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post #2401 of 2663
Anybody had there avr serviced for AirPlay issues? I get random drop outs.. Sometimes AirPlay would start but I'd get no sound... To fix I'd have to change to another input then start AirPlay again from my iPad. I've tried two routers.. I just upgraded to the linksys 4200 and I'm using the 5ghz band on my iPad... No difference.

If switching inputs don't work I'd have to do the network reset in the amp by pressing and holding the power on button. It's very frustrating.

I checked inssider and no network around me are on the same ch. 1.... Repeater on 11 ...only one other 5 ghz on my street.

Any advice.
post #2402 of 2663
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Originally Posted by 4cstr View Post

Hi all,

Just joined because I am pulling my hair out with my receiver.

Somehow...someway my daughters have the remote set for zone 2. Meaning that if you push the "on/off" button on the remote...it simply turns on (or off) zone 2...it doesn't power off the receiver. I need to manually push the button on the front of the reciever to power it on/off.

I am looking through my manual and for the life of me I can not figure out how to fix this. Can you all throw some advice my way. This is driving me nuts.

Thanks
Dave

i forget where it is on the remote, but there is a button (or slider) that you need to push to tell it which zone to control... download the manual, and search it for "main" or "zone", the answer will be there... smile.gif
post #2403 of 2663
I'm having a problem with the headphone jack on my VSX-1021-k. It's not properly detecting that headphones have been plugged in and switching the audio over to the headphones like it should. It's weird. If I plug the headphones halfway in, it switches, but I only get hear sound on one side of the headphones. When I plug it all the way in, it usually doesn't work at all, but if I apply pressure up, down, or to the side of the plug (while it's plugged in), the external speakers will cut out and the sound will switch over to the headphones. When I let go however, it switches back and the sounds starts coming out of the speakers again. I can usually get it to "stay" on the headphones, but it takes a minute or two of fiddling with the plug and then being very careful not to disturb it once it stays. I know it's just a matter of time before I can't get it to work at all.

It's probably either a bad connection or a bad jack. What are my options? Could anyone offer any guidance in terms of opening up the receiver and checking the connection?

If it is a bad jack, I found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-VSX-1020-K-Receiver-Front-Headphone-Jack-Port-Repair-7028069225010-IL-/160863248703#ht_1979wt_1186. It doesn't look like it would be too hard to install. Does that black wire with the circular connection at the end need to be soldered? I don't know a thing about electronics in case you couldn't tell.

Thanks in advance.
post #2404 of 2663
somewhere way back in this thread I posted about my problem with the 1021-k not letting me turn off my projector without cutting off the audio as well. I have HDMI control turned off on the receiver and there is no HDMI control option on either the dvd/bluray/etc. players or the projector I own (viewsonic pro8200). But unfortunately when I try to listen to high res audio through the hdmi port on any of my devices and turn off the projector it cuts off the audio as well..then it acts like it's cycling and I hear the audio blip a few times but it never comes back on....any ideas on how I can listen to audio over hdmi without having to have my display on?
post #2405 of 2663
HELP!

About a month and a half ago my VSX-1021 locked up when switching from DirecTV to XBOX360. I called pioneer support and they advised me to take it to a repair shop. I took the receiver to a repair shop and got it back over the weekend. They stated that I needed to connect the system very carefully. One device at a time to isolate an offending device (they suspect DTV box). Problem is the display won't work regardless. The repair shop states that they updated the software and it worked for them on their bench. I did a factory reset and still nothing comes out of the HDMI link to my 1080i based LG HDTV. All of my components work perfectly when direct connected to my TV. They also work perfectly through an inexpensive HDMI switch.

I really love the VSX-1021 and could use any advice anyone has as to how to fix this problem. I am ready to call Amazon and return it, but would like to try to fix it one more time before doing so.
post #2406 of 2663
I'm also having an issue with the headphone jack on my vsx-1021. It's pretty much as described by jmarks2011. Of course, it's an intermittent problem, so sending it off for repair is unlikely to get it resolved if they can't replicate it. Last night I kept trying to plug it in and it wouldn't switch over, so I just happened to leave the headphones plugged in and decided to watch on low volume. For some odd reason, it did switch into headphone mode after a few minutes.....?!?

Based on my experience as a musician and studio engineer, I'm guessing that the headphone jack is connected to some kind of relay. A normal three conductor headphone jack is a simple mechanical switch that opens a contact when the plug is inserted. On the Pioneer, you can tell it's not just simple mechanical switch because there a brief delay and a click before the headphone circuit engages and the main outs are disengaged, which suggests a servo relay is involved. The switch on ebay looks like it's a relatively straight ahead replacement, but I'd be a little leery; why are they selling a jack from a "fully working" 1021? Does it contain the relay on that circuit board, or does it connect to the servo unit via the connector? I'd be more trusting of a new part from Pioneer, but it'll probably cost a lot more, if you can manage to get it.

I'll probably be calling tech support soon, since I'm still under warranty (I think?!), but I'd be interested if anyone has had this issue and what they've done about it........ Will post back if I find out more.
post #2407 of 2663
re: headphone jacks...

try blowing a bit of compressed air in there... it is not uncommon for them to "junk up" and become flaky...
post #2408 of 2663
thanks for the reply

I blew some air and put some contact cleaner in there, but it didn't seem to help (thus bolstering my thought that the relay is the culprit and is separate from the headphone jack). Will try a little more cleaning, perhaps with a brush or Q-tip. I'm hesitant to pop the cover, since that will require pulling unit out of the stack, etc., and I'm still under warranty, but we'll see how annoyed I get and what tech support says.......
post #2409 of 2663
Hello!
I have had the VSX1021-K for about eight months now. This is my first receiver so I am still learning how to use this thing. I have a few questions for you guys but I will start with the basics.
I am currently using two remotes at any given time - one for receiver on/off & volume, another for guide and channel surfing, etc.. Would anyone care to recommend a universal remote for my setup?

Components:
PS3 (80GB) - Old model: Fat glossy black, c. 2009
Wii - Also old: White, c. 2010
Mac Mini - 2.5GHz i5, 2012
DIRECTV - HD DVR

Display:
Panasonic VIERA (TC-P55GT50) - 55" HDTV

Speakers:
Mirage Nanosat (1009211) - Left & Right Channels
Mirage OS³-CC (1009344) - Center Channel
Mirage Omni S8 (13645) - Sub via Pre-Out

Receiver:
VSX1021-K

Power:
Belkin Conceal Surge Protector


Again, I'm pretty new to this so any suggestions would be helpful. If anyone has had any luck programming the DIRECTV remote to adjust volume and power on/off the VSX1021, that would probably solve my problem.

Thanks
Edited by LForteleoni - 9/11/12 at 11:59am
post #2410 of 2663
Program the DirecTV remote to control the TV, use Viera Link to control the receiver and tell theTV to use the Pioneer for audio. Now, when you Power On using the DirecTV remote, your DirecTV box powers on and the TV powers on. The TV will then power on the receiver. You also have to turn on CEC control in the receiver for this to work.
post #2411 of 2663
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Originally Posted by moxie1617 View Post

Program the DirecTV remote to control the TV, use Viera Link to control the receiver...

Thank you, moxie1617! That seems to have worked perfectly.
Now, the DIRECTV remote powers on/off the DVR, the TV, and the VSX1021. And it also adjusts the receiver volume via HDMI Viera Link. Great!

There is one other thing I would like to control without having to use the receiver remote. Is it possible to program the DIRECTV remote to switch between the VSX1021's HDMI inputs?

Thanks again
post #2412 of 2663
That I can only do with the Pio remote. That is where a universal remote is needed. There is a forum here somewhere that is for remotes. I had used a harmony at one time but my better half would always wait for me to switch everything when it was time to watch a movie or use the roku. I always had to make sure I switched everything back to the DirecTV setup or there would be hell to pay. Lol
post #2413 of 2663
Hi all

Have the VSX-1021K and its a wonderfull AV REciever. Got to know it pretty well but I'm stumpped on this one. What I need to be able to do is connect my wireless headphones but yet still leave the speakers on for the non-hearing impared people in the room. I need the wireless headphones to be able to hear the entire conversations without blowing out the ear drumes of the other people in the room. There is no pre-out, or line out as far as I can tell. I do not want to use zone 2 becuase this is already set up for musinf in the other room. Someone have any ideas on where I can tap an audio out without disabling the speakers. The wireless and spearkers must both operate at the same time. Thank
post #2414 of 2663
I've got the Pioneer 1021 receiver and I've got a Rythmik audio F12se subwoofer. When I do the test it's on plenty loud, but then when I watch a movie it doesn't seem that noticable and I'm not even sure if it's on or not. Are there certain audio modes that the receiver must be on so that the subwoofer is also on?

I'm a longtime reader and I posted on these forums a while back. Very helpful site! Thanks
post #2415 of 2663
I went from the HK AVR-247 to this Pioneer and apart from it handling the higher level HDMI throughput, I'm not impressed. I bought this because it supported 3D, which it does, but I also bought this because of the HDMI pass-through...which doesn't work at all for me. I also noticed it's much lighter and quieter than the HK was. I know that it's much louder than I'll likely ever play it, but I like to know that it has the power to really push my speakers.

Now I'm looking for a replacement since I'm past the return date.
post #2416 of 2663
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Originally Posted by slenser View Post

I went from the HK AVR-247 to this Pioneer and apart from it handling the higher level HDMI throughput, I'm not impressed. I bought this because it supported 3D, which it does, but I also bought this because of the HDMI pass-through...which doesn't work at all for me. I also noticed it's much lighter and quieter than the HK was. I know that it's much louder than I'll likely ever play it, but I like to know that it has the power to really push my speakers.
Now I'm looking for a replacement since I'm past the return date.

If you're looking to sell it, I'm in the market to pick up a second
post #2417 of 2663
Funny, that happened to me a few weeks ago and it took FOREVER to fix. Sadly, it was after trying about 20 different things I fixed it. I don't have my remote in front of me at work, but I'll check it tonight and get you the answer!
post #2418 of 2663
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Originally Posted by andreakobe44 View Post

...when I watch a movie it doesn't seem that noticable and I'm not even sure if it's on or not. Are there certain audio modes that the receiver must be on so that the subwoofer is also on?

Now, my sub woofer is not nearly as fancy as yours but I was having the same issue. Luckily, the (Mirage Omni S8) sub I am using has an LED light in the front that is red while in standby mode and green when active. This way, I know the unit is on and working properly.
If you have an iOS device, the iControlAV2 app can be useful for certain things (and a bit gimmicky for others). Sometimes, however, I find that I need to use the frequency and level dials behind the grille to control and blend the sub woofer's sound. Your dials are on the back, and from what I see, you have several more parameters to fine tune.
Edited by LForteleoni - 9/27/12 at 12:56pm
post #2419 of 2663
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Originally Posted by moxie1617 View Post

That I can only do with the Pio remote. That is where a universal remote is needed. There is a forum here somewhere that is for remotes...

Yea, I kind of figured this would be the case. This setup works just fine for the time being. Using a secondary remote just for input switching isn't a big deal.
Eventually I will give in and invest in a fancy universal remote. Something that will probably cost more than it's worth, will be a daunting pain in the ass to program, and most assuredly be obsolete (and go on sale) within a few months. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by moxie1617 View Post

...I always had to make sure I switched everything back to the DirecTV setup or there would be hell to pay. Lol

Haha! Fortunately, I don't have this problem. My girlfriend is a few years younger than I and is pretty adroit when it comes to technology. And she outright kicks my ass when it comes to video games. mad.gif

Thanks again for your help
Edited by LForteleoni - 9/27/12 at 1:01pm
post #2420 of 2663
Hi, longtime lurker, first time posting. I just purchased this receiver to replace a HTINB. Receiver is great, I was able to get the HDMI-pass thru to work with my sharp and Direct TV box by looking at this threat (thanks for all the help and imput). I'm currently having an issue with zone 2. I got a pair of polk atrium outdoor speakers for my backyard that I hooked up to the zone 2 of the receiver directly. I ran the mcaac Setup as zone 2 / 5.1 with 5.1 on my living room in-wall's and the Polk's connected to the zone 2. Whenever I play something on both zones (I.e iTunes or a DVD) the main zone sounds great but for some reason zone 2 sounds real low, I have to higher the vol almost to full to barely get some decent sound. I know the Polk's and the wiring is fine bc if I swap them to the L/R front they sound like they should, the issue is when they, or any other speaker is connected to zone 2. I've used the iPad control app to see if I could adjust the sound, but apparently the only adjustments that can be made are for the main zone not zone 2. Anyone experiencing this? Or knows how to fix it? I want to be able to use AirPlay or Internet radio on zone 2 while the main zone is being used for a movie. TIA
post #2421 of 2663
Hi everyone,

I connected the receiver to stereo amplifier (Rega Brio-R) in order to get better stereo sound.
I would like to send Pioneer's HMG/internet radio signal to stereo amplifier. Stereo amplifier has analog inputs only so I have to send analog singnal from Pioneer. This works fine with terrestial radio tuner but I get no sound if I listen to HMG/internet radio. This is because internet radio is digital signal and Pioneer is outputing it as such.
Is it possible to send out internet radio as analog stereo signal?
If not is there a workaround or something to make it work?
post #2422 of 2663
AirPlay question

My 1021-k is connected to my home network over a wired connection. However, sometimes it appears as an airplay target on my ipad, and other times, it does not show up.

Any ideas what can I do so that it will always be available?

Thanks,
Dan
post #2423 of 2663
Good question! Apple will blame pioneer and your network and pioneer will blame apple and your network.

Although, there is a new update available for the avr but it has to be installed by a authorized pioneer repair center. The pioneer rep never mentioned an update to AirPlay specifically but it updated overall stability.
Edited by rsoares28 - 9/29/12 at 11:20am
post #2424 of 2663
I got the AS-WL300 for Airplay when I bought my 1021-K. Installed it and it worked fine for months. Tried to use it a couple months ago and my iPod touch would no longer detect it with iControl or any of Pioneer's other apps. I went through the whole installation process again (twice) and it still refuses to connect. Already burnt my entire Saturday working on this so any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm using WLS.
post #2425 of 2663
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Originally Posted by rsoares28 View Post

Although, there is a new update available for the avr but it has to be installed by a authorized pioneer repair center. The pioneer rep never mentioned an update to AirPlay specifically but it updated overall stability.

This is the first mention I've seen anywhere (or can find anywhere searching today) of an update since the one from February 2012, or any allusion to an update that's not user-installable (user-installable software updates being an advertised feature of this receiver).

Please tell us more.
post #2426 of 2663
Forgot to say I'm in Canada so I never got a feb 2012 update. Or maybe the feb 2012 update is what the rep was referring too but in Canada it has to be installed by an authorized service center. I called pioneer about my airplay issues and this is what I was told.
post #2427 of 2663
The February update is available on Pioneer's website. You can install it via a USB stick if you can't get the network update to work.

But, since iOS6 on my iPhone and iPad, the direct connect doesn't work anymore. And I've never had good luck with AirPlay.
post #2428 of 2663
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Originally Posted by LForteleoni View Post

Now, my sub woofer is not nearly as fancy as yours but I was having the same issue. Luckily, the (Mirage Omni S8) sub I am using has an LED light in the front that is red while in standby mode and green when active. This way, I know the unit is on and working properly.
If you have an iOS device, the iControlAV2 app can be useful for certain things (and a bit gimmicky for others). Sometimes, however, I find that I need to use the frequency and level dials behind the grille to control and blend the sub woofer's sound. Your dials are on the back, and from what I see, you have several more parameters to fine tune.

I just used the MCACC option with the microphone and the subwoofer still isn't working, at least I don't think. Should I be able to feel it vibrating? Is there a certain mode I need it on for it to be working? I know it's hooked up right because when I do the speaker sync there is sound coming from the sub.
post #2429 of 2663
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Originally Posted by andreakobe44 View Post

I just used the MCACC option with the microphone and the subwoofer still isn't working, at least I don't think. Should I be able to feel it vibrating? Is there a certain mode I need it on for it to be working? I know it's hooked up right because when I do the speaker sync there is sound coming from the sub.

Nevermind, I found out I needed to set the speakers to small and set the crossover to 80hz.
post #2430 of 2663
That's exactly what I was about to tell you! smile.gif
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