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post #1141 of 1569
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Originally Posted by khutchinson22 View Post

I'm also getting the "server error" when trying to use Pandora. Has anyone been successful in resolving this issue?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1442352/pandora-log-in-problem
post #1142 of 1569
I currently have the VSX-9120TXH-k (a.k.a. Elite VSX-91TXH) and just picked up a VSX-1326-K (aka Elite VSX-53). The 1326 did not come with the MCACC mic. Can I use the mic that came with the 9120?
post #1143 of 1569
I have the 52 but have had difficulty playing FLAC's via USB. I have heard variably that the 52 can and cannot do this. Has anybody had success doing it?
post #1144 of 1569
Woohoo...!! Pioneer firmware updates have been posted!!
post #1145 of 1569
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Originally Posted by astrogeeker View Post

Woohoo...!! Pioneer firmware updates have been posted!!

FYI I have a friend who just tried this on his elite 67 and got an error message, So I'm going to wait a few days to run mine. If someone else feels like being the canary in the coal mine for the 53s please post your results!
post #1146 of 1569
I ran the update last night and everything worked fine. I was able to connect to Pandora after the update.
post #1147 of 1569
I figured this out last night, so I thought I would post something if anyone else is having similar issues. The Pandora login UI leaves a lot to be desired!

At the first screen, you have to painfully enter your e-mail address as your login/user id.

To get to the password screen you have to hit 'enter' twice. The first 'enter' advances the cursor 1 space and the second enter 'submits'.

Hope this helps.
post #1148 of 1569
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Originally Posted by DTeuscher View Post

The return button takes you back a screen and you loose everything. I made that mistake the first time.
The round 'enter' button just advances the cursor to the next box to enter another character.
Thanks for the link though! That is probably my issue!

I figured this out last night, so I thought I would post something if anyone else is having similar issues. The Pandora login UI leaves a lot to be desired!

At the first screen, you have to painfully enter your e-mail address as your login/user id.

To get to the password screen you have to hit 'enter' twice. The first 'enter' advances the cursor 1 space and the second enter 'submits'.

Hope this helps.
post #1149 of 1569
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Originally Posted by DTeuscher View Post

I figured this out last night, so I thought I would post something if anyone else is having similar issues. The Pandora login UI leaves a lot to be desired!
At the first screen, you have to painfully enter your e-mail address as your login/user id.
To get to the password screen you have to hit 'enter' twice. The first 'enter' advances the cursor 1 space and the second enter 'submits'.
Hope this helps.

Sorry for the double post. I forgot to quote my earlier post (#1137). How do you delete a post?
post #1150 of 1569

anyone using H.M.G to stream flacs (or whatever) directly to the AVR via DLNA? i'm noticing that some functions don't work.. like pause and FF. stop and play do.. i'm using the PS3mediaserver DLNA server, if that matters. otherwise it works very well.

post #1151 of 1569
Hi all! New VSX-53 owner and have a couple of questions. I've got everything set up and working properly (sort of) and am pretty impressed with the receiver. There's a couple of problems I'm having though:

1. I connect my iPod Nano to the USB on the front, but am unable to do anything when going to "iPod" on the receiver. I get a screen with "Music" and "Video", but I can't select either of them and nothing happens until I back out of the input. I believe the two are talking because the iPod is charging and has "Pioneer" on it's screen. Any idea why I can't do anything with it?

2. Sort of the same problem as above... When I go to H.M.G. I get the screen with all the different options, but I cannot choose anything. The blue selector item/color won't move down the list to let me choose anything at all. Nothing happens and I have to back out of that input too. I'm connected to the internet, and have confirmed it by checking for an update, which it says I have the latest, so I'm not sure what is happening. Even if I didn't have internet connection, which I do, I would assume that it would let me go down to the "Setup" menu and go in there. It doesn't though and seems "stuck" on that page. Any ideas?

Thanks!
post #1152 of 1569
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

Hi all! New VSX-53 owner and have a couple of questions. I've got everything set up and working properly (sort of) and am pretty impressed with the receiver. There's a couple of problems I'm having though:
1. I connect my iPod Nano to the USB on the front, but am unable to do anything when going to "iPod" on the receiver. I get a screen with "Music" and "Video", but I can't select either of them and nothing happens until I back out of the input. I believe the two are talking because the iPod is charging and has "Pioneer" on it's screen. Any idea why I can't do anything with it?
2. Sort of the same problem as above... When I go to H.M.G. I get the screen with all the different options, but I cannot choose anything. The blue selector item/color won't move down the list to let me choose anything at all. Nothing happens and I have to back out of that input too. I'm connected to the internet, and have confirmed it by checking for an update, which it says I have the latest, so I'm not sure what is happening. Even if I didn't have internet connection, which I do, I would assume that it would let me go down to the "Setup" menu and go in there. It doesn't though and seems "stuck" on that page. Any ideas?
Thanks!

for #2, if i understand you correctly, you need to press the > at the far right of the H.M.G. bar.. clicking anywhere else just sets the AVR to HMG mode.. then you can start drilling down via the right arrow within a circle on the right.

post #1153 of 1569
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Originally Posted by astrogeeker View Post

for #2, if i understand you correctly, you need to press the > at the far right of the H.M.G. bar.. clicking anywhere else just sets the AVR to HMG mode.. then you can start drilling down via the right arrow within a circle on the right.

Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't seem to help at all. Here's exactly what's happening:

*I put the AVR into HMG mode
*A screen pops up saying the server is starting (or something like that)
*I get to a page that has 7 options.

This is where I get stuck. The first option is "Internet Radio" and is automatically selected (is highlighted blue). If I push up, down, left or right, nothing happens. The blue highlight is still on "Internet Radio". If I press select to try to access "Internet Radio", nothing happens. It simply just sits on that screen and doesn't allow me to navigate to other options or select the one that it's on.
post #1154 of 1569
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post


Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't seem to help at all. Here's exactly what's happening:
*I put the AVR into HMG mode
*A screen pops up saying the server is starting (or something like that)
*I get to a page that has 7 options.
This is where I get stuck. The first option is "Internet Radio" and is automatically selected (is highlighted blue). If I push up, down, left or right, nothing happens. The blue highlight is still on "Internet Radio". If I press select to try to access "Internet Radio", nothing happens. It simply just sits on that screen and doesn't allow me to navigate to other options or select the one that it's on.


ok,  are we talking about the AVNavigator2 iOS app? if so there's something very wrong. what about navigating directly on the receiver? its a little painful but the structure is the same as on the ios app. That will help narrow down where the problem is.

post #1155 of 1569
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Originally Posted by astrogeeker View Post


ok,  are we talking about the AVNavigator2 iOS app? if so there's something very wrong. what about navigating directly on the receiver? its a little painful but the structure is the same as on the ios app. That will help narrow down where the problem is.

I was having the problem trying to access those things directly through the receiver, but I figured it out. It had to do with my URC remote. Well, actually it had to do with how Pioneer has their remote set up. First let me say that I have my TV on the wall in the living room and all of my components and equipment in the closet in the room directly behind the wall the TV is on. I have a URC remote with RF box so I can control all those things while in the living room. To set up the VSX-53 and be able to see the on-screen menu I quickly set up my URC remote and everything seemed to work fine. I made some changes to the layout of the remote for the AVR no my URC and thought it was pretty much done. Here's where the whole problem comes in. For whatever reason Pioneer has different IR signals for the navigation and select buttons on the original remote depending on which device you've selected. So, I basically had to set up individual remotes for iPod and H.M.G. and shoot the different nav and select buttons into those new remotes set up on the URC. Now everything works as it should. I have no idea why Pioneer thinks they needed to change the IR signal for up, down, left, right and select if you're in iPod or H.M.G. mode, but that's what they did. I think that's pretty stupid they did that as there's no reason to do that, but I'm glad I figured it out. Other than that, I really like this AVR. I tweaked the mic auto-setup a bit and it really is kicking now!
post #1156 of 1569
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Originally Posted by lion2k3 View Post

My VSX-53 stopped displaying video and sound on all inputs. (As far as I know no settings have changed.) In other words, it worked fine, but now I'm getting no output. I also don't hear anything when I use the TUNER input. To be clear, the unit does turn on.


I've tried using HDMI 1 OUT and HDMI 2 OUT. I've tried 2 different televisions. I've unplugged the unit and plugged it back in. Still nothing.


I don't see any warning messages on the display screen of the unit.



My current routing is:

HDMI 1 OUT to TV (Panasonic Viera plasma; also tried one of my computer monitors, which in the past would work)

Inputs:

HDMI 1 - Directv box (via Google TV)

HDMI 2 - Apple TV (1st generation)

BD (HDMI) - Playstation 3

DVD (HDMI) - XBox 360

DVR/BDR (HDMI) - Apple TV (2nd generation)


Power:

Usually it's plugged into a Belkin Power Console. But I've also tried plugging it into the wall.


This may sound strange, but I bought this unit to replace an Onkyo SR-806A because, if I recall correctly, it was doing the same thing. I admit that I was looking for any convenient excuse to get this Pioneer Elite, so I didn't mess around with it much and/or my memory may be fuzzy. Obviously, if it had the same symptom, was that some other component, such as the TV, was flawed. But when I connect the inputs directly to the TV everything works fine. (Also, as I mentioned other display units don't work either.) I suppose I could try testing the HDMI cables...

Hello all, first time caller here. So almost a year later than Lion, I have the same exact problem. I was just watching TV and turned everything off to go put my son to bed. I've come back about an hour later, turn everything on again and get no output (vid or aud). For instance, I use Windows Media Center through the Xbox. It is fed in on HDMI1 and out to the TV on HDMI1. Auto detect area shows HDMI, above the audio status it shows HDMI, but the blue HDMI output lit up. I tried switching inputs to the computer (Stereo RCA on CD input) and I still get no audio. Nothing is muted, nothing is a different mode than it was before. I've tried powering down and up and pulling the plug after a shutdown but still no change. I've had it sitting on the CD input for about 10 minutes now with music playing from the PC and nothing. The PC shows that audio is being sent to the PC output. I'm completely perplexed.

UPDATE 1: I just tried a factory reset but there's no change.
UPDATE 2: Just upgraded the firmware to 209 and there's still no change.

I'm really worried. I've only had it for a few months and I've never had any problems. This seems *really* odd.

I don't see any follow up posts to Lion's original post this January. Has anyone else ever seen this?

UPDATE 3: Powered down, unplugged from wall, unplugged all HDMI in & out, plugged in, went to CD in, audio OK. Powered down, unplugged from wall, plugged all HDMI back in, plugged in, HDMI light checks HDMI devices, went to CD in, audio OK. Went to HDMI1, video and audio OK. So I'm back up and running. I don't understand why this happened though. Again, I was watching TV, powered down to sleep mode, came back an hour later, powered on and I had the described problem. I didn't change any settings (except renaming inputs from iControl) nor did I physically touch any cables. Any ideas?

Here are some pics from iControl:



J
Edited by jcrayamsterdam - 12/25/12 at 7:34am
post #1157 of 1569
I've never had anything like this happen on my 53, I would call pioneer.
post #1158 of 1569
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Originally Posted by Jestered View Post

Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't seem to help at all. Here's exactly what's happening:
*I put the AVR into HMG mode
*A screen pops up saying the server is starting (or something like that)
*I get to a page that has 7 options.
This is where I get stuck. The first option is "Internet Radio" and is automatically selected (is highlighted blue). If I push up, down, left or right, nothing happens. The blue highlight is still on "Internet Radio". If I press select to try to access "Internet Radio", nothing happens. It simply just sits on that screen and doesn't allow me to navigate to other options or select the one that it's on.

Press the net button on the remote, When I first tried using pandora I couldnt navigate through the options screen till I pressed the net button on the remote,then I could move around the settings for enter,up down left and right also, try that!
post #1159 of 1569
I have a question regarding the Hz setting for my speakers. I have the basic knowledge of what this does, but using the vastly recommended 80Hz setting for my satellites gives me a small and non-cohesive sound between my mids/highs and my bass. I've read so many times that you should have those set at 80Hz and let the sub handle everything lower, but it just doesn't sound right to me. The mic calibration set it to 150Hz and I didn't understand why at first, but I think I know why now. I decided to look up the specs to my speakers and all my satellites are rated at a low end of 60Hz. Ok, they can handle the 80Hz setting, so why did it sound like crap? I looked up my subwoofer and it is rated at the high end at 150Hz. Ok, so now I believe the mic calibration is not setting the Hz based on the satellites limits, but instead the subwoofer limit. Once I changed the AVR Hz setting back to 150Hz the sound came alive again and sounds perfectly matched.

So, my question is this -- If my sub and satellites are both spec'd to be able to handle 80Hz together, why does it sound so small and non-cohesive? With this widely used 80Hz setting I was expecting an improvement in sound quality, but it simply did not happen. Is the limits of the subwoofer more important when setting the Hz setting than the satellites are?
post #1160 of 1569
Hi All

First I want to thank all those that posted some great support information, its well appreciated. I currently have a VSX-1326-K ( the vsx-53 re-branded ) and have been using it for the last year without issues until recently. Some of the newer Blue Ray titles I've purchased came encoded with Dolby True HD format. I confirmed my system see's the correct connection and it displays the correct format on the receivers display, but throughout the movie the audio will "clip out" or " Drop Out" for a split second. I’ve updated the firmware to 1-204-087-119-069.mem I also replaced the HDMI cable, and bought and Blue-Ray player (Sony – BDP-S590 ) with no success.

On a second note – I’ve tried to downgrade the format by using the Optical and the sound then falls out of Sync.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
YP
post #1161 of 1569
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Originally Posted by Yvon Pauze View Post

Hi All
First I want to thank all those that posted some great support information, its well appreciated. I currently have a VSX-1326-K ( the vsx-53 re-branded ) and have been using it for the last year without issues until recently. Some of the newer Blue Ray titles I've purchased came encoded with Dolby True HD format. I confirmed my system see's the correct connection and it displays the correct format on the receivers display, but throughout the movie the audio will "clip out" or " Drop Out" for a split second. I’ve updated the firmware to 1-204-087-119-069.mem I also replaced the HDMI cable, and bought and Blue-Ray player (Sony – BDP-S590 ) with no success.
On a second note – I’ve tried to downgrade the format by using the Optical and the sound then falls out of Sync.
Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
YP

Is this happening on several different blu rays? A lot of people have this problem with the new total recall blu ray.

I've also got an s590 and a vsx53, first and only time I've had this audio problem was with that movie.
post #1162 of 1569
I too am curious if Yvon had the problem with the new Total Recall. I have a VSX-52 and tried to watch it last night and gave up,. Too many audio drop outs. First time I could not play a disc using an Elite BDP-52 player and Elite VSX-52 receiver.

With regards to the movie, I don't feel that I missed out though. From what I saw, the movie was one long continuous chase scene and no where near as good as the original.
post #1163 of 1569
New to the club just got a vsx 52 from BB.
post #1164 of 1569
Hi Paraneer & astrogeeker

Yes, as matter a fact it occurs on the “Total Recall” & the animated movie “Brave”. I worried this may a problem for any future tittles that use this particular audio format?

On the same topic I phoned Pioneer for additional support and they wont offer anything more that what's posted to the web site.

YP
post #1165 of 1569
Thanks Yvon. Hopefully it is a just a problem with these discs and not every upcoming release using Dolby True HD. For the record, I played several older Blu-rays encoded with Dolby True HD and no problems with any of them.
post #1166 of 1569
I just recently bought a VSX-1326k. I have two Klipsch 12 inch subs that I had been running with my old receiver. I had one cable run for the subs split right before going into the subs. ( My equipment is in another room) Now that my new receiver has 2 sub outs, is there an advantage to running another separate cable to the second sub or since they are powered it makes no difference having one cable split to the two subs? Thanks!

Matt
post #1167 of 1569
I just got my receiver back from warranty service and it appears they messed it up. All my hdmi inputs were working when I brought it in. But now... On the BD input I get hdmi video and audio. But on all other hmi inputs I only get video not audio. It seems like they messed up the settings, but I'm not sure how to fix it. The service center is a two hr trip. So if I can fix it at home that's best. Thanks in advance.
post #1168 of 1569
The Total Recall disc needs a "Total Recall", it's the disc and from what I've read elsewhere it should be fixed by firmware update to BD player at some point. You have to downconvert to PCM at home menu on BD player to fix. No TrueHD.
post #1169 of 1569
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Originally Posted by tomtastic View Post

The Total Recall disc needs a "Total Recall", it's the disc and from what I've read elsewhere it should be fixed by firmware update to BD player at some point. You have to downconvert to PCM at home menu on BD player to fix. No TrueHD.


yea this is a total goat. how is it 5+ years into blu ray production and studios are still making f'd up discs?
 how did this get past any kind of quality control?

post #1170 of 1569
Hello all,

Back with another question. I'm stumped on how to search for the issue I have so I'll have to explain a length.

I had my contractor run a 50ft HDMI 1.4 cable in the wall between the TV and the receiver. Before closing up the wall I tested the cable using an Apple TV on one end and a TV on the other. The picture and audio were fine.

After he closed up the wall and I hooked everything up I was getting strange pixelation. It was like flashes of what I would call noise (green and red pixels in certain quadrants of the displayed video). We assumed that his guys hit the cable when they put the drywall up afterwards. This is what the output from the first cabled looked like (actual video I just captured from the first cable, I re-installed to show you):
I eventually got around to buying a replacement 30ft 1.4 HDMI cable (the run we need is only 25ft as it turns out but I wasn't sure which route he intended to take before he actually did it and bought 50ft just to be safe). We were going to fish the second cable in this weekend but I thought I'd test it to see if it was OK before running it through the wall. I get a lesser extent of distortion on this one but there is still a problem. This is what the output from the new cable looks like (the signal really does flash in and out like that, it's not just bad capture):
Between the time that I bought the first and second cable I had strung together two 6ft cables that I had lying around. I ran them between the TV and the receiver directly with a female-female connector to bridge them. That video looks immaculate. There is no artifacting or distortion at all. I was able to run it in 12ft but moving everything closer together, not high on the wife acceptance factor scale. Even low on mine.

Does anyone have any idea what's going on? Is it the quality of the cables I'm purchasing? Is it very bad luck? Something else?

J

Edited to add better quality video of issue.
Edited by jcrayamsterdam - 1/9/13 at 3:05pm
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