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post #2431 of 2664
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Originally Posted by gnat_ View Post


Thanks, but that's not what I was asking.


I have also been able to customize the name of the source inputs directly with the remote control. (Don't need an iPad to do this.)


However, when I'm using the receiver, it shows the name of the audio format (for example, PCM, Dolby Pro Logic, DTS) that is being played. I would like to change it so that the display panel shows the source input instead (for example: Bluray, Playstation 3, DVR, TV/DBS). Is there a way to do this?

I've sifted through many pages of this thread, but didn't seem to see if there was a definitive answer made on this issue? I've had mine for about a year and haven't had any problems, but I switch sources often sometimes and I'd like to just have it display the source name
post #2432 of 2664
Have had the receiver for about 8 months now. Starting having issues with the receiver shutting off and then getting the Flashing MCACC light.

Tried the hard reset and at first it would work on the 1st or 2nd try. A few weeks later started happening more frequently and would take about 5 resets for it to come back on.

Once I got it on, if you leave zone 2 always on and just shut down zone 1 you will have no issues. Turn off zone 2 and then the MCACC flashes again.

Now it doesnt turn on no matter how many resets I try.

It appears I have to bring it in to get repaired, which I am dreading after reading the horror stories. Does anyone know what the issue was? Was it a soldering issue, relay, resistor?

Also, for those who had this issue and had it repaired. Has it lasted or has the some problem occured again?
post #2433 of 2664
I have never actually played with an apple tv, but i had a similar problem playing directly from PC via HDMI due to the PC output being set to stereo rather than 7.1 with a seperate sub channel, I think the LFE channel? if you have your front speakers set to large the unit will also not send the LFE channel anything as it deems you will have enough bass. These will need to be set to small on the vsx 1021-k
post #2434 of 2664
Zone 2 has a separate volume control (separate from zone 1), you see this, right?
post #2435 of 2664
I've got al older iPhone which uses 2.4 ghz, the same frequency as the WIFI dongle on the Pio AVR and, my wireless speakers for zone 2. I think this is causing my drop outs. Your situation seems to be just 2 devices at 5 ghz, right?
post #2436 of 2664
Hi,

Does the HDMI-OUT on this receiver carry audio? or only video? ( i might want the sound coming from the tv at night).


What about other receivers like yamaha or Onkyo? The HDMI out signal is always ONLY video?

What about having the sound comes from the receiver speakers AND the HDMI-OUT signal (to any device) at the same time? (for some complicated test reason)a
post #2437 of 2664
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Originally Posted by iJihaD View Post

Hi,
Does the HDMI-OUT on this receiver carry audio? or only video? ( i might want the sound coming from the tv at night).
What about other receivers like yamaha or Onkyo? The HDMI out signal is always ONLY video?
What about having the sound comes from the receiver speakers AND the HDMI-OUT signal (to any device) at the same time? (for some complicated test reason)a
Like almost every recent generation receiver the HDMI carries audio and video, why would you think it didn't carry audio?
post #2438 of 2664
How do I play FLAC files? Does it only stream it from network and not USB?
post #2439 of 2664
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Originally Posted by brapril714 View Post

How do I play FLAC files?
Hook something up to it that can play FLAC files, like a computer.
post #2440 of 2664
Okay. Let me rephrase my question.

I have a generic DLNA server installed on my iMac. With my Pioneer 1021 hooked up, wifi, to my network I can play FLAC files over the 1021. I cannot go to my iMac and play the songs there, no program installed for it. Since there is no program on my computer that plays FLAC files how can the 1021? Since it can, can it also play FLAC files from a usb hard drive?

Playing FLAC file over wifi is okay, just get hit with buffering on some of the 5.1 FLAC files.
post #2441 of 2664
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Originally Posted by TornadoTJ View Post

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.

I have the same exact problem. Do you know if there's a way around it for the time being? I will not be connecting my apple tv to my pio, as they are in two different rooms.
post #2442 of 2664
My other Receiver had the problem a couple nights ago where the dolby stream wouldn't work in 5.1 mode. I can put the unit in extended stereo and it would give me the voices on the corners. I had to pull the plug after listening to this horrible sound quality and it was instantly corrected. I am confident this is a software problem and very difficult to reproduce. Pioneer has advised me to take it to a authorized repair center but being difficult to reproduce I don't know what to do.

Anyone else see a similar problem?
Thanks,

Neil
post #2443 of 2664
Guys, i think my VSX-1021-K Volume Switch is defective

The unit turn volume down itself slowly every 10 second or so, without 30min the volume has gone from normal to barely hearable frown.gif

What do i need to do ? my unit was purchased from amazon and i heard pioneer void the warranty if the seller isn't approved like amazon (never heard a company doing that, so silly!!)
post #2444 of 2664
Block the IR sensor on the front panel. It may be responding to what it thinks are remote control commands.
post #2445 of 2664
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Originally Posted by portishead View Post

I've been having problems with the receiver freezing lately. It seems to only happen when I want to turn the receiver off. No video will output of the receiver. I can change inputs, but nothing will display, and soon everything will freeze up. Power button won't work, I have to unplug. I did a factory reset, and the issue still happens. I just sent Pioneer an email about it, so we'll see what happens. I can't seem to recreate the issue exactly. Happens the most using H.M.G. input listening to internet radio, but has also happened randomly with other inputs active.

I'm in (sort of) the same boat. Freezing has become more and more frequent requiring a hard reset via wall plug. It is a pain.

I can't replicate the situation or situations, as it happens in different circumstances.

The only commonality is that I can switch inputs, and everything on the display changes, but the sound is gone and the unit is non-responsive to powering off.

Anyone have thoughts about this? Thanks in advance!
post #2446 of 2664
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Originally Posted by moxie1617 View Post

Block the IR sensor on the front panel. It may be responding to what it thinks are remote control commands.

no luck, still going down frown.gif
post #2447 of 2664
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Originally Posted by kilimats View Post

no luck, still going down frown.gif

Hi kilimats, try removing batteries from remote (possible stuck volume button) or power down receiver and unplug the power cord or reset receiver microprocessor.
post #2448 of 2664
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi kilimats, try removing batteries from remote (possible stuck volume button) or power down receiver and unplug the power cord or reset receiver microprocessor.

I did all that and did a full reset on the remote and factory reset on the unit, still going down, whats next? replace the volume switch ? where can i buy the part ?
post #2449 of 2664
Hey All,

First of all I'd like to thank everyone in this thread. It has been more useful than the manual on numerous occasions.

Now, onto my questions:

Firstly, my set up is vsx-1021 with 7.1 and b speakers. Due to the shape of the room, I have the surround speakers in a forward and wide position, and the backs level with the listener. I have recently added the B speakers, which reside in my kitchen and work brilliantly. I understand I have to select speakers a/b on the front and I can't use 7.1 with the 2 in the kitchen, but it will default to 5.1 in the A area. These are my questions:

Can I change the settings to ignore the surround speakers and use the backs? (The backs are better speakers and for music its nice to have the 360 effect)
And is there a way to change the speaker settings using the remote?

I've attached a pic below, which I hope helps. If anyone can suggest an alternative set up that might improve my settings I would be interested. Also, if you need any more info let me know.

Many Thanks in advance.
Sam

post #2450 of 2664
Really hope someone can help me with this:

I have two VSX-1021's (actually one's a 1026 which is really the same thing). I can't get DD5.1 sound from the BD input on just one of them. It's not a problem with the BD player - I'll explain why.

  • I hook the BD player up via HDMI cable to the 1026's BD input, the signal indicator shows HDMI, the "program format indicators" light up, and the display shows Dolby Digital.
  • I hook the BD player up via HDMI cable to the 1021's BD input, the signal indicator shows HDMI, the "program format indicators" are completely blank, and the display shows STEREO.

I can't work out for the life of me, why I only get stereo from the BD input on the 1021. Been through everything I can think of in the software.

Now if I pull the HDMI cable out of the BD input in the back of the 1021 and put it into say HDMI1 then DD works fine. It only doesn't work on the BD input. Problem is that I have other devices connected to the other inputs so I really need to use the BD input for the BD player.

So I don't think the issue is with the player as it gives me DD on other inputs on the 1021 and on all inputs on the 1026. It's only the BD input on the 1021 that's stuck on STEREO. The "SIGNAL SELECT" is set to HDMI (that's the only setting allowed for BD).

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm stuck and pretty frustrated with this. Thanks in advance!
post #2451 of 2664
Found the solution to my own problem after 2.5 hours of frustration: "Fixed PCM" was set to "ON" on the 1021. Changed it to "OFF", changed sources and back again and finally I have DD.
post #2452 of 2664
Looks like the new iPhone 5, new iPod Touch, and future iPads will NOT connect to Pioneer receivers sold through 2012 via the cable that Pioneer provides.

Apple has come out with a new "Lightning" cable that has a different connector than the old ones. I understand they are selling a 16-pin adapter that will provide some compatibility, but it's not capable of video out.

I contacted Pioneer and was told they were waiting until after the iPhone 5 release to determine what/if they will do anything for compatibility. I couldn't find any new information on their website or here.

Does anyone have any more complete information than I do? I'd like to buy a new iPod Touch, but not if it won't work well with my VSX-1021.
post #2453 of 2664
Isn't the VSX-1021 "Air play" compatible. Hence I never really understood why they bothered with the cable. The new iPod Touch should be able to send music at least to the 1021 via airplay.
post #2454 of 2664
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Isn't the VSX-1021 "Air play" compatible . . . The new iPod Touch should be able to send music at least to the 1021 via airplay.

Thanks. Yes, that's correct, but audio isn't the issue for me, loss of video streaming is what I'm concerned about. The 1021 has a partial implementation of AirPlay that is not capable of streaming video. It could stream video via the cable, but that won't work with the new Apple Lightning cable.

Of course, a $100 work-around would be to buy an AppleTV to mirror what's on the iPod Touch, but that won't work with my hand-cranked CRT TV.
post #2455 of 2664
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Originally Posted by sfoow12 View Post

Isn't the VSX-1021 "Air play" compatible. Hence I never really understood why they bothered with the cable. The new iPod Touch should be able to send music at least to the 1021 via airplay.

Yea, also it seems the VSX-1021-K doesn't work with iOS6.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem?
post #2456 of 2664
I've updated all my devices to ios6 and airplay works perfect.
post #2457 of 2664
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Originally Posted by brapril714 View Post

I've updated all my devices to ios6 and airplay works perfect.
I must be doing something wrong, ugh. Although I had no problem with initial setup on previous iOS.
post #2458 of 2664
Hi All,
I've been searching for around 4 weeks to find what can cause this volume problem.
And finally solution,
1. Do not use any energy protecting or voltage controlling or some kind of fancy plugs, this baby has its own protection, just plug it to wall. (IN EUROPE DO NOT PLUG A 110V US VERSION TO A 220V)
2. Try it at another room, if it works use the electricity from that room.
3. Try it at friends home, if it works buy a 750watt ups.

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Originally Posted by geotivo View Post




FOLLOW UP: Okay, after several Pioneer Techs couldn't figure it out other than "must be a bad unit," found a local service shop that thought he knew the issue. According to him there are actually a two motors inside the unit (mechanical rather than electrical controls???) that affect volume and mute, that would explain the volume turning itself down.


From what he said these motor are prone to die (I imagine anything with moving parts has a higher probability to fail vs ICs.), and they are in a fairly difficult area to get at to service them. As such his recommendation was to not go with Pioneer due to the higher cost of ownership. [Unit was just a few days old.]


I offer this as unverified, second-hand info, and leave it to the reader to take this as they will.


But the "solution" to this problem in this case was to return the unit and get another brand.





FWIW: Found one other case of the same problem that wasn't on this board: http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=141991
post #2459 of 2664
I began having issues with my 1021. I originally purchased it from Best Buy with a warranty. I took it in to get serviced. They couldn't repair it so they gave me store credit for it. I thought that the 1022 would be as good as the 1021 so I picked it up. 1022 is nothing compared to the 1021. You can't go in and manually adjust the EQ like you could on the 1021. This one will go back. Thinking about a pioneer elite brand if I can't find another 1021.
post #2460 of 2664
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Originally Posted by fromdaatx View Post

I began having issues with my 1021. I originally purchased it from Best Buy with a warranty. I took it in to get serviced. They couldn't repair it so they gave me store credit for it. I thought that the 1022 would be as good as the 1021 so I picked it up. 1022 is nothing compared to the 1021. You can't go in and manually adjust the EQ like you could on the 1021. This one will go back. Thinking about a pioneer elite brand if I can't find another 1021.

If you can find 1121k you have an elite pioneer at non-elite price but 1121k is now replaced by the new series.

Check BB as I read somewhere they had many AVR on clearance last week.
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