Originally Posted by ZXSpeccy
No zone 2 AirPlay or HMG on zone 2.
I think it's been evident by the responses here that this is untrue.
Originally Posted by ace1281
Im not having any luck with hdmi pass through and about to give up on it and just use the amp every time I use the tv. My question is how much electricity does the amp use if I have the volume half way using a 5.1 system. Is it similar to leaving four 55 watt light bulbs on while I watch tv?
I've been keeping track of my system's power usage recently, but not the receiver specifically. I noticed today that with my setup playing via Airplay in a 3.0 setup around -14dB, it was squeezing out 280-300watts, but that's with my other components (ATV2, LED TV, 2 subs, PS3) connected and powered off. I'm not inclined to dig into my cabinet just to separate the receiver's power cord, but I can give you a roundabout estimate comparing whatever setup you want vs all components powered off.
Originally Posted by meledward
AIRPLAY - Issue - Question
DSLMOdem -> switch Hub -> wireless Router
Computer and Ipod run off wireless router.
Reciever runs off Switch Hub.
Ipod can control the receiver just fine.
But I can not get airplay to find the receiver. If I move the receiver to the wireless router then it will be found by airplay.
The receiver gets Ip Address of 192.168.2.11 if on switch hub, and 192.168.2.12 if on the wireless router.
So, is this an airplay limitation or perhaps a forwarding/configuration issue on the wireless router?
Can you manually configure airplay to look at an address for a device?
This could depend if it's a switch or a hub as someone else mentioned. I'm not sure if AirPlay would work if you have a 10/100/half segement of the network.
My first troubleshooting step when AirPlay acts up is to forcibly close the music app. Next would be to cycle power on the receiver, followed by power cycling the router. This has worked every time for me.
Originally Posted by AlexSing
Can someone answer this for me too, how do you get music out of all speakers?
If your source is just 2-channel, you'll have to change the listening mode to a surround mode that replicates the sound to the other channels.
Originally Posted by ajadudu
I am trying to get this setup, someone mentioned it is possible but I just can't get this to work.
This is what I setup:
System Setup -> Manual SP -> Speaker system -> Speaker B:
With this I get
a) No volume control capability (i.e. mute)
b) 7.1 speakers working. However, back surround plays what is playing in zone2. Switch off zone1 and back to speakers still work. Change zone2 source and 5.1 speakers playing zone1 source, other 2 rear speakers play something else. No good.
System Setup -> Manual SP -> Speaker system -> Zone 2:
a) Volume control capability (i.e. mute)
b) 5.1 Speakers working
c) Zone 2 does not play in zone 1(obvious as the two rear speakers are disabled).
Does anyone have a way around this?
I want to be able to have 7.1 in zone1, control the volume in both zones independently and not have zone 2 'bleed' into zone1 via the rear speakers in zone1.
Originally Posted by George33027
My opinion is that you can only have 7.1 OR 5.1 plus zone 2 OR 5.1 plus speaker B.
Depending on your rear connections, the zone 2 needs to be in the zone 2 connections, OR for speaker B the speaker B connections.
The stereo for either B or Zone 2 comes from the 7.1.
Keep re-reading the manual for speaker configurations.
Then follow up in the set-up.
Originally Posted by J Zeilinger
Thinking of buying this unit. I have a 10 year old Pioneer Elite tv with Component in (1080i).
Will this receiver (VSX-1021) allow my HDMI 1080p sources to be output via component to the TV?
I'm asking because i am now returning an ONKYO NR609 which does not. On this Onkyo, only component sources can be output via component. Seems crazy to me and want to confirm the Pioneer does what i need it to.
The receiver will not down-convert digital HDMI signals. Nothing out of the ordinary there.
A note about Apple TV... I've recently run into issues where I received the error message that my connection doesn't support HDCP. I seemed to have fixed this by switching the ATV to the Video 1 input rather than the first 'Assignable' input. Just a heads up that all HDMI inputs might not pass this signaling.