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post #4381 of 4530
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Originally Posted by neutro View Post

Well if you plan on using the 1020 with a new TV in the short to medium term, the HDMI input/output feature will be a must. But necessarily, the 1020 will then act as a switch (and possibly a video upconverter) more than anything else. If you pass the bitstream to the sound bar, the 1020 won't decode it at all. So make sure to buy a soundbar that can decode the formats you want (for example, the Sony model above does *not* decode Dolby True HD or DTS Master Audio), but this model does.

That's exactly what I was thinking (the 1080p upconvert was what sold me on the 1020k in the first place), which is why I noted that HDMI passthrough would be a good thing.

However, I may be able to run wires along or through the walls when I move (I'll be buying, I'm renting now). In which case, the soundbar is less important. As such, I'm not so excited to spend buckets of money on a 5.1 soundbar, at least not quite yet.

As I mentioned in my last post, I'll see if the Dialog Enhancement feature can help with my center channel issues. If it can, I'll just go with a less expensive 2.1 soundbar. Otherwise I might just wait until I move and go whole hog then.
post #4382 of 4530
So I decided to forego any sort of soundbar and just purchased two Pioneer SP-FS52-LR Andrew Jones Designed Floor standing Loudspeaker (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers/SP-FS52) at ~$125.00 each.

This avoids the issues with HDMI vs. RCA, etc as these speakers come with 5-way binding posts.

Depending on the audio quality, I may end up also purchasing a Pioneer SP-C22 Center channel speaker (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers/SP-C22) and/or a subwoofer (does anyone have any suggestions about a subwoofer? How about the Pioneer SW-8MK2 -- http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers/SW-8MK2?).

This will allow me to add additional components (including side and rear speakers) once I move without having to throw away my investment on these speakers.

I would have preferred a 5.1 soundbar, but that would most likely have required that I replace my TV with one that is HDMI capable. I know -- how can my TV not be HDMI capable? Well, I bought it in 2004, that's how. It still works really well, so why get rid of it?

Anyway, I'll post an update once I get my new speakers installed. Thanks to everyone (especially Neutro) for their comments and suggestions!


Regards,
Pippi
post #4383 of 4530
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Originally Posted by PLongstocking View Post

Depending on the audio quality, I may end up also purchasing a Pioneer SP-C22 Center channel speaker (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers/SP-C22) and/or a subwoofer (does anyone have any suggestions about a subwoofer? How about the Pioneer SW-8MK2 -- http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers/SW-8MK2?).

You just opened up a can of worms, but the easy short answer is to buy this NOW:

$280

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780078

Two active threads about it here.

I have one with the 21-series Pioneers. Too bad you missed THAT clearance.

post #4384 of 4530
My receiver shuts down with a small flashing blue light in the front... sometimes it will start up again, sometimes I have to unplug and wait a while. Is my temperature sensor going bad? I had no problems until now... this is annoying. Basically at my 2 year anniversary of having this receiver, it starts to cause problems. Any tips for fixing this, is my only option to replace the sensor?
post #4385 of 4530

See page 75 of the manual for "Resetting the system." A last-ditch effort, but it may straighten out whatever has gotten out of whack. Good luck.

post #4386 of 4530
Mine did something similiar, mine however shutoff completely. I tried unplugging it and everything I could think of. I read on here about the reset procedure with the button hold combo. That did the trick for me. I havent had a problem since late last summer.


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post #4387 of 4530
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Originally Posted by newbienoob View Post

Mine did something similiar, mine however shutoff completely. I tried unplugging it and everything I could think of. I read on here about the reset procedure with the button hold combo. That did the trick for me. I havent had a problem since late last summer.


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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

See page 75 of the manual for "Resetting the system." A last-ditch effort, but it may straighten out whatever has gotten out of whack. Good luck.

Thanks! That fixed it. I left it unplugged for a few hours after doing a reset. It's working fine for now "knock on wood"

Not that happy though, I'm sure it will happen again? I guess I'll just have to look forward to buying a new receiver in a few months... this one lasted only 2 years.
post #4388 of 4530
Great.. receiver is back to shutting off with a blinking blue light again. Now nothing seems to fix it. Plug it back in, blinking blue light comes on. No way to hard reset or turn off the receiver... I guess the power supply is going bad? How long of a warranty do I have on this?
post #4389 of 4530
About 90 days maybe 1 year at most. Is it over heating? I think thats what caused mine because I had mine in an enclosed cabinet.

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post #4390 of 4530
Can anyone help me understand how to watch sports through my HD TV and Comcast while listening to music from my apple tv? I am having a party and want to have this setup going during the party. I know this question is likely very stupid, but I am inexperienced with this and have tried and failed in the past to get this setup. I have optical cables and HDMI cables galore, but just don't understand how to set it up. Any help would be much appreciated!
post #4391 of 4530

My first thought is to just hook up the cable box to the TV temporarily - you can always use the TV speakers if you need to - and play the music through the AVR.

And go "Bouncing Around the Room"!

post #4392 of 4530
That is a good option, but does anyone know of a way to do this without disconnecting anything?
post #4393 of 4530
Sure, run component to the tv if it is simultaneous, otherwise you will need to unplug the hdmi cable.
post #4394 of 4530
I don't think you can have video from one source and audio from another, if both sources are HDMI, on the 1020. And I'm not even sure which receiver can do that to be honest. All solutions will likely involve different connections.
post #4395 of 4530
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Originally Posted by PhishPhan View Post

Can anyone help me understand how to watch sports through my HD TV and Comcast while listening to music from my apple tv? I am having a party and want to have this setup going during the party. I know this question is likely very stupid, but I am inexperienced with this and have tried and failed in the past to get this setup. I have optical cables and HDMI cables galore, but just don't understand how to set it up. Any help would be much appreciated!

Hi PhishPhan, just connect an optical cable from apple tv to either OPT 1 or OPT2. Go into Input Setup menu and assign it to same HDMI input that Comcast is plugged into. Then on the remote press Signal Sel button and set it to Digital.

ie. if Comcast is plugged into HDMI-1
4b Input Setup
Input Skip: OFF
Digital In: OPT 1 or OPT 2
HDMI Input: HDMI-1
Component: In:
post #4396 of 4530
I'm not 100% sure but I think the technique above can only be performed with HDMI-1... It still involves another connection (through OPT-1 or OPT-2) but at least you don't need to disconnect the HDMI cable from the cable box to the receiver.
post #4397 of 4530
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi PhishPhan, just connect an optical cable from apple tv to either OPT 1 or OPT2. Go into Input Setup menu and assign it to same HDMI input that Comcast is plugged into. Then on the remote press Signal Sel button and set it to Digital.

ie. if Comcast is plugged into HDMI-1
4b Input Setup
Input Skip: OFF
Digital In: OPT 1 or OPT 2
HDMI Input: HDMI-1
Component: In:

This is exactly what I was looking for. It's a very simple, quick switch after the initial setup. Thank you so much for your assistance!
post #4398 of 4530
Hi everyone, I hope someone here can help me.

I have been an owner of a VSX 1020 for a while, and during a recent move I decided to locate it in a closet away from my tv. So I read my manual and see that all I have to do is plug in a IR receiver in the IR in port on the back and hide the wire, so I bought this:

http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-5ft-Extender-Cable-Receiver/dp/B005E2XLNM/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375672313&sr=1-3&keywords=monoprice+ir

And as you know, it didn't work, or I wouldn't be here. I tried to figure out what I was missing, and there are a lot of IR systems out there, but they all involve flashers. Is there one designed to work with the IR in port on the 1020?
post #4399 of 4530

The Pioneer manual (page 35) refers you to the manual for the extender for compatibility. The monoprice manual is, of course, useless, and the two recommended by Pioneer (Niles and Xantech) are substantially more expensive.

Reviews on Amazon's site suggest compatibility is hit-or-miss. Unfortunately, you/we may not be lucky with this one.

I presume you tried plugging it in (IR in, with the unit off) and the remote (Pioneer's?) wouldn't work at all?

post #4400 of 4530
Yea no such plug and play luck. So after researching more into it I think I actually need 2 components, heres what I came up with:

http://www.xantech.com/Infrared/Infrared/ConnectingBlocks/79410/

http://www.xantech.com/Infrared/Infrared/LCDCFLProofIRRcv/DL85/

More money than I want to spend, but at this point i just want it done. Anyone have any experience with these?
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post #4402 of 4530
You might have picked a winner, I didn't realize remotes like that existed. Its def cheaper than the other 2 components. If it controls ps3 thats another plus
post #4403 of 4530

More info than you probably want here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1170063/official-logitech-harmony-900-thread

It's the RF (as opposed to IR) that you need.

Good luck.

Michael

post #4404 of 4530
I was about to take my 1020 to a repair shop and I did the reset mentioned on page 75 in the manual and like you it has been working perfect for the last two weeks. Touching wood hoping it continues to run properly.
post #4405 of 4530

May they all continue to give us more years of pleasure.

Glad it worked for you (fingers still crossed).

post #4406 of 4530
I'm trying to determine if an audio delay issue I have with my DirectTV HR 44/700 is an issue with my HR or my Pioneer 1020k. I get about a 3-4 second audio delay when I have Doubleplay or PIP activated on the HR. it only happens when I switch to a buffered tuner. If both tuners are live, there is no audio delay. Is anyone else experiencing this issue on their 1020 k connected by HDMI to and HR 44 or HR 34?
post #4407 of 4530
This may be a common problem, but I looked around and couldn't see anything, so I thought I'd try my luck.

I've had my VSX-1020 for about 3 years now and have never had the slightest hint of a problem, and it's been many months since I've moved or otherwise done anything with the set-up. I bought a new tv 8 months ago, and that's the last time I had the unit out.

Anyway, starting last night, I am losing sound at seemingly random intervals. The sound cuts out and 'speaker a' gets disabled - I can switch to speaker b (nothing is connected to it, so it's sort of a moot point, but the receiver at least sees it). After another random interval - anything from 1 second to multiple minutes - the receiver clicks, speaker A comes back online and the sound returns. It doesn't seem to matter what the input is, or what the various settings are. Even when I'm in the menu, it can happen and I get kicked out.

What's interesting is both nights, the problems only started after the receiver was on for an hour or two - the first while worked as per normal. This makes me seem like it's an overheating issue, but the receiver is well ventilated. I guess it's possible that something has just burned out after a few years of use.

I checked all the speaker connections, and all seems good.

Before I start disconnecting things and taking my receiver for repairs or replacement, is this something that sounds familiar to anyone?

Thanks!
bryon
post #4408 of 4530
Hi Bryon. Sorry to hear of your troubles. Sounds like a good time for an upgrade to me. 8>)
post #4409 of 4530
The good news is that I purchased an extended warranty at the time and I'm still covered, so it's not going to cost me anything to get this repaired or replaced.smile.gif Before I started going through the pain-in-the-butt process of doing that, I thought I'd look around to see if there is a simpler solution.
post #4410 of 4530

I see you checked the speaker connections, but did you check the speaker WIRE? It's possible something got damaged or kinked.

Hope it does turn out to be something simple.

(or at least inexpensive. ;))

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