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post #4651 of 5025
^^
The BD in does not have an optical input assigned to it and for some reason I was thinking that it was not an option to assign one to the BD in. I know for a fact that you can assign an hdmi and optical port to the DVD in, DVR/BDR in, Video in and TV in. You could try it on the BD in, if it does not work use one of the inputs mentioned above(most if not all of them already have a digital audio port assigned to them but you will have to assign an hdmi port to any of those).
post #4652 of 5025
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Originally Posted by 67 - 427 View Post

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The BD in does not have an optical input assigned to it and for some reason I was thinking that it was not an option to assign one to the BD in. I know for a fact that you can assign an hdmi and optical port to the DVD in, DVR/BDR in, Video in and TV in. You could try it on the BD in, if it does not work use one of the inputs mentioned above(most if not all of them already have a digital audio port assigned to them but you will have to assign an hdmi port to any of those).

Well before anything else I wanted to thank you for helping me here, now I'm no audiophile so I really don't care if the airport express is hooked via toslink or just regular rca, now all I need to do is learn how to reassign them inputs. could you point where in the manual is that listed on?

Thanks again.
post #4653 of 5025
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Originally Posted by Evildude View Post

could you point where in the manual is that listed on?

Thanks again.

Hi Evildude, page 37: Menu -> System Setup -> Input Setup
post #4654 of 5025
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi Evildude, page 37: Menu -> System Setup -> Input Setup

Thanks man!!!
So after doing this if I ever want to play and listen to music all I gotta do it press "signal sel" on the remote and it'll switch the audio and leave the video alone, right?
post #4655 of 5025
yes
post #4656 of 5025
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Originally Posted by DannyW75 View Post

I have something of interest to many people here. A friend of mine from Pioneer has given me the firmware update. You can view the instructions in the PDF below and obtain the firmware from the link.


https://www.yousendit.com/dl?phi_act...08350200000000


I am a VSX-1325-K owner myself. This firmware update is for the VSX-1120-K/VSX-1325-K/VSX-33. I am not sure why, but for some reason the firmware is not the same on the VSX-32. I was told this morning the firmware update is only for those 3 models and not the VSX-32 model. I have installed the update on my VSX-1325-K, as well as a friend's VSX-33. I can confirm it is real and genuine.

This update fixes HDMI issues, audio drop issues, sub issues, and a few other problems. Enjoy, and have fun finally being able to update !!!!! I am not responsible for anyone who fails to follow the update instructions correctly, or causes damage to their equipment from not doing things as specified.

Make sure you format your thumb drive to FAT32 before copying the firmware to it. This firmware will update the following in the receiver:

main gets updated to: 1.106

sub gets updated to: 1.207

dsp gets updated to: 1.003

Thanks a lot for the info! I can confirm this update worked for the VSX-1120. Took about 5 minutes for the update to fully finish.* The main and dsp were updated, but sub was already up-to-date.
post #4657 of 5025
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Originally Posted by 67 - 427 View Post

yes

So I went over to page 37 on the manual and followed the instructions and the last 3 options are not highlighted .
what can it be?
post #4658 of 5025
A friend of mine is looking at the 1020 to save a few bucks. Can you guys comment on comparative specs and or offer opinions please? Thanks.
post #4659 of 5025
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Thanks a lot for the info! I can confirm this update worked for the VSX-1120. Took about 5 minutes for the update to fully finish.* The main and dsp were updated, but sub was already up-to-date.

So what were the issues that were fixed? Did you notice any difference I am tempted to update but since the receiver sounds fine I am wondering whether its worth it.
post #4660 of 5025
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A friend of mine is looking at the 1020 to save a few bucks. Can you guys comment on comparative specs and or offer opinions please? Thanks.

1120 is a different beast compared to 1020. Here is a side by side comparison on Amazon Website.
http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-VSX-11...2235663&sr=8-1
But depending on your friends setup 1020 might do the trick as well.
Major upgrade IMO is better amp THX certification and THX modes and just the raw power of this machine. I also luv the PC control function on 1120. This receiver is so good that it even resulted in the cannibalization the sales of the Lower end Elites from what I read. 1120 won't disappoint for sure.
post #4661 of 5025
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Originally Posted by Evildude View Post

So I went over to page 37 on the manual and followed the instructions and the last 3 options are not highlighted .
what can it be?

which input were you tryin to assign stuff to, you must use a different input than BD in, pretty sure HDMI ONLY for that input. Try it on dvd in or any other one than bd in.
post #4662 of 5025
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Originally Posted by Evildude View Post

So I went over to page 37 on the manual and followed the instructions and the last 3 options are not highlighted .
what can it be?

Most likely because "Control With HDMI" is set to on. If this is set to on assignment cannot be made (see page 52).
post #4663 of 5025
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Most likely because "Control With HDMI" is set to on. If this is set to on assignment cannot be made (see page 52).

funny thing is that I turned that feature off as soon as I turned the receiver on for the very first time..it must be something else...
post #4664 of 5025
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Thanks a lot for the info! I can confirm this update worked for the VSX-1120. Took about 5 minutes for the update to fully finish.* The main and dsp were updated, but sub was already up-to-date.
Hmm couldn't wait for the release notes so just went ahead an updated the Receiver. I can confirm the update brought the system to the current version (I only needed to update two as the 3rd version was already current) I dunno what this update does but I guess time will tell. Hopefully it will take care of a lock in issue that incur once in a while (switching the DVR from SDTV to HDTV) which causes the screen to be black as I am using my 1120 to stretch the aspect ratio etc for 480i/p signal as it does a better job than my DVR or TV.It goes away when I turn the 1120 on and off. Will report back if that issue still persists (its rare and I see it once every two-three weeks although I didn't have it for the 1st year I had the 1120)
Thanks for sharing.
post #4665 of 5025
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Originally Posted by elvisahmed View Post
Hmm couldn't wait for the release notes so just went ahead an updated the Receiver. I can confirm the update brought the system to the current version (I only needed to update two as the 3rd version was already current) I dunno what this update does but I guess time will tell. Hopefully it will take care of a lock in issue that incur once in a while (switching the DVR from SDTV to HDTV) which causes the screen to be black as I am using my 1120 to stretch the aspect ratio etc for 480i/p signal as it does a better job than my DVR or TV.It goes away when I turn the 1120 on and off. Will report back if that issue still persists (its rare and I see it once every two-three weeks although I didn't have it for the 1st year I had the 1120)
Thanks for sharing.
Does anyone still have an access to the firmware update? The link provided before has already expired...
thanks
post #4666 of 5025
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Does anyone still have an access to the firmware update? The link provided before has already expired...
thanks
It`s allright, I`ve found it...
post #4667 of 5025
Mind telling us where?
post #4668 of 5025
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Originally Posted by leinerd View Post

Mind telling us where?

Hey Leinerd,

I have re-uploaded the firmware and instructions here.

http://www.mediafire.com/?rcvn89y8d209an4
post #4669 of 5025
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Originally Posted by DannyW75 View Post

Hey Leinerd,

I have re-uploaded the firmware and instructions here.

http://www.mediafire.com/?rcvn89y8d209an4

Thanks a bunch DannyW75
post #4670 of 5025
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Originally Posted by DannyW75 View Post

Hey Leinerd,

I have re-uploaded the firmware and instructions here.

http://www.mediafire.com/?rcvn89y8d209an4

Thanks, DannyW75
post #4671 of 5025
Hey guys,
It looks like this question has been discussed before but I couldn't quite make heads or tails of the outcome so I thought I'd ask again - sorry for the redundancy..

I just bought an Emotiva XPA-5 and I'm assuming from what I read earlier on this thread that the IR control out on the back of the 1120 will NOT function as a 12 volt trigger?

If that is the case - are there any external 12 volt triggers sold that would function with a IR universal remote? (I have the Harmony One)

Thanks in advance...

Karl
post #4672 of 5025
k-hud,
I'm thinking about adding a Emotiva XPA-3. How do you like the sound and also did you notice a difference in the sound amp vs receiver.
post #4673 of 5025
Truthfully JSIL - I haven't hooked it up yet I just got it on Friday - and I've had to rearrange my whole audio tower - I'll let you know once I'm up and running...
post #4674 of 5025
k-hud,
Keep me posted once you had time with the amp.
post #4675 of 5025
I may have figure out a solution.... Emotiva sells a Expansion trigger that is designed to possibly plug into the a switched outlet on the back of a receiver - the 1120 doesn't have that either but I could plug my 1120 into the Belkin power strip that turns on the other outlets when it senses a signal on the main outlet - I plug my 1120 into that outlet and the expansion trigger into the other outlet. Then when my receiver is fired up - it triggers the Emotiva trigger which then triggers the amp.

Sounds good on paper I'll let you know.
post #4676 of 5025
Why not plug the Emotiva amp into the smart strip? Then it can automatically come on when the receiver is turned on.
post #4677 of 5025
Hey Afro,
Well 2 reasons. One - I don't think Emotiva designs the amps to be turned on/off that way - cuz essentially its the same as pulling out the plug and putting it back in every time. Which is why I think they have the "soft" power button on the front - or the trigger. Maybe it doesn't matter - but the main power cord on/off options just sounds like more wear and tear to me....
2nd - I live in a house that was built in 1941 and some of it has been remodeled electrically but I still have to be judicious in where I plug what or I get circuits tripping all over the place. For the amp - I literally have to run the power cord thru the floor and in my cellar to a remote plug that is not on the same circuit as my power-hungry plasma TV.
post #4678 of 5025
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I haven't hooked it up yet I just got it on Friday

My question may sound stupid but I would like to know what exactly adding a emotiva does to the audio, I mean did you get it because you need more power of because you want clearer sound?

Thanks!
post #4679 of 5025
More power and clarity. The amps on the 1120 are rated at 110 watts. But with all channels driven (5) it drops to about 52 watts per channel.
So when you really want some volume and dynamic range the 1120 just can't deliver. I was listening to the soundtrack of Super 8 and near the end where the theme really crescendo's the sound just flattens out at a reference level volume.
The Emotiva is 200 watts per channel with ALL channels driven. So it will be no contest.

Don't know if that's what you were looking for but.... that's why I did it. In my view no matter how "hi-end" the receiver - it just can't do what separates can.
post #4680 of 5025
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Originally Posted by k-hud View Post

More power and clarity. The amps on the 1120 are rated at 110 watts. But with all channels driven (5) it drops to about 52 watts per channel.
So when you really want some volume and dynamic range the 1120 just can't deliver. I was listening to the soundtrack of Super 8 and near the end where the theme really crescendo's the sound just flattens out at a reference level volume.
The Emotiva is 200 watts per channel with ALL channels driven. So it will be no contest.

Don't know if that's what you were looking for but.... that's why I did it. In my view no matter how "hi-end" the receiver - it just can't do what separates can.

Well in the past I complain about the receiver having to be on -48dB just to watch TV and some said that was something I had to live with..but are you telling me is not?
So if I add the same emotiva will I be able to listen everything at around say....60dB?
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