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post #961 of 1383
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Originally Posted by jowens View Post

I have the hdmi cable running from my sat box into the hdmi sat port and one hdmi out running to the projector. I figure it is some sort of weird button pressing scenario I haven't tried yet. Could someone help me out please?

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Originally Posted by jowens View Post


Here's what the front of my panel looks like.

Hi jowens, if the bold part is true then your receiver should display "SAT/CBL" input and not "TV" input.
post #962 of 1383
It does show sat/cbl when I turn the left dial to switch between inputs the pic just shows what's on the display now
post #963 of 1383
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Originally Posted by jowens View Post

Where do I check how the audio is assigned for the sat input? On the sat box or receiver?

On the receiver. You need to go into the setup menu.

Press RECEIVER on the remote.
Then press HOME MENU
Next select SYSTEM SETUP from the HOME MENU
Next select INPUT SETUP from the SYSTEM SETUP menu
Select the input function you want to setup

I suggest going online and downloading the manual.
post #964 of 1383
I did that and it said input 2 where I have the HDMI from the sat box plugged into. I didn't know if there was a more advanced menu to check on. Like I said earlier, I have the picture through the projector just no sound.
post #965 of 1383
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Originally Posted by jowens View Post

I did that and it said input 2 where I have the HDMI from the sat box plugged into. I didn't know if there was a more advanced menu to check on. Like I said earlier, I have the picture through the projector just no sound.

Sat box is worst when comes to hand shake with a receiver.
Here are a few things you can try:
- check the sat box audio menu is set to output audio through HDMI and not optical (note: some sat box does not have this option)
- reset the sat box (or unplug the power cord) and check with your cable company if it has the latest firmware
- cycle audio input using "Signal Select" button on remote (from auto to HDMI)
- turn on components in a certain order: projector, receiver and then sat box or receiver, sat box and then projector, etc...
- connect the sat box into a different HDMI port (1, 3, 4 and 6)

If still no audio, just use an optical or coaxial audio cable from sat box to receiver. Assign optical or coaxial port to "SAT/CBL" and press Signal Select button to cycle the audio source from HDMI to Digital.
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Edited by FranciscoAM - 6/9/13 at 2:33pm
post #967 of 1383
Thanks. Your.input.makes a.lot of sense. Do you have any experience with custom installer calibration on these models? Because when u move next month and get my next set of speakers I want to have my LED and my AVR pro calibrated. I guessing by your comments that this would still put the pioneer ahead in sound quality? Either way I have had the Denon for too long to return it now. I'm happy with the purchase considering it was 600 out the door but if I could do it over again I would have compared the 3313 and the SC 61. For the extra $2-300. Thanks again



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If you are a tinkerer then the pioneer. If ask you want to do is set it and forget them the denon. I had a1911 before the vsx 1122 and more have a1222. The 1222 sounds better than both and has a much more versatile calibration system than the Denon. IMHO the 1222 is the east to go fit sound quality. And just remember that it takes 10x the wattage to double output. But the gave that the 1222 runs so much cooler is what won me over.

If you have the funds order the pio and judge for yourself with an an comparison[/quote]
post #968 of 1383
Problem solved for me. It was the sat box. I switched that one with one upstairs and now it works perfectly. It was an older dish box so maybe that was the problem. Thanks for everyone that tried to help!!!
post #969 of 1383
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Originally Posted by jowens View Post

Problem solved for me. It was the sat box. I switched that one with one upstairs and now it works perfectly. It was an older dish box so maybe that was the problem. Thanks for everyone that tried to help!!!

You should let us know the brand / model # of the one giving you issues, and also the one that works. That way others will know what to do. Good job!
post #970 of 1383
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

I'd say it is quite normal. You should not turn off TV without turn off everything in the chain (receiver and source devices). Also, most receivers don't like DVI TVs because they often have wrong EDID info.

Remember, the properly sequence of power on is TV->Receiver->Device to ensure trouble free HDCP handshake. If you turn off any device, you'd better turn off the devices behind it so that next time you turn it on, a new HDCP handshake will occur.

Thanks Fox, it's my first encounter with HDMI! So far I'm pretty pleased with the receiver.

bill
post #971 of 1383
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Originally Posted by jowens View Post

Problem solved for me. It was the sat box. I switched that one with one upstairs and now it works perfectly. It was an older dish box so maybe that was the problem. Thanks for everyone that tried to help!!!

Glad you got that all sorted out!! Now go and enjoy your new receiver.
post #972 of 1383
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Originally Posted by SyracuseOrange View Post


Doesn't anybody stream FLAC from their computer/ hard drive to the receiver?

I can't figure out how to do this. Windows Media Player doesn't read FLAC files, and the only way I can see to stream music from my computer is to stream it through Windows Media Player.

Try Jriver Media Center

I've been trying the beta on a mac.
But they have a pc vesion that is alot more mature.
The PC version also streams Video.

I've been streaming flac files all day long.

There is also a beautiful controller for ios called Jremote.
post #973 of 1383
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Originally Posted by scoobdude View Post

I think the only options are for total volume output, bass and treble, and I think crossover. There are also sub adjustments but all this is for zone 2 which is what I think you mean by speaker b

No, I did mean speaker B.

Anyway this is what I found out:

Speaker B is a clone of the Main Zone.
So it outputs the Same material in Speakers A and sends it to Speaker B as Large Speakers.
Zone 2 and 3 get send a dumb down low rez analogue signal :-) How dumb down I don't know.
These are the defaults, according to the Pioneer support person I spoke to.

So in order to hear Hi Rez 24/44 24/96 24/192 or DSD your only option is to listen through Speaker A or B.

When listening to speakers B in another room ( not the main room )
You must listen using Pure Direct so the MCACC you got from your main room is not applied to a different room.

Next experiment is trying to see if I can do a calibration in the speaker b room and see if I can save it
and switch between the calibrations > Speaker A cal. and Speaker B cal.
Gonna have to find an extension for the mic.

To not create any confusion.
This receiver can not decode DSD :-(
As far as I've been able to determine.

In order to hear native DSD with this receiver you have to jump through a lot of hoops.
post #974 of 1383
It does decode DSD if you send it via HDMI using a SACD player. It doesn't appear to support DSD files.
post #975 of 1383
Ok, my Denon is acting up again and I'm sending it in for warranty service again. I love Audyssey, but I'm frustrated, so I'm going to try a Pioneer and sell the Denon when it is returned. Convince me that I want the class D amps on the 1222 over the newer 1123. I know I should want the 1222 with it's power, more inputs, and features. I also would prefer to give Newegg my business over Best Buy/etc. But, the 1123 claims to have volume overlay (dumb I know, but it's one of my favorite parts about the Denon) and does have all the features I need and I can return it easier if I'm not happy. Thoughts?
post #976 of 1383
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Ok, my Denon is acting up again and I'm sending it in for warranty service again. I love Audyssey, but I'm frustrated, so I'm going to try a Pioneer and sell the Denon when it is returned. Convince me that I want the class D amps on the 1222 over the newer 1123. I know I should want the 1222 with it's power, more inputs, and features. I also would prefer to give Newegg my business over Best Buy/etc. But, the 1123 claims to have volume overlay (dumb I know, but it's one of my favorite parts about the Denon) and does have all the features I need and I can return it easier if I'm not happy. Thoughts?

***Fear not. I just bought a 1222 which replaced a Pioneer Elite VSX-03 because it wouldn't pass 3D ...... I originally bought a Yamaha RX-V773 but I didn't care for the sound (or lack of) of that receiver......I bought the 1222 from Newegg as well, and while I was skeptical about the Class D amps, I am no longer afraid ..... smile.gif

The sound of the 1222 is quite amazing, and the imaging is just what I wanted from it, not to mention the awesome power of the amps. Aside from the volume overlay that you seem to want, the only other thing I can think that was lacking on this receiver is a 12-V trigger. I'm not sure why this was left out on such an awesome receiver. You have to move up to the 1522, and I didn't think the jump in price was worth it. I've owned Denon receivers in the past, but none of them had Audyssey, so i can't compare to the Pioneer's MCACC, which I am familiar with. It does not EQ subwoofers just so you know.

While the sound of this receiver is incredible, it really shines in the movie dept. The steering and imaging of the movie sound effects are incredible !!! I'm amazed at how much better this receiver is at doing this than the Elite VSX-03, which isn't that much older. I had been looking at the Denon 3313 I think before purchasing this one, but looking at the difference in prices between the two, from what I'm reading and being told, the Pioneer blows it away especially considering the savings.
post #977 of 1383
Yeah, I have a Denon 2312. I bought it refurbished. Unless they offer to replace the unit with a different one, I'm going to sell it once it is repaired and get something else. I don't think it's really a Denon problem (I really like the receiver) but I just got unlucky with a refurb. I'd like to have the 3313, but as you said, can't afford it and am not taking another refurb chance. I think the Pioneer is at least 90% as good on paper (and in some ways better) for about 1/2 the cost. I guess I'll live without the volume overlay. I can set my Panasonic TV to display via HDMI CEC, but all it says is Volume + or Volume - when you press the button and doesn't give you the actual level. My "problem" currently is that we have baby gates around the TV as I have an infant, so I can't see the AVR's display well from my chair. I guess in the grand scheme it's not really a huge problem.
post #978 of 1383
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Originally Posted by larkowski1 View Post

Yeah, I have a Denon 2312. I bought it refurbished. Unless they offer to replace the unit with a different one, I'm going to sell it once it is repaired and get something else. I don't think it's really a Denon problem (I really like the receiver) but I just got unlucky with a refurb. I'd like to have the 3313, but as you said, can't afford it and am not taking another refurb chance. I think the Pioneer is at least 90% as good on paper (and in some ways better) for about 1/2 the cost. I guess I'll live without the volume overlay. I can set my Panasonic TV to display via HDMI CEC, but all it says is Volume + or Volume - when you press the button and doesn't give you the actual level. My "problem" currently is that we have baby gates around the TV as I have an infant, so I can't see the AVR's display well from my chair. I guess in the grand scheme it's not really a huge problem.

If you have an Apple I Pad, get the icontrolav 2012 app and you can see the volume level displayed exactly as it is displayed on the front of the AVR front display. As well as many other features that you can control and see displayed.
post #979 of 1383
I stopped by Best Buy on my way home from work and looked at the 1123. I wasn't super impressed although you can't actually hear anything there.... I think I'll go with the 1222.
post #980 of 1383
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Originally Posted by LNEWoLF View Post

If you have an Apple I Pad, get the icontrolav 2012 app and you can see the volume level displayed exactly as it is displayed on the front of the AVR front display. As well as many other features that you can control and see displayed.

I too would like on screen volume but the truth is using the iPhone/iPad app is much better as you can very quickly and intuitively change volume. Much faster then hitting the volume control 10 times.
post #981 of 1383
Ive had the 1222 for a while now & love it. I just upgraded from a single sub to dual subs. Any suggestions or recommendations on how to run MCACC with them both or any settings to adjust in the 1222?
post #982 of 1383
MCACC does not tune subwoofers (one of the cons of MCACC). If the two are close enough, simply lower the sub channel level by 3db should do it.
post #983 of 1383
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Originally Posted by goblue1 View Post

Ive had the 1222 for a while now & love it. I just upgraded from a single sub to dual subs. Any suggestions or recommendations on how to run MCACC with them both or any settings to adjust in the 1222?
Get an SPL meter and set the pink noise on and tune 1 sub at a time to 75db about 1 inch away from the come and in the exact same spot on the floor for both. Then either corner load them or place them how you seen fit. I have both of mine on the sides of the couch which is against the back wall (yeah I know). But that being said with a phase reverse you get some nice spl as week as that textile feel. And since they are both under a take most people don't know they are there... Tull they feel them wink.gif
post #984 of 1383
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Originally Posted by goblue1 View Post

Ive had the 1222 for a while now & love it. I just upgraded from a single sub to dual subs. Any suggestions or recommendations on how to run MCACC with them both or any settings to adjust in the 1222?

MCACC will calibrate the levels and distance for your subs. On each of your subs make sure you bypass the subs internal crossover. Let the 1222 handle the crossover duties. Just follow the MCACC on screen direction. It may ask you to turn down each of you subs internal level control.
post #985 of 1383
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Originally Posted by LNEWoLF View Post

MCACC will calibrate the levels and distance for your subs. On each of your subs make sure you bypass the subs internal crossover. Let the 1222 handle the crossover duties. Just follow the MCACC on screen direction. It may ask you to turn down each of you subs internal level control.

It's an internal y splitter so it will only measure the distance of one sub. However it will help when out some of the nulls with the mcacc and help correct the delay
post #986 of 1383
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Originally Posted by LNEWoLF View Post

MCACC will calibrate the levels and distance for your subs. On each of your subs make sure you bypass the subs internal crossover. Let the 1222 handle the crossover duties. Just follow the MCACC on screen direction. It may ask you to turn down each of you subs internal level control.

The crossover on my new duals goes all the way up to 200. Should I turn the dial on the sub to 200? If so, what setting in the pio osd? I think I used 120/direct on both for my old sub because that was the highest the dial on that sub went.
post #987 of 1383
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Originally Posted by goblue1 View Post

The crossover on my new duals goes all the way up to 200. Should I turn the dial on the sub to 200? If so, what setting in the pio osd? I think I used 120/direct on both for my old sub because that was the highest the dial on that sub went.

Yes
post #988 of 1383
Well, I ordered the 1222 from Newegg. Now the hard part is to wait and listen to my TV's speakers in the meantime as I sent the Denon off to New Jersey for service yesterday. frown.gif I do have an older Sony ES upstairs but I don't want to tear all that apart and reprogram the Harmonies for a few day's time.
post #989 of 1383
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

It does decode DSD if you send it via HDMI using a SACD player. It doesn't appear to support DSD files.

I may be wrong but the way I understand this.
Is that when going through HDMI,

DSD is converted to PCM, either in the SACD player or in the Receiver or most likely in both.

So. No native DSD :-(
post #990 of 1383
Native DSD doesn't need decode at all. You need special DSD hardware (that converts DSD directly to analog audio) and full range speakers for all 5 of them because bass management is not possible in this mode. I don't think there is any modern receiver able to do this anymore unless it is the very high end ones.
This receiver will be able to receive DSD digital audio from HDMI can converted to PCM for processing.
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