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post #211 of 1712
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Originally Posted by dondino View Post

I have an Onkyo 905 now and am considering this since it's such a great deal. Think this is a worthwhile upgrade?

Is there any feature that your 905 can't do?

For me, it is a simple answer: my old Elite VSX-92 doesn't support 3D, ARC and most importantly doesn't have enough HDMI inputs. So, this is a worthwhile upgrade for me although the total wattage of this amp is still not up to my 92 (730w vs 910w IIRC). But the cool running digital amp more than make up for it.
post #212 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Don't remember what was mine but definitely not Japanese. Anyway, if you know how to set up the receiver, there is really no use of AVNavigator. It is not a control app. It is only used for initial setup of the system. And you can't even type in username password for Pandora etc.

Oh I thought it was used to control the MCACC. Thanks.
post #213 of 1712
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It will install a separate tool that let you import MCACC data from receiver and visualize it for you. You probably can then edit it and export back to receiver. The main function of AVNavigator is help setup all the inputs and various initial setup parameters. You maybe able to download the MCACC app independently. But I don't know for sure Check the MCACC thread for details.
post #214 of 1712
is the 1522k a worthwhile upgrade over onkyo tx-nr 809 receiver ?
post #215 of 1712
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Originally Posted by farmerman View Post

is the 1522k a worthwhile upgrade over onkyo tx-nr 809 receiver ?
It's a worthwhile upgrade over the Onkyo tx-nr3008 receiver (which I had for two years before getting the 1522k).
post #216 of 1712
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Originally Posted by farmerman View Post

is the 1522k a worthwhile upgrade over onkyo tx-nr 809 receiver ?
It's a worthwhile upgrade over the Onkyo tx-nr3008 receiver (which I had for two years before getting the 1522k).
post #217 of 1712
Anyone know what "DIAG NORM -3" means? Mine displays this on the receiver when I switch from my DVD source to my cable source? I keep looking at the manual but can't find any dialog setting with a number as an option? Did I accidentally hit ALC or something and that's it output information?

It's driving my full 9.1 setup now and the front sound stage sounds awesome. I'm so pleased with the going 9 vs. 7.
post #218 of 1712
Hi all,

Just picked this beast up over the weekend at my local Costco. I cannot believe the price! I was considering the SC-1222k from NewEgg at $499, but when I ran across the SC-1522k for ~$100 more I couldn't pass it up.

I will be setting it up in the next few days and I will post back with my thoughts. I'm upgrading from a 5 year old VSX-919AHK. I'm expecting the step up will be significant.

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Originally Posted by masterslacker View Post

Anyone know what "DIAG NORM -3" means? Mine displays this on the receiver when I switch from my DVD source to my cable source? I keep looking at the manual but can't find any dialog setting with a number as an option? Did I accidentally hit ALC or something and that's it output information?

It's driving my full 9.1 setup now and the front sound stage sounds awesome. I'm so pleased with the going 9 vs. 7.

This is a normalization based on whatever is encoded in the audio stream you are listening to. Here is a good explanation: http://www.avforums.com/forums/av-amplifiers-receivers/934129-pioneer-vsx-92txh-what-does-dial-norm-3-mean.html

Cheers!
post #219 of 1712
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RE: *Official* Pioneer SC-1522 9.2 Network ready AV receiver owners thread

Pioneer receivers seem always display this information which is part of Dolby digital stream typically indicating the average volume level in the stream. Whether or not the receiver use this information somewhere is another story. I believe ALC will use this information.

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post #220 of 1712
has anyone tried the MHL function? How is the quality video/audio? Does the remote control your smartphone?
post #221 of 1712
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Originally Posted by farmerman View Post

is the 1522k a worthwhile upgrade over onkyo tx-nr 809 receiver ?
Yes. My Less than 4-month old Onkyo 809 is for sale. I had the SC-1222k and traded up to the SC-1522k.
post #222 of 1712
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Calling the store would be a start.

I've found that half the time the person you reach at the store really doesn't want to be bothered to look hard. I've been told something wasn't in stock only go to the store anyways and it's there.
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Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte View Post

If you go to Costco Cust Service and give them the Costco item #751220, they should be able to give you inventory of local Costco stores.

Thanks, I went and picked one up yesterday. It's a nice upgrade over my 1019.
post #223 of 1712
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Originally Posted by wpbpete View Post

has anyone tried the MHL function? How is the quality video/audio? Does the remote control your smartphone?
I wanted to but my Droid Razr Maxx HD doesn't support MHL. Is uses micro-HDMI to HDMI connection for mirroring the phone.
post #224 of 1712
I'm really on the fence with this one. I don't think the Pioneer amp bests my Onkyo 905 but the Pioneer's feature set is top notch. Decisions...decisions...

My Costco membership ran out too, so I'd have to add the renewal costs to this. Unless someone knows if I could use a one day pass to buy?
post #225 of 1712
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RE: *Official* Pioneer SC-1522 9.2 Network ready AV receiver owners thread

See post #2 of this thread.
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Originally Posted by wpbpete View Post

has anyone tried the MHL function? How is the quality video/audio? Does the remote control your smartphone?


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post #226 of 1712
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Originally Posted by dondino View Post

I'm really on the fence with this one. I don't think the Pioneer amp bests my Onkyo 905 but the Pioneer's feature set is top notch. Decisions...decisions...

My Costco membership ran out too, so I'd have to add the renewal costs to this. Unless someone knows if I could use a one day pass to buy?

Check to make sure if you have to pay an additional % (non-member surchage) on top of the purchase because you're using a 1-day pass. Also keep in mind that should you use a 1-day pass and need to return it later, you may have trouble, esp. since you won't have an account to look up the purchase info.

I would suggest either to find a friend who has a Costco membership or split the 1-year membership cost with a friend (you each get a card) and get the unit. If you don't like it or doesn't surpass your Onkyo 905, return it within their return policy and no questions asked.

EDIT...Just saw this tip on another website. Not sure if it will work but thought I'd still share.

"Costco, on the other hand, doesn't require you to pay an extra 10% (or their standard 5% non-member surcharge) as long as you have a Costco Cash card, which is just a gift card. If you know someone who has a Costco membership, Consumerist says you can ask them to buy a bunch of $10 pre-paid Costco Cash cards for you. All you have to do is show the card at the door to gain entry, then use it at the register when you check out, paying anything over $10 with cash or a debit card. Don't use your other $10 Costco Cash cards in the same purchase, since you're saving them for subsequent trips."
post #227 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

See post #2 of this thread.


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I read that and see that you were unable to get it working. Have you had any luck with it since?
post #228 of 1712
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RE: *Official* Pioneer SC-1522 9.2 Network ready AV receiver owners thread

No. That is my only phone that supports mhl. I have to say that my OneX has always been picky about mhl connections. So the problem could be the phone.

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post #229 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

No. That is my only phone that supports mhl. I have to say that my OneX has always been picky about mhl connections. So the problem could be the phone.

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I used to love AirPlay for this reason until my sister-in-law discovered she can do it from her iPhone as well. So, almost every time she is at my house she plays her freaking annoying music. I need to find out if I can block or at least put a password need it option so she can stop doing that crap mad.gif
post #230 of 1712
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Originally Posted by dondino View Post

I'm really on the fence with this one. I don't think the Pioneer amp bests my Onkyo 905 but the Pioneer's feature set is top notch. Decisions...decisions...

My Costco membership ran out too, so I'd have to add the renewal costs to this. Unless someone knows if I could use a one day pass to buy?

That 905 is likely quite a bit more powerful. But, the 1522 is more than power capable with its heft and D3 amps. So if there's some features in the 1522 that you're itching for, or you want the extra HDMI inputs, it sounds like it would be worth the purchase to you. Not to mention the ridiculous price from Costco.
post #231 of 1712
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Originally Posted by spacecowboy View Post

Yes. My Less than 4-month old Onkyo 809 is for sale. I had the SC-1222k and traded up to the SC-1522k.

The 1222 is virtually identical to the 1522, minus the OSD, two extra channels and few additional inputs. That said, I also own an 809. The 809 is far heavier than the 1222 and 1522. If you look inside of all three receivers, the 809 looks like it definitely has heftier capacitors, a larger power supply and a beefier amp section. So as far as power is concerned, I think the 809 has more. Will you hear it? Maybe not. I don't notice a difference.

Sorry for the double post, phone is a b*tch with multi-quotes.
post #232 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

No. That is my only phone that supports mhl. I have to say that my OneX has always been picky about mhl connections. So the problem could be the phone.

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Well, hopefully my local Costco will get one in this week and we'll see if it works with my S3.
post #233 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte View Post

I wanted to but my Droid Razr Maxx HD doesn't support MHL. Is uses micro-HDMI to HDMI connection for mirroring the phone.
Are you able to play HD video and bitstream 7.1?
post #234 of 1712
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Originally Posted by MrEastSide View Post

The 1222 is virtually identical to the 1522, minus the OSD, two extra channels and few additional inputs. That said, I also own an 809. The 809 is far heavier than the 1222 and 1522. If you look inside of all three receivers, the 809 looks like it definitely has heftier capacitors, a larger power supply and a beefier amp section. So as far as power is concerned, I think the 809 has more. Will you hear it? Maybe not. I don't notice a difference.

Sorry for the double post, phone is a b*tch with multi-quotes.
While it is true that the 1222 and 1522 are identical soundwise, I, personally, find Class D amps to be sonically superior to Class A/B. The reason why I upgraded from the 1222 to the 1522 was that two extra channels, OSD, 12V trigger, and THX certification was well worth the extra $100.00. I was not embarrased at all to have the Onkyo 809. Before the Pioneer, it was the best sounding receiver I had ever owned, partly because of Audessey. Personally, I don't like MCACC - it dulls the sound in my room, so I prefer it disabled. To me, if there were one reason not to get a 1222/1522, it would be MCACC.
post #235 of 1712
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Originally Posted by bslep View Post

Is anyone having difficulty downloading the AV Navigator? Everytime I try it's in Japanese! Any ideas?

To get it, ignore whatever Autorun gives you and right click the disc in your disc drive under "My Computer" (on a PC). Select "Open" to get a list of the contents on that disc. On mine is a file called "AVNV_GRP2_1132" as the only executable application. Left click this to get you into AVNavigator in English (or French.)

I used it only because that is where the manual leads you and I didn't know how else to set things up.
Edited by alnilam1 - 4/8/13 at 11:15am
post #236 of 1712
Question regarding playback from the computer "Media server".

1. Computer is recognized by receiver, although it doesn't see any of my additional drives. Is this an issue with how I have the PC set up? I have about 5+TB of disk space with most of my music sitting on my 1TB L: drive.

2. I have music in multiple formats, MP3, iTunes, .wmv files etc. will the system know what to do with each file type.

3. Pandora: Can't login with my account. Will I need to buy a Pandora account?

4. Internet radio stations: How do I search the internet radio stations? I need to find the DI.fm stations, without scrolling through pages of listings (which I have done, but would like to avoid. )
post #237 of 1712
I had the problem too. You need to follow the instructions to the letter. You can't use anything but internet explorer to open the location, and then make sure you click "RUN" not save- then it installs in English.
post #238 of 1712
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Originally Posted by wpbpete View Post

Are you able to play HD video and bitstream 7.1?

I don't have the right cable and don't plan on using the phone to play videos.
I'm just one those "Let me try this out and tinker-kind-of-guy" if I already have the right equipment/cables.
Edited by Pioneer_Elte - 4/8/13 at 11:28am
post #239 of 1712
3.) Free Pandora works fine for me - although I wanted to shoot myself entering my username and password... wow- they need to update how to input data- like via the smartphone... make sure you scroll through and get the correct CASE and I almost missed the period- it's hard to find.
post #240 of 1712
I had an issue with the Video upscaling today. I had it set to "ON" and didn't really care either way- I don't think I'm using it... so I left the unit all night with Zone 2, Power on, but Muted and went to bed and forgot about it. This AM when I turned the main on to watch TV, the screen was flashing, "showing signal" for a sec, the snow for sec, then black for three secs... again and again- tried powering off- then on- nothing fixed it. I just managed to stumble on the video parameters button on the remote- and one of the first was V-upscale "ON" so I switched it to off, and it fixed the problem instantly. Do you think I cooked something leaving zone 2 on all night on mute? Ideas?
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