VTech Computer Pal In Concert Operating instructions

Operating Instructions
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SC-LX
AV Receiver
SC-LX
CAUTION
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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WARNING
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or
shock hazard, do not place any container filled with
liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower
pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or
moisture.
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WARNING
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame
sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment.
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VENTILATION CAUTION
When installing this unit, make sure to leave space
around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation
(at least 20 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and 20 cm at each
side).
WARNING
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product,
and to protect it from overheating. To prevent fire
hazard, the openings should never be blocked or
covered with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths,
curtains) or by operating the equipment on thick carpet
or a bed.
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Voltage selector
Operating Environment
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 °C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
strong artificial light)
You can find the voltage selector switch on the rear
panel of multi-voltage models.
The factory setting for the voltage selector is
220-230 V. Please set it to the correct voltage for
your country or region.
Before changing the voltage, disconnect the AC
power cord. Use a medium size screwdriver to
change the voltage selector switch.
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CAUTION
The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not
completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect
device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the
AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make
sure the unit has been installed so that the power
cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in
case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power
cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet
when left unused for a long period of time (for
example, when on vacation).
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220 - 230 V
Medium size
screwdriver
240 V
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This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires
repair will be charged for even during the warranty
period.
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WARNING
Store small parts out of the reach of children and
infants. If accidentally swallowed, contact a doctor
immediately.
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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly.
04 Basic Setup
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC)......................................................................45
The Input Setup menu.......................................................................................................................................................46
Operation Mode Setup......................................................................................................................................................47
Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language).................................................................................................48
Changing the TV format setting.......................................................................................................................................48
Changing the frequency step...........................................................................................................................................48
About the Home Menu.....................................................................................................................................................48
Contents
01 Before you start
Checking what’s in the box.................................................................................................................................................7
Notice in regards to the separately sold Bluetooth ADAPTER and wireless LAN converter........................................7
Our philosophy.....................................................................................................................................................................7
Features................................................................................................................................................................................7
Installing the receiver..........................................................................................................................................................9
Loading the batteries...........................................................................................................................................................9
Operating range of remote control unit............................................................................................................................9
About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM)................................................................................................................9
05 Basic playback
Playing a source................................................................................................................................................................50
Playing an iPod..................................................................................................................................................................51
Playing a USB device........................................................................................................................................................52
Playing an MHL-compatible device.................................................................................................................................53
Playing music from a computer.......................................................................................................................................54
Listening to the radio.........................................................................................................................................................54
Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music.................................................................................................55
02 Controls and displays
Remote control..................................................................................................................................................................12
Display................................................................................................................................................................................14
Front panel.........................................................................................................................................................................15
06 Listening to your system
Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes.....................................................................................59
Selecting MCACC presets................................................................................................................................................61
Choosing the input signal.................................................................................................................................................61
Better sound using Phase Control...................................................................................................................................62
Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control................................................................................62
03 Connecting your equipment
Connecting your equipment.............................................................................................................................................17
Rear panel..........................................................................................................................................................................17
Determining the speakers’ application...........................................................................................................................18
Placing the speakers.........................................................................................................................................................21
Connecting the speakers..................................................................................................................................................21
Installing your speaker system.........................................................................................................................................23
About the audio connection.............................................................................................................................................28
About the video converter.................................................................................................................................................29
About HDMI.......................................................................................................................................................................29
Connecting your TV and playback components.............................................................................................................30
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video sources................................................................32
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box............................................................................................33
Connecting other audio components..............................................................................................................................34
Connecting additional amplifiers.....................................................................................................................................35
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs..................................................................................................................35
Connecting AM/FM antennas..........................................................................................................................................36
MULTI-ZONE setup............................................................................................................................................................37
Connecting to the network through LAN interface........................................................................................................39
Connecting optional Bluetooth ADAPTER......................................................................................................................40
Connecting an iPod...........................................................................................................................................................40
Connecting a USB device.................................................................................................................................................41
Connecting an MHL-compatible device..........................................................................................................................41
Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel input..........................................................................41
Using a USB cable to connect to a computer................................................................................................................41
Connecting to a wireless LAN..........................................................................................................................................42
Connecting an IR receiver................................................................................................................................................42
Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger..........................................................................................43
Plugging in the receiver....................................................................................................................................................43
07 Playback with NETWORK features
Introduction........................................................................................................................................................................65
Playback with Network functions....................................................................................................................................66
About network playback...................................................................................................................................................68
About playable file formats...............................................................................................................................................69
08 Control with HDMI function
About the Control with HDMI function............................................................................................................................71
Making Control with HDMI connections.........................................................................................................................71
HDMI Setup.......................................................................................................................................................................71
Before using synchronization...........................................................................................................................................72
About synchronized operations.......................................................................................................................................72
Setting the PQLS function................................................................................................................................................72
About Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link...............................................................................................72
Cautions on the Control with HDMI function.................................................................................................................73
09 Using other functions
Setting the Audio options.................................................................................................................................................75
Setting the Video options..................................................................................................................................................77
Switching the speaker terminals.....................................................................................................................................79
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls......................................................................................................................................79
Making an audio or a video recording.............................................................................................................................80
Network settings from a web browser.............................................................................................................................80
Using the sleep timer........................................................................................................................................................81
Dimming the display.........................................................................................................................................................81
Switching the HDMI output..............................................................................................................................................81
Checking your system settings........................................................................................................................................81
Resetting the system.........................................................................................................................................................82
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10 Controlling the rest of your system
14 Additional information
About the Remote Setup menu.......................................................................................................................................84
Operating multiple receivers............................................................................................................................................84
Setting the remote to control other components...........................................................................................................84
Selecting preset codes directly........................................................................................................................................84
Programming signals from other remote controls........................................................................................................85
Erasing one of the remote control button settings.........................................................................................................85
Erasing all learnt settings that are in one input function..............................................................................................86
Direct function...................................................................................................................................................................86
Setting the backlight mode..............................................................................................................................................86
About the ALL ZONE STBY (All Zone Standby) and DISCRETE ON (Discrete On) functions.....................................86
Resetting the remote control settings.............................................................................................................................87
Controlling components...................................................................................................................................................87
Surround sound formats................................................................................................................................................120
About THX........................................................................................................................................................................120
About HDMI.....................................................................................................................................................................121
HTC Connect....................................................................................................................................................................121
About iPod........................................................................................................................................................................122
Windows 8........................................................................................................................................................................122
MHL..................................................................................................................................................................................122
Software license notice...................................................................................................................................................122
Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats.............................................................123
Speaker Setting Guide....................................................................................................................................................123
About messages displayed when using network functions........................................................................................124
Important information regarding the HDMI connection.............................................................................................125
Cleaning the unit.............................................................................................................................................................125
Pioneer Authorized Distributors....................................................................................................................................125
Glossary............................................................................................................................................................................126
Features index..................................................................................................................................................................129
Specifications..................................................................................................................................................................130
Preset code list................................................................................................................................................................131
11 The Advanced MCACC menu
Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu.......................................................................................91
Automatic MCACC (Expert)..............................................................................................................................................91
Manual MCACC setup......................................................................................................................................................93
Checking MCACC Data.....................................................................................................................................................96
Data Management............................................................................................................................................................97
12 The System Setup and Other Setup menus
Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu...............................................................................................99
Manual speaker setup.......................................................................................................................................................99
Network Setup menu......................................................................................................................................................102
Checking the Network Information................................................................................................................................103
The Other Setup menu....................................................................................................................................................103
MHL Setup.......................................................................................................................................................................106
Making network settings using Safari...........................................................................................................................107
Using Safari to set a friendly name................................................................................................................................107
Using Safari to update the firmware..............................................................................................................................108
13 FAQ
Troubleshooting...............................................................................................................................................................110
Power................................................................................................................................................................................110
No sound..........................................................................................................................................................................110
Other audio problems.....................................................................................................................................................111
ADAPTER PORT terminal...............................................................................................................................................112
Video.................................................................................................................................................................................112
Settings.............................................................................................................................................................................113
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output..............................................................................................................113
Display..............................................................................................................................................................................113
Remote control................................................................................................................................................................114
HDMI.................................................................................................................................................................................114
MHL..................................................................................................................................................................................115
AVNavigator.....................................................................................................................................................................115
USB interface...................................................................................................................................................................116
iPod...................................................................................................................................................................................116
Network............................................................................................................................................................................116
USB-DAC..........................................................................................................................................................................117
Web Control.....................................................................................................................................................................117
Wireless LAN....................................................................................................................................................................118
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Flow of settings on the receiver
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Flow for connecting and setting the receiver
The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used easily after following the procedure below to make the connections and settings.
Required setting item: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9
Setting to be made as necessary: 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13
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10 Switching the HDMI output (page 81)
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Before you start
11 Adjusting the sound and picture quality as desired
! Using the various listening modes (page 58)
! Better sound using Phase Control (page 62)
! Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control (page 62)
! Measuring the all EQ type (SYMMETRY/ALL CH ADJ/FRONT ALIGN) (page 91)
! Changing the channel level while listening (page 100)
! Switching on/off the Acoustic Calibration EQ, Auto Sound Retriever or Dialog Enhancement (page 75)
! Setting the PQLS function (page 72)
! Setting the Audio options (page 75)
! Setting the Video options (page 77)
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Determining the speakers’ application (page 18)
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[A] 9.2 channel surround system (Front height/Front wide) connection
[B] 7.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection
[C] 7.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality surround)
[D] 7.2 channel surround system (Surround back) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi Zone)
[E] 7.2 channel surround system (Front height/Front wide) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi Zone)
[F] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality surround) & ZONE 2 connection
(Multi Zone)
! [G-1] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/ZONE 3 connection (Multi Zone)
! [G-2] Multi-ZONE Music
! [H] 5.2 channel surround system & Speaker B Bi-amping connection
! [I] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Surround Bi-amping connection (High quality surround)
! [J] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Center Bi-amping connection (High quality surround)
! [K] 5.2 channel surround system & Center and Surround Bi-amping connection (High quality surround)
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12 Other optional adjustments and settings
! Control with HDMI function (page 70)
! The Advanced MCACC menu (page 90)
! The System Setup and Other Setup menus (page 98)
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13 Making maximum use of the remote control
! Operating multiple receivers (page 84)
! Setting the remote to control other components (page 84)
Connecting the speakers
! Placing the speakers on page 21
! Connecting the speakers on page 21
! Installing your speaker system on page 23
! Bi-amping your speakers on page 22
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Connecting the components
! About the audio connection on page 28
! About the video converter on page 29
! Connecting your TV and playback components on page 30
! Connecting AM/FM antennas on page 36
! Plugging in the receiver on page 43
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Basic playback (page 49)
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! Checking what’s in the box on page 7
! Loading the batteries on page 9
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The Input Setup menu (page 46)
(When using connections other than the recommended connections)
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Important
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MCACC speaker settings
! Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45
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The receiver’s initial settings can be made on the computer using Wiring Navi on the AVNavigator CD-ROM
included with the receiver. In this case, virtually the same connections and settings as in steps 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
and 8 can be made interactively. For instructions on using AVNavigator, see About using AVNavigator (included
CD-ROM) on page 9.
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Making the initial settings according to the region and environment in which you live
! Changing the TV format setting (page 48)
! Changing the frequency step (page 48)
! Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language) (page 48)
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Power On
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Before you start
Checking what’s in the box............................................................................................................. 7
Notice in regards to the separately sold Bluetooth ADAPTER and wireless LAN converter...... 7
Our philosophy................................................................................................................................. 7
Features............................................................................................................................................. 7
Installing the receiver....................................................................................................................... 9
Loading the batteries....................................................................................................................... 9
Operating range of remote control unit......................................................................................... 9
About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM).............................................................................. 9
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Before you start
%ESS-DAC-equipped
Checking what’s in the box
All channels are equipped with ESS SABRE 32 Ultra Audio DACs. The Jitter Eliminators achieve clearer sound.
Please check that you’ve received the following supplied accessories:
! Setup microphone (cable: 5 m)
! Remote control unit
! AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries (to confirm system operation) x2
! AM loop antenna
! FM wire antenna
! Power cord
! CD-ROM (AVNavigator)
! Quick start guide
! Safety Brochure
% AIR Studios Sound Tuning
The SC-LX87 and SC-LX77 have received the AIR Studios Monitor certification. Pioneer has a proven track record
of applying its audio expertise to the creation of multi-channel sound environments. Established in 1969 in
London, AIR Studios is now an acclaimed recording complex, favoured by many of the world’s most popular and
renowned musical talents.
% THX Ultra 2 Plus
THX Ultra2 Plus is the highest level THX certification, featuring THX Loudness Plus technology, designed to maintain the impact and integrity of audio content even when played at lower volume settings. THX Ultra2 Plus helps
to deliver sound just as it was mixed in the studio, regardless of volume level.
% Audio Scaler
The combined effect of Hi-bit 32 Audio Processing, the digital filter and the up-sampling function can be used
to convert the signals of music files or CDs to up to 192 kHz/32 bits to achieve even clearer sound with higher
definition.
Notice in regards to the separately sold Bluetooth ADAPTER and
wireless LAN converter
% Hi-Bit 32 Audio Processing
The countries/regions that adopted the optional products below, explained in the Operating instructions, are as
per the list.
Optional products
Bluetooth ADAPTER
Wireless LAN Converter
Model No.
Countries/regions that adopted the products
AS-BT100
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong
AS-BT200
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Taiwan
AS-WL300
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Taiwan
Creates a wider dynamic range with digital sources like CDs, DVDs or BDs. 16-, 20- and 24-bit PCM as well as
compressed audio is requantized to 32 bits, and the high frequency component is interpolated upon data processing to enable smoother, more subtle musical expression.
% Auto Phase Control Plus
For discs created with standards other than Phase Control, the LFE channel is delayed upon recording in the first
place. This function automatically corrects for phase shifting on such discs and broadcast.
This function is particularly effective when playing multi-channel music containing low frequency effects (LFE).
% Full Band Phase Control (compatible with FRONT ALIGN)
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Achieving the highest possible sound quality
The further advanced Full Band Phase Control technology focuses on the group delay in the speaker network
filter, and compensates with special digital signal processing (DSP), to adjust the phase of each unit as well as
the group delay for each speaker. Full Band Phase Control gives multi-range speakers the sound coherence of
full-range speakers, while retaining the wide frequency range advantage.
This is compatible with the FRONT ALIGN function for matching the characteristics of the speakers other than
the front speakers with those of the front speakers.
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Allowing for customized acoustic calibration according to any listening area
% PQLS Bit-stream
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Fine-tuning the receiver with the help of world-class studio engineers
Our philosophy
Pioneer is dedicated to making your home theater listening experience as close as possible to the vision of the
moviemakers and mastering engineer when they created the original soundtrack. We do this by focusing on three
important steps:
Jitterless high quality playback is possible by connecting a PQLS-compatible player with HDMI connections.
This feature is only available when the connected Pioneer Blu-ray Disc Player supporting the PQLS function.
With the cooperation of AIR Studios, this receiver has been designated AIR Studios Monitor:
% dts Neo:X compatible
This receiver supports the latest DTS processing format. The quality of Neo:X, originally designed for 9 channels
or more, can be enjoyed in a 7-channel environment.
% Various Speaker Channel Assign
With this receiver, 12 types of speaker systems, including bi-amp connections, can be assigned to achieve the
optimum speaker system for the user’s home theater environment and the speakers the user owns.
% Multi-Zone Music
All the speakers connected to this receiver in the main zone and all the sub zones can be played at once to enjoy
music contents.
Features
% HDMI (3D, Audio Return Channel) - 9in/3out (Dual out + HDZONE out)
% Class D Amplifier
A compatible component is required to use the above function.
This unit is an AV receiver developed based on the latest high performance Class D amplifier and integrating
the essence of Pioneer’s high sound quality designs. This new generation reference amplifier offers outstanding
performance with high sound quality and reproduces the latest in multi-channel digital contents.
% Ultra HD (with 4K video support) – Pass-through and upscaling –
4K resolution images can be passed through and displayed as such, and the Hi-Vision or Full Hi-Vision images
of DVDs, Blu-ray discs and HD broadcasts can be upscaled to a resolution of up to 4K and displayed. A separate
monitor supporting Ultra HD (4K video) is required.
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Before you start
% HDZONE output
% AVNavigator 2013 (for Windows PC, Macintosh and iPad)
This receiver supports output of the HDMI output to a subzone room. Powerful images can be enjoyed simply by
connected this receiver to a TV supporting 4K/Full-HD/3D. In addition, a multi-channel environment can be created by connecting this receiver to another AV receiver in the subzone room.
The CD-ROM (AVNavigator) included with this unit provides a variety of functions, such as Wiring Navi with a
guide for connecting the unit and setting up from the computer and an Interactive Manual for operating the
unit while reading the manual.
Also, Operation Guide describes the receiver’s playback operations and how to use several functions through
videos and illustrations.
! The provided CD-ROM includes the Windows version of AVNavigator.
! Download the Mac OS version of AVNavigator from the Pioneer website (page 10).
! AVNavigator is available not only for Windows and Mac OS but also for iPad (downloadable free of charge). For
details, see http://pioneer.jp/product/soft/iapp_avnavi/en.html.
%MHLTM (Mobile High-definition Link)-compatible device playback
An incorporates MHL 2 mobile device can be connected to enjoy 3D videos, full-HD videos, high quality multichannel audio, and photos etc., with charge the battery on the receiver.
% HTC Connect
HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite music straight from your HTC phone. There’s no
need for a separate app; HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player.
% Energy Saving Design
% USB-DAC (NATIVE DSD and LPCM transmission supported)
This AV receiver has an ecological design. In addition to even lower power consumption in standby, the receiver
is equipped with an “eco mode” for low power consumption when playing contents as well. Furthermore, the eco
mode can easily be set with a dedicated button on the remote control or using the application.
SC-LX87 only
Music files on a computer can be played by connecting the receiver with the computer using a commercially
available USB cable.
Files can be played with high sound quality when the exclusive driver is installed on the computer. The driver
software can be installed from the included CD-ROM (AVNavigator).
Native DSD playback by DoP (DSD over PCM) transmission is supported.
% Dolby Pro Logic llz compatible
Adding a pair of speakers above the front left and right speakers adds expressiveness in the vertical direction to
the previous horizontally-oriented sound field. The height channel strengthens the sound field’s sense of threedimensionality and air, producing presence and expansion.
% DSD Music playback (via USB-DAC, Front USB and HDMI)
% Virtual Speakers
Playback of high sound quality DSD music (DSD files and DSD discs (SACDs)) is supported. With USB-DACs
(SC-LX87 only), USB devices and SACDs, DSD Direct playback bypassing the DSP circuitry is also possible.
By turning on “Virtual Surround Back”, “Virtual Height”, and “Virtual Wide” modes realize a maximum of 11.2
channels combining the actually installed speakers and the virtual speakers is possible. This makes for smoother
connection between the sounds and an improved 3D feel.
% High Resolution Music Playback
High resolution music files with resolutions of 96 kHz/24 bit to 192 kHz/24 bit can be played. Playback of AIFF,
Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC files via the front USB port and network is supported.
% Auto Sound Retriever
The Auto Sound Retriever feature employs DSP technology to restore sound pressure and smooth jagged artifacts left over after compression.
% Gapless Playback
The silent section between tracks is skipped when playing music files, eliminating the interruptions that usually
occur when playing live or concert contents.
% Sound Retriever Link
By connecting a Pioneer player supporting the Sound Retriever Link function, compressed audio files played on
the player can be corrected automatically to play the sound with higher density.
This feature is only available when a Pioneer Blu-ray Disc player supporting this feature is connected.
% Apple AirPlay
®
With AirPlay you can stream music from iTunes to the SC-LX87/SC-LX77 and play it through your home theater
system. You can even use the receiver to view metadata including song title, artist as well as album art on a connected display. With Pioneer’s Air­Play-compatible receivers, you can easily enjoy your iTunes music in any room
in the house.
% Stream Smoother Link
By connecting a Pioneer player supporting the Stream Smoother Link function, compressed video or movie files
played on the player can be corrected automatically to play them with a more natural, easily viewable picture.
This feature is only available when a Pioneer Blu-ray Disc player supporting this feature is connected.
% iPod playback
Your iPod, iPhone or iPad can be connected to the receiver’s USB terminal and RCA video terminal to play the
music/video files on the iPod, iPhone or iPad.
Also, the iPod, iPhone or iPad is charged when it is connected to the receiver.
% Internet Radio
By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations.
% Bluetooth compatible
% Play ZONE
When playing music contents on smartphones or other terminals via the network, the zone in which the music is
to be played can be specified.
Using the Bluetooth ADAPTER (AS-BT100 or AS-BT200) lets you enjoy music files on an iPhone or other Bluetooth
wireless technology device wirelessly.
% Input Volume Absorber
% Wireless LAN Converter Ready
Differences in the volume between inputs can be adjusted manually. If the volume seems different for certain
inputs, individual inputs can be adjusted to the user’s tastes by ±12 dB.
With the AS-WL300 wireless LAN converter (Optional), you can enjoy wireless LAN connection for the AV receivers. The AS-WL300 works with power supply from the AV receiver’s dedicated USB terminal, so no AC adapter is
required.
% Windows 8 Compatible
The AV receivers are compatible with Windows 8, letting you easily stream music from compatible PCs on your
home network.
% Easy setup using Advanced MCACC
The Auto MCACC Setup provides a quick but accurate surround sound setup, which includes the advanced features of Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ.
% iControlAV2013 Remote Application
This is an application for smartphones and tablets allowing intuitive operation of many of the AV receiver’s functions. Versions are available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android devices. The application can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store or Google Play.
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Before you start
Installing the receiver
Operating range of remote control unit
! When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a level and stable surface.
! Don’t install it on the following places:
—on a color TV (the screen may distort)
—near a cassette deck (or close to a device that gives off a magnetic field). This may interfere with the sound.
—in direct sunlight
—in damp or wet areas
—in extremely hot or cold areas
—in places where there is vibration or other movement
—in places that are very dusty
—in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as a kitchen)
! Do not touch this receiver’s bottom panel while the power is on or just after it is turned off. The bottom panel
becomes hot when the power is on (or right after it is turned off) and could cause burns.
The remote control may not work properly if:
! There are obstacles between the remote control and the receiver’s remote sensor.
! Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining onto the remote sensor.
! The receiver is located near a device that is emitting infrared rays.
! The receiver is operated simultaneously with another infrared remote control unit.
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Loading the batteries
The batteries included with the unit are to check initial operations; they may not last over a long period. We recommend using alkaline batteries that have a longer life.
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About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM)
The included AVNavigator CD-ROM contains Wiring Navi allowing you to easily make the receiver’s connections
and initial settings in dialog fashion. High precision initial settings can be completed easily simply by following
the instructions on the screen to make the connections and settings.
There are also other features enabling easy use of various functions, including an Interactive Manual that operates in association with the receiver, updating of various types of software, and MCACC Application that lets you
check the MCACC measurement results on 3D graphs.
! Download the Mac OS version of AVNavigator from the Pioneer website (page 10).
! The iPad version of AVNavigator can be downloaded from the App Store.
! The provided CD-ROM includes the Windows version of AVNavigator.
WARNING
! Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a
heater. This can cause batteries to leak, overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the life or performance of batteries.
Installing AVNavigator for Windows
CAUTION
Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions:
! Never use new and old batteries together.
! Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries properly according to the marks in the battery case.
! When inserting the batteries, make sure not to damage the springs on the battery’s (–) terminals. This can
cause batteries to leak or overheat.
! Batteries with the same shape may have different voltages. Do not use different batteries together.
! When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental regulations or environmental public institution’s rules that apply in your country/area.
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Launch the desktop from the start screen (for Windows 8 only).
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Load the included CD-ROM into your computer’s CD drive.
The CD-ROM’s top menu screen appears.
! A screen for selecting the CD-ROM’s operation (“Open with Explorer”, “Launch ‘MAIN_MENU.exe’”, etc.) may
be displayed. When the operation for launching “MAIN_MENU.exe” is performed, the AVNavigator menu
appears. A caution regarding security may appear during this operation, but there is no security problem, so
continue the operation.
! If the CD-ROM’s top menu screen is not displayed, double-click “MAIN_MENU.exe” on the CD-ROM. When
this is done, a caution regarding security is displayed, but there is no security problem, so continue the
operation.
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Click “AVNavigator” on the “Installing Software” menu.
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Follow the instructions on the screen to install.
When “Finish” is selected, installation is completed.
5
9
Remove the included CD-ROM from the computer’s CD drive.
01
Before you start
Handling the CD-ROM
Deleting the AVNavigator
Operating Environment
You can use the following method to uninstall (delete) the AVNavigator from your PC.
% Delete from the Control Panel of the PC.
! AVNavigator can be used with Microsoft® Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/Windows® 8.
! A browser is at times used for AVNavigator functions. The supported browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer® 8,
9 or 10.
!Adobe® Flash® Player 10 must be installed to use some of the functions in AVNavigator.
For details, see http://www.adobe.com/downloads/.
! With Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7, AVNavigator can also be uninstalled using the following
operation.
From the Start menu, click “Program” d “PIONEER CORPORATION” d “AVNavigator 2013.V” d “Uninstall
AVNavigator 2013.V”.
Precautions For Use
Installing AVNavigator for Mac
! This CD-ROM is for use with a personal computer. It cannot be used with a DVD player or music CD player.
Attempting to play this CD-ROM with a DVD player or music CD player can damage speakers or cause
impaired hearing due to the large volume.
1
!
!
!
!
!
!
License
! Please agree to the “Terms of Use” indicated below before using this CD-ROM. Do not use if you are unwilling
to consent to the terms of its use.
Terms of Use
! Copyright to data provided on this CD-ROM belongs to PIONEER CORPORATION. Unauthorized transfer,
duplication, broadcast, public transmission, translation, sales, lending or other such matters that go beyond
the scope of “personal use” or “citation” as defined by Copyright Law may be subject to punitive actions.
Permission to use this CD-ROM is granted under license by PIONEER CORPORATION.
General Disclaimer
2
Launch “AVNavigator 2013.pkg” from the “Downloads” folder.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen to install.
Operating Environment
! PIONEER CORPORATION does not guarantee the operation of this CD-ROM with respect to personal computers using any of the applicable OS. In addition, PIONEER CORPORATION is not liable for any damages
incurred as a result of use of this CD-ROM and is not responsible for any compensation. The names of private
corporations, products and other entities described herein are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective firms.
! AVNavigator for Mac can be used with Mac OS X (10.7 or 10.8).
! A browser is at times used for AVNavigator for Mac functions. The supported browser is Safari 6.0.
Using AVNavigator for Mac
Using AVNavigator for Windows
1
1
2
Launch “AVNavigator 2013”.
The file is located in the “Applications” folder just under the hard disk (Macintosh HD).
Click [AVNavigator 2013.V] on the desktop to launch AVNavigator.
AVNavigator is launched and Wiring Navi starts up. The language selection screen appears. Follow the instructions on the screen to make the connections and automatic settings.
Wiring Navi only starts up automatically the first time AVNavigator is launched.
2
Download “AVNavigator 2013.pkg” from one of the following websites:
http://www.pioneer.com.sg (for Southeast Asia)
http://www.pioneer.com.au (for Australia)
http://www.pioneernz.co.nz (for New Zealand)
http://www.pioneer-mea.com (for the Middle East and Africa)
http://www.pioneer-india.in (for India)
http://www.pioneer-latin.com (for Latin America)
Select and use the desired function.
For details, see Using AVNavigator for Windows on page 10. The Mac OS version includes the same types of
functions.
Deleting the AVNavigator
Select and use the desired function.
AVNavigator includes the following functions:
! Wiring Navi – Guides you through connections and initial settings in dialog fashion. High precision initial
settings can be made easily.
! Operation Guide – Describes the receiver’s playback operations and how to use several functions through
videos and illustrations.
! Interactive Manual – Automatically displays the pages explaining the functions that have been operated on
the receiver. It is also possible to operate the receiver from the Interactive Manual.
! Glossary – Displays glossary pages.
! MCACC Appli – Displays Advanced MCACC measurement results vividly on the computer.
There are special operating instructions for MCACC Application. These instructions are included in the
AVNavigator Interactive Manual’s menus. Refer to them when using MCACC Application.
! Software Update – Allows various types of software to be updated.
! Settings – Used to make various AVNavigator settings.
! Detection – Used to detect the receiver. Press Detection before using the Interactive Manual,
MCACC Appli and Software Update to connect the receiver to the network.
You can use the following method to uninstall (delete) the AVNavigator from your Mac.
1
Delete “AVNavigator 2013”.
The file is located in the “Applications” folder just under the hard disk (Macintosh HD).
2
Delete the “jp.co.pioneer.AVNavigator 2013” folder.
The folder is located in the hard disk (Macintosh HD) d “Library” folder d “Application Support” folder.
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Controls and displays
Remote control............................................................................................................................... 12
Display.............................................................................................................................................14
Front panel...................................................................................................................................... 15
11
02
Controls and displays
The remote has been conveniently color-coded according to component control using the following system:
! White – Receiver control, TV control
! Blue – Other controls (See pages 51, 52, 54, 55 and 87.)
Remote control
This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver.
1
1
2,3
STANDBY/ON ALL ZONE STBY
DISCRETE ON
DVD
TV
CD
USB
CBL
iPod
SAT
DVR
INPUT SELECT
ADPT
MHL
TUNER
STATUS
RECEIVER
VOL
MUTE
AUDIO
PARAMETER
7
4
12
5
14
ENTER
HOME
MENU
RETURN
iPod CTRL
9
FEATURES
PHASE
P.CTRL+
MPX
ECO
A.SCAL
BAND
6
PTY
PRESET
1
TUNE
5
2
4
5
SPEAKERS DIMMER
7
8
3
AUDIO
7
AUTO
CH LEVEL S.RTRV
6
DISP
CH
D.ACCESS HDMI OUT CLASS
0
ENTER
ZONE 2
ZONE 3
HD ZONE
Z2
Z3
HDZ
/ CLR
10
CH
LIGHT
Receiver setting buttons
Press
first to access:
! AUDIO PARAMETER – Use to access the Audio options (page 75).
! VIDEO PARAMETER – Use to access the Video options (page 77).
! HOME MENU – Use to access the Home Menu (pages 46, 48, 71, 91 and 99).
! RETURN – Press to confirm and exit the current menu screen.
SLEEP
9
TV CONTROL buttons
These buttons can be used to perform operations on the TV to which the TV CONTROL INPUT button is assigned.
The TV can be operated with these buttons regardless of the input set for the remote control’s operation mode
(page 84).
THX
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT STANDARD ADV SURR +Favorite
SIGNAL SEL MCACC
Receiver Control buttons
Press
first to access:
! STATUS – Press to check selected receiver settings (page 81).
! AUTO/ALC/DIRECT – Switches between Auto Surround (page 59), Auto Level Control mode and Stream
Direct mode (page 61).
! STANDARD – Press for Standard decoding and to switch various modes (2 Pro Logic, Neo:X, etc.) (page
59).
! ADV SURR – Use to switch between the various surround modes (page 60).
! THX – Press to select a Home THX listening mode (page 60).
! SIGNAL SEL – Use to select an input signal (page 61).
! MCACC – Press to switch between MCACC presets (page 61).
! CH LEVEL – Press repeatedly to select a channel, then use k/l to adjust the level (pages 50 and 100).
! AUTO S.RTRV – Press to restore CD quality sound to compressed audio sources (page 75).
! SPEAKERS – Use to change the speaker terminal (page 79).
! DIMMER – Dims or brightens the display (page 81).
! SLEEP – Use to put the receiver in sleep mode and select the amount of time before sleep (page 81).
! HDMI OUT – Switch the HDMI output terminal (page 81).
TOOLS
MENU
TOP MENU
Input function buttons
Press to select control of other components (page 84).
Use INPUT SELECT c/ d to select the input function (page 50).
VIDEO
PARAMETER
8
RCU SETUP
Use to input the preset code when making remote control settings and to set the remote control mode (page 84).
13
TV CONTROL
CH
3
VOLUME
INPUT
ALL ZONE STBY DISCRETE ON
Use this button to perform unique operations (page 86).
HDMI
NET
5
6
2
11
BDR
BD
4
This switches between standby and on for this receiver.
SOURCE
RCU SETUP
u STANDBY/ON
8
15
i/j/k/l/ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround sound system (see page 91) and the Audio or Video options
(page 75 or 77).
9
FEATURES buttons
These let you operate the receiver’s features directly.
! PHASE – Press to switch on/off Phase Control or Full Band Phase Control (page 62).
! P.CTRL+ – Use to switch the setting of the Auto Phase Control Plus function (page 75).
! A.SCAL – Use to switch the Audio Scaler function’s setting (page 75).
! ECO – Use to switch the eco mode type (page 60).
RECEIVER
12
02
Controls and displays
10 MULTI-ZONE select buttons
Switch to perform operations in ZONE 2, ZONE 3 and HDZONE (page 79).
11 Remote control LED
Lights when a command is sent from the remote control.
12
Switches the remote to control the receiver (used to select the white commands).
Switch to perform operations in the main zone.
Also use this button to set up surround sound.
13 VOLUME +/–
Use to set the listening volume.
14MUTE
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).
15
LIGHT
Press to turn on/off the illumination for the buttons.
The way the buttons light can be selected from four modes (page 86).
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02
Controls and displays
7
Display
1
AUTO
HDMI
DIGITAL
ANALOG
2
L
SL
XL
C
XC
LFE
3
1
17
4
5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14
DSD PCM FULL BAND
TUNED
R 2DIGITAL PLUS
2TrueHD
MULTI-ZONE
PQLS ALC
ATT STEREO
SR DTS HD ES 96/24 S.RTRV SOUND UP MIX OVER MONO
XR
MSTR
CD
AUTO SURROUND
STREAM DIRECT
2PROLOGIC x Neo:6
THX ADV.SURROUND
STANDARD
SP AB
SLEEP
6
TUNER
PHONO
iPod
18 19 20
DVD TV
BD DVR
VIDEO
HDMI
8ATT
15 16
Lights when the input signal level is lowered to reduce distortion (page 75).
9OVER
dB
Lights when excessive analog signals are being input.
USB
[2] [3] [4]
10PQLS
Lights when the PQLS feature is active (page 72).
11 Tuner indicators
21
! TUNED – Lights when a broadcast is being received.
! STEREO – Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is being received in auto stereo mode.
! MONO – Lights when the mono mode is set using MPX.
22
Signal indicators
12
Light to indicate the currently selected input signal. AUTO lights when the receiver is set to select the input signal automatically (page 61).
2
(PHASE CONTROL)
Lights when the Phase Control (page 62) or Full Band Phase Control (page 62) is switched on.
Lights when the sound is muted.
13SOUND
Program format indicators
Lights when the DIALOG E (Dialog Enhancement) or TONE (tone controls) features is selected (page 75).
Light to indicate the channels to which digital signals are being input.
! L/R – Left front/Right front channel
! C – Center channel
! SL/SR – Left surround/Right surround channel
! LFE – Low frequency effects channel (the (( )) indicators light when an LFE signal is being input)
! XL/XR – Two channels other than the ones above
! XC – Either one channel other than the ones above, the mono surround channel or matrix encode flag
16 Scroll indicators
3
Light when there are more selectable items when making the various settings.
14 Master volume level
Shows the overall volume level.
“---” indicates the minimum level, and “+12dB” indicates the maximum level.
15 Input function indicators
Light to indicate the input function you have selected.
Digital format indicators
Light when a signal encoded in the corresponding format is detected.
! 2 DIGITAL – Lights with Dolby Digital decoding.
! 2 DIGITAL PLUS – Lights with Dolby Digital Plus decoding.
! 2 TrueHD – Lights with Dolby TrueHD decoding.
! DTS – Lights with DTS decoding.
! DTS HD – Lights with DTS-HD decoding.
! 96/24 – Lights with DTS 96/24 decoding.
! DSD – Lights during playback of DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signals.
! DSD PCM – Light during DSD (Direct Stream Digital) to PCM conversion.
! PCM – Lights during playback of PCM signals.
! MSTR – Lights during playback of DTS-HD Master Audio signals.
17 Speaker indicators
Lights to indicate the current speaker system using SPEAKERS (page 79).
18SLEEP
Lights when the receiver is in sleep mode (page 81).
19 Matrix decoding format indicators
! 2PRO LOGIC IIx – This lights to indicate 2 Pro Logic II / 2 Pro Logic IIx decoding (page 59).
20S.RTRV
Lights when the Auto Sound Retriever function is active (page 75).
21 Character display
Displays various system information.
4MULTI-ZONE
22 Remote control mode indicator
Lights when the MULTI-ZONE feature is active (page 79).
5
Lights to indicate the receiver’s remote control mode setting. (Not displayed when set to 1.) (page 104)
FULL BAND
Lights when the Full Band Phase Control is switched on (page 62).
6
Listening mode indicators
! AUTO SURROUND – Lights when the Auto Surround feature is switched on (page 59).
! ALC – Lights when the ALC (Auto level control) mode is selected (page 59).
! STREAM DIRECT – Lights when Direct/Pure Direct is selected (page 61).
! ADV.SURROUND – Lights when one of the Advanced Surround modes has been selected (page 60).
! STANDARD – Lights when one of the Standard Surround modes is switched on (page 59).
! THX – Lights when one of the Home THX modes is selected (page 60).
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02
Controls and displays
7
Front panel
Front panel controls
To access the front panel controls, catch the sides of the door with your fingers and pull forward.
1
2
3
4
3
5
6
INPU
SELET
CTOR
STAN
DBY
ADVANCED
MCACC
FL OFF
HDMI
/ON
iPod iPhone iPad
MAST
VOLU ER
ME
8
INPUT
SELECTOR
AUDIO PARAMETER
Use to access the Audio options (page 75).
MASTER
VOLUME
9
i/j/k/l (TUNE/PRESET) /ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your Home Menu. Use TUNE i/j to find radio frequencies and use
PRESET k/l to find preset stations (page 54).
STANDBY/ON
10 VIDEO PARAMETER
Use to access the Video options (page 77).
11 MULTI-ZONE controls
8
9 10
AUDIO
PARAMETER
7
TUNE
VIDEO
PARAMETER
12
13
15
14
12SPEAKERS
ZONE 2
ON/OFF
MULTI-ZONE
CONTROL
iPod iPhone iPad
DIRECT CONTROL
SPEAKERS
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
HOME THX
BAND
Use to change the speaker terminal (page 79).
TUNER EDIT
13 iPod iPhone iPad DIRECT CONTROL
ZONE 3
ON/OFF
ENTER
PRESET
Change the receiver’s input to the iPod and enable iPod operations on the iPod (page 51).
PRESET
HOME MENU
RETURN
TUNE
16
1
11
If you’ve made MULTI-ZONE connections (page 37) use these controls to control the sub zone from the main zone
(page 79).
HDZONE
ON/OFF
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
with USB
5V
14 Listening mode buttons
HDMI 5 INPUT/
0.9 A)
MHL (5V
2.1 A
! AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT – Switches between Auto Surround (page 59), Auto Level Control and
Stream Direct mode (page 61).
! HOME THX – Press to select a Home THX listening mode (page 60).
(HDMI)
17
18
19
20
15 TUNER controls
21
! BAND – Switches between AM and FM radio bands (page 54).
! TUNER EDIT – Use with TUNE i/j, PRESET k/l and ENTER to memorize and name stations for recall
(page 55).
u STANDBY/ON
This switches between standby and on for this receiver.
2
16 HOME MENU
INPUT SELECTOR dial
Use to access the Home Menu (pages 48, 46, 71, 91 and 99).
Use to select an input function.
17RETURN
3Indicators
Press to confirm and exit the current menu screen.
! ADVANCED MCACC – Lights when EQ is set to ON in the AUDIO PARAMETER menu (page 75).
! FL OFF – Lights when “off” (nothing displayed) is selected with the display’s dimmer adjustment (page 81).
! HDMI – Blinks when connecting an HDMI-equipped component; lights when the component is connected
(page 30).
! iPod iPhone iPad – Lights to indicate iPod/iPhone/iPad is connected (page 40).
4
18 PHONES jack
Use to connect headphones. When the headphones are connected, there is no sound output from the speakers.
19 MCACC SETUP MIC jack
Use to connect the supplied microphone (page 45).
20 iPod/iPhone/iPad terminals
Character display
Use to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad as an audio and video source (page 40), or connect a USB device for
audio and photo playback (page 41).
See Display on page 14.
5
Remote sensor
21 HDMI input/MHL connector
Receives the signals from the remote control (page 9).
6
Use for connection to a compatible HDMI device (Video camera, etc.) (page 41).
An MHL-compatible mobile device can also be connected here using the MHL cable (page 41).
MASTER VOLUME dial
15
Connecting your equipment
Connecting your equipment.......................................................................................................... 17
Rear panel....................................................................................................................................... 17
Determining the speakers’ application......................................................................................... 18
Placing the speakers....................................................................................................................... 21
Connecting the speakers................................................................................................................ 21
Installing your speaker system...................................................................................................... 23
About the audio connection.......................................................................................................... 28
About the video converter............................................................................................................ 29
About HDMI.................................................................................................................................... 29
Connecting your TV and playback components.......................................................................... 30
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video sources................................ 32
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box......................................................... 33
Connecting other audio components........................................................................................... 34
Connecting additional amplifiers.................................................................................................. 35
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs................................................................................ 35
Connecting AM/FM antennas........................................................................................................ 36
MULTI-ZONE setup......................................................................................................................... 37
Connecting to the network through LAN interface.................................................................... 39
Connecting optional Bluetooth ADAPTER.................................................................................... 40
Connecting an iPod........................................................................................................................ 40
Connecting a USB device............................................................................................................... 41
Connecting an MHL-compatible device........................................................................................ 41
Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel input....................................... 41
Using a USB cable to connect to a computer................................................................................ 41
Connecting to a wireless LAN........................................................................................................ 42
Connecting an IR receiver.............................................................................................................. 42
Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger...................................................... 43
Plugging in the receiver................................................................................................................. 43
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03
Connecting your equipment
SC-LX77
Connecting your equipment
This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This chapter
explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system.
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
IN 1
BD IN
(DVD)
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
(VIDEO)
IN 7
OUT 2
IN 8
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
AC IN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
ASSIGNABLE
Y
SELECTABLE
PB
PR
ADAPTER PORT
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
IN 1
(DVD)
CAUTION
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)
! Before making or changing the connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet. Plugging in should be the final step.
! When making connections, also keep the power cords of the devices being connected unplugged from the
power outlets.
! Depending on the device being connected (amplifier, receiver, etc.), the methods of connection and terminal
names may differ from the explanations in this manual. Also refer to the operating instructions of the respective devices.
ZONE 2 ZONE 3
OUT
OUT
DVD
IN
SAT/CBL VIDEO
IN
IN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)
MONITOR
OUT
COAXIAL
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
OUT
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220 - 230 V
SIGNAL GND
PHONO
IN 1 (CD) FRONT 1 SUBWOOFER 2 SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT F WIDE
IN
(Single)
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
IN 3
(VIDEO)
L
MONITOR
OUT
R
AUDIO
ZONE 2
SUBWOOFER
RS-232C ANTENNA
AM LOOP
OUT
R
FRONT
L
ASSIGNABLE
CENTER
PRE OUT
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
240 V
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
FM UNBAL 75
12V TRIGGER
IR
A
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
IN 1
SPEAKERS
1
IN 2
2
Important
(OUTPUT 12 V
TOTAL 150 mA MAX)
! Illustration shows the SC-LX87, however connections for the SC-LX77 are the same except where noted.
Notes
Rear panel
!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 to The Input
Setup menu on page 46 to change the assignments if other connections are used.
SC-LX87
IN 1
(DVD)
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
AC IN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
ASSIGNABLE
Y
SELECTABLE
PB
PR
ADAPTER PORT COAXIAL
COMPONENT VIDEO
VIDEO
IN 1
(DVD)
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)
ZONE 2 ZONE 3
OUT
OUT
DVD
IN
SAT/CBL VIDEO
IN
IN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)
MONITOR OUT
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
IN 3
(VIDEO)
OUT
USB-DAC
IN
FRONT
BD
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK
240 V
L
MONITOR
OUT
R
AUDIO
ZONE 2
OUT
ZONE 2
SUBWOOFER
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
OUT
IN 1
A
R
FRONT
L
ASSIGNABLE
CENTER
PRE OUT
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
SUBWOOFER
R
MULTI CH IN
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
SPEAKERS
FM UNBAL 75
12V TRIGGER
IR
RS-232C
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220 - 230 V
SIGNAL GND
PHONO
IN 1 (CD) FRONT 1 SUBWOOFER 2 SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT F WIDE
IN
(Single)
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
Input function
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
1
IN 2
2
(OUTPUT 12 V
TOTAL 150 mA MAX)
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Input Terminals
HDMI
Audio
Component
IN 1
(BD)
DVD
IN 1
COAX-1
SAT/CBL
IN 2
COAX-2
DVR/BDR
IN 3
OPT-2
VIDEO
IN 4
HDMI 5/MHL
(front panel)
IN 5
HDMI 6
IN 6
HDMI 7
IN 7
HDMI 8
IN 8
IN 2
IN 3
TV
OPT-1
CD
ANALOG-1
03
Connecting your equipment
[B] 7.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection
Determining the speakers’ application
! Speaker System setting: 7.1ch + Speaker B
This unit is equipped with speaker terminals for 11 channels, allowing users to select a variety of speaker layouts/
usage patterns according to their tastes. The terminals to which the speakers should be connected differ according to the speaker layout/usage pattern. Select one speaker layout/usage pattern before connecting the speakers.
For instructions on connections, see Installing your speaker system on page 23.
However, the 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3 and Multi-ZONE Music settings can be used separately according to the situation. Normally set this to 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3 and use this for multi-zone/multi-source playback, and when using
the system for home parties for example, set this to Multi-ZONE Music to associate all zones with the main zone.
! Be sure to connect speakers to the front left and right channels (L and R).
! It is also possible to only connect one of the surround back speakers (SB) or neither.
! If you have two subwoofers, the second subwoofer can be connected to the SUBWOOFER 2 terminal.
Connecting two subwoofers increases the bass sound to achieve more powerful sound reproduction. In this
case, the same sound is output from the two subwoofers.
FHR
FHL
R
L
SW 2
C
SR
L
SBR
SL
Important
R
SW 1
Speaker B
SBL
!The Speaker System setting must be made if you use any of the connections shown below other than [A] (see
Speaker system setting on page 99).
! The speakers from which sound is output can be switched according to the speaker layout/usage pattern
(sound is not necessarily output from all connected speakers). Use the SPEAKERS button to switch the speakers from which sound is output. For details, see Switching the speaker terminals on page 79.
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 7.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback of the same sound on the B speakers. The same connections also allow for 9.2-channel surround sound
in the main zone when not using the B speakers.
The speakers from which sound is output can be switched using the SPEAKERS button. For details, see Switching
the speaker terminals on page 79.
[A] 9.2 channel surround system (Front height/Front wide) connection
[C] 7.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality
surround)
*Default setting
! Speaker System setting: 9.1ch FH/FW
! Speaker System setting: 7.1ch Front Bi-Amp
Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for high sound quality with 7.2-channel surround sound.
FHR
FHL
Front Bi-Amp
R
FWR
R
L
SW 2
C
SW 1
SR
L
FWL
SW 2
SL
C
SW 1
SR
SBR
SBL
SL
A 9.2 ch surround system connects the left and right front speakers (L/R), the center speaker (C), the left and right
front height speakers (FHL/FHR), the left and right front wide speakers (FWL/FWR), the left and right surround
speakers (SL/SR), the left and right surround back speakers (SBL/SBR), and the subwoofers (SW 1/SW 2).
It is not possible to produce sound simultaneously from the front height speakers and the front wide speakers.
This surround system produces a more true-to-life sound from above.
The speakers from which sound is output can be switched using the SPEAKERS button. For details, see Switching
the speaker terminals on page 79.
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[D] 7.2 channel surround system (Surround back) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi
Zone)
[F] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality
surround) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi Zone)
! Speaker System setting: 7.1ch + ZONE 2
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 7.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback on another component in ZONE 2. (The selection of input devices is limited.)
This speaker layout/usage pattern provides 7.2-channel playback using the surround back channels in the main
zone. To achieve 7.2-channel playback using the front height and front wide channels with ZONE 2 connections,
see [E].
! Speaker System setting: 5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for high sound
quality with 5.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo playback on another component in ZONE 2.
(The selection of input devices is limited.)
Front Bi-Amp
Main zone
Main zone
R
ZONE 2
R
ZONE 2
Sub zone
L
SW 2
C
SW 1
Sub zone
L
SW 2
SR
C
SW 1
R
SBR
SL
L
SR
R
L
SL
SBL
[G-1] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/ZONE 3 connection (Multi Zone)
[G-2] Multi-ZONE Music
[E] 7.2 channel surround system (Front height/Front wide) & ZONE 2
connection (Multi Zone)
![G-1] Speaker System setting: 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3
![G-2] Speaker System setting: Multi-ZONE Music
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback on another component in ZONE 2 and ZONE3. (The selection of input devices is limited.)
However, the 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3 and Multi-ZONE Music settings can be used separately according to the situation. Normally set this to 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3 and use this for multi-zone/multi-source playback, and when using
the system for home parties for example, set this to Multi-ZONE Music to associate all zones with the main zone.
! Speaker System setting: 7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 7.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback on another component in ZONE 2. (The selection of input devices is limited.)
This speaker layout/usage pattern provides 7.2-channel playback using the front height and front wide channels
in the main zone. To achieve 7.2-channel playback using the surround back channels with ZONE 2 connections,
see [D].
It is not possible to produce sound simultaneously from the front height speakers and the front wide speakers.
The speakers from which sound is output can be switched using the SPEAKERS button. For details, see Switching
the speaker terminals on page 79.
Main zone
Sub zone
L
Main zone
R
FHR
R
FHL
FWR
L
SW 2
C
ZONE 2
R
SW 2
ZONE 2
C
SW 1
L
ZONE 3
Sub zone
SW 1
SR
FWL
SL
R
SR
L
SL
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[H] 5.2 channel surround system & Speaker B Bi-amping connection
[J] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Center Bi-amping connection
(High quality surround)
! Speaker System setting: 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback of the same sound on the B speakers. The B speakers can be bi-amped to achieve high quality sound.
The speakers from which sound is output can be switched using the SPEAKERS button. For details, see Switching
the speaker terminals on page 79.
! Speaker System setting: 5.1ch F+C Bi-Amp
Bi-amping connection of the front and center speakers for high sound quality with 5.2-channel surround sound.
Front Bi-Amp
Speaker B Bi-Amp
R
L
R
L
L
SW 2
C
C
SW 2
R
SW 1
Center
Bi-Amp
SW 1
SR
SL
SR
SL
[K] 5.2 channel surround system & Center and Surround Bi-amping
connection (High quality surround)
[I] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Surround Bi-amping connection
(High quality surround)
! Speaker System setting: 5.1ch C+Surr Bi-Amp
Bi-amping connection of the center and surround speakers for high sound quality with 5.2-channel surround
sound.
! Speaker System setting: 5.1ch F+Surr Bi-Amp
Bi-amping connection of the front and surround speakers for high sound quality with 5.2-channel surround
sound.
Front Bi-Amp
R
L
R
SW 2
L
SW 2
C
SW 1
Center
Bi-Amp
SR
SL
C
SW 1
SR
SL
Surround Bi-Amp
Surround Bi-Amp
Other speaker connections
! Your favorite speaker connections can be selected even if you have fewer than 5.2 speakers (except front left/
right speakers).
! When not connecting a subwoofer, connect speakers with low frequency reproduction capabilities to the front
channel. (The subwoofer’s low frequency component is played from the front speakers, so the speakers could
be damaged.)
! After connecting, be sure to conduct the Full Auto MCACC (speaker environment setting) procedure. See
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45.
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Placing the speakers
Connecting the speakers
Refer to the chart below for placement of the speakers you intend to connect.
Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match
these up with the terminals on the speakers themselves.
This unit supports speakers with a nominal impedance of 4 W to 16 W.
SW 2 SW 1
C
FHL
L
R
30
FWL
30
60
60
SL
FHR
120
FWR
120
SR
60
SBL
CAUTION
! These speaker terminals carry HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage. To prevent the risk of electric shock when connecting or disconnecting the speaker cables, disconnect the power cord before touching any uninsulated
parts.
! Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted together and inserted fully into the speaker terminal. If any
of the bare speaker wire touches the back panel it may cause the power to cut off as a safety measure.
SB
Bare wire connections
SBR
CAUTION
! Place the surround speakers at 120º from the center. If you, (1) use the surround back speaker, and, (2) don’t
use the front height speakers / front wide speakers, we recommend placing the surround speaker right beside
you.
! If you intend to connect only one surround back speaker, place it directly behind you.
! Place the left and right front height speakers at least one meter directly above the left and right front speakers.
Make sure that all speakers are securely installed. This not only improves sound quality, but also reduces the risk
of damage or injury resulting from speakers being knocked over or falling in the event of external shocks such as
earthquakes.
THX speaker system setup
1
Twist exposed wire strands together.
2
Loosen terminal and insert exposed wire.
3
Tighten terminal.
If you are using a THX certified subwoofer, use the THX INPUT jack on the subwoofer (if your subwoofer has one)
or switch the filter position to THX on your subwoofer.
See also THX Audio Setting on page 101 to make the settings that will give you the best sound experience when
using the Home THX modes (page 60).
1
2
3
10 mm
Some tips for improving sound quality
Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect on the quality of the sound. The following guidelines
should help you to get the best sound from your system.
! 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 subwoofer), or mounting them very high on a
wall is not recommended.
! For the best stereo effect, place the front speakers 2 m to 3 m apart, at equal distance from the TV.
! If you’re going to place speakers around your CRT TV, use shielded speakers or place the speakers at a sufficient distance from your CRT TV.
! If you’re using a center speaker, place the front speakers at a wider angle. If not, place them at a narrower
angle.
! Place the center speaker above or below the TV so that the sound of the center channel is localized at the TV
screen. Also, make sure the center speaker does not cross the line formed by the leading edge of the front left
and right speakers.
! It is best to angle the speakers towards the listening position. The angle depends on the size of the room. Use
less of an angle for bigger rooms.
! Surround and surround back speakers should be positioned 60 cm to 90 cm higher than your ears and tilted
slightly downward. Make sure the speakers don’t face each other. For DVD-Audio, the speakers should be
more directly behind the listener than for home theater playback.
! Try not to place the surround speakers farther away from the listening position than the front and center speakers. Doing so can weaken the surround sound effect.
Notes
! Please refer to the manual that came with your speakers for details on how to connect the other end of the
speaker cables to your speakers.
! Use an RCA cable to connect the subwoofer. It is not possible to connect using speaker cables.
! If you have two subwoofers, the second subwoofer can be connected to the SUBWOOFER 2 terminal.
Connecting two subwoofers increases the bass sound to achieve more powerful sound reproduction. In this
case, the same sound is output from the two subwoofers.
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Bi-amping your speakers
Bi-wiring your speakers
Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver and low frequency driver of your speakers to different
amplifiers for better crossover performance. Your speakers must be bi-ampable to do this (having separate terminals for high and low) and the sound improvement will depend on the kind of speakers you’re using.
Your speakers can also be bi-wired if they support bi-amping.
! With these connections, the Speaker System setting makes no difference.
Front right
CAUTION
Front left
Bi-amp compatible
speaker
High
Bi-amp compatible
speaker
! Don’t connect different speakers from the same terminal in this way.
! When bi-wiring as well, heed the cautions for bi-amping shown above.
High
% To bi-wire a speaker, connect two speaker cords to the speaker terminal on the receiver.
Low
Low
A
FRONT
R
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
SPEAKERS
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
SPEAKERS
CAUTION
! Most speakers with both High and Low terminals have two metal plates that connect the High to the Low
terminals. These must be removed when you are bi-amping the speakers or you could severely damage the
amplifier. See your speaker manual for more information.
! If your speakers have a removable crossover network, make sure you do not remove it for bi-amping. Doing so
may damage your speakers.
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[B] 7.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection
Installing your speaker system
At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround speakers should
always be connected as a pair, but you can connect just one surround back speaker if you like (it must be connected to the left surround back terminal).
! Select ‘7.1ch + Speaker B’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
[A] 9.2 channel surround system (Front height/Front wide) connection
Speaker B- right
Front height right
Front height left
Speaker B- left
! If necessary, select ‘9.1ch FH/FW’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
Front height right
Front wide right
Front right
Front height left
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Front right
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Front left
Front wide left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Front left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
2
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
(Single)
F WIDE
L
R
PRE OUT
CENTER
A
R
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
2
(Single)
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
F WIDE
L
SPEAKERS
R
PRE OUT
CENTER
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
SPEAKERS
Surround right
Surround right
Surround back right
Surround back left
Surround left
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Surround back right
Surround back left
Surround left
A
L
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[C] 7.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality
surround)
[D] 7.2 channel surround system (Surround back) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi
Zone)
! Select ‘7.1ch Front Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
! Select ‘7.1ch + ZONE 2’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front right
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front left
Subwoofer 1
Center
Front right
Subwoofer 1
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
1
SUBWOOFER
Low
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
2
(Single)
1
SUBWOOFER
2
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
(Single)
F WIDE
L
F WIDE
L
R
R
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
PRE OUT
CENTER
A
PRE OUT
CENTER
A
ZONE 2 - right ZONE 2 - left
Front left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
FRONT
FRONT
Subwoofer 2
Subwoofer 2
High
Low
Center
R
R
SURROUND
L
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
SURROUND BACK A
L
(Single)
SPEAKERS
SPEAKERS
Surround right
Surround right
Surround back right
Surround back left
Surround left
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Surround back right
Surround back left
Surround left
A
L
(Single)
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[E] 7.2 channel surround system (Front height/Front wide) & ZONE 2
connection (Multi Zone)
[F] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality
surround) & ZONE 2 connection (Multi Zone)
! Select ‘7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
! Select ‘5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
Front height right
Front wide right
Front height left
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front right
Front wide left
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front left
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
High
Front right
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
Front left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
2
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
(Single)
F WIDE
L
R
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
2
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
(Single)
F WIDE
PRE OUT
CENTER
A
L
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
R
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
SPEAKERS
PRE OUT
CENTER
A
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
SPEAKERS
Surround right
Surround right
Surround left
ZONE 2 - right
ZONE 2 - left
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Surround left
ZONE 2 - right
ZONE 2 - left
A
L
(Single)
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[G-1] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/ZONE 3 connection (Multi Zone)
[G-2] Multi-ZONE Music
! Select ‘5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
![G-1] Speaker System setting: 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3
![G-2] Speaker System setting: Multi-ZONE Music
Front right
Subwoofer 1
Center
Front right
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
ZONE 3 - right
Front left
[H] 5.2 channel surround system & Speaker B Bi-amping connection
Subwoofer 1
Center
Front left
Subwoofer 2
ZONE 3 - left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
2
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
(Single)
F WIDE
L
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
2
(Single)
F WIDE
R
L
A
R
R
PRE OUT
CENTER
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
PRE OUT
CENTER
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
SPEAKERS
A
L
FRONT
(Single)
SPEAKERS
Bi-amp compatible
speaker
Speaker B left
High
Low
Surround right
Surround right
Surround left
ZONE 2 - right
ZONE 2 - left
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Bi-amp compatible
speaker
Speaker B right
High
Low
Surround left
A
L
(Single)
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[I] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Surround Bi-amping connection
(High quality surround)
[J] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Center Bi-amping connection
(High quality surround)
! Select ‘5.1ch F+Surr Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
! Select ‘5.1ch F+C Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front right
Subwoofer 1
Center
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front left
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front right
High
High
Low
Low
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
2
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
(Single)
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front left
Subwoofer 1
High
Low
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Center
Subwoofer 2
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
F WIDE
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
2
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
(Single)
L
R
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
R
PRE OUT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
Low
F WIDE
L
CENTER
PRE OUT
CENTER
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
A
R
(Single)
SPEAKERS
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
SPEAKERS
High
Low
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Surround left
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Surround right
High
Low
Surround right
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A
L
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[K] 5.2 channel surround system & Center and Surround Bi-amping
connection (High quality surround)
About the audio connection
Types of cables and terminals
HDMI
Sound signal priority
! Select ‘5.1ch C+Surr Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page 99 to do this.
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Center
Front right
Subwoofer 1
Front left
Subwoofer 2
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
Digital (Coaxial)
1
SUBWOOFER
2
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
(Single)
F WIDE
R
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
FRONT HEIGHT
PRE OUT
L
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
SPEAKERS
High
High
Low
Low
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Surround right
Conventional analog audio
! With an HDMI cable, video and audio signals can be transferred in high quality over a single cable.
! For HD audio, see About HDMI on page 29.
L
CENTER
Conventional digital audio
Digital (Optical)
RCA (Analog)
(White/Red)
FRONT
Transferable audio signals
HD audio
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Surround left
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About the video converter
About HDMI
The video converter ensures that all video sources are output through the HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2
terminals.
If the TV is only connected to the receiver’s composite VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks, all the other video devices
must be connected through composite connections.
If several video components are assigned to the same input function (see The Input Setup menu on page 46), the
converter gives priority to HDMI, component, then composite (in that order).
The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio.
This receiver incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI®/TM) technology.
This receiver supports the functions described below through HDMI connections.
! Digital transfer of uncompressed video (contents protected by HDCP (1080p/24, 1080p/60, etc.))
! 3D signal transfer
! Deep Color signal transfer
! x.v.Color signal transfer
! ARC (Audio Return Channel)
! 4K signal transfer
—This may not operate properly, depending on the connected equipment.
—4K 24p, 4K 25p and 4K 30p signals are supported.
! Input of multi-channel linear PCM digital audio signals (192 kHz or less) for up to 8 channels
! Input of the following digital audio formats:
—Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, High bitrate audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD
High Resolution Audio), CD, SACD (DSD signal)
! Synchronized operation with components using the Control with HDMI function (see Control with HDMI function on page 70)
High picture quality
Terminal for connection
with source device
Terminal for connection
with TV monitor
HDMI IN
Y
PB
HDMI OUT
PR
Y
PB
PR
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
Video signals
can be output
Notes
! An HDMI connection can only be made with DVI-equipped components compatible with both DVI and High
Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If you choose to connect to a DVI connector, you will need a
separate adaptor (DVIdHDMI) to do so. A DVI connection, however, does not support audio signals. Consult
your local audio dealer for more information.
! If you connect a component that is not compatible with HDCP, an HDCP ERROR message is displayed on
the front panel display. Some components that are compatible with HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem with displaying video this is not a malfunction.
! Depending on the component you have connected, using a DVI connection may result in unreliable signal
transfers.
! This receiver supports SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. To take advantage
of these formats, however, make sure that the component connected to this receiver also supports the corresponding format.
! Use a High Speed HDMI®/TM Cable. If an HDMI cable other than a High Speed HDMI®/TM Cable is used, it may
not work properly.
! When an HDMI cable with a built-in equalizer is connected, it may not operate properly.
! Signal transfer is only possible when connected to a compatible component.
! HDMI format digital audio transmissions require a longer time to be recognized. Due to this, interruption in the
audio may occur when switching between audio formats or beginning playback.
! Turning on/off the device connected to this unit’s HDMI OUT terminal during playback, or disconnecting/connecting the HDMI cable during playback, may cause noise or interrupted audio.
Notes
! The only exception is HDMI: since this resolution cannot be downsampled, you must connect your monitor/TV
to the receiver’s HDMI output when connecting this video source.
! If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In
this case, try switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the Video options on page 77) OFF.
! The signal input resolutions that can be converted from the component video input for the HDMI output are
480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p and 1080i. 1080p signals cannot be converted.
! For optimal video performance, THX recommends switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the Video
options on page 77) OFF.
This item incorporates copy protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights of Rovi Corporation. Reverse engineering and disassembly are prohibited.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries.
“x.v.Color” and
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—When the TV and receiver are connected by HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI ARC (Audio
Return Channel) function, the sound of the TV can be input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT 1 terminal, so
there is no need to connect an audio cable. In this case, set ARC at HDMI Setup to ON (see HDMI Setup on
page 71).
After setting the ARC, some time may be required for the connected device to be recognized and the sound to
be produced.
—If you use a coaxial digital audio cable or RCA (analog) audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital or analog audio input you connected the TV to (see The Input Setup menu on page 46).
—Please refer to the TV’s operation manual for directions on connections and setup for the TV.
Connecting your TV and playback components
Connecting using HDMI
If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped component (Blu-ray Disc player (BD), etc.), you can connect it
to this receiver using a commercially available HDMI cable.
If the TV and playback components support the Control with HDMI feature, the convenient Control with HDMI
functions can be used (see HDMI Setup on page 71).
HDMI/DVI-compatible
Blu-ray Disc player
Other HDMI/DVIequipped component
This connection is required in
order to listen to the sound of
the TV over the receiver.
HDMI/DVI-compatible
monitor
HDMI OUT
Select one
HDMI OUT
IN 1
(DVD)
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
HDMI IN
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
SELECTABLE
COAXIAL
IN 1
(DVD)
HDMI
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
SELECTABLE
COAXIAL
IN 1
(DVD)
IN 1 (CD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
IN 1 (CD)
ASSIGNABLE
ASSIGNABLE
! When connecting to an HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor using the HDMI OUT 2 terminal, switch the HDMI
output setting to OUT 2 or OUT 1+2. See Switching the HDMI output on page 81.
In the same way, when an HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor is connected to the HDMI OUT 3 terminal, switch
the HDMI OUT 3 setting to ON (page 81). In this case, MAIN/HDZONE at ZONE Setup must be set to MAIN
(page 105).
! For input components, connections other than HDMI connections are also possible (see Connecting your DVD
player with no HDMI output on page 31).
! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables.
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Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output
Connecting your TV with no HDMI input
This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component with no
HDMI output) to the receiver.
This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component) to
the receiver.
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
DVD player, etc.
Important
Select one
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
HDMI IN
Select one
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
Y
! With these connections, the picture is not output to the TV even if the DVD player is connected with an HDMI
cable. Connect the receiver and TV using the same type of video cable as used to connect the receiver and
player.
! Also, when the receiver and TV are connected by anything other than an HDMI cable, the OSD function allowing display of the receiver’s settings, operations, etc., on the TV’s screen cannot be used. In this case, watch
the receiver’s front panel display while performing the various operations and making settings.
PR
PB
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
DVD player, etc.
TV
Select one
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PB
Y
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
PR
Select one
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO
Y
PB
Select one
PR
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
HDMI OUT
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
ASSIGNABLE
Y
SELECTABLE
PB
PR
COAXIAL
COMPONENT VIDEO
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD)
IN 1
(DVD)
OPTICAL
ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
(TV)
(SAT/CBL)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)
DVD
IN
IN 3
(VIDEO)
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
MONITOR
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
Y
SELECTABLE
PB
PR
COAXIAL
COMPONENT VIDEO
IN 1
(DVD)
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
(DVR/
BDR)
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
DVD
IN
IN 3
(VIDEO)
ZONE 2
OUT
LAN (10/100)
OUT
IN 2
MONITOR
OUT
ASSIGNABLE
ZONE 2
OUT
1 -8
ASSIGNABLE
Y
SELECTABLE
PB
PR
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
COAXIAL
COMPONENT VIDEO
IN 1
MONITOR OUT
IN 1
(DVD)
(DVD)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OPTICAL
ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
IN 2
(TV)
(SAT/CBL)
(DVR/BDR)
IN 2
! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables
(page 30).
—When the TV and receiver are connected by HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI ARC (Audio
Return Channel) function, the sound of the TV can be input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT 1 terminal, so
there is no need to connect an audio cable. In this case, set ARC at HDMI Setup to ON (see HDMI Setup on
page 71).
! If you use an optical digital audio cable or RCA (analog) audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the player to (see The Input Setup menu on page 46).
(DVR/
BDR)
DVD
IN
IN 3
(VIDEO)
MONITOR
OUT
ZONE 2
OUT
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
1 -8
Y
SELECTABLE
PB
PR
COAXIAL
COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
IN 1
(DVD)
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)
IN 3
(VIDEO)
MONITOR
OUT
ZONE 2
OUT
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DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
ASSIGNABLE
DVD
IN
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
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! In order to listening to HD audio with this receiver, connect an HDMI cable, and use analog video cable for
video signal input.
Depending on the player, it may not be possible to output video signals to both HDMI and other video output
(composite, etc.) simultaneously, and it may be necessary to make video output settings. Please refer to the
operating instructions supplied with your player 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 30).
! If you use an optical digital audio cable or RCA (analog) audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the player to (see The Input Setup menu on page 46).
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video
sources
This receiver has audio/video inputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video devices, including HDD/DVD
recorders and BD recorders.
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 46).
HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc.
Select one
VIDEO IN
VIDEO
AUDIO IN
R ANALOG L
IN 1
(DVD)
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
BD IN
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
SELECTABLE
COAXIAL
VIDEO
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
HDMI
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
AUDIO
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
SELECTABLE
COAXIAL
VIDEO
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
DVR/BDR
IN
AUDIO
! In order to record, you must connect the analog audio cables (the digital connection is for playback only) (page
80).
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! If your HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc., is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s HDMI DVR/BDR IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by
HDMI (see Connecting using HDMI on page 30).
HDMI OUT
HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc.
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box
Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called ‘set-top boxes’.
When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the set-top box to (see The
Input Setup menu on page 46).
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
STB
HDMI IN
HDMI
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
Select one
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
SELECTABLE
IN 1
(DVD)
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
SELECTABLE
COAXIAL
ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
(DVD)
HDMI
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
for WIRELESS LAN
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
1 -8
COAXIAL
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
LAN (10/100) DC OUTPUT
SAT/CBL
IN
ASSIGNABLE
SELECTABLE
IN 2
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
SAT/CBL
IN
! If your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s
HDMI SAT/CBL IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see Connecting using
HDMI on page 30).
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
STB
HDMI OUT
HDMI IN
HDMI
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
SELECTABLE
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IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
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! Even if your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, in some cases the sound is output from
the digital audio output (optical or coaxial) and only the video is output from the HDMI output terminal. In this
case, make the HDMI and digital audio connections as shown below.
This receiver has both digital and analog inputs, allowing you to connect audio components for playback.
When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the component to (see
also The Input Setup menu on page 46).
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
Select one
STB
Connecting other audio components
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL COAXIAL
CD player, MD, DAT, etc.
Turntable
HDMI IN
HDMI OUT
Select one
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
HDMI
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
DIGITAL IN
OPTICAL
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
SELECTABLE
COAXIAL
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
IN 1
(DVD)
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
HDMI
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
—If you use a digital audio cable or RCA (analog) audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input
you connected the set-top box to (see The Input Setup menu on page 46).
1 -8
SELECTABLE
ADAPTER PORT COAXIAL
MONITOR OUT
HDMI
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
IN 6
IN 7
IN 8
OUT 2
LAN (10/100)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
ASSIGNABLE
1 -8
SELECTABLE
ADAPTER PORT COAXIAL
MONITOR OUT
PHONO
IN 1 (CD)
IN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)
SIGNAL GND
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
PHONO
IN 1 (CD)
IN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)
IN 1
(DVD)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
SIGNAL GND
ASSIGNABLE
ASSIGNABLE
! If your turntable has line-level outputs (i.e., it has a built-in phono pre-amp), connect it to the ANALOG IN 1
(CD) inputs instead.
! You can’t hear HDMI audio through this receiver’s digital out jack.
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Connecting additional amplifiers
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs
This receiver has more than enough power for any home use, but it’s possible to add additional amplifiers to every
channel of your system using the pre-outs. Make the connections shown below to add amplifiers to power your
speakers.
SC-LX87 only
For your Blu-ray Disc player and DVD player may have 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channel analog outputs (depending on
whether your player supports surround back channels). Make sure that the player is set to output multichannel
analog audio.
ANALOG
INPUT
DVD player, etc.
L
R
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
2
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
(Single)
F WIDE
L
Front channel
amplifier
R
PRE OUT
CENTER
ANALOG
INPUT
Select one
Center channel
amplifier (mono)
HDMI OUT
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
SUBWOOFER
OUTPUT
ANALOG
INPUT
R
FRONT
OUTPUT
CENTER
OUTPUT
L
SURROUND
OUTPUT
R
SURROUND BACK
OUTPUT
R
L
L
L
R
Surround
channel amplifier
ANALOG
INPUT
L
FRONT
1
SUBWOOFER
SURROUND SURR BACK F HEIGHT
2
(Single)
R
F WIDE
L
R
CENTER
Front height
channel amplifier
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
ANALOG
INPUT
L
PRE OUT
R
Front wide
channel amplifier
DVD
IN
ANALOG
INPUT
FRONT
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK
L
L
R
ANALOG
INPUT
Surround back
channel amplifier
R
SUBWOOFER
IN 1
(DVD)
ANALOG
INPUT
MULTI CH IN
Powered
subwoofer 2
Powered
subwoofer 1
BD IN
DVD
IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
(VIDEO)
FRONT
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK
L
R
SUBWOOFER
! If you’re not using a subwoofer, change the front speaker setting (see Speaker Setting on page 96) to LARGE.
! You can use the additional amplifier on the surround back channel pre-outs for a single speaker as well. In this
case plug the amplifier into the left (SURROUND BACK L (Single)) terminal only.
! The sound from the surround back terminals will depend on how you have configured the Speaker system setting on page 99.
! If you have two subwoofers, the second subwoofer can be connected to the SUBWOOFER 2 terminal.
Connecting two subwoofers increases the bass sound to achieve more powerful sound reproduction. In this
case, the same sound is output from the two subwoofers.
! To hear sound only from the pre-outs, switch the speaker terminals to SP: OFF (page 79) or simply disconnect
any speakers that are connected directly to the receiver.
It is also possible to hear sound only from the pre-outs by switching the AMP setting to OFF and setting the
pre-amp mode to turn the power amplifiers for all channels off (see Setting the Audio options on page 75).
MULTI CH IN
! For instructions on playing the multichannel analog inputs, see Selecting the multichannel analog inputs on
page 50.
! If there is a single surround back output, connect it to the SURR BACK L jack on this receiver.
! To use a 5.1-channel speaker set, use the surround speakers for the surround channel, not the surround back
channel.
! The sound from the surround back terminals will depend on how you have configured the Speaker system setting on page 99.
! The audio signal input to MULTI CH IN cannot be downmixed.
! To input video signals using an HDMI cable, MULTI CH IN must be selected at Input under Input Setup and
the connected HDMI terminal must be assigned to HDMI Input. For details, see The Input Setup menu on
page 46.
! To input video signals using a composite video cable, Multi Ch In Setup must be selected at Other Setup
and the connected video input terminal must be assigned to Video Input. For details, see Multi Channel Input
Setup on page 106.
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Connecting external antennas
Connecting AM/FM antennas
To improve FM reception, connect an external FM antenna to FM UNBAL 75 W.
Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna as shown below. To improve reception and sound quality,
connect external antennas (see Connecting external antennas on page 36).
a
b
c
75 Ω coaxial cable
3
5
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
FM UNBAL 75
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
AM LOOP
4
1
ANTENNA
To improve AM reception, connect a 5 m to 6 m length of vinyl-coated wire to the AM LOOP terminals without
disconnecting the supplied AM loop antenna.
For the best possible reception, suspend horizontally outdoors.
2
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
FM UNBAL 75
FM UNBAL 75
FM UNBAL 75
Outdoor antenna
1
Pull off the protective shields of both AM antenna wires.
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
2 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire fully into each terminal, then release the tabs to
secure the AM antenna wires.
3
FM UNBAL 75
Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached stand.
To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the direction indicated by the arrow (fig. a) then clip the loop onto the
stand (fig. b).
! If you plan to mount the AM antenna to a wall or other surface, secure the stand with screws (fig. c) before
clipping the loop to the stand. Make sure the reception is clear.
4
Place the AM antenna on a flat surface and in a direction giving the best reception.
5
Connect the FM wire antenna into the FM antenna socket.
Indoor antenna
(vinyl-coated wire)
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully and fix to a wall or door frame. Don’t drape loosely or leave coiled up.
36
5 m to 6 m
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
FM UNBAL 75
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MULTI-ZONE setup
This receiver can power up to four independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper
MULTI-ZONE connections.
Different sources can be playing in four zones at the same time or, depending on your needs, the same source
can also be used. The main and sub zones have independent power (the main zone power can be off while one (or
both) of the sub zones is on) and the sub zones can be controlled by the remote or front panel controls.
! When any of the HDMI 4, HDMI 6, HDMI 7 or HDMI 8 inputs is selected in the main zone, it is only possible to select the
same input as in the main zone for the HDZONE. (Inputs other than the ones listed here can be selected.)
The same limitations apply when one of the above inputs is selected for the HDZONE.
Basic MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 2)
1
Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT jacks on this receiver.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.
2
Making MULTI-ZONE connections
Connect a subwoofer to the SUBWOOFER ZONE 2 OUT jack on this receiver.
When a subwoofer is connected, we recommend setting HPF (High Pass Filter) at ZONE Setup to ON (page 105).
It is possible to make these connections if you have a separate TV, subwoofer and speakers for your primary
(ZONE 2) sub zone, and a separate amplifier (and speakers) for your secondary (ZONE 3) sub zone. You will also
need a separate amplifier if you are not using the speaker terminals for your primary sub zone (For detail, see
MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2) on page 38).
Also, if the separate receiver in the sub zone has an HDMI input terminal, this unit’s HDMI input can be played as
HDZONE.
Here are three primary sub zone setups possible with this system. Choose whichever works best for you.
3
Connect a TV monitor to the VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT jack on this receiver.
SC-LX87 only:
! COMPONENT VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT can be used to output clear images.
! The GUI screen is not displayed if only the COMPONENT VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT jack is connected.
Sub zone (ZONE 2)
3
Main zone
VIDEO IN
Important
! The settings must be changed at ZONE Setup in order to use the multi-zone function (page 105).
! MAIN/HDZONE at ZONE Setup must be set to HDZONE in order to use the HDZONE function (page 105).
ZONE 2
OUT
MULTI-ZONE listening options
The following table shows the signals that can be output to ZONE 2, ZONE 3 and HDZONE:
Sub Zone
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Input functions available
ZONE 2
<a>
DVD, SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, VIDEO, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES,
iPod/USB, USB-DAC (SC-LX87 only), TV, CD, TUNER, ADAPTER PORT
(Outputs analog audio, composite video and component video.)
ZONE 3
<a>
DVD, SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, VIDEO, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES,
iPod/USB, USB-DAC (SC-LX87 only), TV, CD, TUNER, ADAPTER PORT
(Outputs analog audio, composite video.)
HDZONE
(HDMI)
<b>
BD, DVD, SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, VIDEO, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, HDMI 4, HDMI 5/
MHL, HDMI 6, HDMI 7, HDMI 8
(Outputs HDMI audio and video signals)
AUDIO IN
R
L
ZONE 2
SUBWOOFER
2
1
ZONE 2
OUT
ZONE 2
SUBWOOFER
a ! The signals of the HDMI input terminal, the digital audio input terminals (OPTICAL and COAXIAL) and the COMPONENT
VIDEO input terminal cannot be down-converted and played in ZONE 2.
For the COMPONENT VIDEO input terminal signal only, the signal can be output to the COMPONENT VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT
terminal.
! It is not possible to down-convert the audio input signal from the HDMI input terminals or digital input terminals (OPTICAL
and COAXIAL) and output them to ZONE 3.
! When any of the INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES, iPod/USB or ADAPTER PORT inputs is selected in the
main zone, it is only possible to select the same input as in the main zone for the sub zone. (Inputs other than the ones listed
here can be selected.)
The same limitations apply when one of the above inputs is selected for the sub zone.
! SC-LX87 only: It is not possible to select one of the INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES, iPod/USB or ADAPTER
PORT inputs and the USB-DAC input simultaneously in ZONE 2 and ZONE 3.
! SC-LX87 only: AirPlay or DMR and USB-DAC inputs cannot be selected simultaneously for ZONE 2 and ZONE 3.
b ! The inputs that can be switched differ according to how terminals HDMI IN 1 to IN 8 are assigned. Upon shipment from the
factory, the input terminals are assigned to DVD, SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, VIDEO, HDMI 5/MHL, HDMI 6, HDMI 7 and HDMI 8, in
order starting from terminal HDMI IN 1.
! The video/audio signals of the RCA analog input terminals, the digital input terminals (OPTICAL and COAXIAL) and the COMPONENT VIDEO input terminals cannot be up-converted and output to the HDZONE.
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Connecting your equipment
MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2)
Secondary MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 3)
Either the surround back or the front wide speaker terminals can be used as the speaker terminals for ZONE 2.
For details, see Determining the speakers’ application on page 18.
1
1
Connect a pair of speakers to the surround back or front wide speaker terminals.
2
Connect a TV monitor to the VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT jack on this receiver.
2
Connect a TV monitor to the VIDEO ZONE 3 OUT jack on this receiver.
Sub zone (ZONE 3)
SC-LX87 only:
! COMPONENT VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT can be used to output clear images.
! The GUI screen is not displayed if only the COMPONENT VIDEO ZONE 2 OUT jack is connected.
To use the front wide speaker terminals for ZONE 2:
Sub zone (ZONE 2)
Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE 3 OUT jacks on this receiver.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.
2
Main zone
VIDEO IN
Main zone
ZONE 3
OUT
2
1
ZONE 2
OUT
VIDEO IN
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
AUDIO IN
R
L
L
R
ZONE 2
OUT
R
FRONT WIDE / B
L
ZONE 3
OUT
Secondary MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 3)
You must select 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3 in Speaker system setting on page 99 to use this setup.
1
1
Connect a pair of speakers to the front wide speaker terminals.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.
To use the surround back speaker terminals for ZONE 2:
Sub zone (ZONE 2)
2
Main zone
Connect a TV monitor to the VIDEO ZONE 3 OUT jack on this receiver.
Sub zone (ZONE 3)
Main zone
2
2
ZONE 2
OUT
VIDEO IN
R
SURROUND BACK
VIDEO IN
A
L
(Single)
ZONE 3
OUT
R
L
R
ZONE 2
OUT
R
SURROUND BACK
FRONT WIDE / B
L
A
L
(Single)
L
R
R
ZONE 3
OUT
1
1
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03
Connecting your equipment
MULTI-ZONE setup using HDMI terminal (HDZONE)
Connecting to the network through LAN interface
By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations. To listen
to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand.
When connected in this way, you can play audio files stored on the components on the local network, including
your computer.
Important
! MAIN/HDZONE at ZONE Setup must be set to HDZONE in order to use the HDZONE function (page 105).
! To use the HDZONE functions, set Control or Control Mode in HDMI Setup to OFF. For details, see HDMI
Setup on page 71.
% Connect a separate receiver to this receiver’s HDMI OUT 3 terminal.
Connect speakers and a TV to the HDZONE receiver as shown on the illustration below.
Sub zone (HDZONE)
Main zone
Internet
LAN (10/100)
LAN (10/100)
Modem
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
to LAN port
SELECTABLE
HDMI IN
NAS
Computer
LAN
3
OUT 3
(HD ZONE)
2
1
WAN
Router
SELECTABLE
LAN cable (sold separately)
to LAN port
Connect the LAN terminal on this receiver to the LAN terminal on your router (with or without the built-in DHCP
server function) with a straight LAN cable (CAT 5 or higher).
Turn on the DHCP server function of your router. In case your router does not have the built-in DHCP server function, it is necessary to set up the network manually. For details, see Network Setup menu on page 102.
LAN terminal specifications
! LAN terminal : Ethernet jack (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Notes
! Refer to the operation manual of the equipment you have as the connected equipment and connection method
may differ depending on your Internet environment.
! When using a broadband Internet connection, a contract with an Internet service provider is required. For
more details, contact your nearest Internet service provider.
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Connecting your equipment
% Switch the receiver into standby, and then use the iPod cable to connect your iPod to the
iPod/iPhone/iPad terminal on the front panel of this receiver.
Connecting optional Bluetooth ADAPTER
! For the cable connection, also refer to the operating instructions for your iPod.
! When connecting an iPhone to this unit, keep the iPhone at least 20 cm away from this unit. If the iPhone is
kept closer to this unit and a telephone call is received by the iPhone, noise may be output from this device.
! iPod recharging occurs whenever an iPod is connected to this unit. (Recharging is enabled only when the
unit’s power is turned on.)
! For instructions on playing the iPod, see Playing an iPod on page 51.
When the Bluetooth® ADAPTER (AS-BT100 or AS-BT200) is connected to this receiver, a product equipped with
Bluetooth wireless technology (portable cell phone, digital music player, etc.) can be used to listen to music
wirelessly.
!The Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device must support A2DP profiles.
! Pioneer does not guarantee proper connection and operation of this unit with all Bluetooth wireless technology
enabled devices.
! The Air Jam function cannot be used with the AS-BT100.
Use a dedicated cable to enjoy iPod video
Bluetooth® ADAPTER
If an iPod is connected using a dedicated iPod connection cable (sold separately), then video from the iPod can
also be enjoyed on a TV that is connected to the receiver.
! The iPod cable is not included with this receiver. The optional iPod cable from Pioneer is sold separately under
the part number ADE7136.
Contact the Pioneer Customer Support division for more information on obtaining an optional iPod cable.
! iPhone5, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation cannot be
connected using a separately sold iPod cable.
ADAPTER PORT
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)
ADAPTER PORT
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.1 A MAX)
iPod iPhone iPad
DIRECT CONTROL
Important
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
HOME THX
BAND
! Do not move the receiver with the Bluetooth ADAPTER connected. Doing so could cause damage or faulty
contact.
with USB
% Switch the receiver into standby and connect Bluetooth ADAPTER to the ADAPTER PORT.
5V
2.1 A
HDMI 5 INPUT/
0.9 A)
MHL (5V
! For instructions on playing the Bluetooth wireless technology device, see Pairing the Bluetooth ADAPTER and
Bluetooth wireless technology device on page 56.
iPod/iPhone/iPad
Connecting an iPod
This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod
using the controls of this receiver.
iPod iPhone iPad
DIRECT CONTROL
with USB
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
5V
2.1 A
HOME THX
BAND
TUNER EDIT
iPod cable
iPod/iPhone/iPad
HDMI 5 INPUT/
0.9 A)
MHL (5V
USB cable included with the iPod
Tip
! An iPod/iPhone/iPad can be connected to the receiver. For details on supported models and versions of the
respective products, see Playing an iPod on page 51.
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TUNER EDIT
03
Connecting your equipment
Connecting a USB device
Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel
input
It is possible to play audio and photo files by connecting USB devices to this receiver.
iPod iPhone iPad
DIRECT CONTROL
with USB
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
5V
HOME THX
BAND
iPod iPhone iPad
DIRECT CONTROL
TUNER EDIT
with USB
HDMI 5 INPUT/
0.9 A)
MHL (5V
2.1 A
USB mass
storage device
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
5V
2.1 A
HOME THX
BAND
TUNER EDIT
HDMI 5 INPUT/
0.9 A)
MHL (5V
Video camera (etc.)
% Switch the receiver into standby then connect your USB device to the USB terminal on the
front panel of this receiver.
Using a USB cable to connect to a computer
! This receiver does not support a USB hub.
! For instructions on playing the USB device, see Playing a USB device on page 52.
SC-LX87 only
By using a USB cable (sold separately) to connect this unit’s USB-DAC IN terminal to the USB port on a computer, this unit can be used as a D/A converter.
For details regarding the output of signals input to the USB-DAC IN terminal, see Playing music from a computer
on page 54.
Connecting an MHL-compatible device
An MHL-compatible mobile device can be connected to enjoy 3D/Full-HD videos, high quality multi-channel
audio, and photos etc., with charge the battery on the receiver. Use the MHL cable to connect the device.
Important
iPod iPhone iPad
DIRECT CONTROL
with USB
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
5V
HOME THX
2.1 A
BAND
! The exclusive driver must be installed on the computer in order to play high sound quality files of over
48 kHz/24 bits.
The driver software is provided on the included CD-ROM (AVNavigator).
! When installing the driver, this receiver and the computer must be connected as shown below. After connecting, turn this receiver’s power on and select the USB-DAC input for the main zone. Note that for Mac OS, there
is no need to install the driver software.
TUNER EDIT
HDMI 5 INPUT/
0.9 A)
MHL (5V
MHL enabled
device
Computer
MHL cable
USB-DAC
IN
USB-DAC
IN
USB
% Switch the receiver into standby then use the MHL cable to connect your MHL enabled
device to the MHL terminal on the front panel of this receiver.
! To automatically switch to the MHL input when an MHL-compatible device is connected, see MHL Setup on
page 106.
! The MHL-compatible device is recharged whenever it is connected to this unit. (Recharging is enabled only
when the unit’s power is turned on.)
! For instructions on playing the MHL-compatible device, see Playing an MHL-compatible device on page 53.
B-Type
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03
Connecting your equipment
Connecting an IR receiver
Note
If you keep your stereo components in a closed cabinet or shelving unit, or you wish to use the sub zone remote
control in another zone, you can use an optional IR receiver (such as a Niles or Xantech unit) to control your
system instead of the remote sensor on the front panel of this receiver.
! Remote operation may not be possible if direct light from a strong fluorescent lamp is shining on the IR
receiver remote sensor window.
! Note that other manufacturers may not use the IR terminology. Refer to the manual that came with your component to check for IR compatibility.
! If using two remote controls (at the same time), the IR receiver’s remote sensor takes priority over the remote
sensor on the front panel.
This unit cannot be used to play audio files from a computer unless Media Player is installed on the connected
computer.
Connecting to a wireless LAN
The wireless LAN converter can be connected to connect this unit to a network wirelessly. Use the included
AS-WL300 for connection.
! Use only the furnished accessory connecting cable.
! Certain settings are required to use a wireless LAN converter (AS-WL300). For instructions on making these
settings, see the operating instructions included with the wireless LAN converter (AS-WL300).
LAN (10/100)
1
Connect the IR receiver sensor to the IR IN jack on the rear of this receiver.
Closet or shelving unit
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
LAN (10/100)
Non-Pioneer
component
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
IR
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
IN
Modem
Internet
IR
Router
IN 1
OUT
IN 2
WAN
IR
DC 5V
Ethernet
OUT
IN 1
IN 2
IR receiver
WPS
Wireless LAN converter (AS-WL300)
2 Connect the IR IN jack of another component to the IR OUT jack on the rear of this receiver
to link it to the IR receiver.
Please see the manual supplied with your IR receiver for the type of cable necessary for the connection.
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Connecting your equipment
Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger
You can connect components in your system (such as a screen or projector) to this receiver so that they switch
on or off using 12 volt triggers when you select an input function. However, you must specify which input functions switch on the trigger using the The Input Setup menu on page 46. Note that this will only work with components that have a standby mode.
12V TRIGGER
INPUT
12V TRIGGER
1
2
12V TRIGGER
1
2
(OUTPUT 12 V
TOTAL 150 mA MAX)
(OUTPUT 12 V
TOTAL 150 mA
MAX)
% Connect the 12 V TRIGGER jack of this receiver to the 12 V trigger of another component.
Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end for the connection.
After you’ve specified the input functions that will switch on the trigger, you’ll be able to switch the component on
or off just by pressing the input function(s) you’ve set on page 46.
Note
The 12V trigger can be associated not only with switching of the input function but also with switching of the
HDMI OUT terminal. For details, see HDMI Setup on page 71.
Plugging in the receiver
Only plug in after you have connected all your 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.
! Make sure the blue u STANDBY/ON light has gone out before unplugging.
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.
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Basic Setup
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC)..................................... 45
The Input Setup menu.................................................................................................................... 46
Operation Mode Setup.................................................................................................................. 47
Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)............................................................... 48
Changing the TV format setting.................................................................................................... 48
Changing the frequency step........................................................................................................ 48
About the Home Menu.................................................................................................................. 48
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Basic Setup
Install the microphone on a stable floor. Placing the microphone on any of the following surfaces may make
accurate measurement impossible:
! Sofas or other soft surfaces.
! High places such as tabletops and sofa tops.
The Full Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected.
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto
MCACC)
The Full Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account
ambient noise, speaker connection and speaker size, and tests for both channel delay and channel level. After
you have set up the microphone provided with your system, the receiver uses the information from a series of test
tones to optimize the speaker settings and equalization for your particular room.
By performing the Full Auto MCACC Setup procedure, the frequency-phase characteristics of the connected
speakers are also calibrated.
Once the Full Auto MCACC Setup procedure is completed, the Full Band Phase Control function is automatically
turned on (page 62).
1a.Full Auto MCACC
A/V RECEIVER
Speaker System
EQ Type
MCACC
THX Speaker
START
Exit
Important
!
!
!
!
3
THX®
! THX is a trademark of THX Ltd. which is registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver.
Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel.
MULTI-ZONE
CONTROL
SPEAKERS
iPod iPhone iPad
DIRECT CONTROL
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
HOME THX
BAND
TUNER EDIT
ZONE 3
ON/OFF
HDZONE
ON/OFF
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
with USB
5V
2.1 A
Select the parameters you want to set.
! When data measurement is taken, the reverb characteristics data (both before- and after-calibration) that this
receiver had been storing will be overwritten.
! When measurement is taken of the reverb characteristics data other than SYMMETRY, the data are not
measured after the correction. If you will need to measure after correcting data, take the measurement using
the EQ Professional menu in the Manual MCACC setup (page 93).
If the speakers are connected using any setup other than 9.1ch FH/FW, be sure to set Speaker System before
the Full Auto MCACC Setup. See Speaker system setting on page 99.
! Speaker System – Shows the current settings. When this is selected and ENTER is pressed, the speaker
system selection screen appears. Select the proper speaker system, then press RETURN to return.
If you are planning on bi-amping your front speakers, or setting up a separate speaker system in another
room, read through Speaker system setting on page 99 and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary
before continuing to step 4.
! EQ Type – This determines how the frequency balance is adjusted. Normally select SYMMETRY. For details,
see Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91.
! MCACC – The six MCACC presets are used for storing surround sound settings for different listening positions. Simply choose an unused preset for now (you can rename it later in Data Management on page 97).
! THX Speaker – Select YES when using THX speakers (all speakers other than the front speakers are set to
SMALL). In other cases, leave at NO.
CAUTION
ZONE 2
ON/OFF
Return
! If you leave the GUI screen for over five minutes, the screen saver will appear.
Make sure the microphone and speakers are not moved during the Full Auto MCACC Setup.
Using the Full Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.
Before using the Full Auto MCACC Setup, the headphones should be disconnected.
The on-screen display is only displayed when this receiver’s HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal is connected to the TV’s HDMI input terminal by HDMI cable. When connected to the TV with anything other than an
HDMI cable, watch the front panel display when performing operations and making settings.
! The test tones used in the Full Auto MCACC Setup are output at high volume.
2
: 9.1ch FH/FW
: SYMMETRY
: M1.MEMORY 1
:
NO
4Press
HDMI 5 INPUT/
0.9 A)
MHL (5V
5
then select START.
Follow the instructions on-screen.
Make sure the microphone is connected, and if you’re using a subwoofer, make sure it is switched on and set to a
comfortable volume level.
(HDMI)
SC-LX87
Microphone
6
SC-LX77
Wait for the test tones to finish, then confirm the speaker configuration in the GUI screen.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers present
in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while it’s doing this.
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the speaker configuration check screen is being displayed,
the Full Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press
ENTER in step 7.
! With error messages (such as Too much ambient noise! or Check microphone.), select RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 46) and verifying the mic
connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT and continue.
Tripod
Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.
If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your normal listening position. If
you do not have a tripod, use some other object to install the microphone.
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1a.Full Auto MCACC
1a.Full Auto MCACC
A/V RECEIVER
Now Analyzing...
L
FHL
C
FHR
R
SR
SBR
SBL
SL
SW
10
2/10
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
: OK
Microphone
:
Speaker YES/NO :
Exit
Cancel
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
OK
Exit
The Input Setup menu
A/V RECEIVER
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
You only need to make settings in the Input Setup menu if you didn’t hook up your digital equipment according
to the default settings (see Input function default and possible settings on page 47). In this case, you need to tell
the receiver what equipment is hooked up to which terminal so the buttons on the remote control correspond to
the components you’ve connected.
! The on-screen display is only displayed when this receiver’s HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal is connected to the TV’s HDMI input terminal by HDMI cable. When connected to the TV with anything other than an
HDMI cable, watch the front panel display when performing operations and making settings.
RETRY
Cancel
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual speakers you have.
! If you see an ERR message (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t correct), there may be a problem
with the speaker connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the power and check the speaker connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use i/j to select the speaker and k/l to
change the setting and continue.
! If the speaker is not pointed to the microphone (listening position) or when using speakers that affect the
phase (dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.), Reverse Phase may be displayed even if the speakers are
properly connected.
If Reverse Phase is displayed, the speaker’s wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the speaker
connections.
— If the connections were wrong, turn off the power, disconnect the power cord, then reconnect properly.
After this, perform the Full Auto MCACC procedure again.
— If the connections were right, select GO NEXT and continue.
7
1Press
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home Menu.
3
Select ‘Input Setup’ from the System Setup menu.
4b.Input Setup
4.System Setup
A/V RECEIVER
A/V RECEIVER
a.Manual SP Setup
b. Input Setup
c. OSD Language
d. Network Setup
e. HDMI Setup
f. Other Setup
g. MHL Setup
Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
Exit
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs more test tones to determine the optimum
receiver settings.
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is happening. It may take 3 to 10 minutes.
4
Return
Input
Input Name
Input Skip
:
:
:
DVD
Rename
OFF
Audio In
HDMI Input
Component In
12V Trigger 1
12V Trigger 2
:
:
:
:
:
COAX-1
Input-1
In-1
OFF
OFF
Exit
Return
Select the input function that you want to set up.
The default names correspond with the names next to the terminals on the rear panel (such as DVD or SAT/CBL
which, in turn, correspond with the names on the remote control.
8 The Full Auto MCACC Setup procedure is completed and the Home Menu menu reappears
automatically.
5
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver upon completion of the Full Auto MCACC Setup.
The settings made in the Full Auto MCACC Setup should give you excellent surround sound from your system,
but it is also possible to adjust these settings manually using The Advanced MCACC menu on page 90 or The
System Setup and Other Setup menus on page 98.
! Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12
cm will end up with different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker
setup on page 99.
! The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to
be changed.
! If Full Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing environment, we recommend adjusting the settings manually.
Select the input(s) to which you’ve connected your component.
For example, if your DVD player only has an optical output, you will need to change the DVD input function’s
Audio In setting from COAX-1 (default) to the optical input you’ve connected it to. The numbering (OPT-1 to
OPT-2) corresponds with the numbers beside the inputs on the back of the receiver.
6
When you’re finished, proceed to the settings for other inputs.
There are optional settings in addition to the assignment of the input jacks:
! Input Name – You can choose to rename the input function for easier identification. Select Rename to do so,
or Default to return to the system default.
! Input Skip – When set to ON, that input is skipped when selecting the input using INPUT SELECT. (DVD and
other inputs can be still be selected directly with the input function buttons.)
! 12V Trigger 1/2 – After connecting a component to one of the 12 volt triggers (see Switching components
on and off using the 12 volt trigger on page 43), select MAIN, ZONE 2, ZONE 3, HDZONE or OFF for the corresponding trigger setting to switch it on automatically along with the (main or sub) zone specified.
— Devices connected to 12 volt triggers can be associated with HDMI OUT switching. For details, see HDMI
Setup on page 71.
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup
If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto MCACC Setup (too much background noise, echo off the
walls, obstacles blocking the speakers from the microphone) the final settings may be incorrect. Check for
household appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan, etc.), that may be affecting the environment and switch them
off if necessary. If there are any instructions showing in the front panel display, please follow them.
! Some older TVs may interfere with the operation of the microphone. If this seems to be happening, switch off
the TV when doing the Auto MCACC Setup.
7
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the System Setup menu.
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Input function default and possible settings
Operation Mode Setup
The terminals on the receiver generally correspond to the name of one of the input functions. If you have connected components to this receiver differently from (or in addition to) the defaults below, see The Input Setup
menu on page 46 to tell the receiver how you’ve connected up. The dots (k) indicate possible assignments.
Input function
BD
This receiver is equipped with a great number of functions and settings. The Operation Mode feature is provided
for users who find it difficult to master all these functions and settings.
One of two settings can be selected for the Operation Mode: Expert and Basic.
! The on-screen display is only displayed when this receiver’s HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal is connected to the TV’s HDMI input terminal by HDMI cable. When connected to the TV with anything other than an
HDMI cable, watch the front panel display when performing operations and making settings.
Input Terminals
HDMI
Audio
Component
(BD)
DVD
IN 1
COAX-1
IN 1
SAT/CBL
IN 2
COAX-2
k
DVR/BDR
IN 3
OPT-2
IN 2
VIDEO
IN 4
k
IN 3
HDMI 5/MHL
(front panel)
IN 5
HDMI 6
IN 6
HDMI 7
IN 7
HDMI 8
IN 8
Important
! Many of the settings and functions cannot be selected when the Operation Mode is changed to Basic.
1Press
2
Select ‘Operation Mode Setup’ from the Home Menu.
3
Select the Operation Mode setting you want.
! Expert (default) – Users can set all the functions by themselves.
! Basic – Only certain basic settings can be operated. The settings that can be operated are shown below. They
can be set as necessary by referring to the operating instructions.
INTERNET RADIO
Operable settings/items
MEDIA SERVER
Descriptions
Page
HOME MENU
FAVORITES
iPod/USB
USB-DAC
<a>
TV
OPT-1
<b>
CD
ANALOG-1
<c>
Full Auto MCACC
Makes high precision sound field settings easily.
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Input Name
Input names can be changed as desired for easier use.
46
Input Skip
Inputs not being used are skipped (not displayed).
46
Software Update
Updates to the latest version of the software.
104
Network Information
Checks the receiver’s IP address.
103
MCACC
(MCACC preset)
Selects your favorite MCACC preset memory.
75
DELAY
(Sound Delay)
Adjusts the delay time of the overall sound.
75
S.RTRV
(Auto Sound Retriever)
Plays compressed sound with high sound quality.
75
DUAL
(Dual Mono)
Dual monaural audio setting.
75
INPUT ATT
(Input attenuate)
Decreases the input signal level to reduce distortion.
75
V.SPs
(Virtual Speakers)
Automatically complements virtual surround speakers (surround
back, front height and front wide) to create a sound field.
75
V.SB
(Virtual Surround Back)
Creates a virtual surround back channel sound for playback.
75
V.HEIGHT
(Virtual Height)
Creates a virtual height channel sound for playback.
75
V.WIDE
(Virtual Wide)
Creates a virtual wide channel sound for playback.
75
V.DEPTH
(Virtual Depth)
Plays with a sound field suited for 3D images.
75
Audio Parameters
TUNER
PHONO
MULTI CH IN
<a>
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
k
ADAPTER PORT
a SC-LX87 only
bWhen ARC is set to ON at HDMI Setup (page 71), the TV input cannot be assigned to Audio In. The TV input is automatically
assigned to ARC.
c Only the TV and CD inputs can be assigned to ANALOG-1.
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Operable settings/items
Descriptions
Page
Changing the frequency step
Other functions
INPUT SELECT (INPUT SELECTOR)
Switches the input.
50
VOLUME +/–, MUTE
Use to set the listening volume.
50
LISTENING MODE
Selects your favorite listening modes.
58
PQLS
Plays using the PQLS function.
72
PHASE (Phase Control)
Plays with phase shifting in the low range corrected.
62
PHASE (Full Band Phase Control)
The Full Band Phase Control feature calibrates the frequency-phase
characteristics of the speakers connected.
62
SOUND RETRIEVER AIR
Switches the input to ADAPTER PORT and plays compressed sound
with high sound quality.
56
iPod iPhone iPad DIRECT CONTROL
Switches the input to iPod/USB and sets the mode allowing operation
from the iPod.
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4
If you find that you can’t tune into stations successfully, the frequency step may not be suitable for your country/
region. Here’s how to switch the setting:
% To display the Home Menu screen, press
HOME MENU.
HOME MENU
A/V RECEIVER
Exit
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver (for example, if you connected this receiver to the VIDEO
jacks on your TV, make sure that the VIDEO input is now selected).
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
Select the desired language.
6
Select ‘OK’ to change the language.
The setting is completed and the System Setup menu reappears automatically.
Changing the TV format setting
If the Graphical User Interface screen is not displayed correctly, it may be that the TV system is set incorrectly for
your country or region.
1
Switch the receiver into standby.
2
While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press u STANDBY/ON.
Return
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
The top level in the Home Menu is as shown below. Refer to the respective explanations to set, check and adjust
as necessary.
! Advanced MCACC – Use this to make automatic settings and detailed manual settings for the surround
sound. For details, see Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu on page 91.
! MCACC Data Check – This displays the Advanced MCACC measurement results. Use it to check the MCACC
memory. For details, see Checking MCACC Data on page 96.
! Data Management – Use this to manage the data in the MCACC memory. For details, see Data Management
on page 97.
! System Setup – Use this to make various settings related to this system. For details, see Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu on page 99.
! Network Information – The setting status of the network-related items can be checked. For detail, see
Checking the Network Information on page 103.
! Operation Mode Setup – Use this to select this receiver’s operation mode. For details, see Operation Mode
Setup on page 47.
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
5
on the remote control, then press
1. Advanced MCACC
2. MCACC Data Check
3. Data Management
4. System Setup
5. Network Information
6. Operation Mode Setup
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Select ‘OSD Language’ from the System Setup menu.
Use TUNE i/j to select FREQ STEP c 9k d, and then use PRESET k/l to select 9k or 10k.
This receiver’s Home Menu (HOME MENU) can be used to make various settings and to check and adjust items
that have been set.
! The on-screen display is only displayed when this receiver’s HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal is connected to the TV’s HDMI input terminal by HDMI cable. When connected to the TV with anything other than an
HDMI cable, watch the front panel display when performing operations and making settings.
The language used on the Graphical User Interface screen can be changed.
! The explanations in these operating instructions are for when English is selected for the GUI screen.
! The on-screen display is only displayed when this receiver’s HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal is connected to the TV’s HDMI input terminal by HDMI cable. When connected to the TV with anything other than an
HDMI cable, watch the front panel display when performing operations and making settings.
Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home Menu.
While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press u STANDBY/ON.
About the Home Menu
Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)
4
2
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
3
Switch the receiver into standby.
The display shows RESET c NO d.
You will return to the Home Menu.
2Press
1
The display shows RESET c NO d.
3 Use TUNE i/j to select PAL/NTSC c PAL d, and then use PRESET k/l to select PAL or
NTSC.
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Playing a source.............................................................................................................................. 50
Playing an iPod............................................................................................................................... 51
Playing a USB device...................................................................................................................... 52
Playing an MHL-compatible device............................................................................................... 53
Playing music from a computer..................................................................................................... 54
Listening to the radio..................................................................................................................... 54
Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music............................................................... 55
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Basic playback
The on-screen display is only displayed when this receiver’s HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal is connected
to the TV’s HDMI input terminal by HDMI cable. When connected to the TV with anything other than an HDMI
cable, watch the front panel display when performing operations and making settings.
Playing a source
Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as a DVD disc) with your home theater system.
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT STANDARD ADV SURR
STANDBY/ON
Turning off the sound
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).
% Press MUTE.
BDR
BD
DVD
DVR
HDMI
NET
ADPT
TV
CD
USB
CBL
iPod
SAT
INPUT SELECT
MHL
Playing a source with HDMI connection
% Use INPUT SELECT to select the input function connected to the receiver’s HDMI input
terminals.
TUNER
RECEIVER
You can also perform the same operation by using the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front panel or by pressing
HDMI on the remote control repeatedly.
! Set the HDMI parameter in Setting the Audio options on page 75 to THROUGH if you want to hear HDMI audio
output from your TV (no sound will be heard from this receiver).
! If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In
this case, use an analog video connection.
VOLUME
RECEIVER
1
Switch on your system components and receiver.
Start by switching on the playback component (for example a DVD player), your TV and subwoofer (if you have
one), then the receiver (press u STANDBY/ON).
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver.
Input Volume Absorber
2
1
This can be used to correct for the difference in volume between input sources.
Select the input function you want to play.
You can use the input function buttons on the remote control, INPUT SELECT, or the front panel
INPUT SELECTOR dial.
! If you need to manually switch the input signal type press SIGNAL SEL (page 61).
3Press
Switch to the input whose volume you want to adjust.
2Press
3
to the receiver operation mode.
Press CH LEVEL.
4Use i/j to select ‘ALL’.
to the receiver operation mode.
5
4 Press AUTO/ALC/DIRECT (AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) to select ‘AUTO SURROUND’
and start playback of the source.
Adjust the volume using k/l.
The volume can be adjusted in the range of -12.0dB to +12.0dB, 0.5 dB steps.
For such sound sources as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, the surround sound is played. With stereo sound, the
sound is played from the left and right front speakers with the default listening mode.
! You may need to check the digital audio output settings on your DVD player or digital satellite receiver. It
should be set to output Dolby Digital, DTS and 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz PCM (2 channel) audio, and if there is an
MPEG audio option, set this to convert the MPEG audio to PCM.
! See also Listening to your system on page 58 for information on different ways of listening to sources.
It is possible to check on the front panel display whether or not multi-channel playback is being performed properly. For details, see Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats on page 123.
When multi-channel speakers (more than the two front left and right channels) are connected, straight decoding
is performed, so the input signal’s format name (for example, 2 TrueHD, DTS-HD MSTR or DTS-HD HI RES) is
displayed.
If the display does not correspond to the input signal and listening mode, check the connections and settings.
6
5
1
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs
SC-LX87 only
If you have connected a decoder or a DVD player as above, you must select the analog multichannel inputs for
surround sound playback.
! When the center or surround speakers are bi-amped, no sound is produced even when MULTI CH IN is
selected. (Check Determining the speakers’ application on page 18 and Bi-amping your speakers on page 22.)
! When playback from the multichannel inputs is selected, only the volume and channel levels can be set.
!With MULTI CH IN inputs, it is possible to play pictures simultaneously. For details, see Multi Channel Input
Setup on page 106.
Use the VOLUME +/– to adjust the volume level.
Make sure you have set the playback source to the proper output setting.
For example, you might need to set your DVD player to output multichannel analog audio.
Turn down the volume of your TV so that all sound is coming from the speakers connected to this receiver.
2
Use INPUT SELECT c/d to select MULTI CH IN.
You can also use the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front panel.
! Depending on the DVD player you’re using, the analog output level of the subwoofer channel may be too
low. In this case, the output level of the subwoofer can be increased by 10 dB in the Multi Ch In Setup in
Other Setup. For details, see Multi Channel Input Setup on page 106.
Note
Depending on the input to be played, the playback operation can in some cases be performed using the onscreen display.
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Playing back audio files stored on an iPod
Playing an iPod
To navigate songs on your iPod, you can take advantage of the GUI screen of your TV connected to this receiver.
You can also control all operations for music in the front panel display of this receiver.
! Note that characters that cannot be displayed on this receiver are displayed as #.
! This feature is not available for photos on your iPod. To display photos, switch iPod operation to the iPod (see
Switching the iPod controls on page 51).
This receiver has the iPod/iPhone/iPad terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from
your iPod using the controls of this receiver.
Here we describe the procedure for playback on an iPod. For playback on a USB device, see Playing a USB device
on page 52.
Important
Finding what you want to play
! USB works with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad (3rd and 4th generation),
iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch (1st through 5th generation) and iPod nano (3rd through 7th generation).
Audio only for iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano (6th and 7th
generation).
However, some of the functions may be restricted for some models.
! This receiver has been developed and tested for the software version of iPod/iPhone/iPad indicated on the
website of Pioneer.
http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/ao/
! Installing software versions other than indicated on the website of Pioneer to your iPod/iPhone/iPad may result
in incompatibility with this receiver.
! iPod, iPhone and iPad are licensed for reproduction of non-copyrighted materials or materials the user is
legally permitted to reproduce.
! Features such as the equalizer cannot be controlled using this receiver, and we recommend switching the
equalizer off before connecting.
! Pioneer cannot under any circumstances accept responsibility for any direct or indirect loss arising from any
inconvenience or loss of recorded material resulting from the iPod failure.
! When listening to a track on the iPod in the main zone, it is possible to control the sub zone, but not to listen to
a different track in the sub zone from the one playing in the main zone.
When your iPod is connected to this receiver, you can browse songs stored on your iPod by playlist, artist name,
album name, song name, genre or composer, similar to using your iPod directly.
1Use i/j to select a category, then press ENTER to browse that category.
!When o or p is pressed at the list screen, the page switches.
! To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.
2Use i/j to browse the selected category (e.g., albums).
!Use k/l to move to previous/next levels.
3 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press d to start
playback.
Note
You can play all of the songs in a particular category by selecting the All item at the top of each category list. For
example, you can play all the songs by a particular artist.
Basic playback controls
This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for basic playback of files stored on an iPod.
!Press iPod USB to switch the remote control to the iPod/USB operation mode.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
See Connecting an iPod on page 40.
About one minute is required between turning the power on and completion of startup.
! It is also possible to operate the iPod on the iPod itself, without using the TV screen. For details, see
Switching the iPod controls on page 51.
2
DISP
TOP MENU
ENTER
Press iPod USB on the remote control to switch the receiver to the iPod/USB.
When the display shows the names of folders and files, you’re ready to play music from the iPod.
! The controls of your iPod will be inoperable when connected to this receiver.
RETURN
Switching the iPod controls
You can switch over the iPod controls between the iPod and the receiver.
1
Press iPod CTRL to switch the iPod controls.
This enables operation and display on your iPod, and this receiver’s remote control and GUI screen become
inactive.
2
Press iPod CTRL again to switch back to the receiver controls.
Note
Change the receiver’s input to the iPod in one action by pressing the iPod iPhone iPad DIRECT CONTROL button
on the front panel to enable iPod operations on the iPod.
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Playing back photo files stored on a USB memory device
Playing a USB device
! Photo files cannot be played in the sub zone.
It is possible to play files using the USB interface on the front of this receiver.
! Compatible USB devices include external magnetic hard drives, portable flash memory drives (particularly key
drives) and digital audio players (MP3 players) of format FAT16/32.
! Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and
assumes no responsibility for any loss of data that may occur when connected to this receiver.
1Use i/j to select a folder, then press ENTER to browse that folder.
! For high resolution files, some time may be required for the photo to appear.
! To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.
2 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press ENTER to start
playback.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
See Connecting a USB device on page 41.
About one minute is required between turning the power on and completion of startup.
! Make sure the receiver is in standby when disconnecting the USB device.
2
The selected content is displayed in full screen and a slideshow starts.
Basic playback controls
Press iPod USB on the remote control to switch the receiver to the iPod/USB.
Button(s)
When the display shows the names of folders and files, you’re ready to play from the USB device.
Note
If an Over Current message lights in the display, the power requirements of the USB device are too high for this
receiver. Try following the points below:
! Switch the receiver off, then on again.
! Reconnect the USB device with the receiver switched off.
! Use a dedicated AC adapter (supplied with the device) for USB power.
If this doesn’t remedy the problem, it is likely your USB device is incompatible.
What it does
ENTER, d
Starts displaying a photo and playing a slideshow.
g
Stops the player and returns to the previous menu.
Tip
! Slideshows of photo files can be played while listening to music files by returning to the folder/file list display
while playing a music file on a USB device then playing the photo files.
Playing back audio files stored on a USB memory device
The maximum number of levels that you can select in Step 2 (below) is 9.
! Note that non-Roman characters in the playlist are displayed as #.
1Use i/j to select a folder, then press ENTER to browse that folder.
! To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.
2 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press d to start
playback.
! Copyrighted audio files cannot be played back on this receiver.
! DRM-protected audio files cannot be played back on this receiver.
Basic playback controls
This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for basic playback of files stored on USB memory devices.
!Press iPod USB to switch the remote control to the iPod/USB operation mode.
DISP
TOP MENU
ENTER
RETURN
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a “MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.”
b Files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not supported; specifically, Pro, Lossless, Voice.
c Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback.
d DSD files cannot be played in the sub zone.
About playable file formats
The USB function of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not available
for playback although they are listed as playable file formats.
! With WAV, FLAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless files, when music files with the same format, sampling frequency,
quantization bit number and number of channels are played successively, they are played with no gap.
Photo files
Music files
Category
MP3
<a>
WAV
WMA
AAC
Apple Lossless
FLAC
<c>
AIFF
DSD
<d>
Category
Extension
.mp3
.wav
.wma
.m4a
.aac
.3gp
.3g2
.m4a
.mp4
.flac
.aiff
.aif
.dff
.dsf
Stream
MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
8 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
LPCM
WMA2/7/8/9
<b>
MPEG-4 AAC LC
MPEG-4 HE AAC
(aacPlus v1/2)
Apple Lossless
.jpg
Format
Meeting the following conditions:
! Baseline JPEG format
! Y:Cb:Cr – 4:2:2
Playing an MHL-compatible device
MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) is an interface standard for transmitting digital signals with mobile devices.
MHL can carry high quality multi-channel audio data and 3D/Full-HD video formats.
The MHL-compatible device’s video signals are output from the TV connected to the receiver, the audio signals
are output from the speakers connected to the receiver or TV.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
2
Press MHL on the remote control to switch the receiver to the MHL.
Channel
2 ch
3
Select and play the desired contents on the MHL-compatible device.
Bitrate
5 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
16 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
FLAC
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
AIFF
DSDIFF
DSF
JPEG
Extension
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz
Quantization bitrate
1 bit
Channel
2 ch
See Connecting an MHL-compatible device on page 41.
Notes
! MHL-compatible devices can be operated with the receiver’s remote control by pressing the remote control’s
MHL button, but depending on the MHL-compatible device being used, some buttons may not be operable.
! To playback from a MHL-compatible device connected to the receiver on a TV that is also connected to the
receiver, the power to the receiver must be turned on.
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Playing music from a computer
Listening to the radio
SC-LX87 only
The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and
manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the frequency of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a
station below. Once you are tuned to a station you can memorize the frequency for recall later-see Saving station
presets on page 55 for more on how to do this.
Use this function to play digital audio input to the unit’s rear panel USB-DAC IN terminal.
Important
! When switching this unit’s input from USB-DAC to another input, first quit the computer’s music playback
application, then switch the input.
! The exclusive driver must be installed on the computer in order to play high sound quality files of over
48 kHz/24 bits and DSD files.
The driver software is provided on the included CD-ROM (AVNavigator).
See Using a USB cable to connect to a computer on page 41.
Use INPUT SELECT c/d to select USB-DAC.
You can also use the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front panel.
3
Press TUNER to select the tuner.
2
Use BAND to change the band (FM or AM), if necessary.
3
Tune to a station.
There are three ways to do this:
! Automatic tuning – To search for stations in the currently selected band, press and hold TUNE +/– for about
a second. The receiver will start searching for the next station, stopping when it has found one. Repeat to
search for other stations.
! Manual tuning – To change the frequency one step at a time, press TUNE +/–.
! High speed tuning – Press and hold TUNE +/– for high speed tuning. Release the button at the frequency
you want.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your computer.
2
1
Begin playback on the computer.
Improving FM sound
Notes
If the TUNED or STEREO indicator doesn’t light when tuning to an FM station because the signal is weak, press
MPX to switch the receiver into mono reception mode. This should improve the sound quality and allow you to
enjoy the broadcast.
! Output from the OPTICAL OUT terminal is not supported during USB-DAC IN input.
! In addition to LPCM, DSD with DoP transmission is also supported. The supported format is 2.8 MHz, 1 bit.
Only two channels, including LPCM, are supported.
! Playback cannot be controlled from this unit during use of this function; use your computer to control
playback.
! When disconnecting the USB cable, always stop playback on the computer first.
! Sound may not be produced if your computer does not support USB 2.0 HS.
! This unit does not support use of a USB hub. Always use a USB cable to connect the unit directly to the
computer.
Using the noise cut mode
The two noise cut modes can be used when receiving AM broadcasts. Press MPX to select the noise cut mode (1
to 2).
Tuning directly to a station
About playable file formats
1
Press TUNER to select the tuner.
The USB-DAC function of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not
available for playback although they are listed as playable file formats.
2
Use BAND to change the band (FM or AM), if necessary.
3
Press D.ACCESS (Direct Access).
4
Use the number buttons to enter the frequency of the radio station.
Category
LPCM
DSD
Stream
LPCM
DSDIFF
DSF
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz,
176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
2.8 MHz
Quantization bitrate
1 bit
Channel
2 ch
For example, to tune to 106.00 (FM), press 1, 0, 6, 0, 0.
If you make a mistake halfway through, press D.ACCESS twice to cancel the frequency and start over.
! PCM 176.4 kHz and DSD file audio signals cannot be output to ZONE 2 and ZONE 3.
! With DSD playback, only the DoP standard is supported. A PC player supporting the DoP standard is required. Only native
playback is supported for DSD.
!When Speaker System is set to 7.1ch + Speaker B or 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp, the audio signals of DSD files are not output to
Speaker B.
! When a USB-DAC input is selected in ZONE 2 or ZONE 3, DSD files and PCM signals with a sampling frequency of 176.4 kHz
cannot be played.
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Saving station presets
Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music
If you often listen to a particular radio station, it’s convenient to have the receiver store the frequency for easy
recall whenever you want to listen to that station. This saves the effort of manually tuning in each time. This
receiver can memorize up to 63 stations, stored in seven banks, or classes (A to G) of 9 stations each.
1
Tune to a station you want to memorize.
Bluetooth wireless
technology enabled device:
cell phone
See Listening to the radio on page 54 for more on this.
2
Press TOOLS (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows PRESET MEMORY, then a blinking memory class.
Bluetooth wireless
technology enabled device:
Digital music player
Device not equipped with
Bluetooth wireless technology:
Digital music player
+
Bluetooth audio transmitter
(sold commercially)
3 Press CLASS to select one of the seven classes, then press PRESET +/– to select the station
preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons to select a station preset.
4
Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and number stop blinking and the receiver stores the station.
Music data
Listening to station presets
1
Press TUNER to select the tuner.
2
Press CLASS to select the class in which the station is stored.
This receiver
Bluetooth®
ADAPTER
Remote control
operation
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A to G.
3
Press PRESET +/– to select the station preset you want.
! You can also use the number buttons on the remote control to recall the station preset.
! About one minute is required between turning the power on and completion of startup.
Naming station presets
Wireless music play
For easier identification, you can name your station presets.
1
When the Bluetooth ADAPTER (AS-BT100 or AS-BT200) is connected to this unit, a product equipped with
Bluetooth wireless technology (portable cell phone, digital music player, etc.) can be used to listen to music wirelessly. Also, by using a commercially available transmitter supporting Bluetooth wireless technology, you can
listen to music on a device not equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology. The AS-BT100 and AS-BT200 models
supports SCMS-T contents protection, so music can also be enjoyed on devices equipped with SCMS-T type
Bluetooth wireless technology.
! The Air Jam function cannot be used with the AS-BT100.
Choose the station preset you want to name.
See Listening to station presets on page 55 for how to do this.
2
Press TOOLS (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows PRESET NAME, then a blinking cursor at the first character position.
3
Input the name you want.
Use TUNE +/– (or TUNE i/j of front panel) to select a character, PRESET +/– (or PRESET k/l of front panel) to
set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
Remote control operation
The remote control supplied with this unit allows you to play and stop media, and perform other operations.
! It must be necessary that the Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device supports AVRCP profiles.
! Remote control operations cannot be guaranteed for all Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices.
Notes
! To erase a station name, simply repeat steps 1 to 3 and input eight spaces instead of a name.
! Once you have named a station preset, you can press DISP when listening to a station to switch the display
between name and frequency.
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Pairing the Bluetooth ADAPTER and Bluetooth wireless technology device
Listening to music contents of a Bluetooth wireless technology device with
your system
“Pairing” must be done before you start playback of Bluetooth wireless technology content using the Bluetooth
ADAPTER. Make sure to perform pairing the first time you operate the system or any time pairing data is cleared.
The pairing step is necessary to register the Bluetooth wireless technology device to enable Bluetooth communications. For more details, see also the operating instructions of your Bluetooth wireless technology device.
! Pairing is required when you first use the Bluetooth wireless technology device and Bluetooth ADAPTER.
! To enable Bluetooth communication, pairing should be done with both your system and Bluetooth wireless
technology device.
! If the Bluetooth wireless technology device’s security code is “0000”, there is no need to make the security code
setting on the receiver. Press ADPT to set the ADAPTER PORT input, then conduct the pairing operation on
the Bluetooth wireless technology device. If pairing is successful, there is no need to performing the pairing
operation below.
! When using the AS-BT200 only: This unit complies with Bluetooth Specifications Ver. 2.1. When this unit and
another device equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology both comply with Bluetooth Specification Ver. 2.1,
pairing of the two may be possible without the need for inputting a password.
In this case, a passcode may be displayed on this receiver and on the device equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology. If this happens, check that the same passcode is displayed on this receiver and the device
equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology, then press ENTER. After this, also perform the connection
operation on the Bluetooth device to be connected. If the passcode does not match the code displayed on the
Bluetooth device to be connected, press RETURN to cancel pairing, then try starting over.
Press ADPT to set the ADAPTER PORT input, then conduct the pairing operation on the Bluetooth wireless
technology device. If pairing is successful, there is no need to performing the pairing operation below.
! Pair one unit at a time.
! When connecting this receiver by Bluetooth connections with a device equipped with the Bluetooth function to
listen to music, do not connect any devices other than this receiver by Bluetooth connection to the Bluetoothequipped device. If a Bluetooth connection is already established with a device other than this receiver, disconnect the other device before connecting this receiver.
1
Press ADPT on the remote control to switch the receiver to ADAPTER PORT input.
2
Press TOP MENU to select Bluetooth Setup.
1
2 From the Bluetooth wireless technology device, perform the operation to connect to the
Bluetooth ADAPTER.
! When the Bluetooth ADAPTER is not plugged into the ADAPTER PORT, No Adapter will be displayed if
ADAPTER PORT input is selected.
3
Start playback of music contents stored on the Bluetooth wireless technology device.
This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for basic playback of files stored on Bluetooth 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.
4 While listening to a source, set the remote control to the receiver operation mode, then
press ADV SURR repeatedly to select SOUND RETRIEVER AIR.
Notes
!The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of
such marks by PIONEER CORPORATION is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of
their respective owners.
!When Air Jam is set to Air Jam ON, playback is not possible with the above procedure. Set Air Jam to
Air Jam OFF before playing (page 57).
! With this receiver, when an iPod is connected or disconnected while the music of a Bluetooth wireless technology device is playing, the connection with the Bluetooth wireless technology device may be canceled.
!The SOUND RETRIEVER AIR listening mode can only be selected when the ADAPTER PORT input.
3Use i/j to select ‘PIN’ then press ENTER.
4Use i/j to select one of PIN codes 0000, 1234 or 8888, then press ENTER.
You can use any of 0000, 1234 or 8888 PIN codes. Bluetooth wireless technology device using any other PIN
code cannot be used with this receiver.
5
Press ADPT on the remote control to switch the receiver to ADAPTER PORT input.
Press the RETURN button twice to exit Bluetooth Setup.
6 Switch on the Bluetooth wireless technology device that you want to make pair, place it
near the receiver and set it to the pairing mode.
7 From the Bluetooth wireless technology device list, select Bluetooth ADAPTER and enter
the PIN code selected in step 4.
8 Check to see that the Bluetooth ADAPTER is detected by the Bluetooth wireless technology
device.
If the receiver and Bluetooth wireless technology device are not paired, start over from step 6.
Notes
! The PIN code may in some cases be referred to as PASSKEY.
! For information on enabling pairing on the Bluetooth wireless technology device, connection procedures, etc.,
see the Bluetooth wireless technology device’s operating instructions.
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Air Jam
Air Jam - a Pioneer-exclusive application and available for free.
Air Jam lets you connect multi compatible devices to this unit using Bluetooth wireless technology. With it, you
can make a group playlist directly on a supported device to play in your home theater through the unit. You and
your friends can add songs from your devices to the playlist. Also Air Jam lets you delete the song before anyone
has to hear it.
1
Press ADPT on the remote control to switch the receiver to ADAPTER PORT input.
2
Press TOP MENU to select Bluetooth Setup.
3Use i/j to select ‘Air Jam’ then press ENTER.
4Use i/j to select ‘Air Jam ON’ then press ENTER.
5
Press the RETURN button twice to exit Bluetooth Setup.
For more details of using Air Jam, access to our website.
! For iOS
http://pioneer.jp/product/soft/iapp_airjam/en.html
! For Android
http://pioneer.jp/product/soft/aapp_airjam/en.html
Notes
! Bluetooth technology works with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad (3rd and
4th generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch (2nd through 5th generation).
! The Air Jam function cannot be used while an iPod is connected to this receiver.
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Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes................................................. 59
Selecting MCACC presets............................................................................................................... 61
Choosing the input signal.............................................................................................................. 61
Better sound using Phase Control................................................................................................. 62
Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control................................................ 62
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With two channel sources, you can select from:
! 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel sound (surround back), especially suited to movie sources
! 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel sound (surround back), especially suited to music sources
! 2 Pro Logic IIx GAME – Up to 7.1 channel sound (surround back), especially suited to video games
! 2 PRO LOGIC – 4.1 channel surround sound (sound from the surround speakers is mono)
! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT – Up to 9.1 channel sound (surround back and front height)
! WIDE SURROUND MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel sound (front wide), especially suited to movie sources
! WIDE SURROUND MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel sound (front wide), especially suited to music sources
! Neo:X CINEMA – Up to 9.1 channel sound (surround back and front height or surround back and front wide),
especially suited to movie sources
! Neo:X MUSIC – Up to 9.1 channel sound (surround back and front height or surround back and front wide),
especially suited to music sources
! Neo:X GAME – Up to 9.1 channel sound (surround back and front height or surround back and front wide),
especially suited to video games
! STEREO – The audio is heard with your sound settings and you can still use the audio options.
With multichannel sources, if you have connected surround back, front height or front wide speakers, you can select
(according to format):
! 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE – See above
! 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC – See above
! Dolby Digital EX – Creates surround back channel sound for 5.1 channel sources and provides pure decoding for 6.1 channel sources (like Dolby Digital Surround EX)
! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT – See above
! WIDE SURROUND MOVIE – See above
! WIDE SURROUND MUSIC – See above
! Neo:X CINEMA – See above
! Neo:X MUSIC – See above
! Neo:X GAME – See above
! DTS-ES Matrix or DTS-ES Discrete – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback with DTS-ES encoded sources
! STEREO – See above
! Straight Decode – Plays back without the effects above.
Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes
Using this receiver, you can listen to any source in surround sound. However, the options available will depend
on your speaker setup and the type of source you’re listening to.
To play with surround sound, check “Standard surround sound”, “Using the Home THX modes” or “Using the
Advanced surround effects” below and select the desired mode.
To play with the optimum mode for the input signal, see “Auto playback” or “Using Stream Direct”. (The sound is
played in stereo when 2-channel signals are input, in surround when multi-channel signals are input.)
Important
! The listening modes and many features described in this section may not be available depending on the current source, settings and status of the receiver.
Auto playback
There are many ways to listen back to sources using this receiver, but the simplest, most direct listening option
is the Auto Surround feature. The receiver automatically detects what kind of source you’re playing and selects
multichannel or stereo playback as necessary.
1Press
to the receiver operation mode.
2 While listening to a source, press AUTO/ALC/DIRECT (AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) for
auto playback of a source.
AUTO SURROUND shows briefly in the display before showing the decoding or playback format. Check the digital format indicators in the front panel display to see how the source is being processed.
! If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround encoded, the proper decoding format will automatically
be selected and shows in the display.
! When listening to the ADAPTER PORT input, the SOUND RETRIEVER AIR feature is selected automatically.
ALC – In the Auto level control (ALC) mode, this receiver equalizes playback sound levels.
Also, the low and high frequency sounds, dialogs, surround effects, etc., that are difficult to hear when the volume is low are adjusted to be optimal for the volume level. This mode is particularly optimum when listening at
night.
OPTIMUM SURR – In the Optimum Surround mode, this receiver automatically optimizes sound balance in each
scene based on actually set volume. The sound balancer controls three major theater sound elements dialogue,
bass and surround with original algorithm.
Notes
! When listening sources in 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT mode, you can also adjust the H.GAIN effect (see Setting
the Audio options on page 75).
! When listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music mode, there are three further parameters
you can adjust: C.WIDTH,DIMENSION and PANORAMA. See Setting the Audio options on page 75 to adjust
them.
! When listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:X Cinema, Neo:X Music or Neo:X Game mode, you can also adjust
the C.GAIN effect (see Setting the Audio options on page 75).
! When listening through headphones, you can select STEREO mode only.
! When playing DSD sources via USB-DAC, the NATIVE DSD mode is set. Other modes cannot be selected.
Note
When ALC is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in Setting the Audio options
on page 75.
Standard surround sound
The following modes provide basic surround sound for stereo and multichannel sources.
1Press
2
to the receiver operation mode.
While listening to a source, press STANDARD (STANDARD SURROUND).
If necessary, press repeatedly to select a listening mode.
! If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround encoded, the proper decoding format will automatically
be selected and shows in the display.
! If the surround back speakers are not connected, 2 Pro Logic IIx becomes 2 Pro Logic II (5.1 channel
sound).
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Using the Home THX modes
Using the Advanced surround effects
THX and Home THX are technical standards created by THX Ltd. for cinema and home theater sound. Home THX
is designed to make home theater audio sound more like what you hear in a cinema.
Different THX options will be available depending on the source and the setting for surround back channel processing (see THX Audio Setting on page 101 for more on this).
The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety of additional surround sound effects. Most Advanced
Surround modes are designed to be used with film soundtracks, but some modes are also suited for music
sources. Try different settings with various soundtracks to see which you like.
1Press
2
2
1Press
to the receiver operation mode.
Press THX (HOME THX) to select a listening mode.
to the receiver operation mode.
Press ADV SURR (ADVANCED SURROUND) repeatedly to select a listening mode.
! ACTION – Designed for action movies with dynamic soundtracks
! DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of dialog
! ADVANCED GAME – Suitable for video games
! SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs
! CLASSICAL – Gives a large concert hall-type sound
! ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound for rock and/or pop music
! EXT.STEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a stereo source, using all of your speakers
! F.S.SURROUND – Use to provide a rich surround sound effect directed to the center of where the front left
and right speakers sound projection area converges.
With two channel sources, press THX repeatedly to select a matrix-decoding process for the THX CINEMA mode
(see THX Audio Setting on page 101 for an explanation of each process):
! THX CINEMA
! THX MUSIC
! THX GAMES
! 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX CINEMA
! 2 PRO LOGIC+THX CINEMA
! Neo:X CINEMA+THX CINEMA
! 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC+THX MUSIC
! Neo:X MUSIC+THX MUSIC
! 2 Pro Logic IIx GAME+THX GAMES
! Neo:X GAME+THX GAMES
! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT+THX CINEMA
! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT+THX MUSIC
! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT+THX GAMES
With multichannel sources, press THX (HOME THX) repeatedly to select from:
! THX CINEMA
! THX MUSIC
! THX GAMES
! THX Surround EX – THX Surround EX can only operate when THX Cinema mode is ON and Surround Back
speakers are selected in the system set-up.
! Neo:X CINEMA+THX CINEMA
! Neo:X MUSIC+THX MUSIC
! Neo:X GAME+THX GAMES
! 2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE+THX CINEMA
! 2 Pro Logic IIx MUSIC+THX MUSIC
! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT+THX CINEMA
! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT+THX MUSIC
! 2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT+THX GAMES
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
! SOUND RETRIEVER AIR – Suitable for listening to the sound from a Bluetooth wireless technology device.
The SOUND RETRIEVER AIR listening mode can only be selected when the ADAPTER PORT input.
! PHONES SURR – When listening through headphones, you can still get the effect of overall surround.
! ECO MODE 1 – Select this to play for example music that has a high audio level with a lower power consumption than usual.
! ECO MODE 2 – Select this to play movies, etc., with a high ratio of low volume scenes and high volume
scenes (a large dynamic ratio) with a lower power consumption than usual. This mode provides greater power
savings than ECO MODE 1.
Notes
! The Front Stage Surround Advance (F.S.SURROUND) function allows you to create natural surround sound
effects using just the front speakers and the subwoofer.
!When ECO MODE 1 or ECO MODE 2 is selected, the front panel’s display lights with the dimmest brightness.
!Since ECO MODE 1 and ECO MODE 2 reduce the power consumption, the speakers are switched in function
of the number of input channels. Because of this, a speaker switching sound (clicking sound) may be produced when the number of input channels is switched. If this bothers you, switch to a different listening mode.
! When using headphones, SOUND RETRIEVER AIR (only with the ADAPTER PORT input), PHONES SURR,
ECO MODE 1 and ECO MODE 2 can be selected.
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Using Stream Direct
Selecting MCACC presets
Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the truest possible reproduction of a source. All unnecessary signal processing is bypassed, and you’re left with the pure analog or digital sound source.
Processing differs depending on the input signal and whether or not surround back speakers are connected. For
details, see Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats on page 123.
1Press
! Default setting: MEMORY 1
If you have calibrated your system for different listening positions, you can switch between settings to suit the
kind of source you’re listening to and where you’re sitting (for example, watching movies from a sofa, or playing a
video game close to the TV).
to the receiver operation mode.
1Press
2 While listening to a source, press AUTO/ALC/DIRECT (AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) to
select the mode you want.
2
to the receiver operation mode.
While listening to a source, press MCACC.
Press repeatedly to select one of the six MCACC presets. See Data Management on page 97 to check and manage your current settings.
! These settings have no effect when headphones are connected.
! You can also press k/l to select the MCACC preset.
Check the digital format indicators in the front panel display to see how the source is being processed.
! AUTO SURROUND – See Auto playback on page 59.
! ALC – Listening in Auto level control mode (page 59).
—When ALC is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in Setting the Audio
options on page 75.
! DIRECT – Plays back sound from the source with the least modification next to PURE DIRECT. With DIRECT,
the only modifications added to PURE DIRECT playback are calibration of the sound field by the MCACC system and the Phase Control effect.
! PURE DIRECT – Plays back unmodified sound from source with only minimal digital treatment.
! OPTIMUM SURR – Listening in Optimum Surround mode (page 59).
Choosing the input signal
On this receiver, it is possible to switch the input signals for the different inputs as described below.
! This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 192 kHz) and DTS (including DTS 96/24) digital
signal formats. The compatible signals via the HDMI terminals are: Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM (32 kHz to 192
kHz), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-HD Master Audio and SACD.
! You may get digital noise when an LD, CD, DVD or BD player compatible with DTS is playing an analog signal.
To prevent noise, make the proper digital connections (page 28) and set the signal input to DIGITAL.
! Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with
your DVD player.
Note
When listening through headphones, you can select ALC, OPTIMUM SURR or PURE DIRECT mode only.
1Press
2
to the receiver operation mode.
Press SIGNAL SEL to select the input signal corresponding to the source component.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
! AUTO – The receiver selects the first available signal in the following order: HDMI; DIGITAL; ANALOG.
! ANALOG – Selects an analog signal.
! DIGITAL – Selects an optical or coaxial digital signal.
! HDMI – Selects an HDMI signal.
— When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH, the sound will be heard through your TV, not
from this receiver.
When set to DIGITAL, HDMI or AUTO (only selected DIGITAL or HDMI), the indicators light according to the
signal being decoded (see Display on page 14).
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Better sound using Phase Control
Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control
This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction measures to make sure your sound source arrives at
the listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/or coloring of the sound.
Phase Control technology provides coherent sound reproduction through the use of phase matching for an optimal sound image. The default setting is on and we recommend leaving Phase Control switched on for all sound
sources.
This receiver is equipped with the two types of functions that correct phase distortion and group delay: Phase
Control and Full Band Phase Control. Activating Full Band Phase Control is strongly recommended because it
also involves the effects of Phase Control.
The Full Band Phase Control feature calibrates the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers connected.
Standard speakers designed exclusively for audio use generally reproduce sound with the divided frequency
bands output from a speaker system consisting of multiple speakers (in case of typical 3-way speakers, for
instance, the tweeter, the squawker (midrange), and the woofer output sound in the high-, middle-, and lowfrequency ranges, respectively). Though these speakers are designed to flatten the frequency-amplitude characteristics across wide ranges, there are cases where the group delay characteristics are not effectively flattened.
This phase distortion of the speakers subsequently causes group delay (the delay of low-frequency sound against
high-frequency sound) during audio signal playback.
This receiver analyzes the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers by measuring test signals output from
the speakers with the supplied microphone, therefore flattening the analyzed frequency-phase characteristics
during audio signal playback - the same correction is made for a pair of left and right speakers. This correction
minimizes group delay between the ranges of a speaker and improves the frequency-phase characteristics across
all ranges.
Furthermore, the enhanced frequency-phase characteristics between channels ensure better surround sound
integration for multichannel setting.
% Press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to switch on phase correction.
The PHASE CONTROL indicator on the front panel lights.
Notes
! 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.
! For discs created with standards other than Phase Control, the LFE channel is delayed upon recording in the
first place. Phase Control Plus function corrects for phase shifting on such discs. For instructions on setting
the Phase Control Plus, see Setting the Audio options on page 75.
! 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 your subwoofer, set the
cutoff frequency to a higher value.
! If the speaker distance is not properly set, you may not have a maximized PHASE CONTROL effect.
!The PHASE CONTROL mode cannot be set to ON in the following cases:
—When headphones are plugged in.
—When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.
—When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH in Setting the Setting the Audio options on page
75.
% Press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to select FULLBAND PHASE.
Both the Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control functions are switched on. The FULL BAND and
tor, on the front panel lights.
indica-
Notes
! To calibrate and analyze the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers, either follow the
Full Auto MCACC procedure under Advanced MCACC (see Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning
(Full Auto MCACC) on page 45), or set Auto MCACC menu under Auto MCACC under ADVANCED MCACC to
Full Band Phase Ctrl. Select ALL when you perform the Auto MCACC with Auto MCACC menu. Upon calibration of the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers, the Full Band Phase Ctrl feature is automatically
switched on.
! The original characteristics of group delay of the speakers calibrated and the targeted characteristics after
correction can be displayed graphically in the GUI screen (see Checking MCACC Data on page 96). Also, by
transferring the measurement data to the computer using the CD-ROM (AVNavigator), the original characteristics of group delay of the speakers calibrated and the corrected characteristics of group delay can be displayed
in 3-dimension on your PC. For details, refer to the operating instructions for the Advanced MCACC PC Display
Application Software included on the CD-ROM (AVNavigator).
! Depending on the input signal and listening mode, it may not be possible to set the Full Band Phase Ctrl
mode to ON.
!The Full Band Phase Ctrl mode cannot be set to ON in the following cases:
—When headphones are plugged in.
—When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.
—When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH in Setting the Setting the Audio options on page
75.
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Using the Full Band Phase Control’s FRONT ALIGN function
Full Band Phase Control calibrates frequency phase disturbances (group delay) for the full speaker band (Full
Band) (SYMMETRY), but with this unit it is also possible to calibrate the frequency phase characteristics of other
speakers to the frequency phase characteristics of the front speakers (FRONT ALIGN).
Full Band Phase Control calibration can be performed in the FRONT ALIGN mode by making the settings and
performing the operations below.
1 Perform Full Band Phase Control measurements with the Full Auto MCACC (or Auto
MCACC) procedure.
2 Perform measurements with EQ Type set to FRONT ALIGN with the Full Auto MCACC (or
Auto MCACC) procedure.
3 Press the MCACC button to select the MCACC memory at which the measurements
performed with EQ Type set to FRONT ALIGN are stored.
4
Turn Full Band Phase Control on.
! Full Band Phase Control does not turn on with listening modes in which sound is only played on the front
speakers or the front speakers and subwoofer.
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Introduction.................................................................................................................................... 65
Playback with Network functions................................................................................................. 66
About network playback............................................................................................................... 68
About playable file formats........................................................................................................... 69
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Using AirPlay on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes
Introduction
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac
and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
To use AirPlay, select your receiver on your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or in iTunes. *1
The receiver’s input will switch automatically to AirPlay when AirPlay is in use. *2
The following operations can be performed when in AirPlay mode:
! Adjustment of the receiver’s volume from iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or iTunes.
! Pause/resume, next/previous track, and shuffle/repeat from the remote control of the receiver. *3
! Display of the currently playing track information on the receiver’s display, including artist, song and album
name.
*1: For more information, see the Apple website (http://www.apple.com).
*2: The receiver’s power automatically turns on when Network Standby at Network Setup is set to ON.
*3: If operation is not possible, press NET, then operate again.
This receiver is equipped with the LAN terminal and you can enjoy the following features by connecting your
components to these terminals.
Listening to Internet radio stations
You can select and listen to your favorite Internet radio station from the list of Internet radio stations created,
edited, and managed by the vTuner database service exclusively for use with the Pioneer products.
dSee Playback with Network functions on page 66 and Listening to Internet radio stations on page 66.
Playback the music files stored in PCs
You can playback a lot of musics stored in your PCs using this unit.
! Besides a PC, you can also play back audio files stored on your other components with the built-in media
server function based on DLNA 1.0 or DLNA 1.5 framework and protocols (i.e. network-capable hard disks and
audio systems).
dSee Playback with Network functions on page 66 and Playing back audio files stored on components on the
network on page 67.
Notes
! A network environment is required to use AirPlay.
! The receiver’s name that shows up in the AirPlay UI on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and iTunes can be changed by
Friendly Name from Network Setup.
! AirPlay provided on this receiver has been developed and tested based on the software versions for the iPod,
iPhone, iPad and the software versions for iTunes that are indicated on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not
be compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad or iTunes software versions other than those indicated on the Pioneer
website.
http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/ao/
Notes
! To listen to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand.
! Photo or video files cannot be played back.
! With Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Player 12, DRM-protected audio files cannot be played back
on this receiver.
About playable DLNA network devices
This unit allows you to play music on media servers connected on an identical Local Area Network (LAN) as the
receiver. This unit allows for the playing of files stored on the following devices:
! PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or XP with Windows Media Player 11 installed
! PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 with Windows Media Player 12 installed
! DLNA-compatible digital media servers (on PCs or other components)
Files stored in a PC or DMS (Digital Media Server) as described above can be played via command from an external Digital Media Controller (DMC). Devices controlled by this DMC to play files are called DMRs (Digital Media
Renderers). This receiver supports this DMR function. When in the DMR mode, such operations as playing and
stopping files can be performed from the external controller. Volume adjustment and the muting control are also
possible. The DMR mode is canceled if the remote control unit is operated while in the DMR mode (aside from
certain buttons, including the VOLUME +/–, MUTE and DISP).
! Depending on the external controller being used, playback may be interrupted when the volume is adjusted
from the controller. In this case, adjust the volume from the receiver or remote control.
About the DHCP server function
To play back audio files stored on components on the network or listen to Internet radio stations, you must turn
on the DHCP server function of your router. In case your router does not have the built-in DHCP server function,
it is necessary to set up the network manually. Otherwise, you cannot play back audio files stored on components
on the network or listen to Internet radio stations. See Network Setup menu on page 102 for more on this.
Authorizing this receiver
This receiver must be authorized to enable playback. This happens automatically when the receiver makes a
connection over the network to the PC. If not, please authorize this receiver manually on the PC. The authorization
(or permission) method for access varies depending on the type of server currently being connected. For more
information on authorizing this receiver, refer to the instruction manual of your server.
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About HTC Connect
Repeat step 2 to play back the desired song.
For detailed operating instructions, refer to the section shown below.
! Internet radio stations – See Listening to Internet radio stations on page 66.
! Media server – See Playing back audio files stored on components on the network on page 67.
! Favorites – See Playing back your favorite songs on page 67.
This receiver features “HTC Connect”, a simple way to enjoy music content from your HTC Connect certified
smart phone.
1 HTC Connect music streaming provided on this product has been developed based on interoperability testing
as defined by the HTC Connect Certification program with the HTC Connect-compatible smartphones.
2 Music Navigation via the music progress bar is not currently supported with HTC Connect.
3 Third party music applications (those other than HTC’s pre-installed “Music” app) have not been tested for
compatibility and may not work. HTC Connect has been tested with MP3, AAC, WMA and WAV encoding formats. Other formats may not be compatible.
4 High network congestion may interfere with the operation of HTC Connect.
Basic playback controls
You can perform the following operations with the remote control of this receiver. Note that some buttons are not
available for operation depending on the category currently being played back.
!Press NET to switch the remote control to the network operation mode.
+Favorite
HTC Connect Certified Smartphones
TOP MENU
The HTC Connect-compatible smartphones, Please check Pioneer website for up to date information about compatible devices and audio format support.
! http://www.pioneer.com.sg (for Southeast Asia)
! http://www.pioneer.com.au (for Australia)
! http://www.pioneerhongkong.com.hk (for Hong Kong)
TOOLS
DISP
ENTER
RETURN
/ CLR
Notes
! Specifications and design subject to modification without notice.
! HTC, HTC Connect and the HTC Connect logo are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
Listening to Internet radio stations
Internet radio is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. There are a large number of Internet
radio stations broadcasting a variety of services from every corner of the world. Some are hosted, managed,
and broadcast by private individuals while others are by the corresponding traditional terrestrial radio stations
or radio networks. Whereas terrestrial, or OTA (over-the-air), radio stations are geographically restricted on the
range of radio waves broadcast from a transmitter through the air, Internet radio stations are accessible from
anywhere in the world, as long as there is a connection to the Internet, as services are not transmitted through
the air but are delivered over the World Wide Web. On this receiver you can select Internet radio stations by genre
as well as by region.
Depending on the Internet line conditions, the sound may not be smooth when playing Internet radio.
Playback with Network functions
Important
! About one minute is required between turning the power on and completion of startup.
! When you play back audio files, ‘Connecting...’ is displayed before playback starts. The display may continue
for several seconds depending on the type of file.
! In case a domain is configured in a Windows network environment, you cannot access a PC on the network
while you are logged onto the domain. Instead of logging onto the domain, log onto the local machine.
! There are cases where the time elapsed may not be correctly displayed.
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About list of Internet radio
The list of Internet radio stations on this receiver is created, edited, and managed by the vTuner database service
exclusively for use with this receiver. For details about vTuner, see vTuner on page 127.
Press NET repeatedly to select the category you want to play back.
It may take several seconds for this receiver to access the network.
Select a category from the following list:
! INTERNET RADIO – Internet radio
—When INTERNET RADIO is selected, the radio station that was playing last time is played.
! MEDIA SERVER – Server components on the network
! FAVORITES – Favorite songs currently being registered
Depending on the selected category, the names of folders, files, and Internet radio stations are displayed.
Saving and retrieving Internet radio stations
You can easily save and retrieve saved Internet radio stations. See Playing back your favorite songs on page 67 for
more on this.
! To listen to Internet radio stations, you must have high-speed broadband Internet access. With a 56 K or ISDN
modem, you may not enjoy the full benefits of Internet radio.
! The port number varies depending on the Internet radio station. Check the firewall settings.
! A list of Internet radio stations provided by the vTuner database service is subject to change or deletion without
notice due to various reasons.
! Broadcasts may be stopped or interrupted depending on the Internet radio station. In this case, you cannot
listen to a radio station selected from the list of Internet radio stations.
2Use i/j to select the folder, music files or Internet radio station to play back, and then
press ENTER.
Press i/j to scroll up and down the list and select the desired item. When you press ENTER, playback starts
with the playback screen being displayed for the selected item. To return to the list screen, press RETURN.
When the list screen is displayed from the playback screen, the playback screen reappears automatically if no
operation is performed for 10 seconds while the list screen is displayed.
Only audio files with the mark can be played. In case of the folders with the mark, use i/j and ENTER to
select the desired folder and audio files.
!When o or p is pressed at the list screen, the page switches.
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Registering broadcast stations not on the vTuner list from the special Pioneer site
Playing back your favorite songs
With the receiver, broadcast stations not included on the list of station distributed by vTuner can be registered
and played. Check the access code required for registration on the receiver, use this access code to access the
special Pioneer Internet radio site and register the desired broadcast stations in your favorites. The address of the
special Pioneer Internet radio site is:
http://www.radio-pioneer.com
1
Up to 64 favorite tracks on the media server and/or Internet radio stations can be registered in the Favorites
folder. Note that only the audio files stored on components on the network can be registered.
Registering and deleting audio files and Internet radio stations in and from the
Favorites folder
Display the Internet Radio list screen.
To display the Internet Radio list screen, perform step 1 at Playback with Network functions on page 66.
1
Press NET repeatedly to select the INTERNET RADIO or MEDIA SERVER.
2Use i/j to select ‘Help’, then press ENTER.
2
With the track or Internet radio station you want to register selected, press +Favorite.
The selected song or Internet radio station is then registered in the Favorite.
3Use i/j to select ‘Get access code’, then press ENTER.
The access code required for registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is displayed. Make a memo of
this address.
The following can be checked on the Help screen:
! Get access code – The access code required for registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is
displayed.
! Show Your WebID/PW – After registering on the special Pioneer Internet radio site, the registered ID and
password are displayed.
! Reset Your WebID/PW – Resets all the information registered on the special Pioneer Internet radio site.
When reset, all the registered broadcast stations are also cleared. If you want to listen to the same stations,
re-register after resetting.
Note
To delete tracks or Internet radio stations that have been registered, set the input to FAVORITES, select the track
or station to be deleted, then press the CLR button.
4 Access the special Pioneer Internet radio site from your computer and perform the
registration process.
http://www.radio-pioneer.com
Access the above site and use the access code in step 3 to perform user registration, following the instructions
on the screen.
5 Register the desired broadcast stations as your favorites, following the instructions on the
computer’s screen.
Both broadcast stations not on the vTuner list and stations on the vTuner list can be registered. In this case they
are registered on the receiver as favorite broadcast stations and can be played.
Playing back audio files stored on components on the network
This unit allows you to play music on media servers connected on an identical Local Area Network (LAN) as the
receiver. This unit allows for the playing of files stored on the following devices:
! PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or XP with Windows Media Player 11 installed
! PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 with Windows Media Player 12 installed
! DLNA-compatible digital media servers (on PCs or other components)
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About playback behavior over a network
About network playback
! Playback may stall when the PC is switched off or any media files stored on it are deleted while playing content.
! If there are problems within the network environment (heavy network traffic, etc.) content may not be displayed
or played properly (playback may be interrupted or stalled). For best performance, a 100BASE-TX connection
between player and PC is recommended.
! If several clients are playing simultaneously, as the case may be, playback is interrupted or stalled.
! Depending on the security software installed on a connected PC and the setting of such software, network
connection may be blocked.
Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the player and/or the NETWORK features due to communication error/malfunctions associated with your network connection and/or your PC, or other connected equipment.
Please contact your PC manufacturer or Internet service provider.
This product includes technology owned by Microsoft Corporation and cannot be used or distributed without a
license from Microsoft Licensing, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
The network playback function of this unit uses the following technologies:
Windows Media Player
See Windows Media Player 11/Windows Media Player 12 on page 127 for more on this.
DLNA
DLNA CERTIFIEDTM Audio Player
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies. Digital Living provides consumers with easy sharing of digital media
through a wired or wireless network in the home.
The DLNA certification logo makes it easy to find products that comply with the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines.
This unit complies with DLNA Interoperability Guidelines v1.5.
When a PC running DLNA server software or other DLNA compatible device is connected to this player, some
setting changes of software or other devices may be required. Please refer to the operating instructions for the
software or device for more information.
DLNATM, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIEDTM are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital
Living Network Alliance.
Content playable over a network
! Even when encoded in a compatible format, some files may not play correctly.
! Movie or Photo files cannot be played back.
! There are cases where you cannot listen to an Internet radio station even if the station can be selected from a
list of radio stations.
! Some functions may not be supported depending on the server type or version used.
! Supported file formats vary by server. As such, files not supported by your server are not displayed on this unit.
For more information check with the manufacturer of your server.
Disclaimer for Third Party Content
Access to content provided by third parties requires a high speed internet connection and may also require
account registration and a paid subscription.
Third party content services may be changed, suspended, interrupted, or discontinued at any time without notice,
and Pioneer disclaims any liability in connection with such occurrences.
Pioneer does not represent or warrant that content services will continue to be provided or available for a particular period of time, and any such warranty, express or implied, is disclaimed.
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Category
About playable file formats
The NETWORK feature of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not
available for playback although they are listed as playable file formats. Also, the compatibility of file formats varies depending on the type of server. Check with your server to ensure the compatibility of file formats supported
by your server.
! Internet radio playback may be affected by the Internet communications environment, and in this case playback may not be possible even with the file formats listed here.
! With WAV, FLAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless files, when music files with the same format, sampling frequency,
quantization bit number and number of channels are played successively, they are played with no gap.
—Gapless playback is not possible when the format is being converted (transcoded) by the server.
—Gapless playback is not possible in the DMR mode.
AIFF
MP3
<a>
WAV
WMA
AAC
Apple Lossless
FLAC
<c>
Extension
.mp3
.wav
.wma
.m4a
.aac
.3gp
.3g2
.m4a
.mp4
.flac
Stream
MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
8 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
LPCM
WMA2/7/8/9
<b>
MPEG-4 AAC LC
MPEG-4 HE AAC
(aacPlus v1/2)
Apple Lossless
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
5 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
16 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
FLAC
.aiff
.aif
Stream
.aiff
.aif
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
a “MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.”
b Files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not supported; specifically, Pro, Lossless, Voice.
c Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback.
Music files
Category
Extension
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Control with HDMI function
About the Control with HDMI function........................................................................................ 71
Making Control with HDMI connections...................................................................................... 71
HDMI Setup..................................................................................................................................... 71
Before using synchronization........................................................................................................ 72
About synchronized operations.................................................................................................... 72
Setting the PQLS function.............................................................................................................. 72
About Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link............................................................ 72
Cautions on the Control with HDMI function.............................................................................. 73
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About the Control with HDMI function
Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are possible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
! The receiver’s volume can be set and the sound can be muted using the TV’s remote control.
! The receiver’s input switches over automatically when the TV’s input is changed or a Control with HDMIcompatible component is played.
! The receiver’s power is also set to standby, when the TV’s power is set to standby.
Select ‘System Setup’, then press ENTER.
3
Select ‘HDMI Setup’, then press ENTER.
4
Select the ‘Control’ setting you want.
Choose whether to set this unit’s Control with HDMI function ON or OFF. You will need to set it to ON to use the
Control with HDMI function.
When using a component that does not support the Control with HDMI function, set this to OFF.
! ON – Enables the Control with HDMI function. Set Control Mode, ARC and PQLS in the subsequent setting
items to the desired values.
Also, by setting this to ON, the Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link functions can be operated
automatically by connecting a player supporting the respective functions. See Setting the Audio options
on page 75 for details on Sound Retriever Link, Setting the Video options on page 77 for details on Stream
Smoother Link.
! OFF – The Control with HDMI is disabled. The Control Mode, ARC and PQLS functions in the subsequent
setting items cannot be used.
Important
! With Pioneer devices, the Control with HDMI functions are referred to as “KURO LINK”.
! You cannot use this function with components that do not support Control with HDMI.
! We only guarantee this receiver will work with Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible components. However,
we do not guarantee that all synchronized operations will work with components that support the Control with
HDMI function.
! Use a High Speed HDMI®/TM cable when you want to use the Control with HDMI function. The Control with
HDMI function may not work properly if a different type of HDMI cable is used.
! For details about concrete operations, settings, etc., refer to also the operating instructions for each
component.
5
Select the ‘Control Mode’ setting you want.
Choose whether you want to enable synchronized operations.
! ON – Enabled for the synchronized operations.
! OFF – The synchronized operations disabled.
6
Select the ‘ARC’ setting you want.
When a TV supporting the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) function is connected to the receiver, the sound of
the TV can be input via the HDMI OUT 1 terminal.
After setting the ARC, some time may be required for the connected device to be recognized and the sound to be
produced.
! ON – The TV’s sound is input via the HDMI terminal.
! OFF – The TV’s sound is input from the Audio input terminals other than HDMI inputs.
Making Control with HDMI connections
You can use synchronized operation for a connected TV and other components.
! Be sure to connect the TV’s audio cable to the audio input of this unit. When the TV and receiver are connected
by HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) function, the sound of the
TV is input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT 1 terminal, so there is no need to connect an audio cable. In this
case, set ARC at HDMI Setup to ON (see HDMI Setup on page 71).
For details, see Connecting your TV and playback components on page 30.
7
Select the ‘PQLS’ setting you want.
Choose whether to set this unit’s PQLS function AUTO or OFF.
For details about PQLS function, see Setting the PQLS function on page 72.
! 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.
! OFF – PQLS is disabled.
Important
! When connecting this system or changing connections, be sure to switch the power off and disconnect the
power cord from the wall socket. After completing all connections, connect the power cords to the wall socket.
! 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, you can skip this process. For details about the Control with HDMI feature, see Control with
HDMI function on page 70.
! To get the most out of this function, we recommend that you connect your HDMI component not to a TV but
rather directly to the HDMI terminal on this receiver.
!The Control with HDMI function works on the TV connected to the HDMI OUT 1 terminal. It does not work on
TVs connected to the HDMI OUT 2 or HDMI OUT 3 terminals.
8
Select the ‘Standby Through’ setting you want.
It is possible to transfer signals from an HDMI-connected player to the TV when this receiver’s power is on
standby.
Select the HDMI input whose HDMI signal is to be input for through transfer when in the standby mode. When
LAST is selected, the signal being input to the currently selected HDMI input is transferred. When OFF is
selected, no HDMI input is transferred through when in the standby mode. (However, when Control is set to ON,
the HDMI signal is transferred through by the Control with HDMI function even when in the standby mode.)
! When anything other than OFF is set for this setting, the receiver’s HDMI input can be switched even when
the receiver is in the standby mode. (Switch by pointing the remote control at the receiver and pressing the
HDMI, BD, DVD, SAT/CBL or DVR/BDR button.)
! Setting to anything other than OFF increases power consumption in the standby mode.
! This setting can be used even with devices that are not compatible with the Control with HDMI function.
! The Standby Through function cannot be used with MHL-compatible devices.
HDMI Setup
You must adjust the settings of this receiver as well as the connected Control with HDMI-compatible components in order to make use of the Control with HDMI function. For more information see the operating instructions for each component.
1Press
2
9
Select the ‘12V Trigger’ setting you want.
The component connected to the 12 V TRIGGER jack can be turned on and off when HDMI OUT is switched.
OUT 1, OUT 2, OUT 3 or OFF can be selected. Select OFF when you want the component to switch when the
input function is switched.
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
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10 Select the ‘Speaker B Link’ setting you want.
Setting the PQLS function
When ON is selected here, the speaker terminals that are played (the SPEAKERS button setting) can be changed
automatically when HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched. This only works when 7.1ch + Speaker B or
5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp is selected for the Speaker System setting.
! OFF – The speaker terminals that are played (the SPEAKERS button setting) do not change automatically
when HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched.
! ON – The speaker terminals that are played (the SPEAKERS button setting) change automatically when HDMI
OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched. For details, see Switching the HDMI output on page 81.
PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) is a digital audio signal transfer control technology using the Control with
HDMI function. It offers higher-quality audio playback by controlling audio signals from the receiver to a PQLS
compatible player, etc. This enables removing jitter that has a negative effect on the quality of the sound and is
generated upon transmission.
! On players compatible with PQLS Bit-stream, PQLS always works for all sources.
! On players compatible with PQLS Multi Surround, PQLS works for all sources. Set the player’s audio output to
Linear PCM.
! On players compatible with PQLS 2 ch Audio, PQLS only works when playing CDs.
Please refer to the operating instructions supplied with your player for more information.
This function is activated when Control is set to ON.
11 When you’re finished, press HOME MENU.
Before using synchronization
Once you have finished all connections and settings, you must:
1
Put all components into standby mode.
2
Turn the power on for all components, with the power for the TV being turned on last.
Tip
! The PQLS setting is set at PQLS in HDMI Setup on the HOME MENU, but the setting can also be switched
with the remote control, as described below.
3 Choose the HDMI input to which the TV is connected to this receiver, and see if video
output from connected components displays properly on the screen or not.
4
1Press
to the receiver operation mode, then press AUDIO PARAMETER.
2Use i/j to select ‘PQLS’.
Check whether the components connected to all HDMI inputs are properly displayed.
3Use k/l to select the PQLS setting.
The setting is displayed on the front panel display.
! 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.
! OFF – PQLS is disabled.
About synchronized operations
Important
! Synchronized operations are enabled when Control Mode is set to ON after setting Control in HDMI Setup to
ON. For details, see HDMI Setup on page 71.
The Control with HDMI-compatible component connected to the receiver operates in sync as described below.
! From the menu screen of the Control with HDMI-compatible TV, set audio to be played through this receiver,
and the receiver will switch to the synchronized amp mode.
! When in the synchronized amp mode, you can adjust the receiver’s volume or mute the sound using the TV’s
remote control.
! When in the synchronized amp mode, the synchronized amp mode is canceled when the receiver’s power is
turned off. To turn the synchronized amp mode back on, set audio to be played through the receiver from the
TV’s menu screen, etc. This receiver will power up and switch to the synchronized amp mode.
! When the synchronized amp mode is canceled, the receiver’s power turns off if you were viewing an HDMI
input or a TV program on the TV.
! When in the synchronized amp mode, the synchronized amp mode is canceled if an operation that produces
sound from the TV is performed from the TV’s menu screen, etc.
! When the TV’s power is set to standby, the receiver’s power is also set to standby. (Only when the input for a
component connected to the receiver by HDMI connection is selected or when watching the TV.)
! The receiver’s input switches automatically when the Control with HDMI-compatible component is played.
! The receiver’s input switches automatically when the TV’s input is switched.
! The synchronized amp mode remains in effect even if the receiver’s input is switched to a component other
than one connected by HDMI.
The operations below can also be used on Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible TVs.
! When the receiver’s volume is adjusted or the sound is muted, the volume status is displayed on the TV’s
screen.
! When the OSD language is switched on the TV, the receiver’s language setting also switches accordingly.
About Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link
These are automatic functions allowing you to output optimum audio and video signals from the receiver using
the Control with HDMI function. When a player supporting the respective function is connected to the receiver
by HDMI, the sound/picture is optimized for the compressed audio/video file played on the player.
! Depending on the compressed audio/video file format, it may not be operated automatically.
! Also see the player’s operating instructions.
Sound Retriever Link
When playing a compressed audio file on the player, the file’s bitrate information is acquired using the Control
with HDMI function, and the sound is optimized on the receiver based on this information.
To activate the Sound Retriever Link function, make the setting below.
1
Set the HDMI Setup’s Control to ON, and set the Control Mode setting to ON.
See HDMI Setup on page 71.
2
Set the S.RTRV (Auto Sound Retriever) setting to ON.
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
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Stream Smoother Link
Using the Control with HDMI function, the receiver automatically detects whether a compressed video file is
being played on the player, and if so automatically activates the Stream Smoother function.
To activate the Stream Smoother Link function, make the setting below.
1
Set the HDMI Setup’s Control to ON, and set the Control Mode setting to ON.
See HDMI Setup on page 71.
2
Set the STREAM (Stream Smoother) setting to AUTO.
See Setting the Video options on page 77.
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 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.
! If the Control setting is not set to OFF, the power consumption during standby will increase.
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Setting the Audio options............................................................................................................. 75
Setting the Video options.............................................................................................................. 77
Switching the speaker terminals................................................................................................... 79
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls.................................................................................................... 79
Making an audio or a video recording......................................................................................... 80
Network settings from a web browser........................................................................................ 80
Using the sleep timer..................................................................................................................... 81
Dimming the display...................................................................................................................... 81
Switching the HDMI output........................................................................................................... 81
Checking your system settings...................................................................................................... 81
Resetting the system...................................................................................................................... 82
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Setting the Audio options
There are a number of additional sound settings you can make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. The
defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.
Important
Setting
What it does
Option(s)
OFF
S.RTRV
(Auto Sound Retriever)
<b>
With the Auto Sound Retriever function, DSP processing is used to
compensate for the loss of audio data upon compression, improving
the sound’s sense of density and modulation.
Also, when a player supporting the Sound Retriever Link function is
connected to the receiver by HDMI, by setting this to ON, the bitrate
information of the compressed audio file being played on the player
is acquired using the Control with HDMI function, and the sound is
optimized based on this information (Sound Retriever Link).
DNR
(Digital Noise Reduction)
May improve the quality of sound in a noisy source (for example, video OFF
tape with lots of background noise) when switched on.
This only has an effect with 2-channel signal inputs.
ON
This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48
kHz or less.
DIALOG E
(Dialog Enhancement)
<c>
Localizes dialog in the center channel to make it stand out from other
c OFF/FLAT/UP1/UP2/
background sounds in a TV or movie soundtrack. By moving from UP1
UP3/UP4 d
through UP2 and UP3 up to UP4, you can make the sound source
Default: OFF
seem to relocate upwards.
When AUTO is selected, Hi-bit32, UpSampling and DFILTER are
automatically set to the optimum settings according to the 2-channel
audio source’s sampling frequency and bit rate to achieve high quality playback sound.
MANUAL
AScale
(Audio Scaler)
Creates a wider dynamic range with digital sources like CDs, DVDs or
BDs. 16-, 20- and 24-bit PCM as well as compressed audio is requantized to 32 bits, and the high frequency component is interpolated
upon data processing to enable smoother, more subtle musical
expression.
ON
Hi-bit32
<d>
UpSampling
(Up Sampling)
<d, e>
The 2-channel audio source’s sampling frequency is increased to the
set multiple to achieve high quality playback sound.
DFILTER
(Digital Filter)
<d>
Switches the AUDIO DAC (Digital Audio Converter) digital filter type.
One of two settings can be selected: SLOW (soft and warm), SHARP
(solid and tight).
PQLS
(Precision Quartz Lock
System)
Switches the PQLS function between AUTO and OFF (Setting the
PQLS function on page 72).
! 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.
1Press
to the receiver operation mode, then press AUDIO PARAMETER.
2Use i/j to select the setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver, certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the
table below for notes on this.
3Use k/l to set as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for each setting.
4
Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.
Audio parameter menu
Setting
What it does
Option(s)
MCACC
(MCACC preset)
Selects your favorite MCACC preset memory when multiple preset
memories are saved. When an MCACC preset memory has been
renamed, the given name is displayed.
c M1. MEMORY 1 to
M6. MEMORY 6 d
Default:
M1. MEMORY 1
ON
EQ
(Acoustic Calibration EQ)
Switches on/off the effects of EQ Pro.
S-WAVE
(Standing Wave)
Switches on/off the effects of Standing Wave Control.
Phase C+
(Phase Control Plus)
For discs created with standards other than Phase Control, the LFE
channel is delayed upon recording in the first place. This function
corrects for phase shifting on such discs.
This function is particularly effective when playing multi-channel
music containing low frequency effects (LFE).
When AUTO is selected, not only the low range delay but also the
polarity and correlation are detected to achieve the optimum effect.
c AUTO/0 to 16 (ms) d
Default: AUTO
DELAY
(Sound Delay)
Some monitors have a slight delay when showing video, so the
soundtrack will be slightly out of sync with the picture. By adding a
bit of delay, you can adjust the sound to match the presentation of
the video.
c 0 to 800 (ms) d
Default: 0
TONE
(Tone Control)
Applies the treble and bass tone controls to a source, or bypasses
them completely.
BASS
<a>
Adjusts the amount of bass.
TREBLE
<a>
Adjusts the amount of treble.
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
AUTO
OFF
x1 (Off)
x2
x4
SLOW
SHARP
AUTO
OFF
CH1 – Channel 1 is
heard only
DUAL
(Dual Mono)
Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital soundtracks should
be played. Dual mono is not widely used, but is sometimes necessary
when two languages need to be sent to separate channels.
CH2 – Channel 2 is
heard only
This is useful if you find there is a slight delay before OFF recognizes
the PCM signal on a CD, for instance.
When ON is selected, noise may be output during playback of nonPCM sources. Please select another input signal if this is a problem.
OFF
Fixed PCM
DRC
(Dynamic Range Control)
<f>
Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie soundtracks optimized
for Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD and
DTS-HD Master Audio (you may need to use this feature when listening to surround sound at low volumes).
BYPASS
ON
c –6 to +6 (dB) d
Default: 0 (dB)
c –6 to +6 (dB) d
Default: 0 (dB)
75
CH1 CH2 – Both channels heard from front
speakers
ON
AUTO
MAX
MID
OFF
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Setting
What it does
Option(s)
Setting
What it does
Option(s)
ON
V.HEIGHT
(Virtual Height)
<m>
When you’re not using front height speakers, selecting this mode
allows you to hear a virtual front height channel through your front
speakers.
OFF
Loud Mgmt
(Loudness Management)
Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie soundtracks optimized
for Dolby TrueHD (you may need to use this feature when listening to
surround sound at low volumes).
This can only be set when DRC is set to OFF and the input signal is a
Dolby TrueHD signal.
When you’re not using front wide speakers, selecting this mode
allows you to hear a virtual front wide channel through your front
speakers.
This improves the continuity of the sound from the front channel to
the surround channels.
OFF
V.WIDE
(Virtual Wide)
<n>
V.DEPTH
(Virtual Depth)
<o>
When this mode is selected, the sound field expands virtually to
behind the display, resulting in a sound field with the same depth as
the 3D picture to achieve a better sense of presence.
MIN
ON
AMP
<p>
This is set to turn power amplifier sections off and use channels
exclusively in the pre-amp mode. Select ON to use the power amplifiers for all channels. Select Front OFF to turn off the front channel’s
power amplifier and use the front channel exclusively in the pre-amp
mode, F&C OFF to turn off the front and center channels’ power
amplifiers and use the front and center channels exclusively in the
pre-amp mode. To turn the power amplifiers for all channels off and
use them exclusively in the pre-amp mode, select OFF.
LFE
(LFE Attenuate)
Some audio sources include ultra-low bass tones. Set the LFE attenuator as necessary to prevent the ultra-low bass tones from distorting
the sound from the speakers.
When set to the recommended value of 0 dB, the LFE is not restricted.
When set to a value other than 0 dB, the LFE is restricted to the set
value. When OFF is selected, the sound is not output from the LFE
channel.
OFF
c OFF/ –20dB/ –15dB/
–10dB/ –5dB/ –4dB/
–3dB/ –2dB/ –1dB/
0dB d
Default: 0dB
If the sound is distorted, this can be used to lower the input signal
level and reduce the distortion.
HDMI
(HDMI Audio)
<h>
Specifies the routing of the HDMI audio signal out of this receiver
(amp) or through to a TV. When THROUGH is selected, no sound is
output from this receiver.
AMP
This feature automatically corrects the audio-to-video delay between
components connected with an HDMI cable. The audio delay time
is set depending on the operational status of the display connected
with an HDMI cable. The video delay time is automatically adjusted
according to the audio delay time.
OFF
A.DELAY
(Auto delay)
<i>
C.WIDTH
(Center Width)
(Applicable only when using a
center speaker)
<j>
Provides a better blend of the front speakers by spreading the center
channel between the front right and left speakers, making it sound
wider (higher settings) or narrower (lower settings).
c 0 to 7 d
Default: 3
DIMENSION
<j>
Adjusts the depth of the surround sound balance from front to back,
making the sound more distant (minus settings), or more forward
(positive settings).
c –3 to +3 d
Default: 0
PANORAMA
<j>
Extends the front stereo image to include the surround speakers for a
‘wraparound’ effect.
C.GAIN
(Center Gain)
(Applicable only when using a
center speaker)
<k>
Adjusts the center gain to create a wider stereo effect with vocals.
Adjust the effect from 0 (all center channel sent to front right and left
speakers) to 1.0 (center channel sent to the center speaker only).
c 0 to 1.0 d
Defaults:
Neo:X CINEMA: 1.0
Neo:X MUSIC: 0.3
Neo:X GAME: 1.0
EFFECT
Sets the effect level for the ALC mode.
c 10 to 90 d
Defaults: 50
H.GAIN
(Height Gain)
LOW
Adjusts the output from the front height speaker when listening in
2 Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT mode. If set to HIGH, the sound from the top MID
will be more emphasized.
HIGH
When AUTO is selected, the sound field is created with the surround
back, front height and front wide channels whose Speaker Setting is
set to NO automatically complemented.
To set the respective channels individually, select MANUAL.
AUTO
V.SPs
(Virtual Speakers)
V.SB
(Virtual Surround Back)
<l>
When you’re not using surround back speakers, selecting this mode
allows you to hear a virtual surround back channel through your surround speakers. You can choose to listen to sources with no surround
back channel information.
OFF
ON
OFF
MID
MAX
OFF
INPUT ATT
(Input attenuate)
<g>
ON
ON
THROUGH
ON
Front OFF
F&C OFF
OFF
a The adjustment can be made only when TONE is set to ON.
b ! When ON is selected, the Sound Retriever effect is optimized based on the bitrate information of the contents input to the
USB memory audio and INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES (digital audio input only) to achieve high sound quality.
! With the iPod/USB, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES or ADAPTER PORT input function, by default S.RTRV is
set to ON.
! When ON is selected, optimum correction of the audio signals input via the HDMI OUT 1 terminal is conducted with the
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) function, and the sound of digital TV broadcasts is produced with HD quality. This is valid
when the input is set to TV and ARC in HDMI Setup is set to ON. (See HDMI Setup on page 71.)
c UP1 to UP4 can be selected only when the front height speaker is connected. The presence or absence of effects depends on
the listening mode.
d ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for AScale.
! This function does not work when the sampling frequency is 32 kHz.
e This setting only affects 2-channel audio sources.
f The initially set AUTO is only available for Dolby TrueHD signals. Select MAX or MID for signals other than Dolby TrueHD.
g ! The attenuator isn’t available when using the Stream Direct (ANALOG DIRECT) modes.
! The attenuator does not function when the listening mode is set to PURE DIRECT with AirPlay.
h ! The HDMI Audio setting cannot be switched while performing synchronized amp mode operations.
! The synchronized amp mode must be turned on in order to play the receiver’s HDMI audio and video input signals from the TV
with the receiver’s power in the standby mode. See About synchronized operations on page 72.
i This feature is only available when the connected display supports the automatic audio/video synchronizing capability (‘lipsync’)
for HDMI. If you find the automatically set delay time unsuitable, set A.DELAY to OFF and adjust the delay time manually. For
more details about the lipsync feature of your display, contact the manufacturer directly.
j Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music/Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode.
k Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:X CINEMA/MUSIC/GAME mode.
l ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for V.SPs.
! You can’t use the Virtual Surround Back mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo,
Front Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected.
! You can only use the Virtual Surround Back mode if the surround speakers are on and the SB setting is set to NO or if 7.1ch
Front Bi-Amp or 7.1ch + ZONE 2 is selected at Speaker System. It can also be used when 7.1ch + Speaker B is selected at
Speaker System and SP:dA+B ON is selected with the SPEAKERS button.
! This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz or less.
OFF
ON
MANUAL
ON
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m ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for V.SPs.
! You can’t use the Virtual Height mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo, Front
Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected.
! You can only use the Virtual Height mode if the surround speakers are on and the FH setting is set to NO. It can also not be
used when playing signals containing actual front height channel information.
! This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz or less.
n ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for V.SPs.
! You can’t use the Virtual Wide mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo, Front
Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected.
! You can only use the Virtual Wide mode if the surround speakers are on and the FW setting is set to NO. It can also not be
used when playing signals containing actual front wide channel information.
! This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz or less.
o ! This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz or less.
! You can’t use the Virtual Depth mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or Stream Direct modes is
selected.
p ! When Speaker System is set to 7.1ch Front Bi-Amp, 5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2, 5.1ch F+Surr Bi-Amp or 5.1ch F+C Bi-Amp,
the AMP setting is locked at ON and cannot be changed.
! When Speaker System is set to 5.1ch C+Surr Bi-Amp, only ON and Front OFF can be selected for the AMP setting.
Video parameter menu
Setting
What it does
V.CONV
(Digital Video Converter)
<a>
Converts all video input signals so they can be output from the HDMI
OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 terminals.
Option(s)
ON
OFF
AUTO
PURE
480p/576p
RES
(Resolution)
<b>
Specifies the output resolution of the video signal (when video input
signals are output at the HDMI OUT terminals, select this according
to the resolution of your monitor and the images you wish to watch).
720p
1080i
1080p
1080/24p
4K
PCINEMA
(PureCinema)
<c, e>
This setting optimizes the operation of the progressive scanning circuit for playing film materials. Normally set it to AUTO. If the picture
seems unnatural, switch this to ON or OFF.
AUTO
P.MOTION
(Progressive Motion)
<c, e>
Adjusts the motion and still picture quality when video output is set
to progressive.
c –4 to +4 d
Default: 0
OFF
! The settings of the VIDEO PARAMETER menu only affect the HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 terminals’
signals.
! 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.
! 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.
STREAM
(Stream Smoother)
<e>
This improves elements that reduce picture quality mainly noticeable
in network contents, such as mosquito noise and block noise.
When AUTO is selected, this unit’s Stream Smoother function
automatically turns on when network contents are played on the
player supporting Stream Smoother Link and connected to this unit
by HDMI (assuming that integrated operation with the Control with
HDMI function is set). (Stream Smoother Link)
1Press
V.ADJ
(Advanced Video Adjust)
Sets the optimum picture quality for the type of monitor that is connected. Select PDP for plasma displays, LCD for liquid crystal monitors, FPJ for front projectors, PRO for professional monitors. If you
want to adjust the picture quality settings to your personal tastes,
select MEMORY.
Setting the Video options
There are a number of additional picture settings you can make using the VIDEO PARAMETER menu. The
defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.
Important
to the receiver operation mode, then press VIDEO PARAMETER.
2Use i/j to select the setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver, certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the
table below for notes on this.
ON
OFF
ON
AUTO
PDP
LCD
FPJ
PRO
MEMORY
Reduces noise in the luminance (Y) signal.
3Use k/l to set as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for each setting.
4
Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.
YNR
<d, e>
c
c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
Reduces noise in the input’s color (C) signal.
CNR
<d, e>
c
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
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c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
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What it does
Option(s)
Setting
BNR
<d, e>
c
What it does
Option(s)
Adjusts the red/green balance.
Reduces block noise (block-shaped distortion generated upon MPEG
compression) in the picture.
c
c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
HUE
<d, e>
0
c –6 to +6 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
Reduces mosquito noise (distortion generated at the contours of the
picture upon MPEG compression) in the picture.
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
Adjusts saturation from dull to bright.
MNR
<d, e>
c
c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
c
CHROMA
(Chroma Level)
<d, e>
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
0
c –6 to +6 d
Default: 0
Adjusts how sharp edges appear.
DETAIL
<d, e>
c
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
Adjusts the overall brightness.
c
BRIGHT
(Brightness)
<d, e>
0
Adjusts the contrast between light and dark.
c
0
Sets the black level according to the video input signal.
Normally select 0. If the black level is too bright due to the combination with the connected monitor, select 7.5.
0
ASP
(Aspect)
<g>
Specifies the aspect ratio when input signals are output at the HDMI
output. Make your desired settings while checking each setting on
your display (if the image doesn’t match your monitor type, cropping
or black bands appear).
THROUGH
7.5
NORMAL
a ! If the video picture deteriorates when this settings is switched ON, switch it OFF.
! When connected with a video device using the component video input terminals, set this setting to ON and view the HDMI
OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal’s video.
b ! When set to a resolution with which the TV (monitor) is not compatible, no picture is output. Also, in some cases no picture
will be output due to copyright protection signals. In this case, change the setting.
! When AUTO is selected, the resolution is selected automatically according to the capacity of the TV (monitor) connected by
HDMI. When PURE is selected, the signals are output with the same resolution as when input (see About the video converter on
page 29).
! When 1080/24p or 4K is selected, the movement may be unnatural or the picture unclear, depending on the video signal
being input. In this case, set the resolution to something other than 1080/24p or 4K.
c ! P.MOTION is disabled when PCINEMA is set to ON.
! This setting have the effect only for pictures recorded in the interlaced scan format (480i/576i or 1080i signals).
d Adjustment is not possible unless V.ADJ (Advanced Video Adjust) is set to MEMORY.
e ! This setting is only displayed when the video signals below are being input:
—480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i analog video signals
—480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p24 HDMI video signals
f This adjustment is only possible when 480i signals are being input from the composite video jacks.
g ! If the image doesn’t match your monitor type, adjust the aspect ratio on the source component or on the monitor.
! This setting is only displayed when 480i/p or 576i/p video signals are being input.
c –6 to +6 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
CONTRAST
<d, e>
BLK SETUP
(Black Setup)
<f>
c –6 to +6 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
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Switching the speaker terminals
Notes
!When 7.1ch + Speaker B or 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp is selected for the Speaker System setting (page 99) and
Speaker B Link (HDMI Setup on page 71) is set to “ON”, the setting of the speaker terminals that are played
changes automatically when HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched. For details, see Switching the
HDMI output on page 81.
! The subwoofer output depends on the settings you made in Manual speaker setup on page 99. However, if SP:
B ON is selected above, no sound is heard from the subwoofer (the LFE channel is not downmixed).
! All speaker systems (except 7.1ch + Speaker B connections) are switched off when headphones are
connected.
If you selected 9.1ch FH/FW, 7.1ch + Speaker B, 7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2 or 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp at Speaker
system setting on page 99, you can switch between speakers using the SPEAKERS button.
If you selected 7.1ch Front Bi-Amp, 7.1ch + ZONE 2, 5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2, 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3,
5.1ch F+Surr Bi-Amp, 5.1ch F+C Bi-Amp, 5.1ch C+Surr Bi-Amp or Multi-ZONE Music, the button will simply
switch your main speaker terminals on or off.
1Press
2
to the receiver operation mode.
Use SPEAKERS to select a speaker system setting.
As mentioned above, if you have selected 7.1ch Front Bi-Amp, 7.1ch + ZONE 2, 5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2,
5.1ch + ZONE 2+3, 5.1ch F+Surr Bi-Amp, 5.1ch F+C Bi-Amp,5.1ch C+Surr Bi-Amp or Multi-ZONE Music, the
button will simply switch your main speaker terminal (A) on or off (Pre-AMP mode).
The pre-amp mode is a mode for reducing power consumption when power amplifiers are connected to the
receiver’s PRE OUT terminals by individually turning off the power of the amplifiers for those channels.
Press repeatedly to choose a speaker terminal option:
When you select 9.1ch FH/FW, you can select from:
! SP: FH/FW ON – Front height or front wide channels are added to the front, center, surround and surround
back channels (maximum 7 channels) and a maximum of 9 channels are output. The front height and front
wide channels are switched automatically according to the audio input signal.
! SP: FH ON – Front height channels are added to the front, center, surround and surround back channels
(maximum 7 channels) and a maximum of 9 channels are output.
! SP: FW ON – Front wide channels are added to the front, center, surround and surround back channels
(maximum 7 channels) and a maximum of 9 channels are output.
! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the speakers.
When you select 7.1ch + Speaker B, you can select from:
! SP: A ON – Sound is output from the A-speaker terminals (up to 9 channels (including front height channels),
depending on the source).
! SP: B ON – Sound is output from the two speakers connected to the B-speaker terminals. Multichannel
sources will not be heard.
! SP: A+B ON – Sound is output from the A-speaker terminals (up to 7 channels, depending on the source), the
two speakers connected to the B-speaker terminals, and the subwoofer. The sound from the B-speaker terminals will be the same as the sound from the A-speaker terminals (multichannel sources will be downmixed to
2 channels).
! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the speakers.
When you select 7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2, you can select from:
! SP: FH/FW ON – Front height or front wide channels are added to the front, center and surround channels
(maximum 5 channels) and a maximum of 7 channels are output. The front height and front wide channels
are switched automatically according to the audio input signal.
! SP: FH ON – Front height channels are added to the front, center and surround channels (maximum 5 channels) and a maximum of 7 channels are output.
! SP: FW ON – Front wide channels are added to the front, center and surround channels (maximum 5 channels) and a maximum of 7 channels are output.
! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the speakers.
When you select 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp, you can select from:
! SP: A ON – Sound is output from the A-speaker terminals (maximum 5 channels).
! SP: B ON – Sound is output from the two speakers connected to the B-speaker terminals. Multichannel
sources will not be heard.
! SP: A+B ON – Sound is output from the A-speaker terminals (up to 5 channels, depending on the source), the two
speakers connected to the B-speaker terminals, and the subwoofer. The sound from the B-speaker terminals will
be the same as the sound from the A-speaker terminals (multichannel sources will be downmixed to 2 channels).
! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the speakers.
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls
The sub zone volume is adjusted and the input switched using the buttons on the front panel. For instructions on
performing these operations with the remote control, see page 80.
Important
! The settings must be changed at ZONE Setup in order to use the multi-zone function (page 105).
1 Press the button on the front panel for the zone you want to operate (ZONE 2 ON/OFF,
ZONE 3 ON/OFF or HDZONE ON/OFF).
The zone switches between on and off each time the button is pressed.
The MULTI-ZONE indicator lights when the MULTI-ZONE control has been switched ON.
2
Press MULTI-ZONE CONTROL on the front panel to select the sub zone(s) you want.
! When the receiver is on, make sure that any operations for the sub zone are done while ZONE and your
selected sub zone(s) show in the display. If this is not showing, the front panel controls affect the main zone
only.
If the receiver is in standby, the display is dimmed, and ZONE and your selected sub zone(s) continue to show
in the display.
3
Use the INPUT SELECTOR dial to select the source for the zone you have selected.
For example, ZONE 2 DVD sends the source connected to the DVD inputs to the primary (ZONE 2) sub room.
! If you select TUNER, you can use the tuner controls to select a preset station (see Saving station presets
on page 55 if you’re unsure how to do this). The tuner cannot be tuned to more than one station at a time.
Therefore, changing the station in one zone also changes the station in the other zone. Please be careful not
to change stations when recording a radio broadcast.
4
Use the MASTER VOLUME dial to adjust the volume for the sub zone.
When Speaker System is set to anything other than 7.1ch + ZONE 2, 7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2,
5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2, 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3 or Multi-ZONE Music, the volume output from the receiver’s
AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT terminals can be fixed to –40 dB or 0 dB and the volume can be adjusted from the connected amplifier. If you want to adjust the volume from the connected amplifier, see ZONE Setup on page 105.
5 When you’re finished, press MULTI-ZONE CONTROL again to return to the main zone
controls.
You can also press ZONE 2 ON/OFF, ZONE 3 ON/OFF or HDZONE ON/OFF on the front panel to switch off all
output to the sub zone.
! You won’t be able to switch the main zone off completely unless you’ve switched off the MULTI-ZONE control
first.
! If you don’t plan to use the MULTI-ZONE feature for a while, turn off the power in both the sub and main
rooms so that this receiver is in standby.
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ZONE 2 remote controls
Making an audio or a video recording
Press the remote control’s ZONE 2 to operate the corresponding zone.
The following table shows the possible ZONE 2 remote controls:
Button(s)
What it does
u
Switches on/off power in the sub zone.
INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input function in the sub zone.
Input function buttons
Use to select the input function directly (this may not work for some functions) in the sub
zone.
VOLUME +/–
<a>
Use to set the listening volume in the sub zone.
MUTE
<a>
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also
restores the sound).
You can make an audio or a video recording from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or video source connected to
the receiver (such as a CD player or TV).
Keep in mind you can’t make a digital recording from an analog source or vice-versa, so make sure the components you are recording to/from are hooked up in the same way (see Connecting your equipment on page 17 for
more on connections).
! The receiver’s volume, Audio parameters (the tone controls, for example), and surround effects have no effect
on the recorded signal.
! Some digital sources are copy-protected, and can only be recorded in analog.
! Some video sources are copy-protected. These cannot be recorded.
Since the video converter is not available when making recordings (from the video OUT jacks) make sure to use
the same type of video cable for connecting your recorder as you used to connect your video source (the one you
want to record) to this receiver. For example, you must connect your recorder using Component video if your
source has also been connected using Component video.
a ! The volume cannot be adjusted on the receiver if Volume Level at ZONE 2 Setup under ZONE Setup is set to –40 dB Fixed
or 0 dB Fixed.
1
Select the source you want to record.
Use the input function buttons (or INPUT SELECT).
ZONE 3 remote controls
2
Press the remote control’s ZONE 3 to operate the corresponding zone.
The following table shows the possible ZONE 3 remote controls:
Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video, DVD etc.
3
Prepare the source you want to record.
Select the input signal according to the signal to be recorded.
Use the remote control’s SIGNAL SEL button.
Button(s)
What it does
u
Switches on/off power in the sub zone.
4
INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input function in the sub zone.
Input function buttons
Use to select the input function directly (this may not work for some functions) in the sub
zone.
Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the recording device and set the recording levels. Refer to the instructions
that came with the recorder if you are unsure how to do this. Most video recorders set the audio recording level
automatically-check the component’s instruction manual if you’re unsure.
VOLUME +/–
<a>
Use to set the listening volume in the sub zone.
MUTE
<a>
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also
restores the sound).
5
Prepare the recorder.
Start recording, then start playback of the source component.
Network settings from a web browser
Network settings can be made using the browser on a computer connected to the same LAN as the receiver.
a ! The volume cannot be adjusted on the receiver if Volume Level at ZONE 3 Setup under ZONE Setup is set to –40 dB Fixed
or 0 dB Fixed.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver.
HDZONE remote controls
Press the remote control’s HDZONE to operate the corresponding zone.
The following table shows the possible HDZONE remote controls:
2
Turn on the computer’s power and launch the Internet browser.
3
Input the receiver’s IP address into the browser’s address input field.
Button(s)
What it does
Access the IP address“http://(the receiver’s IP address)” from a web browser. Check the receiver’s IP address at
Checking the Network Information on page 103.
When connected with the receiver, the Web Control screen appears in the browser.
u
Switches on/off power in the HDZONE.
4
INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input function in the HDZONE.
Input function buttons
Use to select the input function directly (this may not work for some functions) in the
HDZONE.
Note
The VOLUME +/– and MUTE buttons cannot be operated for HDZONE.
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When the Web Control screen appears, select the item you want to set.
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Using other functions
About the Speaker B Link function
Using the sleep timer
When 7.1ch + Speaker B or 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp is selected for the Speaker System setting (page 99) and
Speaker B Link (HDMI Setup on page 71) is set to “ON”, the setting of the speaker terminals that are played
changes automatically when HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched. The setting switches as follows.
! OUT 1+2 – Switches to SP: A+B ON. Sound is output simultaneously in the room where the A speakers are
located and in the room where the B speakers are located.
! OUT 1 – Switches to SP: A ON. Sound is only output in the room where the A speakers are located.
! OUT 2 – Switches to SP: B ON. Sound is only output in the room where the B speakers are located.
The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without
worrying about the receiver being left on all night. Use the remote control to set the sleep timer.
%Press
time.
to the receiver operation mode, then press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep
30 min
60 min
Off
90 min
Checking your system settings
! You can check the remaining sleep time at any time by pressing SLEEP once. Pressing repeatedly will cycle
through the sleep options again.
! The sleep timer is valid for all zones. If any zone is on, the sleep timer continues functioning.
Use the status display screen to check your current settings for features such as surround back channel processing and your current MCACC preset.
1Press
Dimming the display
The information on the main unit display switches as shown below each time one of the buttons is pressed.
Audio format f Sampling frequency f MCACC memory f Auto phase control plus correction value f
Input source to be played in ZONE 2 f Input source to be played in ZONE 3 f Input source to be played in the
HDZONE f HDMI output setting f Subzone to which the HDZONE is output
! For some settings, some items are not displayed.
You can choose between four brightness levels for the front panel display. Note that when selecting sources, the
display automatically brightens for a few seconds.
%Press
to the receiver operation mode, then press DIMMER repeatedly to change the
brightness of the front panel display.
! You can also choose to turn the display off. In this case, the FL OFF indicator lights.
3
Switching the HDMI output
Set which terminal to use when outputting video and audio signals from the HDMI output terminals.
The HDMI OUT 1 terminal is compatible with the Control with HDMI function.
1Press
to the receiver operation mode, then press HDMI OUT.
2Use i/j to select OUT 1/2.
3Use k/l to select the output settings for the HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 terminals.
Please wait a while when Please wait ... is displayed.
The output switches among OUT 1+2, OUT 1, OUT 2 and OFF each time the button is pressed.
! The synchronized amp mode is canceled when the HDMI output is switched. If you wish to use the synchronized amp mode, switch to OUT 1, then select the synchronized amp mode on the TV using the TV’s remote
control.
4Use i/j to select OUT 3.
5Use k/l to select the output settings for the HDMI OUT 3 terminal.
Please wait a while when Please wait ... is displayed.
The setting switches between ON and OFF each time this is pressed.
!When MAIN/HDZONE is set to HDZONE, the output of the HDMI OUT 3 terminal cannot be switched (page
105).
! Only signals input in HDMI format can be played with the HDMI OUT 3 terminal.
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to the receiver operation mode, then press STATUS.
2Use i/j to check the system setting.
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
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When you’re finished, press STATUS again to switch off the display.
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Setting
Resetting the system
Default
Phase Control
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this.
Set MULTI-ZONE to MULTI ZONE OFF.
! Disconnect the iPod and USB memory device from the receiver beforehand.
! Set the Control with HDMI to OFF (see HDMI Setup on page 71).
Auto Sound Retriever
ON
iPod/USB, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA
SERVER, FAVORITES, ADAPTER PORT
input function
ON
Other input functions
OFF
1
Switch the receiver into standby.
Sound Delay
0 ms
2
While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press u STANDBY/ON.
Dual Mono
CH1
DRC
AUTO
LFE Attenuate
0dB
The display shows RESET? OK.
Auto delay
OFF
4
Digital Safety
The display shows RESET c NO d.
3
Select ‘RESET’ using PRESET k/l, then press ENTER on the front panel.
Press ENTER to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver has been reset to the factory default settings.
! Note that all settings will be saved, even if the receiver is unplugged.
Effect Level
Setting
Default
Digital Video Converter
ON
SPEAKERS
SB/FH ON
Speaker System
9.1ch FH/FW
Speaker Setting
Front
SMALL
Center
SMALL
FH/FW
SMALL
Surr
SMALL
SB
SMALLx2
SW
YES
Surround Position
IN REAR
Crossover
80Hz
X-Curve
OFF
DIMMER
Brightest
3
Dimension
0
Panorama
OFF
Neo:X Options
Center Gain
Neo:X CINEMA: 1.0
Neo:X MUSIC: 0.3
Neo:X GAME: 1.0
2 PL IIz Options
Height Gain
MID
Listening Mode (2 ch/multi ch)
AUTO SURROUND
Listening Mode (Headphones)
STEREO
All Inputs
See also Setting the Audio options on page 75 for other default DSP settings.
MCACC
M1. MEMORY 1
Channel Level (M1 to M6)
0.0 dB
Standing Wave (M1 to M6)
EQ Data (M1 to M6)
3.00 m
ATT of all channels/filters
0.0 dB
SWch Wide Trim
0.0 dB
All channels/bands
0.0 dB
EQ Wide Trim
0.0 dB
Network
See Input function default and possible settings on page 47.
All Inputs
MCACC Position Memory
Speaker Distance (M1 to M6)
Inputs
Input Volume Absorber
50
Center Width
2 PL II Music Options
Default system settings
OFF
ALC (Auto Level Control)
0dB
HDMI
HDMI Audio
AMP
Control
OFF
Control Mode
--- (OFF)
ARC (Audio Return Channel)
--- (OFF)
PQLS
--- (AUTO)
Standby Through
OFF
DSP
Power On Level
LAST
Volume Limit
OFF
Mute Level
FULL
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Network Standby
OFF
DHCP
ON
Controlling the rest of your system
About the Remote Setup menu..................................................................................................... 84
Operating multiple receivers......................................................................................................... 84
Setting the remote to control other components....................................................................... 84
Selecting preset codes directly...................................................................................................... 84
Programming signals from other remote controls...................................................................... 85
Erasing one of the remote control button settings..................................................................... 85
Erasing all learnt settings that are in one input function........................................................... 86
Direct function................................................................................................................................ 86
Setting the backlight mode........................................................................................................... 86
About the ALL ZONE STBY (All Zone Standby) and DISCRETE ON (Discrete On) functions...... 86
Resetting the remote control settings.......................................................................................... 87
Controlling components................................................................................................................ 87
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About the Remote Setup menu
Setting the remote to control other components
The Remote Setup mode is set by pressing the number button while pressing RCU SETUP. The different items
on the Remote Setup menu are described below. For their setting procedures, refer to the explanations for the
respective items.
Most components can be assigned to one of the input function buttons (such as DVD or CD) using the component’s manufacturer preset code stored in the remote.
However, there are cases where only certain functions may be controllable after assigning the proper preset
code, or the codes for the manufacturer in the remote control will not work for the model that you are using.
If you can’t find a preset code that matches the component you want to control, you can still teach the remote
individual commands from another remote control (see Programming signals from other remote controls on
page 85).
! With the TV CONTROL buttons, the TV can be operated regardless of the input set for the remote control’s
operation mode. When using one TV set, we recommend assigning the same TV’s preset codes to the
TV CONTROL INPUT button and the TV button. When using two TV sets, for better convenience assign the TV
connected to the MONITOR OUT terminals to the TV CONTROL INPUT button, the other TV to the TV button.
! Devices may be assigned to the following input function buttons.
Setting
What it does
Preset recall
Preset codes can be set for the various input functions. The remote control codes of a number of other
devices (including products of other brands) are preset in the remote control to allow these devices to be
operated. See Selecting preset codes directly on page 84.
Code learning
If the desired operations cannot be performed even though you have set the preset codes, the remote control
signals of other devices can be learned directly. See Programming signals from other remote controls on
page 85.
Direct function
This is a setting for changing only the remote control unit’s operation screen, without changing the receiver’s
input, when the remote control unit’s input function buttons are pressed. This is convenient for using the
remote control unit for devices not connected to the receiver. See Direct function on page 86.
Erase learning
This function is used to erase remote control codes that have been learned. Codes learned for the different
input functions can be erased individually. See Erasing one of the remote control button settings on page 85.
Back light
The backlight lighting pattern can be selected from among four modes, in consideration of convenience and
battery service life. See Setting the backlight mode on page 86.
Reset function
This is a function for resetting preset codes that have been set. Key resetting can be done for individual input
functions. See Erasing all learnt settings that are in one input function on page 86.
All reset
This is a function for resetting all remote control unit settings you have made to the defaults set upon shipment from the factory. See Resetting the remote control settings on page 87.
Change RC
mode
STANDBY/ON ALL ZONE STBY
DISCRETE ON
SOURCE
RCU SETUP
BDR
BD
DVD
DVR
HDMI
NET
ADPT
TV
CD
USB
CBL
iPod
SAT
INPUT SELECT
If you have multiple Pioneer receivers, amplifiers, etc., this setting can be used to prevent other units from
operating simultaneously when the remote control unit is operated. See Operating multiple receivers on page
84.
MHL
TUNER
STATUS
RECEIVER
INPUT
VOLUME
TV CONTROL
Notes
CH
! You can cancel or exit any of the steps by pressing RCU SETUP.
! After one minute of inactivity, the remote automatically exits the operation.
Operating multiple receivers
MUTE
Selecting preset codes directly
Up to four receivers can be operated discretely using this receiver’s remote control when using multiple receivers, provided they are of the same model as this receiver. The receiver to be operated is switched by inputting the
preset code to set the remote control setting.
! Set the remote modes on the receivers before using this function (see Remote Control Mode Setup on page
104).
1
VOL
1
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘1’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
2
Press the input function button for the component you want to control.
To assign the preset codes of the TV to be operated with the TV CONTROL function, press the TV CONTROL
INPUT button.
The LED blinks once and flashes continuously.
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘4’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
3
2 Press the number button for the receiver (“Receiver 1” to “Receiver 4”) you wish to
operate.
Use the number buttons to enter the 4-digit preset code.
See Preset code list on page 131.
If the LED lights for one second and continues to flash, the setting has been successfully completed.
When the preset code is fully input, the LED flashes three times to indicate that the setting has failed. If this happens, enter the 4-digit preset code again.
For example, to operate “Receiver 2”, press ‘2’.
If the LED lights for one second and continues to flash, the setting has been successfully completed.
When the preset code is input, the LED flashes three times to indicate that the setting has failed.
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3 Point the two remote controls towards each other, then press the button that will be
doing the learning on this receiver’s remote control.
Repeat steps 2 through 3 for the other components you want to control.
To try out the remote control, switch the component on or off (into standby) by pressing u SOURCE. If it doesn’t
seem to work, select the next code from the list (if there is one).
5
The LED flashes once, then stops flashing, remaining lit.
! The remote controls should be 3 cm apart.
Press RCU SETUP to exit the preset setup mode.
Programming signals from other remote controls
3 cm
If the preset code for your component is not available, or the available preset codes do not operate correctly, you
can program signals from the remote control of another component. This can also be used to program additional
operations (buttons not covered in the presets) after assigning a preset code.
The remote can store about 120 preset codes from other components (this has been tested with codes of Pioneer
format only).
Certain buttons represent operations that cannot be learned from other remote controls. The buttons available
are shown below:
STANDBY/ON ALL ZONE STBY
DISCRETE ON
This receiver’s
remote control
4 Press the corresponding button on the other remote control that is sending (teaching) the
signal to this receiver’s remote control.
If the LED lights for one second and continues to flash, the setting has been successfully completed.
! If the LED flashes for five seconds, it means the memory is full. See Erasing all learnt settings that are in one
input function on page 86 to erase a programmed button you’re not using to free up more memory (note that
some signals may take more memory than others).
! Note that interference from TVs or other devices will sometimes result in the remote control learning the
wrong signal.
! Some commands from other remote controls cannot be learned, but in most cases the remotes just need to
be moved closer together or farther apart.
SOURCE
RCU SETUP
BDR
BD
DVD
DVR
HDMI
TV
CD
NET
ADPT
USB
CBL
iPod
SAT
MHL
TUNER
STATUS
RECEIVER
FEATURES
PHASE
P.CTRL+
MPX
INPUT SELECT
ECO
A.SCAL
BAND
5
PTY
PRESET
VOLUME
1
TUNE
2
SIGNAL SEL MCACC
TV CONTROL
4
5
SPEAKERS DIMMER
CH
VOL
MUTE
7
8
3
6
Erasing one of the remote control button settings
DISP
SLEEP
9
This erases one of the buttons you have programmed and restores the button to the factory default.
CH
1
D.ACCESS HDMI OUT CLASS
AUDIO
PARAMETER
VIDEO
PARAMETER
0
ENTER
ZONE 2
ZONE 3
HD ZONE
Z2
Z3
HDZ
/ CLR
CH
2
ENTER
HOME
MENU
RETURN
3
RECEIVER
Press and hold the button to be erased for three seconds.
If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘2’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To “learn” codes at the TV CONTROL buttons, proceed to step 3.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
2
Press the input function button corresponding to the command to be erased.
The LED flashes once.
iPod CTRL
1
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘7’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To erase operations registered at the TV CONTROL buttons, proceed to step 3.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
LIGHT
TOOLS
MENU
TOP MENU
Press RCU SETUP to exit the programming mode.
AUDIO
AUTO
CH LEVEL S.RTRV
6
To program additional signals for the current component repeat steps 3 and 4.
To program signals for another component, exit and repeat steps 2 through 4.
THX
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT STANDARD ADV SURR +Favorite
INPUT
Other remote
control
Press the input function button for the component you want to control.
The LED blinks once and flashes continuously.
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4
Repeat step 3 to erase other buttons.
5
Press RCU SETUP to exit the erasing mode.
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This operation erases all the operational settings of other devices that have been programmed in one input function, and restores the factory default.
This function is handy for erasing all data programmed for devices no longer being used.
!‘3’ (eco mode) – The backlight is turned on and off with the light button. After it lights, it turns off automatically if no operation is performed for 5 seconds.
!‘4’ (off mode) – The backlight does not turn on even when the light button is pressed.
If the LED lights for one second and continues to flash, the setting has been successfully completed.
If the LED flashes three times, the setting has failed.
1
3
Erasing all learnt settings that are in one input function
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘9’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
About the ALL ZONE STBY (All Zone Standby) and DISCRETE ON
(Discrete On) functions
2 Press and hold the input function button corresponding to the command to be erased for
three seconds.
To erase the operations registered at all the TV CONTROL buttons, press the TV CONTROL INPUT button for 3
seconds.
If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.
ALL ZONE STBY (All Zone Standby)
The All Zone Standby can be used to turn all zones to OFF when the receiver’s power is switched to standby.
Also, when using separate Pioneer amplifiers/receivers for the sub zones, they can also be set to standby
simultaneously.
! In order to set the power of amplifiers/receivers connected to sub zones to the standby mode, the connected
amplifiers/receivers must be installed or connected in such a way that they can receive remote control signals.
! The power of the amplifiers/receivers can be switched to standby with this operation even when using multiple
Pioneer amplifiers/receivers and their Remote Control Mode have been changed.
Direct function
! Default setting: On
You can use the direct function feature to control one component using the remote control while at the same
time, using your receiver to playback a different component. This could let you, for example, use the remote
control to set up and listen to a CD on the receiver, and then use the remote control to rewind a tape in your VCR
while you continue to listen to your CD player.
When direct function is on, any component you select (using the input function buttons) will be selected by both
the receiver and the remote control. When you turn direct function off, you can operate the remote control without affecting the receiver.
1
DISCRETE ON (Discrete On)
The Discrete On function lets you perform a series of operations: switching to the input you want to play while
turning the receiver’s power on.
When the receiver is installed in an AV rack, etc., and you cannot tell whether the power is set to the on or the
standby mode, this operation is handy because it allows you to switch to the selected input without switching the
receiver’s power to standby, even if the power is on when the operation is performed.
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘5’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
2
Press the input function button for the component you want to control.
3
Press ‘1’ (On) or ‘0’ (Off) to switch the direct function mode.
Using All Zone Standby
1
2Press u STANDBY/ON.
The receiver’s power switches to standby and all zones are turned off.
Press RCU SETUP to exit the setup.
Using Discrete On
1
Setting the backlight mode
2
Press an input function button you want to play.
The receiver’s power turns on (if it was already on, it stays on, without turning off), and the input switches to the
input selected here.
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘6’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
2
Press ALL ZONE STBY DISCRETE ON.
The LED continues to flash.
! Default setting: 1 (normal mode)
The backlight lighting pattern can be selected from among four modes, in consideration of convenience and
battery service life.
1
Press ALL ZONE STBY DISCRETE ON.
The LED continues to flash.
If the LED lights for one second and continues to flash, the setting has been successfully completed.
If the LED flashes three times, the setting has failed.
4
Press RCU SETUP to exit the setup.
Press the number button for the backlight mode you want to set.
!‘1’ (normal mode) – The backlight is turned on and off with the light button. After it lights, it turns off automatically if no operation is performed for 10 seconds.
!‘2’ (frequent lighting mode) – The backlight turns on when any button on the remote control is pressed. It
is turned off with the light button. After it lights, it turns off automatically if no operation is performed for 10
seconds.
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Resetting the remote control settings
Controlling components
Use this procedure to reset all the remote control’s settings to the factory default.
! When preset codes are set, all the signals learned in the input function buttons are cleared. This function is
convenient when you want to reset some but not all of input function buttons.
This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes (see Setting the remote to control
other components on page 84 for more on this). Use the input function buttons to select the component.
1
STANDBY/ON ALL ZONE STBY
DISCRETE ON
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘0’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
2
SOURCE
RCU SETUP
Press and hold the ENTER button for three seconds.
BDR
BD
If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.
Default preset codes
Input function button
Preset code
BD
2255
DVD
2256
DVR/BDR
2257
HDMI
2034
TV
0305
CD
5000
SAT/CBL
6325
TV CONTROL (INPUT)
0305
DVD
DVR
HDMI
NET
ADPT
TV
CD
USB
CBL
iPod
SAT
INPUT SELECT
MHL
TUNER
STATUS
RECEIVER
VOLUME
INPUT
TV CONTROL
CH
VOL
MUTE
AUDIO
PARAMETER
VIDEO
PARAMETER
TOOLS
MENU
TOP MENU
ENTER
HOME
MENU
RETURN
iPod CTRL
FEATURES
AUTO
PHASE
P.CTRL+
PQLS
MPX
A.SCAL
S.RTRV
BAND
ECO
MCACC
PTY
PRESET
TUNE
THX
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT STANDARD ADV SURR +Favorite
1
2
SIGNAL SEL MCACC
4
5
SPEAKERS DIMMER
7
8
3
AUDIO
AUTO
CH LEVEL S.RTRV
6
DISP
SLEEP
9
CH
D.ACCESS HDMI OUT CLASS
0
ENTER
ZONE 2
ZONE 3
HD ZONE
Z2
Z3
HDZ
/ CLR
RECEIVER
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LIGHT
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TV and Audio/Video components
Audio/Video components
Button(s)
LD
CD/CD-R/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
u SOURCE
POWER ON/OFF
POWER ON/OFF
POWER ON/OFF
POWER ON/OFF
POWER ON/
OFF
Number buttons
numerics
numerics
numerics
—
numerics
numerics
!/CLR
+10
>10/CLEAR
CLEAR
<a>
CLEAR
ENTER (CLASS)
ENTER
DISC/ENTER
OPEN/CLOSE
<a>
ENTER
TOP MENU
—
—
MSc
—
LEGATO LINK
<b>
—
MSd
Button(s)
TV
TV (Monitor) BD/DVD
HDD/BDR/
DVR
VCR
SAT/CATV
u SOURCE
POWER ON/
OFF
POWER ON/
OFF
POWER ON/
OFF
POWER ON/
OFF
POWER ON/
OFF
numerics
numerics
numerics
numerics
Number buttons
!/CLR
! (dot)
KURO LINK
CLEAR
+
—
*
ENTER (CLASS)
CH ENTER
CH ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
—
ENTER
EXIT/INFO
TOP MENU
—
LIST
EXIT
TOP MENU
TOOLS/GUIDE/
EPG
USER MENU
TOOLS
<a>
GUIDE
—
GUIDE
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
—
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
—
—
e/g/m/n
ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
—
ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
—
—
—
—
SACD SETUP
<b>
—
—
HOME MENU
HOME MENU
HOME MENU
HOME MENU
—
HOME MENU
RETURN
RETURN
RETURN
RETURN
—
RETURN
d
—
—
d
d
d
d
e
—
AUTO SETUP
e
e
e
e
g
—
FREEZE
g
g
g
g
m
—
—
m
m
m
m
n
—
—
n
n
n
n
o
ANT
AV SELECTION
o
o
—
o
p
—
SCREEN SIZE
p
p
—
p
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
DISP
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
—
DISPLAY/INFO
CH +/–
CH +/–
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OUTPUT
RESOLUTION
+/–
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RETURN
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AUDIO
PURE AUDIO
<b>
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DISP
DISPLAY/INFO
TIME
<b>
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a Controls for MD.
b Controls for SACD.
a Controls for BD.
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Controlling the rest of your system
TV (Projector)
Button(s)
TV (Projector)
u SOURCE
POWER ON
1
MOVIE
2
STANDARD
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DYNAMIC
4
USER1
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USER2
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The Advanced MCACC menu
Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu..................................................... 91
Automatic MCACC (Expert)........................................................................................................... 91
Manual MCACC setup.................................................................................................................... 93
Checking MCACC Data................................................................................................................... 96
Data Management.......................................................................................................................... 97
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Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu
The Advanced MCACC (Multi Channel ACoustic Calibration) system was developed in Pioneer’s laboratories with
the aim of making it possible for home users to perform adjustments of the same level as in a studio easily and
with high precision. The acoustic characteristics of the listening environment are measured and the frequency
response is calibrated accordingly to allow high precision, automatic analysis and optimal calibration of the
sound field to bring it closer to a studio environment than ever before. Furthermore, while it was previously difficult to eliminate standing waves, this receiver is equipped with a standing wave control function using a unique
process to perform acoustic analysis and reduce their influence.
This section describes how to calibrate the sound field automatically and fine-adjust the sound field data
manually.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver.
2Press
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
!Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the Home Menu.
3
Select ‘Advanced MCACC’ from the Home Menu, then press ENTER.
4
Select the setting you want to adjust.
Select the parameters you want to set.
Use i/j to select the item, then use k/l to set.
! Auto MCACC – The default is ALL (recommended), but you can limit the system calibration to only one setting (to save time) if you want.
— When data measurement is taken (after selecting ALL or Keep SP System), the reverb characteristics
data (both before- and after-calibration) that this receiver had been storing will be overwritten.
— When measurement is performed with other than SYMMETRY (after selecting ALL or Keep SP System),
the reverberation characteristics after calibration cannot be predicted, so the graph for the characteristics
after calibration (“After”) cannot be displayed. If you will need to display the graph for the characteristics
after calibration (“After”), take the measurement using the EQ Professional menu in the Manual MCACC
setup (page 93).
—The EQ Pro & S-Wave measurement is also taken when ALL or Keep SP System is selected. See
Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional on page 94 for more on this.
— Either effect of Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional and Standing Wave can be switched on and off in the
respective MCACC preset. For details, see Setting the Audio options on page 75.
! EQ Type (only available when the Auto MCACC Menu above is EQ Pro & S-Wave) – This determines how the
frequency balance is adjusted.
After a single calibration is performed, each of the following three correction curves can be stored separately
in the MCACC memory.
— SYMMETRY implements symmetric correction for each pair of left and right speakers to flatten the
frequency-amplitude characteristics.
— ALL CH ADJ is a ‘flat’ setting where all the speakers are set individually so no special weighting is given to
any one channel.
— FRONT ALIGN sets all speakers in accordance with the front speaker settings (no equalization is applied
to the front left and right channels).
If you selected ALL or Keep SP System as your Auto MCACC menu, you can specify the MCACC preset
where you want to save the SYMMETRY, ALL CH ADJ and FRONT ALIGN settings.
! THX Speaker (only available when the Auto MCACC Menu above is ALL or Speaker Setting) – Select YES
when using THX speakers (all speakers other than the front speakers are set to SMALL). In other cases, leave
at NO.
! STAND.WAVE Multi-Point (only available when the Auto MCACC Menu above is EQ Pro & S-Wave) – In
addition to measurements at the listening position, you can use two more reference points for which test
tones will be analyzed for standing waves. This is useful if you want to get a balanced ‘flat’ calibration for several seating positions in your listening area. Place the microphone at the reference point indicated on-screen
and note that the last microphone placement will be at your main listening position:
! Full Auto MCACC – See Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45 for
a quick and effective automatic surround setup.
! Auto MCACC – See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91 for a more detailed MCACC setup.
! Manual MCACC – Fine-tunes your speaker settings and customizes the Acoustic Calibration EQ (see Manual
MCACC setup on page 93).
! Demo – No settings are saved and no errors occur. When the speakers are connected to this receiver, the
test tone is output repeatedly. Press RETURN to cancel the test tone.
Automatic MCACC (Expert)
If your setup requires more detailed settings than those provided in Automatically conducting optimum sound
tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45, you can customize your setup options below. You can calibrate your system differently for up to six different MCACC presets, which are useful if you have different listening positions
depending on the type of source (for example, watching movies from a sofa, or playing a video game close to the
TV).
Important
! Make sure the microphone/speakers are not moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.
! The screen saver will automatically appear after five minutes of inactivity.
2nd reference
point
3rd reference
point
1
2
3
Main listening
position
CAUTION
! The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup are output at high volume.
1
Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the Advanced MCACC menu, then press ENTER.
If the Advanced MCACC screen is not displayed, refer to Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC
menu on page 91.
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The Advanced MCACC menu
Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel.
8
Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.
ZONE 2
ON/OFF
MULTI-ZONE
CONTROL
SPEAKERS
iPod iPhone iPad
DIRECT CONTROL
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
HOME THX
BAND
TUNER EDIT
ZONE 3
ON/OFF
HDZONE
ON/OFF
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
with USB
5V
2.1 A
9 The Auto MCACC Setup procedure is completed and the Advanced MCACC menu reappears
automatically.
HDMI 5 INPUT/
0.9 A)
MHL (5V
The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give you excellent surround sound from your system, but
it is also possible to adjust these settings manually using the Manual MCACC setup menu (starting below) or
Manual SP Setup menu (starting on page 99).
! Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12
cm will end up with different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker
setup on page 99.
! The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to
be changed.
! If Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing
environment, we recommend adjusting the settings manually.
You can also choose to view the settings by selecting individual parameters from the MCACC Data Check screen
(see Checking MCACC Data on page 96).
Press RETURN after you have finished checking each screen. When you’re finished, select RETURN to go back to
the Home Menu.
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver upon completion of the Auto MCACC Setup.
(HDMI)
SC-LX87
Microphone
SC-LX77
Tripod
If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your normal listening position. If
you do not have a tripod, use some other object to install the microphone.
! It may not be possible to measure correctly if the microphone is placed on a table, sofa, etc.
4
When you’re finished setting the options, select START then press ENTER.
5
Follow the instructions on-screen.
6
Wait for the Auto MCACC Setup to finish outputting test tones.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers present
in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while it’s doing this.
! With error messages (such as Too much ambient noise! or Check microphone.), select RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 46) and verifying the mic
connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT and continue.
! Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This may result in incorrect speaker settings.
7
Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs more test tones to determine the optimum
receiver settings.
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is happening. It may take 3 to 7 minutes.
! If you selected a STAND.WAVE Multi-Point setup (in step 2), you will be asked to place the mic at the 2nd
and 3rd reference points before finally placing it at your main listening position.
If necessary, confirm the speaker configuration in the GUI screen.
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual speakers you have.
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the speaker configuration check screen is being displayed,
the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in
step 8.
! If you see an ERR message (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t correct), there may be a problem
with the speaker connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the power and check the speaker connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use i/j to select the speaker and k/l to
change the setting and continue.
! If the speaker is not pointed to the microphone (listening position) or when using speakers that affect the
phase (dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.), Reverse Phase may be displayed even if the speakers are
properly connected.
If Reverse Phase is displayed, the speaker’s wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the speaker
connections.
— If the connections were wrong, turn off the power, disconnect the power cord, then reconnect properly.
After this, perform the Auto MCACC procedure again.
— If the connections were right, select GO NEXT and continue.
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Manual MCACC setup
Adjust the level of the left channel.
This will be the reference speaker level, so you may want to keep the level around 0.0dB so that you’ll have plenty
of room to adjust the other speaker levels.
! After pressing ENTER, test tones will be output.
You can use the settings in the Manual MCACC setup menu to make detailed adjustments when you’re more
familiar with the system. Before making these settings, you should have already completed Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45.
You only need to make these settings once (unless you change the placement of your current speaker system or
add new speakers).
3
Select each channel in turn and adjust the levels (+/–12.0 dB) as necessary.
Use k/l to adjust the volume of the speaker you selected to match the reference speaker. When it sounds like
both tones are the same volume, press j to confirm and continue to the next channel.
! For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will change depending on which speaker you select.
! If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply use i/j to select it.
CAUTION
! The test tones used in the Manual MCACC setup are output at high volume.
4
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Important
Fine Speaker Distance
! Press the MCACC button while the pertinent setup screens are displayed to select MCACC presets.
! For some of the settings below, you’ll have to connect the setup microphone to the front panel and place it
about ear level at your normal listening position. Press HOME MENU to display the Home Menu before you
connect the microphone to this receiver.
!See Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 46 for notes regarding high background noise
levels and other possible interference.
! If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on and turn up the volume to the middle position.
! Default setting: 3.00 m (all speakers)
For proper sound depth and separation with your system, it is necessary to add a slight bit of delay to some
speakers so that all sounds will arrive at the listening position at the same time. You can adjust the distance of
each speaker in 1 cm increments. The following setting can help you make detailed adjustments that you may not
achieve using the Manual speaker setup on page 99.
1
Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
See Making receiver settings from the Advanced MCACC menu on page 91 if you’re not already at this screen.
2
Adjust the distance of the left channel from the listening position.
2
3
Select each channel in turn and adjust the distance as necessary.
1
Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the Advanced MCACC menu.
Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you’re doing this for the first time, you might want to make these settings in order.
! Fine Channel Level – Make fine adjustments to the overall balance of your speaker system (see Fine Channel
Level on page 93).
! Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay settings for your speaker system (see Fine Speaker Distance on page
93).
! Standing Wave – Control overly resonant low frequencies in your listening room (see Standing Wave on
page 94).
The last two settings are specifically for customizing the parameters explained in Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust
on page 94:
! EQ Adjust – Manually adjust the frequency balance of your speaker system while listening to test tones (see
Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust on page 94).
! EQ Professional – Calibrate your system based on the direct sound coming from the speakers and make
detailed settings according to your room’s reverb characteristics (see Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
on page 94).
! Precision Distance (SC-LX87 only) – Fine-adjusting the positions of the speakers (see Precision Distance on
page 95).
Use k/l to adjust the delay of the speaker you selected to match the reference speaker.
Listen to the reference speaker and use it to measure the target channel. From the listening position, face the two
speakers with your arms outstretched pointing at each speaker. Try to make the two tones sound as if they are
arriving simultaneously at a position slightly in front of you and between your arm span.
! If you can’t seem to achieve this by adjusting the distance setting, you may need to change the angle of your
speakers very slightly.
! The subwoofer’s test tone differs in tone from other channels. Adjust so that the sound of the subwoofer can
be heard distinctly. Note that when adjusting the subwoofer, depending on the low frequency response of
your speaker, it may be difficult to hear the change even when the setting is increased or decreased or when
the position of the speaker is changed. Note that it may be difficult to compare this tone with the other speakers in your setup (depending on the low frequency response of the reference speaker).
Fine Channel Level
When it sounds like the delay settings are matched up, press j to confirm and continue to the next channel.
! For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will change depending on which speaker you select.
! If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply use i/j to select it.
! Default setting: 0.0dB (all channels)
You can achieve better surround sound by properly adjusting the overall balance of your speaker system. You can
adjust the Channel Level of each speaker in 0.5 dB increments. The following setting can help you make detailed
adjustments that you may not achieve using the Manual speaker setup on page 99.
1
4
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Select ‘Fine Channel Level’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
The volume increases to the 0.0 dB reference level.
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The Advanced MCACC menu
Standing Wave
Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
! Default setting: ON/ATT 0.0dB (all filters)
Acoustic standing waves occur when, under certain conditions, sound waves from your speaker system resonate
mutually with sound waves reflected off the walls in your listening area. This can have a negative effect on the
overall sound, especially at certain lower frequencies. Depending on speaker placement, your listening position, and ultimately the shape of your room, it results in an overly resonant (‘boomy’) sound. The Standing Wave
Control uses filters to reduce the effect of overly resonant sounds in your listening area. During playback of a
source, you can customize the filters used for Standing Wave Control for each of your MCACC presets.
! Standing Wave control filter settings cannot be changed during playback of sources using the HDMI
connection.
This setup minimizes the unwanted effects of room reverberation by allowing you to calibrate your system based
on the direct sound coming from the speakers.
Performing the Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional procedure is effective when the lower frequencies seem
overly reverberant in your listening room (i.e. it sounds ‘boomy’) as shown at Type A below, or when different
channels seem to exhibit different reverb characteristics as shown at Type B.
! Type A: Reverberance of high vs. low frequencies
1
Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
2
Adjust the parameters for the Standing Wave Control.
High frequencies
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro.
calibration range
! Filter Channel – Select the channel to which you will apply the filter(s): MAIN (all except center channel and
subwoofer), Center or SW (subwoofer).
! TRIM (only available when the filter channel above is SW) – Adjust the subwoofer channel level (to compensate for the difference in output post-filter).
! Freq / Q / ATT – These are the filter parameters where Freq represents the frequency you will be targeting
and Q is the bandwidth (the higher the Q, the narrower the bandwidth, or range) of the attenuation (ATT, the
amount of reduction to the targeted frequency).
3
Low frequencies
Level
0
80
! Type B: Reverb characteristics for different channels
Front L
Level
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
Front R
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro.
calibration range
Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust
! Default setting: ON/0.0dB (all channels/bands)
Acoustic Calibration Equalization is a kind of room equalizer for your speakers (excluding the subwoofer). It works
by measuring the acoustic characteristics of your room and neutralizing the ambient characteristics that can
color the original source material (providing a ‘flat’ equalization setting). If you’re not satisfied with the adjustment provided in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45 or Automatic
MCACC (Expert) on page 91, you can also adjust these settings manually to get a frequency balance that suits
your tastes.
1
Select ‘EQ Adjust’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
2
Select the channel(s) you want and adjust to your liking.
0
80
Conventional MCACC
EQ calibration range
Time
(in msec)
160
Using Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
1
Select ‘EQ Professional’, then press ENTER.
2
Select an option and press ENTER.
! Reverb Measurement – Use this to measure the reverb characteristics before and after calibration.
! Reverb View – You can check the reverb measurements made for specified frequency ranges in each
channel.
— If the Reverb View procedure is performed after the Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning
(Full Auto MCACC) on page 45 or Reverb Measurement operation, depending on the standing wave
control setting, differences may appear on the reverb graph. With the Auto MCACC function, the reverberations are measured with the standing waves controlled, so the reverb characteristics graph shows the
characteristics with the effect of the standing waves eliminated. By contrast, the Reverb Measurement
function measures the reverberations without controlling the standing waves, so the graph indicates the reverb characteristics including the effect of the standing waves. If you wish to check the
reverb characteristics of the room itself (with the standing waves as such), we recommend using the
Reverb Measurement function.
! Advanced EQ Setup – Use this to select the time period that will be used for frequency adjustment and
calibration, based on the reverb measurement of your listening area. Note that customizing system calibration using this setup will alter the settings you made in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full
Auto MCACC) on page 45 or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91 and is not necessary if you’re satisfied
with these settings.
Use i/j to select the channel.
Use k/l to select the frequency and i/j to boost or cut the EQ. When you’re finished, go back to the top of
the screen and press k to return to Ch, then use i/j to select the channel.
!The OVER! indicator shows in the display if the frequency adjustment is too drastic and might distort. If this
happens, bring the level down until OVER! disappears from the display.
3
Conventional MCACC
EQ calibration range
Time
160
(in msec)
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Note
Changing the frequency curve of one channel too drastically will affect the overall balance. If the speaker balance
seems uneven, you can raise or lower channel levels using test tones with the TRIM feature. Use k/l to select
TRIM, then use i/j to raise or lower the channel level for the current speaker.
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The Advanced MCACC menu
If you selected ‘Reverb Measurement’, select EQ ON or EQ OFF, and then START.
Precision Distance
The following options determine how the reverb characteristics of your listening area are displayed in
Reverb View:
! EQ OFF – You will see the reverb characteristics of your listening area without the equalization performed by
this receiver (before calibration).
! EQ ON – You will see the reverb characteristics of your listening area with the equalization performed by this
receiver (after calibration). Note that the EQ response may not appear entirely flat due to adjustments necessary for your listening area.
— The calibration corresponding to the currently selected MCACC preset will be used when EQ ON is
selected. To use another MCACC preset, press MCACC to select the MCACC memory you want to store.
— After auto calibration with EQ Type : SYMMETRY (Full Auto MCACC, etc.), the graph for the inferred
reverb characteristics can be displayed by selecting Reverb View. To display the actually measured
reverb characteristics after EQ calibration, measure with EQ ON.
When the reverb measurement is finished, you can select Reverb View to see the results on-screen. See
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output on page 113 for troubleshooting information.
SC-LX87 only
Before using this function, perform the Full Auto MCACC Setup procedure (see page 45). Performing the Full
Auto MCACC procedure corrects the distance to a precision of 1 cm, but the Precision Distance function lets
you adjust the distance to the speakers (their position) with a precision of under 1 cm. Here, rather than correct
the numerical value of the distance, actually move the physical positions of the speakers to fine-adjust (the subwoofer cannot be adjusted). The input from the microphone is indicated on the screen. Fine-adjust the positions
of the speakers so that the gauge reading is maximum. The detailed distance adjustments that were previously
performed by skilled installers by ear can easily be performed watching the gauge on the monitor. Place the
microphone in the same position as when the microphone was connected and the Full Auto MCACC operation
was performed.
1
Select ‘Precision Distance’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
2
Fine-adjust the positions of the speakers in sequence, starting from the front right channel.
Test pulses are output from the speaker for the selected channel and from one other speaker. Move the position
of the selected speaker 1 cm towards or away from the microphone. Watch the screen when doing so, and fineadjust the positions of the speakers so that the gauge reading is maximum. Also, the channel serving as the standard differs according to the channel being adjusted. Do not move the speaker serving as the standard channel.
The maximum gauge reading is 10.0. (If the reading stays under 10.0, adjust the speaker for the maximum value.)
! If the microphone is placed in a different position from when the Full Auto MCACC or Auto MCACC procedure was performed, it may not be possible to adjust properly. In this case, we recommend performing the
procedure at Fine Speaker Distance on page 93 in the Manual MCACC measurements, then performing the
adjustment described here without moving the microphone.
! The adjustment here is for adjusting for an error of 1 cm or less (not adjustable with the Auto MCACC Setup).
0.0 may be displayed after distance correction with the Auto MCACC Setup, but even in this case this adjustment allows you to optimize the correction. Note that if the Auto MCACC Setup is performed after completing
the fine-adjustment here, the correction precision will drop to about 1 cm.
! Like with the Auto MCACC Setup, perform this adjustment in as quiet an environment as possible. 0.0 will be
displayed if abrupt noise is input during the adjustment.
! The distance for all the channels can only be made uniform even if the R (front right) channel is adjusted in
the proper order.
! Be very careful not to tip the speakers over when moving them.
! The result of the adjustment performed here can be checked by listening to the test pulses output at the
Precision Distance (the test pulses will be more centrally positioned between the speakers than before the
adjustment was performed). Be careful not to change the distance values at this time.
4 If you selected ‘Reverb View’, you can check the reverb characteristics for each channel.
Press RETURN when you’re done.
The reverb characteristics are displayed when the Full Auto MCACC or Reverb Measurement measurements
are conducted.
Use k/l to select the channel, frequency and calibration setting you want to check. Use i/j to go back and
forth between the three. The reverb characteristics graph before and after EQ calibration can be displayed by
selecting Calibration : Before / After. Note that the markers on the vertical axis indicate decibels in 2 dB steps.
5 If ‘Advanced EQ Setup’ is selected, select the MCACC memory to be stored, then enter the
desired time setting for calibration, and then select START.
! To specify the place where the MCACC memory is to be stored, press MCACC to select the MCACC memory
you want to store.
Based on the reverb measurement above, you can choose the time period that will be used for the final frequency
adjustment and calibration. Even though you can make this setting without reverb measurement, it is best to use
the measurement results as a reference for your time setting. For an optimal system calibration based on the
direct sound coming from the speakers, we recommend using the 30-50ms setting.
Use k/l to select the setting. Use i/j to switch between them.
Select the setting from the following time periods (in milliseconds): 0-20ms, 10-30ms, 20-40ms, 30-50ms,
40-60ms, 50-70ms and 60-80ms. This setting will be applied to all channels during calibration.
When you’re finished, select START. It will take about 2 to 4 minutes for the calibration to finish.
After the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is set, you are given the option to check the settings on-screen.
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
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The Advanced MCACC menu
Checking MCACC Data
Speaker Distance
At the procedure of Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45, the procedure of Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91 or after fine-adjusting at Manual MCACC setup on page 93, you
can check your calibrated settings using the GUI screen.
Use this to display the distance from the different channels to the listening position. See Speaker Distance on
page 101 for more on this.
1
Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
1Press
2
When ‘MCACC’ is highlighted, use k/l to select the MCACC preset you want to check.
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘MCACC Data Check’ from the Home Menu.
3
Select the setting you want to check.
The distance from the various channels set at the selected MCACC preset is displayed. ‘---’ is displayed for channels that are not connected.
Standing Wave
Use this to display the standing wave related adjustment values for the various MCACC memories. See Standing
Wave on page 94 for more on this.
! Speaker Setting – Used to check the settings of the speaker systems. See Speaker Setting on page 96 for
more on this.
! Channel Level – Used to check the output level of the different speakers. See Channel Level on page 96 for
more on this.
! Speaker Distance – Used to check the distance to the different speakers. See Speaker Distance on page 96
for more on this.
! Standing Wave – Used to check the standing wave control filter settings. See Standing Wave on page 96 for
more on this.
! Acoustic Cal EQ – Used to check the calibration values of the listening environment’s frequency response.
See Acoustic Cal EQ on page 96 for more on this.
! Group Delay – Used to check the speakers’ group delay (both before and after calibration). See Group Delay
on page 96 for more on this.
1
2 When ‘Filter Channel’ is highlighted, use i/j to select the channel for which you want to
check standing wave control.
The standing wave related calibration value for the selected channel stored at the selected MCACC preset and its
graph are displayed.
3Press k to highlight ‘MCACC’, then use i/j to select the MCACC preset you want to
check.
Acoustic Cal EQ
4 Press RETURN to go back to the MCACC Data Check menu, repeating steps 2 and 3 to check
other settings.
5
Use this to display the calibration values for the frequency response of the various channels set in the different
MCACC presets. See Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust on page 94 for more on this.
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Home Menu.
Use this to display the speaker size and number of speakers. See Speaker Setting on page 100 for more on this.
Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
2
Select the channel you want to check.
1
Select ‘Acoustic Cal EQ’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
2
When ‘Ch’ is highlighted, use i/j to select the channel.
The calibration value for the frequency response of the selected channel stored at the selected MCACC preset
and its graph are displayed.
Speaker Setting
1
Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
3Press k to highlight ‘MCACC’, then use i/j to select the MCACC preset you want to
check.
Use i/j to select the channel. The corresponding channel on the layout diagram is highlighted.
Group Delay
Channel Level
Use this to display the calibrated speaker group delay results. See Better sound using Phase Control and Full
Band Phase Control on page 62 for more on this.
Use this to display the level of the various channels. See Channel Level on page 100 for more on this.
1
Select ‘Group Delay’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
1
Select ‘Channel Level’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
2
When ‘Channel’ is highlighted, use k/l to select the channel you want to check.
2
When ‘MCACC’ is highlighted, use k/l to select the MCACC preset you want to check.
The result of group delay calibration for the selected channel is displayed.
When measurements have been performed with Full Auto MCACC selected at Advanced MCACC or with ALL
or Full Band Phase Ctrl selected when Auto MCACC is selected, the graph before group delay calibration is also
displayed.
When After is selected at Calibration, the group delay after calibration is displayed. Compared to when Before
is selected, with After there is less difference in the delay between frequency bands and the group delay between
the different channels is uniform, allowing you to check the full band phase control effect.
No Data is displayed if the selected group delay has not been measured.
The level of the various channels set at the selected MCACC preset is displayed. ‘---’ is displayed for channels that
are not connected.
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The Advanced MCACC menu
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Data Management
This system allows you to store up to six MCACC presets, allowing you to calibrate your system for different listening positions (or frequency adjustments for the same listening position). This is useful for alternate settings to
match the kind of source you’re listening to and where you’re sitting (for example, watching movies from a sofa,
or playing a video game close to the TV).
From this menu you can copy from one preset to another, name presets for easier identification and clear any
ones you don’t need.
! This can be done in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45 or
Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91, either of which you should have already completed.
1Press
Select ‘OK’ to confirm and copy the settings.
When MCACC Memory Copy? is displayed, select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not copied.
Completed! shows in the GUI screen to confirm the MCACC preset has been copied, then you automatically
return to the Data Management setup menu.
Clearing MCACC presets
If you are no longer using one of the MCACC presets stored in memory, you can choose to clear the calibration
settings of that preset.
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
1
Select ‘MCACC Memory Clear’ from the Data Management setup menu.
2
Select the MCACC preset you want to clear.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
Make sure you don’t clear an MCACC preset you’re currently using (this can’t be undone).
2
Select ‘Data Management’ from the Home Menu.
3
Select the setting you want to adjust.
When MCACC Memory Clear? is displayed, select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not cleared.
Completed! shows in the GUI screen to confirm the MCACC preset has been cleared, then you automatically
return to the Data Management setup menu.
3
! Memory Rename – Name your MCACC presets for easy identification (see Renaming MCACC presets on
page 97).
! MCACC Memory Copy – Copy settings from one MCACC preset to another (see Copying MCACC preset data
on page 97).
! MCACC Memory Clear – Clear any MCACC presets that you don’t want (see Clearing MCACC presets on
page 97).
Renaming MCACC presets
If you have several different MCACC presets that you’re using, you may want to rename them for easier
identification.
1
Select ‘Memory Rename’ from the Data Management setup menu.
2
Select the MCACC preset you want to rename, then select an appropriate preset name.
Use i/j to select the preset, then k/l to select a preset name.
3
Repeat for as many MCACC presets as necessary, then press RETURN when you’re finished.
You will return to the Data Management setup menu.
Copying MCACC preset data
If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC setup on page 93), we recommend copying your current settings to an unused MCACC preset. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will give you
a reference point from which to start.
! The settings made in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45 or
Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91.
1
Select ‘MCACC Memory Copy’ from the Data Management setup menu.
2
Select the setting you want to copy.
! All Data – Copies all the settings of the selected MCACC preset memory.
! Level & Distance – Copies only the channel level and speaker distance settings of the selected MCACC preset memory.
3 Select the MCACC preset you’ll be copying the settings ‘From’, then specify where you
want to copy them (‘To’).
Make sure you don’t overwrite an MCACC preset you’re currently using (this can’t be undone).
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Select ‘OK’ to confirm and clear the preset.
The System Setup and Other Setup menus
Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu............................................................. 99
Manual speaker setup.................................................................................................................... 99
Network Setup menu...................................................................................................................102
Checking the Network Information............................................................................................103
The Other Setup menu.................................................................................................................103
MHL Setup.....................................................................................................................................106
Making network settings using Safari....................................................................................... 107
Using Safari to set a friendly name.............................................................................................107
Using Safari to update the firmware..........................................................................................108
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! X-Curve – Adjusts the tonal balance of your speaker system for movie soundtracks (page 101).
! THX Audio Setting – Specifies whether you are using a THX speaker setup (page 101).
Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu
The following section describes how to change the speaker-related settings manually and make various other
settings (input selection, OSD language selection, etc.).
! The on-screen display is only displayed when this receiver’s HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal is connected to the TV’s HDMI input terminal by HDMI cable. When connected to the TV with anything other than an
HDMI cable, watch the front panel display when performing operations and making settings.
3 Make the adjustments necessary for each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm after each
screen.
Speaker system setting
! Default setting: 9.1ch FH/FW
There are several ways you can use the speaker terminals with this receiver. In addition to a normal home theater
setup where they are used for the front height speakers or front wide speakers, they can be used for bi-amping
the speakers or as an independent speaker system in another room.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver.
2Press
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
!Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the Home Menu.
3
Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home Menu, then press ENTER.
4
Select the setting you want to adjust.
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2
Manual speaker setup
This receiver allows you to make detailed settings to optimize the surround sound performance. You only need
to make these settings once (unless you change the placement of your current speaker system or add new
speakers).
These settings are designed to customize your system, but if you’re satisfied with the settings made in
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45, it isn’t necessary to make all of
these settings.
3 If you selected 9.1ch FH/FW, 7.1ch + Speaker B, 7.1ch Front Bi-Amp or 7.1ch + ZONE 2 in
Step 2, select the placement of the surround speakers.
CAUTION
In a 7.1-channel surround system with surround speakers placed directly at the sides of the listening position,
the surround sound of 5.1-channel sources is heard from the side. This function mixes the sound of the surround
speakers with the surround back speakers so that the surround sound is heard from diagonally to the rear as it
should be.
Depending on the positions of the speakers and the sound source, in some cases it may not be possible to
achieve good results. In this case, set the setting to ON SIDE or IN REAR.
! ON SIDE – Select when the surround speakers is positioned right beside you.
! IN REAR – Select when the surround speaker is positioned obliquely behind you.
! The test tones used in the Manual SP Setup are output at high volume.
Select ‘Manual SP Setup’, then press ENTER.
See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu on page 99 if you’re not already at this screen.
2
Select the speaker system setting.
! 9.1ch FH/FW – Select for normal home theater use with front height and front wide speakers in your main
(speaker system A) setup.
! 7.1ch + Speaker B – Select to use the B speaker terminals to listen to stereo playback in another room (see
Switching the speaker terminals on page 79).
! 7.1ch Front Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your front speakers (see Bi-amping your speakers on page 22).
! 7.1ch + ZONE 2 – Select to use the front wide speaker terminals for an independent system in another zone
(see Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on page 79).
! 7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2 – Select to use the surround back speaker terminals for an independent system in
another zone (see Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on page 79).
! 5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2 – Select this to use the surround back speaker terminals for an independent system
in another zone with the front speakers bi-amped (see Bi-amping your speakers on page 22).
! 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3 – Select to use the surround back (ZONE 2) and front wide (ZONE 3) speaker terminals for
an independent systems in another zone (see Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on page 79).
! 5.1ch + SP-B Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your B speakers (see Bi-amping your speakers
on page 22).
! 5.1ch F+Surr Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your front and surround speakers (see
Bi-amping your speakers on page 22).
! 5.1ch F+C Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your front and center speakers (see Bi-amping
your speakers on page 22).
! 5.1ch C+Surr Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your center and surround speakers (see
Bi-amping your speakers on page 22).
! Multi-ZONE Music – See Using Multi-ZONE Music on page 100.
! Manual SP Setup – Sets the type of connection used for surround back terminals and the size, number distance and overall balance of the connected speakers (see Manual speaker setup on page 99).
! Input Setup – Specifies what you’ve connected to the digital, HDMI and component video inputs (see The
Input Setup menu on page 46).
! OSD Language – The GUI screen’s display language can be changed (see Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language) on page 48).
! Network Setup – Conducts the setup necessary to connect this unit to the network (see Network Setup
menu on page 102).
! HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver with your Pioneer component supporting Control with HDMI (page
70).
! Other Setup – Makes customized settings to reflect how you are using the receiver (see The Other Setup
menu on page 103).
! MHL Setup – Changes the settings related to MHL (see MHL Setup on page 106).
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Select ‘Speaker System’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu on page 99 if you’re not already at this screen.
Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to adjust these settings in order:
! Speaker System – Specifies how you are using your surround back speaker terminals and B speaker terminals (page 99).
! Speaker Setting – Specifies the size and number of speakers you’ve connected (page 100).
! Channel Level – Adjusts the overall balance of your speaker system (page 100).
! Speaker Distance – Specifies the distance of your speakers from the listening position (page 101).
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When ‘Setting Change?’ is displayed, select Yes.
If No is selected, the setting is not changed.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
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Using Multi-ZONE Music
Multi-ZONE Music can be used to play the same sound in the MAIN ZONE, ZONE 2 and ZONE 3, for example for
home parties. Normally set Speaker System to 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3 for multi-zone/multi-source playback, then
switch it to Multi-ZONE Music when having a home party. When this is done, the sound of the input function
selected for the MAIN ZONE is played in all zones (the MAIN ZONE, ZONE 2 and ZONE 3).
! There is virtually no delay in the sound.
! Switching of the input for only ZONE 2 or ZONE 3 is disabled, but the volume can be adjusted or muted for the
individual zones.
! This is only valid for ZONE 2 and ZONE 3 connections using the speaker terminals. No sound is output from the
ZONE 2 and ZONE 3 pre-out terminals. Nothing is output from the ZONE 2 and ZONE 3 COMPONENT VIDEO
output and VIDEO output terminals.
!The HDZONE setting does not apply to Multi-ZONE Music.
Speaker Setting
Use this setting to specify your speaker configuration (size, number of speakers and crossover frequency). It
is a good idea to make sure that the settings made in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full
Auto MCACC) on page 45 are correct. Note that this setting applies to all MCACC presets, and cannot be set
independently.
! If you’re using a THX speaker setup, set all speakers to SMALL.
1
Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
2
Choose the set of speakers that you want to set, then select a speaker size.
! SW – LFE signals and bass frequencies of channels set to SMALL are output from the subwoofer when YES
is selected. Choose the PLUS setting if you want the subwoofer to output bass sound continuously or you
want deeper bass (the bass frequencies that would normally come out the front and center speakers are also
routed to the subwoofer). If you did not connect a subwoofer choose NO (the bass frequencies are output
from other speakers).
— If you have a subwoofer and like lots of bass, it may seem logical to select LARGE for your front speakers
and PLUS for the subwoofer. This may not, however, yield the best bass results. Depending on the speaker
placement of your room you may actually experience a decrease in the amount of bass due low frequency
cancellations. In this case, try changing the position or direction of speakers. If you can’t get good results,
listen to the bass response with it set to PLUS and YES or the front speakers set to LARGE and SMALL
alternatively and let your ears judge which sounds best. If you’re having problems, the easiest option is to
route all the bass sounds to the subwoofer by selecting SMALL for the front speakers.
If you select NO for the subwoofer the front speakers will automatically be fixed to LARGE. Also, the center, surround, surround back, front height and front wide speakers can’t be set to LARGE if the front speakers are set to
SMALL. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the subwoofer.
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Use k/l to select the size (and number) of each of the following speakers:
! Front – Select LARGE if your front speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or if you didn’t connect a
subwoofer. Select SMALL to send the bass frequencies to the subwoofer.
! Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to
send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center speaker, choose NO
(the center channel is sent to the front speakers).
! FH – Select LARGE if your front height speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to
send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect front height speakers, choose
NO (the front height channel is sent to the front speakers).
— You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 9.1ch FH/FW, 7.1ch + Speaker B or
7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2.
— If the surround speakers are set to NO, this setting will automatically be set to NO.
! FW – Select LARGE if your front wide speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to
send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect front wide speakers, choose
NO (the front wide channel is sent to the front speakers).
— You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 9.1ch FH/FW or 7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2.
— If the surround speakers are set to NO, this setting will automatically be set to NO.
! Surr – Select LARGE if your surround speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select SMALL to send
bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect surround speakers choose NO (the
sound of the surround channels is sent to the front speakers or a subwoofer).
! SB – Select the number of surround back speakers you have (one, two or none). Select LARGEx2 or LARGEx1
if your surround back speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select SMALLx2 or SMALLx1 to send
bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect surround back speakers choose
NO.
— You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 9.1ch FH/FW, 7.1ch + Speaker B,
7.1ch Front Bi-Amp or 7.1ch + ZONE 2.
— If the surround speakers are set to NO, the surround back speakers will automatically be set to NO.
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Select ‘X. OVER’ and set the crossover frequency.
Frequencies below this point will be sent to the subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).
! This setting decides the cutoff between bass sounds playing back from the speakers selected as LARGE, or
the subwoofer, and bass sounds playing back from those selected as SMALL. It also decides where the cutoff
will be for bass sounds in the LFE channel.
!With Full Auto MCACC setup or Auto MCACC setup (ALL or Speaker Setting), the setting here will not
apply and the crossover frequency will be automatically set. Crossover frequency is a frequency aimed at
achieving the optimal sound field taking into account the bass capacity of all connected speakers and human
aural characteristics.
! If you’re using THX speakers, confirm that the crossover frequency is set to 80Hz.
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When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Channel Level
Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall balance of your speaker system, an important factor
when setting up a home theater system.
1
Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
The test tones will start.
2
Adjust the level of each channel using k/l.
Use i/j to switch speakers.
Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone is emitted.
! If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter, take the readings from your main listening position and
adjust the level of each speaker to 75 dB SPL (C-weighting/slow reading).
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Note
You can change the channel levels by press
then using k/l on the remote control.
to the receiver operation mode, then press CH LEVEL, and
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Speaker Distance
THX Audio Setting
For good sound depth and separation from your system, you need to specify the distance of your speakers from
the listening position. The receiver can then add the proper delay needed for effective surround sound.
This menu allows the user to adjust various THX features including Loudness Plus, SBch processing, THX Ultra2
Subwoofer (on/off), Boundary Gain Compensation, and Re-Equalization. Please see page 120 for details regarding
these THX features.
1
Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
2
Adjust the distance of each speaker using k/l.
1
Select ‘THX Audio Setting’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
You can adjust the distance of each speaker in 0.01 m increments.
2
Select either ON or OFF for the THX Loudness Plus setting.
3
3
Specify whether the SBch Processing is AUTO or MANUAL.
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
! AUTO – When surround back speakers are connected, Dolby Digital EX signal is present in the audio signals
being input is detected and the appropriate THX surround mode is set.
! MANUAL – The desired THX surround mode can be selected regardless of whether or not surround back
channel signals are present in the audio signals being input.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Note
For best surround sound, make sure the surround back speakers are the same distance from the listening
position.
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X-Curve
Most soundtracks mixed for cinema sound too bright when played back in large rooms. The X-Curve setting acts
as a kind of re-equalization for home theater listening, and restores proper tonal balance of movie soundtracks.
Since the principal is the same, X-Curve isn’t applied when you’re using any of the Home THX, Pure direct or
Optimum surround modes.
1
Select ‘X-Curve’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
2
Choose the X-Curve setting you want.
Room size (m )
≤36
≤48
≤60
≤72
≤300
≤1000
X-Curve
(dB/oct)
–0.5
–1.0
–1.5
–2.0
–2.5
–3.0
Select either ON or OFF for Boundary Gain Compensation setting.
6
Select either ON or OFF for Re-Equalization setting.
7
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
! If you select OFF, the frequency curve will be flat and the X-Curve has no effect.
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5
This function can be used in the following listening modes:
Pro Logic IIx MOVIE + THX CINEMA, Pro Logic II MOVIE + THX CINEMA, PRO LOGIC + THX CINEMA,
THX CINEMA, Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT + THX CINEMA, Neo:X CINEMA + THX CINEMA, THX Surround EX,
DTS-ES Matrix + THX CINEMA, DTS-ES Discrete + THX CINEMA, DTS-ES 8ch Discrete + THX, Straight
Decode, Pro Logic IIx MOVIE, Pro Logic II MOVIE, PRO LOGIC, Pro Logic IIz HEIGHT, STEREO,
WIDE SURROUND MOVIE, Neo:X CINEMA, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete,
DTS-ES 8ch Discrete, ACTION, DRAMA, OPTIMUM SURR, AUTO SURROUND.
Use k/l to adjust the setting. The X-Curve is expressed as a downwards slope in decibels per octave, starting
at 2 kHz. The sound becomes less bright as the slope increases (to a maximum of –3.0dB/oct). Use the following
guidelines to set the X-Curve according to your room size:
2
Specify whether your subwoofer is Ultra2 certified or not.
If your subwoofer isn’t THX Ultra2 certified, but you still want to switch boundary gain compensation on, select
YES here, but the effect might not work properly.
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
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Proxy Hostname/Proxy Port
Network Setup menu
This setting is required when you connect this receiver to the Internet via a proxy server. Enter the IP address
of your proxy server in the ‘Proxy Hostname’ field. Also, enter the port number of your proxy server in the
‘Proxy Port’ field.
Make the settings for connecting the receiver to the Internet and using the network functions.
1Press
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
1
Select ‘IP Address, Proxy’ from the Network Setup menu.
2
Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home Menu.
2
Select the DHCP setting you want.
3
Select ‘Network Setup’ from the System Setup menu.
4
Select the setting you want to adjust.
When you select ON, the network is automatically set up, and you do not need to follow Steps 3. Proceed with
Step 4.
If there is no DHCP server on the network and you select ON, this receiver will use its own Auto IP function to
determine the IP address.
! The IP address determined by the Auto IP function is 169.254.X.X. You cannot listen to an Internet radio station if the IP address is set for the Auto IP function.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to adjust these settings in order:
! IP Address, Proxy – Sets up the IP address/Proxy of this receiver (page 102).
! Network Standby – Allows the AVNavigator function to be used even when the receiver is in the standby
mode (page 102).
! Friendly Name – The name of the receiver displayed on a computer or other device connected to the network
can be changed (page 102).
! Parental Lock – Restricts usage of network functions (page 103).
! Port Number Setting – Sets the numbers of the ports where signals from IP Control are received (page 103).
3 Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server and
Secondary DNS Server.
Press i/j to select a number and k/l to move the cursor.
4 Select ‘OFF’ or ‘ON’ for the Enable Proxy Server setting to deactivate or activate the proxy
server.
In case you select ‘OFF’, proceed with Step 7. In case you select ‘ON’, on the other hand, proceed with Step 5.
IP address/Proxy setting
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In case the router connected to the LAN terminal on this receiver is a broadband router (with a built-in DHCP
server function), simply turn on the DHCP server function, and you will not need to set up the network manually.
You must set up the network as described below only when you have connected this receiver to a broadband
router without a DHCP server function. Before you set up the network, consult with your ISP or the network manager for the required settings. It is advised that you also refer to the operation manual supplied with your network
component.
! In case you make changes to the network configuration without the DHCP server function, make the corresponding changes to the network settings of this receiver.
Enter the address of your proxy server or the domain name.
Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
6
Enter the port number of your proxy server.
Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
7
Select ‘OK’ to confirm the IP Address/Proxy setup.
Network Standby
This setting allows the AVNavigator function for operating the receiver from a computer connected on the same
LAN as the receiver to be used even when the receiver is in the standby mode.
IP Address
The IP address to be entered must be defined within the following ranges. If the IP address defined is beyond the
following ranges, you cannot play back audio files stored on components on the network or listen to Internet radio
stations.
Class A: 10.0.0.1 to 10.255.255.254
Class B: 172.16.0.1 to 172.31.255.254
Class C: 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.254
Subnet Mask
1
Select ‘Network Standby’ from the Network Setup menu.
2
Specify whether the Network Standby is ON or OFF.
! ON – Even when the receiver is in the standby mode, the power can be turned on from an external application
(AVNavigator, etc.) on a device connected to the network.
! OFF – The AVNavigator function cannot be used when the receiver is in the standby mode (This lets you
reduce power consumption in the standby mode).
Friendly Name
In case an xDSL modem or a terminal adapter is directly connected to this receiver, enter the subnet mask provided by your ISP on paper. In most cases, enter 255.255.255.0.
1
Select ‘Friendly Name’ from the Network Setup menu.
2
Select ‘Edit Name’ then select ‘Rename’.
Default Gateway
If after changing the name you want to restore the name to the default, select Default.
In case a gateway (router) is connected to this receiver, enter the corresponding IP address.
3
Input the name you want.
Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
Primary DNS Server/Secondary DNS Server
In case there is only one DNS server address provided by your ISP on paper, enter it in the ‘Primary DNS Server’
field. In case there are more than two DNS server addresses, enter ‘Secondary DNS Server’ in the other DNS
server address field.
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Parental Lock
The Other Setup menu
Set restrictions for using Internet services. Also set the password accompanying the usage restrictions.
! Upon shipment from the factory, the password is set to “0000”.
The Other Setup menu is where you can make customized settings to reflect how you are using the receiver.
1Press
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
Important
When the INTERNET RADIO or FAVORITES input is selected, the setting made here cannot be reflected.
1
Select ‘Parental Lock’ from the Network Setup menu.
2
Input the password.
Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
3
Specify whether to turn Parental Lock on or off.
If you want to change the password, select Change Password.
In this case, the procedure returns to step 2.
Port Number Setting
On this receiver, there can be up to 5 numbers of ports where signals are received.
1
Select ‘Port Number Setting’ from the Network Setup menu.
2
Select the port number you want to change.
3
Input the port number.
If there are other port numbers you want to change, repeat steps 2 and 3.
Select ‘Other Setup’, then press ENTER.
4
Select the setting you want to adjust.
The power can be set to turn off automatically if no operation has been performed for a specific amount of
time with no audio or video signals being input to the receiver. When using ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or HDZONE, the
ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or HDZONE power can also be set to turn off, but for ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or HDZONE the power
turns off automatically after the amount of time set here even if signals are being input or operations have been
performed.
Different times can be set for the main zone, ZONE 2, ZONE 3 and HDZONE.
! We recommend setting the port number to 00023 or within the range of 49152 to 65535.
! When the port number is changed, network communications between the receiver and AVNavigator are no
longer possible. In this case, click Settings on the AVNavigator’s function menu, select the IP Address tab and
input one of the port numbers set on the receiver side to enable communications with AVNavigator.
Checking the Network Information
1
Select ‘Auto Power Down’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select the zone you want to set and set the time after which the power turns off.
! MAIN – The time can be selected from among “15 min”, “30 min”, “60 min” and “OFF”. The power turns off
after there has been no signal and no operation for the selected time.
! ZONE 2 – The time can be selected from among “30 min”, “1 hour”, “3 hours”, “6 hours”, “9 hours” and
“OFF”. The power turns off after the selected time.
! ZONE 3 – The time can be selected from among “30 min”, “1 hour”, “3 hours”, “6 hours”, “9 hours” and
“OFF”. The power turns off after the selected time.
! HDZONE – The time can be selected from among “30 min”, “1 hour”, “3 hours”, “6 hours”, “9 hours” and
“OFF”. The power turns off after the selected time.
The setting status of the following network-related items can be checked.
! IP Address – Check the IP address of this receiver.
! MAC Address – Check the MAC address of this receiver.
! Friendly Name – Friendly Name on page 102.
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
2
3
Auto Power Down
Notes
1Press
Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home Menu.
5 Make the adjustments necessary for each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm after each
screen.
!Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
! It is not possible to set the same port number more than once.
4
2
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to adjust these settings in order:
! Auto Power Down – Sets the power to turn off automatically when the receiver is not being used (page 103).
! Volume Setup – Sets up the volume-related operations of this receiver (page 104).
! Remote Control Mode Setup – Sets this receiver’s remote control mode (page 104).
! Software Update – Use to update the receiver’s software and check the version (page 104).
! ZONE Setup – Use to make the sub zone-related settings (page 105).
! On Screen Display Setup – Sets whether or not to display the status on the display when the receiver is operated (page 105).
! Play ZONE Setup – Select the zone for playing the audio contents of devices in the home network (page 106).
! SC-LX87 only:
Multi Ch In Setup – Specifies the optional settings for a multi-channel input (page 106).
! Maintenance Mode – This is used to receive maintenance from a Pioneer service engineer or custom
installer (page 106).
! OFF – Internet services are not restricted.
! ON – Internet services are restricted.
4
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
Select ‘Network Information’ from the Home Menu.
Display the setting status of the network-related items.
Note
Depending on the connected devices, the Auto Power Down function may not work properly due to excessive
noise or other reasons.
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! If an update file is provided on the Pioneer website, download it onto your computer. When downloading an
update file from the Pioneer website onto your computer, the file will be in ZIP format. Unzip the ZIP file before
saving it on the USB memory device. If there are any old downloaded files or downloaded files for other models
on the USB memory device, delete them.
—http://www.pioneer.com.sg (for Southeast Asia)
—http://www.pioneer.com.au (for Australia)
—http://www.pioneer-india.in (for India)
—http://www.pioneerhongkong.com.hk (for Hong Kong)
! If an update file does not exist in the Pioneer’s website, updating the software for the receiver is not necessary.
Volume Setup
You can set the maximum volume of this receiver or specify what the volume level will be when the power is
turned on.
1
Select ‘Volume Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select the Power ON Level setting you want.
The volume can be set so that it is always set to the same level when the receiver’s power is turned on.
! LAST (default) – When the power is turned on, the volume is set to the same level as when the power was last
turned off.
!“---” – When the power is turned on, the volume is set to minimum level.
! –80.0dB to +12.0dB – Specify the volume to be set when the power is turned on, in steps of 0.5 dB.
It is not possible to set a volume level greater than the value specified at Volume Limit setup (see below).
3
Important
! DO NOT unplug the power cord during updating.
! When updating via the Internet, do not disconnect the LAN cable. When updating via a USB memory device,
do not disconnect the USB memory device.
! If updating is interrupted before it is completed, start updating over from the beginning.
! The receiver’s settings may be reset when the software is updated. Information on the models for which the
settings are reset is provided on the Pioneer website. Check the website before updating.
Select the Volume Limit setting you want.
Use this function to limit the maximum volume. The volume cannot be increased above the level set here, even by
operating VOLUME button (or the dial on the front panel).
! OFF (default) – The maximum volume is not limited.
! –20.0dB/–10.0dB/0.0dB – The maximum volume is limited to the value set here.
4
Select the Mute Level setting you want.
This sets how much the volume is to be turned down when MUTE is pressed.
! FULL (default) – No sound.
! –40.0dB/–20.0dB – The volume will be turned down to the level specified here.
5
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
Select the Remote Control Mode setting you want.
3
Select ‘OK’ to change the remote control mode.
4
Follow the instructions on the screen to change the remote control’s setting.
Check on the screen whether or not an update file was found.
If “New version found.” is displayed, the update file has been found. The version number and updating time are
displayed.
If “This is the latest version. There is no need to update.” is displayed, no update file has been found.
! Default setting: 1
This sets this receiver’s remote control mode to prevent erroneous operation when multiple units of the receiver
are being used.
Select ‘Remote Control Mode Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
Select the update procedure.
3
Remote Control Mode Setup
2
Select ‘Software Update’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
! Update via Internet – The receiver checks whether updatable software is available via the Internet.
! Update via USB Memory – The receiver checks whether the USB memory device inserted into the USB port
on the receiver’s front panel contains updatable software.
“Accessing” is displayed and the update file is checked. Wait a while.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
1
1
4
To update, select OK.
The updating screen appears and updating is performed.
! The power turns off automatically once updating is completed.
Software Update messages
Status messages
See Operating multiple receivers on page 84.
5
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
FILE ERROR
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
Software Update
Use this procedure to update the receiver’s software and check the version. There are two ways to update: via the
Internet and via a USB memory device.
Updating via the Internet is performed by accessing the file server from the receiver and downloading the file.
This procedure is only possible if the receiver is connected to the Internet.
Updating via a USB memory device is performed by downloading the update file from a computer, reading this
file onto a USB memory device then inserting this USB memory device into the USB port on the receiver’s front
panel. With this procedure, the USB memory device containing the update file must first be inserted into the USB
port on the receiver’s front panel.
Descriptions
Try disconnecting then reconnecting the USB device or storing the update file again. If the error still
occurs, try using a different USB memory device.
No update file was found on the USB memory device. Store the file in the USB memory device’s root
directory.
UPDATE ERROR 1 to
UPDATE ERROR 7
Turn the receiver’s power off, then turn it back on and try updating the software again.
Update via USB
If this message flashes, updating has failed. Update via a USB memory device. Put the update file on a
USB memory device and connect the device to the USB port. When the file is found, software updating
starts automatically.
UE11
UE22
UE33
104
Updating has failed. Use the same procedure to update the software again.
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9
ZONE Setup
The volume setting and tone for the sub zones that can be used with this receiver can be changed and adjusted
here.
CAUTION
10 Adjust Lch Level and Rch Level.
! Note that when Volume Level is set to 0 dB Fixed, the audio output from the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT terminals
is set to the maximum. Also, depending on the volume setting on the connected amplifier, large volumes may
be produced even when Volume Level is set to –40 dB Fixed.
1
Select ‘ZONE Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select ‘MAIN/HDZONE’, then press ENTER.
3
Set how the HDMI OUT 3 terminal is to be used.
The channel level for the zone selected in step 5 can be set.
The level can be adjusted between –12.0dB and +12.0dB, in 1 dB steps.
11 Select the HPF (High Pass Filter) setting you want.
This can only be set when ZONE 2 is selected in step 5.
The low frequency component output from the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT terminals is cut. When a subwoofer is connected in Zone 2, we recommend setting this to “ON”. This is only valid when Zone 2 is connected using the
AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT terminals.
! OFF (default) – The High Pass Filter function is disabled.
! ON – The High Pass Filter function is enabled.
! MAIN: Select this to output the same input source as in the main zone.
After setting this to MAIN, exit the home menu, then press HDMI OUT and select the terminal for HDMI
output (page 81).
! HDZONE (default): Use the HDMI output’s multizone function (HDZONE) to output an input source different
from the one in the main zone (page 79).
4
Press RETURN.
5
Select ‘ZONE 2’ or ‘ZONE 3’, then press ENTER.
6
Select the Volume Level setting you want.
12 Select the TONE setting you want.
This can only be set when ZONE 2 is selected in step 5.
The bass and treble for ZONE 2 can be adjusted. When BYPASS is selected, the original sound is played as such.
When ON is selected, the BASS and TREBLE can be adjusted.
! When the speaker terminals are being used for ZONE 2, the ZONE 2 TONE effect is valid when
Speaker System is set to 7.1ch FH/FW + ZONE 2, 5.1ch Bi-Amp + ZONE 2 or 5.1ch + ZONE 2+3. When set
to 7.1ch + ZONE 2, Multi-ZONE Music, the ZONE 2 TONE effect is not applied.
When making multi-zone connections using the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT or AUDIO ZONE 3 OUT terminals and performing playback in Zone 2 or Zone3, you can set whether to adjust the Zone 2 or Zone3 volume on the receiver or
to fix it to a specific volume (–40 dB Fixed or 0 dB Fixed). This is set to Variable upon shipment from the factory,
allowing the volume to be adjusted on the receiver. If you would like to adjust the volume from the connected
amplifier, make the setting below.
For ZONE 2, this setting is not possible if multi-zone settings have been made using the speaker terminals and
Speaker System is set to 7.1ch + ZONE 2. In this case, adjust the volume for the sub zones on the receiver.
! Variable (default) – The Zone 2/Zone3 volume is adjusted from the receiver.
! –40 dB Fixed/0 dB Fixed – The Zone 2/Zone 3 volume level output from the receiver is fixed to the value set
here.
7
13 Adjust the bass (BASS) and treble (TREBLE) to your tastes.
This can only be set when ZONE 2 is selected in step 5 and ON is selected in step 12.
The BASS and TREBLE can each be adjusted between –10.0dB and +10.0dB, in 1 dB steps.
14 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
On Screen Display Setup
When the receiver is operated, its status (the input name, listening mode, etc.) is displayed superimposed over
the video output on the display. This status display can be turned off by switching this setting to OFF.
! Default setting: ON
Select the Power ON Level setting you want.
The sub zone volume is set to the volume selected here when the sub zone is turned on using the multi-zone function. Zones 2 and 3 can be set separately.
When Volume Level is set to –40 dB Fixed or 0 dB Fixed, the volume is fixed to that level, so the volume cannot
be set here.
! LAST (default) – When MULTI-ZONE is turned on, the volume is set to the level set the last time you were
listening to that zone.
!“---” – When MULTI-ZONE is turned on, the volume for that zone is set to the minimum.
! –80.0dB to 0dB – When MULTI-ZONE is turned on, the volume is set to the level set here. The volume can be
set up to the value set at Volume Limit below.
8
Select the Mute Level setting you want.
The mute level for the zone selected in step 5 can be set.
This sets how much the volume is to be turned down when MUTE is pressed.
! FULL (default) – No sound.
! –40.0dB/–20.0dB – The volume will be turned down to the level specified here.
1
Select ‘On Screen Display Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select the On Screen Display setting you want.
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
Notes
! The on-screen display is not displayed for video signals output from any terminals other than HDMI OUT 1 and
HDMI OUT 2.
! Depending on the type of video input signal (4K, 3D, etc.), the on-screen display may not be displayed.
! The size of the characters displayed differs according to the output resolution.
Select the Volume Limit setting you want.
The maximum volume for the zone selected in step 5 can be set.
! OFF (default) – The maximum volume is not limited.
! –20.0dB/–10.0dB – The maximum volume is limited to the value set here.
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Play ZONE Setup
MHL Setup
Select the zone for playing the audio contents of devices in the home network when using in the DMR mode.
! For playable DLNA-compatible network devices, see page 65.
1
Select ‘Play ZONE Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
Select whether or not to switch the input automatically to the MHL input when an MHL-compatible device is
connected.
! Default setting: ON
2
Select the zone in which you want to play the audio contents.
1Press
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
Note
If another zone is on, it may not be possible to play the audio contents. In this case, turn the other zone off, then
play the audio contents.
Multi Channel Input Setup
Select ‘Multi Ch In Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
Select the ‘SW Input Gain’ setting you want.
! 0dB – Outputs sound of the subwoofer at the level originally recorded on the source.
! +10dB – Outputs sound of the subwoofer at the level increased by 10 dB.
3
Select the ‘Video Input’ setting you want.
When the multi-channel input is selected as an input function, you can display the video images of other input
functions. The video input can be selected from the following: DVD, SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, VIDEO, OFF.
4
Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home Menu, then press ENTER.
3
Select ‘MHL Setup’ from the System Setup menu.
4
Select the ‘Auto input switching’ setting you want.
! This is only valid for MHL-compatible devices supporting this function.
! When the power is on, the MHL-compatible device is charged. (This receiver supports charging of devices up
to 0.9 A.)
You can adjust the level of the subwoofer for a multi-channel input. Also, when the multi-channel input is
selected as an input function, you can display the video images of other input functions. In the Multi Channel
Input Setup, you can assign a video input to the multi-channel input.
2
2
Notes
SC-LX87 only
1
on the remote control, then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
!Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the Home Menu.
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
Maintenance Mode
Only use this if so instructed by a Pioneer service engineer or custom installer.
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Making network settings using Safari
Using Safari to set a friendly name
1
1
Launch Safari on your computer.
Launch Safari on your computer.
2 Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver’s name
(Friendly Name) (b) in Bookmark.
2 Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver’s name
(Friendly Name) (b) in Bookmark.
If Bonjour list is not displayed, access the IP address“http://(the receiver’s IP address)” from Safari.
If Bonjour list is not displayed, access the IP address“http://(the receiver’s IP address)” from Safari.
a
3
Click Friendly Name.
4
Input a friendly name, then press Apply.
b
3
Click IP, Proxy Setting.
4
Setup the network settings manually and then press Apply.
Note
This setting for the network has been confirmed for Mac OS X 10.7 and Safari 5.1.
Note
This setting for the network has been confirmed for Mac OS X 10.7 and Safari 5.1.
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6
Using Safari to update the firmware
1
The firmware upload status screen is displayed.
“The upload process finished successfully.” will be shown when the update is completed.
Once updating is completed, the receiver’s power automatically turns off.
Launch Safari on your computer.
2 Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver’s name
(Friendly Name) (b) in Bookmark.
If Bonjour list is not displayed, access the IP address“http://(the receiver’s IP address)” from Safari.
3
Click Firmware Update.
Note
This setting for the network has been confirmed for Mac OS X 10.7 and Safari 5.1.
4
Press Start.
The firmware update prepare screen is displayed. If the screen does not switch automatically, click Click here.
5
Browse the latest firmware on your computer (a) and then press Upload (b).
Firmware files have the extension “fw”. Select a file with the extension “fw”.
The confirmation screen is displayed. If you continue the firmware update, press OK. Once the firmware update
process starts, you cannot stop it. Wait until the file is uploaded (about one minute may be required depending
on your LAN connection environment).
a
b
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Troubleshooting...........................................................................................................................110
Power.............................................................................................................................................110
No sound.......................................................................................................................................110
Other audio problems..................................................................................................................111
ADAPTER PORT terminal.............................................................................................................. 112
Video..............................................................................................................................................112
Settings..........................................................................................................................................113
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output............................................................................ 113
Display...........................................................................................................................................113
Remote control.............................................................................................................................114
HDMI..............................................................................................................................................114
MHL................................................................................................................................................115
AVNavigator.................................................................................................................................115
USB interface.................................................................................................................................116
iPod................................................................................................................................................116
Network........................................................................................................................................116
USB-DAC........................................................................................................................................117
Web Control..................................................................................................................................117
Wireless LAN.................................................................................................................................118
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FAQ
Symptoms
Troubleshooting
Remedies
AMP ERR blinks in the display, then The receiver may have a serious problem. Do not try switching the receiver on. Unplug the
the power automatically switches off. receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.
The ADVANCED MCACC blinks and
the power does not turn on.
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong
with this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate
the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair
work.
! If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity disconnect the power plug
from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.
If the problem is not solved after the troubleshooting below, if the screen freezes unexpectedly or if the buttons on
the remote control or front panel stop working completely, do the following:
!Press u STANDBY/ON on the front panel to turn off the power, then turn the power back on.
If this does not solve the problem, turn off the power again, then press and hold the u STANDBY/ON button
on the front panel for at least 10 seconds. (The power turns on, then turns off after 10 seconds.)
! If the power cannot be turned off, press and hold u STANDBY/ON on the front panel for over 10 seconds. The
power will turn off. In this case, the various settings made on the receiver may be cleared. (However, settings
made when the power was turned off normally are not cleared.)
The receiver suddenly switches off or
the FL OFF indicator blinks.
There is a problem with the receiver’s power unit or fan. Try turning on the power. If the
same thing happens, the receiver is damaged. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call
a Pioneer authorized independent service company. (Other symptoms may appear when
the power is turned on.)
AMP OVERHEAT blinks in the display and the FL OFF indicator flash
and the power turns off.
Allow the unit to cool down in a well-ventilated place before switching back on (see
Installing the receiver on page 9).
Check whether the cables used to connect the speakers are short-circuited.
Wait at least 1 minute, then try turning the power on again.
The temperature within the unit has exceeded the allowablevalue.
Lower the volume level.
Power
HDZONE cannot be turned on.
Set Output Setting at MAIN/HDZONE to HDZONE (page 105).
The receiver suddenly power off or
ADVANCED MCACC flashes.
The power unit is damaged. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.
FAN STOP is displayed, then
iPod iPhone iPad indicator blinks.
The built-in cooling fan is malfunctioning. Do not try switching the receiver on. Unplug
the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.
Display blinks 12V TRG ERR.
An error has arisen in the 12 V trigger jacks. Reconnect accurately then turn the power
back on.
Symptoms
Remedies
The power does not turn on.
Make sure that the power cord is plugged in to an active power outlet.
Power cannot be turned off.
(ZONE 2 ON is displayed.)
Press the ZONE 2 button on the remote control, then press u STANDBY/ON to turn the
power off. Next, press RECEIVER to set the remote control back to the AV amplifier control
mode.
Power cannot be turned off.
(ZONE 3 ON is displayed.)
Press the ZONE 3 button on the remote control, then press u STANDBY/ON to turn the
power off. Next, press RECEIVER to set the remote control back to the AV amplifier control
mode.
Power cannot be turned off.
(HDZONE ON is displayed.)
Press the HDZONE button on the remote control, then press u STANDBY/ON to turn
the power off. Next, press RECEIVER to set the remote control back to the AV amplifier
control mode.
The receiver suddenly switches off
or the iPod iPhone iPad indicator
blinks.
Check that there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel or another
set of wires. If so, re-attach the speaker wires, making sure there are no stray strands.
Note that when Fixed PCM ON is selected, you won’t be able to hear any other signal
format (see Setting the Audio options on page 75).
The receiver may have a serious problem. Disconnect from the power and call a Pioneer
authorized independent service company.
Check that the source component is connected properly (see Connecting your equipment
on page 17).
During loud playback the power suddenly switches off.
Turn down the volume.
Check that the speakers are connected properly (see Connecting the speakers on page
21).
Try disconnecting from the power outlet, then plugging back in.
No sound
Remedies
No sound is output when an input
function is selected.
No sound is output from the front
speakers.
Check the volume, mute setting (press MUTE) and speaker setting (press SPEAKERS).
Make sure the correct input function is selected.
Check that the MCACC setup microphone is disconnected.
Make sure the correct input signal is selected (press SIGNAL SEL).
Lower the 63 Hz and 125 Hz equalizer levels in the Manual MCACC setup on page 93.
No sound from the surround or
center speakers.
Switch on the digital safety feature. While holding down ENTER on the front panel,
press u STANDBY/ON to set this receiver to the standby mode. Use TUNE i/j to
select D.SAFETY cOFFd, and then use PRESET k/l to select 1 or 2 (select D.SAFETY
cOFFd to deactivate this feature). If the power switches off even with 2 switched on, turn
down the volume. With 1 or 2 on, some features may be unavailable.
Check that the Stereo listening mode or the Front Stage Surround Advance mode isn’t
selected; select one of the surround listening modes (see Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes on page 59).
Check that the surround/center speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page
100).
Check the channel level settings (see Channel Level on page 100).
If there is very little low frequency information in the source material, change your
speaker settings to Front: SMALL / Subwoofer: YES, or Front: LARGE / Subwoofer: PLUS
(see Speaker Setting on page 100).
The unit does not respond when the
buttons are pressed.
Symptoms
Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 21).
No sound from surround back
speakers.
Try switching the receiver off, then back on again.
Try disconnecting the power cord, then connect again.
Check that the surround back speakers are set to LARGE or SMALL, and the surround
speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 100).
Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 21). If only one
surround back speaker is connected, make sure it’s connected to the left channel
speaker terminal.
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Symptoms
Remedies
No sound from front height or front
wide speakers.
Check that the front height or front wide speakers are set to LARGE or SMALL, and the
surround speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 100).
Other audio problems
Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page 21).
No sound from subwoofer.
Check that the subwoofer is connected properly, switched on and the volume turned up.
If your subwoofer has a sleep function, make sure it is switched off.
Symptoms
Remedies
Speaker switching sound (clicking
sound) is heard from receiver during
playback.
Since ECO MODE 1 and ECO MODE 2 reduce the power consumption, the speakers
are switched in function of the number of input channels. Because of this, a speaker
switching sound (clicking sound) may be produced when the number of input channels
is switched. If this bothers you, switch to a different listening mode.
Make sure that the Subwoofer setting is YES or PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page 100).
Depending on the listening mode, the front height (or front wide) and surround back
speakers may switch automatically in function of changes in the input audio. A speaker
switching sound (clicking sound) will be heard from the receiver at this time. If this sound
bothers you, we recommend to change the speaker terminal option (see Switching the
speaker terminals on page 79).
The crossover frequency may be set too low; try setting it higher to match the characteristics of your other speakers (see Speaker Setting on page 100).
If there is very little low frequency information in the source material, change your
speaker settings to Front: SMALL / Subwoofer: YES, or Front: LARGE / Subwoofer: PLUS
(see Speaker Setting on page 100).
Broadcast stations cannot be
selected automatically, or there is
considerable noise in radio broadcasts.
Check that the LFE channel is not set to OFF, or to a very quiet setting (see Setting the
Audio options on page 75).
Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 100).
No sound from the speakers.
Check the AMP setting. Set it to ON when you want to output sound from all the speakers
(Setting the Audio options on page 75).
No sound from one speaker.
Check the speaker connection (see Connecting the speakers on page 21).
Use an outdoor antenna for better reception (see page 36).
Adjust the position and direction of the AM antenna.
Noise may be caused by interference from other equipment, such as a fluorescent light,
motor, etc. Switch off or move the other equipment, or move the AM antenna.
Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page 100).
Check that the speaker hasn’t been set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page 100).
The channel may not be recorded in the source. By using one of the advanced effect
listening modes, you may be able to create the missing channel (see Enjoying various
types of playback using the listening modes on page 59).
Sound is produced from analog
components, but not from digital
ones (DVD, LD, CD, etc.).
Fully extend the FM wire antenna, adjust the position for best reception and secure to a
wall, etc.
Noise is output when scanning a
DTS CD.
This is not a malfunction of the receiver. The scan function of your player alters the digital
information, making it unreadable, resulting in noise being output. Lower the volume
when scanning.
When playing a DTS format LD there
is audible noise on the soundtrack.
Make sure that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on
page 61).
Can’t record audio.
You can only make a digital recording from a digital source, and an analog recording
from an analog source.
Check that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page
61).
For digital sources, make sure that what you’re recording isn’t copy protected.
To route more signal to the subwoofer, set it to PLUS or set the front speakers to SMALL
(see Speaker Setting on page 100).
Make sure that the digital input is assigned correctly for the input jack the component is
connected to (see The Input Setup menu on page 46).
Subwoofer output is very low.
Check the digital output settings on the source component.
The speakers may be out of phase. Check that the positive/negative speaker terminals on
Everything seems to be set up correctly, but the playback sound is odd. the receiver are matched with the corresponding terminals on the speakers (see Connecting the speakers on page 21).
If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
SC-LX87 only:
No sound is produced even if
MULTI CH IN is selected.
When 5.1ch F+Surr Bi-Amp, 5.1ch F+C Bi-Amp or 5.1ch C+Surr Bi-Amp is selected in
the Speaker System settings (when the center or surround speakers are bi-amped), no
sound is produced even when MULTI CH IN is selected.
No sound is output or a noise is output when Dolby Digital/DTS software
is played back.
Check that your BD or DVD player is compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS discs.
If applicable, check that the lowpass filter switch on your subwoofer is off, or the lowpass
cutoff is set to the highest frequency setting. If there is a PHASE setting on your subwoofer, set it to 0º (or depending on the subwoofer, the setting where you think it has the
best overall effect on the sound).
Check the digital output settings or the HDMI audio output settings of your BD or DVD
player. Make sure that the DTS signal output is set to On.
Make sure the speaker distance setting is correct for all speakers (see Speaker Distance
on page 101).
The Phase Control feature doesn’t
seem to have an audible effect.
If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
No sound when using the
HOME MENU.
If the HDMI input function is selected, sound is muted until exiting the HOME MENU.
Full Band Phase Control cannot be
selected.
Perform Full Auto MCACC measurements (see Automatically conducting optimum sound
tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45). Full Band Phase Control automatically turns on
once measurements are completed.
Noise or hum can be heard even
when there is no sound being input.
Check that personal computers or other digital components connected to the same
power source are not causing interference.
Can’t select some Input functions by
the INPUT SELECTOR on the front
panel or the INPUT SELECT button
on the remote control.
Check the Input Skip settings in the Input Setup menu (see The Input Setup menu on
page 46).
Check the HDMI Input assignment in the Input Setup menu then try OFF (see The Input
Setup menu on page 46).
See Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45 to
There seems to be a time lag
between the speakers and the output set up your system again using MCACC (this will automatically compensate for a delay in
the subwoofer output).
of the subwoofer.
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FAQ
Symptoms
Remedies
The maximum volume available
(shown in the front panel display) is
lower than the +12dB maximum.
Check that the Volume Limit is set to OFF (see Volume Setup on page 104).
Certain listening modes or
HOME MENU items cannot be
selected.
When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and
not all of the functions can be used. To use all of the functions without restrictions, set
Operation Mode to Expert (see Operation Mode Setup on page 47).
Video
The channel level setting may be over 0.0dB.
Symptoms
Remedies
No image is output when an input is
selected.
Check the video connections of the source component.
The volume level drops automatically.
The temperature within the unit has exceeded the allowable value. Try moving the unit for
better ventilation (see Installing the receiver on page 9).
For HDMI, or when V.CONV is set to OFF and a TV and another component are connected with different cords (in Setting the Video options on page 77), you must connect
your TV to this receiver using the same type of video cable as you used to connect your
video component. For the component video input, however, signals are only output from
the HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal, so when using the component video input,
set V.CONV to ON.
Volume seems different when input
is switched.
Set the Channel Level setting to ALL, then adjust the volume of the respective input
sources (see Input Volume Absorber on page 50).
Make sure the input assignment is correct for components connected using component
video or HDMI cables (see The Input Setup menu on page 46).
Some functions cannot be selected, depending on the input signal and listening mode.
Check the video output settings of the source component.
Check that the video input you selected on your TV is correct.
ADAPTER PORT terminal
Symptoms
Remedies
The Bluetooth wireless technology
device cannot be connected or operated. Sound from the Bluetooth wireless technology device is not emitted
or the sound is interrupted.
Check that no object that emits electromagnetic waves in the 2.4 GHz band (microwave
oven, wireless LAN device or Bluetooth wireless technology apparatus) is near the unit. If
such an object is near the unit, set the unit far from it. Or, stop using the object emitting
the electromagnetic waves.
Some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. If adjusting this receiver’s Resolution setting (in Setting the Video options on page
77) and/or the resolution settings on your component or display doesn’t work, try switching V.CONV (in Setting the Video options on page 77) to OFF.
When the device is connected using an HDMI OUT terminal, press the remote control’s
HDMI OUT button to check the HDMI OUT output setting. For OUT 3, also check the
MAIN/HDZONE setting at ZONE Setup.
Can’t record video.
Check that the Bluetooth wireless technology device is not too far from the unit and that
obstructions are not set between the Bluetooth wireless technology device and the unit.
Set the Bluetooth wireless technology device and the unit so that the distance between
them is less than about 10 m and no obstructions exist between them.
The video converter is not available when making recordings. Check that the same type
of video cable is used for connecting both the recorder and the video source (the one you
want to record) to this receiver.
Noisy, intermittent, or distorted
picture.
Check that the Bluetooth ADAPTER and the ADAPTER PORT of the unit are correctly
connected.
The Bluetooth wireless technology device may not be set to the communication mode
supporting the Bluetooth wireless technology. Check the setting of the Bluetooth wireless
technology device.
Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example),
or the video quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The
picture quality may also depend on the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off
the video converter and reconnect the source and display device using the same type of
connection (component or composite), then start playback again.
Video signals are not output from the When a monitor only compatible with resolutions of 480i is connected to the component
terminal and another monitor is connected to the HDMI terminal, the video signals may
component terminal.
not be output to the monitor connected to the component terminal. If this happens, do
the following:
— Turn off the power of the monitor connected to the HDMI terminal.
— Change the VIDEO PARAMETER menu RES setting (see Setting the Video options on
page 77).
— Video signals from the HDMI terminal cannot be output to the component terminals.
Input the video signals from the player or other source to the composite or component
terminals. When using the component terminal, assign it at Input Setup (see The Input
Setup menu on page 46).
Check that pairing is correct. The pairing setting was deleted from this unit or the Bluetooth wireless technology device. Reset the pairing.
Check that the profile is correct. Use a Bluetooth wireless technology device that supports
A2DP profile and AVRCP profile.
The Air Jam function cannot be
used.
Check that the source is not copy-protected.
Disconnect the iPod from this receiver (see Air Jam on page 57).
The picture’s movement is unnatural. When Resolution under VIDEO PARAMETER is set to 1080/24p, the picture may not be
displayed properly for some source materials. In this case, set the resolution to something other than 1080/24p (page 77).
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FAQ
Settings
Symptoms
Remedies
The Auto MCACC Setup continually
shows an error.
The ambient noise level may be too high. Keep the noise level in the room as low as
possible (see also Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page 46). If the noise
level cannot be kept low enough, you will have to set up the surround sound manually
(page 99).
To use a 5.1-channel speaker set, use the surround speakers for the surround channel,
not the surround back channel.
Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.
When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and
not all of the functions can be used. To use all of the functions without restrictions, set
Operation Mode to Expert (see Operation Mode Setup on page 47).
Symptoms
Remedies
The reverb characteristics graph
after EQ calibration does not appear
entirely flat.
There are cases where the graph does not appear flat (even when selecting ALL CH ADJ
in the Auto MCACC Setup) due to adjustments made to compensate for room characteristics to achieve optimal sound.
Areas of the graph may appear identical (before and after) when there is little or no
adjustment needed.
If Reverse Phase is displayed, try the following:
— The speaker’s wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the speaker connections.
— Depending on the type of speakers and their installation conditions, Reverse Phase
may be displayed even if the speakers are properly connected. If this happens, select
GO NEXT and continue.
— If the speaker is not pointed to the microphone (listening position) or when using
speakers that affect the phase (dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.), it may not be
possible to properly identify the polarity.
The graph may appear to have shifted vertically when comparing before and after measurements.
There may have been some low frequency noise in the room from an air-conditioner,
motor, etc. Switch off all other appliances in the room and use Auto MCACC Setup again.
Depending on a number of factors (bass reproduction capabilities of the speakers, room
size, speaker placement, etc.) this may occur in some cases. Change the speaker setting
manually in Speaker Setting on page 100, and use the ALL (Keep SP System) option for
the Auto MCACC menu in Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91 if this is a recurring
problem.
Can’t adjust the Fine Speaker Distance setting properly.
Remedies
Certain listening modes or
HOME MENU items cannot be
selected.
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output
When using only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L
(Single) terminals.
After using the Auto MCACC Setup,
the speaker size setting is incorrect.
Symptoms
EQ adjustments made using the
Manual MCACC setup do not appear
to change the reverb characteristics
graph after EQ calibration.
Despite level adjustments being made, the filters used for analysis may not display these
adjustments in the reverb characteristics graph after EQ calibration. However, these
adjustments are taken into account by the filters dedicated to overall system calibration.
Lower frequency response curves do
not seem to have been calibrated for
SMALL speakers.
Low frequencies used in bass management (the subwoofer channel) will not change for
speakers that have been specified as SMALL in the configuration, or do not output these
frequencies.
Calibration is performed, but due to your speakers’ low frequency limitations, no measurable sound is output for display.
Check that the speakers are all in phase (make sure the positive (+) and negative (–)
terminals are matched up properly).
Display
SC-LX87 only: Gauge (value) does not Check that the speakers are all in phase (make sure the positive (+) and negative (–)
increase with the Precision Distance terminals are matched up properly).
adjustment.
Perform the Full Auto MCACC procedure before the Precision Distance adjustment (see
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45).
Symptoms
Remedies
The display is dark or off.
Press DIMMER repeatedly to select a different brightness.
The OSD screen is not displayed.
Place the microphone accurately in the same position as when the Full Auto MCACC
procedure was performed.
The on-screen display is not displayed unless this receiver’s HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT
2 terminal is connected to the TV by HDMI cable. If the TV does not support HDMI, watch
this receiver’s front panel display when performing operations and making settings.
Do not move the speaker used as the reference point. Also, adjust in order, starting from
the front right speaker.
Depending on the type of video input signal (4K, 3D, etc.), the on-screen display may not
be displayed.
When adjusting the speaker positions, do not move the speakers much; only move them
about 1 cm towards or away from the microphone.
You can’t get DIGITAL to display
when using SIGNAL SEL.
Check the digital connections and make sure that the digital inputs are assigned correctly (see The Input Setup menu on page 46).
If you forget exactly where the microphone should be positioned or if there are problems after the procedure has been performed repeatedly, re-calibrate the distance
using the Full Auto MCACC procedure, then without moving the microphone redo the
Precision Distance adjustment.
2 DIGITAL or DTS does not light
when playing Dolby/DTS software.
These indicators do not light if playback is paused.
Check the playback (especially the digital output) settings of the source component.
When playing Dolby Digital or DTS
Check that the player is connected using a digital connection.
sources, the receiver’s format indica- Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on
tors do not light.
page 61).
The display shows KEY LOCK ON
when you try to make settings.
With the receiver in standby, press u STANDBY/ON for about 5 seconds while holding
down SPEAKERS to disable the key lock.
Most recent settings have been
erased.
The power cord was disconnected from the wall while adjusting this setting.
Check that the player isn’t set up so that Dolby Digital and DTS sources are converted to
PCM.
Settings are only stored if all the zones are turned off. Turn off all the zones before unplugging the power cord.
Ensure that if there are several audio tracks on the disc, the Dolby Digital or DTS is
selected.
The various system settings are not
stored.
Do not pull out the power cord while conducting the settings. (The settings will be stored
when both the main zone and sub zone turn off. Turn off all zones before pulling out the
power cord.)
When playing certain discs, none of
the receiver’s format indicators light.
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The disc may not contain 5.1/6.1 channel material. Check the disc packaging for more on
what audio tracks are recorded on the disc.
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FAQ
Symptoms
Remedies
When playing a disc with the listening mode set to Auto Surround or
ALC, 2 Pro Logic II or DTS Neo:X
appear on the receiver.
Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on
page 61).
During playback of DVD-Audio, the
display shows PCM.
This will occur when playing DVD-Audio material over the HDMI connection. This is not a
malfunction.
The power turns off automatically
and some indicator flashes, or some
indicator flashes and the power does
not turn on.
See the Power section (page 110).
HDMI
If a two channel soundtrack is currently playing (including Dolby Surround encoded),
then this is not a malfunction. Check the disc packaging for details about the audio
tracks available.
Symptoms
Remedies
The HDMI indicator blinks continuously.
Check all the points below.
No picture or sound.
This receiver is HDCP-compatible. Check that the components you are connecting are
also HDCP-compatible. If they are not, please connect them using the component or
composite video jacks.
Depending on the connected source component, it’s possible that it will not work with
this receiver (even if it is HDCP-compatible). In this case, connect using the component
or composite video jacks between source and receiver.
If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your
monitor, please consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer
for support.
Remote control
If video images do not appear on your TV, try adjusting the resolution, Deep Color or other
setting for your component.
Symptoms
Remedies
Cannot be remote controlled.
Press
While analog video signals are being output over HDMI, use a separate connection for
audio output.
on the remote control to switch to the receiver control mode.
To output signals in Deep Color, use an HDMI cable (High Speed HDMI®/TM Cable) to
connect this receiver to a component or TV with the Deep Color feature.
Set the remote control unit’s remote control mode so that it matches the setting on the
main unit (see Operating multiple receivers on page 84).
Influence from a TV whose power is set to standby may cause the picture or sound not to
be produced or to be broken. In this case, press HDMI OUT and switch so that the HDMI
output to which that TV is connected is not selected.
Check whether the receiver’s remote control mode is properly set (see Remote Control
Mode Setup on page 104).
Try replacing the batteries in the remote control (see Loading the batteries on page 9).
No picture.
Be sure to operate within 7 m and a 30º angle of the remote sensor on the front panel (see
Operating range of remote control unit on page 9).
To use the HDMI OUT 3 terminal in the main zone, set the MAIN/HDZONE
Output Setting to MAIN (page 105).
Check that there are no obstacles between the receiver and the remote control.
No sound, or sound suddenly
ceases.
Make sure that there is no fluorescent or other strong light shining on to the remote
sensor.
Other components can’t be operated
with the system remote.
Try changing the Resolution setting (in Setting the Video options on page 77).
Check that the HDMI Audio setting is set to AMP (Setting the Audio options on page 75).
If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection for the audio.
If analog video is being output over HDMI, please use a separate connection for the
audio.
If the battery ran down, the preset codes may have been cleared. Re-enter the preset
codes.
Check the audio output settings of the source component.
The preset code may be incorrect. Redo the procedure for entering preset codes.
HDMI format digital audio transmissions require a longer time to be recognized. Due
to this, interruption in the audio may occur when switching between audio formats or
beginning playback.
When commands from the remote control units of other devices are registered using the
learning function, in some cases they may not be learned properly. In this case, register
the commands again using the learning function (see page 85). If they still do not work,
they may be in a special format that cannot be registered on this receiver’s remote control. Operate the device using another remote control.
Turning on/off the device connected to this unit’s HDMI OUT terminal during playback,
or disconnecting/connecting the HDMI cable during playback, may cause noise or interrupted audio.
Noisy or distorted picture.
Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example),
or the video quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The
picture quality may also depend on the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off
the video converter and reconnect the source and display device using the same type of
connection (component or composite), then start playback again.
If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your
monitor, please consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer
for support.
HDCP ERROR shows in the display.
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Check whether or not the connected component is compatible with HDCP. If it is not
compatible with HDCP, reconnect the source device using a different type of connection
(component or composite). Some components that are compatible with HDCP still cause
this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem with displaying video,
this is not a malfunction.
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FAQ
Symptoms
Remedies
Synchronized operation not possible
using Control with HDMI function.
Check the HDMI connections.
AVNavigator
The cable may be damaged.
Symptoms
Causes
Remedies
Select ON for the Control Mode with HDMI setting (see HDMI Setup on page 71).
AVNavigator cannot be
installed.
An error message may appear
if there are not enough system
resources available.
Restart the computer and start installing with no other
applications running.
Installation of AVNavigator may fail
because of incompatibilities with
other applications.
Try the following (in given order):
1. If other applications are running on the computer, quit
those applications before installing.
2. If the problem persists, restart the computer and install
with no other applications running.
Turn the TV’s power on before turning on this receiver’s power.
Set the TV side Control with HDMI setting to on (see TV’s operating instructions).
Connect the TV to the HDMI OUT 1 terminal and set the HDMI output to OUT 1. Then
turn on first the TV’s power, then this receiver’s power.
When HDZONE is set to ON, the
video resolution and number of
audio channels for the main zone
side changes.
This is due to the HDMI connection specifications; it is not a malfunction. When playing the same input in the main zone and HDZONE, video and audio signals that can be
output in common for all the devices connected to the HDMI OUT 1, HDMI OUT 2 and
HDMI OUT 3 (HDZONE) terminals are set.
HDZONE cannot be turned on.
Set Output Setting at MAIN/HDZONE to HDZONE (page 105).
When the input source for the main
or HDZONE is switched or when
the power of the respective zones is
turned on and off, the audio or video
of the HDMI output terminal that is
not being operated is sometimes
interrupted.
This is because the HDMI devices need to recognize each other again. This is not a
malfunction. If the picture is disturbed or not displayed, turn off the power of the devices
in all the zones, then try again. Also try temporarily turning the Network Standby and
Standby Through settings OFF.
The menu is not displayed
Depending on the computer’s seteven when the included
tings and environment, the menu
CD-ROM is inserted into the may not be displayed automatically.
computer’s drive.
You are using a Macintosh computer.
The provided CD-ROM includes the Windows version of
AVNavigator. The Mac OS version of AVNavigator can be
downloaded from the Pioneer website (page 10).
The receiver’s power is not turned
on.
Turn the receiver’s power on. (Wait about 60 seconds after
the power turns on for network functions to start.)
After this, press Detection in AVNavigator to redetect the
receiver.
To turn this unit’s power on and off from the Interactive
Manual, set Network Standby at HOME MENU d
System Setup d Network Setup to ON.
The receiver or computer is not connected to the LAN.
Connect a LAN cable to the receiver or computer (page 39).
After this, press Detection in AVNavigator to redetect the
receiver.
The router’s power is off.
Turn the router’s power on.
After this, press Detection in AVNavigator to redetect the
receiver.
AVNavigator’s network settings are
not correct.
If your router does not support DHCP or UPnP, the receiver’s IP address must be set in AVNavigator. First set the
IP address on the receiver, then set the same address in
AVNavigator (page 102).
After this, press Detection in AVNavigator to redetect the
receiver.
Network connections could be
restricted due to the computer’s network settings, security settings, etc.
Check the computer’s network settings, security settings,
etc.
After this, press Detection in AVNavigator to redetect the
receiver.
When the Wiring Navi,
Operation Guide,
Interactive Manual or
Glossary is launched, a
warning about security
protection appears on the
browser.
This is because of the browser’s
security function.
This is not a problem. Perform the operation to authorize
the blocked contents.
Software updating does not
operate well.
There may be a problem with your
Internet Service Provider’s network.
Contact your contracted provider.
AVNavigator does not interact well with the receiver.
Such menus as the HOME MENU as Press HDMI OUT and switch the HDMI OUT 1/2 setting.
well as the on-screen display are not
displayed for HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI
OUT 2.
MHL
Symptoms
Remedies
When playing an MHL-compatible device connected to the
HDMI 5/MHL terminal, the Standby
Through function does not work and
the power turns off.
The MHL device will not operate unless power is being supplied from this receiver. When
this receiver is in the Standby Through mode, power cannot be supplied due to reduced
power consumption. Because of this, the MHL device will not operate. This is not a malfunction.
MHL-compatible device cannot be
operated with the remote control.
Press MHL to set the remote control to the MHL control mode.
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Using Explorer, etc., double-click “MAIN_MENU.exe” in the
CD-ROM to execute it. A caution regarding security may
be displayed, but there is no security problem, so continue
the operation.
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FAQ
USB interface
Symptoms
Network
Causes
The folders/files stored on a The folders/files are currently stored
USB memory device are not in a region other than the FAT (File
displayed.
Allocation Table) region.
A USB memory device is
not recognized.
Remedies
Symptoms
Causes
Remedies
Store the folders/files in the FAT region.
Cannot access the network.
The LAN cable is not firmly connected.
Firmly connect the LAN cable (page 39).
The number of levels in a folder is
more than 9.
Limit the maximum number of levels in a folder to 9 (page
52).
The audio files are copyrighted.
Copyrighted audio files stored on a USB memory device
cannot be played back (page 52).
The USB memory device does not
support the mass storage class
specifications.
Try using a USB memory device compatible with the mass
storage class specifications. Note that there are cases
where even the audio files stored on a USB memory device
compatible with the mass storage class specifications are
not played back on this receiver (page 52).
Connect the USB memory device and switch on this
receiver (page 41).
A USB hub is currently being used.
This receiver does not support USB hubs (page 52).
This receiver recognizes the USB
memory device as a fraud.
Switch off and on again this receiver.
Reconnect the USB device with the receiver switched off.
The router is not switched on.
Switch on the router.
Internet security software is currently installed in the connected
component.
There are cases where a component with Internet security
software installed cannot be accessed.
The audio component on the network which has been switched off is
switched on.
Switch on the audio component on the network before
switching on this receiver.
Playback does not start
while “Connecting...” continues to be displayed.
The component is currently disconnected from this receiver or the
power supply.
Check whether the component is properly connected to
this receiver or the power supply.
The network function cannot be operated with the
remote control.
—
Press NET to set the remote control to the network function
control mode.
The PC or Internet radio is
not properly operated.
The corresponding IP address is not
properly set.
Switch on the built-in DHCP server function of your router,
or set up the network manually according to your network
environment (page 102).
The IP address is being automatically configured.
The automatic configuration process takes time. Please
wait.
Windows Media Player 11 or
Windows Media Player 12 is not currently installed on your PC.
Install Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Player
12 on your PC (page 65).
Audio files recorded in MPEG-4
AAC or FLAC are being played back
on Windows Media Player 11 or
Windows Media Player 12.
Audio files recorded in MPEG-4 AAC or FLAC cannot be
played back on Windows Media Player 11 or Windows
Media Player 12. Try using another server. Refer to the
operation manual supplied with your server.
The component connected to the
network is not properly operated.
Check whether the component is affected by special circumstances or is in the sleep mode.
Try rebooting the component if necessary.
The component connected to the
network does not permit file sharing.
Try changing the settings for the component connected to
the network.
The folder stored on the component
connected to the network has been
deleted or damaged.
Check the folder stored on the component connected to
the network.
Network connections could be
restricted due to the computer’s network settings, security settings, etc.
Check the computer’s network settings, security settings,
etc.
Change to an input other than iPod/USB, then set the input
back to iPod/USB.
A USB memory device is
connected and displayed,
but the audio files stored
on the USB memory device
cannot be played back.
Some formats of USB memory
devices, including FAT 12, NTFS, and
HFS, cannot be played back on this
receiver.
Check whether the format of your USB memory device is
either FAT 16 or FAT 32. Note that the FAT 12, NTFS, and
HFS formats cannot be played back on this receiver (page
52).
The file format cannot be properly
played back on this receiver.
See the list of file formats that can be played back on this
receiver (page 53).
The USB memory cannot be —
operated with the remote
control.
The audio files stored on
components on the network, such as a PC, cannot
be played back.
Press iPod USB to set the remote control to the iPod USB
control mode.
iPod
Symptoms
Causes
Remedies
iPod is not recognized.
This receiver recognizes the iPod as
a fraud.
Switch off and on again this receiver.
Reconnect the iPod with the receiver switched off.
Change to an input other than iPod/USB, then set the input
back to iPod/USB.
iPod touch/iPhone/iPad is
not recognized or otherwise
does not operate properly.
iPod cannot be operated
with the remote control.
The iPod’s operation may be
unstable.
—
Supported file formats vary by server. For more information check with the manufacturer of your
As such, files not supported by your
server.
server are not displayed on this unit.
Try performing the operation below.
1. Press the sleep/sleep cancel button on the iPod touch/
iPhone/iPad simultaneously with the home button for at
least 10 seconds to restart the device.
2. Turn this receiver’s power on.
3. Connect the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad to this receiver.
The audio files are copyrighted.
Press iPod USB to set the remote control to the iPod USB
control mode.
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DRM-protected audio files cannot be played back on this
receiver.
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FAQ
Symptoms
Causes
Remedies
Symptoms
Cannot access the component connected to the
network.
The component connected to the
network is not properly set.
If the client is automatically authorized, you need to enter
the corresponding information again. Check whether the
connection status is set to “Do not authorize”.
Change Play ZONE Setup to MAIN (page 106).
There are no playable audio files on
the component connected to the
network.
Check the audio files stored on the component connected
to the network.
When the DMR mode or
Play ZONE Setup is set to ZONE 2
AirPlay is used from a com- or ZONE 3.
puter, smartphone, etc., the
sound is played in ZONE 2
or ZONE 3.
The audio file currently being played
back was not recorded in a format
playable on this receiver.
Check whether the audio file was recorded in a format supported by this receiver.
Check whether the folder has been damaged or corrupted.
Note that there are cases where even the audio files listed
as playable on this receiver cannot be played back or
displayed (page 69).
AirPlay or the DMR mode
cannot be used for ZONE 2
or ZONE 3.
When a USB-DAC input is selected
for ZONE 2 (ZONE 3), AirPlay and the
DMR mode cannot be used in ZONE
3 (ZONE 2).
Switch the sub-zone in which the USB-DAC input is
selected to a different input.
Network connections
cannot be made via the
wireless LAN converter
(AS-WL300).
—
For details, see Wireless LAN on page 118.
Audio playback is undesirably stopped or disturbed.
The LAN cable is currently disconnected.
Connect the LAN cable properly (page 39).
There is heavy traffic on the network
with the Internet being accessed on
the same network.
Use 100BASE-TX to access the components on the network.
SC-LX87 only
There is a connection routed through There may be a shortage of bandwidth on the 2.4 GHz band
a wireless LAN on the same network. used by the wireless LAN. Make wired LAN connections not
routed through a wireless LAN.
Cannot listen to Internet
radio stations.
The Network functions
cannot be operated with
the buttons on the remote
control.
Instead of logging onto the domain, log onto the local
machine (page 66).
The firewall settings for components
on the network are currently in
operation.
Check the firewall settings for components on the network.
You are currently disconnected from
the Internet.
Check the connection settings for components on the
network, and consult with your network service provider if
necessary (page 102).
The broadcasts from an Internet
radio station are stopped or interrupted.
There are cases where you cannot listen to some Internet
radio stations even when they are listed in the list of Internet radio stations on this receiver (page 66).
The remote control is not currently
set to the Network function mode.
Press NET to set the remote control to the Network function mode (page 66).
Symptoms
Causes
Remedies
When the USB-DAC IN
terminal is connected to
a PC via USB cable, audio
files on the PC cannot be
played.
Has the proper device driver been
installed on the PC?
When using a USB cable to connect the unit’s USB-DAC IN
terminal to a PC in order to play audio files on the PC, the
proper device driver must be downloaded from the supplied
CD-ROM (AVNavigator) and installed on your PC.
No sound is produced when Are volume settings correct for the
attempting to play files on
OS and application program?
a PC.
Is the OS audio output set to MUTE?
Install away from any devices emitting electromagnetic
waves on the 2.4 GHz band (microwave ovens, game consoles, etc.). If this does not solve the problem, stop using
other devices that emit electromagnetic waves.
In case of Windows Media Player
11: You are currently logged onto
the domain through your PC with
Windows XP or Windows Vista
installed.
In case of Windows Media Player
12: You are currently logged onto
the domain through your PC with
Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed.
Remedies
USB-DAC
When in the DMR mode, depending In this case, adjust the volume from the receiver or remote
on the external controller being used, control.
playback may be interrupted when a
volume operation is performed from
the controller.
Cannot access Windows
Media Player 11 or
Windows Media Player 12.
Causes
High sound quality files
(over 48 kHz/24 bits) cannot
be played.
Raise the volume settings as required.
Cancel the MUTE setting.
Are multiple applications running
simultaneously?
Try closing applications that are not in use.
Are volume settings correct for the
OS and application program?
For audio device select “Pioneer USB Audio Device”.
The exclusive driver is not installed
on the computer.
Install the driver software on the computer from the
included CD-ROM (AVNavigator).
Web Control
Symptoms
Causes
Remedies
Web Control screen is not
displayed on browser.
This receiver’s IP address has not
been entered into the browser correctly.
Check the receiver’s IP address and enter it correctly in the
browser (page 103).
Receiver settings cannot be
made from a browser.
JavaScript is disabled on the internet Enable JavaScript.
browser.
The browser is not compatible with
JavaScript.
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Use an internet browser that is compatible with JavaScript.
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FAQ
Try making the wireless LAN converter’s advanced settings.
! The wireless LAN converter can be connected to a computer to make the advanced wireless LAN settings.
For details, see the CD-ROM included for the wireless LAN converter. Check the settings of the wireless
LAN router, etc., then change the settings of the wireless LAN converter.
Note, however, that making the advanced wireless LAN settings will not necessarily improve the wireless
LAN environment. Be careful when changing the settings.
Wireless LAN
Network cannot be accessed via wireless LAN.
Wireless LAN converter’s power is not on. (Wireless LAN converter’s “Power”, “WPS” and “Wireless” indicators are not all lit.)
! Check that the USB cable connecting the wireless LAN converter to the receiver’s DC OUTPUT for
WIRELESS LAN terminal is properly connected.
The access point is set to conceal the SSID.
! In this case, the SSID may not be displayed on the access point list screen. If not, set the SSID, etc., by
making the wireless LAN converter settings on the receiver manually.
WLAN POW ERR is displayed on the receiver’s display window.
! There is a problem with the wireless LAN converter’s power supply. Turn the receiver’s power off, then
disconnect the USB cable, reconnect the USB cable and turn the receiver’s power back on.
!If WLAN POW ERR is still displayed after repeating the above procedure several times, there is a problem
with the receiver or the USB cable. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.
The access point’s security settings use WEP 152-bit length code key or shared key authentication.
! The receiver does not support WEP 152-bit length code key or shared key authentication.
Network connections cannot be established even when the above measures are taken.
! Reset the wireless LAN converter. After this, redo the wireless LAN converter’s settings.
About resetting
1. Check that the wireless LAN converter’s power is on.
2. Press the wireless LAN converter’s reset button for at least 3 seconds.
3. Release the reset button.
When the wireless LAN converter is restarted, the resetting procedure is completed.
The LAN cable is not firmly connected.
! Firmly connect the LAN cable (page 42).
Wireless LAN converter and base unit (wireless LAN router, etc.) are too far apart or there is an obstacle
between them.
! Improve the wireless LAN environment by moving the wireless LAN converter and base unit closer
together, etc.
There is a microwave oven or other device generating electromagnetic waves near the wireless LAN
environment.
! Use the system in a place away from microwave ovens or others device generating electromagnetic
waves.
! Avoid using devices generating electromagnetic waves as much as possible when using the system with
the wireless LAN.
Multiple wireless LAN converters are connected to the wireless LAN router.
! When connecting multiple wireless LAN converters, their IP addresses must be changed.
Wireless LAN connections cannot be established between the wireless LAN converter and base unit (wireless
LAN router, etc.).
! The wireless LAN converter must be set in order to establish wireless LAN connections. For details, see
the CD-ROM included with the wireless LAN converter.
The IP address settings of the receiver and wireless LAN converter do not match the settings of the wireless
LAN router, etc.
! Check the IP address settings of the receiver and wireless LAN converter (including the DHCP setting).
If the receiver’s DHCP setting is “ON”, turn the receiver’s power off, then turn the power back on.
Check that the IP addresses of the receiver and wireless LAN converter match the settings of the wireless
LAN router, etc.
If the receiver’s DHCP setting is “OFF”, set an IP address matching the network of the base unit (wireless
LAN router, etc.).
For example, if the wireless LAN router’s IP address is “192.168.1.1”, set the receiver’s IP address to
“192.168.1.XXX” (*1), the subnet mask to “255.255.255.0”, the gateway and DNS to “192.168.1.1”.
Next, set the wireless LAN converter’s IP address to “192.168.1.249” (*2).
(*1) Set the “XXX” in “192.168.1.XXX” to a number between 2 and 248 that is not assigned to other devices.
(*2) Set the “249” in “192.168.1.249” to a number between 2 and 249 that is not assigned to other devices.
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Surround sound formats..............................................................................................................120
About THX.....................................................................................................................................120
About HDMI..................................................................................................................................121
HTC Connect..................................................................................................................................121
About iPod....................................................................................................................................122
Windows 8....................................................................................................................................122
MHL................................................................................................................................................122
Software license notice................................................................................................................122
Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats.......................... 123
Speaker Setting Guide................................................................................................................. 123
About messages displayed when using network functions..................................................... 124
Important information regarding the HDMI connection.......................................................... 125
Cleaning the unit..........................................................................................................................125
Pioneer Authorized Distributors.................................................................................................125
Glossary.........................................................................................................................................126
Features index..............................................................................................................................129
Specifications................................................................................................................................130
Preset code list..............................................................................................................................131
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Surround sound formats
About THX
Below is a brief description of the main surround sound formats you’ll find on BDs, DVDs, satellite, cable and
terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes.
The THX technologies are explained below.
See http://www.thx.com for more detailed information.
Dolby
The Dolby technologies are explained below. See http://www.dolby.com for more detailed information.
THX, the THX logo Ultra2 Plus and Select2 Plus are trademarks of THX Ltd. which are registered in some jurisdictions.
All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic, Surround EX, and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
THX Cinema processing
THX is an exclusive set of standards and technologies established by THX Ltd. THX grew from George Lucas’
personal desire to make your experience of the film soundtrack, in both movie theatres and in your home theatre,
as faithful as possible to what the director intended. Movie soundtracks are mixed in special movie theatres
called dubbing stages and are designed to be played back in movie theatres with similar equipment and conditions. This same soundtrack is then transferred directly onto Laserdisc, VHS tape, DVD, etc., and is not changed
for playback in a small home theatre environment. THX engineers developed patented technologies to accurately
translate the sound from the movie theatre environment into the home, correcting the tonal and spatial errors
that occur. On this product, when the THX indicator is on, THX features are automatically added in Cinema
modes (e.g. THX Cinema, THX Surround EX).
DTS
The DTS technologies are explained below. See http://www.dts.com for more detailed information.
Re-Equalization
The tonal balance of a film soundtrack will be excessively bright and harsh when played back over audio equipment in the home because film soundtracks were designed to be played back in large movie theaters using
very different professional equipment. Re-Equalization restores the correct tonal balance for watching a movie
soundtrack in a small home environment.
Timbre Matching
Manufactured under a license from U.S. Patent No’s: 7,003,467; 7,283,634; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762;
6,487,535; 6,226,616; 7,212,872; 7,272,567; 7,668,723; 7,392,195; 7,930,184; 7,333,929 and 7,548,853. DTS, the
Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks & DTS Neo:X is a trademark of DTS, Inc. ©2012
DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The human ear changes our perception of a sound depending on the direction from which the sound is coming.
In a movie theatre, there is an array of surround speakers so that the surround information is all around you. In
a home theatre, you use only two speakers located to the side of your head. The Timbre Matching feature filters
the information going to the surround speakers so that they more closely match the tonal characteristics of the
sound coming from the front speakers. This ensures seamless panning between the front and surround speakers.
Adaptive Decorrelation
In a movie theatre, a large number of surround speakers help create an enveloping surround sound experience,
but in a home theatre there are usually only two speakers. This can make the surround speakers sound like headphones that lack spaciousness and envelopment. The surround sounds will also collapse into the closest speaker
as you move away from the middle seating position. Adaptive Decorrelation slightly changes one surround channel’s time and phase relationship with respect to the other surround channel. This expands the listening position
and creates-with only two speakers- the same spacious surround experience as in a movie theatre.
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THX Ultra2 Plus
About HDMI
Before any home theatre component can be THX Ultra2 Plus certified, it must incorporate all the features above
and also pass a rigorous series of quality and performance tests. Only then can a product feature the THX Ultra2
Plus logo, which is your guarantee that the Home Theatre products you purchase will give you superb performance for many years to come. THX Ultra2 Plus requirements cover every aspect of the product including preamplifier and power amplifier performance and operation, and hundreds of other parameters in both the digital
and analog domain.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a digital transfer standard for receiving video and audio data with
a single cable. It is an adaptation of DVI (Digital Visual Interface), a display connection technology, for use in
home audio devices. This interface standard is for next-generation TVs providing High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection (HDCP).
THX Surround EX
THX Surround EX - Dolby Digital Surround EX is a joint development of Dolby Laboratories and the THX Ltd. In
a movie theater, film soundtracks that have been encoded with Dolby Digital Surround EX technology are able
to reproduce an extra channel which has been added during the mixing of the program. This channel, called
Surround Back, places sounds behind the listener in addition to the currently available front left, front center,
front right, surround right, surround left and subwoofer channels. This additional channel provides the opportunity for more detailed imaging behind the listener and brings more depth, spacious ambience and sound localization than ever before. Movies that were created using the Dolby Digital Surround EX technology, when released
into the home consumer market may exhibit wording to that effect on the packaging. A list of movies created
using this technology can be found on the Dolby web site at http://www.dolby.com.
Only amplifier and controller products bearing the THX Surround EX logo, when in the THX Surround EX mode,
faithfully reproduce this new technology in the home.
This product may also engage the “THX Surround EX” mode during the playback of 5.1 channel material that is
not Dolby Digital Surround EX encoded. In such case the information delivered to the Surround Back channel
will be program dependent and may or may not be very pleasing depending on the particular soundtrack and the
tastes of the individual listener.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries.
HTC Connect
Boundary Gain CompensationTM
Depending on the listener’s and the subwoofer’s position, the listener may experience an excessive bass effect.
This feature compensates for excessive bass resulting from a boundary gain effect. This feature is designed to
operate when used with a subwoofer certified to THX Ultra2TM specifications.
HTC, HTC Connect and the HTC Connect logo are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
THX Loudness Plus Description
THX Loudness Plus is a new volume control technology featured in THX Ultra2 PlusTM and THX Select2 PlusTM
Certified amplifiers. With THX Loudness Plus, home theater audiences can now experience the rich details in
a surround mix at any volume level. A consequence of turning the volume below Reference Level is that certain
sound elements can be lost or perceived differently by the listener. THX Loudness Plus compensates for the tonal
and spatial shifts that occur when the volume is reduced by intelligently adjusting ambient surround channel
levels and frequency response. This enables users to experience the true impact of soundtracks regardless of the
volume setting. THX Loudness Plus is automatically applied when listening in any THX listening mode. The new
THX Cinema, THX Music, and THX Games modes are tailored to apply the proper THX Loudness Plus settings for
each type of content.
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About iPod
MHL
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac
and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
MHL, the MHL Logo, and Mobile High-Definition Link are trademarks or registered trademarks of MHL, LLC in the
United States and other countries.
Bluetooth technology works with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad (3rd and
4th generation), iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch (2nd through 5th generation).
USB works with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPad (3rd and 4th generation),
iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch (1st through 5th generation) and iPod nano (3rd through 7th generation).
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless
performance.
Apple, AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod nano, iPod touch, iTunes, Safari, Bonjour, Mac, Macintosh, Mac OS and OS X
are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The AirPlay logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Software license notice
About Apple Lossless Audio Codec
Copyright © 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. You may obtain a copy of the License at
http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
About FLAC
FLAC Decoder
Windows 8
Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Josh Coalson
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the
following conditions are met:
! Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
disclaimer.
! Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
! Neither the name of the Xiph.org Foundation nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or
promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL
THE FOUNDATION OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN
IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Windows® and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
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Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal
formats
Speaker Setting Guide
In order to achieve an even better surround effect, it is important to accurately position the speakers and make
their volume and tone characteristics uniform so as to finely focus the multi-channel sound.
The three major elements in positioning the speakers are distance, angle and orientation (the direction in
which the speakers are pointing).
Distance: The distance of all the speakers should be equal.
Angle: The speakers should be horizontally symmetrical.
Orientation: The orientation should be horizontally symmetrical.
In most homes, however, it is not possible to achieve this environment. For the distance, on this receiver it is possible to automatically correct the speaker distance electrically to a precision of 1 cm using the Full Auto MCACC
Setup function (page 45).
The following charts show what you will hear with different input signal formats, depending on the Stream Direct
mode (see Using Stream Direct on page 61) you have selected.
Stereo (2 channel) signal formats
Auto Surround / ALC /
DIRECT
PURE DIRECT
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE
DTS Surround
Neo:X CINEMA
Neo:X CINEMA
Other stereo sources
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Analog sources
As above
ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)
Input signal format
Surround Back speaker(s): Connected
PCM sources
As above
Stereo playback
DVD-A sources
As above
As above
SACD sources
As above
As above
Dolby Digital Surround
2 Pro Logic II MOVIE
2 Pro Logic II MOVIE
Neo:X CINEMA
Step 1: Speaker layout and distance adjustment
Use speaker stands or the like to make sure the speakers are steady, and leave at least 10 cm from the surrounding walls. Position the speakers attentively so that the speakers on the left and right are at equal angles from the
listening position (center of the adjustments). (We recommend using cords, etc., when adjusting the layout.)
Ideally all the speakers should be equidistant from the listening position.
Surround Back speaker(s): Not connected
Note
DTS Surround
Neo:X CINEMA
Other stereo sources
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Analog sources
As above
ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)
PCM sources
As above
Stereo playback
DVD-A sources
As above
As above
SACD sources
As above
As above
Auto Surround / ALC
PURE DIRECT / DIRECT
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE
<a>
Dolby Digital EX
2 Pro Logic IIx MOVIE
<a>
If the speakers cannot be set at equal distances (on a circle), use the Auto MCACC Setup speaker distance correction and Fine Speaker Distance functions to make them equalize the distance artificially.
Step 2: Adjusting the speaker height
Adjust the heights (angles) of the different speakers.
Adjust so that the front speaker units reproducing mid- and high frequencies is roughly at the height of the ears.
If the center speaker cannot be set at the same height as the front speakers, adjust its angle of elevation to point
it to the listening position.
Set surround speaker 1 so that it is not under the height of the ears.
Multichannel signal formats
Input signal format
Step 3: Adjusting the speaker orientation
If the left and right speakers are not pointing in the same direction, the tone will not be the same on the right
and left, and as a result the sound field will not be reproduced properly. However, if all the speakers are pointed
towards the listening position, the sound field will seem cramped. Testing by the Pioneer Multi-channel Research
Group has shown that a good sense of sound positioning can be achieved by pointing all the speakers towards an
area 30 cm to 80 cm behind the listening position (between the surround speakers and the listening position).
However, the sense of sound positioning can differ according to the conditions in the room and the speakers
being used. In smaller environments in particular (when the front speakers are close to the listening position),
with this method the speakers will be pointed too inward. We suggest you use this example of installation as
reference when trying out different installation methods.
Surround Back speaker(s): Connected
Dolby Digital EX (6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby TrueHD EX (6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-HD Master Audio ES (6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix)
DTS-ES (Matrix)
DTS-ES (6.1 channel sources/6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS sources (5.1 channel encoding)
Straight decoding
Straight decoding
DTS-HD sources
As above
As above
Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources
As above
As above
DVD-A sources/Multi-ch PCM
Straight decoding
Straight decoding
SACD sources (5.1 channel encoding)
As above
As above
Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources
As above
As above
Step 4: Positioning and adjusting the subwoofer
Surround Back speaker(s): Not connected
Placing the subwoofer between the center and front speakers makes even music sources sound more natural (if
there is only one subwoofer, it doesn’t matter if it is placed on the left or right side). The low bass sound output
from the subwoofer is not directional and there is no need to adjust the height. Normally the subwoofer is placed
on the floor. Put it in a position at which it will not cancel out the bass sound output from the other speakers.
Also note that placing it near a wall may result in sympathetic vibrations with the building that could excessively
amplify the bass sound.
a Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
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If the subwoofer must be installed near a wall, place it at an angle so that it is not parallel to the wall surface. This
can help reduce any sympathetic vibrations, but depending on the shape of the room this could result in standing waves. However, even if standing waves are generated, their influence on the sound quality can be prevented
using the Auto MCACC’s standing wave control function (page 94).
About messages displayed when using network functions
Refer to the following information when you come up with a status message while operating the Network
functions.
Status messages
Step 5: Default settings with the Auto MCACC Setup (auto sound field
correction) function
It is more effective to perform the Full Auto MCACC Setup (page 45) procedure once the adjustments described
above have been completed.
Note
The distance to the subwoofer may be slightly larger than the distance actually measured with a tape measure,
etc. This is because this distance is corrected for electric delay, and is not a problem.
Positional relationship between speakers and monitor
Position of front speakers and monitor
The front speakers should be as equidistant as possible to the monitor.
R
L
45° to 60°
Position of center speaker and monitor
Since mostly dialogs are output from the center speaker, keeping the center speaker as close as possible to the
screen makes the overall sound more natural. For TVs using Braun tubes, however, when installing the center
speaker on the floor, adjust its angle of elevation to point it towards the listening position.
Installation on floor
(Diagram as seen
from the side)
Monitor
! If the center speaker is not of the shielded type, install it away from the TV.
! When installing the center speaker on top of the monitor, place it facing slightly downwards towards the listening position.
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Descriptions
Connection Down
The selected category or Internet radio station cannot be accessed.
File Format Error
Cannot be played back for some reasons.
Track Not Found
The selected song has not been found anywhere on the network.
Server Error
The selected server cannot be accessed.
Server Disconnected
The server has been disconnected.
Empty
There are no files stored in the selected folder.
License Error
The license for the contents to be played back is invalid.
Item Already Exists
This is displayed when the file you have attempted to register in the Favorites folder has
already been registered.
Favorite List Full
This is displayed when you have attempted to register a file in the Favorites folder but the
Favorites folder is already full.
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Important information regarding the HDMI connection
Pioneer Authorized Distributors
There are cases where you may not be able to route HDMI signals through this receiver (this depends on
the HDMI-equipped component you are connecting-check with the manufacturer for HDMI compatibility
information).
If you aren’t receiving HDMI signals properly through this receiver (from your component), please try one of the
following configurations when connecting up.
REP. OF SOUTH AFRICA
AFRITRONICS
Edenburg Terraces, Block A, 348 Rivonia
boulevard, Rivonia.
Johannesburg 2091
P.O. Box 148, Wendywood, 2144
TEL: 603 9900
Configuration A
HONG KONG
Use component video cables to connect the video output of your HDMI-equipped component to the receiver’s
component video input. The receiver can then convert the analog component video signal to a digital HDMI signal for transmission to the display. For this configuration, use the most convenient connection (digital is recommended) for sending audio to the receiver. See the operating instructions for more on audio connections.
PIONEER (HK) LTD.
5/F., 909 Cheung Sha Wan Road,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
TEL: 2848-6488
INDONESIA
P.T. ADAB ALAM ELECTRONIC
Jl. K.H. Zainul Arifin No. 13A Jakarta-Pusat
TEL: + (021) 6331924, 6331859, 6337665,
6337767
Note
The picture quality will change slightly during conversion.
MALAYSIA
Configuration B
PIONEER TECHNOLOGY (M) SDN. BHD
16th Floor, Menara Uni. Asia
1008, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
TEL: 03 2697 2920
Connect your HDMI-equipped component directly to the display using an HDMI cable. Then use the most convenient connection (digital is recommended) for sending audio to the receiver. See the operating instructions for
more on audio connections. Set the display volume to minimum when using this configuration.
PHILIPPINES
Zamony Venture Corporation
Notes
708 Apelo Cruz St. Malibay
P.O. Box 473, Pasay city
TEL: (02) 8520031
! If your display only has one HDMI terminal, you can only receive HDMI video from the connected component.
! Depending on the component, audio output may be limited to the number of channels available from the
connected display unit (for example audio output is reduced to 2 channels for a monitor with stereo audio
limitations).
! If you want to switch the input function, you’ll have to switch functions on both the receiver and your display
unit.
! Since the sound is muted on the display when using the HDMI connection, you must adjust the volume on the
display every time you switch input functions.
SINGAPORE
PIONEER ASIACENTRE PTE LTD. Domestic
Service Dept.
253, Alexandra Road #04-01 Singapore, 159936
TEL: 64727555
TAIWAN
PIONEER HIGH FIDELITY TAIWAN CO., LTD.
8F., No.407, Ruiguang Road, Neihu Dist., Taipei
City 11492, Taiwan
PTC service telephone number: (02) 2657-7366
Cleaning the unit
! Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and dirt.
! When the surface is dirty, wipe with a soft cloth dipped in some neutral cleanser diluted five or six times with
water, and wrung out well, and then wipe again with a dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or cleansers.
! Never use thinners, benzene, insecticide sprays or other chemicals on or near this unit, since these will corrode the surface.
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THAILAND
PIONEER ELECTRONICS (THAILAND) CO.,
LTD.
FL. 17 KPN Tower.
719 Rama 9Rd.
Bangkapi, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10310,
TEL: 02-717-0777 FAX: 02-717-0700
U.A.E.
PIONEER GULF FZE
Lob 11-017, Jebel Ali Free Zone,
P.O. Box 61226, Jebel Ali, Dubai, U.A.E.
TEL: 971-4-881-5756
AUSTRALIA
PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY.
LTD.
Melbourne; 5 Arco Lane, Heatherton, Victoria, 3202
TEL: 1800 988 268
NEW ZEALAND
MONACO CORP. LTD.
10 Rothwell Ave., Albany. Auckland
P.O. Box 4399, Auckland 1
TEL: 94157444
MEXICO
PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO,
S.A.DE C.V.
Blvd. Manuel Avila Camacho138 piso 10
Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico,
D.F. 11000
TEL: 52-55-9178-4270
REP. OF PANAMA
PIONEER INTERNATIONAL LATIN AMERICA,
S.A.
Plaza Credicorp Bank, 14th Floor, Calle 50
No.120 Panama City 0816-01361 R.O.Panama
TEL: 507-300-3900
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THX
Glossary
The THX technologies are explained below.
See http://www.thx.com for more detailed information.
THX Cinema
Audio formats/Decoding
A mode for playing in a home theater environment the sound tracks of theater movies that have been recorded
and edited for playback in large spaces such as movie theaters.
Dolby
The Dolby technologies are explained below. See http://www.dolby.com for more detailed information.
THX Music
Dolby Digital
A mode adjusted mainly for listening to music that has been masterized at a higher level than movie sound
tracks.
Dolby Digital is a multichannel digital audio coding system widely used in cinemas, and in the home for DVD and
digital broadcast soundtracks.
THX Games
Dolby TrueHD
A mode for playing the sound of games with spatial fidelity. In many cases the sound is mixed in the same way as
for movies, but this mode is meant for small environments rather than the large environments of theaters.
Dolby TrueHD is the lossless encoding technology developed for high-definition optical discs in the upcoming
era.
THX Surround EX
Dolby Digital Plus
A mode using technology developed jointly by Dolby Laboratories and THX for creating a sound field behind the
listeners.
Dolby Digital Plus is the audio technology for all high-definition programming and media. It combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential expected
in the upcoming high-definition era.
THX Loudness Plus
A mode creating a rich, subtle surround sound field through optimal calibration of the volume and frequency
response of the individual channels according to the volume level.
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Dolby Digital Surround EX (the EX stands for EXtended) is an extension of Dolby Digital encoding whereby a
surround back channel is matrixed into the surround left/right channels for 6.1 channel playback. This allows for
compatibility with Dolby Digital 5.1 channel decoding, as well as for decoding using Dolby Digital EX.
Decoding
A technology for converting digital signals that have been compressed upon recording by a digital signal processing circuit, etc., into the original signals. The term “decoding” (or “matrix decoding”) is also used for the technology which converts 2-channel sound sources into multiple channels or expands 5.1-channel signals into 6.1 or
7.1 channels.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Dolby Surround
Dolby Pro Logic IIx is an improved version of the Dolby Pro Logic II (and Dolby Pro Logic) decoding system.
Dolby Surround is an encoding system which embeds surround sound information within a stereo soundtrack,
which a Dolby Pro Logic decoder can then use for enhanced surround listening with greater sound detail.
Calibrating the sound field/Improving the sound quality
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Adding a pair of speakers above the front left and right speakers adds expressiveness in the vertical direction to
the previous horizontally-oriented sound field. The height channel strengthens the sound field’s sense of threedimensionality and air, producing presence and expansion.
Phase Control
DTS
Phase Control Plus (Auto Phase Control Plus)
The Phase Control technology incorporated into this receiver’s design provides coherent sound reproduction
through the use of phase matching for an optimal sound image at your listening position.
Corrects the delay in the contents’ low frequency effects (LFE). When properly corrected, the bass sound is more
powerful, improving the balance of the sound.
When AUTO is selected, the contents are analyzed in real time, allowing them to be played in optimal conditions.
This is effective for contents with low frequency effects (LFE), such as Dolby Digital 5.1-channel contents.
The DTS technologies are explained below. See http://www.dts.com for more detailed information.
DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1-channel audio coding system from DTS Inc. now widely used for DVD-Video, DVDAudio, 5.1 music discs, digital broadcasts, and video games.
Full Band Phase Control
DTS-HD Master Audio
The Full Band Phase Control feature calibrates the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers connected.
DTS-HD Master Audio is a technology that delivers master audio sources recorded in a professional studio to
listeners without any loss of data, preserving audio quality.
Full Band Phase Control FRONT ALIGN
Full Band Phase Control calibrates frequency phase disturbances (group delay) for the full speaker band (Full
Band) (SYMMETRY), but with this unit it is also possible to calibrate the frequency phase characteristics of other
speakers to the frequency phase characteristics of the front speakers (FRONT ALIGN).
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
A high definition audio technology by which signals can be transferred over HDMI cables.
DTS-ES
Virtual Speakers
DTS-ES (the ES stands for Extended Surround) is a decoder that is capable of decoding both DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
and DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 encoded sources.
Virtual playback of a maximum of 11.2 channels combining the actually installed speakers and the virtual speakers is possible. This makes for smoother connection between the sounds and an improved 3D feel.
DTS Neo:X
Virtual Surround Back
DTS Neo:X can generate 11.1 channel surround sound from any matrixed stereo source (such as video or TV) and
from 5.1 channel sources.
When you’re not using surround back speakers, selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual surround back
channel through your surround speakers. You can choose to listen to sources with no surround back channel
information.
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Network function
Virtual Height
When you’re not using front height speakers, selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual front height channel
through your front speakers.
AirPlay
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac
and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
For more information, see the Apple website (http://www.apple.com).
Virtual Wide
When you’re not using front wide speakers, selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual front wide channel
through your front speakers.
DLNA
Virtual Depth
When this mode is selected, the sound field expands virtually to behind the display, resulting in a sound field with
the same depth as the 3D picture to achieve a better sense of presence.
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies. Digital Living provides consumers with easy sharing of digital media
through a wired or wireless network in the home.
Auto Sound Retriever
vTuner
The Auto Sound Retriever feature employs DSP technology to restore sound pressure and smooth jagged artifacts left over after compression.
With some audio inputs, the Sound Retriever effect is automatically optimized based on the bitrate information of
the contents that have been input to achieve high sound quality.
Sound Retriever Air
Sound Retriever Air compensates for reduced sound quality due to compression when sending Bluetooth signals.
PQLS
vTuner is a paid online database service that allows you to listen to radio and TV broadcasts on the Internet.
vTuner lists thousands of stations from over 100 different countries around the globe. For more detail about
vTuner, visit the following website:
http://www.radio-pioneer.com
“This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of NEMS and BridgeCo. Use or distribution of
such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from NEMS and BridgeCo or an authorized
subsidiary.”
aacPlus
Jitterless high quality playback is possible by connecting a PQLS-compatible player with HDMI connections.
AAC decoder uses aacPlus developed by Coding Technologies. (www.codingtechnologies.com)
ALC (Auto Level Control)
In the Auto level control (ALC) mode, this receiver equalizes playback sound levels.
Also, the low and high frequency sounds, dialogs, surround effects, etc., that are difficult to hear when the volume is low are adjusted to be optimal for the volume level. This mode is particularly optimum when listening at
night.
Front Stage Surround Advance
With the Front Stage Surround Advance feature, you can enjoy seamless, natural surround sound effects using
only the front speakers, without deteriorating the quality of the original sound.
Apple Lossless (ALAC)
“ALAC” stands for Apple Lossless Audio Codec. This is a loseless type audio codec and is used for example for
iTunes®. It compresses non-compressed files (such as WAV and AIFF) to about one half the original size with no
loss of sound quality.
MCACC
The Auto MCACC Setup provides a quick but accurate surround sound setup, which includes the advanced features of Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ.
FLAC
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio format allows lossless codec. Audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. For more details about FLAC, visit the following website:
http://flac.sourceforge.net/
HDMI
Control with HDMI function
Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are possible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
! The receiver’s volume can be set and the sound can be muted using the TV’s remote control.
! The receiver’s input switches over automatically when the TV’s input is changed or a Control with HDMIcompatible component is played.
! The receiver’s power is also set to standby, when the TV’s power is set to standby.
Windows Media
ARC (Audio Return Channel)
Windows Media Player is software to deliver music, photos and movies from a Microsoft Windows computer to
home stereo systems and TVs.
With this software, you can play back files stored on the PC through various devices wherever you like in your
home.
This software can be downloaded from Microsoft’s website.
! Windows Media Player 11 (for Windows XP or Windows Vista)
! Windows Media Player 12 (for Windows 7 or Windows 8)
For more information check the official Microsoft website.
Windows Media is a multimedia framework for media creation and distribution for Microsoft Windows. Windows
Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Use an application licensed by Microsoft Corporation to author, distribute, or play Windows Media formatted
content. Using an application unauthorized by Microsoft Corporation is subject to malfunction.
Windows Media Player 11/Windows Media Player 12
When a TV supporting the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) function is connected to the receiver, the sound of
the TV can be input via the HDMI OUT terminal.
The sound of the TV can be input from the receiver’s HDMI OUT terminal, so connection with the TV can be completed with a single HDMI cable.
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Router
USB-DAC
A device for relaying data flowing on a network to another network. In homes, routers often also function as
DHCP servers. Products with built-in wireless LAN access points are called “wireless LAN routers”.
By using a USB cable (Type A Male to Type B Male, sold separately) to connect this unit’s USB-DAC IN terminal
to the USB port on a PC, this unit can be used as a D/A converter.
DHCP
Abbreviation of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A protocol for automatically assigning such setting information as IP addresses within network connections. This offers convenience in that, when enabled, it allows
network functions to be used simply by connecting the devices to the network.
Wireless LAN/Wi-Fi
“Wi-Fi” (Wireless Fidelity) is a trademark coined by the Wi-Fi Alliance trade association to increase recognition
of wireless LAN standards. With the increase in the number of devices connected to computers in recent years,
Wi-Fi offers the advantage of eliminating the complexity of making connections with LAN cables by using wireless connection. As a way of reassuring users, products that have passed interoperability tests carry the logo
“Wi-Fi Certified” to indicate that compatibility is assured.
WPS
Abbreviation of Wi-Fi Protected Setup. A standard established by the Wi-Fi Alliance industry group for a function
allowing settings related to interconnection of WPS-compatible wireless LAN devices and encryption to be made
with simple operations. There are a number of methods, including push-button configuration and PIN code configuration. This AV receiver supports both push-button configuration and PIN code configuration.
SSID
Abbreviation of Service Set IDentifier. A wireless LAN access point identifier. Can be set as desired using up to 32
characters of English letters and numbers.
Bluetooth function
Bluetooth wireless technology
A short-range wireless communications standard for digital devices. Information is exchanged between devices
several meters to several tens of meters apart using radio waves. It uses radio waves on the 2.4 GHz band which
does not require applications for licenses or usage registration for applications conducting wireless exchange
of digital information at relatively low speeds, such as computer mouses and keyboards, mobile phones, smartphones, text and audio information for PDAs, etc.
Pairing
“Pairing” must be done before you start playback of Bluetooth wireless technology content using the Bluetooth
ADAPTER. Make sure to perform pairing the first time you operate the system or any time pairing data is cleared.
The pairing step is necessary to register the Bluetooth wireless technology device to enable Bluetooth communications. For more details, see also the operating instructions of your Bluetooth wireless technology device.
! Pairing is required when you first use the Bluetooth wireless technology device and Bluetooth ADAPTER.
! To enable Bluetooth communication, pairing should be done with both your system and Bluetooth wireless
technology device.
Receiver function
Operation Mode
This receiver is equipped with a great number of functions and settings. The Operation Mode feature is provided
for users who find it difficult to master all these functions and settings.
MHL
MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) is an interface standard for transmitting digital signals with mobile devices.
MHL can carry high quality multi-channel audio data and 3D/Full-HD video formats.
“This receiver incorporates MHL 2.”
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Dialog Enhancement
Features index
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
Internet radio
Operation Mode
See Operation Mode Setup on page 47.
See Listening to Internet radio stations on page 66.
AVNavigator for Windows, AVNavigator for Mac, AVNavigator for iPad
vTuner
See About using AVNavigator (included CD-ROM) on page 9.
See Listening to Internet radio stations on page 66.
Audio Scaler
DLNA
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
See About network playback on page 68.
ECO MODE 1, 2
AirPlay
See Using the Advanced surround effects on page 60.
See Using AirPlay on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes on page 65.
HDZONE
Wireless LAN
See MULTI-ZONE setup on page 37.
See Connecting to a wireless LAN on page 42.
HTC Connect
Playback High Resolution audio file
See About playable file formats on page 69.
See Playing a USB device on page 52.
See About HTC Connect on page 66.
Multi-ZONE Music
Slideshow
See Using Multi-ZONE Music on page 100.
See Playing back photo files stored on a USB memory device on page 52.
Play ZONE
Bluetooth ADAPTER
See Play ZONE Setup on page 106.
See Bluetooth ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of Music on page 55.
4K pass through/up scaling
ARC (Audio Return Channel)
See About HDMI on page 29.
See HDMI Setup on page 71.
Full Auto MCACC
Auto delay
See Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page 45.
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
Automatic MCACC (Expert)
Virtual Surround Back
See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 91.
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
Manual MCACC setup
Virtual Height
See Manual MCACC setup on page 93.
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
PQLS
Virtual Wide
See Setting the PQLS function on page 72.
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
Phase Control
Virtual Depth
See Better sound using Phase Control on page 62.
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
Full Band Phase Control
Digital Video Converter
See Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control on page 62.
See Setting the Video options on page 77.
Standing Wave
Pure Cinema
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
See Setting the Video options on page 77.
Phase Control Plus
Progressive Motion
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
See Setting the Video options on page 77.
Auto Sound Retriever
Advanced Video Adjust
See Setting the Audio options on page 75.
See Setting the Video options on page 77.
ALC (Auto Level Control)
Auto Power Down
See Auto playback on page 59.
See The Other Setup menu on page 103.
Front Stage Surround Advance
USB-DAC
See Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes on page 59.
See Playing music from a computer on page 54.
Sound Retriever Air
See Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes on page 59.
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Miscellaneous
Specifications
Amplifier section
Multi channel simultaneous power output (1 kHz, 1 %, 8 W)
9 ch total............................................................................................................... 850 W (SC-LX87)/810 W (SC-LX77)
Maximum power output (1 kHz, THD 10 %, 4 W, 1 ch Driven)............. 370 W (SC-LX87)/350 W (SC-LX77) per channel
Rated power output (1 kHz, 4 W, 1 %, 1 ch Driven).............................. 260 W (SC-LX87)/250 W (SC-LX77) per channel
Rated power output (1 kHz, 6 W, 1 %, 1 ch Driven).............................. 220 W (SC-LX87)/210 W (SC-LX77) per channel
Total harmonic distortion......................................................................................... 0.04 % (1 kHz, 130 W + 130 W, 8 W)
Guaranteed speaker impedance...................................................................................................................... 4 W to 16 W
Audio Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
PHONO MM...............................................................................................................................................5 mV/47 kW
LINE........................................................................................................................................................400 mV/47 kW
Output (Level/Impedance)
REC........................................................................................................................................................400 mV/2.2 kW
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, short circuited, A network)
LINE................................................................................................................................................................... 103 dB
Tuner Section
Frequency Range (FM).....................................................................................................................87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Antenna Input (FM)................................................................................................................................. 75 W unbalanced
Frequency Range (AM)
9 kHz step....................................................................................................................................531 kHz to 1 602 kHz
10 kHz step..................................................................................................................................530 kHz to 1 700 kHz
Antenna (AM)............................................................................................................................. Loop antenna (balanced)
Video Section
Signal level
Composite Video..................................................................................................................................... 1 Vp-p (75 W)
Component Video..................................................................................... Y: 1.0 Vp-p (75 W), PB/PR: 0.7 Vp-p (75 W)
Corresponding maximum resolution
Component Video..................................................................................................................................1080p (1125p)
Digital In/Out Section
HDMI terminal.......................................................................................................................................... 19-pin (Not DVI)
HDMI output type............................................................................................................................................... 5 V, 55 mA
HDMI input/MHL terminal.............................................................................................................................. 5 V, 900 mA
USB terminal........................................................................................................ USB2.0 High Speed (Type A) 5 V, 2.1 A
USB terminal (SC-LX87 only)............................................................................................... USB2.0 High Speed (Type B)
iPod terminal........................................................................................................................ USB, and Video (Composite)
ADAPTER PORT terminal................................................................................................................................ 5 V, 100 mA
WIRELESS LAN ADAPTER terminal............................................................................................................... 5 V, 600 mA
Integrated Control Section
Control (IR) terminal.....................................................................................................................ø 3.5 Mini-jack (MONO)
IR signal..............................................................................................................................High Active (High Level: 2.0 V)
12 V Trigger terminal.....................................................................................................................ø 3.5 Mini-jack (MONO)
12 V Trigger output type........................................................................................................................ 12 V, Total 150 mA
RS-232C cable type.........................................................................................................9-pin, cross type, female-female
Network Section
LAN terminal................................................................................................................................10 BASE-T/100 BASE-TX
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Power requirements............................................................................................. AC 220 V to 230 V / 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption...................................................................................................................................................370 W
In standby.............................................................................................................................................................0.1 W
Dimensions....................................................................................................... 435 mm (W) x 185 mm (H) x 441 mm (D)
Weight (without package)
SC-LX87............................................................................................................................................................. 18.0 kg
SC-LX77............................................................................................................................................................. 17.6 kg
Number of Furnished Parts
MCACC Setup microphone............................................................................................................................................... 1
Remote control unit........................................................................................................................................................... 1
AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries................................................................................................................................... 2
AM loop antenna................................................................................................................................................................ 1
FM wire antenna................................................................................................................................................................ 1
Power cord
CD-ROM (AVNavigator)
Quick start guide
Safety Brochure
Notes
! These specifications are applicable when the power supply is 230 V.
! Specifications and the design are subject to possible modifications without notice, due to improvements.
! This product includes FontAvenue® fonts licensed by NEC Corporation. FontAvenue is a registered trademark of
NEC Corporation.
! iOS is a trademark on which Cisco holds the trademark right in the US and certain other countries.
! Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
! Corporation and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective
corporations.
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Elman 0144
Elta 0142, 0154, 0228
Emerson 0125, 0138, 0155
Epson 0216
Erres 0149, 0152, 0155
ESC 0229
Etron 0142
Eurofeel 0229, 0140
Euroline 0152
Euroman 0125, 0140, 0141,
0149, 0155, 0228, 0229
Europhon 0141, 0144, 0149,
0155, 0228, 0229
Expert 0156
Exquisit 0155
Fenner 0142, 0154
Ferguson 0148, 0152, 0153,
0157
Fidelity 0141, 0145, 0155,
0228
Filsai 0229
Finlandia 0145
Finlux 0132, 0138, 0141,
0144, 0149, 0152, 0155, 0229
Firstline 0141, 0142, 0149,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Fisher 0125, 0138, 0141,
0147, 0150, 0229
Flint 0149, 0155
Formenti 0132, 0138, 0139,
0141, 0152, 0228
Formenti/Phoenix 0228
Fortress 0138, 0139
Fraba 0125, 0155
Friac 0125
Frontech 0140, 0142, 0145,
0146, 0154, 0229
Fujitsu 0229
Fujitsu General 0229
Funai 0140
Galaxi 0155, 0150
Galaxis 0125, 0155
GBC 0142, 0147, 0154
Geant Casino 0156
GEC 0141, 0146, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
Geloso 0142, 0145, 0154
General Technic 0142, 0154
Genexxa 0143, 0146, 0149,
0155
Giant 0229
GoldHand 0228
Goldline 0155
Preset code list
You should have no problem controlling a component if you find the manufacturer in this list, but please note that
there are cases where codes for the manufacturer in the list will not work for the model that you are using. There
are also cases where only certain functions may be controllable after assigning the proper preset code.
Important
! We do not guarantee the operations of all the manufacturers and devices listed. Operation may not be possible
even if a preset code is entered.
If you can’t find a preset code that matches the component you want to control, you can still teach the remote
individual commands from another remote control (see Programming signals from other remote controls on
page 85).
TV
Pioneer 0113, 0233, 0252,
0275, 0291, 0295, 0296, 0305
A.R. Systems 0155
Acme 0141
Acura 0142, 0154
ADC 0140
Admiral 0138, 0139, 0140,
0145, 0146
Adyson 0141, 0228, 0229
Agashi 0228, 0229
Agazi 0140
Aiko 0141, 0142, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Aim 0155
Aiwa 0199
Akai 0142, 0143, 0149, 0152,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Akiba 0143, 0155
Akura 0140, 0143, 0154,
0155
Alaron 0228
Alba 0125, 0141, 0142, 0143,
0147, 0150, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0190, 0193, 0203, 0228
Alcyon 0132
Allorgan 0229
Allstar 0149, 0155
AMOi 0224
Amplivision 0125, 0141,
0156, 0229
Amstrad 0140, 0142, 0143,
0154, 0155
Anam 0142
Anglo 0142, 0154
Anitech 0132, 0140, 0142,
0154, 0155
Ansonic 0125, 0133, 0142,
0144, 0154, 0155
Arcam 0228, 0229
Arcam Delta 0141
Aristona 0149, 0152, 0155
Arthur Martin 0156
ASA 0138, 0146
Asberg 0132, 0149, 0155
Astra 0142
Asuka 0140, 0141, 0143,
0228, 0229
Atlantic 0141, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0228
Atori 0142, 0154
Auchan 0156
Audiosonic 0125, 0141,
0142, 0143, 0149, 0152, 0155,
0229
AudioTon 0125, 0141, 0229
Ausind 0132
Autovox 0132, 0138, 0140,
0141, 0229
Awa 0228, 0229
Baird 0229
Bang & Olufsen 0138, 0230
Basic Line 0142, 0143, 0149,
0154, 0155, 0229
Bastide 0141, 0229
Baur 0152, 0155
Bazin 0229
Beko 0125, 0150, 0155, 0175
Benq 0219
Beon 0149, 0152, 0155
Best 0125
Bestar 0125, 0149, 0155
Binatone 0141, 0229
Blue Sky 0143, 0155
Blue Star 0151
Boots 0141, 0229
BPL 0151, 0155
Brandt 0148, 0153, 0157,
0159
Brinkmann 0155
Brionvega 0138, 0149, 0152,
0155
Britannia 0141, 0228, 0229
Bruns 0138
BTC 0143
Bush 0142, 0143, 0145, 0147,
0149, 0151, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0180, 0193, 0229
Capsonic 0140
Carena 0155
Carrefour 0147
Cascade 0142, 0154, 0155
Casio 0221
Cathay 0149, 0152, 0155
CCE 0229
Centurion 0149, 0152, 0155
Century 0138
CGE 0125, 0132
Cimline 0142, 0154
City 0142, 0154
Clarivox 0152
Clatronic 0125, 0132, 0140,
0141, 0142, 0143, 0149, 0150,
0154, 0155, 0229
CMS 0228
CMS Hightec 0229
Concorde 0142, 0154
Condor 0125, 0141, 0149,
0150, 0154, 0155, 0228
Contec 0141, 0142, 0147,
0154, 0228
Continental Edison 0148
Cosmel 0142, 0154
Crosley 0132, 0138
Crown 0125, 0132, 0142,
0149, 0150, 0152, 0154, 0155
CS Electronics 0141, 0143,
0228
CTC Clatronic 0144
Cybertron 0143
Daewoo 0128, 0141, 0142,
0149, 0154, 0155, 0169, 0179,
0206, 0228, 0229
Dainichi 0143, 0228
Dansai 0140, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0228, 0229
Dantax 0125, 0152
Dawa 0155
Daytron 0142, 0154
De Graaf 0145
Decca 0141, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
Denver 0213, 0218
Desmet 0149, 0152, 0155
Diamant 0155
Diamond 0228
Dixi 0142, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0229
DTS 0142, 0154
Dual 0141, 0155, 0229
Dual-Tec 0141, 0142
Dumont 0138, 0141, 0144,
0229
Dux 0152
Dynatron 0149, 0152, 0155
Elbe 0125, 0133, 0155, 0229
Elcit 0138
Electa 0151
ELECTRO TECH 0142
Elin 0141, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0228
Elite 0143, 0149, 0155
131
Goldstar 0125, 0141, 0142,
0145, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Goodmans 0140, 0142,
0147, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0222, 0229
Gorenje 0125, 0150
GPM 0143
Graetz 0146
Granada 0132, 0141, 0145,
0147, 0149, 0152, 0155, 0156,
0229
Grandin 0142, 0143, 0151,
0152
Gronic 0229
Grundig 0124, 0125, 0132,
0155, 0162
Halifax 0140, 0141, 0228,
0229
Hampton 0141, 0228, 0229
Hanseatic 0125, 0133, 0141,
0142, 0147, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0229
Hantarex 0142, 0154, 0155
Hantor 0155
Harwood 0154, 0155
HCM 0140, 0141, 0142, 0151,
0154, 0155, 0229
Hema 0154, 0229
Higashi 0228
HiLine 0155
Hinari 0142, 0143, 0147,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155
Hisawa 0143, 0151, 0156
Hitachi 0137, 0141, 0145,
0146, 0147, 0155, 0191, 0226,
0229
Hornyphon 0149, 0155
Hoshai 0143
Huanyu 0141, 0228
Hygashi 0141, 0228, 0229
Hyper 0141, 0142, 0154,
0228, 0229
Hypson 0140, 0141, 0149,
0151, 0152, 0155, 0156, 0229
Iberia 0155
ICE 0140, 0141, 0142, 0143,
0149, 0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
ICeS 0228
Imperial 0125, 0132, 0146,
0149, 0150, 0155
Indiana 0149, 0152, 0155
Ingelen 0146
Ingersol 0142, 0154
Inno Hit 0132, 0141, 0142,
0143, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0229
Innovation 0140, 0142
Interactive 0125
Interbuy 0142, 0154
Interfunk 0125, 0138, 0146,
0149, 0152, 0155
International 0228
Intervision 0125, 0140,
0141, 0144, 0155, 0229
Irradio 0132, 0142, 0143,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155
Isukai 0143, 0155
ITC 0141, 0229
ITS 0143, 0149, 0151, 0155,
0228
ITT 0142, 0146
ITV 0142, 0152, 0155
JVC 0134, 0135, 0147, 0149,
0192
Kaisui 0141, 0142, 0143,
0151, 0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Kamosonic 0141
Kamp 0141, 0228
Kapsch 0146
Karcher 0125, 0141, 0142,
0152, 0155
Kawasho 0228
Kendo 0125, 0144, 0145,
0155
KIC 0229
Kingsley 0141, 0228
Kneissel 0125, 0133, 0155
Kolster 0149, 0155
Konka 0143
Korpel 0149, 0152, 0155
Korting 0125, 0138
Kosmos 0155
Koyoda 0142
KTV 0141, 0229
Kyoto 0228, 0229
Lasat 0125
Lenco 0142, 0154
Lenoir 0141, 0142, 0154
Leyco 0140, 0149, 0152, 0155
LG 0125, 0136, 0141, 0142,
0145, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0186, 0189, 0196, 0220, 0228,
0229
LG/GoldStar 0129
Liesenk 0152
Liesenkotter 0155
Life 0140, 0142
Lifetec 0140, 0142, 0154,
0155
Lloyds 0154
Loewe 0125, 0133, 0155,
0166, 0167
Loewe Opta 0138, 0149,
0152
Luma 0145, 0152, 0154, 0155
Lumatron 0145, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
Lux May 0149
Luxor 0141, 0145, 0229
M Electronic 0141, 0142,
0146, 0148, 0149, 0152
Magnadyne 0138, 0144,
0152
Magnafon 0132, 0141, 0144,
0228
Magnum 0140, 0142
Mandor 0140
Manesth 0140, 0141, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0229
Marantz 0149, 0152, 0155
Marelli 0138
Mark 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Masuda 0229
Matsui 0141, 0142, 0145,
0147, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0229
Mediator 0149, 0152, 0155
Medion 0140, 0142, 0155
M-Electronic 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Melvox 0156
Memorex 0142, 0154
Memphis 0142, 0154
Mercury 0154, 0155
Metz 0138, 0299, 0300, 0301,
0302
Micromaxx 0140, 0142
Microstar 0140, 0142
Minerva 0132
Minoka 0149, 0155
Mitsubishi 0138, 0147, 0149,
0155, 0200
Mivar 0125, 0132, 0133,
0141, 0228, 0229
Motion 0132
MTC 0125, 0228
Multi System 0152
Multitech 0125, 0141, 0142,
0144, 0145, 0147, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0228, 0229
Murphy 0141, 0228
14
Naonis 0145
NEC 0147, 0229
Neckermann 0125, 0138,
0141, 0145, 0149, 0150, 0152,
0155, 0229
NEI 0149, 0152, 0155
Neufunk 0154, 0155
New Tech 0142, 0149, 0154,
0155, 0229
New World 0143
Nicamagic 0141, 0228
Nikkai 0140, 0141, 0143,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155, 0228,
0229
Nobliko 0132, 0141, 0144,
0228
Nokia 0146
Nordic 0229
Nordmende 0138, 0146,
0148, 0149
Nordvision 0152
Novatronic 0155
Oceanic 0146, 0156
Okano 0125, 0150, 0155
ONCEAS 0141
Opera 0155
Orbit 0149, 0155
Orion 0142, 0149, 0152,
0154, 0155, 0194
Orline 0155
Osaki 0140, 0141, 0143,
0155, 0229
Oso 0143
Otto Versand 0139, 0141,
0147, 0149, 0151, 0152, 0155,
0229
Pael 0141, 0228
Palladium 0125, 0141, 0150,
0155, 0229
Palsonic 0229
Panama 0140, 0141, 0142,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Panasonic 0123, 0146, 0155,
0158, 0164, 0214, 0217
Panavision 0155
Pathe Cinema 0125, 0133,
0141, 0156, 0228
Pausa 0142, 0154
Perdio 0155, 0228
Perfekt 0155
Philco 0125, 0132, 0138,
0155
Philharmonic 0141, 0229
Philips 0115, 0117, 0138,
0141, 0149, 0152, 0155, 0160,
Additional information
0163, 0165, 0170, 0171, 0173,
0174, 0182, 0183, 0195, 0196,
0202, 0205, 0212, 0215
Phoenix 0125, 0138, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0228
Phonola 0138, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0228
Plantron 0140, 0149, 0154,
0155
Playsonic 0229
Poppy 0142, 0154
Prandoni-Prince 0132, 0145
Precision 0141, 0229
Prima 0142, 0146, 0154
Profex 0142, 0154
Profi-Tronic 0149, 0155
Proline 0149, 0155
Prosonic 0125, 0141, 0152,
0155, 0228, 0229, 0232
Protech 0140, 0141, 0142,
0144, 0149, 0152, 0229
Provision 0152, 0155
Pye 0149, 0152, 0155, 0198
Pymi 0142, 0154
Quandra Vision 0156
Quelle 0140, 0141, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0229
Questa 0147
Radialva 0155
Radio Shack 0155
Radiola 0149, 0152, 0155,
0229
Radiomarelli 0138, 0155
Radiotone 0125, 0149, 0154,
0155
Rank 0147
Recor 0155
Redstar 0155
Reflex 0155
Revox 0125, 0149, 0152,
0155
Rex 0140, 0145, 0146
RFT 0125, 0133, 0138
Rhapsody 0228
R-Line 0149, 0152, 0155
Roadstar 0140, 0142, 0143,
0154
Robotron 0138
Rowa 0228, 0229
Royal Lux 0125
RTF 0138
Saba 0138, 0146, 0148, 0153,
0157, 0159
Saisho 0140, 0141, 0142,
0154, 0229
Salora 0145, 0146
Sambers 0132, 0144
Samsung 0119, 0120, 0125,
0140, 0141, 0142, 0149, 0150,
0152, 0154, 0155, 0177, 0178,
0181, 0204, 0208, 0228, 0229
Sandra 0141, 0228, 0229
Sansui 0149, 0155
Sanyo 0125, 0133, 0141,
0147, 0154, 0187, 0228, 0229
SBR 0152, 0155
SCHAUB LORENTZ 0146
Schneider 0141, 0143, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0190, 0229
SEG 0140, 0141, 0144, 0147,
0152, 0154, 0155, 0190, 0228,
0229
SEI 0155
SEI-Sinudyne 0138, 0144,
0146
Seleco 0145, 0146, 0147
Sencora 0142, 0154
Sentra 0154
Serino 0228
Sharp 0130, 0131, 0139,
0147, 0184, 0207
Siarem 0138, 0144, 0155
Sierra 0149, 0155
Siesta 0125
Silva 0228
Silver 0147
Singer 0138, 0144, 0156
Sinudyne 0138, 0144, 0152,
0155
Skantic 0146
Solavox 0146
Sonitron 0125, 0229
Sonoko 0140, 0141, 0142,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155, 0229
Sonolor 0146, 0156
Sontec 0125, 0149, 0152,
0155
Sony 0116, 0118, 0142, 0147,
0161, 0168, 0172, 0185, 0188,
0197, 0201, 0211, 0225, 0227
Sound & Vision 0143, 0144
Soundwave 0149, 0152,
0155
Standard 0141, 0142, 0143,
0149, 0154, 0155, 0229
Starlight 0152
Starlite 0154, 0155
Stenway 0151
Stern 0145, 0146
Strato 0154, 0155
Triumph 0155
Vestel 0145, 0146, 0149,
0150, 0152, 0155, 0229
Vexa 0142, 0152, 0154, 0155
Victor 0147, 0149
VIDEOLOGIC 0228
Videologique 0141, 0143,
0228, 0229
VideoSystem 0149, 0155
Stylandia 0229
Sunkai 0142
Sunstar 0154, 0155
Sunwood 0142, 0149, 0154,
0155
Superla 0141, 0228, 0229
SuperTech 0154, 0155, 0228
Supra 0142, 0154
Susumu 0143
Sutron 0142, 0154
Sydney 0141, 0228, 0229
Sysline 0152
Sytong 0228
Tandy 0139, 0141, 0143,
0146, 0229
Tashiko 0144, 0145, 0147,
0228, 0229
Tatung 0141, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
TCM 0140, 0142
Teac 0155, 0229
Tec 0141, 0142, 0154, 0229
TEDELEX 0229
Teleavia 0148
Telecor 0155, 0229
Telefunken 0148, 0149,
0155, 0157
Telegazi 0155
Telemeister 0155
Telesonic 0155
Telestar 0155
Teletech 0142, 0152, 0154,
0155
Teleton 0141, 0229
Televideon 0228
Televiso 0156
Tensai 0142, 0143, 0149,
0154, 0155, 0229
Tesmet 0149
Tevion 0140, 0142
Texet 0141, 0154, 0228, 0229
Thomson 0121, 0122, 0141,
0148, 0149, 0153, 0155, 0157,
0159, 0210
Thorn 0152, 0155
Tokai 0149, 0155, 0229
Tokyo 0141, 0228
Tomashi 0151
Toshiba 0126, 0127, 0147,
0176, 0209, 0229
Towada 0146, 0229
Trakton 0229
Trans Continens 0155, 0229
Transtec 0228
Trident 0229
Videotechnic 0228, 0229
Viewsonic 0223
Visiola 0141, 0228
Vision 0149, 0155, 0229
Vortec 0149, 0152, 0155
Voxson 0132, 0138, 0145,
0146, 0149, 0155
Waltham 0141, 0155, 0229
Watson 0149, 0152, 0155
Watt Radio 0141, 0144,
0228
Wega 0138, 0147, 0155
Wegavox 0154
Weltblick 0149, 0152, 0155,
0229
White Westinghouse 0141,
0144, 0152, 0155, 0228
Xrypton 0155
Yamishi 0155, 0229
Yokan 0155
Yoko 0125, 0140, 0141, 0142,
0143, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Yorx 0143
Zanussi 0145, 0229
DVD
If operations are not possible using the preset codes below, you may be able to conduct operations with the preset
codes for the BD, DVR (BDR, HDR).
Pioneer 2014
AEG 2188
Aiwa 2149
Akai 2096
Akura 2186
Alba 2122, 2133, 2143
Amitech 2188
AMW 2189
Awa 2189
Bang & Olufsen 2191
Bellagio 2189
Best Buy 2185
Brainwave 2188
Brandt 2112, 2139
Bush 2122, 2143, 2177, 2184
Cambridge Audio 2180
CAT 2182, 2183
Centrum 2183
CGV 2180, 2188
Cinetec 2189
Clatronic 2184
Coby 2190
Conia 2177
Continental Edison 2189
Crown 2188
C-Tech 2181
CyberHome 2103, 2132
Daenyx 2189
Daewoo 2130, 2154, 2188,
2189
Daewoo International
2189
Dalton 2187
Dansai 2179, 2188
Daytek 2105, 2128, 2189
Dayton 2189
DEC 2184
Decca 2188
Denon 2161, 2163
132
Denver 2164, 2184, 2186,
2190
Denzel 2178
Diamond 2180, 2181
DK Digital 2129
Dmtech 2095
Dual 2178
DVX 2181
Easy Home 2185
Eclipse 2180
Electrohome 2188
Elin 2188
Elta 2142, 2188
Enzer 2178
Finlux 2180, 2188
Gericom 2145
Global Solutions 2181
Global Sphere 2181
Goodmans 2122, 2165, 2184
Graetz 2178
Grundig 2148
Grunkel 2188
H&B 2184
Haaz 2180, 2181
HiMAX 2185
Hitachi 2110, 2178, 2185
Innovation 2097
JVC 2119, 2136, 2152
Kansai 2190
Kennex 2188
Kenwood 2146
KeyPlug 2188
Kiiro 2188
Kingavon 2184
Kiss 2178
Koda 2184
KXD 2185
Lawson 2181
Lecson 2179
Lenco 2184, 2188
LG 2111, 2115, 2135, 2138,
2160, 2171
Life 2097
Lifetec 2097
Limit 2181
Loewe 2151
LogicLab 2181
Magnavox 2184
Majestic 2190
Marantz 2157
Marquant 2188
Matsui 2139
Mecotek 2188
Medion 2097
MiCO 2180
Micromaxx 2097
Microstar 2097
Minoka 2188
Mizuda 2184, 2185
Monyka 2178
Mustek 2101
Mx Onda 2180
Naiko 2188
Neufunk 2178
Nevir 2188
NU-TEC 2177
Onkyo 2167
Optim 2179
Optimus 2099
Orava 2184
Orbit 2189
Orion 2156
P&B 2184
Pacific 2181
Panasonic 2113, 2114, 2121,
2127, 2131, 2170
Philips 2100, 2106, 2117,
2118, 2126, 2134, 2157
Pointer 2188
Portland 2188
Powerpoint 2189
Prosonic 2190
Provision 2184
Raite 2178
RedStar 2186, 2188, 2190
Reoc 2181
Roadstar 2116, 2184
Ronin 2189
Rowa 2177
Rownsonic 2183
Saba 2112, 2139
Sabaki 2181
Saivod 2188
Samsung 2110, 2137, 2158,
2173, 2176
Sansui 2180, 2181, 2188
Sanyo 2140, 2166
ScanMagic 2101
Schaub Lorenz 2188
Schneider 2095
Scientific Labs 2181
Scott 2120, 2187
SEG 2116, 2178, 2181, 2189
Sharp 2097, 2141, 2174
Sigmatek 2185
Silva 2186
Singer 2180, 2181
Skymaster 2153, 2181
Skyworth 2186
Slim Art 2188
SM Electronic 2181
Sony 2104, 2108, 2123, 2124,
2125, 2150, 2175
Soundmaster 2181
Soundmax 2181
Spectra 2189
Standard 2181
Star Cluster 2181
Starmedia 2184
Sunkai 2188
14
Supervision 2181
Synn 2181
Tatung 2130, 2188
TCM 2097
Teac 2162, 2177, 2181
Tec 2186
Technika 2188
Additional information
Telefunken 2183
Tensai 2188
Tevion 2097, 2181, 2187
Thomson 2098, 2112, 2155,
2159
Tokai 2178, 2186
Toshiba 2102, 2156, 2168,
2169, 2172
TRANScontinents 2189
Trio 2188
TruVision 2185
Wharfedale 2180, 2181
Xbox 2098
Xlogic 2181, 2188
XMS 2188
Yamada 2189
Yamaha 2106
Yamakawa 2178, 2189
Yukai 2101, 2147
Interbuy 1038, 1050
Interfunk 1039
Intervision 1033, 1051
Irradio 1038, 1040, 1050
ITT 1034
ITV 1036, 1038, 1051
JVC 1034, 1046
Kaisui 1040, 1050
Karcher 1039
Kendo 1035, 1036, 1037,
1050
Korpel 1040, 1050
Kyoto 1050
Lenco 1036
Leyco 1040, 1050
LG 1033, 1038, 1049
Lifetec 1035
Loewe Opta 1038, 1039
Logik 1040, 1050
Lumatron 1036, 1051
Luxor 1050
M Electronic 1033
Manesth 1040, 1050
Marantz 1039
Mark 1051
Matsui 1035, 1038
Matsushita 1033, 1039
Mediator 1039
Medion 1035
Memorex 1033, 1038
Memphis 1040, 1050
Micromaxx 1035
Microstar 1035
Migros 1033
BD
If operations are not possible using the preset codes below, you may be able to conduct operations with the preset
codes for the DVD, DVR (BDR, HDR).
Pioneer 2034, 2192, 2255,
2258, 2259, 2260, 2281
Denon 2310, 2311, 2312
Hitachi 2307, 2308, 2309
JVC 2290, 2291, 2293, 2294,
2295, 2296
LG 2286, 2287
Marantz 2302, 2303
Mitsubishi 2300, 2301
Onkyo 2289
Panasonic 2277, 2278, 2279
Philips 2280
Samsung 2282
Sharp 2304, 2305, 2306
Sony 2283, 2284, 2285, 2292
Toshiba 2288, 2262
Yamaha 2297, 2298, 2299
DVR (BDR, HDR)
If operations are not possible using the preset codes below, you may be able to conduct operations with the preset
codes for the DVD, BD.
Pioneer 2078, 2099, 2107,
2109, 2144, 2157, 2193, 2194,
2195, 2196, 2258, 2259, 2260,
2261, 2264, 2265, 2266, 2270
Panasonic 2263, 2269
Toshiba 2274
Sharp 2267, 2275
Sony 2268, 2271, 2272, 2273,
2276
VCR
Pioneer 1053, 1108
Adyson 1050
Aiwa 1033, 1034, 1035
Akai 1034
Akiba 1040, 1050
Akura 1034, 1040, 1050
Alba 1035, 1036, 1037, 1040,
1050, 1051
Ambassador 1037
Amstrad 1033, 1050, 1051
Anitech 1040, 1050
ASA 1038, 1039
Asuka 1033, 1038, 1039,
1040, 1050
Audiosonic 1051
Baird 1033, 1034, 1036, 1051
Bang & Olufsen 1052
Basic Line 1035, 1036, 1037,
1040, 1050, 1051
Baur 1039
Bestar 1036, 1037, 1051
Black Panther Line 1036,
1051
Blaupunkt 1039
Bondstec 1037, 1050
Bush 1035, 1036, 1040, 1050,
1051
Cathay 1051
Catron 1037
CGE 1033, 1034
Cimline 1035, 1040, 1050
Clatronic 1037, 1050
Condor 1036, 1037, 1051
Crown 1036, 1037, 1040,
1050, 1051
Daewoo 1036, 1037, 1051
Dansai 1040, 1050, 1051
Dantax 1035
Daytron 1036, 1051
De Graaf 1039
Decca 1033, 1034, 1039
Denko 1050
Dual 1034, 1051, 1060
Dumont 1033, 1039
Elbe 1051
Elcatech 1050
Elsay 1050
Elta 1040, 1050, 1051
Emerson 1050
ESC 1036, 1051
Etzuko 1040, 1050
Ferguson 1034
Fidelity 1033, 1050
Finlandia 1039
Finlux 1033, 1034, 1039
Firstline 1035, 1038, 1040,
1050
Flint 1035
Formenti/Phoenix 1039
Frontech 1037
Fujitsu 1033
Funai 1033
Galaxy 1033
GBC 1037, 1040
GEC 1039
Geloso 1040
General 1037
General Technic 1035
GoldHand 1040, 1050
Goldstar 1033, 1048
Goodmans 1033, 1036,
1037, 1038, 1040, 1050, 1051
Graetz 1034
Granada 1039
Grandin 1033, 1036, 1037,
1038, 1040, 1050, 1051
Grundig 1039, 1040
Hanseatic 1038, 1039, 1051
Harwood 1050
HCM 1040, 1050
Hinari 1035, 1040, 1050,
1051
Hisawa 1035
Hitachi 1033, 1034, 1039,
1045
Hypson 1035, 1040, 1050,
1051
Impego 1037
Imperial 1033
Inno Hit 1036, 1037, 1039,
1040, 1050, 1051
Innovation 1035
Multitech 1033, 1037, 1039,
1040, 1050
Murphy 1033
NEC 1034
Neckermann 1034, 1039
NEI 1039
Nesco 1040, 1050
Nikkai 1037, 1050, 1051
Nokia 1034, 1051
Nordmende 1034
Oceanic 1033, 1034
Okano 1035, 1050, 1051
Orion 1035
Orson 1033
Osaki 1033, 1038, 1040, 1050
Otto Versand 1039
Palladium 1034, 1038, 1040,
1050
Panasonic 1043
Pathe Marconi 1034
Perdio 1033
Philco 1050
Philips 1039, 1045, 1052
Phonola 1039
Portland 1036, 1037, 1051
Prinz 1033
Profex 1040
Proline 1033
Prosonic 1035, 1051
Pye 1039
Quelle 1033, 1039
Radialva 1050
Radiola 1039
Rex 1034
RFT 1037, 1039, 1050
Roadstar 1036, 1038, 1040,
1050, 1051
Royal 1050
Saba 1034
Saisho 1035, 1040
Samsung 1041
Samurai 1037, 1050
Sansui 1034
Saville 1051
SBR 1039
Schaub Lorenz 1033, 1034
Schneider 1033, 1035, 1036,
1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1050,
1051
SEG 1040, 1050, 1051
SEI-Sinudyne 1039
Seleco 1034
Sentra 1037, 1050
Sentron 1040, 1050
Sharp 1042
Shintom 1040, 1050
Shivaki 1038
Siemens 1038
Silva 1038
Silver 1051
Sinudyne 1039
Solavox 1037
Sonneclair 1050
Sonoko 1036, 1051
Sontec 1038
Sony 1044
Standard 1036, 1051
Stern 1051
Sunkai 1035
Sunstar 1033
Suntronic 1033
Sunwood 1040, 1050
Symphonic 1050
Taisho 1035
Tandberg 1051
Tashiko 1033
Tatung 1033, 1034, 1039
TCM 1035
Teac 1051
Tec 1037, 1050, 1051
Teleavia 1034
Telefunken 1034
Teletech 1050, 1051
Tenosal 1040, 1050
Tensai 1033, 1038, 1040,
1050
Tevion 1035
Thomson 1034, 1048
Thorn 1034
Tokai 1038, 1040, 1050
Tonsai 1040
Toshiba 1034, 1039, 1047
Towada 1040, 1050
Towika 1040, 1050
TVA 1037
Uher 1038
Ultravox 1051
United Quick Star 1036,
1051
Universum 1033, 1038, 1039
Videon 1035
Weltblick 1038
Yamishi 1040, 1050
Yokan 1040, 1050
Yoko 1037, 1038, 1040, 1050
Goldstar 5040
Hitachi 5042
Kenwood 5020, 5021, 5031
Luxman 5049
Marantz 5033
Onkyo 5017, 5018, 5030,
5050
Panasonic 5036
Philips 5022, 5032, 5044
RCA 5013, 5029
Roadstar 5052
Sharp 5051
Sony 5012, 5023, 5026, 5027,
5028, 5039
TEAC 5015, 5016, 5034, 5035,
5037
Technics 5041
Victor 5014
Yamaha 5024, 5025, 5038,
5046, 5047
CD
Pioneer 5000, 5011, 5062,
5063, 5064, 5067, 5068, 5070,
5071, 5072, 5073, 5074, 5075
AKAI 5043
Asuka 5045
Denon 5019
Fisher 5048
133
14
Additional information
ID Digital 6241
ILLUSION sat 6247
Imperial 6222, 6216, 6223,
6238, 6232
Ingelen 6213, 6261
Inno Hit 6228
International 6256
Interstar 6196
Intervision 6255
Inves 6268
iotronic 6244
ITT Nokia 6176, 6207
Jaeger 6238
K-SAT 6180
Kamm 6180
Kaon 6251
KaTelco 6267
Kathrein 6177, 6214, 6213,
6262, 6200, 6180, 6179, 6272,
6183
Kendo 6252
Kenwood 6220
Key West 6256
Kiton 6213
KR 6200
Kreiling 6213, 6194, 6228
Kreiselmeyer 6177
Kyostar 6200
L&S Electronic 6256, 6238
Labgear 6195
LaSAT 6177, 6256, 6229,
6255, 6230
Leiko 6228
Lemon 6238
Lenco 6255, 6180
Lenson 6236
LG 6192
Lifesat 6256, 6229, 6180
Listo 6228
Lodos 6217
Logik 6217
Logix 6192
Lorenzen 6256, 6229, 6255,
6226, 6231, 6257, 6237
Luxor 6236, 6207, 6265
M Electronic 6179
Manata 6256, 6180
Manhattan 6176, 6251
Marantz 6214
Maspro 6177, 6180
Matsui 6177, 6217, 6271,
6228, 6268, 6269
Max 6255
Maximum 6192, 6238
Mediabox 6220, 6219
Satellite Set Top Box
Pioneer 6220, 6219, 6204
@sat 6251
@Sky 6238
ABsat 6180
Acoustic Solutions 6217
ADB 6174
Akai 6214
Akura 6228
Alba 6176, 6200, 6180, 6217
Allsat 6214
Alltech 6180
Allvision 6252, 6238, 6199
Amitronica 6180
Ampere 6256, 6261
Amstrad 6202, 6243, 6256,
6261, 6236, 6180
Anglo 6180
Ankaro 6180
Ansonic 6245
Anttron 6200
Apollo 6176
Apro 6232
Arcon 6192
Arcus 6193
Armstrong 6214
Arnion 6251
ASA 6230
Asat 6214
ASCI 6213, 6238
ASLF 6180
AssCom 6220
Astra 6255, 6180
Astratec 6268, 6269
Astrell 6202
Astro 6177, 6236, 6255,
6200, 6246, 6215, 6222, 6243
Atlanta 6245
Atsat 6251
AtSky 6238
Audioline 6232
Audioton 6200
Austar 6174
Avalon 6261
Axil 6244, 6186, 6245
Axis 6267
Axitronic 6228
B.net 6232
B@ytronic 6230, 6199
Balmet 6186
Beko 6176
Belson 6245
Big Sat 6186
Black Diamond 6217
Blaupunkt 6177
Blue Sky 6180
Boca 6256, 6180, 6252, 6185,
6257, 6237, 6187, 6188
Bodner & Mann 6194
Boshmann 6244, 6247
Boston 6227
Brainwave 6232, 6231
British Sky Broadcasting
6210
Broco 6180
BskyB 6210
BT 6195
Bubu Sat 6180
Bush 6254, 6217, 6264, 6228,
6190, 6232, 6268, 6201, 6265,
6182
Cambridge 6236
Canal Digital 6220
Canal Satellite 6220, 6219,
6278, 6277
Canal+ 6220, 6277
CGV 6244, 6183
Cherokee 6194
Chess 6213, 6180, 6238, 6228
CityCom 6229, 6255, 6179,
6192, 6241, 6252
Clark 6200
Classic 6232
Clatronic 6244
Clayton 6228
Clemens Kamphus 6261
Cobra 6261
Colombia 6256
Columbia 6256
Comag 6256, 6252, 6185,
6199, 6244, 6257, 6237, 6189,
6187, 6188
Comsat 6244
Condor 6255, 6253
Connexions 6261
Conrad 6256, 6236, 6207,
6255
Coship 6186, 6232
Crown 6217
Cryptovision 6176
CS 6247
Cyfrowy Polsat 6220
Cyrus 6214
D-box 6275
Daewoo 6267, 6180, 6195,
6268, 6182
Dantax 6228
Deltasat 6192
Denver 6245
Digatron 6231
Digenius 6229, 6226
Digiality 6255, 6238
Digifusion 6268, 6269
Digihome 6217, 6265, 6218
DigiLogic 6217
DigiQuest 6251, 6186, 6247
DigiSat 6252
Digisky 6186
Digital 6187
Digital Vision 6269
DigitalBox 6222, 6247
Dijam 6195
DirecTV 6263
Discovery 6194
Distratel 6202, 6250
DMT 6192
DNT 6214, 6261
Doro 6232
Dual 6252
Durabrand 6217, 6218
Echolink 6185
Echostar 6220, 6233, 6261,
6176, 6180, 6181, 6239
Edision 6247
Einhell 6256, 6236, 6180
Elap 6180, 6244, 6183
Elbe 6245
Elless 6230
Elsat 6180
Elta 6214
eMTech 6196
Energy Sistem 6247
Engel 6180, 6227
EP Sat 6176
Eurieult 6202
Eurocrypt 6176
EuroLine 6227
Europa 6236, 6255
Europhon 6256, 6229, 6255
Eurosat 6189
Eurosky 6256, 6213, 6229,
6236, 6255, 6230
Eurostar 6255, 6179
Eutelsat 6180
Eutra 6230
Evesham 6218
Exator 6200
Fagor 6203
Fenner 6180
Ferguson 6176, 6264, 6268,
6269
Fidelity 6236
Finlandia 6176
Finlux 6176, 6207, 6228
FinnSat 6230
Flair Mate 6180
Fly Com 6186
FMD 6213, 6244, 6186
Freecom 6236
FTEmaximal 6180, 6189
Fuba 6177, 6229, 6261, 6207,
6226, 6196
Galaxis 6220, 6267
Gardiner 6179
Garnet 6192
GbSAT 6196
Gecco 6246, 6199
General Satellite 6241
Globo 6230, 6227, 6238,
6199, 6257
GOD Digital 6214
Gold Box 6220, 6219
Gold Vision 6247
Golden Interstar 6250
Goodmans 6176, 6254,
6217, 6264, 6271, 6218, 6201,
6190
Gran Prix 6230
Granada 6176
Grandin 6228
Grocos 6239, 6186
Grundig 6220, 6177, 6217,
6264, 6232, 6218, 6201, 6190
Haensel & Gretel 6256
Haier 6245
Hama 6183
Hanseatic 6215, 6222
Hauppauge 6231, 6232
HB 6196
Heliocom 6255
Helium 6255
Hiro 6189
Hirschmann 6267, 6177,
6229, 6261, 6236, 6207, 6255,
6230, 6252, 6199, 6189
Hitachi 6176, 6217, 6218
HNE 6256
Hornet 6251
Houston 6261
Humax 6241, 6268, 6242
Huth 6256, 6255, 6192, 6193
Hyundai 6192
134
Mediacom 6198
MediaSat 6220, 6219, 6236,
6278, 6277
Medion 6256, 6229, 6180,
6230, 6192, 6252, 6238, 6199,
6228
Medison 6180
Mega 6214
MegaSat 6189
Metronic 6256, 6200, 6180,
6179, 6202, 6250, 6238, 6244
Metz 6177
Micro 6236, 6255, 6200,
6180, 6231
Micro Elektronic 6180
Micro Technology 6180
Micromaxx 6229
Microstar 6229, 6192, 6226
Microtec 6180
Mitsubishi 6176
Morgan’s 6214, 6256, 6180,
6252, 6199
Multibroadcast 6174
Multichoice 6174
Myryad 6214
Mysat 6180
MySky 6212, 6211
NEOTION 6238
Netsat 6263
Neuhaus 6236, 6255, 6180
Neuling 6256, 6252, 6257,
6188
Neusat 6180
Neveling 6226
Newton 6261
NextWave 6193
Nichimen 6254
Nikko 6214, 6180
Noda Electronic 6202
Nokia 6220, 6176, 6207, 6206
Nordmende 6176
Octagon 6200
OctalTV 6231
Onn 6217, 6218
Opentel 6252, 6199
Optex 6213, 6180, 6250,
6244, 6203, 6228
Orbis 6252, 6238, 6199
Orbitech 6213, 6236, 6215,
6222, 6216, 6223
P/Sat 6252
Pace 6220, 6214, 6176, 6181,
6273, 6212, 6211
Pacific 6217
Packard Bell 6267
Palcom 6229, 6226, 6239
Palladium 6261, 6236
Palsat 6236
Panasonic 6176, 6178
Panda 6177, 6176, 6255
Pansat 6191
Pass 6183
Patriot 6256
peeKTon 6186, 6245
Philips 6220, 6177, 6214,
6275, 6219, 6277, 6268, 6232,
6179, 6200, 6176, 6263
Phoenix 6245
Phonotrend 6233
Pilotime 6278
Pino 6238
Pixx 6191
Planet 6261
PMB 6180, 6203
Polytron 6261
Portland 6195
Preisner 6256, 6261, 6243,
6185
Premier 6219
Primacom 6267
Pro Basic 6220, 6184
Proline 6217
Promax 6176
Proscan 6234
Quelle 6229, 6255
Radiola 6214
Radix 6261, 6243
Rainbow 6200
RCA 6234
Rebox 6196
Regal 6227
RFT 6214
Roadstar 6220, 6180
Rollmaster 6244
Rover 6180
Rownsonic 6183
SAB 6227, 6251
Saba 6255, 6230, 6202, 6184
Sabre 6176
Sagem 6275, 6258, 6277
Saivod 6245
Salora 6252
Samsung 6220, 6198, 6197,
6273, 6253
Sanyo 6228
SAT 6236
Sat Control 6251
Sat Partner 6236, 6200
Sat Team 6180
SAT+ 6239
Satcom 6255
Satec 6180
Satelco 6252
Satplus 6222
SatyCon 6247
Schaecke 6200
Schaub Lorenz 6196, 6245
Schneider 6198, 6227
Schwaiger 6267, 6256, 6262,
6255, 6230, 6202, 6192, 6238,
6199, 6186, 6257, 6247, 6232,
6187, 6188
Scientific Atlanta 6209
SCS 6229, 6230
Sedea Electronique 6256,
6213, 6198, 6250, 6228
Seemann 6261
SEG 6213, 6192, 6227, 6217,
6228
Septimo 6202
Serd 6199
Servimat 6203
ServiSat 6180, 6227
Shark 6247
Sharp 6265, 6218
Siemens 6177, 6261, 6238
Sigmatek 6245
Silva 6229
SilverCrest 6187
Skantin 6180
SKR 6180
SKT 6256
SKY 6263, 6210, 6212, 6211
SKY Italia 6220, 6212
Sky XL 6227, 6199
Skymaster 6233, 6180, 6192,
6238, 6239, 6183, 6203, 6184
Skymax 6214, 6244
Skypex 6230
Skyplus 6230, 6252, 6238,
6199
SkySat 6213, 6236, 6255,
6180
Skyvision 6238
SL 6256, 6229, 6230, 6231,
6257, 6232
SM Electronic 6233, 6180,
6239
Smart 6256, 6261, 6180,
6243, 6252, 6246, 6244, 6257,
6247
SmartVision 6186
Sony 6235, 6220, 6219, 6176
SR 6256
Star Sat 6196
14
Starland 6180
Starlite 6214
Stream 6212
Stream System 6251
Strong 6220, 6228, 6256,
6200, 6180, 6245, 6217, 6239
Sumin 6199
Sunny 6251
Sunsat 6180
Sunstar 6174, 6256
SuperMax 6193
Supratech 6244
Systec 6238
Tantec 6176
Targa 6191
Tatung 6176
TBoston 6227, 6245
Tecatel 6233
Technical 6228
Technika 6217, 6232, 6218
TechniSat 6213, 6261, 6176,
6236, 6215, 6222, 6216, 6223
Technomate 6250
Technosat 6193
Technosonic 6254, 6232
Technotrend 6232
Technowelt 6256, 6255
Additional information
Techwood 6213, 6217, 6228,
6218
Telasat 6255
TELE System 6261, 6227,
6239, 6203
Teleciel 6200
Teleka 6261, 6236, 6255,
6200
Telesat 6255
Telestar 6213, 6236, 6215,
6222, 6216, 6223, 6227, 6238,
6228, 6232
Teletech 6213
Televes 6256, 6176, 6236,
6196, 6251, 6238, 6257
Telewire 6252
Tempo 6193
Tevion 6254, 6180, 6239,
6232, 6184
Thomson 6220, 6219, 6180,
6255, 6176, 6265, 6277, 6234,
6264, 6210, 6212
Thorn 6176
Tiny 6232
Tioko 6256
Titan 6189, 6184
TNT SAT 6258
Tokai 6214
Tonna 6176, 6236, 6180,
6203
Topfield 6198
Toshiba 6176, 6217
Trevi 6227
Triasat 6236
Triax 6220, 6214, 6256, 6189,
6253, 6228, 6203, 6261, 6213,
6257, 6244, 6195, 6264, 6227,
6243, 6180, 6236
Turnsat 6180
Twinner 6180, 6203
Unisat 6214, 6256
United 6227
Univers 6189
Universum 6177, 6213,
6229, 6255, 6230, 6215, 6227
Van Hunen 6226
Variosat 6177
VEA 6245
Ventana 6214
Vestel 6213, 6227, 6217,
6218
VH Sat 6229
Viasat 6273
Viola Digital 6232
Vision 6228, 6189
Visionic 6250
Visiosat 6213, 6254, 6180,
6244, 6186, 6191
Vitecom 6244
Volcasat 6245
VTech 6179
Wetekom 6236
Wewa 6176
Wharfedale 6217, 6265,
6218
Wisi 6177, 6256, 6229, 6261,
6176, 6236, 6255, 6230, 6252,
6199
Worldsat 6213, 6196, 6227,
6194
WorthIt! 6190
Woxter 6245
Xoro 6191
Xsat 6180, 6196, 6181
Xtreme 6251
Yakumo 6244
ZapMaster 6230
Zehnder 6213, 6262, 6179,
6192, 6252, 6227, 6238, 6199,
6244, 6247, 6249
Zeta Technology 6214
Zodiac 6261, 6200
Cable Set Top Box
Pioneer 6205, 6325, 6328,
6329
ABC 6266
ADB 6175
Auna 6175
Austar 6276
Bell & Howell 6266
Birmingham Cable
Communications 6276
Cablecom 6270
Fosgate 6276
France Telecom 6260
Freebox 6274
Goodmans 6254, 6218
Hirschmann 6230, 6199
Humax 6241, 6242
Huth 6192
Hyundai 6192
Kathrein 6272
LaSAT 6230
LG 6192
Luxor 6265
Maximum 6238
Mediacom 6198
MediaSat 6277
Medion 6230, 6199
Microstar 6192
Morgan’s 6199
MySky 6212, 6211
NEOTION 6238
Nichimen 6254
Nokia 6206
Opentel 6199
Orbis 6199
Pace 6273, 6211
Panasonic 6178
Philips 6263, 6277
Pilotime 6278
Pixx 6191
Proscan 6234
Rebox 6196
Sagem 6258
Samsung 6198, 6197, 6273
Sat Control 6251
Schneider 6198
Schwaiger 6230, 6192, 6199,
6187
Sedea Electronique 6198
Serd 6199
Sharp 6218
SilverCrest 6187
SKY 6210, 6212, 6211
SKY Italia 6212
Optus 6276
Orange 6260
Pace 6221
Panasonic 6240
Paragon 6240
Philips 6260, 6270
Pulsar 6240
Runco 6240
Sagem 6260
Salora 6240
Samsung 6221, 6240
Scientific Atlanta 6225
StarHub 6276
Supercable 6276
Telewest 6225
Thomson 6270, 6224
Toshiba 6240
UPC 6270
US Electronics 6276
Virgin Media 6225, 6221
Visiopass 6260
Zenith 6240
Ziggo 6208
Cable Set Top Box (Cable/PVR Combination)
Freebox 6274
Humax 6248, 6224
Nokia 6208
Scientific Atlanta 6225
CD-R
Pioneer 5001, 5053, 5071
Philips 5054
Yamaha 5055
Laser Disc Player
Satellite Set Top Box (SAT/PVR Combination)
@sat 6251
Allvision 6199
Atsat 6251
B@ytronic 6230, 6199
Boca 6187
BskyB 6210
Bush 6254
Canal Satellite 6278
Comag 6199, 6187
Daewoo 6182
Digifusion 6269
Digihome 6218
DigiQuest 6251
Digital 6187
DMT 6192
Edision 6247
eMTech 6196
GbSAT 6196
Gecco 6199
Globo 6199
General Instrument 6276,
6266
Humax 6224, 6248
Jerrold 6276, 6266
Kabel Deutschland 6224
Macab 6260
Madritel 6175
Magnavox 6266
Memorex 6240
Motorola 6276
Nokia 6208
Noos 6260
NTL 6276, 6221
Pioneer 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5010
Sky XL 6199
Skymaster 6192
Skypex 6230
Skyplus 6230, 6238, 6199
Stream System 6251
Sumin 6199
Sunny 6251
Targa 6191
TechniSat 6216, 6223
Technosonic 6254
Telestar 6216, 6223
Thomson 6210, 6265
TNT SAT 6258
Topfield 6198
Viasat 6273
Visiosat 6254, 6191
Wisi 6230
Xoro 6191
Xtreme 6251
Zehnder 6192, 6199, 6249
Cassete Deck
Pioneer 5058, 5059
Digital Tape
Pioneer 5057
MD
Pioneer 5056
Network Audio Player
Pioneer 5063
Game
X-Box 2313
AV Receiver
Pioneer 5096 (ID 1), 5097 (ID 2), 5098 (ID 3), 5099 (ID 4),
135
Telewest 6225
Thomson 6270
UPC 6270
Virgin Media 6225
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