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  • 1. 51VSX- 50VSX-
  • 2. IMPORTANT CAUTION 1) Read these instructions. 11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK 2) Keep these instructions. the manufacturer. DO NOT OPEN 12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or 3) Heed all warnings. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, CAUTION: The exclamation point within an equilateral 4) Follow all instructions. table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with within an equilateral triangle, is intended to TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC triangle is intended to alert the user to the 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution alert the user to the presence of uninsulated SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR presence of important operating and 6) Clean only with dry cloth. when moving the cart/apparatus combination to “dangerous voltage” within the product’s BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS maintenance (servicing) instructions in the avoid injury from tip-over. enclosure that may be of sufficient INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED literature accompanying the appliance. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in magnitude to constitute a risk of electric SERVICE PERSONNEL. accordance with the manufacturer’s shock to persons. instructions. D3-4-2-1-1_A1_En 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce WARNING Operating Environment heat. This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or Operating environment temperature and humidity: 9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized shock hazard, do not place any container filled with +5 °C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F); less than 85 %RH or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two 13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower (cooling vents not blocked) blades with one wider than the other. A or when unused for long periods of time. pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in grounding type plug has two blades and a third 14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. moisture. locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or grounding prong. The wide blade or the third Servicing is required when the apparatus has D3-4-2-1-3_A1_En strong artificial light) prong are provided for your safety. If the provided been damaged in any way, such as power-supply D3-4-2-1-7c*_A1_En plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled WARNING electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the Before plugging in for the first time, read the following If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC 10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, section carefully. outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed pinched particularly at plugs, convenience does not operate normally, or has been dropped. The voltage of the available power supply differs and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and receptacles, and the point where they exit from according to country or region. Be sure that the mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of the apparatus. D3-7-13-69_En power supply voltage of the area where this unit this unit should be performed only by qualified will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the or 120 V) written on the rear panel. cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make D3-4-2-1-4*_A1_En NOTE: sure it is properly disposed of after removal. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 The equipment should be disconnected by removing WARNING of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a the mains plug from the wall socket when left unused To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed for a long period of time (for example, when on sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment. and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, vacation). D3-4-2-1-7a_A1_En D3-4-2-2-1a_A1_En there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: VENTILATION CAUTION — Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. When installing this unit, make sure to leave space CAUTION The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not — Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation — Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. (at least 40 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and 20 cm at each completely shut off all power from the AC outlet. Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect — Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. side). D8-10-1-2_A1_En device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the WARNING AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for sure the unit has been installed so that the power ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product, cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in Caution WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or and to protect it from overheating. To prevent fire case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power To prevent fire hazard, the Class 2 Wiring Cable cords associated with accessories sold with the hazard, the openings should never be blocked or cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet should be used for connection with speaker, and product may expose you to chemicals listed on covered with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths, when left unused for a long period of time (for should be routed away from hazards to avoid damage proposition 65 known to the State of California and curtains) or by operating the equipment on thick carpet example, when on vacation). to the insulation of the cable. other governmental entities to cause cancer and or a bed. D3-4-2-2-2a*_A1_En D3-7-13-67*_A1_En birth defect or other reproductive harm. D3-4-2-1-7b*_A1_En D36-P5_B1_En Information to User Alterations or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s right to operate the equipment. 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  • 3. IMPORTANT NOTICE The Safety of Your Ears is in Your HandsTHE MODEL NUMBER AND SERIAL NUMBER OF Get the most out of your equipment by playing it at aTHIS EQUIPMENT ARE ON THE REAR OR BOTTOM. safe level – a level that lets the sound come throughRECORD THESE NUMBERS ON YOUR ENCLOSED clearly without annoying blaring or distortion and, mostWARRANTY CARD AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. Sound can be deceiving. Over time, your hearing D36-AP9-1_A1_En “comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound, so what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by settingCAUTION your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearingThis product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded adapts.cables and connectors are used to connect the unitto other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic ESTABLISH A SAFE LEVEL: • Set your volume control at a low setting.interference with electric appliances such as radios • Slowly increase the sound until you can hear itand televisions, use shielded cables and connectors comfortably and clearly, without distortion.for connections. D8-10-3a_A1_En • Once you have established a comfortable sound level, set the dial and leave it there.This product is for general household purposes. Any BE SURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWINGfailure due to use for other than household purposes GUIDELINES:(such as long-term use for business purposes in a • Do not turn up the volume so high that you can’trestaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires hear what’s around you.repair will be charged for even during the warranty • Use caution or temporarily discontinue use inperiod. potentially hazardous situations. K041_A1_En • Do not use headphones while operating a motorized vehicle; the use of headphones may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.This Class B digital apparatus complies with S001a_A1_EnCanadian ICES-003. D8-10-1-3_A1_En CAUTION: HOT SURFACE. DO NOT TOUCH. The top surface over the internal heatsink may become hot when operating this product continuously. En 3
  • 4. Thank you for buying this Pioneer MULTI-ZONE setup ....................................... 20 07 Playback with HOME MEDIA Multi Operation and System Off.................. 55 Connecting a SiriusConnect Tuner............. 21 GALLERY inputs Resetting the remote control settings ........ 56 product. Please read through these Connecting to the network through Enjoying the Home Media Gallery............... 39 Controlling components .............................. 56 operating instructions so you will LAN interface ................................................ 21 Features of Home Media Gallery ................. 39 know how to operate your model Connecting optional Bluetooth Introduction................................................... 39 11 The Advanced MCACC menu properly. After you have finished read- ADAPTER ...................................................... 21 Playback with Home Media Gallery ............ 40 Making receiver settings from the Connecting an iPod ...................................... 22 ing the instructions, put them away Advanced operations for Internet radio ...... 41 Advanced MCACC menu ............................. 59 Connecting a USB device ............................ 22 About network playback............................... 41 Automatic MCACC (Expert) ......................... 59 in a safe place for future reference. Connecting an HDMI-equipped About playable file formats .......................... 43 Manual MCACC setup ................................. 61 Contents component to the front panel input ............ 22 Connecting to the front panel video 08 Control with HDMI function Checking MCACC Data................................ 63 Data Management........................................ 64 terminal ......................................................... 22 About the Control with HDMI function....... 44 01 Before you start Connecting to a wireless LAN ..................... 22 Making Control with HDMI connections.... 44 12 The System Setup and Other Checking what’s in the box ............................ 6 Connecting an IR receiver ........................... 23 Operating other Pioneer components HDMI Setup................................................... 44 Setup menus Installing the receiver ..................................... 6 Before using synchronization...................... 45 Making receiver settings from the Loading the batteries...................................... 6 with this unit’s sensor .................................. 23 About synchronized operations .................. 45 System Setup menu ..................................... 65 Operating range of remote control unit........ 6 Switching components on and off Setting the PQLS function ........................... 45 Manual speaker setup.................................. 65 About operation of the receiver with a using the 12 volt trigger................................ 23 Cautions on the Control with HDMI Network Setup menu ................................... 67 mobile terminal (iPod, iPhone, etc.) ............. 6 Plugging in the receiver ............................... 24 function ......................................................... 46 Checking the Network Information............. 69 About using AVNavigator (included The Other Setup menu ................................. 69 CD-ROM) ......................................................... 6 04 Basic Setup 09 Using other functions Changing the OSD display language Setting the Audio options ............................ 47 13 Additional information 02 Controls and displays (OSD Language) ........................................... 25 Setting the Video options ............................. 49 Troubleshooting 1 ......................................... 71 Remote control ............................................... 8 Automatically conducting optimum Switching the speaker terminals ................ 50 Troubleshooting 2 ......................................... 77 Display ............................................................. 9 sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) ............... 25 Using the MULTI-ZONE controls ................. 50 Troubleshooting of wireless LAN ................ 79 Front panel .................................................... 10 The Input Setup menu.................................. 26 Making an audio or a video recording ........ 51 About status messages ............................... 80 Operation Mode Setup ................................. 27 Reducing the level of an analog signal....... 51 Important information regarding the 03 Connecting your equipment Using the sleep timer ................................... 51 HDMI connection ......................................... 81 Connecting your equipment ........................ 11 05 Basic playback Dimming the display .................................... 51 Cleaning the unit .......................................... 81 Rear panel ..................................................... 11 Playing a source ........................................... 29 Checking your system settings ................... 51 Surround sound formats ............................. 81 Determining the speakers’ application ...... 12 Playing an iPod ............................................. 29 Resetting the system .................................... 51 About iPod..................................................... 81 Placing the speakers .................................... 13 Playing a USB device ................................... 30 About SIRIUS ................................................ 82 Connecting the speakers ............................. 13 Listening to the radio.................................... 32 10 Controlling the rest of your system About FLAC ................................................... 82 Installing your speaker system .................... 14 Listening to Satellite Radio .......................... 32 Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct About the Remote Setup menu................... 53 Selecting the Speaker system ..................... 15 Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless with different input signal formats .............. 82 Operating multiple receivers ....................... 53 About the audio connection ........................ 15 Enjoyment of Music...................................... 34 Glossary ......................................................... 83 Setting the remote to control other About the video converter ............................ 15 Features index ............................................... 86 components .................................................. 53 About HDMI .................................................. 16 06 Listening to your system Selecting preset codes directly ................... 53 Specifications ............................................... 87 Connecting your TV and playback Auto playback ............................................... 36 Preset code list.............................................. 88 Programming signals from other components .................................................. 17 Listening in surround sound ....................... 36 remote controls............................................. 54 Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD Using Stream Direct..................................... 37 Erasing one of the remote control recorder and other video sources ............... 18 Selecting MCACC presets ........................... 37 button settings .............................................. 54 Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or Choosing the input signal ............................ 37 Erasing all learnt settings that are in other set-top box ........................................... 19 Better sound using Phase Control.............. 38 one input function ........................................ 54 Connecting other audio components......... 19 Direct function .............................................. 54 Connecting AM/FM antennas ..................... 204 En
  • 5. Flow of settings on the receiver 7 MCACC speaker settings ! Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 25 j 8 The Input Setup menu (page 26)Flow for connecting and setting the receiver (When using connections other than the recommended connections)The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an abundance of functions and terminals. It can jbe used easily after following the procedure below to make the connections and settings. 9 Basic playback (page 29)Required setting item: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 jSetting to be made as necessary: 6, 8, 10, 11, 12 10 Adjusting the sound and picture quality as desired ! Using the various listening modes (page 36) Important ! Better sound using Phase Control (page 38)The receiver’s initial settings can be made on the computer using Wiring Navi on the AVNavigator ! Measuring the all EQ type (SYMMETRY/ALL CH ADJ/FRONT ALIGN) (page 59)CD-ROM included with the receiver. In this case, virtually the same connections and settings as ! Changing the channel level while listening (page 66)in steps 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 can be made interactively. For instructions on using AVNavigator, see ! Switching on/off the Acoustic Calibration EQ, Auto Sound Retriever or Dialog Enhancement (pageAbout using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM) on page 6 . 47)1 Before you start ! Setting the PQLS function (page 45) ! Checking what’s in the box on page 6 ! Setting the Audio options (page 47) ! Loading the batteries on page 6 ! Setting the Video options (page 49) j j2 Determining the speakers’ application (page 12) 11 Other optional adjustments and settings ! 7.1 channel surround system (Front height) ! Control with HDMI function (page 44) ! 7.1 channel surround system (Front wide) ! The Advanced MCACC menu (page 59) ! 7.1 channel surround system & Speaker B connection ! The System Setup and Other Setup menus (page 65) ! 5.1 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality surround) j ! 5.1 channel surround system & ZONE 2 connection (Multi Zone) 12 Making maximum use of the remote control j ! Operating multiple receivers (page 53)3 Connecting the speakers ! Setting the remote to control other components (page 53) ! Placing the speakers on page 13 ! Connecting the speakers on page 13 ! Installing your speaker system on page 14 ! Bi-amping your speakers on page 14 j4 Connecting the components ! About the audio connection on page 15 ! About the video converter on page 15 ! Connecting your TV and playback components on page 17 ! Connecting AM/FM antennas on page 20 ! Plugging in the receiver on page 24 j5 Power On j6 Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language) (page 25) j En 5
  • 6. 01 Before you start Before you start (Symbol examples for batteries) These symbols are only valid About using AVNavigator in the European Union. (included CD-ROM) The included AVNavigator CD-ROM contains Checking what’s in the box Loading the batteries Pb K058c_A1_En Wiring Navi allowing you to easily make the Please check that you’ve received the following The batteries included with the unit are to check receiver’s connections and initial settings in supplied accessories: initial operations; they may not last over a long dialog fashion. High precision initial settings ! Setup microphone (cable: 5 m (16.4 ft.)) period. We recommend using alkaline batteries can be completed easily simply by following the ! Remote control unit that have a longer life. Operating range of remote instructions on the screen to make the connec- ! AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries (to confirm control unit tions and settings. system operation) x2 There are also other features enabling easy use The remote control may not work properly if: ! AM loop antenna of various functions, including an Interactive ! There are obstacles between the remote ! FM wire antenna Manual that operates in association with the control and the receiver’s remote sensor. ! iPod cable receiver, updating of various types of software, ! Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining ! Power cord and MCACC Application that lets you check the onto the remote sensor. ! CD-ROM (AVNavigator) MCACC measurement results on 3D graphs. WARNING ! The receiver is located near a device that is ! Warranty card emitting infrared rays. ! These operating instructions ! Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight ! The receiver is operated simultaneously with Installing AVNavigator or other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a heater. This can cause batteries another infrared remote control unit. 1 Load the included AVNavigator Installing the receiver to leak, overheat, explode or catch fire. It CD-ROM into your computer’s CD drive. can also reduce the life or performance of ! The installation screen is displayed. Proceed ! When installing this unit, make sure to put it batteries. to step 2. on a level and stable surface. ! If the installation screen does not appear, ! Don’t install it on the following places: CAUTION start the installer (AVNV_XXX_xxx.exe). — on a color TV (the screen may distort) Incorrect use of batteries may result in such 2 Follow the instructions on the screen — near a cassette deck (or close to a device that hazards as leakage and bursting. Observe the to install. gives off a magnetic field). This may interfere 30° following precautions: When “Finish” is selected, installation is with the sound. 30° ! Never use new and old batteries together. completed. — in direct sunlight ! Insert the plus and minus sides of the — in damp or wet areas 3 Remove the included AVNavigator batteries properly according to the marks in — in extremely hot or cold areas 7 m (23 ft.) CD-ROM from the computer’s CD drive. the battery case. — in places where there is vibration or other ! Batteries with the same shape may have movement Handling the CD-ROM different voltages. Do not use different — in places that are very dusty — in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as batteries together. About operation of the Operating Environment ! When disposing of used batteries, please a kitchen) receiver with a mobile ! This CD-ROM can be used with Microsoft® comply with governmental regulations or Windows® XP/Vista/7. ! Do not touch this receiver’s bottom panel environmental public instruction’s rules that terminal (iPod, iPhone, etc.) while the power is on or just after it is turned ! A browser is at times used for AVNavigator apply in your country or area. The receiver can be controlled from the mobile functions. The supported browser is Microsoft off. The bottom panel becomes hot when the terminal by installing a special application on Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. With other power is on (or right after it is turned off) and the mobile terminal. For details, see the product browsers, some functions may be limited or could cause burns. information on the Pioneer website. the display may not appear properly. This special application may be changed or discontinued without notice. 6 En
  • 7. Before you start 01Precautions For Use! This CD-ROM is for use with a personal Using AVNavigator Note computer. It cannot be used with a DVD 1 Click [AVNavigator] on the desktop to To use the AVNavigator of another model, first player or music CD player. Attempting to play launch AVNavigator. uninstall (delete) this receiver’s AVNavigator, this CD-ROM with a DVD player or music AVNavigator is launched and Wiring Navi then install the AVNavigator of the other model. CD player can damage speakers or cause starts up. The language selection screen impaired hearing due to the large volume. appears. Follow the instructions on the screen Deleting the AVNavigatorLicense to make the connections and automatic You can use the following method to uninstall! Please agree to the “Terms of Use” indicated settings. (delete) the AVNavigator from your PC. below before using this CD-ROM. Do not use if Wiring Navi only starts up automatically the % Delete from the Control Panel of the you are unwilling to consent to the terms of its first time AVNavigator is launched. PC. use. 2 Select and use the desired function. From the Start menu, click “Program”Terms of Use AVNavigator includes the following functions: d “PIONEER CORPORATION” d! Copyright to data provided on this CD-ROM ! Wiring Navi – Guides you through “AVNavigator(VSX-51 or VSX-50)” d “Uninstall”. belongs to PIONEER CORPORATION. connections and initial settings in dialog Unauthorized transfer, duplication, broadcast, fashion. High precision initial settings can be public transmission, translation, sales, made easily. lending or other such matters that go beyond ! Interactive Manual – Automatically displays the scope of “personal use” or “citation” as the pages explaining the functions that have defined by Copyright Law may be subject been operated on the receiver. It is also to punitive actions. Permission to use this possible to operate the receiver from the CD-ROM is granted under license by PIONEER Interactive Manual. CORPORATION. ! Glossary – Displays glossary pages. ! MCACC Appli – Displays AdvancedGeneral Disclaimer MCACC measurement results vividly on the! PIONEER CORPORATION does not computer. guarantee the operation of this CD-ROM with There are special operating instructions respect to personal computers using any for MCACC Application. These instructions of the applicable OS. In addition, PIONEER are included in the AVNavigator CORPORATION is not liable for any damages Interactive Manual’s menus. Refer to them incurred as a result of use of this CD-ROM when using MCACC Application. and is not responsible for any compensation. ! Software Update – Allows various types of The names of private corporations, products software to be updated. and other entities described herein are the ! Settings – Used to make various registered trademarks or trademarks of their AVNavigator settings. respective firms. ! Detection – Used to detect the receiver. En 7
  • 8. 02 Controls and displays Controls and displays 8 i/j/k/l/ENTER Use the arrow buttons when setting up your 11 Remote control LED Lights when a command is sent from the surround sound system (see page 59) and the remote control. Audio or Video options (page 47 or 49). 12 TV CTRL The remote has been conveniently color-coded Remote control according to component control using the follow- 9 Receiver Control buttons Set the preset code of your TV’s manufacturer This section explains how to operate the remote ing system: Press first to access: when controlling the TV (page 53). control for the receiver. ! White – Receiver control, TV control ! PHASE CTRL – Press to switch on/off Phase 13 ! Blue – Other controls (See pages 29, 30, 32, 34 Control (page 38). Switches the remote to control the receiver RECEIVER MULTI OPERATION SOURCE and 56.) ! STATUS – Press to check selected receiver (used to select the white commands). 1 settings (page 51). Switch to perform operations in the main zone. 2,3 RCU SETUP 11 1 u RECEIVER BDR ! PQLS – Press to select the PQLS setting Also use this button to set up surround sound. BD DVD DVR HDMI This switches between standby and on for this (page 45). SAT receiver. ! S.RETRIEVER – Press to restore CD quality 14 MASTER VOLUME +/– 4 TV CD HMG ADPT USB TV CTRL 2 MULTI OPERATION sound to compressed audio sources (page Use to set the listening volume. iPod TUNER SIRIUS 12 INPUT SELECT ZONE 2 RECEIVER Use this button to perform multi operations 47). 15 MUTE 13 (page 55). ! SIGNAL SEL – Use to select an input signal Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has 5 MASTER INPUT VOLUME 3 RCU SETUP (page 37). been muted (adjusting the volume also restores TV CONTROL 14 Use to input the preset code when making ! MCACC – Press to switch between MCACC the sound). 6 presets (page 37). CH VOL MUTE remote control settings and to set the remote 15 control mode (page 53). ! SLEEP – Use to put the receiver in sleep AUDIO PARAMETER VIDEO PARAMETER mode and select the amount of time before 7 LIST TUNE TOOLS 4 Input function buttons sleep (page 51). TOP MENU T.EDIT Press to select control of other components 8 BAND GUIDE ! CH LEVEL – Press repeatedly to select a (page 53). PRESET ENTER PRESET channel, then use k/l to adjust the level Use INPUT SELECT c/ d to select the input CATEGORY RETURN (page 66). function (page 29). HOME MENU TUNE ! A.ATT – Attenuates (lowers) the level of an iPod CTRL PGM MEMORY MENU 5 ZONE 2 analog input signal to prevent distortion HDD DVD Switch to perform operations in ZONE 2 (page (page 51). PHASE CTRL STATUS 50). ! DIMMER – Dims or brightens the display TV / DTV MPX PQLS 6 TV CONTROL buttons (page 51). 9 These buttons are dedicated to control the TV S.RETRIEVER 1 2 3 AUDIO 10 LISTENING MODE controls SIGNAL SEL MCACC SLEEP INFO assigned to the TV CTRL button. ! AUTO/ALC/DIRECT – Switches between 4 5 6 DISP CH LEVEL A.ATT DIMMER 7 Receiver setting buttons Auto Surround (page 36), Auto Level Control 7 8 9 Press first to access: mode and Stream Direct mode (page 37). D.ACCESS CLASS CH / CLR 0 ENTER ! AUDIO PARAMETER – Use to access the ! STEREO – Press to select stereo playback AUTO / ALC / 10 DIRECT STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR Audio options (page 47). mode (page 36). LISTENING MODE ! VIDEO PARAMETER – Use to access the ! STANDARD – Press for Standard decoding Video options (page 49). and to switch various modes (2 Pro Logic, ! HOME MENU – Use to access the Home Neo:6, etc.) (page 36). RECEIVER Menu (pages 25, 26, 44, 59 and 65). ! ADV SURR – Use to switch between the ! RETURN – Press to confirm and exit the various surround modes (page 36). current menu screen. 8 En
  • 9. Controls and displays 02 8 (PHASE CONTROL) 18 Character displayDisplay Lights when the Phase Control is switched on Displays various system information. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 (page 38). 19 Remote control mode indicator 9 Analog signal indicators Lights to indicate the receiver’s remote control AUTO L C R 2DIGITAL PLUS DSD PCM TUNED mode setting. (Not displayed when set to 1.) SL 2TrueHD MULTI-ZONE PQLS ALC ATT STEREO SR DTS HD ES 96/24 S.RTRV SOUND UP MIX OVER MONO Light to indicate reducing the level of an analog HDMI dB signal (page 51). (page 69) DIGITAL XL XC XR ANALOG LFE MSTR CD TUNER SIRIUS DVD TV VIDEO HMG USB AUTO SURROUND CD-R iPod BD DVR HDMI [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] 10 Tuner indicators STREAM DIRECT 2PROLOGIC x Neo:6 ! TUNED – Lights when a broadcast is being ADV.SURROUND STANDARD received. SP AB SLEEP ! STEREO – Lights when a stereo FM7 15 16 17 18 19 broadcast is being received in auto stereo mode.1 Signal indicators ! 96/24 – Lights with DTS 96/24 decoding. ! MONO – Lights when the mono mode is setLight to indicate the currently selected input ! DSD PCM – Light during DSD (Direct Stream using MPX.signal. AUTO lights when the receiver is set to Digital) to PCM conversion with SACDs. 11select the input signal automatically (page 37). ! PCM – Lights during playback of PCM Lights when the sound is muted.2 Program format indicators signals. ! MSTR – Lights during playback of DTS-HD 12 Master volume levelLight to indicate the channels to which digital Shows the overall volume level.signals are being input. Master Audio signals. “---” indicates the minimum level, and “+12dB” ! L/R – Left front/Right front channel 4 MULTI-ZONE indicates the maximum level. ! C – Center channel Lights when the MULTI-ZONE feature is active ! SL/SR – Left surround/Right surround (page 50). 13 Input function indicators channel Light to indicate the input function you have 5 SOUND selected. ! LFE – Low frequency effects channel (the (( )) Lights when the DIALOG E (Dialog indicators light when an LFE signal is being Enhancement) or TONE (tone controls) features 14 Scroll indicators input) is selected (page 47). Light when there are more selectable items ! XL/XR – Two channels other than the ones when making the various settings. above 6 S.RTRV Lights when the Sound Retriever function is 15 Speaker indicators ! XC – Either one channel other than the ones Lights to indicate the current speaker system above, the mono surround channel or matrix active (page 47). using SPEAKERS (page 50). encode flag 7 Listening mode indicators ! AUTO SURROUND – Lights when the Auto 16 SLEEP3 Digital format indicators Lights when the receiver is in sleep mode (pageLight when a signal encoded in the correspond- Surround feature is switched on (page 36). ! ALC – Lights when the ALC (Auto level 51).ing format is detected. control) mode is selected (page 36). 17 Matrix decoding format indicators ! 2 DIGITAL – Lights with Dolby Digital ! STREAM DIRECT – Lights when Direct/Pure ! 2PRO LOGIC IIx – This lights to indicate 2 decoding. Direct is selected (page 37). Pro Logic II / 2 Pro Logic IIx decoding (page ! 2 DIGITAL PLUS – Lights with Dolby Digital ! ADV.SURROUND – Lights when one of 36). Plus decoding. the Advanced Surround modes has been ! Neo:6 – When one of the Neo:6 modes of the ! 2 TrueHD – Lights with Dolby TrueHD selected (page 36). receiver is on, this lights to indicate Neo:6 decoding. ! STANDARD – Lights when one of the processing (page 36). ! DTS – Lights with DTS decoding. ! DTS HD – Lights with DTS-HD decoding. Standard Surround modes is switched on (page 36). En 9
  • 10. 02 Controls and displays 7 Remote sensor Front panel Receives the signals from the remote control (page 6). 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 7 8 8 MASTER VOLUME dial VSX-51 9 SPEAKERS Use to change the speaker terminal (page 50). ADVANCED MCACC FL OFF HDMI iPod iPhone iPad 10 PHONES jack Use to connect headphones. When the head- SPEAKERS CONTROL – MULTI-ZONE – ON/OFF BAND TUNER EDIT TUNE PRESET ENTER phones are connected, there is no sound output AUTO SURR/ALC/ STREAM DIRECT STANDARD SURROUND ADVANCED SURROUND STEREO iPod iPhone iPad DIRECT CONTROL from the speakers. 11 Listening mode buttons INPUT MASTER SELECTOR VOLUME STANDBY/ON ! AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT – PHONES iPod 5V 2.1 A Switches between Auto Surround (page 36), Auto Level Control and Stream Direct mode MCACC iPhone USB HDMI 2 INPUT SETUP MIC iPad (page 37). ! STANDARD SURROUND – Press for 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 VSX-51 Standard decoding and to switch various VIDEO 2 INPUT modes (2 Pro Logic, Neo:6, Stereo etc.) iPod 5V 2.1 A (page 36). ! ADVANCED SURROUND – Use to switch MCACC iPhone USB SETUP MIC L AUDIO R VIDEO iPad VSX-50 between the various surround modes (page 12 15 13 36). ! STEREO – Press to select stereo playback 1 u STANDBY/ON 4 MULTI-ZONE controls mode (page 36). This switches between standby and on for this If you’ve made MULTI-ZONE connections (page 12 MCACC SETUP MIC jack receiver. 20) use these controls to control the sub zone Use to connect the supplied microphone (page 2 INPUT SELECTOR dial from the main zone (page 50). 25). Use to select an input function. 5 Character display 13 iPod iPhone iPad USB terminals 3 Indicators See Display on page 9 . Use to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad as ! ADVANCED MCACC – Lights when EQ is 6 TUNER controls an audio and video source (page 22), or con- set to ON in the AUDIO PARAMETER menu ! BAND – Switches between AM and FM radio nect a USB device for audio and photo playback (page 47). bands (page 32). (page 22). ! FL OFF – Lights when “off” (nothing ! TUNER EDIT – Use with TUNE i/j, PRESET 14 HDMI input connector displayed) is selected with the display’s k/l and ENTER to memorize and name Use for connection to a compatible HDMI dimmer adjustment (page 51). stations for recall (page 32). device (Video camera, etc.) (page 22). ! HDMI – Blinks when connecting an HDMI- ! TUNE i/j – Find radio frequencies (page 15 AUDIO/VIDEO input equipped component; lights when the 32). See Connecting to the front panel video terminal component is connected (page 17). ! PRESET k/l – Find preset stations (page on page 22 . ! iPod iPhone iPad – Lights to indicate iPod/ 32). iPhone/iPad is connected (page 22). 16 iPod iPhone iPad DIRECT CONTROL Change the receiver’s input to the iPod and enable iPod operations on the iPod (page 30). 10 En
  • 11. Connecting your equipment 03Connecting your equipment VSX-50 HDMI VIDEO 1 IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL IN IN DC OUTPUT IN 1 1 2 for WIRELESS LAN OPTICAL ASSIGNABLE ASSIGNABLE AC IN (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR)Connecting your equipment CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 IN L ADAPTER PORT MONITOR TV/SAT VIDEO 1 (OUTPUT 5 VThis receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This OUT IR IN OUT IN IN OUT OUT 0.1 A MAX) R ANTENNAchapter explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system. OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL 75 BDR L AM LOOP 12 V TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 FRONT HEIGHT / WIDE / B R L R L R L(Single) R L IN 1 2 (DVD) R CAUTION (OUTPUT 12 V ASSIGN IN ABLE TOTALBefore making or changing the connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cord IN 2 L 150 mA (DVR/ MAX) BDR) IN INfrom the power outlet. Plugging in should be the final step. MONITOR R SUBWOOFER OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO 1 DVD CAUTION: ATTENTION: SELECTABLE SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT 6 -16 . 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELECTABLE VOIR LE MODE D’EMPLOI ImportantIllustration shows the VSX-51, however connections for the VSX-50 are the same except wherenoted. Note ! The RS-232C terminal is exclusively for the installer. ! The input functions below are assigned by default to the receiver’s different input terminals. Refer toRear panel The Input Setup menu on page 26 to change the assignments if other connections are used.VSX-51 Input Terminals Input function HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN 1 IN 2 IN Digital HDMI Component ASSIGNABLE 1 DC OUTPUT 1 2 OPTICAL (DVD) for WIRELESS LAN ASSIGNABLE AC IN DVD COAX-1 IN 1 (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO IN ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 BD (BD) OUT L ADAPTER PORT OUT MONITOR TV/SAT VIDEO IN IN OUT OUT (OUTPUT 5 V 0.1 A MAX) TV/SAT OPT-1 OUT IR IN R ANTENNA OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL DVR/BDR OPT-2 (DVR/BDR) IN 2 BDR 75 L AM LOOP 12 V TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 FRONT HEIGHT / WIDE / B VIDEO IN 1 R L R L R L(Single) R L (VIDEO) (OUTPUT 12 V 2 (DVD) ASSIGN R <a> ABLE IN TOTAL 150 mA IN 2 (DVR/ L VIDEO 1 (VIDEO 1) MAX) BDR) IN IN R SUBWOOFER <b> MONITOR OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT CAUTION: ATTENTION: SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE SPEAKERS SELECTABLE SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL HDMI 1 6 -16 . 6 -16 . Class 2 Wiring SELECTABLE VOIR LE MODE D’EMPLOI IN 1 <a> HDMI 2 (HDMI 2) <a> COAX-2 CD <a> a VSX-51 only b VSX-50 only En 11
  • 12. 03 Connecting your equipment (C), the left and right front height speakers [E] 5.1 channel surround system & ZONE 2 Determining the speakers’ (FHL/FHR), the left and right surround speakers connection (Multi Zone) application (SL/SR), the left and right surround back speak- ! Speaker System setting: ZONE 2 ers (SBL/SBR), and the subwoofer (SW). With these connections you can simultaneously This unit permits you to build various surround R It is not possible to produce sound simultane- enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound in the main systems, in accordance with the number of L ously from the front height or front wide speak- zone with stereo playback on another compo- speakers you have. R ers and the surround back speakers. nent in ZONE 2. (The selection of input devices ! Be sure to connect speakers to the front left C SR L This surround system produces a more true-to- is limited.) and right channels (L and R). SW life sound from above. ! It is also possible to only connect one of the surround back speakers (SB) or neither. [B] 7.1 channel surround system (Front SBR Main zone wide) SL R Choose one from Plans [A] to [E] below. SBL Speaker B ! Speaker System setting: Normal(SB/FW) L Important C ! The Speaker System setting must be made if With these connections you can simultaneously SW you use any of the connections shown below R enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound in the main other than [A] (see Speaker system setting on FWR zone with stereo playback of the same sound page 65 ). L on the B speakers. The same connections also SR ! Sound does not come through simultaneously allow for 7.1-channel surround sound in the C SL Sub zone from the front height, front wide, speaker B SR main zone when not using the B speakers. and surround back speakers. Output speakers SW FWL [D] 5.1 channel surround system & Front are different depending on the input signal or Bi-amping connection (High quality R listening mode. SBR surround) ZONE 2 L [A] 7.1 channel surround system (Front SL SBL ! Speaker System setting: Front Bi-Amp height) Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for *Default setting high sound quality with 5.1-channel surround ! Speaker System setting: Normal(SB/FH) sound. This plan replaces the left and right front height speakers shown in [A] with the left and right Front Bi-Amp Other speaker connections FHR front wide speakers (FWL/FWR). ! Your favorite speaker connections can be FHL It is not possible to produce sound simultane- selected even if you have fewer than 5.1 R ously from the front height or front wide speak- R speakers (except front left/right speakers). ers and the surround back speakers. ! When not connecting a subwoofer, connect L This surround system produces a true-to-life C SR L speakers with low frequency reproduction sound over a wider area. C SW capabilities to the front channel. (The SW [C] 7.1 channel surround system & Speaker subwoofer’s low frequency component B connection is played from the front speakers, so the SBR ! Speaker System setting: Speaker B speakers could be damaged.) SL SR SBL ! After connecting, be sure to conduct the SL Full Auto MCACC (speaker environment setting) procedure. See Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto A 7.1 ch surround system connects the left and MCACC) on page 25 . right front speakers (L/R), the center speaker 12 En
  • 13. Connecting your equipment 03 subwoofer), or mounting them very high on aPlacing the speakers wall is not recommended. Connecting the speakers NoteRefer to the chart below for placement of the ! For the best stereo effect, place the front Each speaker connection on the receiver com- ! Please refer to the manual that came withspeakers you intend to connect. speakers 2 m to 3 m (6 ft. to 9 ft.) apart, at prises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. your speakers for details on how to connect equal distance from the TV. Make sure to match these up with the terminals the other end of the speaker cables to your ! If you’re going to place speakers around your on the speakers themselves. speakers. FHL SW FHR C CRT TV, use shielded speakers or place the ! Use an RCA cable to connect the subwoofer. L speakers at a sufficient distance from your It is not possible to connect using speaker R CAUTION CRT TV. cables. ! These speaker terminals carry HAZARDOUS ! If you’re using a center speaker, place the FWL 30 30 FWR LIVE voltage. To prevent the risk of electric front speakers at a wider angle. If not, place 60 60 shock when connecting or disconnecting the Banana plug connections them at a narrower angle. speaker cables, disconnect the power cord If you want to use speaker cables terminated ! Place the center speaker above or below the before touching any uninsulated parts. with banana plugs, screw the speaker terminal 120 120 TV so that the sound of the center channel is SL ! Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is fully shut, then plug the banana plug into the SR localized at the TV screen. Also, make sure the 60 center speaker does not cross the line formed twisted together and inserted fully into the end of the speaker terminal. speaker terminal. If any of the bare speaker by the leading edge of the front left and right SBL SB SBR wire touches the back panel it may cause the speakers. power to cut off as a safety measure. ! It is best to angle the speakers towards the! Place the surround speakers at 120º from listening position. The angle depends on the center. If you, (1) use the surround the size of the room. Use less of an angle for Bare wire connections back speaker, and, (2) don’t use the front bigger rooms. height speakers / front wide speakers, we ! Surround and surround back speakers CAUTION recommend placing the surround speaker should be positioned 60 cm to 90 cm (2 ft. to Make sure that all speakers are securely right beside you. 3 ft.) higher than your ears and tilted slightly installed. This not only improves sound quality,! If you intend to connect only one surround downward. Make sure the speakers don’t but also reduces the risk of damage or injury back speaker, place it directly behind you. face each other. For DVD-Audio, the speakers resulting from speakers being knocked over or! Place the left and right front height speakers should be more directly behind the listener falling in the event of external shocks such as at least one meter (3.3 ft.) directly above the than for home theater playback. earthquakes. left and right front speakers. ! Try not to place the surround speakers farther away from the listening position than the front 1 Twist exposed wire strands together. and center speakers. Doing so can weaken the 2 Loosen terminal and insert exposedSome tips for improving sound surround sound effect. wire.qualityWhere you put your speakers in the room has 3 Tighten terminal.a big effect on the quality of the sound. The 1 2 3following guidelines should help you to get thebest sound from your system. 10 mm (3/ 8 in.)! The subwoofer can be placed on the floor. Ideally, the other speakers should be at about ear-level when you’re listening to them. Putting the speakers on the floor (except the En 13
  • 14. 03 Connecting your equipment Installing your speaker system Bi-amping your speakers At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver and low frequency driver of your speakers speakers should always be connected as a pair, but you can connect just one surround back to different amplifiers for better crossover performance. Your speakers must be bi-ampable to do speaker if you like (it must be connected to the left surround back terminal). this (having separate terminals for high and low) and the sound improvement will depend on the kind of speakers you’re using. Standard surround connection Front right Front left The front height terminals can also be used Bi-amp compatible Bi-amp compatible for the front wide and Speaker B speakers. speaker High High speaker Front height setting Center Low Low Front height right Front height left Front wide setting Front wide right Front wide left Speaker B setting HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN DC OUTPUT IN 1 IN 2 Speaker B - right Speaker B - left ASSIGNABLE 1 1 2 for WIRELESS LAN OPTICAL ASSIGNABLE AC IN (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 IN OUT L ADAPTER PORT TV/SAT VIDEO (OUTPUT 5 V Front right Front left OUT IN IN OUT OUT 0.1 A MAX) Center Subwoofer MONITOR OUT IR IN R ANTENNA OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL BDR 75 L AM LOOP 12 V TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 FRONT HEIGHT / WIDE / B R L R L R L(Single) R L IN 1 LINE LEVEL (OUTPUT 12 V 2 (DVD) R INPUT TOTAL ASSIGN ABLE IN 2 IN 150 mA L (DVR/ MAX) BDR) IN IN R MONITOR SUBWOOFER OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD CAUTION: ATTENTION: SELECTABLE SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELECTABLE VOIR LE MODE D’EMPLOI HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN ASSIGNABLE 1 DC OUTPUT IN 1 IN 2 1 2 for WIRELESS LAN OPTICAL ASSIGNABLE AC IN (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 IN OUT L ADAPTER PORT TV/SAT VIDEO (OUTPUT 5 V OUT IN IN OUT OUT MONITOR 0.1 A MAX) OUT IR IN R ANTENNA OUT DVR/ BDR CD FM UNBAL L 75 Subwoofer Surround right Surround left AM LOOP 12 V TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 FRONT HEIGHT / WIDE / B R L R L R L(Single) R L (OUTPUT IN 1 2 (DVD) R 12 V ASSIGN IN ABLE TOTAL IN 2 L 150 mA (DVR/ MAX) BDR) IN IN MONITOR OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD R SUBWOOFER CAUTION: ATTENTION: SELECTABLE SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL CAUTION ! Most speakers with both High and Low terminals have two metal plates that connect the High RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELECTABLE VOIR LE MODE D’EMPLOI to the Low terminals. These must be removed when you are bi-amping the speakers or you could The surround back terminals can also be severely damage the amplifier. See your speaker manual for more information. used for ZONE 2. ! If your speakers have a removable crossover network, make sure you do not remove it for bi-amping. 5.1 ch surround setting Doing so may damage your speakers. Not connected Not connected 6.1 ch surround setting Not connected Surround back Surround right Surround left 7.1 ch surround setting Surround back right Surround back left ZONE 2 setting ZONE 2 - Right ZONE 2 - Left 14 En
  • 15. Connecting your equipment 03Bi-wiring your speakers Selecting the Speaker system Bi-Amping setup About the audio connectionYour speakers can also be bi-wired if they sup- The front height terminals can be used for front Bi-amping connection of the front speakers forport bi-amping. wide and Speaker B connections, in addition to high sound quality with 5.1-channel surround Types of cables and Transferable audio! With these connections, the Speaker System for the front height speakers. Also, the surround sound. terminals signals setting makes no difference. back terminals can be used for bi-amping and 1 Connect bi-amp compatible speakers HDMI HD audio ZONE 2 connections, in addition to for the sur- to the front and surround back speaker Sound signal priority CAUTION round back speakers. Make this setting accord- terminals.! Don’t connect different speakers from the ing to the application. See Bi-amping your speakers on page 14 . Digital (Coaxial) Conventional digital audio same terminal in this way. 2 Select ‘Front Bi-Amp’ from the! When bi-wiring as well, heed the cautions for Front height setup Speaker System menu. bi-amping shown above. Digital (Optical) *Default setting See Speaker system setting on page 65 to do% To bi-wire a speaker, connect two this. 1 Connect a pair of speakers to the frontspeaker cords to the speaker terminal on height speaker terminals. RCA (Analog) Conventional analog audiothe receiver. ZONE 2 setup See Standard surround connection on page 14 . (White/Red)Using a banana plug for the second connection 2 If necessary, select ‘Normal(SB/FH)’ With these connections you can simultaneouslyis recommended. from the Speaker System menu. enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound in the main See Speaker system setting on page 65 to do zone with stereo playback on another compo- this. nent in ZONE 2. 1 Connect a pair of speakers to the ! With an HDMI cable, video and audio signals surround back speaker terminals. can be transferred in high quality over a single Front wide setup cable. See Standard surround connection on page 14 . 1 Connect a pair of speakers to the front 2 Select ‘ZONE 2’ from the height speaker terminals. Speaker System menu. About the video converter See Standard surround connection on page 14 . See Speaker system setting on page 65 to do 2 Select ‘Normal(SB/FW)’ from the The video converter ensures that all video this. Speaker System menu. sources are output through all of the MONITOR See Speaker system setting on page 65 to do VIDEO OUT jacks. The only exception is HDMI: this. since this resolution cannot be downsampled, you must connect your monitor/TV to the receiver’s HDMI output when connecting this Speaker B setup video source. You can listen to stereo playback in another If several video components are assigned to room. the same input function (see The Input Setup 1 Connect a pair of speakers to the front menu on page 26 ), the converter gives priority height speaker terminals. to HDMI, component, then composite (in that See Standard surround connection on page 14 . order). 2 Select ‘Speaker B’ from the Speaker System menu. See Speaker system setting on page 65 to do this. En 15
  • 16. 03 Connecting your equipment Terminal for connection with Terminal for connection ! If you connect a component that source device with TV monitor About HDMI is not compatible with HDCP, an The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed HDCP ERROR message is displayed on the High picture quality HDMI IN HDMI OUT digital video, as well as almost every kind of front panel display. Some components that digital audio. are compatible with HDCP still cause this This receiver incorporates High-Definition message to be displayed, but so long as there Y PB PR Y PB PR COMPONENT COMPONENT VIDEO Multimedia Interface (HDMI®) technology. is no problem with displaying video this is not VIDEO IN MONITOR OUT This receiver supports the functions described a malfunction. below through HDMI connections. ! Depending on the component you have VIDEO IN VIDEO MONITOR OUT ! Digital transfer of uncompressed video connected, using a DVI connection may result Video signals can be output (contents protected by HDCP (1080p/24, in unreliable signal transfers. 1080p/60, etc.)) ! This receiver supports SACD, Dolby Digital ! 3D signal transfer Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master ! Deep Color signal transfer Audio. To take advantage of these formats, Note ! x.v.Color signal transfer however, make sure that the component ! If the video signal does not appear on your ! ARC (Audio Return Channel) connected to this receiver also supports the TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on ! Input of multi-channel linear PCM digital corresponding format. your component or display. Note that some audio signals (192 kHz or less) for up to 8 ! Use a High Speed HDMI® cable. If an HDMI components (such as video game units) have channels cable other than a High Speed HDMI® cable is resolutions that may not be converted. In this ! Input of the following digital audio formats: used, it may not work properly. case, try switching Digital Video Conversion — Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, High ! When an HDMI cable with a built-in equalizer (in Setting the Video options on page 49 ) OFF. bitrate audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master is connected, it may not operate properly. ! The signal input resolutions that can be Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio), ! Signal transfer is only possible when converted from the component video input DVD-Audio, CD, SACD (DSD signal), Video connected to a compatible component. for the HDMI output are 480i/576i, 480p/576p, CD, Super VCD ! HDMI format digital audio transmissions 720p and 1080i. 1080p signals cannot be ! Synchronized operation with components require a longer time to be recognized. Due to converted. using the Control with HDMI function (see this, interruption in the audio may occur when ! Only signals with an input resolution Control with HDMI function on page 44 ) switching between audio formats or beginning of 480i/576i can be converted from the playback. component video input for the composite ! Turning on/off the device connected to this MONITOR OUT terminals. Note unit’s HDMI OUT terminal during playback, ! An HDMI connection can only be made This item incorporates copy protection technol- or disconnecting/connecting the HDMI with DVI-equipped components compatible ogy that is protected by U.S. patents and other cable during playback, may cause noise or with both DVI and High Bandwidth Digital intellectual property rights of Rovi Corporation. interrupted audio. Content Protection (HDCP). If you choose to Reverse engineering and disassembly are connect to a DVI connector, you will need a HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition prohibited. separate adaptor (DVIdHDMI) to do so. A DVI Multimedia Interface are trademarks or regis- connection, however, does not support audio tered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the signals. Consult your local audio dealer for United States and other countries. more information. “x.v.Color” and are trade- marks of Sony Corporation. 16 En
  • 17. Connecting your equipment 03Connecting your TV and playback components Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback com- ponent with no HDMI output) to the receiver.Connecting using HDMI HDMI/DVI-compatibleIf you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped component (Blu-ray Disc player (BD), etc.), you monitorcan connect it to this receiver using a commercially available HDMI cable. DVD player, etc.If the TV and playback components support the Control with HDMI feature, the convenient Controlwith HDMI functions can be used (see Control with HDMI function on page 44 ). HDMI/DVI-compatible Select one Select one Other HDMI/DVI- AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT VIDEO OUT Blu-ray Disc player COMPONENT VIDEO OUT equipped component R ANALOG L COAXIAL OPTICAL VIDEO PR PB Y HDMI/DVI-compatible HDMI IN monitor HDMI OUT HDMI OUT HDMI IN Select one DIGITAL OUT AUDIO OUT COAXIAL OPTICAL R ANALOG L This connection is required in order to VSX-51 listen to the sound of only the TV over the HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN IN 1 IN 2 receiver. DC OUTPUT ASSIGNABLE 1 1 2 for WIRELESS LAN OPTICAL ASSIGNABLE (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 IN OUT L ADAPTER PORT TV/SAT VIDEO (OUTPUT 5 V OUT IN IN OUT OUT MONITOR 0.1 A MAX) OUT HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN IR IN R ANTENNA ASSIGNABLE 1 DC OUTPUT IN 1 IN 2 1 2 for WIRELESS LAN OPTICAL ASSIGNABLE OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL BDR 75 L AM LOOP (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) 12 V TRIGGER 1 DVD IN IN IN SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 FR CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO OUT IN R L R L R L(Single) ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 IN 1 IN (OUTPUT 2 (DVD) R OUT L ADAPTER PORT 12 V ASSIGN TV/SAT VIDEO (OUTPUT 5 V ABLE IN OUT IN IN MONITOR OUT OUT 0.1 A MAX) TOTAL IN 2 L OUT 150 mA (DVR/ IR IN R ANTENNA MAX) BDR) IN IN OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL R BDR 75 L AM LOOP MONITOR SUBWOOFER 12 V OUT 1 SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD TRIGGER OUT IN DVD IN IN IN R L R L R L(Single) CAUTION: ATTENTION: SELECTA IN 1 RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELECTA (OUTPUT 2 (DVD) R 12 V ASSIGN IN ABLE TOTAL IN 2 L 150 mA (DVR/ MAX) BDR) IN IN R SUBWOOFER ! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio MONITOR OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD CAUTION: ATTENTION: SEL SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT 6 -16 . 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SEL cables (page 17). — When the TV and receiver are connected by HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI ARC! For input components, connections other than HDMI connections are also possible (see (Audio Return Channel) function, the sound of the TV is input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output on page 17 ). terminal, so there is no need to connect an audio cable. In this case, set TV Audio at HDMI Setup! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio to via HDMI (see HDMI Setup on page 44 ). cables. ! If you use an optical digital audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you — When the TV and receiver are connected by HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI ARC connected the player to (see The Input Setup menu on page 26 ). (Audio Return Channel) function, the sound of the TV is input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT terminal, so there is no need to connect an audio cable. In this case, set TV Audio at HDMI Setup to via HDMI (see HDMI Setup on page 44 ). En 17
  • 18. 03 Connecting your equipment Connecting your TV with no HDMI input Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback sources component) to the receiver. This receiver has two sets of audio/video inputs and outputs suitable for connecting analog or digi- ! With these connections, the picture is not output to the TV even if the DVD player is connected with tal video devices, including HDD/DVD recorders and BD recorders. an HDMI cable. Connect the DVD player’s video signals using a composite or component cord. When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the recorder to (see also The Input Setup menu on page 26 ). DVD player, etc. HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc. TV Select one Select one Select one COMPONENT VIDEO IN VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT HDMI OUT DIGITAL OUT AUDIO OUT Select one COMPONENT VIDEO OUT VIDEO IN VIDEO VIDEO R ANALOG L AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT VIDEO OUT PR PB Y PR PB Y COAXIAL OPTICAL VIDEO R ANALOG L R ANALOG L COAXIAL OPTICAL VIDEO HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN ASSIGNABLE 1 DC OUTPUT IN 1 IN 2 1 2 for WIRELESS LAN OPTICAL HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN ASSIGNABLE ASSIGNABLE 1 DC OUTPUT IN 1 IN 2 1 2 for WIRELESS LAN OPTICAL (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) ASSIGNABLE CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 IN CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO OUT L ADAPTER PORT ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 TV/SAT VIDEO (OUTPUT 5 V IN OUT IN IN OUT OUT ADAPTER PORT MONITOR 0.1 A MAX) OUT L IR IN OUT TV/SAT VIDEO (OUTPUT 5 V R ANTENNA OUT IN IN OUT OUT MONITOR 0.1 A MAX) OUT OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL IR IN R ANTENNA BDR 75 L AM LOOP 12 V OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 BDR 75 R L R L R L(Single) L AM LOOP IN 1 12 V 2 (DVD) R 1 SIRIUS FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 (OUTPUT 12 V TRIGGER OUT IN DVD IN IN IN A R L R L R L(Single) ASSIGN IN ABLE (OUTPUT IN 1 2 (DVD) R TOTAL IN 2 L 12 V 150 mA (DVR/ ASSIGN MAX) BDR) ABLE IN IN IN TOTAL IN 2 L 150 mA (DVR/ R MAX) BDR) IN IN MONITOR SUBWOOFER OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD CAUTION: ATTENTION: R SELEC RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT SPEAKER 6 -16 . IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELEC MONITOR SUBWOOFER OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD CAUTION: ATTENTION: SELEC RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELEC ! In order to record, you must connect the analog audio cables (the digital connection is for playback only) (page 51). ! If your HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc., is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we ! Connect using an HDMI cable to listen to HD audio on the receiver. Do not use an HDMI cable to recommend connecting it to the receiver’s HDMI DVR/BDR IN terminal. When doing so, also input video signals. connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see Connecting using HDMI on page 17 ). Depending on the video component, it may not be possible to output signals connected by HDMI and other methods simultaneously, and it may be necessary to make output settings. Please refer to the operating instructions supplied with your component for more information. ! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables (page 17). ! If you use an optical digital audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the player to (see The Input Setup menu on page 26 ). 18 En
  • 19. Connecting your equipment 03Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box Connecting other audio componentsSatellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called ‘set-top This receiver has both digital and analog inputs, allowing you to connect audio components forboxes’. playback.When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the set-top When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the compo-box to (see The Input Setup menu on page 26 ). nent to (see also The Input Setup menu on page 26 ). STB CD-R, MD, DAT, etc. Select one VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT VIDEO R ANALOG L COAXIAL OPTICAL Select one AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT R ANALOG L R ANALOG L COAXIAL OPTICAL HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN ASSIGNABLE 1 DC OUTPUT IN 1 IN 2 1 2 ASSIGNABLE 1 DC OUTPUT IN 1 IN 2 1 2 for WIRELESS LAN OPTICAL for WIRELESS LAN OPTICAL ASSIGNABLE ASSIGNABLE (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 IN IN OUT L ADAPTER PORT OUT L ADAPTER PORT TV/SAT VIDEO (OUTPUT 5 V TV/SAT VIDEO (OUTPUT 5 V OUT IN IN OUT OUT MONITOR OUT 0.1 A MAX) MONITOR IN IN OUT OUT 0.1 A MAX) OUT OUT IR IN R ANTENNA IR IN R ANTENNA OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL BDR L 75 BDR 75 AM LOOP L AM LOOP 12 V 12 V TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 F R L R L R L(Single) R L R L R L(Single) IN 1 (OUTPUT 2 (DVD) R (OUTPUT IN 1 2 (DVD) R 12 V 12 V ASSIGN IN ASSIGN ABLE ABLE IN TOTAL TOTAL IN 2 L IN 2 150 mA (DVR/ 150 mA L (DVR/ MAX) BDR) MAX) IN IN BDR) IN IN R R SUBWOOFER MONITOR MONITOR SUBWOOFER OUT OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD CAUTION: ATTENTION: Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD SELEC CAUTION: ATTENTION: SELECT RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELEC RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT SPEAKER 6 -16 . IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELECT! If your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the ! If you’re connecting a recorder, connect the analog audio outputs to the analog audio inputs on the receiver’s HDMI IN 1 terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see recorder. Connecting using HDMI on page 17 ). ! If your turntable has line-level outputs (i.e., it has a built-in phono pre-amp), connect it to the CD inputs instead. En 19
  • 20. 03 Connecting your equipment 5 Connect the FM wire antenna into the In case of VSX-50 Connecting AM/FM antennas FM antenna socket. MULTI-ZONE setup Sub Zone Input functions available Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire For best results, extend the FM antenna fully This receiver can power up to two independent and fix to a wall or door frame. Don’t drape DVD, TV/SAT, DVR/BDR, VIDEO 1, antenna as shown below. To improve reception systems in separate rooms after you have made VIDEO 2, CD, CD-R/TAPE, TUNER, and sound quality, connect external antennas loosely or leave coiled up. the proper MULTI-ZONE connections. ZONE 2 ADAPTER PORT (see Connecting external antennas on page 20 ). Different sources can be playing in two zones at (Output analog audio only.) Connecting external antennas the same time or, depending on your needs, the It is not possible to down-convert the audio same source can also be used. The main and 1 2 To improve FM reception, connect an external input signal from the HDMI input terminals or sub zone have independent power (the main FM antenna to FM UNBAL 75 W. digital input terminals (OPTICAL and COAXIAL) zone power can be off while sub zone is on) and and output them to ZONE 2. the sub zone can be controlled by the remote or front panel controls. 3 Basic MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 2) ANTENNA 5 FM UNBAL 75 AM LOOP 75 coaxial cable Important 1 Connect a separate amplifier to the 4 VSX-50 model cannot connect the TV monitor AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT jacks on this receiver. for sub zone. You should have a pair of speakers attached to ANTENNA the sub zone amplifier as shown in the follow- fig. a fig. b fig. c FM UNBAL 75 ing illustration. AM LOOP Making MULTI-ZONE connections 2 VSX-51 only: Connect a TV monitor It is possible to make these connections if you to the VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT jack on this To improve AM reception, connect a 5 m to 6 m have a separate TV and speakers for the sub receiver. (16 ft. to 20 ft.) length of vinyl-coated wire to the zone (ZONE 2). You will also need a separate AM LOOP terminals without disconnecting the amplifier if you are not using the MULTI-ZONE Sub zone (ZONE 2) Main zone 1 Pull off the protective shields of both VSX-51 supplied AM loop antenna. setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2) on page HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN AM antenna wires. only ASSIGNABLE 1 For the best possible reception, suspend hori- 20 for the sub zone. VIDEO IN CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO 2 Push open the tabs, then insert one zontally outdoors. IN OUT ZONE 2 TV/SAT VIDEO DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 L wire fully into each terminal, then release OUT MULTI-ZONE listening options MONITOR IN IN OUT OUT OUT IR IN R AN the tabs to secure the AM antenna wires. OUT DVR/ CD FM BDR 75 Outdoor antenna L The following table shows the signals that can 12 V TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIR (OUTPUT IN 1 2 (DVD) R 3 Fix the AM loop antenna to the be output to ZONE 2: 12 V ASSIGN ABLE TOTAL IN 2 L 150 mA (DVR/ attached stand. MAX) BDR) In case of VSX-51 IN IN Indoor antenna AUDIO IN R (vinyl-coated wire) MONITOR To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the OUT R L Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO Sub Zone Input functions available direction indicated by the arrow (fig. a) then clip ANTENNA the loop onto the stand (fig. b). FM UNBAL 75 DVD, TV/SAT, DVR/BDR, VIDEO, 5 m to 6 m AM LOOP HOME MEDIA GALLERY, iPod/ ! If you plan to mount the AM antenna to a (16 ft. to 20 ft.) USB, CD, CD-R/TAPE, TUNER, wall or other surface, secure the stand with ZONE 2 ADAPTER PORT, SIRIUS screws (fig. c) before clipping the loop to the (Outputs analog audio, composite stand. Make sure the reception is clear. MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker video.) terminals (ZONE 2) 4 Place the AM antenna on a flat It is not possible to down-convert the audio surface and in a direction giving the best You must select ZONE 2 in Speaker system set- and video input signals from the HDMI input ting on page 65 to use this setup. reception. terminals, digital input terminals (OPTICAL and COAXIAL) and the COMPONENT VIDEO input 1 Connect a pair of speakers to the terminals and output them to ZONE 2. surround back speaker terminals. 20 En
  • 21. Connecting your equipment 032 VSX-51 only: Connect a TV monitor You will also need to connect the antenna and Turn on the DHCP server function of yourto the VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT jack on this AC adapter to the SiriusConnectTM tuner. router. In case your router does not have the Connecting optional Bluetoothreceiver. ! For instructions on playing the SIRIUS Radio, built-in DHCP server function, it is necessary ADAPTER see Listening to Satellite Radio on page 32 . to set up the network manually. For details, see Sub zone (ZONE 2) Main zone When the Bluetooth® ADAPTER (AS-BT100 or Network Setup menu on page 67 . AS-BT200) is connected to this receiver, a prod- LAN terminal specifications HDMI IN 1 COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN VIDEO IN uct equipped with Bluetooth wireless technol- IN ASSIGNABLE 1 IN 1 IN 2 1 2 Connecting to the network OPTICAL ASSIGNABLE VSX-51 ! LAN terminal : Ethernet jack ogy (portable cell phone, digital music player, (DVD) (CD) (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) only CONTROL VIDEO through LAN interface ZONE 2 IN VIDEO IN OUT OUT MONITOR OUT TV/SAT IN (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) etc.) can be used to listen to music wirelessly. IR IN OUT DVR/ BDR By connecting this receiver to the network via ! The Bluetooth wireless technology enabled 12 V the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet device must support A2DP profiles. TRIGGER 1 OUT IN SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 FRONT HEIG Note R L R L(Single) R (OUTPUT IN 1 2 (DVD) 12 V radio stations. To listen to Internet radio sta- ! Pioneer does not guarantee proper connection ASSIGN ABLE ! Refer to the operation manual of the TOTAL IN 2 150 mA (DVR/ MAX) BDR) L R MONITOR OUT Y PB tions, you must sign a contract with an ISP equipment you have as the connected and operation of this unit with all Bluetooth (Internet Service Provider) beforehand. wireless technology enabled devices. SELECTABLE SEE INST RS-232C COMPONENT VI equipment and connection method may differ SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELECTABLE VOIR LE M When connected in this way, you can play audio depending on your Internet environment. Bluetooth® ADAPTER files stored on the components on the network, ! When using a broadband Internet connection, including your computer, using HOME MEDIA a contract with an Internet service provider DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE IN IN 1 IN 2 IN DC OUTPUT 1 2 GALLERY inputs. is required. For more details, contact your for WIRELESS LAN (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) OPTICAL (TV/SAT) (DVR/BDR) ASSIGNABLE O nearest Internet service provider. R CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 ADAPTER PORT L (OUTPUT 5 V OUT LAN (10/100) C OUT 0.1 A MAX)Connecting a SiriusConnect DC OUTPUT for WIRELESS LAN R ANTENNA (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) CD FM UNBALTuner 75 L AM LOOP IN SIRIUS A FRONT CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK / ZONE 2 F R L R L R L(Single) (OUTPUT 5 V ADAPTER PORT Internet RTo receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio broadcasts, 0.1 A MAX) TENNA L INyou will need to activate your SiriusConnectTM UNBAL IN RIUS AM LOOP FRONT CENTER Modem R SUBWOOFER Atuner. R L T VIDEO DVD PRE OUT CAUTION: ATTENTION: SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . 6 -16 . SPEAKERS Class 2 Wiring SELECT SELECT IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT LAN (10/100) COAXIAL AS DC OUTPUT IN 1 for WIRELESS LAN SUBWOOFER (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) CAUTION: ATTENTION: O SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE PRE OUT Important 6 -16 . 6 -16 . R CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 L ADAPTER PORT ! Do not move the receiver with the Bluetooth (OUTPUT 5 V OUT 0.1 A MAX) R ANTENNA CD FM UNBAL L 75 LAN ADAPTER connected. Doing so could cause AM LOOP 3 2 1 WAN IN SIRIUS A R FRONT L CENTER R SUR damage or faulty contact. R Router % Switch the receiver into standby IN L IN R SUBWOOFER LAN cable and connect Bluetooth ADAPTER to the (sold separately) T VIDEO DVD PRE OUT CAUTION: 6 -16 . ATTENTION: SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . ADAPTER PORT. Antenna to LAN port ! For instructions on playing the Bluetooth TM PC wireless technology device, see Pairing the SiriusConnect HOME tuner SIRIUS H Bluetooth ADAPTER and Bluetooth wireless Connect the LAN terminal on this receiver to technology device on page 34 . SIR IUS H the LAN terminal on your router (with or with- out the built-in DHCP server function) with a straight LAN cable (CAT 5 or higher). AC adapter En 21
  • 22. 03 Connecting your equipment % Switch the receiver into standby then % Switch the receiver into standby Connecting an iPod use the supplied iPod cable to connect then connect your USB device to the Connecting to the front panel This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal your iPod to the iPod iPhone iPad USB USB terminal on the front panel of this video terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio terminal on the front panel of this receiver. VSX-50 only content from your iPod using the controls of receiver. ! This receiver does not support a USB hub. Front VIDEO 2 connections are accessed via this receiver. ! It is also possible to connect using the cable ! For instructions on playing the USB device, the front panel using the INPUT SELECTOR In case of VSX-51 included with the iPod, but in this case it is not see Playing a USB device on page 30 . or INPUT SELECT c/d button on the remote possible to view pictures via the receiver. control. There are standard audio/video jacks. ! For the cable connection, also refer to the Hook them up the same way you made the rear Connecting an HDMI-equipped CONTROL ON / OFF operating instructions for your iPod. panel connections. ! For instructions on playing the iPod, see component to the front panel Playing an iPod on page 29 . input CONTROL ON / OFF 5V 2.1 A VSX-51 only MCACC SETUP MIC iPod iPhone iPad USB HDMI 2 INPUT Connecting a USB device It is possible to play audio and photo files by CONTROL ON / OFF VIDEO 2 INPUT 5V 2.1 A connecting USB devices to this receiver. It iPod iPod MCACC iPhone USB SETUP MIC L AUDIO R VIDEO iPad is also possible to connect a USB keyboard (US-international layout) to the receiver to enter iPod cable text in the following GUI screens. (supplied) MENU ! Change the input name in the Input Setup 5V 2.1 A menu (page 26). MCACC iPod iPhone USB HDMI 2 INPUT ! Add names to radio station presets (page 32). SETUP MIC iPad L R VIDEO In case of VSX-50 CONTROL ON / OFF AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Video camera (etc.) CONTROL ON / OFF Video camera (etc.) 5V 2.1 A Connecting to a wireless LAN iPod VIDEO 2 INPUT 5V 2.1 A MCACC SETUP MIC iPhone iPad USB HDMI 2 INPUT Wireless connection to the network is possible iPod through a wireless LAN connection. Use the MCACC iPhone USB SETUP MIC L AUDIO R VIDEO iPad separately sold AS-WL300 for connection. ! For instructions on setting the wireless LAN iPod converter, see Network Setup menu on page 67 . iPod cable (supplied) MENU USB mass storage device USB keyboard 22 En
  • 23. Connecting your equipment 03 1 Connect the IR receiver sensor to the IR sensor of one component. When you use a 3 Continue the chain in the same way for OUT DC OUTPUT for WIRELESS LAN LAN (10/100) COAXIAL ASSIGNABL IN 1 IN 2 IN jack on the rear of this receiver. remote control, the control signal is passed as many components as you have. (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) (DVD) (CD) along the chain to the appropriate component. Closet or shelving unit ! If you want to control all your components ADAPTER PORT Internet (OUTPUT 5 V 0.1 A MAX) TENNA Pioneer Non-Pioneer using this receiver’s remote control, see page Switching components on and component component 53. UNBAL AM LOOP Modem off using the 12 volt trigger RIUS A R FRONT L CENTER R SURROUND ! If you have connected a remote control to the You can connect components in your system IN CONTROL IN jack (using a mini-plug cable), CONTROL IR (such as a screen or projector) to this receiver you won’t be able to control this unit using the so that they switch on or off using 12 volt remote sensor. SUBWOOFER IN OUT IN CAUTION: ATTENTION: PRE OUT SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPEDANCE DE 6 -16 . 6 -16 . SPEA Router triggers when you select an input function. HDMI ASSIGNABLE 1 IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN OUT DC OUTPUT LAN However, you must specify which input func- Important for WIRELESS LAN WAN CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO (OUTPUT 5 V 0.6 A MAX) tions switch on the trigger using the The Input ! Note that if you use this feature, make sure ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 IN OUT OUT TV/SAT VIDEO IN IN OUT OUT L (OUTPUT 5 V 0.1 A MAX) ADAPTER PORT Setup menu on page 26 . Note that this will only that you also have at least one set of analog MONITOR work with components that have a standby OUT IR IN R ANTENNA OUT DVR/ CD FM UNBAL 75 audio, video or HDMI jacks connected to BDR L mode. AM LOOP 12 V TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIRIUS A FRONT C R L (OUTPUT IN 1 2 (DVD) R another component for grounding purposes. 12 V ASSIGN ABLE IN TOTAL IN 2 L 150 mA (DVR/ MAX) BDR) IN IN HDMI IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDR IN MONITOR OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD R SUBWOOFER CAUTION: ATTENTION 1 Decide which component you want to ASSIGNABLE 1 use the remote sensor of. RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRE OUT SPEAKER IMPEDANCE ENCEINTE D’IMPE DC 5V Ethernet WPS 6 -16 . 6 -16 . CONTROL VIDEO AUDIO ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 IN Wireless LAN converter (AS-WL300) When you want to control any component in the OUT OUT MONITOR TV/SAT VIDEO IN IN OUT OUT L (O 0 chain, this is the remote sensor at which you’ll OUT IR IN R ANT OUT DVR/ CD FM UN point the corresponding remote control. BDR 75 L 12 V TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN SIRIU IR receiver IN 1 R 2 Connect the CONTROL OUT jack of that 2 (DVD)Connecting an IR receiver (OUTPUT 12 V ASSIGN ABLE TOTAL IN 2 L component to the CONTROL IN jack of 150 mA (DVR/ MAX) BDR) IN INIf you keep your stereo components in a closed 2 Connect the IR IN jack of another R another Pioneer component. MONITOR SUcabinet or shelving unit, or you wish to use the OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD component to the IR OUT jack on the rear Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO PRsub zone remote control in another zone, you of this receiver to link it to the IR receiver. for the connection. 12 V TRIGGERcan use an optional IR receiver (such as a Niles Please see the manual supplied with your IR INPUTor Xantech unit) to control your system instead receiver for the type of cable necessary for the HDMI ASSIGNABLE 1 IN 1 VIDEO IN BD IN DVD IN DVR/BDof the remote sensor on the front panel of this connection. CONTROL VIDEO AUDIOreceiver. ! If you want to link a Pioneer component to IN OUT ZONE 2 DVR/BDR CD-R/TAPE ZONE 2 L % Connect the 12 V TRIGGER jack of this! Remote operation may not be possible if direct TV/SAT VIDEO OUT IN IN the IR receiver, see Operating other Pioneer OUT OUT receiver to the 12 V trigger of another MONITOR OUT IR IN R light from a strong fluorescent lamp is shining components with this unit’s sensor on page OUT DVR/ CD 12 V BDR L component. on the IR receiver remote sensor window. TRIGGER 1 OUT IN DVD IN IN IN 23 to connect to the CONTROL jacks instead (OUTPUT 12 V IN 1 2 (DVD) R Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end! Note that other manufacturers may not use ASSIGN of the IR OUT jack. ABLE for the connection. TOTAL IN 2 L 150 mA (DVR/ MAX) BDR) IN IN the IR terminology. Refer to the manual that After you’ve specified the input functions that R MONITOR came with your component to check for IR OUT Y PB PR TV/SAT VIDEO DVD will switch on the trigger, you’ll be able to RS-232C COMPONENT VIDEO compatibility. Operating other Pioneer switch the component on or off just by pressing! If using two remote controls (at the same components with this unit’s IN OUT CONTROL IN OUT CONTROL the input function(s) you’ve set on page 26. time), the IR receiver’s remote sensor takes priority over the remote sensor on the front sensor panel. Many Pioneer components have SR CONTROL jacks which can be used to link components together so that you can use just the remote En 23
  • 24. 03 Connecting your equipment you can skip this process. For details about Plugging in the receiver the Control with HDMI feature, see Control Only plug in after you have connected all your with HDMI function on page 44 . components to this receiver, including the speakers. CAUTION ! Handle the power cord by the plug part. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord, and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet, as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of furniture, or other object on the power cord or pinch the cord in any other way. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cables. The power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cord once in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company for a replacement. ! Do not use any power cord other than the one supplied with this unit. ! Do not use the supplied power cord for any purpose other than that described below. ! The receiver should be disconnected by removing the mains plug from the wall socket when not in regular use, e.g., when on vacation. 1 Plug the supplied power cord into the AC IN socket on the back of the receiver. 2 Plug the other end into a power outlet. ! After this receiver is connected to an AC outlet, a 2 second to 10 second HDMI initialization process begins. You cannot carry out any operations during this process. The HDMI indicator in the front panel display blinks during this process, and you can turn on this receiver once it has stopped blinking. When you set the Control with HDMI to OFF, 24 En
  • 25. Basic Setup 04Basic Setup 2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel. ! If you leave the GUI screen for over five minutes, the screen saver will appear. 3 Select the parameters you want to set. ! When data measurement is taken, theChanging the OSD display Automatically conducting CONTROL ON / OFF reverb characteristics data (both before- andlanguage (OSD Language) optimum sound tuning (Full after-calibration) that this receiver had been Auto MCACC) storing will be overwritten.The language used on the Graphical User ! When measurement is taken of the reverbInterface screen can be changed. The Full Auto MCACC Setup measures the 5V 2.1 A characteristics data other than SYMMETRY,! The explanations in these operating acoustic characteristics of your listening area, iPod the data are not measured after the instructions are for when English is selected taking into account ambient noise, speaker MCACC iPhone USB HDMI 2 INPUT correction. If you will need to measure after SETUP MIC iPad for the GUI screen. connection and speaker size, and tests for both correcting data, take the measurement1 Press u RECEIVER to switch on the channel delay and channel level. After you have using the EQ Professional menu in thereceiver and your TV. set up the microphone provided with your sys- Microphone Manual MCACC setup (page 61).Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to tem, the receiver uses the information from a If the speakers are connected using any setupthis receiver (for example, if you connected this series of test tones to optimize the speaker set- other than Normal(SB/FH), be sure to setreceiver to the VIDEO jacks on your TV, make tings and equalization for your particular room. Speaker System before the Full Auto MCACCsure that the VIDEO input is now selected). Setup. See Speaker system setting on page 65 . Tripod2 Press on the remote control, Important ! Speaker System – Shows the currentthen press HOME MENU. ! Make sure the microphone and speakers are settings. When this is selected and ENTER isA Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen not moved during the Full Auto MCACC Setup. Make sure there are no obstacles between the pressed, the speaker system selection screenappears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ! Using the Full Auto MCACC Setup will speakers and the microphone. appears. Select the proper speaker system,ENTER to navigate through the screens and overwrite any existing settings for the MCACC If you have a tripod, use it to place the micro- then press RETURN to return.select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the preset you select. phone so that it’s about ear level at your If you are planning on bi-amping your frontcurrent menu. ! Before using the Full Auto MCACC Setup, the normal listening position. If you do not have speakers, or setting up a separate speaker headphones should be disconnected. a tripod, use some other object to install the system in another room, read through3 Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home microphone. Speaker system setting on page 65 and makeMenu. Install the microphone on a stable floor. sure to connect your speakers as necessary4 Select ‘OSD Language’ from the CAUTION Placing the microphone on any of the following before continuing to step 4.System Setup menu. ! The test tones used in the Full Auto MCACC surfaces may make accurate measurement ! EQ Type – This determines how the Setup are output at high volume.5 Select the desired language. impossible: frequency balance is adjusted. THX® ! Sofas or other soft surfaces. ! MCACC – The six MCACC presets are used6 Select ‘OK’ to change the language. ! THX is a trademark of THX Ltd., which may ! High places such as tabletops and sofa tops. for storing surround sound settings forThe setting is completed and the System Setup be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights The Full Auto MCACC display appears once the different listening positions. Simply choosemenu reappears automatically. reserved. microphone is connected. an unused preset for now (you can rename it 1 Press u RECEIVER to switch on the later in Data Management on page 64 ). 1a.Full Auto MCACC receiver and your TV. A/V RECEIVER ! THX Speaker – Select YES when using THX Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this Speaker System EQ Type : Normal(SB/FH) : SYMMETRY speakers (all speakers other than the front MCACC : M1.MEMORY 1 receiver. THX Speaker : NO speakers are set to SMALL). In other cases, leave at NO. START 4 Press then select START. Exit Return En 25
  • 26. 04 Basic Setup 5 Follow the instructions on-screen. there may be a problem with the speaker ! Depending on the characteristics of your Make sure the microphone is connected, and connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, room, sometimes identical speakers with The Input Setup menu if you’re using a subwoofer, make sure it is turn off the power and check the speaker cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches) will You only need to make settings in the switched on and set to a comfortable volume connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a end up with different size settings. You Input Setup menu if you didn’t hook up your level. problem, you can simply use i/j to select can correct the setting manually using the digital equipment according to the default 6 Wait for the test tones to finish, then the speaker and k/l to change the setting Manual speaker setup on page 65 . settings (see Input function default and possible confirm the speaker configuration in the and continue. ! The subwoofer distance setting may be settings on page 27 ). In this case, you need to ! If the speaker is not pointed to the farther than the actual distance from the tell the receiver what equipment is hooked up GUI screen. microphone (listening position) or when listening position. This setting should to which terminal so the buttons on the remote A progress report is displayed on-screen while using speakers that affect the phase be accurate (taking delay and room control correspond to the components you’ve the receiver outputs test tones to determine (dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.), characteristics into account) and generally connected. the speakers present in your setup. Try to be as Reverse Phase may be displayed even if the does not need to be changed. quiet as possible while it’s doing this. 1 Press on the remote control, speakers are properly connected. ! If Full Auto MCACC Setup measurement If no operations are performed for 10 seconds then press HOME MENU. If Reverse Phase is displayed, the speaker’s results are incorrect due to the interaction of while the speaker configuration check screen A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the the speakers and viewing environment, we is being displayed, the Full Auto MCACC Setup appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and speaker connections. recommend adjusting the settings manually. will resume automatically. In this case, you ENTER to navigate through the screens and — If the connections were wrong, turn off don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the the power, disconnect the power cord, Problems when using the Auto step 7. current menu. then reconnect properly. After this, ! With error messages (such as Too much MCACC Setup 2 Select ‘System Setup’ from the perform the Full Auto MCACC procedure ambient noise! or Check microphone.), If the room environment is not optimal for the again. Home Menu. select RETRY after checking for ambient Auto MCACC Setup (too much background — If the connections were right, select 3 Select ‘Input Setup’ from the noise (see Problems when using the Auto noise, echo off the walls, obstacles blocking GO NEXT and continue. System Setup menu. MCACC Setup on page 26 ) and verifying the the speakers from the microphone) the final mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to be 7 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press settings may be incorrect. Check for household 4.System Setup a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT ENTER. appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan, etc.), A/V RECEIVER and continue. A progress report is displayed on-screen while that may be affecting the environment and a.Manual SP Setup b. Input Setup c. OSD Language the receiver outputs more test tones to deter- switch them off if necessary. If there are any d. Network Setup e. HDMI Setup 1a.Full Auto MCACC A/V RECEIVER mine the optimum receiver settings. instructions showing in the front panel display, f. Other Setup 4b.Input Setup A/V RECEIVER Now Analyzing... 2/9 Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is please follow them. Input Input Name : : DVD Rename Environment Check happening. It may take 3 to 10 minutes. ! Some older TVs may interfere with the Input Skip : OFF Ambient Noise : OK Digital In : COAX-1 Exit Return HDMI Input : DVD Microphone Speaker YES/NO : : 8 The Full Auto MCACC Setup procedure operation of the microphone. If this seems to Component In 12V Trigger1 : : In-1 OFF 1a.Full Auto MCACC is completed and the Home Menu menu be happening, switch off the TV when doing 12V Trigger2 : OFF A/V RECEIVER L FHL : : YES YES reappears automatically. the Auto MCACC Setup. Exit C : YES Cancel Exit Finish FHR R : : YES YES Be sure to disconnect the microphone from SR SBR : : YES YES this receiver upon completion of the Full Auto SBL : YES SL SW : : YES YES MCACC Setup. 4 Select the input function that you 10 OK RETRY The settings made in the Full Auto MCACC want to set up. Exit Cancel Setup should give you excellent surround The default names correspond with the names sound from your system, but it is also possible next to the terminals on the rear panel (such as The configuration shown on-screen should to adjust these settings manually using The DVD or BD) which, in turn, correspond with the reflect the actual speakers you have. Advanced MCACC menu on page 59 or The names on the remote control. ! If you see an ERR message (or the speaker System Setup and Other Setup menus on page configuration displayed isn’t correct), 65 . 26 En
  • 27. Basic Setup 045 Select the input(s) to which you’ve Input Input Terminals Input function default and Operation Mode Setupconnected your component. function possible settings Digital HDMI ComponentFor example, if your DVD player only has an This receiver is equipped with a great numberoptical output, you will need to change the DVD The terminals on the receiver generally cor- TUNER of functions and settings. The Operation Modeinput function’s Digital In setting from COAX-1 respond to the name of one of the input func- ADAPTER feature is provided for users who find it difficult(default) to the optical input you’ve connected tions. If you have connected components to PORT to master all these functions and settings.it to. The numbering (OPT-1 to OPT-2) corre- this receiver differently from (or in addition to) SIRIUS k One of two settings can be selected for thesponds with the numbers beside the inputs on the defaults below, see The Input Setup menu a With Control with HDMI set to ON, assignments Operation Mode: Expert and Basic.the back of the receiver. on page 26 to tell the receiver how you’ve cannot be made (see Control with HDMI function on 1 Press on the remote control, connected up. The dots (k) indicate possible page 44 ).6 When you’re finished, proceed to the then press HOME MENU. assignments. b VSX-51 onlysettings for other inputs. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen c VSX-50 onlyThere are optional settings in addition to the Input Input Terminals appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l andassignment of the input jacks: function ENTER to navigate through the screens and Digital HDMI Component ! Input Name – You can choose to rename the select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the DVD COAX-1 (DVD) IN 1 input function for easier identification. Select current menu. Rename to do so, or Default to return to the BD (BD) 2 Select ‘Operation Mode Setup’ from system default. k TV/SAT OPT-1 k the Home Menu. ! Input Skip – When set to ON, that input <a, b> is skipped when selecting the input using (DVR/ 3 Select the Operation Mode setting you DVR/BDR OPT-2 IN 2 want. INPUT SELECT. (DVD and other inputs can BDR) be still be selected directly with the input VIDEO ! Expert (default) – Users can set all the (VIDEO) k functions by themselves. function buttons.) <b> ! 12V Trigger1/2 – After connecting a VIDEO 1 ! Basic – The number of operable functions is component to one of the 12 volt triggers (see (VIDEO 1) k restricted, and functions whose operations <c> Switching components on and off using the are restricted are automatically set to achieve VIDEO 2 12 volt trigger on page 23 ), select MAIN, <c> the Pioneer-recommended sound and ZONE 2 or OFF for the corresponding trigger picture quality. The functions that can be HDMI 1 setting to switch it on automatically along IN 1 operated are shown below. They can be set <b> with the (main or sub) zone specified. as necessary by referring to the operating HDMI 2 (HDMI 2) instructions.7 When you’re finished, press RETURN. <b>You will return to the System Setup menu. HOME Operable MEDIA functions/ Descriptions Page GALLERY items iPod/USB HOME MENU COAX-2 Full Auto Makes high precision CD 25 <b> MCACC sound field settings easily. CD-R/TAPE k Input names can be Input Name changed as desired for 26 easier use. Inputs not being used are Input Skip 26 skipped (not displayed). En 27
  • 28. 04 Basic Setup Operable Operable functions/ Descriptions Page functions/ Descriptions Page items items Software Updates to the latest ver- PHASE Plays with phase shifting in Update sion of the software. CTRL (Phase 38 the low range corrected. Network Checks the receiver’s IP Control) Setup address. Switches the input to iPod/ iPod iPhone Pairing Pairs with a Bluetooth USB and sets the mode iPad DIRECT 30 Bluetooth device using AS-BT100 or 34 allowing operation from CONTROL Setup AS-BT200. the iPod. Audio Parameters 4 When you’re finished, press RETURN. MCACC You will return to the Home Menu. Selects your favorite (MCACC 47 MCACC preset memory. preset) DELAY Adjusts the delay time of (Sound 47 the overall sound. Delay) S.RTRV Plays compressed sound (Auto Sound 47 with high sound quality. Retriever) DUAL Dual monaural audio 47 (Dual Mono) setting. V.SB Creates a virtual surround (Virtual Sur- back channel sound for 47 round Back) playback. V.HEIGHT Creates a virtual height (Virtual channel sound for play- 47 Height) back. Other functions INPUT SELECT Switches the input. 29 (INPUT SELECTOR) MASTER Use to set the listening VOLUME 29 volume. +/–, MUTE Only Pioneer-recom- LISTENING mended modes can be 36 MODE selected. Plays using the PQLS PQLS 45 function. 28 En
  • 29. Basic playback 05Basic playback resolutions that may not be converted. In this 1 Press u RECEIVER to switch on the case, use an analog video connection. receiver and your TV. See Connecting an iPod on page 22 . ! It is also possible to operate the iPod on the ! See also Listening to your system on page 36 Playing an iPodPlaying a source for information on different ways of listening iPod itself, without using the TV screen. For This receiver has the iPod iPhone iPad USB details, see Switching the iPod controls onHere are the basic instructions for playing a to sources. terminal that will allow you to control playback page 30 .source (such as a DVD disc) with your home It is possible to check on the front panel dis-theater system. of audio content from your iPod using the con- 2 Press iPod USB on the remote control play whether or not multi-channel playback is trols of this receiver. to switch the receiver to the iPod/USB.1 Switch on your system components being performed properly. For details, see Auto ! This receiver is compatible with the audio Loading appears in the GUI screen while theand receiver. Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different and video of the iPod nano (audio only for the receiver verifies the connection and retrievesStart by switching on the playback compo- input signal formats on page 82 . iPod nano 1G/2G), iPod fifth generation (audio data from the iPod.nent (for example a DVD player), your TV and When using a surround back speaker, only), iPod classic, iPod touch and iPhone. When the display shows the iPod Top menusubwoofer (if you have one), then the receiver 2D+PLIIx MOVIE is displayed when playing However, some of the functions may be you’re ready to play music from the iPod.(press u RECEIVER). Dolby Digital signals, and DTS+Neo:6 is dis- restricted for some models. The receiver is not ! The controls of your iPod will be inoperableMake sure that the TV’s video input is set to this played when playing DTS 5.1-channel signals. compatible with the iPod shuffle. when connected to this receiver.receiver. If the display does not correspond to the input ! This receiver has been developed and tested signal and listening mode, check the connec-2 Select the input function you want to for the software version of iPod/iPhone/iPad tions and settings. Playing back audio files stored onplay. indicated on the website of PioneerYou can use the input function buttons on the 5 Use the MASTER VOLUME +/– to adjust (http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/na/). an iPodremote control, INPUT SELECT, or the front the volume level. ! Installing software versions other than To navigate songs on your iPod, you can takepanel INPUT SELECTOR dial. Turn down the volume of your TV so that all indicated on the website of Pioneer to your advantage of the GUI screen of your TV con- ! If you need to manually switch the input sound is coming from the speakers connected iPod/iPhone/iPad may result in incompatibility nected to this receiver. You can also control all signal type press SIGNAL SEL (page 37). to this receiver. with this receiver. operations for music in the front panel display ! iPod and iPhone are licensed for reproduction of this receiver.3 Press to the receiver operation Playing a source with HDMI of non-copyrighted materials or materials the ! Note that characters that cannot be displayedmode. connection user is legally permitted to reproduce. on this receiver are displayed as #.4 Press AUTO/ALC/DIRECT ! Features such as the equalizer cannot ! This feature is not available for photos on your(AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) to % Use INPUT SELECT to select the input be controlled using this receiver, and we iPod. To display photos, switch iPod operationselect ‘AUTO SURROUND’ and start function connected to the receiver’s HDMI recommend switching the equalizer off before to the iPod (see Switching the iPod controls onplayback of the source. input terminals. connecting. page 30 ).If you’re playing a Dolby Digital or DTS surround You can also perform the same operation by ! Pioneer cannot under any circumstancessound source, you should hear surround sound. using the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front accept responsibility for any direct or indirect Finding what you want to playIf you are playing a stereo source, you will only panel or by pressing HDMI on the remote con- loss arising from any inconvenience or loss When your iPod is connected to this receiver,hear sound from the front left/right speakers in trol repeatedly. of recorded material resulting from the iPod you can browse songs stored on your iPod bythe default listening mode. ! Set the HDMI parameter in Setting the Audio failure. playlist, artist name, album name, song name, ! You may need to check the digital audio options on page 47 to THROUGH if you want ! When listening to a track on the iPod in the genre or composer, similar to using your iPod output settings on your DVD player or digital to hear HDMI audio output from your TV (no main zone, it is possible to control the sub directly. satellite receiver. It should be set to output sound will be heard from this receiver). zone, but not to listen to a different track in Dolby Digital, DTS and 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz PCM ! If the video signal does not appear on your 1 Use i/j to select ‘Music’ from the the sub zone from the one playing in the main (2 channel) audio, and if there is an MPEG TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on iPod Top menu. zone. audio option, set this to convert the MPEG your component or display. Note that some audio to PCM. components (such as video game units) have En 29
  • 30. 05 Basic playback 2 Use i/j to select a category, then 1 Press iPod CTRL to switch the iPod AUDIO PARAMETER VIDEO PARAMETER HDD PGM DVD MEMORY MENU press ENTER to browse that category. controls. Note LIST TUNE TOOLS PHASE CTRL STATUS ! To return to the previous level any time, press This enables operation and display on your If an Over Current message lights in the dis- TOP MENU BAND T.EDIT GUIDE TV / DTV MPX PQLS RETURN. iPod, and this receiver’s remote control and GUI play, the power requirements of the USB device PRESET ENTER PRESET 3 Use i/j to browse the selected screen become inactive. are too high for this receiver. Try following the S.RETRIEVER AUDIO CATEGORY RETURN 1 2 3 category (e.g., albums). 2 Press iPod CTRL again to switch back to points below: HOME SIGNAL SEL MCACC SLEEP INFO TUNE ! Switch the receiver off, then on again. MENU 4 5 6 DISP ! Use k/l to move to previous/next levels. the receiver controls. iPod CTRL ! Reconnect the USB device with the receiver 4 Continue browsing until you arrive at switched off. what you want to play, then press d to Note ! Use a dedicated AC adapter (supplied with the Playing back photo files stored on start playback. ! Change the receiver’s input to the device) for USB power. a USB memory device iPod in one action by pressing the If this doesn’t remedy the problem, it is likely ! Photo files cannot be played in the sub zone. iPod iPhone iPad DIRECT CONTROL button your USB device is incompatible. Note on the front panel to enable iPod operations 1 Use i/j to select ‘Photos’ from the ! You can play all of the songs in a particular on the iPod. USB Top menu. category by selecting the All item at the top of Playing back audio files stored on each category list. For example, you can play 2 Use i/j to select a folder, then press a USB memory device all the songs by a particular artist. ENTER to browse that folder. Playing a USB device The maximum number of levels that you can ! To return to the previous level any time, press Basic playback controls It is possible to play files using the USB inter- select in Step 2 (below) is 8. Also, you can dis- RETURN. face on the front of this receiver. play and play back up to 30 000 folders and files This receiver’s remote control buttons can be 3 Continue browsing until you arrive at ! Compatible USB devices include external within a USB memory device. used for basic playback of files stored on an ! Note that non-Roman characters in the playlist what you want to play, then press d to iPod. magnetic hard drives, portable flash memory start playback. drives (particularly key drives) and digital audio are displayed as #. ! Press iPod USB to switch the remote control The selected content is displayed in full screen to the iPod/USB operation mode. players (MP3 players) of format FAT16/32. 1 Use i/j to select ‘Music’ from the and a slideshow starts. ! Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility USB Top menu. After a slideshow launches, pressing ENTER MEMORY MENU (operation and/or bus power) with all USB AUDIO VIDEO PGM PARAMETER PARAMETER LIST TUNE TOOLS HDD DVD 2 Use i/j to select a folder, then press toggles between play and pause (only when PHASE CTRL STATUS mass storage devices and assumes no Theme on the Slideshow Setup is set to TOP MENU T.EDIT ENTER to browse that folder. BAND GUIDE responsibility for any loss of data that may Normal (OFF)). TV / DTV MPX PQLS ! To return to the previous level any time, press PRESET ENTER PRESET occur when connected to this receiver. ! If the slideshow is left in the pause mode for S.RETRIEVER AUDIO RETURN. CATEGORY RETURN 1 2 3 1 Press u RECEIVER to switch on the five minutes, the list screen reappears. 3 Continue browsing until you arrive at HOME MENU TUNE SIGNAL SEL MCACC SLEEP INFO receiver and your TV. iPod CTRL 4 5 6 DISP what you want to play, then press d to See Connecting a USB device on page 22 . Basic playback controls start playback. ! During Audiobook playback, press i/j to ! Make sure the receiver is in standby when ! Copyrighted audio files cannot be played Button(s) What it does switch the playback speed: Faster f Normal disconnecting the USB device. back on this receiver. f Slower. 2 Press iPod USB on the remote control Starts displaying a photo and play- ! DRM-protected audio files cannot be played ENTER, d ing a slideshow. to switch the receiver to the iPod/USB. back on this receiver. Switching the iPod controls Loading appears in the GUI screen as this Stops the player and returns to the RETURN, k You can switch over the iPod controls between previous menu. receiver starts recognizing the USB device con- Basic playback controls the iPod and the receiver. nected. When the display shows the USB Top o Displays the previous photo content. This receiver’s remote control buttons can be <a> ! You cannot use this function, when an menu you’re ready to play from the USB device. used for basic playback of files stored on USB iPod of fifth generation or iPod nano of first p memory devices. Displays the next photo content. generation is connected. <a> ! Press iPod USB to switch the remote control to the iPod/USB operation mode. 30 En
  • 31. Basic playback 05Button(s) What it does About playable file formatse Pauses/unpauses the slideshow. The USB function of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats<a> are not available for playback although they are listed as playable file formats.DISP Displays the photo information.<a> Music filesa You can only use this button when Theme on the Slideshow Setup is set to Normal (OFF). Category Extension Stream Sampling frequency 8 kHz to 48 kHzSlideshow Setup Quantization bitrate 16 bitMake the various settings for playing slide- MP3 .mp3 MPEG-1, 2, 2.5 Audio Channel 2 chshows of photo files here. <a> Layer-3 Bitrate 8 kbps to 320 kbps1 Use i/j to select ‘Slideshow Setup’ VBR/CBR Supported/Supportedfrom the USB Top menu. Sampling frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz2 Select the setting you want. WAV .wav LPCM Quantization bitrate 8 bit, 16 bit ! Theme – Add various effects to the Channel 2 ch, Monaural slideshow. ! Interval – Set the interval for switching the Sampling frequency 8 kHz to 48 kHz photos. This may not be available depending Quantization bitrate 16 bit WMA8/9 on the Theme setting. WMA .wma Channel 2 ch <b> ! BGM – Play music files stored on the USB Bitrate 8 kbps to 320 kbps device while displaying photos. VBR/CBR Supported/Supported ! Music Select – Select the folder containing a “MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.” the music files to be played when BGM is set b Files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not sup- to ON. ported; specifically, Pro, Lossless, Voice.3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.You will return to the USB Top menu. Photo files Category Extension .jpg Meeting the following conditions: .jpeg ! Baseline JPEG format (including files recorded in Exif/DCF Format JPEG .jpe format) .jif ! Y:Cb:Cr - 4:4:4, 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 .jfif Resolution 30 to 8184 pixels vertical, 40 to 8184 pixels horizontal En 31
  • 32. 05 Basic playback ! While listening to FM radio, press 4 Press ENTER. Listening to the radio AUTO/ALC/DIRECT for Neural Surround. After pressing ENTER, the preset class and Listening to Satellite Radio The following steps show you how to tune in to ! The Neural Surround mode can be selected number stop blinking and the receiver stores To listen to Satellite Radio, you’ll need to con- FM and AM radio broadcasts using the auto- also with STANDARD. the station. nect a SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner (sold sepa- matic (search) and manual (step) tuning func- rately) to your Sirius-Ready receiver. SIRIUS tions. If you already know the frequency of the Tuning directly to a station Listening to station presets Satellite Radio is available to residents of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a sta- US (except Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. tion below. Once you are tuned to a station you 1 Press TUNER to select the tuner. 1 Press TUNER to select the tuner. Satellite Radio delivers a variety of commercial- can memorize the frequency for recall later-see 2 Use BAND to change the band (FM or 2 Press CLASS to select the class in which free music from categories ranging from Pop, Saving station presets on page 32 for more on AM), if necessary. the station is stored. Rock, Country, R&B, Dance, Jazz, Classical how to do this. 3 Press D.ACCESS (Direct Access). Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A to and many more plus coverage of all the top 1 Press TUNER to select the tuner. G. professional and college sports including play 4 Use the number buttons to enter the by play games from select leagues and teams. 2 Use BAND to change the band (FM or frequency of the radio station. 3 Press PRESET k/l to select the Additional programming includes expert sports AM), if necessary. For example, to tune to 106.00 (FM), press 1, 0, station preset you want. talk, uncensored entertainment, comedy, fam- 6, 0, 0. ! You can also use the number buttons on the 3 Tune to a station. ily programming, local traffic and weather and If you make a mistake halfway through, press remote control to recall the station preset. There are three ways to do this: news from your most trusted sources. ! Automatic tuning – To search for stations D.ACCESS twice to cancel the frequency and Once you’ve purchased a SIRIUS tuner you’ll in the currently selected band, press and start over. Naming station presets need to activate it and subscribe to begin hold TUNE i/j for about a second. The For easier identification, you can name your enjoying the service. Easy to follow installation receiver will start searching for the next Saving station presets station presets. and setup instructions are provided with the station, stopping when it has found one. If you often listen to a particular radio station, 1 Choose the station preset you want to SIRIUS tuner. There are a variety of program- Repeat to search for other stations. it’s convenient to have the receiver store the name. ming packages available, including the option ! Manual tuning – To change the frequency frequency for easy recall whenever you want See Listening to station presets on page 32 for of adding “The Best of XM” programming to the one step at a time, press TUNE i/j. to listen to that station. This saves the effort of how to do this. SIRIUS service. The “Best of XM” service is not ! High speed tuning – Press and hold TUNE manually tuning in each time. This receiver can available to SIRIUS Canada subscribers at this i/j for high speed tuning. Release the 2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT). time. Please check with SIRIUS Canada for any memorize up to 63 stations, stored in seven The display shows PRESET NAME, then a blink- button at the frequency you want. banks, or classes (A to G) of 9 stations each. updates using the numbers and web address ing cursor at the first character position. below. 1 Tune to a station you want to 3 Input the name you want. Family friendly packages are also available to Improving FM sound memorize. Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the restrict channels featuring content that may be If the TUNED or STEREO indicator doesn’t See Listening to the radio on page 32 for more position, and ENTER to confirm your selection. inappropriate for children. light when tuning to an FM station because the on this. To subscribe to SIRIUS, U.S. and Canadian signal is weak, press MPX to switch the receiver 2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT). Note customers can call 1-888-539-SIRI (1-888-539- into mono reception mode. This should improve The display shows PRESET MEMORY, then a 7474) or visit sirius.com (US) or siriuscanada. the sound quality and allow you to enjoy the ! To erase a station name, simply repeat steps 1 blinking memory class. ca (Canada). broadcast. to 3 and input eight spaces instead of a name. 3 Press CLASS to select one of the seven ! Once you have named a station preset, you SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos classes, then press PRESET k/l to select can press DISP when listening to a station are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its Using Neural Surround subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Service not the station preset you want. to switch the display between name and This feature uses Neural SurroundTM technolo- You can also use the number buttons to select a frequency. available in Alaska and Hawaii. gies to achieve optimal surround sound from station preset. FM radio. 32 En
  • 33. Basic playback 05% Press SIRIUS to switch to the SIRIUS however, use just the front panel display to do 3 Press CLASS to select one of the seven ! Parental Lock – Use i/j and ENTER toinput. everything if you prefer. classes, then press k/l to select the select channels you would like to place underFor best reception, you may need to move the channel preset you want. parental lock. Channels put under parentalSiriusConnectTM tuner antenna near a window Selecting channels and browsing by You can also use the number buttons to select a lock are not displayed in the Channel Guide,(refer to the manual for the SiriusConnectTM genre station preset. but may be accessed by directly inputtingHome tuner for antenna placement From the SIRIUS Channel Guide, you can their channel number and providing the 4 Press ENTER.recommendations). browse SIRIUS Radio channels in the order that parental lock password. After pressing ENTER, the preset class and! If after pressing SIRIUS the display shows they appear, or you can narrow your channel ! Antenna Aiming – Check the strength of number stop blinking and the receiver stores Antenna Error, try disconnecting the antenna search by genre. satellite and terrestrial reception. the SIRIUS channel. and reconnecting. If the display shows ! Memory Recall – Use i/j to browse your % Press i/j to enter the SIRIUS saved song information. Check Sirius Tuner, check the connection of the AC adapter and this receiver to the Channel Guide, then navigate through Note ! Password Set – Set the parental lock SiriusConnectTM tuner. the channels one at time with i/j, then ! You can also press MEMORY during password.! You can check the strength of reception in press ENTER to listen to the SIRIUS radio reception display to save the information of up 3 When you’re finished press TOP MENU Using the SIRIUS Menu on page 33 . broadcast. to five songs. See Using the SIRIUS Menu on ! To browse by genre, first press CATEGORY, to return to the reception display. page 33 to recall this information. use i/j to select a genre, then press ENTER. ! You can reset the Channel presets, Memory, Note ! To cancel and exit any time, press RETURN. Channel Skip/Add, Parental Lock and! In order to activate your radio subscription, Password settings in Resetting the system on you will need the SIRIUS ID (SID) which page 51 . uniquely identifies your tuner. The SID may be Note found on a sticker located on the packaging, ! You can select channels directly by pressing D.ACCESS, then the three-digit channel Listening to channel presets or on the bottom of the tuner itself. The label will have a printed 12-digit SID number. When number. 1 Press CLASS to select the class in which you have located the SID, write it down in the ! You can press DISP to change SIRIUS Radio the channel is stored. space provided near the end of this manual. information in the front panel display. Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A to Contact SIRIUS on the internet at: ! The currently selected channel is G. https://activate.siriusradio.com automatically chosen (without pressing 2 Press k/l to select the channel preset! Follow the prompts to activate your ENTER) after 10 seconds. you want. subscription, or you can also call SIRIUS toll- You can also use the number buttons on the free at 1-888-539-SIRIUS (1-888-539-7474). Saving channel presets remote control to recall the channel preset.! Select 0 (SIRIUS ID) from the GUI screen to This receiver can memorize up to 63 channels, check the Radio ID of the SIRIUS Connect stored in seven banks, or classes (A to G) of 9 tuner (see Selecting channels and browsing by Using the SIRIUS Menu channels each. genre on page 33 ). The SIRIUS Menu provides additional SIRIUS 1 Select the channel you want to Radio features. memorize.Listening to SIRIUS Radio 1 Press TOP MENU. See Selecting channels and browsing by genreAfter connecting, you will be able to use this on page 33 . 2 Use i/j to select a menu item, thenreceiver to select channels and navigate cat- 2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT). press ENTER.egories using the GUI screen. Choose from the following menu items: The display shows a blinking memory class.! It’s easiest if you have your TV switched on to ! Channel Skip/Add – Use i/j and ENTER take advantage of the GUI screens. You can, to select channels you would like to remove/ restore from/to the channel guide. En 33
  • 34. 05 Basic playback be enjoyed on devices equipped with SCMS-T ! When using the AS-BT200 only: This unit 5 Select the ‘Passcode’ setting you want. Bluetooth ADAPTER for type Bluetooth wireless technology. complies with Bluetooth Specifications Select the same passcode as the Bluetooth Wireless Enjoyment of Music Ver. 2.1. When this unit and another device wireless technology device you wish to connect. Remote control operation equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology ! 0000/1234/8888 – Select the passcode from Device not both comply with Bluetooth Specification Ver. these options. These are the passcodes that equipped with The remote control supplied with this unit Bluetooth wireless allows you to play and stop media, and perform 2.1, pairing of the two may be possible without can be used in most cases. technology: other operations. the need for inputting a password. ! Others – Select to use a passcode other than Digital music ! It must be necessary that the Bluetooth In this case, a passcode may be displayed on those mentioned above. Bluetooth Bluetooth wireless player this receiver and on the device equipped with wireless technology + wireless technology enabled device supports 6 If you selected ‘Others’ in step 5, enter technology enabled device: Bluetooth audio AVRCP profiles. Bluetooth wireless technology. If this happens, the passcode. enabled device: Digital music transmitter ! Remote control operations cannot be check that the same passcode is displayed Use i/j to select a number and k/l to move cell phone player (sold commercially) on this receiver and the device equipped guaranteed for all Bluetooth wireless the cursor. technology enabled devices. with Bluetooth wireless technology, then select YES with the k and l keys and press 7 Follow the instructions displayed on ENTER. After this, also perform the connection the GUI screen to conduct pairing with the Pairing the Bluetooth ADAPTER operation on the Bluetooth device to be Bluetooth wireless technology device. and Bluetooth wireless connected. If the passcode does not match Switch on the Bluetooth wireless technology Music data Bluetooth® technology device the code displayed on the Bluetooth device to device that you want to make pair, place it near ADAPTER the receiver and set it to the pairing mode. “Pairing” must be done before you start play- be connected, select NO to cancel pairing, This receiver back of Bluetooth wireless technology content then try starting over. 8 Check to see that the Bluetooth using the Bluetooth ADAPTER. Make sure to Press ADPT to set the ADAPTER PORT ADAPTER is detected by the Bluetooth ADVANCED MCACC FL OFF HDMI iPod iPhone iPad perform pairing the first time you operate the input, then conduct the pairing operation on wireless technology device. system or any time pairing data is cleared. the Bluetooth wireless technology device. SPEAKERS CONTROL – MULTI-ZONE – ON/OFF BAND TUNER EDIT TUNE PRESET ENTER When the Bluetooth wireless technology device AUTO SURR/ALC/ STANDARD ADVANCED iPod iPhone iPad STREAM DIRECT SURROUND SURROUND STEREO DIRECT CONTROL INPUT MASTER SELECTOR VOLUME STANDBY / ON The pairing step is necessary to register the If pairing is successful, there is no need to PHONES is connected: PUSH OPEN Bluetooth wireless technology device to enable performing the pairing operation below. CONNECTED appears in the receiver display. Bluetooth communications. For more details, ! Pair one unit at a time. ! The system can display alphanumeric see also the operating instructions of your ! When connecting this receiver by Bluetooth characters only. Other characters may not be Remote control Bluetooth wireless technology device. connections with a device equipped with the displayed correctly. operation ! Pairing is required when you first use the Bluetooth function to listen to music, do not When the Bluetooth wireless technology device Bluetooth wireless technology device and connect any devices other than this receiver is not connected: Bluetooth ADAPTER. by Bluetooth connection to the Bluetooth- Go back to the passcode setting in step 5. In Wireless music play ! To enable Bluetooth communication, pairing equipped device. If a Bluetooth connection is this case, perform the connection operation should be done with both your system and already established with a device other than from the Bluetooth wireless technology device. When the Bluetooth ADAPTER (AS-BT100 or Bluetooth wireless technology device. this receiver, disconnect the other device AS-BT200) is connected to this unit, a product 9 From the Bluetooth wireless ! If the Bluetooth wireless technology device’s before connecting this receiver. equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology technology device list, select Bluetooth security code is “0000”, there is no need to 1 Press on the remote control, (portable cell phone, digital music player, etc.) ADAPTER and enter the Passcode selected make the security code setting on the receiver. then press HOME MENU. can be used to listen to music wirelessly. Also, in step 5. Press ADPT to set the ADAPTER PORT by using a commercially available transmit- 2 Select ‘System Setup’, then press ! The passcode may in some cases be referred input, then conduct the pairing operation on ter supporting Bluetooth wireless technol- ENTER. to as PASSKEY or PIN code. the Bluetooth wireless technology device. ogy, you can listen to music on a device not If pairing is successful, there is no need to 3 Select ‘Other Setup’, then press ENTER. equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology. performing the pairing operation below. 4 Select ‘Pairing Bluetooth Device’, then The AS-BT100 and AS-BT200 models supports SCMS-T contents protection, so music can also press ENTER. 34 En
  • 35. Basic playback 05Listening to music contents of aBluetooth wireless technologydevice with your system1 Press ADPT on the remote control toswitch the receiver to ADAPTER PORTinput. ! When the Bluetooth ADAPTER is not plugged into the ADAPTER PORT, NO ADAPTER will be displayed if ADAPTER PORT input is selected.2 From the Bluetooth wirelesstechnology device, perform the operationto connect to the Bluetooth ADAPTER.3 Start playback of music contents storedon the Bluetooth wireless technologydevice.This receiver’s remote control buttons canbe used for basic playback of files stored onBluetooth wireless technology devices. ! Bluetooth wireless technology device should be compatible with AVRCP profile. ! Depending on the Bluetooth wireless technology device you use, operation may differ from what is shown in the remote control buttons. PGM MEMORY MENU HDD DVD PHASE CTRL STATUS TV / DTV MPX PQLS S.RETRIEVER AUDIO 1 2 34 While listening to a source, set theremote control to the receiver operationmode, then press ADV SURR repeatedly toselect SOUND RETRIEVER AIR.The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are reg-istered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG,Inc. and any use of such marks by PIONEERCORPORATION is under license. Other trade-marks and trade names are those of theirrespective owners. En 35
  • 36. 06 Listening to your system Listening to your system ! 2 PRO LOGIC – 4.1 channel surround sound (sound from the surround speakers is mono) Note ! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT – Up to 7.1 channel ! When listening sources in be optimal for the volume level. This mode is Important sound (front height) 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT mode, you can also particularly optimum when listening at night. ! The listening modes and many features ! WIDE SURROUND MOVIE – Up to 7.1 adjust the H.GAIN effect (see Setting the Audio described in this section may not be available channel sound (front wide), especially suited options on page 47 ). Note to movie sources ! When listening to 2-channel sources in depending on the current source, settings and ! When ALC is selected, the effect level can ! WIDE SURROUND MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode, there are status of the receiver. be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in sound (front wide), especially suited to music three further parameters you can adjust: Setting the Audio options on page 47 . sources C.WIDTH,DIMENSION and PANORAMA. See Auto playback ! Neo:6 CINEMA – 7.1 channel sound Setting the Audio options on page 47 to adjust (surround back), especially suited to movie them. There are many ways to listen back to sources Listening in surround sound sources ! When listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:6 using this receiver, but the simplest, most ! Neo:6 MUSIC – 7.1 channel sound (surround Using this receiver, you can listen to any source Cinema or Neo:6 Music mode, you can also direct listening option is the Auto Surround back), especially suited to music sources in surround sound. However, the options avail- adjust the center image effect (see Setting the feature. The receiver automatically detects what ! Neural Surround – Up to 7.1 channel sound able will depend on your speaker setup and the Audio options on page 47 ). kind of source you’re playing and selects multi- (surround back), especially suited to music type of source you’re listening to. ! Neural Surround can be selected for channel or stereo playback as necessary. sources 2-channel signals for which the input signal % While listening to a source, ! STEREO – The audio is heard with your sound is PCM (48 kHz or less), Dolby Digital, DTS or Standard surround sound press AUTO/ALC/DIRECT settings and you can still use the audio analog 2-channel sources. (AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) for The following modes provide basic surround options. ! The stereo mode can also be selected by auto playback of a source. sound for stereo and multichannel sources. With multichannel sources, if you have con- pressing the STEREO button. AUTO SURROUND shows briefly in the dis- % While listening to a source, press nected surround back, front height or front wide ! When listening through headphones, you can play before showing the decoding or playback STANDARD (STANDARD SURROUND). speakers, you can select (according to format): select STEREO mode only. format. Check the digital format indicators in If necessary, press repeatedly to select a listen- ! 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – See above the front panel display to see how the source is ing mode. ! 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – See above Using the Advanced surround being processed. ! If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby ! Dolby Digital EX – Creates surround back effects ! If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround encoded, the proper decoding channel sound for 5.1 channel sources and Surround encoded, the proper decoding format will automatically be selected and provides pure decoding for 6.1 channel The Advanced surround effects can be used for format will automatically be selected and shows in the display. sources (like Dolby Digital Surround EX) a variety of additional surround sound effects. shows in the display. ! If the surround back speakers are not ! DTS-ES – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel Most Advanced Surround modes are designed ! When listening to the FM radio, the Neural connected, 2 Pro Logic IIx becomes playback with DTS-ES encoded sources to be used with film soundtracks, but some Surround feature is selected automatically 2 Pro Logic II (5.1 channel sound). ! DTS Neo:6 – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel modes are also suited for music sources. Try (see Using Neural Surround on page 32 for With two channel sources, you can select from: playback with DTS encoded sources different settings with various soundtracks to more on this). ! 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel ! Neo:6 – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel see which you like. ! When listening to the ADAPTER PORT sound (surround back), especially suited to playback % Press ADV SURR input, the SOUND RETRIEVER AIR feature is movie sources ! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT – See above (ADVANCED SURROUND) repeatedly to selected automatically. ! 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel ! WIDE SURROUND MOVIE – See above select a listening mode. ALC – In the Auto level control (ALC) mode, this sound (surround back), especially suited to ! WIDE SURROUND MUSIC – See above ! ACTION – Designed for action movies with receiver equalizes playback sound levels. music sources ! STEREO – See above dynamic soundtracks Also, the low and high frequency sounds, dia- ! 2 Pro Logic IIx GAME – Up to 7.1 channel ! Straight Decode – Plays back without the ! DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of logs, surround effects, etc., that are difficult to sound (surround back), especially suited to effects above. dialog hear when the volume is low are adjusted to video games 36 En
  • 37. Listening to your system 06! SCI-FI – Designed for science fiction with lots ! PHONES SURR – When listening through to PURE DIRECT. With DIRECT, the only of special effects headphones, you can still get the effect of modifications added to PURE DIRECT Choosing the input signal! MONO FILM – Creates surround sound from overall surround. playback are calibration of the sound field by On this receiver, it is possible to switch mono soundtracks the MCACC system and the Phase Control the input signals for the different inputs as! ENT.SHOW – Suitable for musical sources Note effect. described below.! EXPANDED – Creates an extra wide stereo ! PURE DIRECT – Plays back unmodified ! This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, ! When an Advanced Surround listening mode field sound from source with only minimal digital PCM (32 kHz to 192 kHz) and DTS (including is selected, the effect level can be adjusted! TV SURROUND – Provides surround sound using the EFFECT parameter in Setting the treatment. No sound is output from the DTS 96/24) digital signal formats. The for both mono and stereo TV sources Speaker B in this mode. compatible signals via the HDMI terminals Audio options on page 47 .! ADVANCED GAME – Suitable for video However, with F.S.SURR FOCUS, are: Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM (32 kHz to 192 games F.S.SURR WIDE and SOUND RETRIEVER AIR, Note kHz), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-! SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs the effect level cannot be adjusted. ! When listening through headphones, you can EXPRESS, DTS-HD Master Audio and SACD.! CLASSICAL – Gives a large concert hall-type ! The Front Stage Surround Advance select ALC or PURE DIRECT mode only. ! You may get digital noise when an LD, CD, sound (F.S.SURR FOCUS and F.S.SURR WIDE) DVD or BD player compatible with DTS is! ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound for function allows you to create natural surround playing an analog signal. To prevent noise, rock and/or pop music sound effects using just the front speakers Selecting MCACC presets make the proper digital connections (page 15)! UNPLUGGED – Suitable for acoustic music and the subwoofer. and set the signal input to DIGITAL. sources ! Default setting: MEMORY 1 ! Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals.! EXT.STEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a If you have calibrated your system for different For more details, refer to the instruction stereo source, using all of your speakers listening positions, you can switch between set- Using Stream Direct tings to suit the kind of source you’re listening manual supplied with your DVD player.! F.S.SURR FOCUS – Use to provide a rich Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to and where you’re sitting (for example, watch- 1 Press to the receiver operation surround sound effect directed to the center of to hear the truest possible reproduction of a ing movies from a sofa, or playing a video game mode. where the front left and right speakers sound projection area converges. source. All unnecessary signal processing is close to the TV). 2 Press SIGNAL SEL to select the input! F.S.SURR WIDE – Use to provide a surround bypassed, and you’re left with the pure analog 1 Press to the receiver operation signal corresponding to the source sound effect to a wider area than FOCUS or digital sound source. mode. component. mode. Processing differs depending on the input sig- Each press cycles through the options as nal and whether or not surround back speakers 2 While listening to a source, press follows: FOCUS position WIDE position are connected. For details, see Auto Surround, MCACC. ! AUTO – The receiver selects the first (Recommended) ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal Press repeatedly to select one of the six MCACC Front left Front right Front left Front right available signal in the following order: HDMI; formats on page 82 . presets. See Data Management on page 64 to speaker speaker speaker speaker DIGITAL; ANALOG. check and manage your current settings. % While listening to a source, ! ANALOG – Selects an analog signal. ! These settings have no effect when press AUTO/ALC/DIRECT ! DIGITAL – Selects an optical or coaxial headphones are connected. (AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) to digital signal. ! You can also press k/l to select the select the mode you want. ! HDMI – Selects an HDMI signal. MCACC preset. Check the digital format indicators in the front — When the HDMI audio output parameter panel display to see how the source is being is set to THROUGH, the sound will be! SOUND RETRIEVER AIR – Suitable for processed. heard through your TV, not from this listening to the sound from a Bluetooth ! AUTO SURROUND – See Auto playback on receiver. wireless technology device. The page 36 . When set to DIGITAL, HDMI or AUTO (only SOUND RETRIEVER AIR listening mode can ! ALC – Listening in Auto level control mode selected DIGITAL or HDMI), the indicators light only selected when the ADAPTER PORT input (page 36). according to the signal being decoded (see or listening through headphones. ! DIRECT – Plays back sound from the Display on page 9 ). source with the least modification next En 37
  • 38. 06 Listening to your system your subwoofer, set the cutoff frequency to a Better sound using Phase higher value. Control ! If the speaker distance is not properly set, you may not have a maximized PHASE CONTROL This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses effect. phase correction measures to make sure your ! The PHASE CONTROL mode cannot be set to sound source arrives at the listening position in ON in the following cases: phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/or — When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched coloring of the sound. on. Phase Control technology provides coherent — When the HDMI audio output parameter is sound reproduction through the use of phase set to THROUGH in Setting the Setting the matching for an optimal sound image. The Audio options on page 47 . default setting is on and we recommend leav- ing Phase Control switched on for all sound sources. 1 Press to the receiver operation mode. 2 Press PHASE CTRL (PHASE CONTROL) to switch on phase correction. The PHASE CONTROL indicator on the front panel lights. Note ! Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving proper sound reproduction. If two waveforms are ‘in phase’, they crest and trough together, resulting in increased amplitude, clarity and presence of the sound signal. If a crest of a wave meets a trough, then the sound will be ‘out of phase’ and an unreliable sound image will be produced. ! The PHASE CONTROL feature is available even when the headphones are plugged in. ! If your subwoofer has a phase control switch, set it to the plus (+) sign (or 0º). However, the effect you can actually feel when PHASE CONTROL is set to ON on this receiver depends on the type of your subwoofer. Set your subwoofer to maximize the effect. It is also recommended you try changing the orientation or the place of your subwoofer. ! Set the built-in lowpass filter switch of your subwoofer to off. If this cannot be done on 38 En
  • 39. Playback with HOME MEDIA GALLERY inputs 07Playback with HOME MEDIA DMC to play files are called DMRs (Digital Media Renderers). This receiver supports this Note DMR function. When in the DMR mode, suchGALLERY inputs ! A network environment is required to use operations as playing and stopping files can AirPlay. be performed from the external controller. ! The receiver’s name that shows up in the Volume adjustment and the muting control AirPlay UI on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and ! Besides a PC, you can also play back audio are also possible. The DMR mode is canceled iTunes can be changed by Friendly NameEnjoying the Home Media files stored on your other components with if the remote control unit is operated while in from Network Setup.Gallery the built-in media server function based the DMR mode (aside from certain buttons, ! AirPlay provided on this receiver has been on DLNA 1.0 or DLNA 1.5 framework and including the MASTER VOLUME +/–, MUTE developed and tested based on the software protocols (i.e. network-capable hard disks and DISP). versions for the iPod, iPhone, iPad and the and audio systems). ! Depending on the external controller being software versions for iTunes that are indicated 2 Listening to Internet radio stations used, playback may be interrupted when the on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not be You can select and listen to your favorite volume is adjusted from the controller. In this compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad or iTunesThis receiver’s Home Media Gallery function case, adjust the volume from the receiver or software versions other than those indicated Internet radio station from the list of Internetallows you to listen to audio files or listen to remote control. on the Pioneer website. radio stations created, edited, and managed byInternet radio stations on a computer or other the vTuner database service exclusively for usecomponent connected to the receiver’s LAN with the Pioneer products. Using AirPlay on iPod touch, About the DHCP server functionterminal. This chapter describes the setup and dSee Playback with Home Media Gallery on iPhone, iPad and iTunesplayback procedures required to enjoy these To play back audio files stored on components page 40 and Listening to Internet radio stationsfeatures. It is advisory that you also refer to the This receiver supports AirPlay audio streaming on the network or listen to Internet radio sta- on page 40 .operation manual supplied with your network from iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generations), tions, you must turn on the DHCP server func-component. iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad with iOS 4.2 or later, tion of your router. In case your router does! To listen to Internet radio stations, you must and iTunes 10.1 (Mac and PC) or later. not have the built-in DHCP server function, it Introduction To use AirPlay, select your receiver on your iPod is necessary to set up the network manually. sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand. touch, iPhone, iPad or in iTunes. *1 Otherwise, you cannot play back audio files! Photo or video files cannot be played back. About playable DLNA network The receiver’s input will switch automatically to stored on components on the network or listen! With Windows Media Player 11 or Windows devices Home Media Gallery when AirPlay is in use. *2 to Internet radio stations. See Network Setup Media Player 12, you can even play back The following operations can be performed menu on page 67 for more on this. The Home Media Gallery allows you to play copyrighted audio files on this receiver. when in AirPlay mode: music on media servers connected on an identi- ! Adjustment of the receiver’s volume from iPod Authorizing this receiver cal Local Area Network (LAN) as the receiver. touch, iPhone, iPad or iTunes. This unit allows for the playing of files stored on In order to be able to play with Home MediaFeatures of Home Media the following: ! Pause/resume, next/previous track, and Gallery, this receiver must be authorized. ThisGallery shuffle/repeat from the remote control of the ! PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or XP happens automatically when the receiver receiver.This receiver is equipped with the LAN terminal with Windows Media Player 11 installed makes a connection over the network to the PC. ! Display of the currently playing trackand you can enjoy the following features by con- ! PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 with If not, please authorize this receiver manually information on the receiver’s display,necting your components to these terminals. Windows Media Player 12 installed on the PC. The authorization (or permission) including artist, song and album name. ! DLNA-compatible digital media servers (on method for access varies depending on the type1 Playback the music files stored in PCs *1: For more information, see the Apple web- PCs or other components) of server currently being connected. For moreYou can playback a lot of musics stored in your site (http://www.apple.com). Files stored in a PC or DMS (Digital Media information on authorizing this receiver, refer toPCs using this unit. *2: The receiver’s power automatically turns on Server) as described above can be played the instruction manual of your server.dSee Playback with Home Media Gallery on when Network Standby at Network Setup is via command from an external Digital Mediapage 40 and Playing back audio files stored on set to ON. Controller (DMC). Devices controlled by thiscomponents on the network on page 40 . En 39
  • 40. 07 Playback with HOME MEDIA GALLERY inputs ! Favorites – Favorite songs currently being AUDIO VIDEO PGM MEMORY MENU Saving and retrieving Internet radio Playback with Home Media registered PARAMETER LIST PARAMETER TUNE TOOLS HDD DVD stations Gallery PHASE CTRL STATUS ! Recently played – Internet Radio listening TOP MENU T.EDIT BAND GUIDE You can easily save and retrieve saved Internet history (most recent 20 incidents) TV / DTV MPX PQLS PRESET ENTER PRESET radio stations. See Advanced operations for Depending on the selected category, the names S.RETRIEVER AUDIO Internet radio on page 41 for more on this. Important of folders, files, and Internet radio stations are CATEGORY RETURN 1 2 3 ! To listen to Internet radio stations, you must ! When you play back audio files, displayed. HOME MENU TUNE SIGNAL SEL MCACC SLEEP INFO iPod CTRL 4 5 6 DISP have high-speed broadband Internet access. ‘Connecting...’ is displayed before playback 3 Use i/j to select the folder, music With a 56 K or ISDN modem, you may not starts. The display may continue for several files or Internet radio station to play back, enjoy the full benefits of Internet radio. seconds depending on the type of file. ! In case a domain is configured in a Windows and then press ENTER. Listening to Internet radio ! The port number varies depending on the Press i/j to scroll up and down the list and stations Internet radio station. Check the firewall network environment, you cannot access a PC select the desired item. When you press ENTER, settings. on the network while you are logged onto the Internet radio is an audio broadcasting service playback starts with the playback screen being ! A list of Internet radio stations provided by the domain. Instead of logging onto the domain, transmitted via the Internet. There are a large displayed for the selected item. To return to the vTuner database service is subject to change log onto the local machine. number of Internet radio stations broadcast- list screen, press RETURN. or deletion without notice due to various ! There are cases where the time elapsed may ing a variety of services from every corner of When the list screen is displayed from the reasons. not be correctly displayed. the world. Some are hosted, managed, and playback screen, the playback screen reappears ! Broadcasts may be stopped or interrupted 1 Press HMG to select Home Media broadcast by private individuals while others automatically if no operation is performed for 10 depending on the Internet radio station. In Gallery as the input function. are by the corresponding traditional terrestrial seconds while the list screen is displayed. this case, you cannot listen to a radio station It may take several seconds for this receiver radio stations or radio networks. Whereas ter- Only audio files with the mark can be played. selected from the list of Internet radio stations. to access the network. The following screen restrial, or OTA (over-the-air), radio stations are In case of the folders with the mark, use i/j appears when the Home Media Gallery is geographically restricted on the range of radio and ENTER to select the desired folder and waves broadcast from a transmitter through Registering broadcast stations not selected as the input function. The number next audio files. on the vTuner list from the special to indicates the number of connected servers. the air, Internet radio stations are accessible 4 Repeat step 3 to play back the desired from anywhere in the world, as long as there is Pioneer site Top Menu song. a connection to the Internet, as services are not With the receiver, broadcast stations not 1 A/V RECEIVER Internet Radio For detailed operating instructions, refer to the transmitted through the air but are delivered included on the list of station distributed by ****** section shown below. Favorites Recently Played over the World Wide Web. On this receiver you vTuner can be registered and played. Check the Setup ! Internet radio stations – See Listening to can select Internet radio stations by genre as access code required for registration on the Internet radio stations on page 40 . well as by region. receiver, use this access code to access the ! Server – See Playing back audio files stored on 1/5 Depending on the Internet line conditions, special Pioneer Internet radio site and register components on the network on page 40 . the sound may not be smooth when playing the desired broadcast stations in your favorites. Internet radio. The address of the special Pioneer Internet ! The server without the mark cannot be Playing back audio files stored on radio site is: accessed. components on the network About list of Internet radio http://www.radio-pioneer.com 2 Use i/j to select the category you You can perform the following operations with The list of Internet radio stations on this receiver 1 Display the Internet Radio list screen. want to play back, and then press ENTER. the remote control of this receiver. Note that is created, edited, and managed by the vTuner To display the Internet Radio list screen, per- Select a category from the following list: some buttons are not available for operation database service exclusively for use with this form steps 1 to 3 at Playback with Home Media ! Internet Radio – Internet radio depending on the category currently being receiver. For details about vTuner, see vTuner Gallery on page 40 . ! Server Name – Server components on the played back. on page 84 . 2 Use i/j to select ‘Help’, then press network ! Press HMG to switch the remote control to the ENTER. HOME MEDIA GALLERY operation mode. 40 En
  • 41. Playback with HOME MEDIA GALLERY inputs 073 Use i/j to select ‘Get access code’, Registering and deleting audio files copyrights. This device uses WMDRM software Retrieving saved Internet radio to access WMDRM protected content. If thethen press ENTER. and Internet radio stations in andThe access code required for registration on the stations WMDRM software fails to protect the content, from the Favorites folderspecial Pioneer Internet radio site is displayed. You need to save Internet radio stations first content owners may ask Microsoft to revoke Press PGM while a song is being played back orMake a memo of this address. before retrieving them. If there are no Internet the software’s ability to use WMDRM to play or stopped. The selected song is then registered inThe following can be checked on the Help radio stations currently being saved, see Saving copy protected content. Revocation does not the Favorites folder.screen: Internet radio stations on page 41 and save at affect unprotected content. When you download Up to 20 songs or Internet radio stations can be ! Get access code – The access code required least one Internet radio station before proceed- licenses for protected content, you agree that registered. for registration on the special Pioneer ing with the following steps. Microsoft may include a revocation list with the To delete a registered song, select the Favorites Internet radio site is displayed. 1 Select the class that you want to licenses. Content owners may require you to folder, select the song you want to delete from ! Show Your WebID/PW – After registering retrieve an Internet radio station from. upgrade WMDRM to access their content. If you the folder, and press CLR. The selected song is on the special Pioneer Internet radio site, the Each time you press CLASS, the class switches decline an upgrade, you will not be able to access then deleted from the Favorites folder. registered ID and password are displayed. to A to G in turn. content that requires the upgrade. ! Reset Your WebID/PW – Resets all the This product is protected by certain intellectual 2 Use i/j to select the station number property rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution of information registered on the special Advanced operations for that you want to retrieve. such technology outside of this product is pro- Pioneer Internet radio site. When reset, all the registered broadcast stations are also Internet radio You can also select the station number by using hibited without a license from Microsoft. the number buttons. cleared. If you want to listen to the same ‘Preset Not Stored’ appears when you select stations, re-register after resetting. Saving Internet radio stations DLNA an Internet radio station currently not being4 Access the special Pioneer Internet This receiver can remember the Internet radio saved.radio site from your computer and stations that you often listen to in seven classesperform the registration process. (A to G) with up to nine stations in each classhttp://www.radio-pioneer.com to make the total of 63 stations at its maximum About network playbackAccess the above site and use the access code capacity. The network playback function of this unit usesin step 3 to perform user registration, following 1 Tune into the Internet radio station the following technologies:the instructions on the screen. DLNA CERTIFIEDTM Audio Player that you want to save.5 Register the desired broadcast Tune into the desired Internet radio station by The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a Windows Media Playerstations as your favorites, following the following Steps 1 to 3 on page 40. cross-industry organization of consumer elec-instructions on the computer’s screen. See Windows Media Player 11/ tronics, computing industry and mobile device 2 Press T.EDIT to switch to the station- Windows Media Player 12 on page 84 for moreBoth broadcast stations not on the vTuner list companies. Digital Living provides consumers saving mode. on this.and stations on the vTuner list can be regis- with easy sharing of digital media through atered. In this case they are registered on the 3 Press CLASS to select the class that you wired or wireless network in the home.receiver as favorite broadcast stations and can want to save the station in. Windows Media DRM The DLNA certification logo makes it easybe played. Select the desired class from A to G. to find products that comply with the DLNA Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights 4 Use i/j to select the number that Interoperability Guidelines. This unit complies Management (WMDRM) is a platform to pro- you want to save the station as, and then with DLNA Interoperability Guidelines v1.5.Playing back your favorite songs tect and securely deliver content for playback press ENTER. When a PC running DLNA server software orYou can register up to 20 of your favorite songs on computers, portable devices and network You can also select the station number by using other DLNA compatible device is connected toor Internet radio stations in the Favorites folder. devices. Home Media Gallery functions as a the number buttons. Select the desired number this player, some setting changes of softwareNote that only the audio files stored on compo- WMDRM 10 for networked devices. WMDRM from 1 to 9. or other devices may be required. Please refernents on the network can be registered. protected content can only be played on media to the operating instructions for the software or servers supporting WMDRM. device for more information. Content owners use WMDRM technology to protect their intellectual property, including En 41
  • 42. 07 Playback with HOME MEDIA GALLERY inputs DLNATM, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIEDTM OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM ACCESS connection between player and PC is are trademarks, service marks, or certification TO OR USE OF CONTENT. NO ORAL OR recommended. marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance. WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN ! If several clients are playing simultaneously, BY PIONEER OR ITS CUSTOMER SERVICES as the case may be, playback is interrupted or Content playable over a network REPRESENTATIVES WILL CREATE ANY SUCH stalled. WARRANTY. ! Depending on the security software installed ! Even when encoded in a compatible format, IN NO EVENT WILL PIONEER, ITS AFFILIATES, on a connected PC and the setting of such some files may not play correctly. OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, software, network connection may be blocked. ! Movie or Photo files cannot be played back. DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE IN Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction ! There are cases where you cannot listen to an CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIRD of the player and/or the Home Media Gallery Internet radio station even if the station can be PARTY CONTENT SERVICES THROUGH features due to communication error/malfunc- selected from a list of radio stations. THIS DEVICE FOR PERSONAL INJURY tions associated with your network connection ! Some functions may not be supported OR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR and/or your PC, or other connected equip- depending on the server type or version used. CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, ment. Please contact your PC manufacturer or ! Supported file formats vary by server. As such, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES Internet service provider. files not supported by your server are not FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES, LOST DATA OR LOST “Windows MediaTM” is a trademark of Microsoft displayed on this unit. For more information PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF Corporation. check with the manufacturer of your server. LIABILITY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED This product includes technology owned by OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN Microsoft Corporation and cannot be used or Disclaimer for Third Party Content NO EVENT WILL PIONEER’S TOTAL LIABILITY distributed without a license from Microsoft ACCESS TO THIRD PARTY CONTENT TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES ARISING FROM Licensing, Inc. SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL ASSOCIATED THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIRD PARTY Microsoft®, Windows®7, Windows®Vista, FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITIES, IS CONTENT SERVICES (OTHER THAN AS MAY Windows®XP, Windows®2000, PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND BE REQUIRED BY LAW IN CASES INVOLVING Windows®Millennium Edition, Windows®98, and AT THE USER’S OWN RISK, WITHOUT PERSONAL INJURY) EXCEED $10.00. THE WindowsNT® are either registered trademarks WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. PIONEER FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR THE ABOVE REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL United States and/or other countries. IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH ACCESS PURPOSE. IF ANY APPLICABLE AUTHORITY TO AND USE OF CONTENT SERVICES HOLDS ANY PORTION OF THIS SECTION THROUGH THIS DEVICE, INCLUDING TO BE UNENFORCEABLE, THEN LIABILITY WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. PIONEER About playback behavior over a DOES NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT, OR WARRANT THAT CONTENT SERVICES WILL network BE FREE FROM ERRORS, INTERRUPTION, ! Playback may stall when the PC is switched LOSS, CORRUPTION, ATTACK, VIRUSES, off or any media files stored on it are deleted INTERFERENCE, HACKING, OR OTHER while playing content. SECURITY INTRUSION, AND PIONEER ! If there are problems within the network DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION environment (heavy network traffic, etc.) WITH THE FOREGOING. PIONEER IS NOT content may not be displayed or played LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS properly (playback may be interrupted or stalled). For best performance, a 100BASE-TX 42 En
  • 43. Playback with HOME MEDIA GALLERY inputs 07 Category Extension StreamAbout playable file formats Sampling frequency 32 kHz to 48 kHzThe Home Media Gallery feature of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some .m4a MPEG-4 AAC LC Quantization bitrate 16 bitfile formats are not available for playback although they are listed as playable file formats. Also, the .aac AAC MPEG-4 HE AAC Channel 2 chcompatibility of file formats varies depending on the type of server. Check with your server to ensure .3gp (aacPlus v1/2) Bitrate 16 kbps to 320 kbpsthe compatibility of file formats supported by your server. .3g2! Internet radio playback may be affected by the Internet communications environment, and in this VBR/CBR Supported/Supported case playback may not be possible even with the file formats listed here. Sampling frequency 8 kHz to 96 kHz Quantization bitrate 8 bit, 16 bit, 24 bitMusic files FLAC .flac FLAC Channel 2 ch Bitrate —Category Extension Stream VBR/CBR — Sampling frequency 8 kHz to 48 kHz a “MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.” Quantization bitrate 16 bitMP3 MPEG-1 Audio b Only streaming data from servers is concerned, so there is no extension. .mp3 Channel 2 ch<a> Layer-3 Bitrate 8 kbps to 320 kbps VBR/CBR Supported/Supported Sampling frequency 8 kHz to 48 kHz —LPCM LPCM Quantization bitrate 16 bit, 20 bit, 24 bit <b> Channel 2 ch In case of VSX-51 8 kHz to 192 kHz Sampling frequency In case of VSX-50WAV .wav LPCM 8 kHz to 96 kHz Quantization bitrate 16 bit, 20 bit, 24 bit Channel 2 ch Sampling frequency 8 kHz to 48 kHz Quantization bitrate 16 bit WMA2/7/8 Channel 2 ch Bitrate 5 kbps to 320 kbps VBR/CBR Supported/SupportedWMA .wma Sampling frequency 8 kHz to 48 kHz Quantization bitrate 16 bit WMA9 Channel 2 ch Bitrate 5 kbps to 320 kbps VBR/CBR Supported/Supported En 43
  • 44. 08 Control with HDMI function Control with HDMI function Control with HDMI feature, see Control with 5 Select the ‘Control Mode’ setting you HDMI function on page 44 . want. ! To get the most out of this function, we Choose whether you want to enable HDMI for recommend that you connect your HDMI all linked functions or the PQLS function only. ! For details about concrete operations, component not to a TV but rather directly to About the Control with HDMI settings, etc., refer to also the operating However, Display Power Off will activate the the HDMI terminal on this receiver. settings set forth in step 6 below. function instructions for each component. ! ALL – Enabled for all linked functions. Synchronized operations below with a Control ! PQLS – Enabled only for the PQLS function. with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray HDMI Setup When PQLS is selected, link functions Disc player or with a component of another Making Control with HDMI other than the PQLS function may not work You must adjust the settings of this receiver make that supports the Control with HDMI connections as well as the connected Control with HDMI- properly. If you wish to use all link functions, functions are possible when the component is You can use synchronized operation for a con- select ALL. compatible components in order to make use connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable. nected TV and up to six (VSX-51)/four (VSX-50) of the Control with HDMI function. For more 6 Select the ‘Display Power Off’ setting ! The receiver’s volume can be set and the other components. information see the operating instructions for you want. sound can be muted using the TV’s remote ! Be sure to connect the TV’s audio cable to each component. If the TV’s power is turned off while using the control. the audio input of this unit. When the TV and 1 Press on the remote control, Control with HDMI function, the receiver’s ! The receiver’s input switches over receiver are connected by HDMI connections, then press HOME MENU. power is also turned off (all power off function). automatically when the TV’s input is if the TV supports the HDMI ARC (Audio This function can be disabled. changed or a Control with HDMI-compatible Return Channel) function, the sound of the 2 Select ‘System Setup’, then press ! YES – The all power off function is enabled. component is played. TV is input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT ENTER. The receiver’s power turns off together with ! The receiver’s power is also set to standby, terminal, so there is no need to connect an 3 Select ‘HDMI Setup’, then press ENTER. the TV’s power. This function only works when the TV’s power is set to standby. audio cable. In this case, set TV Audio at 4 Select the ‘Control’ setting you want. when the input for a component connected HDMI Setup to via HDMI (see HDMI Setup on to the receiver by HDMI connection is Choose whether to set this unit’s Control with Important page 44 ). HDMI function ON or OFF. You will need to set selected or when watching the TV. ! With Pioneer devices, the Control with HDMI For details, see Connecting your TV and playback ! NO – The all power off function is disabled. it to ON to use the Control with HDMI function. functions are referred to as “KURO LINK”. components on page 17 . The receiver’s power is not affected when the When using a component that does not sup- ! You cannot use this function with components port the Control with HDMI function, set this TV’s power is turned off. that do not support Control with HDMI. Important to OFF. 7 Select the ‘Standby Through’ setting ! We only guarantee this receiver will work ! When connecting this system or changing ! ON – Enables the Control with HDMI you want. with Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible connections, be sure to switch the power off function. When this unit’s power is turned It is possible to transfer signals from an HDMI- components and components of other and disconnect the power cord from the wall off and you have a supported source begin connected player to the TV when this receiver’s makes that support the Control with HDMI socket. After completing all connections, playback while using the Control with HDMI power is on standby as long as Control is ON, function. However, we do not guarantee that connect the power cords to the wall socket. function, the audio and video outputs from but the amount of energy consumed rises. It is, all synchronized operations will work with ! After this receiver is connected to an AC the HDMI connection are output from the TV. however, possible to minimize energy consump- components of other makes that support the outlet, a 2 second to 10 second HDMI ! OFF – The Control with HDMI is disabled. tion when power is set to standby. Control with HDMI function. initialization process begins. You cannot carry Synchronized operations cannot be used. ! Normal – Regular setting. Power-up time ! Use a High Speed HDMI® cable when you out any operations during this process. The When this unit’s power is turned off, audio from standby is short. want to use the Control with HDMI function. HDMI indicator in the front panel display and video of sources connected via HDMI are ! Eco – Conserves energy while standby. The Control with HDMI function may not work blinks during this process, and you can turn not output. Power-up time is longer than when set to properly if a different type of HDMI cable is on this receiver once it has stopped blinking. Normal. used. When you set the Control with HDMI to OFF, you can skip this process. For details about the 44 En
  • 45. Control with HDMI function 088 Select the ‘TV Audio’ setting you want. through this receiver, and the receiver willWhen a TV supporting the HDMI ARC (Audio switch to the synchronized amp mode. About connections with a product Setting the PQLS functionReturn Channel) function is connected to the ! When in the synchronized amp mode, you of a different brand that supports PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) is areceiver, the sound of the TV can be input via can adjust the receiver’s volume or mute the the Control with HDMI function digital audio signal transfer control technologythe HDMI OUT terminal. sound using the TV’s remote control. The synchronized operations below can be used using the Control with HDMI function. It offers ! Normal – The TV’s sound is input from the ! When in the synchronized amp mode, the when the receiver’s Control with HDMI func- higher-quality audio playback by controlling Audio input terminals other than HDMI synchronized amp mode is canceled when tion is connected to a TV of a brand other than audio signals from the receiver to a PQLS com- inputs. the receiver’s power is turned off. To turn the Pioneer that supports the Control with HDMI patible player, etc. This enables removing jitter ! via HDMI – The TV’s sound is input via the synchronized amp mode back on, set audio to function. (Depending on the TV, however, some that has a negative effect on the quality of the HDMI terminal. This can only be selected be played through the receiver from the TV’s of the Control with HDMI functions may not sound and is generated upon transmission. when Control is set to ON. menu screen, etc. This receiver will power up work.) ! On players compatible with PQLS Bit-stream,9 When you’re finished, press and switch to the synchronized amp mode. ! When the TV’s power is set to standby, the PQLS always works for all sources.HOME MENU. ! When the synchronized amp mode is receiver’s power is also set to standby. (Only ! On players compatible with PQLS Multi canceled, the receiver’s power turns off if you when the input for a component connected to Surround, PQLS works for all sources. Set the were viewing an HDMI input or a TV program the receiver by HDMI connection is selected or player’s audio output to Linear PCM.Before using synchronization on the TV. when watching the TV) ! On players compatible with PQLS 2 ch Audio, ! When in the synchronized amp mode, the ! The sound of TV programs or an external PQLS only works when playing CDs.Once you have finished all connections and synchronized amp mode is canceled if an input connected to the TV can also be output Please refer to the operating instructions sup-settings, you must: operation that produces sound from the TV is from the speakers connected to the receiver. plied with your player for more information.1 Put all components into standby mode. performed from the TV’s menu screen, etc. (If the TV does not support the HDMI ARC This function is activated when Control is set2 Turn the power on for all components, ! When the TV’s power is set to standby, the (Audio Return Channel) function, this requires to ON.with the power for the TV being turned on receiver’s power is also set to standby. (Only connection of an optical digital cable, etc., in ! If a listening mode other thanlast. when the input for a component connected to addition to the HDMI cable.) AUTO SURROUND, ALC, DIRECT, the receiver by HDMI connection is selected or The synchronized operations below can be PURE DIRECT or STEREO is selected while3 Choose the HDMI input to which the when watching the TV.) used when the receiver’s Control with HDMI the PQLS effect is enabled, the PQLS effect isTV is connected to this receiver, and see if ! The receiver’s input switches automatically function is connected to a player or recorder of disabled.video output from connected components when the Control with HDMI-compatible a brand other than Pioneer that supports the ! When this receiver is connected by HDMIdisplays properly on the screen or not. component is played. Control with HDMI function. cable to a Pioneer player that is compatible4 Check whether the components ! The receiver’s input switches automatically ! When playback starts on the player or with the PQLS function via HDMI connectionconnected to all HDMI inputs are properly when the TV’s input is switched. recorder, the receiver’s input switches to and HDMI reauthentication is performeddisplayed. ! The synchronized amp mode remains in the HDMI input to which that component is (the HDMI indicator blinks), the PQLS effect effect even if the receiver’s input is switched connected. is enabled and the listening mode is set to to a component other than one connected by See the Pioneer website for the latest informa- AUTO SURROUND if a listening mode otherAbout synchronized HDMI. tion on the models of non-Pioneer brands and than AUTO SURROUND, ALC, DIRECT,operations The operations below can also be used on products that support the Control with HDMI PURE DIRECT or STEREO is selected. Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible TVs. function.The Control with HDMI-compatible component % Press on the remote control, ! When the receiver’s volume is adjusted or theconnected to the receiver operates in sync as then press PQLS to select the PQLS setting. sound is muted, the volume status is displayeddescribed below. The setting is displayed on the front panel on the TV’s screen.! From the menu screen of the Control with display. ! When the OSD language is switched on HDMI-compatible TV, set audio to be played the TV, the receiver’s language setting also switches accordingly. En 45
  • 46. 08 Control with HDMI function ! PQLS AUTO – PQLS is enabled. A precision quartz controller in this receiver eliminates distortion caused by timing errors (jitter), giving you the best possible digital-to-analog conversion when you use the HDMI interface. This is valid as an HDMI function for PQLS- compatible players. ! PQLS OFF – PQLS is disabled. Cautions on the Control with HDMI function ! Connect the TV directly to this receiver. Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch) can cause operational errors. ! Only connect components (Blu-ray Disc player, etc.) you intend to use as a source to the HDMI input of this receiver. Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch) can cause operational errors. ! When Control is set to ON, HDMI Input in The Input Setup menu on page 26 is automatically set to OFF. ! When the receiver’s Control is turned ON, even if the receiver’s power is in the standby mode, it is possible to output the audio and video signals from a player via HDMI to the TV without producing sound from the receiver, but only when a Control with HDMI- compatible component (Blu-ray Disc player, etc.) and compatible TV are connected. In this case, the receiver’s power turns on and the power and HDMI indicators light. 46 En
  • 47. Using other functions 09Using other functions Setting What it does Applies the treble and bass tone controls to a source, Option(s) BYPASS or bypasses them completely. TONE This setting is only displayed when the listening modeSetting the Audio options (Tone Control) is STEREO, Auto surround (STEREO) or SOUND ONThere are a number of additional sound settings you can make using the AUDIO PARAMETER RETRIEVER AIR.menu. The defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold. BASS c –6 to +6 (dB) d Adjusts the amount of bass. <a> Default: 0 (dB) Important TREBLE c –6 to +6 (dB) d Adjusts the amount of treble. <a> Default: 0 (dB)! Note that if a setting doesn’t appear in the AUDIO PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to the current source, settings and status of the receiver. With the Auto Sound Retriever function, DSP process- OFF ing is used to compensate for the loss of audio data1 Press to the receiver operation mode, then press AUDIO PARAMETER. upon compression, improving the sound’s sense of2 Use i/j to select the setting you want to adjust. S.RTRV density and modulation.Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver, certain options may not be able to be (Auto Sound Retriever) When ON is selected, the Sound Retriever effect is <b> optimized based on the bitrate information of the ONselected. Check the table below for notes on this. contents input to the USB memory audio and HOME3 Use k/l to set as necessary. MEDIA GALLERY (digital audio input only) to achieveSee the table below for the options available for each setting. high sound quality.4 Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu. May improve the quality of sound in a noisy source (for OFF DNR example, video tape with lots of background noise) (Digital Noise Reduc- when switched on. ON tion)Audio parameter menu This only has an effect with 2-channel signal inputs. Localizes dialog in the center channel to make it standSetting What it does Option(s) DIALOG E out from other background sounds in a TV or movie c OFF/FLAT/UP1/UP2/UP3/ (Dialog Enhancement) soundtrack. By moving from UP1 through UP2 and UP4 d Selects your favorite MCACC preset memory when c M1. MEMORY 1 to M6. <c> UP3 up to UP4, you can make the sound source seem Default: OFFMCACC multiple preset memories are saved. When an MCACC MEMORY 6 d to relocate upwards.(MCACC preset) preset memory has been renamed, the given name is Default: M1. MEMORY 1 displayed. Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital CH1 – Channel 1 is heard onlyEQ ON DUAL soundtracks should be played. Dual mono is not CH2 – Channel 2 is heard only(Acoustic Calibration Switches on/off the effects of EQ Pro. (Dual Mono) widely used, but is sometimes necessary when two CH1 CH2 – Both channelsEQ) OFF languages need to be sent to separate channels. heard from front speakersS-WAVE ON This is useful if you find there is a slight delay before OFF Switches on/off the effects of Standing Wave Control.(Standing Wave) OFF OFF recognizes the PCM signal on a CD, for instance. Fixed PCM When ON is selected, noise may be output during For discs created with standards other than Phase ON playback of non-PCM sources. Please select anotherPhase C+ Control, the LFE channel is delayed upon recording in c 0 to 16 (ms) d input signal if this is a problem.(Phase Control Plus) the first place. This function corrects for phase shift- Default: 6ms ing on such discs. Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie AUTO DRC soundtracks optimized for Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby MAX Some monitors have a slight delay when showing (Dynamic Range Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD and DTS-HD video, so the soundtrack will be slightly out of sync c 0.0 to 10.0 (frames) d Control) MIDDELAY Master Audio (you may need to use this feature when with the picture. By adding a bit of delay, you can 1 second = 30 frames (NTSC) <d>(Sound Delay) listening to surround sound at low volumes). OFF adjust the sound to match the presentation of the Default: 0.0 video. En 47
  • 48. 09 Using other functions Setting What it does Option(s) Setting What it does Option(s) Some audio sources include ultra-low bass tones. Adjusts the output from the front height speaker LOW Set the LFE attenuator as necessary to prevent the H.GAIN when listening in 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT mode. MID ultra-low bass tones from distorting the sound from (Height Gain) If set to HIGH, the sound from the top will be more the speakers. c OFF/ –20dB/ –15dB/ –10dB/ emphasized. HIGH LFE The LFE is not limited when set to 0 dB, which is the –5dB/ 0dB d When you’re not using surround back speakers, OFF (LFE Attenuate) V.SB recommended value. When set to –5 dB, –10 dB, Default: 0dB selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual sur- –15 dB or –20 dB, the LFE is limited by the respective (Virtual Surround round back channel through your surround speakers. degree. When OFF is selected, no sound is output Back) ON You can choose to listen to sources with no surround from the LFE channel. <j> back channel information. SACD GAIN Brings out detail in SACDs by maximizing the dynamic 0dB V.HEIGHT When you’re not using front height speakers, select- OFF <e> range (during digital processing). +6dB (Virtual Height) ing this mode allows you to hear a virtual front height <k> channel through your front speakers. ON Specifies the routing of the HDMI audio signal out AMP HDMI of this receiver (amp) or through to a TV. When a The adjustment can be made only when TONE is set to ON. (HDMI Audio) THROUGH is selected, no sound is output from this THROUGH b With the iPod/USB, HOME MEDIA GALLERY or ADAPTER PORT input function, by default S.RTRV is set to <f> receiver. ON. This feature automatically corrects the audio-to-video OFF c UP1 to UP4 can be selected only when the front height speaker is connected. The presence or absence of delay between components connected with an HDMI effects depends on the listening mode. A.DELAY d The initially set AUTO is only available for Dolby TrueHD signals. Select MAX or MID for signals other than cable. The audio delay time is set depending on the (Auto delay) Dolby TrueHD. operational status of the display connected with an ON <g> e You shouldn’t have any problems using this with most SACD discs, but if the sound distorts, it is best to switch HDMI cable. The video delay time is automatically adjusted according to the audio delay time. the gain setting back to 0dB. f ! The HDMI Audio setting cannot be switched while performing synchronized amp mode operations. C.WIDTH ! The synchronized amp mode must be turned on in order to play the receiver’s HDMI audio and video input (Center Width) Provides a better blend of the front speakers by signals from the TV with the receiver’s power in the standby mode. See About synchronized operations on page (Applicable only spreading the center channel between the front right c 0 to 7 d 45 . when using a center and left speakers, making it sound wider (higher set- Default: 3 g This feature is only available when the connected display supports the automatic audio/video synchronizing speaker) tings) or narrower (lower settings). capability (‘lipsync’) for HDMI. If you find the automatically set delay time unsuitable, set A.DELAY to OFF and <h> adjust the delay time manually. For more details about the lipsync feature of your display, contact the manufac- Adjusts the depth of the surround sound balance from turer directly. DIMENSION c –3 to +3 d front to back, making the sound more distant (minus h Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music/Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode. <h> Default: 0 settings), or more forward (positive settings). i Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:6 MUSIC/CINEMA mode. PANORAMA Extends the front stereo image to include the sur- OFF j ! You can’t use the Virtual Surround Back mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when <h> round speakers for a ‘wraparound’ effect. any of the stereo, Front Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected. ON ! You can only use the Virtual Surround Back mode if the surround speakers are on and the SB setting is set C.IMAGE to NO or if Front Bi-Amp or ZONE 2 is selected at Speaker System. It can also be used when Speaker B is (Center Image) Adjusts the center image to create a wider stereo c 0 to 10 d selected at Speaker System and SP:dA+B ON is selected with the SPEAKERS button. (Applicable only effect with vocals. Adjust the effect from 0 (all center Defaults: k ! You can’t use the Virtual Height mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the when using a center channel sent to front right and left speakers) to 10 Neo:6 MUSIC: 3 stereo, Front Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected. speaker) (center channel sent to the center speaker only). Neo:6 CINEMA: 10 ! You can only use the Virtual Height mode if the surround speakers are on and the FH setting is set to NO. It <i> can also not be used when playing signals containing actual front height channel information. c 10 to 90 d Sets the effect level for the currently selected Defaults: EFFECT Advanced Surround or ALC mode (each mode can be EXT.STEREO: 90 set separately). Others: 50 48 En
  • 49. Using other functions 09 Setting What it does Option(s)Setting the Video options Sets the optimum picture quality for the type of moni- PDPThere are a number of additional picture settings you can make using the VIDEO PARAMETER tor that is connected. Select PDP for plasma displays, V.ADJ LCDmenu. The defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold. LCD for liquid crystal monitors, FPJ for front projectors, (Advanced Video FPJ PRO for professional monitors. If you want to adjust the Adjust) PRO picture quality settings to your personal tastes, select Important MEMORY. MEMORY! Note that if an option cannot be selected on the VIDEO PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to the current source, setting and status of the receiver. YNR c 0 to +8 d Reduces noise in the luminance (Y) signal. <d, e> Default: 0! All of the setting items can be set for each input function.! Setting items other than V.CONV can only be selected when V.CONV is set to ON. DETAIL c –4 to +4 d Adjusts how sharp edges appear. <d, e> Default: 01 Press to the receiver operation mode, then press VIDEO PARAMETER. SHARP Adjusts the sharpness of the high-frequency (detailed) c 0 to +8 d2 Use i/j to select the setting you want to adjust. (Sharpness) elements in the picture. Default: 0Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver, certain options may not be able to be <d, f>selected. Check the table below for notes on this. BRIGHT c –6 to +6 d3 Use k/l to set as necessary. (Brightness) Adjusts the overall brightness. Default: 0 <d, f>See the table below for the options available for each setting. CONTRAST c –6 to +6 d4 Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu. <d, f> Adjusts the contrast between light and dark. Default: 0 HUE c –6 to +6 dVideo parameter menu Adjusts the red/green balance. <d, f> Default: 0 CHROMASetting What it does Option(s) c –6 to +6 d (Chroma Level) Adjusts saturation from dull to bright.V.CONV ON Default: 0 Converts video signals for output from the MONITOR <d, f>(Digital Video Con- OUT jacks (including HDMI OUT connector) for all BLK SETUP Sets the black level according to the video input signal. 7.5verter) OFF video types (see page 15). (Black Setup) Normally select 7.5. If the dark parts of the picture are<a> 0 <g> all black with this setting, select 0. AUTO Specifies the aspect ratio when input signals are THROUGH PURE ASP output at the HDMI output. Make your desired settings Specifies the output resolution of the video signalRES 480p/576p (Aspect) while checking each setting on your display (if the (when video input signals are output at the HDMI OUT NORMAL(Resolution) <h> image doesn’t match your monitor type, cropping or connector, select this according to the resolution of 720p<b> black bands appear). your monitor and the images you wish to watch). 1080i a If the video picture deteriorates when this settings is switched ON, switch it OFF. 1080p b ! When set to a resolution with which the TV (monitor) is not compatible, no picture is output. Also, in some This setting optimizes the operation of the progressive AUTO cases no picture will be output due to copyright protection signals. In this case, change the setting.PCINEMA scanning circuit for playing film materials. Normally ON ! When AUTO is selected, the resolution is selected automatically according to the capacity of the TV (monitor)(PureCinema) set it to AUTO. If the picture seems unnatural, switch connected by HDMI. When PURE is selected, the signals are output with the same resolution as when input<c> OFF this to ON or OFF. (see About the video converter on page 15 ).P.MOTION ! If this is set to something other than PURE and 480i/576i analog signals are input, 480p/576p signals are Adjusts the motion and still picture quality when video c –4 to +4 d output from the component output terminals.(Progressive Motion) output is set to progressive. Default: 0 ! The default is PURE when HDMI input is selected.<c> c ! This setting is valid for component outputs and HDMI output. ! P.MOTION is disabled when PCINEMA is set to ON. ! This setting is only displayed when the video signals below are being input: — 480i or 576i analog video signals En 49
  • 50. 09 Using other functions d Adjustment is not possible unless V.ADJ (Advanced Video Adjust) is set to MEMORY. terminals. Multichannel sources will not be ZONE 2 shows in the display. If this is not e ! This setting is only displayed when the video signals below are being input: heard. showing, the front panel controls affect the — 480i or 576i analog video signals ! SP: A+B ON – Sound is output from the main zone only. f ! This setting is only displayed when the video signals below are being input: A-speaker terminals (up to 5 channels, 3 Use the INPUT SELECTOR dial to select — 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i analog video signals depending on the source), the two speakers the source for the sub zone. — 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p24 HDMI video signals g This adjustment is only possible when 480i signals are being input from the composite video jacks. connected to the B-speaker terminals, and For example, ZONE 2 CD-R sends the source h ! If the image doesn’t match your monitor type, adjust the aspect ratio on the source component or on the the subwoofer. The sound from the B-speaker connected to the CD-R/TAPE inputs to the sub monitor. terminals will be the same as the sound room (ZONE 2) . ! This setting is only displayed when 480i/p or 576i/p video signals are being input. from the A-speaker terminals (multichannel ! If you select TUNER, you can use the tuner sources will be downmixed to 2 channels). controls to select a preset station (see Saving ! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the station presets on page 32 if you’re unsure ! SP: FH ON – Front height channels are added speakers. Switching the speaker to the front, center and surround channels how to do this). The tuner cannot be tuned to terminals (maximum 5 channels) and a maximum of 7 more than one station at a time. Therefore, channels are output. Note changing the station in one zone also If you selected Normal(SB/FH), ! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the ! The subwoofer output depends on the settings changes the station in the other zone. Please Normal(SB/FW) or Speaker B at Speaker speakers. you made in Manual speaker setup on page 65 be careful not to change stations when system setting on page 65 , you can switch When you select Normal(SB/FW), you can select . However, if SP: B ON is selected above, no recording a radio broadcast. between speakers using the SPEAKERS button. from: sound is heard from the subwoofer (the LFE 4 When Speaker System is set to ZONE 2, If you selected Front Bi-Amp or ZONE 2, the ! SP: SB/FW ON – Surround back or front wide channel is not downmixed). use the MASTER VOLUME dial to adjust button will simply switch your main speaker channels are added to the front, center and ! All speaker systems (except the volume for the sub zone. terminals on or off. surround channels (maximum 5 channels) Speaker B connections) are switched off % Use SPEAKERS on the front panel to when headphones are connected. 5 When you’re finished, press and a maximum of 7 channels are output. The select a speaker system setting. MULTI-ZONE CONTROL again to return to surround back and front wide channels are As mentioned above, if you have selected the main zone controls. switched automatically according to the audio Front Bi-Amp or ZONE 2, the button will simply Using the MULTI-ZONE controls You can also press MULTI-ZONE ON/OFF on input signal. switch your main speaker terminal (A) on or off. the front panel to switch off all output to the ! SP: SB ON – Surround back channels are The following steps use the front panel con- Press repeatedly to choose a speaker terminal sub zone. added to the front, center and surround trols to adjust the sub zone volume and select option: ! You won’t be able to switch the main zone channels (maximum 5 channels) and a sources. See MULTI-ZONE remote controls on When you select Normal(SB/FH), you can select off completely unless you’ve switched off the maximum of 7 channels are output. page 50 . from: MULTI-ZONE control first. ! SP: FW ON – Front wide channels are added ! SP: SB/FH ON – Surround back or front height 1 Press MULTI-ZONE ON/OFF on the ! If you don’t plan to use the MULTI-ZONE to the front, center and surround channels channels are added to the front, center and front panel. feature for a while, turn off the power in both (maximum 5 channels) and a maximum of 7 surround channels (maximum 5 channels) Each press selects a MULTI-ZONE option: the sub and main rooms so that this receiver channels are output. and a maximum of 7 channels are output. The ! ZONE 2 ON – Switches the MULTI-ZONE is in standby. ! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the surround back and front height channels are feature on speakers. switched automatically according to the audio ! MULTI ZONE OFF – Switches the MULTI- MULTI-ZONE remote controls When you select Speaker B, you can select from: input signal. ZONE feature off ! SP: A ON – Sound is output from the Press the remote control’s ZONE 2 to operate ! SP: SB ON – Surround back channels are The MULTI-ZONE indicator lights when the A-speaker terminals (up to 7 channels the ZONE 2. added to the front, center and surround MULTI-ZONE control has been switched ON. (including surround back channels), The following table shows the possible MULTI- channels (maximum 5 channels) and a depending on the source). 2 Press MULTI-ZONE CONTROL on the ZONE remote controls: maximum of 7 channels are output. ! SP: B ON – Sound is output from the two front panel. speakers connected to the B-speaker ! When the receiver is on, make sure that any operations for the sub zone are done while 50 En
  • 51. Using other functions 09Button(s) What it does record) to this receiver. For example, you must connect your recorder using Component video Using the sleep timer Checking your system settings Switches on/off power in the subu zone. if your source has also been connected using The sleep timer switches the receiver into Use the status display screen to check your Component video. standby after a specified amount of time so current settings for features such as surroundINPUT Use to select the input function in theSELECT sub zone. 1 Select the source you want to record. you can fall asleep without worrying about the back channel processing and your current Use to select the input function Use the input function buttons (or receiver being left on all night. Use the remote MCACC preset.Input func- INPUT SELECT). control to set the sleep timer.tion buttons directly (this may not work for some 1 Press to the receiver operation functions) in the sub zone. 2 Prepare the source you want to record. % Press to the receiver operation mode, then press STATUS to check theMASTER Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video, mode, then press SLEEP repeatedly to set system settings.VOLUME Use to set the listening volume in the DVD etc. the sleep time. The front panel display shows each of the fol-+/– sub zone. lowing settings for three seconds each: Input<a> 3 Select the input signal according to the 30 min 60 min Source d Sampling Frequency d MCACC signal to be recorded. Mutes the sound or restores the preset d ZONE 2 input.MUTE Use the remote control’s SIGNAL SEL button. Off 90 min sound if it has been muted (adjusting<a> 2 When you’re finished, press STATUS the volume also restores the sound). 4 Prepare the recorder. Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the ! You can check the remaining sleep time at again to switch off the display.a You can only use this button when Speaker System is set to ZONE 2. recording device and set the recording levels. any time by pressing SLEEP once. Pressing Refer to the instructions that came with the repeatedly will cycle through the sleep options recorder if you are unsure how to do this. Most again. Resetting the systemMaking an audio or a video video recorders set the audio recording level ! The sleep timer is valid for all zones. If Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s any zone is on, the sleep timer continues settings to the factory default. Use the frontrecording automatically-check the component’s instruc- functioning. tion manual if you’re unsure. panel controls to do this. Set MULTI-ZONE toYou can make an audio or a video recording MULTI ZONE OFF.from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or video 5 Start recording, then start playback of ! Disconnect the iPod and USB memory devicesource connected to the receiver (such as a CD the source component. Dimming the display from the receiver beforehand.player or TV). ! Set the Control with HDMI to OFF (see HDMI You can choose between four brightness levelsKeep in mind you can’t make a digital record- Setup on page 44 ). Reducing the level of an for the front panel display. Note that whening from an analog source or vice-versa, so selecting sources, the display automatically 1 Switch the receiver into standby.make sure the components you are recording analog signal brightens for a few seconds.to/from are hooked up in the same way (see The input attenuator lowers the input level of an 2 While holding down ENTER on theConnecting your equipment on page 11 for more % Press to the receiver operation front panel, press u STANDBY/ON. analog signal when it’s too strong. You can useon connections). mode, then press DIMMER repeatedly to The display shows RESET c NO d. this if you find that the OVER indicator lights! The receiver’s volume, Audio parameters (the change the brightness of the front panel often or you can hear distortion in the sound. 3 Select ‘RESET’ using PRESET k/l, tone controls, for example), and surround display. The attenuator isn’t available with digital then press ENTER on the front panel. effects have no effect on the recorded signal. ! You can also choose to turn the display off. In sources, or when using the Stream Direct The display shows RESET? OK.! Some digital sources are copy-protected, and this case, the FL OFF indicator lights. (ANALOG DIRECT) modes. can only be recorded in analog. 4 Press ENTER to confirm.! Some video sources are copy-protected. These % Press to the receiver operation OK appears in the display to indicate that the cannot be recorded. mode, then press A.ATT to switch the receiver has been reset to the factory defaultSince the video converter is not available when input attenuator on or off. settings.making recordings (from the video OUT jacks) ! Note that all settings will be saved, even if themake sure to use the same type of video cable receiver is unplugged.for connecting your recorder as you used toconnect your video source (the one you want to En 51
  • 52. 09 Using other functions Default system settings Setting Default DRC AUTO Setting Default SACD Gain 0 dB Digital Video Converter ON LFE Attenuate 0 dB SPEAKERS SB/FH Auto delay OFF Normal(SB/ Digital Safety OFF Speaker System FH) ExtendedStereo 90 Front SMALL Effect Level Other modes 50 Center SMALL Center Width 3 FH/FW SMALL 2 PL II Music Speaker Setting Dimension 0 Surr SMALL Options Panorama OFF SB SMALLx2 Neo:6 MUSIC: SW YES 3 Neo:6 Options Center Image Surround Position IN REAR Neo:6 CIN- EMA: 10 Crossover 80 Hz X-Curve OFF 2 PL IIz Options Height Gain MID DIMMER Brightest Listening Mode AUTO SUR- (2 ch/multi ch) ROUND Inputs All Inputs Listening Mode See Input function default and possible settings on STEREO (Headphones) page 27 . See also Setting the Audio options on page 47 for HDMI other default DSP settings. HDMI Audio Amp MCACC Control ON M1: MEMORY MCACC Position Memory Control Mode PQLS 1 Display Power Off NO Channel Level (M1 to M6) 0.0 dB DSP Speaker Distance (M1 to M6) 10’00’’ Power On Level LAST ATT of all chan- Standing Wave 0.0 dB Volume Limit OFF nels/filters (M1 to M6) Mute Level FULL SWch Wide Trim 0.0 dB Phase Control ON All channels/ EQ Data (M1 0.0 dB bands iPod/USB, to M6) HOME MEDIA EQ Wide Trim 0.0 dB GALLERY, ON Auto Sound ADAPTER PORT Retriever input function Other input OFF functions Sound Delay 0.0 frame Dual Mono CH1 52 En
  • 53. Controlling the rest of your system 10Controlling the rest of your system If you can’t find a preset code that matches the Operating multiple receivers component you want to control, you can still Up to four receivers can be operated discretely teach the remote individual commands from using this receiver’s remote control when using another remote control (see Programming sig- Setting What it does nals from other remote controls on page 54 ).About the Remote Setup menu multiple receivers, provided they are of the This is a setting for changing only the ! For greater convenience, assign the TVThe Remote Setup mode is set by pressing the same model as this receiver. The receiver to be remote control unit’s operation screen, connected to the MONITOR OUT terminal tonumber button while pressing RCU SETUP. The operated is switched by inputting the preset without changing the receiver’s input, code to set the remote control setting. the TV CTRL button, and assign your satellite/different items on the Remote Setup menu are when the remote control unit’s input Direct ! Set the remote modes on the receivers before cable receiver or set-top box connected to thedescribed below. For their setting procedures, function buttons are pressed. This function TV/SAT input terminal to the TV/SAT inputrefer to the explanations for the respective is convenient for using the remote using this function (see Remote Control Mode control unit for devices not connected Setup on page 69 ). button. If a single device is connected to bothitems. to the receiver. See Direct function on terminals, that device should be assigned to 1 Press and hold RCU SETUP, then pressSetting What it does page 54 . both the TV CTRL and TV/SAT input buttons. ‘4’ for three seconds. Preset codes can be set for the various This function is used to erase remote ! Devices may be assigned to the following Release the button after the LED flashes once. input functions. The remote control control codes that have been learned. input function buttons. The LED continues to flash. codes of a number of other devices Erase Codes learned for the different input learning functions can be erased individually. ! To cancel the preset setup mode pressPreset (including products of other brands) RECEIVER MULTI OPERATION SOURCErecall are preset in the remote control to See Erasing one of the remote control RCU SETUP. RCU SETUP allow these devices to be operated. button settings on page 54 . 2 Press the number button for the BDR See Selecting preset codes directly on This is a function for resetting preset receiver (“Receiver 1” to “Receiver 4”) you BD DVD DVR HDMI page 53 . codes that have been set. Key reset- wish to operate. SAT TV CD HMG ADPT If the desired operations cannot be Reset ting can be done for individual input For example, to operate “Receiver 2”, press ‘2’. USB TV CTRL iPod TUNER SIRIUS performed even though you have set function functions. See Erasing all learnt set- If the LED lights for one second and continues INPUT SELECT ZONE2 RECEIVERCode the preset codes, the remote control tings that are in one input function on to flash, the setting has been successfullylearning signals of other devices can be learned page 54 . completed. directly. See Programming signals from This is a function for resetting all other remote controls on page 54 . When the preset code is input, the LED flashes remote control unit settings you have All reset made to the defaults set upon ship- three times to indicate that the setting has A series of the remote control opera- ment from the factory. See Resetting failed. Selecting preset codes directly tions for starting listening or viewingMulti can be programmed. Multiple remote the remote control settings on page 56 . 1 Press and hold RCU SETUP, then pressoperation control codes can be set for the differ- If you have multiple Pioneer receivers, ‘1’ for three seconds. ent input functions. See Multi Opera- amplifiers, etc., this setting can be Setting the remote to control Release the button after the LED flashes once. tion and System Off on page 55 . Change used to prevent other units from oper- other components The LED continues to flash. This is a function for automatically RC mode ating simultaneously when the remote Most components can be assigned to one of ! To cancel the preset setup mode press turning off the power of devices con- control unit is operated. See Operating the input function buttons (such as DVD or CD) RCU SETUP.System nected to the receiver. Multiple remote multiple receivers on page 53 .off control codes can be set, as desired. using the component’s manufacturer preset 2 Press the input function button for the See Multi Operation and System Off on code stored in the remote. component you want to control. page 55 . Note However, there are cases where only certain When assigning preset codes to TV CONTROL, ! You can cancel or exit any of the steps by functions may be controllable after assigning press TV CTRL here. pressing RCU SETUP. the proper preset code, or the codes for the The LED blinks once and flashes continuously. ! After one minute of inactivity, the remote manufacturer in the remote control will not automatically exits the operation. work for the model that you are using. En 53
  • 54. 10 Controlling the rest of your system 3 Use the number buttons to enter the AUDIO VIDEO 4 Press the corresponding button on 2 Press the input function button RECEIVER MULTI SOURCE PARAMETER PARAMETER 4-digit preset code. OPERATION LIST TUNE TOOLS the other remote control that is sending corresponding to the command to be See Preset code list on page 88 . RCU SETUP TOP MENU BAND T.EDIT GUIDE (teaching) the signal to this receiver’s erased, then press ENTER. If the LED lights for one second and continues BD DVD BDR DVR HDMI PRESET ENTER PRESET remote control. The LED flashes once. to flash, the setting has been successfully SAT If the LED lights for one second and continues 3 Press and hold the button to be erased TV CD HMG ADPT completed. USB TV CTRL CATEGORY RETURN to flash, the setting has been successfully for three seconds. HOME When the preset code is fully input, the LED iPod TUNER SIRIUS iPod CTRL MENU TUNE completed. If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has ZONE2 RECEIVER flashes three times to indicate that the setting INPUT SELECT PGM MEMORY MENU ! If the LED flashes for five seconds, it means been successfully completed. has failed. If this happens, enter the 4-digit MASTER HDD DVD the memory is full. See Erasing all learnt preset code again. INPUT VOLUME PHASE CTRL STATUS settings that are in one input function on 4 Repeat step 3 to erase other buttons. 4 Repeat steps 2 through 3 for the other TV CONTROL TV / DTV MPX PQLS page 54 to erase a programmed button 5 Press RCU SETUP to exit the erasing components you want to control. CH VOL MUTE S.RETRIEVER AUDIO you’re not using to free up more memory mode. 1 2 3 To try out the remote control, switch the com- SIGNAL SEL MCACC SLEEP INFO (note that some signals may take more ponent on or off (into standby) by pressing u 4 5 6 DISP memory than others). SOURCE. If it doesn’t seem to work, select the CH LEVEL A.ATT 7 8 DIMMER 9 ! Note that interference from TVs or other Erasing all learnt settings that next code from the list (if there is one). D.ACCESS / CLR 0 CLASS ENTER CH devices will sometimes result in the remote are in one input function AUTO / ALC / control learning the wrong signal. 5 Press RCU SETUP to exit the preset DIRECT STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR This operation erases all the operational ! Some commands from other remote controls setup mode. LISTENING MODE settings of other devices that have been pro- cannot be learned, but in most cases the grammed in one input function, and restores 1 Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press remotes just need to be moved closer the factory default. ‘2’ for three seconds. together or farther apart. Programming signals from This function is handy for erasing all data pro- Release the button after the LED flashes once. 5 To program additional signals for the grammed for devices no longer being used. other remote controls current component repeat steps 3 and 4. The LED continues to flash. If the preset code for your component is not 1 Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ! To cancel the preset setup mode press To program signals for another component, exit available, or the available preset codes do not ‘9’ for three seconds. RCU SETUP. and repeat steps 2 through 4. operate correctly, you can program signals from Release the button after the LED flashes once. 2 Press the input function button for the 6 Press RCU SETUP to exit the The LED continues to flash. the remote control of another component. This component you want to control. programming mode. ! To cancel the preset setup mode press can also be used to program additional opera- The LED blinks once and flashes continuously. RCU SETUP. tions (buttons not covered in the presets) after assigning a preset code. 3 Point the two remote controls towards 2 Press and hold the input function The remote can store about 120 preset codes each other, then press the button that will Erasing one of the remote button corresponding to the command to from other components (this has been tested be doing the learning on this receiver’s control button settings be erased for three seconds. with codes of Pioneer format only). remote control. This erases one of the buttons you have pro- If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has Certain buttons represent operations that can- The LED flashes once, then stops flashing, grammed and restores the button to the factory been successfully completed. not be learned from other remote controls. The remaining lit. default. buttons available are shown below: ! The remote controls should be 3 cm (1 inch) 1 Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press apart. ‘7’ for three seconds. Direct function Release the button after the LED flashes once. ! Default setting: On The LED continues to flash. You can use the direct function feature to con- 3 cm ! To cancel the preset setup mode press trol one component using the remote control (1 inch) Other remote RCU SETUP. while at the same time, using your receiver to This receiver’s remote control control playback a different component. This could let 54 En
  • 55. Controlling the rest of your system 10you, for example, use the remote control to set The Multi operation feature makes it easy to ! Power on and off commands only work with ! You don’t need to program the receiver toup and listen to a CD on the receiver, and then perform the following operations by pressing components that have a standby mode. switch on or off. This is done automatically.use the remote control to rewind a tape in your just two buttons. ! Some remote controllers for other With Pioneer components, you don’t need toVCR while you continue to listen to your CD Press MULTI OPERATION and then the DVD manufacturers’ devices use the same signals program the power to switch off in a shutdownplayer. input function button to: for switching the power on and off. In some sequence (except DVD recorders).When direct function is on, any component you 1. Switch this receiver on. cases, even if this receiver is programmed to 5 Repeat steps 3 to 4 to program aselect (using the input function buttons) will be 2. Switch this receiver’s input to DVD. perform these commands, power to the non- sequence of up to five commands.selected by both the receiver and the remote 3. Transmit a sequence of up to five pro- Pioneer devices may not be switched on and If you press RCU SETUP before programming iscontrol. When you turn direct function off, you grammed commands. off correctly. Program the receiver to perform completed, commands programmed up to thatcan operate the remote control without affect- Similar to Multi operations, System off allows these commands if the non-Pioneer device point will be stored.ing the receiver. you to use two buttons to stop and switch off uses separate signals for power on/off. a series of components in your system at the 6 Press RCU SETUP to exit the1 Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press programming mode.‘5’ for three seconds. same time. Only one System off operation Programming a multi-operation sequence may be programmed.Release the button after the LED flashes once. or a shutdown sequenceThe LED continues to flash. Press MULTI OPERATION and then u SOURCE Using multi operations ! To cancel the preset setup mode press to: 1 Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press 1. Transmit a sequence of up to five pro- 1 Press MULTI OPERATION. RCU SETUP. ‘3’ for three seconds. Release the button after the LED flashes once. grammed commands. Release the button after the LED flashes once.2 Press the input function button for the The LED continues to flash. 2. Switch off all Pioneer devices including the The LED continues to flash.component you want to control. receiver (except DVD recorders and VCRs). ! To cancel the preset setup mode press 2 Within five seconds, press an input3 Press ‘1’ (On) or ‘0’ (Off) to switch the For greater convenience, program this receiver RCU SETUP. function button that has been set up withdirect function mode. to perform power on/off and playback opera- 2 Press the input function button (or u a multi operation.If the LED lights for one second and continues tions on non-Pioneer devices as well. (The The receiver switches on (if it was in standby) SOURCE button).to flash, the setting has been successfully signals for Pioneer devices described above and the programmed multi operation is per- For Multi operations, press the input functioncompleted. are not contingent on programming for non- formed automatically. you wish to program (for example, if you wantIf the LED flashes three times, the setting has Pioneer devices.) to start the sequence by switching on your DVDfailed. The buttons that can be programmed using Using System off player, press DVD).4 Press RCU SETUP to exit the setup. Multi operation or System off are the same but- ! With Multi operation, the HDMI and TV CTRL tons as those that can be programmed for other 1 Press MULTI OPERATION. settings cannot be made. For other settable remote controls (see Programming signals from Release the button after the LED flashes once. input functions, see Setting the remote to other remote controls on page 54 ). The LED continues to flash.Multi Operation and System control other components on page 53 .Off For System off, press the u SOURCE button. 2 Within five seconds, press u SOURCE. Note The LED blinks twice and flashes continuously. The command sequence you programmed willThe Multi operation feature allows you to run, then all Pioneer components will switch ! Before Multi operation and System off will 3 If necessary, press the input functionprogram a series of up to 5 commands for the off, followed by this receiver (switch of all the work correctly, you must setup the remote to button for the component whosecomponents in your system. zones becomes off). work with your TV and other components (see command you want to input.! Be sure to call up the preset codes of devices ! In order to avoid accidently switching off a Setting the remote to control other components This is only necessary if the command is for a or perform programming signals for other DVD recorder that is currently recording, no on page 53 for more on this). new component (input function). remote controls before multi operation DVD recorder power off codes are sent. ! Some units may take some time to power up, memory programming (page 54). 4 Select the button for the command in which case multiple operations may not be possible. you want to input. The LED blinks once and flashes continuously. En 55
  • 56. 10 Controlling the rest of your system Erasing the settings for the Default preset codes Controlling components multi-operation Input function button Preset code This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes (see Setting the remote This erases all the settings programmed in the to control other components on page 53 for more on this). Use the input function buttons to select DVD 2158 remote control for the multi-operation. the component. BD 2160 1 Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ! The TV CONTROL buttons on the remote control are dedicated to control the TV assigned to the DVR/BDR 2150 ‘8’ for three seconds. TV CTRL button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV to the TV CTRL button. Release the button after the LED flashes once. HDMI 2159 RECEIVER MULTI The LED continues to flash. SOURCE TV/SAT 0116 OPERATION ! To cancel the preset setup mode press CD 5066 RCU SETUP BDR RCU SETUP. TV CTRL 0116 BD DVD DVR HDMI SAT 2 Press the input function button TV USB CD HMG ADPT TV CTRL containing the program you want to iPod INPUT SELECT TUNER SIRIUS ZONE2 RECEIVER cancel or the u SOURCE button for three seconds. INPUT MASTER VOLUME If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has TV CONTROL been successfully completed. CH VOL MUTE AUDIO VIDEO PARAMETER PARAMETER LIST TUNE TOOLS Resetting the remote control TOP MENU BAND T.EDIT GUIDE settings PRESET ENTER PRESET Use this procedure to reset all the remote con- CATEGORY RETURN HOME trol’s settings to the factory default. MENU TUNE iPod CTRL ! When preset codes are set, all the signals HDD PGM DVD MEMORY MENU learned in the input function buttons are PHASE CTRL STATUS cleared. This function is convenient when you TV / DTV MPX PQLS want to reset some but not all of input function S.RETRIEVER AUDIO buttons. 1 2 3 SIGNAL SEL MCACC SLEEP INFO 4 5 6 DISP 1 Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press CH LEVEL A.ATT DIMMER 7 8 9 ‘0’ for three seconds. D.ACCESS CLASS CH Release the button after the LED flashes once. / CLR 0 ENTER AUTO / ALC / DIRECT STEREO STANDARD ADV SURR The LED continues to flash. LISTENING MODE 2 Press and hold the ENTER button for three seconds. RECEIVER If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed. 56 En
  • 57. Controlling the rest of your system 10TV and Audio/Video components Audio/Video components TV HDD/BDR/ SAT/ CD/CD-R/ Button(s) TV BD/DVD VCR Button(s) LD MD/DAT TAPE (Monitor) DVR CATV SACD POWER ON/ POWER ON/ POWER ON/ POWER ON/ POWER POWER ON/ u SOURCE POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF POWER ON/OFF u SOURCE OFF OFF OFF OFF ON/OFF OFF Number buttons numerics numerics numerics — Number buttons numerics numerics numerics numerics numerics numerics CLEAR k (dot) +10 >10/CLEAR CLEAR k (dot) k (dot) KURO LINK CLEAR + — * <a> ENTER (CLASS) CH ENTER CH ENTER ENTER ENTER — ENTER OPEN/CLOSE ENTER (CLASS) ENTER DISC/ENTER ENTER <a> EXIT/INFO EXIT TOP MENU TOP MENU — LIST TOP MENU — — MSc TOOLS/ TOOLS USER MENU GUIDE — GUIDE GUIDE/EPG <a> LEGATO LINK — — MSd i/j/k/l i/j/k/l i/j/k/l i/j/k/l i/j/k/l — i/j/k/l <b> ENTER ENTER ENTER ENTER ENTER — ENTER i/j/k/l i/j/k/l — — e/g/m/n ENTER ENTER — — — HOME MENU HOME MENU HOME MENU HOME MENU — HOME MENU SACD SETUP RETURN RETURN RETURN RETURN — RETURN — — — <b> HDD (Red) Red Red — HDD — Red RETURN — — — DVD (Green) Green Green — DVD — Green d d d d d (Yellow) Yellow Yellow — VCR — Yellow e e e e e (Blue) Blue Blue MENU MENU — Blue g g g g g d — — d d d d m m m m m e — AUTO SETUP e e e e n n n n n g — FREEZE g g g g o o o o o m — — m m m m p p p p p n — — n n n n PURE AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO — — <b> o ANT AV SELECTION o o — o TIME p — SCREEN SIZE p p — p DISP DISPLAY/INFO — — <b> AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO AUDIO a Controls for MD. DISPLAY/ b Controls for SACD. DISP DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY — INFO OUTPUT RESOLUTION CH +/– CH +/– CH +/– CH +/– CH +/– CH +/– +/– <a>a Controls for BD. En 57
  • 58. 10 Controlling the rest of your system TV (Projector) Button(s) TV (Projector) u SOURCE POWER ON 1 MOVIE 2 STANDARD 3 DYNAMIC 4 USER1 5 USER2 6 USER3 7 COLOR+ 8 SHARP+ 9 GAMMA 0 COLOR– k (dot) SHARP– ENTER (CLASS) COLOR TEMP EXIT INFO i/j/k/l i/j/k/l ENTER ENTER TEST HIDE MENU m HDMI1 d HDMI2 n COMP. o VIDEO e S-VIDEO g BRIGHT– p BRIGHT+ AUDIO POWER OFF DISP ASPECT CH +/– CONTRAST+/– 58 En
  • 59. The Advanced MCACC menu 11The Advanced MCACC menu MCACC preset. For details, see Setting CAUTION the Audio options on page 47 . ! The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup ! EQ Type (only available when are output at high volume. the Auto MCACC Menu above is 4 Select the setting you want to adjust. EQ Pro & S-Wave) – This determines howMaking receiver settings from ! Full Auto MCACC – See Automatically 1 Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the the frequency balance is adjusted.the Advanced MCACC menu conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto Advanced MCACC menu, then press After a single calibration is performed, eachThe Advanced MCACC (Multi Channel ACoustic MCACC) on page 25 for a quick and effective ENTER. of the following three correction curves canCalibration) system was developed in Pioneer’s automatic surround setup. If the Advanced MCACC screen is not dis- be stored separately in the MCACC memory.laboratories with the aim of making it possible ! Auto MCACC – See Automatic MCACC played, refer to Making receiver settings from the SYMMETRY implements symmetric correc-for home users to perform adjustments of the (Expert) on page 59 for a more detailed Advanced MCACC menu on page 59 . tion for each pair of left and right speakerssame level as in a studio easily and with high MCACC setup. 2 Select the parameters you want to set. to flatten the frequency-amplitude charac-precision. The acoustic characteristics of the ! Manual MCACC – Fine-tunes your speaker Use i/j to select the item, then use k/l to teristics. ALL CH ADJ is a ‘flat’ setting wherelistening environment are measured and the settings and customizes the Acoustic set. all the speakers are set individually so nofrequency response is calibrated accordingly Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC setup on ! Auto MCACC – The default is ALL special weighting is given to any one channel.to allow high precision, automatic analysis and page 61 ). (recommended), but you can limit the system FRONT ALIGN sets all speakers in accordanceoptimal calibration of the sound field to bring it ! Demo – No settings are saved and no errors calibration to only one setting (to save time) if with the front speaker settings (no equalizationcloser to a studio environment than ever before. occur. When the speakers are connected you want. is applied to the front left and right channels).Furthermore, while it was previously difficult to this receiver, the test tone is output — When data measurement is taken (after If you selected ALL or Keep SP System asto eliminate standing waves, this receiver is repeatedly. Press RETURN to cancel the test selecting ALL or Keep SP System), the your Auto MCACC menu, you can specify theequipped with a standing wave control function tone. reverb characteristics data (both before- MCACC preset where you want to save theusing a unique process to perform acoustic and after-calibration) that this receiver SYMMETRY, ALL CH ADJ and FRONT ALIGNanalysis and reduce their influence. had been storing will be overwritten. settings.This section describes how to calibrate the Automatic MCACC (Expert) — When measurement is performed ! THX Speaker (only available when thesound field automatically and fine-adjust the If your setup requires more detailed settings with other than SYMMETRY (after Auto MCACC Menu above is ALL orsound field data manually. than those provided in Automatically conducting selecting ALL or Keep SP System), Speaker Setting) – Select YES when using1 Press u RECEIVER to switch on the optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on the reverberation characteristics after THX speakers (all speakers other than thereceiver and your TV. page 25 , you can customize your setup options calibration cannot be predicted, so front speakers are set to SMALL). In otherMake sure that the TV’s video input is set to this below. You can calibrate your system differently the graph for the characteristics after cases, leave at NO.receiver. for up to six different MCACC presets, which are calibration (“After”) cannot be displayed. ! STAND.WAVE Multi-Point (only available useful if you have different listening positions If you will need to display the graph for when the Auto MCACC Menu above2 Press on the remote control, the characteristics after calibration depending on the type of source (for example, is EQ Pro & S-Wave) – In addition tothen press HOME MENU. (“After”), take the measurement using watching movies from a sofa, or playing a video measurements at the listening position,A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen the EQ Professional menu in the game close to the TV). you can use two more reference points forappears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and Manual MCACC setup (page 61). which test tones will be analyzed for standingENTER to navigate through the screens and — The EQ Pro & S-Wave measurement is waves. This is useful if you want to get aselect menu items. Press RETURN to exit the Important also taken when ALL or Keep SP System balanced ‘flat’ calibration for several seatingcurrent menu. ! Make sure the microphone/speakers are not is selected. See Acoustic Calibration EQ positions in your listening area. Place the ! Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the moved during the Auto MCACC Setup. Professional on page 62 for more on this. microphone at the reference point indicated Home Menu. ! The screen saver will automatically appear — Either effect of Acoustic Calibration EQ on-screen and note that the last microphone3 Select ‘Advanced MCACC’ from the after five minutes of inactivity. Professional and Standing Wave can placement will be at your main listeningHome Menu, then press ENTER. be switched on and off in the respective position: En 59
  • 60. 11 The Advanced MCACC menu 5 Follow the instructions on-screen. Reverse Phase may be displayed even if the ! The subwoofer distance setting may be 2nd reference 3rd reference 6 Wait for the Auto MCACC Setup to speakers are properly connected. farther than the actual distance from the point point If Reverse Phase is displayed, the speaker’s listening position. This setting should finish outputting test tones. 1 2 A progress report is displayed on-screen while wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the be accurate (taking delay and room the receiver outputs test tones to determine speaker connections. characteristics into account) and generally the speakers present in your setup. Try to be as — If the connections were wrong, turn off does not need to be changed. 3 Main listening quiet as possible while it’s doing this. the power, disconnect the power cord, ! If Auto MCACC Setup measurement results position ! With error messages (such as Too much then reconnect properly. After this, are incorrect due to the interaction of the ambient noise! or Check microphone.), perform the Auto MCACC procedure speakers and viewing environment, we select RETRY after checking for ambient again. recommend adjusting the settings manually. 3 Connect the microphone to the MCACC — If the connections were right, select You can also choose to view the settings by noise (see Problems when using the Auto SETUP MIC jack on the front panel. GO NEXT and continue. selecting individual parameters from the MCACC Setup on page 26 ) and verifying the Make sure there are no obstacles between the MCACC Data Check screen (see Checking mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to be 8 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press speakers and the microphone. MCACC Data on page 63 ). a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT ENTER. and continue. A progress report is displayed on-screen while Press RETURN after you have finished check- CONTROL ON / OFF ! Do not adjust the volume during the test the receiver outputs more test tones to deter- ing each screen. When you’re finished, select tones. This may result in incorrect speaker mine the optimum receiver settings. RETURN to go back to the Home Menu. settings. Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this happening. It may take 3 to 7 minutes. receiver upon completion of the Auto MCACC 7 If necessary, confirm the speaker Setup. configuration in the GUI screen. ! If you selected a STAND.WAVE Multi-Point 5V 2.1 A The configuration shown on-screen should setup (in step 2), you will be asked to place MCACC SETUP MIC iPod iPhone iPad USB HDMI 2 INPUT reflect the actual speakers you have. the mic at the 2nd and 3rd reference points If no operations are performed for 10 seconds before finally placing it at your main listening while the speaker configuration check screen position. Microphone is being displayed, the Auto MCACC Setup will 9 The Auto MCACC Setup procedure resume automatically. In this case, you don’t is completed and the Advanced MCACC need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in step 8. menu reappears automatically. ! If you see an ERR message (or the speaker The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup configuration displayed isn’t correct), should give you excellent surround sound Tripod there may be a problem with the speaker from your system, but it is also possible to connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, adjust these settings manually using the If you have a tripod, use it to place the micro- turn off the power and check the speaker Manual MCACC setup menu (starting below) phone so that it’s about ear level at your connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a or Manual SP Setup menu (starting on page normal listening position. If you do not have problem, you can simply use i/j to select 65). a tripod, use some other object to install the the speaker and k/l to change the setting ! Depending on the characteristics of your microphone. and continue. room, sometimes identical speakers with ! It may not be possible to measure correctly ! If the speaker is not pointed to the cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches) will if the microphone is placed on a table, sofa, microphone (listening position) or when end up with different size settings. You etc. using speakers that affect the phase can correct the setting manually using the (dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.), Manual speaker setup on page 65 . 4 When you’re finished setting the options, select START then press ENTER. 60 En
  • 61. The Advanced MCACC menu 11 ! Fine Channel Level – Make fine adjustments ! After pressing ENTER, test tones will be make the two tones sound as if they are arrivingManual MCACC setup to the overall balance of your speaker system output. simultaneously at a position slightly in front ofYou can use the settings in the Manual MCACC (see Fine Channel Level on page 61 ). 3 Select each channel in turn and adjust you and between your arm span.setup menu to make detailed adjustments ! Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay the levels (+/–12.0 dB) as necessary. ! If you can’t seem to achieve this by adjustingwhen you’re more familiar with the system. settings for your speaker system (see Fine Use k/l to adjust the volume of the speaker the distance setting, you may need to changeBefore making these settings, you should have Speaker Distance on page 61 ). you selected to match the reference speaker. the angle of your speakers very slightly.already completed Automatically conducting ! Standing Wave – Control overly resonant When it sounds like both tones are the same ! The subwoofer’s test tone differs in tone fromoptimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on low frequencies in your listening room (see volume, press j to confirm and continue to the other channels. Adjust so that the soundpage 25 . Standing Wave on page 61 ). next channel. of the subwoofer can be heard distinctly.You only need to make these settings once The last two settings are specifically for cus- ! For comparison purposes, the reference Note that when adjusting the subwoofer,(unless you change the placement of your cur- tomizing the parameters explained in Acoustic speaker will change depending on which depending on the low frequency response ofrent speaker system or add new speakers). Calibration EQ Adjust on page 62 : speaker you select. your speaker, it may be difficult to hear the ! EQ Adjust – Manually adjust the frequency ! If you want to go back and adjust a channel, change even when the setting is increased balance of your speaker system while simply use i/j to select it. or decreased or when the position of the CAUTION listening to test tones (see Acoustic speaker is changed. Note that it may be! The test tones used in the Manual MCACC 4 When you’re finished, press RETURN. Calibration EQ Adjust on page 62 ). difficult to compare this tone with the other setup are output at high volume. You will return to the Manual MCACC setup ! EQ Professional – Calibrate your system speakers in your setup (depending on the based on the direct sound coming menu. low frequency response of the reference Important from the speakers and make detailed speaker).! Press the MCACC button while the pertinent settings according to your room’s reverb Fine Speaker Distance setup screens are displayed to select MCACC characteristics (see Acoustic Calibration EQ ! Default setting: 10’00’’ (all speakers) presets. Professional on page 62 ). For proper sound depth and separation with! For some of the settings below, you’ll have to your system, it is necessary to add a slight bit of connect the setup microphone to the front Fine Channel Level delay to some speakers so that all sounds will panel and place it about ear level at your arrive at the listening position at the same time. ! Default setting: 0.0dB (all channels) normal listening position. Press HOME MENU You can adjust the distance of each speaker When it sounds like the delay settings are You can achieve better surround sound by to display the Home Menu before you in half inch increments. The following setting matched up, press j to confirm and continue properly adjusting the overall balance of your connect the microphone to this receiver. can help you make detailed adjustments that to the next channel. speaker system. You can adjust the Channel! See Problems when using the Auto MCACC you may not achieve using the Manual speaker ! For comparison purposes, the reference Level of each speaker in 0.5 dB increments. The Setup on page 26 for notes regarding high setup on page 65 . speaker will change depending on which following setting can help you make detailed background noise levels and other possible speaker you select. adjustments that you may not achieve using the 1 Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the interference. ! If you want to go back and adjust a channel, Manual speaker setup on page 65 . Manual MCACC setup menu.! If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on and simply use i/j to select it. turn up the volume to the middle position. 1 Select ‘Fine Channel Level’ from the 2 Adjust the distance of the left channel Manual MCACC setup menu. from the listening position. 4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.1 Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the You will return to the Manual MCACC setup The volume increases to the 0.0 dB reference 3 Select each channel in turn and adjustAdvanced MCACC menu. menu. level. the distance as necessary.See Making receiver settings from the AdvancedMCACC menu on page 59 if you’re not already 2 Adjust the level of the left channel. Use k/l to adjust the delay of the speaker youat this screen. This will be the reference speaker level, so you selected to match the reference speaker. Standing Wave may want to keep the level around 0.0dB so that Listen to the reference speaker and use it to ! Default setting: ON/ATT 0.0dB (all filters)2 Select the setting you want to adjust. you’ll have plenty of room to adjust the other measure the target channel. From the listening Acoustic standing waves occur when, underIf you’re doing this for the first time, you might speaker levels. position, face the two speakers with your arms certain conditions, sound waves from yourwant to make these settings in order. outstretched pointing at each speaker. Try to speaker system resonate mutually with sound En 61
  • 62. 11 The Advanced MCACC menu waves reflected off the walls in your listen- Acoustic Calibration Equalization is a kind of ! Reverb View – You can check the reverb ing area. This can have a negative effect on room equalizer for your speakers (excluding the Acoustic Calibration EQ measurements made for specified frequency the overall sound, especially at certain lower subwoofer). It works by measuring the acoustic Professional ranges in each channel. frequencies. Depending on speaker place- characteristics of your room and neutralizing This setup minimizes the unwanted effects of — If the Reverb View procedure is ment, your listening position, and ultimately the ambient characteristics that can color the room reverberation by allowing you to calibrate performed after the Automatically the shape of your room, it results in an overly original source material (providing a ‘flat’ equal- your system based on the direct sound coming conducting optimum sound tuning resonant (‘boomy’) sound. The Standing Wave ization setting). If you’re not satisfied with the from the speakers. (Full Auto MCACC) on page 25 or Control uses filters to reduce the effect of overly adjustment provided in Automatically conduct- Performing the Acoustic Calibration EQ Reverb Measurement operation, resonant sounds in your listening area. During ing optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) Professional procedure is effective when the depending on the standing wave control playback of a source, you can customize the on page 25 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on lower frequencies seem overly reverberant in setting, differences may appear on the filters used for Standing Wave Control for each page 59 , you can also adjust these settings your listening room (i.e. it sounds ‘boomy’) as reverb graph. With the Auto MCACC of your MCACC presets. manually to get a frequency balance that suits shown at Type A below, or when different chan- function, the reverberations are ! Standing Wave control filter settings cannot your tastes. nels seem to exhibit different reverb character- measured with the standing waves be changed during playback of sources using 1 Select ‘EQ Adjust’ from the istics as shown at Type B. controlled, so the reverb characteristics the HDMI connection. Manual MCACC setup menu. ! Type A: Reverberance of high vs. low graph shows the characteristics with the 1 Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the frequencies effect of the standing waves eliminated. 2 Select the channel(s) you want and By contrast, the Reverb Measurement Manual MCACC setup menu. adjust to your liking. Level Low frequencies function measures the reverberations 2 Adjust the parameters for the Standing Use i/j to select the channel. High without controlling the standing waves, frequencies Wave Control. Use k/l to select the frequency and i/j so the graph indicates the reverb ! Filter Channel – Select the channel to which to boost or cut the EQ. When you’re finished, Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro. Conventional MCACC characteristics including the effect calibration range EQ calibration range you will apply the filter(s): MAIN (all except go back to the top of the screen and press k Time of the standing waves. If you wish to center channel and subwoofer), Center or to return to Ch, then use i/j to select the 0 80 160 (in msec) check the reverb characteristics of the SW (subwoofer). channel. room itself (with the standing waves ! TRIM (only available when the filter channel ! The OVER! indicator shows in the display ! Type B: Reverb characteristics for different channels as such), we recommend using the above is SW) – Adjust the subwoofer channel if the frequency adjustment is too drastic Reverb Measurement function. level (to compensate for the difference in and might distort. If this happens, bring the Level Front L ! Advanced EQ Setup – Use this to select the output post-filter). level down until OVER! disappears from the time period that will be used for frequency Front R ! Freq / Q / ATT – These are the filter display. adjustment and calibration, based on the parameters where Freq represents the 3 When you’re finished, press RETURN. Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro. Conventional MCACC reverb measurement of your listening area. frequency you will be targeting and Q is the You will return to the Manual MCACC setup calibration range EQ calibration range Note that customizing system calibration Time bandwidth (the higher the Q, the narrower menu. 0 80 160 (in msec) using this setup will alter the settings you the bandwidth, or range) of the attenuation made in Automatically conducting optimum (ATT, the amount of reduction to the targeted sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 25 frequency). Note Using Acoustic Calibration EQ ! Changing the frequency curve of one channel or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 59 and 3 When you’re finished, press RETURN. Professional is not necessary if you’re satisfied with these too drastically will affect the overall balance. If You will return to the Manual MCACC setup the speaker balance seems uneven, you can 1 Select ‘EQ Professional’, then press settings. menu. raise or lower channel levels using test tones ENTER. 3 If you selected ‘Reverb Measurement’, with the TRIM feature. Use k/l to select 2 Select an option and press ENTER. select EQ ON or EQ OFF, and then START. Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust TRIM, then use i/j to raise or lower the ! Reverb Measurement – Use this to The following options determine how the reverb ! Default setting: ON/0.0dB (all channels/ channel level for the current speaker. measure the reverb characteristics before characteristics of your listening area are dis- bands) and after calibration. played in Reverb View: 62 En
  • 63. The Advanced MCACC menu 11 ! EQ OFF – You will see the reverb Calibration : Before / After. Note that the characteristics of your listening area without markers on the vertical axis indicate decibels in Checking MCACC Data Speaker Setting the equalization performed by this receiver 2 dB steps. At the procedure of Automatically conducting Use this to display the speaker size and number (before calibration). optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on of speakers. See Speaker Setting on page 65 for 5 If ‘Advanced EQ Setup’ is selected, ! EQ ON – You will see the reverb page 25 , the procedure of Automatic MCACC more on this. select the MCACC memory to be stored, characteristics of your listening area with the then enter the desired time setting for (Expert) on page 59 or after fine-adjusting at 1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the equalization performed by this receiver (after calibration, and then select START. Manual MCACC setup on page 61 , you can MCACC Data Check menu. calibration). Note that the EQ response may ! To specify the place where the MCACC check your calibrated settings using the GUI 2 Select the channel you want to check. not appear entirely flat due to adjustments memory is to be stored, press MCACC to screen. Use i/j to select the channel. The corre- necessary for your listening area. select the MCACC memory you want to store. 1 Press on the remote control, sponding channel on the layout diagram is — The calibration corresponding to the Based on the reverb measurement above, you then press HOME MENU. highlighted. currently selected MCACC preset will be can choose the time period that will be used for A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen used when EQ ON is selected. To use the final frequency adjustment and calibration. appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and Channel Level another MCACC preset, press MCACC to Even though you can make this setting without ENTER to navigate through the screens and select the MCACC memory you want to reverb measurement, it is best to use the mea- Use this to display the level of the various chan- select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the store. surement results as a reference for your time nels. See Channel Level on page 66 for more current menu. — After auto calibration with EQ Type setting. For an optimal system calibration based on this. : SYMMETRY (Full Auto MCACC, 2 Select ‘MCACC Data Check’ from the on the direct sound coming from the speakers, 1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the etc.), the graph for the inferred reverb Home Menu. we recommend using the 30-50ms setting. MCACC Data Check menu. characteristics can be displayed by Use k/l to select the setting. Use i/j to 3 Select the setting you want to check. selecting Reverb View. To display the 2 When ‘MCACC’ is highlighted, use switch between them. ! Speaker Setting – Used to check the actually measured reverb characteristics settings of the speaker systems. See Speaker k/l to select the MCACC preset you Select the setting from the following time after EQ calibration, measure with Setting on page 63 for more on this. want to check. periods (in milliseconds): 0-20ms, 10-30ms, EQ ON. ! Channel Level – Used to check the output The level of the various channels set at the 20-40ms, 30-50ms, 40-60ms, 50-70ms andWhen the reverb measurement is finished, level of the different speakers. See Channel selected MCACC preset is displayed. ‘---’ is 60-80ms. This setting will be applied to allyou can select Reverb View to see the results Level on page 63 for more on this. displayed for channels that are not connected. channels during calibration.on-screen. See Professional Calibration EQ When you’re finished, select START. It will take ! Speaker Distance – Used to check thegraphical output on page 75 for troubleshooting about 2 to 4 minutes for the calibration to finish. distance to the different speakers. See Speaker Distanceinformation. After the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is Speaker Distance on page 63 for more on this. Use this to display the distance from the dif-4 If you selected ‘Reverb View’, you can set, you are given the option to check the set- ! Standing Wave – Used to check the ferent channels to the listening position. Seecheck the reverb characteristics for each tings on-screen. standing wave control filter settings. See Speaker Distance on page 66 for more on this.channel. Press RETURN when you’re done. Standing Wave on page 64 for more on this. 1 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from theThe reverb characteristics are dis- ! Acoustic Cal EQ – Used to check MCACC Data Check menu.played when the Full Auto MCACC or the calibration values of the listeningReverb Measurement measurements are environment’s frequency response. See 2 When ‘MCACC’ is highlighted, useconducted. Acoustic Cal EQ on page 64 for more on this. k/l to select the MCACC preset youUse k/l to select the channel, frequency and 4 Press RETURN to go back to the want to check.calibration setting you want to check. Use i/j The distance from the various channels set at MCACC Data Check menu, repeating stepsto go back and forth between the three. The the selected MCACC preset is displayed. ‘---’ is 2 and 3 to check other settings.reverb characteristics graph before and after displayed for channels that are not connected. 5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.EQ calibration can be displayed by selecting You will return to the Home Menu. En 63
  • 64. 11 The Advanced MCACC menu 3 Select the MCACC preset you’ll be Standing Wave Data Management Renaming MCACC presets copying the settings ‘From’, then specify Use this to display the standing wave related This system allows you to store up to six If you have several different MCACC presets where you want to copy them (‘To’). adjustment values for the various MCACC MCACC presets, allowing you to calibrate your that you’re using, you may want to rename Make sure you don’t overwrite an MCACC memories. See Standing Wave on page 61 for system for different listening positions (or them for easier identification. preset you’re currently using (this can’t be more on this. frequency adjustments for the same listening 1 Select ‘Memory Rename’ from the undone). 1 Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the position). This is useful for alternate settings Data Management setup menu. 4 Select ‘OK’ to confirm and copy the MCACC Data Check menu. to match the kind of source you’re listening to 2 Select the MCACC preset you want to settings. 2 When ‘Filter Channel’ is highlighted, and where you’re sitting (for example, watching rename, then select an appropriate preset When MCACC Memory Copy? is displayed, use i/j to select the channel for which movies from a sofa, or playing a video game name. select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not you want to check standing wave control. close to the TV). Use i/j to select the preset, then k/l to copied. The standing wave related calibration value From this menu you can copy from one preset select a preset name. Completed! shows in the GUI screen to for the selected channel stored at the selected to another, name presets for easier identifica- confirm the MCACC preset has been cop- tion and clear any ones you don’t need. 3 Repeat for as many MCACC presets MCACC preset and its graph are displayed. ied, then you automatically return to the ! This can be done in Automatically conducting as necessary, then press RETURN when Data Management setup menu. 3 Press k to highlight ‘MCACC’, then optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on you’re finished. use i/j to select the MCACC preset you page 25 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page You will return to the Data Management setup want to check. menu. Clearing MCACC presets 59 , either of which you should have already completed. If you are no longer using one of the MCACC Acoustic Cal EQ Copying MCACC preset data presets stored in memory, you can choose to 1 Press on the remote control, clear the calibration settings of that preset. Use this to display the calibration values for the then press HOME MENU. If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic frequency response of the various channels set A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC setup on 1 Select ‘MCACC Memory Clear’ from the in the different MCACC presets. See Acoustic appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and page 61 ), we recommend copying your current Data Management setup menu. Calibration EQ Adjust on page 62 for more on ENTER to navigate through the screens and settings to an unused MCACC preset. Instead 2 Select the MCACC preset you want to this. select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the of just a flat EQ curve, this will give you a refer- clear. 1 Select ‘Acoustic Cal EQ’ from the current menu. ence point from which to start. Make sure you don’t clear an MCACC preset MCACC Data Check menu. 2 Select ‘Data Management’ from the ! The settings made in Automatically conducting you’re currently using (this can’t be undone). Home Menu. optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on 2 When ‘Ch’ is highlighted, use i/j to 3 Select ‘OK’ to confirm and clear the page 25 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page select the channel. 3 Select the setting you want to adjust. preset. 59 . The calibration value for the frequency response ! Memory Rename – Name your MCACC When MCACC Memory Clear? is displayed, of the selected channel stored at the selected presets for easy identification (see Renaming 1 Select ‘MCACC Memory Copy’ from the select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not MCACC preset and its graph are displayed. MCACC presets on page 64 ). Data Management setup menu. cleared. ! MCACC Memory Copy – Copy settings from 2 Select the setting you want to copy. Completed! shows in the GUI screen 3 Press k to highlight ‘MCACC’, then one MCACC preset to another (see Copying ! All Data – Copies all the settings of the to confirm the MCACC preset has been use i/j to select the MCACC preset you MCACC preset data on page 64 ). selected MCACC preset memory. cleared, then you automatically return to the want to check. ! MCACC Memory Clear – Clear any MCACC ! Level & Distance – Copies only the channel Data Management setup menu. presets that you don’t want (see Clearing level and speaker distance settings of the MCACC presets on page 64 ). selected MCACC preset memory. 64 En
  • 65. The System Setup and Other Setup menus 12The System Setup and Other Setup ! Speaker System – Specifies how you are another room (see Switching the speaker using your surround back speaker terminals terminals on page 50 ). and B speaker terminals (page 65). ! Front Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’remenus ! Speaker Setting – Specifies the size and number of speakers you’ve connected (page bi-amping your front speakers (see Bi-amping your speakers on page 14 ). 65). ! ZONE 2 – Select to use the surround back ! Network Setup – Conducts the setup ! Channel Level – Adjusts the overall balance speaker terminals for an independent systemMaking receiver settings from necessary to connect this unit to the network of your speaker system (page 66). in another zone (see Using the MULTI-ZONEthe System Setup menu (see Network Setup menu on page 67 ). ! Speaker Distance – Specifies the distance controls on page 50 ).The following section describes how to change ! HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver of your speakers from the listening position 3 If you selected Normal(SB/FH),the speaker-related settings manually and make with your Pioneer component supporting (page 66). Normal(SB/FW), or Speaker B in Step 2,various other settings (input selection, OSD Control with HDMI (page 44). ! X-Curve – Adjusts the tonal balance of your select the placement of the surroundlanguage selection, etc.). ! Other Setup – Makes customized settings speaker system for movie soundtracks (page speakers. to reflect how you are using the receiver (see 67).1 Press u RECEIVER to switch on the In a 7.1-channel surround system with sur- The Other Setup menu on page 69 ).receiver and your TV. 3 Make the adjustments necessary for round speakers placed directly at the sides ofMake sure that the TV’s video input is set to this each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm the listening position, the surround sound ofreceiver. after each screen. 5.1-channel sources is heard from the side. Manual speaker setup2 Press on the remote control, This function mixes the sound of the surround This receiver allows you to make detailed set- speakers with the surround back speakers sothen press HOME MENU. Speaker system setting tings to optimize the surround sound perfor- that the surround sound is heard from diago-A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen ! Default setting: Normal(SB/FH) mance. You only need to make these settings nally to the rear as it should be.appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and There are several ways you can use the speaker once (unless you change the placement of your Depending on the positions of the speakers andENTER to navigate through the screens and terminals with this receiver. In addition to a current speaker system or add new speakers). the sound source, in some cases it may not beselect menu items. Press RETURN to exit the normal home theater setup where they are These settings are designed to customize your possible to achieve good results. In this case,current menu. used for the front height speakers or front wide system, but if you’re satisfied with the settings set the setting to ON SIDE or IN REAR. ! Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the speakers, they can be used for bi-amping the made in Automatically conducting optimum ! ON SIDE – Select when the surround Home Menu. front speakers or as an independent speaker sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 25 , it speakers is positioned right beside you.3 Select ‘System Setup’ from the isn’t necessary to make all of these settings. system in another room. ! IN REAR – Select when the surround speakerHome Menu, then press ENTER. 1 Select ‘Speaker System’ from the is positioned obliquely behind you.4 Select the setting you want to adjust. CAUTION Manual SP Setup menu. 4 When ‘Setting Change?’ is displayed, ! Manual SP Setup – Sets the type of ! The test tones used in the Manual SP Setup See Making receiver settings from the System select Yes. connection used for surround back terminals are output at high volume. Setup menu on page 65 if you’re not already at If No is selected, the setting is not changed. and the size, number distance and overall this screen. 1 Select ‘Manual SP Setup’, then press You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu. balance of the connected speakers (see 2 Select the speaker system setting. ENTER. Manual speaker setup on page 65 ). ! Normal(SB/FH) – Select for normal home ! Input Setup – Specifies what you’ve See Making receiver settings from the System Speaker Setting Setup menu on page 65 if you’re not already at theater use with front height speakers in your connected to the digital, HDMI and main (speaker system A) setup. Use this setting to specify your speaker configu- this screen. component video inputs (see The Input Setup ! Normal(SB/FW) – Select for normal home ration (size, number of speakers and crossover menu on page 26 ). 2 Select the setting you want to adjust. frequency). It is a good idea to make sure that theater use with front wide speakers in your ! OSD Language – The GUI screen’s display If you are doing this for the first time, you may the settings made in Automatically conduct- main (speaker system A) setup. language can be changed (see Changing the want to adjust these settings in order: ing optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) ! Speaker B – Select to use the B speaker OSD display language (OSD Language) on terminals to listen to stereo playback in on page 25 are correct. Note that this setting page 25 ). En 65
  • 66. 12 The System Setup and Other Setup menus applies to all MCACC presets, and cannot be — You can adjust this setting only the best bass results. Depending on the 4 When you’re finished, press RETURN. set independently. when Speaker System setting is speaker placement of your room you You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu. ! If you’re using a THX speaker setup, set all Normal(SB/FW). may actually experience a decrease in speakers to SMALL. — If the surround speakers are set to NO, the amount of bass due low frequency Channel Level 1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the this setting will automatically be set to cancellations. In this case, try changing the position or direction of speakers. If Using the channel level settings, you can adjust Manual SP Setup menu. NO. the overall balance of your speaker system, an ! Surr – Select LARGE if your surround you can’t get good results, listen to the 2 Choose the set of speakers that you bass response with it set to PLUS and important factor when setting up a home the- speakers reproduce bass frequencies want to set, then select a speaker size. YES or the front speakers set to LARGE ater system. effectively. Select SMALL to send bass Use k/l to select the size (and number) of frequencies to the other speakers or and SMALL alternatively and let your ears 1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the each of the following speakers: subwoofer. If you didn’t connect surround judge which sounds best. If you’re having Manual SP Setup menu. ! Front – Select LARGE if your front speakers speakers choose NO (the sound of the problems, the easiest option is to route The test tones will start. reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or surround channels is sent to the front all the bass sounds to the subwoofer by if you didn’t connect a subwoofer. Select 2 Adjust the level of each channel using speakers or a subwoofer). selecting SMALL for the front speakers. k/l. SMALL to send the bass frequencies to the ! SB – Select the number of surround back If you select NO for the subwoofer the front subwoofer. Use i/j to switch speakers. speakers you have (one, two or none). Select speakers will automatically be fixed to LARGE. Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone ! Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker LARGEx2 or LARGEx1 if your surround Also, the center, surround, surround back, front reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or is emitted. back speakers reproduce bass frequencies height and front wide speakers can’t be set to ! If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) select SMALL to send bass frequencies to effectively. Select SMALLx2 or SMALLx1 to LARGE if the front speakers are set to SMALL. the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t meter, take the readings from your main send bass frequencies to the other speakers In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the listening position and adjust the level of each connect a center speaker, choose NO (the or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect surround subwoofer. center channel is sent to the front speakers). speaker to 75 dB SPL (C-weighting/slow back speakers choose NO. 3 Select ‘X. OVER’ and set the crossover reading). ! FH – Select LARGE if your front height — If you selected ZONE 2 or Front Bi-Amp speakers reproduce bass frequencies frequency. 3 When you’re finished, press RETURN. (in Speaker system setting on page 65 Frequencies below this point will be sent to the effectively, or select SMALL to send bass ) you can’t adjust the surround back You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu. frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer (or LARGE speakers). settings. ! This setting decides the cutoff between bass subwoofer. If you didn’t connect front height — If the surround speakers are set to Note speakers, choose NO (the front height sounds playing back from the speakers NO, the surround back speakers will selected as LARGE, or the subwoofer, ! You can change the channel levels by press channel is sent to the front speakers). automatically be set to NO. to the receiver operation mode, then — You can adjust this setting only and bass sounds playing back from those ! SW – LFE signals and bass frequencies of selected as SMALL. It also decides where press CH LEVEL, and then using k/l on the when Speaker System setting is channels set to SMALL are output from the remote control. Normal(SB/FH). the cutoff will be for bass sounds in the LFE subwoofer when YES is selected. Choose the channel. Channel level adjustment using CH LEVEL — If the surround speakers are set to NO, PLUS setting if you want the subwoofer to and k/l is meant as a convenient way this setting will automatically be set to ! With Full Auto MCACC setup output bass sound continuously or you want or Auto MCACC setup (ALL or to temporarily fine-adjust the sound being NO. deeper bass (the bass frequencies that would played. This adjustment is not stored in the ! FW – Select LARGE if your front wide Speaker Setting), the setting here will not normally come out the front and center apply and the crossover frequency will be MCACC memory’s channel level setting. speakers reproduce bass frequencies speakers are also routed to the subwoofer). If effectively, or select SMALL to send bass automatically set. Crossover frequency is a you did not connect a subwoofer choose NO frequency aimed at achieving the optimal Speaker Distance frequencies to the other speakers or (the bass frequencies are output from other subwoofer. If you didn’t connect front wide sound field taking into account the bass For good sound depth and separation from speakers). capacity of all connected speakers and speakers, choose NO (the front wide channel your system, you need to specify the distance of — If you have a subwoofer and like lots of human aural characteristics. is sent to the front speakers). your speakers from the listening position. The bass, it may seem logical to select LARGE ! If you’re using THX speakers, confirm that receiver can then add the proper delay needed for your front speakers and PLUS for the the crossover frequency is set to 80Hz. for effective surround sound. subwoofer. This may not, however, yield 66 En
  • 67. The System Setup and Other Setup menus 121 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the a built-in DHCP server function), simply turn on ‘Secondary DNS Server’ in the other DNSManual SP Setup menu. Network Setup menu the DHCP server function, and you will not need server address field.2 Adjust the distance of each speaker Setting up the network to listen to Internet radio to set up the network manually. You must set upusing k/l. on this receiver. the network as described below only when you Proxy Hostname/Proxy PortYou can adjust the distance of each speaker in 1 Press on the remote control, have connected this receiver to a broadband This setting is required when you connect1/2 inch Increments. router without a DHCP server function. Before this receiver to the Internet via a proxy server. then press HOME MENU. you set up the network, consult with your ISP or Enter the IP address of your proxy server in the3 When you’re finished, press RETURN. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen the network manager for the required settings. ‘Proxy Hostname’ field. Also, enter the portYou will return to the Manual SP Setup menu. appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and It is advised that you also refer to the operation number of your proxy server in the ‘Proxy Port’ ENTER to navigate through the screens and manual supplied with your network component. field. select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the Note ! In case you make changes to the network current menu. 1 Select ‘IP Address, Proxy’ from the! For best surround sound, make sure the configuration without the DHCP server surround back speakers are the same 2 Select ‘System Setup’ from the function, make the corresponding changes to Network Setup menu. distance from the listening position. Home Menu. the network settings of this receiver. 2 Select the DHCP setting you want. 3 Select ‘Network Setup’ from the When you select ON, the network is automati-X-Curve System Setup menu. IP Address cally set up, and you do not need to follow Steps The IP address to be entered must be defined 3. Proceed with Step 4.Most soundtracks mixed for cinema sound too 4 Select the setting you want to adjust. within the following ranges. If the IP address If there is no DHCP server on the network andbright when played back in large rooms. The If you are doing this for the first time, you may defined is beyond the following ranges, you you select ON, this receiver will use its ownX-Curve setting acts as a kind of re-equalization want to adjust these settings in order: cannot play back audio files stored on compo- Auto IP function to determine the IP address.for home theater listening, and restores proper ! IP Address, Proxy – Sets up the IP address/ nents on the network or listen to Internet radio ! The IP address determined by the Auto IPtonal balance of movie soundtracks. Proxy of this receiver (page 67). stations. function is 169.254.X.X. You cannot listen to ! Network Standby – Allows the AVNavigator1 Select ‘X-Curve’ from the an Internet radio station if the IP address is or iControlAV2 function to be used even Class A: 10.0.0.1 to 10.255.255.254Manual SP Setup menu. Class B: 172.16.0.1 to 172.31.255.254 set for the Auto IP function. when the receiver is in the standby mode2 Choose the X-Curve setting you want. (page 68). Class C: 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.254 3 Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask,Use k/l to adjust the setting. The X-Curve ! Friendly Name – The name of the receiver Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server andis expressed as a downwards slope in deci- displayed on a computer or other device Subnet Mask Secondary DNS Server.bels per octave, starting at 2 kHz. The sound connected to the network can be changed In case an xDSL modem or a terminal adapter Press i/j to select a number and k/l tobecomes less bright as the slope increases (to (page 68). is directly connected to this receiver, enter the move the cursor.a maximum of –3.0dB/oct). Use the following ! Parental Lock – Restricts usage of network subnet mask provided by your ISP on paper. In 4 Select ‘OFF’ or ‘ON’ for theguidelines to set the X-Curve according to your functions (page 68). most cases, enter 255.255.255.0. Enable Proxy Server setting to deactivateroom size: ! Port Number Setting – Sets the numbers of or activate the proxy server. the ports where signals from IP Control are Default Gateway In case you select ‘OFF’, proceed with Step 7. In Room size (ft 2) ≤400 ≤550 ≤650 ≤800 ≤2200 ≤12000 received (page 68). In case a gateway (router) is connected to this case you select ‘ON’, on the other hand, pro- X-Curve (dB/oct) –0.5 –1.0 –1.5 –2.0 –2.5 –3.0 ! Wireless LAN Converter – Used to make the receiver, enter the corresponding IP address. ceed with Step 5. wireless LAN converter’s access point and IP 5 Enter the address of your proxy server ! If you select OFF, the frequency curve will be address settings (page 68). Primary DNS Server/ For the wireless LAN converter, use the or the domain name. flat and the X-Curve has no effect. Secondary DNS Server Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the separately sold AS-WL300.3 When you’re finished, press RETURN. In case there is only one DNS server address position, and ENTER to confirm your selection. provided by your ISP on paper, enter it in the IP address/Proxy setting ‘Primary DNS Server’ field. In case there are In case the router connected to the LAN termi- more than two DNS server addresses, enter nal on this receiver is a broadband router (with En 67
  • 68. 12 The System Setup and Other Setup menus 6 Enter the port number of your proxy 4 If there are other port numbers you Network connection settings require server. Important want to change, repeat steps 2 and 3. approximately 2 minutes from the time the Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the When the HOME MEDIA GALLERY input is WPS buttons are pressed. Wait until the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection. selected, the setting made here cannot be settings are completed. Note 7 Select ‘OK’ to confirm the IP Address/ reflected. Set the input to something other than ! WPS (PIN) – Display a list of the SSIDs of ! When the wireless LAN converter (AS-WL300) HOME MEDIA GALLERY before making this connectable access points and select the Proxy setup. is connected, the port number cannot be set setting. access point to which you want to connect to port 3. from this list. Connection settings are made by Network Standby 1 Select ‘Parental Lock’ from the ! We recommend setting the port number to 23 inputting the 8-digit PIN code displayed on the Network Setup menu. or within the range of 49152 to 65535. This setting allows the AVNavigator or iContro- receiver’s screen to the access point to which ! When the port number is changed, network lAV2 function for operating the receiver from a 2 Input the password. you want to connect. communications between the receiver and computer connected on the same LAN as the Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the ! Search for Access Point – Display a list of AVNavigator are no longer possible. In this receiver to be used even when the receiver is in position, and ENTER to confirm your selection. the SSIDs of connectable access points and case, click Settings on the AVNavigator’s the standby mode. 3 Specify whether to turn Parental Lock select the access point to which you want to function menu, select the IP Address tab 1 Select ‘Network Standby’ from the on or off. connect from this list. Connection settings and input one of the port numbers set on the Network Setup menu. ! OFF – Internet services are not restricted. with the access point are made by setting the receiver side to enable communications with ! ON – Internet services are restricted. access point’s security protocol, security key 2 Specify whether the Network Standby AVNavigator. and WEP default key (only when the access is ON or OFF. 4 If you want to change the password, point’s security protocol is WEP). ! ON – The AVNavigator or iControlAV2 select Change Password. Wireless LAN Converter ! Manual Setting – Connection settings are function can be used even when the receiver In this case, the procedure returns to step 2. This setting is required for connecting a wire- made by manually inputting the SSID, security is in the standby mode. less LAN converter to the receiver and using protocol, security key and WEP default key ! OFF – The AVNavigator or iControlAV2 Port Number Setting wireless network functions. of the access point to which you want to function cannot be used when the receiver For the wireless LAN converter, use the sepa- connect. On this receiver, there can be up to 5 numbers is in the standby mode (This lets you reduce rately sold AS-WL300. of ports where signals are received. One of power consumption in the standby mode). these, port 8102 which used for communicating Note with iControlAV2, cannot be changed, but the Access Point Setting ! If there is a “; ” (semicolon) in the access Friendly Name desired number can be set for the 4 other ports. Make the connection settings for the wireless point’s SSID or security key, wireless LAN 1 Select ‘Friendly Name’ from the 1 Select ‘Port Number Setting’ from the LAN converter connected to the receiver and connection will not be possible even after Network Setup menu. Network Setup menu. the access point. Connect the wireless LAN the wireless LAN converter settings are converter to the receiver and set DHCP on the completed. Change the setting of the access 2 Select ‘Edit Name’ then select 2 Select the port number you want to “IP Address, Proxy” settings menu beforehand point’s SSID or security key to a character ‘Rename’. change. (page 67). There are four way to make the set- string that does not include a “; ” (semicolon). If after changing the name you want to restore 3 Input the port number. tings for connecting to the access point, as the name to the default, select Default. ! Use i/j to select a character, k/l to shown below. WLAN IP Address 3 Input the name you want. set the position, and ENTER to confirm your ! WPS (PBC) – Connection settings are made If the IP address of a device connected in the Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the selection. automatically simply by pressing the WPS LAN other than the wireless LAN converter position, and ENTER to confirm your selection. ! It is not possible to set the same port number buttons on the access point and wireless LAN is set to “192.168.XXX.249”, the IP address of more than once. converter, following the instructions displayed the wireless LAN converter will be redundant, Parental Lock on the receiver’s screen. This is the simplest making connection to the access point impos- way of making the settings, and is possible sible. In this case, use this setting to set an IP Set restrictions for using Internet services. Also when the access point and wireless LAN address specific to the wireless LAN converter. set the password accompanying the usage converter are equipped with WPS buttons. restrictions. 68 En
  • 69. The System Setup and Other Setup menus 121 Select ‘Wireless LAN Converter’ from ! “---” – When the power is turned on, the The Other Setup menu Auto Power Down volume is set to minimum level.the Network Setup menu. The Other Setup menu is where you can make The power can be set to turn off automatically if ! –80.0dB to +12.0dB – Specify the volume to2 Make the wireless LAN converter customized settings to reflect how you are no operation has been performed for a specific be set when the power is turned on, in stepssettings as necessary. using the receiver. amount of time with no audio or video signals of 0.5 dB.When making the connection settings of the being input to the receiver. When using ZONE It is not possible to set a volume level greaterwireless LAN converter and access point, select 1 Press on the remote control, 2, the ZONE 2 power can also be set to turn off, than the value specified at Volume Limit setup“Access Point Setting” and make the connec- then press HOME MENU. but for ZONE 2 the power turns off automati- (see below).tion settings for the wireless LAN converter and A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen cally after the amount of time set here even ifaccess point following the instructions on the appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and 3 Select the Volume Limit setting you signals are being input or operations have beenscreen. ENTER to navigate through the screens and want. performed.If you want to set the wireless LAN converter’s select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the Use this function to limit the maximum volume. Different times can be set for the main zone andIP address, select “WLAN IP Address” and current menu. The volume cannot be increased above the level ZONE 2.input the IP address. set here, even by operating MASTER VOLUME 2 Select ‘System Setup’ from the 1 Select ‘Auto Power Down’ from the button (or the dial on the front panel). Home Menu. Other Setup menu. ! OFF (default) – The maximum volume is notChecking the Network 3 Select ‘Other Setup’, then press ENTER. 2 Select the zone you want to set and set limited.Information 4 Select the setting you want to adjust. the time after which the power turns off. ! –20.0dB/–10.0dB/0.0dB – The maximum If you are doing this for the first time, you may ! MAIN – The time can be selected from volume is limited to the value set here.The setting status of the following network-related items can be checked. want to adjust these settings in order: among “15 min”, “30 min”, “60 min” and 4 Select the Mute Level setting you! IP Address – Check the IP address of this ! Auto Power Down – Sets the power to turn “OFF”. The power turns off after there has want. receiver. off automatically when the receiver is not been no signal and no operation for the This sets how much the volume is to be turned! MAC Address – Check the MAC address of being used. selected time. down when MUTE is pressed. this receiver. ! Volume Setup – Sets up the volume-related ! ZONE 2 – The time ca