Originally Posted by Vdawgs22
I need help with two issues and appreciate any help!
First, almost daily I need to toggle the receiver on and off more than once bc the sound doesn't work correctly through hdmi and my verizon box... There will be no audio and sometimes a loud popping sound when I try to change channel or volume or really do anything via my cable box...then if I turn box and tv off and on. It should work normally... Any ideas?..
Also, recently my box is not being seen from any of my iOS devices, my Mac or even a windows computer intunes to use airplay.. But icontrolav app works so there is in fact network connectivity..
Thanks in advance!!
Sorry, its been a while since I screened this forum and, my thoughts may not help.
I had popping problem when using my cable boxes (switched cable providers). The aduio portion would just die even though both audio and video were being supplied by the same HDMI cable, this always happened when I started watching cable TV and not with any other audio or video (DVD) sources. I changed the input channel or, HDMI connection (not the cable) into the Pioneer receiver and so far (about a week) have not had the problem re-appear. You might try this. Note, my current cable provider is Verizon and I did have this problem with them as well, until I swapped the input channel. Note, the Verizon STB has an audio selection that specifies whether the TV (fixed) or the STB (variable) controls the audio volume. Obviously, I selected TV even though I use the Pioneer receiver to control the volume. Not sure but, this may help prevent a high volume audio signal go into the receiver.
I've found Airplay to be frustrating. I think a lot of the problems are caused since the receiver (wireless) and Airplay both seem to use the same 2.4 gHZ frequency for transmission. I'll get a loss of signal and then have to go through a bunch of things to get my iPhone to reconnect with the receiver. I also almost always have issues when the router assigns a new IP address to it's attached devices, in this case the Pioneer receiver does not update automatically with the new IP address. I am starting to think this is a handshake issue as my router's security log shows a device being shut out due to too many bad password attempts. Trust me, it's not a real security breach where I live.
What I have done, is re-boot the receiver and the new connection seems to play well with all the other kiddies. Try this by powering on the receiver (I do this via the power button on the receiver) and holding the button depressed until the receiver shuts itself down.
I appreciate my comments on Airplay do not match your problem, but it just might work. Note, this will reacquire an IP address from your router so you'll need to re-sync the icontrolav app to the new IP address.