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post #2251 of 2664
I have a Panasonic 3D TV (VT30) and it is hooked up to cable by means of a Pioneer (VSX-1021) receiver. While watching HD TV I will get occasional sound dead spots which last for a second or three with parts of sentences going mute.
The picture flows uninterrupted. I really don't know whether the TV, the receiver, or the cable company is the source of this. When I asked at my local BB the guru there claimed it was an issue with the cable company, but then he was trying to convert me to switch to Dish. Anyone else experience these sound dead spots and been able to isolate their source? Is it going to get progressively worse? ( For what it is worth I don't believe this problem is evident when I play discs. It does happen though even when I am playing back from a recorded program on the DVR but does not seem to blank out at the same locations so I assume it is not being recorded.)
post #2252 of 2664
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Originally Posted by Bruce/Fl View Post

I did a quick search for "computer" in this thread, but nothing came up, it was all mostly using a computer to set up the receiver type stuff.

Can anybody give me a quick tutorial on using my HT to view content via a laptop? (What got me thinking was I wanted to see an old episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and I found it on HULU, which I then watched on my computer, and thought: "pretty decent picture, considering it's HULU, would love to see it on my Panny plasma")

So I plugged in the laptop to an empty HDMI port on the 1021, and after some tinkering I was able to see the screen, it was a bit large for the panny, but workable. Only problem was no sound. I had hoped the HDMI would carry it as well, but it didn't appear to.

Can anybody give me some pointers, or possibly point me to a tutorial discussing using my 1021 with a laptop as a source? I'm sure i'm not the first person to think of this.

TIA.

Bruce

Despite what another poster stated, I have found that most laptops with HDMI do support audio out on the HDMI connector but they can require you to choose the correct audio output device in the mixer app.
post #2253 of 2664
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi Bruce/Fl, check PS3 settings.

In the PS3 XMB, set "BD/DVD Audio Output Format (HDMI)" to Bitstream which is found under Video Settings.
Also make sure to set "Audio Multi-Output" to Off which is found under Sound Settings.

And also note sometimes a Blu Ray disc will default to the standard DD/DTS track, so you might have to manually select the DTSHD-MA soundtrack. Normally this will be found under Audio or Language Setting.

I finally got around to connecting my PS3 to the 1021 so I can also use it as a BD player. Everything worked fine including the Logitech remote setup. However, the audio output I get is STEREO. I found the link above, followed the instructions and still did not change the surround settings. I also checked the BD settings and it is set to 5.1. Has anybody run across this and found a solution?
Thanks for the help.
post #2254 of 2664
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Originally Posted by rhregis View Post


I finally got around to connecting my PS3 to the 1021 so I can also use it as a BD player. Everything worked fine including the Logitech remote setup. However, the audio output I get is STEREO. I found the link above, followed the instructions and still did not change the surround settings. I also checked the BD settings and it is set to 5.1. Has anybody run across this and found a solution?
Thanks for the help.

Is this a 'Phat' or a 'Slim?' The older 'Phat' PS3s cannot bitstream HD audio in multichannel. They can decode it, though (DTS-MA and Dolby True HD), and send it out as Multichannel LPCM, so that's how to set the PS3 output.
post #2255 of 2664
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

Is this a 'Phat' or a 'Slim?' The older 'Phat' PS3s cannot bitstream HD audio in multichannel. They can decode it, though (DTS-MA and Dolby True HD), and send it out as Multichannel LPCM, so that's how to set the PS3 output.

This is a "Slim" PS3. Do I have the right settings? I was playing Toy Story 2 which is 5.1. This would be set in the PS3 correct?
Thanks.
post #2256 of 2664
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Originally Posted by rhregis View Post

This is a "Slim" PS3. Do I have the right settings? I was playing Toy Story 2 which is 5.1. This would be set in the PS3 correct?
Thanks.

make sure you set BITSTREAM in BD settings of your PS3
post #2257 of 2664
Gidday all, has anyone come across an issue with the 1021 "locking up" with
"POWER ON" displayed on the front panel.
The receiver will not respond to any button presses on either the rc or, the unit itself.
The unit is brand new and is connected to a Pana 60" VT30 plasma and only has a Pana Blu-ray and My Sky HDi all of which are also brand new.
HDMI control is enabled and works perfectly insofar as, on/off etc goes, ARC works flawlessly off the TVs Freeview tuner, etc.
I'm wondering if it may be something to do with the standby signal pass thru?
As many have noted, the option of shaving the end of ones penis down with a blunt razor blade is less stress than RTFM.
The only way I've managed to "unlock" the unit so far is to pull the power and leave it for at least 10 mins.
Any assistance or suggestions would be much appreciated.
Cheers
post #2258 of 2664
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Originally Posted by aston_martin28 View Post

make sure you set BITSTREAM in BD settings of your PS3

Well the strangest thing happened here, I triple checked the settings on the PS3 Slim and was still getting stereo sound. Finally, I put in a different movie (Toy Story 2) and the surround kicked in. Just for the heck of it, I put back the original movie that was playing in stereo (Toy Story), and it played with surround. Go figure. I tried other movies and they play with surround. STRANGE!!
Thanks everybody for the help!
post #2259 of 2664
Can an owner of a VSX 1021 tell me if it has a preamp out for zone 2. Looking at an image of the back implies it does but I read some comments suggesting it has no preamp outs. Thanks

Edit great reviews by crutchfield show this does.
post #2260 of 2664
^^^
Yes, the 1021 does have line out for zone 2. I have a 6.1 setup in zone 1 & use the line out into an old amp for my deck. Listening to AirPlay into zone 2 as I type this.
post #2261 of 2664
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Originally Posted by apaulct View Post

^^^
Yes, the 1021 does have line out for zone 2. I have a 6.1 setup in zone 1 & use the line out into an old amp for my deck. Listening to AirPlay into zone 2 as I type this.

Great thanks Allen
post #2262 of 2664
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Originally Posted by sabre6 View Post

Can an owner of a VSX 1021 tell me if it has a preamp out for zone 2. Looking at an image of the back implies it does but I read some comments suggesting it has no preamp outs. Thanks

Edit great reviews by crutchfield show this does.

Line outs are not the same as pre outs.

The 1021 has line outs for zone 2. They are fixed-level, unprocessed outputs. "Preamp outs" would be post-processing, and would be affected by the 1021's volume controls, intended for direct connection to a power amp. These aren't that.
post #2263 of 2664
I recently had a problem with this receiver will not pass certain audio streams. Ultimately pulling the plug and plugging it back in corrected the issue. I believe the issue is Dolby related and I am concerned this receiver is failing. Has anyone seen issues like this in the past? Thanks!
post #2264 of 2664
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Originally Posted by mdbrown View Post

If you have not tried it, check out Pandora radio. It is a free or subscription service for music exactly like you listen to...

Old post but gotta ask... so the 1021 does Pandora through the network?
post #2265 of 2664
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Originally Posted by NoClue64 View Post

There must be an easier way, but I launch Itunes via Ipad or Itouch and use the AirPlay button to select the 1021. Once the handshake is complete, I launch Pandora and the sound is output to 1021.


Is there a way to do this on Android? I would like to use Pandora, SiriusXM, and Shoutcast if possible.
post #2266 of 2664
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Originally Posted by Afroteddy View Post

Old post but gotta ask... so the 1021 does Pandora through the network?

No it does not.
post #2267 of 2664
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Originally Posted by Afroteddy View Post

Is there a way to do this on Android? I would like to use Pandora, SiriusXM, and Shoutcast if possible.

Not that I know of. There are several airplay enabled music players in the market but nothing I'm aware of allowing other apps to play through AirPlay.
post #2268 of 2664
I tried searching this thread for an answer to my problem, but didn't see it. If this is a repost, I apologize.

I have a Samsung plasma tv, xbox 360, computer, and panasonic blu-ray player connected to my pioneer vsx-1021-k receiver via hdmi. I don't have cable; I only receive local tv via over-the-air, which is connected to the tv (working on getting it setup through my computer instead so I can dvr with WMC).

The problem I'm having with my pioneer is that when I try to switch from my TV source to my blu-ray, xbox, or computer source I lose video. The receiver shows hdmi, but it's not picking up the video. Sometimes I would get sound, but this morning I'm not getting anything. The only way I've been able to fix it so far is by unplugging the receiver for awhile and then plugging it back in. However, this morning that didn't work. TV is still doing fine; just seems like none of my other sources are working. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

My HDMI Setup settings are as follows:
Control _ ON
Control Mode _ ALL
Display Power Off _ YES
Standby Through _ Eco
TV AUDIO _ Normal

Thanks in advance!

-Nathan
post #2269 of 2664
^^^
First thing I would try is turning off hdmi control on all devices. That will determine if hdmi control is the cause of your issue.
post #2270 of 2664
Let me just say that I'm a brand new owner of a 1021. I haven't even performed the calibration yet. Is there anything I need to know immediately?

I chose this unit over the Denon 1912 which I owned for 3 weeks. The XX12 thread has a nice FAQ. Is there such a FAQ somewhere for this unit?
post #2271 of 2664
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Originally Posted by Afroteddy View Post

Let me just say that I'm a brand new owner of a 1021. I haven't even performed the calibration yet. Is there anything I need to know immediately?

I chose this unit over the Denon 1912 which I owned for 3 weeks. The XX12 thread has a nice FAQ. Is there such a FAQ somewhere for this unit?

AFAIK, you'd have to skim though this thread (as I did) to get a picture of issues and problems other's have had. Trouble with this is that it is time consuming, isues people have get repeated after a time lapse and of course, you begin to think that the receiver only has problems since that is all people generally write about.

The manual is a bit difficult to follow in some places, the translation was not the best.

OTOH, the early pages of this thread do contain some good info /walkthoughs about calibrating your receiver if that is what you are really poking at. I've done the calibration several times, finally getting the sound to behave as I would like.

There are issues with HDMI passthrough if this is on your agenda.

I've had problems using a static IP address, other have not. Go figure.

And, the community is very helpful and supportive. It's a pretty sophisticated receiver in some ways so even simple things can be vexing to some people and not to others.
post #2272 of 2664
Sorry if this is a stupid question, is it possible to have HDMI video output with COAXIAL audio output simultaneously? The video converter is terrific on the receiver and I'd like to use it for my Directv, however the Dolby Digital output via HDMI is very distorted so I am using COAX.

If anyone has an idea, I'd really appreciate it!
post #2273 of 2664
^^^
Not sure I understand your question. You want to use the 1021 as just a video upconverter for SD DTV content? Are you asking for hdmi in to the 1021 with hdmi out for video & coax out for audio? I don't think that can be done.

If you want hdmi for video & coax for audio out of your DTV box into the 1021, sure, that's not a problem. The receiver will play the coax audio while passing the video on to your tv via hdmi.
post #2274 of 2664
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Originally Posted by tylerbartlett View Post

The video converter is terrific on the receiver and I'd like to use it for my Directv, however the Dolby Digital output via HDMI is very distorted so I am using COAX.!

Something -- probably more than one thing -- in your system is messed up, I suspect.

First, the 1021's video processing is very ordinary, or worse. Published test reports agree. The processing on my 6-year old Aquos is better; on my newer Vizio it's much better. I keep the processing on my 1021 turned off.

What is the native resolution of your TV?

Second, The 1021 has no digital audio outputs, only inputs, so I don't understand what you're trying to do. Maybe go into a little more detail about your system configuration and the problems you're experiencing?
post #2275 of 2664
I have all my components inside a wooden cabinet in the living room. It obviously gets pretty hot in there. Does anybody have any experience with a cooling fan of some sort? The 1021 gets pretty hot as well as the DVR.
Other ideas are welcomed!

Thanks
post #2276 of 2664
^^^
For sure, DVRs can get above 100F in an open environment, the 1021 generates some heat too. That's why I asked my wife to choose from "open shelf" stands, not closed cabinets. She actually listened

You want airflow over / around the components from side to side or front to back. As a DIY project, you can install 120 mm computer case fans on one side blowing out and intake grates on the other. Then all you need is a 12 VDC power supply to power the fans. Only drawback is the fans could generate some noise.
post #2277 of 2664
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Originally Posted by nzhidefinition View Post

Gidday all, has anyone come across an issue with the 1021 "locking up" with
"POWER ON" displayed on the front panel.
The receiver will not respond to any button presses on either the rc or, the unit itself.
The unit is brand new and is connected to a Pana 60" VT30 plasma and only has a Pana Blu-ray and My Sky HDi all of which are also brand new.
HDMI control is enabled and works perfectly insofar as, on/off etc goes, ARC works flawlessly off the TVs Freeview tuner, etc.
I'm wondering if it may be something to do with the standby signal pass thru?
As many have noted, the option of shaving the end of ones penis down with a blunt razor blade is less stress than RTFM.
The only way I've managed to "unlock" the unit so far is to pull the power and leave it for at least 10 mins.
Any assistance or suggestions would be much appreciated.
Cheers

I had a Sharp 42" tv which worked awesome with my vsx-1021. When the tv was replaced with a TCL 40"er, I starting having the exact problem you're describing. The TCL had to leave.
post #2278 of 2664
Can I play and charge my android phone/tablet with the USB port? Front and back ports?
post #2279 of 2664
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhregis View Post

I have all my components inside a wooden cabinet in the living room. It obviously gets pretty hot in there. Does anybody have any experience with a cooling fan of some sort? The 1021 gets pretty hot as well as the DVR.
Other ideas are welcomed!

Thanks

Maybe you could mount a USB powered case fan over the receiver to make air flow.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ake-_-35106140
post #2280 of 2664
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Originally Posted by hoog23 View Post

I just scored an open box at BB for $199. Did not come with a microphone or remote.

Does anyone have the part numbers for the remote and microphone?

Can I get away with only using the iPad app?

Thanks in advance

Search on eBay for the microphone, they are available there.

The remote might be available there too, although it might be pricey.
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