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post #31 of 69
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Originally Posted by CBdicX View Post

Update through the Internet.
Go to Home menu, System setup, Other setup, then 5 Software update and follow instructions on the screen.
Here you can choose Internet or USB update.
I would do the Internet update......

we must be talking about 2 different models because mine has no way to connect to the internet, Ethernet or wireless and no option for software update.
post #32 of 69
The Amercan version of the VSX-921 doesn't have an ethernet port. CBdicX is in Holland so the Euro version must be different.
post #33 of 69
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Originally Posted by breynolds47 View Post

we must be talking about 2 different models because mine has no way to connect to the internet, Ethernet or wireless and no option for software update.

Ohhhhh, very sorry to see we do have the download option in Europe.
Good for us, bad for you.
Never thought Pioneer would market two different versions of one and the same receiver.
The Euro version is also the VSX 921 K, i looked at the box top see if maybe we had a different letter on the end, but no.
We also get vTuner a great Internet radio portal, but thats even more bad news for the US customers, sorry..........
post #34 of 69
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Originally Posted by CBdicX View Post

Ohhhhh, very sorry to see we do have the download option in Europe.
Good for us, bad for you.
Never thought Pioneer would market two different versions of one and the same receiver.
The Euro version is also the VSX 921 K, i looked at the box top see if maybe we had a different letter on the end, but no.
We also get vTuner a great Internet radio portal, but thats even more bad news for the US customers, sorry..........

thats ok, thank you for the responses and help. with the audio/ video issues i am having with it and having to unplug or restart it all the time i think its time to get something else. this is the second pioneer i have owned and both had major problems.(818 and 921) i think its time to switch to another brand.
post #35 of 69
does vsx921 have network features as onkyo series?

if i purchase a pio 921 can i listen spotify,aupeo,pandora and internet radios with it?
mostly i want to use amp for listening internet radios without opening tv
post #36 of 69
US versions do not have Internet, EU models do......
In Europe you will get vTuner (great protal) and other radio stuff.
post #37 of 69
Perhaps this is obvious, but how do you adjust the Bass/Treble on this unit? I'm sure it's possible, but I'll be darned if I can find it in the manual.
post #38 of 69
Can some one PLEASE help! I bought this amp two days ago, it took me one day to get any picture and now its taken me another day to finally get sound...... But, it is really quiet. Please give me a step by step guide or any tips to get some decent sound out of it. All I have connected is an xbox 360 using the composite cables for visual ( and that isn't as good as going direct to the tv) and an optical cable from the xbox to the amp. Any help would be appreciated for sound volume and quality and upscaling picture quality. Thanks
post #39 of 69
I have the same problem as Atlauren... that I can´t adjust the bass and the Treble and i´m getting really angry about it... Please can someone help me....
post #40 of 69
How did you get the sound to finally work? I've just bought the receiver, have my speakers all connected, can get video to work fine but can't get audio out of the thing no matter what I try. I've rechecked all my speaker wire, etc -- all good. I've done everything I can see in the manual to troubleshoot audio problems but can't get sound out??
post #41 of 69
Okay, well there's a few things I did to finally get some decent sound. I connected the amp to my modem and installed the cd Rom on my pc, then went through the installation guide step by step and this helped. Also had to go on my xbox 360 audio settings and adjust it to digital because I'm using the optic cable for sound. There are also settings on the mcacc setup screen in the expert screen, on the input setup which allows you to turn your decibel "db" levels up on each speaker, but I still have to turn the volume up to about 45 before getting any decent sound, but I think thats because I might need new speakers for this amp. I also found out last night that even though I was on my xbox watching sky player through it that when I went back to play a game through my xbox because I had changed a setting ( I think it was the pty on the audio parameter to on) so it didn't let sound through then when I tried playing a game. Oh yeah, just remembered, on the mcacc menu you have to assign what inputs and what outputs are being used, so for instance, if you are using the video input you will need to tell the amp that your using your composite input 1 on the back of the amp that u plugged into for visual and optical 1 or whatever you are using again that you have plugged into the amp. I hope this helps you a bit. This amp really confused me n pissed me off when I first had it because It was the first time I'd ever setup anything like this and it wasn't straight forward, but after a few days of tweaking I'm loving it. I found that the cd Rom manual is much much better than the hard copy it came with, it explains what all the buttons do and it helps do all the settings. Let me know how u get on and if I can help anymore!
post #42 of 69
Anybody know what speakers work well with this amp, I'm looking to get some new ones Im not loaded with cash so please keep that in mind, and is it best to by sesperate speakers and of all the same make or buy a package?
post #43 of 69
Does anyone know the code for this reciever for DirecTV remotes?
I tried all the codes that my DirecTV HD DVR displays and none of them let me switch the input (TV, DVD, PS3, etc).
I found a code that works volume, mute, power and some input sources; but not one to do ALL of the input sources.

Thanks!
Edited by radckh - 8/29/12 at 10:38am
post #44 of 69
Internet radio as a digital source will not go through analog output. Is it possible to send internet radio to analog output?
post #45 of 69
I REALLY need help, I can´t adjust the bass/treble on vsx-921-K..... Please can someone help me....
post #46 of 69
One adjusts the base and treble with the remote control. Refer to page 8 of the owners manual. Press" Receiver" first and then the base/treble buttons for - or +.
post #47 of 69
The remote control on the manual isn´t the same as mine... The remote control doesn´t have this buttons, thats the big problem... mad.gif
post #48 of 69
I am having some trouble with my vsx-921 and do not know where else to find a solution. It is driving me nuts.

First off I have my PC connect to the receiver via HDMI. I have it set to PLII and whenever I play a movie or music the PLII icon disappears and it will only play in stereo or PCM. I have covered the whole manual a few times over experimenting trying to figure out what is wrong but cant find anything. Basically what I want is for the sound to come out of all 5 speakers not just the front L/R. whenever I play a game or anything 5.1 works great but soon as I change to music or a movie it goes to pcm and stereo options only.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #49 of 69
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Originally Posted by MikeSmr View Post

I am having some trouble with my vsx-921 and do not know where else to find a solution. It is driving me nuts.
First off I have my PC connect to the receiver via HDMI. I have it set to PLII and whenever I play a movie or music the PLII icon disappears and it will only play in stereo or PCM. I have covered the whole manual a few times over experimenting trying to figure out what is wrong but cant find anything. Basically what I want is for the sound to come out of all 5 speakers not just the front L/R. whenever I play a game or anything 5.1 works great but soon as I change to music or a movie it goes to pcm and stereo options only.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You have the problem that I had for the last year since I bought the VSX-921 on Cyber Monday of 2011.

Once you have it setup correctly, as below, your receiver will dynamically change to Dolby, DTS, or stereo depending on your source.

The directions below are for Windows 7 and Vista, don't even bother with Windows XP.

1. Make sure you have set your speaker configuration to output as stereo on your PC (Dolby and DTS output as compressed 2-channel before being decoded and you want your receiver to get this stream untouched by your PC, stereo will just be stereo) via Playback Devices (google it).
2. Disable audio enhancements by choosing your playback device speaker properties on the "Enhancements" tab. Just check the "Disable all enhancements" box, then go to the Advanced tab and check the "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" and "Give exclusive mode applications priority".

Also, if you are using Windows Media Center, make sure "Audio Normalization" is disabled (google it) as this is considered an enhancement and will intercept the audio stream and decode it before it gets to the receiver.

The general idea here is that you want to "bitstream" the audio from your PC to your receiver so that the VSX-921 is doing all of the decoding. You can't decode the audio on your PC to multi-channel audio (thus why we disable enhancements and set the audio as stereo out) and then re-encode it to the receiver.
post #50 of 69
I have this Receiver and have recently noticed that it has lost connectivity to the Internet. This means I cannot update the software or use Internet Radio.

The error message UE33 is constantly flashing and then when I try to upgrade the error message 7 comes up. I tried going in to the Network Setup and turning DHCP off but that has caused the "Applying Settings" to constantly show on that menu and I cannot progress passed it.

I am stuck now with no internet radio and no way of progressing passed this.

Pioneer just try and send me to repair centres but this is a setting problem, it does not need a repair.

The receiver works fine otherwise.

Any help appreciated.
post #51 of 69
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Originally Posted by jfinlay1 View Post

I have this Receiver and have recently noticed that it has lost connectivity to the Internet. This means I cannot update the software or use Internet Radio.

The error message UE33 is constantly flashing and then when I try to upgrade the error message 7 comes up. I tried going in to the Network Setup and turning DHCP off but that has caused the "Applying Settings" to constantly show on that menu and I cannot progress passed it.

I am stuck now with no internet radio and no way of progressing passed this.

Pioneer just try and send me to repair centres but this is a setting problem, it does not need a repair.

The receiver works fine otherwise.

Any help appreciated.

What happens if you try to shoot this problem as a lost network connection to the internet?

IOW, can some other device like a laptop connect to the internet via the same physical link?
post #52 of 69
Hi, all physical connections are fine and I tried swapping etc. My TV, Blu Ray Player, Sky box etc all connect fine and it did work.

Not sure also where Pioneer save the latest firmware on their site for this receiver so I can download to USB and update this way.
post #53 of 69
Has anyone else had problems with the subwoofer not working in stereo mode with 2 channel audio? It turns on with Dolby/ DTS audio & in ext-stereo. Any input would be great. USA version of the Vsx-921.
Update: The problem has been fixed.
Edited by Snafu55 - 1/10/13 at 11:33pm
post #54 of 69
Ha, got to the bottom of my Internet problem. My router was playing up. I had rebooted it prior to posting on here.
My wireless printer seems to play up, dropping off the network, then I have to reboot it. When I did this, I noticed my VSX had updated and the error message had gone

Might have to look at a more reliable router.
post #55 of 69
Does anyone know if you can watch the video of one source but listen to the audio of another?
post #56 of 69
Could anyone confirm that this AVR has a "HDMI Passthrough" mode? Thanks..
post #57 of 69
Hello All,

I've been looking for a few days now and I cant seem to find the video options I'm looking for. I've read a review and I've seen it before somewhere but unfortunately, I dont recall where exactly. I have the manual and ive been through it and just cant find the sharpness, brightness, contrast options and also, the options that let you use preselected displays such as plasma, lcd, projector..etc..

I've seen it on my pioneer before (vsx921) i believe.. I also own the vsx 1122 and had a 1022?

My issue is, I just bought a Optoma HD8300 projector and before buying the projector, I've read that it had an edge enhancement option called picture detail. It seems as though it only works on resolutions under the 1080p settings. Ive tried it on blu ray discs and zero difference. I've tried it on several 720p sources and viola! it works. The reason i'm looking for the option in the pio 921 is because id like to play with the extra sharpness via the video processor in addition to the projector's sharpness to add a bit more to my 1080p content. ( I know.. frown.gif ISF calibrators are probably cringing right now lol) but I must confess.. I am a sharpness freak. More noise yes.. But I just love the extra detail.

If anyone can help me, Id really appreciate it. My next step is to get a good blu ray player that offers edge enhancement that was on par with my old Toshiba HD DVD flagship player. Any suggestions on that would be great too. Ive seen the panasonic bdt500 from last year? in action and I like it but deff open to suggestions within a 200.00 or less price range.

Thank you. smile.gif
post #58 of 69
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Originally Posted by vxxdeadpoolxxv View Post

Hello All,

I've been looking for a few days now and I cant seem to find the video options I'm looking for. I've read a review and I've seen it before somewhere but unfortunately, I dont recall where exactly. I have the manual and ive been through it and just cant find the sharpness, brightness, contrast options and also, the options that let you use preselected displays such as plasma, lcd, projector..etc..

I've seen it on my pioneer before (vsx921) i believe.. I also own the vsx 1122 and had a 1022?

My issue is, I just bought a Optoma HD8300 projector and before buying the projector, I've read that it had an edge enhancement option called picture detail. It seems as though it only works on resolutions under the 1080p settings. Ive tried it on blu ray discs and zero difference. I've tried it on several 720p sources and viola! it works. The reason i'm looking for the option in the pio 921 is because id like to play with the extra sharpness via the video processor in addition to the projector's sharpness to add a bit more to my 1080p content. ( I know.. frown.gif ISF calibrators are probably cringing right now lol) but I must confess.. I am a sharpness freak. More noise yes.. But I just love the extra detail.

If anyone can help me, Id really appreciate it. My next step is to get a good blu ray player that offers edge enhancement that was on par with my old Toshiba HD DVD flagship player. Any suggestions on that would be great too. Ive seen the panasonic bdt500 from last year? in action and I like it but deff open to suggestions within a 200.00 or less price range.

Thank you. smile.gif
Not sure about the settings on your 921, but there's a video processor that you might not be aware of, a Darbee Darblet. There's a huge thread on it. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399154/darbee-vision-darblet I've had one since last summer. We love it. http://darbeevision.com
post #59 of 69
Thanks for the suggestion. I was reading the link you provided. It seems as everyone says it removes a "film" from pic content and seems to enhance contrast and very little edge noise.. That sounds like something of interest. Now im off to read some reviews and see what pricing looks like.

Thanks for the suggestion! biggrin.gif
post #60 of 69
Hi All,

I am new to the forum so please bare with me. I have a Pioneer VSX-921-K (Eu Version). I want to know if it is at all possible to run the 921 with both bi-amp and Zone 2 enabled.

I have read the manual end to end and have found that the surr back outputs is used in both cases. Is it not possible to use the Front Height/Wide outputs for Zone 2. As I understand the Speaker B setup plays the same audio on both "zones" which is not what I want to do. I want to achieve a 5.1 bi amp system in my main zone, with independent audio in zone 2.

Any help or alternatives to achieve this will be greatly appreciated.
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