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post #3001 of 3289
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Originally Posted by nuticles View Post

I will again take your advice. It has been rock solid for the past few days so things are looking great.
Nice setup you have BTW. Especially that plasma - SWEET! smile.gif
thanks...hey what speaker you run off the 1121-k ?
post #3002 of 3289
Some older hand me down 20 year old Kef bookshelf speakers. This is a bedroom unit for now but we'll be moving within 6 months and at that point this will move into the main enterainment area. I could maybe add a sub, but I was thinking I should wait to see where we move. Although it would enhance the bookshelf speakers greatly!

Our roommates have the speakers in the main entertainment area and they have some Polm Monitor 60s and CS1 center with some bookshelf TSI100s in the back. Its pretty nice.

Think I should add a sub now or wait until we move in 6 months? Any personal suggestions on speakers? What do you use?

Thanks!
post #3003 of 3289
Anyone having issues with Pandora recently?
I tried after a few months and I am getting "Server Error" message.

I use a bridge router and wire the Ethernet cable to it from the 1121. It has worked in the past almost flawlessly but not sure what happened now. I can play the music on my network drive so it is connected to the network.
I did update to the latest firmware but had not checked before doing if Pandora was working so not sure it that had anything to do it with it.

Any suggestions?

Q. In 1121 network setting, are you using any address for Pri and Sec DNS?
Q. What are you using for DHCP? I have it turned off as I have assigned a fix address in my router for the 1121.
Q. Anyone using the a bridge router like me, what is you setting for Gateway and Local DNS? What are using there? I had it both empty but not sure if that is right.

EDIT: OK found the problem myself. Seems when I updated the firmware the DHCP setting in the 1121 became OFF, should be ON. Once done everything works as it is supposed to. Getting both Pandora and Internet Radio working just fine.biggrin.gif
Edited by iafzal - 10/13/12 at 10:34pm
post #3004 of 3289
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Originally Posted by nuticles View Post

Some older hand me down 20 year old Kef bookshelf speakers. This is a bedroom unit for now but we'll be moving within 6 months and at that point this will move into the main enterainment area. I could maybe add a sub, but I was thinking I should wait to see where we move. Although it would enhance the bookshelf speakers greatly!
Our roommates have the speakers in the main entertainment area and they have some Polm Monitor 60s and CS1 center with some bookshelf TSI100s in the back. Its pretty nice.
Think I should add a sub now or wait until we move in 6 months? Any personal suggestions on speakers? What do you use?
Thanks!

OK...thats good i think you will full in love all over again when you move ...lol and yes add a sub...i run polk audio speakers as well RT/600 CSI A4/ FXI 300I/PSW-111 SUB... and it sound very good for the size of my room which is small about 13x14 .....any how chairs...on ur move biggrin.gif
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My 1121 says there is no newer firmware but Pioneer's site says version 1-204-087-119-069 is the latest. Has anyone installed this? Any issues?

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/VSX-1121-K
post #3006 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Gary Quiring View Post

My 1121 says there is no newer firmware but Pioneer's site says version 1-204-087-119-069 is the latest. Has anyone installed this? Any issues?
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/VSX-1121-K

yes thats the latest ..and yes did it ..with no prob's.......
post #3007 of 3289
Have VSX-1021-k with Martin Logan MLT1's.

With BS 21's set-up in 7.1 configuration. The MLT's satellites do not sound very good compared to the BS 21's.

Ordered BS 41's and a C 21 from newegg today, they will sound a lot better.

Going to wait for a discount on the FS 51's to complete the 7.1 set-up again.

The question is : what would be a decent Sub for this? Mind you I still have the Sub from the MLT's 8" I believe. This good enough ?




Up-date: Today newegg.com had the FS 51's for $120. so put the order in.

Looked at the SW-8 sub which goes with the system but, I don't think it is as good as the sub from the MLT's.

Decided to wait until everything is in and setup to see if another sub is needed.
Edited by COMPUTIAC - 10/15/12 at 8:15am
post #3008 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Gary Quiring View Post

My 1121 says there is no newer firmware but Pioneer's site says version 1-204-087-119-069 is the latest. Has anyone installed this? Any issues?
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/VSX-1121-K

Recently updated and had some issues connecting to Pandora so make sure you make a noet of your network setting before you update, you may need them otherwise I have not noticed any issues since I updated (a few days ago).
post #3009 of 3289
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Originally Posted by iafzal View Post

Recently updated and had some issues connecting to Pandora so make sure you make a noet of your network setting before you update, you may need them otherwise I have not noticed any issues since I updated (a few days ago).
Did your 1121 see the update via the menu system or did you download on a PC and then use the USB method? Mine is not seeing the update via the web.
post #3010 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Gary Quiring View Post

My 1121 says there is no newer firmware but Pioneer's site says version 1-204-087-119-069 is the latest. Has anyone installed this? Any issues?
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/VSX-1121-K
mine says 1-191-087-119-069 is the latest... frown.gif through the network.
post #3011 of 3289
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Originally Posted by vath View Post

mine says 1-191-087-119-069 is the latest... frown.gif through the network.

no its not the latest...1-204-087-119-069 this is ....
post #3012 of 3289
Network firmware update is not reliable. Check the website and follow the instructions there.
I downloaded firmware from the pioneer sit and did it using the USB driver (FAT formatted).
Takes less than 10 mins.
post #3013 of 3289
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Originally Posted by iafzal View Post

Network firmware update is not reliable. Check the website and follow the instructions there.
I downloaded firmware from the pioneer sit and did it using the USB driver (FAT formatted).
Takes less than 10 mins.

am not sure why you said that?...network firmware update is unreliable...but i have had the 1121-k for about a month now and did network updates both times with no prob's...the unit saw the new update and when i selected to update it did it ....wala...done..
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Guys, please help me out. I have my receiver hooked up to my home theater system with an articulating mount on my TV. I was wondering if there is a way to transmit the sound wirelessly to a speaker for my porch? That way I could have my sliding door closed and still hear what's going on. It would be nice to have the sound continuously go through my home theater system and the speaker, but if I had to switch it between each of them every time I'd still be ok with it.

Any options?

Thanks guys!
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BTW, the receiver is wired to my home network.
post #3016 of 3289
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Originally Posted by akarol View Post

Guys, please help me out. I have my receiver hooked up to my home theater system with an articulating mount on my TV. I was wondering if there is a way to transmit the sound wirelessly to a speaker for my porch? That way I could have my sliding door closed and still hear what's going on. It would be nice to have the sound continuously go through my home theater system and the speaker, but if I had to switch it between each of them every time I'd still be ok with it.
Any options?
Thanks guys!

Wouldn't wireless speakers work ?
post #3017 of 3289
But it would require an RCA to BT or WiFi adapter right? Even so, how do I have the main audio channels replicated to it?
post #3018 of 3289
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

am not sure why you said that?...network firmware update is unreliable...but i have had the 1121-k for about a month now and did network updates both times with no prob's...the unit saw the new update and when i selected to update it did it ....wala...done..
its a personal opinion just do not want to take a chance and brick it. Like doing BIOS update over wireless instead of downloading it then doing it from HDD.
Anyway are there two firmware updates recently? I only saw one couple of months ago.and the other one was last year.
post #3019 of 3289
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

am not sure why you said that?...network firmware update is unreliable...but i have had the 1121-k for about a month now and did network updates both times with no prob's...the unit saw the new update and when i selected to update it did it ....wala...done..
I know why he said it... because when it searches for an update it doesn't always say the correct one is the current one. I had this as well. I first checked online and saw a newer firmware listed on Pioneer's website. I clicked the update on the receiver and it told me my current one was the latest when in fact that wasn't true. I just updated via USB and let it go. Wasn't a big deal but it seems it's not reliable at least when it looks for updated firmware.
post #3020 of 3289
Question: Any way to output from the receiver to a WiFi Speaker if I'm wired via Ethernet? I'm trying to find a solution to my situation. I would like to have wireless speakers in my porch receiving the sound from the receiver that is played from the TV. Preferably the same sound that is already coming off the home theater (at the same time), but can deal with having to switch the outputs if it's simple.
post #3021 of 3289
Well, after two repair trips to my local authorized Pioneer repair center it seems that my VSX-1121 might have issues that can't easily be repaired. I contacted Pioneer after trying to run through the MCACC and, when describing the issue, the product specialist told me that he was going to put me through to the warranty department to see what they could do. I've owned another Pioneer AVR, the 92, and it was always a joy to setup and use. This AVR, after about 6 months of use, has been unplugged or at a repair shop most of its life.

(For anyone interested, when running through the MCACC the unit would often, incorrectly, report reversed polarity on speakers and, more suspiciously, the sound when running through the MCACC NEVER changed. It was as if all speakers were wired interconnected and there was no separation of sound during the tests! Front Left sounded identical to Front Right, etc...and then it would crash at the end of the test and the amp would restart.)

I hope that Pioneer's Warranty reputation is as good as their overall (typical) product quality!

Wish me luck.

Robert
post #3022 of 3289
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Originally Posted by grandmaison View Post

Well, after two repair trips to my local authorized Pioneer repair center it seems that my VSX-1121 might have issues that can't easily be repaired. I contacted Pioneer after trying to run through the MCACC and, when describing the issue, the product specialist told me that he was going to put me through to the warranty department to see what they could do. I've owned another Pioneer AVR, the 92, and it was always a joy to setup and use. This AVR, after about 6 months of use, has been unplugged or at a repair shop most of its life.
(For anyone interested, when running through the MCACC the unit would often, incorrectly, report reversed polarity on speakers and, more suspiciously, the sound when running through the MCACC NEVER changed. It was as if all speakers were wired interconnected and there was no separation of sound during the tests! Front Left sounded identical to Front Right, etc...and then it would crash at the end of the test and the amp would restart.)
I hope that Pioneer's Warranty reputation is as good as their overall (typical) product quality!
Wish me luck.
Robert
i was wondering ..could this be ur mic's the problem?....do you have the option to try a different mic...
post #3023 of 3289
Hey everybody,

I've had the 1121 since March and have loved every minute of it. But today I am no longer getting anything displayed by my TV. I'm not sure what's wrong and hoping someone might know. Also, I made sure to have the right source and input selected smile.gif

I've tried different HDMI inputs on my TV, including the one my cable box is in with no luck.

New HDMI - no video

Restarting everything - no video

Blu-ray - no video

HMG - no video

Receiver menu - no video

Monitor out with HMG = video

I'm thinking my HDMI out port is fried? What do you think?

It should be under warranty still - it's only been 8 months...What will Pioneer have me do? Refund?


Thanks for you help,

Jon
post #3024 of 3289
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Originally Posted by doublej9886 View Post

Hey everybody,
I've had the 1121 since March and have loved every minute of it. But today I am no longer getting anything displayed by my TV. I'm not sure what's wrong and hoping someone might know. Also, I made sure to have the right source and input selected smile.gif
I've tried different HDMI inputs on my TV, including the one my cable box is in with no luck.
New HDMI - no video
Restarting everything - no video
Blu-ray - no video
HMG - no video
Receiver menu - no video
Monitor out with HMG = video
I'm thinking my HDMI out port is fried? What do you think?
It should be under warranty still - it's only been 8 months...What will Pioneer have me do? Refund?
Thanks for you help,
Jon
this unit seems to have some issues when switching from analog to hdmi....try this put on the unit ..if its still no video ..unplug from your power..wait for 10 sec's plug back in ...and see what happens..
post #3025 of 3289
^

that's like the one thing I didn't try...and it worked:D

I'm glad it was such an easy fix! thanks for catchin that one!
post #3026 of 3289
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Originally Posted by doublej9886 View Post

^
that's like the one thing I didn't try...and it worked:D
I'm glad it was such an easy fix! thanks for catchin that one!
ur most welcome....anytime:D:D
post #3027 of 3289
Hello All - First post!
I just hooked up the as-wl300 wireless adapter to the 1121-k and everything is working perfectly. What I would really like to do is play music from my Grooveshark account though. Is there a way to do this? Wirelessly or not. Thanks!
post #3028 of 3289
Sub questions have been posted before, but I am curious if there are any new perspectives.

Ever since I got the 1121 I haven't had the same level of bass or punch that I used to have. I have tried adjusting the sub which has helped a little. Has anyone had any luck making adjustments on the receiver?
post #3029 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Nick_WI View Post

Sub questions have been posted before, but I am curious if there are any new perspectives.
Ever since I got the 1121 I haven't had the same level of bass or punch that I used to have. I have tried adjusting the sub which has helped a little. Has anyone had any luck making adjustments on the receiver?

Have you done the MCACC cals. Normally if you do MCACC you will find the biggest issue is that the sound is thin or does not have bass. If you do it right and follow the instructions using the reverb you can get the bass back.
Check the MCACC forum. Follow post #1 instructions. It is not straight forward as it may seem. You have to do a few iterations to get optimum results.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1112470/official-pioneer-mcacc-thread

Follow the instructions in the above 1st post, especially use reverb info to reduce the sampling delay used by MCACC manually. This will make the sound fuller and bring back the bass.
post #3030 of 3289
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Originally Posted by iafzal View Post

Have you done the MCACC cals. Normally if you do MCACC you will find the biggest issue is that the sound is thin or does not have bass. If you do it right and follow the instructions using the reverb you can get the bass back.
Check the MCACC forum. Follow post #1 instructions. It is not straight forward as it may seem. You have to do a few iterations to get optimum results.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1112470/official-pioneer-mcacc-thread
Follow the instructions in the above 1st post, especially use reverb info to reduce the sampling delay used by MCACC manually. This will make the sound fuller and bring back the bass.

+1

Did not like the way it sounded either but following the instructions in that thread (as well as reading through the thread for a good idea of what MCACC is doing) helped tremendously.
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