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post #1231 of 1712
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Originally Posted by DaveCarrera4 View Post

I had a similar issue. Went into network set up and cycled DHCP on, saved setup (of course still no connection), then turned DHCP off again, saved setup, and everything was working again. Page 96 of manual. Why? I dunno. :-/

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Originally Posted by apaulct View Post

Unplugging the receiver for about a minute fixed this issue the one time I had it.

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try them out when I get home. I also read in another post that if you hold the power button got 10 seconds it will reset it too.
post #1232 of 1712
Be sure to let us know GG, this can be frustrating stuff...
post #1233 of 1712
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Originally Posted by toddRiffic View Post

I'm going to hang on to it for a little longer. I'm such a greedy guy, I hate to return such a bargain. smile.gif


The 1522 amps without processing sound just fine at high volumes. The MCACC results sound to me like the designers hate bass and love treble! No problem, I did the bass tweaks and MCACC is very configurable. My issue is that I listen at low to medium volumes and so far audyssey dynamic eq and volume sound better to me and my wife. I've set up both the 1522 and a denon 2113 receiver side by side to be able to switch between the two and so far I haven't got the 1522 to sound as good to us.

That being said, I'm just now trying out Optimum Surround, which sounds a bit like dynamic eq in it's description in the manual. I'm trying it with different amounts of DRC from the "audio parameters" option along with ALC and also the THX modes for Loundness Plus. The 1522 has so many options, it takes a long time to really judge it for sure.

I’m In the same boat as you and still not convinced to give up my Yamaha for this Pioneer, I have all my speakers with Banana plugs and switch receivers already 3 times listen the Pioneer and then connect the Yamaha same Music same Movie Chapters to Compare Sounds and effects and Playing with all the Pioneer Settings trying to make it sound how I liked, I do not want to give up on this bargain since I know a 9.2 channels receiver price is around $1500.
Good Luck
post #1234 of 1712
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post


Thanks for the suggestions. I will try them out when I get home. I also read in another post that if you hold the power button got 10 seconds it will reset it too.

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Originally Posted by DaveCarrera4 View Post

Be sure to let us know GG, this can be frustrating stuff...

Update:

I just got home from work about 30 min. ago. The AVR was off. I pressed and held the power button down for approximately 10 seconds. The AVR turned on and after the 10 seconds, it turned off.

I turned the AVR on and went to the set up screen. I noticed the network setup was greed out and I was not able to selected. However, after 20 seconds or so I was able to select network settings. I noticed that it still had the same information as before.

I got the iPad, opened up the icontrol app, the app found the 1522, I clicked on it and it WORKED. I tested the other iPads and iPhones, and they all worked!!!
post #1235 of 1712
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Originally Posted by alnilam1 View Post

This is sort of a "duh" moment for me. I was looking at my Roku Streaming Stick that I bought from Oppo for $50. It is, naturally, plugged into my Oppo MHL plug on the front of its panel. I took it out and inserted it into the 1522's MHL socket, pushed "MHL" on the Pioneer's remote and there it was: full HD video and audio from Netflix. I'm not sure what advantage all this is but it works and I've never seen the Pioneer's MHL function mentioned here before. (You have to be an Oppo owner for the $50 deal. It's supposed to be functionally the same as the Roku 3.)

Have you watched any VUDU movies in HDX format via your Roku streaming stick connected to your Pioneer?

I'm wondering if the streaming stick just passes the VUDU audio (Dolby Digital Plus) thru to the receiver?
post #1236 of 1712
Hey guys, I just returned a perfectly working 1522 to a Seattle area (puyallup) Costco in perfect condition if anyone happens to want to pick it up as I would think they would sell it as a open box with a discount. I made sure to tell them that there was nothing wrong with it.

Happy listening guys
post #1237 of 1712
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Originally Posted by pdxrealtor View Post

Have you watched any VUDU movies in HDX format via your Roku streaming stick connected to your Pioneer?

I'm wondering if the streaming stick just passes the VUDU audio (Dolby Digital Plus) thru to the receiver?

I never used VUDU. Since getting the Oppo, I have been addicted to watching entire series that I have missed in the past on Netflix. Without commercials, nor the necessity to fast forward through them as required on my Tivo, I have pretty well divorced myself from live TV and VUDU, so far, has not fallen in my sights. I'll give it a shot, however, and let you know. I'm kind of interested in how HDX looks (and sounds) anyhow.

Roku says:

"The Roku player does not decode Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus. Rather, it passes the audio signal to your surround sound capable TV or receiver" (SUCH AS THE PIONEER SC-1522-K) "for decoding. Currently, only Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU offer content in surround sound, typically on HD movies and TV shows.

Programs that offer surround sound can be identified by a "5.1" icon displayed near the parental guidance ratings on movie and TV show detail pages in the Netflix and Amazon channels. We expect other partners to add support for 5.1 surround sound in the future."

Best Buy says:

"Dolby Digital Plus surround sound support (pass-through via MHL port)"

(I guess this might answer your question.)

Another reviewer says:

"Content will be playable in up to 1080p HD quality with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound."
post #1238 of 1712
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Originally Posted by alnilam1 View Post

I never used VUDU. Since getting the Oppo, I have been addicted to watching entire series that I have missed in the past on Netflix. Without commercials, nor the necessity to fast forward through them as required on my Tivo, I have pretty well divorced myself from live TV and VUDU, so far, has not fallen in my sights. I'll give it a shot, however, and let you know. I'm kind of interested in how HDX looks (and sounds) anyhow.

Roku says:

"The Roku player does not decode Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus. Rather, it passes the audio signal to your surround sound capable TV or receiver" (SUCH AS THE PIONEER SC-1522-K) "for decoding. Currently, only Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU offer content in surround sound, typically on HD movies and TV shows.

Programs that offer surround sound can be identified by a "5.1" icon displayed near the parental guidance ratings on movie and TV show detail pages in the Netflix and Amazon channels. We expect other partners to add support for 5.1 surround sound in the future."

Best Buy says:

"Dolby Digital Plus surround sound support (pass-through via MHL port)"

(I guess this might answer your question.)

Another reviewer says:

"Content will be playable in up to 1080p HD quality with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound."

Wow.... thanks for your reply. I honestly thought I'd never hear an answer. !

Why get the Oppo with the SC 1522? I mean, a lot of the cost in an Oppo is the video processing. The 1522 has the same video chip, Qdeo. A full featured streamer is 60 bucks. A 3D BD player is 150. I guess if you're using it MKV or the like I could understand having an all in one box. I was considering it but the more I read the more I found I was paying a premium for the same thing already in my 1522.

EDIT- the Roku does not support 3D. Does anyone know if the Pioneer's video will take a 3D movie from a non 3D source, like the Roku, and convert it?
Edited by pdxrealtor - 6/23/13 at 10:48am
post #1239 of 1712
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Originally Posted by pdxrealtor View Post


Why get the Oppo with the SC 1522? I mean, a lot of the cost in an Oppo is the video processing. The 1522 has the same video chip, Qdeo. A full featured streamer is 60 bucks. A 3D BD player is 150. I guess if you're using it MKV or the like I could understand having an all in one box. I was considering it but the more I read the more I found I was paying a premium for the same thing already in my 1522.

I got the Oppo first. I wanted a good player that would support SACD disks. I'd been thinking about the Oppo for several years and finally broke down and got it. It does everything, and more, that a Blu-ray player might be expected to do and has better customer support than almost anybody. They even give you a printed manual for $500 that Pioneer couldn't do with their $1600 machine!

A month after that I wandered through Costco and the rest is history. From no QDEO to two QDEOs! I'm doubly blessed.

I don't do 3D so no answer there.
post #1240 of 1712
I have the Oppo 83 and the 103. Now I have the 1522, which I bought to complement the 103. The 103 upscales SD magnificently. It handles BD perfectly. It decodes all audio formats easily. It plays DVD-As, it plays MKVs, it plays AVIs, all from discs. It plays SACDs and HDCDs. It plays CDs. It streams well, though that wasn't a need for me when I purchased it. The build quality is fantastic, and the service is beyond belief. It will play 3D, as will the 1522. So when I buy a 3D TV, I am 3D-ready. For those reasons I purchased the 103, and I have never had a single moment when I was sorry I did so. The 1522 does some of the same things, but it plays nothing from discs. Could a person purchase a cheaper BD player and, with the 1522, get almost the same feature set? Maybe. If someone thinks that's the case, s/he should do it. For me, I love my Oppo's and wouldn't want to have an AV setup without them.
post #1241 of 1712
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Originally Posted by alnilam1 View Post

I got the Oppo first. I wanted a good player that would support SACD disks. I'd been thinking about the Oppo for several years and finally broke down and got it. It does everything, and more, that a Blu-ray player might be expected to do and has better customer support than almost anybody. They even give you a printed manual for $500 that Pioneer couldn't do with their $1600 machine!

A month after that I wandered through Costco and the rest is history. From no QDEO to two QDEOs! I'm doubly blessed.

I don't do 3D so no answer there.

Makes perfect sense.
post #1242 of 1712
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Originally Posted by 117olddude View Post

I have the Oppo 83 and the 103. Now I have the 1522, which I bought to complement the 103. The 103 upscales SD magnificently. It handles BD perfectly. It decodes all audio formats easily. It plays DVD-As, it plays MKVs, it plays AVIs, all from discs. It plays SACDs and HDCDs. It plays CDs. It streams well, though that wasn't a need for me when I purchased it. The build quality is fantastic, and the service is beyond belief. It will play 3D, as will the 1522. So when I buy a 3D TV, I am 3D-ready. For those reasons I purchased the 103, and I have never had a single moment when I was sorry I did so. The 1522 does some of the same things, but it plays nothing from discs. Could a person purchase a cheaper BD player and, with the 1522, get almost the same feature set? Maybe. If someone thinks that's the case, s/he should do it. For me, I love my Oppo's and wouldn't want to have an AV setup without them.

Fair enough. To each his own. wink.gif

FWIW- a person could purchase a BD player, an online streaming box with much more choices, and a MKV player that plays ISO as well, and along with the 1522 get the same feature set, for approximately the same price.
post #1243 of 1712
Thread Starter 
Frankly, paired with 1522, a $100 Sony 5100 BD player can do almost everything Oppo 103 can do (3D, SACD, Netflix (and 3D Netflix), mkv etc.).. Simply don't see much value plunging that kind of money towards a BD player.
post #1244 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Frankly, paired with 1522, a $100 Sony 5100 BD player can do almost everything Oppo 103 can do (3D, SACD, Netflix (and 3D Netflix), mkv etc.).. Simply don't see much value plunging that kind of money towards a BD player.

That's what I'm saying. I understand both posters reasons above too.

I'm in the market for everything at this point. I did a lot of reading yesterday and I'm glad I did because it saved me from buying the same thing in two different packages (the Oppo and 1522).
post #1245 of 1712
Gotta factor in reliability/build factors/quality of service as part of your cost. Oppo is exemplary in all three areas. If burned discs (of AVI or MKV or TS or DVD-A or whatever) aren't part of your library, then you probably have less need for the Oppo. For me, it plays whatever I throw at it via disc or thumb drive and also plays my BDs from overseas and it WILL play PAL as well as NTSC files (back to the burned discs).

AV is a toolbox. You spend your money on the tools YOU want/need. I'm very happy that I replaced my older Yamaha receiver with the Pioneer, even though there is some "slop-over" of features.
post #1246 of 1712
Could somebody say a word or two about THX? I see on Wikipedia that it isn't a sound system as such but rather a certifying process for equipment, although, back around page 110 of the manual, there is language stating that it obviously processes the sound in several ways.

Is this primarily, or largely, a paid licensing process that doesn't certify, for example, hardware that doesn't pay a licensing fee or is it one where the certifier grants the logo to anything that meets its standards? Is there any great audio advantage in deliberately buying gear with the certification? If some of my stuff is certified and some isn't am I better off choosing the THX option or not in my speaker setup? Is a "little THX" better than none at all? Purists might comment on whether THX more nearly approaches what the media sound editor intended or if the effects sound "artificial" to them. Thanks, if you are interested.
post #1247 of 1712
THX

is both a certification process for amplifier performance, etc.

and

a form of sound processing.

THX processing includes several technologies, all have marketing type names, like Boundary Gain Compensation, etc. Adding THX will give a bit of high end roll-off similar to the X-Curve, for example. Rather than me spending the time to explain all this, go to THX's website and read what the processing does for yourself, plus Pioneer has descriptions in their appendix in your manual. Some like what the processing does, some don't. Personally, I don't. But many do smile.gif. I find it tends to blend the side & rear surrounds more with the fronts, resulting in less, not more, discrete separation from front to back.

and no, you don't have to use THX processing just because your speakers are THX certified. and the certification is separate from the processing. when a mfg pays for the certitication, I believe that also entitles them to enable the processing that's embedded in the DSP's which are off-the-shelf chips made by other companies, like Texas Instruments & Motorola.

to have a receiver or processor THX certified costs the company money for the testing, confirmation of results to make sure amp performance & other parameters meets THX standards and the licensing to both use THX processing & advertise that's it's certified. And it's not a small expense.
Edited by ss9001 - 6/23/13 at 3:34pm
post #1248 of 1712
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 117olddude View Post

Gotta factor in reliability/build factors/quality of service as part of your cost. Oppo is exemplary in all three areas. If burned discs (of AVI or MKV or TS or DVD-A or whatever) aren't part of your library, then you probably have less need for the Oppo. For me, it plays whatever I throw at it via disc or thumb drive and also plays my BDs from overseas and it WILL play PAL as well as NTSC files (back to the burned discs).

AV is a toolbox. You spend your money on the tools YOU want/need. I'm very happy that I replaced my older Yamaha receiver with the Pioneer, even though there is some "slop-over" of features.

Well, truth be told, other than Qdeo which 1522 already has, the Oppo uses the same chipset as Sony player. Both can play mkv files stored on disc or via DLNA streaming. So the differences are a few software features that other players don't have. As for service, I bought my player from Costco and I can return for a new player anytime.
post #1249 of 1712
Oppo will do repairs (even after the warranty expires- often for free or a small fee) and do same day turnaround. Its techs are available even on a Sunday via email . I had a Sony receiver break once. It was not fun. As to simply taking things back to Costco, I think we've all already seen THAT thread.
post #1250 of 1712
Speaking of repairs, FYI to all 1522 owners, you can take your Pioneer gear to an sharper image. They are authorized repair centers.
post #1251 of 1712
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Originally Posted by toddRiffic View Post

I'm going to hang on to it for a little longer. I'm such a greedy guy, I hate to return such a bargain. smile.gif

The 1522 amps without processing sound just fine at high volumes. The MCACC results sound to me like the designers hate bass and love treble! No problem, I did the bass tweaks and MCACC is very configurable. My issue is that I listen at low to medium volumes and so far audyssey dynamic eq and volume sound better to me and my wife. I've set up both the 1522 and a denon 2113 receiver side by side to be able to switch between the two and so far I haven't got the 1522 to sound as good to us.

That being said, I'm just now trying out Optimum Surround, which sounds a bit like dynamic eq in it's description in the manual. I'm trying it with different amounts of DRC from the "audio parameters" option along with ALC and also the THX modes for Loundness Plus. The 1522 has so many options, it takes a long time to really judge it for sure.
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Originally Posted by jtpro View Post

I’m In the same boat as you and still not convinced to give up my Yamaha for this Pioneer, I have all my speakers with Banana plugs and switch receivers already 3 times listen the Pioneer and then connect the Yamaha same Music same Movie Chapters to Compare Sounds and effects and Playing with all the Pioneer Settings trying to make it sound how I liked, I do not want to give up on this bargain since I know a 9.2 channels receiver price is around $1500.
Good Luck

Another one on the same page. I had a Denon 2121. Initially thought the sound was better but then very little bass with 1522 when watching movies. Center speaker considerable louder compared to left/right, it sounds like listening from TV. Using the iControlAV2012 helps but not enough. I changed my old subwoofer to HSU VTF-2 MK4 but still not great sound from the Pioneer. Still need to research more into the manual. One of the things that I miss from Denon Audyssey is the extensive documentation and forum..
post #1252 of 1712
The MCCAC thread is very helpful for dialing in your sound. I just upped my SW standing wave filter trim by 3db and it really changed the sound of the 1522. Check the last few pages (142-3) of that thread. Or the whole thing. Lots of good stuff there for dialing in your sound.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1112470/official-pioneer-mcacc-thread.
post #1253 of 1712
Just picked up one of these bad boys on Saturday. I've always been a Elite fan, owning a 72, 74, 94, SC-55 and now a SC-72 to replace my SC-55 (I had a lot of service issues with the SC-55 - and this last time it went down, Pioneer offered to replace it with a SC-72 with a small $90 upgrade fee. I know it is not quite the same as the SC-55 specs-wise, but the SC-72 gives me more than enough for my needs).

On a side note, I was very happy with the offer Pioneer gave me. Only downside, it has taken over a month to get the new unit - their processes are very slow - BUT the end result is great.

Now, on to the 1522. I am replacing my old 74TXVI.....so it will be really nice to have HDMI switching and all the internet features. It is in our 2nd home, so it hadn't been a big priority. But walking through the Clearwater, FL Costco on Saturday, I saw ONE 1522 sitting there - no display unit even - and I had to pick it up for the $599 price. How do you go wrong?

Admittedly, a bit nervous with it not being an Elite, as I NEEDED that 2nd year warranty on the SC-55, as all the issues I had happened in year 2. But it was too good of a value to pass up.

I'll admit, I miss the orange display of the Elite, but the 1522 is quite the unit. Had some issues getting Pandora to finally work, but once I get the USB update done AND realized that the inputs were case specific, it connected and worked right away!

One question for you all: the NET key always takes me to internet radio. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to go directly to Sirius XM and Pandora using the remote. Yes, I can get there easily enough using the Ipad app, but just wondered if there is a direct key on the remote itself?
post #1254 of 1712
Thread Starter 
There are discrete IR codes for direct input switch but you will need a 3rd party univeral remote for that. The NET button on stock remote will return you to the last internet mode you used, not always internet radio. So, if you were listening to Pandora previously before power down, you will still be on Pandora when you switch to NET unless you pulled the power plug.

If you have problem into the second year or 3rd year, you can still return it to Costco (but probably won't be able to pick up another 1522).
post #1255 of 1712
Thank you for the response - it was very helpful in understanding the "Net" function.
post #1256 of 1712
I'm looking for some help on the HDMI handshaking. I've had this receiver for over 2 months now, actually 1st one lasted 2 days, and have an ongoing problem with the sound. It has been random and intermittent on HDMI. I called pioneer and they blamed the cable company, so I fooled them and switched companies and low and behold, the same problem. (I was switching anyway). Here's what I get. I turn on the tv, AT&T u-verse, and then the receiver. About half the time I have no sound, just picture - I play around with the pause and fast forward and usually the sound will come on - sometimes it'll be ok while I fast forward through commercials and sometimes it won't and I have to play with it again to get the sound back. This is getting very old and irritating. I disconnect the HDMI cable while powered and plug it back in and it always comes back with sound (I know pioneer says never to do this), and it seems to go longer without having to play with the pause or FF buttons to get the sound back. Now when I turn everything on and get no sound, (probably 50 % of the time), I have started to power off the receiver only then re-power by holding the power button down(about 10 seconds) to reestablish the HDMI ports on the receiver. This always works (or seems to) and I can watch for a long time without having to play "get the sound back with the pause and FF buttons on the AT&T remote. But when I power everything off and power everything back on in the normal manner the sound is back to intermittent, so I have to do the receiver power off then on and hold to get the sound back to normal. I watch the receiver's remote I-control app on my phone and watch as I hit FF or pause and the input to the receiver goes from dolby to PCM but doesn't go back to dolby when I stop the pause or FF. Those times when the sound works correctly it goes from dolby to PCM then back to dolby when I resume normal speed. I have changed HDMI cables once but I guess I should do that again just to be sure it's not the cable.. It just seems to me the receiver is "loosing" it's information on the HDMI port (but evidently not loosing picture information). The picture is always good, I have switched the input HDMI from 3 to 1 and no change. I really like this receiver and probably can't find anymore at Costco, that's why I've been putting up with this. Using the iphone app I can switch rapidly between types of output and it seems that going to direct and pure direct brings the sound back most often and then I can switch right back to what I was on before (surround or THX) and the sound stays on. Anyway any help out there would be greatly appreciated, I'm really trying to keep this receiver!! Thanks P.S. after reading this myself I need to clear this up. Once the sound is established it stays on and I only loose it if I select a new show, pause, fast forward or rewind. The sound works perfect when I use my TV apps such as you tube or net flicks(optical to reciever) It is only through HDMI cable that I loose sound. I guess I need to hook up my DVD through HDMI to see what that does. Thanks
post #1257 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Bill3888 View Post

I'm looking for some help on the HDMI handshaking. I've had this receiver for over 2 months now, actually 1st one lasted 2 days, and have an ongoing problem with the sound. It has been random and intermittent on HDMI. I called pioneer and they blamed the cable company, so I fooled them and switched companies and low and behold, the same problem. (I was switching anyway). Here's what I get. I turn on the tv, AT&T u-verse, and then the receiver. About half the time I have no sound, just picture - I play around with the pause and fast forward and usually the sound will come on - sometimes it'll be ok while I fast forward through commercials and sometimes it won't and I have to play with it again to get the sound back. This is getting very old and irritating. I disconnect the HDMI cable while powered and plug it back in and it always comes back with sound (I know pioneer says never to do this), and it seems to go longer without having to play with the pause or FF buttons to get the sound back. Now when I turn everything on and get no sound, (probably 50 % of the time), I have started to power off the receiver only then re-power by holding the power button down(about 10 seconds) to reestablish the HDMI ports on the receiver. This always works (or seems to) and I can watch for a long time without having to play "get the sound back with the pause and FF buttons on the AT&T remote. But when I power everything off and power everything back on in the normal manner the sound is back to intermittent, so I have to do the receiver power off then on and hold to get the sound back to normal. I watch the receiver's remote I-control app on my phone and watch as I hit FF or pause and the input to the receiver goes from dolby to PCM but doesn't go back to dolby when I stop the pause or FF. Those times when the sound works correctly it goes from dolby to PCM then back to dolby when I resume normal speed. I have changed HDMI cables once but I guess I should do that again just to be sure it's not the cable.. It just seems to me the receiver is "loosing" it's information on the HDMI port (but evidently not loosing picture information). The picture is always good, I have switched the input HDMI from 3 to 1 and no change. I really like this receiver and probably can't find anymore at Costco, that's why I've been putting up with this. Using the iphone app I can switch rapidly between types of output and it seems that going to direct and pure direct brings the sound back most often and then I can switch right back to what I was on before (surround or THX) and the sound stays on. Anyway any help out there would be greatly appreciated, I'm really trying to keep this receiver!! Thanks P.S. after reading this myself I need to clear this up. Once the sound is established it stays on and I only loose it if I select a new show, pause, fast forward or rewind. The sound works perfect when I use my TV apps such as you tube or net flicks(optical to reciever) It is only through HDMI cable that I loose sound. I guess I need to hook up my DVD through HDMI to see what that does. Thanks

I got tired of reading your paragraph is just too long so I stopped after like the 3rd sentence. Have you tried changing the settings from the cable box. I don't have cable anymore, but I did used to have U-Verse cable, and I had to change the sound settings withing the cable box strictly to HDMI out. Before it had something with analog and HDMI enable, and this fix the issue with my previous Onkyo AVR.

This issues isn't only wiht Pioneer. It is an ongoing issue with other AVRs too, but it appears to be mainly with the cable boxes from what I've been reading.
post #1258 of 1712
Sorry about the long post but I couldn't explain the problem and remedies I've tried any shorter. You have an option with AT&T u-verse of stereo or surround ( dolby). Doesn't appear to make a difference. It does change what I see on the iControl input from dolby to PCM but both do provide the same output. Next time I loose sound I'll try changing it again to see if it recovers. Thanks
post #1259 of 1712
I've seen cable boxes that would show video without sound if they remain connected to a receiver and the receiver gets turned off while the cable box stays on or if the receiver is off and the cable box comes on in the background to record something. When the receiver came on the next time there was video but no audio. It did in fact seem to be a handshake issue. But in the cases that I saw it a press of the "guide" button or something simple like that would restore audio and thing would work normally. I suspect the issue is somewhat cable box specific.

Perhaps if you list more info on your cable box and draw some pictures to clarify your setup others might be better able to help you.

Also, and I believe this is what GusGus was referring to when he mentioned your long paragraph, please format your posts differently. Some white space and carriage returns go a long way towards making your posts more readable which in turn will get you better support from other forum members. People simply don't like to read excessively long, stream of consciousness, paragraphs that are all smashed together. Itskindoflikereadingasentencewithoutanyspaces.Youcandoitbutitisnotverymuchfun. smile.gif
post #1260 of 1712
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bill3888 View Post

Sorry about the long post but I couldn't explain the problem and remedies I've tried any shorter. You have an option with AT&T u-verse of stereo or surround ( dolby). Doesn't appear to make a difference. It does change what I see on the iControl input from dolby to PCM but both do provide the same output. Next time I loose sound I'll try changing it again to see if it recovers. Thanks

Try different power order: TV->Receiver->Cablebox.
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