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post #931 of 1717
I found that changing the input/output settings helps sometimes getting the menu display to show up on the TV (see Ace, above). I switched from BD and then Satellite to TV and the menu display popped up on my TV screen. I've only started to have this display problem recently, no problem during initial setup. As to others here bemoaning the setup/use process of this receiver, I've had an easy go of it. I found my older Yamaha much more difficult to setup. Sometimes there's a bit of trial and error, reading the manual, reading these threads, but it all came together fairly easily.
post #932 of 1717
Is anyone using this with Comcast xfinity but specifically an exfimity wifi modem? They call it a gateway I believe and it has four Ethernet ports in the back. I'm close to buying my own wifi router and just getting a cable modem to see if that solves my airplay issues.
post #933 of 1717
Ace,
It could have been your HDMI cables were 1.3 versus higher speed 1.4 used for 3D. Your TV HDMI 1 may be ARC and 3D and need the version and faster 1.4 HDMI cable to work.
post #934 of 1717
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Originally Posted by croikee View Post

Is anyone using this with Comcast xfinity but specifically an exfimity wifi modem? They call it a gateway I believe and it has four Ethernet ports in the back. I'm close to buying my own wifi router and just getting a cable modem to see if that solves my airplay issues.
I think it's the Comcast router. I plugged my receiver into my fios router and had no airplay icon while playing a song. While the song was still playing, I unplugged it from the fios router and into my Cisco/Linksys router and the airplay icon appeared. Tried it twice with the same results.

My receiver is set to use port 24, so you may be able to save yourself some $ if you can get Comcast tech support to help you resolve the network problem since their router is probably blocking this port for security. Wish I could help more but my network skills aren't enough for what you need (Having a Fios router while you have a Comcast router doesn't make it easier since the software in the router is different).
post #935 of 1717
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Originally Posted by croikee View Post

Is anyone using this with Comcast xfinity but specifically an exfimity wifi modem? They call it a gateway I believe and it has four Ethernet ports in the back. I'm close to buying my own wifi router and just getting a cable modem to see if that solves my airplay issues.

We have Xfinity/Comcast but are running our own wireless router. We've never had any problems. We have 3 phones, 4 computers, a DVD player, the TV if I plug the wireless adapter to it, our wireless printer and so forth. Everything has worked for years. My son has been able to airplay from his ipod and macbook pro with this set up on the 1522.

My problem is the receiver just seems to just off it's network capabilities every 2 weeks. Everything else on our net work is working perfectly.
post #936 of 1717
Sometimes when switching between BD movies the menu content of the movie get muted until the movie starts. Is not that weird?
post #937 of 1717
So I'm now flirting with the notion that it is the Xfinity wireless router/gateway thing. When I go into my network settings on the receiver, it says under port 4: 24. Does this mean that I need to make sure port 24 is open on the gateway? There was a post above talking about how the receiver was on port 23. How do you check this? THe best I could find was:
Port 1: off
Port 2: off
Port 3: off
Port 4: 24

Thoughts?
post #938 of 1717
Today I decided they'll be no configuring, no testing this and that and no how do I do that.....
....Instead, I had a concert in the livingroom. A couple of rock stars came over and Adele and Alicia set the whole place on fire. Then Iron Man blew up the rest of it and Chronos/ Clash of the Titans shook the whole house down. Later I'll be playing a Game of Thrones and topping off a great day with my SC1522
smile.gif
Hope you all had a great day too
post #939 of 1717
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Originally Posted by croikee View Post

So I'm now flirting with the notion that it is the Xfinity wireless router/gateway thing. When I go into my network settings on the receiver, it says under port 4: 24. Does this mean that I need to make sure port 24 is open on the gateway? There was a post above talking about how the receiver was on port 23. How do you check this? THe best I could find was:
Port 1: off
Port 2: off
Port 3: off
Port 4: 24

Thoughts?

port 23 in networking is for Telnet, remote accessing network devices. the Pioneer manual does mention opening port 23 but that may be in reference to IP control. The defaults for the 5 ports are 4: 24 & 5:8102

port 24 is for private use. check to see if port 8102 is open. if not, you can try opening port 24 or 8102 on your gateway & see.
post #940 of 1717
The ports and port settings above are for use with iControl, not AirPlay. AirPlay uses Apple's Boujour service which has it's own fixed ports:
5297 TCP
5298 TCP & UDP
5353 UDP for mDNS services.

Bonjour sends multicast packets using mDNS services to discover AirPlay (AirPrint, etc) devices on the network. Therefor, your router must be able to pass multicast packets & the above 3 ports open.

A google search turns up posts complaining that an ARRIS TG852 router supplied by Comcast doesn't work with Bonjour services. Either it doesn't pass multicast packets, blocks the Boujour ports, or both. A user reported that he replaced the ARRIS with an SMCD3GNV and problems went away. If you have an ARRIS router, I suggest contacting Comcast and see if they will replace it with another model.

croikee, have you tried AirPrint on your network. It uses the same services as AirPlay. If you can AirPrint from your phone to an HP printer it means your router is working and we have to look farther.
post #941 of 1717
Thread Starter 
They are quite a few consumer routers mess with multicast packets as well (For example DLink 655 and some NetGear routers). So, choose well if you are going to pick up a router.
post #942 of 1717
I use an older Linksys E3500 and have no problems finding things connected on my network (including AirPlay).
post #943 of 1717
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Originally Posted by wpbpete View Post

Today I decided they'll be no configuring, no testing this and that and no how do I do that.....
....Instead, I had a concert in the livingroom. A couple of rock stars came over and Adele and Alicia set the whole place on fire. Then Iron Man blew up the rest of it and Chronos/ Clash of the Titans shook the whole house down. Later I'll be playing a Game of Thrones and topping off a great day with my SC1522
smile.gif
Hope you all had a great day too

I can see that you bought your SC1522 for completely subversive purposes. This is what happens when they sell sophisticated stuff to average Joes at Costco You didn't even mention what format you used for listening to music that was obviously recorded for educational purposes only! Can't we on AVS do something about this gross misuse of test equipment? eek.gif
post #944 of 1717
I think wpbpete was like a kid on Christmas. Rather than wait an hour or so to properly tune it, he just wanted to 'rip the paper off' and start playing right out of the box.
I'm sure he plans on correctly calibrating and tweaking it later, but just wanted to enjoy it first.

It's like getting a new car. Do I (A) spend time setting the clock, the radio stations and all of the minor things.... or (B) just play my favorite tunes and start driving on the highway with my windows down and set that stuff up later?
post #945 of 1717
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Originally Posted by ss9001 View Post

port 23 in networking is for Telnet, remote accessing network devices. the Pioneer manual does mention opening port 23 but that may be in reference to IP control. The defaults for the 5 ports are 4: 24 & 5:8102

port 24 is for private use. check to see if port 8102 is open. if not, you can try opening port 24 or 8102 on your gateway & see.

Would airplay somehow change the port or foul things up? As I mentioned in other threads, the network connection on my 1522 seems to randomly shut off. Everything else on the network functions property. I wonder if when my son uses it for airplay it somehow resets something.
post #946 of 1717
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Originally Posted by alnilam1 View Post

I can see that you bought your SC1522 for completely subversive purposes. This is what happens when they sell sophisticated stuff to average Joes at Costco You didn't even mention what format you used for listening to music that was obviously recorded for educational purposes only! Can't we on AVS do something about this gross misuse of test equipment? eek.gif
Just having some fun. Thought some of you would also like to share how you enjoy your new toy.
Ok, here's the technical stuff. I listen in pure direct mode SC1522 pre-out to MC7200 playing Thiel SCS4T's and for movies THX Pl2 Cinema 9.2 Thiel LCR and Mirage OMD's with RW12d handling the bass. Haven't seen a need for Mcacc yet, the room has no issues that I can hear. The soundstage created by this setup is trully a joy.
post #947 of 1717
I too am enjoying the heck out of this receiver. I love the various processing modes that can the fundamental presentation of the sound. Soundstage is wide and very clear - much ore so than the Denon 3803 that I had formerly. Absolutely love the connectivity of the unit, and it allows me to really spend some time playing with the functions and seeing what is available.

Jeff
post #948 of 1717
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Originally Posted by JeffCar View Post

I too am enjoying the heck out of this receiver. I love the various processing modes that can the fundamental presentation of the sound. Soundstage is wide and very clear - much ore so than the Denon 3803 that I had formerly. Absolutely love the connectivity of the unit, and it allows me to really spend some time playing with the functions and seeing what is available.

Jeff
I agree. My 3802 sounded dull and lifeless next to this. The DSP modes are fantastic. I watched a movie that had pcm audio only. I tried it with wmp and Xbmc, it sounded horrible. Then I set JRiver to decode and stream it. Set the Sc1522 to NeoX and I had full 5.1 surround. There are so many options available and it works with just about everything.
There's an article on HTS that states that Pioneer is the industry leader in integrating mobile technology into its AV products. IMO Pioneer has done a terrific job with all platforms. Especially when you realize the competion between Android and IOS and how incompatible they're products are.
post #949 of 1717
I am truly amazed every time I listen to music and watch movies on this receiver, and I'm not even using the D-amps in it! I own a small collection of SACD and DVD-A music (maybe 30 titles total), but they sound so awesome through this receiver that I tend to listen to them a lot more than my regular CD music, especially my Erich Kunzel collection of SACD. His orchestrations of the Cincinnati Pops sound spectacular through the SC-1522-k. I wish more high-definition music was available today on disc, even if it was just sold as Blu-ray music (i.e., with no video). The extra detail and presence in the music is just astounding to listen to.
post #950 of 1717
N2AUDIO,
You said you're not using the D-amps, What are you using?
post #951 of 1717
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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!


Thats normal. If you press the iPod CTRL button on the remote it should return control to your iPod/phone
post #952 of 1717
What type of speaker set ups is everyone using with their Pioneer SC-1522K?

I just bought it to start my home theater and I'm slowly building my collection. I plan on a full Klipsch surround system with a projector and 130-150" screen

I was thinking about going with

Klipsch
(2) RF7-II
(1) RC64-II
(4) RS42-II

Not too sure about the sub(s) just yet. I'm a total newb at all this audio stuff... But I went to Fry's yesterday and they demo the RF7-II for me and wow I was impressed. The sales person didn't have a clue about any of the audio stuff. But I'm no genius either...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #953 of 1717
Those are some kick @$$ speakers smile.gif I owned RF7s and RP3s with the built in subs a while back, they're great for ht and they're crazy loud with party music.
The Sc1522 should complement them well, it'll bring out the bass while those horns are turning out the top end. You might not need a sub with this combo. The RFs go down to 30hz and the Sc1522 will push those low's in your face smile.gif 101db sounds like fun.
If you feel you need to go lower, that's out there. Subs from HSU, SVS and others will go below 20hz. check out the sub forum for some tips. Enjoy
post #954 of 1717
Has anyone updated the firmware via usb using a mac? I don't have a pc and I haven't been able to make it work. I updated via the internet.

TIA,

Jason
post #955 of 1717
Thread Starter 
A few page back there are a few posts with instructions how to update using Mac. It shouldn't be that different than a PC. You need:
1. A FAT or FAT32 formatted USB flash drive.
2. Unzip the latest firmware you downloaded and put all the included the files on the root of the flash drive.
3. Plug the flash drive to the front USB port of the receiver and update from there.

Latest firmware can only be updated this way. You won't get it via internet update.
post #956 of 1717
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Originally Posted by Stiege View Post

Has anyone updated the firmware via usb using a mac? I don't have a pc and I haven't been able to make it work. I updated via the internet.

TIA,

Jason

I used a Mac without any issue. The OS used to download the firmware shouldn't matter but you need to make sure your USB drive is formatted properly as FAT16 or FAT32 for the SC-1555-K to be able to read it.
post #957 of 1717
I love the all Klipsch setup that I have. I have a relatively soft, absorbant room that sucks up sound (furntiure as well as well padded carpeted floor plus three of my 4 walls have soffits built with 4" of rigid fiberglass) and the Klipsch put out very crisp highs which add to the overall presence of the music and movie content. I am very happy with the sound and would recommend highly.

Jeff
post #958 of 1717
Thanks fox and walter. I'll try again.

On another (same) note, I can't log into Pandora. Is that because I need the new firmware?
post #959 of 1717
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Originally Posted by Stiege View Post

Thanks fox and walter. I'll try again.

On another (same) note, I can't log into Pandora. Is that because I need the new firmware?

Yes, the Pandora fix is included in the firmware you need to update via USB stick.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/SC-1522-K?tab=firmware
post #960 of 1717
Anyone in the seattle area miss out on this deal? Mine works fine, but I'm returning it.
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