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post #1981 of 3289
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Originally Posted by jkeener71 View Post

Cool, be nice to get some more feedback from others hopefully.

I'm with ccotenj -- DPLIIx Movie is what I leave mine set to.
post #1982 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Nick_WI View Post

So it seems like Direct is the best option since it allows the most accurate sound to come through. Would you guys recommend TV Surround for normal TV watching? Or does turning on TV Surround actually change the mode off of Direct?

I haven't played with it much, but I have a question about setting sound modes for different inputs. Does each input allow its own unique mode to be set and saved?

let's try this again, now that i have my pio hat on (ignore my deleted post)...

"direct" and "auto" will generally give the same results with a pio avr... only when you introduce matrixing (i.e. dpliix, etc.) would you see "different" results...

turning on any type of "advanced surround" will, by definition, take it out of direct mode, as you are applying post processing to the signal...
post #1983 of 3289
Hi all,

i have a question for the 1121 aficionado's. I searched the thread and couldnt find an answer....

does anyone know why the AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter is not available anywhere? i cant believe its so popular its just sold out...was it discontinued? is there a replacement?
post #1984 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Mr.Hat View Post

Hi all,

i have a question for the 1121 aficionado's. I searched the thread and couldnt find an answer....

does anyone know why the AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter is not available anywhere? i cant believe its so popular its just sold out...was it discontinued? is there a replacement?

Um...

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-AS-BT2.../dp/B004NNULYU

3 left, hurry up!
post #1985 of 3289
For wireless, its on sale again:

TRENDnet 802.11n Wireless Gaming Adapter for $25 + free shipping $25

TRENDnet 802.11n Wireless Gaming Adapter for $25 + free shipping
mwave offers the TRENDnet 802.11n Wireless-N Gaming Adapter, model no. TEW-647GA, for $24.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $17, although it was $5 less during Black Friday week. This adapter connects an Ethernet-ready gaming console to an 802.11n wireless network.
post #1986 of 3289
i saw those too. i wasnt thrilled because it was from a 3rd party vendor. if you check more mainstream retailers....they are all out of stock...that is why i asked
post #1987 of 3289
The Bluetooth adapter is overpriced garbage imo. Same with their wireless adapter.
post #1988 of 3289
has there been any news on the next generation of VSX series
post #1989 of 3289
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Originally Posted by iafzal View Post


You do not want to do that. If you do some of low freq content sent by the AVR to sub will not be played. If you are OK with that then its your choice.

Oh, why is that?
post #1990 of 3289
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Originally Posted by iafzal View Post


You do not want to do that. If you do some of low freq content sent by the AVR to sub will not be played. If you are OK with that then its your choice.

Oh, why is that?

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Originally Posted by jsol View Post

I also struggled with this since I 'downsized' my speakers to the Energy micros. I ended up calling Energy (great, technical folks) and they told me to set the receiver at 150 and run mccac--I was very reluctant, but the speakers sound amazing and the xover sounds right with these speakers. Have you played the speakers for the 50 hour break-in period?
Set the sub at max as others have said--

I haven't done the break in yet.. What music should I be playing for that?

I ended up disconnecting the sub from the lfe pre out and routing right and left speakers through the woofer and set the woofer to"off" and front speakers to "Large" in the speaker settings. this was the set up recommended in the manual for the sub.

I'll compare it with the lfe connection and report back.
post #1991 of 3289
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Originally Posted by aptauto View Post

I haven't done the break in yet.. What music should I be playing for that?

Vanilla Ice - Ice, Ice Baby!
post #1992 of 3289
I saw a previous post when someone asked if you could set a specific xover on the 1121 or if you're forced to choose between 100 or 150, however never saw a reply. Can anyone confirm? I didn't see it specified in the manual although I could have missed it.

Also, I'm not sure if there is a forum for speaker recommendations, but here goes: my 1121 replaced a suddenly dead Denon 1909. I am still using Mirage Nanosats with the sub that comes with the package. My family room was pre-wired for small satellites and my wife won't allow for towers. Here's the problem: the nanosats are spec'd down to 110hz and the sub is spec'd to 120 - essentially forcing me to a 120 xover. However, since the 1121 doesn't allow for a 120 xover, MCACC set it to 150. My question is what's the simplest/cheapest way to get full spectrum coverage:

1. Is there a way to force a 120 xover on the 1121?

2. Buy an Hsu mid bass module (mbm-12)?

3. Buy a fuller spectrum sub - I have found a used Hsu at a good price - their base model (STF-1)

4. Buy new satellites?


Thanks!
post #1993 of 3289
My VSX-1121 relay(s) seem to be quite noisy compared to the 9040 it just replaced.I thought that was an Onkyo issue.Does anyone else hear clacking when switching modes etc?It's pretty loud from over 8 feet away.
post #1994 of 3289
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Originally Posted by jkeener71 View Post

Or possibly another solution, not sure what video card you are running...

See post below:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=1684

I used my SPDIF cable from the video card to the mobo.

I've been trying for years to get 5.1 sound when I hook up my htpc(GTS 250 card)to a 9040.I was semi hoping the 1121 would solve the problem but still no luck.I've tried all sorts of things that I've stumbled across.Anyone have any ideas?I know I didn't give a ton of info but I will be glad to supply it.
post #1995 of 3289
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

I've been trying for years to get 5.1 sound when I hook up my htpc(GTS 250 card)to a 9040.I was semi hoping the 1121 would solve the problem but still no luck.I've tried all sorts of things that I've stumbled across.Anyone have any ideas?I know I didn't give a ton of info but I will be glad to supply it.

Symptoms?

Things you already tried?

So did you have a SPDIF cable with your video card and tried my solution in that previous post?

Helps to give us as much info as possible so we got something to go off of...

And fwiw I can get 7.1 Surround after I connected up that spdif cable.
post #1996 of 3289
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Originally Posted by jkeener71 View Post

Vanilla Ice - Ice, Ice Baby!

BreakDown - Tom Petty
Break Me Shake Me -Savage Garden
I Want to Break Free - Queen

post #1997 of 3289
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Originally Posted by jkeener71 View Post

Symptoms?

Things you already tried?

So did you have a SPDIF cable with your video card and tried my solution in that previous post?

Helps to give us as much info as possible so we got something to go off of...

And fwiw I can get 7.1 Surround after I connected up that spdif cable.

I only get stereo sound.
If I go into control panel /Hardware and Sound/manage audio devices/Digital Audio(HDMI)/Properties/Supported formats/ it says max number of channels 2.It also says HDCP not supported.Toslink also is stereo only.
Basically I'm playing back iso 's from my hard drive but I have the same results playing the actual dvd.I've tried a bunch of different software including(but not limited to)VLC and various Windows Media players.Thanks
post #1998 of 3289
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

If I go into control panel /Hardware and Sound/manage audio devices/Digital Audio(HDMI)/Properties/Supported formats/ it says max number of channels 2.It also says HDCP not supported.Toslink also is stereo only.
Basically I'm playing back iso 's from my hard drive but I have the same results playing the actual dvd.I've tried a bunch of different software including(but not limited to)VLC and various Windows Media players.Thanks

What sound card you running? Creative?

If its onboard, is it realtek? What brand?

Running latest drivers??

Need more info.
post #1999 of 3289
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Originally Posted by iafzal View Post

BreakDown - Tom Petty
Break Me Shake Me -Savage Garden
I Want to Break Free - Queen


The Duke Meets the Earl
Ronnie Earl & Duke Robillard
post #2000 of 3289
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Originally Posted by iafzal View Post

BreakDown - Tom Petty
Break Me Shake Me -Savage Garden
I Want to Break Free - Queen


"fantasy" - aldo nova
"sometimes a fantasy" - billy joel
"just an illusion" - imagination...

post #2001 of 3289
Is there some particular reason I would get a 1 second delay in response (like LCD TV's do) on this receiver?

I bought this a few months ago to go with a new TV. Over time I've been adding things. I run everything through this receiver including a PC and Console games.

What I am having trouble with is that when running through the receiver I get the normal 1 second delay on PC/Consoles like what you would normally on a LCD TV. I have the TV configured correctly that if I connect them direct I have no lag.

I've googled numerous times but haven't found if there is a setting on the receiver for something similar? I would prefer to run these things through the receiver so that I get the sound through it. I am guessing there's some kind of upscaling/motion enhancement that might be happening (via the reciever, not the tv)

Hoping someone here can point me in the right direction.

Thank you
post #2002 of 3289
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Originally Posted by aptauto View Post

Oh, why is that?

Your AVR sends the signal to the speakers to play for different frequency. If you will use the knob on the Sub to limit the freq range it can play, your AVR will not have any idea on this. AVR will send out a larger freq spectrum to the sub based on the cross over and some of it will be cut off by the sub due to the knob set low.
post #2003 of 3289
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Originally Posted by jkeener71 View Post

What sound card you running? Creative?

If its onboard, is it realtek? What brand?

Running latest drivers??

Need more info.

The sound card is part of the Asus p7p55d motherboard.Drivers are up to date as far as I know.
post #2004 of 3289
Just picked up on what seems to be the fairly regular weekend special for $450 at Newegg. Sound is good so far, and I'm just getting into all the settings and setup.

Two issues so far:first, I thought there had been a Night Mode, but I can't find it in the manual, so I can't figure out where to turn it on.

Second, when connecting the HTPC (Windows 7Pro, with AMD 4830 video card with 2x DVI, with audio out over video) I'm unable to get the audio sent out over the HDMI cable. I used to be able to do it (and can when I plug directly into the TV), but when going into the 1121 I don't get the option (Windows says it's not connected). Now the funny thing is if I leave the audio selection on Auto on the 1121 it seems to detect audio there, and switches to that (leaving me without audio that is being run over the optical). If I set it Digital (manually) then all is fine (this had been causing me grief, and lowered WAF considerably) but no HDMI audio (one extra cable, and the optical is in use). So it seems like the receiver and the video card aren't handshaking properly for some reason-if that is the case is it likely just the video card (anyone have a known good card?) or should I go back and try the onboard HDMI port?

Other than those two things I've been pretty happy. I currently have 4 JBL Control 5 speakers, and am looking for a new center and subwoofer- anyone have any suggestions for the pair that comes in total under $300 (NYC apartment so I'm not going to loud [landlords are directly below], and the space isn't too big). I realize that might be way too low even for the subwoofer for some of you, but that's what I've got to work with (I'm glad I was able to get the new AVR at all).
post #2005 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Demani View Post

Just picked up on what seems to be the fairly regular weekend special for $450 at Newegg. Sound is good so far, and I'm just getting into all the settings and setup.

Two issues so far:first, I thought there had been a Night Mode, but I can't find it in the manual, so I can't figure out where to turn it on.

Second, when connecting the HTPC (Windows 7Pro, with AMD 4830 video card with 2x DVI, with audio out over video) I'm unable to get the audio sent out over the HDMI cable. I used to be able to do it (and can when I plug directly into the TV), but when going into the 1121 I don't get the option (Windows says it's not connected). Now the funny thing is if I leave the audio selection on Auto on the 1121 it seems to detect audio there, and switches to that (leaving me without audio that is being run over the optical). If I set it Digital (manually) then all is fine (this had been causing me grief, and lowered WAF considerably) but no HDMI audio (one extra cable, and the optical is in use). So it seems like the receiver and the video card aren't handshaking properly for some reason-if that is the case is it likely just the video card (anyone have a known good card?) or should I go back and try the onboard HDMI port?

Other than those two things I've been pretty happy. I currently have 4 JBL Control 5 speakers, and am looking for a new center and subwoofer- anyone have any suggestions for the pair that comes in total under $300 (NYC apartment so I'm not going to loud [landlords are directly below], and the space isn't too big). I realize that might be way too low even for the subwoofer for some of you, but that's what I've got to work with (I'm glad I was able to get the new AVR at all).

Night mode is ALC.
post #2006 of 3289
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Originally Posted by RRizzle View Post

HMG is selected. I see the airplay icon but I only see my apple tv 2. I've tried everything I know as well as the various fixes pertaining to IPv6 but no go for me. I'm going to swap out the router next but I've had enough for today. I'll report back if this issue doesn't drive me insane first. Thanks guys.

I ended up isolating the receiver, laptop, and iphone on an extra Linksys router I had laying around. The VSX-1121 appeared as an airplay device through my iphone and iTunes without any issues. It appears that the receiver doesn't play nice with the standard Xfinity Triple Play modem/router (Model = SMCD3GNV). Problem solved.

Its a very nice receiver and this last piece was so bothersome. Now I can enjoy the receiver.
post #2007 of 3289
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

I've been trying for years to get 5.1 sound when I hook up my htpc(GTS 250 card)to a 9040.I was semi hoping the 1121 would solve the problem but still no luck.I've tried all sorts of things that I've stumbled across.Anyone have any ideas?I know I didn't give a ton of info but I will be glad to supply it.

It's not your receiver, it's your PC that is the problem. It has to be a driver or setup issue in Windows. The M/B you have seems to indicate it should work. I would visit the Asus site and get the latest sound drivers for your M/B. Then make sure you have enabled digital audio from the Win control panel and setup the rest of the options.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...luxe/#download
post #2008 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Gary Quiring View Post

It's not your receiver, it's your PC that is the problem. It has to be a driver or setup issue in Windows. The M/B you have seems to indicate it should work. I would visit the Asus site and get the latest sound drivers for your M/B. Then make sure you have enabled digital audio from the Win control panel and setup the rest of the options.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...luxe/#download

I'm going to have to agree its probably your audio drivers. Please try that first, I seriously doubt its the receiver. Good Luck.
post #2009 of 3289
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Originally Posted by jkeener71 View Post

I'm going to have to agree its probably your audio drivers. Please try that first, I seriously doubt its the receiver. Good Luck.

Got it!I found out I had downloaded the updated driver quite a while ago-it didn't install correctly.Thanks for everyone's help-it's been one of those issues that's been bugging me for a long time.
post #2010 of 3289
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

Got it!I found out I had downloaded the updated driver quite a while ago-it didn't install correctly.Thanks for everyone's help-it's been one of those issues that's been bugging me for a long time.

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