I bought Pioneer VSX 521 K a couple of months ago and still cannot tell that I am a proud user. Actually, I replaced my old Pioneer VSX 100 (slim receiver) which served me for years without a single problem, the reason for change was just a luck of hdmi and HD video output. Sound was just excellent, with DTS and Dolby decoders.
This is my equipment:
Pioneer 521 K
B&W S 300 subwoofer
B&W 685 front speakers
Xonum surround and central speakers
LG TV 5500
Benq projector MP720p
WD TV live
LG 3D BD player
Cisco HD TV receiver
I do have a problem with Pioneer VSX 521 K, trying to solve it for a months, without success.
When I try to watch TV, sometimes, but not always, I have no sound. I change a sound source, everything, and I found out that only radio works and only in "pure direct" mode. Sometimes sound come later, sometimes not. Sometimes I switch off receiver and switch it on, and after couple of seconds I hear silent "click" and everything works. Sometimes, but not always, when everything works just fine, I change a TV channel and on other channel I have no sound. Sometimes sound comes with a minute delay, sometimes it does not come at all. Everything, so far, seems like "sometimes". I feel like I am depending on receivers mood.
When I watch movie from my WD TV Live player most of the time I do not have problems. But.... sometimes... when I use Youtube player on my WD TV... and I play one song, it comes all right. Second song, my Pioneer tries to recognize sound source again, and give me no sound... And if I play a playlist when someone comes to visit me, my new receiver is tantalizing me, because of "sometimes"...
I think that he is struggling to recognize sound source with variable success.
Also, my LG BD player cannot be displayed on my BENQ projector despite HDMI in the receiver and HDMI out to the projector. My WD TV live works just fine with same connections?! My Cisco HDTV receiver is working fine with component cables but picture is jumping (maybe is protected) when I switch to HDMI source.
My biggest problem is that my previous VSX 100 worked everything within a milisecond, I wasnt thinking of such stupidity at all. He had no HD video connections but everything he had worked like a charm.
Is there any solution (cables, voltage, settings) or I have to admit to myself that I made a mistake with purchase of VSX 521 K?