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post #871 of 1712
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Originally Posted by croikee View Post

Thanks so far for the help, no luck but I appreciate the replies. GusGus yes there is an IP address. I'm using my iphone 5 to attempt the airplay, no icon in the lower right. Don't know what else to try.
If you haven't tried the avcontrol2013 app yet. You should. Its pretty cool and works flawlessly with my IPhone4. There's a button right in the middle that sends whatever you want to hear to the receiver smile.gif
post #872 of 1712
On my iPad 3, the icon is in the upper right corner when using the music app and blends in with the silver bar across the top. It's easy to miss. What iOS are you running?
post #873 of 1712
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Originally Posted by newavsmember View Post

I guess I got lucky it played for a little bit for whatever reason. I wonder if Galaxy Note II or upcoming Note 3(whenever that might be) will be MHL compatible.
So I decided to play around with it some more and guess what??? It's working!!! I didn't do anything special, just dumb luck. There was nothing but snow, then I unplugged the hdmi from the receiver and hot plugged it back in and Voila!!! There it was smile.gif I'm only getting stereo sound even though the Galaxy S3 is set for surround (testing it with YouTube) so I'll keep playing with that and see what happens.
post #874 of 1712
What I find very odd is I got home and my wife was listening to music on her iphone, IDENTICAL phone to mine, an iphone 5. Same firmware, same ios version, everything. And her phone had the airplay icon on it. When I swipped back to the music, then back to the airplay/volume button, the airplay button was GONE. GAH! What is the deal? So at least her phone showed the icon for a second, then it went away.
post #875 of 1712
^^^^
Searching Apple forums, this seams like a common issue with AirPlay. The AirPlay icon was missing from my iPod touch this morning so I tried an "Apple forum" solution. Changed my language on my Touch from English>French. Voila, the icon returned. After changing back to English, it's still there. Don't know why but the language change worked on my touch. Worth a try smile.gif
post #876 of 1712
I always thought my bipolar surrounds were good at filling up the room with sound so that even at side placement, I seemed to hear surround effects behind me. But I was suprised that mcacc thought there was a single surround back speaker were there was none!

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post #877 of 1712
Woke up this morning and finally the airplay icon was there on my phone! Clicked it and the only option selectable said "iPhone". The next moment, the icon was gone. Ugh.
post #878 of 1712
Do you all think its getting to the point where I should consider taking this back? I'm about to update the firmware via usb but I can't imagine that would change anything. THoughts?
post #879 of 1712
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Originally Posted by croikee View Post

Do you all think its getting to the point where I should consider taking this back? I'm about to update the firmware via usb but I can't imagine that would change anything. THoughts?
I got very frustrated when somethings didn't work and almost took it back. I decided instead to enjoy what it does best and wait for a solution. Then try again. I'm glad I did as the two things that were driving me nuts seem to be working now. With network stuff you have to be especially patience.
post #880 of 1712
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Originally Posted by wpbpete View Post

I got very frustrated when somethings didn't work and almost took it back. I decided instead to enjoy what it does best and wait for a solution. Then try again. I'm glad I did as the two things that were driving me nuts seem to be working now. With network stuff you have to be especially patience.

You can always exchange it and see if the new one works. You may have gotten a defective unit.
post #881 of 1712
croikee, I would definitely update the 1522 to the latest firmware. I updated immediately after setting up my receiver so never tested airplay on the original version. They did make changes to networking so an update can only help. Based on what I've read, this may be as much an iOS issue as a 1522 issue. I've seen reports of this happening even going to an ATV. BTW, did you try the language change fix I posted this AM?
post #882 of 1712
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Originally Posted by croikee View Post

What I find very odd is I got home and my wife was listening to music on her iphone, IDENTICAL phone to mine, an iphone 5. Same firmware, same ios version, everything. And her phone had the airplay icon on it. When I swipped back to the music, then back to the airplay/volume button, the airplay button was GONE. GAH! What is the deal? So at least her phone showed the icon for a second, then it went away.

based on what I've seen with my 4S iphone, I think the flakiness is more on the apple side. I've seen the phone lose connectivity to the receiver in the i-control app within minutes of it working fine just sitting in the seat! turn the phone off & back on, and back to connecting again. I think the phone's possessed eek.gifwink.gif so I sympathize. some of the things we've told you to try, who really knows if they actually have anything to do with airplay, it could be just a lot of coincidence and the phone decides it's had enough fun pissing you off & starts working again, the devil biggrin.gif

I know for sure that my gear connections to switch & then router are rock solid since they are hard wired, Cat 5E and don't lose connectivity to my network, I've even done all FW updates on my Oppo player over the network, played media files - no problems. the issue seems to be wifi connectivity between the phone & the router.
Edited by ss9001 - 5/17/13 at 11:46am
post #883 of 1712
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

You can always exchange it and see if the new one works. You may have gotten a defective unit.
LoL I kept mine. You cojldnt pry it from hands now. Croikee is having a hard time with it.
post #884 of 1712
Oh I love this unit, considering my Denon 5.1 from 2001 it replaces didn't have any of this either, I'm not missing much. Its more just annoying not being able to figure out why something that should work, isn't. I'll give it a few more days/week before thinking about taking it back. I don't believe their is a date I have to get it back by, for Costco, anyways.

One other question, I plugged my phone in via the usb to play some music. I used the 2013av app as suggested above and selected iPod/USB. The screen on my phone came up with Artist/Playlist/Genre etc but I couldn't select any of them. I would click and nothing would happen. I had to select the artist/playlist etc via the Pioneer remote. Is that a glitch, normal, or what?

Thanks again!
post #885 of 1712
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Originally Posted by croikee View Post

Oh I love this unit, considering my Denon 5.1 from 2001 it replaces didn't have any of this either, I'm not missing much. Its more just annoying not being able to figure out why something that should work, isn't. I'll give it a few more days/week before thinking about taking it back. I don't believe their is a date I have to get it back by, for Costco, anyways.

One other question, I plugged my phone in via the usb to play some music. I used the 2013av app as suggested above and selected iPod/USB. The screen on my phone came up with Artist/Playlist/Genre etc but I couldn't select any of them. I would click and nothing would happen. I had to select the artist/playlist etc via the Pioneer remote. Is that a glitch, normal, or what?

Thanks again!
It looks like that is a glitch. Mine doesn't press enter to choose internet radio stations. I made that comment to the writers of the app hopefully they'll update that soon.
post #886 of 1712
Which incontrol should I have? There is a 2012, 2013, incontrolav and incontrolav2
post #887 of 1712
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Originally Posted by croikee View Post

Which incontrol should I have? There is a 2012, 2013, incontrolav and incontrolav2

each version's web pages in the Apple store have details on which receivers & players are supported by that version. you can google them and get right to the page smile.gif. but the short answer is

icontrolAV2012 is the version that the SC-1522 officially uses.

someone posted on the apple web page that 2013 works for him on the 1522 but officially Pioneer will not guarantee newer versions work on older receivers. each model year gets a new app version. owners of the 2011 SC-57 for example can't use the 2012 app. it won't work for them. there are hardware changes that makes each generation work with a new app version.

you can try the 2013 app & it may work OK for you. but you are supposed to use the 2012 version.
post #888 of 1712
Thread Starter 
Someone posted here that iOS iControlAV2013 works for SC-1522 as well.

However, on the Android side, iControlAV2013 definitely won't work with SC-1522. Only iControlAV2012 does.
post #889 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Someone posted here that iOS iControlAV2013 works for SC-1522 as well.

However, on the Android side, iControlAV2013 definitely won't work with SC-1522. Only iControlAV2012 does.
That was me on both fronts. Yes.....IControlAv2013 works great on my iPhone4. The only glitch I have seen is it doesn't press enter when choosing an internet radio station.
post #890 of 1712
Okay this is, right now, my final brainstorm. We are using a Comcast Xfinity modem with wifi. It has four ethernet ports in the back, plus wifi option that they gave us at no charge. The receiver clearly has internet, it connects to my phone with the app and gets pandora etc. no problem. Is it possible, however, that the modem Comcast provided is blocking airplay? I can't imagine how, as the phone app works, but thoughts?

ps - you do NOT have to enable airplay any where on the receiver, right? It should just work?
post #891 of 1712
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Originally Posted by croikee View Post

Is it possible, however, that the modem Comcast provided is blocking airplay? I can't imagine how, as the phone app works, but thoughts?...you do NOT have to enable airplay any where on the receiver, right? It should just work?

1. yes - it is possible. some are reporting various receiver connectivity problems with combined modem-routers from Cisco & Motorola, maybe others, that Comcast & Uverse have been handing out. and it is brand neutral, you'll find posts in Denon & Marantz threads about problems with these. in fact that's how I found out, reading Denon 4520 & Marantz 8801 threads. IIRC, the reasons are linked to the anti-virus software built-in these gateway modem-routers but don't hold me to the fire on that since it's from memory smile.gif if yours has AV software & you can go into the setup to defeat it, try it. but you may have to get Comcast to get you a conventional modem & you supply your own router. IMHO, that is the best way to go, anyway. that way you can get a much better router for your needs & not what they decide to give you. if you have a wifi router laying around, try plugging its WAN port into a Comcast modem port, turn off the wifi in the modem and use the router's wifi instead. see if that works. I recall reading a post in one of the receiver threads where someone tried this & it worked for him to solve his problems.

2. yes - nothing required on the receiver side in setup, as long as you have Network Standby set to On. other than that, there is nothing else to set. the phone controls the connection when you select the receiver in drop list after clicking on the airplay icon.
Edited by ss9001 - 5/17/13 at 3:23pm
post #892 of 1712
Fellas, do you guys use bare wires, spades or bananas?

What would be best for the speaker end? More of a permanent solution, thinking spade? Angled or Straight, I have Infinity Primus 363

And raw wire for receiver end?
post #893 of 1712
I just got a NETGEAR WNCE2001 Universal WiFi Internet Router for $50 from Amazon, instead of the much more expensive Pioneer one. Hooked it up to my computer, opened my browser, it ran me through the connecting to my network routine for about 5 minutes, and then I plugged it in to my Pioneer. I had already downloaded the iPad 2012 app, it found the receiver, and I was in. So far it works ok, though some controls seem limited or non-existent. I guess over the weekend I'll see what else it can do.

Oh, and to the above, I used bare wires from my 7.1 Kef 3005's.
post #894 of 1712
This may sound dumb or not even be relevant, as I'm still learning a lot about this stuff. Is there any place in the settings to view/change the ohms setting on this receiver? I remember my Onkyo that just died did, but I don't see anything on this receiver about it as I sifted through the settings last night. I run Def Tech BP30's (8ohms) for towers and BPVX (8ohms) for surrounds. Just wondering if there was anything particular I should have the receiver set to, and if so, how to get to it. Thanks guys!
post #895 of 1712
^^
no because it's 4 ohm capable. that setting you had was a current limiter and actually reduces the overall ability to produce power peaks, reducing dynamics, to "prevent" the amp from clipping. it actually reduced your power output not do anything to make the amps "more compatible" with 4 ohm speakers.

the Pioneer class D amps are fully 4 ohm capable so need for any limiting circuitry. enjoy! smile.gif
post #896 of 1712
Thank you for the reply! While I'm at it, has anyone had an issue with display not working with HDMI out 1, but does work with out 2? When I was trying to set the receiver up last night, and running MCACC, there was no display on the screen. Just for kicks I switched it over to out 2, and there it was. I realized I had no on screen volume control, so Foxbat121 told me my tv needs to be connected to out 1, not out 2. So....I put it back in out 1, and turned my system on. As everything was powering on, I heard sound for a few seconds, then again, nothing displayed. Any idea why I cannot seem to get it to work in out 1?
post #897 of 1712
Thread Starter 
There is a HDMI output control (settings on receiver or a button on remote) that can control output to: HDMI1, HDMI2, ALL. See if yours is set to HDMI2 instead.
post #898 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

There is a HDMI output control (settings on receiver or a button on remote) that can control output to: HDMI1, HDMI2, ALL. See if yours is set to HDMI2 instead.

Cool, thanks! Well...set it to 1, and I have sound now, but still no video on my tv. lol. Have to keep tinkering with it I guess, I don't get how it's sending sound but no video though.
post #899 of 1712
Thread Starter 
You probably need power cycle the receiver to force a new HDMI handshake. I found that often if my receiver is powered on before TV (e.g. from listening to radio or Pandora), it won't have video. A quick power off and on the receiver resolves the problem. I really wish Pioneer would have mastered this HDMI handshake quirk since my old Elite VSX-92 days. But obviously not.
post #900 of 1712
I just tried that and no luck. This is so aggravating. Video works fine when it's in out 2, but anytime I put the cable back in out 1, there's no video. Really weird!
Edited by Ace2377 - 5/18/13 at 8:47am
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