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post #2491 of 2663
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Originally Posted by heffneil View Post

If I can't reproduce it how can the service center? Also I use these units everyday so dropping them off for an extended period of time isn't an option.
Just because you can't reproduce it doesn't mean that diagnostics won't find the underlying failure causing it, like a wonky network interface, etc
Your need to have the units doesn't trump the fact that to get service they need to have the units in hand, these aren't high end boutique items that you would expect a loaner for, heck most dealers don't give you a loaner when your car goes in for service.

There's some give and take needed, you can't just complain about what crap these units are, and then when Pioneer says "please bring it in for service" and you you don't do it, that isn't Pioneers fault.
post #2492 of 2663
Weird issue that I discovered when I use my Xbox 360. It's connected via HDMI to the receiver, and I get weird audio 'bugs' when I select dolby digital 5.1. They sound like hickups or cutouts but the lights on the receiver stay on. I've also tried hooking it up via optical, same story there. If I play the sound over the TV speakers (in dd 5.1), I get no sound bugs. If I put the Xbox 360 on Digital Stereo, I don't have any cutouts or weird issues whatsoever. What could be causing this? I've messed around with the settings, but can't seem to come up with a solution.
post #2493 of 2663
Well, I seem to have fixed my problems with DD 5.1 /XBOX 360. I only have speakers A connected and had A & B engaged. Set B to off and my troubles seem to be gone. What is the reasoning behind this? I'm a beginner when it comes to receivers, please don't go too harsh on me smile.gif

Edit: nevermind, spoke too soon. Still have audio bugs (cut outs) via optical as well as via hdmi. I should note that I only have 2 speakers hooked up at the moment with a subwoofer but am planning to expand soon. Digital Stereo works, but why is Dolby Digital glitching up on me?
Edited by KayCee777 - 12/30/12 at 8:22am
post #2494 of 2663
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Originally Posted by gt1434a View Post

I have a vsx-1021 connected to a home computer with a NVIDIA gt-430. When I power the receiver up, it keeps "flashing" trying to establish a connection and then it gives up. I VPNed into the HTPC and everything seems to be working properly on the computer side. I tried to change the graphic card settings (resolution, frequency, etc.) without any luck. Does anybody have any advice on which settings I could have messed up? I just swapped the graphic card from an AMD one and everything was working fine before. Thanks

Do you ever see any display at all? Safe mode work?
post #2495 of 2663
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Originally Posted by Vdawgs22 View Post

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.
post #2496 of 2663
I have Airplay issues even though my receiver is on wired ethernet.
post #2497 of 2663
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Originally Posted by TornadoTJ View Post

I have Airplay issues even though my receiver is on wired ethernet.

Sux. Weird how some have no problems and other just get frustration. What Apple product(s) are you using? It's about time for me to get a new phone, maybe newer models work better?
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iPhone 4 (not 4s), iPhone 5, iPad 2. Normally I prefer to use the iPad for Airplay, because it's easier to deal with the big screen. SiriusXM is a real pain to get to work. iSub will work, but not correctly. BUT, even the built-in Music (iPod) app will not work right. It'll start off OK, then it'll cut out like I have a bad connection. I've recently made some changes to my home network, and although I doubt it'll fix the problem, I will give it a shot this week and see what happens.
post #2500 of 2663
I'm hoping this doesn't jinx my good luck but I couldn't agree more, rdclark. I have had this unit for almost a year now and I am very satisfied with its performance.

If I could change one thing, I would ask that Pioneer release an update for the AirPlay metadata display. The appearance of this on-screen content reminds me of a Vaio Windows Media Center HTPC I owned in 2002. I understand that these graphics may be limited to the on-board microprocessor but a bit of HD font-smoothing ought to be possible. At the very least, the update should fix the issue of album-art distortion. Album art that appears in iTunes as a square (800x800) will show up on the airplay display as vertically squashed (≈800x720). At this point, if I am entertaining, I turn off the TV when using airplay.
Is anyone else bothered by this?
post #2501 of 2663
I just added a martin logan dynamo 300 sub...what manual speaker settings would you recommend? my fronts are polk monitor 70. If I set fronts to "large", sub will only work with dolby digital signal (LFE channel) while if I set fronts to "small", low-frequency content will always go through the sub... not quite sure which setting is the best; since monitor 70's are indeed, large, and have a strong bass response.
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Originally Posted by bigshot82 View Post

I just added a martin logan dynamo 300 sub...what manual speaker settings would you recommend? my fronts are polk monitor 70. If I set fronts to "large", sub will only work with dolby digital signal (LFE channel) while if I set fronts to "small", low-frequency content will always go through the sub... not quite sure which setting is the best; since monitor 70's are indeed, large, and have a strong bass response.
set them to small wtih XO at 80hz or try 50hz if you want.
post #2503 of 2663
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Originally Posted by LForteleoni View Post

At this point, if I am entertaining, I turn off the TV when using airplay.
Is anyone else bothered by this?

I turn my TV off. I use the display on the iPad.

Also, I've noticed since iOS 6, using the devices directly connected with the supplied iPhone cable has become difficult. I have to switch back and forth between the iPod input and another input to finally get it working right.
post #2504 of 2663
I cannot get my Sony BDP-S590 Blu Ray player to display in 1080p. When I use the auto detect, or manually select 1080p output the main menu just flashes on and off on the TV. I have to manually switch the player back to 720p to get a stead picture. Anyone know if this might be an issue with the Pioneer VSX-1021 Receiver? I already tried using another HDMI cord from my PS3 (which does display 1080p) and it did not correct the issue. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
post #2505 of 2663
Does your display support a 1080p input? I have no trouble with either a 590 or 790 outputting 1080p through a VSX1021 to a Panny GT30. IIRC there was some feature of the PS3 which allowed it to ignore the EDID stream from the TV as far as what resolution is supported so you could force an unsupported resolution.
post #2506 of 2663
Yes I have a UN60D7000 Samsung which displays my PS3 and Direct TV in 1080p through the receiver.
post #2507 of 2663
Set HDMI Deep Color to off. Hopefully that will fix the problem.

Edit: that setting is in the 590
post #2508 of 2663
Thanks so much......turning HDMI Deep Color to off fixed it!!!!!
post #2509 of 2663
I spoke too soon! I started messing with the BD ROM 24p output, the DVD ROM 24p output, and the YCbCR/RGB (HDMI) settings and the same flashing screen issue came back. I reset everything back to the original settings and then turned of the Deep Color HDMI but the issue persists. It does seem like this is a blu ray setting issue so maybe I need to move this discussion over to the Sony BDP 590 thread? If you have any other suggestions for either the receiver or blu ray player I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks again
post #2510 of 2663
You'll get more feed back in the 590 forum, but FYI I have BD 24p set at auto or on and DVD 24p off. Also, make sure you have the video processing in the receiver off. It definitely sounds like a HDMI issue since lowering the resolution worked and turning off Deep Color worked, you reduced the bandwidth sent across the HDMI cables and interface and it worked. If there is any way to substitute cables give that a try also.
post #2511 of 2663
Can you assist with where I can find the Video Processing option on the receiver menu, I can't seem to locate it. I did find an HDMI Setup option which was set to off. Should this be on? If so, what control mode should it be set to? All or PQLS?
post #2512 of 2663
The video processing options aren't on the OSD menu. It appears on the display of the VSX 1021. To get to it press the Receiver button and then the Video Parameter Button, the one with the picture of a wrench. By default, Video Processing is ON. Use the up/down arrows to change it to OFF. The instructions are on pg 48 of the Pio Manual.

The HDMI Control option is for HDMI CEC Control. I don't know what the call it on your Sammy. I use it on my Panny TV and VSX 1021 along with ARC. When I turn on the TV the Pio is powered on also for audio. It can be a pain ie if listening to music if I turn off the TV, it will also power of the AVR.
post #2513 of 2663
I face an issue getting the video. Whatever device, I connect via HDMI, the audio works but not the video. Any help would be appreciated?
post #2514 of 2663
I have a VSX 1021 k that my dad bought me for a birthday. I am anything but an audio file and have just been lucky enough to get pass me down equipment. Hence the bells. So I have tried a multitude of different set ups and scowered the user manual and and internet and can't seem to get this receiver to play in a true 2.0 stereo. I also dont seem to find anyone who does it anymore. All users ive found run at least 2.1. I have plenty of highs and mids from the horns but nothing out of the subs? I had an older pioneer vsx 720...... that I've owned for years that drove the hell out of these very efficient speakers with no problem. I can imagine pioneer would put out a receiver that can't be put into a basic 2.0 setup and perform. Help?
Edited by Black88 - 1/12/13 at 10:51pm
post #2515 of 2663
Thanks again for the suggestion Moxie. Again, it worked temporarily and then when I paused to go to the BDP main menu while watching a blu ray the issue came back, Should I turn the Video processing back on the receiver or does that not have any benefit anyway>? Seems like we are out of options on the receiver unfortunately,

Thanks
post #2516 of 2663
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Originally Posted by kiddp View Post

Thanks again for the suggestion Moxie. Again, it worked temporarily and then when I paused to go to the BDP main menu while watching a blu ray the issue came back, Should I turn the Video processing back on the receiver or does that not have any benefit anyway>? Seems like we are out of options on the receiver unfortunately,

Thanks

Update: I switch my video output on the receiver from Auto to 1080i and so far so good. Hopefully that does it. Still though, I'm a little disappointed this thing won't display 1080p.

Thanks for all your help!
post #2517 of 2663
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Originally Posted by kiddp View Post

Update: I switch my video output on the receiver from Auto to 1080i and so far so good. Hopefully that does it. Still though, I'm a little disappointed this thing won't display 1080p.

Thanks for all your help!

Haha now my ps3 and directtv cause the picture to go in and out on the tv when they are in 1080p. I'm not sure how this is getting worse. If I switch the receiver to auto it converts to 1080p and flashes. Originally everything was on Pure, so I switched it back and now I only get 1080i for all of my inputs.
post #2518 of 2663
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Originally Posted by Black88 View Post

I have a VSX 1021 k that my dad bought me for a birthday. I am anything but an audio file and have just been lucky enough to get pass me down equipment. Hence the bells. So I have tried a multitude of different set ups and scowered the user manual and and internet and can't seem to get this receiver to play in a true 2.0 stereo. I also dont seem to find anyone who does it anymore. All users ive found run at least 2.1. I have plenty of highs and mids from the horns but nothing out of the subs? I had an older pioneer vsx 720...... that I've owned for years that drove the hell out of these very efficient speakers with no problem. I can imagine pioneer would put out a receiver that can't be put into a basic 2.0 setup and perform. Help?

The receiver will run in 2.0. It sounds like you do not have separate a separate subwoofer, so I believe your key is to set your speaker type to LARGE. If it's still set to small (which almost always works better with a separate powered sub), you'll get no bass in your mains.
post #2519 of 2663
I bought a Pioneer VSX-1022-K 7.2 channel receiver because my home came with 8 in-ceiling mounted speakers (2 in each of 4 rooms) and my old 5.1 receiver was outdated and was not powerful enough to drive all 8 speakers. However, even though there is some improvement, the speakers still aren't able to get loud enough to enjoy in all 4 rooms (I have a 4-way switchbox and even with 1-2 rooms turned on, the sound is still just not as powerful as I would expect). I suspect the extra long length cheap quality speaker wires don't help. What do you suggest I do to help resolve this? I was thinking of buying an amplifier to help fortify & strengthen the power to the speakers. Not sure what kind to get, but I only can spare a couple hundred towards a used amp. Your suggestions & feedback would be most appreciated! Thanks!
post #2520 of 2663
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Originally Posted by Vdawgs22 View Post

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!!
As of last week my 1021 was doing the same thing (Direct TV receiver) you describe in the first paragraph. I pulled the plug, reset etc and it just seemed like it was happening more often. I was going to put the Direct TV in a different HDMI input but for some reason I decided to just try a new HDMI cable first. One week later and no problems. The old HDMI was a year old Dynex cable I got with the new TV/Receiver last year and I had only unplugged it a handful of times so I wouldn't have thought it was a wear issue. Anyway it was a simple fix so I'll take it!smile.gif
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