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post #361 of 4530
"...so are you saying you can hear the TV audio without those cables on your receiver? If so you have one of the sets that must be sending the audio back via HDMI which is great to hear!.....other sets may not do that and would need the additional connections to hear from the receiver...."

Thanks, Mitsuhelp.

Yes. I am able to hear television audio without running analog or optical digital out from my television.
post #362 of 4530
"If I understand your setup, what do you need to connect to the dvr besides the receiver? It has an internal storage device to hold the recorded programs, right? Just hook it up via hdmi to the receiver and be done"


Thanks for the info, Winston.

I am only connecting the receiver to the DVR. I was just confused because the manual doesn't specifically provide info on DVRs, much less a DVR with HDMI. Therefore, I wasn't sure if the DVR had to be hooked up like the manual's example of hooking up a DVD Recorder (even though a DVR and DVD record differently) or via their satellite/cable receiver example. Everything is up and running/recording as is using composite and analog. However, I want to run HDMI between receiver and DVR. The info you and Mitsuhelp have provided is very helpful and validated my thoughts. Thanks!!
post #363 of 4530
Out of desperation, I tried rebooting the cable box again.....

DOLBY!!!!!!.......success!!

Thank you everyone for your assistance and advice.
post #364 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by winston9332 View Post

Correct. Volume out of the pre-outs is fixed, but the amplified signal from the speaker terminals is variable via the front panel or the remote.

Why would they call them Zone 2 pre-outs if they can't be volume controlled by the iPhone app they are so proud of themselves for? I believe some of the competition allow you to choose fixed or variable, but for those with straight power amps, this would make those outs absolutely useless.
post #365 of 4530
Replaced a Yamaha AVR with the Pioneer 1020 and now the sub will not work.

Using same position with same cable plugged into the sub out of the Pioneer.

I have a Def Tech Pf 15tl selfpowered that the red led comes on indicating it is active but no sound.

To troubleshoot, I placed another self powered woofer in the same positon using the same cable and it works fine.

Maybe the Pioneer is not putting out enough voltage to start up the Def Tech.

Any ideas on a solution?
Thank you.
post #366 of 4530
OK guys.....just found this out and still looking for the answer.....

I finally used surround last night and was not getting anything from the rear speakers.....today....doh...media player set to PCM not raw so I was not getting the DD.

So I just for fun ran the MCACC and heard the tones go throug all speakers including the rear. Ran the movie and another show also, one DD 6 channels and one DTS 6 channels.....no sound from rear on both

Just to note....surround rears are on surround and surround back is connected for zone 2...

Anyone....anything?
post #367 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

OK guys.....just found this out and still looking for the answer.....

I finally used surround last night and was not getting anything from the rear speakers.....today....doh...media player set to PCM not raw so I was not getting the DD.

So I just for fun ran the MCACC and heard the tones go throug all speakers including the rear. Ran the movie and another show also, one DD 6 channels and one DTS 6 channels.....no sound from rear on both

Just to note....surround rears are on surround and surround back is connected for zone 2...

Anyone....anything?

You're sure you were using a source that actually had surround info in it..??
post #368 of 4530
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

You're sure you were using a source that actually had surround info in it..??

yea....that's why I tried two and check the data to insure it was surround sound....and the little pictures on the receiver showed the 5.1 setup and even showed the LFE pumpin
post #369 of 4530
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Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

yea....that's why I tried two and check the data to insure it was surround sound....and the little pictures on the receiver showed the 5.1 setup and even showed the LFE pumpin

The first thing I would do is work your way manually thru the DSP soundfields .. just as a double check of the rears
post #370 of 4530
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

The first thing I would do is work your way manually thru the DSP soundfields .. just as a double check of the rears

Ok...you did it how do I "work your way manually thru the DSP soundfields"
post #371 of 4530
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Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

Ok...you did it how do I "work your way manually thru the DSP soundfields"

the unit has 13 DSP soundfields.. Surround modes: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mono Film, Expanded Theater, TV Surround, Entertainment Show, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop, Unplugged, Extended Stereo

Manually activate each one.. some of these should power all speakers at once..
post #372 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

the unit has 13 DSP soundfields.. Surround modes: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mono Film, Expanded Theater, TV Surround, Entertainment Show, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop, Unplugged, Extended Stereo

Manually activate each one.. some of these should power all speakers at once..

Ok...not that the manual helped but hitting the ADV Surr button (bottom right of remote) flipped through the modes....the bad part is that when I got to EXT.STEREO....it worked....NOT Good!

EXT.STEREO - Gives multichannel sound to a stereo source, using all of your
speakers

This is not surround sound....what is causing not surround sound?
post #373 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

Ok...not that the manual helped but hitting the ADV Surr button (bottom right of remote) flipped through the modes....the bad part is that when I got to EXT.STEREO....it worked....NOT Good!

EXT.STEREO - Gives multichannel sound to a stereo source, using all of your
speakers

This is not surround sound....what is causing not surround sound?

OK, now we know that your speakers and the rear amps are working fine. We probably knew that already since you ran MCACC and had rear sound.. I just like to double check..

Next... what is your source device set to output..??
post #374 of 4530
Another elementary question I am sure. However, I had HDMI running from my receiver to the TV and component and analog running from the Comcast DVR to the receiver. All was working well (picture and sound). However, I wasn't getting anything but analog audio. I was able to pick up an extra HDMI cable today to connect the DVR to the receiver. However, with that config I am not getting a picture or sound.

Any thoughts? Should I route the cables in another manner?

Thanks in advance!
post #375 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

Ok...not that the manual helped but hitting the ADV Surr button (bottom right of remote) flipped through the modes....the bad part is that when I got to EXT.STEREO....it worked....NOT Good!

EXT.STEREO - Gives multichannel sound to a stereo source, using all of your
speakers

This is not surround sound....what is causing not surround sound?

Also, what are you using for a source..??
post #376 of 4530
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Originally Posted by happyhour1973 View Post

Another elementary question I am sure. However, I had HDMI running from my receiver to the TV and component and analog running from the Comcast DVR to the receiver. All was working well (picture and sound). However, I wasn't getting anything but analog audio. I was able to pick up an extra HDMI cable today to connect the DVR to the receiver. However, with that config I am not getting a picture or sound.

Any thoughts? Should I route the cables in another manner?

Thanks in advance!

Have you re-set the AVR input the DVR is plugged into to HDMI..??
post #377 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Have you re-set the AVR input the DVR is plugged into to HDMI..??

No....it's a media player (component into TV) with coax audio into the TV/Sat input....
post #378 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

No....it's a media player (component into TV) with coax audio into the TV/Sat input....

My post was regarding happyhours question
post #379 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Also, what are you using for a source..??

Geezzz...running back and forth....

Hopefully I answer both questions...

No....it's a media player (component into TV) with source as coax audio into the TV/Sat input....
post #380 of 4530
Do any of you know if you can change eq values while listening to music or tv with the 1020 or 1120? I know you cant on my 1018 and i was hoping with the new osd you might be able to now. When i say change values i mean like adjust 16k +/- db's while hearing what youre changing. Thanks
post #381 of 4530
Just in case this helps...

When I run the MCACC....I have the system set for Zone 2 so when you run MCACC it comes up with the Zone 2......I guess it's to verify speaker setup...

In other words Zone 2 uses "Surround Back" and Zone 1 uses Surround L & R for the backs.....

Zone 2 works perfectly!
post #382 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Have you re-set the AVR input the DVR is plugged into to HDMI..??

When I do that, shouldn't the HDMI input become active? It stays greyed-out and I only have the option of changing the "digital in" input.
post #383 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Have you re-set the AVR input the DVR is plugged into to HDMI..??

I forgot to turn off the control with HDMI function. I now have video and audio. So far, so good.

Thanks, mgkdragn!
post #384 of 4530
Okay, so I hooked up HDMI from the DVR/cable box to the receiver. However, I lost my center and surround speakers. My signal indicator showed HDMI. However, I seemed to have lost the center and surround speakers. I ran through all the various listening modes and it seemed to have no effect. Am I missing a tweak somewhere?
post #385 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

Just in case this helps...

When I run the MCACC....I have the system set for Zone 2 so when you run MCACC it comes up with the Zone 2......I guess it's to verify speaker setup...

In other words Zone 2 uses "Surround Back" and Zone 1 uses Surround L & R for the backs.....

Zone 2 works perfectly!

Can anyone else think of something to try?

The only other thing I can think of is to remove the zone 2 or to choose one of the Normal(SB/FH) or Normal(SB/FW) even though I am only setup for 5.1....guess MCACC will discover that the other speakers are not there.... Maybe that will make a change in the surround L & R but will I then lose my zone 2?
post #386 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by happyhour1973 View Post

Okay, so I hooked up HDMI from the DVR/cable box to the receiver. However, I lost my center and surround speakers. My signal indicator showed HDMI. However, I seemed to have lost the center and surround speakers. I ran through all the various listening modes and it seemed to have no effect. Am I missing a tweak somewhere?

You need to make sure the Audio on your DVR/cable box is set to HDMI or Dolby. Sounds like you are only getting 2 channel output from your box.
post #387 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

Can anyone else think of something to try?

The only other thing I can think of is to remove the zone 2 or to choose one of the Normal(SB/FH) or Normal(SB/FW) even though I am only setup for 5.1....guess MCACC will discover that the other speakers are not there.... Maybe that will make a change in the surround L & R but will I then lose my zone 2?

Sure has been quiet....guess no more ideas....

I called Pioneer and they said that it sounds like the receiver has a problem I asked about doing a reset and they said to try it...

Some please send some voodoo my way....I don't want to send her back
post #388 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

Sure has been quiet....guess no more ideas....

I called Pioneer and they said that it sounds like the receiver has a problem I asked about doing a reset and they said to try it...

Some please send some voodoo my way....I don't want to send her back

The problem with your problem is it's almost impossible to pinpoint. About the only thing left is the AVR's processing is not functioning, which is very rare.

I would check the output of your source and make sure it's set right. Disconnect Zone 2 and re-run set up... that's about all that's left.
post #389 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by MitsuHelp View Post

Can anyone else think of something to try?

The only other thing I can think of is to remove the zone 2 or to choose one of the Normal(SB/FH) or Normal(SB/FW) even though I am only setup for 5.1....guess MCACC will discover that the other speakers are not there.... Maybe that will make a change in the surround L & R but will I then lose my zone 2?

Have you verified the volume levels of the rear channels. Also, when you test out movies make sure there is a lot of surround sound activity and your ear is up against the speaker. When I first purchased a surround sound receiver, I did not realize that the surround channels are only active when there is audio intended for them and not during movie dialogue for example.

Lastly, try turning of the MCACC to see if it has incorrectly setup your rear channel speakers.
post #390 of 4530
FYI, Vanns just got the vsx1020 back in stock, and they're throwing in a free pair of headphones with purchase.
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