My Polk was all 5 channels in the bar, powered by your own amp.

Yes, I have my SurroundBar paired with the Polk PSW10 sub. It's sounds great! My room unfortunately isn't conducive to a 5 speaker setup, otherwise I'd be doing that for sure.
post #1696 of 4530
Question:

Since the 1020 is 3D capable, will I be able to connect a Directv DVR and a 3D blu ray player to the 1020, then send HDMI from the 1020 to the Mitsubishi 3D adapter and then onto the display (Mits DLP)?

Thus allowing me to obtain 3D from both Directv and Blu Ray without the need for a second adapter?
post #1697 of 4530
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Originally Posted by JDJCan View Post

Yes, I have my SurroundBar paired with the Polk PSW10 sub. It's sounds great! My room unfortunately isn't conducive to a 5 speaker setup, otherwise I'd be doing that for sure.

JDJCan - what speaker config did you go for in the end? - Small/Large X-over setting etc?

Also did you use the dedicated subwoofer out connector or wire the PDW10 inline with the front surrounds?

Got exactly the same setup as yours so would be interested to see what you did.

Tolax
post #1698 of 4530
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Originally Posted by jasonpctech View Post

On my 2nd gen iPod touch, and 3g iPhone both running iOS4.0.
Bluetooth audio support works without the app, the app uses wifi.

To setup your blue tooth you plug the optional BT-100 dongle in the back of the receiver
Then press.

HOME MENU button on remote.

onscreen select,
SYSTEM SETUP
OTHER SETUP
BLUETOOTH PAIRING

Use a 4 digit pass code of your choice and start blue tooth searching from your external device iOS or whatever. Once connected enter the 4 digit code on your device to pair the devices.

Each time you want to use blue tooth audio the VSX1020 will remember your device, you will however have to start a blue tooth connection with your external device upon each use.
(your iPhone won't know you want to use blue tooth audio till you go into General settings and select what you want to send BT audio to.)

I have unplugged the BT-100 and the Receiver and not lost saved device settings.

Thanks for the response. I did what you said and made it all the way to my iphone 4 (4.0.2) saying that a connection had been made (after putting in the passcode). Unfortunately, less than 2 seconds later, the iphone unpairs and the 1020 screen still shows "pairing". Also worth noting, the 1020 never actually displayed 'connected' during the 2 seconds the iphone displayed connected.

I've hard reset the iphone several times.

Does the amp need to be updated? I'm guessing no. It appears that others have experienced this connect-unconnect issue but I have yet to find a quoted solution.
post #1699 of 4530
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Originally Posted by tolax View Post

JDJCan - what speaker config did you go for in the end? - Small/Large X-over setting etc?

Also did you use the dedicated subwoofer out connector or wire the PDW10 inline with the front surrounds?

Got exactly the same setup as yours so would be interested to see what you did.

Tolax

Tolax,

The sub is connected inline with the front L and R, and I set each "speaker" as Large, and the sub as "No". The X-over is set to 80. All this is per Polk's recommendations.
post #1700 of 4530
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Originally Posted by JDJCan View Post

Tolax,

The sub is connected inline with the front L and R, and I set each "speaker" as Large, and the sub as "No". The X-over is set to 80. All this is per Polk's recommendations.

After I posted the above, I looked again at the SurroundBar manual and I realized I goofed up. Only the L and R should be set to Large, and the center and rear surrounds need to be set to Small.

As I mentioned, I have the sub connected via inline with the front L and R, but according to Polk's manual, you can also use the dedicated Subwoofer connection on the receiver connected directly to the sub for "high volume listening", in which case you'd set all speakers to Small and the sub to Yes, and the X-over to 120Hz.
post #1701 of 4530
Please help!

I'm unable to combine a video feed from HDMI 1 with the optical 2 input. I've gone into input settings and changed the appropriate inputs. The funny thing is sound works fine when I'm in the menu. Then when I go back to the HDMI 1 feed, the sound stop (but the video works fine).

Anyone else have this issue? I called tech support today and they said something is wrong with the receiver (after a lot of troubleshooting). They suggested replacing it.

If I return this thing, I might go with a different receiver with a little more power. I'm looking at purchasing some Polk RTI12's and I've heard they are power hungry. I bought this receiver for the Iphone connectivity and it looks like I can't use it (b/c of popping etc).
post #1702 of 4530
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Originally Posted by yakapo View Post

Please help!

I'm unable to combine a video feed from HDMI 1 with the optical 2 input. I've gone into input settings and changed the appropriate inputs. The funny thing is sound works fine when I'm in the menu. Then when I go back to the HDMI 1 feed, the sound stop (but the video works fine).

Anyone else have this issue? I called tech support today and they said something is wrong with the receiver (after a lot of troubleshooting). They suggested replacing it.

If I return this thing, I might go with a different receiver with a little more power. I'm looking at purchasing some Polk RTI12's and I've heard they are power hungry. I bought this receiver for the Iphone connectivity and it looks like I can't use it (b/c of popping etc).

Hi yakapo, try the Signal Sel button and set it to Digital.
post #1703 of 4530
Had a credit, so I just purchased the Pio 920 in this line for $199 with free two day shipping. I didn't really need another receiver but my old Yamaha 465 wasn't the best for handling the PS3. And I told myself I wanted something a little more futurey with the 3D HDMI standard.

It didn't seem to be missing to many features on the 1020, things I may not use. At $199 it was too good to pass up.
post #1704 of 4530
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi yakapo, try the Signal Sel button and set it to Digital.

It works now! Thank You!!!!
post #1705 of 4530
Hello all,

I upgraded from an Onkyo TX-SR605 7.1 to the 1020-K, and haven't been able to find a setting for 'all stereo' that takes any source and sends it to all 7.1 speakers in stereo.

Also, I never get any sound out of my surround back speakers, yet have tested them with the mcacc. Again,the Onkyo had various fill modes that used all channels. Any idea how to do this with the 1020?
post #1706 of 4530
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Originally Posted by tekshow View Post

Had a credit, so I just purchased the Pio 920 in this line for $199 with free two day shipping. I didn't really need another receiver but my old Yamaha 465 wasn't the best for handling the PS3. And I told myself I wanted something a little more futurey with the 3D HDMI standard.

It didn't seem to be missing to many features on the 1020, things I may not use. At $199 it was too good to pass up.

Tekshow,

Yes, that is an excellent deal. I almost got the 920 but decided to go with the 1020 because of the color GUI. My previous Sony did not have an OSD at all which I hated.
post #1707 of 4530
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Originally Posted by capnmorganxx View Post

Hello all,

I upgraded from an Onkyo TX-SR605 7.1 to the 1020-K, and haven't been able to find a setting for 'all stereo' that takes any source and sends it to all 7.1 speakers in stereo.

Also, I never get any sound out of my surround back speakers, yet have tested them with the mcacc. Again,the Onkyo had various fill modes that used all channels. Any idea how to do this with the 1020?

There is a mode for ext stereo that sends stereo sound out of all speakers.
post #1708 of 4530
In case anyone has been on the fence on the bluetooth adapter. Newegg are selling if currently for $29

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...7&Tpk=as-bt100

Use coupon code Pioneer111

Free shipping and no tax outside of CA

(Kudos to slickdeals which is where I saw this)
post #1709 of 4530
Grabbed it a couple of hours ago. Very nice.
post #1710 of 4530
well I picked up the Polk RTi12's I was looking at. I bought them used and also got a Harman Kardon PA2000 amp with the speakers. (basically they through it in w/ the speakers)

I can't really use the HK amp with this receiver can I? Or can I use it somehow to power other channels (for a different room)?

Also, should I biamp the RTi12's?

I bought the bluetooth adapter - will that thing stream from my iphone w/o the popping sounds? how about streaming from my pc?
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