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post #1231 of 1569
Does anyone know what sampling frequency/bitrate PCM this unit converts DSD to? I can't seem to find that information anywhere. The manual just says it converts DSD to PCM, but doesn't elaborate.
post #1232 of 1569
Hi.
I'm a new owner of a Pioneer Elite VSX-53. Everything is setup but i'm having trouble getting anything out of my sub. It goes through the automatic mcacc setup and registers. Gets level set and everything, but i can't get the AVR to output anything to it . On Auto the amp defaults to all stereo on all sources (verizon cable box and a ps3 ). I know it works because i have connected other sources directly to it. Is there a way to override the settings and get it to output to the sub?

I currently only have a 3.1 setup.

Klipsch WF-35 Towers
Klipsch WC-24 center
Klipsch RW12D Sub
post #1233 of 1569
Quote:
Originally Posted by redwolfchaos View Post

Hi.
I'm a new owner of a Pioneer Elite VSX-53. Everything is setup but i'm having trouble getting anything out of my sub. It goes through the automatic mcacc setup and registers. Gets level set and everything, but i can't get the AVR to output anything to it . On Auto the amp defaults to all stereo on all sources (verizon cable box and a ps3 ). I know it works because i have connected other sources directly to it. Is there a way to override the settings and get it to output to the sub?

I currently only have a 3.1 setup.

Klipsch WF-35 Towers
Klipsch WC-24 center
Klipsch RW12D Sub

Do u have your speakers set to 'large'? If so not much (anything?) will go to your sub.

post #1234 of 1569
Oh, I wasn't envisioning using the phone as a music source, I have a Linux server running dlna for that. Rather, it should, in theory, serve as a nifty remote control. Possibly even averting the need to replace my aging Harmony--some of the buttons require really hard presses, now.
post #1235 of 1569
I've had an interesting experience today. VSX-53 went into "Basic Mode Now". Refused to produce Dolby Digital. All back channels went dead. Same with the subwoofer. To take care of this I did the following. Keep in mind these instructions are for VSX-53.

1) On remote, push Receiver

2) Home Menu

3) In MCCAC Mode, choose Expert instead of Basic.

Then it works fine. Why did it go into Basic Mode and what the hell is it anyway?
post #1236 of 1569
Thank you for the app reference it does exactly what I need.

This will allow me control the other two zones of the amp from upstairs where I plan on hooking up some extra speakers i have wired in. I have not finished the manual yet. does anybody know if I am limited to two zones (using external amps) when I bi-amp the ft speakers, or can a use 2 external amps and get three zones Total?
post #1237 of 1569
Does anyone know how to refresh your Pandora stations without logging out of Pandora and back in again on the receiver?

I added a couple stations to my Pandora account (using my PC) this morning, but when I started HMG->Pandora on the VSX-53 it didn't have the new stations in the "Your Stations" folder. I tried powering down the receiver, turning off/on my iControlAV app, but to no avail. I finally logged out of Pandora on the VSX-53, and then logged back in. That fixed the issue, but IT IS SOOO PAINFUL!!!!

Anybody know of any other tricks to do this? (to avoid me wanting to beat myself senseless with the remote every time I'd like to see new stations show up)
post #1238 of 1569
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Originally Posted by trick211 View Post

Thank you for the app reference it does exactly what I need.

This will allow me control the other two zones of the amp from upstairs where I plan on hooking up some extra speakers i have wired in. I have not finished the manual yet. does anybody know if I am limited to two zones (using external amps) when I bi-amp the ft speakers, or can a use 2 external amps and get three zones Total?

You're welcome.

It doesn't appear that bi-amp mode should affect the zones, but as we've seen, what should be and what is do not always align for this product.

I was about to complain about another such incongruity, but discovered that my inability to select video parameters was due to being on the wrong source. Video parameters apply per source, which is nice (but the manual is not explicit on the matter), and when I selected the right source I was able to select PURE as I wanted. All in the name of passing 3D streams from a Comcast cable box (DCX3400) to my Mitsubishi DLP, which is picky about 3D formats.
post #1239 of 1569
Hi.

I just bought a VSX-53 and had the same trouble. I tried setting the speakers to "large" and "small" with no relief. Also reperformed the MCACC a few times. The MCACC sends the test tone to the subwoofer, but no sound while playing movies. Interestingly, it happed to another pioneer (the old one that was being replaced by this new VSX-53) receiver I own.

In the main menu, there is an option to manually set and evaluate the level out of the speakers. I noticed that my subwoofer was set a very low dB setting. I riased this to a level of my preference and the sub sound was there!

I'm not sure if this is the way to do it, but it worked.

Now with the VSX-53 and Oppo 103, I may never leave my "movie" room!smile.gif
post #1240 of 1569
Sorry, but my above post #1239 was in response to post #1232.

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post #1241 of 1569
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Originally Posted by astrogeeker View Post

Do u have your speakers set to 'large'? If so not much (anything?) will go to your sub.

Thanks. That did the trick. Why would it be set that way though? Because it's set to large nothing is sent to the sub?
post #1242 of 1569
Guys (and girls, if any) my VSX-53 is giving me trouble after one week of blissful enjoyment. Connecting headphones doesn't cut off speakers or produce any sound from the headphones themselves anymore. Basically, it is it doesn't sense the new connection. This was not the case before, when I connected them a few days back just to test.
I searched all the forums and the manual - looks like a malfunction.
Has anybody had the same problem?
Thanks.
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post #1243 of 1569
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Originally Posted by redwolfchaos View Post


Thanks. That did the trick. Why would it be set that way though? Because it's set to large nothing is sent to the sub?

I think that if you set them to large it assumes you have large powered speakers.. which usually have built in subs. I don't know why the pioneer calibration software usually sets them to large, but it seems to for most people's set ups.

post #1244 of 1569
I had a problem with my subwoofer that was resolved when I discovered that the LFE audio setting had been set to OFF by MCACC. I changed it to 0db and the sub kicked in.

I've spent the weekend configuring this baby and am very pleased with it thus far. I'm down to one problem remaining. Has anybody tried connecting a VCR to this thing? I still have a lot of old tapes that I haven't converted to DVD and use the VCR for playback purposes only, so it's strictly composite video out from the VCR to composite video in on the receiver. I currently have the VCR outputs connected to the DVR/BDR IN jacks. I picked this input because I'm not using the corresponding HDMI input (Input 6) so I don't have to worry about any HDMI / component / composite competition (yet). I'm getting audio but no video. I was hoping that the input analog video signal would be automatically converted to digital and output via HDMI to my front projector, but no such luck. I'll start experimenting with the various video parameters but thought I'd ask if anyone else might have already ventured into this territory. My apologies if this subject has already been covered in an earlier post -- I've only read half of the thread thus far.

I should add that I know my VCR is working as I previously had it directly connected to my Mitsubishi HD DLP rear-projectIon set (connecting to its composite inputs, natch) and got both audio and video. If I can't get things going through the receiver, I can always go back to that configuration. Thanks for any and all suggestions.
Edited by fxrh - 3/11/13 at 3:19am
post #1245 of 1569
Quote:
Originally Posted by fxrh View Post

I had a problem with my subwoofer that was resolved when I discovered that the LFE audio setting had been set to OFF by MCACC. I changed it to 0db and the sub kicked in.

I've spent the weekend configuring this baby and am very pleased with it thus far. I'm down to one problem remaining. Has anybody tried connecting a VCR to this thing? I still have a lot of old tapes that I haven't converted to DVD and use the VCR for playback purposes only, so it's strictly composite video out from the VCR to composite video in on the receiver. I currently have the VCR outputs connected to the DVR/BDR IN jacks. I picked this input because I'm not using the corresponding HDMI input (Input 6) so I don't have to worry about any HDMI / component / composite competition (yet). I'm getting audio but no video. I was hoping that the input analog video signal would be automatically converted to digital and output via HDMI to my front projector, but no such luck. I'll start experimenting with the various video parameters but thought I'd ask if anyone else might have already ventured into this territory. My apologies if this subject has already been covered in an earlier post -- I've only read half of the thread thus far.

I should add that I know my VCR is working as I previously had it directly connected to my Mitsubishi HD DLP rear-projectIon set (connecting to its composite inputs, natch) and got both audio and video. If I can't get things going through the receiver, I can always go back to that configuration. Thanks for any and all suggestions.
Try cycling through the video settings . I use composite for s-VHS and laserdisc on my vsx-52.
post #1246 of 1569
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Originally Posted by rczarne View Post

Try cycling through the video settings . I use composite for s-VHS and laserdisc on my vsx-52.

I have managed to get my VCR and Laserdisc player working through the receiver. Turning on video conversion did the trick for both. Thanks!
post #1247 of 1569
Has anybody used the Netgear WN CE 2001 to connect the receiver wirelessly? Is there another option?
Thanks
post #1248 of 1569
I have a question about speaker configuration in the VSX-53. The manual states:
"A. 7.2 Surround system (Front height).
It is not possible to simultaneously reproduce sound from the front height, front wide or the surround back speakers. This sound system reproduces a more true-to-life sound from above."
What does that mean?
Does it mean that even though FH and FW and SB speakers are present and configured through MCACC, only one configuration can be used at a time (i.e. either FH, or FW or SB)? Never all of them at the same time?
Here is my configuration:
+++++++++++++++++++++
SW: YES
Front: SMALL
Center: SMALL
Surr: SMALL
FH: SMALL
SB: SMALLx1
X.OVER: 100Hz
+++++++++++++++++++++
So, regardless of the source sound (5.1, 7.1) I will only be able to hear either FH or FW or SB? That is disappointing. How do I configure to use them all at the same time?
Thanks.
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post #1249 of 1569
Hi
Quote:
Originally Posted by endy0430 View Post

Has anybody used the Netgear WN CE 2001 to connect the receiver wirelessly? Is there another option?
Thanks

Hi, yep. I'm using the Netgear adapter and it works fine. Having Internet radio was important for me in buying the VSX-53.
post #1250 of 1569
My problem with the VSX-53 is i get the the old HDMI green screen whenever I change tv channels on the Sat/DVR, (hooked to HDMI 1).
Do most of you run your video thru the receiver or do you run Video directly to the TV?
Could the green screen just be a simple firmware fix ?
post #1251 of 1569
Quote:
Originally Posted by grigorianvlad View Post

I have a question about speaker configuration in the VSX-53. The manual states:
"A. 7.2 Surround system (Front height).
It is not possible to simultaneously reproduce sound from the front height, front wide or the surround back speakers. This sound system reproduces a more true-to-life sound from above."
What does that mean?
Does it mean that even though FH and FW and SB speakers are present and configured through MCACC, only one configuration can be used at a time (i.e. either FH, or FW or SB)? Never all of them at the same time?
Here is my configuration:
+++++++++++++++++++++
SW: YES
Front: SMALL
Center: SMALL
Surr: SMALL
FH: SMALL
SB: SMALLx1
X.OVER: 100Hz
+++++++++++++++++++++
So, regardless of the source sound (5.1, 7.1) I will only be able to hear either FH or FW or SB? That is disappointing. How do I configure to use them all at the same time?
Thanks.
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That is correct. I'm not even sure if there is a current receiver right now doing all 11 channels. You would have to ask someone who knows more than me. Amazon only shows these few that even do nine channels.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=lp_14269301_nr_p_n_feature_two_brow_6?rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A%21493964%2Cn%3A667846011%2Cn%3A3236449011%2Cn%3A281053%2Cn%3A14269301%2Cp_n_feature_two_browse-bin%3A3300651011&bbn=14269301&ie=UTF8&qid=1363454249&rnid=1267491011
post #1252 of 1569
Quote:
Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

That is correct. I'm not even sure if there is a current receiver right now doing all 11 channels. You would have to ask someone who knows more than me. Amazon only shows these few that even do nine channels.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=lp_14269301_nr_p_n_feature_two_brow_6?rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A%21493964%2Cn%3A667846011%2Cn%3A3236449011%2Cn%3A281053%2Cn%3A14269301%2Cp_n_feature_two_browse-bin%3A3300651011&bbn=14269301&ie=UTF8&qid=1363454249&rnid=1267491011

Thanks, SupaKats. I am glad I asked this question before hooking up the back channel speaker. I would've wasted my time. I will just keep the FH channels only. Let me ask you this, guys. What SOURCES at this time even have a 7 channel sound recording in them? Most of HD TV (DirectTV, etc.) are 5.1. I suppose the same applies to even recent Bluray discs.

So, these FH speakers that I installed next to my ceiling are going to be useless?

Is there a decoding on this receiver that will at least fake the 7.1 sound so I can hear them work?

Thanks
post #1253 of 1569
Quote:
Originally Posted by grigorianvlad View Post

Let me ask you this, guys. What SOURCES at this time even have a 7 channel sound recording in them? Most of HD TV (DirectTV, etc.) are 5.1. I suppose the same applies to even recent Bluray discs.

An interesting link with Blurays with 7.1 encoded soundtrack: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=91824
post #1254 of 1569
http://www.blu-raystats.com/Stats/Stats.php

This is an excellent site for all sorts of stats. It says 357 BDs have 7.1 tracks, a rather small percentage of the 7,752 discs in the database.
post #1255 of 1569
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

http://www.blu-raystats.com/Stats/Stats.php

This is an excellent site for all sorts of stats. It says 357 BDs have 7.1 tracks, a rather small percentage of the 7,752 discs in the database.

Wow, thanks BIslander! This is a great link. I've bookmarked it.
post #1256 of 1569
Can the vsx-53 do 9.1 surround using the front height and surround back speakers???? If not is there a way of adding an amp for the front height speakers so I can use all nine speakers at once???? Is a pioneer elite that can do full 9.1-9.2 without losing the surround back speakers???
post #1257 of 1569
double post sorry
post #1258 of 1569
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wendek View Post

Hi
Hi, yep. I'm using the Netgear adapter and it works fine. Having Internet radio was important for me in buying the VSX-53.

Thanks yes I got the adapter and works perfect on my VSX 53. One day of use and love it so far haven't even tweak it yet ..Now if I can only learn the AVNavigator.
Edited by endy0430 - 3/17/13 at 7:21am
post #1259 of 1569
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Originally Posted by Bud B View Post

Best Buy has a pretty good selection of these mixed into where they sell CD's..the videos will be placed with the artist if they have any.

Which BestBuy BluRay concert sounds and looks best? I mean really brings a sound system to life? Punchy bass, vivid vocals, etc.

Some BluRay concerts sound bland, even though look terrific.

Thanks for your suggestions.
post #1260 of 1569
Try The Eagles Farewell Tour.
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