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post #2521 of 2663
Hi all, having an issue with my 1021 and hope those better versed in this excellent receiver can help!

My 1021 has been working great until I added a Roku 2 XS to the mix recently. This doesn't happen every time but sometimes when I switch over to the Roku I don't get sound or video to my TV. I have the Roku connected to the "DVD" HDMI port on the Pioneer and sent to my Panasonic plasma TV from there via HDMI out as all my other components do successfully (PS3, Comcast DVR).

I've tried connecting the Roku directly to my TV and it works fine that way, even if I switch directly during one of these times where I can't get it to display via the 1021 so the Roku doesn't appear to be the issue.

The 1021 is powered on for all of these scenarios and it doesn't appear to matter if I use my Harmony to switch everything to the right mode or use all the respective individual remotes to switch things manually. One thing that does appear to help is if I unplug the Roku and plug it back in it will often fix the issue but I lose my place in movies so that isn't ideal either.

Greatly appreciate any and all suggestions, I'm at a loss on how to fix this...

Thanks!
post #2522 of 2663
I just purchased the 1021 and noticed that all of my volume levels were very low (old Kenwood system would rock the house with crisp highs and deep lows), now all of my bass is GONE! I adjusted the speaker levels manually and set the front large speakers to MAX and it help a little. I purchased a Cerwin Vega SUB150 from a friend and want to make sure I am connecting it correctly. The 1021 has a single SUBWOOFER pre out, but the Sub has left and right low level inputs. What is the best practice for making the connection between these 2 connections?
post #2523 of 2663
I love my 1021 but I have one nagging issue.

I have my DirecTV receiver hooked up, sound only using digital audio.
That way I can watch TV without the receiver on.
What happens, when I select the HDMI input on my TV, then the source on the 1021 (i.e. PS3, Wii U), the receiver will just turn the setting back to DirecTV(digital audio) leaving me with a blank screen.
I have to reselect the source again.
It auto switches about 95% of the time.

Is there a setting I am missing?
post #2524 of 2663
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Originally Posted by ajw771 View Post

I just purchased the 1021 and noticed that all of my volume levels were very low (old Kenwood system would rock the house with crisp highs and deep lows), now all of my bass is GONE! I adjusted the speaker levels manually and set the front large speakers to MAX and it help a little. I purchased a Cerwin Vega SUB150 from a friend and want to make sure I am connecting it correctly. The 1021 has a single SUBWOOFER pre out, but the Sub has left and right low level inputs. What is the best practice for making the connection between these 2 connections?

The front speakers have to be set to "small" for the sub to work properly. I have mine connected to the "Left" input on the sub.

If you can, run the MCACC setup and it will set everything to correct levels, then you can make minor adjustments if you want to afterwards.
post #2525 of 2663
i just got a 3D TV.

i have a 3D TV (UN65ES8000FXZA), 3D-capable HDMI cables (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00316263Y/), the VSX-1021-k, and an early PS3 (i think about 6 months after launch, still has the PS2 backward compatibility).

i also have the 3D bluray of how to train your dragon.

as best i can tell, that's the right recipe for 3D watching experience -- but when i try to play the movie in 3D it refuses to play and pops up a message that i must have a 3D enabled TV and player...



is there something i'm missing?

thanks!
Edited by nemanin - 1/31/13 at 8:27pm
post #2526 of 2663
Is your PS3's firmware up-to-date?
post #2527 of 2663
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Originally Posted by nemanin View Post

i just got a 3D TV.

i have a 3D TV (UN65ES8000FXZA), 3D-capable HDMI cables (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00316263Y/), the VSX-1021-k, and an early PS3 (i think about 6 months after launch, still has the PS2 backward compatibility).

i also have the 3D bluray of how to train your dragon.

as best i can tell, that's the right recipe for 3D watching experience -- but when i try to play the movie in 3D it refuses to play and pops up a message that i must have a 3D enabled TV and player...



is there something i'm missing?

thanks!
Did you go back through video set up? The ps3 will then see that you are connected to a 3D capable display, and ask you what your screen size is.
post #2528 of 2663
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Originally Posted by Rickytee View Post


I have a 1020-K. On it, you have to use the "SIGNAL SEL" button on the remote control to select OPTICAL. It sounds like your set to "AUTO" meaning it takes the best signal available.


Once I started mastering this button, I have opened up a ton of "mixing" possibilities of watching video from one source and listening to audio from another source. If you want to know more, I could go on for a while on this subject.
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post #2529 of 2663
^^
now there's a happy man biggrin.gif
yes, using the Signal Select is a nice trick to mate video with various audio sources wink.gif just plug couple of audio sources into same input as video & choose which one to use.

good tip.
post #2530 of 2663
This may have been answered but I cant seem to find it. I own a 1021k and I also own Polk rtia7s. yes the speakers are biampable... When you bi amp from this AVR is it passive or active? Does anyone have any experience with this combination?

Disregard that if you biamp you can only run 5.1... yes i know...

Anyway thanks for the help ahead of time.
post #2531 of 2663
I just called Pioneer and they said that the internal crossovers are passive and NOT active....

I do have one other question though. Are you able to control the level of a connected subwoofer throught the LFE from the remote control? I have noticed that depending on what Im playing through the receiver on different inputs.... the subwoofer volume is not consistent. For example... I might be listening to TV through the system and have everything set fine. However when I turn to HMG and listen through airplay from my phone the subwoofer level would be way to low and I would have to manually adjust it on the subwoofer.....

And thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
post #2532 of 2663
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Originally Posted by Justind123 View Post

I just called Pioneer and they said that the internal crossovers are passive and NOT active....

I do have one other question though. Are you able to control the level of a connected subwoofer throught the LFE from the remote control? I have noticed that depending on what Im playing through the receiver on different inputs.... the subwoofer volume is not consistent. For example... I might be listening to TV through the system and have everything set fine. However when I turn to HMG and listen through airplay from my phone the subwoofer level would be way to low and I would have to manually adjust it on the subwoofer.....

And thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

There is a Channel Level control on the remote. Press Receiver, then Ch Lvl until the channel you want shows on the display, then use the 4-way to adjust it.
post #2533 of 2663
Is the VSX-1021 the same reciever as the VSX-50 Elite? Is the "Elite" title and 2 year warranty the only diffrence?
post #2534 of 2663
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Originally Posted by cet99 View Post

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


Please school me on how you got your Direct TV box to do HDMI pass-thru. There is a good chance we have diffrent DirectTV models but I would love to hear what your solution was.
post #2535 of 2663
This is my first Receiver, so pardon my ignorance.
I just began setting the Receiver setup. I'm trying to get the Home Media Gallery setup to play my music files on my computer via DLNA. I've got the wireless connection active (able to play Internet Radio). In fact, my Receiver is showing my Computer and the name of my Music Library that I setup in Windows Media Player 12. The problem is that when I go to the Music Library folder on the Receiver, the folders are all empty. So, "All Music" is empty, "Genres" is empty, "Artists" is empty, etc.

How do I get these to populate with music from my computer? Help is sincerely appreciated!
post #2536 of 2663
I have had my 1120K for a few years and have just added "B" speakers (Polk Audio Atrium 6) for my porch. I ran the speakers for about 15 minutes at a medium to loud volume (about 1/2 way on the app) and the receiver just turned off! This happened twice. I then ran it for 45 minutes at a low volume and there was no similar problem. The only input was the internet radio and no other attached systems were turned on. Obviously, I have tripped something but what? And what can I do about it?

I purchased these speakers for a party we are having in a few months and I am hoping that this does not mean that I also need to buy a new receiver!!

And no, I don't think that my neighbors were able to sneak into my house to turn off the system! biggrin.gif

Any recommendations?
post #2537 of 2663
Check your speaker wire for the b run.
post #2538 of 2663
Also, how long is the run and what gauge is the speaker wire? These amplifiers are not terribly robust, and don't have a lot of current reserve. To give a ridiculous example, 200 feet of 22ga speaker wire would drop impedance by almost 4 ohms. That would turn almost any speaker into an unsuitable load for one of these low-end AVRs.

Also, outdoor applications require far more amplifier power for the same subjective volume, because of the lack of reflective surfaces. Sound just keeps going out into the air.
post #2539 of 2663
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

Also, how long is the run and what gauge is the speaker wire? These amplifiers are not terribly robust, and don't have a lot of current reserve. To give a ridiculous example, 200 feet of 22ga speaker wire would drop impedance by almost 4 ohms. That would turn almost any speaker into an unsuitable load for one of these low-end AVRs.

Also, outdoor applications require far more amplifier power for the same subjective volume, because of the lack of reflective surfaces. Sound just keeps going out into the air.

I double checked the wiring and tried it again. This time, it worked!smile.gif However, the warning about the wire is concerning. This was just a test of the system as I now plan to run wire in the walls. I guess that the speaker wire runs will be about 75'. Normally, I use 18ga wire, but I wonder if I should be using 12ga or even, 10ga (which I hear is a real pain to use). Also, as I am running from speakers on a porch to a the AVR inside, and some of the wire will go outside.

My primary speaker wire vendor to date has been MonoPrice, but their speaker wire seems to exclude exterior use. Does that really matter? Do you have any recommendations on a good wire to get? confused.gif
post #2540 of 2663
12ga should be fine, but you do want jacketed wire rated for in-wall use. As for the outdoor rating, if it's protected from moisture you're probably OK. I'd go with something like http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10239&cs_id=1023901&p_id=4037&seq=1&format=2.
post #2541 of 2663
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

12ga should be fine, but you do want jacketed wire rated for in-wall use. As for the outdoor rating, if it's protected from moisture you're probably OK. I'd go with something like http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10239&cs_id=1023901&p_id=4037&seq=1&format=2.

Thank you! I'll go order it now!
post #2542 of 2663
Quote:
Originally Posted by cet99 View Post

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
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Originally Posted by wouldman View Post

Please school me on how you got your Direct TV box to do HDMI pass-thru. There is a good chance we have diffrent DirectTV models but I would love to hear what your solution was.

I too am interested in knowing how you were able to get HDMI-pass thru to work with a Direct TV box. With everything I have tried, I have not been able to get the signal to pass through. (HR34 "Genie" Direct TV DVR).

As an alternative, I had to run the Direct TV signal directly to the TV with one HDMI cable and use the Audio Return Channel (ARC) and HDMI-CEC controls to return the signal from the TV to the receiver through a second HDMI cable. I would love a cleaner solution. I've found that adjusting the volume of the receiver through the TV using HDMI-CEC does work but is very slow (It changes about one volume setting per second). It's OK for now but might not pass the Wife Approval Factor for long.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
post #2543 of 2663
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I've used my 1021 for nearly two years problem-free, but now out of the blue I'm getting the UE22 error. I tried resetting (holding in enter button then powering on) and tried updating the software over the Internet and USB. After the USB update, the message went away, but the next day it came back. I'm guessing it tried to update itself again or something.

I should add first that the UE22 appeared on its own, I did not try to update the software (until afterwards to try and solve the issue). The receiver is connected to my router via Ethernet.

Any ideas on how to solve the problem? I lose sound, then I turn it on and off a few times and the sound comes back, but the UE22 continues to flash on the display.
post #2544 of 2663
Look at this page from the manual. It is listed on the right hand side of page 93.

http://docs.pioneer.eu/Manuals/SC_LX75_ARB7462_manual/?Page=93

Hope it is what you need.
post #2545 of 2663
Yep, I followed the directions in the manual, but I'm still getting the error message. Whe I update over the Internet, the % downloaded goes slowly from 5 to 10 to 15 to 20, then right to 100 and the receiver turns off.

I tried the USB again today, but the receiver keeps saying that I have the latest version
post #2546 of 2663
Try this.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1320705/pioneer-vsx-1021-owners-thread/600#post_21073790

If you do not have luck with the above; try doing a "Hard Reset".

Pull the power cord from the source > hold the power button for a few seconds to release residual current left in it > reconnect the power cord to the source > power up the unit.
Edited by COMPUTIAC - 2/11/13 at 5:54pm
post #2547 of 2663
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Originally Posted by Stoney Jackson View Post

Did you go back through video set up? The ps3 will then see that you are connected to a 3D capable display, and ask you what your screen size is.

eventually i did figure out to do that and it fixed it! thanks for the reply!

and for anyone browsing this forum, you have to go to your PS3 settings and let it detect the display types again now that you have the 3D set up in place.. Once you do that, it will find the 3D display types and let you access 3D content.
post #2548 of 2663
The hard reset seems to have solved my UE22 problem, at least for now!
post #2549 of 2663
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Originally Posted by spurbs View Post

The hard reset seems to have solved my UE22 problem, at least for now!

Great, glad it worked for you.
post #2550 of 2663
can please some one help me??
problem#1 i dont get sound from tv when play film.i mean if i play film from my player(dbt 1713ud) or watch tv channel i get sound from avr's speaker but no sound from tv.i tried easy link (my tv is philips pfl 46 9704)..all i want is sound both from my tv speaker and receiver's speaker at the same time..is it possible??
problem#2 all the time the receiver keep charging my iPod 5..is there any way stop charging it all the time other than connecting the ipod through RCA cable at back side panel(cause front side usb port allow me to control the iPod by remote control)??
thanks in advance..
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