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post #121 of 1713
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Originally Posted by masterslacker View Post

Anyone using the iControl App with the receiver? If so are you using the EQ, virtual speakers, or Sound explorer? Over a Harmony remote, is the benefit not having to worry about line of sight? Or really a benefit for Airplay so you can power up and start playing music from anywhere?

My wife, kids and I use the iControl2012 App for the iPad and iPhones. It is an awesome app I can access pretty much all the inputs, my W7 PC and server from it. I can use iTunes from my W7 PC and play the music on the 1522 via Airplay. I am still trying to figure out how to do this from the iPad / iPhone. I will work on this in the new few days since I am off.
post #122 of 1713
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Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman View Post

In DTS Neo:X mode, will this particular receiver's DSP decode BOTH the back surround channels and extract wide or height channels AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes.
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I would assume that the 1522k has the middle 9.1 DTS Neo:X decoder version, or am I wrong?
You're right. As you say above, "...or 9.1 with back surrounds plus either front heights or front wides".
post #123 of 1713
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Originally Posted by GregLee View Post

Yes.
You're right. As you say above, "...or 9.1 with back surrounds plus either front heights or front wides".

Great to know! Thanks!
post #124 of 1713
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

That is caused by the fact that a lot of those buttons are multi-functional and in fact use different IR codes in different modes. For example, there are two sets of directional button commands in the database. One is normal directional command which only works in receiver settings mode. The other set is labeled as iPodUSBxxxx which are used when you are in those other navigational situations. On the stock remote, you click RCVR button first to access the first set of directional buttons. If you need to access the second set of the directional button, you need to click on the input selection for NET, iPOD or USB, then the directional pads switch over to the second set.

Make it three sets of commands for directional pads, return button, top menu button, play, pause, stop, FF, REW, SkipBack, SkipForward. The Harmony database only have two sets: normal and iPod/USB. The third set is for network related playback functions when you are using Internet radio, Pandora, Media Server etc. Basically anything requires you to press 'NET' button on stock remote.

I don't know why Pioneer went all the way out crazy about remote commands. They must hate ppl with universal remotes.
post #125 of 1713
Hi All,
I picked my 1522 up last week and finally got around to setting it up. I am upgrading from a Yamaha RX-V1800. Question for all you Pioneer folks is regarding stereo surround. My Yamaha has a 7 channel stereo setting that I would use to listen to music. I like to light up all the speakers to fill a large open listening area with sound that included the sub.
I have been experimenting with "optimum surround", does that sound correct or is there another setting I should try?
post #126 of 1713
Thread Starter 
Try press Advanced Surround button repeatedly until you see Ext. Stereo mode shows up. That is the one you want.
post #127 of 1713
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Try press Advanced Surround button repeatedly until you see Ext. Stereo mode shows up. That is the one you want.

That seems to do it, thank you.smile.gif
post #128 of 1713
Anyone see their DTS HD indicator light up when viewing a DTS Master HD Blu-ray? It seems mine isn't lighting up even though the ParaNorman blu-ray is DTS Master HD. Ideas?
post #129 of 1713
Did you choose DTS MASTER in the SETUP menu of the disc before playing it? Perhaps the disc defaults to whatever the audio format that shows on your receiver.
post #130 of 1713
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Originally Posted by masterslacker View Post

Anyone see their DTS HD indicator light up when viewing a DTS Master HD Blu-ray? It seems mine isn't lighting up even though the ParaNorman blu-ray is DTS Master HD. Ideas?

Mine does while watching Les Miserables. I would agree with SARHENTO, check your audio format options on the disc. I know on Les Mis it was not the default, I had to scroll through the menu.
post #131 of 1713
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Originally Posted by masterslacker View Post

Anyone see their DTS HD indicator light up when viewing a DTS Master HD Blu-ray? It seems mine isn't lighting up even though the ParaNorman blu-ray is DTS Master HD. Ideas?

i would also point out that you will only see specific codecs called out on the receiver if its the one doing the decoding. ie, if youre playing this off of a PS3 and having it PCM it over to the receiver, no cool lights for you smile.gif.

TL;DR - make sure you are using bitstream if you want fancy receiver lights.

might be obvious to most of us, but i thought it was worth mentioning.
post #132 of 1713
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Originally Posted by masterslacker View Post

Anyone see their DTS HD indicator light up when viewing a DTS Master HD Blu-ray? It seems mine isn't lighting up even though the ParaNorman blu-ray is DTS Master HD. Ideas?

Is this your first receiver that can decode DTS-HD? If so, check your BD player settings in addition to what others have said. Most players defaults to a setting that let you mix in player audio and secondary audios so that you can hear director's comment by default smile.gif But with that setting, you will not be able to bitstream the DTS-HD or Dobly TrueHD to the receiver. What is your BD player?
post #133 of 1713
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Is this your first receiver that can decode DTS-HD? If so, check your BD player settings in addition to what others have said. Most players defaults to a setting that let you mix in player audio and secondary audios so that you can hear director's comment by default smile.gif But with that setting, you will not be able to bitstream the DTS-HD or Dobly TrueHD to the receiver. What is your BD player?

I have a Panasonic Blu-ray and I just went into it's setup and set everything again to double check. I put in Avengers just now and DTS Master HD showed up so perhaps the ParaNorman disc wasn't set correctly or because it was a Netflix rental disc only had Dolby Digital even though the menu said DTS Master.

Thanks for the help everyone...
post #134 of 1713
With this receiver, can you play movies/tv in zone 1 and music (spotify etc) in zone 2?
post #135 of 1713
Yes. It can do that.
post #136 of 1713
Ok, so I got the receiver and though at least i would be able to use the center which is rated at 6ohms to test it out, but I was wrong, It is hooked with a plug which I cannot use to plug into this receiver.

I guess I will have to buy the speakers in a day or two.
post #137 of 1713
I just recently hooked up the SC-1522-K. After the hook up, I played with the settings some and checked out using the different Standard Surround settings (ProLogic, NEO, etc) when using a stereo source (MP3s from my HTPC). I then setup the Advanced MCACC. After that, I am no longer able to use any of the Standard Surround settings when playing my stereo MP3s. The button on the remote does nothing. Likewise, the THX button does switch to Movie, Music, and Game settings, but not the THX surround settings. However, I do get surround with DD and DTS sources.

Does anyone know why I am not able to get ProLogic or NEO working with a Stereo/PCM source and how I can fix it?

Thanks!

blinker
post #138 of 1713
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Originally Posted by blinker View Post

I just recently hooked up the SC-1522-K. After the hook up, I played with the settings some and checked out using the different Standard Surround settings (ProLogic, NEO, etc) when using a stereo source (MP3s from my HTPC). I then setup the Advanced MCACC. After that, I am no longer able to use any of the Standard Surround settings when playing my stereo MP3s. The button on the remote does nothing. Likewise, the THX button does switch to Movie, Music, and Game settings, but not the THX surround settings. However, I do get surround with DD and DTS sources.

Does anyone know why I am not able to get ProLogic or NEO working with a Stereo/PCM source and how I can fix it?

Thanks!

blinker

There is nothing broken. It is the annoying way how Pioneer setup those remote buttons to be multi-functional. When you switching to streaming using remote, the standard, adv. buttons are also switched over to number buttons and will give out a different IR code (number codes). If you have a universal remote like Harmony, you will not have this problem because the code stays the same. If you have to use the stock remote, you need to hit RECEIVER button to switch it back so that you can press those buttons as they should be. This behavior change applies to NET and iPod/USB inputs when you use the remote.
post #139 of 1713
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Originally Posted by sid369 View Post

Ok, so I got the receiver and though at least i would be able to use the center which is rated at 6ohms to test it out, but I was wrong, It is hooked with a plug which I cannot use to plug into this receiver.

I guess I will have to buy the speakers in a day or two.

Is tthat speaker a Bose? That's the only brand I knew use different plugs. The receiver spearker posts take both bare speaker wires and banana plugs (which you can just plug it in.
post #140 of 1713
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Is tthat speaker a Bose? That's the only brand I knew use different plugs. The receiver spearker posts take both bare speaker wires and banana plugs (which you can just plug it in.

There's a few companies that use proprietary connections on some of their home theater in a box speakers. Sony, Panasonic and Samsung come to mind as well.
post #141 of 1713
Thread Starter 
I had a Sony HTIB long time ago and it was using simple spring plug. You can always cut the wire and hook bare wire to speaker posts.
post #142 of 1713
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

There is nothing broken. It is the annoying way how Pioneer setup those remote buttons to be multi-functional. When you switching to streaming using remote, the standard, adv. buttons are also switched over to number buttons and will give out a different IR code (number codes). If you have a universal remote like Harmony, you will not have this problem because the code stays the same. If you have to use the stock remote, you need to hit RECEIVER button to switch it back so that you can press those buttons as they should be. This behavior change applies to NET and iPod/USB inputs when you use the remote.

Foxbat121,

I know what you mean. I don't care for the way they did the remote either. I do know, however, that I need to puch [Receiver] before I push the surround buttons. Currently, I can push the Auto/ALC/Stream Direct button, the Advanced Surround button and the THX button and get some results (the THX is very limited at this point). But pushing the Standard Surround button has no effect.

I don't think the receiver is broken - I believe there is just some setting somewhere that doesn't allow these sound processors to work. I remember I used to have a receiver that wouldn't allow NEO or Prologic if the bit rate of the source was too high (from my HTPC), but I do not see that setting to adjust - and I would be surprised if that was the problem.

Any other ideas?

blinker
post #143 of 1713
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

That is caused by the fact that a lot of those buttons are multi-functional and in fact use different IR codes in different modes. For example, there are two sets of directional button commands in the database. One is normal directional command which only works in receiver settings mode. The other set is labeled as iPodUSBxxxx which are used when you are in those other navigational situations. On the stock remote, you click RCVR button first to access the first set of directional buttons. If you need to access the second set of the directional button, you need to click on the input selection for NET, iPOD or USB, then the directional pads switch over to the second set.

Can you or someone help me out in figuring out how to setup the Harmony One so that I can have a SIRIUS or Internet Radio activity and actually be able to hit up and down and it function that way. I'm stuck having to walk up to the receiver to actually make changes to stations. I can't figure out how to do this. I've clicked on the iPODUSB once I go into devices and choose the receiver and it does nothing. I"m extremely confused. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Also, to the one who told me to type my pioneer IP Address to enter my SIRIUS username/password..THANKS!!!!!! that was a great help!! didn't even think about doing that.
post #144 of 1713
Thread Starter 
To use Sirus or Internet Radio, you will need your original remote, press the NET button once to switch the remote into network player mode. Then, hook up your Harmony to PC and start learn all the directional buttons (Up, Down, Left, Right, Enter), playback buttons (play, stop, pause, skip, rew, ffw, as well as Return commends to your Harmony account. These are not in the device database. You will have to use these new button commands to navigate all network related playbacks. The iPod/USB commands won't work. Nor the standard commands.

You can also use the HEX code published by Pioneer to add discrete input commands to Sirus, Internet Radio and Pandora. And use those command to switch your activity directly to it.
post #145 of 1713
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Originally Posted by blinker View Post

I just recently hooked up the SC-1522-K. After the hook up, I played with the settings some and checked out using the different Standard Surround settings (ProLogic, NEO, etc) when using a stereo source (MP3s from my HTPC). I then setup the Advanced MCACC. After that, I am no longer able to use any of the Standard Surround settings when playing my stereo MP3s. The button on the remote does nothing. Likewise, the THX button does switch to Movie, Music, and Game settings, but not the THX surround settings. However, I do get surround with DD and DTS sources.

Does anyone know why I am not able to get ProLogic or NEO working with a Stereo/PCM source and how I can fix it?

Thanks!

blinker

Sounds like perhaps you receiver didn't detect all of your speakers. You mentioned that this started after running Advanced MCACC. Can you go back and verify your speaker settings?
post #146 of 1713
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by blinker View Post

Foxbat121,

I know what you mean. I don't care for the way they did the remote either. I do know, however, that I need to puch [Receiver] before I push the surround buttons. Currently, I can push the Auto/ALC/Stream Direct button, the Advanced Surround button and the THX button and get some results (the THX is very limited at this point). But pushing the Standard Surround button has no effect.

I don't think the receiver is broken - I believe there is just some setting somewhere that doesn't allow these sound processors to work. I remember I used to have a receiver that wouldn't allow NEO or Prologic if the bit rate of the source was too high (from my HTPC), but I do not see that setting to adjust - and I would be surprised if that was the problem.

Any other ideas?

blinker

Is it only streaming or affect CD play back as well.
post #147 of 1713
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Originally Posted by blinker View Post

Does anyone know why I am not able to get ProLogic or NEO working with a Stereo/PCM source and how I can fix it?
Use button "1" to switch to "auto" mode.
post #148 of 1713
I appreciate everyone's help.

I have played with the Auto Surround (which I am able to set). When I press the Standard Button I get a choice of PCM or Stereo - no other choices.

I have wiped out my MCACC setup (even though I confirmed that all my speakers were recognized - I am 5.1). Now when I play a DTS source I get DTS, when I play DD source I get DD, however I can only get Stereo or PCM from Stereo - no NEO or Prologic. When I switched to my DVR I get DD, but when I switch back to my HTPC I see Prologic in the receiver display - but when I play an MP3 it quickly changes to Stereo.

I wonder if this is an issue with my Windows sound setup - the source. Any clues? I will be playing with this to see what more I can find out.

blinker
post #149 of 1713
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

To use Sirus or Internet Radio, you will need your original remote, press the NET button once to switch the remote into network player mode. Then, hook up your Harmony to PC and start learn all the directional buttons (Up, Down, Left, Right, Enter), playback buttons (play, stop, pause, skip, rew, ffw, as well as Return commends to your Harmony account. These are not in the device database. You will have to use these new button commands to navigate all network related playbacks. The iPod/USB commands won't work. Nor the standard commands.

You can also use the HEX code published by Pioneer to add discrete input commands to Sirus, Internet Radio and Pandora. And use those command to switch your activity directly to it.

Awesome! Thanks!! All fixed and good to go!!! Thanks so much...the home theater system is finally setup the way i wanted it to
post #150 of 1713
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Originally Posted by blinker View Post

I appreciate everyone's help.

I have played with the Auto Surround (which I am able to set). When I press the Standard Button I get a choice of PCM or Stereo - no other choices.

I have wiped out my MCACC setup (even though I confirmed that all my speakers were recognized - I am 5.1). Now when I play a DTS source I get DTS, when I play DD source I get DD, however I can only get Stereo or PCM from Stereo - no NEO or Prologic. When I switched to my DVR I get DD, but when I switch back to my HTPC I see Prologic in the receiver display - but when I play an MP3 it quickly changes to Stereo.

I wonder if this is an issue with my Windows sound setup - the source. Any clues? I will be playing with this to see what more I can find out.

blinker

Did you accidentally enabled direct or pure direct mode? That's the button with Auto/ALC/Direct.
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