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New Forum member here..... recently inherited the following equipment:


Pioneer VSX-74TXVi AV Receiver

Swan 4.1 front speakers

Swan 2.1 Surrounds

Swan C3 Center

Swan R3 Rears

Hsu Research VTF-2 sub

I have a Panasonic Blu-Ray and an HD cable box


The Pioneer/Swans/HSU and Blue Ray were all working well together in their former home. Everything was connected via component video and either optical or digital audio.


So now I bring everything to my home and make all the interconnects between components and the Pioneer and the Pioneer to the Samsung LCD via HDMI cables. The HSU Sub is connected via a single RCA cable. The front Swans have the top and bottom posts strapped (plus-plus, minus-minus) then a dual conductor cable back to the Pioneer.


So here's my problem:

When I first fired everything up, the center channel and sub worked fine. I could tell an auto-set-up using the Pioneers MCACC was in order though.


After I performed the auto-setup the Center and Sub stopped working..... consistently. In otherwords, it appears that depending on what the signal source is doing is affecting which speakers fire up. I have tried to change sound modes, didnt fix. I then swapped HDMI cables and the center and sub fired up...but then died out.


Ive reset the Pioneer to factory settings as well. No change.


Im lost. Something to do with HDMI? My next question may be to find a local resource to come to my home!
 

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I have the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K and my sub only works when the full dolby hd or full dolby 5.1 is in use. When I am in stereo or any of the fake surround settings my sub no longer is on at all. I used the auto set up with the mic and did not like the results so I reset the eq and levels on my speakers myself. Everything is working nicely but no sub unless I am watching a dvd 5.1 mix or blue ray.

I know we have different receivers but it seems to me that it must be an internal setting or a real glitch / problem with the unit. I am going to start my own post and if I get any answers I will share it.
 

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I have the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K and my sub only works when the full dolby hd or full dolby 5.1 is in use. When I am in stereo or any of the fake surround settings my sub no longer is on at all. I used the auto set up with the mic and did not like the results so I reset the eq and levels on my speakers myself. Everything is working nicely but no sub unless I am watching a dvd 5.1 mix or blue ray.

I know we have different receivers but it seems to me that it must be an internal setting or a real glitch / problem with the unit. I am going to start my own post and if I get any answers I will share it.

I saw your post, deployed the suggested fix and it worked! I need to get my center to work all the time now!
 
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