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post #3121 of 3289
All working now, did not work at first, but tried again with all the HDMI cables removed and it worked., Red HDMI light is back in. That Denon 1913 I had picked out will have to wait.. Thanks!
post #3122 of 3289
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Originally Posted by paradyne64 View Post

All working now, did not work at first, but tried again with all the HDMI cables removed and it worked., Red HDMI light is back in. That Denon 1913 I had picked out will have to wait.. Thanks!
kool...don't be alarm ..it may happen again...as i said before its the hdmi control..or hand shake as some call it...if it does just unplug the unit from ur power center for 10 sec'c and back in power it on with stand by... its a fault that this 1121-k has ..but for the very good sound quality of this avr ..i live with from time to time ...
post #3123 of 3289
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

No ..on the bypass ..but have a question why? am not sure whats the benefit's ....when it comes to bypass ..you can configure the outlaw ..to work by using ur avr fronts ..to the sub.. but i still dont see the benefits of this way of hooking up the sub....most if not all avr subwoofer..xover points are form 80HZ to about 200HZ which common across the board .....

The 1121 is somewhat limited on the lower end for exact crossover since I can only pick 50hz or 80hz. I wanted to try crossing it around 60hz to better match my speakers specs since they go down to 55hz. Of course the speakers specs are probably not real world measurements, but I wanted to play with the settings to see what kind of results I get. I also wanted to see if there were any other best practices for LFE since I am new to having a more advanced sub like this. I previously used a HTIB sub with just one dial for volume.
post #3124 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Nick_WI View Post

The 1121 is somewhat limited on the lower end for exact crossover since I can only pick 50hz or 80hz. I wanted to try crossing it around 60hz to better match my speakers specs since they go down to 55hz. Of course the speakers specs are probably not real world measurements, but I wanted to play with the settings to see what kind of results I get. I also wanted to see if there were any other best practices for LFE since I am new to having a more advanced sub like this. I previously used a HTIB sub with just one dial for volume.
ok.. i see what you mean ...in that regard ...the outlaw is a beast of a sub.. and very flexible when it comes to xover options
post #3125 of 3289
http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?130053-anothor-Newbie-needing-Amp-advice/page2

I WAS WONDERING IF THIS IS TRUE IN THE LINK I PROVIDED ABOUT THE 5V ON THE RECEIVER AND CAN I USE THIS METHOD TO HOOK IT UP TO AN EMOTIVA ET3 THAT WILL THEN SEND OUT THE 12V TRIGGER TO MY AMP AND WHAT CABLE DO I NEED ON THE PIO SIDE TO CONNECT TO THE ET3 THANKS IN ADVANCE
post #3126 of 3289
Hi!

I know this thread is super old but could you upload the iControl2AV1.0 apk again? please please please!!!

Thanks!

Brice
post #3127 of 3289
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Originally Posted by briceportier View Post

Hi!

I know this thread is super old but could you upload the iControl2AV1.0 apk again? please please please!!!

Thanks!

Brice

Look at Post # 422 :

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1330154/pioneer-vsx-1121-owners-thread/420
post #3128 of 3289
Help! My USB firmware option is "grayed out" whether a properly formatted stick is inserted or not. What am I doing wrong?
post #3129 of 3289
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Originally Posted by highnotefan View Post

Help! My USB firmware option is "grayed out" whether a properly formatted stick is inserted or not. What am I doing wrong?
Things to try.
Use a small USB stick (8GB or less)
Make sure it is formatted FAT 16 or FAT 32
Only have the update files on the stick (NOT the containing folder).
Some users have had trouble with specific brands of USB stick, but I do not recall what brand they were using.
post #3130 of 3289
I've been looking at the SC-1222 tonignt and was wondering if this unit would be worth buying. I know it has better amps than the 1121 but I find little else better. Any thoughts?
post #3131 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Hubertoliver View Post

I've been looking at the SC-1222 tonignt and was wondering if this unit would be worth buying. I know it has better amps than the 1121 but I find little else better. Any thoughts?
to be honest I to have taken a look at the sc1222..but when you carefully look at the two..there's not much of a deference.. in the two the biggest deference is class D amplifier..
post #3132 of 3289
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

to be honest I to have taken a look at the sc1222..but when you carefully look at the two..there's not much of a deference.. in the two the biggest deference is class D amplifier..

I did notice also it's not THX certified.
post #3133 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Tom1968 View Post

Things to try.
Use a small USB stick (8GB or less)
Make sure it is formatted FAT 16 or FAT 32
Only have the update files on the stick (NOT the containing folder).
Some users have had trouble with specific brands of USB stick, but I do not recall what brand they were using.


Still no luck, have tried several generic USB sticks of various sizes. All formatted as FAT32. Option on screen remains "grayed out" even after the stick is inserted. Anybody know of a way around this?
post #3134 of 3289
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Originally Posted by highnotefan View Post

Still no luck, have tried several generic USB sticks of various sizes. All formatted as FAT32. Option on screen remains "grayed out" even after the stick is inserted. Anybody know of a way around this?
Are you absolutely sure it is not already up to date?
post #3135 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Tom1968 View Post

Are you absolutely sure it is not already up to date?

Yes. the version check shows the original build the unit was shipped with...
post #3136 of 3289
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Originally Posted by highnotefan View Post

Help! My USB firmware option is "grayed out" whether a properly formatted stick is inserted or not. What am I doing wrong?
hey..well am not sure what you are trying to do ? but it sounds like you are trying to update the 1121-k ..by usb.. you said that the update option..is grayed out ? ..'.ok here's
what to try first if you set up the AVR with the cd-rom ..make sure it setup in expert mode..if you did not setup by cd-rom...go in the main setting and set the AVR to expert..not basic... then try the update by usb. again, you have the AVR in( basic mode)..when its in this mode..you get the grayed out ....pls go to operation mode ..and set to expert..you will be able ..to do your update..by usb or internet..
Edited by pioneertop - 2/27/13 at 10:55am
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Is anyone by chance looking to off load their 1121? I'm definitely in the market for a nice functioning unit. Thought about the 1222k but looking to be under $500.... Thanks!
post #3138 of 3289
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Originally Posted by no cigar View Post

Is anyone by chance looking to off load their 1121? I'm definitely in the market for a nice functioning unit. Thought about the 1222k but looking to be under $500.... Thanks!

Returned your PM.
post #3139 of 3289
I have a 1121,ps3 ,panasonic tcp65gt30 and logitech harmony 1.When I touch "watch tv"on the remote what should happen is the 1121 turns on,switches to tv/sat(for the audio-the sat rec is hooked directly to the tv via component for a particular reason)and turns on the satellite rec.All that happens except after about a 5 second delay the ps3 turns itself on and the tv switches over to hdmi 1-which is how the 1121 is hooked to the tv.I looked at the programing for the remote it looked ok.So I tried to strip it down to as simple as possible.I unplugged the hdmi cable that runs from the 1121 to the tv at the tv end.I made sure the ps3 was plugged into a standard power.I then manually(no remote)turned on the 1121.The ps3 still turns itself on after a delay although the tv doesnt change inputs.One more thing-I went into the 1121 menu and turned hdmi control off.Any ideas?
post #3140 of 3289
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Originally Posted by tylerh View Post

I have a 1121,ps3 ,panasonic tcp65gt30 and logitech harmony 1.When I touch "watch tv"on the remote what should happen is the 1121 turns on,switches to tv/sat(for the audio-the sat rec is hooked directly to the tv via component for a particular reason)and turns on the satellite rec.All that happens except after about a 5 second delay the ps3 turns itself on and the tv switches over to hdmi 1-which is how the 1121 is hooked to the tv.I looked at the programing for the remote it looked ok.So I tried to strip it down to as simple as possible.I unplugged the hdmi cable that runs from the 1121 to the tv at the tv end.I made sure the ps3 was plugged into a standard power.I then manually(no remote)turned on the 1121.The ps3 still turns itself on after a delay although the tv doesnt change inputs.One more thing-I went into the 1121 menu and turned hdmi control off.Any ideas?

Hi.

It may have to do with your Harmony setup. I have the Harmony 700 and these links helped me.

http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11687/~/adjusting-the-power-on-delay-on-a-harmony-600%2F650%2F700-remote

http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12333/~/my-activities-never-work-correctly-when-first-powering-on-my-devices-with-my

Regards.
post #3141 of 3289
I am using expert mode...and this update is not available over the internet per Pioneer website...
post #3142 of 3289
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Originally Posted by highnotefan View Post

I am using expert mode...and this update is not available over the internet per Pioneer website...
Just went through the same non-sense with the menu being greyed out. I finally got a different brand memory stick and it worked on the first shot. The stick that would not work was PNY. The stick that worked was Memorex.
post #3143 of 3289
The Harmony being the culprit was my first thought also.That's why I turned on the 1121 manually with my finger-no remote involved.
post #3144 of 3289
Been having this same problem since I got this a year ago. Sent email to Pioneer, but of course they claimed they never heard of the problem before! I get the popping noise occasionally, no matter what the settings!
post #3145 of 3289
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Originally Posted by no cigar View Post

Is anyone by chance looking to off load their 1121? I'm definitely in the market for a nice functioning unit. Thought about the 1222k but looking to be under $500.... Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by no cigar View Post

Is anyone by chance looking to off load their 1121? I'm definitely in the market for a nice functioning unit. Thought about the 1222k but looking to be under $500.... Thanks!

If I can't get the damn USB firmware update to take (no luck yet), it's yours, make an offer.
post #3146 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Tom1968 View Post

Things to try.
Use a small USB stick (8GB or less)
Make sure it is formatted FAT 16 or FAT 32
Only have the update files on the stick (NOT the containing folder).
Some users have had trouble with specific brands of USB stick, but I do not recall what brand they were using.

This is getting ridiculous. I've tried all of the above and no luck. I've even called Pioneer and they say the same thing. No way should this be that difficult, I am college-educated.
The USB option is GRAYED OUT. Meaning NOT AVAILABLE. In a world where things make sense, it should NOT BE NECESSARY to insert a USB stick into the port to get the GRAYED OUT option to become available. That's just stupid.

An online answer guy suggested I try a USB stick with .mp3's on it to see if that made the unit recognize the USB port. Huh???? This is a FIRMWARE UPDATE. He also said that some colleagues have told him that Pioneer had sent out a "special" USB stick guaranteed to work...yeah right, can I pay cash for that swampland??

Can anybody discern how frustrated I am with this thing?
post #3147 of 3289
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

hey..well am not sure what you are trying to do ? but it sounds like you are trying to update the 1121-k ..by usb.. you said that the update option..is grayed out ? ..'.ok here's
what to try first if you set up the AVR with the cd-rom ..make sure it setup in expert mode..if you did not setup by cd-rom...go in the main setting and set the AVR to expert..not basic... then try the update by usb. again, you have the AVR in( basic mode)..when its in this mode..you get the grayed out ....pls go to operation mode ..and set to expert..you will be able ..to do your update..by usb or internet..

Not quite. Per Pioneer this update MUST BE DONE via USB ONLY. not available via Internet.

Not aware of what you mean by CD-ROM, I'm sure I didn't get one with unit.
post #3148 of 3289
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Originally Posted by highnotefan View Post

This is getting ridiculous. I've tried all of the above and no luck. I've even called Pioneer and they say the same thing. No way should this be that difficult, I am college-educated.
The USB option is GRAYED OUT. Meaning NOT AVAILABLE. In a world where things make sense, it should NOT BE NECESSARY to insert a USB stick into the port to get the GRAYED OUT option to become available. That's just stupid.

An online answer guy suggested I try a USB stick with .mp3's on it to see if that made the unit recognize the USB port. Huh???? This is a FIRMWARE UPDATE. He also said that some colleagues have told him that Pioneer had sent out a "special" USB stick guaranteed to work...yeah right, can I pay cash for that swampland??

Can anybody discern how frustrated I am with this thing?

highnote - been through the update thing and yes it can be very frustrating! A couple of suggestions...

First the 1121 has to recognize that there is a USB stick plugged in. If the menu option is grayed out, then the 1121 has not recognized the USB stick - stupid, but that's how it is. You may have a USB stick that the 1121 doesn't like, or is not formatted correctly. See other posts for brands/types that work or don't and what format works.

BTW, I have done successful firmware updates with several old, small (128-512Mb) USB sticks without re-formatting. In my experience, ones with a light that comes on when plugged into a computer will also light up when plugged into the 1121. Reading other posts, it's newer/larger (8GB+) that have problems.

Second, the 1121 will be looking for the .mem file on the USB stick, not the .zip file that you downloaded from pioneer.com. Make sure you have unzipped the file.
post #3149 of 3289
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Originally Posted by highnotefan View Post

Not quite. Per Pioneer this update MUST BE DONE via USB ONLY. not available via Internet.

Not aware of what you mean by CD-ROM, I'm sure I didn't get one with unit.
ok..that was after.. when pioneer just launch the 1121-k you could have done it by internet ..when i got this AVR last year ..my update was via internet..it was easy and the AVR did it with no prob's

i just tried..it again to update ..and the AVR ..is on Parr..its said ...the current version is the latest. no need to update..1-204-087-119-093
as to the cd rom.. this cd-rom which came in the box...
post #3150 of 3289
So has anyone else noticed that Pandora will stop playing after 3 - 15 songs? At the end of a song it stops and the display goes back to the channel/station name with the treble clef icon. Pressing the select button on the remote starts it up again without a problem, but it's annoying to have to restart it again.

I tried doing a reset with the power cord unplugged for 10+ seconds without any improvement. My internet connection is solid, so that shouldn't be the problem.

Thanks for any ideas! I listen to Pandora a lot, so it would be really nice to get this resolved.
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