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post #211 of 1281
Got the sub working once I figured how to make the on screen display actually work. I have to say the interface on this is pathetic compared to my Yamaha. Just finding the tone controls and adjusting them was an epic adventure and the manual actually seems to obscure operation more than it illuminates. It would SEEM like I could manually adjust the graphic EQ I stumbled across while perusing menus, but while I could select the individual bands, nothing I did seemed to actually change anything. I only had an hour to spend on it last night so more will be needed. I suspect I might have to run the auto calibrate sequence first then adjust the settings afterward, but that's just a hunch and I wasn't prepared for that last night. The EQ is gonna be important to me because I'm running Magnepan ribbon speakers on the wall so I will need to boost the upper bass and law mid a LOT.
post #212 of 1281
^^^

run mcacc...

then see what you get...
post #213 of 1281
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post
change hdmi audio to "through" (from "amp")...
Along these lines: is there anyway to have the default setting on this change from input to input? I.e., when I'm using optical audio in (which I have running in the VIDEO input) from my music system, I want the audio to be "AMP", but when I'm coming from the cable box, I generally want it to be "THROUGH". Is there any way to set these for different inputs, or do I have to go through each time and change the setting?

thanks!

(I have an old Bravia that apparently doesn't support HDMI control, so I can't operate the TV in usual speaker mode with passthrough.)
post #214 of 1281
^^^

nope. the setting is global...
post #215 of 1281
Quote:
Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^

nope. the setting is global...

Ah well. Thanks for info!
post #216 of 1281
Hi,

Anyone know how can I specify a default power-on input for the VSX-32?

At the moment whenever I power-on the amp, it seems to default to TV/SAT input even though nothing is connected on it and I have specifed that the input should be skipped...

Thanks!
post #217 of 1281
^^^

turn off hdmi control (kurolink)... that is forcing the default to tv/sat...
post #218 of 1281
I have a verizon motorola FIOS DVR box. I've experienced pixellation issues primarily when recording tv shows. Verizon advised me to return the box and the new box started doing the same thing so back it goes. Is there anyway my VSX-32 could be causing this issue to occur?
post #219 of 1281
^^^

technically, it could be (but you'd be getting it on every other source as well)...

it's almost certainly:

- the source itself... as good as fios is, it can't "fix" what it gets from the source...

- the box itself... they are generally junk... and they just send the ones back out that have been "returned"... someone else probably already has the first one you returned...

i'm "guessing" source...
post #220 of 1281
Quote:
Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^

technically, it could be (but you'd be getting it on every other source as well)...

it's almost certainly:

- the source itself... as good as fios is, it can't "fix" what it gets from the source...

- the box itself... they are generally junk... and they just send the ones back out that have been "returned"... someone else probably already has the first one you returned...

i'm "guessing" source...

thanks. that's what i thought. let's see how the new box works. If there are still issues, I may get Verizon to come check the outside wiring. I did upgrade to the multiroom dvr and am on waiting list for the "expanded" box. I pay Verizon a lot of money and am tired of dealing with these kind of issues.
post #221 of 1281
^^^

if it is the "source" (which it likely is), it's not verizon's fault, and there's nothing they can do about it...

for example, watch a basketball game on tnt... or many other sporting events...
post #222 of 1281
Well, I just picked up a VSX-32 from BB. They gave me a good deal on it to go with my new 58" Samsung 8000 series plasma. It'll be a couple of weeks before I set it up though. I'm replacing a Yamaha receivers that's about 8 years old. Woohoo!
post #223 of 1281
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Originally Posted by Todd View Post

Well, I just picked up a VSX-32 from BB. They gave me a good deal on it to go with my new 58" Samsung 8000 series plasma. It'll be a couple of weeks before I set it up though. I'm replacing a Yamaha receivers that's about 8 years old. Woohoo!

Coolio
post #224 of 1281
set it up now!!!

i could never bring home a new toy and let it sit in the box...
post #225 of 1281
Quote:
Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

set it up now!!!

i could never bring home a new toy and let it sit in the box...

I'd like to, but they can't deliver the new TV for a couple of weeks (they were seriously behind...). Plus I have to pull apart my whole entertainment system and rebuild it from scratch. It wouldn't be worth setting it up now.
post #226 of 1281
I just installed a Pioneer VSX32 receiver today, everything except the internet radio work great. After trying to connect, the receiver reads - "connection error". I connected my laptop to the same wire and it browses the web good and fast. I am able to ping the receiver on the network, and the ip address, mac address all populate on the receiver.
Each time I try to connect, some info loads, but no music, then the error comes up. One time, the music actually started for about 10 seconds before cutting out to error. I've also tried directly to the modem (no router). Any ideas?
- Paul
post #227 of 1281
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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post
Because that feature is only available when HDMI control is on. It is only available with a device (TV) that is compatible with Pioneer's HDMI control. So I would think HDMI control would need to be on in the receiver and the TV.

From pg 58 of the manual:

When the receiver's Control is turned ON, even if the
receiver's power is in the standby mode, it is possible
to output the audio and video signals from a player
via HDMI to the TV without producing sound from the
receiver, but only when a Control with HDMIcompatible
component (Blu-ray disc player, etc.) and
compatible TV are connected. In this case, the
receiver's power turns on and the power and HDMI
indicators light.
First post, crew!

Just got the VSX 32 last night and took an hour or so to hook up. PS3, Xbox, Comcast cable tv all work great and speakers sound superb, however I am experiencing this exact same pass through issue. HDMI Control is ON and HDMI is not set to Eco (double checked). When I turn off the receiver while watching Comcast cable (via HDMI), I get picture & sound through my TV for a few seconds before I get the "No signal" message on my Sony NX810. I turn off my receiver, turn on the tv, cable box and it says "no signal". Any thoughts? Greatly appreciate your help!!
post #228 of 1281
Since there does not appear to be a thread for the vsx-30/31 I hope someone here can help.

I am trying to hook up an 16 year old Mirage PS 12-90 to a new Pioneer Elite vsx-30. Just bought the Elite as an open box. Been using the sub with a old HK receiver for years.

Sub feed by cable from subout on the Elite.
I have gone into the Speaker Setting in the Manual SP setup menu.

Front set to Small or Large. Have tried both.
SW set to Yes
All others are off as there are no other speakers used.

Go to Channel lever.
Set level for Front.
Set level for SW. Tone is played and I set the level control on sub. Yes I hear the tone.

But when I play a source only the Sats play. There is no sound from the Sub.

Any ideas?

Thanks
post #229 of 1281
Quote:
Originally Posted by xtrashyguy View Post

First post, crew!

Just got the VSX 32 last night and took an hour or so to hook up. PS3, Xbox, Comcast cable tv all work great and speakers sound superb, however I am experiencing this exact same pass through issue. HDMI Control is ON and HDMI is not set to Eco (double checked). When I turn off the receiver while watching Comcast cable (via HDMI), I get picture & sound through my TV for a few seconds before I get the "No signal" message on my Sony NX810. I turn off my receiver, turn on the tv, cable box and it says "no signal". Any thoughts? Greatly appreciate your help!!


I am in the same boat. I can get it to work *sometimes* and i don't know what the x-factor is. I'm using a Panny G20. I do notice that the HDMI light on the receiver stays on for a short period of time and then shuts off.
post #230 of 1281
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Originally Posted by jhw59 View Post

thanks. that's what i thought. let's see how the new box works. If there are still issues, I may get Verizon to come check the outside wiring. I did upgrade to the multiroom dvr and am on waiting list for the "expanded" box. I pay Verizon a lot of money and am tired of dealing with these kind of issues.

Ok, after a "conversation" with Verizon i.e. fix it or I go to Comcast, they sent out a great tech who replaced some connections AND gave me the latest motorola DVR box with the bigger HD. So far, so good and he gave me his card with his cell so I can call him directly if any more issues. I hope this issue is finally resolved!
post #231 of 1281
Solution - I just had to update the firmware on the Linksys router, the VSX32 with internet radio is now streaming as advertised!
post #232 of 1281
I posted this in the general receivers section before seeing this owners thread so am reposting here.

I have my DirecTV receiver connected to the VSX-32 receivers HDMI-1 input terminal. Currently, to select the satellite as the source for the receiver I am using the HDMI input function button on the VSX-32 receiver remote. This is confusing to the wife, she would like to press the "TV" button to watch television via the satellite. Is there a way to "reassign" the "TV" input function button on the receiver remote to switch to the HDMI-1 terminal? Currently, it seems this button is set by default to the TV/SAT analog inputs on the back of the receiver. I see a chart in the manual that seems to indicate this can be done but I have been unable to figure it out. If it makes a difference, I do have the Control with HDMI function set to on as I am utilizing that feature, perhaps that is part of my problem with making the change.

Thanks for any input!
post #233 of 1281
You can't reassign the HDMI inputs if you have HDMI control turned on (page 40 in the manual)
post #234 of 1281
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjmc View Post

You can't reassign the HDMI inputs if you have HDMI control turned on (page 40 in the manual)

Yea, that's what I was afraid of. After your post I turned off HDMI control and it did allow me to make that change. But, that disabled my audio return via HDMI. So, I think it will be easier for her to remember to select the HDMI input button to watch the satellite then it will be for her to learn how to get audio out from the TV when watching something through Panasonic's VierraCast with the audio connected via the TV's digital out.

thanks for your reply.
post #235 of 1281
I just got a Pioneer VSX-32. Love it sounds great.
I have connected to my wired LAN. It gets an address and I nave verified the connectivity is working, but I'm not able to play internet radio stations.
It started for a few seconds then connection error. I'm using a Wired Linksys BEFSR41 router connected to my cable modem. The router is a bit old. The firmware is 1.42.3, Jan 28 2002.
Do I need to get a new router? I have tried to upgrade my firmware but it doesn't seem to work.
post #236 of 1281
I've had the Pioneer Elite VSX-32 for a week now and got to spend some time trying the settings. I ran the MCACC and didn't care for some of the settings it came up with. It had the speakers set to large which I changed to small. I also came up with different channel levels when I used my SPL meter along with the Sound and Vision Home Theater Tune Up disc. It had the sub at -5.5dB which sounded weak. Overall its a great receiver, love the uncompressed audio on blu-rays.
post #237 of 1281
Hi,

Very frustrated and honestly not sure what I am doing. Just wall mounted my 151 and ssa-50 sound bar. Picked up a vsx-32. Wired the speakers via 5.1 for the sound bar. Check three times to make sure I got it right. Plugged the hdmi's in the right ports. Turned the recievcer on. I have no display from the 151 and just a small amount of sound from fm turner only soon as I turn it up the recievcer it shuts off.

When i first turned on the recievcer i had a blinking light under hdmi?

I paged thru the manuel and seem to can't figure out why I have to display nor sound.

Appreciate it if anyone can point me in the right direction. Thanks
post #238 of 1281
Just figured out why I had no display. I had the wrong hdmi selection (number) on the receivcer wrong.

When i turn the volume up the receivcer shuts off. Any thoughts ?

Update : Have a flashing ipod\\iphone light. Found it means possible shorted speaker wire. I checked behind the recievcer, Thats okay.

I removed the speaker bar. Removed the speaker wire one at a time to see if light would stop flashing and short would have been found.

After removed all wires from speaker bar ipod\\iphone light is still flashing???? I am using premuim insulated speaker wire I purchased from blue jean cable.....Anyone have a clue?
post #239 of 1281
^^^I had the same problem and ended up finding two banana plugs were touching behind one of my front speakers. Look for touching wires even if you checked 4 times.
post #240 of 1281
Thanks Eban,

Removed all the wires again and reattached, Seem to be fine now, If i can ask does the lfe sub control using the vsx-32 have a seperate hz to dial in the sub? I couldn't find it anywhere. I setup the speakers for b1-amp small but saw nothing to dial in the sub on the menu
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