Yes, the NET features as a whole are spot on in this AVR...again, I'm finding the fact that it runs extremely cool even after some heavy use remarkable. I seriously contemplated swapping it for Marantz SR-6011 for a while but changed my mind after reading many posts about hotness of their A/B amps.I was playing around with my new Chromecast Ultra connected to my Pioneer SC LX501 AVR. The Chromecast works great through the 6.1 output in Dolby Surround. What I discovered about the LX501 is when I chose casting on the PC to send it to my TV through Chromecast it also came up that I could cast directly to my LX501 AVR thus passing the Chromecast completely. The sound is great. Another cookie for me was I looked at the display on the AVR and it said "Chromecst built-in". This is one great feature now I know I can cast to the Pioneer SC LX501 AVR with my PC or my android smart phone.
So after thorough consideration and contemplating the odds I decided to keep the SC-LX501...the peculiar thing is that the more I´ve been playing with it the more I´ve started to get along with the sound, somehow. Well it needs to be said that the D-class amp runs absolutely cool (which is rather important thing in day-to-day use) and the amp is pretty strong; playing some Atmos/DTS HD demo in Pure Direct at cca -15dB is really within the bearable limits, not in terms of distortion but overall sound impact...I can remember my previous SC-1224 felt somewhat weaker in this manner. I´m still using the UK´s Acoustic Energy Neo V2 5.1 in a room of 23 m2.
So long story short, if Pioneer had added MCACC PRO (as they totally should have, even the initial Pio pdf brochure stated it HAS MCACC PRO, a mistake?), it would have been a solid Elite family member...I do hope they will keep the fw updates coming in terms of overall improvement and user-friendliness).
Also, a metal front panel and DIMMER button on remote would be nice, too Well I simply didn´t want to pay several hundred more for SC-LX701 (guessing 701 and up are equipped with metal fronts and knobs).
Yes it does, but only for a few seconds, you need to press STATUS once if I remember correctly, it shows your audio setting (AutoSurround/Direct...) at first and then it shows the proper incoming audio feed on the AVR´s display...the advertisement pictures displaying Dolby Atmos or whatever were being taken within those few seconds, I supposeWhen you watch Dolby Atmos and DTS:x discs, does the display on the LX-501 say what format it's playing in? I heard it doesn't, but the pictures on their website show it does.
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I contacted Pioneer/Onkyo about Dolby Vision and the Pioneer SC-LX501 and received the following.Question? Will my Pioneer SC LX-501 AVR pass through Dolby Vision from my Chromecast Ultra to HDMI on the AVR to my LG Oled 65CP TV from the AVR? I've done some research but yet to come up with a definitive answer.