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post #511 of 563
Love mine so far, really haven't got to play with it too much since I've been building my theater. I do have two subs, actually four, and...... I love them. My neighbors........ Not so much

Does anyone know if its possible to turn on the AVR with the iPad remote? I can turn it off, but not on.
post #512 of 563
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Originally Posted by pdxrealtor View Post

Love mine so far, really haven't got to play with it too much since I've been building my theater. I do have two subs, actually four, and...... I love them. My neighbors........ Not so much

Does anyone know if its possible to turn on the AVR with the iPad remote? I can turn it off, but not on.

You need to go through the avr menu and turn on the wake up on lan (or some similar wording)
post #513 of 563
Thanks.
post #514 of 563
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Originally Posted by pdxrealtor View Post

Does anyone know if its possible to turn on the AVR with the iPad remote? I can turn it off, but not on.
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Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte View Post

You need to go through the avr menu and turn on the wake up on lan (or some similar wording)


It's the "network standby" functionality.
post #515 of 563
Snapped up the last one available in the West/Central Florida area...display unit, $549.
post #516 of 563
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Originally Posted by U2Edge View Post


It's the "network standby" functionality.
Thanks U2Edge. On vacation so I was going from memory.
post #517 of 563
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Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte View Post

Thanks U2Edge. On vacation so I was going from memory.

No worries. I knew that you knew what you were talking about. Just trying to pinpoint it for him.

Heck, you're the one that corrected me on the 1522 "not having 4K passthrough". Now THAT was a gaffe. tongue.gif

I just noticed it listed as a feature on Amazon's website the other day and again on the box when I finally opened one of my 1522s. Again, great to know my receiver is good to go for MANY years.
post #518 of 563
For those who are still looking, (I know it's not the SC-1522 but...) Pioneer is selling refubished SC-67 for $960 (reg $2000) and SC-68 for $1200 (reg $2500) via their website if anyone is interested. Both are from their Elite line and AIR Studios certified.
post #519 of 563
Probably good deals, but the $599 SC-1522 was the steal of the century... :-)
post #520 of 563
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Originally Posted by DaveCarrera4 View Post

Probably good deals, but the $599 SC-1522 was the steal of the century... :-)
True, but the SC-68 has Zone 4 out via HDMI.

Also, it's not often that you'll be able to find an Elite unit like this selling for below 50% MSRP where you can also order it over the phone and have it shipped to you without having to worry that you just got taken for a ride.
Remember, Pioneer authorized retailers are not allowed to sell Elite units over the phone or internet, you must go to their store to buy it. A perk of selling your own goods is that you can bend the rules in your favor.
post #521 of 563
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Originally Posted by DaveCarrera4 View Post

Probably good deals, but the $599 SC-1522 was the steal of the century... :-)

I would call the banker bailout the steal of the century
post #522 of 563
Anyone that still has these around in there area willing to buy one and sell it to me at a small markup?
post #523 of 563
As I recall Pdxrealator had volunteered to help a fellow AVSFORUM member do this a few months ago. Not sure if he has sold the extra 1522 already.
post #524 of 563
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Originally Posted by BBS G35 View Post

Anyone that still has these around in there area willing to buy one and sell it to me at a small markup?
You might want to go to your local Costco and ask them to check stock on the item number across all regions to see if any stores even have any left. Two weeks ago, only two stores in the western US had any, and they were each at < 10 units.
post #525 of 563
my local Costco called and had another Costco 600 miles away ship me one. I had to go in person to have it done.
post #526 of 563
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my local Costco called and had another Costco 600 miles away ship me one. I had to go in person to have it done.
How much did you have to bribe the manager to get that done? I talked to store managers at two different locations, and they swore up and down they couldn't do that for me because they don't share inventory with other stores.
post #527 of 563
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Originally Posted by matteroffact View Post

How much did you have to bribe the manager to get that done? I talked to store managers at two different locations, and they swore up and down they couldn't do that for me because they don't share inventory with other stores.

Well he said they do it sometimes. He called them on the phone, verified me as a member , the other Costco charged my AE card, charged me shipping, and sent it out to me direct. Really, it's just a transaction between me and the other Costco, with my local manager there to verify who I am.They do have concerns of ID theft.
post #528 of 563
That's exactly what I did, except that a friend picked it up from the other store and shipped it to me instead of the store shipping it to me.
post #529 of 563
Pioneer SC-1222-K is now available for online order at Costco with free shipping for $469.99 + tax
Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2 Channel Receiver at Costco
post #530 of 563
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Originally Posted by arkaaya View Post

Pioneer SC-1222-K is now available for online order at Costco with free shipping for $469.99 + tax
Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2 Channel Receiver at Costco

Wow! I think that deserves a separate post.
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post #532 of 563
anyone having issues with this receiver and DVD players with the audio not playing with the TV off? It's quirky. Got to be DRM issues, handshake issues. God, how I hate HDCP, DRM. etc.
This is happening with two different players with just playing CD music, SACD. Sometimes, I can't hear a thing until I click on the TV, then I get sound. Most of the time , I can then turn off the TV. I don't have the audio routed through the TV. Everything is hooked up via HDMI to the receiver first, HDMI video out to the TV. This makes me want to back to my 10 year old Elite receiver that has no HDMI
post #533 of 563
I got my pioneer sc1522 at costco a few months ago and have now lost the left channel pre out, none to be found within two states from me.
I was hoping to just exchange the unit but I cant get costco to ship it from the few stores that have any left, do I have any other options ? besides sending it to repair ?
post #534 of 563
Hey guys, I'm a long time reader and first time poster. I would greatly appreciate your expertise here. Let me preface my post by saying that I purchased the last available unit (in the state) and was able to get an additional 10% off bringing the pre-tax total to $540.00 biggrin.gif I've been looking at upgrading my receiver the last few weeks and was originally interested in the Yamaha RX-V675. Costco actually sells this model bundled with the wireless receiver for $489.00 without discounts. I'm told that they recently started carrying them (only certain stores in my area anways), but am guessing if I wait a few weeks it will go on sale. Overall it seems like I may get a little bit more use/convenience in more up-to-date features of the newer Yamaha including Bluetooth support (without a dongle), Wi-Fi (with the bundled dongle), arguably better mobile app companion, more apps like Spotify (which may be a moot point since I can just use Airplay or HT Connect), 4K upscaling and arguably better auto calibration from what I've read. I've also been tempted to potentially hold off until next year for an affordable HDMI 2.0 supported receiver for better future proofing.

Before I get into my current system specs, here is what I'm looking to hopefully gain by upgrading to a new receiver.
  • Overall noticeable improvement in sound quality, especially because of the componentry upgrade, move from optical/coax to HDMI for lossless support and auto speaker calibration which is new to me and a driver for my purchase.
  • Useful features & apps, and consolidation of my current set-up. I need to be able to easily stream media from phones/tablets (iOS and Android), PC, etc.
  • This should last me a long time so I won't need to upgrade anytime soon. My current receiver is over 7 years old.

It will be nice having a bunch of new features, but I'll likely only use a fraction of them. The multi-zone support will be useful at some point. I only really have need for a 5.1 primary setup, but I'd definitely be open to expanding in the future. I am considering running all of my video through the receiver for consolidation purposes, although the SC-1522 doesn't upscale 4K content which kind of sucks, but isn't an issue for me ATM. I could just go to source video in that case.

My current setup consists of the following:

With all of this being said, I'd love to hear your thoughts on if you think it's worth holding onto the SC-1522 which I got at a solid price, versus arguably getting better features (as mentioned above) with the Yamaha RX-V675. I've heard Pioneer SQ isn't as good as Yamaha, but since this Pioneer is an Elite we aren't comparing apples to apples. I'm hoping the auto calibration is decent. Most importantly, do you think this is a worthwhile investment and overall SQ/feature upgrade to my existing Onkyo receiver? I realize that my speakers are considered entry level, but they still sound pretty solid IMO and far better than the original HTIB speakers. However, I'm not sure if the Pioneer will drive them any better than my Onkyo. I absolutely plan on upgrading them in the future, but would prefer to hold off for now unless they are a big bottleneck.

Lastly, I'm a bit confused on Costco's return policy on home audio receivers. My store told me 90 days, but their policy specifically mentions TVs, MP3 Players, etc. and not receivers (which doesn't really fall under any of the listed categories). I'm assuming I could always argue this point with them in the event that something went wrong (versus buying an additional Square Trade warranty now). Sorry for the long post..I really appreciate any feedback you can provide!
Edited by psamona - 9/16/13 at 7:07pm
post #535 of 563
psamona,

you may want to post your question in the receivers, amps and processors forum for answers to your technical questions.

There is actually an "official" thread with technical discussion for this receiver:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465612/official-pioneer-sc-1522-9-2-network-ready-av-receiver-owners-thread

I will say that when I checked out with my Pio receiver at Costco, I asked and was told it was not subject to the 90 day return policy.
post #536 of 563
psamona, I'm not sure how you can compare the 1522k and rx-v675 accurately or think the Yamaha is a better deal. The v675 is only a 7.2 105w/ch and is selling for $160 below msrp. The pioneer is 9.2 (actually 11.2) @ 130w/CH and you got it for $1060 below msrp. The 1522k is not an elite model but is almost identical to it's elite counterpart.

Not sure how near 4k is and newer TV's may upscale the video to 4k so that may not be a good comparison point.

As far as quality, I've been more than happy and satisfied with my 1522 and have had it since march in a 7.1 setup. Previously, I had my older pioneer elite vsx-52tx connected via optical or digital coax.
post #537 of 563
One other thing about this model that was important to me is you are getting class D amplification. I don't know much about the Yamaha, but I am sure it can not compete with this Pioneer in terms of power.
post #538 of 563
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the feedback! I think I'll just hold onto it and set it up later this week. It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but I can't resist a super slick deal and will get solid use from it. I was originally concerned about it not having the 4K upscaling (and hdmi 2.0 which I'd have to wait a while for anyways). I never really routed much video through my current non-hdmi receiver, but plan on doing so with the Pioneer. Hopefully my speakers aren't too limiting for now, but I'm sure they will appreciate the extra juice wink.gif Overall this should be a significant upgrade all around. I'm really excited to get set up and rocking!
post #539 of 563
FYI: Newegg has SC-63 on sale $599.99 with free shipping hurry!
post #540 of 563

The only problem with that is that, according to Pioneer's website, online Elite sales are NOT warrantied. :( At all. :eek:

I hope to call Pioneer later today to confirm that, but, if someone can beat me to it, that would be okay, too. ;)

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