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post #3691 of 4530
I was wondering if it is possible to set specific volume levels for my various HDMI inputs. When changing between Cablebox and game console I constantly have to lower or raise the volume..just wondering if there is a simpler way to set the volume for each input directly.

Thanks
post #3692 of 4530
I have an interesting problem with my vsx1020. In my theater room I have a small fridge. When the compressor of the fridge comes on the resulting power sag causes the receivers hdmi handling to freak out. Sometimes the projector will blank out momentarily. Sometimes the picture turns to snow (complete snow like when you tune an analog tv to a non existent channel). The snow can last for a few seconds or sometimes a long time. If I cycle through inputs the picture comes back.

When the video flakes out like this it should be noted the audio is fine.

I have connected the input direct to the projector and seem to have verified the issue is with the receiver.

Has anyone seen or heard of an issue like this?

Could I use an uninterruptible power supply to work around this issue? I don't think I can move the fridge or receiver to a different electrical circuit.

Thanks...
post #3693 of 4530
Hi all,
I just bought a Logitech Harmony 650 remote and I am have the hardest time getting the 650 to load the commands of the 1020.
I was on with Tech Support at Logitech and he said that he would have to escalate my problem to a higher Software division!

The only way any commands will work at all, is if they are physically learned from my 1020 remote.
Yet when adding devices and you pull up Pioneer as a Manufacturer and a AV receiver, it actually shows the VSX-1020 as an example of what to type in...that's too much LOL! and it will not control it.

Thanks for anyone's help if you have a 650 or any Harmony Remote with your 1020 or other Pioneer Receivers..

Bud B
post #3694 of 4530
Hi all,
Update on my Logitech Harmony 650 Dilemma and my Pioneer VSX 1020 receiver.

I just got off the phone with the elevated Support.
Again we went thru all of the settings, confirming IR Commands. with no result.
I mentioned while on the phone with tech support that my OEM Pioneer remote was not connected to my receiver with it's default Remote Setup Code.
The Support Rep said that would not matter..Well after hanging up with my problem not fixed.
I decided to set my remote code back to it's default to 1, after that evrything worked out OK.

FYI to any Pioneer and Harmony Users, no response from new remote, check that the OEM Remote is on it's default code.
For at least my 1020 it is 1.
Now I'm going to set up my Pioneer Elite VSX 53 in the living room for the other 650 that I got.

I feel much better now!

Bud B
PS. It's the little and simplest things that will mess you up every time!
I sure have 3 guys scratching their heads at Logitech Support! LOL!
post #3695 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffwe View Post

Could I use an uninterruptible power supply to work around this issue? I don't think I can move the fridge or receiver to a different electrical circuit.

I use UPSs on all my electronics. Only word of advice is to get one that either does not have an alarm or one that has an alarm you can turn off. Very few things more annoying than a beep every thirty seconds reminding you there's no power.
post #3696 of 4530
I have never had a single issue with my Harmony 700 and the 1020
post #3697 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by bazlama View Post

Dear All,

I have replaced my yamaha 457 with vsx 920 recently. I also bought PIONEER S 51 W Sub at the same time with 920. Usage %30 HD MKV,AVI - %65 music (mostly from PC digital archive, itunes and ipod/iphone devices via airplay) %5 Apple TV youtube, pictures etc.

My setup is :

Vsx 920
Quadral 5000 Set (500 F for front) (Frequency resp.: 28...22.000 Hz, Impedance: 4...8, Woofer 2 x 170 mm Ø, Midrange 100 mm Ø, Tweeter 25 mm Ø dome)
PIONEER S 51 W Sub
Desktop PC (asus commando board sound card, 8600 GT without any MKV accelerator in it)
Apple TV (for mainly airplay usage)
DUAL phono

Connections :

PC to LCD (Samsung full HD) via DVI to HDMI cable for Video (should I also connect HDMI to 920 ?)
PC to 920 via SPDIFF optical cable (SPDIFF is limited to 16bit)
Apple TV to 920 via HDMI
920 output to LCD via monster cable


My questions :
1) What should be my SW setting according to my 500 Fs as fronts ? should I leave the settings to MCACC and set %40 to my SW ?
2) Should I upgrade my sound card to get 24 bit/96k sound with my flac and ape files (receiver lights any sing on front lcd that it detects 24 bit/96k ?)
3) Should I upgrade my video card to get more accurate video on LCD ?
4) How can I make my front speaker sticking on the floor (to get little more accurate sound)

Thanks in advance any of your feedbacks and helps

Dear All,

Anyone has any comment on my post ?
post #3698 of 4530
I went to play a movie file and the Pioneer screen reads ES-MATRIX. What kind of format is that and how does it compare to DTS? It sounds similar. Is it using the 6th speaker that I have in my 5.1 speaker setup?

BTW, I could not find the phrase "ES-MATRIX" in the manual. I can google DTS ES Matrix 6.1, so is that what the Pioneer displays for that?
post #3699 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmuwallydog View Post

I was wondering if it is possible to set specific volume levels for my various HDMI inputs. When changing between Cablebox and game console I constantly have to lower or raise the volume..just wondering if there is a simpler way to set the volume for each input directly.

Thanks

Any help greatly appreciated
post #3700 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmuwallydog View Post

Any help greatly appreciated

The lack of response likely means no one here has been able to do this; me included. I recommend setting a low volume level in the pre-set/power-on, so nothing ever blasts you.
post #3701 of 4530
That won't help when he switches from one input to another, just when he turns it on initially. Unfortunately.
post #3702 of 4530
hey guys,

Having a little problem, just as of today I ran the MCACC for my new room setup and now I have no sub signal at all on any of the audio sound settings. When I ran the MCACC the sub (HSU Vtf-2 mk3) produced sound as it should, when I unplug the receiver end of the sub out cord and touch it to my finger I get static through the sub. I went into MCACC settings and changed the sub from -9.5 to -1.0 but no avail. Any thoughts? This has to be just a setting issue as hardware wise everything is as it should be. Maybe try running the MCACC again?

Speaker Setup:
Polk Monitor 40 and 30-7 speaker setup

thanks in advance,

Kyle
post #3703 of 4530
^^^

are your speakers set to "small"? if not, change them to small and see what you get...
post #3704 of 4530
Awesome,that fixed it, thanks a million. Time to watch X-men!

-Kyle
post #3705 of 4530
^^^

you are welcome... glad you are up and running...

if you have not already done so, check the crossover setting and make sure it is set to 80 (if it is already higher than 80, leave it at what it is)...
post #3706 of 4530
Hello guys. This is my first post and a pruod owner of a vsx 1020. I'm having trouble this past week because my avr detects stereo input only from my PC. It was working perfectly before, reading dts-ma etc from my PC. The only thing i've changed was my HDMI cable prior to the trouble i've encountered. The avr works fine with my media player and dvd player. Any suggestions would be a very big help/
post #3707 of 4530
Hi Nelson de Leon,

Quote:
The only thing i've changed was my HDMI cable prior to the trouble i've encountered.

A couple thoughts come to my mind.

1) Is your new HDMI cable "High Speed"?

2) Put your old HDMI cable in and see if this puts you back to where you were before the change.

3) Check your PC audio Output setting to your Pioneer.

Let us know more....

Good Luck,

Bud B
post #3708 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

Follow the instructions I gave for adding "dialogue enhancement" (which works very well, BTW) here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=3515
Let us know if it works!


The pdf referred to is in the prior post:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=3514

Just posting back an update. I was getting the error "conversion failure" when I would try to submit the pronto code. Apparently adobe reader & foxit reader were pasting in the line brakes.

When I pasted to notepad & manually backspaced to get all the hex code all on 1 line it accepted the pronto code no problem.

I'm happy to report it is working perfectly now. Big thanks to LastButNotLeast !
post #3709 of 4530
Im sorry for my ignorance guys, but I was wondering if it was possible for me to add a Emotiva XPA-5 amp to this receiver?
post #3710 of 4530
No, can't add an external Amp.
post #3711 of 4530
Hey guys. If I stream music either from my computer or through Pandora does the signal go to the DAC? Thanks.
post #3712 of 4530
I suppose it depends on how you send it. If you use optical like I did, yes. If you use analog, to an analog input no.
post #3713 of 4530
Thank you GP for the clearing this up for me. The answer seems obvious to me now. Digital signal to DAC output will be analog. Duh.
post #3714 of 4530
hi kindly help me. am frm india, i hav a pioneer vsx 1020k and samsung UN46C8000 3d LED tv. having sun HD connection. my problem is when connect to tv and set top box via HDMI cable thru pioneer receiver or directly nothing can be viewed on the tv. whn go thru the pioneer manual it upscale any source to 1080p to pure cinema. i dnt knw wat to do? pls help. thanx.
post #3715 of 4530
I have a Halloween party coming up that requires 2 more speakers in another room (my garage about 40-50 ft away from my 1020k). I already have 2 zones set up (LVRM and back porch). Can I splice in these 2 extra speakers somewhere? Is there a better way to add these 2 speakers? I want all audio synchronous in each room.

Thanks!
post #3716 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by ItzMe View Post

I have a Halloween party coming up that requires 2 more speakers in another room (my garage about 40-50 ft away from my 1020k). I already have 2 zones set up (LVRM and back porch). Can I splice in these 2 extra speakers somewhere? Is there a better way to add these 2 speakers? I want all audio synchronous in each room.

Thanks!

Add another amp to zone 2 out rca plugs? That only works with analog as I recall.
post #3717 of 4530
Quote:
Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

Add another amp to zone 2 out rca plugs? That only works with analog as I recall.

Hmm, would I have to hook up that 2nd amp from the back of 1020k? Could I use any jacks in the front? I'm not too concerned about getting stereo or 5.1 sound.

Would my idea of just splicing in 2 more speakers at one of the zone 2 speakers cause any harm? would it work?
post #3718 of 4530
The fronts are inputs, there is a zone 2 out on the back.

The receiver has 7 amps, so you should be able to run 7 speakers, I'm just not sure what the best mode for that would be. Run the wires an post your results.

I wouldn't think it would be a good idea to double up the speakers on a single amp.
post #3719 of 4530
whats up guys i need some info about vsx 1021k pioneer i just bought still in the box my issue is my previous speakers were 4 ohms from samsung htas720 can i hook up those speakers to my new 1021 receiver its rated 8 ohms will i damage the receiver if i do...please help i wanna take this thing out of the box...thanks
post #3720 of 4530
Hi biggz1,

Quote:


my previous speakers were 4 ohms from samsung htas720 can i hook up those speakers to my new 1021

I would definitely change the speaker Ohm's rating to 6 Ohm's first.

You could of course call Pioneer directly but from everything that I have read in various Pioneer Owners threads, no one has had a problem with 4 Ohm speakers,
though everyone has said that beside the 8 & 6 Ohms selections, (who has 6 Ohm Speakers?) that there was a 4 Ohm selection.
Let's face it, the two most common Speaker ratings is either 8 Ohms or 4 Ohms.

This review discusses checking the 1021K at 4 ohms.
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/recei...html?showall=1

Good Luck and Get Let That Bad Boy Out Of The Box!

IT'S ALIVE! LOL!

Enjoy,

Bud B
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