SC-LX78-K/-S SC-LX88-K
Operating Instructions
SC-LX
AV Receiver
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SC-LX
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CAUTION
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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WARNING
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or
shock hazard, do not place any container filled with
liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower
pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or
moisture.
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WARNING
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame
sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment.
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VENTILATION CAUTION
When installing this unit, make sure to leave space
around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation
(at least 20 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and 20 cm at each
side).
WARNING
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product,
and to protect it from overheating. To prevent fire
hazard, the openings should never be blocked or
covered with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths,
curtains) or by operating the equipment on thick carpet
or a bed.
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Operating Environment
Information for users on collection and disposal of old equipment and used batteries
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 °C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
strong artificial light).
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equipment
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean
that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with
general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries,
please take them to applicable collection points in accordance with your national
legislation.
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CAUTION
The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not
completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect
device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the
AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make
sure the unit has been installed so that the power
cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in
case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power
cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet
when left unused for a long period of time (for
example, when on vacation).
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for batteries
By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable
resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the
environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries,
please contact your local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale
where you purchased the items.
These symbols are only valid in the European Union.
For countries outside the European Union:
If you wish to discard these items, please contact your local authorities or dealer and
ask for the correct method of disposal.
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This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires
repair will be charged for even during the warranty
period.
Radio wave caution
This unit uses a 2.4 GHz radio wave frequency, which is
a band used by other wireless systems (Microwave
ovens and Cordless phones, etc.). In this event noise
appears in your television image, there is the possibility
this unit (including products supported by this unit) is
causing signal interference with the antenna input
connector of your television, video, satellite tuner, etc. In
this event, increase the distance between the antenna
input connector and this unit (including products
supported by this unit).
• Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the
compatible Pioneer product due to communication
error/malfunctions associated with your network
connection and/or your connected equipment. Please
contact your Internet service provider or network
device manufacturer.
• A separate contract with/payment to an Internet
service provider is required to use the Internet.
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WARNING
Store small parts out of the reach of children and
infants. If accidentally swallowed, contact a doctor
immediately.
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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly.
04 Basic Setup
How to use the built-in AVNavigator................................................................................................................................48
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC)......................................................................49
The Input Setup menu.......................................................................................................................................................51
Operation Mode Setup......................................................................................................................................................52
Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language).................................................................................................53
About the Home Menu.....................................................................................................................................................53
Contents
01 Before you start
Our philosophy.....................................................................................................................................................................7
Features................................................................................................................................................................................7
Checking what’s in the box...............................................................................................................................................10
Installing the receiver........................................................................................................................................................10
Loading the batteries.........................................................................................................................................................10
Operating range of remote control unit..........................................................................................................................11
05 Basic playback
Playing a source................................................................................................................................................................55
Playing an iPod..................................................................................................................................................................56
Playing a USB device........................................................................................................................................................57
Playing an MHL-compatible device.................................................................................................................................58
Playing music from a computer.......................................................................................................................................59
Listening to the radio.........................................................................................................................................................59
Music playback using Bluetooth wireless technology...................................................................................................61
02 Controls and displays
Remote control..................................................................................................................................................................13
Display................................................................................................................................................................................15
Front panel.........................................................................................................................................................................16
06 Listening to your system
Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes.....................................................................................64
Selecting MCACC presets................................................................................................................................................66
Choosing the input signal.................................................................................................................................................66
Better sound using Phase Control...................................................................................................................................66
Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control................................................................................67
03 Connecting your equipment
Connecting your equipment.............................................................................................................................................19
Rear panel..........................................................................................................................................................................19
Determining the speakers’ application...........................................................................................................................20
Placing the speakers.........................................................................................................................................................23
Connecting the speakers..................................................................................................................................................24
Installing your speaker system.........................................................................................................................................26
About the audio connection.............................................................................................................................................32
About the video converter.................................................................................................................................................32
About HDMI.......................................................................................................................................................................33
Connecting your TV and playback components.............................................................................................................33
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video sources................................................................36
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box............................................................................................37
Connecting other audio components..............................................................................................................................38
Connecting additional amplifiers.....................................................................................................................................38
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs..................................................................................................................39
Connecting AM/FM antennas..........................................................................................................................................39
MULTI-ZONE setup............................................................................................................................................................40
Connecting to the network through LAN interface........................................................................................................43
Connecting an iPod...........................................................................................................................................................43
Connecting a USB device.................................................................................................................................................44
Connecting an MHL-compatible device..........................................................................................................................44
Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel input..........................................................................44
Using a USB cable to connect to a computer................................................................................................................45
Connecting to a wireless LAN..........................................................................................................................................45
Connecting an IR receiver................................................................................................................................................46
Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger..........................................................................................46
Plugging in the receiver....................................................................................................................................................46
07 Playback with NETWORK features
Introduction........................................................................................................................................................................69
Playback with Network functions....................................................................................................................................70
About network playback...................................................................................................................................................72
About playable file formats...............................................................................................................................................73
08 Control with HDMI function
About the Control with HDMI function............................................................................................................................75
Making Control with HDMI connections.........................................................................................................................75
HDMI Setup.......................................................................................................................................................................75
Before using synchronization...........................................................................................................................................76
About synchronized operations.......................................................................................................................................76
Setting the PQLS function................................................................................................................................................77
About Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link...............................................................................................77
Cautions on the Control with HDMI function.................................................................................................................77
09 Using other functions
Setting the Audio options.................................................................................................................................................79
Setting the Video options..................................................................................................................................................81
Switching the output (OUTPUT PARAMETER)...............................................................................................................83
HDMI 4K/60p signal output setting.................................................................................................................................84
Changing the channel level while listening....................................................................................................................84
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls......................................................................................................................................84
Making an audio or a video recording.............................................................................................................................85
Network settings from a web browser.............................................................................................................................85
Using the sleep timer........................................................................................................................................................86
Dimming the display.........................................................................................................................................................86
Checking your system settings........................................................................................................................................86
Resetting the system.........................................................................................................................................................87
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10 Controlling the rest of your system
14 Additional information
About the Remote Setup menu.......................................................................................................................................89
Operating multiple receivers............................................................................................................................................89
Setting the remote to control other components...........................................................................................................89
Selecting preset codes directly........................................................................................................................................89
Programming signals from other remote controls........................................................................................................90
Erasing one of the remote control button settings.........................................................................................................90
Erasing all learnt settings that are in one input function..............................................................................................91
Setting the backlight mode..............................................................................................................................................91
Using All Zone Standby.....................................................................................................................................................91
Setting the switching time of AV amplifier operation mode.........................................................................................91
Resetting the remote control settings.............................................................................................................................91
Controlling components...................................................................................................................................................92
Surround sound formats................................................................................................................................................124
SABRE DACTM.................................................................................................................................................................124
About HDMI.....................................................................................................................................................................124
HTC Connect....................................................................................................................................................................124
About iPod........................................................................................................................................................................125
Windows 8........................................................................................................................................................................125
MHL..................................................................................................................................................................................125
About aptX........................................................................................................................................................................125
About Bluetooth wireless technology............................................................................................................................125
Software license notice...................................................................................................................................................126
Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats.............................................................127
Speaker Setting Guide....................................................................................................................................................127
About messages displayed when using network functions........................................................................................128
Important information regarding the HDMI connection.............................................................................................129
Cleaning the unit.............................................................................................................................................................129
Declaration of Conformity with regard to the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.................................................................130
Glossary............................................................................................................................................................................131
Features index..................................................................................................................................................................134
Specifications..................................................................................................................................................................135
Preset code list................................................................................................................................................................136
11 The MCACC PRO menu
Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO menu.................................................................................................95
Automatic MCACC (Expert)..............................................................................................................................................95
Manual MCACC setup......................................................................................................................................................97
Checking MCACC Data...................................................................................................................................................100
Data Management..........................................................................................................................................................101
12 The System Setup and Other Setup menus
Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu.............................................................................................103
Manual speaker setup.....................................................................................................................................................103
Network Setup menu......................................................................................................................................................106
Checking the Network Information................................................................................................................................107
MHL Setup.......................................................................................................................................................................107
The Other Setup menu....................................................................................................................................................107
Making network settings using Safari...........................................................................................................................111
Using Safari to set a friendly name................................................................................................................................111
Using Safari to update the firmware..............................................................................................................................112
13 FAQ
Troubleshooting...............................................................................................................................................................114
Power................................................................................................................................................................................114
No sound..........................................................................................................................................................................114
Other audio problems.....................................................................................................................................................115
BT AUDIO terminal..........................................................................................................................................................116
Video.................................................................................................................................................................................116
Settings.............................................................................................................................................................................117
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output..............................................................................................................117
Display..............................................................................................................................................................................117
Remote control................................................................................................................................................................118
HDMI.................................................................................................................................................................................118
MHL..................................................................................................................................................................................119
Built-in AVNavigator........................................................................................................................................................119
USB interface...................................................................................................................................................................120
iPod...................................................................................................................................................................................120
Network............................................................................................................................................................................120
USB-DAC..........................................................................................................................................................................122
Wireless LAN....................................................................................................................................................................122
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Flow of settings on the receiver
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Flow for connecting and setting the receiver
10 Basic playback (page 5
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Determining the speakers’ application (page 2
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14 Making maximum use of the remote control
! Operating multiple receivers (page ​89​)
! Setting the remote to control other components (page ​89​)
Connecting the components
Using the various listening modes (page ​63​)
Better sound using Phase Control (page ​66​)
Measuring the all EQ type (SYMMETRY/ALL CH ADJ/FRONT ALIGN) (page ​95​)
Changing the channel level while listening (page ​105​)
Switching on/off the Acoustic Calibration EQ, Auto Sound Retriever or Dialog Enhancement (page ​79​)
Setting the PQLS function (page ​77​)
Setting the Audio options (page ​79​)
Setting the Video options (page ​81​)
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! Control with HDMI function (page ​74​)
! The MCACC PRO menu (page ​94​)
! The System Setup and Other Setup menus (page ​102​)
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! About the audio connection on page ​32​
! About the video converter on page ​32​
! Connecting your TV and playback components on page ​33​
! Connecting AM/FM antennas on page ​39​
! Plugging in the receiver on page ​46​
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13 Other optional adjustments and settings
Connecting the speakers
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[A] 9.2 channel surround system (Top middle/Front wide) connection
[B] 9.2 channel surround system (Top middle/Front height) connection
[C] 9.2 channel surround system (Top forward/Top backward) connection
[D] 7.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection
[E] 7.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality surround)
[F] 7.2 channel surround system & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone)
[G] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality surround) & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone)
[H-1] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/ZONE 3 connection (Multi Zone)
[H-2] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/HDZONE connection (Multi Zone)
[H-3] Multi-ZONE Music connection
[I] 5.2 channel surround system & Speaker B Bi-amping connection
[J] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Surround Bi-amping connection (High quality surround)
[K] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Center Bi-amping connection (High quality surround)
[L] 5.2 channel surround system & Center and Surround Bi-amping connection (High quality surround)
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12 Adjusting the sound and picture quality as desired
! Placing the speakers on page ​23​
! Connecting the speakers on page ​24​
! Installing your speaker system on page ​26​
! Bi-amping your speakers on page ​25​
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11 Switching the HDMI output (page 8
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! Checking what’s in the box on page ​10​
! Loading the batteries on page ​10​
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The Input Setup menu (page 5
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(When using connections other than the recommended connections)
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MCACC speaker settings
! Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​
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Using Wiring Navi on AVNavigator of this receiver, you can make the initial settings of the receiver on your computer or mobile device. In that case, you can use Wiring Navi to make the same connections or settings that are
performed in Steps 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9. For details of how to use AVNavigator, refer to How to use the built-in
AVNavigator on page ​48​.
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The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an abundance of functions and terminals. It can be used easily after following the procedure below to make the connections and settings.
Required setting item: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10
Setting to be made as necessary: 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14
Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language) (page 5
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Our philosophy................................................................................................................................. 7
Features............................................................................................................................................. 7
Checking what’s in the box........................................................................................................... 10
Installing the receiver..................................................................................................................... 10
Loading the batteries..................................................................................................................... 10
Operating range of remote control unit....................................................................................... 11
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Before you start
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Before you start
% Auto Phase Control Plus
For discs created with standards other than Phase Control, the LFE channel is delayed upon recording in the first
place. This function automatically corrects phase shifting on such discs and broadcasts. This function is particularly effective when playing multi-channel music containing low frequency effects (LFE).
Pioneer is dedicated to making your home theater listening experience as close as possible to the vision of the
moviemakers and mastering engineer when they created the original soundtrack. We do this by focusing on three
important steps:
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Achieving the highest possible sound quality
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Allowing for customized acoustic calibration according to any listening area
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Fine-tuning the receiver with the help of world-class studio engineers
% Full Band Phase Control (compatible with FRONT ALIGN)
The further advanced Full Band Phase Control technology focuses on the group delay in the speaker network
filter, and compensates with special digital signal processing (DSP), to adjust the phase of each unit as well as
the group delay for each speaker. Full Band Phase Control gives multi-range speakers the sound coherence of
full-range speakers, while retaining the wide frequency range advantage.
This is compatible with the FRONT ALIGN function for matching the characteristics of the speakers other than
the front speakers with those of the front speakers.
With the cooperation of AIR Studios, this receiver has been designated AIR Studios Monitor:
% PQLS Bit-stream
Jitterless high quality playback is possible by connecting a PQLS-compatible player with HDMI connections. This
feature is only available when the connected Pioneer Blu-ray Disc Player supports the PQLS function.
% Independent dual subwoofer output
The output for two subwoofers can be adjusted and set independently. When using two subwoofers, more ideal
low-frequency playback can be realized by properly adjusting the output to each woofer.
% Subwoofer EQ
Features
The EQ for subwoofer output can be corrected. In addition to the results of MCACC automatic adjustment, the
subwoofer output can be adjusted to match the viewing environment or your taste by manual correction.
Audio
Video
% AIR Studios Sound Tuning
The SC-LX88 and SC-LX78 have received the AIR Studios Monitor certification. Pioneer has a proven track record
of applying its audio expertise to the creation of multi-channel sound environments. Established in 1969 in
London, AIR Studios is now an acclaimed recording complex, favoured by many of the world’s most popular and
renowned musical talents.
% Ultra HD (with 4K/60p video support) - Pass-through and upscaling -
% Class D Amplifier
% HDMI (3D, Audio Return Channel) - 9in/3out (Dual out + HDZONE out)
Up to 4K/60p resolution images can be passed through and displayed as such, and the HD (High Definition) or
Full HD images of DVDs, Blu-ray discs and HD broadcasts can be upscaled to a resolution of up to 4K/60p and
displayed. A separate monitor supporting Ultra HD (4K video) is required.
This unit is an AV receiver developed based on the latest high performance Class D amplifier and integrating
the essence of Pioneer’s high sound quality designs. This new generation reference amplifier offers outstanding
performance with high sound quality and reproduces the latest in multi-channel digital contents.
A compatible component is required to use the above function.
%ESS-32bit-DAC-equipped
All channels are equipped with ESS SABRE 32 Ultra Audio DACs. The Jitter Eliminators achieve clearer sound.
% Audio Scaler
The combined effect of Hi-bit 32 Audio Processing, the digital filter and the up-sampling function can be used
to convert the signals of music files or CDs to up to 192 kHz/32 bits to achieve even clearer sound with higher
definition.
% Hi-Bit 32 Audio Processing
Creates a wider dynamic range with digital sources like CDs, DVDs or BDs. 16-, 20- and 24-bit PCM as well as
compressed audio is requantized to 32 bits, and the high frequency component is interpolated upon data processing to enable smoother, more subtle musical expression.
% Easy setup using MCACC PRO
The Auto MCACC Setup provides a quick but accurate surround sound setup, which includes the advanced features of Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ.
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Our philosophy
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Before you start
Connectivity
% Spotify Digital Music-Streaming Service ready
% USB-DAC (NATIVE DSD and LPCM transmission supported)
Spotify is a digital music-streaming service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs. This receiver is
ready for Connect from Spotify, which lets you select songs on your Spotify app to listen to on your audio system.
For service availability in your country check www.spotify.com.
SC-LX88 only
Music files on a computer can be played by connecting the receiver with the computer using a commercially
available USB cable.
Files can be played with high sound quality when the exclusive driver is installed on the computer. The driver
software can be installed from the included CD-ROM.
Native DSD playback by DoP (DSD over PCM) transmission is supported.
% Compatible with Windows 8
This receiver is compatible with Windows 8, letting you easily stream music from compatible PCs on your home
network.
% Easy Network connection with the Wireless LAN converter
% Apple AirPlay
With the AXF7031 wireless LAN converter, you can enjoy using a wireless LAN connection for the AV receivers.
The AXF7031 works with the power supply from the AV receiver's dedicated USB terminal, so no AC adapter is
required.
With AirPlay you can stream music from iTunes to this receiver and play it through your home theater system.
You can even use the receiver to view metadata including song titles, artist’s names as well as the album art on a
connected display. You can easily enjoy your iTunes music in any room in the house.
% DLNA Certified (1.5)
%Built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology
This receiver is a DLNA certified (1.5) device, enabled to work not only as a DMP (Digital Media Player) for playing
DMS (Digital Media Server) audio files, but also as a DMR (Digital Media Renderer) to be controlled remotely by a
device such as a smartphone or PC.
This receiver, equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology, lets you enjoy music files on an iPhone or other
Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device wirelessly.
%MHLTM (Mobile High-definition Link)-compatible device playback
% Internet Radio
An incorporates MHL 2 mobile device can be connected to enjoy 3D videos, full-HD videos, high quality multichannel audio, and photos etc., with charge the battery on the receiver.
By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations.
% HTC Connect
HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite music straight from your HTC phone. There’s no
need for a separate app; HTC Connect is built right in your phone’s music player.
% iPod Playback
Your iPod and iPhone can be connected to the receiver’s USB terminal to play the music files on the iPod or
iPhone. Also, the iPod or iPhone is charged when it is connected to the receiver.
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Network
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Before you start
Installation
% Dolby Atmos
% Built-in AVNavigator
This AV receiver supports the latest Dolby Atmos surround sound system. Dolby Atmos is a new technology in
which, through real time calculation of audio data and meta data (position and time information) included in the
audio signal, a surround sound space is achieved irrespective of the speaker layout and number of speakers.
In order to enjoy Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos-compatible content is required. Dolby Atmos content on Dolby
Atmos-compatible Blu-ray Discs can be played back on most conventional Blu-ray players by sending the Dolby
Atmos bitstream to the AVR.
When accessing the receiver from the browser of your smartphone, tablet, Windows PC or Mac, you can use
Wiring Navi, which explains how to connect or Interactive Operation Guide, which visually and intelligibly
explains the operation method.
% iControlAV5 Remote Application
This is an application that allows intuitive operation of many of the receiver’s functions. This application is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You can also get it on Google Play for Android smartphones. The application can be downloaded free of charge.
% Multi-channel Music File playback
This receiver enables multi-channel music file playback with a resolution of up to 96 kHz/24 bit. Playback of WAV
and FLAC files via the front USB port and network is supported.
% HDZONE output
Playback of high sound quality DSD music (DSD files and DSD discs (SACDs)) is supported.
This receiver supports output of the HDMI output to a subzone room. Powerful images can be enjoyed simply by
connecting this receiver to a TV supporting 4K/Full-HD/3D. In addition, a multi-channel environment can be created by connecting this receiver to another AV receiver in the subzone room.
% High Resolution Music Playback
% ZONE Ready
High resolution music files with resolutions of 96 kHz/24 bit to 192 kHz/24 bit can be played. Playback of AIFF,
Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC files via the front USB port and network is supported.
This receiver is equipped with HDZONE and ZONE 2. HDZONE supports HD audio/video streaming to a separate
room via HDMI. Multi-Zone enables music and movie playback from different sources in three zones at the same
time.
With HDZONE, you can select not only HDMI input but also INTERNET RADIO or iPod/USB and the like.
% DSD File Music playback (via Network, Front USB and HDMI)
% Gapless Playback
The silent section between tracks is skipped when playing music files, eliminating the interruptions that usually
occur when playing live or concert contents.
This receiver plays back AAC or MP3 format files with a minimum gap even though it is fundamentally impossible
to play back without a gap.
% Energy Saving Design
This AV receiver has an ecological design. In addition to even lower power consumption in standby, the receiver
is equipped with an ‘eco mode’ for low power consumption when playing contents as well. Furthermore, the eco
mode can easily be set with a dedicated button on the remote control of using iControlAV5.
% Virtual Speakers
By turning on the ‘Virtual Surround Back’, ‘Virtual Height’, and ‘Virtual Wide’ modes, it is possible to realize a
maximum of 11.1 channels combining the speakers that are actually installed and the virtual speakers. This
makes for a smoother connection between the sounds and an improved 3D feel.
% dts Neo:X compatible
This receiver supports the latest DTS processing format. The quality of Neo:X, originally designed for 9 channels
or more, can be enjoyed in a 7-channel environment.
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Playback/Processing
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Before you start
Installing the receiver
Please check that you’ve received the following supplied accessories:
! Setup microphone (cable: 5 m)
! Remote control unit
! AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries (to confirm system operation) x2
! AM loop antenna
! FM wire antenna
! Wireless LAN converter (AXF7031)
—Start guide
—Connecting cable
! Power cord
!CD-ROM
! Quick start guide
! Safety Brochure
! Warranty sheet
! When installing this unit, make sure to put it on a level and stable surface.
! Don’t install it on the following places:
—on a color TV (the screen may distort)
—near a cassette deck (or close to a device that gives off a magnetic field). This may interfere with the sound.
—in direct sunlight
—in damp or wet areas
—in extremely hot or cold areas
—in places where there is vibration or other movement
—in places that are very dusty
—in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as a kitchen)
! Do not touch this receiver’s bottom panel while the power is on or just after it is turned off. The bottom panel
becomes hot when the power is on (or right after it is turned off) and could cause burns.
Handling the CD-ROM
The batteries included with the unit are to check initial operations; they may not last over a long period. We recommend using alkaline batteries that have a longer life.
Loading the batteries
Precautions For Use
! This CD-ROM is for use with a personal computer. It cannot be used with a DVD player or music CD player.
Attempting to play this CD-ROM with a DVD player or music CD player can damage speakers or cause
impaired hearing due to the large volume.
License
! Please agree to the “Terms of Use” indicated below before using this CD-ROM. Do not use if you are unwilling
to consent to the terms of its use.
Terms of Use
! Copyright to data provided on this CD-ROM belongs to PIONEER HOME ELECTRONICS CORPORATION.
Unauthorized transfer, duplication, broadcast, public transmission, translation, sales, lending or other such
matters that go beyond the scope of “personal use” or “citation” as defined by Copyright Law may be subject to
punitive actions. Permission to use this CD-ROM is granted under license by PIONEER HOME ELECTRONICS
CORPORATION.
WARNING
! Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a
heater. This can cause batteries to leak, overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the life or performance of batteries.
General Disclaimer
CAUTION
! PIONEER HOME ELECTRONICS CORPORATION does not guarantee the operation of this CD-ROM with
respect to personal computers using any of the applicable OS. In addition, PIONEER HOME ELECTRONICS
CORPORATION is not liable for any damages incurred as a result of use of this CD-ROM and is not responsible
for any compensation. The names of private corporations, products and other entities described herein are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective firms.
Incorrect use of batteries may result in such hazards as leakage and bursting. Observe the following precautions:
! Never use new and old batteries together.
! Insert the plus and minus sides of the batteries properly according to the marks in the battery case.
! When inserting the batteries, make sure not to damage the springs on the battery’s (–) terminals. This can
cause batteries to leak or overheat.
! Batteries with the same shape may have different voltages. Do not use different batteries together.
! When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental regulations or environmental public institution’s rules that apply in your country/area.
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Checking what’s in the box
01
Before you start
Operating range of remote control unit
The remote control may not work properly if:
! There are obstacles between the remote control and the receiver’s remote sensor.
! Direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining onto the remote sensor.
! The receiver is located near a device that is emitting infrared rays.
! The receiver is operated simultaneously with another infrared remote control unit.
30°
30°
7m
11
Remote control............................................................................................................................... 13
Display.............................................................................................................................................15
Front panel...................................................................................................................................... 16
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Controls and displays
02
Controls and displays
This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver.
1
1
2
3
4
STANDBY/ON
RECEIVER
This switches between standby and on for this receiver.
SOURCE
ALL ZONE STBY
SUB ZONE CONTROL
MAIN
Z2
Z3
HDZ
2
13
14
3
DVD
SAT
ADPT
ROKU
iPod
BT
MHL
TUNER
TV
4
NET
VOLUME
5
6
TV
INPUT
MUTE
STATUS
OUT P.
AUDIO P.
7
8
5
15
VOL
16
6
ENTER
RETURN
7
9
SURR
MPX
CH LV.
ADV
BAND
PTY
PRESET
8
TUNE
10
2
Fav
9
DISP
4
5
7
8
D.ACCESS
CLR
11
12
3
6
9
0
ENTER
CH
CH
LIGHT
RCU SETUP
LISTENING MODE buttons
! AUTO (AUTO SURROUND/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) – Switches between Auto Surround (page ​64​), Auto
Level Control mode and Stream Direct mode (page ​65​).
! SURR (STANDARD SURROUND) – Press for Standard decoding and to switch various modes (Dolby, DTS,
etc.) (page ​64​).
! ADV (ADVANCED SURROUND) – Use to switch between the various surround modes (page ​65​).
CLASS
DIMMER SLEEP
i/j/k/l/ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround sound system (see page ​95​) and the Audio or Video
options (page ​79​or ​81​).
AUDIO
1
Receiver setting buttons
Press MAIN RECEIVER first to access:
! AUDIO P. (AUDIO PARAMETER) – Use to access the Audio options (page ​79​).
! VIDEO P. (VIDEO PARAMETER) – Use to access the Video options (page ​81​).
! HOME MENU – Use to access the Home Menu (pages ​51​, ​53​, ​75​, ​95​and ​103​).
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LISTENING MODE
AUTO
Receiver Control buttons
! STATUS – Displays the IP address and information such as selected/set functions and input signals on the
display (page ​86​).
! OUT P. (OUTPUT PARAMETER) – Switches the output terminal of the HDMI signal or speaker terminal to be
played (page ​83​).
! RETURN – Press to confirm and exit the current menu screen.
! CH LV. (CHANNEL LEVEL) – Press repeatedly to select a channel, then use k/l to adjust the level (pages ​
84​and ​105​).
TOOLS
MENU
HOME
MENU
TV control buttons
These buttons can be used to perform operations on the TV to which the TV INPUT button is assigned. The TV can
be operated with these buttons regardless of the input set for the remote control’s operation mode (page ​89​).
VIDEO P.
TOP
MENU
SOURCE CONTROL buttons
Switches the input. Also, switches remote control operation mode for operating other devices or each input
(TUNER, etc.) (page ​89​).
The input for HDMI , NET and ALL switches each time these buttons are pressed.
ALL
CD
MAIN RECEIVER
Switches the remote to control the receiver (used to select the white commands).
Switch to perform operations in the main zone.
HDMI
BD
ALL ZONE STBY
Use this button to perform unique operations (page ​91​).
SOURCE CONTROL
USB
u STANDBY/ON
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10 Source device operation button
Operates other devices or each input (TUNER, etc.).
11DIMMER
Dims or brightens the display (page ​86​).
RECEIVER
12SLEEP
Use to put the receiver in sleep mode and select the amount of time before sleep (page ​86​).
13
The remote has been conveniently color-coded according to component control using the following system:
! White – Receiver control, TV control
! Blue – Operation of other devices and each input (TUNER, etc.) (See pages ​56​, ​57​, ​59​, ​61​and ​92​.)
Remote control
02
Controls and displays
13 Remote control LED
Lights when a command is sent from the remote control.
14 SUB ZONE CONTROL buttons
! Z2 (ZONE 2) – Holding down this button (for 1.5 seconds) until the remote control LED flashes one time, the
mode changes to Zone 2 operation.
! Z3 (ZONE 3) – Holding down this button (for 1.5 seconds) until the remote control LED flashes one time, the
mode changes to Zone 3 operation.
! HDZ (HDZONE) – Holding down this button (for 1.5 seconds) until the remote control LED flashes one time,
the mode changes to HDZONE operation.
15 VOLUME +/–
Use to set the listening volume.
To adjust the main zone sound volume, press MAIN RECEIVER first and then press this button. When in the sub
zone, press the SUB ZONE CONTROL button first and then press this button.
16MUTE
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).
To mute the main zone sound volume, press MAIN RECEIVER first and then press this button. When in the sub
zone, press the SUB ZONE CONTROL button first and then press this button.
17
LIGHT/RCU SETUP
Turns on/off the button lights. The white buttons (excluding DIMMER, SLEEP, and LIGHT) light.
The way the buttons light can be selected from four modes (page ​91​).
Used to set the remote control (page ​89​).
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02
Controls and displays
7
1
AUTO
HDMI
DIGITAL
ANALOG
2
L
SL
XL
C
XC
LFE
3
4
5
6 7 8 9 10 11
DIGITAL PLUS
DSD PCM FULL BAND
R
TrueHD
MULTI-ZONE
PQLS ALC
SR DTS HD ES 96/24 S.RTRV SOUND UP MIX
XR
MSTR
CD
AUTO SURROUND
STREAM DIRECT
TUNER
PHONO
iPod
DVD TV
BD DVR
12
13
TUNED RDS
ATT STEREO
MONO
HDMI
8ATT
14 15
Lights when the input signal level is lowered to reduce distortion (page ​79​).
9PQLS
dB
Lights when the PQLS feature is active (page ​77​).
USB
[2] [3] [4]
10SOUND
Lights when the DIALOG E (Dialog Enhancement) or TONE (tone controls) features is selected (page ​79​).
11 Tuner indicators
ADV.SURROUND
STANDARD
SP AB
SLEEP
6
1
16
(PHASE CONTROL)
Lights when the Phase Control (page ​66​) or Full Band Phase Control (page ​67​) is switched on.
17
18
19
! TUNED – Lights when a broadcast is being received.
! STEREO – Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is being received in auto stereo mode.
! MONO – Lights when the mono mode is set using MPX.
! RDS – Lights when an RDS broadcast is received.
20
Signal indicators
Light to indicate the currently selected input signal. AUTO lights when the receiver is set to select the input signal automatically (page ​66​).
12
2
13 Master volume level
Lights when the sound is muted.
Program format indicators
The channel to which the digital signal is input lights. The indicator does not light when Dolby Atmos content is
being played back.
! L/R – Left front/Right front channel
! C – Center channel
! SL/SR – Left surround/Right surround channel
! LFE – Low frequency effects channel (the (( )) indicators light when an LFE signal is being input)
! XL/XR – Two channels other than the ones above
! XC – Either one channel other than the ones above, the mono surround channel or matrix encode flag
3
Shows the overall volume level.
“---” indicates the minimum level, and “+12dB” indicates the maximum level.
14 Input function indicators
Light to indicate the input function you have selected.
15 Scroll indicators
Light when there are more selectable items when making the various settings.
16 Speaker indicators
Digital format indicators
Lights to indicate the current speaker terminals setting using OUT P. (page ​83​).
Light when a signal encoded in the corresponding format is detected.
!
DIGITAL – Lights with Dolby Digital decoding.
!
DIGITAL PLUS – Lights with Dolby Digital Plus decoding.
!
TrueHD – Lights with Dolby TrueHD decoding.
! DTS – Lights with DTS decoding.
! DTS HD – Lights with DTS-HD decoding.
! 96/24 – Lights with DTS 96/24 decoding.
! DSD – Lights during playback of DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signals.
! DSD PCM – Light during DSD (Direct Stream Digital) to PCM conversion.
! PCM – Lights during playback of PCM signals.
! MSTR – Lights during playback of DTS-HD Master Audio signals.
17SLEEP
Lights when the receiver is in sleep mode (page ​86​).
18S.RTRV
Lights when the Auto Sound Retriever function is active (page ​79​).
19 Character display
Displays various system information.
20 Remote control mode indicator
Lights to indicate the receiver’s remote control mode setting. (Not displayed when set to 1.) (page ​108​)
4MULTI-ZONE
Lights when the MULTI-ZONE feature is active (page ​84​).
5
FULL BAND
Lights when the Full Band Phase Control is switched on (page ​67​).
6
Listening mode indicators
! ALC – Lights when the ALC (Auto level control) mode is selected (page ​64​).
! AUTO SURROUND – Lights when the Auto Surround feature is switched on (page ​64​).
! STREAM DIRECT – Lights when Direct/Pure Direct is selected (page ​65​).
! ADV.SURROUND – Lights when one of the Advanced Surround modes has been selected (page ​65​).
! STANDARD – Lights when one of the Standard Surround modes is switched on (page ​64​).
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Display
02
Controls and displays
1
2
3
4
3
5
6
MASTER VOLUME dial
7
Front panel controls
To access the front panel controls, catch the sides of the door with your fingers and pull forward.
6
INPU
SELET
CTOR
STAN
DBY
/ON
MCACC PRO
FL OFF
HDMI
iPod iPhone
MAST
VOLU ER
ME
INPUT
SELECTOR
MASTER
VOLUME
8
AUDIO PARAMETER
Use to access the Audio options (page ​79​).
STANDBY/ON
9
i/j/k/l (TUNE/PRESET) /ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your HOME MENU. Use TUNE i/j to find radio frequencies and use
PRESET k/l to find preset stations (page ​59​).
10 VIDEO PARAMETER
Use to access the Video options (page ​81​).
8
9 10
AUDIO
PARAMETER
7
TUNE
11
VIDEO
PARAMETER
ZONE 2
ON/OFF
12
MULTI-ZONE
CONTROL
13
14
iPod iPhone
DIRECT CONTROL
SPEAKERS
16
15
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
11 MULTI-ZONE controls
If you’ve made MULTI-ZONE connections (page ​40​) use these controls to control the sub zone from the main
zone (page ​84​).
STATUS
BAND
TUNER EDIT
12SPEAKERS
Use to change the speaker terminal (page ​83​).
ZONE 3
ON/OFF
ENTER
PRESET
13 iPod iPhone DIRECT CONTROL
PRESET
HOME MENU
RETURN
TUNE
HDZONE
ON/OFF
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
5V
Change the receiver’s input to the iPod and enable iPod operations on the iPod (page ​56​).
HDMI 5 INPUT
1A
14 AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT
(HDMI)
Switches between Auto Surround (page ​64​), Auto Level Control and Stream Direct mode (page ​65​).
17
1
18
19
20
21
15STATUS
22
Displays the IP address and information such as selected/set functions and the input signal on the display (page ​
86​).
u STANDBY/ON
16 TUNER controls
This switches between standby and on for this receiver.
2
! BAND – Switches between AM and FM radio bands (page ​59​).
! TUNER EDIT – Use with TUNE i/j, PRESET k/l and ENTER to memorize and name stations for recall
(page ​60​).
INPUT SELECTOR dial
Use to select an input function.
3Indicators
17 HOME MENU
! MCACC PRO – Lights when EQ is set to ON in the AUDIO PARAMETER menu (page ​79​).
! FL OFF – Lights when “off” (nothing displayed) is selected with the display’s dimmer adjustment (page ​86​).
! HDMI – Blinks when connecting an HDMI-equipped component; lights when the component is connected
(page ​33​).
! iPod iPhone – Lights to indicate iPod/iPhone is connected (page ​43​).
4
Use to access the Home Menu (pages ​53​, ​51​, ​75​, ​95​and ​103​).
18RETURN
Press to confirm and exit the current menu screen.
19 PHONES jack
Use to connect headphones. When the headphones are connected, there is no sound output from the speakers.
Character display
20 MCACC SETUP MIC jack
See Display on page ​15​.
5
Use to connect the supplied microphone (page ​49​).
Remote sensor
Receives the signals from the remote control (page ​11​).
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Front panel
02
Controls and displays
21 iPod/iPhone terminals
Use to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone as an audio source (page ​43​), or connect a USB device for audio and
photo playback (page ​44​).
22 HDMI 5 INPUT terminal
Use for connection to a compatible HDMI device (Video camera, etc.) (page ​44​).
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Connecting your equipment.......................................................................................................... 19
Rear panel....................................................................................................................................... 19
Determining the speakers’ application......................................................................................... 20
Placing the speakers....................................................................................................................... 23
Connecting the speakers................................................................................................................ 24
Installing your speaker system...................................................................................................... 26
About the audio connection.......................................................................................................... 32
About the video converter............................................................................................................ 32
About HDMI.................................................................................................................................... 33
Connecting your TV and playback components.......................................................................... 33
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video sources................................ 36
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box......................................................... 37
Connecting other audio components........................................................................................... 38
Connecting additional amplifiers.................................................................................................. 38
Connecting the multichannel analog inputs................................................................................ 39
Connecting AM/FM antennas........................................................................................................ 39
MULTI-ZONE setup......................................................................................................................... 40
Connecting to the network through LAN interface.................................................................... 43
Connecting an iPod........................................................................................................................ 43
Connecting a USB device............................................................................................................... 44
Connecting an MHL-compatible device........................................................................................ 44
Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel input....................................... 44
Using a USB cable to connect to a computer................................................................................ 45
Connecting to a wireless LAN........................................................................................................ 45
Connecting an IR receiver.............................................................................................................. 46
Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger...................................................... 46
Plugging in the receiver................................................................................................................. 46
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Connecting your equipment
03
Connecting your equipment
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
HDMI
PB
(DVR/
BDR)
OUT 2
IN 1
(DVD)
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
SELECTABLE
IN 1
ZONE 2 ZONE 3 SAT/CBL
OUT
OUT
IN
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
IN 1
(CD)
OPTICAL
for WIRELESS LAN
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
IN 2
OUT
(DVR/BDR)
PRE OUT
PHONO
IN
L
MONITOR
OUT
SIGNAL SUBWOOFER FRONT
GND 1
ZONE 2
SUBWOOFER
OUT
ZONE 2
SUBWOOFER
ANTENNA
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
OUT
NEUTRAL
LIVE
PRE OUT
PHONO
IN
SIGNAL SUBWOOFER FRONT
GND 1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
L
OUT
IN 1
A
R
FRONT
R
2
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
SPEAKERS
FM UNBAL 75
12V TRIGGER
1
IN 2
2
(OUTPUT 12 V
TOTAL 150 mA MAX)
AC IN
Input function
NEUTRAL
USB-DAC
IN
LIVE
MULTI CH IN
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
FRONT
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK
L
A
R
FRONT
R
2
SUBWOOFER
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
SPEAKERS
FM UNBAL 75
IN 1
(TV)
AC IN
!The RS-232C terminal is exclusively for the installer.
! The input functions below are assigned by default to the receiver’s different input terminals. Refer to The Input
Setup menu on page ​51​to change the assignments if other connections are used.
R
IR
IN 1
ASSIGNABLE
R
AM LOOP
AUDIO
ASSIGNABLE
RS-232C
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
IN 2
12V TRIGGER
IN 1
(CD)
ASSIGNABLE
DC OUTPUT
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
MONITOR
OUT
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
VIDEO
ANTENNA
OPTICAL
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
Notes
ASSIGNABLE
AM LOOP
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
AUDIO
COMPONENT VIDEO
SC-LX88
COMPONENT VIDEO
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
Rear panel
(DVR/
BDR)
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
L
! Illustration shows the SC-LX88, however connections for the SC-LX78 are the same except where noted.
ASSIGNABLE
IN 6
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
ZONE 2 ZONE 3 SAT/CBL
OUT
OUT
IN
Important
IN 1
(DVD)
IN 4
MONITOR
OUT
PR
ASSIGNABLE
IR
PR
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
VIDEO
RS-232C
PB
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 2
! Before making or changing the connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cord from the
power outlet. Plugging in should be the final step.
! When making connections, also keep the power cords of the devices being connected unplugged from the
power outlets.
! Depending on the device being connected (CD, DVD or BD player, etc.), the methods of connection and terminal names may differ from the explanations in this manual. Also refer to the operating instructions of the
respective devices.
Y
BD IN
SELECTABLE
IN 1
(DVD)
CAUTION
1 -7
IN 1
(DVD)
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
1 -7
Y
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
ASSIGNABLE
1
IN 2
2
(OUTPUT 12 V
TOTAL 150 mA MAX)
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Input Terminals
HDMI
Audio
Component
IN 1
COAX-1
IN 1
BD
(BD)
DVD
SAT/CBL
IN 2
COAX-2
DVR/BDR
IN 3
OPT-2
HDMI 4
IN 4
HDMI 5
(front panel)
IN 5
HDMI 6
IN 6
HDMI 7/MHL
IN 7
TV
OPT-1
CD
ANALOG-1
IN 2
This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This chapter
explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system.
HDMI
SC-LX78
Connecting your equipment
03
Connecting your equipment
! Speaker System setting: 7.2.2ch TMd/FH
This unit is equipped with speaker terminals for 11 channels, allowing users to select a variety of speaker layouts/
usage patterns according to their tastes. The terminals to which the speakers should be connected differ according to the speaker layout/usage pattern. Select one speaker layout/usage pattern before connecting the speakers.
For instructions on connections, see Installing your speaker system on page ​26​.
However, the 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3 and Multi-ZONE Music settings can be used separately according to the
situation. Normally set this to 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3 and use this for multi-zone/multi-source playback, and when
using the system for home parties for example, set this to Multi-ZONE Music to associate all zones with the main
zone.
! Be sure to connect speakers to the front left and right channels (L and R).
! It is also possible to only connect one of the surround back speakers (SB) or neither.
! If you have two subwoofers, the second subwoofer can be connected to the SUBWOOFER 2 terminal.
Connecting two subwoofers increases the bass sound to achieve more powerful sound reproduction.
! A sound field appropriate to any type of speaker placement can be enjoyed with Dolby Atmos. However, we
recommend a speaker system with ceiling speakers for a better sound field.
TMdL
TMdR
FHL
FHR
L
SL
R
C
SW1
SR
SW2
SBL
SBR
A 9.2 ch surround system connects the left and right front speakers (L/R), the center speaker (C), the left and right
top middle speakers (TMdL/TMdR), the left and right front height speakers (FHL/FHR), the left and right surround
speakers (SL/SR), the left and right surround back speakers (SBL/SBR), and the subwoofers (SW 1/SW 2).
Dolby Enabled Speaker can be used for the top middle speakers (page ​23​).
It is not possible to produce sound simultaneously from the top middle speakers and the front height speakers.
This surround system produces a more true-to-life sound from above.
The speakers from which sound is output can be switched using the OUT P. button. For details, see Switching
the speaker terminals on page ​83​.
Important
!The Speaker System setting must be made if you use any of the connections shown below other than [A] (see
Speaker system setting on page ​103​).
! The speakers from which sound is output can be switched according to the speaker layout/usage pattern
(sound is not necessarily output from all connected speakers). Use the OUT P. button to switch the speakers
from which sound is output. For details, see Switching the speaker terminals on page ​83​.
[A] 9.2 channel surround system (Top middle/Front wide) connection
[C] 9.2 channel surround system (Top forward/Top backward) connection
*Default setting
! Speaker System setting: 7.2.2ch TMd/FW
! Speaker System setting: 5.2.4ch
TBwL
TMdL
FWL
SL
L
R
C
SW1
TFwL
FWR
L
SR
SW2
SL
SBL
TBwR
TMdR
TFwR
R
C
SW1
SW2
SR
SBR
A 9.2 ch surround system connects the left and right front speakers (L/R), the center speaker (C), the left and right
top middle speakers (TMdL/TMdR), the left and right front wide speakers (FWL/FWR), the left and right surround
speakers (SL/SR), the left and right surround back speakers (SBL/SBR), and the subwoofers (SW 1/SW 2).
Dolby Enabled Speaker can be used for the top middle speakers (page ​23​).
It is not possible to produce sound simultaneously from the top middle speakers and the front wide speakers.
This surround system produces a more true-to-life sound from above.
The speakers from which sound is output can be switched using the OUT P. button. For details, see Switching
the speaker terminals on page ​83​.
A 9.2 ch surround system connects the left and right front speakers (L/R), the center speaker (C), the left and right
top forward speakers (TFwL/TFwR), the left and right top backward speakers (TBwL/TBwR), the left and right surround speakers (SL/SR), and the subwoofers (SW 1/SW 2).
Instead of the top forward speakers and top backward speakers, you can connect top middle speakers. You can
use Speaker Setting to set which speakers are used (page ​104​). Also, Dolby Enabled Speaker can be used for
the top forward speakers, top backward speakers, and top middle speakers (page ​23​).
This surround system produces a more true-to-life sound from above.
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[B] 9.2 channel surround system (Top middle/Front height) connection
Determining the speakers’ application
03
Connecting your equipment
[F] 7.2 channel surround system & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone)
! Speaker System setting: 7.2ch + Speaker B
! Speaker System setting: 7.2ch + HDZONE
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 7.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback on another component in HDZONE. (The selection of input devices is limited.)
This speaker layout/usage pattern provides 7.2-channel playback using the surround back channels in the main
zone.
TMdL
L
TMdR
Main zone
R
C
L
SL
SW1
HDZONE
Sub zone
R
SR
SW2
SBL
SBR
L
Speaker B
SL
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 7.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback of the same sound on the B speakers. The same connections also allow for 9.2-channel surround sound
in the main zone when not using the B speakers.
The speakers from which sound is output can be switched using the OUT P. button. For details, see Switching
the speaker terminals on page ​83​.
R
C
SW1
L
SR
SW2
SBL
SBR
[G] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality
surround) & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone)
[E] 7.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality
surround)
! Speaker System setting: 5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for high
sound quality with 5.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo playback on another component in
HDZONE. (The selection of input devices is limited.)
! Speaker System setting: 7.2ch + Front Bi-Amp
Bi-amping connection of the front speakers for high sound quality with 7.2-channel surround sound.
Main zone
Front Bi-Amp
HDZONE
Sub zone
Front Bi-Amp
C
L
R
SW1
SBL
L
C
L
SL
R
SR
SW2
R
SW1
SBR
SL
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SW2
SR
R
[D] 7.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection
03
Connecting your equipment
[J] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Surround Bi-amping connection
(High quality surround)
! Speaker System setting: 5.2ch F+Surr Bi-Amp
Bi-amping connection of the front and surround speakers for high sound quality with 5.2-channel surround sound.
![H-1] Speaker System setting: 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3
![H-2] Speaker System setting: 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE
![H-3] Speaker System setting: Multi-ZONE Music
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback on another component in ZONE 2, ZONE 3 and HDZONE. (The selection of input devices is limited.)
However, the 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3, 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE and Multi-ZONE Music settings can be used separately according to the situation. Normally set this to 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3 or 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE and use
this for multi-zone/multi-source playback, and when using the system for home parties for example, set this to
Multi-ZONE Music to associate all zones with the main zone.
Front Bi-Amp
C
L
SW1
Sub zone
Main zone
R
ZONE 2
L
SW2
SL
SR
Surround Bi-Amp
R
ZONE 3 or HDZONE
C
L
SW1
R
L
[K] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Center Bi-amping connection
(High quality surround)
R
SW2
SL
! Speaker System setting: 5.2ch F+C Bi-Amp
Bi-amping connection of the front and center speakers for high sound quality with 5.2-channel surround sound.
SR
Front Bi-Amp
[I] 5.2 channel surround system & Speaker B Bi-amping connection
! Speaker System setting: 5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp
With these connections you can simultaneously enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound in the main zone with stereo
playback of the same sound on the B speakers. The B speakers can be bi-amped to achieve high quality sound.
The speakers from which sound is output can be switched using the OUT P. button. For details, see Switching
the speaker terminals on page ​83​.
L
L
SW1
SL
SL
R
C
C
SW2
R
Center
Bi-Amp
Speaker B Bi-Amp
L
SW1
R
SW2
SR
22
SR
[H-1] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/ZONE 3 connection (Multi Zone)
[H-2] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/HDZONE connection (Multi Zone)
[H-3] Multi-ZONE Music connection
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Placing the speakers
Refer to the chart below for placement of the speakers you intend to connect.
! Speaker System setting: 5.2ch C+Surr Bi-Amp
Bi-amping connection of the center and surround speakers for high sound quality with 5.2-channel surround sound.
Listener speaker placement guidelines
Listener speakers, such as Left, Right, Center, Left Surround, and Right Surround, are placed at ear level relative
to the listener position.
SW 2 SW 1
C
FHL
L
L
SW1
C
SW2
R
R
30
FWL
Center
Bi-Amp
30
60
60
SL
SR
120
Surround Bi-Amp
SL
SBL
120
SR
SB
SBR
! Place the surround speakers at 120º from the center. If you, (1) use the surround back speaker, and, (2) don’t use
the front height speakers / front wide speakers, we recommend placing the surround speaker right beside you.
! If you intend to connect only one surround back speaker, place it directly behind you.
! Place the left and right front height speakers at least one meter directly above the left and right front speakers.
Top speaker placement guidelines
Top speakers, such as Top Forward (TFwL, TFwR), Top Middle (TMdL, TMdR) or Top Backward (TBwL, TBwR),
are placed above the listener position on the ceiling.
Dolby Enabled Speaker
Dolby enabled speakers bring a new sense of height and immersion to the listening experience without installation of overhead speakers.
Layout as seen from above
Ceiling
Listener
FWR
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Other speaker connections
! Your favorite speaker connections can be selected even if you have fewer than 5.2 speakers (except front left/
right speakers).
! When not connecting a subwoofer, connect speakers with low frequency reproduction capabilities to the front
channel. (The subwoofer’s low frequency component is played from the front speakers, so the speakers could
be damaged.)
! After connecting, be sure to conduct the Full Auto MCACC (speaker environment setting) procedure. See
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​.
FHR
30°
30°
TFwL
TFwR
TMdL
TMdR
TBwL
TBwR
Dolby Enabled
Speaker
! All top speaker pairs should preferably be mounted along a vertical line that is a ±30º horizontal from the
center-front reference. However, these speakers may be placed as far as the side walls and anywhere between
the side walls and the middle of the room, if needed.
! We also recommend that the top forward speakers and top backward speakers be installed at a symmetrical
distance from the front and rear of right above, respectively.
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[L] 5.2 channel surround system & Center and Surround Bi-amping
connection (High quality surround)
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Layout as seen from the side
Height of top speakers
(between two times to three
times the height of the front
listener speakers)
TMdL /
TMdR
55°
30°
65°
TBwL /
TBwR
100°
Each speaker connection on the receiver comprises a positive (+) and negative (–) terminal. Make sure to match
these up with the terminals on the speakers themselves.
This unit supports speakers with a nominal impedance of 4 W to 16 W.
125°
150°
CAUTION
! These speaker terminals carry HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage. To prevent the risk of electric shock when connecting or disconnecting the speaker cables, disconnect the power cord before touching any uninsulated
parts.
! Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is twisted together and inserted fully into the speaker terminal. If any
of the bare speaker wire touches the back panel it may cause the power to cut off as a safety measure.
FL / FR
Height of Front
Listener Speakers
Bare wire connections
! The height of the Top Forward, Top Middle and Top Backward speakers mounted on the ceiling should preferably be no more than three times the height and no less than two times the height of the front speakers at
listener height.
! The Top Forward, Top Middle and Top Backward speakers should be directed straight down, rather than
directed at a central listener position.
! We recommend that the top middle speakers be installed slightly forward from right above.
CAUTION
Make sure that all speakers are securely installed. This not only improves sound quality, but also reduces the risk
of damage or injury resulting from speakers being knocked over or falling in the event of external shocks such as
earthquakes.
Some tips for improving sound quality
Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect on the quality of the sound. The following guidelines
should help you to get the best sound from your system.
! The subwoofer can be placed on the floor. Ideally, the other speakers should be at about ear-level when you’re
listening to them. Putting the speakers on the floor (except the subwoofer), or mounting them very high on a
wall is not recommended.
! For the best stereo effect, place the front speakers 2 m to 3 m apart, at equal distance from the TV.
! If you’re going to place speakers around your CRT TV, use shielded speakers or place the speakers at a sufficient distance from your CRT TV.
! If you’re using a center speaker, place the front speakers at a wider angle. If not, place them at a narrower
angle.
! Place the center speaker above or below the TV so that the sound of the center channel is localized at the TV
screen. Also, make sure the center speaker does not cross the line formed by the leading edge of the front left
and right speakers.
! It is best to angle the speakers towards the listening position. The angle depends on the size of the room. Use
less of an angle for bigger rooms.
! Surround and surround back speakers should be positioned 60 cm to 90 cm higher than your ears and tilted
slightly downward. Make sure the speakers don’t face each other. For DVD-Audio, the speakers should be
more directly behind the listener than for home theater playback.
! Try not to place the surround speakers farther away from the listening position than the front and center speakers. Doing so can weaken the surround sound effect.
1
Twist exposed wire strands together.
2
Loosen terminal and insert exposed wire.
3
Tighten terminal.
1
2
3
10 mm
Notes
! Please refer to the manual that came with your speakers for details on how to connect the other end of the
speaker cables to your speakers.
! Use an RCA cable to connect the subwoofer. It is not possible to connect using speaker cables.
! If you have two subwoofers, the second subwoofer can be connected to the SUBWOOFER 2 terminal.
Connecting two subwoofers increases the bass sound to achieve more powerful sound reproduction.
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Connecting the speakers
TFwL /
TFwR
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Bi-wiring your speakers
Bi-amping is when you connect the high frequency driver and low frequency driver of your speakers to different
amplifiers for better crossover performance. Your speakers must be bi-ampable to do this (having separate terminals for high and low) and the sound improvement will depend on the kind of speakers you’re using.
Your speakers can also be bi-wired if they support bi-amping.
! With these connections, the Speaker System setting makes no difference.
Front right
CAUTION
Front left
Bi-amp compatible
speaker
High
Bi-amp compatible
speaker
! Don’t connect different speakers from the same terminal in this way.
! When bi-wiring as well, heed the cautions for bi-amping shown above.
High
% To bi-wire a speaker, connect two speaker cords to the speaker terminal on the receiver.
Low
Low
A
FRONT
R
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
SPEAKERS
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
SPEAKERS
CAUTION
! Most speakers with both High and Low terminals have two metal plates that connect the High to the Low
terminals. These must be removed when you are bi-amping the speakers or you could severely damage the
amplifier. See your speaker manual for more information.
! If your speakers have a removable crossover network, make sure you do not remove it for bi-amping. Doing so
may damage your speakers.
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Bi-amping your speakers
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! Select ‘7.2.2ch TMd/FH’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
At the very least, front left and right speakers only are necessary. Note that your main surround speakers should
always be connected as a pair, but you can connect just one surround back speaker if you like (it must be connected to the left surround back terminal).
[A] 9.2 channel surround system (Top middle/Front wide) connection
Top middle right
Front height right
Top middle left
Front height left
! If necessary, select ‘7.2.2ch TMd/FW’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
Top middle right
Front wide right
Front right
Top middle left
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Front right
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Front left
Front wide left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Front left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
L
R
2
A
R
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
F WIDE
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
2
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
Surround right
Surround right
Surround back right
Surround back left
Surround left
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Surround back right
Surround back left
Surround left
[B] 9.2 channel surround system (Top middle/Front height) connection
Installing your speaker system
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Connecting your equipment
[D] 7.2 channel surround system & Speaker B connection
! Select ‘5.2.4ch’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
! When the top forward speakers and top backward speakers are used, there is no sound from the top middle
speakers. When the top middle speakers are used, there is no sound from the top forward speakers and top
backward speakers. You can use Speaker Setting to set which speakers are used (page ​104​).
! Select ‘7.2ch + Speaker B’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
Top forward right
Top backward right
Top forward left
Top middle right
Speaker B- right
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Speaker B- left
Top backward left
Front right
Front right
Top middle left
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Front left
Front left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
2
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
2
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
Surround right
Surround right
Top middle right
Top middle left
Surround left
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Surround back right
Surround back left
Surround left
[C] 9.2 channel surround system (Top forward/Top backward) connection
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[F] 7.2 channel surround system & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone)
! Select ‘7.2ch + HDZONE’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
! Select ‘7.2ch + Front Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
! When only connecting one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L (Single) terminals.
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front right
Front right
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front left
Subwoofer 1
Center
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Center
HDZONE - right
Front left
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Subwoofer 2
High
Subwoofer 1
HDZONE - left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
2
L
A
R
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
2
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
Surround back right
Surround back left
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
A
L
(Single)
Surround right
Surround right
L
Surround left
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Surround back right
Surround back left
Surround left
[E] 7.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality
surround)
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[H-1] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/ZONE 3 connection (Multi Zone)
[H-2] 5.2 channel surround system & ZONE 2/HDZONE connection (Multi Zone)
[H-3] Multi-ZONE Music connection
! Select ‘5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front right
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
![H-1] Speaker System setting: 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3
![H-2] Speaker System setting: 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE
![H-3] Speaker System setting: Multi-ZONE Music
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front left
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
High
HDZONE - right
ZONE 3 - right
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
Front right
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Front left
HDZONE - left
ZONE 3 - left
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
2
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
2
(Single)
A
R
Surround right
Surround left
HDZONE - right
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
(Single)
HDZONE - left
Surround right
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Surround left
ZONE 2 - right
A
L
ZONE 2 - left
[G] 5.2 channel surround system & Front Bi-amping connection (High quality
surround) & HDZONE connection (Multi Zone)
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[J] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Surround Bi-amping connection
(High quality surround)
! Select ‘5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
Front right
Subwoofer 1
Center
Front left
Subwoofer 2
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
! Select ‘5.2ch F+Surr Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front right
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front left
Subwoofer 1
Center
Subwoofer 2
High
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
2
A
R
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
A
L
(Single)
2
A
R
Bi-amp compatible
speaker
Speaker B left
High
Low
Surround right
Bi-amp compatible
speaker
Speaker B right
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
High
Low
High
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Surround left
High
Surround left
Low
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Bi-amp compatible speaker
Surround right
Low
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
[I] 5.2 channel surround system & Speaker B Bi-amping connection
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[L] 5.2 channel surround system & Center and Surround Bi-amping
connection (High quality surround)
! Select ‘5.2ch F+C Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
! Select ‘5.2ch C+Surr Bi-Amp’ from the Speaker System menu.
See Speaker system setting on page ​103​to do this.
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front right
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Center
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Front left
Subwoofer 1
Front right
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Center
Subwoofer 2
High
Subwoofer 1
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
High
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
R
FRONT
Surround right
L
CENTER
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Low
PRE OUT
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
F WIDE
2
A
Front left
Subwoofer 2
High
Low
[K] 5.2 channel surround system & Front and Center Bi-amping connection
(High quality surround)
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
2
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
L
R
SURROUND
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
A
L
R
(Single)
FRONT
L
CENTER
R
TOP MIDDLE
L
R
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B
L
R
SURROUND
High
High
Low
Low
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Surround right
Surround left
FRONT WIDE /
L
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
Bi-amp compatible speaker
Surround left
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Digital (Coaxial)
The video converter ensures that all video sources are output through the HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2
terminals.
If the TV is only connected to the receiver’s composite VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks, all the other video devices
must be connected through composite connections.
If several video components are assigned to the same input function (see The Input Setup menu on page ​51​),
the converter gives priority to HDMI, component, then composite (in that order).
Transferable audio signals
HD audio
Conventional digital audio
Terminal for connection
with source device
Digital (Optical)
RCA (Analog)
(White/Red)
High picture quality
Sound signal priority
Types of cables and terminals
HDMI
About the video converter
Conventional analog audio
! With an HDMI cable, video and audio signals can be transferred in high quality over a single cable.
! For HD audio, see About HDMI on page ​33​.
Terminal for connection
with TV monitor
HDMI IN
Y
PB
HDMI OUT
PR
Y
PB
PR
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO
MONITOR OUT
Video signals
can be output
Notes
! With factory default settings, video from the video cable or component cable will not be output from the HDMI
terminal. To output video, you must switch video input to the device connected with the video cable or component cable and set V.CONV to ON (page ​81​).
! The only exception is HDMI: since this resolution cannot be downsampled, you must connect your monitor/TV
to the receiver’s HDMI output when connecting this video source.
! If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In
this case, try switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the Video options on page ​81​) OFF.
! The signal input resolutions that can be converted from the component video input for the HDMI output are
480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p and 1080i. 1080p signals cannot be converted.
This item incorporates copy protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property
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About the audio connection
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Connecting your TV and playback components
The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio.
This receiver incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI®/TM) technology.
This receiver supports the functions described below through HDMI connections.
! Digital transfer of uncompressed video (contents protected by HDCP (1080p/24, 1080p/60, etc.))
! 3D signal transfer
! Deep Color signal transfer
! x.v.Color signal transfer
! ARC (Audio Return Channel)
! 4K signal transfer
—This may not operate properly, depending on the connected equipment.
—4K 24p, 4K 25p, 4K 30p, 4K 50p and 4K 60p signals are supported.
! Input of multi-channel linear PCM digital audio signals (192 kHz or less) for up to 8 channels
! Input of the following digital audio formats:
—Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, High bitrate audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD
High Resolution Audio), CD, SACD (DSD signal), OBJECT based audio (Atmos)
! Synchronized operation with components using the Control with HDMI function (see Control with HDMI function on page ​74​)
Connecting using HDMI
If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped component (Blu-ray Disc player (BD), etc.), you can connect it
to this receiver using a commercially available HDMI cable.
If the TV and playback components support the Control with HDMI feature, the convenient Control with HDMI
functions can be used (see Control with HDMI function on page ​74​).
HDMI/DVI-compatible
Blu-ray Disc player
Other HDMI/DVIequipped component
This connection is required in
order to listen to the sound of
the TV over the receiver.
HDMI/DVI-compatible
monitor
HDMI OUT
HDMI OUT
Select one
HDMI IN
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
Notes
! An HDMI connection can only be made with DVI-equipped components compatible with both DVI and High
Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If you choose to connect to a DVI connector, you will need a
separate adaptor (DVIdHDMI) to do so. A DVI connection, however, does not support audio signals. Consult
your local audio dealer for more information.
! If you connect a component that is not compatible with HDCP, an HDCP ERROR message is displayed on
the front panel display. Some components that are compatible with HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem with displaying video this is not a malfunction.
! Depending on the component you have connected, using a DVI connection may result in unreliable signal
transfers.
! This receiver supports SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. To take advantage
of these formats, however, make sure that the component connected to this receiver also supports the corresponding format.
! Use a High Speed HDMI®/TM Cable. If an HDMI cable other than a High Speed HDMI®/TM Cable is used, it may
not work properly.
! When an HDMI cable with a built-in equalizer is connected, it may not operate properly.
! Signal transfer is only possible when connected to a compatible component.
! HDMI format digital audio transmissions require a longer time to be recognized. Due to this, interruption in the
audio may occur when switching between audio formats or beginning playback.
! Turning on/off the device connected to this unit’s HDMI OUT terminal during playback, or disconnecting/connecting the HDMI cable during playback, may cause noise or interrupted audio.
HDMI
1 -7
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
SELECTABLE
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
OPTICAL
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
(DVR/BDR)
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
SELECTABLE
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
ASSIGNABLE
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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ASSIGNABLE
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
(CD)
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
ASSIGNABLE
1 -7
for WIRELESS LAN
IN 2
IN 1
(CD)
HDMI
DC OUTPUT
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
IN 1
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries.
“x.v.Color” and
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
ASSIGNABLE
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
About HDMI
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Connecting your equipment
Connecting your DVD player with no HDMI output
This diagram shows connections of a TV (with HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component with no
HDMI output) to the receiver.
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
DVD player, etc.
Select one
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
HDMI IN
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
HDMI
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
Select one
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
Y
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
PB
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
PR
IN 4
IN 6
SELECTABLE
Y
PB
IN 1
(DVD)
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
ASSIGNABLE
1 -7
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
PR
OPTICAL
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
IN 2
OUT
(DVR/BDR)
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)
ASSIGNABLE
MONITOR
OUT
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
HDMI
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
1 -7
SELECTABLE
Y
PB
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
PR
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
(DVD)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)
ASSIGNABLE
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
! With factory default settings, video from the video cable or component cable will not be output from the HDMI
terminal. To output video, you must switch video input to the device connected with the video cable or component cable and set V.CONV to ON (page ​81​).
! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables
(page ​33​).
—When the TV and receiver are connected by HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI ARC (Audio
Return Channel) function, the sound of the TV can be input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT 1 terminal, so
there is no need to connect an audio cable. In this case, set ARC at HDMI Setup to ON (see HDMI Setup on
page ​75​).
! If you use an optical digital audio cable or RCA (analog) audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the player to (see The Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
! If HDZONE is set to on, video images connected using a video cable or component cable are not output from
the HDMI terminal. To output video images, turn HDZONE off (page ​84​).
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! When connecting to an HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor using the HDMI OUT 2 terminal, switch the HDMI
output setting to OUT 2 or OUT 1+2. See Switching the HDMI output on page ​83​.
In the same way, when an HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor is connected to the HDMI OUT 3 terminal, switch
the HDMI OUT 3 setting to ON (page ​83​). In this case, MAIN/HDZONE at ZONE Setup must be set to MAIN
(page ​109​).
! For input components, connections other than HDMI connections are also possible (see Connecting your DVD
player with no HDMI output on page ​34​).
! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables.
—When the TV and receiver are connected by HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI ARC (Audio
Return Channel) function, the sound of the TV can be input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT terminal, so
there is no need to connect an audio cable. In this case, set ARC at HDMI Setup to ON (see HDMI Setup on
page ​75​).
After setting the ARC, some time may be required for the connected device to be recognized and the sound to
be produced.
—If you use a coaxial digital audio cable or RCA (analog) audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital or analog audio input you connected the TV to (see The Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
—Please refer to the TV’s operation manual for directions on connections and setup for the TV.
! If the TV to be connected using HDMI supports 4K/60p, you can switch the 4K/60p signal output setting in
accordance with TV performance. When the 4K/60p setting is changed to 4:4:4, the video image may not be
output normally unless the HDMI cable supports 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit (18 Gbps transmission). In such a case,
select 4:2:0 (page ​84​).
! You cannot input 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit video from HDMI IN 3 to the IN 7 terminal. Use the BD IN, HDMI IN 1 or
HDMI IN 2 terminal.
!The HDMI OUT 3 terminal outputs 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit video when MAIN/HDZONE is set to MAIN. When it is
set to HDZONE, the 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit video is not output.
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Connecting your equipment
This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no HDMI input) and DVD player (or other playback component) to
the receiver.
Important
! With these connections, the picture is not output to the TV even if the DVD player is connected with an HDMI
cable. Connect the receiver and TV using the same type of video cable as used to connect the receiver and player.
! Also, when the receiver and TV are connected by anything other than an HDMI cable, the OSD function allowing display of the receiver’s settings, operations, etc., on the TV’s screen cannot be used. In this case, watch
the receiver’s front panel display while performing the various operations and making settings.
DVD player, etc.
TV
Select one
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
PR
PB
Y
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
HDMI
Select one
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO
OUT 2
Y
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
PB
BD IN
Select one
PR
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
HDMI OUT
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
IN 4
IN 6
SELECTABLE
Y
PB
IN 1
(DVD)
PR
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
ASSIGNABLE
1 -7
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
MONITOR
OUT
OPTICAL
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
IN 1
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(TV)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)
ASSIGNABLE
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
HDMI
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
1 -7
SELECTABLE
Y
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO
PR
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
MONITOR
OUT
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
(DVD)
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
IN 2
(DVR/
BDR)
ASSIGNABLE
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
MONITOR
OUT
COMPONENT VIDEO
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! In order to listening to HD audio with this receiver, connect an HDMI cable, and use analog video cable for
video signal input.
Depending on the player, it may not be possible to output video signals to both HDMI and other video output
(composite, etc.) simultaneously, and it may be necessary to make video output settings. Please refer to the
operating instructions supplied with your player for more information.
! If you want to listen to the sound of the TV over the receiver, connect the receiver and TV with audio cables
(page ​33​).
! If you use an optical digital audio cable or RCA (analog) audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the player to (see The Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
Connecting your TV with no HDMI input
03
Connecting your equipment
This receiver has audio/video inputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video devices, including HDD/DVD
recorders and BD recorders.
When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the recorder to (see also
The Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc.
HDMI/DVIcompatible monitor
HDMI OUT
HDMI IN
HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc.
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
SELECTABLE
Select one
VIDEO IN
VIDEO
AUDIO IN
R ANALOG L
HDMI
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
IN 6
1 -7
SELECTABLE
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
OPTICAL
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
IN 1
(TV)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
OUT
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
HDMI
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
1 -7
SELECTABLE
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
ASSIGNABLE
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
! In order to record, you must connect the analog audio cables (the digital connection is for playback only) (page ​
85​).
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IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
IN 7 MHL
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
! If your HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder, etc., is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s HDMI DVR/BDR IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by
HDMI (see Connecting using HDMI on page ​33​).
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder, BD recorder and other video
sources
03
Connecting your equipment
Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called ‘set-top boxes’.
When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the set-top box to (see The
Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
STB
Select one
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
SELECTABLE
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
IN 7 MHL
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
SELECTABLE
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
ASSIGNABLE
1 -7
HDMI OUT
HDMI IN
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
HDMI
STB
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
OPTICAL
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
SAT/CBL
IN
! Even if your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, in some cases the sound is output from
the digital audio output (optical or coaxial) and only the video is output from the HDMI output terminal. In this
case, make the HDMI and digital audio connections as shown below.
HDMI
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
SELECTABLE
DC OUTPUT
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
IN 2
OUT
(DVR/BDR)
STB
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
ASSIGNABLE
1 -7
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
Select one
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL COAXIAL
HDMI IN
HDMI OUT
SAT/CBL
IN
HDMI
! With factory default settings, video from the video cable or component cable will not be output from the HDMI
terminal. To output video, you must switch video input to the device connected with the video cable or component cable and set V.CONV to ON (page ​81​).
! If HDZONE is set to on, video images connected using a video cable or component cable are not output from
the HDMI terminal. To output video images, turn HDZONE off (page ​84​).
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
SELECTABLE
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
ASSIGNABLE
1 -7
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
IN 2
OUT
(DVR/BDR)
—If you use a digital audio cable or RCA (analog) audio cable, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input
you connected the set-top box to (see The Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
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! If your set-top box is equipped with an HDMI output terminal, we recommend connecting it to the receiver’s
HDMI SAT/CBL IN terminal. When doing so, also connect the receiver and TV by HDMI (see Connecting using
HDMI on page ​33​).
Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box
03
Connecting your equipment
Connecting additional amplifiers
This receiver has both digital and analog inputs, allowing you to connect audio components for playback.
When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the component to (see
also The Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
This receiver has more than enough power for any home use, but it’s possible to add additional amplifiers to every
channel of your system using the pre-outs. Make the connections shown below to add amplifiers to power your
speakers.
Turntable
ANALOG
INPUT
CD player, MD, DAT, etc.
L
PRE OUT
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
R
2
ANALOG
INPUT
Select one
HDMI
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
1 -7
SELECTABLE
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
PHONO
IN
AUDIO OUT
R ANALOG L
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
(CD)
LAN (10/100)
IN 7 MHL
ASSIGNABLE
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
IN 2
(DVR/BDR)
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
OUT
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL
DIGITAL IN
OPTICAL
Center channel
amplifier (mono)
SIGNAL
GND
L
Front channel
amplifier
ANALOG
INPUT
AUDIO
R
ASSIGNABLE
L
R
Surround
channel amplifier
ANALOG
INPUT
L
PRE OUT
HDMI
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
IN 7 MHL
SELECTABLE
COAXIAL ASSIGNABLE
IN 1
IN 2
(DVD) (SAT/CBL)
IN 1
(CD)
SUBWOOFER FRONT
1
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
OPTICAL
IN 1
(TV)
ASSIGNABLE
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
IN 2
OUT
(DVR/BDR)
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK T.MIDDLE
(Single)
F WIDE
Top middle
channel amplifier
ANALOG
INPUT
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
ASSIGNABLE
1 -7
LAN (10/100)
R
L
2
R
Front wide
channel amplifier
ANALOG
INPUT
PHONO
IN
L
SIGNAL
GND
L
R
AUDIO
Surround back
channel amplifier
R
ANALOG
INPUT
ASSIGNABLE
ANALOG
INPUT
! If your turntable has line-level outputs (i.e., it has a built-in phono pre-amp), connect it to the ANALOG IN 1
(CD) inputs instead.
! You can’t hear HDMI audio through this receiver’s digital out jack.
Powered
subwoofer 1
Powered
subwoofer 2
! If you’re not using a subwoofer, change the front speaker setting (see Speaker Setting on page ​100​) to LARGE.
! You can use the additional amplifier on the surround back channel pre-outs for a single speaker as well. In this
case plug the amplifier into the left (SURROUND BACK L (Single)) terminal only.
! The sound from the surround back terminals will depend on how you have configured the Speaker system setting on page ​103​.
! If you have two subwoofers, the second subwoofer can be connected to the SUBWOOFER 2 terminal.
Connecting two subwoofers increases the bass sound to achieve more powerful sound reproduction.
! To hear sound only from the pre-outs, switch the speaker terminals to SP: OFF (page ​83​) or simply disconnect any speakers that are connected directly to the receiver.
It is also possible to hear sound only from the pre-outs by switching the AMP setting to OFF and setting the
pre-amp mode to turn the power amplifiers for all channels off (see Setting the Audio options on page ​79​).
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Connecting other audio components
03
Connecting your equipment
Connecting AM/FM antennas
SC-LX88 only
Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna as shown below. To improve reception and sound quality,
connect external antennas (see Connecting external antennas on page ​40​).
For your Blu-ray Disc player and DVD player may have 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channel analog outputs (depending on whether
your player supports surround back channels). Make sure that the player is set to output multichannel analog audio.
a
DVD player, etc.
b
c
Select one
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
SUBWOOFER
OUTPUT
HDMI OUT
R
FRONT
OUTPUT
CENTER
OUTPUT
L
SURROUND
OUTPUT
R
3
SURROUND BACK
OUTPUT
R
L
L
5
AM LOOP
4
1
ANTENNA
2
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
FM UNBAL 75
FM UNBAL 75
IN 7 MHL
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
1
MULTI CH IN
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
FRONT
3
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK
L
R
DVR/BDR
OUT
IN
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached stand.
To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the direction indicated by the arrow (fig. a) then clip the loop onto the
stand (fig. b).
! If you plan to mount the AM antenna to a wall or other surface, secure the stand with screws (fig. c) before
clipping the loop to the stand. Make sure the reception is clear.
SUBWOOFER
IN 1
(DVD)
Pull off the protective shields of both AM antenna wires.
2 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire fully into each terminal, then release the tabs to
secure the AM antenna wires.
IN 7 MHL
4
Place the AM antenna on a flat surface and in a direction giving the best reception.
5
Connect the FM wire antenna into the FM antenna socket.
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
MULTI CH IN
FRONT
CENTER SURROUND SURR BACK
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully and fix to a wall or door frame. Don’t drape loosely or leave coiled up.
L
R
SUBWOOFER
! For instructions on playing the multichannel analog inputs, see Selecting the multichannel analog inputs on
page ​55​.
! If there is a single surround back output, connect it to the SURR BACK L jack on this receiver.
! To use a 5.1-channel speaker set, use the surround speakers for the surround channel, not the surround back
channel.
! The sound from the surround back terminals will depend on how you have configured the Speaker system setting on page ​103​.
! The audio signal input to MULTI CH IN cannot be downmixed.
! To input video signals using an HDMI cable, MULTI CH IN must be selected at Input under Input Setup and the
connected HDMI terminal must be assigned to HDMI Input. For details, see The Input Setup menu on page ​51​.
! To input video signals using a composite video cable, Multi Ch In Setup must be selected at Other Setup
and the connected video input terminal must be assigned to Video Input. For details, see Multi Channel Input
Setup on page ​110​.
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Connecting the multichannel analog inputs
03
Connecting your equipment
MULTI-ZONE setup
To improve FM reception, connect an external FM antenna to FM UNBAL 75 W.
This receiver can power up to four independent systems in separate rooms after you have made the proper
MULTI-ZONE connections.
Different sources can be playing in four zones at the same time or, depending on your needs, the same source
can also be used. The main and sub zones have independent power (the main zone power can be off while one (or
both) of the sub zones is on) and the sub zones can be controlled by the remote or front panel controls.
75 Ω coaxial cable
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
Making MULTI-ZONE connections
It is possible to make these connections if you have a separate subwoofer and speakers for your primary (ZONE 2)
sub zone, and a separate amplifier (and speakers) for your secondary (ZONE 3) sub zone. You will also need a
separate amplifier if you are not using the speaker terminals for your primary sub zone (For detail, see MULTIZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2) on page ​41​).
Also, if the separate receiver in the sub zone has an HDMI input terminal, this unit’s HDMI input can be played as
HDZONE.
Here are three primary sub zone setups possible with this system. Choose whichever works best for you.
FM UNBAL 75
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
FM UNBAL 75
To improve AM reception, connect a 5 m to 6 m length of vinyl-coated wire to the AM LOOP terminals without
disconnecting the supplied AM loop antenna.
For the best possible reception, suspend horizontally outdoors.
Important
! The settings must be changed at ZONE Setup in order to use the multi-zone function (page ​109​).
! MAIN/HDZONE at ZONE Setup must be set to HDZONE in order to use the HDZONE function (page ​109​).
Outdoor antenna
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
MULTI-ZONE listening options
FM UNBAL 75
The following table shows the signals that can be output to ZONE 2, ZONE 3 and HDZONE:
Sub Zone
Indoor antenna
(vinyl-coated wire)
5 m to 6 m
AM LOOP
ANTENNA
FM UNBAL 75
Input functions available
ZONE 2
<a>
SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES, iPod/USB, USBDAC (SC-LX88 only), TV, CD, TUNER, BT AUDIO
(Outputs analog audio)
ZONE 3
<a>
SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES, iPod/USB, USBDAC (SC-LX88 only), TV, CD, TUNER, BT AUDIO
(Outputs analog audio)
HDZONE
(HDMI)
<b>
BD, DVD, SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES, iPod/
USB, USB-DAC (SC-LX88 only), HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, HDMI 4, HDMI 5, HDMI 6,
HDMI 7/MHL
(Outputs HDMI audio and video signals)
a ! It is not possible to down-convert the audio input signal from the HDMI input terminals or digital input terminals (OPTICAL
and COAXIAL) and output them to ZONE 2.
! It is not possible to down-convert the audio input signal from the HDMI input terminals or digital input terminals (OPTICAL
and COAXIAL) and output them to ZONE 3.
b ! The inputs that can be switched differ according to how terminals HDMI IN 1 to IN 7 are assigned. Upon shipment from the
factory, the input terminals are assigned to DVD, SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, HDMI 4, HDMI 5, HDMI 6 and HDMI 7/MHL, in order
starting from terminal HDMI IN 1.
! The video/audio signals of the RCA analog input terminals, the digital input terminals (OPTICAL and COAXIAL) and the COMPONENT VIDEO input terminals cannot be up-converted and output to the HDZONE.
! When any of the HDMI 3 to HDMI 7/MHL inputs is selected in the main zone, it is only possible to select the same input as in
the main zone for the HDZONE. (Inputs other than the ones listed here can be selected.)
The same limitations apply when one of the above inputs is selected for the HDZONE.
! SC-LX88 only: If you wish to select USB-DAC for HDZONE, set Speaker System to 7.2ch + HDZONE, 5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE,
or 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE (page ​103​).
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Connecting external antennas
03
Connecting your equipment
You must select ZONE 2 in Speaker system setting (page ​103​) to use this setup.
! When any of the INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES or iPod/USB inputs is selected in the main
zone, it is only possible to select the same input as in the main zone for the sub zone. (Inputs other than the
ones listed here can be selected.)
The same limitations apply when one of the above inputs is selected for the sub zone.
! SC-LX88 only: Any of INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES or iPod/USB and USB-DAC cannot be
selected for each sub zone at the same time.
! SC-LX88 only: When AirPlay or DMR, and USB-DAC are input, you cannot select for each sub zone at the same
time.
% Connect a pair of speakers to the surround back speaker terminals.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the surround back speaker terminals as shown below.
Sub zone (ZONE 2)
Main zone
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
Basic MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 2)
1
Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT jacks on this receiver.
L
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.
2
R
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
Connect a subwoofer to the SUBWOOFER ZONE 2 OUT jack on this receiver.
When a subwoofer is connected, we recommend setting HPF (High Pass Filter) at ZONE Setup to ON (page ​109​).
Sub zone (ZONE 2)
Main zone
ZONE 2
OUT
LINE LEVEL
INPUT
Secondary MULTI-ZONE setup (ZONE 3)
AUDIO IN
R
L
% Connect a separate amplifier to the AUDIO ZONE 3 OUT jacks on this receiver.
You should have a pair of speakers attached to the sub zone amplifier as shown in the following illustration.
2
ZONE 2
SUBWOOFER
1
Sub zone (ZONE 3)
Main zone
ZONE 2
OUT
ZONE 2
SUBWOOFER
ZONE 3
OUT
AUDIO IN
R
L
ZONE 3
OUT
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(Single)
MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 2)
Notes
03
Connecting your equipment
Secondary MULTI-ZONE setup using speaker terminals (ZONE 3)
Multi-zone connection using the HDMI terminal and speaker terminals (HDZONE)
% Connect a pair of speakers to the front wide speaker terminals.
Sub zone (ZONE 3)
Important
! The settings must be changed at ZONE Setup in order to use the HDZONE function (page ​109​).
! To use the HDZONE functions, set Control or Control Mode in HDMI Setup to OFF. For details, see HDMI
Setup on page ​75​.
! You must select HDZONE in Speaker system setting (page ​103​) to use this setup.
Main zone
R
L
FRONT WIDE /
B
1
L
Connect the speaker to the front wide speaker terminal or surround back speaker terminal.
Which speaker terminal is connected defers depending on the Speaker System (page ​103​) setting. For details,
see Installing your speaker system on page ​26​.
The following figure shows the connection of the surround back speaker terminal.
R
R
FRONT WIDE /
B
2
L
Connect a TV monitor to the HDMI OUT 3 (HDZONE) terminal on this receiver.
Sub zone (HDZONE)
Main zone
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
SELECTABLE
HDMI IN
2
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
R
SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
SELECTABLE
R
MULTI-ZONE setup using HDMI terminal (HDZONE)
L
R
Important
! MAIN/HDZONE at ZONE Setup must be set to HDZONE in order to use the HDZONE function (page ​109​).
! To use the HDZONE functions, set Control or Control Mode in HDMI Setup to OFF. For details, see HDMI
Setup on page ​75​.
1
% Connect a separate receiver to this receiver’s HDMI OUT 3 terminal.
Connect speakers and a TV to the HDZONE receiver as shown on the illustration below.
Sub zone (HDZONE)
Main zone
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
HDMI IN
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
SELECTABLE
OUT 1
(CONTROL)
OUT 2
OUT 3
(HDZONE)
SELECTABLE
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SURROUND BACK
A
L
(Single)
You must select 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3 in Speaker system setting on page ​103​to use this setup.
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Connecting your equipment
Connecting an iPod
By connecting this receiver to the network via the LAN terminal, you can listen to Internet radio stations. To listen
to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand.
When connected in this way, you can play audio files stored on the components on the local network, including
your computer.
This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod
using the controls of this receiver.
iPod iPhone
DIRECT CONTROL
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
5V
1A
iPod/iPhone
STATUS
BAND
TUNER EDIT
HDMI 5 INPUT
Internet
LAN (10/100)
LAN (10/100)
Modem
USB cable included with the iPod
to LAN port
NAS
Computer
LAN
3
2
1
WAN
Tip
Router
! An iPod/iPhone can be connected to the receiver. For details on supported models and versions of the respective products, see Playing an iPod on page ​56​.
% Switch the receiver into standby, and then use the iPod cable to connect your iPod to the
iPod/iPhone terminal on the front panel of this receiver.
LAN cable (sold separately)
to LAN port
! For the cable connection, also refer to the operating instructions for your iPod.
! When connecting an iPhone to this unit, keep the iPhone at least 20 cm away from this unit. If the iPhone is
kept closer to this unit and a telephone call is received by the iPhone, noise may be output from this device.
! iPod recharging occurs whenever an iPod is connected to this unit. (Recharging is enabled only when the
unit’s power is turned on.)
! For instructions on playing the iPod, see Playing an iPod on page ​56​.
Connect the LAN terminal on this receiver to the LAN terminal on your router (with or without the built-in DHCP
server function) with a straight LAN cable (CAT 5 or higher).
Turn on the DHCP server function of your router. In case your router does not have the built-in DHCP server function, it is necessary to set up the network manually. For details, see Network Setup menu on page ​106​.
LAN terminal specifications
! LAN terminal : Ethernet jack (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)
Notes
! Refer to the operation manual of the equipment you have as the connected equipment and connection method
may differ depending on your Internet environment.
! When using a broadband Internet connection, a contract with an Internet service provider is required. For
more details, contact your nearest Internet service provider.
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Connecting to the network through LAN interface
03
Connecting your equipment
Connecting an MHL-compatible device
It is possible to play audio and photo files by connecting USB devices to this receiver.
An MHL-compatible mobile device can be connected to enjoy 3D/Full-HD videos, high quality multi-channel
audio, and photos etc., with charge the battery on the receiver. Use the MHL cable to connect the device.
iPod iPhone
DIRECT CONTROL
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
STATUS
BAND
TUNER EDIT
IN 1
(DVD)
5V
1A
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
IN 7 MHL
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
HDMI 5 INPUT
IN 1
(DVD)
BD IN
IN 2
(SAT/CBL)
IN 3
(DVR/BDR)
IN 4
IN 6
IN 7 MHL
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.9 A MAX)
USB mass
storage device
MHL cable
MHL enabled
device
% Switch the receiver into standby then connect your USB device to the USB terminal on the
front panel of this receiver.
% Switch the receiver into standby then use the MHL cable to connect your MHL enabled
device to the MHL terminal on the rear panel of this receiver.
! This receiver does not support a USB hub.
! For instructions on playing the USB device, see Playing a USB device on page ​57​.
! To automatically switch to the MHL input when an MHL-compatible device is connected, see MHL Setup on
page ​107​.
! The MHL-compatible device is recharged whenever it is connected to this unit. (Recharging is enabled only
when the unit’s power is turned on.)
! For instructions on playing the MHL-compatible device, see Playing an MHL-compatible device on page ​58​.
! Do not place the MHL device on this unit which has the power turned on.
Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front panel
input
iPod iPhone
DIRECT CONTROL
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
5V
Video camera (etc.)
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1A
STATUS
BAND
HDMI 5 INPUT
TUNER EDIT
Connecting a USB device
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Connecting your equipment
Connecting to a wireless LAN
SC-LX88 only
The wireless LAN converter can be connected to connect this unit to a network wirelessly. Use the included
AXF7031 for connection.
! Use only the furnished accessory connecting cable.
! Certain settings are required to use a wireless LAN converter (AXF7031). For instructions on making these settings, see the operating instructions included with the wireless LAN converter (AXF7031).
By using a USB cable (sold separately) to connect this unit’s USB-DAC IN terminal to the USB port on a computer, this unit can be used as a D/A converter.
For details regarding the output of signals input to the USB-DAC IN terminal, see Playing music from a computer
on page ​59​.
LAN (10/100)
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
Important
LAN (10/100)
! The exclusive driver must be installed on the computer in order to play high sound quality files of over
48 kHz/24 bits.
The driver software is provided on the included CD-ROM.
! When installing the driver, this receiver and the computer must be connected as shown below. After connecting, turn this receiver’s power on and select the USB-DAC input for the main zone. Note that for Mac OS, there
is no need to install the driver software.
DC OUTPUT
for WIRELESS LAN
(OUTPUT 5 V
0.6 A MAX)
Modem
Router
WAN
Computer
USB-DAC
IN
USB-DAC
IN
USB
Wireless LAN converter (AXF7031)
B-Type
A-Type
Note
! This unit cannot be used to play audio files from a computer unless Media Player is installed on the connected
computer.
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Internet
Using a USB cable to connect to a computer
03
Connecting your equipment
Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger
If you keep your stereo components in a closed cabinet or shelving unit, or you wish to use the sub zone remote
control in another zone, you can use an optional IR receiver (such as a Niles or Xantech unit) to control your
system instead of the remote sensor on the front panel of this receiver.
! Remote operation may not be possible if direct light from a strong fluorescent lamp is shining on the IR
receiver remote sensor window.
! Note that other manufacturers may not use the IR terminology. Refer to the manual that came with your component to check for IR compatibility.
! If using two remote controls (at the same time), the IR receiver’s remote sensor takes priority over the remote
sensor on the front panel.
You can connect components in your system (such as a screen or projector) to this receiver so that they switch
on or off using 12 volt triggers when you select an input function. However, you must specify which input functions switch on the trigger using the The Input Setup menu on page ​51​. Note that this will only work with components that have a standby mode.
1
12V TRIGGER
INPUT
Connect the IR receiver sensor to the IR IN jack on the rear of this receiver.
Closet or shelving unit
12V TRIGGER
Non-Pioneer
component
1
2
12V TRIGGER
1
2
(OUTPUT 12 V
TOTAL 150 mA MAX)
IR
IN
IR
IN 1
OUT
(OUTPUT 12 V
TOTAL 150 mA
MAX)
% Connect the 12 V TRIGGER jack of this receiver to the 12 V trigger of another component.
Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each end for the connection.
After you’ve specified the input functions that will switch on the trigger, you’ll be able to switch the component on
or off just by pressing the input function(s) you’ve set on page ​51​.
IN 2
Note
! The 12V trigger can be associated not only with switching of the input function but also with switching of the
HDMI OUT terminal. For details, see HDMI Setup on page ​75​.
IR
OUT
IN 1
IN 2
IR receiver
Plugging in the receiver
2 Connect the IR IN jack of another component to the IR OUT jack on the rear of this receiver
to link it to the IR receiver.
Only plug in after you have connected all your components to this receiver, including the speakers.
Please see the manual supplied with your IR receiver for the type of cable necessary for the connection.
CAUTION
! Handle the power cord by the plug part. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord, and never touch the
power cord when your hands are wet, as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the
unit, a piece of furniture, or other object on the power cord or pinch the cord in any other way. Never make a
knot in the cord or tie it with other cables. The power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be
stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electric shock. Check the power cord once
in a while. If you find it damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company for a
replacement.
! Do not use any power cord other than the one supplied with this unit.
! Do not use the supplied power cord for any purpose other than that described below.
! The receiver should be disconnected by removing the mains plug from the wall socket when not in regular use,
e.g., when on vacation.
! Make sure the blue u STANDBY/ON light has gone out before unplugging.
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1
Plug the supplied power cord into the AC IN socket on the back of the receiver.
2
Plug the other end into a power outlet.
Connecting an IR receiver
Basic Setup
How to use the built-in AVNavigator........................................................................................... 48
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC)..................................... 49
The Input Setup menu.................................................................................................................... 51
Operation Mode Setup.................................................................................................................. 52
Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)............................................................... 53
About the Home Menu.................................................................................................................. 53
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04
Basic Setup
The built-in AVNavigator is equipped with Wiring Navi, which allows you to perform connection of this receiver
and initial settings in interactive mode. By simply following the screen prompts to connect and set the unit, highly
accurate initial settings can be performed easily.
Additionally, in order to use various functions easily, contents linked to the receiver can be used.
Operating Environment
! AVNavigator can be used in the following environments.
—Windows PC: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/Windows® 8/Windows® 8.1
—Mac: Mac OS X (10.7, 10.8 or 10.9)
—iPad/iPhone/iPod touch: iOS 7
—Android device: Android 4.0.4, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2, 4.2.2, 4.4.2
! AVNavigator uses an Internet browser. The following browsers are supported:
—Windows PC: Internet Explorer® 8, 9, 10, 11
—Mac/iPad/iPhone/iPod touch: Safari 6.0
—Android device: Android browser
! Depending on the computer network setting or security setting, AVNavigator may not operate.
! On a Mac, launch Safari and click <SC-LX88> or <SC-LX78> displayed in ‘Bonjour’ on the Bookmarks bar.
Using AVNavigator
Important
! Connect the LAN terminal to the network (page ​43​).
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your computer.
2
Launch AVNavigator.
— If ‘Bonjour’ is not displayed, tick the ‘Include Bonjour in the Favorites bar’ check box on the
‘Advanced’ tab in the Safari ‘Preferences...’ menu.
Operate AVNavigator by following the screen prompts of your computer, etc.
! If using a Windows PC, complete the below steps to start up.
1 Start up Internet Explorer on your PC (open any random Internet page).
2Press STATUS on the remote control and check the front panel display on the receiver (the IP address of
the receiver will appear).
(Example Text Display)
If 0.0.0.0 or 169.254.112.202 appears in the address, it indicates that the receiver is not connected to the
network. Check to make sure that the receiver and router are properly connected.
3 Enter number in 2 above in the field in Internet Explorer shown below and then press the ENTER key.
(Example Input Format) 192.168.0.124
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! With a Windows PC other than Windows XP, you can use the following method to launch AVNavigator.
Launch Explorer and right-click <SC-LX88> or <SC-LX78> displayed in the ‘Network’ folder, then click
‘View device webpage’.
How to use the built-in AVNavigator
04
Basic Setup
iPad
3
Select and use the desired function.
AVNavigator includes the following functions:
! Wiring Navi – Guides you through connections and initial settings in dialog fashion. High precision initial
settings can be made easily.
! Interactive Operation Guide – The receiver will be operated using the remote control on the screen and you
can view function explanations or videos. Explanations of the functions that are operated using the remote
control are also automatically displayed.
! Network Setup – Used to make network-related settings.
iPhone/iPod touch
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto
MCACC)
The Full Auto MCACC Setup measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account
ambient noise, speaker connection and speaker size, and tests for both channel delay and channel level. When
Measurement Type is Expert, in addition to this, Standing Wave, EQ and Full Band Phase Control are measured. 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
!
!
!
!
— On an iPad, you can operate AVNavigator for iPad. Download AVNavigator for iPad from the App Store.
After launching AVNavigator for iPad, follow the instructions on the screen.
! When using an Android device, from Google Play Store, download iControlAV5, which is a free application.
After launching iControlAV5, follow the instructions on the screen. After that, on the Home screen, tap the icon.
Make sure the microphone and speakers are not moved during the Full Auto MCACC Setup.
Using the Full Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.
Before using the Full Auto MCACC Setup, the headphones should be disconnected.
With factory default settings, the on-screen display will be output from all HDMI output terminals and
displayed on any TV connected via HDMI cable. You can change where the screen is output in the
MAIN/HDZONE (page ​109​) and HDMI output (page ​83​) settings.
CAUTION
! The test tones used in the Full Auto MCACC Setup are output at high volume.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver.
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! When using an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, from the App Store, download iControlAV5, which is a free application. After launching iControlAV5, follow the instructions on the screen. After that, on the Home screen, tap
‘AVNavigator’ or the icon.
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2
Basic Setup
ZONE 2
ON/OFF
MULTI-ZONE
CONTROL
SPEAKERS
iPod iPhone
DIRECT CONTROL
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
STATUS
BAND
TUNER EDIT
ZONE 3
ON/OFF
HDZONE
ON/OFF
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
5V
HDMI 5 INPUT
1A
Microphone
Select ‘START’, then press ENTER.
6
Follow the instructions on-screen.
Make sure the microphone is connected, and if you’re using a subwoofer, make sure it is switched on and set to a
comfortable volume level.
(HDMI)
SC-LX88
5
SC-LX78
7
Wait for the test tones to finish, then confirm the speaker configuration in the GUI screen.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers present
in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while it’s doing this.
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the speaker configuration check screen is being displayed,
the Full Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press
ENTER in step 7.
! With error messages (such as Too much ambient noise! or Check microphone.), select RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page ​51​) and verifying the mic
connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT and continue.
Tripod
Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.
If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your normal listening position. If
you do not have a tripod, use some other object to install the microphone.
Install the microphone on a stable floor. Placing the microphone on any of the following surfaces may make
accurate measurement impossible:
! Sofas or other soft surfaces.
! High places such as tabletops and sofa tops.
The Full Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected.
1a.Full Auto MCACC
1a.Full Auto MCACC
A/V RECEIVER
Now Analyzing...
L
C
R
FWR
SR
SBR
SBL
SL
FWL
SW1
10
2/6
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
: OK
Microphone
:
Speaker YES/NO :
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
OK
1a.Full Auto MCACC
Exit
A/V RECEIVER
Speaker System
: 7.2.2ch TMd/FW
EQ Type
:
–––
MCACC
: M1.MEMORY 1
Dolby Enabled Speaker :
NO
SP to ceiling
:
3.00m
Measurement Type :
Basic
Return
! If you leave the GUI screen for over five minutes, the screen saver will appear.
3
Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode.
4
Select the parameters you want to set.
Exit
RETRY
Cancel
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual speakers you have.
! If you see an ERR message (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t correct), there may be a problem
with the speaker connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the power and check the speaker connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use i/j to select the speaker and k/l to
change the setting and continue.
! If the speaker is not pointed to the microphone (listening position) or when using speakers that affect the
phase (dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.), Reverse Phase may be displayed even if the speakers are
properly connected.
If Reverse Phase is displayed, the speaker’s wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the speaker
connections.
— If the connections were wrong, turn off the power, disconnect the power cord, then reconnect properly.
After this, perform the Full Auto MCACC procedure again.
— If the connections were right, select GO NEXT and continue.
START
Exit
Cancel
A/V RECEIVER
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
If the speakers are connected using any setup other than 7.2.2ch TMd/FW, be sure to set Speaker System
before the Full Auto MCACC Setup. See Speaker system setting on page ​103​.
! Speaker System – Shows the current settings. When this is selected and ENTER is pressed, the speaker
system selection screen appears. Select the proper speaker system, then press RETURN to return.
If you are planning on bi-amping your front speakers, or setting up a separate speaker system in another
room, read through Speaker system setting on page ​103​and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary before continuing to step 4.
! EQ Type – When you select Expert for Measurement Type, set the correction method of the frequency characteristics of the viewing environment. Usually, set SYMMETRY. For details, see Automatic MCACC (Expert)
on page ​95​.
! MCACC – The six MCACC presets are used for storing surround sound settings for different listening positions. Simply choose an unused preset for now (you can rename it later in Data Management on page ​101​).
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Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs more test tones to determine the optimum
receiver settings.
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is happening. It may take 3 to 10 minutes.
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! Dolby Enabled Speaker – Select speakers that use Dolby Enabled Speaker (TFw+TBw, TFw, TMd, TBw).
For all speakers other than the front speakers, Speaker Setting is set to SMALL (page ​104​). When Dolby
Enabled Speaker is not used, select NO (page ​23​).
! SP to ceiling – When Dolby Enabled Speaker is used, enter the height from the speaker to the ceiling (page ​23​).
! Measurement Type – When Basic is set, the minimum required measurement is performed in a short period
of time. When Expert is set, accurate and precise measurement is performed so it will take some time.
Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel.
04
Basic Setup
The Input Setup menu
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver upon completion of the Full Auto MCACC Setup.
The settings made in the Full Auto MCACC Setup should give you excellent surround sound from your system,
but it is also possible to adjust these settings manually using The MCACC PRO menu on page ​94​or The
System Setup and Other Setup menus on page ​102​.
! 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 Manual
speaker setup on page ​103​.
! The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to
be changed.
! If Full Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing environment, we recommend adjusting the settings manually.
! The Dolby Enabled Speaker distance indicates the distance of the ceiling reflection. Therefore, it is longer
than the direct distance but you do not need to change this (page ​23​).
You only need to make settings in the Input Setup menu if you didn’t hook up your digital equipment according
to the default settings (see Input function default and possible settings on page ​52​). In this case, you need to
tell the receiver what equipment is hooked up to which terminal so the buttons on the remote control correspond
to the components you’ve connected.
! With factory default settings, the on-screen display will be output from all HDMI output terminals and
displayed on any TV connected via HDMI cable. You can change where the screen is output in the
MAIN/HDZONE (page ​109​) and HDMI output (page ​83​) settings.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘System Setup’ from the HOME MENU.
3
Select ‘Input Setup’ from the System Setup menu.
Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup
4b.Input Setup
4.System Setup
A/V RECEIVER
A/V RECEIVER
a . Manual SP Setup
b . Input Setup
c . OSD Language
d . Network Setup
e . HDMI Setup
f . MHL Setup
g . Other 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.
Exit
4
Return
Input
Input Name
Input Skip
:
:
:
DVD
Rename
OFF
Audio In
HDMI Input
Component In
12V Trigger 1
12V Trigger 2
:
:
:
:
:
COAX-1
Input-1
In-1
OFF
OFF
Exit
Return
Select the input function that you want to set up.
The default names correspond with the names next to the terminals on the rear panel (such as DVD or SAT/CBL
which, in turn, correspond with the names on the remote control.
5
Select the input(s) to which you’ve connected your component.
For example, if your DVD player only has an optical output, you will need to change the DVD input function’s
Audio In setting from COAX-1 (default) to the optical input you’ve connected it to.
6
When you’re finished, proceed to the settings for other inputs.
There are optional settings in addition to the assignment of the input jacks:
! Input Name – You can choose to rename the input function for easier identification. Select Rename to do so,
or Default to return to the system default.
! Input Skip – When set to ON, that input is skipped when selecting the input using ALL. (DVD and other
inputs can be still be selected directly with the input function buttons.)
! 12V Trigger 1/2 – After connecting a component to one of the 12 volt triggers (see Switching components on
and off using the 12 volt trigger on page ​46​), select MAIN, ZONE 2, ZONE 3, HDZONE or OFF for the corresponding trigger setting to switch it on automatically along with the (main or sub) zone specified.
— Devices connected to 12 volt triggers can be associated with HDMI OUT switching. For details, see HDMI
Setup on page ​75​.
7
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the System Setup menu.
51
9 The Full Auto MCACC Setup procedure is completed and the Home Menu menu reappears
automatically.
04
Basic Setup
Operation Mode Setup
The terminals on the receiver generally correspond to the name of one of the input functions. If you have connected components to this receiver differently from (or in addition to) the defaults below, see The Input Setup
menu on page ​51​to tell the receiver how you’ve connected up. The dots (k) indicate possible assignments.
Input function
BD
This receiver is equipped with a great number of functions and settings. The Operation Mode feature is provided
for users who find it difficult to master all these functions and settings.
One of two settings can be selected for the Operation Mode: Expert and Basic.
! With factory default settings, the on-screen display will be output from all HDMI output terminals and
displayed on any TV connected via HDMI cable. You can change where the screen is output in the
MAIN/HDZONE (page ​109​) and HDMI output (page ​83​) settings.
Input Terminals
HDMI
Audio
Component
(BD)
DVD
IN 1
COAX-1
IN 1
SAT/CBL
IN 2
COAX-2
k
DVR/BDR
IN 3
OPT-2
IN 2
HDMI 1
k
HDMI 2
k
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
HDMI 3
k
2
Select ‘Operation Mode Setup’ from the HOME MENU.
HDMI 4
IN 4
3
Select the Operation Mode setting you want.
HDMI 5
(front panel)
IN 5
HDMI 6
IN 6
HDMI 7/MHL
IN 7
Important
! Many of the settings and functions cannot be selected when the Operation Mode is changed to Basic.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
! Expert (default) – Users can set all the functions by themselves.
! Basic – Only certain basic settings can be operated. The settings that can be operated are shown below. They
can be set as necessary by referring to the operating instructions.
Operable settings/items
Descriptions
Page
HOME MENU
INTERNET RADIO
Full Auto MCACC
Makes high precision sound field settings easily.
​49​
Input Name
Input names can be changed as desired for easier use.
​51​
Input Skip
Inputs not being used are skipped (not displayed).
​51​
Software Update
Updates to the latest version of the software.
​108​
Network Information
Checks the receiver’s IP address.
​107​
MCACC
(MCACC preset)
Selects your favorite MCACC preset memory.
​79​
DELAY
(Sound Delay)
Adjusts the delay time of the overall sound.
​79​
TUNER
S.RTRV
(Auto Sound Retriever)
Plays compressed sound with high sound quality.
​79​
PHONO
DUAL
(Dual Mono)
Dual monaural audio setting.
​79​
INPUT ATT
(Input attenuate)
Decreases the input signal level to reduce distortion.
​79​
C.SPREAD
(Center Spread)
Center spread expands the center channel signal to the left and right
front speakers to create a wider frontal audio image for the listener.
It is optimized and designed primarily for playback of stereo music
content.
​79​
V.SPs
(Virtual Speakers)
Automatically complements virtual surround speakers (surround
back, front height and front wide) to create a sound field.
​79​
V.SB
(Virtual Surround Back)
Creates a virtual surround back channel sound for playback.
​79​
MEDIA SERVER
FAVORITES
iPod/USB
USB-DAC
<a>
Audio Parameters
TV
OPT-1
<b>
CD
ANALOG-1
<c>
MULTI CH IN
<a>
k
BT AUDIO
a SC-LX88 only
bWhen ARC at HDMI Setup is set to ON, it is not possible to make assignments to the TV input’s Audio In terminals.
c Only the TV and CD inputs can be assigned to ANALOG-1.
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Input function default and possible settings
04
Basic Setup
Descriptions
V.HEIGHT
(Virtual Height)
Page
Creates a virtual height channel sound for playback.
​79​
V.WIDE
(Virtual Wide)
Creates a virtual wide channel sound for playback.
​79​
V.DEPTH
(Virtual Depth)
Plays with a sound field suited for 3D images.
​79​
ALL (INPUT SELECTOR)
Switches the input.
​55​
VOLUME +/–, MUTE
Use to set the listening volume.
​55​
LISTENING MODE
Selects your favorite listening modes.
​63​
PQLS
Plays using the PQLS function.
​77​
PHASE (Phase Control)
Plays with phase shifting in the low range corrected.
​66​
PHASE (Full Band Phase Control)
The Full Band Phase Control feature calibrates the frequency-phase
characteristics of the speakers connected.
​67​
SOUND RETRIEVER AIR
Switches the input to BT AUDIO and plays compressed sound with
high sound quality.
​62​
iPod iPhone DIRECT CONTROL
Switches the input to iPod/USB and sets the mode allowing operation
from the iPod.
​56​
About the Home Menu
This receiver’s Home Menu (HOME MENU) can be used to make various settings and to check and adjust items
that have been set.
! With factory default settings, the Home Menu screen will be output from all HDMI output terminals
and displayed on any TV connected via HDMI cable. You can change where the screen is output in the
MAIN/HDZONE (page ​109​) and HDMI output (page ​83​) settings.
Other functions
4
A/V RECEIVER
Exit
The language used on the Graphical User Interface screen can be changed.
! The explanations in these operating instructions are for when English is selected for the GUI screen.
! With factory default settings, the on-screen display will be output from all HDMI output terminals and
displayed on any TV connected via HDMI cable. You can change where the screen is output in the
MAIN/HDZONE (page ​109​) and HDMI output (page ​83​) settings.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver (for example, if you connected this receiver to the VIDEO
jacks on your TV, make sure that the VIDEO input is now selected).
2 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
Select ‘OSD Language’ from the System Setup menu.
5
Select the desired language.
6
Select ‘OK’ to change the language.
Return
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
The top level in the Home Menu is as shown below. Refer to the respective explanations to set, check and adjust
as necessary.
! MCACC PRO – Use this to make automatic settings and detailed manual settings for the surround sound. For
details, see Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO menu on page ​95​.
! MCACC Data Check – This displays the MCACC PRO measurement results. Use it to check the MCACC
memory. For details, see Checking MCACC Data on page ​100​.
! Data Management – Use this to manage the data in the MCACC memory. For details, see Data Management
on page ​101​.
! System Setup – Use this to make various settings related to this system. For details, see Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu on page ​103​.
! Network Information – The setting status of the network-related items can be checked. For detail, see
Checking the Network Information on page ​107​.
! Operation Mode Setup – Use this to select this receiver’s operation mode. For details, see Operation Mode
Setup on page ​52​.
Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language)
Select ‘System Setup’ from the Home Menu.
To display the Home Menu screen, press HOME MENU on the remote control.
HOME MENU
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
4
Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode.
2
1. MCACC PRO
2. MCACC Data Check
3. Data Management
4. System Setup
5. Network Information
6. Operation Mode Setup
You will return to the HOME MENU.
3
1
The setting is completed and the System Setup menu reappears automatically.
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Operable settings/items
Playing a source.............................................................................................................................. 55
Playing an iPod............................................................................................................................... 56
Playing a USB device...................................................................................................................... 57
Playing an MHL-compatible device............................................................................................... 58
Playing music from a computer..................................................................................................... 59
Listening to the radio..................................................................................................................... 59
Music playback using Bluetooth wireless technology................................................................ 61
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Basic playback
05
Basic playback
Note
Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as a DVD disc) with your home theater system.
Depending on the input to be played, the playback operation can in some cases be performed using the onscreen display.
With factory default settings, the on-screen display will be output from all HDMI output terminals and displayed
on any TV connected via HDMI cable. You can change where the screen is output in the MAIN/HDZONE (page ​
109​) and HDMI output (page ​83​) settings.
STANDBY/ON
Turning off the sound
SOURCE CONTROL
HDMI
BD
DVD
SAT
USB
ADPT
ROKU
iPod
BT
MHL
TUNER
TV
CD
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).
% Press MUTE.
NET
LISTENING MODE
ALL
AUTO
SURR
ADV
Playing a source with HDMI connection
VOLUME
1
% Use ALL to select the input function connected to the receiver’s HDMI input terminals.
You can also perform the same operation by using the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front panel or by pressing
HDMI on the remote control repeatedly.
! Set the HDMI parameter in Setting the Audio options on page ​79​to THROUGH if you want to hear HDMI
audio output from your TV (no sound will be heard from this receiver).
! If the video signal does not appear on your TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In
this case, use an analog video connection.
Switch on your system components and receiver.
Start by switching on the playback component (for example a DVD player), your TV and subwoofer (if you have
one), then the receiver (press u STANDBY/ON).
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver.
2
Select the input function you want to play.
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs
You can use the input function buttons on the remote control or the front panel INPUT SELECTOR dial.
! As necessary, select the type of audio input signal (page ​66​).
SC-LX88 only
If you have connected a decoder or a DVD player as above, you must select the analog multichannel inputs for
surround sound playback.
! When the center or surround speakers are bi-amped, no sound is produced even when MULTI CH IN is
selected. (Check Determining the speakers’ application on page ​20​and Bi-amping your speakers on page ​
25​.)
! When playback from the multichannel inputs is selected, only the volume and channel levels can be set.
!With MULTI CH IN inputs, it is possible to play pictures simultaneously. For details, see Multi Channel Input
Setup on page ​110​.
3 Press AUTO (AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) to select ‘AUTO SURROUND’ and start
playback of the source.
For such sound sources as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, the surround sound is played. With stereo sound, the
sound is played from the left and right front speakers with the default listening mode.
To play a stereo sound source in multichannel, press SURR or ADV to select your favorite listening mode.
(Example: Press ADV several times to select EXT.STEREO.)
! You may need to check the digital audio output settings on your DVD player or digital satellite receiver. It
should be set to output Dolby Digital, DTS and 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz PCM (2 channel) audio, and if there is an
MPEG audio option, set this to convert the MPEG audio to PCM.
! See also Listening to your system on page ​63​for information on different ways of listening to sources.
It is possible to check on the front panel display whether or not multi-channel playback is being performed properly. For details, see Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats on page ​127​.
When multi-channel speakers (more than the two front left and right channels) are connected, straight decoding
is performed, so the input signal’s format name (for example,
TrueHD, DTS-HD MSTR or DTS-HD HI RES) is
displayed.
If the display does not correspond to the input signal and listening mode, check the connections and settings.
4
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
Use ALL to select MULTI CH IN.
You can also use the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front panel.
! Depending on the DVD player you’re using, the analog output level of the subwoofer channel may be too
low. In this case, the output level of the subwoofer can be increased by 10 dB in the Multi Ch In Setup in
Other Setup. For details, see Multi Channel Input Setup on page ​110​.
Use the VOLUME +/– to adjust the volume level.
Turn down the volume of your TV so that all sound is coming from the speakers connected to this receiver.
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Playing a source
05
Basic playback
To navigate songs on your iPod, you can take advantage of the GUI screen of your TV connected to this receiver.
You can also control all operations for music in the front panel display of this receiver.
! Note that characters that cannot be displayed on this receiver are displayed as #.
! This feature is not available for photos on your iPod.
This receiver has the iPod/iPhone terminal that will allow you to control playback of audio content from your iPod
using the controls of this receiver.
Here we describe the procedure for playback on an iPod. For playback on a USB device, see Playing a USB device
on page ​57​.
Finding what you want to play
Important
When your iPod is connected to this receiver, you can browse songs stored on your iPod by playlist, artist name,
album name, song name, genre or composer, similar to using your iPod directly.
! USB works with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod
touch (1st through 5th generation) and iPod nano (3rd through 7th generation).
However, some of the functions may be restricted for some models.
! This receiver has been developed and tested for the software version of iPod/iPhone indicated on the website
of Pioneer.
http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/eu/ (for Europe)
http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/ao/ (for Australia and New Zealand)
! Installing software versions other than indicated on the website of Pioneer to your iPod/iPhone may result in
incompatibility with this receiver.
! iPod and iPhone are licensed for reproduction of non-copyrighted materials or materials the user is legally
permitted to reproduce.
! Features such as the equalizer cannot be controlled using this receiver, and we recommend switching the
equalizer off before connecting.
! Pioneer cannot under any circumstances accept responsibility for any direct or indirect loss arising from any
inconvenience or loss of recorded material resulting from the iPod failure.
! When listening to a track on the iPod in the main zone, it is possible to control the sub zone, but not to listen to
a different track in the sub zone from the one playing in the main zone.
3 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press d to start
playback.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Basic playback controls
See Connecting an iPod on page ​43​.
About one minute is required between turning the power on and completion of startup.
! It is also possible to operate the iPod on the iPod itself, without using the TV screen. For details, see
Switching the iPod controls on page ​56​.
This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for basic playback of files stored on an iPod.
2
1Use i/j to select a category, then press ENTER to browse that category.
!When o or p is pressed at the list screen, the page switches.
! To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.
2Use i/j to browse the selected category (e.g., albums).
!Use k/l to move to previous/next levels.
! On the playback screen, pressing RETURN displays a list screen. To return to the playback screen, press
DISP.
Note
You can play all of the songs in a particular category by selecting the All item at the top of each category list. For
example, you can play all the songs by a particular artist.
DISP
TOP
MENU
Press iPod USB on the remote control to switch the receiver to the iPod/USB.
ENTER
When the display shows the names of folders and files, you’re ready to play music from the iPod.
HOME
MENU
RETURN
Switching the iPod controls
You can switch over the iPod controls between the iPod and the receiver.
1
Press HOME MENU to switch the iPod controls.
This enables operation and display on your iPod, and this receiver’s remote control and GUI screen become
inactive.
2
Press HOME MENU again to switch back to the receiver controls.
Note
Change the receiver’s input to the iPod in one action by pressing the iPod iPhone DIRECT CONTROL button on
the front panel to enable iPod operations on the iPod.
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Playing back audio files stored on an iPod
Playing an iPod
05
Basic playback
Basic playback controls
This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for basic playback of files stored on USB memory devices.
!Press iPod USB to switch the remote control to the iPod/USB operation mode.
It is possible to play files using the USB interface on the front of this receiver.
! Compatible USB devices include external magnetic hard drives, portable flash memory drives (particularly key
drives) and digital audio players (MP3 players) of format FAT16/32.
! Pioneer cannot guarantee compatibility (operation and/or bus power) with all USB mass storage devices and
assumes no responsibility for any loss of data that may occur when connected to this receiver.
DISP
TOP
MENU
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
ENTER
See Connecting a USB device on page ​44​.
About one minute is required between turning the power on and completion of startup.
! Make sure the receiver is in standby when disconnecting the USB device.
2
HOME
MENU
RETURN
Press iPod USB on the remote control to switch the receiver to the iPod/USB.
When the display shows the names of folders and files, you’re ready to play from the USB device.
Note
While a DSD file is being played, m and n are disabled.
Note
If an Over Current message lights in the display, the power requirements of the USB device are too high for this
receiver. Try following the points below:
! Switch the receiver off, then on again.
! Reconnect the USB device with the receiver switched off.
! Use a dedicated AC adapter (supplied with the device) for USB power.
If this doesn’t remedy the problem, it is likely your USB device is incompatible.
Playing back photo files stored on a USB memory device
! Photo files cannot be played in the sub zone.
1Use i/j to select a folder, then press ENTER to browse that folder.
! For high resolution files, some time may be required for the photo to appear.
! To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.
2 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press ENTER to start
playback.
Playing back audio files stored on a USB memory device
The maximum number of levels that you can select in Step 2 (below) is 9.
! Note that non-Roman characters in the playlist are displayed as #.
The selected content is displayed in full screen and a slideshow starts.
Basic playback controls
1Use i/j to select a folder, then press ENTER to browse that folder.
! To return to the previous level any time, press RETURN.
Button(s)
2 Continue browsing until you arrive at what you want to play, then press d to start
playback.
! Copyrighted audio files cannot be played back on this receiver.
! DRM-protected audio files cannot be played back on this receiver.
! On the playback screen, pressing RETURN displays a list screen. To return to the playback screen, press
DISP.
What it does
ENTER, d
Starts displaying a photo and playing a slideshow.
g
Stops the player and returns to the previous menu.
Tip
Slide shows of photo files can be played while listening to music files by returning to the folder/file list display
while playing a music file on a USB device and then playing the photo files. At that time, select music files with a
sampling frequency of 48 kHz or less.
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Playing a USB device
05
Basic playback
Category
The USB function of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not available
for playback although they are listed as playable file formats.
! With MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless files, when music files with the same format, sampling
frequency, quantization bit number and number of channels are played successively, they are played with no
gap.
—When AAC or MP3 format is used, sound is reproduced with the minimum gap. If you are conscious about
gaps, use WAV or FLAC files.
Category
MP3
<a>
WAV
WMA
AAC
Apple Lossless
FLAC
<e>
Extension
DSD
<f>
.mp3
.wav
.wma
.m4a
.aac
.3gp
.3g2
.m4a
.mp4
.flac
MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
LPCM
WMA2/7/8/9
<d>
MPEG-4 AAC LC
MPEG-4 HE AAC
Apple Lossless
FLAC
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
8 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
<b>
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch, 5.0 ch, 5.1 ch
<c>
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
5 kbps to 320 kbps
.dff
.dsf
Stream
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
AIFF
DSDIFF
DSF
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz
Quantization bitrate
1 bit
Channel
2 ch
“MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.”
32 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz support 2-channel audio sources only.
Gapless playback is not possible with a 5.0-channel or 5.1-channel audio source.
Files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not supported; specifically, Pro, Lossless, Voice.
e Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback.
f DSD files cannot be played in the sub zone.
a
b
c
d
Stream
Sampling frequency
.aiff
.aif
AIFF
Music files
Extension
Photo files
Category
JPEG
Extension
.jpg
Format
Meeting the following conditions:
! Baseline JPEG format
! Y:Cb:Cr – 4:2:2
Playing an MHL-compatible device
MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) is an interface standard for transmitting digital signals with mobile devices.
MHL can carry high quality multi-channel audio data and 3D/Full-HD video formats.
The MHL-compatible device’s video signals are output from the TV connected to the receiver, the audio signals
are output from the speakers connected to the receiver or TV.
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Channel
2 ch
See Connecting an MHL-compatible device on page ​44​.
Bitrate
16 kbps to 320 kbps
2
Press MHL on the remote control to switch the receiver to the MHL.
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Select and play the desired contents on the MHL-compatible device.
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
3
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
<b>
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch, 5.0 ch, 5.1 ch
<c>
Notes
! MHL-compatible devices can be operated with the receiver’s remote control by pressing the remote control’s
MHL button, but depending on the MHL-compatible device being used, some buttons may not be operable.
! To playback from a MHL-compatible device connected to the receiver on a TV that is also connected to the
receiver, the power to the receiver must be turned on.
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About playable file formats
05
Basic playback
Listening to the radio
SC-LX88 only
The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and
manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the frequency of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a
station below. Once you are tuned to a station you can memorize the frequency for recall later-see Saving station
presets on page ​60​for more on how to do this.
Use this function to play digital audio input to the unit’s rear panel USB-DAC IN terminal.
Important
! When switching this unit’s input from USB-DAC to another input, first quit the computer’s music playback
application, then switch the input.
! The exclusive driver must be installed on the computer in order to play high sound quality files of over
48 kHz/24 bits and DSD files.
The driver software is provided on the included CD-ROM.
See Using a USB cable to connect to a computer on page ​45​.
Use ALL to select USB-DAC.
You can also use the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front panel.
3
Press TUNER to select the tuner.
2
Use BAND to change the band (FM or AM), if necessary.
3
Tune to a station.
There are three ways to do this:
! Automatic tuning – To search for stations in the currently selected band, press and hold TUNE +/– for about
a second. The receiver will start searching for the next station, stopping when it has found one. Repeat to
search for other stations.
! Manual tuning – To change the frequency one step at a time, press TUNE +/–.
! High speed tuning – Press and hold TUNE +/– for high speed tuning. Release the button at the frequency
you want.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your computer.
2
1
Begin playback on the computer.
Improving FM sound
Notes
If the TUNED or STEREO indicator doesn’t light when tuning to an FM station because the signal is weak, press
MPX to switch the receiver into mono reception mode. This should improve the sound quality and allow you to
enjoy the broadcast.
! Output from the OPTICAL OUT terminal is not supported during USB-DAC IN input.
! In addition to LPCM, DSD with DoP transmission is also supported. The supported format is 2.8 MHz, 1 bit.
Only two channels, including LPCM, are supported.
! Playback cannot be controlled from this unit during use of this function; use your computer to control
playback.
! When disconnecting the USB cable, always stop playback on the computer first.
! Sound may not be produced if your computer does not support USB 2.0 HS.
! This unit does not support use of a USB hub. Always use a USB cable to connect the unit directly to the
computer.
Using the noise cut mode
The two noise cut modes can be used when receiving AM broadcasts. Press MPX to select the noise cut mode (1
to 2).
Tuning directly to a station
About playable file formats
1
Press TUNER to select the tuner.
The USB-DAC function of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not
available for playback although they are listed as playable file formats.
2
Use BAND to change the band (FM or AM), if necessary.
3
Press D.ACCESS (Direct Access).
4
Use the number buttons to enter the frequency of the radio station.
Category
LPCM
DSD
Stream
LPCM
DSDIFF
DSF
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
2.8 MHz
Quantization bitrate
1 bit
Channel
2 ch
For example, to tune to 106.00 (FM), press 1, 0, 6, 0, 0.
If you make a mistake halfway through, press D.ACCESS twice to cancel the frequency and start over.
! With DSD playback, only the DoP standard is supported. A PC player supporting the DoP standard is required. Only native
playback is supported for DSD.
!When Speaker System is set to 7.2ch + Speaker B or 5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp, the audio signals of DSD files are not output to
Speaker B.
!When USB-DAC is selected in the sub zone, DSD files and PCM signals with a sampling frequency of 176.4 kHz cannot be
played.
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Playing music from a computer
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Basic playback
If you often listen to a particular radio station, it’s convenient to have the receiver store the frequency for easy
recall whenever you want to listen to that station. This saves the effort of manually tuning in each time. This
receiver can memorize up to 63 stations, stored in seven banks, or classes (A to G) of 9 stations each.
1
Tune to a station you want to memorize.
See Listening to the radio on page ​59​for more on this.
2
Press TOOLS (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows PRESET MEMORY, then a blinking memory class.
3 Press CLASS to select one of the seven classes, then press PRESET +/– to select the station
preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons to select a station preset.
4
Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and number stop blinking and the receiver stores the station.
Listening to station presets
1
Press TUNER to select the tuner.
2
Press CLASS to select the class in which the station is stored.
Searching for RDS programs
One of the most useful features of RDS is the ability to search for a particular kind of radio program. You can
search for any of the program types listed above.
1
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A to G.
3
FINANCE - Stock market reports, commerce, trading, etc.
CHILDREN - Programs for children
SOCIAL - Social affairs
RELIGION - Programs concerning religion
PHONE IN - Public expressing their views by phone
TRAVEL - Holiday-type travel rather than traffic announcements
LEISURE - Leisure interests and hobbies
JAZZ - Jazz
COUNTRY - Country music
NATION M - Popular music in a language other than English
OLDIES - Popular music from the ’50s and ’60s
FOLK M - Folk music
DOCUMENT - Documentary
Press TUNER to select the FM band.
! RDS is only possible in the FM band.
Press PRESET +/– to select the station preset you want.
2
! You can also use the number buttons on the remote control to recall the station preset.
Press PTY.
PTY SEARCH shows in the display.
Naming station presets
3
Press PRESET +/– to select the program type you want to hear.
For easier identification, you can name your station presets.
4
Press ENTER to search for the program type.
1
See Listening to station presets on page ​60​for how to do this.
The system starts searching through all frequencies for a match. When it finds one, the search stops and the
station plays for five seconds.
2
5
Choose the station preset you want to name.
Press TOOLS (TUNER EDIT).
3
If you want to keep listening to the station, press ENTER within the five seconds.
If you don’t press ENTER, searching resumes.
If NO PTY is displayed it means the tuner couldn’t find that program type at the time of the search.
! RDS searches all frequencies. If the program type could not be found among all the frequencies, NO PTY is
displayed.
The display shows PRESET NAME, then a blinking cursor at the first character position.
Input the name you want.
Use i/j (or TUNE i/j of front panel) to select a character, k/l (or PRESET k/l of front panel) to set the
position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
Displaying RDS information
Notes
! To erase a station name, simply repeat steps 1 to 3 and input eight spaces instead of a name.
! Once you have named a station preset, you can press DISP when listening to a station to switch the display
between name and frequency.
Use the DISP button to display the different types of RDS information available.
! If any noise is picked up while displaying the RT scroll, some characters may be displayed incorrectly.
! If you see NO RT DATA in the RT display, it means no RT data is sent from the broadcast station.
! If you see NO PS DATA in the PS display, it means no PS data can be received.
! If you see NO PTY DATA in the PTY display, it means no PTY data can be received.
An introduction to RDS (for Europe)
% Press DISP for RDS information.
Radio Data System (RDS) is a system used by most FM radio stations to provide listeners with various kinds of
information-the name of the station and the kind of show they’re broadcasting, for example.
One feature of RDS is that you can search by type of program. For example, you can search for a station that’s
broadcasting a show with the program type, JAZZ.
You can search the following program types:
! In addition, there are two other program types, TEST and NONE. You can’t search for these.
Each press changes the display as follows:
! Radio Text (RT) – Messages sent by the radio station. For example, a talk radio station may provide a phone
number as RT.
! Program Service Name (PS) – The name of the radio station.
! Program Type (PTY) – This indicates the kind of program currently being broadcast.
! Current tuner frequency.
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NEWS - News
AFFAIRS - Current Affairs
INFO - General Information
SPORT - Sport
EDUCATE - Educational
DRAMA - Radio plays, etc.
CULTURE - National or regional culture, theater, etc.
SCIENCE - Science and technology
VARIED - Usually talk-based material, such as quiz shows or
interviews.
POP M - Pop music
ROCK M - Rock music
EASY M - Easy listening
LIGHT M - ‘Light’ classical music
CLASSICS - ‘Serious’ classical music
OTHER M - Music not fitting above categories
WEATHER - Weather reports
Saving station presets
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Basic playback
Bluetooth wireless
technology enabled device:
cell phone
Bluetooth wireless
technology enabled device:
Digital music player
In order for the unit to playback music stored on a Bluetooth capable device, pairing must first be performed.
Pairing should be performed when first using the unit with the Bluetooth capable device, or when the pairing data
on the device has been erased for any reason. Pairing is a step required to allow communication using Bluetooth
wireless technology to be carried out.
! Pairing is performed the first time that you use the unit and the Bluetooth capable device together.
! In order to allow communication using Bluetooth wireless technology to take place, pairing must be performed
on both the unit and the Bluetooth capable device.
! After pressing the BT ADPT and switching to BT AUDIO input, perform the pairing procedure on the Bluetooth
capable device. If pairing has been performed correctly, you will not need to perform the pairing procedures for
the unit as shown below.
Please refer to the user’s manual for your Bluetooth capable device for more details.
Device not equipped with
Bluetooth wireless technology:
Digital music player
+
Bluetooth audio transmitter
(sold commercially)
1Press u STANDBY/ON and turn the power to the unit on.
2
Music data
Press BT ADPT.
The unit switches to BT AUDIO and WAITING DEVICE will be displayed on the front panel of the unit.
This receiver
3 Turn on the power to the Bluetooth capable device that you wish to pair with, and
perform pairing procedure on it.
Remote control
operation
Pairing will start.
! Place the Bluetooth capable device close to the unit.
! Please refer to the user’s manual for your Bluetooth capable device for details on when pairing can be performed and the procedures required for pairing.
! When PIN code entry is requested, enter 0000. (This unit does not accept any PIN code setting other than
0000.)
The unit is capable of playing back music stored on Bluetooth capable devices (cell phones, digital music players
etc.) wirelessly. You can also use a Bluetooth audio transmitter (sold separately) to enjoy music from devices that
do not have Bluetooth functionality. Please refer to the user’s manual for your Bluetooth capable device for more
details.
4
Confirm on the Bluetooth capable device that pairing has been completed.
If pairing with the Bluetooth capable device has been completed correctly, CONNECTED will be displayed on the
front panel of the unit.
Notes
!The Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device must support A2DP profiles.
! Pioneer does not guarantee proper connection and operation of this unit with all wireless technology enabled
devices.
Remote control operation
The remote control supplied with this unit allows you to play and stop media, and perform other operations.
Notes
!The Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device must support AVRCP profiles.
! Remote control operations cannot be guaranteed for all Bluetooth wireless technology enabled devices.
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Pairing with the unit (Initial registration)
Music playback using Bluetooth wireless technology
05
Basic playback
1
Notes
Press BT ADPT.
! In the event noise appears in your television image, there is the possibility that a Bluetooth wireless technology
enabled device or this unit (including products supported by this unit) are causing signal interference with
the antenna input connector of your television, video, satellite tuner, etc. In this event, increase the distance
between the antenna input connector and the Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device or this unit
(including products supported by this unit).
! If there is something obstructing the path between this unit (including devices supported by this unit) and the
device equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology (such as a metal door, concrete wall, or insulation containing tinfoil), you may need to change the location of your system to prevent signal noise and interruptions.
The unit will switch to BT AUDIO input.
2A Bluetooth connection will be created between the Bluetooth capable device and the
unit.
Procedures for connecting to the unit should be performed from the Bluetooth capable device.
! Please refer to the user’s manual for your Bluetooth capable device for details of the connection procedures.
! The unit is automatically connected with the Bluetooth capable device that it was last connected to. To connect to a different Bluetooth capable device, terminate the connection with the device that was automatically
established and connect to a different device.
3
Scope of operation
Playback music from the Bluetooth capable device.
Use of this unit is limited to home use. (Transmission distances may be reduced depending on communication
environment).
In the following locations, poor condition or inability to receive radio waves may cause the audio to be interrupted
or stopped:
! In reinforced concrete buildings or steel framed or iron-framed buildings.
! Near large metallic furniture.
! In a crowd of people or near a building or obstacle.
! In a location exposed to the magnetic field, static electricity or radio wave interference from radio communication equipment using the same frequency band (2.4 GHz) as this unit, such as a 2.4 GHz wireless LAN device
(IEEE802.11b/g) or microwave oven.
! If you live in a heavily populated residential area (apartment, townhouse, etc.) and if your neighbor’s microwave is placed near your system, you may experience radio wave interference. If this occurs, move your unit to
a different place. When the microwave is not in use, there will be no radio wave interference.
This receiver’s remote control buttons can be used for basic playback of files stored on Bluetooth wireless technology devices.
! Depending on the Bluetooth wireless technology device you use, operation may differ from what is shown in
the remote control buttons.
4 While listening to a source, set the remote control to the receiver operation mode, then
press ADV repeatedly to select SOUND RETRIEVER AIR.
Radio wave reflections
The radio waves received by this unit include the radio wave coming directly from the device equipped with
Bluetooth wireless technology (direct wave) and waves coming from various directions due to reflections by walls,
furniture and building (reflected waves). The reflected waves (due to obstacles and reflecting objects) further
produce a variety of reflected waves as well as variation in reception condition depending on locations. If the
audio cannot be received properly due to this phenomenon, try moving the location of the device equipped with
Bluetooth wireless technology a little. Also note that audio may be interrupted due to the reflected waves when
a person crosses or approaches the space between this unit and the device equipped with Bluetooth wireless
technology.
Radio wave caution
This unit uses a 2.4 GHz radio wave frequency, which is a band used by other wireless systems (see list below).
To prevent noise or interrupted communication, do not use this unit nearby such devices, or make sure these
devices are switched off during use.
! Cordless phones
! Cordless facsimiles
! Microwave ovens
! Wireless LAN devices (IEEE802.11b/g)
! Wireless AV equipment
! Wireless controllers for game systems
! Microwave-based health aids
! Some baby monitors
Other, less common, equipment that may operate on the same frequency:
! Anti-theft systems
! Amateur radio stations (HAM)
! Warehouse logistic management systems
! Discrimination systems for train or emergency vehicles
Precautions regarding connections to products supported by this unit
! Complete connections for all devices supported by this unit, including all audio cords and power cables before
connecting them to this unit.
! After completing connections to this unit, check the audio and power cables to confirm that they not twisted
together.
! When disconnecting this unit, confirm that you have sufficient working space in the surrounding area.
! When changing connections of audio or other cables for products supported by this unit, confirm that you
have sufficient working space in the surrounding area.
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Listen to music on the unit from a Bluetooth capable device
Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes................................................. 64
Selecting MCACC presets............................................................................................................... 66
Choosing the input signal.............................................................................................................. 66
Better sound using Phase Control................................................................................................. 66
Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control................................................ 67
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Listening to your system
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Listening to your system
The following modes provide basic surround sound for stereo and multichannel sources.
Using this receiver, you can listen to any source in surround sound. However, the options available will depend
on your speaker setup and the type of source you’re listening to.
To play with surround sound, check “Standard surround sound” or “Using the Advanced surround effects” below
and select the desired mode.
To play with the optimum mode for the input signal, see “Auto playback” or “Using Stream Direct”. (The sound is
played in stereo when 2-channel signals are input, in surround when multi-channel signals are input.)
% While listening to a source, press SURR (STANDARD SURROUND).
If necessary, press repeatedly to select a listening mode.
! If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround encoded, the proper decoding format will automatically
be selected and shows in the display.
! WIDE SURROUND MOVIE and WIDE SURROUND MUSIC cannot be selected when no front wide speaker is
connected.
With two channel sources, you can select from:
! Dolby Surround – Dolby Surround replaces current channel-based upmixing technologies, such as Dolby Pro
Logic II, Pro Logic IIx, and Pro Logic IIz, and uses an approach to upmixing that provides a three-dimensional
listening experience.
! WIDE SURROUND MOVIE – Up to 7.1 channel sound (front wide), especially suited to movie sources
! WIDE SURROUND MUSIC – Up to 7.1 channel sound (front wide), especially suited to music sources
! Neo:X CINEMA – Up to 9.1 channel sound (surround back and front height or surround back and front wide),
especially suited to movie sources
! Neo:X MUSIC – Up to 9.1 channel sound (surround back and front height or surround back and front wide),
especially suited to music sources
! Neo:X GAME – Up to 9.1 channel sound (surround back and front height or surround back and front wide),
especially suited to video games
! STEREO – The audio is heard with your sound settings and you can still use the audio options.
With multichannel sources, if you have connected surround back, front height or front wide speakers, you can select
(according to format):
! DTS-ES Matrix or DTS-ES Discrete – Allows you to hear 6.1 channel playback with DTS-ES encoded sources
! Neo:X CINEMA – See above
! Neo:X MUSIC – See above
! Neo:X GAME – See above
! WIDE SURROUND MOVIE – See above
! WIDE SURROUND MUSIC – See above
! STEREO – See above
! Straight Decode – Plays back without the effects above.
Important
! The listening modes and many features described in this section may not be available depending on the current source, settings and status of the receiver.
Auto playback
There are many ways to listen back to sources using this receiver, but the simplest, most direct listening option
is the Auto Surround feature. The receiver automatically detects what kind of source you’re playing and selects
multichannel or stereo playback as necessary.
% While listening to a source, press AUTO (AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) for auto
playback of a source.
AUTO SURROUND shows briefly in the display before showing the decoding or playback format. Check the digital format indicators in the front panel display to see how the source is being processed.
! If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Surround encoded, the proper decoding format will automatically
be selected and shows in the display.
! When listening to the BT AUDIO input, the SOUND RETRIEVER AIR feature is selected automatically.
ALC – In the Auto level control (ALC) mode, this receiver equalizes playback sound levels.
Also, the low and high frequency sounds, dialogs, surround effects, etc., that are difficult to hear when the volume is low are adjusted to be optimal for the volume level. This mode is particularly optimum when listening at
night.
OPTIMUM SURR – In the Optimum Surround mode, this receiver automatically optimizes sound balance in each
scene based on actually set volume. The sound balancer controls three major theater sound elements dialogue,
bass and surround with original algorithm.
Notes
Notes
! When listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:X Cinema, Neo:X Music or Neo:X Game mode, you can also adjust
the C.GAIN effect (see Setting the Audio options on page ​79​).
! When listening through headphones, you can select STEREO mode only.
! When playing DSD sources via USB-DAC, the NATIVE DSD mode is set. Other modes cannot be selected.
! When the Dolby Atmos content is played, only STEREO or straight decode can be selected.
!When Dolby Surround is selected, C.SPREAD can be adjusted (page ​79​).
!When Dolby Surround is selected, audio is not output from the front wide speaker and the surround back
speaker when it is the only one connected (set).
!When ALC is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in Setting the Audio
options on page ​79​.
! When the Dolby Atmos content is played, ALC and OPTIMUM SURR cannot be selected.
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Standard surround sound
Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes
06
Listening to your system
Using Stream Direct
The Advanced surround effects can be used for a variety of additional surround sound effects. Most Advanced
Surround modes are designed to be used with film soundtracks, but some modes are also suited for music
sources. Try different settings with various soundtracks to see which you like.
Use the Stream Direct modes when you want to hear the truest possible reproduction of a source. All unnecessary signal processing is bypassed, and you’re left with the pure analog or digital sound source.
Processing differs depending on the input signal and whether or not surround back speakers are connected. For
details, see Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats on page ​127​.
% Press ADV (ADVANCED SURROUND) repeatedly to select a listening mode.
% While listening to a source, press AUTO (AUTO SURR/ALC/STREAM DIRECT) to select the
mode you want.
! ACTION – Designed for action movies with dynamic soundtracks
! DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of dialog
! ADVANCED GAME – Suitable for video games
! SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs
! CLASSICAL – Gives a large concert hall-type sound
! ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound for rock and/or pop music
! EXT.STEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a stereo source, using all of your speakers
! F.S.SURROUND – Use to provide a rich surround sound effect directed to the center of where the front left and
right speakers sound projection area converges.
Front left
speaker
Check the digital format indicators in the front panel display to see how the source is being processed.
! AUTO SURROUND – See Auto playback on page ​64​.
! ALC – Listening in Auto level control mode (page ​64​).
—When ALC is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in Setting the Audio
options on page ​79​.
! DIRECT – Plays back sound from the source with the least modification next to PURE DIRECT. With DIRECT,
the only modifications added to PURE DIRECT playback are calibration of the sound field by the MCACC system and the Phase Control effect.
! PURE DIRECT – Plays back unmodified sound from source with only minimal digital treatment.
! OPTIMUM SURR – Listening in Optimum Surround mode (page ​64​).
Front right
speaker
Notes
! When listening through headphones, you can select ALC, OPTIMUM SURR or PURE DIRECT mode only.
! When the Dolby Atmos content is played, ALC and OPTIMUM SURR cannot be selected.
About Dolby Atmos
! SOUND RETRIEVER AIR – Suitable for listening to the sound from a Bluetooth wireless technology device. The
SOUND RETRIEVER AIR listening mode can only be selected when the BT AUDIO input.
! PHONES SURR – When listening through headphones, you can still get the effect of overall surround.
! ECO MODE 1 – Select this to play for example music that has a high audio level with a lower power consumption than usual.
! ECO MODE 2 – Select this to play movies, etc., with a high ratio of low volume scenes and high volume scenes
(a large dynamic ratio) with a lower power consumption than usual. This mode provides greater power savings
than ECO MODE 1.
This AV receiver supports the latest Dolby Atmos surround sound system. Dolby Atmos is a new technology in
which, through real time calculation of audio data and meta data (position and time information) included in the
audio signal, a surround sound space is achieved irrespective of the speaker layout and number of speakers.
In order to enjoy Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos-compatible content is required. Dolby Atmos content on Dolby
Atmos-compatible Blu-ray Discs can be played back on most conventional Blu-ray players by sending the Dolby
Atmos bitstream to the AVR.
For details on Dolby Atmos, see page ​131​.
Note
Notes
When playing Dolby Atmos content, the program format indicator does not light (page ​15​).
! The Front Stage Surround Advance (F.S.SURROUND) function allows you to create natural surround sound
effects using just the front speakers and the subwoofer.
!When ECO MODE 1 or ECO MODE 2 is selected, the front panel’s display lights with the dimmest brightness.
!Since ECO MODE 1 and ECO MODE 2 reduce the power consumption, the speakers are switched in function
of the number of input channels. Because of this, a speaker switching sound (clicking sound) may be produced when the number of input channels is switched. If this bothers you, switch to a different listening mode.
! When using headphones, SOUND RETRIEVER AIR (only with the BT AUDIO input), PHONES SURR,
ECO MODE 1 and ECO MODE 2 can be selected.
! When the Dolby Atmos content is played, the Advanced Surround mode cannot be selected.
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Using the Advanced surround effects
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Listening to your system
Better sound using Phase Control
! Default setting: MEMORY 1
If you have calibrated your system for different listening positions, you can switch between settings to suit the
kind of source you’re listening to and where you’re sitting (for example, watching movies from a sofa, or playing a
video game close to the TV).
This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses phase correction measures to make sure your sound source arrives at
the listening position in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/or coloring of the sound.
Phase Control technology provides coherent sound reproduction through the use of phase matching for an optimal sound image. The default setting is on and we recommend leaving Phase Control switched on for all sound
sources.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press AUDIO P..
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press AUDIO P..
2Use i/j to select ‘MCACC’.
2Use i/j to select ‘PHASE’.
3Use k/l to select the setting.
3Use k/l to switch on phase correction.
Press repeatedly to select one of the six MCACC presets. See Data Management on page ​101​to check and manage your current settings.
! These settings have no effect when headphones are connected.
! You can also press k/l to select the MCACC preset.
The PHASE CONTROL indicator on the front panel lights.
Notes
! Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving proper sound reproduction. If two waveforms are ‘in
phase’, they crest and trough together, resulting in increased amplitude, clarity and presence of the sound
signal. If a crest of a wave meets a trough, then the sound will be ‘out of phase’ and an unreliable sound image
will be produced.
! For discs created with standards other than Phase Control, the LFE channel is delayed upon recording in the
first place. Phase Control Plus function corrects for phase shifting on such discs. For instructions on setting
the Phase Control Plus, see Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
! If your subwoofer has a phase control switch, set it to the plus (+) sign (or 0º). However, the effect you can
actually feel when PHASE CONTROL is set to ON on this receiver depends on the type of your subwoofer. Set
your subwoofer to maximize the effect. It is also recommended you try changing the orientation or the place of
your subwoofer.
! Set the built-in lowpass filter switch of your subwoofer to off. If this cannot be done on your subwoofer, set the
cutoff frequency to a higher value.
! If the speaker distance is not properly set, you may not have a maximized PHASE CONTROL effect.
!The PHASE CONTROL mode cannot be set to ON in the following cases:
—When headphones are plugged in.
—When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.
—When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH in Setting the Setting the Audio options on page ​
79​.
Choosing the input signal
On this receiver, it is possible to switch the input signals for the different inputs as described below.
! This receiver can only play back Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 192 kHz) and DTS (including DTS 96/24) digital
signal formats. The compatible signals via the HDMI terminals are: Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM (32 kHz to 192
kHz), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-HD Master Audio and SACD.
! You may get digital noise when an LD, CD, DVD or BD player compatible with DTS is playing an analog signal.
To prevent noise, make the proper digital connections (page ​32​) 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.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press AUDIO P..
2Use i/j to select ‘SIGSEL’.
3Use k/l to select the input signal corresponding to the source component.
Each press cycles through the options as follows:
! AUTO – The receiver selects the first available signal in the following order: HDMI; DIGITAL; ANALOG.
! ANALOG – Selects an analog signal.
! DIGITAL – Select an optical or coaxial digital input signal. ‘DIGITL’ is displayed on the front panel display.
! HDMI – Selects an HDMI signal.
— When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH, the sound will be heard through your TV, not
from this receiver.
When set to DIGITAL, HDMI or AUTO (only selected DIGITAL or HDMI), the indicators light according to the
signal being decoded (see Display on page ​15​).
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Listening to your system
Full Band Phase Control calibrates frequency phase disturbances (group delay) for the full speaker band (Full
Band) (SYMMETRY), but with this unit it is also possible to calibrate the frequency phase characteristics of other
speakers to the frequency phase characteristics of the front speakers (FRONT ALIGN).
Full Band Phase Control calibration can be performed in the FRONT ALIGN mode by making the settings and
performing the operations below.
This receiver is equipped with the two types of functions that correct phase distortion and group delay: Phase
Control and Full Band Phase Control. Activating Full Band Phase Control is strongly recommended because it
also involves the effects of Phase Control.
The Full Band Phase Control feature calibrates the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers connected.
Standard speakers designed exclusively for audio use generally reproduce sound with the divided frequency
bands output from a speaker system consisting of multiple speakers (in case of typical 3-way speakers, for
instance, the tweeter, the squawker (midrange), and the woofer output sound in the high-, middle-, and lowfrequency ranges, respectively). Though these speakers are designed to flatten the frequency-amplitude characteristics across wide ranges, there are cases where the group delay characteristics are not effectively flattened.
This phase distortion of the speakers subsequently causes group delay (the delay of low-frequency sound against
high-frequency sound) during audio signal playback.
This receiver analyzes the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers by measuring test signals output from
the speakers with the supplied microphone, therefore flattening the analyzed frequency-phase characteristics
during audio signal playback - the same correction is made for a pair of left and right speakers. This correction
minimizes group delay between the ranges of a speaker and improves the frequency-phase characteristics across
all ranges.
Furthermore, the enhanced frequency-phase characteristics between channels ensure better surround sound
integration for multichannel setting.
! Upon shipment from the factory, the Phase Control function is in on status. If you perform Full Auto MCACC
(page ​49​) or Full Band Phase Ctrl of Auto MCACC (page ​95​), the Full Band Phase Control function is
automatically turned on after measurement. By turning Full Band Phase Control on, the Phase Control function is turned on as well. Therefore, we recommend that usually the function be used with Full Band Phase
Control on.
1 Perform Full Band Phase Control measurements with the Full Auto MCACC (or Auto
MCACC) procedure.
2 Perform measurements with EQ Type set to FRONT ALIGN with the Full Auto MCACC (or
Auto MCACC) procedure.
3 Press the MCACC button to select the MCACC memory at which the measurements
performed with EQ Type set to FRONT ALIGN are stored.
4
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press AUDIO P..
2Use i/j to select ‘PHASE’.
3Use k/l to select ‘FULLBND’.
Both the Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control functions are switched on. The FULL BAND and
tor, on the front panel lights.
Turn Full Band Phase Control on.
! Full Band Phase Control does not turn on with listening modes in which sound is only played on the front
speakers or the front speakers and subwoofer.
indica-
Notes
! The original characteristics of group delay of the speakers calibrated and the targeted characteristics after
correction can be displayed graphically in the GUI screen (see Checking MCACC Data on page ​100​). Also, by
transferring the measurement data to the computer using the CD-ROM, the original characteristics of group
delay of the speakers calibrated and the corrected characteristics of group delay can be displayed in 3-dimension on your PC. For details, refer to the operating instructions for the MCACC PRO PC Display Application
Software included on the CD-ROM.
! Depending on the input signal and listening mode, it may not be possible to set the Full Band Phase Ctrl
mode to ON.
!The Full Band Phase Ctrl mode cannot be set to ON in the following cases:
—When headphones are plugged in.
—When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.
—When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH in Setting the Setting the Audio options on page ​
79​.
! The Full Band Phase Control function does not work for Dolby Enabled Speakers since they are full-range
speakers.
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Using the Full Band Phase Control’s FRONT ALIGN function
Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control
Introduction.................................................................................................................................... 69
Playback with Network functions................................................................................................. 70
About network playback............................................................................................................... 72
About playable file formats........................................................................................................... 73
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Playback with NETWORK features
This receiver is equipped with the LAN terminal and you can enjoy the following features by connecting your
components to these terminals.
Notes
Listening to Internet radio stations
! A network environment is required to use AirPlay.
! The receiver’s name that shows up in the AirPlay UI on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and iTunes can be changed by
Friendly Name from Network Setup.
! AirPlay provided on this receiver has been developed and tested based on the software versions for the iPod,
iPhone, iPad and the software versions for iTunes that are indicated on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not
be compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad or iTunes software versions other than those indicated on the Pioneer
website.
http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/eu/ (for Europe)
http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/ao/ (for Australia and New Zealand)
You can select and listen to your favorite Internet radio station from the list of Internet radio stations created,
edited, and managed by the vTuner database service exclusively for use with the Pioneer products.
dSee Playback with Network functions on page ​70​and Listening to Internet radio stations on page ​70​.
Playback the music files stored in PCs
You can playback a lot of musics stored in your PCs using this unit.
! Besides a PC, you can also play back audio files stored on your other components with the built-in media
server function based on DLNA 1.0 or DLNA 1.5 framework and protocols (i.e. network-capable hard disks and
audio systems).
dSee Playback with Network functions on page ​70​and Playing back audio files stored on components on the
network on page ​71​.
About the DHCP server function
Listening to Spotify audio streaming playback
To play back audio files stored on components on the network or listen to Internet radio stations, you must turn
on the DHCP server function of your router. In case your router does not have the built-in DHCP server function,
it is necessary to set up the network manually. Otherwise, you cannot play back audio files stored on components
on the network or listen to Internet radio stations. See Network Setup menu on page ​106​for more on this.
dSee About the Spotify audio stream playback function on page ​71​.
Notes
! To listen to Internet radio stations, you must sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) beforehand.
! Photo or video files cannot be played back.
! With Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Player 12, DRM-protected audio files cannot be played back
on this receiver.
Authorizing this receiver
This receiver must be authorized to enable playback. This happens automatically when the receiver makes a
connection over the network to the PC. If not, please authorize this receiver manually on the PC. The authorization
(or permission) method for access varies depending on the type of server currently being connected. For more
information on authorizing this receiver, refer to the instruction manual of your server.
About playable DLNA network devices
This unit allows you to play music on media servers connected on an identical Local Area Network (LAN) as the
receiver. This unit allows for the playing of files stored on the following devices:
! PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 with Windows Media Player 12 installed
! DLNA-compatible digital media servers (on PCs or other components)
Files stored in a PC or DMS (Digital Media Server) as described above can be played via command from an external Digital Media Controller (DMC). Devices controlled by this DMC to play files are called DMRs (Digital Media
Renderers). This receiver supports this DMR function. When in the DMR mode, such operations as playing and
stopping files can be performed from the external controller. Volume adjustment and the muting control are also
possible. The DMR mode is canceled if the remote control unit is operated while in the DMR mode (aside from
certain buttons, including the VOLUME +/–, MUTE and DISP).
! Depending on the external controller being used, playback may be interrupted when the volume is adjusted
from the controller. In this case, adjust the volume from the receiver or remote control.
About HTC Connect
This receiver features “HTC Connect”, a simple way to enjoy music content from your HTC Connect certified
smart phone.
1 HTC Connect music streaming provided on this product has been developed based on interoperability testing
as defined by the HTC Connect Certification program with the HTC Connect-compatible smartphones.
2 Music Navigation via the music progress bar is not currently supported with HTC Connect.
3 Third party music applications (those other than HTC’s pre-installed “Music” app) have not been tested for
compatibility and may not work. HTC Connect has been tested with MP3, AAC, WMA and WAV encoding formats. Other formats may not be compatible.
4 High network congestion may interfere with the operation of HTC Connect.
HTC Connect Certified Smartphones
Using AirPlay on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes
The HTC Connect-compatible smartphones, Please check Pioneer website for up to date information about compatible devices and audio format support.
http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/content/products/htc-connect.html
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later,
and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
To use AirPlay, select your receiver on your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or in iTunes. *1
The receiver’s input will switch automatically to AirPlay when AirPlay is in use. *2
The following operations can be performed when in AirPlay mode:
! Adjustment of the receiver’s volume from iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or iTunes.
! Pause/resume, next/previous track, and shuffle/repeat from the remote control of the receiver. *3
! Display of the currently playing track information on the receiver’s display, including artist, song and album
name.
Notes
! Specifications and design subject to modification without notice.
! HTC, HTC Connect and the HTC Connect logo are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
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*1: For more information, see the Apple website (http://www.apple.com).
*2: The receiver’s power automatically turns on when Network Standby at Network Setup is set to ON.
*3: If operation is not possible, press NET, then operate again.
Introduction
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Playback with NETWORK features
Notes
! While a DSD file is being played, m and n are disabled.
! When input is MEDIA SERVER or FAVORITES, the following action is taken, depending on the server or file.
—e may not work.
—m and n may not work or may take the same action as o and p.
! When input is MEDIA SERVER, by pressing TOOLS on the list display screen, you can switch the displayed
titles in alphabetical order or track order.
Important
! About one minute is required between turning the power on and completion of startup.
! When you play back audio files, ‘Connecting...’ is displayed before playback starts. The display may continue
for several seconds depending on the type of file.
! In case a domain is configured in a Windows network environment, you cannot access a PC on the network
while you are logged onto the domain. Instead of logging onto the domain, log onto the local machine.
! There are cases where the time elapsed may not be correctly displayed.
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Listening to Internet radio stations
Internet radio is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. There are a large number of Internet
radio stations broadcasting a variety of services from every corner of the world. Some are hosted, managed,
and broadcast by private individuals while others are by the corresponding traditional terrestrial radio stations
or radio networks. Whereas terrestrial, or OTA (over-the-air), radio stations are geographically restricted on the
range of radio waves broadcast from a transmitter through the air, Internet radio stations are accessible from
anywhere in the world, as long as there is a connection to the Internet, as services are not transmitted through
the air but are delivered over the World Wide Web. On this receiver you can select Internet radio stations by genre
as well as by region.
Depending on the Internet line conditions, the sound may not be smooth when playing Internet radio.
Press NET repeatedly to select the category you want to play back.
It may take several seconds for this receiver to access the network.
Select a category from the following list:
! INTERNET RADIO – Internet radio
—When INTERNET RADIO is selected, the radio station that was playing last time is played.
! MEDIA SERVER – Server components on the network
! FAVORITES – Favorite songs currently being registered
Depending on the selected category, the names of folders, files, and Internet radio stations are displayed.
2Use i/j to select the folder, music files or Internet radio station to play back, and then
press ENTER.
About list of Internet radio
Press i/j to scroll up and down the list and select the desired item. When you press ENTER, playback starts
with the playback screen being displayed for the selected item. To return to the list screen, press RETURN.
When the list screen is displayed from the playback screen, the playback screen reappears automatically if no
operation is performed for three minutes while the list screen is displayed.
Only audio files with the mark can be played. In case of the folders with the
mark, use i/j and ENTER to
select the desired folder and audio files.
!When o or p is pressed at the list screen, the page switches.
! To return to the playback screen from the list display, press DISP.
The list of Internet radio stations on this receiver is created, edited, and managed by the vTuner database service
exclusively for use with this receiver. For details about vTuner, see vTuner on page ​132​.
Saving and retrieving Internet radio stations
For detailed operating instructions, refer to the section shown below.
! Internet radio stations – See Listening to Internet radio stations on page ​70​.
! Media server – See Playing back audio files stored on components on the network on page ​71​.
! Favorites – See Playing back your favorite songs on page ​71​.
You can easily save and retrieve saved Internet radio stations. See Playing back your favorite songs on page ​71​
for more on this.
! To listen to Internet radio stations, you must have high-speed broadband Internet access. With a 56 K or ISDN
modem, you may not enjoy the full benefits of Internet radio.
! The port number varies depending on the Internet radio station. Check the firewall settings.
! A list of Internet radio stations provided by the vTuner database service is subject to change or deletion without
notice due to various reasons.
! Broadcasts may be stopped or interrupted depending on the Internet radio station. In this case, you cannot
listen to a radio station selected from the list of Internet radio stations.
Basic playback controls
Registering broadcast stations not on the vTuner list from the special Pioneer site
You can perform the following operations with the remote control of this receiver. Note that some buttons are not
available for operation depending on the category currently being played back.
!Press NET to switch the remote control to the network operation mode.
With the receiver, broadcast stations not included on the list of station distributed by vTuner can be registered
and played. Check the access code required for registration on the receiver, use this access code to access the
special Pioneer Internet radio site and register the desired broadcast stations in your favorites. The address of the
special Pioneer Internet radio site is:
http://www.radio-pioneer.com
3
Repeat step 2 to play back the desired song.
Fav
TOP
MENU
TOOLS
MENU
1
DISP
Display the Internet Radio list screen.
To display the Internet Radio list screen, perform step 1 at Playback with Network functions on page ​70​.
ENTER
2Use i/j to select ‘Help’, then press ENTER.
3Use i/j to select ‘Get access code’, then press ENTER.
RETURN
CLR
The access code required for registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is displayed. Make a memo of
this address.
The following can be checked on the Help screen:
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Playback with NETWORK features
CAUTION
Even if you are away from home, if you start Spotify audio streaming to play music on your mobile digital device
and this unit is selected, the sound will be output from this unit. Depending on the volume level, the output may
be loud, so be sure to check the audio output selection carefully before starting audio streaming. In addition, if
you accidentally select this unit and play the sound on it, switch the audio output selection to the mobile digital
device.
4 Access the special Pioneer Internet radio site from your computer and perform the
registration process.
Notes
http://www.radio-pioneer.com
Access the above site and use the access code in step 3 to perform user registration, following the instructions
on the screen.
Both broadcast stations not on the vTuner list and stations on the vTuner list can be registered. In this case they
are registered on the receiver as favorite broadcast stations and can be played.
! A separate contract with/payment to an Internet service provider is required to use the Spotify audio stream
playback function.
! This unit’s name is displayed as the playback device on the Spotify application. Also, this unit’s name can be
changed at Friendly Name in the network settings.
! When this unit is selected with the Spotify application, the account information is registered on this unit as
well. When disposing of this unit, reset this unit’s settings in order to delete the account information registered
on this unit. For instructions on resetting, see this unit’s operating instructions.
About the Spotify audio stream playback function
Playing back audio files stored on components on the network
Spotify is a music streaming distribution service managed and operated by Spotify Ltd. and distributing music
over the Internet.
Spotify audio streams can be enjoyed using this unit and your smartphone or other mobile digital device.
This unit allows you to play music on media servers connected on an identical Local Area Network (LAN) as the
receiver. This unit allows for the playing of files stored on the following devices:
! PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or XP with Windows Media Player 11 installed
! PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 with Windows Media Player 12 installed
! DLNA-compatible digital media servers (on PCs or other components)
5 Register the desired broadcast stations as your favorites, following the instructions on the
computer’s screen.
Preparations (1) Installing the Spotify application on mobile digital devices and
registering a Spotify Premium account
Playing back your favorite songs
Up to 64 favorite tracks on the media server and/or Internet radio stations can be registered in the Favorites
folder. Note that only the audio files stored on components on the network can be registered.
Important
! The Spotify application must be installed on mobile digital devices and you must have registered a Spotify
Premium account (for a charge) in order to use the Spotify audio stream playback function on this unit. For
registration procedures and other Spotify services, see the Spotify website.
http://www.spotify.com/
http://www.spotify.com/connect/
! For information on the countries and regions where Spotify services can be used, see the website below.
http://www.spotify.com/
Spotify functions may be changed without notice.
An Internet connection is required on the mobile digital device in order to use the Spotify application. Using the
mobile telephone line for the Internet connection tends to lead to high packet communication charges, so we
recommend subscribing to a fixed packet rate plan. For details, contact your mobile telephone operator.
Registering and deleting audio files and Internet radio stations in and from the
Favorites folder
1
Press NET repeatedly to select the INTERNET RADIO or MEDIA SERVER.
2
With the track or Internet radio station you want to register selected, press +Favorite.
The selected song or Internet radio station is then registered in the Favorite.
Note
To delete tracks or Internet radio stations that have been registered, set the input to FAVORITES, select the track
or station to be deleted, then press the CLR button.
Preparations (2) Connecting this unit to the network
! Connect this unit to the network and also to the Internet (page ​43​).
! Connect the mobile digital device by Wi-Fi to the wireless LAN router of the same network as the one to which
this unit is connected. For instructions on connecting, see the operating instructions of the mobile digital
device and the wireless LAN router.
In order to use the Spotify audio stream playback function from the Spotify
application
To use the Spotify audio stream playback function, select this unit on the Spotify application.
When Spotify audio streaming starts, this unit’s input automatically switches to Spotify.
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! Get access code – The access code required for registration on the special Pioneer Internet radio site is
displayed.
! Show Your WebID/PW – After registering on the special Pioneer Internet radio site, the registered ID and
password are displayed.
! Reset Your WebID/PW – Resets all the information registered on the special Pioneer Internet radio site.
When reset, all the registered broadcast stations are also cleared. If you want to listen to the same stations,
re-register after resetting.
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Playback with NETWORK features
! Playback may stall when the PC is switched off or any media files stored on it are deleted while playing content.
! If there are problems within the network environment (heavy network traffic, etc.) content may not be displayed
or played properly (playback may be interrupted or stalled). For best performance, a 100BASE-TX connection
between player and PC is recommended.
! If several clients are playing simultaneously, as the case may be, playback is interrupted or stalled.
! Depending on the security software installed on a connected PC and the setting of such software, network
connection may be blocked.
Pioneer is not responsible for any malfunction of the player and/or the NETWORK features due to communication error/malfunctions associated with your network connection and/or your PC, or other connected equipment.
Please contact your PC manufacturer or Internet service provider.
This product includes technology owned by Microsoft Corporation and cannot be used or distributed without a
license from Microsoft Licensing, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
The network playback function of this unit uses the following technologies:
Windows Media Player
See Windows Media Player 11/Windows Media Player 12 on page ​132​for more on this.
DLNA
DLNA CERTIFIEDTM Audio Player
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies. Digital Living provides consumers with easy sharing of digital media
through a wired or wireless network in the home.
The DLNA certification logo makes it easy to find products that comply with the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines.
This unit complies with DLNA Interoperability Guidelines v1.5.
When a PC running DLNA server software or other DLNA compatible device is connected to this player, some
setting changes of software or other devices may be required. Please refer to the operating instructions for the
software or device for more information.
DLNATM, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIEDTM are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital
Living Network Alliance.
Content playable over a network
! Even when encoded in a compatible format, some files may not play correctly.
! Movie or Photo files cannot be played back.
! There are cases where you cannot listen to an Internet radio station even if the station can be selected from a
list of radio stations.
! Some functions may not be supported depending on the server type or version used.
! Supported file formats vary by server. As such, files not supported by your server are not displayed on this unit.
For more information check with the manufacturer of your server.
Disclaimer for Third Party Content
Access to content provided by third parties requires a high speed internet connection and may also require
account registration and a paid subscription.
Third party content services may be changed, suspended, interrupted, or discontinued at any time without notice,
and Pioneer disclaims any liability in connection with such occurrences.
Pioneer does not represent or warrant that content services will continue to be provided or available for a particular period of time, and any such warranty, express or implied, is disclaimed.
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About playback behavior over a network
About network playback
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Playback with NETWORK features
Category
The NETWORK feature of this receiver supports the following file formats. Note that some file formats are not
available for playback although they are listed as playable file formats. Also, the compatibility of file formats varies depending on the type of server. Check with your server to ensure the compatibility of file formats supported
by your server.
! Internet radio playback may be affected by the Internet communications environment, and in this case playback may not be possible even with the file formats listed here.
! With MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless files, when music files with the same format, sampling
frequency, quantization bit number and number of channels are played successively, they are played with no
gap.
—Gapless playback is not possible when the format is being converted (transcoded) by the server.
—Gapless playback is not possible in the DMR mode.
—When AAC or MP3 format is used, sound is reproduced with the minimum gap. If you are conscious about
gaps, use WAV or FLAC files.
FLAC
<e>
AIFF
DSD
<f>
Music files
Category
MP3
<a>
WAV
WMA
AAC
Apple Lossless
Extension
.mp3
.wav
.wma
.m4a
.aac
.3gp
.3g2
.m4a
.mp4
MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
LPCM
WMA2/7/8/9
<d>
MPEG-4 AAC LC
MPEG-4 HE AAC
Apple Lossless
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
8 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
<b>
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch, 5.0 ch, 5.1 ch
<c>
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
5 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit
Channel
2 ch
Bitrate
16 kbps to 320 kbps
VBR/CBR
Supported/Supported
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
.flac
.aiff
.aif
.dff
.dsf
Stream
FLAC
.aiff
.aif
DSDIFF
DSF
Sampling frequency
<b>
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch, 5.0 ch, 5.1 ch
<c>
Sampling frequency
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,
192 kHz
Quantization bitrate
16 bit, 24 bit
Channel
2 ch
Sampling frequency
2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz
Quantization bitrate
1 bit
Channel
2 ch
a “MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.”
b 32 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz support 2-channel audio sources only.
c ! When playing the 5.0 channel or 5.1 channel file in the sub zone, only the front left and right sound is played. Multichannel
playback is only available with the main zone.
! Gapless playback is not possible with a 5.0-channel or 5.1-channel audio source.
d Files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not supported; specifically, Pro, Lossless, Voice.
e Uncompressed FLAC files are not supported. Pioneer does not guarantee playback.
f DSD files cannot be played in the sub zone.
Stream
Quantization bitrate
Extension
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About playable file formats
About the Control with HDMI function........................................................................................ 75
Making Control with HDMI connections...................................................................................... 75
HDMI Setup..................................................................................................................................... 75
Before using synchronization........................................................................................................ 76
About synchronized operations.................................................................................................... 76
Setting the PQLS function.............................................................................................................. 77
About Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link............................................................ 77
Cautions on the Control with HDMI function.............................................................................. 77
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Control with HDMI function
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Control with HDMI function
HDMI Setup
Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are possible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
! The receiver’s volume can be set and the sound can be muted using the TV’s remote control.
! The receiver’s input switches over automatically when the TV’s input is changed or a Control with HDMIcompatible component is played.
! The receiver’s power is also set to standby, when the TV’s power is set to standby.
You must adjust the settings of this receiver as well as the connected Control with HDMI-compatible components in order to make use of the Control with HDMI function. For more information see the operating instructions for each component.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
Important
! With Pioneer devices, the Control with HDMI functions are referred to as “KURO LINK”.
! You cannot use this function with components that do not support Control with HDMI.
! We only guarantee this receiver will work with Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible components. However,
we do not guarantee that all synchronized operations will work with components that support the Control with
HDMI function.
! Use a High Speed HDMI®/TM cable when you want to use the Control with HDMI function. The Control with
HDMI function may not work properly if a different type of HDMI cable is used.
! For details about concrete operations, settings, etc., refer to also the operating instructions for each
component.
2
Select ‘System Setup’, then press ENTER.
3
Select ‘HDMI Setup’, then press ENTER.
4
Select the ‘Control’ setting you want.
Choose whether to set this unit’s Control with HDMI function ON or OFF. You will need to set it to ON to use the
Control with HDMI function.
When using a component that does not support the Control with HDMI function, set this to OFF.
! ON – Enables the Control with HDMI function. Set Control Mode, ARC and PQLS in the subsequent setting
items to the desired values.
Also, by setting this to ON, the Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link functions can be operated
automatically by connecting a player supporting the respective functions. See Setting the Audio options on
page ​79​for details on Sound Retriever Link, Setting the Video options on page ​81​for details on Stream
Smoother Link.
! OFF – The Control with HDMI is disabled. The Control Mode, ARC and PQLS functions in the subsequent
setting items cannot be used.
Making Control with HDMI connections
You can use synchronized operation for a connected TV and other components.
! Be sure to connect the TV’s audio cable to the audio input of this unit. When the TV and receiver are connected
by HDMI connections, if the TV supports the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) function, the sound of the
TV is input to the receiver via the HDMI OUT 1 terminal, so there is no need to connect an audio cable. In this
case, set ARC at HDMI Setup to ON (see HDMI Setup on page ​75​).
For details, see Connecting your TV and playback components on page ​33​.
5
Select the ‘Control Mode’ setting you want.
Choose whether you want to enable synchronized operations.
! ON – Enabled for the synchronized operations.
! OFF – The synchronized operations disabled.
6
Select the ‘ARC’ setting you want.
When a TV supporting the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) function is connected to the receiver, the sound of
the TV can be input via the HDMI OUT 1 terminal.
After setting the ARC, some time may be required for the connected device to be recognized and the sound to be
produced.
! ON – The TV’s sound is input via the HDMI terminal.
! OFF – The TV’s sound is input from the Audio input terminals other than HDMI inputs.
Important
! When connecting this system or changing connections, be sure to switch the power off and disconnect the
power cord from the wall socket. After completing all connections, connect the power cords to the wall socket.
! After this receiver is connected to an AC outlet, a 2 second to 10 second HDMI initialization process begins.
You cannot carry out any operations during this process. The HDMI indicator in the front panel display blinks
during this process, and you can turn on this receiver once it has stopped blinking. When you set the Control
with HDMI to OFF, you can skip this process. For details about the Control with HDMI feature, see Control with
HDMI function on page ​74​.
! To get the most out of this function, we recommend that you connect your HDMI component not to a TV but
rather directly to the HDMI terminal on this receiver.
!The Control with HDMI function works on the TV connected to the HDMI OUT 1 terminal. It does not work on
TVs connected to the HDMI OUT 2 or HDMI OUT 3 terminals.
7
Select the ‘PQLS’ setting you want.
Choose whether to set this unit’s PQLS function AUTO or OFF.
For details about PQLS function, see Setting the PQLS function on page ​77​.
! AUTO – PQLS is enabled. A precision quartz controller in this receiver eliminates distortion caused by timing
errors (jitter), giving you the best possible digital-to-analog conversion when you use the HDMI interface. This
is valid as an HDMI function for PQLS-compatible players.
! OFF – PQLS is disabled.
8
Select the ‘Standby Through’ setting you want.
It is possible to transfer signals from an HDMI-connected player to the TV when this receiver’s power is on
standby.
Select the HDMI input whose HDMI signal is to be input for through transfer when in the standby mode. When
LAST is selected, the signal being input to the currently selected HDMI input is transferred. When OFF is
selected, no HDMI input is transferred through when in the standby mode. (However, when Control is set to ON,
the HDMI signal is transferred through by the Control with HDMI function even when in the standby mode.)
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About the Control with HDMI function
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Control with HDMI function
9
About synchronized operations
Important
! Synchronized operations are enabled when Control Mode is set to ON after setting Control in HDMI Setup to
ON. For details, see HDMI Setup on page ​75​.
The Control with HDMI-compatible component connected to the receiver operates in sync as described below.
! From the menu screen of the Control with HDMI-compatible TV, set audio to be played through this receiver,
and the receiver will switch to the synchronized amp mode.
! When in the synchronized amp mode, you can adjust the receiver’s volume or mute the sound using the TV’s
remote control.
! When in the synchronized amp mode, the synchronized amp mode is canceled when the receiver’s power is
turned off. To turn the synchronized amp mode back on, set audio to be played through the receiver from the
TV’s menu screen, etc. This receiver will power up and switch to the synchronized amp mode.
! When the synchronized amp mode is canceled, the receiver’s power turns off if you were viewing an HDMI
input or a TV program on the TV.
! When in the synchronized amp mode, the synchronized amp mode is canceled if an operation that produces
sound from the TV is performed from the TV’s menu screen, etc.
! When the TV’s power is set to standby, the receiver’s power is also set to standby. (Only when the input for a
component connected to the receiver by HDMI connection is selected or when watching the TV.)
! The receiver’s input switches automatically when the Control with HDMI-compatible component is played.
! The receiver’s input switches automatically when the TV’s input is switched.
! The synchronized amp mode remains in effect even if the receiver’s input is switched to a component other
than one connected by HDMI.
The operations below can also be used on Pioneer Control with HDMI-compatible TVs.
! When the receiver’s volume is adjusted or the sound is muted, the volume status is displayed on the TV’s
screen.
! When the OSD language is switched on the TV, the receiver’s language setting also switches accordingly.
Select the ‘12V Trigger’ setting you want.
The component connected to the 12 V TRIGGER jack can be turned on and off when HDMI OUT is switched.
OUT 1, OUT 2, OUT 3 or OFF can be selected. Select OFF when you want the component to switch when the
input function is switched.
10 Select the ‘Speaker B Link’ setting you want.
When ON is selected here, the speaker terminals that are played (the OUT P. button setting) can be changed
automatically when HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched. This only works when 7.2ch + Speaker B or
5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp is selected for the Speaker System setting.
! OFF – The speaker terminals that are played (the OUT P. button setting) do not change automatically when
HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched.
! ON – The speaker terminals that are played (the OUT P. button setting) change automatically when HDMI
OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched. For details, see Switching the HDMI output on page ​83​.
11 When you’re finished, press HOME MENU.
Before using synchronization
Once you have finished all connections and settings, you must:
1
Put all components into standby mode.
2
Turn the power on for all components, with the power for the TV being turned on last.
3 Choose the HDMI input to which the TV is connected to this receiver, and see if video
output from connected components displays properly on the screen or not.
4
Check whether the components connected to all HDMI inputs are properly displayed.
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! When anything other than OFF is set for this setting, the receiver’s HDMI input can be switched even when
the receiver is in the standby mode. (Switch by pointing the remote control at the receiver and pressing the
HDMI, BD, DVD or SAT/CBL button.)
! Setting to anything other than OFF increases power consumption in the standby mode.
! This setting can be used even with devices that are not compatible with the Control with HDMI function.
! The Standby Through function cannot be used with MHL-compatible devices.
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Control with HDMI function
Using the Control with HDMI function, the receiver automatically detects whether a compressed video file is
being played on the player, and if so automatically activates the Stream Smoother function.
To activate the Stream Smoother Link function, make the setting below.
PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System) is a digital audio signal transfer control technology using the Control with
HDMI function. It offers higher-quality audio playback by controlling audio signals from the receiver to a PQLS
compatible player, etc. This enables removing jitter that has a negative effect on the quality of the sound and is
generated upon transmission.
! On players compatible with PQLS Bit-stream, PQLS always works for all sources.
! On players compatible with PQLS Multi Surround, PQLS works for all sources. Set the player’s audio output to
Linear PCM.
! On players compatible with PQLS 2 ch Audio, PQLS only works when playing CDs.
Please refer to the operating instructions supplied with your player for more information.
This function is activated when Control is set to ON.
1
2
Cautions on the Control with HDMI function
! Connect the TV directly to this receiver. Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or an AV converter
(such as an HDMI switch) can cause operational errors.
! Only connect components (Blu-ray Disc player, etc.) you intend to use as a source to the HDMI input of this
receiver. Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch) can
cause operational errors.
! When the receiver’s Control is turned ON, even if the receiver’s power is in the standby mode, it is possible
to output the audio and video signals from a player via HDMI to the TV without producing sound from the
receiver, but only when a Control with HDMI-compatible component (Blu-ray Disc player, etc.) and compatible
TV are connected. In this case, the receiver’s power turns on and the power and HDMI indicators light.
! If the Control setting is not set to OFF, the power consumption during standby will increase.
! The PQLS setting is set at PQLS in HDMI Setup on the HOME MENU, but the setting can also be switched
with the remote control, as described below.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press AUDIO P..
2Use i/j to select ‘PQLS’.
3Use k/l to select the PQLS setting.
The setting is displayed on the front panel display.
! AUTO – PQLS is enabled. A precision quartz controller in this receiver eliminates distortion caused by timing
errors (jitter), giving you the best possible digital-to-analog conversion when you use the HDMI interface. This
is valid as an HDMI function for PQLS-compatible players.
! OFF – PQLS is disabled.
About Sound Retriever Link and Stream Smoother Link
These are automatic functions allowing you to output optimum audio and video signals from the receiver using
the Control with HDMI function. When a player supporting the respective function is connected to the receiver
by HDMI, the sound/picture is optimized for the compressed audio/video file played on the player.
! Depending on the compressed audio/video file format, it may not be operated automatically.
! Also see the player’s operating instructions.
Sound Retriever Link
When playing a compressed audio file on the player, the file’s bitrate information is acquired using the Control
with HDMI function, and the sound is optimized on the receiver based on this information.
To activate the Sound Retriever Link function, make the setting below.
Set the HDMI Setup’s Control to ON, and set the Control Mode setting to ON.
See HDMI Setup on page ​75​.
2
Set the STREAM (Stream Smoother) setting to AUTO.
See Setting the Video options on page ​81​.
Tip
1
Set the HDMI Setup’s Control to ON, and set the Control Mode setting to ON.
See HDMI Setup on page ​75​.
Set the S.RTRV (Auto Sound Retriever) setting to ON.
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
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Stream Smoother Link
Setting the PQLS function
Setting the Audio options............................................................................................................. 79
Setting the Video options.............................................................................................................. 81
Switching the output (OUTPUT PARAMETER)............................................................................. 83
HDMI 4K/60p signal output setting.............................................................................................. 84
Changing the channel level while listening................................................................................. 84
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls.................................................................................................... 84
Making an audio or a video recording......................................................................................... 85
Network settings from a web browser........................................................................................ 85
Using the sleep timer..................................................................................................................... 86
Dimming the display...................................................................................................................... 86
Checking your system settings...................................................................................................... 86
Resetting the system...................................................................................................................... 87
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Using other functions
09
Using other functions
There are a number of additional sound settings you can make using the AUDIO PARAMETER menu. The
defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.
Important
! Note that if a setting doesn’t appear in the AUDIO PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to the current
source, settings and status of the receiver.
Setting
What it does
Option(s)
TREBLE
<a>
Adjusts the amount of treble.
c –6 to +6 (dB) d
Default: 0 (dB)
S.RTRV
(Auto Sound Retriever)
<b>
With the Auto Sound Retriever function, DSP processing is used to
compensate for the loss of audio data upon compression, improving
the sound’s sense of density and modulation.
Also, when a player supporting the Sound Retriever Link function is
connected to the receiver by HDMI, by setting this to ON, the bitrate
information of the compressed audio file being played on the player
is acquired using the Control with HDMI function, and the sound is
optimized based on this information (Sound Retriever Link).
DNR
(Digital Noise Reduction)
May improve the quality of sound in a noisy source (for example, video OFF
tape with lots of background noise) when switched on.
This only has an effect with 2-channel signal inputs.
ON
This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48
kHz or less.
DIALOG E
(Dialog Enhancement)
<c>
Localizes dialog in the center channel to make it stand out from other
c OFF/FLAT/UP1/UP2/
background sounds in a TV or movie soundtrack. By moving from UP1
UP3/UP4 d
through UP2 and UP3 up to UP4, you can make the sound source
Default: OFF
seem to relocate upwards.
When AUTO is selected, Hi-bit32, UpSampling and DFILTER are
automatically set to the optimum settings according to the 2-channel audio source’s sampling frequency and bit rate to achieve high
quality playback sound.
MANUAL
AScale
(Audio Scaler)
Creates a wider dynamic range with digital sources like CDs, DVDs or
BDs. 16-, 20- and 24-bit PCM as well as compressed audio is requantized to 32 bits, and the high frequency component is interpolated
upon data processing to enable smoother, more subtle musical
expression.
ON
Hi-bit32
<d>
UpSampling
(Up Sampling)
<d, e>
The 2-channel audio source’s sampling frequency is increased to the
set multiple to achieve high quality playback sound.
DFILTER
(Digital Filter)
<d>
Switches the AUDIO DAC (Digital Audio Converter) digital filter type.
One of two settings can be selected: SLOW (soft and warm), SHARP
(solid and tight).
PQLS
(Precision Quartz Lock System)
Switches the PQLS function between AUTO and OFF (Setting the
PQLS function on page ​77​).
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press AUDIO P..
2Use i/j to select the setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver, certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the
table below for notes on this.
3Use k/l to set as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for each setting.
4
Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.
Audio parameter menu
Setting
What it does
Option(s)
MCACC
(MCACC preset)
Selects your favorite MCACC preset memory when multiple preset
memories are saved. When an MCACC preset memory has been
renamed, the given name is displayed.
c M1. MEMORY 1 to
M6. MEMORY 6 d
Default:
M1. MEMORY 1
EQ
(Acoustic Calibration EQ)
Switches on/off the effects of EQ Pro.
S-WAVE
(Standing Wave)
Switches on/off the effects of Standing Wave Control.
PHASE
(Phase Control)
Switches on/off the effects of Phase Control (page ​66​).
It is automatically set to FULLBND when Full Band Phase Control
measurement is performed (page ​67​). You cannot select FULLBND
before the measurement.
PHASE C+
(Phase Control Plus)
For discs created with standards other than Phase Control, the LFE
channel is delayed upon recording in the first place. This function
corrects for phase shifting on such discs.
This function is particularly effective when playing multi-channel
music containing low frequency effects (LFE).
When AUTO is selected, not only the low range delay but also the
polarity and correlation are detected to achieve the optimum effect.
c AUTO/0 to 16 (ms) d
Default: AUTO
DELAY
(Sound Delay)
Some monitors have a slight delay when showing video, so the
soundtrack will be slightly out of sync with the picture. By adding a
bit of delay, you can adjust the sound to match the presentation of
the video.
c 0 to 800 (ms) d
Default: 0
TONE
(Tone Control)
Applies the treble and bass tone controls to a source, or bypasses
them completely.
BASS
<a>
Adjusts the amount of bass.
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
FULLBND
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
AUTO
OFF
x1 (Off)
x2
x4
SLOW
SHARP
AUTO
OFF
CH1 – Channel 1 is
heard only
DUAL
(Dual Mono)
Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital soundtracks should
be played. Dual mono is not widely used, but is sometimes necessary
when two languages need to be sent to separate channels.
CH2 – Channel 2 is
heard only
CH1 CH2 – Both channels heard from front
speakers
AUTO
BYPASS
ON
SIGSEL
(Signal Select)
c –6 to +6 (dB) d
Default: 0 (dB)
ANALOG
Use to switch the input signal type (analog/digital/HDMI) (page ​66​).
DIGITAL
<f>
HDMI
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Using other functions
What it does
Option(s)
Setting
What it does
Option(s)
OFF
V.HEIGHT
(Virtual Height)
<n>
When you’re not using front height speakers, selecting this mode
allows you to hear a virtual front height channel through your front
speakers.
OFF
Fixed PCM
This is useful if you find there is a slight delay before OFF recognizes
the PCM signal on a CD, for instance.
When ON is selected, noise may be output during playback of nonPCM sources. Please select another input signal if this is a problem.
DRC
(Dynamic Range Control)
<g>
V.WIDE
(Virtual Wide)
<o>
When you’re not using front wide speakers, selecting this mode
allows you to hear a virtual front wide channel through your front
speakers.
This improves the continuity of the sound from the front channel to
the surround channels.
OFF
Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie soundtracks optimized
for Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD and
DTS-HD Master Audio (you may need to use this feature when listening to surround sound at low volumes).
Loud Mgmt
(Loudness Management)
This is a setting of the post process function of the Dolby TrueHD
decoder. By setting to OFF, you can enjoy higher sound quality.
This can only be set when DRC is set to OFF and the input signal is a
Dolby TrueHD signal.
V.DEPTH
(Virtual Depth)
<p>
When this mode is selected, the sound field expands virtually to
behind the display, resulting in a sound field with the same depth as
the 3D picture to achieve a better sense of presence.
LFE
(LFE Attenuate)
Some audio sources include ultra-low bass tones. Set the LFE attenuator as necessary to prevent the ultra-low bass tones from distorting
the sound from the speakers.
When set to the recommended value of 0 dB, the LFE is not restricted.
When set to a value other than 0 dB, the LFE is restricted to the set
value. When OFF is selected, the sound is not output from the LFE
channel.
AMP
<q>
This is set to turn power amplifier sections off and use channels
exclusively in the pre-amp mode. Select ON to use the power amplifiers for all channels. Select Front OFF to turn off the front channel’s
power amplifier and use the front channel exclusively in the pre-amp
mode, F&C OFF to turn off the front and center channels’ power
amplifiers and use the front and center channels exclusively in the
pre-amp mode. To turn the power amplifiers for all channels off and
use them exclusively in the pre-amp mode, select OFF.
ON
AUTO
MAX
MID
OFF
OFF
OFF
HDMI
(HDMI Audio)
<i>
Specifies the routing of the HDMI audio signal out of this receiver
(amp) or through to a TV. When THROUGH is selected, no sound is
output from this receiver.
AMP
This feature automatically corrects the audio-to-video delay between
components connected with an HDMI cable. The audio delay time
is set depending on the operational status of the display connected
with an HDMI cable. The video delay time is automatically adjusted
according to the audio delay time.
OFF
A.DELAY
(Auto delay)
<j>
C.GAIN
(Center Gain)
(Applicable only when using a
center speaker)
<k>
Adjusts the center gain to create a wider stereo effect with vocals.
Adjust the effect from 0 (all center channel sent to front right and left
speakers) to 1.0 (center channel sent to the center speaker only).
c 0 to 1.0 d
Defaults:
Neo:X CINEMA: 1.0
Neo:X MUSIC: 0.3
Neo:X GAME: 1.0
EFFECT
Sets the effect level for the ALC mode.
c 10 to 90 d
Defaults: 50
C.SPREAD
(Center Spread)
<l>
Center spread expands the center channel signal to the left and right
front speakers to create a wider frontal audio image for the listener.
It is optimized and designed primarily for playback of stereo music
content.
ON
When AUTO is selected, the sound field is created with the surround
back, front height and front wide channels whose Speaker Setting is
set to NO automatically complemented.
To set the respective channels individually, select MANUAL.
AUTO
V.SPs
(Virtual Speakers)
V.SB
(Virtual Surround Back)
<m>
OFF
When you’re not using surround back speakers, selecting this mode
allows you to hear a virtual surround back channel through your surround speakers. You can choose to listen to sources with no surround ON
back channel information.
MIN
MID
MAX
c OFF/ –20dB/ –15dB/
–10dB/ –5dB/ –4dB/
–3dB/ –2dB/ –1dB/
0dB d
Default: 0dB
If the sound is distorted, this can be used to lower the input signal
level and reduce the distortion.
ON
OFF
ON
INPUT ATT
(Input attenuate)
<h>
ON
ON
Front OFF
F&C OFF
OFF
a The adjustment can be made only when TONE is set to ON.
b ! The default value changes depending on the type of input (page ​87​).
! When ON is selected, the Sound Retriever effect is optimized based on the bitrate information of the contents input to the USB
memory audio and INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES (digital audio input only) to achieve high sound quality.
! With the iPod/USB, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA SERVER, FAVORITES or BT AUDIO input function, by default S.RTRV is set to
ON.
! When ON is selected, optimum correction of the audio signals input via the HDMI OUT terminal is conducted with the HDMI
ARC (Audio Return Channel) function, and the sound of digital TV broadcasts is produced with HD quality. This is valid when
the input is set to TV and ARC in HDMI Setup is set to ON. (See HDMI Setup on page ​75​.)
c UP1 to UP4 can be selected only when the front height speaker is connected. The presence or absence of effects depends on
the listening mode.
d ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for AScale.
! This function does not work when the sampling frequency is 32 kHz.
e This setting only affects 2-channel audio sources.
f On the front panel display, ‘DIGITL’ is displayed.
g AUTO is only available for Dolby TrueHD signals. Select MAX or MID for signals other than Dolby TrueHD.
h ! The attenuator isn’t available when using the Stream Direct (ANALOG DIRECT) modes.
! The attenuator does not function when the listening mode is set to PURE DIRECT with AirPlay.
i ! The HDMI Audio setting cannot be switched while performing synchronized amp mode operations.
! The synchronized amp mode must be turned on in order to play the receiver’s HDMI audio and video input signals from the TV
with the receiver’s power in the standby mode. See About synchronized operations on page ​76​.
j This feature is only available when the connected display supports the automatic audio/video synchronizing capability (‘lipsync’)
for HDMI. If you find the automatically set delay time unsuitable, set A.DELAY to OFF and adjust the delay time manually. For
more details about the lipsync feature of your display, contact the manufacturer directly.
k Only when listening to 2-channel sources in Neo:X CINEMA/MUSIC/GAME mode.
l The default value changes depending on the type of input (page ​87​).
m ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for V.SPs.
! You can’t use the Virtual Surround Back mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo,
Front Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected.
! You can only use the Virtual Surround Back mode if the surround speakers are on and the SB setting is set to NO or if 5.2.4ch,
5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE, 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3, 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE, Multi-ZONE Music, 5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp, 5.2ch
F+Surr Bi-Amp, 5.2ch F+C Bi-Amp or 5.2ch C+Surr Bi-Amp is selected at Speaker System.
! This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz or less.
ON
THROUGH
ON
OFF
MANUAL
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Setting
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Using other functions
Video parameter menu
Setting
What it does
V.CONV
(Digital Video Converter)
<a>
Converts all video input signals so they can be output from the HDMI
OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 terminals.
ON
OFF
AUTO
PURE
576p
RES
(Resolution)
<b>
Specifies the output resolution of the video signal (when video input
signals are output at the HDMI OUT terminals, select this according
to the resolution of your monitor and the images you wish to watch).
(“576p” indicates the 480p/576p resolution setting.)
720p
1080i
1080p
1080/24p
4K
4K/24p
Setting the Video options
There are a number of additional picture settings you can make using the VIDEO PARAMETER menu. The
defaults, if not stated, are listed in bold.
PCINEMA
(PureCinema)
<c, e>
This setting optimizes the operation of the progressive scanning circuit for playing film materials. Normally set it to AUTO. If the picture
seems unnatural, switch this to ON or OFF.
AUTO
P.MOTION
(Progressive Motion)
<c, e>
Adjusts the motion and still picture quality when video output is set
to progressive.
c –4 to +4 d
Default: 0
OFF
STREAM
(Stream Smoother)
<e>
This improves elements that reduce picture quality mainly noticeable
in network contents, such as mosquito noise and block noise.
When AUTO is selected, this unit’s Stream Smoother function
automatically turns on when network contents are played on the
player supporting Stream Smoother Link and connected to this unit
by HDMI (assuming that integrated operation with the Control with
HDMI function is set). (Stream Smoother Link)
V.ADJ
(Advanced Video Adjust)
Sets the optimum picture quality for the type of monitor that is connected. Select PDP for plasma displays, LCD for liquid crystal monitors, FPJ for front projectors, PRO for professional monitors. If you
want to adjust the picture quality settings to your personal tastes,
select MEMORY.
Important
!When MAIN/HDZONE is set to HDZONE, the VIDEO PARAMETER menu setting works only for the signal of
the HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 terminals.
Also, when HDZONE is set to ON, VIDEO PARAMETER cannot be set (does not work).
! Note that if an option cannot be selected on the VIDEO PARAMETER menu, it is unavailable due to the current
source, setting and status of the receiver.
! All of the setting items can be set for each input function.
—However, with the audio only input function, VIDEO PARAMETER cannot be set.
—Also, when HDZONE is set to ON, VIDEO PARAMETER cannot be set (does not work).
! Setting items other than V.CONV can only be selected when V.CONV is set to ON.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press VIDEO P..
ON
OFF
ON
AUTO
PDP
LCD
FPJ
PRO
MEMORY
Reduces noise in the luminance (Y) signal.
2Use i/j to select the setting you want to adjust.
Depending on the current status/mode of the receiver, certain options may not be able to be selected. Check the
table below for notes on this.
YNR
<d, e>
3Use k/l to set as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for each setting.
4
Option(s)
Press RETURN to confirm and exit the menu.
c
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
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c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
n ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for V.SPs.
! You can’t use the Virtual Height mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo, Front
Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected.
! You can only use the Virtual Height mode if the surround speakers are on and the FH setting is set to NO. It can also not be
used when playing signals containing actual front height channel information.
! This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz or less.
o ! This can be set when MANUAL is selected for V.SPs.
! You can’t use the Virtual Wide mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or when any of the stereo, Front
Stage Surround Advance, Sound Retriever Air or Stream Direct modes is selected.
! You can only use the Virtual Wide mode if the surround speakers are on and the FW setting is set to NO. It can also not be
used when playing signals containing actual front wide channel information.
! This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz or less.
p ! This mode is effective for contents with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz or less.
! You can’t use the Virtual Depth mode when the headphones are connected to this receiver or Stream Direct modes is
selected.
q ! When Speaker System is set to 7.2ch + Front Bi-Amp, 5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE, 5.2ch F+Surr Bi-Amp or 5.2ch F+C Bi-Amp,
the AMP setting is locked at ON and cannot be changed.
! When Speaker System is set to 5.2ch C+Surr Bi-Amp, only ON and Front OFF can be selected for the AMP setting.
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Setting
Using other functions
What it does
Option(s)
Setting
c
c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
c
CONTRAST
<d, e>
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
Reduces block noise (block-shaped distortion generated upon MPEG
compression) in the picture.
BNR
<d, e>
c
Option(s)
0
c –6 to +6 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
Adjusts the red/green balance.
c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
c
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
HUE
<d, e>
Reduces mosquito noise (distortion generated at the contours of the
picture upon MPEG compression) in the picture.
MNR
<d, e>
c
Adjusts saturation from dull to bright.
c
Adjusts how sharp edges appear.
c
CHROMA
(Chroma Level)
<d, e>
c –6 to +6 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
Adjusts the overall brightness.
c
0
0
c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
BRIGHT
(Brightness)
<d, e>
c –6 to +6 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
c 0 to +8 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
DETAIL
<d, e>
0
c –6 to +6 d
Default: 0
d
(The image is only an example for checking the effect.)
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BLK SETUP
(Black Setup)
<f>
Sets the black level according to the video input signal.
Normally select 0. If the black level is too bright due to the combination with the connected monitor, select 7.5.
0
ASP
(Aspect)
<g>
Specifies the aspect ratio when input signals are output at the HDMI
output. Make your desired settings while checking each setting on
your display (if the image doesn’t match your monitor type, cropping
or black bands appear).
THROUGH
7.5
NORMAL
CNR
<d, e>
What it does
Adjusts the contrast between light and dark.
Reduces noise in the input’s color (C) signal.
09
Using other functions
Switching the output (OUTPUT PARAMETER)
Notes
You can press OUT P. to switch the output of speaker terminals or HDMI terminals to be played.
!When 7.2ch + Speaker B or 5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp is selected for the Speaker System setting (page ​103​) and
Speaker B Link (HDMI Setup on page ​75​) is set to “ON”, the setting of the speaker terminals that are played
changes automatically when HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched. For details, see Switching the
HDMI output on page ​83​.
! The subwoofer output depends on the settings you made in Manual speaker setup on page ​103​. However, if
SP: B ON is selected above, no sound is heard from the subwoofer (the LFE channel is not downmixed).
! All speaker systems (except 7.2ch + Speaker B connections) are switched off when headphones are
connected.
Switching the speaker terminals
If you selected 7.2.2ch TMd/FW, 7.2.2ch TMd/FH or 7.2ch + Speaker B at Speaker system setting on page ​103​,
you can switch between speakers using the OUT P. button.
If you selected 7.2ch + Front Bi-Amp, 7.2ch + HDZONE, 5.2.4ch, 5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE, 5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp,
5.2ch F+Surr Bi-Amp, 5.2ch F+C Bi-Amp, 5.2ch C+Surr Bi-Amp, Multi-ZONE Music, 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE or
5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3, the button will simply switch your main speaker terminals on or off.
1
Press OUT P..
Switching the HDMI output
! You can perform the same operation by pressing SPEAKERS on the front panel.
Set which terminal to use when outputting video and audio signals from the HDMI output terminals.
The HDMI OUT 1 terminal is compatible with the Control with HDMI function.
2Use i/j to select ‘SP’.
3Use k/l to switch the speaker terminals to be played.
1
As mentioned above, if you have selected 7.2ch + Front Bi-Amp, 7.2ch + HDZONE, 5.2.4ch,
5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE, 5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp, 5.2ch F+Surr Bi-Amp, 5.2ch F+C Bi-Amp, 5.2ch C+Surr Bi-Amp,
Multi-ZONE Music, 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE or 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3, the button will simply switch your main
speaker terminal (A) on or off (Pre-AMP mode).
The pre-amp mode is a mode for reducing power consumption when power amplifiers are connected to the
receiver’s PRE OUT terminals by individually turning off the power of the amplifiers for those channels.
Press repeatedly to choose a speaker terminal option:
When you select 7.2.2ch TMd/FW, you can select from:
! SP: TMd/FW ON – Top middle or front wide channels are added to the front, center, surround and surround
back channels (maximum 7 channels) and a maximum of 9 channels are output. The top middle and front
wide channels are switched automatically according to the audio input signal.
! SP: TMd ON – Top middle channels are added to the front, center, surround and surround back channels
(maximum 7 channels) and a maximum of 9 channels are output.
! SP: FW ON – Front wide channels are added to the front, center, surround and surround back channels
(maximum 7 channels) and a maximum of 9 channels are output.
! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the speakers.
Press OUT P..
2Use i/j to select ‘OUT 1/2’.
3Use k/l to select the output settings for the HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 terminals.
Please wait a while when Please wait ... is displayed.
The output switches among OUT 1+2, OUT 1, OUT 2 and OFF each time the button is pressed.
! The synchronized amp mode is canceled when the HDMI output is switched. If you wish to use the synchronized
amp mode, switch to OUT 1, then select the synchronized amp mode on the TV using the TV’s remote control.
4Use i/j to select ‘OUT 3’.
5Use k/l to select the output settings for the HDMI OUT 3 terminal.
Please wait a while when Please wait ... is displayed.
The setting switches between ON and OFF each time this is pressed.
!When MAIN/HDZONE is set to HDZONE, the output of the HDMI OUT 3 terminal cannot be switched (page ​
109​).
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When you’re finished, press RETURN.
When you select 7.2.2ch TMd/FH, you can select from:
! SP: TMd/FH ON – Top middle or front height channels are added to the front, center, surround and surround
back channels (maximum 7 channels) and a maximum of 9 channels are output. The top middle and front
height channels are switched automatically according to the audio input signal.
! SP: TMd ON – Top middle channels are added to the front, center, surround and surround back channels
(maximum 7 channels) and a maximum of 9 channels are output.
! SP: FH ON – Front height channels are added to the front, center, surround and surround back channels
(maximum 7 channels) and a maximum of 9 channels are output.
! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the speakers.
When you select 7.2ch + Speaker B, you can select from:
! SP: A ON – Sound is output from the A-speaker terminals (up to 9 channels (including front height channels),
depending on the source).
! SP: B ON – Sound is output from the two speakers connected to the B-speaker terminals. Multichannel
sources will not be heard.
! SP: A+B ON – Sound is output from the A-speaker terminals (up to 7 channels, depending on the source), the
two speakers connected to the B-speaker terminals, and the subwoofer. The sound from the B-speaker terminals will be the same as the sound from the A-speaker terminals (multichannel sources will be downmixed to
2 channels).
! SP: OFF – No sound is output from the speakers.
a ! The default value changes depending on the type of input (page ​87​).
! If the video picture deteriorates when this settings is switched ON, switch it OFF.
! When connected with a video device using the component video input terminals, set this setting to ON and view the HDMI
OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal’s video.
b ! When set to a resolution with which the TV (monitor) is not compatible, no picture is output. Also, in some cases no picture
will be output due to copyright protection signals. In this case, change the setting.
! When AUTO is selected, the resolution is selected automatically according to the capacity of the TV (monitor) connected by HDMI.
When PURE is selected, the signals are output with the same resolution as when input (see About the video converter on page ​32​).
! When 1080/24p or 4K/24p is selected, the movement may be unnatural or the picture unclear, depending on the video signal
being input. In this case, set the resolution to something other than 1080/24p or 4K/24p.
! When PURE is selected and the input signal is 480i, the on-screen display cannot be displayed.
c ! P.MOTION is disabled when PCINEMA is set to ON.
! This setting have the effect only for pictures recorded in the interlaced scan format (480i/576i or 1080i signals).
d Adjustment is not possible unless V.ADJ (Advanced Video Adjust) is set to MEMORY.
e ! This setting is only displayed when the video signals below are being input:
—480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i analog video signals
—480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p24 HDMI video signals
f This adjustment is only possible when 480i signals are being input from the composite video jacks.
g ! If the image doesn’t match your monitor type, adjust the aspect ratio on the source component or on the monitor.
! This setting is only displayed when 480i/p or 576i/p video signals are being input.
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Using other functions
3Use i/j to select ‘ALL’.
About the Speaker B Link function
4
5
The following steps use the front panel controls to adjust the sub zone volume and select sources. See ZONE 2
remote controls and HDZONE remote controls on page ​85​.
Important
If the TV to be connected using HDMI supports 4K/60p, you can switch the 4K/60p signal output setting in accordance with TV performance.
Operation is performed on the front panel of the unit. You cannot perform the setting if the multizone function is
not set to MULTI ZONE OFF (page ​84​).
Switch the receiver into standby.
2
While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press u STANDBY/ON.
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
Using the MULTI-ZONE controls
HDMI 4K/60p signal output setting
1
Adjust the volume using k/l.
The volume can be adjusted in the range of -12.0dB to +12.0dB, 0.5 dB steps.
! The settings must be changed at ZONE Setup in order to use the multi-zone function (page ​109​).
1 Press the button on the front panel for the zone you want to operate (ZONE 2 ON/OFF,
ZONE 3 ON/OFF or HDZONE ON/OFF).
The zone switches between on and off each time the button is pressed.
The MULTI-ZONE indicator lights when the MULTI-ZONE control has been switched ON.
The display shows RESET c NO d.
2
Press MULTI-ZONE CONTROL on the front panel to select the sub zone(s) you want.
! When the receiver is on, make sure that any operations for the sub zone are done while ZONE and your
selected sub zone(s) show in the display. If this is not showing, the front panel controls affect the main zone
only.
If the receiver is in standby, the display is dimmed, and ZONE and your selected sub zone(s) continue to show
in the display.
3Use i/j to select ‘4K/60p’.
4Use k/l to select the signal to set.
! 4:4:4 – Select this setting when connecting to a 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit compatible TV using HDMI. More high
quality video images can be enjoyed.
— When the HDMI cable does not support 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit (18 Gbps transmission), video image may not
be output properly. In that case, select 4:2:0 to watch a 4K/60p 4:2:0 24 bit video image.
—The HDMI OUT 3 terminal does not output a 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit video image if MAIN/HDZONE is set to
HDZONE.
! 4:2:0 – Select this setting when connecting to a 4K/60p 4:2:0 24 bit compatible TV using HDMI.
3
Use the INPUT SELECTOR dial to select the source for the zone you have selected.
6Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
For example, ZONE 2 SAT/CBL sends the source connected to the SAT/CBL inputs to the primary (ZONE 2) sub
room.
! If you select TUNER, you can use the tuner controls to select a preset station (see Saving station presets on
page ​60​if you’re unsure how to do this). The tuner cannot be tuned to more than one station at a time.
Therefore, changing the station in one zone also changes the station in the other zone. Please be careful not
to change stations when recording a radio broadcast.
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver.
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Changing the channel level while listening
When Speaker System is set to anything other than 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3, 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE or
Multi-ZONE Music, the volume output from the receiver’s AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT terminals can be fixed to –40 dB
or 0 dB and the volume can be adjusted from the connected amplifier. If you want to adjust the volume from the
connected amplifier, see ZONE Setup on page ​109​.
5
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
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
5 When you’re finished, press MULTI-ZONE CONTROL again to return to the main zone
controls.
Press CH LV..
You can also press ZONE 2 ON/OFF, ZONE 3 ON/OFF or HDZONE ON/OFF on the front panel to switch off all
output to the sub zone.
! You won’t be able to switch the main zone off completely unless you’ve switched off the MULTI-ZONE control
first.
! If you don’t plan to use the MULTI-ZONE feature for a while, turn off the power in both the sub and main
rooms so that this receiver is in standby.
2Use i/j to select the channel you wish to adjust.
3
Adjust the volume using k/l.
The volume can be adjusted in the range of -12.0dB to +12.0dB, 0.5 dB steps.
4
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
Input Volume Absorber
Note
This can be used to correct for the difference in volume between input sources.
1
Switch to the input whose volume you want to adjust.
2
Press CH LV..
Use the MASTER VOLUME dial to adjust the volume for the sub zone.
When HDZONE is turned on, the video converter function is disabled. For that reason, video connected with the
video cable or component cable is not output from the HDMI terminal. Also, upscaling of the HDMI input video
cannot be performed. To enable the video converter function, turn off HDZONE.
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When 7.2ch + Speaker B or 5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp is selected for the Speaker System setting (page ​103​) and
Speaker B Link (HDMI Setup on page ​75​) is set to “ON”, the setting of the speaker terminals that are played
changes automatically when HDMI OUT 1 and HDMI OUT 2 are switched. The setting switches as follows.
! OUT 1+2 – Switches to SP: A+B ON. Sound is output simultaneously in the room where the A speakers are
located and in the room where the B speakers are located.
! OUT 1 – Switches to SP: A ON. Sound is only output in the room where the A speakers are located.
! OUT 2 – Switches to SP: B ON. Sound is only output in the room where the B speakers are located.
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Using other functions
Making an audio or a video recording
Before operation, hold down Z2 on the remote control (for 1.5 seconds) until the remote control LED flashes one time.
The following table shows the possible ZONE 2 remote controls:
Button(s)
What it does
u
Switches on/off power in the sub zone.
ALL
Use to select the input function in the sub zone.
Input function buttons
Use to select the input function directly (this may not work for some functions) in the sub
zone.
VOLUME +/–
<a>
Use to set the listening volume in the sub zone.
MUTE
<a>
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also
restores the sound).
You can make an audio or a video recording from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or video source connected to
the receiver (such as a CD player or TV).
Keep in mind you can’t make a digital recording from an analog source or vice-versa, so make sure the components you are recording to/from are hooked up in the same way (see Connecting your equipment on page ​19​
for more on connections).
! The receiver’s volume, Audio parameters (the tone controls, for example), and surround effects have no effect
on the recorded signal.
! Some digital sources are copy-protected, and can only be recorded in analog.
! Some video sources are copy-protected. These cannot be recorded.
Since the video converter is not available when making recordings (from the video OUT jacks) make sure to use
the same type of video cable for connecting your recorder as you used to connect your video source (the one you
want to record) to this receiver. For example, you must connect your recorder using Component video if your
source has also been connected using Component video.
a ! The volume cannot be adjusted on the receiver if Volume Level at ZONE 2 Setup under ZONE Setup is set to –40 dB Fixed
or 0 dB Fixed.
1
Select the source you want to record.
You can use the input function buttons on the remote control or the front panel INPUT SELECTOR dial.
ZONE 3 remote controls
2
Before operation, hold down Z3 on the remote control (for 1.5 seconds) until the remote control LED flashes one time.
The following table shows the possible ZONE 3 remote controls:
Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video, DVD etc.
3
Prepare the source you want to record.
Select the input signal according to the signal to be recorded.
Button(s)
What it does
Use the remote control’s AUDIO P. button.
u
Switches on/off power in the sub zone.
4
ALL
Use to select the input function in the sub zone.
Input function buttons
Use to select the input function directly (this may not work for some functions) in the sub
zone.
Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the recording device and set the recording levels. Refer to the instructions
that came with the recorder if you are unsure how to do this. Most video recorders set the audio recording level
automatically-check the component’s instruction manual if you’re unsure.
VOLUME +/–
<a>
Use to set the listening volume in the sub zone.
MUTE
<a>
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also
restores the sound).
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Network settings can be made using the browser on a computer connected to the same LAN as the receiver.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver.
HDZONE remote controls
Before operation, hold down HDZ on the remote control (for 1.5 seconds) until the remote control LED flashes
one time.
The following table shows the possible HDZONE remote controls:
What it does
u
Switches on/off power in the HDZONE.
ALL
Use to select the input function in the HDZONE.
Input function buttons
Use to select the input function directly (this may not work for some functions) in the
HDZONE.
VOLUME +/–
<a>
Use to set the listening volume in the HDZONE.
MUTE
<a>
Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also
restores the sound).
Start recording, then start playback of the source component.
Network settings from a web browser
a ! The volume cannot be adjusted on the receiver if Volume Level at ZONE 3 Setup under ZONE Setup is set to –40 dB Fixed
or 0 dB Fixed.
Button(s)
Prepare the recorder.
2
Turn on the computer’s power and launch the Internet browser.
3
Input the receiver’s IP address into the browser’s address input field.
Access the IP address“http://(the receiver’s IP address)” from a web browser. You can display the IP address of
the unit on the unit’s display by pressing the STATUS button on the remote control.
When connected with the receiver, the AVNavigator menu screen appears in the browser.
a You can operate this only when Speaker System is set to 7.2ch + HDZONE, 5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE or 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE.
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4
On the AVNavigator menu screen, select Network Setup.
5
Select the item you want to set.
ZONE 2 remote controls
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Using other functions
Using the sleep timer
The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without
worrying about the receiver being left on all night. Use the remote control to set the sleep timer.
% Press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep time.
30 min
60 min
Off
90 min
! You can check the remaining sleep time at any time by pressing SLEEP once. Pressing repeatedly will cycle
through the sleep options again.
! The sleep timer is valid for all zones. If any zone is on, the sleep timer continues functioning.
Dimming the display
You can choose between four brightness levels for the front panel display. Note that when selecting sources, the
display automatically brightens for a few seconds.
Turning off the display is effective for suppressing noise from the display that affects sound quality.
% Press DIMMER repeatedly to change the brightness of the front panel display.
! You can also choose to turn the display off. In this case, the FL OFF indicator lights.
Checking your system settings
Use the status display screen to check your current settings for features such as surround back channel processing and your current MCACC preset.
1
Press STATUS.
2Use i/j to check the system setting.
The information on the main unit display switches as shown below each time one of the buttons is pressed.
IP address f Audio format f Sampling frequency f MCACC memory f Auto phase control plus correction value f Input source to be played in ZONE 2 f Input source to be played in ZONE 3 f Input source to
be played in HDZONE f HDMI output setting f Subzone to which HDZONE is output
! For some settings, some items are not displayed.
3
When you’re finished, press STATUS again to switch off the display.
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Using other functions
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s settings to the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this.
Set MULTI-ZONE to MULTI ZONE OFF.
! Disconnect the iPod and USB memory device from the receiver beforehand.
! Set the Control with HDMI to OFF (see HDMI Setup on page ​75​).
1
Switch the receiver into standby.
2
While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press u STANDBY/ON.
Setting
Default
Volume Limit
OFF
Mute Level
FULL
Phase Control
Auto Sound Retriever
The display shows RESET c NO d.
ON
iPod/USB, INTERNET RADIO, MEDIA
SERVER, FAVORITES, BT AUDIO input
function
ON
Other input functions
OFF
Sound Delay
0 ms
Dual Mono
CH1
The display shows RESET? OK.
DRC
OFF
4
LFE Attenuate
0dB
Auto delay
OFF
3
Select ‘RESET’ using PRESET k/l, then press ENTER on the front panel.
Press ENTER to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver has been reset to the factory default settings.
! Note that all settings will be saved, even if the receiver is unplugged.
Digital Safety
Effect Level
Default system settings
Setting
Default
Digital Video Converter
OFF
SPEAKERS
TMd/FW ON
Speaker System
Speaker Setting
Center Spread
Neo:X Options
7.2.2ch TMd/FW
Front
SMALL
Center
SMALL
TMd/TFw/TBw
SMALL
FH/FW
SMALL
Surr
SMALL
SB
SMALLx2
SW
SW1+2 YES
Surround Position
ON SIDE
Crossover
80Hz
X-Curve
OFF
DIMMER
Medium bright
All Inputs
AMP
OFF
Control Mode
--- (OFF)
ARC (Audio Return Channel)
--- (OFF)
PQLS
--- (AUTO)
Standby Through
OFF
4K/60p
4:4:4
Neo:X CINEMA: 1.0
Neo:X MUSIC: 0.3
Neo:X GAME: 1.0
Listening Mode (2 ch/multi ch)
AUTO SURROUND
Listening Mode (Headphones)
STEREO
M1. MEMORY 1
Channel Level (M1 to M6)
0.0 dB
EQ Data (M1 to M6)
3.00 m
ATT of all channels/filters
0.0 dB
SWch Wide Trim
0.0 dB
All channels/bands
0.0 dB
EQ Wide Trim
0.0 dB
Network
DSP
Power On Level
Center Gain
MCACC Position Memory
Standing Wave (M1 to M6)
HDMI
Control
ON
Speaker Distance (M1 to M6)
0dB
HDMI Audio
OFF
Input without video image
MCACC
Inputs
All Inputs
50
Input with video image
See also Setting the Audio options on page ​79​for other default DSP settings.
See Input function default and possible settings on page ​52​.
Input Volume Absorber
OFF
ALC (Auto Level Control)
LAST
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Network Standby
OFF
DHCP
ON
Resetting the system
About the Remote Setup menu..................................................................................................... 89
Operating multiple receivers......................................................................................................... 89
Setting the remote to control other components....................................................................... 89
Selecting preset codes directly...................................................................................................... 89
Programming signals from other remote controls...................................................................... 90
Erasing one of the remote control button settings..................................................................... 90
Erasing all learnt settings that are in one input function........................................................... 91
Setting the backlight mode........................................................................................................... 91
Using All Zone Standby.................................................................................................................. 91
Setting the switching time of AV amplifier operation mode..................................................... 91
Resetting the remote control settings.......................................................................................... 91
Controlling components................................................................................................................ 92
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Controlling the rest of your system
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Controlling the rest of your system
Setting the remote to control other components
The Remote Setup mode is set by pressing the number button while pressing RCU SETUP. The different items
on the Remote Setup menu are described below. For their setting procedures, refer to the explanations for the
respective items.
Most components can be assigned to one of the input function buttons (such as DVD or CD) using the component’s manufacturer preset code stored in the remote.
However, there are cases where only certain functions may be controllable after assigning the proper preset code, or
the codes for the manufacturer in the remote control will not work for the model that you are using.
If you can’t find a preset code that matches the component you want to control, you can still teach the remote individual commands from another remote control (see Programming signals from other remote controls on page ​90​).
! With the TV buttons, the TV can be operated regardless of the input set for the remote control’s operation
mode. When using one TV set, we recommend assigning the same TV’s preset codes to the TV INPUT button
and the TV button. When using two TV sets, for better convenience assign the TV connected to the MONITOR
OUT terminals to the TV INPUT button, the other TV to the TV button.
! Devices may be assigned to the following input function buttons.
Setting
What it does
Change RC
mode
If you have multiple Pioneer receivers, amplifiers, etc., this setting can be used to prevent other units from
operating simultaneously when the remote control unit is operated. See Operating multiple receivers on
page ​89​.
Preset recall
Preset codes can be set for the various input functions. The remote control codes of a number of other
devices (including products of other brands) are preset in the remote control to allow these devices to be
operated. See Selecting preset codes directly on page ​89​.
Code learning
If the desired operations cannot be performed even though you have set the preset codes, the remote control
signals of other devices can be learned directly. See Programming signals from other remote controls on
page ​90​.
Erase learning
This function is used to erase remote control codes that have been learned. Codes learned for the different
input functions can be erased individually. See Erasing one of the remote control button settings on page ​90​.
Back light
The backlight lighting pattern can be selected from among four modes, in consideration of convenience and
battery service life. See Setting the backlight mode on page ​91​.
Reset function
STANDBY/ON
SOURCE CONTROL
BD
This is a function for resetting preset codes that have been set. Key resetting can be done for individual input
functions. See Erasing all learnt settings that are in one input function on page ​91​.
You can set to automatically switch to AV amplifier operation mode when a certain period of time elapses
Operation
mode switching after remote operation of each input function is finished. See Setting the switching time of AV amplifier
operation mode on page ​91​.
time
All reset
DVD
SAT
HDMI
TV
CD
ALL
This is a function for resetting all remote control unit settings you have made to the defaults set upon shipment from the factory. See Resetting the remote control settings on page ​91​.
INPUT
Notes
! You can cancel or exit any of the steps by pressing RCU SETUP.
! After one minute of inactivity, the remote automatically exits the operation.
Selecting preset codes directly
Operating multiple receivers
1
Up to four receivers can be operated discretely using this receiver’s remote control when using multiple receivers, provided they are of the same model as this receiver. The receiver to be operated is switched by inputting the
preset code to set the remote control setting.
! Set the remote modes on the receivers before using this function (see Remote Control Mode Setup on page ​108​).
1
2
Press the input function button for the component you want to control.
To assign the preset codes of the TV to be operated with the TV function, press the TV INPUT button.
The LED of the remote control lights.
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘4’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
2
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘1’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
3
Use the number buttons to enter the 4-digit preset code.
See Preset code list on page ​136​.
If the LED lights for one second and continues to flash, the setting has been successfully completed.
When the preset code is fully input, the LED flashes three times to indicate that the setting has failed. If this happens, enter the 4-digit preset code again.
Press the number button for the receiver (“Receiver 1” to “Receiver 4”) you wish to operate.
For example, to operate “Receiver 2”, press ‘2’.
If the LED lights for one second, the setting has been successfully completed.
When the preset code is input, the LED flashes three times to indicate that the setting has failed.
4
Repeat steps 2 through 3 for the other components you want to control.
To try out the remote control, switch the component on or off (into standby) by pressing u SOURCE. If it doesn’t
seem to work, select the next code from the list (if there is one).
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Press RCU SETUP to exit the preset setup mode.
About the Remote Setup menu
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The LED flashes once, then stops flashing, remaining lit.
! The remote controls should be 3 cm apart.
If the preset code for your component is not available, or the available preset codes do not operate correctly, you
can program signals from the remote control of another component. This can also be used to program additional
operations (buttons not covered in the presets) after assigning a preset code.
The remote can store about 120 preset codes from other components (this has been tested with codes of Pioneer
format only).
Certain buttons represent operations that cannot be learned from other remote controls. The buttons available
are shown below:
STANDBY/ON
3 cm
This receiver’s
remote control
Other remote
control
SOURCE
4 Press the corresponding button on the other remote control that is sending (teaching) the
signal to this receiver’s remote control.
TV
VOL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CH
CLR
0
ENTER
CH
If the LED lights for one second and continues to flash, the setting has been successfully completed.
! If the LED flashes for five seconds, it means the memory is full. See Erasing all learnt settings that are in one
input function on page ​91​to erase a programmed button you’re not using to free up more memory (note
that some signals may take more memory than others).
! Note that interference from TVs or other devices will sometimes result in the remote control learning the
wrong signal.
! Some commands from other remote controls cannot be learned, but in most cases the remotes just need to
be moved closer together or farther apart.
Fav
5
To program additional signals for the current component repeat steps 3 and 4.
To program signals for another component, exit and repeat steps 2 through 4.
INPUT
6
Press RCU SETUP to exit the programming mode.
Erasing one of the remote control button settings
This erases one of the buttons you have programmed and restores the button to the factory default.
1
ENTER
RECEIVER
2
1
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘8’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To erase operations registered at the TV buttons, proceed to step 3.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
Press the input function button corresponding to the command to be erased.
The LED flashes once.
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘2’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To “learn” codes at the TV buttons, proceed to step 3.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
3
Press and hold the button to be erased for three seconds.
4
Repeat step 3 to erase other buttons.
2
5
Press RCU SETUP to exit the erasing mode.
If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.
Press the input function button for the component you want to control.
The LED blinks once and flashes continuously.
90
3 Point the two remote controls towards each other, then press the button that will be
doing the learning on this receiver’s remote control.
Programming signals from other remote controls
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Controlling the rest of your system
Setting the switching time of AV amplifier operation mode
This operation erases all the operational settings of other devices that have been programmed in one input function, and restores the factory default.
This function is handy for erasing all data programmed for devices no longer being used.
! Default setting: The AV amplifier operation mode is not switched automatically.
After pressing SOURCE CONTROL to operate another device, you need to press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the
mode to AV amplifier operation mode to operate this receiver.
You can set to automatically switch to AV amplifier operation mode when a certain period of time elapses after
remote operation of each input function is finished. See Setting the switching time of AV amplifier operation
mode on page ​91​.
1
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘9’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
1
2 Press and hold the input function button corresponding to the command to be erased for
three seconds.
2
To erase the operations registered at all the TV buttons, press the TV INPUT button for 3 seconds.
If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.
! Default setting: 1 (normal mode)
The backlight lighting pattern can be selected from among four modes, in consideration of convenience and
battery service life.
3
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘6’ for three seconds.
Use this procedure to reset all the remote control’s settings to the factory default.
! When preset codes are set, all the signals learned in the input function buttons are cleared. This function is
convenient when you want to reset some but not all of input function buttons.
Press the number button for the backlight mode you want to set.
!‘1’ (normal mode) – The backlight is turned on and off with the light button. After it lights, it turns off automatically if no operation is performed for 10 seconds.
!‘2’ (frequent lighting mode) – The backlight turns on when any button on the remote control is pressed. It
is turned off with the light button. After it lights, it turns off automatically if no operation is performed for 10
seconds.
!‘3’ (eco mode) – The backlight is turned on and off with the light button. After it lights, it turns off automatically if no operation is performed for 5 seconds.
!‘4’ (off mode) – The backlight does not turn on even when the light button is pressed.
If the LED lights for one second and continues to flash, the setting has been successfully completed.
If the LED flashes three times, the setting has failed.
3
1
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘0’ for three seconds.
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
2
Hold down the ENTER button for five seconds.
If the LED lights for one second, the erasing has been successfully completed.
Default preset codes
Press RCU SETUP to exit the setup.
Using All Zone Standby
The All Zone Standby can be used to turn all zones to OFF when the receiver’s power is switched to standby.
Also, when using separate Pioneer amplifiers/receivers for the sub zones, they can also be set to standby
simultaneously.
! In order to set the power of amplifiers/receivers connected to sub zones to the standby mode, the connected
amplifiers/receivers must be installed or connected in such a way that they can receive remote control signals.
! The power of the amplifiers/receivers can be switched to standby with this operation even when using multiple
Pioneer amplifiers/receivers and their Remote Control Mode have been changed.
1
Press RCU SETUP to exit the setup.
Resetting the remote control settings
Release the button after the LED flashes once. The LED continues to flash.
! To cancel the preset setup mode press RCU SETUP.
2
Press the number buttons of the time you wish to set.
! 1 – The mode is not automatically switched to AV amplifier operation mode.
! 2 – Switches in five minute.
! 3 – Switches in three minute.
! 4 – Switches in one minute.
! 5 – Switches in 30 seconds.
Setting the backlight mode
1
Press and hold RCU SETUP, then press ‘5’ for three seconds.
The LED flashes once.
Input function button
Preset code
BD
2255
DVD
2197
HDMI
2144
TV
0305
CD
5000
SAT/CBL
6329
TV (INPUT)
0305
ALL
Press ALL ZONE STBY.
The LED continues to flash.
2Press u STANDBY/ON.
The receiver’s power switches to standby and all zones are turned off.
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Erasing all learnt settings that are in one input function
10
Controlling the rest of your system
This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes (see Setting the remote to control
other components on page ​89​for more on this). Use the input function buttons to select the component.
STANDBY/ON
SOURCE
TV
Button(s)
TV
TV (Monitor) BD/DVD
HDD/BDR/
DVR
VCR
SAT/CATV
u SOURCE
POWER ON/
OFF
POWER ON/
OFF
POWER ON/
OFF
POWER ON/
OFF
POWER ON/
OFF
Number buttons
numerics
numerics
numerics
numerics
numerics
numerics
CLR
! (dot)
KURO LINK
CLEAR
+
—
*
ENTER (CLASS)
CH ENTER
CH ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
—
ENTER
EXIT/INFO
EXIT
TOP MENU
TOP MENU
—
LIST
TOOLS/GUIDE/
EPG
USER MENU
TOOLS
<a>
GUIDE
—
GUIDE
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
—
i/j/k/l
ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
—
ENTER
HOME MENU
HOME MENU
HOME MENU
HOME MENU
—
HOME MENU
RETURN
RETURN
RETURN
RETURN
—
RETURN
VOL
INPUT
TOP
MENU
TOOLS
MENU
ENTER
HOME
MENU
RETURN
d
—
—
d
d
d
d
e
—
AUTO SETUP
e
e
e
e
g
—
FREEZE
g
g
g
g
m
—
—
m
m
m
m
n
—
—
n
n
n
n
o
TV/DTV
AV SELECTION
o
o
—
o
p
—
SCREEN SIZE
p
p
—
p
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
AUDIO
DISP
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
—
DISPLAY/INFO
CH +/–
Subtitle (CH +)
Popup menu
(CH –)
<a>
Subtitle (CH +)
or CH +/–
CH +/–
CH +/–
CH +/–
a Controls for BD.
AUDIO
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CH
CLR
0
ENTER
CH
DISP
RECEIVER
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POWER ON/
OFF
CH +/–
TV and Audio/Video components
Controlling components
10
Controlling the rest of your system
TV (Projector)
Button(s)
LD
CD/CD-R/SACD
MD/DAT
TAPE
Button(s)
TV (Projector)
u SOURCE
POWER ON/OFF
POWER ON/OFF
POWER ON/OFF
POWER ON/OFF
u SOURCE
POWER ON
Number buttons
numerics
numerics
numerics
—
1
MOVIE
CLEAR
2
STANDARD
3
DYNAMIC
4
USER1
5
USER2
6
USER3
7
COLOR+
8
SHARP+
CLR
+10
>10/CLEAR
CLEAR
<a>
ENTER (CLASS)
ENTER
DISC/ENTER
OPEN/CLOSE
<a>
ENTER
—
MSc
TOP MENU
—
—
LEGATO LINK
<b>
—
MSd
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
—
—
e/g/m/n
9
GAMMA
ENTER
ENTER
—
—
—
0
COLOR–
—
SACD SETUP
<b>
—
—
CLR
SHARP–
ENTER (CLASS)
COLOR TEMP
RETURN
—
—
—
d
d
d
d
d
EXIT
INFO
e
e
e
e
e
g
g
g
g
g
i/j/k/l
i/j/k/l
m
m
m
m
m
ENTER
ENTER
n
n
n
n
n
o
o
o
o
o
p
p
p
p
p
AUDIO
AUDIO
PURE AUDIO
<b>
—
—
DISPLAY/INFO
TIME
<b>
DISP
—
TEST
HIDE
MENU
—
a Controls for MD.
b Controls for SACD.
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m
HDMI1
d
HDMI2
n
COMP.
o
VIDEO
e
S-VIDEO
g
BRIGHT–
p
BRIGHT+
AUDIO
POWER OFF
DISP
ASPECT
CH +/–
CONTRAST+/–
Audio/Video components
Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO menu............................................................... 95
Automatic MCACC (Expert)........................................................................................................... 95
Manual MCACC setup.................................................................................................................... 97
Checking MCACC Data.................................................................................................................100
Data Management........................................................................................................................101
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The MCACC PRO menu
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The MCACC PRO menu
The MCACC (Multi Channel ACoustic Calibration) PRO system was developed in Pioneer’s laboratories with
the aim of making it possible for home users to perform adjustments of the same level as in a studio easily and
with high precision. The acoustic characteristics of the listening environment are measured and the frequency
response is calibrated accordingly to allow high precision, automatic analysis and optimal calibration of the
sound field to bring it closer to a studio environment than ever before. Furthermore, while it was previously difficult to eliminate standing waves, this receiver is equipped with a standing wave control function using a unique
process to perform acoustic analysis and reduce their influence.
This section describes how to calibrate the sound field automatically and fine-adjust the sound field data
manually.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver.
2 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
!Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the HOME MENU.
3
Select ‘MCACC PRO’ from the HOME MENU, then press ENTER.
4
Select the setting you want to adjust.
! Full Auto MCACC – See Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​
for a quick and effective automatic surround setup.
! Auto MCACC – See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page ​95​for a more detailed MCACC setup.
! Manual MCACC – Fine-tunes your speaker settings and customizes the Acoustic Calibration EQ (see Manual
MCACC setup on page ​97​).
! Demo – No settings are saved and no errors occur. When the speakers are connected to this receiver, the
test tone is output repeatedly. Press RETURN to cancel the test tone.
Automatic MCACC (Expert)
If your setup requires more detailed settings than those provided in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​, you can customize your setup options below. You can calibrate your system
differently for up to six different MCACC presets, which are useful if you have different listening positions depending on the type of source (for example, watching movies from a sofa, or playing a video game close to the TV).
1
2
Main listening
position
! Make sure the microphone/speakers are not moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.
! The screen saver will automatically appear after five minutes of inactivity.
! Dolby Enabled Speaker (It can be set only when ALL and Speaker Setting are selected for Auto MCACC)
– Select speakers that use Dolby Enabled Speaker (TFw+TBw, TFw, TMd, TBw). For all speakers other than
the front speakers, Speaker Setting is set to SMALL (page ​104​). When Dolby Enabled Speaker is not used,
select NO (page ​23​).
! SP to ceiling (It can be set only when Dolby Enabled Speaker is used and ALL, Keep SP System and Channel
Level & Speaker Distance are selected for Auto MCACC) – When Dolby Enabled Speaker is used, enter the
height from the speaker to the ceiling (page ​23​).
CAUTION
! The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup are output at high volume.
Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the MCACC PRO menu, then press ENTER.
If the MCACC PRO screen is not displayed, refer to Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO menu on page ​
95​.
2
3rd reference
point
3
Important
1
2nd reference
point
Select the parameters you want to set.
Use i/j to select the item, then use k/l to set.
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! Auto MCACC – The default is ALL (recommended), but you can limit the system calibration to only one setting (to save time) if you want.
— When data measurement is taken (after selecting ALL or Keep SP System), the reverb characteristics
data (both before- and after-calibration) that this receiver had been storing will be overwritten.
— When measurement is performed with other than SYMMETRY (after selecting ALL or Keep SP System),
the reverberation characteristics after calibration cannot be predicted, so the graph for the characteristics
after calibration (“After”) cannot be displayed. If you will need to display the graph for the characteristics
after calibration (“After”), take the measurement using the EQ Professional menu in the Manual MCACC
setup (page ​97​).
—The EQ Pro & S-Wave measurement is also taken when ALL or Keep SP System is selected. See
Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional on page ​98​for more on this.
— Either effect of Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional and Standing Wave can be switched on and off in the
respective MCACC preset. For details, see Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
! EQ Type (only available when the Auto MCACC Menu above is EQ Pro & S-Wave) – This determines how the
frequency balance is adjusted.
After a single calibration is performed, each of the following three correction curves can be stored separately
in the MCACC memory.
— SYMMETRY implements symmetric correction for each pair of left and right speakers to flatten the
frequency-amplitude characteristics.
— ALL CH ADJ is a ‘flat’ setting where all the speakers are set individually so no special weighting is given to
any one channel.
— FRONT ALIGN sets all speakers in accordance with the front speaker settings (no equalization is applied
to the front left and right channels).
If you selected ALL or Keep SP System as your Auto MCACC menu, you can specify the MCACC preset
where you want to save the SYMMETRY, ALL CH ADJ and FRONT ALIGN settings.
EQ of subwoofer is automatically set when in ALL CH ADJ mode.
! STAND.WAVE Multi-Point (only available when the Auto MCACC Menu above is EQ Pro & S-Wave) – In
addition to measurements at the listening position, you can use two more reference points for which test
tones will be analyzed for standing waves. This is useful if you want to get a balanced ‘flat’ calibration for several seating positions in your listening area. Place the microphone at the reference point indicated on-screen
and note that the last microphone placement will be at your main listening position:
Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO menu
11
3
The MCACC PRO menu
Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel.
8
ZONE 2
ON/OFF
MULTI-ZONE
CONTROL
SPEAKERS
iPod iPhone
DIRECT CONTROL
AUTO/ALC/
DIRECT
STATUS
BAND
TUNER EDIT
ZONE 3
ON/OFF
HDZONE
ON/OFF
PHONES
MCACC
SETUP MIC
5V
9 The Auto MCACC Setup procedure is completed and the MCACC PRO menu reappears
automatically.
HDMI 5 INPUT
1A
The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup should give you excellent surround sound from your system, but
it is also possible to adjust these settings manually using the Manual MCACC setup menu (starting below) or
Manual SP Setup menu (starting on page ​103​).
! Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12
cm will end up with different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker
setup on page ​103​.
! The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to
be changed.
! If Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing
environment, we recommend adjusting the settings manually.
You can also choose to view the settings by selecting individual parameters from the MCACC Data Check screen
(see Checking MCACC Data on page ​100​).
Press RETURN after you have finished checking each screen. When you’re finished, select RETURN to go back to
the HOME MENU.
Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver upon completion of the Auto MCACC Setup.
(HDMI)
SC-LX88
Microphone
SC-LX78
Tripod
If you have a tripod, use it to place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your normal listening position. If
you do not have a tripod, use some other object to install the microphone.
! It may not be possible to measure correctly if the microphone is placed on a table, sofa, etc.
4
When you’re finished setting the options, select START then press ENTER.
5
Follow the instructions on-screen.
6
Wait for the Auto MCACC Setup to finish outputting test tones.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs test tones to determine the speakers present
in your setup. Try to be as quiet as possible while it’s doing this.
! With error messages (such as Too much ambient noise! or Check microphone.), select RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page ​51​) and verifying the mic
connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT and continue.
! Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This may result in incorrect speaker settings.
7
Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs more test tones to determine the optimum
receiver settings.
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is happening. It may take 3 to 7 minutes.
! If you selected a STAND.WAVE Multi-Point setup (in step 2), you will be asked to place the mic at the 2nd
and 3rd reference points before finally placing it at your main listening position.
If necessary, confirm the speaker configuration in the GUI screen.
The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual speakers you have.
If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the speaker configuration check screen is being displayed,
the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in
step 8.
! If you see an ERR message (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t correct), there may be a problem
with the speaker connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the power and check the speaker connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use i/j to select the speaker and k/l to
change the setting and continue.
! If the speaker is not pointed to the microphone (listening position) or when using speakers that affect the
phase (dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.), Reverse Phase may be displayed even if the speakers are
properly connected.
If Reverse Phase is displayed, the speaker’s wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the speaker
connections.
— If the connections were wrong, turn off the power, disconnect the power cord, then reconnect properly.
After this, perform the Auto MCACC procedure again.
— If the connections were right, select GO NEXT and continue.
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Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.
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The MCACC PRO menu
3
You can use the settings in the Manual MCACC setup menu to make detailed adjustments when you’re more
familiar with the system. Before making these settings, you should have already completed Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​.
You only need to make these settings once (unless you change the placement of your current speaker system or
add new speakers).
4
Fine Speaker Distance
CAUTION
! Default setting: 3.00 m (all speakers)
For proper sound depth and separation with your system, it is necessary to add a slight bit of delay to some
speakers so that all sounds will arrive at the listening position at the same time. You can adjust the distance of
each speaker in 1 cm increments. The following setting can help you make detailed adjustments that you may not
achieve using the Manual speaker setup on page ​103​.
Important
! Press the MCACC button while the pertinent setup screens are displayed to select MCACC presets.
! For some of the settings below, you’ll have to connect the setup microphone to the front panel and place it
about ear level at your normal listening position. Press HOME MENU to display the HOME MENU before you
connect the microphone to this receiver.
!See Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page ​51​for notes regarding high background noise
levels and other possible interference.
! If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on and turn up the volume to the middle position.
Adjust the distance of the left channel from the listening position.
Select each channel in turn and adjust the distance as necessary.
Use k/l to adjust the delay of the speaker you selected to match the reference speaker. (If Dolby Enabled
Speaker is used, the distance reached by the speaker sound reflected at the ceiling is displayed (page ​23​).)
Listen to the reference speaker and use it to measure the target channel. From the listening position, face the two
speakers with your arms outstretched pointing at each speaker. Try to make the two tones sound as if they are
arriving simultaneously at a position slightly in front of you and between your arm span.
! If you can’t seem to achieve this by adjusting the distance setting, you may need to change the angle of your
speakers very slightly.
! The subwoofer’s test tone differs in tone from other channels. Adjust so that the sound of the subwoofer can
be heard distinctly. Note that when adjusting the subwoofer, depending on the low frequency response of
your speaker, it may be difficult to hear the change even when the setting is increased or decreased or when
the position of the speaker is changed. Note that it may be difficult to compare this tone with the other speakers in your setup (depending on the low frequency response of the reference speaker).
Select the setting you want to adjust.
When it sounds like the delay settings are matched up, press j to confirm and continue to the next channel.
! For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will change depending on which speaker you select.
! If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply use i/j to select it.
Fine Channel Level
! Default setting: 0.0dB (all channels)
You can achieve better surround sound by properly adjusting the overall balance of your speaker system. You can
adjust the Channel Level of each speaker in 0.5 dB increments. The following setting can help you make detailed
adjustments that you may not achieve using the Manual speaker setup on page ​103​.
4
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Select ‘Fine Channel Level’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
The volume increases to the 0.0 dB reference level.
2
Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
2
3
Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the MCACC PRO menu.
If you’re doing this for the first time, you might want to make these settings in order.
! Fine Channel Level – Make fine adjustments to the overall balance of your speaker system (see Fine Channel
Level on page ​97​).
! Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay settings for your speaker system (see Fine Speaker Distance on page ​97​).
! Standing Wave – Control overly resonant low frequencies in your listening room (see Standing Wave on
page ​98​).
The last two settings are specifically for customizing the parameters explained in Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust
on page ​98​:
! EQ Adjust – Manually adjust the frequency balance of your speaker system while listening to test tones (see
Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust on page ​98​).
! EQ Professional – Calibrate your system based on the direct sound coming from the speakers and make
detailed settings according to your room’s reverb characteristics (see Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
on page ​98​).
! Precision Distance (SC-LX88 only) – Fine-adjusting the positions of the speakers (see Precision Distance on
page ​99​).
1
1
When Dolby Enabled Speaker is set, enter the distance from the speakers to the ceiling and from the listening
position to each Dolby Enabled Speakers (page ​23​).
See Making receiver settings from the MCACC PRO menu on page ​95​if you’re not already at this screen.
2
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
! The test tones used in the Manual MCACC setup are output at high volume.
1
Select each channel in turn and adjust the levels (+/–12.0 dB) as necessary.
Use k/l to adjust the volume of the speaker you selected to match the reference speaker. When it sounds like
both tones are the same volume, press j to confirm and continue to the next channel.
! For comparison purposes, the reference speaker will change depending on which speaker you select.
! If you want to go back and adjust a channel, simply use i/j to select it.
Adjust the level of the left channel.
This will be the reference speaker level, so you may want to keep the level around 0.0dB so that you’ll have plenty
of room to adjust the other speaker levels.
! After pressing ENTER, test tones will be output.
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Manual MCACC setup
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The MCACC PRO menu
Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
! Default setting: ON/ATT 0.0dB (all filters)
Acoustic standing waves occur when, under certain conditions, sound waves from your speaker system resonate
mutually with sound waves reflected off the walls in your listening area. This can have a negative effect on the
overall sound, especially at certain lower frequencies. Depending on speaker placement, your listening position, and ultimately the shape of your room, it results in an overly resonant (‘boomy’) sound. The Standing Wave
Control uses filters to reduce the effect of overly resonant sounds in your listening area. During playback of a
source, you can customize the filters used for Standing Wave Control for each of your MCACC presets.
! Standing Wave control filter settings cannot be changed during playback of sources using the HDMI
connection.
This setup minimizes the unwanted effects of room reverberation by allowing you to calibrate your system based
on the direct sound coming from the speakers.
Performing the Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional procedure is effective when the lower frequencies seem
overly reverberant in your listening room (i.e. it sounds ‘boomy’) as shown at Type A below, or when different
channels seem to exhibit different reverb characteristics as shown at Type B.
! Type A: Reverberance of high vs. low frequencies
1
Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
2
Adjust the parameters for the Standing Wave Control.
High frequencies
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro.
calibration range
! Filter Channel – Select the channel to which you will apply the filter(s): MAIN (all except center channel and
subwoofer), Center or SW (subwoofer).
! TRIM (only available when the filter channel above is SW) – Adjust the subwoofer channel level (to compensate for the difference in output post-filter).
! Freq / Q / ATT – These are the filter parameters where Freq represents the frequency you will be targeting
and Q is the bandwidth (the higher the Q, the narrower the bandwidth, or range) of the attenuation (ATT, the
amount of reduction to the targeted frequency).
3
Low frequencies
Level
0
80
! Type B: Reverb characteristics for different channels
Front L
Level
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
Front R
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Acoustic Cal. EQ Pro.
calibration range
Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust
! Default setting: ON/0.0dB (all channels/bands)
Acoustic Calibration Equalization is a kind of room equalizer for your speakers (excluding the subwoofer). It
works by measuring the acoustic characteristics of your room and neutralizing the ambient characteristics
that can color the original source material (providing a ‘flat’ equalization setting). If you’re not satisfied with the
adjustment provided in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​or
Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page ​95​, you can also adjust these settings manually to get a frequency balance
that suits your tastes.
1
Select ‘EQ Adjust’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
2
Select the channel(s) you want and adjust to your liking.
0
80
Conventional MCACC
EQ calibration range
Time
(in msec)
160
Using Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional
1
Select ‘EQ Professional’, then press ENTER.
2
Select an option and press ENTER.
! Reverb Measurement – Use this to measure the reverb characteristics before and after calibration.
! Reverb View – You can check the reverb measurements made for specified frequency ranges in each
channel.
— If the Reverb View procedure is performed after the Reverb Measurement operation, depending on
the standing wave control setting, differences may appear on the reverb graph. With the Auto MCACC
function, the reverberations are measured with the standing waves controlled, so the reverb characteristics graph shows the characteristics with the effect of the standing waves eliminated. By contrast, the
Reverb Measurement function measures the reverberations without controlling the standing waves,
so the graph indicates the reverb characteristics including the effect of the standing waves. If you wish
to check the reverb characteristics of the room itself (with the standing waves as such), we recommend
using the Reverb Measurement function.
! Advanced EQ Setup – Use this to select the time period that will be used for frequency adjustment and
calibration, based on the reverb measurement of your listening area. Note that customizing system calibration using this setup will alter the settings you made in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full
Auto MCACC) on page ​49​or Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page ​95​and is not necessary if you’re satisfied with these settings.
Use i/j to select the channel.
Use k/l to select the frequency and i/j to boost or cut the EQ. When you’re finished, go back to the top of
the screen and press k to return to Ch, then use i/j to select the channel.
!The OVER! indicator shows in the display if the frequency adjustment is too drastic and might distort. If this
happens, bring the level down until OVER! disappears from the display.
3
Conventional MCACC
EQ calibration range
Time
160
(in msec)
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Notes
! Changing the frequency curve of one channel too drastically will affect the overall balance. If the speaker balance seems uneven, you can raise or lower channel levels using test tones with the TRIM feature. Use k/l to
select TRIM, then use i/j to raise or lower the channel level for the current speaker.
! You cannot select 63Hz for the channel, which is set to SMALL using Speaker Setting.
! The frequencies that can be adjusted by the SW channel are 31Hz, 63Hz, 125Hz and 250Hz.
! Depending on the crossover frequency setting, some frequencies are less effective.
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Standing Wave
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If you selected ‘Reverb Measurement’, select EQ ON or EQ OFF, and then START.
SC-LX88 only
Before using this function, perform the Full Auto MCACC Setup procedure (see page ​49​). Performing the Full
Auto MCACC procedure corrects the distance to a precision of 1 cm, but the Precision Distance function lets
you adjust the distance to the speakers (their position) with a precision of under 1 cm. Here, rather than correct
the numerical value of the distance, actually move the physical positions of the speakers to fine-adjust (the subwoofer cannot be adjusted). The input from the microphone is indicated on the screen. Fine-adjust the positions
of the speakers so that the gauge reading is maximum. The detailed distance adjustments that were previously
performed by skilled installers by ear can easily be performed watching the gauge on the monitor. Place the
microphone in the same position as when the microphone was connected and the Full Auto MCACC operation
was performed.
1
Select ‘Precision Distance’ from the Manual MCACC setup menu.
2
Fine-adjust the positions of the speakers in sequence, starting from the front right channel.
Test pulses are output from the speaker for the selected channel and from one other speaker. Move the position
of the selected speaker 1 cm towards or away from the microphone. Watch the screen when doing so, and fineadjust the positions of the speakers so that the gauge reading is maximum. Also, the channel serving as the standard differs according to the channel being adjusted. Do not move the speaker serving as the standard channel.
The maximum gauge reading is 10.0. (If the reading stays under 10.0, adjust the speaker for the maximum value.)
! If the microphone is placed in a different position from when the Full Auto MCACC or Auto MCACC procedure was performed, it may not be possible to adjust properly. In this case, we recommend performing the
procedure at Fine Speaker Distance on page ​97​in the Manual MCACC measurements, then performing
the adjustment described here without moving the microphone.
! The adjustment here is for adjusting for an error of 1 cm or less (not adjustable with the Auto MCACC Setup).
0.0 may be displayed after distance correction with the Auto MCACC Setup, but even in this case this adjustment allows you to optimize the correction. Note that if the Auto MCACC Setup is performed after completing
the fine-adjustment here, the correction precision will drop to about 1 cm.
! Like with the Auto MCACC Setup, perform this adjustment in as quiet an environment as possible. 0.0 will be
displayed if abrupt noise is input during the adjustment.
! The distance for all the channels can only be made uniform even if the R (front right) channel is adjusted in
the proper order.
! Be very careful not to tip the speakers over when moving them.
! The result of the adjustment performed here can be checked by listening to the test pulses output at the
Precision Distance (the test pulses will be more centrally positioned between the speakers than before the
adjustment was performed). Be careful not to change the distance values at this time.
4 If you selected ‘Reverb View’, you can check the reverb characteristics for each channel.
Press RETURN when you’re done.
The reverb characteristics are displayed when the Reverb Measurement measurements are conducted.
Use k/l to select the channel, frequency and calibration setting you want to check. Use i/j to go back and
forth between the three. The reverb characteristics graph before and after EQ calibration can be displayed by
selecting Calibration : Before / After. Note that the markers on the vertical axis indicate decibels in 2 dB steps.
5 If ‘Advanced EQ Setup’ is selected, select the MCACC memory to be stored, then enter the
desired time setting for calibration, and then select START.
! To specify the place where the MCACC memory is to be stored, press MCACC to select the MCACC memory
you want to store.
Based on the reverb measurement above, you can choose the time period that will be used for the final frequency
adjustment and calibration. Even though you can make this setting without reverb measurement, it is best to use
the measurement results as a reference for your time setting. For an optimal system calibration based on the
direct sound coming from the speakers, we recommend using the 30-50ms setting.
Use k/l to select the setting. Use i/j to switch between them.
Select the setting from the following time periods (in milliseconds): 0-20ms, 10-30ms, 20-40ms, 30-50ms,
40-60ms, 50-70ms and 60-80ms. This setting will be applied to all channels during calibration.
When you’re finished, select START. It will take about 2 to 4 minutes for the calibration to finish.
After the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is set, you are given the option to check the settings on-screen.
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
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Precision Distance
The following options determine how the reverb characteristics of your listening area are displayed in
Reverb View:
! EQ OFF – You will see the reverb characteristics of your listening area without the equalization performed by
this receiver (before calibration).
! EQ ON – You will see the reverb characteristics of your listening area with the equalization performed by this
receiver (after calibration). Note that the EQ response may not appear entirely flat due to adjustments necessary for your listening area.
— The calibration corresponding to the currently selected MCACC preset will be used when EQ ON is
selected. To use another MCACC preset, press MCACC to select the MCACC memory you want to store.
— After auto calibration with EQ Type : SYMMETRY (Auto MCACC, etc.), the graph for the inferred reverb
characteristics can be displayed by selecting Reverb View. To display the actually measured reverb characteristics after EQ calibration, measure with EQ ON.
When the reverb measurement is finished, you can select Reverb View to see the results on-screen. See
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output on page ​117​for troubleshooting information.
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The MCACC PRO menu
Speaker Distance
At the procedure of Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​, the procedure of Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page ​95​or after fine-adjusting at Manual MCACC setup on page ​97​,
you can check your calibrated settings using the GUI screen.
Use this to display the distance from the different channels to the listening position. See Speaker Distance on
page ​105​for more on this.
1
Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
2
When ‘MCACC’ is highlighted, use k/l to select the MCACC preset you want to check.
The distance from the various channels set at the selected MCACC preset is displayed. ‘---’ is displayed for channels that are not connected.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘MCACC Data Check’ from the HOME MENU.
Standing Wave
3
Select the setting you want to check.
Use this to display the standing wave related adjustment values for the various MCACC memories. See Standing
Wave on page ​98​for more on this.
! Speaker Setting – Used to check the settings of the speaker systems. See Speaker Setting on page ​100​for
more on this.
! Channel Level – Used to check the output level of the different speakers. See Channel Level on page ​100​for
more on this.
! Speaker Distance – Used to check the distance to the different speakers. See Speaker Distance on page ​
100​for more on this.
! Standing Wave – Used to check the standing wave control filter settings. See Standing Wave on page ​100​
for more on this.
! Acoustic Cal EQ – Used to check the calibration values of the listening environment’s frequency response.
See Acoustic Cal EQ on page ​100​for more on this.
! Group Delay – Used to check the speakers’ group delay (both before and after calibration). See Group Delay
on page ​100​for more on this.
1
2 When ‘Filter Channel’ is highlighted, use i/j to select the channel for which you want to
check standing wave control.
The standing wave related calibration value for the selected channel stored at the selected MCACC preset and its
graph are displayed.
3Press k to highlight ‘MCACC’, then use i/j to select the MCACC preset you want to
check.
Acoustic Cal EQ
Use this to display the calibration values for the frequency response of the various channels set in the different
MCACC presets. See Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust on page ​98​for more on this.
4 Press RETURN to go back to the MCACC Data Check menu, repeating steps 2 and 3 to check
other settings.
5
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the HOME MENU.
Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
Select the channel you want to check.
Use this to display the calibrated speaker group delay results. See Better sound using Phase Control and Full
Band Phase Control on page ​67​for more on this.
Channel Level
Use this to display the level of the various channels. See Channel Level on page ​105​for more on this.
Select ‘Channel Level’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
2
When ‘MCACC’ is highlighted, use k/l to select the MCACC preset you want to check.
When ‘Ch’ is highlighted, use i/j to select the channel.
Group Delay
Use i/j to select the channel. The corresponding channel on the layout diagram is highlighted.
1
Select ‘Acoustic Cal EQ’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
2
3Press k to highlight ‘MCACC’, then use i/j to select the MCACC preset you want to
check.
Use this to display the speaker size and number of speakers. See Speaker Setting on page ​104​for more on this.
2
1
The calibration value for the frequency response of the selected channel stored at the selected MCACC preset
and its graph are displayed.
Speaker Setting
1
Select ‘Standing Wave’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
The level of the various channels set at the selected MCACC preset is displayed. ‘---’ is displayed for channels that
are not connected.
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1
Select ‘Group Delay’ from the MCACC Data Check menu.
2
When ‘Channel’ is highlighted, use k/l to select the channel you want to check.
The result of group delay calibration for the selected channel is displayed.
When measurements have been performed with Full Auto MCACC selected at MCACC PRO or with ALL or
Full Band Phase Ctrl selected when Auto MCACC is selected, the graph before group delay calibration is also
displayed.
When After is selected at Calibration, the group delay after calibration is displayed. Compared to when Before
is selected, with After there is less difference in the delay between frequency bands and the group delay between
the different channels is uniform, allowing you to check the full band phase control effect.
No Data is displayed if the selected group delay has not been measured.
! The Full Band Phase Control function does not work for Dolby Enabled Speakers since they are full-range
speakers.
Checking MCACC Data
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The MCACC PRO menu
If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC setup on page ​97​), we recommend copying your current settings to an unused MCACC preset. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will give you
a reference point from which to start.
! The settings made in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​or
Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page ​95​.
This system allows you to store up to six MCACC presets, allowing you to calibrate your system for different listening positions (or frequency adjustments for the same listening position). This is useful for alternate settings to
match the kind of source you’re listening to and where you’re sitting (for example, watching movies from a sofa,
or playing a video game close to the TV).
From this menu you can copy from one preset to another, name presets for easier identification and clear any
ones you don’t need.
! This can be done in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​or
Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page ​95​, either of which you should have already completed.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
Select ‘Data Management’ from the HOME MENU.
3
Select the setting you want to adjust.
Make sure you don’t overwrite an MCACC preset you’re currently using (this can’t be undone).
4
Clearing MCACC presets
If you are no longer using one of the MCACC presets stored in memory, you can choose to clear the calibration
settings of that preset.
If you have several different MCACC presets that you’re using, you may want to rename them for easier
identification.
Select ‘Memory Rename’ from the Data Management setup menu.
Select the MCACC preset you want to rename, then select an appropriate preset name.
1
Select ‘MCACC Memory Clear’ from the Data Management setup menu.
2
Select the MCACC preset you want to clear.
Make sure you don’t clear an MCACC preset you’re currently using (this can’t be undone).
3
Select ‘OK’ to confirm and clear the preset.
When MCACC Memory Clear? is displayed, select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not cleared.
Completed! shows in the GUI screen to confirm the MCACC preset has been cleared, then you automatically
return to the Data Management setup menu.
Use i/j to select the preset, then k/l to select a preset name.
3
Select ‘OK’ to confirm and copy the settings.
When MCACC Memory Copy? is displayed, select YES. If NO is selected, the memory is not copied.
Completed! shows in the GUI screen to confirm the MCACC preset has been copied, then you automatically
return to the Data Management setup menu.
Renaming MCACC presets
2
Select the setting you want to copy.
3 Select the MCACC preset you’ll be copying the settings ‘From’, then specify where you
want to copy them ‘To’.
! Memory Rename – Name your MCACC presets for easy identification (see Renaming MCACC presets on
page ​101​).
! MCACC Memory Copy – Copy settings from one MCACC preset to another (see Copying MCACC preset data
on page ​101​).
! MCACC Memory Clear – Clear any MCACC presets that you don’t want (see Clearing MCACC presets on
page ​101​).
1
Select ‘MCACC Memory Copy’ from the Data Management setup menu.
2
! All Data – Copies all the settings of the selected MCACC preset memory.
! Level & Distance – Copies only the channel level and speaker distance settings of the selected MCACC preset memory.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
2
1
Repeat for as many MCACC presets as necessary, then press RETURN when you’re finished.
You will return to the Data Management setup menu.
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Copying MCACC preset data
Data Management
Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu........................................................... 103
Manual speaker setup..................................................................................................................103
Network Setup menu...................................................................................................................106
Checking the Network Information............................................................................................107
MHL Setup.....................................................................................................................................107
The Other Setup menu.................................................................................................................107
Making network settings using Safari....................................................................................... 111
Using Safari to set a friendly name.............................................................................................111
Using Safari to update the firmware..........................................................................................112
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The System Setup and Other Setup menus
Manual speaker setup
The following section describes how to change the speaker-related settings manually and make various other
settings (input selection, OSD language selection, etc.).
! With factory default settings, the on-screen display will be output from all HDMI output terminals and
displayed on any TV connected via HDMI cable. You can change where the screen is output in the
MAIN/HDZONE (page ​109​) and HDMI output (page ​83​) settings.
This receiver allows you to make detailed settings to optimize the surround sound performance. You only need
to make these settings once (unless you change the placement of your current speaker system or add new
speakers).
These settings are designed to customize your system, but if you’re satisfied with the settings made in
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​, it isn’t necessary to make all
of these settings.
1Press u STANDBY/ON to switch on the receiver and your TV.
Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver.
CAUTION
2 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
! The test tones used in the Manual SP Setup are output at high volume.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
!Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the HOME MENU.
1
See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu on page ​103​if you’re not already at this screen.
3
Select ‘System Setup’ from the HOME MENU, then press ENTER.
4
Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to adjust these settings in order:
! Speaker System – Specifies how you are using your surround back speaker terminals and B speaker terminals (page ​103​).
! Speaker Setting – Specifies the size and number of speakers you’ve connected (page ​104​).
! Channel Level – Adjusts the overall balance of your speaker system (page ​105​).
! Speaker Distance – Specifies the distance of your speakers from the listening position (page ​105​).
! X-Curve – Adjusts the tonal balance of your speaker system for movie soundtracks (page ​105​).
2
! Manual SP Setup – Sets the type of connection used for surround back terminals and the size, number distance and overall balance of the connected speakers (see Manual speaker setup on page ​103​).
! Input Setup – Specifies what you’ve connected to the digital, HDMI and component video inputs (see The
Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
! OSD Language – The GUI screen’s display language can be changed (see Changing the OSD display language (OSD Language) on page ​53​).
! Network Setup – Conducts the setup necessary to connect this unit to the network (see Network Setup
menu on page ​106​).
! HDMI Setup – Synchronizes this receiver with your Pioneer component supporting Control with HDMI (page ​74​).
! MHL Setup – Changes the settings related to MHL (see MHL Setup on page ​107​).
! Other Setup – Makes customized settings to reflect how you are using the receiver (see The Other Setup
menu on page ​107​).
3
Select ‘Manual SP Setup’, then press ENTER.
Select the setting you want to adjust.
Make the adjustments necessary for each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm after each screen.
Speaker system setting
! Default setting: 7.2.2ch TMd/FW
There are several ways you can use the speaker terminals with this receiver. In addition to a normal home theater
setup where they are used for the top middle speakers or front wide speakers, they can be used for bi-amping the
front speakers or as an independent speaker system in another room.
1
Select ‘Speaker System’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
See Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu on page ​103​if you’re not already at this screen.
2
Select the speaker system setting.
! 7.2.2ch TMd/FW – Select for normal home theater use with top middle and front wide speakers in your main
(speaker system A) setup.
! 7.2.2ch TMd/FH – Select for normal home theater use with top middle and front height speakers in your
main (speaker system A) setup.
! 5.2.4ch – Select for normal home theater use with top forward and top backward speakers in your main
(speaker system A) setup.
! 7.2ch + Speaker B – Select to use the B speaker terminals to listen to stereo playback in another room (see
Switching the speaker terminals on page ​83​).
! 7.2ch + Front Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your front speakers (see Bi-amping your speakers on page ​25​).
! 7.2ch + HDZONE – Select to use the front wide speaker terminals for an independent system in another zone
(see Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on page ​84​).
! 5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE – Select this to use the surround back speaker terminals for an independent system in
another zone with the front speakers bi-amped (see Bi-amping your speakers on page ​25​).
! 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3 – Select to use the surround back (ZONE 2) and front wide (ZONE 3) speaker terminals
for an independent systems in another zone (see Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on page ​84​).
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Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu
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The System Setup and Other Setup menus
Speaker Setting
Use this setting to specify your speaker configuration (size, number of speakers and crossover frequency). It is a good
idea to make sure that the settings made in Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on
page ​49​are correct. Note that this setting applies to all MCACC presets, and cannot be set independently.
3 If you selected 7.2.2ch TMd/FW, 7.2.2ch TMd/FH, 7.2ch + Speaker B, 7.2ch + Front Bi-Amp,
or 7.2ch + HDZONE in Step 2, select the placement of the surround speakers.
In a 7.2-channel surround system with surround speakers placed directly at the sides of the listening position, the
surround sound of 5.1-channel sources is heard from the side. This function mixes the sound of the surround speakers with the surround back speakers so that the surround sound is heard from diagonally to the rear as it should be.
Depending on the positions of the speakers and the sound source, in some cases it may not be possible to
achieve good results. In this case, set the setting to ON SIDE or IN REAR.
! ON SIDE – Select when the surround speakers is positioned right beside you.
! IN REAR – Select when the surround speaker is positioned obliquely behind you.
4
When ‘Setting Change?’ is displayed, select Yes.
If No is selected, the setting is not changed.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Using Multi-ZONE Music
Multi-ZONE Music can be used to play the same sound in the MAIN ZONE, ZONE 2 and ZONE 3, for example for
home parties. Normally set Speaker System to 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3 for multi-zone/multi-source playback, then
switch it to Multi-ZONE Music when having a home party. When this is done, the sound of the input function
selected for the MAIN ZONE is played in all zones (the MAIN ZONE, ZONE 2 and ZONE 3).
! There is virtually no delay in the sound.
! Switching of the input for only ZONE 2 or ZONE 3 is disabled, but the volume can be adjusted or muted for the
individual zones.
! This is only valid for ZONE 2 and ZONE 3 connections using the speaker terminals. No sound is output from the
ZONE 2 and ZONE 3 pre-out terminals. Nothing is output from the ZONE 2 and ZONE 3 COMPONENT VIDEO
output and VIDEO output terminals.
!The HDZONE setting does not apply to Multi-ZONE Music.
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1
Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
2
Choose the set of speakers that you want to set, then select a speaker size.
Use k/l to select the size (and number) of each of the following speakers:
! Front – Select LARGE if your front speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or if you didn’t connect a
subwoofer. Select SMALL to send the bass frequencies to the subwoofer.
! Center – Select LARGE if your center speaker reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to
send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center speaker, choose NO
(the center channel is sent to the front speakers).
! TMd – Select LARGE if your top middle speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL
to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. When Dolby Enabled Speaker is used, select
Dolby Sp (page ​23​). If you didn’t connect the top middle speakers, choose NO (the top middle channel is
sent to the front speakers).
— You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 7.2.2ch TMd/FW, 7.2.2ch TMd/FH,
5.2.4ch or 7.2ch + Speaker B.
— If you change the setting from Dolby Sp to SMALL or LARGE, the set value for Speaker Distance
may be changed. This is because the maximum value of Speaker Distance when set to Dolby Sp is
bigger than the maximum value of Speaker Distance when set to SMALL and LARGE. If the value of
Speaker Distance set to Dolby Sp exceeds the maximum value of Speaker Distance for SMALL and
LARGE, Speaker Distance for SMALL and LARGE is set to its maximum value.
! TFw – Select LARGE if your top forward speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL
to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. When Dolby Enabled Speaker is used, select
Dolby Sp (page ​23​). If you didn’t connect the top forward speakers, choose NO (the top forward channel is
sent to the front speakers).
— You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 5.2.4ch.
— When you set TBw to NO, this setting is automatically set to NO.
— If you change the setting from Dolby Sp to SMALL or LARGE, the set value for Speaker Distance
may be changed. This is because the maximum value of Speaker Distance when set to Dolby Sp is
bigger than the maximum value of Speaker Distance when set to SMALL and LARGE. If the value of
Speaker Distance set to Dolby Sp exceeds the maximum value of Speaker Distance for SMALL and
LARGE, Speaker Distance for SMALL and LARGE is set to its maximum value.
! TBw – Select LARGE if your top backward speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL
to send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. When Dolby Enabled Speaker is used, select
Dolby Sp (page ​23​). If you didn’t connect the top backward speakers, choose NO (the top backward channel is sent to the front speakers).
— You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 5.2.4ch.
— When you set TFw to NO, this setting is automatically set to NO.
— If you change the setting from Dolby Sp to SMALL or LARGE, the set value for Speaker Distance
may be changed. This is because the maximum value of Speaker Distance when set to Dolby Sp is
bigger than the maximum value of Speaker Distance when set to SMALL and LARGE. If the value of
Speaker Distance set to Dolby Sp exceeds the maximum value of Speaker Distance for SMALL and
LARGE, Speaker Distance for SMALL and LARGE is set to its maximum value.
! FH – Select LARGE if your front height speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to
send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect front height speakers, choose
NO (the front height channel is sent to the front speakers).
— You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 7.2.2ch TMd/FH.
— If the surround speakers are set to NO, this setting will automatically be set to NO.
! 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE – Select to use the surround back (ZONE 2) and front wide (HDZONE) speaker terminals for an independent systems in another zone (see Using the MULTI-ZONE controls on page ​84​).
! 5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your B speakers (see Bi-amping your speakers
on page ​25​).
! 5.2ch F+Surr Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your front and surround speakers (see
Bi-amping your speakers on page ​25​).
! 5.2ch F+C Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your front and center speakers (see Bi-amping
your speakers on page ​25​).
! 5.2ch C+Surr Bi-Amp – Select this setting if you’re bi-amping your center and surround speakers (see
Bi-amping your speakers on page ​25​).
! Multi-ZONE Music – See Using Multi-ZONE Music on page ​104​.
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3
Select ‘X. OVER’ and set the crossover frequency.
Frequencies below this point will be sent to the subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).
! This setting decides the cutoff between bass sounds playing back from the speakers selected as LARGE, or
the subwoofer, and bass sounds playing back from those selected as SMALL. It also decides where the cutoff
will be for bass sounds in the LFE channel.
!With Full Auto MCACC setup or Auto MCACC setup (ALL or Speaker Setting), the setting here will not
apply and the crossover frequency will be automatically set. Crossover frequency is a frequency aimed at
achieving the optimal sound field taking into account the bass capacity of all connected speakers and human
aural characteristics.
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Channel Level
Using the channel level settings, you can adjust the overall balance of your speaker system, an important factor
when setting up a home theater system.
1
Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
The test tones will start.
2
Adjust the level of each channel using k/l.
Use i/j to switch speakers.
Adjust the level of each speaker as the test tone is emitted.
! If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter, take the readings from your main listening position and
adjust the level of each speaker to 75 dB SPL (C-weighting/slow reading).
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Speaker Distance
For good sound depth and separation from your system, you need to specify the distance of your speakers from
the listening position. (When Dolby Enabled Speaker is used, specify the distance reached by the speaker sound
reflected at the ceiling (page ​23​).) The receiver can then add the proper delay needed for effective surround
sound.
1
Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
2
Adjust the distance of each speaker using k/l.
You can adjust the distance of each speaker in 0.01 m increments.
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Note
For best surround sound, make sure the surround back speakers are the same distance from the listening
position.
X-Curve
Most soundtracks mixed for cinema sound too bright when played back in large rooms. The X-Curve setting acts
as a kind of re-equalization for home theater listening, and restores proper tonal balance of movie soundtracks.
1
Select ‘X-Curve’ from the Manual SP Setup menu.
2
Choose the X-Curve setting you want.
Use k/l to adjust the setting. The X-Curve is expressed as a downwards slope in decibels per octave, starting
at 2 kHz. The sound becomes less bright as the slope increases (to a maximum of –3.0dB/oct). Use the following
guidelines to set the X-Curve according to your room size:
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Room size (m2 )
≤36
≤48
≤60
≤72
≤300
≤1000
X-Curve
(dB/oct)
–0.5
–1.0
–1.5
–2.0
–2.5
–3.0
! If you select OFF, the frequency curve will be flat and the X-Curve has no effect.
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When you’re finished, press RETURN.
! FW – Select LARGE if your front wide speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or select SMALL to
send bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect front wide speakers, choose
NO (the front wide channel is sent to the front speakers).
— You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 7.2.2ch TMd/FW.
— If the surround speakers are set to NO, this setting will automatically be set to NO.
! Surr – Select LARGE if your surround speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select SMALL to send
bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect surround speakers choose NO (the
sound of the surround channels is sent to the front speakers or a subwoofer).
! SB – Select the number of surround back speakers you have (one, two or none). Select LARGEx2 or LARGEx1
if your surround back speakers reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select SMALLx2 or SMALLx1 to send
bass frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect surround back speakers choose
NO.
— You can adjust this setting only when Speaker System setting is 7.2.2ch TMd/FW, 7.2.2ch TMd/FH,
7.2ch + Speaker B or 7.2ch + Front Bi-Amp.
— If the surround speakers are set to NO, the surround back speakers will automatically be set to NO.
! SW 1/SW 2 – LFE signals and bass frequencies of channels set to SMALL are output from the subwoofer
when YES is selected. Choose the PLUS setting if you want the subwoofer to output bass sound continuously
or you want deeper bass (the bass frequencies that would normally come out the front and center speakers
are also routed to the subwoofer). If you did not connect a subwoofer choose NO (the bass frequencies are
output from other speakers).
— If you have a subwoofer and like lots of bass, it may seem logical to select LARGE for your front speakers
and PLUS for the subwoofer. This may not, however, yield the best bass results. Depending on the speaker
placement of your room you may actually experience a decrease in the amount of bass due low frequency
cancellations. In this case, try changing the position or direction of speakers. If you can’t get good results,
listen to the bass response with it set to PLUS and YES or the front speakers set to LARGE and SMALL
alternatively and let your ears judge which sounds best. If you’re having problems, the easiest option is to
route all the bass sounds to the subwoofer by selecting SMALL for the front speakers.
If you select NO for the subwoofer the front speakers will automatically be fixed to LARGE. Also, the center, top
forward, top middle, top backward, surround, surround back, front height and front wide speakers can’t be set to
LARGE if the front speakers are set to SMALL. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the subwoofer.
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The System Setup and Other Setup menus
Proxy Hostname/Proxy Port
This setting is required when you connect this receiver to the Internet via a proxy server. Enter the IP address
of your proxy server in the ‘Proxy Hostname’ field. Also, enter the port number of your proxy server in the
‘Proxy Port’ field.
Make the settings for connecting the receiver to the Internet and using the network functions.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘System Setup’ from the HOME MENU.
3
Select ‘Network Setup’ from the System Setup menu.
4
Select the setting you want to adjust.
1
Select ‘IP Address, Proxy’ from the Network Setup menu.
2
Select the DHCP setting you want.
When you select ON, the network is automatically set up, and you do not need to follow Steps 3. Proceed with
Step 4.
If there is no DHCP server on the network and you select ON, this receiver will use its own Auto IP function to
determine the IP address.
! The IP address determined by the Auto IP function is 169.254.X.X. You cannot listen to an Internet radio station if the IP address is set for the Auto IP function.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may want to adjust these settings in order:
! IP Address, Proxy – Sets up the IP address/Proxy of this receiver (page ​106​).
! Network Standby – Even when the unit is in standby mode, it is possible to turn on the power of the unit
from iControlAV5 (page ​106​).
! Friendly Name – The name of the receiver displayed on a computer or other device connected to the network
can be changed (page ​106​).
! Parental Lock – Restricts usage of network functions (page ​107​).
! Port Number Setting – Sets the numbers of the ports where signals from IP Control are received (page ​107​).
3 Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server and
Secondary DNS Server.
Press i/j to select a number and k/l to move the cursor.
4 Select ‘OFF’ or ‘ON’ for the Enable Proxy Server setting to deactivate or activate the proxy
server.
In case you select ‘OFF’, proceed with Step 7. In case you select ‘ON’, on the other hand, proceed with Step 5.
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IP address/Proxy setting
Enter the address of your proxy server or the domain name.
Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
In case the router connected to the LAN terminal on this receiver is a broadband router (with a built-in DHCP server
function), simply turn on the DHCP server function, and you will not need to set up the network manually. You must
set up the network as described below only when you have connected this receiver to a broadband router without a
DHCP server function. Before you set up the network, consult with your ISP or the network manager for the required
settings. It is advised that you also refer to the operation manual supplied with your network component.
! In case you make changes to the network configuration without the DHCP server function, make the corresponding changes to the network settings of this receiver.
6
Enter the port number of your proxy server.
Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
7
Select ‘OK’ to confirm the IP Address/Proxy setup.
Network Standby
Set so that the iControlAV5 function connected to the same LAN with the receiver can be used even while the unit
is in standby status.
IP Address
The IP address to be entered must be defined within the following ranges. If the IP address defined is beyond the
following ranges, you cannot play back audio files stored on components on the network or listen to Internet radio
stations.
Class A: 10.0.0.1 to 10.255.255.254
Class B: 172.16.0.1 to 172.31.255.254
Class C: 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.254
1
Select ‘Network Standby’ from the Network Setup menu.
2
Specify whether the Network Standby is ON or OFF.
! ON – Even when the unit is in standby mode, it is possible to turn on the power of the unit from the device
iControlAV5 that is connected to the network.
! OFF – The iControlAV5 function is not available while the receiver is in standby mode (power consumption
during standby can be suppressed).
Subnet Mask
Friendly Name
In case an xDSL modem or a terminal adapter is directly connected to this receiver, enter the subnet mask provided by your ISP on paper. In most cases, enter 255.255.255.0.
1
Select ‘Friendly Name’ from the Network Setup menu.
Default Gateway
2
Select ‘Edit Name’ then select ‘Rename’.
If after changing the name you want to restore the name to the default, select Default.
In case a gateway (router) is connected to this receiver, enter the corresponding IP address.
3
Input the name you want.
Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
Primary DNS Server/Secondary DNS Server
In case there is only one DNS server address provided by your ISP on paper, enter it in the ‘Primary DNS Server’
field. In case there are more than two DNS server addresses, enter ‘Secondary DNS Server’ in the other DNS
server address field.
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Network Setup menu
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MHL Setup
Set restrictions for using Internet services. Also set the password accompanying the usage restrictions.
! Upon shipment from the factory, the password is set to “0000”.
Select whether or not to switch the input automatically to the MHL input when an MHL-compatible device is connected.
! Default setting: ON
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
Important
When the INTERNET RADIO or FAVORITES input is selected, the setting made here cannot be reflected.
1
Select ‘Parental Lock’ from the Network Setup menu.
2
Input the password.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
!Press HOME MENU at any time to exit the HOME MENU.
Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
2
Select ‘System Setup’ from the HOME MENU, then press ENTER.
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3
Select ‘MHL Setup’ from the System Setup menu.
4
Select the ‘Auto input switching’ from the MHL Setup menu.
Specify whether to turn Parental Lock on or off.
! OFF – Internet services are not restricted.
! ON – Internet services are restricted.
4
5Use k/l to select the setting.
If you want to change the password, select Change Password.
! OFF – Does not automaticly switch to MHL input.
! ON – Automatically switches to MHL input.
In this case, the procedure returns to step 2.
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Port Number Setting
On this receiver, there can be up to 5 numbers of ports where signals are received.
1
Select ‘Port Number Setting’ from the Network Setup menu.
2
Select the port number you want to change.
3
Input the port number.
Notes
! This is only valid for MHL-compatible devices supporting this function.
! When the power is on, the MHL-compatible device is charged. (This receiver supports charging of devices up
to 0.9 A.)
!Use i/j to select a character, k/l to set the position, and ENTER to confirm your selection.
! It is not possible to set the same port number more than once.
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The Other Setup menu
If there are other port numbers you want to change, repeat steps 2 and 3.
The Other Setup menu is where you can make customized settings to reflect how you are using the receiver.
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
Note
We recommend setting the port number to 00023 or within the range of 49152 to 65535.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
Checking the Network Information
The setting status of the following network-related items can be checked.
! IP Address – Check the IP address of this receiver.
! MAC Address – Check the MAC address of this receiver.
! Friendly Name – Friendly Name on page ​106​.
2
Select ‘System Setup’ from the HOME MENU.
3
Select ‘Other Setup’, then press ENTER.
4
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:
! Auto Power Down – Sets the power to turn off automatically when the receiver is not being used (page ​108​).
! Volume Setup – Sets up the volume-related operations of this receiver (page ​108​).
! Remote Control Mode Setup – Sets this receiver’s remote control mode (page ​108​).
! Software Update – Use to update the receiver’s software and check the version (page ​108​).
! ZONE Setup – Use to make the sub zone-related settings (page ​109​).
! On Screen Display Setup – Sets whether or not to display the status on the display when the receiver is operated (page ​110​).
! Play ZONE Setup – Select the zone for playing the audio contents of devices in the home network (page ​110​).
! SC-LX88 only:
Multi Ch In Setup – Specifies the optional settings for a multi-channel input (page ​110​).
! Maintenance Mode – This is used to receive maintenance from a Pioneer service engineer or custom
installer (page ​110​).
1 Press MAIN RECEIVER to switch the remote control to the receiver operation mode, and
then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen appears on your TV. Use i/j and ENTER to navigate through the
screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘OK’, then press ENTER.
Select ‘Network Information’ from the HOME MENU.
Display the setting status of the network-related items.
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Make the adjustments necessary for each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm after each screen.
Parental Lock
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The System Setup and Other Setup menus
Remote Control Mode Setup
The power can be set to turn off automatically if no operation has been performed for a specific amount of
time with no audio or video signals being input to the receiver. When using ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or HDZONE, the
ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or HDZONE power can also be set to turn off, but for ZONE 2, ZONE 3 or HDZONE the power
turns off automatically after the amount of time set here even if signals are being input or operations have been
performed.
Different times can be set for the main zone, ZONE 2, ZONE 3 and HDZONE.
! Default setting: 1
This sets this receiver’s remote control mode to prevent erroneous operation when multiple units of the receiver
are being used.
1
2
1
Select ‘Remote Control Mode Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select the Remote Control Mode setting you want.
Select ‘Auto Power Down’ from the Other Setup menu.
3
Select ‘OK’ to change the remote control mode.
Select the zone you want to set and set the time after which the power turns off.
4
Follow the instructions on the screen to change the remote control’s setting.
See Operating multiple receivers on page ​89​.
! MAIN – The time can be selected from among “15 min”, “30 min”, “60 min” and “OFF”. The power turns off
after there has been no signal and no operation for the selected time.
! ZONE 2 – The time can be selected from among “30 min”, “1 hour”, “3 hours”, “6 hours”, “9 hours” and
“OFF”. The power turns off after the selected time.
! ZONE 3 – The time can be selected from among “30 min”, “1 hour”, “3 hours”, “6 hours”, “9 hours” and
“OFF”. The power turns off after the selected time.
! HDZONE – The time can be selected from among “30 min”, “1 hour”, “3 hours”, “6 hours”, “9 hours” and
“OFF”. The power turns off after the selected time.
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Software Update
Use this procedure to update the receiver’s software and check the version. There are two ways to update: via the
Internet and via a USB memory device.
Updating via the Internet is performed by accessing the file server from the receiver and downloading the file.
This procedure is only possible if the receiver is connected to the Internet.
Updating via a USB memory device is performed by downloading the update file from a computer, reading this
file onto a USB memory device then inserting this USB memory device into the USB port on the receiver’s front
panel. With this procedure, the USB memory device containing the update file must first be inserted into the USB
port on the receiver’s front panel.
! If an update file is provided on the Pioneer website, download it onto your computer. When downloading an
update file from the Pioneer website onto your computer, the file will be in ZIP format. Unzip the ZIP file before
saving it on the USB memory device. If there are any old downloaded files or downloaded files for other models
on the USB memory device, delete them.
http://www.pioneer.eu/eur (for Europe)
http://www.pioneer.com.au (for Australia and New Zealand)
! If an update file does not exist in the Pioneer’s website, updating the software for the receiver is not necessary.
Note
Depending on the connected devices, the Auto Power Down function may not work properly due to excessive
noise or other reasons.
Volume Setup
You can set the maximum volume of this receiver or specify what the volume level will be when the power is
turned on.
1
Select ‘Volume Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select the Power ON Level setting you want.
The volume can be set so that it is always set to the same level when the receiver’s power is turned on.
! LAST (default) – When the power is turned on, the volume is set to the same level as when the power was last
turned off.
!“---” – When the power is turned on, the volume is set to minimum level.
! –80.0dB to +12.0dB – Specify the volume to be set when the power is turned on, in steps of 0.5 dB.
It is not possible to set a volume level greater than the value specified at Volume Limit setup (see below).
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Important
! DO NOT unplug the power cord during updating.
! When updating via the Internet, do not disconnect the LAN cable. When updating via a USB memory device,
do not disconnect the USB memory device.
! If updating is interrupted before it is completed, start updating over from the beginning.
! The receiver’s settings may be reset when the software is updated. Information on the models for which the
settings are reset is provided on the Pioneer website. Check the website before updating.
Select the Volume Limit setting you want.
Use this function to limit the maximum volume. The volume cannot be increased above the level set here, even by
operating VOLUME button (or the dial on the front panel).
! OFF (default) – The maximum volume is not limited.
! –20.0dB/–15.0dB/–10.0dB/–5.0dB/0.0dB – The maximum volume is limited to the value set here.
4
Select the Mute Level setting you want.
1
Select ‘Software Update’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select the update procedure.
! Update via Internet – The receiver checks whether updatable software is available via the Internet.
! Update via USB Memory – The receiver checks whether the USB memory device inserted into the USB port
on the receiver’s front panel contains updatable software.
“Accessing” is displayed and the update file is checked. Wait a while.
This sets how much the volume is to be turned down when MUTE is pressed.
! FULL (default) – No sound.
! –40.0dB/–20.0dB – The volume will be turned down to the level specified here.
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When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
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Auto Power Down
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The System Setup and Other Setup menus
Check on the screen whether or not an update file was found.
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CAUTION
! Note that when Volume Level is set to 0 dB Fixed, the audio output from the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT terminals
is set to the maximum. Also, depending on the volume setting on the connected amplifier, large volumes may
be produced even when Volume Level is set to –40 dB Fixed.
To update, select OK.
The updating screen appears and updating is performed.
! The power turns off automatically once updating is completed.
1
Select ‘ZONE Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select a sub zone for which you wish to change the setting.
Software Update messages
3
Select the Volume Level setting you want.
Status messages
FILE ERROR
! Variable (default) – Adjusts the sound volume of the sub zone using this unit.
! –40 dB Fixed/0 dB Fixed – The Zone 2/Zone 3 volume level output from the receiver is fixed to the value set
here.
Descriptions
Try disconnecting then reconnecting the USB device or storing the update file again. If the error still
occurs, try using a different USB memory device.
4
No update file was found on the USB memory device. Store the file in the USB memory device’s root
directory.
UPDATE ERROR 1 to
UPDATE ERROR 7
Turn the receiver’s power off, then turn it back on and try updating the software again.
Update via USB
If this message flashes, updating has failed. Update via a USB memory device. Put the update file on a
USB memory device and connect the device to the USB port. When the file is found, software updating
starts automatically.
UE11
UE22
Updating has failed. Use the same procedure to update the software again.
UE33
5
Switches the sub-zone setting.
6
Select ‘ZONE Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
Select ‘MAIN/HDZONE’, then press ENTER.
3
Set how the HDMI OUT 3 terminal is to be used.
7
Adjust Lch Level and Rch Level.
The channel level for the zone selected in step 2 can be set.
The level can be adjusted between –12.0dB and +12.0dB, in 1 dB steps.
! MAIN: Select this to output the same input source as in the main zone.
After setting this to MAIN, exit the home menu, then press OUT P. and select the terminal for HDMI output
(page ​83​).
! HDZONE (default): Use the HDMI output’s multizone function (HDZONE) to output an input source different
from the one in the main zone (page ​84​).
4
Select the Mute Level setting you want.
The mute level for the zone selected in step 2 can be set.
This sets how much the volume is to be turned down when MUTE is pressed.
! FULL (default) – No sound.
! –40.0dB/–20.0dB – The volume will be turned down to the level specified here.
MAIN/HDZONE setting (setting for how to use the HDMI OUT 3 terminal)
2
Select the Volume Limit setting you want.
The maximum volume for the zone selected in step 2 can be set.
! OFF (default) – The maximum volume is not limited.
! –20.0dB/–10.0dB – The maximum volume is limited to the value set here.
ZONE Setup
1
Select the Power ON Level setting you want.
Sets the sound volume of the sub zone when the multi-zone function is used to turn on the sub zone. Volume can
be set for ZONE 2, ZONE 3, and HDZONE, respectively.
When Volume Level is set to –40 dB Fixed or 0 dB Fixed, the volume is fixed to that level, so the volume cannot
be set here.
! LAST (default) – When MULTI-ZONE is turned on, the volume is set to the level set the last time you were
listening to that zone.
!“---” – When MULTI-ZONE is turned on, the volume for that zone is set to the minimum.
! –80.0dB to 0dB – When MULTI-ZONE is turned on, the volume is set to the level set here. The volume can be
set up to the value set at Volume Limit below.
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Select the HPF (High Pass Filter) setting you want.
This can only be set when ZONE 2 is selected in step 2.
The low frequency component output from the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT terminals is cut. When a subwoofer is connected in Zone 2, we recommend setting this to “ON”. This is only valid when Zone 2 is connected using the
AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT terminals.
! OFF (default) – The High Pass Filter function is disabled.
! ON – The High Pass Filter function is enabled.
Select ‘OK’, then press ENTER.
ZONE 2/ZONE 3/HDZONE setting
The volume setting and tone for the sub zones that can be used with this receiver can be changed and adjusted here.
! When making multi-zone connections using the AUDIO ZONE 2 OUT or AUDIO ZONE 3 OUT terminals and
performing playback in Zone 2 or Zone3, you can set whether to adjust the Zone 2 or Zone3 volume on the
receiver or to fix it to a specific volume (–40 dB Fixed or 0 dB Fixed). This is set to Variable upon shipment
from the factory, allowing the volume to be adjusted on the receiver. If you would like to adjust the volume from
the connected amplifier, make the setting below.
! HDZONE can be set when Speaker System is 7.2ch + HDZONE, 5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE or
5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE.
! HDZONE is set to Variable. It cannot be set to –40 dB Fixed and 0 dB Fixed.
9
Select the TONE setting you want.
This can only be set when ZONE 2 is selected in step 2.
The bass and treble for ZONE 2 can be adjusted. When BYPASS is selected, the original sound is played as such.
When ON is selected, the BASS and TREBLE can be adjusted.
! When the speaker terminals are being used for ZONE 2, the ZONE 2 TONE effect is valid when
Speaker System is set to 5.2 Bi-Amp+HDZONE, 5.2 +ZONE 2+ZONE 3 or 5.2 +ZONE 2+HDZONE. When
set to 7.2ch + HDZONE, Multi-ZONE Music, the ZONE 2 TONE effect is not applied.
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If “New version found.” is displayed, the update file has been found. The version number and updating time are
displayed.
If “This is the latest version. There is no need to update.” is displayed, no update file has been found.
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10 Adjust the bass (BASS) and treble (TREBLE) to your tastes.
SC-LX88 only
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
You can adjust the level of the subwoofer for a multi-channel input. Also, when the multi-channel input is
selected as an input function, you can display the video images of other input functions. In the Multi Channel
Input Setup, you can assign a video input to the multi-channel input.
On Screen Display Setup
1
Select ‘Multi Ch In Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
When the receiver is operated, its status (the input name, listening mode, etc.) is displayed superimposed over
the video output on the display. This status display can be turned off by switching this setting to OFF. The setting
can be made for the main zone and HDZONE, respectively.
!Default: ON (both the main zone and HDZONE)
2
Select the ‘SW Input Gain’ setting you want.
11 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
1
Select ‘On Screen Display Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select and set the main zone or HDZONE for which you wish to change the setting.
3
Select the On Screen Display setting you want.
4
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
! 0dB – Outputs sound of the subwoofer at the level originally recorded on the source.
! +10dB – Outputs sound of the subwoofer at the level increased by 10 dB.
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4
Maintenance Mode
Only use this if so instructed by a Pioneer service engineer or custom installer.
Notes
! The on-screen display is only displayed for video output from the HDMI terminal.
! When the video input signal is a 3D signal, the on-screen display may not be displayed.
! The size of the characters displayed differs according to the output resolution.
Play ZONE Setup
Select the zone for playing the audio contents of devices in the home network when using in the DMR mode.
! For playable DLNA-compatible network devices, see page ​69​.
Select ‘Play ZONE Setup’ from the Other Setup menu.
2
Select the zone in which you want to play the audio contents.
3
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
1
Select the ‘Video Input’ setting you want.
When the multi-channel input is selected as an input function, you can display the video images of other input
functions. The video input can be selected from the following: SAT/CBL, DVR/BDR, OFF.
You will return to the Other Setup menu.
Notes
! If another zone is on, it may not be possible to play the audio contents. In this case, turn the other zone off,
then play the audio contents.
! MAIN/HDZONE at ZONE Setup must be set to HDZONE in order to use the HDZONE function (page ​109​).
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Multi Channel Input Setup
This can only be set when ZONE 2 is selected in step 2 and ON is selected in step 8.
The BASS and TREBLE can each be adjusted between –10.0dB and +10.0dB, in 1 dB steps.
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Using Safari to set a friendly name
1
1
Launch Safari on your computer.
Launch Safari on your computer.
2 Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver’s name
(Friendly Name) (b) in Bookmark.
2 Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver’s name
(Friendly Name) (b) in Bookmark.
If Bonjour list is not displayed, access the IP address“http://(the receiver’s IP address)” from Safari.
If Bonjour list is not displayed, access the IP address“http://(the receiver’s IP address)” from Safari.
a
3
On the AVNavigator menu screen, select Network Setup.
4
Click Friendly Name.
5
Input a friendly name, then press Apply.
b
3
On the AVNavigator menu screen, select Network Setup.
Note
This setting for the network has been confirmed for Mac OS X 10.7 and Safari 5.1.
4
Click IP, Proxy Setting.
5
Setup the network settings manually and then press Apply.
Note
This setting for the network has been confirmed for Mac OS X 10.7 and Safari 5.1.
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1
The firmware upload status screen is displayed.
“The upload process finished successfully.” will be shown when the update is completed.
Once updating is completed, the receiver’s power automatically turns off.
Launch Safari on your computer.
2 Press Bookmark icon. Click Bonjour list (a), and then select this receiver’s name
(Friendly Name) (b) in Bookmark.
If Bonjour list is not displayed, access the IP address“http://(the receiver’s IP address)” from Safari.
3
On the AVNavigator menu screen, select Network Setup.
4
Click Firmware Update.
Note
This setting for the network has been confirmed for Mac OS X 10.7 and Safari 5.1.
5
Press Start.
The firmware update prepare screen is displayed. If the screen does not switch automatically, click Click here.
6
Browse the latest firmware on your computer (a) and then press Upload (b).
Firmware files have the extension “fw”. Select a file with the extension “fw”.
The confirmation screen is displayed. If you continue the firmware update, press OK. Once the firmware update
process starts, you cannot stop it. Wait until the file is uploaded (about one minute may be required depending
on your LAN connection environment).
a
b
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Power.............................................................................................................................................114
No sound.......................................................................................................................................114
Other audio problems..................................................................................................................115
BT AUDIO terminal.......................................................................................................................116
Video..............................................................................................................................................116
Settings..........................................................................................................................................117
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output............................................................................ 117
Display...........................................................................................................................................117
Remote control.............................................................................................................................118
HDMI..............................................................................................................................................118
MHL................................................................................................................................................119
Built-in AVNavigator.................................................................................................................... 119
USB interface.................................................................................................................................120
iPod................................................................................................................................................120
Network........................................................................................................................................120
USB-DAC........................................................................................................................................122
Wireless LAN.................................................................................................................................122
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FAQ
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong
with this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate
the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair
work.
! If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity disconnect the power plug
from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.
If the problem is not solved after the troubleshooting below, if the screen freezes unexpectedly or if the buttons on
the remote control or front panel stop working completely, do the following:
!Press u STANDBY/ON on the front panel to turn off the power, then turn the power back on.
If this does not solve the problem, turn off the power again, then press and hold the u STANDBY/ON button
on the front panel for at least five seconds. (The power turns on, then turns off after five seconds.)
! If the power cannot be turned off, press and hold u STANDBY/ON on the front panel for over five seconds. The
power will turn off. In this case, the various settings made on the receiver may be cleared. (However, settings
made when the power was turned off normally are not cleared.)
Symptom
Remedy
The receiver suddenly switches off or
the FL OFF indicator blinks.
There is a possibility that the power supply circuit of the receiver has failed. Wait at least
one minute and then turn ON the power again. If the same symptom appears again after
turning ON the power again, stop using the receiver, disconnect the power cable and
request repair.
AMP OVERHEAT blinks in the display and the FL OFF indicator flash
and the power turns off.
Allow the unit to cool down in a well-ventilated place before switching back on (see
Installing the receiver on page ​10​).
Wait at least 1 minute, then try turning the power on again.
The temperature within the unit has exceeded the allowablevalue.
Lower the volume level.
HDZONE cannot be turned on.
Set Output Setting at MAIN/HDZONE to HDZONE (page ​109​).
The receiver suddenly power off or
MCACC PRO flashes.
The power unit is damaged. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.
FAN STOP is displayed, then
iPod iPhone indicator blinks.
The built-in cooling fan is malfunctioning. Do not try switching the receiver on. Unplug
the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.
Display blinks 12V TRG ERR.
An error has arisen in the 12 V trigger jacks. Reconnect accurately then turn the power
back on.
Power
Symptom
Remedy
The power does not turn on.
Make sure that the power cord is plugged in to an active power outlet.
Check whether the cables used to connect the speakers are short-circuited.
No sound
Try disconnecting from the power outlet, then plugging back in.
Symptom
Power cannot be turned off.
(ZONE 2 ON is displayed.)
Press the ZONE 2 button on the remote control for 1.5 seconds and then press the
u STANDBY/ON button to turn OFF the power.
Power cannot be turned off.
(ZONE 3 ON is displayed.)
Press the ZONE 3 button on the remote control for 1.5 seconds and then press the
u STANDBY/ON button to turn OFF the power.
There is no sound output, the sound If Fixed PCM in audio parameter is set to ON, you will not be able to playback audio in
gets cut off, or there is noise present. formats other than PCM audio. For other audio formats than PCM audio, select OFF (See
Setting the Audio options on page ​79​).
Power cannot be turned off.
(HDZONE ON is displayed.)
Press the HDZONE button on the remote control for 1.5 seconds and then press the
u STANDBY/ON button to turn OFF the power.
The receiver suddenly switches off or
the iPod iPhone indicator blinks.
Check that there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel or another
set of wires. If so, re-attach the speaker wires, making sure there are no stray strands.
No sound is output when an input
function is selected.
No sound is output from the front
speakers.
Check that the speakers are connected properly (see Connecting the speakers on page ​24​).
No sound from the surround or
center speakers.
Lower the 63 Hz and 125 Hz equalizer levels in the Manual MCACC setup on page ​97​.
Switch on the digital safety feature. While holding down ENTER on the front panel,
press u STANDBY/ON to set this receiver to the standby mode. Use TUNE i/j to
select D.SAFETY cOFFd, and then use PRESET k/l to select 1 or 2 (select D.SAFETY
cOFFd to deactivate this feature). If the power switches off even with 2 switched on, turn
down the volume. With 1 or 2 on, some features may be unavailable.
AMP ERR blinks in the display, then
the power automatically switches
off. The MCACC PRO blinks and the
power does not turn on.
The receiver may have a serious problem. Do not try switching the receiver on. Unplug
the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.
Check that the Stereo listening mode or the Front Stage Surround Advance mode isn’t
selected; select one of the surround listening modes (see Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes on page ​64​).
Check that the surround/center speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page ​
104​).
Check the channel level settings (see Channel Level on page ​105​).
Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page ​24​).
If there is very little low frequency information in the source material, change your
speaker settings to Front: SMALL / Subwoofer: YES, or Front: LARGE / Subwoofer: PLUS
(see Speaker Setting on page ​104​).
Try switching the receiver off, then back on again.
Check that the MCACC setup microphone is disconnected.
Check that the source component is connected properly (see Connecting your equipment
on page ​19​).
Turn down the volume.
The unit does not respond when the
buttons are pressed.
Check the volume, mute setting (press MUTE) and speaker setting (press OUT P.).
Make sure the correct input function is selected.
Make sure the correct input signal is selected (see Choosing the input signal on page ​66​).
The receiver may have a serious problem. Disconnect from the power and call a Pioneer
authorized independent service company.
During loud playback the power suddenly switches off.
Remedy
No sound from surround back
speakers.
Check that the surround back speakers are set to LARGE or SMALL, and the surround
speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page ​104​).
Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page ​24​). If only
one surround back speaker is connected, make sure it’s connected to the left channel
speaker terminal.
Try disconnecting the power cord, then connect again.
When Dolby Surround is selected, audio is not output from the surround back speaker
when it is the only one connected (set).
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FAQ
Remedy
No sound from front height or front
wide speakers.
Check that the front height or front wide speakers are set to LARGE or SMALL, and the
surround speakers are not set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page ​104​).
Other audio problems
When Speaker System is set to 7.2.2ch TMd/FW and SP: TMd ON is selected with the
OUT P. button, no sound will be output from the front wide speakers. Select SP: FW ON
or SP: TMd/FW ON (see Switching the speaker terminals on page ​83​).
Symptom
Remedy
Speaker switching sound (clicking
sound) is heard from receiver during
playback.
Since ECO MODE 1 and ECO MODE 2 reduce the power consumption, the speakers
are switched in function of the number of input channels. Because of this, a speaker
switching sound (clicking sound) may be produced when the number of input channels
is switched. If this bothers you, switch to a different listening mode.
When Speaker System is set to 7.2.2ch TMd/FH and SP: TMd ON is selected with the
OUT P. button, no sound will be output from the front height speakers. Select SP: FH ON
or SP: TMd/FH ON (see Switching the speaker terminals on page ​83​).
Depending on the listening mode, the front height (or front wide) and surround back
speakers may switch automatically in function of changes in the input audio. A speaker
switching sound (clicking sound) will be heard from the receiver at this time. If this sound
bothers you, we recommend to change the speaker terminal option (see Switching the
speaker terminals on page ​83​).
Check the speaker connections (see Connecting the speakers on page ​24​).
When Speaker System is set to 7.2.2ch TMd/FW and Dolby Surround is selected,
audio is not output from the front wide speakers.
No sound from subwoofer.
Broadcast stations cannot be
selected automatically, or there is
considerable noise in radio broadcasts.
Check that the subwoofer is connected properly, switched on and the volume turned up.
If your subwoofer has a sleep function, make sure it is switched off.
Make sure that the Subwoofer setting is YES or PLUS (see Speaker Setting on page ​104​).
The crossover frequency may be set too low; try setting it higher to match the characteristics of your other speakers (see Speaker Setting on page ​104​).
Check that the LFE channel is not set to OFF, or to a very quiet setting (see Setting the
Audio options on page ​79​).
Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page ​105​).
Check the AMP setting. Set it to ON when you want to output sound from all the speakers
(Setting the Audio options on page ​79​).
No sound from one speaker.
Check the speaker connection (see Connecting the speakers on page ​24​).
Check that the speaker hasn’t been set to NO (see Speaker Setting on page ​104​).
Noise is output when scanning a
DTS CD.
This is not a malfunction of the receiver. The scan function of your player alters the digital
information, making it unreadable, resulting in noise being output. Lower the volume
when scanning.
When playing a DTS format LD there
is audible noise on the soundtrack.
Make sure that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on
page ​66​).
Can’t record audio.
You can only make a digital recording from a digital source, and an analog recording
from an analog source.
Subwoofer output is very low.
To route more signal to the subwoofer, set it to PLUS or set the front speakers to SMALL
(see Speaker Setting on page ​104​).
The speakers may be out of phase. Check that the positive/negative speaker terminals on
Everything seems to be set up correctly, but the playback sound is odd. the receiver are matched with the corresponding terminals on the speakers (see Connecting the speakers on page ​24​).
The channel may not be recorded in the source. By using one of the advanced effect
listening modes, you may be able to create the missing channel (see Enjoying various
types of playback using the listening modes on page ​64​).
The Phase Control feature doesn’t
seem to have an audible effect.
Check that the input signal type is set to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page ​66​).
Make sure that the digital input is assigned correctly for the input jack the component is
connected to (see The Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
When 5.2ch F+Surr Bi-Amp, 5.2ch F+C Bi-Amp or 5.2ch C+Surr Bi-Amp is selected in
the Speaker System settings (when the center or surround speakers are bi-amped), no
sound is produced even when MULTI CH IN is selected.
No sound is output or a noise is output when Dolby Digital/DTS software
is played back.
Check that your BD or DVD player is compatible with Dolby Digital/DTS discs.
Check the digital output settings or the HDMI audio output settings of your BD or DVD
player. Make sure that the DTS signal output is set to On.
If the source component has a digital volume control, make sure this is not turned down.
No sound when using the
HOME MENU.
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 ​105​).
Check the digital output settings on the source component.
SC-LX88 only:
No sound is produced even if
MULTI CH IN is selected.
Adjust the position and direction of the AM antenna.
For digital sources, make sure that what you’re recording isn’t copy protected.
Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page ​105​).
Sound is produced from analog
components, but not from digital
ones (DVD, LD, CD, etc.).
Use an outdoor antenna for better reception (see page ​40​).
Noise may be caused by interference from other equipment, such as a fluorescent light,
motor, etc. Switch off or move the other equipment, or move the AM antenna.
If there is very little low frequency information in the source material, change your
speaker settings to Front: SMALL / Subwoofer: YES, or Front: LARGE / Subwoofer: PLUS
(see Speaker Setting on page ​104​).
No sound from the speakers.
Fully extend the FM wire antenna, adjust the position for best reception and secure to a
wall, etc.
If the HDMI input function is selected, sound is muted until exiting the HOME MENU.
Full Band Phase Control cannot be
selected.
Perform Full Auto MCACC measurements (see Automatically conducting optimum
sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​). Full Band Phase Control automatically
turns on once measurements are completed.
Noise or hum can be heard even
when there is no sound being input.
Check that personal computers or other digital components connected to the same
power source are not causing interference.
Can’t select some Input functions
by the INPUT SELECTOR on the
front panel or the ALL button on the
remote control.
Check the Input Skip settings in the Input Setup menu (see The Input Setup menu on
page ​51​).
Check the HDMI Input assignment in the Input Setup menu then try OFF (see The Input
Setup menu on page ​51​).
See Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​
There seems to be a time lag
between the speakers and the output to set up your system again using MCACC (this will automatically compensate for a delay
in the subwoofer output).
of the subwoofer.
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FAQ
Remedy
The maximum volume available
(shown in the front panel display) is
lower than the +12dB maximum.
Check that the Volume Limit is set to OFF (see Volume Setup on page ​108​).
Certain listening modes or
HOME MENU items cannot be
selected.
When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and
not all of the functions can be used. To use all of the functions without restrictions, set
Operation Mode to Expert (see Operation Mode Setup on page ​52​).
Video
The channel level setting may be over 0.0dB.
Symptom
Remedy
No image is output when an input is
selected.
Check the video connections of the source component.
The volume level drops automatically.
The temperature within the unit has exceeded the allowable value. Try moving the unit for
better ventilation (see Installing the receiver on page ​10​).
For HDMI, or when V.CONV is set to OFF and a TV and another component are connected with different cords (in Setting the Video options on page ​81​), you must connect
your TV to this receiver using the same type of video cable as you used to connect your
video component. For the component video input, however, signals are only output from
the HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminal, so when using the component video input,
set V.CONV to OFF.
Volume seems different when input
is switched.
Set the Channel Level setting to ALL, then adjust the volume of the respective input
sources (see Input Volume Absorber on page ​84​).
Make sure the input assignment is correct for components connected using component
video or HDMI cables (see The Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
Some functions cannot be selected, depending on the input signal and listening mode.
Check the video output settings of the source component.
When HDZONE is ON, multi-channel When HDZONE is selected in Speaker System and also the same HDMI input is selected
audio sources are not output in the
for both the main zone and HDZONE, 2-channel PCM audio sources are output from the
main zone.
main zone as well. To output multi-channel audio sources, set HDZONE to OFF or change
the HDZONE input.
No HDZONE sound is output.
Check that the video input you selected on your TV is correct.
Some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. If adjusting this receiver’s Resolution setting (in Setting the Video options on
page ​81​) and/or the resolution settings on your component or display doesn’t work, try
switching V.CONV (in Setting the Video options on page ​81​) to OFF.
When the device is connected using an HDMI OUT terminal, press the remote control’s OUT P. button to check the HDMI OUT output setting. For OUT 3, also check the
MAIN/HDZONE setting at ZONE Setup.
With HDZONE, multi-channel audio may not be output. In this case, set the audio output
setting of your playback device to 2-channel PCM.
BT AUDIO terminal
Symptom
Remedy
The Bluetooth wireless technology
device cannot be connected or operated. Sound from the Bluetooth wireless technology device is not emitted
or the sound is interrupted.
Check that no object that emits electromagnetic waves in the 2.4 GHz band (microwave
oven, wireless LAN device or Bluetooth wireless technology apparatus) is near the unit. If
such an object is near the unit, set the unit far from it. Or, stop using the object emitting
the electromagnetic waves.
When the HDMI OUT 1/2 setting of the output parameter function is set to OFF, set it to
ON.
If HDZONE is set to on, video images connected using a video cable or component cable are
not output from the HDMI terminal. To output video images, turn HDZONE off (page ​84​).
Noisy, intermittent, or distorted
picture.
Check that the Bluetooth wireless technology device is not too far from the unit and that
obstructions are not set between the Bluetooth wireless technology device and the unit.
Set the Bluetooth wireless technology device and the unit so that the distance between
them is less than about 10 m and no obstructions exist between them.
Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example),
or the video quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The
picture quality may also depend on the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off
the video converter and reconnect the source and display device using the same type of
connection (component or composite), then start playback again.
Video signals are not output from the When a monitor only compatible with resolutions of 480i is connected to the component
terminal and another monitor is connected to the HDMI terminal, the video signals may
component terminal.
not be output to the monitor connected to the component terminal. If this happens, do
the following:
— Turn off the power of the monitor connected to the HDMI terminal.
— Change the VIDEO P. menu RES setting (see Setting the Video options on page ​81​).
— Video signals from the HDMI terminal cannot be output to the component terminals.
Input the video signals from the player or other source to the composite or component
terminals. When using the component terminal, assign it at Input Setup (see The Input
Setup menu on page ​51​).
The Bluetooth wireless technology device may not be set to the communication mode
supporting the Bluetooth wireless technology. Check the setting of the Bluetooth wireless
technology device.
Check that pairing is correct. The pairing setting was deleted from this unit or the Bluetooth wireless technology device. Reset the pairing.
Check that the profile is correct. Use a Bluetooth wireless technology device that supports A2DP profile and AVRCP profile.
The picture’s movement is unnatural. When Resolution under VIDEO PARAMETER is set to 1080/24p or 4K/24p, the picture
may not be displayed properly for some source materials. In this case, set the resolution
to something other than 1080/24p or 4K/24p (page ​81​).
Video parameters cannot be used.
For audio only input (TUNER, CD, and TV), the video parameter function cannot be used.
Use for video or input with a GUI display.
Cannot be used when the HDZONE is ON. Turn OFF the HDZONE.
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Symptom
Remedy
The Auto MCACC Setup continually
shows an error.
The ambient noise level may be too high. Keep the noise level in the room as low as possible (see also Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup on page ​51​). If the noise
level cannot be kept low enough, you will have to set up the surround sound manually
(page ​103​).
Symptom
Remedy
Certain listening modes or
HOME MENU items cannot be
selected.
When Operation Mode is set to Basic, the Pioneer-recommended settings are made and
not all of the functions can be used. To use all of the functions without restrictions, set
Operation Mode to Expert (see Operation Mode Setup on page ​52​).
Feels like there is no subwoofer EQ
effect.
The effect becomes less when the set frequency value of the crossover frequency is low.
When setting a high frequency value, the subwoofer EQ effect becomes stronger. However, setting a higher crossover frequency increases the share that the subwoofer bears
for low-frequency playback. For that reason, it is disadvantageous in terms of the phase
point of view. Set to your preference.
When using only one surround back speaker, connect it to the SURROUND BACK L
(Single) terminals.
To use a 5.1-channel speaker set, use the surround speakers for the surround channel,
not the surround back channel.
Professional Calibration EQ graphical output
Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.
If Reverse Phase is displayed, try the following:
— The speaker’s wiring (+ and –) may be inverted. Check the speaker connections.
— Depending on the type of speakers and their installation conditions, Reverse Phase
may be displayed even if the speakers are properly connected. If this happens, select
GO NEXT and continue.
— If the speaker is not pointed to the microphone (listening position) or when using
speakers that affect the phase (dipole speakers, reflective speakers, etc.), it may not be
possible to properly identify the polarity.
After using the Auto MCACC Setup,
the speaker size setting is incorrect.
Remedy
The reverb characteristics graph
after EQ calibration does not appear
entirely flat.
There are cases where the graph does not appear flat (even when selecting ALL CH ADJ
in the Auto MCACC Setup) due to adjustments made to compensate for room characteristics to achieve optimal sound.
Areas of the graph may appear identical (before and after) when there is little or no
adjustment needed.
The graph may appear to have shifted vertically when comparing before and after measurements.
There may have been some low frequency noise in the room from an air-conditioner,
motor, etc. Switch off all other appliances in the room and use Auto MCACC Setup again.
Depending on a number of factors (bass reproduction capabilities of the speakers, room
size, speaker placement, etc.) this may occur in some cases. Change the speaker setting
manually in Speaker Setting on page ​104​, and use the ALL (Keep SP System) option for
the Auto MCACC menu in Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page ​95​if this is a recurring
problem.
Can’t adjust the Fine Speaker Distance setting properly.
Symptom
Check that the speakers are all in phase (make sure the positive (+) and negative (–)
terminals are matched up properly).
EQ adjustments made using the
Manual MCACC setup do not appear
to change the reverb characteristics
graph after EQ calibration.
Despite level adjustments being made, the filters used for analysis may not display these
adjustments in the reverb characteristics graph after EQ calibration. However, these
adjustments are taken into account by the filters dedicated to overall system calibration.
Lower frequency response curves do
not seem to have been calibrated for
SMALL speakers.
Low frequencies used in bass management (the subwoofer channel) will not change for
speakers that have been specified as SMALL in the configuration, or do not output these
frequencies.
Calibration is performed, but due to your speakers’ low frequency limitations, no measurable sound is output for display.
SC-LX88 only: Gauge (value) does not Check that the speakers are all in phase (make sure the positive (+) and negative (–)
increase with the Precision Distance terminals are matched up properly).
adjustment.
Perform the Full Auto MCACC procedure before the Precision Distance adjustment (see
Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​).
Display
Place the microphone accurately in the same position as when the Full Auto MCACC
procedure was performed.
Do not move the speaker used as the reference point. Also, adjust in order, starting from
the front right speaker.
When adjusting the speaker positions, do not move the speakers much; only move them
about 1 cm towards or away from the microphone.
Symptom
Remedy
The display is dark or off.
Press DIMMER repeatedly to select a different brightness.
The OSD screen is not displayed.
The on-screen display is not displayed unless this receiver’s HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI OUT
2 terminal is connected to the TV by HDMI cable. If the TV does not support HDMI, watch
this receiver’s front panel display when performing operations and making settings.
If you forget exactly where the microphone should be positioned or if there are problems after the procedure has been performed repeatedly, re-calibrate the distance
using the Full Auto MCACC procedure, then without moving the microphone redo the
Precision Distance adjustment.
Even through the input is switched,
DIGITAL does not light.
Check the digital connections and make sure that the digital inputs are assigned correctly (see The Input Setup menu on page ​51​).
The display shows KEY LOCK ON
when you try to make settings.
With the receiver in standby, press u STANDBY/ON for about 5 seconds while holding
down SPEAKERS to disable the key lock.
DIGITAL or DTS does not light
when playing Dolby/DTS software.
These indicators do not light if playback is paused.
Most recent settings have been
erased.
The power cord was disconnected from the wall while adjusting this setting.
The various system settings are not
stored.
Do not pull out the power cord while conducting the settings. (The settings will be stored
when both the main zone and sub zone turn off. Turn off all zones before pulling out the
power cord.)
When the input is a 3D signal, OSD cannot be displayed.
Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on
page ​66​).
Check the playback (especially the digital output) settings of the source component.
Settings are only stored if all the zones are turned off. Turn off all the zones before
unplugging the power cord.
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Symptom
FAQ
Remedy
Check that the player isn’t set up so that Dolby Digital and DTS sources are converted to
PCM.
Ensure that if there are several audio tracks on the disc, the Dolby Digital or DTS is
selected.
When playing certain discs, none of
the receiver’s format indicators light.
Symptom
Remedy
The HDMI indicator blinks continuously.
Check all the points below.
Video/audio is not output or is interrupted.
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.
The disc may not contain multi-channel material. Check the disc packaging for more on
what audio tracks are recorded on the disc.
It does not light when the PCM signal or analog signal is input.
When playing a disc with the listening mode set to Auto Surround or
ALC, Dolby Surround or DTS Neo:X
does not appear on the receiver.
Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on
page ​66​).
During playback of DVD-Audio, the
display shows PCM.
This will occur when playing DVD-Audio material over the HDMI connection. This is not
a malfunction.
The power turns off automatically
and some indicator flashes, or some
indicator flashes and the power does
not turn on.
See the Power section (page ​114​).
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.
If a two channel soundtrack is currently playing (including Dolby Surround encoded),
then this is not a malfunction. Check the disc packaging for details about the audio
tracks available.
If video images do not appear on your TV, try adjusting the resolution, Deep Color or other
setting for your component.
While analog video signals are being output over HDMI, use a separate connection for
audio output.
To output signals in Deep Color, use an HDMI cable (High Speed HDMI®/TM Cable) to
connect this receiver to a component or TV with the Deep Color feature.
The picture and sound output get cut Influence from a TV whose power is set to standby may cause the picture or sound output
off, or there is no output produced.
to not be produced or to get cut off. In this case, press OUT P., and make sure to use an
output other than the HDMI output to which that TV is connected.
No picture.
To use the HDMI OUT 3 terminal in the main zone, set the MAIN/HDZONE
Output Setting to MAIN (page ​109​).
Remote control
Symptom
Remedy
Cannot be remote controlled.
Set the remote control unit’s remote control mode so that it matches the setting on the
main unit (see Operating multiple receivers on page ​89​).
No sound, or sound suddenly
ceases.
Check that the HDMI Audio setting is set to AMP (Setting the Audio options on page ​79​).
If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection for the audio.
If analog video is being output over HDMI, please use a separate connection for the
audio.
Check whether the receiver’s remote control mode is properly set (see Remote Control
Mode Setup on page ​108​).
Check the audio output settings of the source component.
Try replacing the batteries in the remote control (see Loading the batteries on page ​10​).
HDMI format digital audio transmissions require a longer time to be recognized. Due
to this, interruption in the audio may occur when switching between audio formats or
beginning playback.
Be sure to operate within 7 m and a 30º angle of the remote sensor on the front panel
(see Operating range of remote control unit on page ​11​).
Turning on/off the device connected to this unit’s HDMI OUT terminal during playback,
or disconnecting/connecting the HDMI cable during playback, may cause noise or interrupted audio.
Check that there are no obstacles between the receiver and the remote control.
Make sure that there is no fluorescent or other strong light shining on to the remote
sensor.
Other components can’t be operated
with the system remote.
Try changing the Resolution setting (in Setting the Video options on page ​81​).
Noisy or distorted picture.
If the battery ran down, the preset codes may have been cleared. Re-enter the preset
codes.
The preset code may be incorrect. Redo the procedure for entering preset codes.
When commands from the remote control units of other devices are registered using the
learning function, in some cases they may not be learned properly. In this case, register
the commands again using the learning function (see page ​90​). If they still do not work,
they may be in a special format that cannot be registered on this receiver’s remote control. Operate the device using another remote control.
Sometimes a video deck may output a noisy video signal (during scanning, for example),
or the video quality may just be poor (with some video game units, for example). The
picture quality may also depend on the settings, etc. of your display device. Switch off
the video converter and reconnect the source and display device using the same type of
connection (component or composite), then start playback again.
If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your
monitor, please consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer
for support.
HDCP ERROR shows in the display.
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Check whether or not the connected component is compatible with HDCP. If it is not
compatible with HDCP, reconnect the source device using a different type of connection
(component or composite). Some components that are compatible with HDCP still cause
this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem with displaying video,
this is not a malfunction.
HDMI
When playing Dolby Digital or DTS
Check that the player is connected using a digital connection.
sources, the receiver’s format indica- Make sure that the receiver is set to AUTO or DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on
tors do not light.
page ​66​).
13
FAQ
Remedy
Synchronized operation not possible
using Control with HDMI function.
Check the HDMI connections.
MHL
The cable may be damaged.
Symptom
Remedy
Select ON for the Control Mode with HDMI setting (see HDMI Setup on page ​75​).
When playing an MHL-compatible device connected to the
HDMI 7/MHL terminal, the Standby
Through function does not work and
the power turns off.
The MHL device will not operate unless power is being supplied from this receiver. When
this receiver is in the Standby Through mode, power cannot be supplied due to reduced
power consumption. Because of this, the MHL device will not operate. This is not a malfunction.
MHL-compatible device cannot be
operated with the remote control.
Press MHL to set the remote control to the MHL control mode.
MHL POW ERR is displayed on the
display.
There is a problem with the power supply for the MHL device. After turning OFF the
receiver, disconnect the MHL device, connect the MHL device again and then turn ON
the power of the receiver.
If the error is displayed even though the above operation is repeated several times,
there is a problem with the receiver or the MHL device. Disconnect the power cable and
request repair.
Turn the TV’s power on before turning on this receiver’s power.
Set the TV side Control with HDMI setting to on (see TV’s operating instructions).
Connect the TV to the HDMI OUT 1 terminal and set the HDMI output to OUT 1. Then
turn on first the TV’s power, then this receiver’s power.
When HDZONE is set to ON, the
video resolution and number of
audio channels for the main zone
side changes.
This is due to the HDMI connection specifications; it is not a malfunction. When playing the same input in the main zone and HDZONE, video and audio signals that can be
output in common for all the devices connected to the HDMI OUT 1, HDMI OUT 2 and
HDMI OUT 3 (HDZONE) terminals are set.
HDZONE cannot be turned on.
Set Output Setting at MAIN/HDZONE to HDZONE (page ​109​).
When the input source for the main
or HDZONE is switched or when
the power of the respective zones is
turned on and off, the audio or video
of the HDMI output terminal that is
not being operated is sometimes
interrupted.
This is because the HDMI devices need to recognize each other again. This is not a
malfunction. If the picture is disturbed or not displayed, turn off the power of the devices
in all the zones, then try again. Also try temporarily turning the Network Standby and
Standby Through settings OFF.
Built-in AVNavigator
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
AVNavigator does not interact
well with the receiver.
The receiver’s power is not
turned on.
Turn the receiver’s power on. (Wait about 60 seconds after
the power turns on for network functions to start.)
The receiver or computer is not
connected to the LAN.
Connect a LAN cable to the receiver or computer (page ​43​).
The router’s power is off.
Turn the router’s power on.
Network connections could be
restricted due to the computer’s
network settings, security settings, etc.
Check the computer’s network settings, security settings,
etc.
In the middle of Wiring Navi,
you are instructed to turn off
the power of the unit and then
connect other equipment or
speakers.
This is to avoid failure of the
receiver due to a short-circuit
between cables or from static
electricity.
Per the Wiring Navi instructions, turn OFF the power
of the receiver. As long as the browser has not quit,
Wiring Navi resumes guidance upon turning ON the
receiver.
When the HDMI cable does not support 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit (18 Gbps transmission),
video images may not be output properly. In that case, replace the cable with a compatible HDMI cable or change the HDMI 4K/60p signal output setting to 4:2:0 to watch the
4K/60p 4:2:0 24 bit video image.
When the Wiring Navi or
Interactive Operation Guide
is launched, a warning about
security protection appears on
the browser.
This is because of the browser’s
security function.
This is not a problem. Perform the operation to authorize
the blocked contents.
The HDMI OUT 3 terminal does not output a 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit video image if
MAIN/HDZONE is set to HDZONE. Set MAIN/HDZONE to MAIN or use the HDMI OUT
1 or HDMI OUT 2 terminals.
AVNavigator screen is not
displayed on the browser.
This receiver’s IP address has not
been entered into the browser
correctly.
Check the receiver’s IP address and enter it correctly in the
browser (page ​107​).
You cannot input 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit video from HDMI IN 3 to the IN 7 terminal. Use the
BD IN, HDMI IN 1 or HDMI IN 2 terminal.
Receiver settings cannot be
made from a browser.
JavaScript is disabled on the
internet browser.
Enable JavaScript.
The browser is not compatible
with JavaScript.
Use an internet browser that is compatible with JavaScript.
Such menus as the HOME MENU as Press OUT P. and switch the HDMI OUT 1/2 setting.
well as the on-screen display are not
displayed for HDMI OUT 1 or HDMI
OUT 2.
Cannot upscale to 4K or 1080p.
Change V.CONV to ON. (page ​81​)
Change RES. (page ​81​)
When HDZONE is turned on, upscaling cannot be performed. To perform upscaling, turn
off HDZONE (page ​84​).
4K video is not output even though a
4K compliant TV is connected.
When the MAIN/HDZONE setting is MAIN and the HDMI output setting is OUT 1+2 and
when the MAIN/HDZONE setting is HDZONE and HDZONE is the same input as with the
main zone, video is output with the lower resolution of the TV connected to HDMI OUT 1
and HDMI OUT 2. When there is only one 4K compliant TV, connect it to HDMI OUT 1
and set the HDMI output setting to OUT 1 or turn off HDZONE so that video is only output
to the 4K compliant TV.
Even though a 4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit
compatible TV is connected, the
4K/60p 4:4:4 24 bit video image is not
output correctly.
Set the HDMI 4K/60p signal output setting to 4:4:4 (page ​84​).
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Symptom
13
FAQ
Symptom
iPod
Cause
The folders/files stored on a The folders/files are currently stored
USB memory device are not in a region other than the FAT (File
displayed.
Allocation Table) region.
A USB memory device is
not recognized.
Remedy
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Store the folders/files in the FAT region.
iPod is not recognized.
This receiver recognizes the iPod as
a fraud.
Switch off and on again this receiver.
Reconnect the iPod with the receiver switched off.
Change to an input other than iPod/USB, then set the input
back to iPod/USB.
The number of levels in a folder is
more than 9.
Limit the maximum number of levels in a folder to 9 (page ​
57​).
The audio files are copyrighted.
Copyrighted audio files stored on a USB memory device
cannot be played back (page ​57​).
iPod touch/iPhone is not
recognized or otherwise
does not operate properly.
The iPod’s operation may be
unstable.
The USB memory device does not
support the mass storage class
specifications.
Try using a USB memory device compatible with the mass
storage class specifications. Note that there are cases
where even the audio files stored on a USB memory device
compatible with the mass storage class specifications are
not played back on this receiver (page ​57​).
Try performing the operation below.
1. Press the sleep/sleep cancel button on the iPod touch/
iPhone simultaneously with the home button for at least 10
seconds to restart the device.
2. Turn this receiver’s power on.
3. Connect the iPod touch/iPhone to this receiver.
iPod cannot be operated
with the remote control.
—
Press iPod USB to set the remote control to the iPod USB
control mode.
Connect the USB memory device and switch on this
receiver (page ​44​).
A USB memory device is
connected and displayed,
but the audio files stored
on the USB memory device
cannot be played back.
A USB hub is currently being used.
This receiver does not support USB hubs (page ​57​).
This receiver recognizes the USB
memory device as a fraud.
Switch off and on again this receiver.
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Change to an input other than iPod/USB, then set the input
back to iPod/USB.
Cannot access the network.
The LAN cable is not firmly connected.
Firmly connect the LAN cable (page ​43​).
Some formats of USB memory
devices, including FAT 12, NTFS, and
HFS, cannot be played back on this
receiver.
Check whether the format of your USB memory device is
either FAT 16 or FAT 32. Note that the FAT 12, NTFS, and HFS
formats cannot be played back on this receiver (page ​57​).
The file format cannot be properly
played back on this receiver.
See the list of file formats that can be played back on this
receiver (page ​58​).
The USB memory cannot be —
operated with the remote
control.
Press iPod USB to set the remote control to the iPod USB
control mode.
Over Current shows in the
display.
There is a problem with the power supply for the USB
memory. After turning off the receiver, disconnect the USB
memory, connect the USB memory again and then turn on
the power of the receiver.
If Over Current is displayed even though the above operation is repeated several times, there is a problem with the
receiver or USB memory. Disconnect the power cable and
request repair.
—
Network
Reconnect the USB device with the receiver switched off.
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The router is not switched on.
Switch on the router.
Internet security software is currently installed in the connected
component.
There are cases where a component with Internet security
software installed cannot be accessed.
The audio component on the network which has been switched off is
switched on.
Switch on the audio component on the network before
switching on this receiver.
Playback does not start
while “Connecting...” continues to be displayed.
The component is currently disconnected from this receiver or the
power supply.
Check whether the component is properly connected to
this receiver or the power supply.
The network function cannot be operated with the
remote control.
—
Press NET to set the remote control to the network function
control mode.
The PC or Internet radio is
not properly operated.
The corresponding IP address is not
properly set.
Switch on the built-in DHCP server function of your router,
or set up the network manually according to your network
environment (page ​106​).
The IP address is being automatically configured.
The automatic configuration process takes time. Please
wait.
USB interface
13
FAQ
Cause
Remedy
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
The audio files stored on
components on the network, such as a PC, cannot
be played back.
Windows Media Player 11 or
Windows Media Player 12 is not currently installed on your PC.
Install Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Player
12 on your PC (page ​69​).
Audio playback is undesirably stopped or disturbed.
The audio file currently being played
back was not recorded in a format
playable on this receiver.
Audio files recorded in MPEG-4
AAC or FLAC are being played back
on Windows Media Player 11 or
Windows Media Player 12.
Audio files recorded in MPEG-4 AAC or FLAC cannot be
played back on Windows Media Player 11 or Windows
Media Player 12. Try using another server. Refer to the
operation manual supplied with your server.
Check whether the audio file was recorded in a format supported by this receiver.
Check whether the folder has been damaged or corrupted.
Note that there are cases where even the audio files listed
as playable on this receiver cannot be played back or
displayed (page ​73​).
Check whether the component is affected by special circumstances or is in the sleep mode.
Try rebooting the component if necessary.
The LAN cable is currently disconnected.
Connect the LAN cable properly (page ​43​).
The component connected to the
network is not properly operated.
Use 100BASE-TX to access the components on the network.
The component connected to the
network does not permit file sharing.
Try changing the settings for the component connected to
the network.
There is heavy traffic on the network
with the Internet being accessed on
the same network.
The folder stored on the component
connected to the network has been
deleted or damaged.
Check the folder stored on the component connected to
the network.
In this case, adjust the volume from the receiver or remote
control.
Network connections could be
restricted due to the computer’s network settings, security settings, etc.
Check the computer’s network settings, security settings,
etc.
When in the DMR mode, depending on the external controller being
used, playback may be interrupted
when a volume operation is performed from the controller.
There is a connection routed through There may be a shortage of bandwidth on the 2.4 GHz band
a wireless LAN on the same network. used by the wireless LAN. Make wired LAN connections not
routed through a wireless LAN.
Supported file formats vary by server. For more information check with the manufacturer of your
As such, files not supported by your
server.
server are not displayed on this unit.
Cannot access the component connected to the
network.
The audio files are copyrighted.
DRM-protected audio files cannot be played back on this
receiver.
The component connected to the
network is not properly set.
If the client is automatically authorized, you need to enter
the corresponding information again. Check whether the
connection status is set to “Do not authorize”.
There are no playable audio files on
the component connected to the
network.
Check the audio files stored on the component connected
to the network.
Install away from any devices emitting electromagnetic
waves on the 2.4 GHz band (microwave ovens, game consoles, etc.). If this does not solve the problem, stop using
other devices that emit electromagnetic waves.
Cannot access Windows
Media Player 11 or
Windows Media Player 12.
In case of Windows Media Player
11: You are currently logged onto
the domain through your PC with
Windows XP or Windows Vista
installed.
In case of Windows Media Player
12: You are currently logged onto
the domain through your PC with
Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed.
Instead of logging onto the domain, log onto the local
machine (page ​70​).
Cannot listen to Internet
radio stations.
The firewall settings for components
on the network are currently in
operation.
Check the firewall settings for components on the network.
You are currently disconnected from
the Internet.
Check the connection settings for components on the
network, and consult with your network service provider if
necessary (page ​106​).
The broadcasts from an Internet
radio station are stopped or interrupted.
There are cases where you cannot listen to some Internet
radio stations even when they are listed in the list of Internet radio stations on this receiver (page ​70​).
—
An Internet connection is required for both the mobile
digital device and this unit.
This unit cannot be
selected from the Spotify
application.
Connect the mobile digital device by Wi-Fi to the wireless
LAN router of the same network as the one to which this
unit is connected.
A Spotify Premium account (for a charge) must be registered on the Spotify application.
When this unit is in standby, it cannot be selected from the
Spotify application.
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Symptom
13
FAQ
Cause
Remedy
The sound of the Spotify
audio stream is not produced.
—
Check whether this unit is selected on the Spotify application.
USB-DAC
SC-LX88 only
Check that contents are playing on the Spotify application.
Symptoms
Causes
Remedies
If the above does not solve the problem, turn this unit’s
power off then back on.
When the USB-DAC IN
terminal is connected to
a PC via USB cable, audio
files on the PC cannot be
played.
Has the proper device driver been
installed on the PC?
When using a USB cable to connect the unit’s USB-DAC
IN terminal to a PC in order to play audio files on the PC,
the proper device driver must be downloaded from the supplied CD-ROM and installed on your PC.
With an AV receiver that has the
If this is the case, set which zone the sound is to be played
‘System Setup’ d ‘Other Setup’ d in at the play zone settings.
‘Play ZONE Setup’ option, the sound
may be playing in another zone.
This unit’s volume does not
increase when the volume
slider in the Spotify application is raised.
A volume upper limit is provided so
that the volume will not inadvertently
go up too much.
To further increase the volume, use the remote control.
When the iControlAV5 or built-in AVNavigator application
is being used, you can use the application to increase the
volume.
Playback continues on
this unit when the Spotify
application is quit.
The Spotify audio stream continues
from this unit, even when the Spotify
application is quit.
To operate again, relaunch the Spotify application.
The Network functions
cannot be operated with
the buttons on the remote
control.
The remote control is not currently
set to the Network function mode.
Press NET to set the remote control to the Network function mode (page ​70​).
When DMR mode or AirPlay ZONE Setup is not set to
Play is used from a comMAIN.
puter, smartphone, etc., the
sound is played in subzone.
Change Play ZONE Setup to MAIN (page ​110​).
AirPlay or DMR mode cannot be used for subzone.
When a USB-DAC input is selected
for ZONE 2 (ZONE 3), AirPlay and the
DMR mode cannot be used in ZONE
3 (ZONE 2).
Switch the sub-zone in which the USB-DAC input is
selected to a different input.
Network connections
cannot be made via the
wireless LAN converter
(AXF7031).
—
For details, see Wireless LAN on page ​122​.
No sound is produced when Are volume settings correct for the
attempting to play files on
OS and application program?
a PC.
Is the OS audio output set to MUTE?
High sound quality files
(over 48 kHz/24 bits) cannot
be played.
Raise the volume settings as required.
Cancel the MUTE setting.
Are multiple applications running
simultaneously?
Try closing applications that are not in use.
Are volume settings correct for the
OS and application program?
For audio device select “Pioneer USB Audio Device”.
The exclusive driver is not installed
on the computer.
Install the driver software on the computer from the
included CD-ROM.
Wireless LAN
Network cannot be accessed via wireless LAN.
Wireless LAN converter’s power is not on.
! Check that the USB cable connecting the wireless LAN converter to the receiver’s DC OUTPUT for
WIRELESS LAN terminal is properly connected.
WLAN POW ERR is displayed on the receiver’s display window.
! There is a problem with the wireless LAN converter’s power supply. Turn the receiver’s power off, then
disconnect the USB cable, reconnect the USB cable and turn the receiver’s power back on.
!If WLAN POW ERR is still displayed after repeating the above procedure several times, there is a problem
with the receiver or the USB cable. Unplug the receiver from the wall and call a Pioneer authorized independent service company.
The LAN cable is not firmly connected.
! Firmly connect the LAN cable (page ​45​).
Wireless LAN converter and base unit (wireless LAN router, etc.) are too far apart or there is an obstacle
between them.
! Improve the wireless LAN environment by moving the wireless LAN converter and base unit closer
together, etc.
There is a microwave oven or other device generating electromagnetic waves near the wireless LAN
environment.
! Please refer to the manuals of the wireless LAN converter.
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Surround sound formats..............................................................................................................124
SABRE DACTM.................................................................................................................................124
About HDMI..................................................................................................................................124
HTC Connect..................................................................................................................................124
About iPod....................................................................................................................................125
Windows 8....................................................................................................................................125
MHL................................................................................................................................................125
About aptX....................................................................................................................................125
About Bluetooth wireless technology........................................................................................ 125
Software license notice................................................................................................................126
Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal formats.......................... 127
Speaker Setting Guide................................................................................................................. 127
About messages displayed when using network functions..................................................... 128
Important information regarding the HDMI connection.......................................................... 129
Cleaning the unit..........................................................................................................................129
Declaration of Conformity with regard to the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC............................. 130
Glossary.........................................................................................................................................131
Features index..............................................................................................................................134
Specifications................................................................................................................................135
Preset code list..............................................................................................................................136
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Additional information
14
Additional information
SABRE DACTM
Below is a brief description of the main surround sound formats you’ll find on BDs, DVDs, satellite, cable and
terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes.
Dolby
The Dolby technologies are explained below. See http://www.dolby.com for more detailed information.
SABRE DACTM and the logo are trademarks of ESS Technology, Inc.
About HDMI
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a digital transfer standard for receiving video and audio data with
a single cable. It is an adaptation of DVI (Digital Visual Interface), a display connection technology, for use in
home audio devices. This interface standard is for next-generation TVs providing High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection (HDCP).
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS
The DTS technologies are explained below. See http://www.dts.com for more detailed information.
The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries.
HTC Connect
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited. DTS, DTS-HD,
the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks, and DTS-HD Master Audio is a trademark of
DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
HTC, HTC Connect and the HTC Connect logo are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
Manufactured under a license from U.S. Patent No’s: 7,003,467; 7,283,634; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762;
6,487,535; 6,226,616; 7,212,872; 7,272,567; 7,668,723; 7,392,195; 7,930,184; 7,333,929 and 7,548,853. DTS, the
Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks & DTS Neo:X is a trademark of DTS, Inc. ©2012
DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Surround sound formats
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Additional information
MHL
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later,
and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
USB works with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch
(1st through 5th generation) and iPod nano (3rd through 7th generation).
“Made for iPod” and “Made for iPhone” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod or iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance
standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory
standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect wireless performance.
Apple, AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod nano, iPod touch, iTunes, Safari, Bonjour, Mac, Mac OS and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The AirPlay logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.
App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
MHL, the MHL Logo, and Mobile High-Definition Link are trademarks or registered trademarks of MHL, LLC in the
United States and other countries.
About aptX
Windows 8
© 2013 CSR plc and its group companies. The aptX® mark and the aptX logo are trade marks of CSR plc or one of
its group companies and may be registered in one or more jurisdictions.
This product is Windows 8 Compatible.
About Bluetooth wireless technology
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of
such marks by PIONEER CORPORATION is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their
respective owners.
®
Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
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About iPod
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About Performance Audio Framework
Software license notice
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Additional information
The following charts show what you will hear with different input signal formats, depending on the Stream Direct
mode (see Using Stream Direct on page ​65​) you have selected.
Input signal format
Auto Surround / PURE DIRECT / DIRECT
Dolby Atmos format
Straight decoding
! ALC cannot be selected when the input signal is Dolby Atmos format.
! For details on Dolby Atmos, see page ​131​.
Stereo (2 channel) signal formats
Input signal format
Auto Surround /
DIRECT
ALC
Speaker Setting Guide
PURE DIRECT
In order to achieve an even better surround effect, it is important to accurately position the speakers and make
their volume and tone characteristics uniform so as to finely focus the multi-channel sound.
The three major elements in positioning the speakers are distance, angle and orientation (the direction in
which the speakers are pointing).
Distance: The distance of all the speakers should be equal.
Angle: The speakers should be horizontally symmetrical.
Orientation: The orientation should be horizontally symmetrical.
In most homes, however, it is not possible to achieve this environment. For the distance, on this receiver it is possible to automatically correct the speaker distance electrically to a precision of 1 cm using the Full Auto MCACC
Setup function (page ​49​).
Surround Back speaker(s): Connected
Dolby Digital Surround
Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital
Dolby Surround
DTS Surround
Neo:X CINEMA
DTS
Neo:X CINEMA
Other stereo sources
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Analog sources
As above
As above
ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)
Stereo playback
PCM sources
As above
As above
DVD-A sources
As above
As above
As above
SACD sources
As above
As above
As above
Surround Back speaker(s): Not connected
Dolby Digital Surround
Dolby Surround
Dolby Surround
Dolby Surround
DTS Surround
Neo:X CINEMA
Neo:X CINEMA
Neo:X CINEMA
Other stereo sources
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Stereo playback
Analog sources
As above
As above
ANALOG DIRECT (stereo)
PCM sources
As above
As above
Stereo playback
DVD-A sources
As above
As above
As above
SACD sources
As above
As above
As above
Step 1: Speaker layout and distance adjustment
Use speaker stands or the like to make sure the speakers are steady, and leave at least 10 cm from the surrounding walls. Position the speakers attentively so that the speakers on the left and right are at equal angles from the
listening position (center of the adjustments). (We recommend using cords, etc., when adjusting the layout.)
Ideally all the speakers should be equidistant from the listening position.
Note
If the speakers cannot be set at equal distances (on a circle), use the Auto MCACC Setup speaker distance correction and Fine Speaker Distance functions to make them equalize the distance artificially.
Multichannel signal formats
Input signal format
Step 2: Adjusting the speaker height
Auto Surround / PURE DIRECT / DIRECT
Adjust the heights (angles) of the different speakers.
Adjust so that the front speaker units reproducing mid- and high frequencies is roughly at the height of the ears.
If the center speaker cannot be set at the same height as the front speakers, adjust its angle of elevation to point
it to the listening position.
Set surround speaker 1 so that it is not under the height of the ears.
Surround Back speaker(s): Connected
Dolby Digital EX (6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby TrueHD EX (6.1 channel flagged)
Dolby Surround
<a>
DTS-HD Master Audio ES (6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix)
DTS-ES (6.1 channel sources/6.1 channel flagged)
DTS-ES (Matrix/Discrete)
DTS sources (5.1 channel encoding)
Straight decoding
DTS-HD sources
As above
Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources
As above
Step 3: Adjusting the speaker orientation
If the left and right speakers are not pointing in the same direction, the tone will not be the same on the right
and left, and as a result the sound field will not be reproduced properly. However, if all the speakers are pointed
towards the listening position, the sound field will seem cramped. Testing by the Pioneer Multi-channel Research
Group has shown that a good sense of sound positioning can be achieved by pointing all the speakers towards an
area 30 cm to 80 cm behind the listening position (between the surround speakers and the listening position).
However, the sense of sound positioning can differ according to the conditions in the room and the speakers
being used. In smaller environments in particular (when the front speakers are close to the listening position),
with this method the speakers will be pointed too inward. We suggest you use this example of installation as
reference when trying out different installation methods.
Surround Back speaker(s): Not connected
DVD-A sources/Multi-ch PCM
Straight decoding
SACD sources (5.1 channel encoding)
As above
Other 5.1/6.1/7.1 channel sources
As above
a Unavailable with only one surround back speaker connected.
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Dolby Atmos format
Auto Surround, ALC and Stream Direct with different input signal
formats
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Additional information
Position of center speaker and monitor
Since mostly dialogs are output from the center speaker, keeping the center speaker as close as possible to the
screen makes the overall sound more natural. For TVs using Braun tubes, however, when installing the center
speaker on the floor, adjust its angle of elevation to point it towards the listening position.
Placing the subwoofer between the center and front speakers makes even music sources sound more natural (if
there is only one subwoofer, it doesn’t matter if it is placed on the left or right side). The low bass sound output
from the subwoofer is not directional and there is no need to adjust the height. Normally the subwoofer is placed
on the floor. Put it in a position at which it will not cancel out the bass sound output from the other speakers.
Also note that placing it near a wall may result in sympathetic vibrations with the building that could excessively
amplify the bass sound.
If the subwoofer must be installed near a wall, place it at an angle so that it is not parallel to the wall surface. This
can help reduce any sympathetic vibrations, but depending on the shape of the room this could result in standing waves. However, even if standing waves are generated, their influence on the sound quality can be prevented
using the Auto MCACC’s standing wave control function (page ​98​).
Installation on floor
(Diagram as seen
from the side)
Monitor
Step 5: Default settings with the Auto MCACC Setup (auto sound field
correction) function
! If the center speaker is not of the shielded type, install it away from the TV.
! When installing the center speaker on top of the monitor, place it facing slightly downwards towards the listening position.
It is more effective to perform the Full Auto MCACC Setup (page ​49​) procedure once the adjustments described
above have been completed.
About messages displayed when using network functions
Note
The distance to the subwoofer may be slightly larger than the distance actually measured with a tape measure,
etc. This is because this distance is corrected for electric delay, and is not a problem.
Refer to the following information when you come up with a status message while operating the Network
functions.
Status messages
Positional relationship between speakers and monitor
Descriptions
Connection Down
The selected category or Internet radio station cannot be accessed.
Position of front speakers and monitor
File Format Error
Cannot be played back for some reasons.
The front speakers should be as equidistant as possible to the monitor.
Track Not Found
The selected song has not been found anywhere on the network.
Server Error
The selected server cannot be accessed.
Server Disconnected
The server has been disconnected.
Empty
There are no files stored in the selected folder.
License Error
The license for the contents to be played back is invalid.
Item Already Exists
This is displayed when the file you have attempted to register in the Favorites folder has
already been registered.
Favorite List Full
This is displayed when you have attempted to register a file in the Favorites folder but the
Favorites folder is already full.
R
L
45° to 60°
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Important information regarding the HDMI connection
There are cases where you may not be able to route HDMI signals through this receiver (this depends on
the HDMI-equipped component you are connecting-check with the manufacturer for HDMI compatibility
information).
If you aren’t receiving HDMI signals properly through this receiver (from your component), please try one of the
following configurations when connecting up.
Configuration A
Use component video cables to connect the video output of your HDMI-equipped component to the receiver’s
component video input. The receiver can then convert the analog component video signal to a digital HDMI signal for transmission to the display. For this configuration, use the most convenient connection (digital is recommended) for sending audio to the receiver. See the operating instructions for more on audio connections.
Note
The picture quality will change slightly during conversion.
Configuration B
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.
Notes
! If your display only has one HDMI terminal, you can only receive HDMI video from the connected component.
! Depending on the component, audio output may be limited to the number of channels available from the
connected display unit (for example audio output is reduced to 2 channels for a monitor with stereo audio
limitations).
! If you want to switch the input function, you’ll have to switch functions on both the receiver and your display
unit.
! Since the sound is muted on the display when using the HDMI connection, you must adjust the volume on the
display every time you switch input functions.
Cleaning the unit
! Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and dirt.
! When the surface is dirty, wipe with a soft cloth dipped in some neutral cleanser diluted five or six times with
water, and wrung out well, and then wipe again with a dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or cleansers.
! Never use thinners, benzene, insecticide sprays or other chemicals on or near this unit, since these will corrode the surface.
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Additional information
Manufacturer:
PIONEER HOME ELECTRONICS
CORPORATION
1-1, Shin-ogura, Saiwai-ku,
Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
212-0031, Japan
Hereby, Pioneer, declares that this [*] is
in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Suomi:
Pioneer vakuuttaa täten että [*]
tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY
oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä
koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen
mukainen.
Nederlands:
Hierbij verklaart Pioneer dat het toestel
[*] in overeenstemming is met de
essentiële eisen en de andere
relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG
Français:
Par la présente Pioneer déclare que
l’appareil [*] est conforme aux
exigences essentielles et aux autres
dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE
Svenska:
Härmed intygar Pioneer att denna [*]
står I överensstämmelse med de
väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga
relevanta bestämmelser som framgår
av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Slovenščina:
Čeština:
Română:
Eesti:
български:
Magyar:
Polski:
Pioneer declara que este [*] está
conforme com os requisitos essenciais
e outras disposições da Directiva
1999/5/CE.
EU Representative’s:
Pioneer Europe NV
Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1,
9120 Melsele, Belgium
http://www.pioneer.eu
Pioneer tímto prohlašuje, že tento [*] je
ve shodě se základními požadavky a
dalšími příslušnými ustanoveními
směrnice 1999/5/ES
Käesolevaga kinnitab Pioneer seadme
[*] vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ
põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist
tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele
sätetele.
[*] SC-LX88-K, SC-LX88-S, SC-LX78-K, SC-LX78-S
English:
Português:
Dansk:
Undertegnede Pioneer erklærer
herved, at følgende udstyr [*]
overholder de væsentlige krav og
øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF
Alulírott, Pioneer nyilatkozom, hogy a
[*] megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ
követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC
irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Deutsch:
Hiermit erklärt Pioneer, dass sich
dieses [*] in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den
anderen relevanten Vorschriften der
Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet". (BMWi)
Latviešu valoda:
Ar šo Pioneer deklarē, ka [*] atbilst
Direktīvas 1999/5/EK būtiskajām
prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem
noteikumiem.
Lietuvių kalba:
Ελληνικά:
Šiuo Pioneer deklaruoja, kad šis [*]
atitinka esminius
reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB
Direktyvos nuostatas.
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Pioneer ΔΗΛΩΝΕΙ
ΟΤΙ [*] ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ
ΟΥΣΙΩΔΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ
ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ
ΟΔΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ
Malti:
Italiano:
Hawnhekk, Pioneer jiddikjara li dan [*]
jikkonforma mal-ħtiġijiet essenzjali u ma
provvedimenti oħrajn relevanti li hemm
fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC
Con la presente Pioneer dichiara che
questo [*] è conforme ai requisiti
essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni
pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva
1999/5/CE.
Slovenčina:
Pioneer týmto vyhlasuje, že [*] spĺňa
základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné
ustanovenia Smernice
1999/5/ES.
Español:
Por medio de la presente Pioneer
declara que el [*] cumple con los
requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera
otras disposiciones aplicables o
exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE
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Pioneer izjavlja, da je ta [*] v skladu z
bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi
relevantnimi določili direktive
1999/5/ES.
Prin prezenta, Pioneer declara ca acest
[*] este in conformitate cu cerintele
esentiale si alte prevederi ale Directivei
1999/5/EU.
С настоящето, Pioneer декларира, че
този [*] отговаря на основните
изисквания и други съответни
постановления на Директива
1999/5/EC.
Niniejszym Pioneer oświadcza, że
[*] jest zgodny z zasadniczymi wymogami oraz pozostałymi stosownymi
postanowieniami
Dyrektywy 1999/5/EC
Norsk:
Pioneer erklærer herved at utstyret [*]
er i samsvar med de grunnleggende
krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv
1999/5/EF.
Íslenska:
Hér með lýsir Pioneer yfir því að
[*] er í samræmi við
grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar
eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC
Hrvatski:
Ovime tvrtka Pioneer izjavljuje da je
ovaj [*] u skladu osnovnim zahtjevima i
ostalim odredbama Direktive
1999/5/EC.
R-TTE-24L_C1_En
Declaration of Conformity with regard to the R&TTE Directive
1999/5/EC
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Additional information
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio is a technology that delivers master audio sources recorded in a professional studio to
listeners without any loss of data, preserving audio quality.
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Audio formats/Decoding
A high definition audio technology by which signals can be transferred over HDMI cables.
Dolby
DTS-ES
The Dolby technologies are explained below. See http://www.dolby.com for more detailed information.
DTS-ES (the ES stands for Extended Surround) is a decoder that is capable of decoding both DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
and DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 encoded sources.
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital is a multichannel digital audio coding system widely used in cinemas, and in the home for DVD and
digital broadcast soundtracks.
DTS Neo:X
DTS Neo:X can generate 11.1 channel surround sound from any matrixed stereo source (such as video or TV) and
from 5.1 channel sources.
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby TrueHD is the lossless encoding technology developed for high-definition optical discs in the upcoming
era.
Decoding
A technology for converting digital signals that have been compressed upon recording by a digital signal processing circuit, etc., into the original signals. The term “decoding” (or “matrix decoding”) is also used for the technology which converts 2-channel sound sources into multiple channels or expands 5.1-channel signals into 6.1 or
7.1 channels.
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus is the audio technology for all high-definition programming and media. It combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential expected
in the upcoming high-definition era.
Dolby Atmos
Calibrating the sound field/Improving the sound quality
Features
! Provides a powerful and dramatically new listening experience for cinema sound.
! Creates a 3 dimensional listening environment where sounds can be transported through the room.
! Reproduces a natural sound that matches the story exactly and sounds as if real.
! Addition of audio elements in the height space above the listener. Height audio is reproduced by either overhead or Dolby enabled speakers.
! The original intention of the producers can be expressed, no matter what kind of system setup you have in your
home.
Technical information
! Placement for clearer, more accurate cinema sound is possible. With mixing that uses “objects”, independent
sound elements can be superimposed on channel-based material.
! By importing all of the intentions of the director as meta data, it is possible to customize play back for every
home.
! Soundtracks are scaled to achieve best performance through your specific speaker system.
! Dolby Atmos uses a multi layering approach for building soundtracks. In combination with the conventional
channel-based method, the base layer is composed of mainly motionless environmental sounds. On top of
this layer is the layer that realizes the sound elements that have “movement”. Here, sound can be placed and
moved so that it is linked accurately with the images on-screen.
In the meta data, it is indicated how this type of sound element will act when it is played back. This indication
enables playback that reflects the intention of the director as much as possible, in any playback environment.
This dual-layer approach not only allows moviemakers to freely make full use of a variety of expressions, but
also enables users to experience the intentions of the producer in any type of home theater setup.
! In order to enjoy Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos-compatible content is required. Dolby Atmos content on Dolby
Atmos-compatible Blu-ray Discs can be played back on most conventional Blu-ray players by sending the
Dolby Atmos bitstream to the AVR.
Phase Control
The Phase Control technology incorporated into this receiver’s design provides coherent sound reproduction
through the use of phase matching for an optimal sound image at your listening position.
Phase Control Plus (Auto Phase Control Plus)
Corrects the delay in the contents’ low frequency effects (LFE). When properly corrected, the bass sound is more
powerful, improving the balance of the sound.
When AUTO is selected, the contents are analyzed in real time, allowing them to be played in optimal conditions.
This is effective for contents with low frequency effects (LFE), such as Dolby Digital 5.1-channel contents.
Full Band Phase Control
The Full Band Phase Control feature calibrates the frequency-phase characteristics of the speakers connected.
Full Band Phase Control FRONT ALIGN
Full Band Phase Control calibrates frequency phase disturbances (group delay) for the full speaker band (Full
Band) (SYMMETRY), but with this unit it is also possible to calibrate the frequency phase characteristics of other
speakers to the frequency phase characteristics of the front speakers (FRONT ALIGN).
Virtual Speakers
Virtual playback of a maximum of 11.2 channels combining the actually installed speakers and the virtual speakers is possible. This makes for smoother connection between the sounds and an improved 3D feel.
Virtual Surround Back
When you’re not using surround back speakers, selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual surround back
channel through your surround speakers. You can choose to listen to sources with no surround back channel
information.
Virtual Height
When you’re not using front height speakers, selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual front height channel
through your front speakers.
DTS
The DTS technologies are explained below. See http://www.dts.com for more detailed information.
Virtual Wide
DTS Digital Surround
When you’re not using front wide speakers, selecting this mode allows you to hear a virtual front wide channel
through your front speakers.
DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1-channel audio coding system from DTS Inc. now widely used for DVD-Video, DVDAudio, 5.1 music discs, digital broadcasts, and video games.
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vTuner
When this mode is selected, the sound field expands virtually to behind the display, resulting in a sound field with
the same depth as the 3D picture to achieve a better sense of presence.
The Auto Sound Retriever feature employs DSP technology to restore sound pressure and smooth jagged artifacts left over after compression.
With some audio inputs, the Sound Retriever effect is automatically optimized based on the bitrate information of
the contents that have been input to achieve high sound quality.
vTuner is a paid online database service that allows you to listen to radio and TV broadcasts on the Internet.
vTuner lists thousands of stations from over 100 different countries around the globe. For more detail about
vTuner, visit the following website:
http://www.radio-pioneer.com
“This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of NEMS and BridgeCo. Use or distribution of
such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from NEMS and BridgeCo or an authorized
subsidiary.”
Sound Retriever Air
Apple Lossless (ALAC)
Auto Sound Retriever
Sound Retriever Air compensates for reduced sound quality due to compression when sending Bluetooth signals.
PQLS
Jitterless high quality playback is possible by connecting a PQLS-compatible player with HDMI connections.
“ALAC” stands for Apple Lossless Audio Codec. This is a loseless type audio codec and is used for example for
iTunes®. It compresses non-compressed files (such as WAV and AIFF) to about one half the original size with no
loss of sound quality.
FLAC
ALC (Auto Level Control)
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio format allows lossless codec. Audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. For more details about FLAC, visit the following website:
http://flac.sourceforge.net/
In the Auto level control (ALC) mode, this receiver equalizes playback sound levels.
Also, the low and high frequency sounds, dialogs, surround effects, etc., that are difficult to hear when the volume is low are adjusted to be optimal for the volume level. This mode is particularly optimum when listening at
night.
Windows Media
Windows Media is a multimedia framework for media creation and distribution for Microsoft Windows. Windows
Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Use an application licensed by Microsoft Corporation to author, distribute, or play Windows Media formatted
content. Using an application unauthorized by Microsoft Corporation is subject to malfunction.
Front Stage Surround Advance
With the Front Stage Surround Advance feature, you can enjoy seamless, natural surround sound effects using
only the front speakers, without deteriorating the quality of the original sound.
MCACC
Windows Media Player 11/Windows Media Player 12
The Auto MCACC Setup provides a quick but accurate surround sound setup, which includes the advanced features of Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ.
Windows Media Player is software to deliver music, photos and movies from a Microsoft Windows computer to
home stereo systems and TVs.
With this software, you can play back files stored on the PC through various devices wherever you like in your
home.
This software can be downloaded from Microsoft’s website.
! Windows Media Player 11 (for Windows XP or Windows Vista)
! Windows Media Player 12 (for Windows 7 or Windows 8)
For more information check the official Microsoft website.
HDMI
Control with HDMI function
Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI-compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc player are possible when the component is connected to the receiver using an HDMI cable.
! The receiver’s volume can be set and the sound can be muted using the TV’s remote control.
! The receiver’s input switches over automatically when the TV’s input is changed or a Control with HDMIcompatible component is played.
! The receiver’s power is also set to standby, when the TV’s power is set to standby.
Router
A device for relaying data flowing on a network to another network. In homes, routers often also function as
DHCP servers. Products with built-in wireless LAN access points are called “wireless LAN routers”.
ARC (Audio Return Channel)
DHCP
When a TV supporting the HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) function is connected to the receiver, the sound of
the TV can be input via the HDMI OUT terminal.
The sound of the TV can be input from the receiver’s HDMI OUT terminal, so connection with the TV can be completed with a single HDMI cable.
Abbreviation of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A protocol for automatically assigning such setting information as IP addresses within network connections. This offers convenience in that, when enabled, it allows
network functions to be used simply by connecting the devices to the network.
Wireless LAN/Wi-Fi
“Wi-Fi” (Wireless Fidelity) is a trademark coined by the Wi-Fi Alliance trade association to increase recognition
of wireless LAN standards. With the increase in the number of devices connected to computers in recent years,
Wi-Fi offers the advantage of eliminating the complexity of making connections with LAN cables by using wireless connection. As a way of reassuring users, products that have passed interoperability tests carry the logo
“Wi-Fi Certified” to indicate that compatibility is assured.
Network function
AirPlay
AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later,
and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
For more information, see the Apple website (http://www.apple.com).
WPS
Abbreviation of Wi-Fi Protected Setup. A standard established by the Wi-Fi Alliance industry group for a function
allowing settings related to interconnection of WPS-compatible wireless LAN devices and encryption to be made
with simple operations. There are a number of methods, including push-button configuration and PIN code configuration. This AV receiver supports both push-button configuration and PIN code configuration.
DLNA
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies. Digital Living provides consumers with easy sharing of digital media
through a wired or wireless network in the home.
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SSID
Abbreviation of Service Set IDentifier. A wireless LAN access point identifier. Can be set as desired using up to 32
characters of English letters and numbers.
Bluetooth function
Bluetooth wireless technology
A short-range wireless communications standard for digital devices. Information is exchanged between devices
several meters to several tens of meters apart using radio waves. It uses radio waves on the 2.4 GHz band which
does not require applications for licenses or usage registration for applications conducting wireless exchange
of digital information at relatively low speeds, such as computer mouses and keyboards, mobile phones, smartphones, text and audio information for PDAs, etc.
Receiver function
Operation Mode
This receiver is equipped with a great number of functions and settings. The Operation Mode feature is provided
for users who find it difficult to master all these functions and settings.
MHL
MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) is an interface standard for transmitting digital signals with mobile devices.
MHL can carry high quality multi-channel audio data and 3D/Full-HD video formats.
“This receiver incorporates MHL 2.”
USB-DAC
By using a USB cable (Type A Male to Type B Male, sold separately) to connect this unit’s USB-DAC IN terminal
to the USB port on a PC, this unit can be used as a D/A converter.
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Internet radio
See Listening to Internet radio stations on page ​70​.
vTuner
Operation Mode
See Operation Mode Setup on page ​52​.
See Listening to Internet radio stations on page ​70​.
AVNavigator
DLNA
See How to use the built-in AVNavigator on page ​48​.
See About network playback on page ​72​.
ECO MODE 1, 2
AirPlay
See Using the Advanced surround effects on page ​65​.
See Using AirPlay on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes on page ​69​.
HDZONE
Wireless LAN
See MULTI-ZONE setup on page ​40​.
See Connecting to a wireless LAN on page ​45​.
HTC Connect
Playback High Resolution audio file
See About playable file formats on page ​73​.
See Playing a USB device on page ​57​.
See About HTC Connect on page ​69​.
Multi-ZONE Music
Slideshow
See Using Multi-ZONE Music on page ​104​.
See Playing back photo files stored on a USB memory device on page ​57​.
Play ZONE
Bluetooth
See Play ZONE Setup on page ​110​.
See Music playback using Bluetooth wireless technology on page ​61​.
4K pass through/up scaling
ARC (Audio Return Channel)
See About HDMI on page ​33​.
See HDMI Setup on page ​75​.
Full Auto MCACC
Auto delay
See Automatically conducting optimum sound tuning (Full Auto MCACC) on page ​49​.
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
Automatic MCACC (Expert)
Height Gain (Dolby Pro Logic llz Height option)
See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page ​95​.
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
Manual MCACC setup
Virtual Surround Back
See Manual MCACC setup on page ​97​.
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
PQLS
Virtual Height
See Setting the PQLS function on page ​77​.
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
Phase Control
Virtual Wide
See Better sound using Phase Control on page ​66​.
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
Full Band Phase Control
Virtual Depth
See Better sound using Phase Control and Full Band Phase Control on page ​67​.
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
Standing Wave
Digital Video Converter
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
See Setting the Video options on page ​81​.
Phase Control Plus
Pure Cinema
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
See Setting the Video options on page ​81​.
Auto Sound Retriever
Progressive Motion
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
See Setting the Video options on page ​81​.
ALC (Auto Level Control)
Advanced Video Adjust
See Auto playback on page ​64​.
See Setting the Video options on page ​81​.
Front Stage Surround Advance
Auto Power Down
See Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes on page ​64​.
See The Other Setup menu on page ​107​.
Sound Retriever Air
USB-DAC
See Enjoying various types of playback using the listening modes on page ​64​.
See Playing music from a computer on page ​59​.
Dialog Enhancement
See Setting the Audio options on page ​79​.
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Features index
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Integrated Control Section
Amplifier section
Multi channel simultaneous power output (1 kHz, 1 %, 8 W)
9 ch total............................................................................................................... 850 W (SC-LX88)/810 W (SC-LX78)
Rated power output (1 kHz, 4 W, 1 %, 1 ch Driven).............................. 260 W (SC-LX88)/250 W (SC-LX78) per channel
Rated power output (1 kHz, 6 W, 1 %, 1 ch Driven).............................. 220 W (SC-LX88)/210 W (SC-LX78) per channel
For Oceania model: Maximum power output (1 kHz, 4 W, 10 %, 1 ch Driven)
................................................................................................................ 370 W (SC-LX88)/350 W (SC-LX78) per channel
Total harmonic distortion......................................................................................... 0.04 % (1 kHz, 130 W + 130 W, 8 W)
Guaranteed speaker impedance...................................................................................................................... 4 W to 16 W
Audio Section
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
PHONO MM...............................................................................................................................................5 mV/47 kW
LINE........................................................................................................................................................400 mV/47 kW
Output (Level/Impedance)
REC........................................................................................................................................................400 mV/2.2 kW
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, short circuited, A network)
LINE................................................................................................................................................................... 103 dB
Tuner Section
Frequency Range (FM).....................................................................................................................87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Antenna Input (FM)................................................................................................................................. 75 W unbalanced
Frequency Range (AM)......................................................................................................................531 kHz to 1 602 kHz
Antenna (AM)............................................................................................................................. Loop antenna (balanced)
Video Section
Signal level
Composite Video..................................................................................................................................... 1 Vp-p (75 W)
Component Video..................................................................................... Y: 1.0 Vp-p (75 W), PB/PR: 0.7 Vp-p (75 W)
Corresponding maximum resolution
Component Video..................................................................................................................................1080p (1125p)
Bluetooth Section
Version..............................................................................................................................Bluetooth Specification Ver. 4.0
Output...............................................................................................................................Bluetooth Specification Class 2
Estimated line-of-sight transmission distance*.............................................................................................About 10 m
*The line-of-sight transmission distance is an estimate. Actual transmission distances supported may differ
depending on surrounding conditions.
Frequency range..................................................................................................................................................... 2.4 GHz
Modulation system.................................................................................FH-SS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum)
Supported Bluetooth profiles...................................................................................................................... A2DP, AVRCP
Supported Codec........................................................................................................ SBC (Subband Codec), AAC, aptX
Supported contents protection..............................................................................................................................SCMS-T
Digital In/Out Section
HDMI terminal.......................................................................................................................................... 19-pin (Not DVI)
HDMI output type............................................................................................................................................... 5 V, 55 mA
HDMI input/MHL terminal.............................................................................................................................. 5 V, 900 mA
USB terminal........................................................................................................... USB2.0 High Speed (Type A) 5 V, 1 A
USB terminal (SC-LX88 only)............................................................................................... USB2.0 High Speed (Type B)
iPod terminal................................................................................................................................................................ USB
WIRELESS LAN ADAPTER terminal............................................................................................................... 5 V, 600 mA
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Control (IR) terminal.....................................................................................................................ø 3.5 Mini-jack (MONO)
IR signal..............................................................................................................................High Active (High Level: 2.0 V)
12 V Trigger terminal.....................................................................................................................ø 3.5 Mini-jack (MONO)
12 V Trigger output type........................................................................................................................ 12 V, Total 150 mA
RS-232C cable type.........................................................................................................9-pin, cross type, female-female
Network Section
LAN terminal................................................................................................................................10 BASE-T/100 BASE-TX
Miscellaneous
Power requirements......................................................................................................... AC 220 V to 230 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption...................................................................................................................................................370 W
In standby.............................................................................................................................................................0.1 W
In standby (HDMI control on).............................................................................................................................0.3 W
In standby (Network standby on)........................................................................................................................2.0 W
In standby (HDMI control on, Network standby on)..........................................................................................2.5 W
In standby (HDMI control off, Network standby on, wireless LAN connected)...............................................3.5 W
In standby (HDMI control on, Network standby on, wireless LAN connected)...............................................3.5 W
How to activate and deactivate wireless LAN.................Wireless LAN converter (AXF7031) connect/disconnect
Auto power down......................................................................................................15 min (default), 30 min, 60 min, off
Dimensions....................................................................................................... 435 mm (W) x 185 mm (H) x 441 mm (D)
Weight (without package)
SC-LX88............................................................................................................................................................. 18.1 kg
SC-LX78............................................................................................................................................................. 17.7 kg
Number of Furnished Parts
MCACC Setup microphone............................................................................................................................................... 1
Remote control unit........................................................................................................................................................... 1
AAA size IEC R03 dry cell batteries................................................................................................................................... 2
AM loop antenna................................................................................................................................................................ 1
FM wire antenna................................................................................................................................................................ 1
Wireless LAN converter (AXF7031)................................................................................................................................... 1
— Start guide
— Connecting cable
Power cord
CD-ROM
Quick start guide
Safety Brochure
Warranty sheet
Notes
! These specifications are applicable when the power supply is 230 V.
! Specifications and the design are subject to possible modifications without notice, due to improvements.
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Specifications
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Additional information
You should have no problem controlling a component if you find the manufacturer in this list, but please note that
there are cases where codes for the manufacturer in the list will not work for the model that you are using. There
are also cases where only certain functions may be controllable after assigning the proper preset code.
Important
! We do not guarantee the operations of all the manufacturers and devices listed. Operation may not be possible
even if a preset code is entered.
If you can’t find a preset code that matches the component you want to control, you can still teach the remote
individual commands from another remote control (see Programming signals from other remote controls on
page ​90​).
TV
Pioneer 0113, 0233, 0252,
0275, 0291, 0295, 0296, 0305
A.R. Systems 0155
Acme 0141
Acura 0142, 0154
ADC 0140
Admiral 0138, 0139, 0140,
0145, 0146
Adyson 0141, 0228, 0229
Agashi 0228, 0229
Agazi 0140
Aiko 0141, 0142, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Aim 0155
Aiwa 0199
Akai 0142, 0143, 0149, 0152,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Akiba 0143, 0155
Akura 0140, 0143, 0154,
0155
Alaron 0228
Alba 0125, 0141, 0142, 0143,
0147, 0150, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0190, 0193, 0203, 0228
Alcyon 0132
Allorgan 0229
Allstar 0149, 0155
AMOi 0224
Amplivision 0125, 0141,
0156, 0229
Amstrad 0140, 0142, 0143,
0154, 0155
Anam 0142
Anglo 0142, 0154
Anitech 0132, 0140, 0142,
0154, 0155
Ansonic 0125, 0133, 0142,
0144, 0154, 0155
Arcam 0228, 0229
Arcam Delta 0141
Aristona 0149, 0152, 0155
Arthur Martin 0156
ASA 0138, 0146
Asberg 0132, 0149, 0155
Astra 0142
Asuka 0140, 0141, 0143,
0228, 0229
Atlantic 0141, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0228
Atori 0142, 0154
Auchan 0156
Audiosonic 0125, 0141,
0142, 0143, 0149, 0152, 0155,
0229
AudioTon 0125, 0141, 0229
Ausind 0132
Autovox 0132, 0138, 0140,
0141, 0229
Awa 0228, 0229
Baird 0229
Bang & Olufsen 0138, 0230
Basic Line 0142, 0143, 0149,
0154, 0155, 0229
Bastide 0141, 0229
Baur 0152, 0155
Bazin 0229
Beko 0125, 0150, 0155, 0175
Benq 0219
Beon 0149, 0152, 0155
Best 0125
Bestar 0125, 0149, 0155
Binatone 0141, 0229
Blue Sky 0143, 0155
Blue Star 0151
Boots 0141, 0229
BPL 0151, 0155
Brandt 0148, 0153, 0157,
0159
Brinkmann 0155
Brionvega 0138, 0149, 0152,
0155
Britannia 0141, 0228, 0229
Bruns 0138
BTC 0143
Bush 0142, 0143, 0145, 0147,
0149, 0151, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0180, 0193, 0229
Capsonic 0140
Carena 0155
Carrefour 0147
Cascade 0142, 0154, 0155
Casio 0221
Cathay 0149, 0152, 0155
CCE 0229
Centurion 0149, 0152, 0155
Century 0138
CGE 0125, 0132
Cimline 0142, 0154
City 0142, 0154
Clarivox 0152
Clatronic 0125, 0132, 0140,
0141, 0142, 0143, 0149, 0150,
0154, 0155, 0229
CMS 0228
CMS Hightec 0229
Concorde 0142, 0154
Condor 0125, 0141, 0149,
0150, 0154, 0155, 0228
Contec 0141, 0142, 0147,
0154, 0228
Continental Edison 0148
Cosmel 0142, 0154
Crosley 0132, 0138
Crown 0125, 0132, 0142,
0149, 0150, 0152, 0154, 0155
CS Electronics 0141, 0143,
0228
CTC Clatronic 0144
Cybertron 0143
Daewoo 0128, 0141, 0142,
0149, 0154, 0155, 0169, 0179,
0206, 0228, 0229
Dainichi 0143, 0228
Dansai 0140, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0228, 0229
Dantax 0125, 0152
Dawa 0155
Daytron 0142, 0154
De Graaf 0145
Decca 0141, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
Denver 0213, 0218
Desmet 0149, 0152, 0155
Diamant 0155
Diamond 0228
Dixi 0142, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0229
DTS 0142, 0154
Dual 0141, 0155, 0229
Dual-Tec 0141, 0142
Dumont 0138, 0141, 0144,
0229
Dux 0152
Dynatron 0149, 0152, 0155
Elbe 0125, 0133, 0155, 0229
Elcit 0138
Electa 0151
ELECTRO TECH 0142
Elin 0141, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0228
Elite 0143, 0149, 0155
136
Goldstar 0125, 0141, 0142,
0145, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Goodmans 0140, 0142,
0147, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0222, 0229
Gorenje 0125, 0150
GPM 0143
Graetz 0146
Granada 0132, 0141, 0145,
0147, 0149, 0152, 0155, 0156,
0229
Grandin 0142, 0143, 0151,
0152
Gronic 0229
Grundig 0124, 0125, 0132,
0155, 0162
Halifax 0140, 0141, 0228,
0229
Hampton 0141, 0228, 0229
Hanseatic 0125, 0133, 0141,
0142, 0147, 0149, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0229
Hantarex 0142, 0154, 0155
Hantor 0155
Harwood 0154, 0155
HCM 0140, 0141, 0142, 0151,
0154, 0155, 0229
Hema 0154, 0229
Higashi 0228
HiLine 0155
Hinari 0142, 0143, 0147,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155
Hisawa 0143, 0151, 0156
Hitachi 0137, 0141, 0145,
0146, 0147, 0155, 0191, 0226,
0229
Hornyphon 0149, 0155
Hoshai 0143
Huanyu 0141, 0228
Hygashi 0141, 0228, 0229
Hyper 0141, 0142, 0154,
0228, 0229
Hypson 0140, 0141, 0149,
0151, 0152, 0155, 0156, 0229
Iberia 0155
ICE 0140, 0141, 0142, 0143,
0149, 0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
ICeS 0228
Imperial 0125, 0132, 0146,
0149, 0150, 0155
Indiana 0149, 0152, 0155
Ingelen 0146
Ingersol 0142, 0154
Inno Hit 0132, 0141, 0142,
0143, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0229
Innovation 0140, 0142
Interactive 0125
Interbuy 0142, 0154
Interfunk 0125, 0138, 0146,
0149, 0152, 0155
International 0228
Intervision 0125, 0140,
0141, 0144, 0155, 0229
Irradio 0132, 0142, 0143,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155
Isukai 0143, 0155
ITC 0141, 0229
ITS 0143, 0149, 0151, 0155,
0228
ITT 0142, 0146
ITV 0142, 0152, 0155
JVC 0134, 0135, 0147, 0149,
0192
Kaisui 0141, 0142, 0143,
0151, 0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Kamosonic 0141
Kamp 0141, 0228
Kapsch 0146
Karcher 0125, 0141, 0142,
0152, 0155
Kawasho 0228
Kendo 0125, 0144, 0145,
0155
KIC 0229
Kingsley 0141, 0228
Kneissel 0125, 0133, 0155
Kolster 0149, 0155
Konka 0143
Korpel 0149, 0152, 0155
Korting 0125, 0138
Kosmos 0155
Koyoda 0142
KTV 0141, 0229
Kyoto 0228, 0229
Lasat 0125
Lenco 0142, 0154
Lenoir 0141, 0142, 0154
Leyco 0140, 0149, 0152, 0155
LG 0125, 0136, 0141, 0142,
0145, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0186, 0189, 0196, 0220, 0228,
0229
LG/GoldStar 0129
Liesenk 0152
Liesenkotter 0155
Life 0140, 0142
Lifetec 0140, 0142, 0154,
0155
Lloyds 0154
Loewe 0125, 0133, 0155,
0166, 0167
Loewe Opta 0138, 0149,
0152
Luma 0145, 0152, 0154, 0155
Lumatron 0145, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
Lux May 0149
Luxor 0141, 0145, 0229
M Electronic 0141, 0142,
0146, 0148, 0149, 0152
Magnadyne 0138, 0144,
0152
Magnafon 0132, 0141, 0144,
0228
Magnum 0140, 0142
Mandor 0140
Manesth 0140, 0141, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0229
Marantz 0149, 0152, 0155
Marelli 0138
Mark 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Masuda 0229
Matsui 0141, 0142, 0145,
0147, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0229
Mediator 0149, 0152, 0155
Medion 0140, 0142, 0155
M-Electronic 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Melvox 0156
Memorex 0142, 0154
Memphis 0142, 0154
Mercury 0154, 0155
Metz 0138, 0299, 0300, 0301,
0302
Micromaxx 0140, 0142
Microstar 0140, 0142
Minerva 0132
Minoka 0149, 0155
Mitsubishi 0138, 0147, 0149,
0155, 0200
Mivar 0125, 0132, 0133,
0141, 0228, 0229
Motion 0132
MTC 0125, 0228
Multi System 0152
Multitech 0125, 0141, 0142,
0144, 0145, 0147, 0152, 0154,
0155, 0228, 0229
Murphy 0141, 0228
Elman 0144
Elta 0142, 0154, 0228
Emerson 0125, 0138, 0155
Epson 0216
Erres 0149, 0152, 0155
ESC 0229
Etron 0142
Eurofeel 0229, 0140
Euroline 0152
Euroman 0125, 0140, 0141,
0149, 0155, 0228, 0229
Europhon 0141, 0144, 0149,
0155, 0228, 0229
Expert 0156
Exquisit 0155
Fenner 0142, 0154
Ferguson 0148, 0152, 0153,
0157
Fidelity 0141, 0145, 0155,
0228
Filsai 0229
Finlandia 0145
Finlux 0132, 0138, 0141,
0144, 0149, 0152, 0155, 0229
Firstline 0141, 0142, 0149,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Fisher 0125, 0138, 0141,
0147, 0150, 0229
Flint 0149, 0155
Formenti 0132, 0138, 0139,
0141, 0152, 0228
Formenti/Phoenix 0228
Fortress 0138, 0139
Fraba 0125, 0155
Friac 0125
Frontech 0140, 0142, 0145,
0146, 0154, 0229
Fujitsu 0229
Fujitsu General 0229
Funai 0140
Galaxi 0155, 0150
Galaxis 0125, 0155
GBC 0142, 0147, 0154
Geant Casino 0156
GEC 0141, 0146, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
Geloso 0142, 0145, 0154
General Technic 0142, 0154
Genexxa 0143, 0146, 0149,
0155
Giant 0229
GoldHand 0228
Goldline 0155
Preset code list
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0163, 0165, 0170, 0171, 0173,
0174, 0182, 0183, 0195, 0196,
0202, 0205, 0212, 0215
Phoenix 0125, 0138, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0228
Phonola 0138, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0228
Plantron 0140, 0149, 0154,
0155
Playsonic 0229
Poppy 0142, 0154
Prandoni-Prince 0132, 0145
Precision 0141, 0229
Prima 0142, 0146, 0154
Profex 0142, 0154
Profi-Tronic 0149, 0155
Proline 0149, 0155
Prosonic 0125, 0141, 0152,
0155, 0228, 0229, 0232
Protech 0140, 0141, 0142,
0144, 0149, 0152, 0229
Provision 0152, 0155
Pye 0149, 0152, 0155, 0198
Pymi 0142, 0154
Quandra Vision 0156
Quelle 0140, 0141, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0229
Questa 0147
Radialva 0155
Radio Shack 0155
Radiola 0149, 0152, 0155,
0229
Radiomarelli 0138, 0155
Radiotone 0125, 0149, 0154,
0155
Rank 0147
Recor 0155
Redstar 0155
Reflex 0155
Revox 0125, 0149, 0152,
0155
Rex 0140, 0145, 0146
RFT 0125, 0133, 0138
Rhapsody 0228
R-Line 0149, 0152, 0155
Roadstar 0140, 0142, 0143,
0154
Robotron 0138
Rowa 0228, 0229
Royal Lux 0125
RTF 0138
Saba 0138, 0146, 0148, 0153,
0157, 0159
Saisho 0140, 0141, 0142,
0154, 0229
Salora 0145, 0146
Sambers 0132, 0144
Samsung 0119, 0120, 0125,
0140, 0141, 0142, 0149, 0150,
0152, 0154, 0155, 0177, 0178,
0181, 0204, 0208, 0228, 0229
Sandra 0141, 0228, 0229
Sansui 0149, 0155
Sanyo 0125, 0133, 0141,
0147, 0154, 0187, 0228, 0229
SBR 0152, 0155
SCHAUB LORENTZ 0146
Schneider 0141, 0143, 0149,
0152, 0155, 0190, 0229
SEG 0140, 0141, 0144, 0147,
0152, 0154, 0155, 0190, 0228,
0229
SEI 0155
SEI-Sinudyne 0138, 0144,
0146
Seleco 0145, 0146, 0147
Sencora 0142, 0154
Sentra 0154
Serino 0228
Sharp 0130, 0131, 0139,
0147, 0184, 0207
Siarem 0138, 0144, 0155
Sierra 0149, 0155
Siesta 0125
Silva 0228
Silver 0147
Singer 0138, 0144, 0156
Sinudyne 0138, 0144, 0152,
0155
Skantic 0146
Skyworth 0307
Solavox 0146
Sonitron 0125, 0229
Sonoko 0140, 0141, 0142,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155, 0229
Sonolor 0146, 0156
Sontec 0125, 0149, 0152,
0155
Sony 0116, 0118, 0142, 0147,
0161, 0168, 0172, 0185, 0188,
0197, 0201, 0211, 0225, 0227
Sound & Vision 0143, 0144
Soundwave 0149, 0152,
0155
Standard 0141, 0142, 0143,
0149, 0154, 0155, 0229
Starlight 0152
Starlite 0154, 0155
Stenway 0151
Stern 0145, 0146
Transtec 0228
Trident 0229
Triumph 0155
Vestel 0145, 0146, 0149,
0150, 0152, 0155, 0229
Vexa 0142, 0152, 0154, 0155
Victor 0147, 0149
VIDEOLOGIC 0228
Videologique 0141, 0143,
0228, 0229
Strato 0154, 0155
Stylandia 0229
Sunkai 0142
Sunstar 0154, 0155
Sunwood 0142, 0149, 0154,
0155
Superla 0141, 0228, 0229
SuperTech 0154, 0155, 0228
Supra 0142, 0154
Susumu 0143
Sutron 0142, 0154
Sydney 0141, 0228, 0229
Sysline 0152
Sytong 0228
Tandy 0139, 0141, 0143,
0146, 0229
Tashiko 0144, 0145, 0147,
0228, 0229
Tatung 0141, 0149, 0152,
0155, 0229
TCL 0308
TCM 0140, 0142
Teac 0155, 0229
Tec 0141, 0142, 0154, 0229
TEDELEX 0229
Teleavia 0148
Telecor 0155, 0229
Telefunken 0148, 0149,
0155, 0157
Telegazi 0155
Telemeister 0155
Telesonic 0155
Telestar 0155
Teletech 0142, 0152, 0154,
0155
Teleton 0141, 0229
Televideon 0228
Televiso 0156
Tensai 0142, 0143, 0149,
0154, 0155, 0229
Tesmet 0149
Tevion 0140, 0142
Texet 0141, 0154, 0228, 0229
Thomson 0121, 0122, 0141,
0148, 0149, 0153, 0155, 0157,
0159, 0210
Thorn 0152, 0155
Tokai 0149, 0155, 0229
Tokyo 0141, 0228
Tomashi 0151
Toshiba 0126, 0127, 0147,
0176, 0209, 0229
Towada 0146, 0229
Trakton 0229
Trans Continens 0155, 0229
VideoSystem 0149, 0155
Videotechnic 0228, 0229
Viewsonic 0223
Visiola 0141, 0228
Vision 0149, 0155, 0229
Vortec 0149, 0152, 0155
Voxson 0132, 0138, 0145,
0146, 0149, 0155
Waltham 0141, 0155, 0229
Watson 0149, 0152, 0155
Watt Radio 0141, 0144,
0228
Wega 0138, 0147, 0155
Wegavox 0154
Weltblick 0149, 0152, 0155,
0229
White Westinghouse 0141,
0144, 0152, 0155, 0228
Xrypton 0155
Yamishi 0155, 0229
Yokan 0155
Yoko 0125, 0140, 0141, 0142,
0143, 0149, 0152, 0154, 0155,
0228, 0229
Yorx 0143
Zanussi 0145, 0229
DVD
If operations are not possible using the preset codes below, you may be able to conduct operations with the preset
codes for the BD, DVR (BDR, HDR).
Pioneer 2014
AEG 2188
Aiwa 2149
Akai 2096
Akura 2186
Alba 2122, 2133, 2143
Amitech 2188
AMW 2189
Awa 2189
Bang & Olufsen 2191
Bellagio 2189
Best Buy 2185
Brainwave 2188
Brandt 2112, 2139
Bush 2122, 2143, 2177, 2184
Cambridge Audio 2180
CAT 2182, 2183
Centrum 2183
CGV 2180, 2188
Cinetec 2189
Clatronic 2184
Coby 2190
Conia 2177
Continental Edison 2189
Crown 2188
C-Tech 2181
CyberHome 2103, 2132
Daenyx 2189
Daewoo 2130, 2154, 2188,
2189
Daewoo International
2189
Dalton 2187
Dansai 2179, 2188
Daytek 2105, 2128, 2189
Dayton 2189
DEC 2184
Decca 2188
Denon 2161, 2163
137
Denver 2164, 2184, 2186,
2190
Denzel 2178
Diamond 2180, 2181
DK Digital 2129
Dmtech 2095
Dual 2178
DVX 2181
Easy Home 2185
Eclipse 2180
Electrohome 2188
Elin 2188
Elta 2142, 2188
Enzer 2178
Finlux 2180, 2188
Gericom 2145
Global Solutions 2181
Global Sphere 2181
Goodmans 2122, 2165, 2184
Graetz 2178
Grundig 2148
Grunkel 2188
H&B 2184
Haaz 2180, 2181
HiMAX 2185
Hitachi 2110, 2178, 2185
Innovation 2097
JVC 2119, 2136, 2152
Kansai 2190
Kennex 2188
Kenwood 2146
KeyPlug 2188
Kiiro 2188
Kingavon 2184
Kiss 2178
Koda 2184
KXD 2185
Lawson 2181
Lecson 2179
Lenco 2184, 2188
LG 2111, 2115, 2135, 2138,
2160, 2171
Life 2097
Lifetec 2097
Limit 2181
Loewe 2151
LogicLab 2181
Magnavox 2184
Majestic 2190
Marantz 2157
Marquant 2188
Matsui 2139
Mecotek 2188
Medion 2097
MiCO 2180
Micromaxx 2097
Microstar 2097
Minoka 2188
Mizuda 2184, 2185
Monyka 2178
Mustek 2101
Mx Onda 2180
Naiko 2188
Neufunk 2178
Nevir 2188
NU-TEC 2177
Onkyo 2167
Optim 2179
Optimus 2099
Orava 2184
Orbit 2189
Orion 2156
P&B 2184
Pacific 2181
Panasonic 2113, 2114, 2121,
2127, 2131, 2170
Philips 2100, 2106, 2117,
2118, 2126, 2134, 2157
Pointer 2188
Portland 2188
Powerpoint 2189
Prosonic 2190
Provision 2184
Raite 2178
RedStar 2186, 2188, 2190
Reoc 2181
Roadstar 2116, 2184
Ronin 2189
Rowa 2177
Rownsonic 2183
Saba 2112, 2139
Sabaki 2181
Saivod 2188
Samsung 2110, 2137, 2158,
2173, 2176
Sansui 2180, 2181, 2188
Sanyo 2140, 2166
ScanMagic 2101
Schaub Lorenz 2188
Schneider 2095
Scientific Labs 2181
Scott 2120, 2187
SEG 2116, 2178, 2181, 2189
Sharp 2097, 2141, 2174
Sigmatek 2185
Silva 2186
Singer 2180, 2181
Skymaster 2153, 2181
Skyworth 2186
Slim Art 2188
SM Electronic 2181
Sony 2104, 2108, 2123, 2124,
2125, 2150, 2175
Soundmaster 2181
Soundmax 2181
Spectra 2189
Standard 2181
Star Cluster 2181
Starmedia 2184
Sunkai 2188
Naonis 0145
NEC 0147, 0229
Neckermann 0125, 0138,
0141, 0145, 0149, 0150, 0152,
0155, 0229
NEI 0149, 0152, 0155
Neufunk 0154, 0155
New Tech 0142, 0149, 0154,
0155, 0229
New World 0143
Nicamagic 0141, 0228
Nikkai 0140, 0141, 0143,
0149, 0152, 0154, 0155, 0228,
0229
Nobliko 0132, 0141, 0144,
0228
Nokia 0146
Nordic 0229
Nordmende 0138, 0146,
0148, 0149
Nordvision 0152
Novatronic 0155
Oceanic 0146, 0156
Okano 0125, 0150, 0155
ONCEAS 0141
Opera 0155
Orbit 0149, 0155
Orion 0142, 0149, 0152,
0154, 0155, 0194
Orline 0155
Osaki 0140, 0141, 0143,
0155, 0229
Oso 0143
Otto Versand 0139, 0141,
0147, 0149, 0151, 0152, 0155,
0229
Pael 0141, 0228
Palladium 0125, 0141, 0150,
0155, 0229
Palsonic 0229
Panama 0140, 0141, 0142,
0154, 0155, 0228, 0229
Panasonic 0123, 0146, 0155,
0158, 0164, 0214, 0217
Panavision 0155
Pathe Cinema 0125, 0133,
0141, 0156, 0228
Pausa 0142, 0154
Perdio 0155, 0228
Perfekt 0155
Philco 0125, 0132, 0138,
0155
Philharmonic 0141, 0229
Philips 0115, 0117, 0138,
0141, 0149, 0152, 0155, 0160,
Additional information
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Telefunken 2183
Tensai 2188
Tevion 2097, 2181, 2187
Thomson 2098, 2112, 2155,
2159
Tokai 2178, 2186
Toshiba 2102, 2156, 2168,
2169, 2172
TRANScontinents 2189
Trio 2188
TruVision 2185
Wharfedale 2180, 2181
Xbox 2098
Xlogic 2181, 2188
XMS 2188
Yamada 2189
Yamaha 2106
Yamakawa 2178, 2189
Yukai 2101, 2147
Interbuy 1038, 1050
Interfunk 1039
Intervision 1033, 1051
Irradio 1038, 1040, 1050
ITT 1034
ITV 1036, 1038, 1051
JVC 1034, 1046
Kaisui 1040, 1050
Karcher 1039
Kendo 1035, 1036, 1037,
1050
Korpel 1040, 1050
Kyoto 1050
Lenco 1036
Leyco 1040, 1050
LG 1033, 1038, 1049
Lifetec 1035
Loewe Opta 1038, 1039
Logik 1040, 1050
Lumatron 1036, 1051
Luxor 1050
M Electronic 1033
Manesth 1040, 1050
Marantz 1039
Mark 1051
Matsui 1035, 1038
Matsushita 1033, 1039
Mediator 1039
Medion 1035
Memorex 1033, 1038
Memphis 1040, 1050
Micromaxx 1035
Microstar 1035
Migros 1033
BD
If operations are not possible using the preset codes below, you may be able to conduct operations with the preset
codes for the DVD, DVR (BDR, HDR).
Pioneer 2034, 2192, 2255,
2258, 2259, 2260, 2281
Denon 2310, 2311, 2312
Hitachi 2307, 2308, 2309
JVC 2290, 2291, 2293, 2294,
2295, 2296
LG 2286, 2287
Marantz 2302, 2303
Mitsubishi 2300, 2301
Onkyo 2289
Panasonic 2277, 2278, 2279
Philips 2280
Samsung 2282
Sharp 2304, 2305, 2306
Sony 2283, 2284, 2285, 2292
Toshiba 2288, 2262
Yamaha 2297, 2298, 2299
DVR (BDR, HDR)
If operations are not possible using the preset codes below, you may be able to conduct operations with the preset
codes for the DVD, BD.
Pioneer 2078, 2099, 2107,
2109, 2144, 2157, 2193, 2194,
2195, 2196, 2258, 2259, 2260,
2261, 2264, 2265, 2266, 2270
Panasonic 2263, 2269
Toshiba 2274
Sharp 2267, 2275
Sony 2268, 2271, 2272, 2273,
2276
VCR
Pioneer 1053, 1108
Adyson 1050
Aiwa 1033, 1034, 1035
Akai 1034
Akiba 1040, 1050
Akura 1034, 1040, 1050
Alba 1035, 1036, 1037, 1040,
1050, 1051
Ambassador 1037
Amstrad 1033, 1050, 1051
Anitech 1040, 1050
ASA 1038, 1039
Asuka 1033, 1038, 1039,
1040, 1050
Audiosonic 1051
Baird 1033, 1034, 1036, 1051
Bang & Olufsen 1052
Basic Line 1035, 1036, 1037,
1040, 1050, 1051
Baur 1039
Bestar 1036, 1037, 1051
Black Panther Line 1036,
1051
Blaupunkt 1039
Bondstec 1037, 1050
Bush 1035, 1036, 1040, 1050,
1051
Cathay 1051
Catron 1037
CGE 1033, 1034
Cimline 1035, 1040, 1050
Clatronic 1037, 1050
Condor 1036, 1037, 1051
Crown 1036, 1037, 1040,
1050, 1051
Daewoo 1036, 1037, 1051
Dansai 1040, 1050, 1051
Dantax 1035
Daytron 1036, 1051
De Graaf 1039
Decca 1033, 1034, 1039
Denko 1050
Dual 1034, 1051, 1060
Dumont 1033, 1039
Elbe 1051
Elcatech 1050
Elsay 1050
Elta 1040, 1050, 1051
Emerson 1050
ESC 1036, 1051
Etzuko 1040, 1050
Ferguson 1034
Fidelity 1033, 1050
Finlandia 1039
Finlux 1033, 1034, 1039
Firstline 1035, 1038, 1040,
1050
Flint 1035
Formenti/Phoenix 1039
Frontech 1037
Fujitsu 1033
Funai 1033
Galaxy 1033
GBC 1037, 1040
GEC 1039
Geloso 1040
General 1037
General Technic 1035
GoldHand 1040, 1050
Goldstar 1033, 1048
Goodmans 1033, 1036,
1037, 1038, 1040, 1050, 1051
Graetz 1034
Granada 1039
Grandin 1033, 1036, 1037,
1038, 1040, 1050, 1051
Grundig 1039, 1040
Hanseatic 1038, 1039, 1051
Harwood 1050
HCM 1040, 1050
Hinari 1035, 1040, 1050,
1051
Hisawa 1035
Hitachi 1033, 1034, 1039,
1045
Hypson 1035, 1040, 1050,
1051
Impego 1037
Imperial 1033
Inno Hit 1036, 1037, 1039,
1040, 1050, 1051
Innovation 1035
Multitech 1033, 1037, 1039,
1040, 1050
Murphy 1033
NEC 1034
Neckermann 1034, 1039
NEI 1039
Nesco 1040, 1050
Nikkai 1037, 1050, 1051
Nokia 1034, 1051
Nordmende 1034
Oceanic 1033, 1034
Okano 1035, 1050, 1051
Orion 1035
Orson 1033
Osaki 1033, 1038, 1040, 1050
Otto Versand 1039
Palladium 1034, 1038, 1040,
1050
Panasonic 1043
Pathe Marconi 1034
Perdio 1033
Philco 1050
Philips 1039, 1045, 1052
Phonola 1039
Portland 1036, 1037, 1051
Prinz 1033
Profex 1040
Proline 1033
Prosonic 1035, 1051
Pye 1039
Quelle 1033, 1039
Radialva 1050
Radiola 1039
Rex 1034
RFT 1037, 1039, 1050
Roadstar 1036, 1038, 1040,
1050, 1051
Royal 1050
Saba 1034
Saisho 1035, 1040
Samsung 1041
Samurai 1037, 1050
Sansui 1034
Saville 1051
SBR 1039
Schaub Lorenz 1033, 1034
Schneider 1033, 1035, 1036,
1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1050,
1051
SEG 1040, 1050, 1051
SEI-Sinudyne 1039
Seleco 1034
Sentra 1037, 1050
Sentron 1040, 1050
Sharp 1042
Shintom 1040, 1050
Shivaki 1038
Siemens 1038
Silva 1038
Silver 1051
Sinudyne 1039
Solavox 1037
Sonneclair 1050
Sonoko 1036, 1051
Sontec 1038
Sony 1044
Standard 1036, 1051
Stern 1051
Sunkai 1035
Sunstar 1033
Suntronic 1033
Sunwood 1040, 1050
Symphonic 1050
Taisho 1035
Tandberg 1051
Tashiko 1033
Tatung 1033, 1034, 1039
TCM 1035
Teac 1051
Tec 1037, 1050, 1051
Teleavia 1034
Telefunken 1034
Teletech 1050, 1051
Tenosal 1040, 1050
Tensai 1033, 1038, 1040,
1050
Tevion 1035
Thomson 1034, 1048
Thorn 1034
Tokai 1038, 1040, 1050
Tonsai 1040
Toshiba 1034, 1039, 1047
Towada 1040, 1050
Towika 1040, 1050
TVA 1037
Uher 1038
Ultravox 1051
United Quick Star 1036,
1051
Universum 1033, 1038, 1039
Videon 1035
Weltblick 1038
Yamishi 1040, 1050
Yokan 1040, 1050
Yoko 1037, 1038, 1040, 1050
Goldstar 5040
Hitachi 5042
Kenwood 5020, 5021, 5031
Luxman 5049
Marantz 5033
Onkyo 5017, 5018, 5030,
5050
Panasonic 5036
Philips 5022, 5032, 5044
RCA 5013, 5029
Roadstar 5052
Sharp 5051
Sony 5012, 5023, 5026, 5027,
5028, 5039
TEAC 5015, 5016, 5034, 5035,
5037
Technics 5041
Victor 5014
Yamaha 5024, 5025, 5038,
5046, 5047
CD
Pioneer 5000, 5011, 5062,
5063, 5064, 5067, 5068, 5070,
5071, 5072, 5073, 5074, 5075
AKAI 5043
Asuka 5045
Denon 5019
Fisher 5048
138
Supervision 2181
Synn 2181
Tatung 2130, 2188
TCM 2097
Teac 2162, 2177, 2181
Tec 2186
Technika 2188
Additional information
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Additional information
Pioneer 6220, 6219, 6204
@sat 6251
@Sky 6238
ABsat 6180
Acoustic Solutions 6217
ADB 6174
Akai 6214
Akura 6228
Alba 6176, 6200, 6180, 6217
Allsat 6214
Alltech 6180
Allvision 6252, 6238, 6199
Amitronica 6180
Ampere 6256, 6261
Amstrad 6202, 6243, 6256,
6261, 6236, 6180
Anglo 6180
Ankaro 6180
Ansonic 6245
Anttron 6200
Apollo 6176
Apro 6232
Arcon 6192
Arcus 6193
Armstrong 6214
Arnion 6251
ASA 6230
Asat 6214
ASCI 6213, 6238
ASLF 6180
AssCom 6220
Astra 6255, 6180
Astratec 6268, 6269
Astrell 6202
Astro 6177, 6236, 6255,
6200, 6246, 6215, 6222, 6243
Atlanta 6245
Atsat 6251
AtSky 6238
Audioline 6232
Audioton 6200
Austar 6174
Avalon 6261
Axil 6244, 6186, 6245
Axis 6267
Axitronic 6228
B.net 6232
B@ytronic 6230, 6199
Balmet 6186
Beko 6176
Belson 6245
Big Sat 6186
Black Diamond 6217
Blaupunkt 6177
Blue Sky 6180
Boca 6256, 6180, 6252, 6185,
6257, 6237, 6187, 6188
Bodner & Mann 6194
Boshmann 6244, 6247
Boston 6227
Brainwave 6232, 6231
British Sky Broadcasting
6210
Broco 6180
BskyB 6210
BT 6195
Bubu Sat 6180
Bush 6254, 6217, 6264, 6228,
6190, 6232, 6268, 6201, 6265,
6182
Cambridge 6236
Canal Digital 6220
Canal Satellite 6220, 6219,
6278, 6277
Canal+ 6220, 6277
CGV 6244, 6183
Cherokee 6194
Chess 6213, 6180, 6238, 6228
CityCom 6229, 6255, 6179,
6192, 6241, 6252
Clark 6200
Classic 6232
Clatronic 6244
Clayton 6228
Clemens Kamphus 6261
Cobra 6261
Colombia 6256
Columbia 6256
Comag 6256, 6252, 6185,
6199, 6244, 6257, 6237, 6189,
6187, 6188
Comsat 6244
Condor 6255, 6253
Connexions 6261
Conrad 6256, 6236, 6207,
6255
Coship 6186, 6232
Crown 6217
Cryptovision 6176
CS 6247
Cyfrowy Polsat 6220
Cyrus 6214
D-box 6275
Daewoo 6267, 6180, 6195,
6268, 6182
Dantax 6228
Deltasat 6192
Denver 6245
Digatron 6231
Digenius 6229, 6226
Digiality 6255, 6238
Digifusion 6268, 6269
Digihome 6217, 6265, 6218
DigiLogic 6217
DigiQuest 6251, 6186, 6247
DigiSat 6252
Digisky 6186
Digital 6187
Digital Vision 6269
DigitalBox 6222, 6247
Dijam 6195
DirecTV 6263
Discovery 6194
Distratel 6202, 6250
DMT 6192
DNT 6214, 6261
Doro 6232
Dual 6252
Durabrand 6217, 6218
Echolink 6185
Echostar 6220, 6233, 6261,
6176, 6180, 6181, 6239
Edision 6247
Einhell 6256, 6236, 6180
Elap 6180, 6244, 6183
Elbe 6245
Elless 6230
Elsat 6180
Elta 6214
eMTech 6196
Energy Sistem 6247
Engel 6180, 6227
EP Sat 6176
Eurieult 6202
Eurocrypt 6176
EuroLine 6227
Europa 6236, 6255
Europhon 6256, 6229, 6255
Eurosat 6189
Eurosky 6256, 6213, 6229,
6236, 6255, 6230
Eurostar 6255, 6179
Eutelsat 6180
Eutra 6230
Evesham 6218
Exator 6200
Fagor 6203
Fenner 6180
Ferguson 6176, 6264, 6268,
6269
Fidelity 6236
Finlandia 6176
Finlux 6176, 6207, 6228
FinnSat 6230
Flair Mate 6180
Fly Com 6186
FMD 6213, 6244, 6186
Freecom 6236
FTEmaximal 6180, 6189
Fuba 6177, 6229, 6261, 6207,
6226, 6196
Galaxis 6220, 6267
Gardiner 6179
Garnet 6192
GbSAT 6196
Gecco 6246, 6199
General Satellite 6241
Globo 6230, 6227, 6238,
6199, 6257
GOD Digital 6214
Gold Box 6220, 6219
Gold Vision 6247
Golden Interstar 6250
Goodmans 6176, 6254,
6217, 6264, 6271, 6218, 6201,
6190
Gran Prix 6230
Granada 6176
Grandin 6228
Grocos 6239, 6186
Grundig 6220, 6177, 6217,
6264, 6232, 6218, 6201, 6190
Haensel & Gretel 6256
Haier 6245
Hama 6183
Hanseatic 6215, 6222
Hauppauge 6231, 6232
HB 6196
Heliocom 6255
Helium 6255
Hiro 6189
Hirschmann 6267, 6177,
6229, 6261, 6236, 6207, 6255,
6230, 6252, 6199, 6189
Hitachi 6176, 6217, 6218
HNE 6256
Hornet 6251
Houston 6261
Humax 6241, 6268, 6242
Huth 6256, 6255, 6192, 6193
Hyundai 6192
139
Mediacom 6198
MediaSat 6220, 6219, 6236,
6278, 6277
Medion 6256, 6229, 6180,
6230, 6192, 6252, 6238, 6199,
6228
Medison 6180
Mega 6214
MegaSat 6189
Metronic 6256, 6200, 6180,
6179, 6202, 6250, 6238, 6244
Metz 6177
Micro 6236, 6255, 6200,
6180, 6231
Micro Elektronic 6180
Micro Technology 6180
Micromaxx 6229
Microstar 6229, 6192, 6226
Microtec 6180
Mitsubishi 6176
Morgan’s 6214, 6256, 6180,
6252, 6199
Multibroadcast 6174
Multichoice 6174
Myryad 6214
Mysat 6180
MySky 6212, 6211
NEOTION 6238
Netsat 6263
Neuhaus 6236, 6255, 6180
Neuling 6256, 6252, 6257,
6188
Neusat 6180
Neveling 6226
Newton 6261
NextWave 6193
Nichimen 6254
Nikko 6214, 6180
Noda Electronic 6202
Nokia 6220, 6176, 6207, 6206
Nordmende 6176
Octagon 6200
OctalTV 6231
Onn 6217, 6218
Opentel 6252, 6199
Optex 6213, 6180, 6250,
6244, 6203, 6228
Orbis 6252, 6238, 6199
Orbitech 6213, 6236, 6215,
6222, 6216, 6223
P/Sat 6252
Pace 6220, 6214, 6176, 6181,
6273, 6212, 6211
Pacific 6217
Packard Bell 6267
Palcom 6229, 6226, 6239
Palladium 6261, 6236
Palsat 6236
Panasonic 6176, 6178
Panda 6177, 6176, 6255
Pansat 6191
Pass 6183
Patriot 6256
peeKTon 6186, 6245
Philips 6220, 6177, 6214,
6275, 6219, 6277, 6268, 6232,
6179, 6200, 6176, 6263
Phoenix 6245
Phonotrend 6233
Pilotime 6278
Pino 6238
Pixx 6191
Planet 6261
PMB 6180, 6203
Polytron 6261
Portland 6195
Preisner 6256, 6261, 6243,
6185
Premier 6219
Primacom 6267
Pro Basic 6220, 6184
Proline 6217
Promax 6176
Proscan 6234
Quelle 6229, 6255
Radiola 6214
Radix 6261, 6243
Rainbow 6200
RCA 6234
Rebox 6196
Regal 6227
RFT 6214
Roadstar 6220, 6180
Rollmaster 6244
Rover 6180
Rownsonic 6183
SAB 6227, 6251
Saba 6255, 6230, 6202, 6184
Sabre 6176
Sagem 6275, 6258, 6277
Saivod 6245
Salora 6252
Samsung 6220, 6198, 6197,
6273, 6253
Sanyo 6228
SAT 6236
Sat Control 6251
Sat Partner 6236, 6200
Sat Team 6180
SAT+ 6239
Satcom 6255
Satec 6180
Satelco 6252
Satplus 6222
SatyCon 6247
Schaecke 6200
Schaub Lorenz 6196, 6245
Schneider 6198, 6227
Schwaiger 6267, 6256, 6262,
6255, 6230, 6202, 6192, 6238,
6199, 6186, 6257, 6247, 6232,
6187, 6188
Scientific Atlanta 6209
SCS 6229, 6230
Sedea Electronique 6256,
6213, 6198, 6250, 6228
Seemann 6261
SEG 6213, 6192, 6227, 6217,
6228
Septimo 6202
Serd 6199
Servimat 6203
ServiSat 6180, 6227
Shark 6247
Sharp 6265, 6218
Siemens 6177, 6261, 6238
Sigmatek 6245
Silva 6229
SilverCrest 6187
Skantin 6180
SKR 6180
SKT 6256
SKY 6263, 6210, 6212, 6211
SKY Italia 6220, 6212
Sky XL 6227, 6199
Skymaster 6233, 6180, 6192,
6238, 6239, 6183, 6203, 6184
Skymax 6214, 6244
Skypex 6230
Skyplus 6230, 6252, 6238,
6199
SkySat 6213, 6236, 6255,
6180
Skyvision 6238
SL 6256, 6229, 6230, 6231,
6257, 6232
SM Electronic 6233, 6180,
6239
Smart 6256, 6261, 6180,
6243, 6252, 6246, 6244, 6257,
6247
SmartVision 6186
Sony 6235, 6220, 6219, 6176
SR 6256
Star Sat 6196
ID Digital 6241
ILLUSION sat 6247
Imperial 6222, 6216, 6223,
6238, 6232
Ingelen 6213, 6261
Inno Hit 6228
International 6256
Interstar 6196
Intervision 6255
Inves 6268
iotronic 6244
ITT Nokia 6176, 6207
Jaeger 6238
K-SAT 6180
Kamm 6180
Kaon 6251
KaTelco 6267
Kathrein 6177, 6214, 6213,
6262, 6200, 6180, 6179, 6272,
6183
Kendo 6252
Kenwood 6220
Key West 6256
Kiton 6213
KR 6200
Kreiling 6213, 6194, 6228
Kreiselmeyer 6177
Kyostar 6200
L&S Electronic 6256, 6238
Labgear 6195
LaSAT 6177, 6256, 6229,
6255, 6230
Leiko 6228
Lemon 6238
Lenco 6255, 6180
Lenson 6236
LG 6192
Lifesat 6256, 6229, 6180
Listo 6228
Lodos 6217
Logik 6217
Logix 6192
Lorenzen 6256, 6229, 6255,
6226, 6231, 6257, 6237
Luxor 6236, 6207, 6265
M Electronic 6179
Manata 6256, 6180
Manhattan 6176, 6251
Marantz 6214
Maspro 6177, 6180
Matsui 6177, 6217, 6271,
6228, 6268, 6269
Max 6255
Maximum 6192, 6238
Mediabox 6220, 6219
Satellite Set Top Box
14
Techwood 6213, 6217, 6228,
6218
Telasat 6255
TELE System 6261, 6227,
6239, 6203
Teleciel 6200
Teleka 6261, 6236, 6255,
6200
Telesat 6255
Telestar 6213, 6236, 6215,
6222, 6216, 6223, 6227, 6238,
6228, 6232
Teletech 6213
Televes 6256, 6176, 6236,
6196, 6251, 6238, 6257
Telewire 6252
Tempo 6193
Tevion 6254, 6180, 6239,
6232, 6184
Thomson 6220, 6219, 6180,
6255, 6176, 6265, 6277, 6234,
6264, 6210, 6212
Thorn 6176
Tiny 6232
Tioko 6256
Titan 6189, 6184
TNT SAT 6258
Tokai 6214
Tonna 6176, 6236, 6180,
6203
Topfield 6198
Toshiba 6176, 6217
Trevi 6227
Triasat 6236
Triax 6220, 6214, 6256, 6189,
6253, 6228, 6203, 6261, 6213,
6257, 6244, 6195, 6264, 6227,
6243, 6180, 6236
Turnsat 6180
Twinner 6180, 6203
Unisat 6214, 6256
United 6227
Univers 6189
Universum 6177, 6213,
6229, 6255, 6230, 6215, 6227
Van Hunen 6226
Variosat 6177
VEA 6245
Ventana 6214
Vestel 6213, 6227, 6217,
6218
VH Sat 6229
Viasat 6273
Viola Digital 6232
Vision 6228, 6189
Visionic 6250
Visiosat 6213, 6254, 6180,
6244, 6186, 6191
Vitecom 6244
Volcasat 6245
VTech 6179
Wetekom 6236
Wewa 6176
Wharfedale 6217, 6265,
6218
Wisi 6177, 6256, 6229, 6261,
6176, 6236, 6255, 6230, 6252,
6199
Worldsat 6213, 6196, 6227,
6194
WorthIt! 6190
Woxter 6245
Xoro 6191
Xsat 6180, 6196, 6181
Xtreme 6251
Yakumo 6244
ZapMaster 6230
Zehnder 6213, 6262, 6179,
6192, 6252, 6227, 6238, 6199,
6244, 6247, 6249
Zeta Technology 6214
Zodiac 6261, 6200
Cable Set Top Box
Pioneer 6205, 6325, 6328,
6329
ABC 6266
ADB 6175
Auna 6175
Austar 6276
Bell & Howell 6266
Birmingham Cable
Communications 6276
Cablecom 6270
Fosgate 6276
France Telecom 6260
Freebox 6274
Goodmans 6254, 6218
Hirschmann 6230, 6199
Humax 6241, 6242
Huth 6192
Hyundai 6192
Kathrein 6272
LaSAT 6230
LG 6192
Luxor 6265
Maximum 6238
Mediacom 6198
MediaSat 6277
Medion 6230, 6199
Microstar 6192
Morgan’s 6199
MySky 6212, 6211
NEOTION 6238
Nichimen 6254
Nokia 6206
Opentel 6199
Orbis 6199
Pace 6273, 6211
Panasonic 6178
Philips 6263, 6277
Pilotime 6278
Pixx 6191
Proscan 6234
Rebox 6196
Sagem 6258
Samsung 6198, 6197, 6273
Sat Control 6251
Schneider 6198
Schwaiger 6230, 6192, 6199,
6187
Sedea Electronique 6198
Serd 6199
Sharp 6218
SilverCrest 6187
SKY 6210, 6212, 6211
SKY Italia 6212
Optus 6276
Orange 6260
Pace 6221
Panasonic 6240
Paragon 6240
Philips 6260, 6270
Pulsar 6240
Runco 6240
Sagem 6260
Salora 6240
Samsung 6221, 6240
Scientific Atlanta 6225
StarHub 6276
Supercable 6276
Telewest 6225
Thomson 6270, 6224
Toshiba 6240
UPC 6270
US Electronics 6276
Virgin Media 6225, 6221
Visiopass 6260
Zenith 6240
Ziggo 6208
Cable Set Top Box (Cable/PVR Combination)
Freebox 6274
Humax 6248, 6224
Nokia 6208
Scientific Atlanta 6225
CD-R
Pioneer 5001, 5053, 5071
Philips 5054
Yamaha 5055
Laser Disc Player
Satellite Set Top Box (SAT/PVR Combination)
@sat 6251
Allvision 6199
Atsat 6251
B@ytronic 6230, 6199
Boca 6187
BskyB 6210
Bush 6254
Canal Satellite 6278
Comag 6199, 6187
Daewoo 6182
Digifusion 6269
Digihome 6218
DigiQuest 6251
Digital 6187
DMT 6192
Edision 6247
eMTech 6196
GbSAT 6196
Gecco 6199
Globo 6199
General Instrument 6276,
6266
Humax 6224, 6248
Jerrold 6276, 6266
Kabel Deutschland 6224
Macab 6260
Madritel 6175
Magnavox 6266
Memorex 6240
Motorola 6276
Nokia 6208
Noos 6260
NTL 6276, 6221
Pioneer 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5010
Sky XL 6199
Skymaster 6192
Skypex 6230
Skyplus 6230, 6238, 6199
Stream System 6251
Sumin 6199
Sunny 6251
Targa 6191
TechniSat 6216, 6223
Technosonic 6254
Telestar 6216, 6223
Thomson 6210, 6265
TNT SAT 6258
Topfield 6198
Viasat 6273
Visiosat 6254, 6191
Wisi 6230
Xoro 6191
Xtreme 6251
Zehnder 6192, 6199, 6249
Cassete Deck
Pioneer 5058, 5059
Digital Tape
Pioneer 5057
MD
Pioneer 5056
Network Audio Player
Pioneer 5063
Game
X-Box 2313
AV Receiver
Pioneer 5096 (ID 1), 5097 (ID 2), 5098 (ID 3), 5099 (ID 4),
140
Telewest 6225
Thomson 6270
UPC 6270
Virgin Media 6225
Starland 6180
Starlite 6214
Stream 6212
Stream System 6251
Strong 6220, 6228, 6256,
6200, 6180, 6245, 6217, 6239
Sumin 6199
Sunny 6251
Sunsat 6180
Sunstar 6174, 6256
SuperMax 6193
Supratech 6244
Systec 6238
Tantec 6176
Targa 6191
Tatung 6176
TBoston 6227, 6245
Tecatel 6233
Technical 6228
Technika 6217, 6232, 6218
TechniSat 6213, 6261, 6176,
6236, 6215, 6222, 6216, 6223
Technomate 6250
Technosat 6193
Technosonic 6254, 6232
Technotrend 6232
Technowelt 6256, 6255
Additional information
http://www.pioneer.co.uk
http://www.pioneer.eu
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