Samsung DVD-818K Operating instructions

Samsung DVD-818K Operating instructions
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AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL
RECEIVER
VSX-918V
VSX-818V
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Operating Instructions
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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
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or moisture.
WARNING
Before plugging in for the first time, read the following
section carefully.
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V
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or 120 V) written on the rear panel.
This product contains mercury. Disposal of this
material may be regulated due to environmental
considerations. For disposal or recycling information,
please contact your local authorities or the Electronics
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Industries Alliance : www.eiae.org.
If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC
outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed
and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and
mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of
this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the
cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make
sure it is properly disposed of after removal.
The equipment should be disconnected by removing
the mains plug from the wall socket when left
unused for a long period of time (for example, when
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on vacation).
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or
cords associated with accessories sold with the
product will expose you to chemicals listed on
proposition 65 known to the State of California and
other governmental entities to cause cancer and
birth defect or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling
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IMPORTANT NOTICE – THE SERIAL NUMBER FOR THIS EQUIPMENT IS LOCATED IN THE REAR.
PLEASE WRITE THIS SERIAL NUMBER ON YOUR ENCLOSED WARRANTY CARD AND
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KEEP IN A SECURE AREA. THIS IS FOR YOUR SECURITY.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s right to operate
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the equipment.
CAUTION: This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the
unit to other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and
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televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for connections.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Product Name:
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
Model Number:
VSX-918V-K, VSX-918V-S, VSX-818V-K, VSX-818V-S
Responsible Party Name:
PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE INC.
Address:
1925 E. DOMINGUEZ ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90801-1760, USA
Phone:
1-800-421-1404
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IMPORTANT
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
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.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
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Important information about this unit‘s AC outlets
Switched total 100 W, 0.8 A MAX
Power supplied through these outlets is turned on and off by this unit’s STANDBY/ON switch. Total electrical power
consumption of connected equipment should not exceed 100 W, 0.8 A.
CAUTION
• Do not connect a TV set, monitor, heater or similar appliance to this unit’s AC outlet.
• Do not connect appliances with high power consumption to the AC outlet in order to avoid overheating and fire
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risk. This can cause this unit to malfunction.
VENTILATION CAUTION
WARNING
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
30 cm at each side).
Operating Environment
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
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equipment on thick carpet or a bed.
CAUTION
To prevent fire hazard, the Class 2 Wiring Cable
should be used for connection with speaker, and
should be routed away from hazards to avoid
damage to the insulation of the cable.
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked
flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the
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equipment.
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 ºC to +35 ºC (+41 ºF to +95 ºF); 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
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strong artificial light)
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
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(for example, when on vacation).
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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. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
Contents
01 Before you start
04 Controls and displays
Checking what’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Operating range of remote control . . . . . . . 29
02 5 minute guide
05 Listening to your system
Introduction to home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Listening to Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Other problems when using
the Auto MCACC Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Better sound using Phase Control . . . . . . . . 10
Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . 31
Listening in stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using Front Stage Surround Advance . . . . . . 32
Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the Sound Retriever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . 33
Using Virtual Surround Back (VSB) . . . . . . . . 33
Setting the AV options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Playing other sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . 36
Selecting the front audio inputs . . . . . . . . . . 36
03 Connecting up
Making cable connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Analog audio cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital audio cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a DVD player and TV . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the multichannel analog
outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a satellite receiver or
other digital set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting other audio components . . . . . .
About the WMA9 Pro decoder . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder,
VCR and other video sources . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the component video jacks . . . . . . . . .
Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the front panel audio
mini jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the front panel video
terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AC outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using external antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hints on speaker placement . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker placement diagrams . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the speaker system . . . . . . . . . .
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06 The System Setup menu
Using the System Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Manual MCACC speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Fine Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Fine Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Crossover Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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07 Using the tuner
Listening to the radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Improving FM stereo sound . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Tuning directly to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Saving station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Naming station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
08 Making recordings
Making an audio or a video recording . . . . . . 48
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09 Controlling the rest of your
system
"DTS" is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.
and "DTS 96/24" is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
For U.S. and Australia Model
English
Operating other Pioneer components . . . . . . 49
Setting the remote to control other
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Selecting preset codes directly . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Direct function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Clearing all the remote control settings . . . . . 50
Controls for TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Controls for other components . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Preset Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. "Dolby", "Pro Logic" and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
10 Other connections
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Important information regarding
the HDMI connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
iPod messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
XM radio messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
SIRIUS radio messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Resetting the main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Switching the speaker impedance . . . . . . . . . 72
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Power cord caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Cleaning the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Nederlands
12 Additional information
Deutsch
The Input Assign menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
The Other Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat panel TVs . . . . . 66
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Français
11 Other Settings
Italiano
Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Connecting your iPod to the receiver . . . . . 55
iPod playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Using XM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Connecting your XM Radio receiver . . . . . . 57
Listening to XM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using XM HD Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Saving channel presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using the XM Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
About Neural Surround™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
About XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Using SIRIUS Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Connecting your SIRIUS Connect Tuner . . . 60
Listening to SIRIUS Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Saving channel presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Using the SIRIUS Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Using this receiver with a Pioneer
flat panel TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
flat panel TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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01
Before you start
Chapter 1:
Before you start
Checking what’s in the box
Please check that you’ve received the following
supplied accessories:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Setup microphone
Remote control unit
Dry cell batteries (AA size IEC R6) x2
AM loop antenna
FM wire antenna
These operating instructions
Loading the batteries
Installing the receiver
• 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)
Ventilation
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.
• 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 instruction’s rules
that apply in your country or area.
• 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.
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When installing this unit, make sure to leave
space around the unit for ventilation to
improve heat dispersal (at least 20 cm (8 in.) at
the top). If not enough space is provided
between the unit and walls or other equipment,
heat will build up inside, interfering with
performance and/or causing malfunctions.
20 cm (8 inches)
Receiver
Slot and openings in the cabinet are provided
for ventilation and to protect the equipment
from overheating. To prevent fire hazard, do not
place anything directly on top of the unit, make
sure the openings are never blocked or covered
with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths
and curtains), and do not operate the
equipment on thick carpet or a bed.
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5 minute guide
02
Chapter 2:
• Be sure to complete all connections before
connecting to an AC power source.
1 Connect your DVD player and TV.
See Connecting a DVD player and TV on page 12
to do this. For surround sound, you’ll want to
hook up using a digital connection from the
DVD player to the receiver.
Center (C)
Surround
Left (LS)
Listening
position
3 Plug in and switch on the receiver,
followed by your DVD player, subwoofer and
TV.
Make sure you’ve set the video input on your
TV to this receiver. Check the manual that
came with the TV if you don’t know how to do
this.
4 Use the on-screen automatic MCACC
setup to set up your system.
See Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8 for more on this.
5 Play a DVD, and adjust the volume.
Make sure that DVD/BD is showing in the
receiver’s display. If it isn’t, press DVD on the
remote to set the receiver to the DVD input.1
There are several other sound options you can
select. See Listening to your system on page 30
for more on this.2
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With the following quick setup guide, you
should have your system hooked up for
surround sound in no time at all. In most
cases, you can simply leave the receiver in the
default settings.
Surround
Right (RS)
Front
Left (L)
Nederlands
Listening to Surround Sound
Front
Right (R)
Italiano
This receiver will automatically decode
multichannel Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby
Surround sources according to your speaker
setup. In most cases, you won’t have to make
changes for realistic surround sound, but
other possibilities (like listening to a CD with
multichannel surround sound) are explained in
Listening to your system on page 30.
Subwoofer (SW)
Français
Home theater refers to the use of multiple
audio tracks to create a surround sound effect,
making you feel like you’re in the middle of the
action or concert. The surround sound you get
from a home theater system depends not only
on your speaker setup, but also on the source
and the sound settings of the receiver.
Where you place the speakers will have a big
effect on the sound. Place your speakers as
shown below for the best surround sound
effect. Also see Hints on speaker placement on
page 21 for more on this.
Deutsch
Introduction to home theater
English
5 minute guide
2 Connect your speakers and place them for
optimal surround sound.
See Connecting the speakers on page 20.
Note
1 You may need to set your DVD player to output Dolby Digital, DTS and 88.2 kHz/96 kHz PCM (2 channel) audio (see your DVD
player’s manual for more on this).
2 Depending on your DVD player or source disc, you may only get 2 channel sound. In this case, the listening mode must be set
to STANDARD (see Listening in surround sound on page 30 if you need to do this) if you want multichannel surround sound.
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02
5 minute guide
Make sure there are no obstacles between the
speakers and the microphone.
Automatically setting up for
surround sound (MCACC)
AUX
MASTER
VOLUME
The Auto Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration
(MCACC) setup measures the acoustic
characteristics of your listening area, taking
into account ambient noise, speaker size and
distance, 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.
Important
• The Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any
existing speaker settings you’ve made.
• Make sure the headphones are unplugged.
Caution
• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC
Setup are output at high volume.
RECEIVER CONTROL
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
RECEIVER
SOURCE
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
INPUT SELECT
CD-R
XM
SIRIUS
CD
FM
AM
PORTABLE
GUIDE
CH -
CATEGORY
TUNE
iPod
SETUP
RECEIVER
SUBTITLE
If you have a tripod, use it to place the
microphone so that it’s about ear level at your
normal listening position. Otherwise, place the
microphone at ear level using a table or a chair.
3 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the
current menu.
• Press SETUP at any time to exit the System
Setup menu.1
4 Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the System
Setup menu then press ENTER.
System Setup
System Setup
ST
ENTER
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
DVD
TV
DVR
MCACC
PORTABLE
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
RETURN
REC
ANT
AUDIO
: Exit
1
Switch on the receiver and your TV.
2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC
PORTABLE jack on the front panel.
: Exit
Above: VSX-918V (left) and VSX-818V (right)
Try to be as quiet as possible after pressing
ENTER. The system outputs a series of test
tones to establish the ambient noise level.
Note
1 • The screensaver automatically starts after three minutes of inactivity. If you cancel the Auto MCACC Setup at any time, the
receiver automatically exits and no settings will be made.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use component or composite connections
for system setup.
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5
02
• If you’re using a subwoofer, it is
automatically detected every time you
switch on the system. Make sure it is on
and the volume is turned up.
1.Auto MCACC
Now Analyzing
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
:Cancel
• For correct speaker settings, do not adjust
the volume during the test tones.
1.Auto MCACC
Check!
30:Next
[
[
[
[
YES
YES
YES
YES
]
]
]
]
OK
:Cancel
If the speaker configuration displayed isn’t
correct, use / to select the speaker and
/ to change the setting. When you’re
finished, go to the next step.
[
[
[
[
]
]
]
]
:Cancel
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this
is happening. It may take 3 to 8 minutes.
9 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished!
Select ‘SKIP’ to go back to the System
Setup menu.
The MCACC indicator on the front panel will
light to show the setup is complete.
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
System Setup menu (starting on page 37).1
Español
Front
Center
Surround
SUB W.
Now Analyzing
Surround Analyzing
Speaker System
Speaker Distance
Channel Level
Acoustic Cal EQ
Nederlands
7 Confirm the speaker configuration.
The configuration shown on-screen should
reflect the actual speakers you have.
1.Auto MCACC
Italiano
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker YES/NO
A progress report is displayed on-screen while
the receiver outputs more test tones to
determine the optimum receiver settings for
channel level, speaker distance, and Acoustic
Calibration EQ.
Français
6 Wait for the test tones to finish.
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.
8 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press
ENTER.
If the screen in step 7 is left untouched for 30
seconds and the ENTER button is not pressed
in step 8, the Auto MCACC setup will start
automatically as shown below.
Deutsch
• See below for notes regarding background
noise and other possible interference.
If you see an error message (ERR) in the right
side column, there may be a problem with the
speaker connection. If selecting RETRY
doesn’t fix the problem, turn off the power and
check the speaker connections.
English
Follow the instructions on-screen.
• Make sure the microphone is connected.
Note
1 • Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches)
will end up with different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Speaker Setting on page 42.
• 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.
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You can also choose to view the settings by
selecting individual parameters from the
Analyzed Data Check screen:
• Speaker Setting – The size and number of
speakers you’ve connected (see page 42
for more on this)
• Speaker Distance – The distance of your
speakers from the listening position (see
page 45 for more on this)
• Channel Level – The overall balance of
your speaker system (see page 44 for more
on this)
• Acoustic Cal EQ – Adjustments to the
frequency balance of your speaker system
based on the acoustic characteristics of
your room (see page 40 for more on this)
Press RETURN after you have finished
checking each screen. When you’re finished,
select SKIP to go back to the System Setup
menu.
Other 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.
Better sound using 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 (see illustration
below).
P
H
A
S
E
C
O
N
T
R
O
L
O
F
F
Front speaker
?
Sound
source
O
N
Subwoofer
Front speaker
P
H
A
S
E
C
O
N
T
R
O
L
Listening
position
Sound
source
Listening
position
Subwoofer
Phase Control technology provides coherent
sound reproduction through the use of phase
matching1 for an optimal sound image at your
listening position. The default setting is on and
we recommend leaving Phase Control
switched on for all sound sources.
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• Press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to switch
on phase correction.
Note
1 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 (as shown in the upper section of the diagram above) then the sound will be ‘out of phase’ and an unreliable sound
image will be produced.
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Chapter 3:
English
Connecting up
Digital audio cables
Commercially available coaxial digital audio
cables or optical cables should be used to
connect digital components to this receiver.1
Coaxial digital audio cable
Optical cable
Video cables
These cables are the most common type of
video connection and are used to connect to
the composite video terminals. The yellow
plugs distinguish them from cables for audio.
Important
Analog audio cables
Analog audio cables
Component video cables
Use component video cables to get the best
possible color reproduction of your video
source. The color signal of the TV is divided
into the luminance (Y) signal and the color (PB
and PR) signals and then output. In this way,
interference between the signals is avoided.
Español
Use stereo RCA phono cables to connect
analog audio components. These cables are
typically red and white, and you should
connect the red plugs to R (right) terminals
and white plugs to L (left) terminals.
Standard RCA video cable
Nederlands
• Before making or changing connections,
switch off the power and disconnect the
power cord from the AC outlet.
• Before unplugging the power cord, switch
the power into standby.
Italiano
Standard RCA video cables
Français
Make sure not to bend the cables over the top
of this unit (as shown in the illustration). If this
happens, the magnetic field produced by the
transformers in this unit may cause a
humming noise from the speakers.
Deutsch
Making cable connections
Component video cables
Green (Y)
Right (red)
Left (white)
Blue (PB)
Red (PR)
Note
1 • When connecting optical cables, be careful when inserting the plug not to damage the shutter protecting the optical socket.
• When storing optical cable, coil loosely. The cable may be damaged if bent around sharp corners.
• You can also use a standard RCA video cable for coaxial digital connections.
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DVD player
Connecting a DVD player and TV
This page shows you how to connect your DVD
player and TV to the receiver.
1 Connect a coaxial digital audio output on
your DVD player to the DIGITAL COAX 1
(DVD/BD) input on this receiver.
Use a coaxial digital audio cable for the
connection.1
2 Connect the composite video output and
the stereo analog audio outputs2 on your
DVD player to the DVD/BD inputs on this
receiver.
Use a standard RCA video cable3 and a stereo
RCA phono cable for the connection.
• If your DVD player has multichannel
analog outputs, see Connecting the
multichannel analog outputs on page 13
for how to connect it.
3 Connect the analog audio outputs from
your TV to the TV/SAT inputs on this receiver.
This will allow you to play the sound from the
TV’s built-in tuner. Use a stereo RCA phono
cable to do this.
• If your TV has a built-in digital decoder, you
can also connect an optical digital audio
output from your TV to the DIGITAL OPT 2
(TV/SAT) input on this receiver. Use an
optical cable for the connection.
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
R
L
VIDEO OUT
2
1
HDMI
IN
ANTENNA
AUX
R
IN
C
FM UNBAL
L
DIGITAL IN
CD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
OPT
OUT
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
(ASSIGNABLE)
2
AM
LOOP
OUT
OPT
DVD / BD
FRONT
DVD
/ BD IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
XM
IN
TV
/ SAT
IN
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
(ASSIGNABLE)
R
S
P
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A
A
K
E
R
S
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VSX-918V
3
VIDEO
4
R
L
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
DVD
1
(CD)
(TV / SAT) IN 2
IN
R
(TV / SAT)
IN
VIDEO IN
3
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
4 Connect the MONITOR OUT video jack on
this receiver to a video input on your TV.
Use a standard RCA video cable to connect to
the composite video jack.4
TV
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
Note
1 If your DVD player only has an optical digital output, you can connect it to the optical input on this receiver using an optical
cable. When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the player to (see The Input
Assign menu on page 64).
2 This connection will allow you to make analog recordings from your DVD player.
3 If your player also has a component video output, you can connect this too. See Using the component video jacks on page 16
for more on this.
4 See Using the component video jacks on page 16 if you want to use the component video outputs to connect this receiver to
your TV.
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VSX-918V
IN
HDMI
ANTENNA
AUX
R
CEN- SUB
TER WOOFER
FM UNBAL
L
IN
DIGITAL IN
CD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
OPT
OUT
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
(ASSIGNABLE)
2
OPT
FRONT
DVD
/ BD IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
TV
/ SAT
IN
XM
IN
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
HDMI
ANTENNA
AUX
FM UNBAL
L
M
FRONT
R
IN
L R
S
P
E
A
A
K
E
R
S
VIDEO
IN
R
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
L
DVD 5.1CH INPUT
1
(CD)
DIGITAL IN
CD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
AM
LOOP
FRONT
CENTER
OUTPUT
R
L
SURROUND
OUTPUT
1
(CD)
SUBWOOFER
OUTPUT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
Connecting a satellite receiver
or other digital set-top box
Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial
digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called
‘set-top boxes’.
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VSX-918V
VIDEO
2
1
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
AV OUT
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL OUT
Español
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
R
S
P
E
A
A
K
E
R
S
Nederlands
DVD/multi-channel decoder
with multi-channel analog
output jacks
TV
/ SAT
IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
Italiano
XM
IN
L
OPT
DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
FRONT
OUTPUT
IN
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
R
2
(TV / SAT)
OUT
IN
VIDEO
OUTPUT
OPT
OUT
IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
Français
IN
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
R SURROUND
(TV / SAT)
AM
LOOP
OUT
IN
2 If your set-top box has a digital output,
connect it to a digital input on this receiver.
The example shows an optical connection to
the DIGITAL OPT 2 (TV/SAT) input.4
Deutsch
For DVD Audio and SACD playback, your DVD
player may have 5.1 channel analog outputs. In
this case, you can connect them to the multichannel analog outputs to the multichannel
inputs of this receiver as shown below.1
1 Connect a set of audio/video outputs on
the set-top box component to the TV/SAT
AUDIO and VIDEO inputs on this receiver.2
Use a stereo RCA phono cable for the audio
connection and a standard RCA video cable
for the video connection.3
English
Connecting the multichannel analog
outputs
STB
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
Note
1 The multichannel input can only be used when DVD 5.1ch is selected (see page 36).
2 If you’ve already connected your TV to the TV/SAT inputs, simply choose another input. However, to receive a signal, you’ll
need to press the input select button for the input you connected the set-top box to.
3 See Using the component video jacks on page 16 if your set-top box also has a component video output.
4 If your set-top box only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to the coaxial input on this receiver using a coaxial digital
audio cable. 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 Assign menu on page 64).
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Connecting other audio
components
The number and kind of connections depends
on the kind of component you’re connecting.1
Follow the steps below to connect a CD-R, MD,
DAT, tape recorder or other audio component.
VSX-918V
IN
HDMI
ANTENNA
AUX
R
FM UNBAL
L
IN
DIGITAL IN
CD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
2 If necessary, connect the analog audio
outputs of the component to a set of spare
audio inputs on this receiver.
You’ll need to make this connection for
components without a digital output, or if you
want to record from a digital component. Use a
stereo RCA phono cable as shown.
3 If you’re connecting a recorder, connect
the analog audio outputs to the analog audio
inputs on the recorder.
The example shows an analog connection to
the CD-R/TAPE/MD analog output jack using
a stereo RCA phono cable.
2
(TV / SAT)
AM
LOOP
OUT
IN
OPT
1
(CD)
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
IN
FRONT
OUT
TV
/ SAT
IN
XM
IN
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
3
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD
/ BD IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
1 If your component has a digital output,
connect this to a digital input on the receiver
as shown.
The example shows an optical connection to
the DIGITAL OPT 1 (CD) input.
OPT
OUT
IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
R
S
P
E
A
A
K
E
R
S
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
IN L
REC
AUDIO IN
R
1
R OUT L
PLAY
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL OUT
CD-R, MD, DAT, Tape recorder, etc.
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
About the WMA9 Pro decoder
This unit has an on-board Windows Media®
Audio 9 Professional (WMA9 Pro) decoder, so
it is possible to playback WMA9 Pro-encoded
audio using a coaxial or optical digital
connection when connected to a WMA9 Procompatible player.
However, the connected DVD player, set-top
box, etc. must be able to output WMA9 Pro
format audio signals through a coaxial or
optical digital output.
Note
1 Note that you must connect digital components to analog audio jacks if you want to record to/from digital components (like
an MD) to/from analog components.
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VSX-918V
IN
ANTENNA
AUX
R
FM UNBAL
L
IN
DIGITAL IN
CD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
AM
LOOP
OPT
1
(CD)
DVD
/ BD IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder,
VCR and other video sources
XM
IN
TV
/ SAT
IN
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
IN
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
S
P
E
A
K
E
R
S
DVR
/ VCR
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
AUDIO
VIDEO
Français
This receiver has audio/video inputs and
outputs suitable for connecting analog or
digital video recorders, including VCRs and
HDD/DVD recorders.
(ASSIGNABLE)
Deutsch
FRONT
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
1
3
2
R OUT L
PLAY
AUDIO OUT
R
VIDEO OUT
IN L
REC
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
VIDEO IN
OPTICAL
Italiano
DIGITAL OUT
DVR, VCR, LD player, etc.
Español
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
Nederlands
3 If your video component has a digital
audio output, connect it to a digital input on
this receiver.
The example shows a recorder connected to
the DIGITAL OPT 1 (CD) input.2
IN
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
2 Connect a set of audio/video inputs on
the recorder to the DVR/VCR AUDIO and
VIDEO outputs on this receiver.
Use a stereo RCA phono cable for the audio
connection and a standard RCA video cable for
the video connection.
2
(TV / SA
OUT
IN
1 Connect a set of audio/video outputs on
the recorder to the DVR/VCR AUDIO and
VIDEO inputs on this receiver.
Use a stereo RCA phono cable for the audio
connection and a standard RCA video cable for
the video connection.1
OPT
OUT
IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
English
HDMI
Note
1 If your video component also has a component video output, you can connect this too. See Using the component video jacks
on page 16 for more on this.
2 In this case, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the component to (see The Input Assign menu
on page 64).
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Using the component video
jacks
Component video should deliver superior
picture quality when compared to composite
video. A further advantage (if your source and
TV are both compatible) is progressive-scan
video, which delivers a very stable, flicker-free
picture. See the manuals that came with your
TV and source component to check whether
they are compatible with progressive-scan
video.
Connecting using HDMI
If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP)
equipped component, you can connect it to
this receiver using a commercially available
HDMI cable.
The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed
digital video, as well as almost every kind of
digital audio that the connected component is
compatible with, including DVD-Video, DVDAudio (see below for limitations), Video CD/
Super VCD, CD and MP3.
HDMI/DVI-equipped component
Important
• If you connect any source component to
the receiver using a component video
input, you must also have your TV
connected to this receiver’s COMPONENT
VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks.
1 Connect the component video outputs of
your source to a set of component video
inputs on this receiver.
Use a three-way component video cable for the
connection.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
3
1
(VSX-818V
model only)
HDMI
IN
ANTENNA
AUX
R
FM UNBAL
L
IN
DIGITAL IN
CD
(DVD / BD) IN 1
2 If necessary, assign the component video
inputs to the input source you’ve connected.
This only needs to be done if you didn’t connect
according to the following defaults:
OPT
IN
2
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
(ASSIGNABLE)
(TV / SAT)
AM
LOOP
OPT
OUT
1
(CD)
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
IN
FRONT
DVD
/ BD IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
• Component 1 – DVD
XM
IN
• Component 2 – TV
See Assigning the component video inputs on
page 65 for more on this.
TV
/ SAT
IN
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
• Component 3 – DVR
3 Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT jacks on this receiver to the
component video inputs on your TV or
monitor.
Use a three-way component video cable.
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
R
L
HDMI OUT
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VIDEO
VSX-818V
2
HDMI IN
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
or flat panel TV
The illustration shows the VSX-818V, but
connections for the VSX-918V are the same.
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Español
HDMI has the capability to support standard,
enhanced, or high-definition video plus
standard to multi-channel surround-sound
audio. HDMI features include uncompressed
digital video, a bandwidth of up to 2.2 gigabytes
per second (with HDTV signals), one connector
(instead of several cables and connectors), and
communication between the AV source and
AV devices such as DTVs.
Nederlands
5 Use the input source buttons to select
the input source you assigned in the
previous step, then press SIGNAL SEL
(SIGNAL SELECT) after press RECEIVER
button to select the audio input signal.
You can also use the front panel controls to do
this (see Choosing the input signal on page 36).
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)
supports both video and audio on a single
digital connection for use with DVD players,
DTV, set-top boxes, and other AV devices.
HDMI was developed to provide the
technologies of High Bandwidth Digital
Content Protection (HDCP) as well as Digital
Visual Interface (DVI) in one specification.
HDCP is used to protect digital content
transmitted and received by DVI-compliant
displays.
Italiano
4 Assign the HDMI input(s) you connected
to the corresponding input source.
After connecting, you must specify which
input(s) you are using for your HDMI
component in Assigning the HDMI inputs on
page 65.
About HDMI
Français
• Without this connection, HDMI audio will
still be output from your TV or flat panel TV
(though no sound will be heard from this
receiver).
• The signals input from the analog
(composite and component) video inputs
of this unit will not be output from the
HDMI OUT.
Deutsch
3 VSX-818V model only: To hear audio from
your HDMI component through this system,
make analog and/or digital connections as
necessary.
On the rear panel, you must connect to the
audio jacks from a set of audio/video inputs
(for example, DVR/VCR as shown in the
illustration).
• If the video signal does not appear on your
TV or flat panel 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 displayed. In
this case, use a (analog) composite
connection.
English
1 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI
IN 1/2 interconnect on this receiver to an
HDMI output on your HDMI component.
2 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI
OUT interconnect on this receiver to an HDMI
interconnect on a HDMI-compatible monitor.
• The arrow on the cable connector body
should be facing left for correct alignment
with the connector on the player.
03
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• VSX-918V model only: Set the HDMI
parameter in Setting the AV options on
page 35 to THRU (THROUGH) if you want
to hear HDMI audio output from your TV or
flat panel TV (no sound will be heard from
this receiver).
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Connecting up
Connecting to the front panel
audio mini jack
Front audio connections are accessed via the
front panel using the VIDEO/PORTABLE
button. Press VIDEO/PORTABLE and select
PORTABLE input. Use a stereo mini-jack cable
to connect a digital audio player, etc.
This receiver
AC outlet
Power supplied through this outlet is turned on
and off by the receiver’s power switch. Total
electrical power consumption of connected
equipment should not exceed 100 W (0.8 A).
• This unit should be disconnected by
removing the power plug from the wall
socket when not in regular use (ex. when
on vacation).
AUX
AC OUTLET
MASTER
VOLUME
120 V
60 Hz
SWITCHED 100W MAX
0.8 A MAX
MCACC
PORTABLE
Caution
• Do not connect a TV set, monitor, heater, or
similar appliance to this unit’s AC outlet.
AUDIO OUT
Digital audio player, etc.
Connecting to the front panel
video terminal
Front video connections are accessed via the
front panel using the VIDEO/PORTABLE
button. Press VIDEO/PORTABLE and select
VIDEO input. There are standard audio/video
jacks. Hook them up the same way you made
the rear panel connections.
This receiver
iPod
VIDEO
XM
FM/AM
L AUDIO R
SIRIUS
iPod DIRECT
AUX
MCACC
PORTABLE
Video camera
(etc.)
VIDEO
L
R
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT
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• Do not connect appliances with high
power consumption to the AC outlet in
order to avoid overheating and fire risk.
This can also cause the receiver to
malfunction.
• Since a subwoofer or power amplifier can
exceed the 100 W maximum when playing
sources at a high volume, this type of
equipment should not be connected to the
AC outlet.
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03
Using external antennas
Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire
antenna as shown below. To improve reception
and sound quality, connect external antennas
(see Using external antennas below).
fig. b
Use an F connector to connect an external FM
antenna.
Deutsch
fig. a
To improve FM reception
English
Connecting antennas
fig. c
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
3
5
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
AM
LOOP
AM
LOOP
4
Français
F connector
To improve AM reception
2
2 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire
fully into each terminal, then release the tabs
to secure the AM antenna wires.
• 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.
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
Outdoor
antenna
Español
3 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).
For the best possible reception, suspend
horizontally outdoors.
Nederlands
1 Pull off the protective shields of both AM
antenna wires.
Connect a 5 m to 6 m (15 ft. to 18 ft.) length of
vinyl-coated wire to the AM antenna terminal
without disconnecting the supplied AM loop
antenna.
Italiano
1
AM
LOOP
5 m to 6 m
(15 ft. to 18 ft.)
Indoor antenna
(vinyl-coated wire)
4 Place the AM antenna on a flat surface
and in a direction giving the best reception.
5 Connect the FM wire antenna in the same
way as the AM loop antenna.
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully
and fix to a wall or door frame. Don’t drape
loosely or leave coiled up.
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Connecting up
You can use the speakers connected to the B
speaker terminals to listen to stereo playback
in another room. Make sure to review Hints on
speaker placement on page 21 when placing
the speakers in another room. See Switching
the speaker system on page 22 for the listening
options with this setup.
Connecting the speakers
A complete setup of six speakers (including the
subwoofer) is shown here but everyone’s home
setup will vary. Simply connect the speakers
you have in the manner shown below. The
receiver will work with just two stereo speakers
(the front speakers in the diagram) but using at
least three speakers is recommended, and a
complete setup is best for surround sound. If
you’re not using a subwoofer, change the front
speaker setting (see Speaker Setting on
page 42) to LARGE.
Be sure to complete all connections before
connecting this unit to the AC power source.
Make sure you connect the speaker on the
right to the right terminal and the speaker on
the left to the left terminal. Also make sure the
positive and negative (+/–) terminals on the
receiver match those on the speakers. You can
use speakers with a nominal impedance
between 6 Ω to 16 Ω (please see Switching the
speaker impedance on page 72 if you plan to
use speakers with an impedance of less than
8 Ω).
VSX-918V
HDMI
IN
ANTENNA
AUX
R
CEN- SUB
TER WOOFER
FM UNBAL
L
IN
CD
IN
PLAY
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
(ASSIGNABLE)
OUT
FRONT
AM
LOOP
IN
XM
IN
TV
/ SAT
IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VIDEO
OPT
R SURROUND
(DVD / BD) IN 1
L
DVD 5.1CH INPUT
Y
PB
PR
Y
PB
PR
1
(CD)
DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
2
(TV / SAT)
REC
DVD / BD
AC OUTLET
(ASSIGNABLE)
(DVR / VCR) IN 3
OPT
OUT
(TV / SAT) IN 2
IN
SIRIUS IN
DIGITAL IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
MONITOR OUT
R
S
P
E
A
A
K
E
R
S
FRONT
L R
COMPONENT VIDEO
SURROUND
L
CENTER
(TV / SAT) IN 2
R
L
B
Speaker system B
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
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03
Twist exposed wire strands together.
2
Loosen terminal and insert exposed wire.
3
Tighten terminal.
1
2
3
10 mm
(3/8 in.)
B-Speaker terminals:
1
Twist exposed wire strands together.
2 Push open the tabs and insert exposed
wire.
Release the tabs.
1
2
3
Caution
• 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.
Español
• 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.
Nederlands
10 mm
(3/8 in.)
Italiano
3
• Place the front left and right speakers at
equal distances from the TV.
• When placing speakers near the TV, we
recommend using magnetically shielded
speakers to prevent possible interference,
such as discoloration of the picture when
the TV is switched on. If you do not have
magnetically shielded speakers and notice
discoloration of the TV picture, move the
speakers farther away from the 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.
• 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 speakers should be positioned
60 cm to 90 cm (a foot-and-a-half to three
feet) higher than your ears and titled
slightly downward. Make sure the speakers
don’t face each other.
• To achieve the best possible surround
sound, install your speakers as shown next
page. Be sure all speakers are installed
securely to prevent accidents and improve
sound quality.
Français
Speakers are usually designed with a
particular placement in mind. Some are
designed to be floorstanding, while others
should be placed on stands to sound their
best. Some should be placed near a wall;
others should be placed away from walls. We
have provided a few tips on getting the best
sound from your speakers (following), but you
should also follow the guidelines on
placement that the speaker manufacturer
provided with your particular speakers to get
the most out of them.
1
Deutsch
Hints on speaker placement
A-Speaker terminals:
English
Bare wire connections
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Connecting up
Switching the speaker system
Caution
• If you choose to install the center speaker
on top of the TV, be sure to secure it with
putty, or by other suitable means, to reduce
the risk of damage or injury resulting from
the speaker falling from the TV in the event
of external shocks such as earthquakes.
• Make sure no exposed speaker wire is
touching the rear panel, this may cause the
receiver to turn off automatically.
Speaker placement diagrams
The following illustrations show 5.1 channel
speaker setups.
3-D view of 5.1 channel speaker setup
Overhead view of speaker setup
Front
left
Three speaker system settings are possible
using the SPEAKERS button.
• Use the SPEAKERS button on the front
panel to select a speaker system setting.1
SOUND
RETRIEVER
VSB MODE
SPEAKERS
SIGNAL
SELECT
Press repeatedly to choose a speaker system
option:
• SPA – Sound is output from the speakers
connected to the A speaker terminals
(multichannel playback is possible).
• SPB – Sound is output from the two
speakers connected to speaker system B
(only stereo playback is possible).
• SPAB – Sound is output from speaker
system A (no sound is output from the
Center and the Surround speaker), the two
speakers in speaker system B, and the
subwoofer. Multichannel sources are
downmixed for stereo output from speaker
systems A and B.
Front
right
Center
Subwoofer
Surround
left
Surround
right
Listening position
Note
1 • The subwoofer output depends on the settings you made in Speaker Setting on page 42. However, if SPB is selected above,
no sound is heard from the subwoofer (the LFE channel is not downmixed).
• All speaker systems (except speaker system B connections) are switched off when headphones are connected.
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04
Chapter 4:
English
Controls and displays
Deutsch
Front panel
Illustration shows the VSX-918V model
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
VSX-918V
PHASE
CONTROL
ACOUSTIC
EQ
AUTO SURR /
STREAM DIRECT
STEREO /
A.L.C.
STANDARD
ADVANCED
SURROUND
STANDBY/ON
DIGITAL PRECISION
PROCESSING
TV
DVD
DVR
VIDEO/PORTABLE
CD/CD-R
iPod
FM/AM
XM
SIRIUS
AUX
MASTER
VOLUME
INPUT
SELECTOR
VIDEO
SOUND
RETRIEVER
VSB MODE
SPEAKERS
L AUDIO R
8
SOUND
RETRIEVER
VSB MODE
1
15
SPEAKERS
16
SIGNAL
SELECT
19
PHASE
CONTROL
ACOUSTIC
EQ
AUTO SURR /
STREAM DIRECT
STEREO /
A.L.C.
STANDARD
ADVANCED
SURROUND
20
17
STANDBY/ON
2 INPUT SELECTOR dial
Selects an input source.
3 Input select buttons
Selects an input source.
4 Digital Precision Processing indicator
(VSX-918V model only)
Lights to indicate digital processing.
5 Character display
See Display on page 24.
18
6 MCACC indicator
Lights when Acoustic Calibration EQ (page 33)
is on (Acoustic Calibration EQ is automatically
set to ALL CH ADJUST after the Auto MCACC
Setup (page 8) or EQ Auto Setup (page 40)).
7
Español
14
9 10
Nederlands
PHONES
MCACC
PORTABLE
13
12
11
iPod DIRECT
SIGNAL
SELECT
Italiano
PHONES
Français
PHASE
CONTROL
MASTER VOLUME dial
8 AUDIO/VIDEO input
See Connecting to the front panel video terminal
on page 18.
9 iPod DIRECT terminal
Use to connect your Apple iPod as an audio
source (page 55).
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10 MCACC PORTABLE jack
Use to connect a microphone when
performing Auto MCACC setup, or connect an
auxiliary component using a stereo mini-jack
cable (page 18).
11 PHONES jack
Use to connect headphones (when connected,
there is no sound output from the speakers
(except speaker system B connections)).
18 PHASE CONTROL
Press to switch on/off Phase Control (page 10).
19 ACOUSTIC EQ
Press to select an Acoustic Calibration EQ
setting (page 33).
20 Listening mode buttons
AUTO SURR/STREAM DIRECT
Switches between Auto surround mode
(Auto playback on page 30) and Stream
Direct playback. Stream Direct playback
bypasses the tone controls for the most
accurate reproduction of a source
(page 32).
12 ST +/–
Use to select preset radio stations (page 47).
13 TUNE +/–
Used to find radio frequencies (page 46).
STEREO/A.L.C.
Switches between stereo playback, Auto
level control stereo mode (page 31) and
Front Stage Surround Advance modes
(page 32).
STANDARD
Press for Standard decoding and to switch
between the various 2 Pro Logic II options
(page 30).
14 SOUND RETRIEVER
Press to restore CD quality sound to
compressed audio sources (page 32).
15 VSB MODE
Press to switch on/off Virtual Surround Back
(VSB) mode (page 33).
16 SPEAKERS
Use to change the speaker system (page 22)
and the impedance setting (page 72).
ADVANCED SURROUND
Switches between the various surround
modes (page 31).
17 SIGNAL SELECT
Selects an input signal (page 36).
Display
1
2
3
4 5
6
7
8 9 10 11
SP
[L] 6
[C]
AB [ R ]
[R s ] 0
[L s ]
6
4 0 125 25 0 4 K1 3 K
12
13
1 SIGNAL indicators
Lights to indicate the type of input signal:
AUTO
Lights when AUTO signal select is on.
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14
15 16
17
18
19
DIGITAL
Lights when a digital audio signal is
detected.
2 DIGITAL
Lights when a Dolby Digital encoded signal
is detected.
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DTS
Lights when a source with DTS encoded
audio signals is detected.
3 2 DIGITAL
Lights to indicate decoding of a Dolby Digital
multichannel signal.
7 AUTO SURR.
Lights when Auto Surround (see Auto playback
on page 30) or XM HD Surround (page 58) is
on.
9 SLEEP
Lights when the sleep mode is active (page 28).
10 Tuner indicators
/ MONO
Lights when the mono mode is set using
the MPX button.
16 D.E.
Lights when Dialog Enhancement is switched
on (page 35).
17 LOUDNESS
Lights during Loudness listening (page 34).
18 Master volume level
Shows the overall volume level.
19 MCACC channel EQ / Sound Retriever /
HDMI indicators
These indicators show the EQ balance for
each channel in Checking your Acoustic
Calibration EQ settings on page 42. Also, L and
R light when the Sound Retriever is active
(page 32).
In addition, the HDMI connection state is
displayed as shown below.
Blinks when connecting an HDMI-equipped
component: lights when the component is
connected (page 16).
[L] 6
[C]
[R]
[R s ] 0
Español
8 ATT
Lights when ANALOG ATT is used to attenuate
(reduce) the level of the analog input signal
(page 28).
15 MIDNIGHT
Lights during Midnight listening (page 34).
Nederlands
6 DIRECT
Lights when source Stream Direct playback is in
use. Direct playback bypasses the tone controls
for the most accurate reproduction of a source.
14 WMA9 Pro
Lights to indicate decoding of a WMA9 Pro
signal.
Italiano
5 VIR. SB
Lights during Virtual surround back processing
(page 33).
13 ADV.SURR. (Advanced Surround)
Lights when one of the Advanced Surround
modes has been selected.
Français
4 2 PRO LOGIC II
Lights to indicate Pro Logic II decoding (see
Listening in surround sound on page 30).
12 Character display
Deutsch
2
Lights to indicate decoding of a DTS multichannel
signal.
11 Speaker indicators
Lights to indicate the current speaker system,
A and/or B (page 22).
English
ANALOG
Lights when an analog signal is detected.
04
HDMI indicator
[L s ]
6
/ STEREO
Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is being
received in auto stereo mode.
/ TUNED
Lights when a broadcast is being received.
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3 MULTI CONTROL buttons
Press to select control of other components (see
Controlling the rest of your system on page 49).
TV CTRL, PORTABLE, CD-R, XM and SIRIUS
buttons can be used with SHIFT button.
Remote control
Illustration shows the VSX-918V model
1
11
RECEIVER
2
3
SOURCE
INPUT SELECT
12
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
DVD
TV
DVR
CD-R
XM
SIRIUS
CD
FM
AM
PORTABLE
iPod
RECEIVER
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
13
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
DIALOG RETRIEVER
EQ
PHASE
4
MUTE
MASTER
VOLUME
RECEIVER CONTROL
5
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
6
ST
ENTER
GUIDE
CH -
CATEGORY
ADV SURR
Switches between the various surround
modes (page 31).
TUNE
SETUP
7
RETURN
ANT
AUDIO
DVD
REC STOP
MEMORY
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
SUBTITLE
HDD
REC
AUTO/DIRECT
Switches between Auto surround mode
(Auto playback on page 30) and Stream
Direct playback. Direct playback bypasses
the tone controls for the most accurate
reproduction of a source (page 32).
STANDARD
Press for Standard decoding and to switch
between 2 Pro Logic II options (page 30).
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
RECEIVER CONTROL buttons
STEREO/A.L.C.
Switches between stereo playback, Auto
level control stereo mode (page 31) and
Front Stage Surround Advance modes
(page 32).
LEVEL
CH SEL
4
PHASE
Press to switch on/off Phase Control
(page 10).
ENTER
DISC
8
9
INFO
SHIFT
ACOUSTIC EQ
Press to select an Acoustic Calibration EQ
setting (page 33).
+10
iPod CTRL
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
10
TV VOL
14
RECEIVER
1 INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input source (use SHIFT for
INPUT SELECT
).
2 RECEIVER
Switches the receiver between standby and on.
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DIALOG
Use to make dialog stand out when
watching TV or a movie (page 35).
SOUND RETRIEVER
Press to restore CD quality sound to
compressed audio sources (page 32).
MUTE
Mutes/unmutes the sound.
CH SEL
Press repeatedly to select a channel, then
use LEVEL +/– to adjust the level (page 44).
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MASTER VOLUME +/–
Use to set the listening volume.
TOP MENU
Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a DVD.
SUBTITLE*
Displays/changes the subtitles included
in multilingual DVD-Video discs.
REC*
Start recording.
AUDIO*
Changes the audio language or channel
on DVD discs.
CATEGORY
Press to browse digital radio broadcasts.
HDD*, DVD*
These buttons switch between the hard
disk and DVD controls for HDD/DVD
recorders.
REC STOP*
Stops recording.
T.EDIT
Memorizes/names stations for recall
(page 47).
ANT
Use to select the VHF/UHF antennas or
Cable TV.
MENU
Displays the disc menu of DVD-Video discs.
MEMORY
Use to register a song title you are currently
listening to.
RETURN
Confirm and exit the current menu screen.
CH +/–*
Use to select channels for DVD/DVR units.
6 (TUNE/, ST/), ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your
surround sound system (page 37). Also used to
control DVD menus/options.
Español
SETUP
Press to access the System Setup menu
(page 37). Also functions as the SETUP
button for DVD/DVR units.
Nederlands
GUIDE
Displays/changes the subtitles on
multilingual DVDs.
Italiano
ONE TOUCH COPY*
Copies the currently playing title from DVD
to HDD or vice-versa.
The controls above these buttons can be
accessed after you have selected the
corresponding MULTI CONTROL button (for
example DVD, DVR or TV (when connected to
a DTV)).
Français
AV PARAMETER
Use to access the AV options.
7 Component control buttons
The main buttons (, , etc.) are used to
control a component after you have selected it
using the MULTI CONTROL buttons.
Deutsch
5 System Setup and Component control
buttons
The following button controls can be accessed
after you have selected the corresponding
MULTI CONTROL button (DVD, DVR,
RECEIVER, etc.).
Use the TUNE/ buttons can be used to
find radio frequencies (page 46) and the ST/
buttons can be used to select preset radio
stations (page 47).
English
LEVEL +/–
Use to adjust the channel levels.
04
8 Number buttons and other component
controls
Use the number buttons to directly select a
radio frequency (page 46) or the tracks on a
CD, DVD, etc. There are other buttons that can
be accessed after the RECEIVER button is
pressed. (For example MIDNIGHT, etc.)
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TUNER DISP*
Switches between named station presets
and radio frequencies (page 47).
9 INFO
Use to bring up information screens on a
digital TV.
CLASS*
Switches between the three banks
(classes) of radio station presets (page 47).
10 SHIFT
Press to access the ‘boxed’ commands (above
the buttons) on the remote. These buttons are
marked with an asterisk (* ) in this section.
MPX*
Switches between stereo and mono
reception of FM broadcasts. If the signal is
weak then switching to mono will improve
the sound quality (page 46).
D.ACCESS*
After pressing, you can access a radio
station directly using the number buttons
(page 46).
MIDNIGHT
Switches to Midnight or Loudness
listening (page 34).
ANALOG ATT
Attenuates (lowers) the level of an analog
input signal to prevent distortion.
DIMMER
Dims or brightens the display.
SLEEP
Press to change the amount of time before
the receiver switches into standby (30 min
– 60 min – 90 min – Off). You can check
the remaining sleep time at any time by
pressing SLEEP once.
SIGNAL SEL
Use to select an input signal (page 36).
SR + (VSX-918V model only)
Switches the SR+ mode on/off (page 63).
iPod CTRL
Switches between the iPod controls and
the receiver controls (page 57).
DISC (ENTER)
Use to enter commands for TV or DTV, and
also use to select a disc in a multi-CD
player.
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11 Remote control LED
Lights when a command is sent from the
remote control.
12 SOURCE
Press to turn on/off other components
connected to the receiver (see page 52 for
more on this).
13 RECEIVER
Switches the remote to control the receiver
(used to select the green commands above the
number buttons (SETUP, etc)). Also use this
button to set up surround sound (page 37).
14 TV CONTROL buttons
These buttons are dedicated to control the TV
assigned to the TV CTRL button. Thus if you
only have one TV to hook up to this system
assign it to the TV CTRL MULTI CONTROL
button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV
to the TV CTRL button (see page 51 for more on
this).
Use to turn on/off the power of the TV.
INPUT SELECT
Use to select the TV input signal.
TV CH +/–
Use to select channels.
TV VOL +/–
Use to adjust the volume on your TV.
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04
Operating range of remote control
English
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 operated simultaneously
with another infrared remote control unit.
Français
DOWN
30
30
Deutsch
• The receiver is located near a device that is
emitting infrared rays.
DOWN
DOWN
Italiano
7 m (23 ft.)
Nederlands
Español
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05
Listening to your system
Chapter 5:
Listening to your system
Important
• Certain features explained in this section
will not be possible depending on the
source (for example, PCM 88.2 kHz/96 kHz,
DTS 96 kHz (24 bit) or WMA9 Pro sources).
Auto playback
The simplest, most direct listening option is the
Auto Surround feature. With this, the receiver
automatically detects what kind of source
you’re playing and selects multichannel or
stereo playback as necessary.1
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• While listening to a source, press
AUTO/DIRECT2 for auto playback of a
source.
Press repeatedly until AUTOSURR. shows
briefly in the display (it will then show the
decoding or playback format). Check the
digital format indicators in the display to see
how the source is being processed.
• When listening to XM Radio, AUTO/DIRECT
selects the XM HD Surround feature
(page 58).
Listening in surround sound
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.
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• While listening to a source, press
STANDARD.
If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby
Surround encoded, the proper decoding
format will automatically be selected and
shows in the display.
With two channel sources, press STANDARD
repeatedly to select from:
• 2 Pro Logic II MOVIE – Up to 5.1 channel
sound, especially suited to movie sources
• 2 Pro Logic II MUSIC3 – Up to 5.1
channel sound, especially suited to music
sources
• 2 Pro Logic II GAME – Up to 5.1 channel
sound, especially suited for video games
• 2 PRO LOGIC – 4.1 channel surround
sound
Note
1 • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly using 2 Pro Logic II MOVIE (see Listening in surround sound
above for more on these decoding formats).
• The Auto Surround feature is canceled if you connect headphones or select the multichannel analog inputs.
2 For more options using this button, see Using Stream Direct on page 32.
3 When listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode, there are three further parameters you can adjust:
Center Width, Dimension, and Panorama. See Setting the AV options on page 34 to adjust them.
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05
Using the Advanced surround effects
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
When you select STEREO you will hear the
source through just the front left and right
speakers (and possibly your subwoofer
depending on your speaker settings). Dolby
Digital and DTS multichannel sources are
downmixed to stereo.
In the Auto level control stereo mode (A.L.C.),
this unit equalizes playback sound levels if
each sound level varies with the music source
recorded in a portable audio player.
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• STEREO – The audio is heard with your
surround settings and you can still use the
Midnight, Loudness, and Tone functions.
Español
• F.S.S. WIDE – See Using Front Stage
Surround Advance on page 32 for more on
this.
Nederlands
• A.L.C. – Listening in Auto level control
stereo mode.
• F.S.S.FOCUS – See Using Front Stage
Surround Advance on page 32 for more on
this.
Italiano
• While listening to a source, press
STEREO/A.L.C. for stereo playback.
Press repeatedly to switch between:
Français
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
Deutsch
• Press ADV SURR repeatedly to select a
listening mode.
• ACTION – Designed for action movies with
dynamic soundtracks.
• DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of
dialog.
• MONOFILM – Creates surround sound
from mono soundtracks.
• ENT.SHOW – Suitable for musical sources.
• EXPANDED – Creates an extra wide stereo
field.2
• TV SURR. – Provides surround sound for
both mono and stereo TV sources.
• ADV.GAME – Suitable for video games.
• SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs.
• ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound
for rock and/or pop music.
• UNPLUGED – Suitable for acoustic music
sources.
• X-STEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a
stereo source, using all of your speakers.
• PHONESUR. – Creates the effect of overall
surround with headphones.
Listening in stereo
English
The Advanced surround feature creates a
variety of surround effects. Try different modes
with various soundtracks to see which you like.1
Note
1 • If you press ADV SURR with the headphones connected, PHONESUR. will automatically be selected.
• When an Advanced Surround listening mode is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in
Setting the AV options on page 34.
2 Use with Dolby Pro Logic for a stereo surround effect (stereo field is wider than Standard modes with Dolby Digital sources).
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Using Front Stage Surround
Advance
The Front Stage Surround Advance function
allows you to create natural surround sound
effects using just the front speakers and the
subwoofer.
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
• While listening to a source, press STEREO/
A.L.C. to select Front Stage Surround Advance
modes.
• STEREO – See Listening in stereo on
page 31 for more on this.
• A.L.C. – See Listening in stereo on page 31
for more on this.
• F.S.S.FOCUS – Use to provide a rich
surround sound effect directed to the
center of where the front left and right
speakers sound projection area converges.
• F.S.S. WIDE – Use to provide a surround
sound effect to a wider area than FOCUS
mode.1
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
WIDE position
Front left
speaker
Use the Stream Direct modes when you want
to hear the truest possible reproduction of a
source. All unnecessary signal processing is
bypassed.
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
FOCUS position (Recommend)
Using Stream Direct
Front right
speaker
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• While listening to a source, press AUTO/
DIRECT to select Stream Direct mode.
• AUTOSURR. – See Auto playback on
page 30.
• DIRECT – Sources are heard according to
the settings made in the Surround Setup
(speaker setting, channel level, speaker
distance), as well as with dual mono
settings. You will hear sources according
to the number of channels in the signal.
For analog sources, only Channel Level can
be set. All other digital processing can not
be set.
Using the Sound Retriever
When audio data is removed during the
compression process, sound quality often
suffers from an uneven sound image. The
Sound Retriever feature employs new DSP
technology that helps bring CD quality sound
back to compressed 2-channel audio by
restoring sound pressure and smoothing
jagged artifacts left over after compression.2
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• Press SOUND RETRIEVER to switch the
sound retriever on or off.
Note
1 When using F.S.S. WIDE, a better effect can be obtained if Auto MCACC Setup is performed. For more on this, refer to
Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on page 8.
2 The Sound Retriever is only applicable to 2-channel sources.
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• Default setting: OFF / ALL CH (after the
Auto MCACC Setup or EQ Auto Setting)
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
PHASE
CONTROL
• ALL CH – No special weighting is given to
any one channel.
STANDBY/ON
DVD
• CUSTOM 1/2 – Custom settings
TV
DVR
VIDEO/PORTABLE
INPUT
SELECTOR
PHONES
SOUND
RETRIEVER
VSB MODE
SPEAKERS
SIGNAL
SELECT
• EQ OFF – Switches Acoustic Calibration
EQ off.
• Press VSB MODE (front panel) to select
a virtual surround back channel option.
Each press cycles through the options as
follows:
• VSB ON – Virtual Surround Back is always
used (for example, on 5.1 encoded
material)
• VSB OFF – Virtual Surround Back mode is
switched off
Español
The MCACC indicator on the front panel lights
when Acoustic Calibration EQ is active.1
Nederlands
• F. ALIGN – All speakers are heard in
accordance with the front speaker settings.
Italiano
• While listening to a source, press
ACOUSTIC EQ.
Press repeatedly to select between:
Depending on the input signal and the
Listening Mode, the Virtual Surround Back
mode may not be effective.
Français
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
Selecting this mode allows you to hear a
virtual surround back channel through your
surround speakers. For example, you can
choose to listen to sources with no surround
back channel information (for example, 5.1
encoded material) with emulated 6.1
encoding (VSB ON). Sometimes the material
may sound better in the 5.1 format for which it
was originally encoded. In this case you can
simply switch it off (VSB OFF).2
Deutsch
You can listen to sources using the Acoustic
Calibration Equalization set in Automatically
setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on
page 8 or Acoustic Calibration EQ on page 40.
Refer to these pages for more on Acoustic
Calibration Equalization.
Using Virtual Surround Back
(VSB)
English
Listening with Acoustic
Calibration EQ
05
Note
1 You can’t use Acoustic Calibration EQ with DVD 5.1ch, Stream Direct mode, WMA9 Pro or XM HD Surround, and it has no
effect with headphones.
2 The Virtual Surround Back mode is not effective when using headphones, Stream Direct, Stereo, Auto level control stereo
mode, Front Stage Surround Advance mode. It is also unavailable if the surround speaker is set to NO in Speaker Setting on
page 42.
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Listening to your system
C
RECEIVER
Setting the AV options
There are a number of additional sound
settings you can make using the AV Parameter
menu. The defaults, if not stated, are listed in
bold.
Important
• The AV Parameter menu is not available
with DVD 5.1ch selected by SIGNAL SEL
(SIGNAL SELECT) (see Choosing the input
signal on page 36).
• Note that if a setting doesn’t appear in the
AV Parameter menu, it is unavailable due
to the current source, settings and status
of the receiver.
SOURCE
INPUT SELECT
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
TV
DVR
DVD
CD-R
XM
SIRIUS
CD
FM
AM
CO
O
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
PORTABLE
ST
ENTER
iPod
GUIDE
RECEIVER
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
CH -
CATEGORY
TUNE
SETUP
RETURN
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press AV PARAMETER button.
2 Use / 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.
3 Use / to set it as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for
each setting.
4 Press RETURN to confirm and exit the
menu.
Setting
What it does
MIDNIGHTa
Allows you to hear effective surround sound of movies at
low volumes.
Option(s)
M/L OFF
MIDNIGHT
LOUDNESSa
Used to get good bass and treble from music sources at
low volumes.
LOUDNESS
BASSb
Depending on what you are listening to, you may want to
adjust the bass or treble.
–6 to +6 (dB)
Default: 0 (dB)
TREBLEb
–6 to +6 (dB)
Default: 0 (dB)
CENTER WIDTHc
Spreads the center channel between the front right and left
DIMENSIONc
Adjusts the surround sound balance from front to back,
making the sound more distant (minus settings), or more
forward (positive settings).
PANORAMAc
Extends the front stereo image to include surround
speakers for a ‘wraparound’ effect.
(Applicable only when speakers, making it sound wider (higher settings) or
using a center speaker) narrower (lower settings).
0 to 7
Default: 3
–3 to +3
Default: 0
OFF
ON
EFFECT
34
En
Sets the effect level for the currently selected Advanced
Surround mode (each mode can be set separately).
10 to 90
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What it does
Option(s)
DUAL MONOd
Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital
soundtracks should be played.
ch1 –
Channel 1 is heard only
ch2 –
Channel 2 is heard only
DRC
(Dynamic Range
Control)
e
Localizes dialog in the center channel to make it stand out
from other background sounds in a TV or movie
soundtrack.
Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources include ultralow bass tones. Set the LFE attenuator as necessary to
prevent the ultra-low bass tones from distorting the sound
from the speakers.
The LFE is not limited when set to 0 dB, which is the
recommended value. When set to –10 dB, the LFE is
limited by the respective degree. When OFF is selected, no
sound is output from the LFE channel.
OFF
ON
0.0 to 6.0 (frames)
1 second = 30 frames
(NTSC)
LFEATT 0 (0 dB)
LFEATT 10 (–10 dB)/
LFEATT ** (OFF)
AMP
THRU (Through)
a. You can change the MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS options at any time by using MIDNIGHT button.
b. The tone controls are only available when Stereo, Auto level control stereo mode or Front Stage Surround
Advance mode are selected (except when STEREO is selected using AUTOSURR.).
c. Only available with 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode.
d. This setting works only with dual mono encoded Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks.
e. You can change the Dialog Enhancement options at any time by using DIALOG button.
Español
HDMI
Specifies the routing of the HDMI audio signal out of this
(VSX-918V model only) receiver (amp) or through to a TV or flat panel TV.
MID
Nederlands
LFE ATT
(LFE Attenuate)
MAX
Italiano
Sound Delay
Some monitors have a slight delay when showing video, so
(VSX-918V model only) 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.
OFF
Français
Dialog Enhancement
Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie soundtracks
optimized for Dolby Digital and DTS (you may need to use
this feature when listening to surround sound at low
volumes).
Deutsch
Lch1.Rch2 –
Both channels heard
from front speakers
English
Setting
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Playing other sources
1 Turn on the power of the playback
component.
2
Turn on the power of the receiver.
3 Select the source you want to playback.
Use the MULTI CONTROL buttons (INPUT
SELECTOR).
4 Start playback of the component you
selected in step 1.
Choosing the input signal
• Default setting: AUTO
You need to hook up a component to both
analog and digital inputs on the rear of the
receiver to select between input signals.1
1
Press RECEIVER on the remote control.
2 Press SIGNAL SEL (SIGNAL SELECT) to
select the input signal corresponding to the
source component.
Each press cycles through the following:
• AUTO – The input signal is automatically
selected from the HDMI (VSX-918V model
only), DIGITAL and ANALOG in this order.
• HDMI (VSX-918V model only) – Selects an
HDMI signal.2
• DVD 5.1ch – See Selecting the
multichannel analog inputs below.
• ANALOG – Selects the analog inputs.
• DIGITAL – Selects the digital input.
When set to DIGITAL or AUTO, 2 DIGITAL
lights when a Dolby Digital signal is input, and
DTS lights when a DTS signal is input.
VSX-918V model only: When the HDMI is
selected, the ANALOG and DIGITAL
indicators are off (see page 24).
Selecting the multichannel
analog inputs
If you have connected a decoder or a DVD
player with multichannel analog outputs to this
receiver (page 13), you must select the analog
multichannel inputs for surround sound.3
1 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.
2
Press DVD.
3 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press SIGNAL SEL to select the
multichannel analog inputs.
DVD 5.1ch shows in the display and the
ANALOG indicator lights.
Selecting the front audio inputs
When playing back a component connected to
the MCACC PORTABLE jack on the front panel,
set the source to PORTABLE on the receiver.
1 Press PORTABLE (SHIFT+iPod) on the
remote control.
You can also select the source by pressing
VIDEO/PORTABLE on the front panel.
2
Playback the connected component.
Note
1 • This receiver can only playback Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 96 kHz), DTS and WMA9 Pro digital signal formats. With other
digital signal formats, set to ANALOG.
• You may get digital noise when a LD or CD player compatible with DTS is playing an analog signal. To prevent noise, make
the proper digital connections (page 12) 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.
2 When the HDMI option in Setting the AV options on page 34 is set to THRU (THROUGH), the sound will be heard through your
TV, not from this receiver.
3 During playback from the multichannel inputs, you can’t use any of the sound features/modes and only the volume and
channel levels can be set.
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Chapter 6:
RECEIVER CONTROL
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
RECEIVER
SOURCE
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
INPUT SELECT
ST
ENTER
CD-R
XM
SIRIUS
CD
FM
AM
PORTABLE
GUIDE
CH -
CATEGORY
TUNE
iPod
SETUP
RECEIVER
SUBTITLE
RETURN
REC
ANT
AUDIO
1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.
Use the RECEIVER button to switch on.1
System Setup
System Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
: Exit
: Exit
Above: VSX-918V (left) and VSX-818V (right)
• Other Setup (VSX-918V model only) –
Make customized settings to reflect how
you are using the receiver (see The Other
Setup menu on page 66).
Manual MCACC speaker setup
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
setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on
page 8.
Español
Select the setting you want to adjust.
• Input Assign – Specify what you’ve
connected to the digital, component video
and HDMI inputs (see The Input Assign
menu on page 64).
Nederlands
2 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.2
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
3
• Manual SP Setup – Specify the size,
number, distance and overall balance of
the speakers you’ve connected (see
Manual speaker setup on page 42).
Italiano
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
DVD
TV
DVR
• Manual MCACC – Fine tune your speaker
settings and customize the Acoustic
Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC
speaker setup below).
Français
The following section shows you how to make
detailed settings to specify how you’re using
the receiver, and also explains how to fine-tune
individual speaker system settings to your
liking.
• Auto MCACC – This is a quick and
effective automatic surround setup (see
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8).
Deutsch
Using the System Setup menu
English
The System Setup menu
You only need to make these settings once
(unless you change the placement of your
current speaker system or add new speakers).
Note
1 If headphones are connected to the receiver, disconnect them.
2 • You can’t use the System Setup menu when the iPod, XM Radio, SIRIUS Radio or PORTABLE input is selected.
• Press SETUP at any time to exit the System Setup menu.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use component or composite connections
for system setup.
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The System Setup menu
Important
• 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. See
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8 if you’re unsure
how to do this. Also see Other problems
when using the Auto MCACC Setup on
page 10 for notes regarding background
noise and other possible interference.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on
and turn up the volume as necessary.
1 Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the
System Setup menu.
See Using the System Setup menu on page 37
if you’re not already at this screen.
System Setup
2.Manual MCACC
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
: Exit
• Fine Ch Level – Make fine adjustments to
the overall balance of your speaker system
(see Fine Channel Level below).
• Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay
settings for your speaker system (see Fine
Speaker Distance on page 39).
The last five settings are specifically for
customizing the parameters explained in
Acoustic Calibration EQ below:
• EQ AUTO Setting – Measure the acoustic
characteristics of your room and
automatically adjust the frequency balance
of your speaker system (see Setting the
Acoustic Calibration EQ automatically on
page 40).
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Fine Channel Level
• Default setting: 0dB (all channels)
You can achieve better surround sound by
properly adjusting the overall balance of your
speaker system. The following setting can help
you make detailed adjustments that you may
not achieve using the Manual speaker setup on
page 42.
:Return
2 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.
En
• EQ Data Copy – Copy Acoustic Calibration
EQ settings for manual adjustment (see
Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings on page 40).
• EQ CUSTOM1/2 Adjust – Make detailed
manual adjustments to your custom
Acoustic Calibration EQ settings (see
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually on page 41).
• EQ Data Check – Check the ALL CH
ADJUST, FRONT ALIGN and custom
settings using the on-screen display (see
Checking your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings on page 42).
1 Select ‘Fine Ch Level’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
You’ll hear test tones from each speaker in
turn. Since the left speaker is the main
reference speaker, the level is fixed.
Caution
• The test tones used in the System Setup
are output at high volume (the volume
increases to –13dB automatically).
2a.Fine Channel Level
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
Please Wait . . . 20
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
:Cancel
2 Select each channel in turn and adjust
the levels (+/– 10dB) as necessary.
Use / to adjust the volume of the speaker
you selected to match the reference speaker.
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2 Adjust the distance of the left channel
from the listening position.
2b.Fine SP Distance
2a.Fine Channel Level
+ 0.0dB
[
0.0dB
+1.0dB
[ –3.0dB
[ +10.0dB
[ –1.5dB
(Reference)
]
L(Reference)
10.0ft
]
]
]
ENTER:Next
:Cancel
:Finish
• If you want to go back and adjust a
channel, simply use / to select it.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
• Default setting: 10.0ft (all channels)
L
R
C
LS
RS
SW
10.0ft
9.0ft
9.5ft
[ 6.0ft
[ 6.5ft
[ 12.5ft
[
(Reference)
]
]
]
]
:Finish
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.
Español
1 Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the
Manual MCACC setup menu.
The volume increases to the reference level.
2b.Fine SP Distance
Nederlands
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. The following setting can help you make
detailed adjustments that you may not achieve
using the Manual speaker setup on page 42.
3 Select each channel in turn and adjust
the distance as necessary.
Use / to adjust the delay of the speaker
you selected to match the reference speaker.
The delay is measured in terms of speaker
distance from 0.5 feet to 45.0 feet (0.1 m to 13
m).
Italiano
Fine Speaker Distance
After pressing ENTER, test tones will be
output.
Français
• For comparison purposes, the reference
speaker will change depending on which
speaker you select.
Deutsch
L
R
C
LS
RS
SW
English
When it sounds like both tones are the same
volume, press ENTER to confirm and continue
to the next channel.
06
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
When it sounds like the delay settings are
matched up, press ENTER to confirm and
continue to the next channel.
• For comparison purposes, the reference
speaker will change depending on which
speaker you select.
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The System Setup menu
• If you want to go back and adjust a
channel, simply use / to select it.
2
Wait for the EQ AUTO Setting to finish.
2c.EQ AUTO Setting
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Acoustic Calibration EQ
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
automatically
If you have already completed Automatically
setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on
page 8, ALL CH ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN
(below) should already be set. Therefore, if you
want to adjust your settings manually, you can
skip to Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually on page 41.
1 Select ‘EQ AUTO Setting’ from the
Manual MCACC setup menu.
2c.EQ AUTO Setting
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
Set microphone.
Turn on Subwoofer.
:Cancel
• Make sure the microphone is connected.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, it is
automatically detected every time you
switch on the system. Make sure it is on
and the volume is at the middle position.
• See Other problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup on page 10 for notes
regarding high background noise levels
and other possible interference.
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Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker YES/NO
Now Analyzing
[
[
[
]
]
]
Surround Analyzing
Channel Level
[
Acoustic Cal EQ [
:Cancel
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. This
provides a ‘flat’ equalization setting. If you’re
not satisfied with the automatic adjustment,
you can also adjust these settings manually to
get a frequency balance that suits your tastes.
2.Manual MCACC
2c.EQ AUTO Setting
Now Analyzing
]
]
:Cancel
As the receiver outputs test tones, the
frequency balance is adjusted automatically
for the following settings:
• ALL CH ADJUST – A ‘flat’ setting where all
the speakers are set individually so no
special weighting is given to any one
channel.
• FRONT ALIGN – All speakers are set in
accordance with the front speaker settings
(no equalization is applied to the front left
and right channels).
You return to the Acoustic Cal EQ setup menu
after the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is
set.
Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings
If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic
Calibration EQ (see Setting the Acoustic
Calibration EQ manually on page 41), we
recommend copying the ALL CH ADJUST or
the FRONT ALIGN settings from the EQ AUTO
setup above (or from Automatically setting up
for surround sound (MCACC) on page 8) to one
of the custom settings. Instead of just a flat EQ
curve, this will give you a reference point from
which to start.
1 Select ‘EQ Data Copy’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
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06
2d.EQ Data Copy
2d.EQ Data Copy
TO
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
TO
FROM
[
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
[
OK
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
]
Start Copy
FROM
[
ALL CH ADJ
CUSTOM2 ]
[
OK
]
:Cancel
:Cancel
3
Select ‘OK’ to copy and confirm.
2e. EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
Test Tone Type:
"ALL CH ADJUST"
[ Left
]
40Hz :
+1.0dB
125Hz : [
0.0dB]
250Hz : [
0.0dB]
4kHz : [
0.0dB]
13kHz : [
0.0dB]
TRIM : [
0.0dB]
:Finish
Use / to select the channel.
Use / to select the frequency and / to
boost or cut the EQ. When you’re finished, go
back to the top of the screen and use / to
select the next channel.
• The front speakers can’t be adjusted if you
selected FRONT ALIGN.
• 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.
Español
1 Select ‘EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust’ or ‘EQ
CUSTOM2 Adjust’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
Test Tone Type:
"ALL CH ADJUST"
Left
40Hz : [ +1.0dB]
125Hz : [
0.0dB]
250Hz : [
0.0dB]
4kHz : [
0.0dB]
13kHz : [
0.0dB]
TRIM : [
0.0dB]
:Finish
Nederlands
Before manually adjusting the Acoustic
Calibration EQ, we recommend copying the
ALL CH ADJUST or the FRONT ALIGN settings
from the auto setup above (or from
Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC) on page 8) to one of the custom
settings. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will
give you a reference point from which to start
(see Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings on page 40 for how to do this).
2e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
Italiano
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually
3 Select the channel(s) you want and
adjust to your liking.
Français
• You can also copy from one custom setting
to another. For more on the ALL CH
ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN settings, see
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
automatically on page 40.
• FRONT ALIGN – Speakers are set in
accordance with the front speaker
settings. The sound of the test tone will
alternate between the left front (reference)
speaker and the target speaker.
Deutsch
Start Copy
]
• ALL CH ADJUST – All the speakers can be
set independently so no special weighting
is given to any one channel. When
adjusting, test tones will sound for each
individual channel.
English
2 Select CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2 then use
/ to select the setting you want to
copy.
2e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
Test Tone Type
ALL CH ADJUST
ENTER:Next
:Cancel
2 Select which method you would like to
use to adjust the overall frequency balance.
It is best to choose whichever one you copied
to the custom setting in Copying your Acoustic
Calibration EQ settings on page 40.
Tip
• 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 / to select TRIM
then use / to raise or lower the
channel level for the current speaker.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
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The System Setup menu
Checking your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings
After you have completed an automatic or
manual Acoustic Calibration EQ adjustment,
you can check the ALL CH ADJUST, FRONT
ALIGN and custom settings using the onscreen display.
1 Select ‘EQ Data Check’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
2g.EQ Data Check
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g .EQ Data Check
40Hz
125Hz
250Hz
4kHz
13kHz
TRIM
:
:
:
:
:
:
+ 1.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
:Return
Select the setting you want to check.
• It is useful to do this while a source is
playing so you can compare the different
settings.
System Setup
3.Manual SP Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
:Return
2 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 Setting – Specify the size and
number of speakers you’ve connected (see
below).
3 Select the channels you want, pressing
ENTER when you’re finished checking each
one.
• Crossover Network– Specify which
frequencies will be sent to the subwoofer
(page 43).
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
• Channel Level – Adjust the overall balance
of your speaker system (page 44).
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 fine-tune your
system, but if you’re satisfied with the settings
made in Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8, it isn’t necessary to
make all of these settings.
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1 Select ‘Manual SP Setup’ then press
ENTER.
: Exit
Manual speaker setup
En
• The test tones used in the System Setup
are output at high volume (the volume
increases to –13dB automatically).
ALL CH ADJUST
[ Left
]
:Return
2
Caution
• Speaker Distance – Specify the distance
of your speakers from the listening position
(page 45).
3 Make the adjustments necessary for
each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm
after each screen.
Speaker Setting
Use this setting to specify your speaker
configuration (size, number of speakers). It is a
good idea to make sure that the settings made
in Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC) on page 8 are correct.
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3a.Speaker Setting
3.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
Front
SMALL
Center [ SMALL ]
Surr
[ SMALL ]
SUB W. : YES
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).
:Return
:Finish
• SUB W. – LFE signals and bass
frequencies of channels set to SMALL are
output from the subwoofer when YES is
selected (see notes below). 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
Crossover Network
• Default setting: 100Hz
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.2
Español
• 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 other
speakers).
Nederlands
• 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 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 to 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.
Italiano
• 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.1
Tip
Français
2 Choose the set of speakers that you
want to set then select a speaker size.
Use / to select the size (and number) of
each of the following speakers:
Deutsch
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
English
1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the
Manual SP Setup menu.
06
Note
1 If you select SMALL for the front speakers, the subwoofer will automatically be fixed to YES. Also, the center and surround
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.
2 For more on selecting the speaker sizes, see Speaker Setting above.
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The System Setup menu
1 Select ‘Crossover Network’ from the
Manual SP Setup menu.
3b.Crossover Network
3.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
Frequency
3 Confirm your selected setup option.
The test tones will start after you press ENTER.
After the volume increases to the reference
level, test tones will be output.
80Hz
3c.Channel Level
Test Tone
[ Manual ]
Please Wait . . .20
:Finish
:Return
2 Choose the frequency cutoff point.
Frequencies below the cutoff point will be sent
to the subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
:Cancel
4 Adjust the level of each channel using
/.
If you selected Manual, use / to switch
speakers. The Auto setup will output test tones
in the order shown on-screen:
Channel Level
3c.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.
3c.Channel Level
3.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
:Return
2
Test Tone
ENTER:Next
Manual
:Cancel
Select a setup option.
• Manual – Move the test tone manually
from speaker to speaker and adjust
individual channel levels.
• Auto – Adjust channel levels as the test
tone moves from speaker to speaker
automatically.
L
C
R
RS
LS
SW
[
[
[
[
[
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
]
]
]
]
]
:Finish
Adjust the level of each speaker as the test
tone is emitted.1
5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Tip
• You can change the channel levels at any
time by using CH SEL and LEVEL +/– on the
remote control. You can set two channel
levels: one for DVD 5.1CH and one for the
listening modes.
Note
1 • 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).
• The subwoofer test tone is output at low volumes. You may need to adjust the level after testing with an actual soundtrack.
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06
Speaker Distance
3d.Speaker Distance
3.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
[
[
[
[
[
10.0ft
10.0ft ]
10.0ft ]
10.0ft ]
10.0ft ]
10.0ft ]
:Finish
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Italiano
2 Adjust the distance of each speaker
using /.
You can adjust the distance of each speaker in
0.5 feet increments.
Français
:Return
L
C
R
RS
LS
SW
Deutsch
1 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the
Manual SP Setup menu.
English
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.
Nederlands
Español
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Using the tuner
Chapter 7:
Using the tuner
High speed tuning
Press and hold TUNE/ for high speed
tuning. Release the button at the frequency
you want.
Listening to the radio
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 47
for more on how to do this.
CD-R
XM
SIRIUS
CD
FM
AM
RECEIVER
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
Improving FM stereo sound
If the
(tuned) or
(stereo) indicators
don’t light when tuning to an FM station
because the signal is weak, press the MPX
(SHIFT+3) button to switch the receiver into
mono reception mode. This should improve the
sound quality and allow you to enjoy the
broadcast.
ENTER
DISC
PHASE
CH SEL
+10
iPod CTRL
LEVEL
MUTE
TV CONTROL
INFO
MASTER
VOLUME
SHIFT
RECEIVER CONTROL
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
ST
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
TV VOL
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
Tuning directly to a station
Sometimes, you’ll already know the frequency
of the station you want to listen to. In this case,
you can simply enter the frequency directly
using the number buttons on the remote
control.
ENTER
GUIDE
CH -
CATEGORY
TUNE
SETUP
1
RECEIVER
RETURN
Press FM or AM to select the band.
2 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/.
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1
Press FM or AM to select the band.
2
Press D.ACCESS (SHIFT+ENTER).
3 Use the number buttons to enter the
frequency of the radio station.
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.
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Using the tuner
07
XM
SIRIUS
CD
FM
AM
RECEIVER
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
DIALOG RETRIEVER
EQ
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
CH SEL
+10
iPod CTRL
LEVEL
MUTE
INFO
SHIFT
TUNE
ST
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
TV VOL
Tip
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
ENTER
GUIDE
CH -
CATEGORY
TUNE
RECEIVER
RETURN
1 Tune to a station you want to memorize.
See Listening to the radio on page 46 for more
on this.
3 Press CLASS (SHIFT+2) to select one of the
three classes then press ST/ to select the
station preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons.
4 Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and
number stop blinking and the receiver stores
the station.
Naming station presets
For easier identification, you can name your
station presets.
• Once you have named a station preset,
you can press TUNER DISP (SHIFT+1)
when listening to a station to switch the
display between name and frequency.
Listening to station presets
You will need to have some presets stored to
do this. See Saving station presets above if you
haven’t done this already.
Español
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows ST. MEMORY, then a
blinking memory class.
• To erase a station name, simply repeat
steps 1 to 3 and input four spaces instead
of a name.
Nederlands
SETUP
• The name is stored when ENTER is
pressed after choosing the fourth
character.
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
• Press ENTER to confirm a character. If no
character is input, a space is input.
Italiano
MASTER
VOLUME
RECEIVER CONTROL
• Use the ST/ buttons to select
characters.
ENTER
DISC
PHASE
3 Input the name you want.
Choose a name up to four characters long.
Français
CD R
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows ST. NAME, then a blinking
cursor at the first character position.
Deutsch
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 unit can
memorize up to 30 stations, stored in three
banks, or classes, (A, B and C) of 10 stations
each. When saving an FM frequency, the MPX
setting (see Improving FM stereo sound on
page 46) is also stored.1
1 Choose the station preset you want to
name.
See Listening to station presets below for how
to do this.
English
Saving station presets
1 Press FM, then press CLASS (SHIFT+2) to
select the class in which the station is stored.
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A, B
and C.
2 Press ST/ to select the station preset
you want.
• You can also use the number buttons on
the remote control to recall the station
preset.
Note
1 If the receiver is left disconnected from the AC power outlet for over a month, the station memories will be lost and will have
to be reprogrammed.
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Making recordings
Chapter 8:
Making recordings
Making an audio or a video
recording
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 up on page 11 for more on
connections).
If you want to record a video source, you also
need to use the same type of connection for the
source as for the recorder. For example, you
can’t record a component hooked up to
composite video jacks with a recorder hooked
up to the component video outputs (see
page 15 for more on video connections).
2 Select the input signal (if necessary).
Press the RECEIVER button then press SIGNAL
SEL to select the input signal corresponding to
the source component (see page 36 for more
on this).
3 Prepare the source you want to record.
Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video,
DVD etc.
4 Prepare the recorder.
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.
5 Start recording, then start playback of the
source component.1
ENTER
DISC
RECEIVER
SOURCE
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
DIMMER
SLEEP
+10
iPod CTRL
INPUT SELECT
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
TV
DVR
DVD
PORTABLE
INFO
iPod
SHIFT
CD-R
XM
SIRIUS
CD
FM
AM
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
TV VOL
RECEIVER
STEREO/
1 Select the source you want to record.
Use the MULTI CONTROL buttons (or INPUT
SELECT).
Note
1 • The receiver’s volume, balance, tone (bass, treble, loudness), 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.
• Recording from XM Radio is not possible.
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Controlling the rest of your system
09
Chapter 9:
VSX-918V model only
Most components can be assigned to one of
the MULTI CONTROL buttons using the
component’s manufacturer preset code
stored in the remote.
Note
CONTROL
CONTROL
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
VSX-918V
• You can cancel or exit any of the steps by
pressing RECEIVER. To go back a step,
press RETURN.
Other Pioneer products
with CONTROL terminals
Remote
control
unit
Español
• After one minute of inactivity, the remote
automatically exits the operation.
Nederlands
Note that if you use this feature, make sure that
you also have at least one set of analog audio or
video jacks connected to another component
for grounding purposes.
However, please note that 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.2
Italiano
Many Pioneer components have SR CONTROL
jacks which can be used to link components
together so that you can use just the remote
sensor of one component. When you use a
remote control, the control signal is passed
along the chain to the appropriate component.1
Français
Setting the remote to control
other components
Deutsch
Operating other Pioneer
components
English
Controlling the rest of your
system
Connect to CONTROL
terminal of other
Pioneer products
Note
1 • If you want to control all your components using this receiver’s remote control, refer to Setting the remote to control other
components below.
• If you have connected a remote control to the CONTROL IN jack (using a mini-plug cable), you won’t be able to control this
unit using the remote sensor.
2 TV codes (for example, codes for TV, CATV, Satellite TV or DTV) can only be assigned to the TV or TV CTRL button.
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Selecting preset codes directly
Direct function
• Default setting: ON
RECEIVER
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
TV
DVR
DVD
CD-R
CD
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
ENTER
SOURCE
INPUT SELECT
XM
SIRIUS
FM
AM
STEREO/
PORTABLE
DISC
+10
iPod CTRL
iPod
RECEIVER
TV CONTROL
INFO
INPUT
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the ‘1’ button.
The LED blinks.
2 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for the
component you want to control.
The LED lights on continuously.
3 Use the number buttons to enter the
preset code.
You can find the preset codes on page 54.
The LED blinks again after you enter the code.
If the correct code has been input the power of
the component being input will turn on or off.
The power of the component being input will
only turn on or off if that component is able to
be turned on directly by remote control.
• You can only input a code for the component
type written on each MULTI CONTROL
button.1
• Even if you don’t input a preset code for the
TV (TV MULTI CONTROL button) you will
be able to control your TV using the
dedicated TV CONTROL on the remote if
you have assigned it to the TV CTRL button.
4 Repeat steps 2 through 3 to try a different
code, or to enter a code for another
component you want to control.
5
When you’re done, press RECEIVER.
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 MULTI CONTROL
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.2
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the ‘4’ button.
The LED blinks.
2 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for
the component you want to control.
The LED lights on continuously.
3 Use the number buttons to enter either
‘1’ (direct on) or ‘2’ (direct off).
The LED blinks again.
4 Repeat steps 2 through 3 for the other
components you want to control.
5
When you’re done, press RECEIVER.
Clearing all the remote control
settings
You can clear all presets and restore the
factory default settings.
• While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the ‘0’ button for three
seconds.
The LED blinks three times indicating the settings
have been restored to the factory presets.
Note
1 • TV codes (for example, codes for TV, CATV, Satellite TV or DTV) can only be assigned to the TV or TV CTRL button.
• You can’t assign the FM / AM or RECEIVER buttons.
2 You can’t use direct function with the FM / AM and TV CTRL functions.
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09
This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes or teaching the
receiver the commands (see Controlling the rest of your system on page 49 for more on this). Use
the MULTI CONTROL buttons to select the component
Button(s)
TV
Function
Components
Switches the DTV on or off.
DTV
Switches the TV or CATV between standby and on.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
TV
TV CH +/–
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV/DTV
Selects channels.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV/DTV
SOURCE Press to switch the component assigned to the TV CTRL
button on or off.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV/DTV
Switches the DTV on or off.
DTV
INFO
Press to get information on DTV programs.
DTV
(SHIFT +) 8 Use to choose the GREEN commands on a DTV menu.
DTV
(SHIFT +) 9 Use to choose the RED commands on a DTV menu.
DTV
(SHIFT +) 0 Use to choose the YELLOW commands on a DTV menu.
DTV
AUDIO
Use to switch DTV audio tracks.
DTV
TOP MENU Press to display the DTV menu.
DTV
GUIDE
Use as the GUIDE button for navigating.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV/DTV
RETURN
Use to select closed captioning with DTV.
DTV
Number
buttons
Use to select a specific TV channel.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV/DTV
+10 button Use to add a decimal points when selecting TV channels.
DTV
ENTER/DISC Use to enter a channel.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV/DTV
MENU
Select different menus from the DTV functions.
DTV
Select the menu screen.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
& Press to select or adjust and navigate items on the menu
ENTER
screen.
Español
DTV
Nederlands
(SHIFT +) 7 Use to choose the BLUE commands on a DTV menu.
Italiano
TV VOL +/– Adjust the TV volume.
Français
INPUT SELECT Switches the TV input. (Not possible with all models.)
Deutsch
• The TV CONTROL buttons on the remote control are dedicated to control the TV assigned to
the TV CTRL button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV to the TV CTRL button.
English
Controls for TVs
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV/DTV
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Controls for other components
This remote control can control these components after entering the proper codes or teaching the
receiver the commands (see Controlling the rest of your system on page 49 for more on this). Use
the MULTI CONTROL buttons to select the component.
Button(s)
Function
SOURCE Press to switch the component between standby and on.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Press to return to the start of the current track.
Repeated presses skips to the start of previous tracks.
CD/MD/CD-R/DVD/DVR/LD
player
Go back channels (channel –).
VCR
Press to advance to the start of the next track.
Repeated presses skips to the start of following tracks.
CD/MD/CD-R/DVD/DVR/LD
player
Go forward channels (channel +).
VCR
Pause playback or recording.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Start playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Hold down for fast forward playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Hold down for fast reverse playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Stops playback (on some models, pressing this when the
disc is already stopped will cause the disc tray to open).
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
REC
Starts recording. To prevent accidental recording, this
(SHIFT+) button must be pressed twice to take effect.
MD/CD-R/VCR/DVR player/
Cassette deck
REC STOP Stops recording.
(SHIFT+)
DVR player
Number
buttons
Directly access tracks on a program source.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/LD
player
Use to enter a title/chapter/track number.
DVD/DVR player
+10 button Selects tracks higher than 10. (For example, press +10
then 3 to select track 13.)
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Components
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/LD
player
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Function
Components
ENTER/
DISC
Chooses the disc.
Multiple CD player
Ejects the disc.
MD player
DVD player
DVR player
Changes sides of the LD.
LD player
TOP MENU Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a DVD player.
DVD/DVR player
Pauses the tape.
Cassette deck
Stops the tape.
Cassette deck
ENTER
Starts playback.
Cassette deck
/
Fast rewinds/fast forwards the tape.
Cassette deck
,
ENTER &
RETURN
Navigates DVD menu/options.
DVD/DVR player
Displays/changes the subtitles on multilingual DVDs.
DVD/DVR player
CH +/–
(SHIFT+
T.EDIT/
SHIFT+
RETURN)
Selects channels.
VCR/DVD/DVR player
SUBTITLE Displays/changes the subtitles included in multilingual
(SHIFT + ) DVD-Video discs.
DVD/DVR player
AUDIO
Changes the audio language, channel or track.
(SHIFT + )
DVD/DVR/LD/CD player
Español
GUIDE
Nederlands
ONE TOUCH Copies the currently playing title from DVD to HDD or vice- DVR player
COPY (SHIFT+ versa.
TOP MENU)
Italiano
Displays menus for the current DVD or DVR you are using. DVD/DVR player
Français
MENU
Deutsch
Use as the ENTER button.
Displays the setup screen for DVR players.
English
Button(s)
HDD
Switches to the hard disk controls when using an HDD/ DVR player
(SHIFT + ) DVD recorder.
DVD
Switches to the DVD controls when using an HDD/DVD DVR player
(SHIFT + ) recorder.
SHIFT + Switches to the Jukebox feature.
DVR player
INFO
DVR player
Displays additional EPG information.
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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.
DVD
Manufacturer Code
TOSHIBA 001
SONY 002
PANASONIC 003, 019
JVC 004
SAMSUNG 005
SHARP 006
AKAI 007
RCA 008, 011
DENON 010
HITACHI 012
PHILIPS 013
ZENITH 014
THOMSON 015
SONY 016 (video game)
MICROSOFT 017
(video game)
PIONEER 000, 009, 018,
020, 021
LD
Manufacturer Code
SONY 101
PANASONIC 105, 106
PHILIPS 104
KENWOOD 103
RCA 107
PIONEER 100, 111
TV
Manufacturer Code
RCA 601, 615, 616, 617, 618
ZENITH 603, 620
MAGNAVOX 612, 629
GE 611, 628
GENERAL 666
PHILIPS 607
SONY 604
PANASONIC 608, 622, 671
TOSHIBA 605, 626, 663
SHARP 602, 619, 627, 662
HITACHI 606, 624, 625, 664
SANYO 614, 621
MITSUBISHI 609
GOLDSTAR 610, 623
JVC 613, 665
FUNAI 658
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VCR
CD
Manufacturer Code
AICHI DENSHI 734
DX ANTENNA 732, 733
FUJITSU 722, 723, 724
HITACHI 721
MASPRO 729
NEC 720
PANASONIC 725, 726, 728
SUMITOMO 730
TOSHIBA 719
JERROLD 701, 702, 703, 704,
711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 716
SA 705, 706, 708, 709, 731
ZENITH 707, 710, 717
PIONEER 700, 718
Manufacturer Code
RCA 401, 413, 415
ZENITH 403
MAGNAVOX 414
FISHER 412, 426, 427
PANASONIC 408, 432, 433,
462, 463, 473
TOSHIBA 405, 464, 474
JVC 407, 428, 429, 430, 431
HITACHI 406, 434, 436, 465,
472
SONY 404, 416, 417, 457,
458, 459, 460, 461, 475,
476, 477, 478
MITSUBISHI 409, 420, 421,
422, 423, 424, 466, 467,
470
SANYO 410, 425, 435, 468
SHARP 402, 418, 419, 469,
471
GOLDSTAR 411
GRADIENTE 441
PIONEER 400, 437, 438, 439
Manufacturer Code
DENON 309
JVC 303
PANASONIC 304, 326
KENWOOD 310, 311, 321
MARANTZ 323
ONKYO 307, 308, 320
PHILIPS 312, 322
SANYO 313
RCA 302, 319
SONY 301, 316, 317, 318
TEAC 305, 306, 324, 325,
327
YAMAHA 314, 315, 328
PIONEER 300
On digital STB
DVD Recorder
Manufacturer Code
RCA 201, 203, 209
SONY 202, 557
ECHOSTAR 205
PRIMESTAR 206
BELL 208
TOSHIBA 555
SHARP 554
AIWA 562, 563, 564
HITACHI 556
JVC 551, 552, 553
MASPRO 559, 560, 561
PANASONIC 558
PIONEER 200, 210
Manufacturer Code
TOSHIBA 485
PANASONIC 486, 491, 492
SONY 490
PIONEER 456, 480, 481,
482, 483, 484, 487, 488,
489, 493
AIWA 660
NEC 659
GRANDIENTE 630
PIONEER 600, 667, 668, 669,
670, 631, 632, 633, 634,
635, 636, 637, 638, 639
STB (SATELLITE/
CATV)
DTV
Manufacturer Code
PANASONIC 226, 230
JVC 227
TOSHIBA 228
PIONEER 207, 229, 231,
232, 234, 253
TAPE
Manufacturer Code
DENON 810
FISHER 813
JVC 802
PANASONIC 803
KENWOOD 804, 807
ONKYO 808, 809
SONY 801, 806
TEAC 805
YAMAHA 811, 812
PIONEER 800, 814
CD-R
Manufacturer Code
PHILIPS 346
YAMAHA 347
PIONEER 345
MD
Manufacturer Code
SONY 901
KENWOOD 903
SHARP 902
TEAC 904
ONKYO 905
DENON 906
PIONEER 900, 908
DAT
Manufacturer Code
PIONEER 907
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Chapter 10:
English
Other connections
Connecting your iPod to the receiver
Caution
Connecting an iPod
AM
SIRIUS
AUX
MASTER
VOLUME
iPod DIRECT
3 Use the TOP MENU button to display
iPod Top menu.
When the display shows Top Menu you’re
ready to play music from the iPod.2
• If after pressing iPod the display shows
No Connection, try switching off the
receiver and reconnecting the iPod to the
receiver.
Nederlands
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.1
2 Switch the receiver on and press the iPod
input source button to switch the receiver to
the iPod.
The front panel display shows Loading while
the receiver verifies the connection and
retrieves data from the iPod.
Italiano
• You can use speakers with a nominal
impedance between 6 Ω to 16 Ω (please
see Switching the speaker impedance on
page 72 if you plan to use speakers with an
impedance of less than 8 Ω).
Français
• Do not allow any contact between speaker
wires from different terminals.
1 Set this receiver to the standby mode,
and then use the USB cable (for iPod
connection) to connect your iPod to the iPod
DIRECT terminal on the front panel of this
receiver.
For the cable connection, refer to also the
operating instructions for iPod.
Deutsch
• Before making or changing the connections,
switch off the power and disconnect the
power cord from the power outlet.
Plugging in components should be the last
connection you make with your system.
MCACC
PORTABLE
USB cable (for
iPod connection)
iPod
Español
This receiver
iPod
Music >
Extras >
Settings >
Shuffle Songs
Backlight
MENU
Note
1 • This system is compatible with the audio of an iPod and iPod nano portable device (fifth generation and above). However,
that some of the functions may be restricted for some models. Note, however, compatibility may vary depending on the
software version of your iPod. Please be sure to use the latest available software version.
• iPod is 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.
2 The controls of your iPod will be inoperable when connected to this receiver ( Pioneer shows in the iPod display).
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iPod playback
To navigate songs on your iPod, you can take
advantage of the OSD of your TV connected to
this receiver.1 You can also control all
operations for music in the front panel display
of this receiver.
Tip
• 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.
Finding what you want to play
Basic playback controls
When your iPod is connected to this receiver,
you can browse songs stored on your iPod by
playlist, artist, album name, song name, genre
or composer, similar to using your iPod
directly.
The following table shows the basic playback
controls for your iPod:
Button
What it does
Press to start playback.
If you start playback when something
other than a song is selected, all the
songs that fall into that categor y will play.
Pauses playback, or restarts playback
when paused.
/
Press and hold during playback to start
scanning.
/
Press to skip to previous/next track.
iPod Top
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
Playlists
Artists
Albums
Songs
Podcasts
Genres
Composers
Audiobooks
Shuffle Songs
En ter
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
1 Use the / buttons to select a category
then press ENTER to browse that category.
• To return to the previous level any time,
press RETURN.
Press repeatedly to switch between
Repeat One, Repeat All and Repeat
Off.
2 Use the / buttons to browse the
selected category (e.g., albums).
• Use / to move to previous/next levels.
3 Continue browsing until you arrive at
what you want to play, then press to start
playback.2
Navigation through categories on your iPod
looks like this:
Playlists Songs
Artists Albums Songs
Albums Songs
Songs
Podcasts
Genres Artists Albums Songs
Composers Albums Songs
Audiobooks
Shuffle Songs
Press repeatedly to switch between
Shuffle Songs, Shuffle Albums and
Shuffle Off.
TUNER DISP Press repeatedly to change the song
(SHIFT+
) playback information displayed in the
front panel display.
/
When browsing, press to move to
previous/next levels.
/
During Audiobook playback, press to
switch the playback speed: Faster Normal Slower
TOP MENU Press to return to the iPod Top menu
screen.
RETURN
Note
1 • Note that non-roman characters in the title are displayed as #.
• This feature is not available for photos or video clips on your iPod.
2 If you’re in the song category, you can also press ENTER to start playback.
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Switching the iPod controls1
HDMI
IN
DIGITAL IN
CD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
OPT
OUT
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
OUT
2
(TV / SAT)
IN
AM
LOOP
REC
DVD / BD
IN
FRONT
DVD
/ BD IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
XM
IN
TV
/ SAT
IN
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
R SU
D 5.5
DVD
VD
OPT
1
(CD)
(TV / SAT) IN 2
VIDEO
R
FR
S
P
E
A
A
K
E
R
S
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SATELLiTE
RADiO
Using XM Radio
After purchasing an XM Mini-Tuner (sold
separately), you will also need to activate the
XM Radio digital radio service to receive
broadcasts.
1 Connect an XM Mini-Tuner to the XM IN
jack on the rear of this receiver.
You will also need to activate the XM Radio
service.
2 Press XM (SHIFT+FM) to switch to the
XM Radio input.
For best reception, you may need to move the
XM Mini-Tuner antenna near a window (the
southernmost window should produce the
best results).
• If after pressing XM the display shows
Check XM Tuner, try disconnecting the
receiver and tuner connections and then
plugging them back in. If the display shows
Upgrade XM Tuner, try disconnecting the
tuner and connecting the XM Mini-Tuner. If
the display shows Check Antenna, try
disconnecting the tuner and antenna
connections and then plugging them back
in.3
Español
Connecting your XM Radio receiver
XM Mini-Tuner
Nederlands
For more information see About XM on page 59.
SATELLiTE RADiO
Italiano
XM Satellite Radio offers an extraordinary
variety of commercial-free music, plus the best
in sports, news, talk and entertainment. XM is
broadcast in superior digital audio from coast
to coast. From rock to reggae, from classical to
hip hop, XM has something for every music
fan. XM’s dedication to playing the richest
selection of music is matched by its passion for
live sporting events, talk radio, up-to-theminute news, standup comedy, children’s
programming, and much more. For U.S.
customers, information about XM Satellite
Radio is available online at www.xmradio.com.
For Canadian customers, information about
XM Canada is online at www.xmradio.ca.
Français
iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
Deutsch
2 Press iPod CTRL again to switch back to
the receiver controls.
CE
T
FM UNBAL
L
(ASSIGNABLE)
1 Press iPod CTRL to switch the iPod
controls.2
This enables operation and display on your
iPod, and this receiver’s remote control and
OSD become inactive.
ANTENNA
AUX
R
IN
English
You can switch over the iPod controls between
the iPod and the receiver.
Note
1 You cannot use this function, when an iPod of fifth generation or iPod nano of first generation is connected.
2 When this function is set, iPod images cannot be played on this receiver.
3 You can check the strength of reception in Using the XM Menu (page 59).
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Listening to XM Radio
After connecting, you will be able to use this
receiver to select channels and navigate
categories using the on-screen display.1 The
information displayed is as follows:
XM Satellite Radio
Hits
A
A1
The Blend
XM025
Elton John
Candle In the Wind
Channel number
Artist name
Song name
Channel name
A
XM Channel Guide
A1
The Blend
XM025
Elton John
Candle In the Wind
UP
000 RADIO ID
001 XM Preview
004 The 40s
[ 005 The 50s
006 The 60s
007 The 70s
008 The 80s
DOWN
• While listening to XM Radio, press AUTO/
DIRECT for XM HD Surround listening.
See About Neural Surround™ on page 59 for
more on this.
Saving channel presets
From the XM Channel Guide, you can browse
XM Radio channels in the order that they
appear, or you can narrow your channel search
by genre.2
XM Satellite Radio
Using XM HD Surround
XM HD Surround uses Neural Surround™
technology to achieve optimal surround sound
from XM radio.
Preset class
Signal strength
Category
Preset number
Selecting channels and browsing by
genre
Hits
• The currently selected channel is
automatically chosen (without pressing
ENTER) after 10 seconds.
This receiver can memorize up to 30 channels,
stored in three banks, or classes, (A, B and C)
of 10 channels each.
1 Select the channel you want to memorize.
See Selecting channels and browsing by genre
above.
2 Press T.EDIT.
The display shows a blinking memory class.
]
: Exit
• Use the / buttons to select a channel
then press ENTER to listen to the XM radio
broadcast.
• To browse by genre, first press CATEGORY,
use / to select a genre then press
ENTER.
• To cancel and exit any time, press RETURN.
Tip
• You can select channels directly by
pressing D.ACCESS (SHIFT+ENTER) then
the three-digit channel number.
3 Press CLASS (SHIFT+2) to select one of the
three classes then press / to select the
channel preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons to select
a preset.
• The default for all presets is XM001.
4 Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and
number stop blinking and the receiver stores
the XM channel.
Tip
• You can also press MEMORY during
reception display to save the information of
up to 5 songs. See Using the XM Menu
below to recall this information.
• You can press TUNER DISP (SHIFT+1) to
change XM Radio information in the front
panel display.
Note
1 It’s easiest if you have your TV switched on to take advantage of the OSDs. You can, however, use just the front panel display
to do everything if you prefer.
2 Select XM000 (RADIO ID) from the on-screen display to check the Radio ID of the XM Mini-Tuner.
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About XM
You will need to have some presets stored to do
this.
About XM Radio
2 Press / to select the channel preset
you want.
You can also use the number buttons on the
remote control to recall the channel preset.
The XM Menu provides additional XM Radio
features.
1
Press TOP MENU.
3 When you’re finished press TOP MENU to
return to the reception display.
Neural Surround™ represents the latest
advancement in surround technology and has
been adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital
radio broadcasts of surround recordings and
live events.
Neural Surround™ employs psychoacoustic
frequency domain processing which allows
delivery of a more detailed sound stage with
superior localization of surround elements.
System playback is scalable from stereo up to
state-of-the-art multichannel surround.
Neural Surround™ is trademark owned by
Neural Audio Corporation.
Español
About Neural Surround™
Nederlands
• Memory Recall – Use / to browse your
saved song information (See Tip above)
• Channel Skip/Add – Use / and ENTER
to select channels you would like to
remove/restore from/to the channel guide.
• Antenna Aiming – Check the strength of
satellite and terrestrial reception.
XM monthly service subscription sold
separately. XM Mini-Tuner and Home Dock
required (each sold separately) to receive XM
service. It is prohibited to copy, decompile,
disassemble, reverse engineer, hack,
manipulate, or otherwise make available any
technology or software incorporated in
receivers compatible with the XM Satellite
Radio System. Installation costs and other fees
and taxes, including a one-time activation fee
may apply. All fees and programming subject
to change. Channels with frequent explicit
language are indicated with an XL. Channel
blocking is available for XM radio receivers by
calling 1-800-XMRADIO (US residents) and 1877-GETXMSR (Canadian residents). For a full
listing of the XM commercial- free channels
and advertising-supported channels, visit
lineup.xmradio.com (US residents) or
xmradio.ca (Canadian residents).
Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement
available at xmradio.com (US residents) and
xmradio.ca (Canadian residents). Only available
in the 48 contiguous United States and Canada.
©2007 XM Satellite Radio Inc. All rights
reserved. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.
Italiano
2 Use / to select a menu item then press
ENTER.
Choose between the following menu items:
XM Ready® legal
Français
Using the XM Menu
XM Radio offers an extraordinary variety of
commercial-free music, plus the best in
premier sports, news, talk radio, stand-up
comedy, children’s and entertainment
programming. XM is broadcast in superior
digital audio quality from coast to coast. From
rock to reggae, from classical to hip hop, XM
has something for every music fan. For U.S.
customers, information about XM Radio is
available online at www.xmradio.com. For
Canadian customers, information about XM
Canada is online at www.xmradio.ca.
Deutsch
1 Press CLASS (SHIFT+2) to select the class
in which the channel is stored.
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A, B
and C.
English
Listening to channel presets
XM Ready® subscriptions
Once you have installed the XM Mini-Tuner
Dock, inserted the XM Mini-Tuner, connected
the XM Dock to your XM Ready® home audio
system, and installed the antenna, you are ready
to subscribe and begin receiving XM
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Other connections
programming. There are three places to find
your eight character XM Radio ID: On the XM
Mini-Tuner, on the XM Mini-Tuner package, and
on XM Channel 0. Record the Radio ID in the
following eight squares for reference.
Note: The XM Radio ID does not use the letters
“I”, “O”, “S” or “F”. Activate your XM Satellite
Radio service in the U.S. online at
http://activate.xmradio.com or call 1-800-XMRADIO (1-800-967-2346). Activate your XM
Satellite Radio service in Canada online at
https://activate.xmradio.ca or call 1-877-GETXMSR (1-877-438-9677). You will need a major
credit card. XM will send a signal from the
satellites to activate the full channel lineup.
Activation normally takes 10 to 15 minutes, but
during peak busy periods you may need to keep
your XM Ready home audio system on for up to
an hour. When you can access the full lineup on
your XM Ready home audio system you are
done.
Using SIRIUS Radio
SIRIUS Satellite Radio provides over 120
channels of the best entertainment and
completely commercial-free music for your car,
home or office. Only SIRIUS has more than 65
original music channels, from today’s hits to
R&B oldies to classical masterpieces. From
authentic country and real bluegrass to cool
jazz, hot latin, reggae, rock and many more.
Best of all, it’s completely commercial-free.
SIRIUS also has more than 55 channels of
world-class sports, news and entertainment.
Included as part of your subscription, you get up
to 16 NFL games a week, up to 40 NBA games a
week and up to 40 NHL games a week. (Games
are broadcast during their respective seasons.)
Coupled with great sports news from ESPN, the
SIRIUS sports offering is unrivaled. And don’t
forget a host of other great news and
entertainment, like NPR, CNBC, Fox News,
Radio Disney and E! Entertainment Radio. For
more information, visit www.sirius.com.
Connecting your SIRIUS Connect
Tuner
To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio broadcasts, you
will need to activate your SIRIUS Connect tuner.1
ANTENNA
AUX
IN
HDMI
R
CEN- SUB
TER WOOFER
FM UNBAL
L
CD
IN
PLAY
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
(ASSIGNABLE)
OUT
FRONT
AM
LOOP
IN
XM
IN
TV
/ SAT
IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVR
/ VCR OUT
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VIDEO
OPT
R SURROUND
L
DVD 5.1CH INPUT
Y
PB
PR
Y
1
(CD)
DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
2
(TV / SAT)
REC
DVD / BD
(ASSIGNABLE)
(DVR / VCR) IN 3
OPT
OUT
(TV / SAT) IN 2
IN
SIRIUS IN
DIGITAL IN
IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
MONITOR OUT
R
FRONT
L R
COMPONENT VIDEO
SURROUND
L
CENTER
R
S
P
E
A
A
K
E
R
S
VSX-918V
Antenna
SIRIUS
★
SIR
IUS
★
SiriusConnect™ HOME tuner
AC adapter
1 Connect a SIRIUS Connect tuner to the
SIRIUS IN jack on the rear of this receiver.
You will also need to connect the antenna and
AC adapter to the Sirius Connect tuner.
2 Press SIRIUS (SHIFT+AM) to switch to the
SIRIUS input.
For best reception, you may need to move the
SIRIUS Connect tuner antenna near a window
(the southernmost window should produce the
best results).
Note
1 In order to activate your radio subscription, you will need the SIRIUS ID (SID) which uniquely identifies your tuner. The SID
may be found on a sticker located on the packaging, or on the bottom of the tuner itself. The label will have a printed 12-digit
SID number. When you have located the SID, write it down in the space provided near the end of this manual. Connect SIRIUS
on the internet at: https://activate.siriusradio.com
Follow the prompts to activate your subscription, or you can also call SIRIUS toll-free at 1-888-539-SIRIUS (1-888-539-7474).
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After connecting, you will be able to use this
receiver to select channels and navigate
categories using the on-screen display.2 The
information displayed is as follows:
A
Decades
A0
The '50s
SR005
Channel number
Artist name
Johnny B. Good
Song name
Composer name
Channel name
Selecting channels and browsing by genre
SIRIUS
Decades
SIRIUS CH Guide
A0
SR005
Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Good
Chuck Berry
UP
000 Sirius ID
001 Top 40 Hits
002 Lite Pop
[ 003 Love Songs
004 Easy Listening
005 T h e '50s
006 T h e '60s
DOWN
ENTER
A
]
: Exit
• Press / to enter the SIRIUS Channel
Guide, then navigate through the channels
one at time with the / buttons, then press
ENTER to listen to the SIRIUS radio broadcast.
• To browse by genre, first press
CATEGORY, use /// to select a
genre then press ENTER.3
• To cancel and exit any time, press RETURN.
2 Press T.EDIT.
The display shows a blinking memory class.
3 Press CLASS (SHIFT+2) to select one of
the three classes then press / to select
the channel preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons to select
a preset.
4 Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and
number stop blinking and the receiver stores
the SIRIUS channel.
Español
The '50s
A
1 Select the channel you want to
memorize.
See Selecting channels and browsing by genre
above.
Nederlands
From the SIRIUS Channel Guide, you can browse
SIRIUS Radio channels in the order that they
appear, or you can narrow your channel search
by genre.
This receiver can memorize up to 30 channels,
stored in three banks, or classes, (A, B and C)
of 10 channels each.
Italiano
Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
Saving channel presets
Preset class
Signal strength
Category
Preset number
Français
SIRIUS
Deutsch
Listening to SIRIUS Radio
Tip
• You can select channels directly by
pressing D.ACCESS (SHIFT+ENTER) then
the three-digit channel number.
• You can press TUNER DISP (SHIFT+1) to
change SIRIUS Radio information in the
front panel display.
• The currently selected channel is
automatically chosen (without pressing
ENTER) after 10 seconds.
English
• If after pressing SIRIUS the display shows
Antenna Error, try disconnecting the
antenna and reconnecting.1 If the display
shows Check Sirius Tuner, check the
connection of the AC adapter and this
receiver to the Sirius Connect tuner.
Tip
• You can also press MEMORY during
reception display to save the information of
up to 5 songs. See Using the SIRIUS Menu
below to recall this information.
Listening to channel presets
You will need to have some presets stored to do
this.
Note
1 You can check the strength of reception in Using the SIRIUS Menu on page 62.
2 It’s easiest if you have your TV switched on to take advantage of the OSDs. You can, however, use just the front panel display
to do everything if you prefer.
3 Select SR000 (SIRIUS ID) from the on-screen display to check the Radio ID of the SIRIUS Connect tuner.
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1 Press CLASS (SHIFT+2) to select the class
in which the channel is stored.
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A, B
and C.
2 Press / to select the channel preset
you want.
• You can also use the number buttons on
the remote control to recall the channel
preset.
Using the SIRIUS Menu
Using this receiver with a
Pioneer flat panel TV
(VSX-918V model only)
If you have a Pioneer flat panel TV1, you can use
an SR+ cable to connect it to this unit and take
advantage of various convenient features,
such as automatic video input switching of the
flat panel TV when the input is changed.
The SIRIUS Menu provides additional SIRIUS
Radio features.
1
CONTROL
Press TOP MENU.
2 Use / to select a menu item then press
ENTER.
Choose between the following menu items:
• Memory Recall – Use / to browse your
saved song information (see Tip above)
• Channel Skip/Add – Use / and ENTER
to select channels you would like to
remove/restore from/to the channel guide.
• Parental Lock – Use / and ENTER to
select channels you would like to place
under parental lock. Channels put under
parental lock are not displayed in the
Channel Guide, but may be accessed by
directly inputting their channel number
and providing the parental lock password.
• Antenna Aiming – Check the strength of
satellite and terrestrial reception.
• Password Set – Set the parental lock
password.
OUT
Pioneer flat panel TV
FM UNBAL
L
CD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
OUT
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
(ASSIGNABLE)
AM
LOOP
OUT
IN
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
IN
FRONT
DVD
/ BD IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
XM
IN
IN
VSX-918V
Note
1 This receiver is compatible with all Pioneer flat panel TVs from 2003 onward.
TV
/ SAT
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1
OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
Tip
• You can reset the channel presets, Memory
Recall, Channel Skip/Add and Password
Set in Resetting the main unit on page 72.
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ANTENNA
AUX
R
IN
3 When you’re finished press TOP MENU to
return to the reception display.
En
IN
HDMI
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VIDEO
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10
• On-screen volume display.
• On-screen display of listening mode.
• Automatic video input switching on the
flat panel TV.
• Automatic volume muting on the flat
panel TV.2
See also SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat panel TVs
on page 66 for more on setting up the receiver.
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
Français
VIDEO
INPUT 2
Pioneer flat panel TV
When connected using an SR+ cable, a
number of features become available to make
using this receiver with your Pioneer flat panel
TV even easier. These features include:
Deutsch
VIDEO
INPUT 1
Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
flat panel TV
English
• Use a 3-ringed miniplug SR+ cable1 to
connect the CONTROL IN jack of this receiver
with the CONTROL OUT of your flat panel TV.
Before you can use the extra SR+ features, you
need to make a few settings in the receiver. See
SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat panel TVs on page 66
for detailed instructions.
ENTER
SOURCE
DISC
INPUT SELECT
DVD player
Satellite receiver, etc
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
TV
DVR
DVD
TV/SAT
AUDIO IN
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
PHASE
CONTROL
VSX-918V
PHASE
CONTROL
ACOUSTIC
EQ
AUTO SURR /
STREAM DIRECT
STEREO /
A.L.C.
STANDARD
ADVANCED
SURROUND
STANDBY/ON
DIGITAL PRECISION
PROCESSING
DVD
TV
DVR
VIDEO/PORTABLE
CD/CD-R
iPod
FM/AM
XM
SIRIUS
AUX
MASTER
VOLUME
INPUT
SELECTOR
VIDEO
PHONES
SOUND
RETRIEVER
VSB MODE
SPEAKERS
L AUDIO R
iPod DIRECT
MCACC
PORTABLE
SIGNAL
SELECT
VSX-918V
SIRIUS
FM
AM
STEREO/
INFO
RECEIVER
SHIFT
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
TV VOL
1 Make sure that the flat panel TV and this
receiver are switched on and that they are
connected with the SR+ cable.
See Using this receiver with a Pioneer flat panel
TV above for more on this.
2 To switch SR+ mode on/off, press
RECEIVER, then the SR+ button.
The front panel display shows SR+ ON or OFF.
Español
To make the most of the SR+ features, you
should connect your source components (DVD
player, etc.) in a slightly different way to that
described in this chapter. For each
component, connect the video output directly
to the flat panel TV, and just connect the audio
(analog and/or digital) to this receiver.
XM
CD
iPod
Nederlands
DVD/BD
AUDIO IN
CD-R
+10
iPod CTRL
PORTABLE
Italiano
RECEIVER
Note
1 • The 3-ringed SR+ cable from Pioneer is commercially available under the part number ADE7095. Contact the Pioneer
Customer Support division for more information on obtaining an SR+ cable (you can also use a commercially available 3ringed mini phone plug for the connection).
• If you connect to a Pioneer flat panel TV using an SR+ cable, you will need to point the remote control at the flat panel TV
remote sensor to control the receiver. In this case, you won’t be able to control the receiver using the remote control if you
switch the flat panel TV off.
2 The automatic volume muting feature is enabled separately; see SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat panel TVs on page 66.
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Other Settings
Chapter 11:
Other Settings
Assigning the digital inputs
• Default settings:
The Input Assign menu
You only need to make settings in the Input
Assign menu if you didn’t hook up your digital
equipment according to the default settings for
the digital inputs, or if you have connected
equipment using component video cables.
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
Coaxial – DVD
Optical - 1 – CD
Optical - 2 – TV
You only need to do this if you didn’t hook up
your digital equipment according to the default
settings for the digital inputs (see above). This
setting tells the receiver what digital
equipment is hooked up to which terminal so
the buttons on the remote correspond to what
you have hooked up.
1 Select ‘Digital Input’ from the Input
Assign menu.
4a.Digital Input Setup
4.Input Assign
System Setup
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
System Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
:Return
: Exit
: Exit
Above: VSX-918V (left) and VSX-818V (right)
2 Select ‘Input Assign’ from the System
Setup menu.
4.Input Assign
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
:Return
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Coaxial
Optical–1
Optical–2
[
[
DVD
CD
TV
]
]
:Finish
2 Select the number of the digital input to
which you’ve connected the digital component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers
beside the inputs on the rear of the receiver.
3 Select the component that corresponds
with the one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD, TV, CD, CDR, DVR,
SIRIUS or OFF.
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• If you assign a digital input to a certain
function (for example, DVD/BD), any digital
inputs previously assigned to that function
will automatically be switched off.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
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11
Assigning the component video inputs
Assigning the HDMI inputs
• Default settings:
HDMI - 1 – DVD
HDMI - 2 – TV
If you used HDMI to connect your video
equipment, you must tell the receiver which
input terminal(s) you have used, so that you
see the proper video signal when you select
the input source.
1 Select ‘HDMI Input’ from the Input Assign
menu.
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
4b.Component Input
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
Component–1
Component–2
Component–3
[
[
DVD
TV
DVR
]
]
Français
4. Input Assign
4. Input Assign
Deutsch
Component 1 – DVD
Component 2 – TV
Component 3 – DVR
If you used component video cords to connect
your video equipment you must tell the receiver
which device it is, or else you may see the
composite video input instead of the
component video signal. For more on this, see
Using the component video jacks on page 16.
1 Select ‘Component Input’ from the Input
Assign menu.
English
• Default settings:
:Return
:Finish
3 Select the component that corresponds
with the one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD, TV, DVR or OFF.
• Make sure you have connected the audio
from the component to the corresponding
inputs on the rear of the receiver.
• If you connect any source component to
the receiver using a component video
input, you should also have your TV
connected to this receiver’s component
video MONITOR output (down converting
component video is not possible after
assigning an input).
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
3 Select the component that corresponds
with the one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD, TV, DVR or OFF.
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• If you assign an HDMI input(s) to a certain
function, any HDMI inputs previously
assigned to that function will automatically
be switched off
Español
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• If you assign a component input to a
certain function, any component inputs
previously assigned to that function will
automatically be switched off.
2 Select the number of the HDMI input to
which you’ve connected your video
component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers
beside the inputs on the rear of the receiver.
Nederlands
2 Select the number of the component
video input to which you’ve connected your
video component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers
beside the inputs on the rear of the receiver.
Italiano
:Return
• VSX-818V model only: To hear audio from
your HDMI component (through this
system), you must also make separate
audio connections to the corresponding
inputs on the rear of the receiver. For more
on this, see Connecting using HDMI on
page 16.
• If you connect any video component to the
receiver using HDMI, you should also have
your TV connected to this receiver’s HDMI
output.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
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Other Settings
The Other Setup menu
(VSX-918V model only)
SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat panel TVs
Make the following settings if you have
connected a Pioneer flat panel TV to this
receiver using an SR+ cable. Note that the
number of settings available will depend on the
flat panel TV you’ve connected.
See also Using this receiver with a Pioneer flat
panel TV on page 62.
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘Other Setup’ then press ENTER.
System Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
: Exit
3 Make sure ‘SR+ Setup’ is selected from the
Other Setup menu and then press ENTER.
5a.SR + Setup
5.Other Setup
a.SR+ Setup
:Return
PDP Volume Control
OFF
PDP Input Select
DVD/BD
[ input–1 ]
TV/SAT
[ input–2 ]
DVR
[ input–3 ]
VIDEO
[
TV
]
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Finish
4 Select the ‘PDP Volume Control’ setting
you want.
• OFF – The receiver does not control the
volume of the flat panel TV.
• ON – When the receiver is switched to one
of the inputs that use the flat panel TV
(DVD/BD, or another function below), the
volume on the flat panel TV is muted so
only sound from the receiver is heard.
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En
5 Assign any input source connected to the
flat panel TV to the corresponding input
number.
This matches the receiver’s input source with a
numbered video input on the flat panel TV. For
example, assign DVD/BD to input-2 if you
have connected your DVD video output to video
input 2 on the flat panel TV.
• The Monitor Out Connect should be set
to the input that you’ve used to connect
this receiver to your flat panel TV.
5a.SR + Setup
PDP Volume Control
[ ON ]
PDP Input Select
DVD/BD
input–1
TV/SAT
[ input–2 ]
DVR
[ input–3 ]
VIDEO
[
TV
]
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Finish
5a.SR + Setup
PDP Volume Control
[ ON ]
PDP Input Select
DVD/BD
input–2
TV/SAT
[ OFF ]
DVR
[ input–3 ]
VIDEO
[
TV
]
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Finish
6 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
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Chapter 12:
• 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.
Remedy
The power does not turn on.
• Disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and insert again.
• Make sure there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel. This
could cause the receiver to shut off automatically.
The receiver suddenly switches • After about a minute (you won’t be able to switch the unit on during this time),
off and the power indicator
switch the receiver back on. If the message persists, call a Pioneer authorized
blinks.
independent service company.
No image is output when a
function is selected.
• Make sure the component is connected correctly (refer to Connecting up on page 11).
• Select the correct component (use the input select buttons).
• Check Assigning the component video inputs on page 65 to make sure you’re
assigned the correct input.
• The video input selected on the TV monitor is incorrect. Refer to the instruction
manual supplied with the TV.
No sound from subwoofer.
• Make sure the subwoofer is switched on.
• If the subwoofer has a volume knob, make sure it’s turned up.
• The Dolby Digital or DTS source you are listening to may not have an LFE channel.
• Switch the subwoofer setting in Speaker Setting on page 42 to YES or PLUS.
• Switch the LFE ATT (LFE Attenuate) on page 35 to LFEATT 0 or LFEATT 10.
No sound from surround or
center speakers.
• Connect the speakers properly (refer to page 20).
• Refer to Speaker Setting on page 42 to check the speaker settings.
• Refer to Channel Level on page 44 to check the speaker levels.
The PHASE CONTROL feature
doesn’t seem to have an
audible effect.
• 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).
• Make sure the speaker distance setting is correct for all speakers (see Speaker
Distance on page 45).
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• Make sure the component is connected correctly (refer to Connecting up on page 11).
• Press MUTE on the remote control to turn muting off.
• Press SPEAKERS to select the proper speaker set (see Switching the speaker
system on page 22).
• Press SIGNAL SELECT to select the proper input signal (see Choosing the input
signal on page 36).
Nederlands
No sound is output when a
function is selected.
Italiano
Problem
Français
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is
something wrong with this component, check the points below. Take a look at the other
components and electrical appliances being used, because sometimes the problem may lie
there. If the trouble isn’t sorted out even after going through the checks below, ask your nearest
Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair work.
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Troubleshooting
English
Additional information
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Problem
Remedy
Considerable noise in radio
broadcasts.
• Connect the antenna (page 19) and adjust the position for best reception.
• Route any loose cables away from the antenna terminals and wires.
• Fully extend the FM wire antenna, position for best reception, and secure to a wall
(or connect an outdoor FM antenna).
• Connect an additional internal or external AM antenna (page 19).
• Turn off equipment causing interference or move it away from the receiver (or
move antennas farther away from equipment causing noise).
Broadcast stations cannot be
selected automatically.
• Connect an outdoor antenna (refer to page 19).
Noise during playback of a
cassette deck.
• Move the cassette deck away from your receiver, until the noise disappears.
Sound is produced from other
components, but not from LD
or DVD player.
• Set the SIGNAL SELECT to AUTO, DIGITAL or ANALOG according to the type of
connections made (refer to page 36).
• Set the digital input settings correctly (refer to page 64).
• Make digital connections (refer to page 12) and set the SIGNAL SELECT to DIGITAL
(refer to page 36).
• Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD player.
No sound is output or a noise
is output when software with
DTS is played back.
• Set the digital volume level of the player to full, or to the neutral position.
• Make sure the player’s settings are correct and/or the DTS signal out is on. Refer
to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD player.
• Set the input signal type to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 36).
During a playback search,
noise is output from a DTS
compatible CD player.
• This is not a malfunction, but be sure to turn the volume down to prevent the
output of loud noise from your speakers.
Everything seems to be set up
correctly, but the playback
sound is odd.
• Check that the positive/negative speaker terminals on the receiver are matched
with the corresponding terminals on the speakers (see Connecting the speakers on
page 20).
There seems to be a time lag
between the speakers and the
output of the subwoofer.
• See Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on page 8 to set up your
system again using MCACC (this will automatically compensate for a delay in the
subwoofer output).
After using the Auto MCACC
• Low-frequency noise could have been caused by an air conditioner or motor.
Setup, the speaker size setting Switch off all appliances in the room and rerun the Auto MCACC Setup.
(LARGE or SMALL) is incorrect.
Can’t operate the remote
control.
• Replace the batteries (refer to page 6).
• Operate within 7 m (23 ft.), 30° of the remote sensor (refer to page 29).
• Remove the obstacle or operate from another position.
• Avoid exposing the remote sensor on the front panel to direct light.
• VSX-918V model only: Unplug anything connected to the CONTROL IN jack and
use remote normally (see Operating other Pioneer components on page 49).
VSX-918V model only: The SR
cable is connected, but the
connected components can’t
be operated with the remote.
• Reinsert the SR cable, making sure it’s connected to the right jack (see Using this
receiver with a Pioneer flat panel TV on page 62).
• Make sure an analog connection has been made between the units.
• This feature only works with Pioneer products.
The display is dark or off.
• Press DIMMER on the control repeatedly to return to the default.
HDMI
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Symptom
Remedy
No picture or sound.
• 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.
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No sound, or sound suddenly
ceases.
• If you’ve made separate connections for audio, make sure you have assigned the
analog/digital jack(s) to the corresponding HDMI input for the component. See
Assigning the HDMI inputs on page 65 to do this.
• Check the audio output settings of the source component.
• VSX-918V model only:
– Check that the AV Parameter setting is set to HDMI AMP/THRU (refer to page 35).
– If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection for the audio.
• VSX-818V model only: Since the HDMI audio signal is sent through this receiver to
your TV, you need to make separate connections for audio if you want to hear your
HDMI component through this system. See Connecting using HDMI on page 16 for
more on this.
VSX-918V model only: HDCP ERR • Check whether or not the connected component is compatible with HDCP. If it is
shows in the display.
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.
VSX-918V model only
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 the following configuration when
connecting up.
Configuration1
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.
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Important information regarding
the HDMI connection
Nederlands
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV.
Use component or composite connections when setting up the system.
Italiano
OSD does not appear.
Français
• Depending in the output settings of the source component, it may be outputting a
video format that can’t be displayed. Change the output settings of the source, or
connect using the component or composite jacks.
• VSX-918V model only:
– 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 video images do not appear on your TV or flat panel TV, try adjusting the
resolution, DeepColor or other setting for your component.
– If ‘NOT SPT’ (NOT SUPPORT) appears in the receiver’s display, try adjusting the
resolution, DeepColor or other setting for your component.
Deutsch
Remedy
No picture.
English
Symptom
Note
1 • 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 source, 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 sources.
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iPod messages
Symptom
Cause
Error I1
There is a problem with the signal path from the Switch off the amplifier and reconnect the iPod
iPod to the amplifier.
to the amplifier. If this doesn’t seem to work, try
resetting your iPod.
Error I2
The software version being used with the iPod
needs to be updated.
Update the software being used with the iPod
(please use the latest iPod software versions
later than the iPod updater 2004-10-20).
Error I3
The iPod that is not supported is connected.
Check whether the iPod was supported by this
receiver (page 55).
When the iPod software version is too old.
Update the iPod software to the latest version.
Error I4
When there is no response from the iPod.
Action
Update the iPod software to the latest version.
No Music Track There are no playable songs currently stored in
the iPod.
Input some music files compatible with iPod
playback.
No Track
Select a different category.
When there are no tracks in the category
selected on the iPod.
XM radio messages
Symptom
Cause
Check XM Tuner The XM Mini-Tuner is not installed in the XM
Mini-Tuner Dock or the XM Mini-Tuner dock is
not connected to this receiver.
Action
Confirm the XM Mini-Tuner is fully seated in the
dock and check the XM Mini-Tuner dock cable is
connected to this receiver.
Check Antenna The XM antenna is not connected to the XM Mini- Check that the XM antenna is securely
Tuner Dock or the XM antenna cable has
connected to the XM Mini-Tuner Dock and check
become damaged.
the antenna cable for damage. Replace the XM
antenna if the cable is damaged.
Loading
The XM Mini-Tuner is acquiring audio or
program information from the XM satellite
signal. This message can also occur in weak XM
signal conditions.
This message should disappear in a few seconds
in good signal conditions. If you see this
message often, reposition the XM antenna to get
better signal reception.
No Signal
The XM Mini-Tuner is not receiving the XM
satellite signal. Something may be blocking the
XM antenna’s view of the satellites or the
antenna is not properly aimed.
Check for antenna obstructions and reposition
the XM antenna to get better signal reception.
See instructions supplied with the XM Mini-Tuner
and Dock for antenna installation information.
Off Air
The XM channel you selected is not currently
broadcasting.
Check back at a later time; in the mean time,
select another channel.
CH Unauthorized You may be attempting to tune to an XM channel Consult the latest channel guide at
that is blocked or that you cannot receive with
www.xmradio.com for the current list of
your XM subscription package.
channels. For information on receiving this
channel, visit www.xmradio.com or contact XM
Satellite Radio at 1-800-967-2346.
CH Unavailable The selected channel is not available. The
channel may have been reassigned to a different
channel number. This message may occur
initially with a new radio or a radio that has not
received XM’s signal for an extended period.
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Consult the latest channel guide at
www.xmradio.com for the current list of
channels. For cases of a new radio or a radio that
has not received XM’s signal for an extended
period, allow the radio to receive the XM satellite
signal for at least 5 minutes and then try to select
the channel again.
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––––––––
No artist name or song title is available for this
selection.
No action required.
Upgrade XM
Tuner
The connected XM CNP-1000 is incompatible.
Contact XM Listener Care (1-800-967-2346) and
This receiver features advanced technology that ask about upgrading your XM CNP-1000 to an
is designed for use with the XM Mini-Tuner.
XM Mini-Tuner.
Have the receiver model name and CNP-1000
XM Radio ID number ready beforehand, and
explain that the receiver is displaying the
message “Upgrade XM Tuner.”
If you already have an XM Mini-Tuner connected
and you see this message, turn off the receiver,
make sure the XM Mini-Tuner is properly seated
in the Mini-Tuner Dock, and then turn the
receiver On again. If the message reappears,
contact XM Listener Care and explain the issue
that you’re experiencing and the corrective
actions you’ve tried.
XM Power Error A short-circuit occurring in the antenna or
surrounding antenna cable.
Make sure that there is nothing unusual with the
antenna or antenna cable. Switch the power off,
then back on again.
Action
Antenna is not properly connected.
Check that the antenna cable is
attached securely.
Check Sirius Tuner
SIRIUS Connect tuner is not properly connected Check that the 8 pin mini DIN cable
and AC Adapter are attached securely.
Acquiring Signal
The SIRIUS signal is too weak at the current
location.
n/a
Subscription Updating
Unit is updating subscription.
Wait until the encryption code has
been updated.
Updating Channels
Unit is updating channels.
Wait until the encryption code has
been updated.
Invalid Channel
Selected channel is not available/does not exist. Select another channel.
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Cause
Antenna Error
Nederlands
Symptom
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SIRIUS radio messages
Français
Action
Deutsch
Cause
English
Symptom
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Resetting the main unit
Specifications
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s
settings to the factory default. Use the front
panel controls to do this.
Amplifier section
1
Front . . .95 W (20 Hz to 20 kHz, THD 0.2 %, 8 Ω)1
Switch the receiver into standby.
2 While holding down the ADVANCED
SURROUND button, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button for about three
seconds.
3 When you see RESET? appear in the
display, press ‘ST –’.
OK? shows in the display.
4 Press SOUND RETRIEVER to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the
receiver has been reset to the factory settings.
•
•
Continuous power output (stereo)
Rated power output
(surround / 20 Hz to 20 kHz, THD 0.06 %, 8 Ω)
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 W per channel
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 W
Surround. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 W per channel
•
Rated power output
(surround / 1 kHz, THD 0.05 %, 8 Ω)
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 W per channel
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 W
Surround. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 W per channel
Audio section
•
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
Switching the speaker
impedance
AUX, CD, CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVD/BD,
TV/SAT, DVR/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335 mV/47 kΩ
We recommend using speakers of 8 Ω with
this system, but it is possible to switch the
impedance setting if you plan to use speakers
with a 6 Ω impedance rating.
AUX, CD, CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVD/BD,
TV/SAT, DVR/VCR . . . . . 5 Hz to 100 000 Hz
• With the receiver in standby, press STANDBY/ON while holding down the
SPEAKERS button.
Each time you do this, you switch between the
impedance settings:
• SP 6 OHM – Use this setting if your
speakers are rated at 6 Ω.
• SP 8 OHM – Use this setting if your
speakers are rated at 8 Ω or more.
•
•
Frequency response
dB
Output (Level/Impedance)
CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVR/VCR . . . . . . 335 mV/2.2 kΩ
•
Tone control
Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 6 dB (100 Hz)
Treble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 6 dB (10 kHz)
Loudness . . . . . . +10 dB/+5 dB (100 Hz/10 kHz)
(at volume level –50 dB)
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, short circuited,
A network)
AUX, CD, CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVD/BD,
TV/SAT, DVR/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 dB
•
Signal-to Noise Ratio [EIA, at 1 W (1 kHz)]
AUX, CD, CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVD/BD,
TV/SAT, DVR/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 dB
Note
1 Continuous average power output of 95 watts* per channel, min., at 8 ohms, from 20 Hz to 20 000 Hz with no more than
0.2 %** total harmonic distortion (front).
* Measured pursuant to the Federal Trade Commission’s Trade Regulation rule on Power Output Claims for Amplifiers.
** Measured by Audio Spectrum Analyzer.
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Video Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
DVR/VCR, DVD/BD, TV/SAT . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
•
Output (Level/Impedance)
AM Tuner Section
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . 530 kHz to 1700 kHz
Sensitivity (IHF, Loop antenna) . . . . . . . 350 µV/m
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loop antenna
DVR/VCR, DVD/BD,
TV/SAT MONITOR . . . . . 5 Hz to 7 MHz dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 dB
Crosstalk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
HDMI terminal
Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 pin x2
Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 pin (5 V, 55 mA)
XM connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 pin (5 V, 370 mA)
SIRIUS connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 pin
Component video section
Miscellaneous
•
Frequency response
Input (Sensitivity)
DVD/BD, TV/SAT, DVR/VCR . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
•
Output (Level/Impedance)
•
Frequency response
DVD/BD, TV/SAT,
DVR/VCR MONITOR . . 5 Hz to 40 MHz dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 dB
Note
• Specifications and the design are subject
to possible modifications without notice,
due to improvements.
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Frequency Range. . . . . . . . 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Usable Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . Mono:13.2 dBf, IHF
(1.3 µV/75 Ω)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity. . . . . . Mono: 20.2 dBf
Stereo: 38.6 dBf
Signal-to-Noise Ratio. . . Mono: 73 dB (at 85 dBf)
Stereo: 70 dB (at 85 dBf)
Distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stereo: 0.5 % (1 kHz)
Alternate Channel Selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 60 dB
(400 kHz)
Stereo Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 dB (1 kHz)
Frequency Response. . . . . . . . . . 30 Hz to 15 kHz
(±1 dB)
Antenna Input (DIN) . . . . . . . . . 75 Ω unbalanced
Microphone (for Auto MCACC setup). . . . . . . . . 1
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Dry cell batteries (AA size IEC R6) . . . . . . . . . . 2
AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
FM wire antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
These operating instructions
Nederlands
FM Tuner Section
Furnished Parts
Italiano
MONITOR OUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Power requirements. . . . . . . . . . . AC 120 V/60 Hz
Power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 W
In standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 W
Dimensions
. . . . . 420 mm (W) x 158 mm (H) x 352.5 mm (D)
. . . . . . . 169/16 in. (W) x 61/4 in. (H) x 137/8 in. (D)
Weight (without package) . . . . 8.1 kg (17 lb 9 oz)
Français
Other Input/Output Section
•
Deutsch
DVR/VCR, MONITOR OUT . . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
English
•
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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
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warranty period.
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We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit
you’ve just purchased is only the start of your
musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how
you can maximize the fun and excitement your
equipment offers. This manufacturer and the
Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer
Electronics Group want you to get the most out of
your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that
lets the sound come through loud and clear without
annoying blaring or distortion-and, most importantly,
without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing
“comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound.
So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and
harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by
setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your
hearing adapts.
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will
provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since
hearing damage from loud noise is often
undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer
and the Electronic Industries Association’s
Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid
prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of
sound levels is included for your protection.
Decibel
Level Example
30
40
50
60
70
80
Quiet library, soft whispers
Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock
at two feet.
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS
UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it
comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.
90 Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
100 Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
120 Rock band concert in front of speakers,
thunderclap
140 Gunshot blast, jet plane
180 Rocket launching pad
Once you have established a comfortable sound
level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent
hearing damage or loss in the future. After all, we
want you listening for a lifetime.
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Power cord caution
Handle the power cord by the plug. 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 an electric
shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of
furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the
cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it
with other cords. The power cords should be
routed such that they are not likely to be
stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause
a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the
power cord once in a while. When you find it
damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized
service center or your dealer for a replacement.
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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, benzine, insecticide
sprays or other chemicals on or near this
unit, since these will corrode the surface.
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PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.
PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
LIMITED WARRANTY
WARRANTY VALID ONLY IN COUNTRY OF PRODUCT PURCHASE
WARRANTY
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. (PUSA), and Pioneer Electronics Of Canada, Inc. (POC), warrant that products distributed by PUSA in the U.S.A., and by POC in Canada that fail to function
properly under normal use due to a manufacturing defect when installed and operated according to the owner’s manual enclosed with the unit will be repaired or replaced with a unit of comparable
value, at the option of PUSA or POC, without charge to you for parts or actual repair work. Parts supplied under this warranty may be new or rebuilt at the option of PUSA or POC.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY APPLIES TO THE ORIGINAL OR ANY SUBSEQUENT OWNER OF THIS PIONEER PRODUCT DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD PROVIDED THE
PRODUCT WAS PURCHASED FROM AN AUTHORIZED PIONEER DISTRIBUTOR/DEALER IN THE U.S.A. OR CANADA. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A SALES
RECEIPT OR OTHER VALID PROOF OF PURCHASE SHOWING THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE OR, IF RENTED, YOUR RENTAL CONTRACT SHOWING THE PLACE
AND DATE OF FIRST RENTAL. IN THE EVENT SERVICE IS REQUIRED, THE PRODUCT MUST BE DELIVERED WITHIN THE WARRANTY PERIOD, TRANSPORTATION PREPAID,
ONLY FROM WITHIN THE COUNTRY OF PURCHASE AS EXPLAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF THE
PRODUCT. PUSA OR POC, AS APPROPRIATE, WILL PAY TO RETURN THE REPAIRED OR REPLACEMENT PRODUCT TO YOU WITHIN THE COUNTRY OF PURCHASE.
PRODUCT WARRANTY PERIOD
Home Audio and Video
.........................................................................................................................................................
Microphones, Headphones, Phono Cartridges and Styluses ................................................................................................
Parts
Labor
1 Year
90 Days
1 Year
90 Days
Shorter limited warranty periods apply to some models. Please refer to the limited warranty document enclosed with the product for a definitive statement of the warranty period.
The warranty period for retail customers who rent the product commences upon the date product is first put into use (a) during the rental period or (b) retail sale, whichever occurs first.
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IF THIS PRODUCT WAS PURCHASED FROM AN UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND THIS PRODUCT IS SOLD STRICTLY “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS".
PIONEER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL AND/OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.
PIONEER DOES NOT WARRANT ANY PRODUCT LISTED ABOVE WHEN IT IS USED IN A TRADE OR BUSINESS OR IN ANY INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL APPLICATION.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY IF THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO POWER IN EXCESS OF ITS PUBLISHED POWER RATING.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER TELEVISION OR DISPLAY SCREENS DAMAGED BY STATIC, NON-MOVING, IMAGES APPLIED FOR LENGTHY PERIODS (BURN-IN).
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THE CABINET OR ANY APPEARANCE ITEM, USER ATTACHED ANTENNA, ANY DAMAGE TO RECORDS OR RECORDING TAPES OR DISCS, ANY
DAMAGE TO THE PRODUCT RESULTING FROM ALTERATIONS, MODIFICATIONS NOT AUTHORIZED IN WRITING BY PIONEER, ACCIDENT, MISUSE OR ABUSE, DAMAGE DUE TO
LIGHTNINGORTOPOWERSURGES,SUBSEQUENTDAMAGEFROMLEAKING,DAMAGEFROMINOPERATIVEBATTERIES,ORTHEUSEOFBATTERIESNOTCONFORMINGTOTHOSE
SPECIFIED IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THE COST OF PARTS OR LABOR WHICH WOULD BE OTHERWISE PROVIDED WITHOUT CHARGE UNDER THIS WARRANTY OBTAINED FROM
ANYSOURCEOTHERTHANAPIONEERAUTHORIZEDSERVICECOMPANYOROTHERDESIGNATEDLOCATION. THISWARRANTYDOESNOTCOVERDEFECTSORDAMAGECAUSED
BY THE USE OF UNAUTHORIZED PARTS OR LABOR OR FROM IMPROPER MAINTENANCE.
ALTERED, DEFACED, OR REMOVED SERIAL NUMBERS VOID THIS ENTIRE WARRANTY
NO OTHER WARRANTIES
IN THE U.S.A. - PIONEER LIMITS ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED THE WARRANTY PERIOD. NO WARRANTIES SHALL APPLY AFTER THE
WARRANTY PERIOD. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS AND SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSIONS
OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES
YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN CANADA - EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, THERE ARE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OBLIGATIONS OR CONDITIONS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY
OR OTHERWISE, APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT.
TO OBTAIN SERVICE
PUSA and POC have appointed a number of Authorized Service Companies throughout the U.S.A. and Canada should your product require service. To receive warranty service
you need to present your sales receipt or, if rented, your rental contract showing place and date of original owner’s transaction. If shipping the unit you will need to package
it carefully and send it, transportation prepaid by a traceable, insured method, to an Authorized Service Company. Package the product using adequate padding material to
prevent damage in transit. The original container is ideal for this purpose. Include your name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours.
On all complaints and concerns in the U.S.A. call Customer Support at 1-800-421-1404, or, in Canada, call Customer Satisfaction at 1-877-283-5901.
IN THE U.S.A.
For hook-up and operation of your unit or to locate an
Authorized Service Company, please call or write:
PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE, INC.
P.O. BOX 1760
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA 90801
1-800-421-1404
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com
IN CANADA
For additional information on this warranty,
please call or write:
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GROUP
PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
300 ALLSTATE PARKWAY
MARKHAM, ON L3R 0P2
(905) 479-4411
1-877-283-5901
http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
IN THE U.S.A. - Following our response to any initial request to Customer Support, should a dispute arise between you and Pioneer, Pioneer makes available its Complaint
Resolution Program to resolve the dispute. The Complaint Resolution Program is available to you without charge. You are required to use the Complaint Resolution Program
before you exercise any rights under, or seek any remedies, created by Title I of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty-Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act, 15 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.
To use the Complaint Resolution Program call 1-800-421-1404 and explain to the customer service representative the problem you are experiencing, steps you have taken
to have the product repaired during the warranty period and the name of the authorized Distributor/Dealer from whom the Pioneer product was purchased. After the complaint
has been explained to the representative, a resolution number will be issued. Within 40 days of receiving your complaint, Pioneer will investigate the dispute and will either:
(1) respond to your complaint in writing informing you what action Pioneer will take, and in what time period, to resolve the dispute; or (2) respond to your complaint in writing
informing you why it will not take any action.
IN CANADA - Call the Customer Satisfaction Manager at (905) 946-7446 to discuss your complaint and to obtain a prompt resolution.
RECORD THE PLACE AND DATE OF PURCHASE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Model No. ____________________________________________ Serial No. _________________________________________ Purchase Date _______________________
Purchased From _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
KEEP THIS INFORMATION AND YOUR SALES RECEIPT IN A SAFE PLACE
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Should this product require service in the U.S.A. and you wish to locate the nearest Pioneer
Authorized Independent Service Company, or if you wish to purchase replacement parts,
operating instructions, service manuals, or accessories, please call the number shown
below.
1–800–421–1404
Please do not ship your product to Pioneer without first calling the Customer Support at the
above listed number for assistance.
Pioneer Electronics Service, Inc.
P.O. BOX 1760, Long Beach,
CA 90801-1760, U.S.A.
For warranty information please see the Limited Warranty sheet included with your product.
Should this product require service in Canada, please contact a Pioneer Canadian
Authorized Dealer to locate the nearest Pioneer Authorized Service Company in Canada.
Alternatively, please contact the Customer Satisfaction Department at the following address:
Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc.
Customer Satisfaction Department
300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2
1-877-283-5901
905-479-4411
For warranty information please see the Limited Warranty sheet included with your product.
Si ce produit doit être réparé au Canada, veuillez vous adresser à un distributeur autorisé
Pioneer du Canada pour obtenir le nom du Centre de Service Autorisé Pioneer le plus près
de chez-vous. Vous pouvez aussi contacter le Service à la clientèle de Pioneer:
Pioneer Électroniques du Canada, Inc.
Service Clientèle
300, Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2
1-877-283-5901
905-479-4411
Pour obtenir des renseignements sur la garantie, veuillez vous reporter au feuillet sur la
garantie restreinte qui accompagne le produit.
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Published by Pioneer Corporation.
Copyright © 2008 Pioneer Corporation.
All rights reserved.
PIONEER CORPORATION
4-1, Meguro 1-Chome, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8654, Japan
PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.
P.O. BOX 1540, Long Beach, California 90801-1540, U.S.A. TEL: (800) 421-1404
PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2, Canada TEL: 1-877-283-5901, 905-479-4411
PIONEER EUROPE NV
Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, B-9120 Melsele, Belgium TEL: 03/570.05.11
PIONEER ELECTRONICS ASIACENTRE PTE. LTD.
253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936 TEL: 65-6472-7555
PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
178-184 Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia, TEL: (03) 9586-6300
PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V.
Blvd.Manuel Avila Camacho 138 10 piso Col.Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico,D.F. 11000 TEL: 55-9178-4270
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