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post #31 of 64
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Originally Posted by zhelder View Post

So far I like the unit, but the biggest quirk I'm noticing is the bizarre labeling of the HDMI inputs. I changed some of the input names to restore my sanity a bit, but I'm trying to figure out how to set this up with a Harmony One and/or 900. I have a DVD player hooked up to HDMI 4, which is labeled "VIDEO". But there's no VIDEO selection on the unit's base remote. In the Harmony software, there's not even an option to select VIDEO or HDMI 4. Any ideas here on how to solve this and possibly make things make a little more sense with all of the inputs?

Use a sequence to cycle through the HDMI button until you get to the input you want, for those that don't have a dedicated button.
post #32 of 64
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Originally Posted by zhelder View Post

So far I like the unit, but the biggest quirk I'm noticing is the bizarre labeling of the HDMI inputs. I changed some of the input names to restore my sanity a bit, but I'm trying to figure out how to set this up with a Harmony One and/or 900. I have a DVD player hooked up to HDMI 4, which is labeled "VIDEO". But there's no VIDEO selection on the unit's base remote. In the Harmony software, there's not even an option to select VIDEO or HDMI 4. Any ideas here on how to solve this and possibly make things make a little more sense with all of the inputs?

I have a solution for HDMI4/Video input. Details posted in Official 1522 Owner's thread.
post #33 of 64
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Originally Posted by MrEastSide View Post

I can assure you, there is no audible difference between the 1222 and 1522. Identical amp and power sections. Any perceived difference is a placebo.

I am also suffering from the placebo effect, or my 1222k is not performing properly. I am currently watching a movie that is using the 1522k for audio. The audio is much fuller and the channel separation is much better.
post #34 of 64
Well, I don't know to tell you guys. Lol. All that matters is that is sounds good to you!
post #35 of 64
I thought the amplifier section was different. I thought the 1522 had more power not that it would make an audible difference.
post #36 of 64
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Originally Posted by WCunha View Post

I thought the amplifier section was different. I thought the 1522 had more power not that it would make an audible difference.

Some internal components may be slightly different or in a different configuration, but these receivers dimensionally and weight-wise are virtually identical. The 1522 weighs about one pound more than the 1222. There couldn't be a relatively beefier amp or power section with a one pound weight difference between units.
post #37 of 64
just picked mine up last night. had to call a half dozen stores before i found one that had any - most stores were telling me they hadnt gotten them in yet, meaning they were still planning on getting some?

in any case, got it hooked up last night, ran the room correct, and boom: up and running.

initial impressions: HUGE improvement over my 822, even with my modest GoldenEar Soundbar/supersat/ ML dynamo sub combo.

the 822 really never did what i wanted it to do: the on-the-fly decoding info was sorely lacking, imo. that and the GoldenEar stuff seems a little happier with the additional power. in any case, great deal, great product, very happy.
post #38 of 64
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Originally Posted by MrEastSide View Post

Some internal components may be slightly different or in a different configuration, but these receivers dimensionally and weight-wise are virtually identical. The 1522 weighs about one pound more than the 1222. There couldn't be a relatively beefier amp or power section with a one pound weight difference between units.

According to Pioneer web site, the major differences are:

1. 9.2 vs 7.2
2. 130wpc vs 120wpc
3. THX Select 2 Plus vs none
4. 32-bit Hi-bit vs 24-bit
5. multi-channel tone control vs 2-channel
6. 4K video pass through vs none
7. HDMI 8 in/2 out vs 7 in/1 out
8. 12v trigger outputs vs none
post #39 of 64
I have spent a couple days with mine now. I like some things, but think I have some issues. I am still having a weird HDMI issue with video to the projector. I changed 3 things at once so its very hard to trouble shoot. I got a new projector, new HDMI cable and new receiver pretty much at the same time. I did have the projector hooked up an extra day or so and dont think i saw the switching issue, so i think its the pioneer. Basically sometimes it says no signal found and will not show any video. Solution has been to shut off the receiver and turn it back on. I do hear sound, just dont see picture. I did upgrade the firmware, was hoping that would fix it but no luck.

During setup it messed with my sub and fronts and I was getting very little bass. I noticed it playing black ops where stuff would blow up and i did not hear or feel anything. After messing around I found the setup thing changed all my fronts to large. I changed them all to small and everything sounded normal again. Now I guess my fronts should have covered the sound down to the LFE picking it up but that did not appear to happen. ANyway just something for people to keep in mind.

Also when playing bluray from ps3 it does not seem to be locking into a soundtrack. I need to explore this a little more. but it said like DP 2 movie or something. Again I need to play a little more.

Sound wise it sounds fantastic, best, clearest sound I have ever gotten from my system. Just need to work out the kinks I hope.
post #40 of 64
I went to my local Costco in Fredericksburg, VA, this past weekend and they don't stock the 1522 nor can they have one shipped from another location! mad.gif

Apparently this socio-economic region does not support sales of this high-end of a receiver. I'm going to check Northern VA/DC area tomorrow where salaries are higher.

Is Costco an authorized retailer? For Pioneer warranty purposes?
post #41 of 64
No, probably not authorized but since you can return the receiver to Costco anytime while Pioneer only gives you a 1 year warranty you're better off with a Costco purchase.
post #42 of 64
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Originally Posted by vivatech View Post

I went to my local Costco in Fredericksburg, VA, this past weekend and they don't stock the 1522 nor can they have one shipped from another location! mad.gif

Apparently this socio-economic region does not support sales of this high-end of a receiver. I'm going to check Northern VA/DC area tomorrow where salaries are higher.

Is Costco an authorized retailer? For Pioneer warranty purposes?


I got mine from the Costco in Arlington, VA. (It might be called pentagon city or crystal city instead of Arlington. I am not sure. )

They still had 4-5 left when I got it. This was Wednesday last week though.
post #43 of 64
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

According to Pioneer web site, the major differences are:

1. 9.2 vs 7.2
2. 130wpc vs 120wpc
3. THX Select 2 Plus vs none
4. 32-bit Hi-bit vs 24-bit
5. multi-channel tone control vs 2-channel
6. 4K video pass through vs none
7. HDMI 8 in/2 out vs 7 in/1 out
8. 12v trigger outputs vs none
9. onscreen display of volume/mute/source change/status vs none
Edited by GregLee - 4/3/13 at 11:57am
post #44 of 64
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Originally Posted by GregLee View Post

9. onscreen display of volume/mute/source change/status vs none
10. illuminated learning remote vs. non-illuminated remote (if that matters to some)
post #45 of 64
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Originally Posted by marjen View Post

I have spent a couple days with mine now. I like some things, but think I have some issues. I am still having a weird HDMI issue with video to the projector. I changed 3 things at once so its very hard to trouble shoot. I got a new projector, new HDMI cable and new receiver pretty much at the same time. I did have the projector hooked up an extra day or so and dont think i saw the switching issue, so i think its the pioneer. Basically sometimes it says no signal found and will not show any video. Solution has been to shut off the receiver and turn it back on. I do hear sound, just dont see picture. I did upgrade the firmware, was hoping that would fix it but no luck.

It is HDMI handshake thing. Make sure you ALWAYs power up projector first before you power up the AVR. You will be fine. If you power up AVR first then projector (or TV for that matter), it will not get proper handshake and refuse to send video). It is also a good idea to update the firmware. You need download it to a USB stick then update from it. Latest firmware won't update from internet directly.
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During setup it messed with my sub and fronts and I was getting very little bass. I noticed it playing black ops where stuff would blow up and i did not hear or feel anything. After messing around I found the setup thing changed all my fronts to large. I changed them all to small and everything sounded normal again. Now I guess my fronts should have covered the sound down to the LFE picking it up but that did not appear to happen. ANyway just something for people to keep in mind.

It is a well known issue for Pioneer MCACC. See the dedicated MCACC thread for discussion about this. Not the fault of receiver but how Pioneer choose to do things this way. This applies to all Pioneer receivers.
post #46 of 64
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Originally Posted by vivatech View Post

I went to my local Costco in Fredericksburg, VA, this past weekend and they don't stock the 1522 nor can they have one shipped from another location! mad.gif

Apparently this socio-economic region does not support sales of this high-end of a receiver. I'm going to check Northern VA/DC area tomorrow where salaries are higher.
Call before you go. I went to 5 different Costcos in Northen VA and only one had it last week. I think someone posted that the only way your local Costco will have it in stock is when it sold all its Yamaha receivers to restock. Nothing to do with affordability.
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Is Costco an authorized retailer? For Pioneer warranty purposes?

Not an authorized retailer but you do get life time return policy on this.
post #47 of 64
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Call before you go. I went to 5 different Costcos in Northen VA and only one had it last week. I think someone posted that the only way your local Costco will have it in stock is when it sold all its Yamaha receivers to restock. Nothing to do with affordability.
Not an authorized retailer but you do get life time return policy on this.

Life return policy with Costco?
post #48 of 64
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Life return policy with Costco?

Yep.
post #49 of 64
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

According to Pioneer web site, the major differences are:

1. 9.2 vs 7.2
2. 130wpc vs 120wpc
3. THX Select 2 Plus vs none
4. 32-bit Hi-bit vs 24-bit
5. multi-channel tone control vs 2-channel
6. 4K video pass through vs none
7. HDMI 8 in/2 out vs 7 in/1 out
8. 12v trigger outputs vs none

Yes, there are a few differences. I was just saying, there's not going to be any audible difference concerning the power output of both.

That said, if you look at the MSRP that Pioneer has set on these receivers, I'm willing to bet it's that pesky, meaningless THX certification that is the cost for the majority of the price difference between the two.
post #50 of 64
I have had mine running for a few days now and LOVE this thing compared to my Denon 2113CI. Here's my question- I'm running 7.1 inside, and 2 channel stereo on my patio. On the Zone2, I use my Android device, and can change the balance without a problem, and the controls are there- and they "show I'm adjusting" the tone control, but I'm not hearing any difference in tone. I've tried cycliing power, the app, the AVR, but I still get no tone control on Zone two. I can't seem to find a way to adjust the zone2 tone on the receiver itself, is there a way? Anyone else notice they can or cannot "actually" adjust the tone on Zone2? (this was one reason I liked the pioneer over the denon, the denon had no Zone two tone control)...?
Also does anyone know of any offbrand Android apps for this receiver? The stock app is pretty good, but does fail to see the receiver periodically- nuisance, but not a deal breaker for me. Thanks!
post #51 of 64
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Call before you go. I went to 5 different Costcos in Northen VA and only one had it last week.

Which Costco in NOVA did you buy it from?
post #52 of 64
Pentagon City. But when I got mine last week, on 3 left on the floor. So, call before you go. Costco item# 751220
post #53 of 64
Cool - thanks
post #54 of 64
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Originally Posted by vivatech View Post

I went to my local Costco in Fredericksburg, VA, this past weekend and they don't stock the 1522 nor can they have one shipped from another location! mad.gif

Apparently this socio-economic region does not support sales of this high-end of a receiver. I'm going to check Northern VA/DC area tomorrow where salaries are higher.

Is Costco an authorized retailer? For Pioneer warranty purposes?

If you want to venture even farther north, Gaithersburg, MD Costco had easily 15 or so when I was there on Saturday getting mine. Good luck.
post #55 of 64
7 more + the floor model at the Newington-Springfield Costco in north VA!

I took the least dented box. biggrin.gif

post #56 of 64
Per Pioneer, Costco is an authorized reseller of their A/V receivers.
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From: customer.support@pioneerservice.com
Date: April 4, 2013, 6:29:25 PM EDT
To: xxxx
Subject: RE:Warranty and Service Issues|A00001|xxxxxxxxxx [#1448474]


HI xxxx,

Yes, Costco is authorized to sell Pioneer branded A/V Receivers.


Sincerely,


Luisa
Customer Service Representative

--Original Message--
From: xxxx
Date: 04/03/13
To: customer.support@pioneerservice.com
Subject: Warranty and Service Issues|A00001|xxxxxxxxxx[#1448474]

FirstName:xxxx
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post #57 of 64
So long as it's not an Elite model receiver.
post #58 of 64
got mine today from Costco in Brighton, MI. Can't be happier....
DC4
post #59 of 64
Getting one from Missoula, Montana.
post #60 of 64
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 china ?
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