Pioneer VSX-818V-K User's Manual

Pioneer VSX-818V-K User's Manual
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VSX-918V-S/-K
VSX-818V-S/-K
AUDIO/VIDEO
MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
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Operating Instructions
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IMPORTANT
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel.
IMPORTANT: THE MOULDED PLUG
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the
fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI mark
on the body of the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose the fuse cover the plug
must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be obtained from your local dealer.
If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for your socket outlet, then the fuse shall be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of
safely. There is a danger of severe electrical shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13 amp socket.
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue : Neutral Brown : Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows ;
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter L or coloured RED.
How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse.
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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so
you will know how to operate your model properly.
After you have finished reading the instructions,
put them away in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
WARNING
Operating Environment
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire
or shock hazard, do not place any container filled
with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or
flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain
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or moisture.
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 ºC to +35 ºC (+41 ºF to +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
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strong artificial light)
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked
flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the
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equipment.
WARNING
Before plugging in for the first time, read the following
section carefully.
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V
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or 120 V) written on the rear panel.
This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
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If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is a separate collection system for used
electronic products in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling.
Private households in the member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their used electronic products free of charge to
designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase a similar new one).
For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for the correct method of disposal.
By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery and recycling and thus prevent potential
negative effects on the environment and human health.
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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
30 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
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equipment on thick carpet or a bed.
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC
outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed
and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and
mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of
this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the
cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make
sure it is properly disposed of after removal.
The equipment should be disconnected by removing
the mains plug from the wall socket when left
unused for a long period of time (for example, when
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on vacation).
This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which
requires repair will be charged for even during the
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warranty period.
CAUTION
The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not
completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect
device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from
the AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore,
make sure the unit has been installed so that the
power cord can be easily unplugged from the AC
outlet in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard,
the power cord should also be unplugged from the
AC outlet when left unused for a long period of time
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(for example, when on vacation).
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
“DTS” is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.
and “DTS 96/24” is a trademark of DTS, Inc.
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Contents
01 Before you start
05 Listening to your system
Checking what’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction to home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Listening to Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Other problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Better sound using Phase Control . . . . . . . . 10
Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . 31
Listening in stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using Front Stage Surround Advance . . . . . . 32
Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the Sound Retriever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . 33
Using Virtual Surround Back (VSB) . . . . . . . . 33
Setting the AV options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Playing other sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Selecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . 36
Selecting the front audio inputs . . . . . . . . . . 36
03 Connecting up
06 The System Setup menu
02 5 minute guide
Making cable connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Analog audio cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital audio cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a DVD player and TV . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the multichannel analog
outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting a satellite receiver or
other digital set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting other audio components . . . . . .
About the WMA9 Pro decoder . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder,
VCR and other video sources . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the component video jacks . . . . . . . . .
Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the front panel audio
mini jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the front panel video
terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using external antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hints on speaker placement . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker placement diagrams . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the speaker system . . . . . . . . . .
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04 Controls and displays
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating range of remote control . . . . . . .
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29
Using the System Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Manual MCACC speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Fine Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Fine Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Crossover Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
07 Using the tuner
Listening to the radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Improving FM stereo sound . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Tuning directly to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Saving station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Naming station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
An introduction to RDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Displaying RDS information . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Searching for RDS programs . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Using EON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
08 Making recordings
Making an audio or a video recording . . . . . . 50
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09 Controlling the rest of your
system
English
Operating other Pioneer components . . . . . . 51
Setting the remote to control other
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Selecting preset codes directly . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Direct function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Clearing all the remote control settings . . . . . 52
Controls for TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Controls for other components . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Preset Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
10 Other connections
Italiano
Français
Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Connecting your iPod to the receiver . . . . . 57
iPod playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Connecting your USB device to
the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Basic playback controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Selecting a file from the folder/file
list for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Compressed audio compatibility . . . . . . . . . 61
Using this receiver with a Pioneer flat
screen TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
flat screen TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
11 Other Settings
12 Additional information
Nederlands
Español
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Important information regarding
the HDMI connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Resetting the main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Switching the speaker impedance . . . . . . . . . 70
Changing the TV format setting . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Power cord caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Cleaning the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Deutsch
The Input Assign menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
The Other Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat screen TVs . . . . 66
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01
Before you start
Chapter 1:
Before you start
Checking what’s in the box
Please check that you’ve received the following
supplied accessories:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Setup microphone
Remote control unit
Dry cell batteries (AA size IEC R6) x2
AM loop antenna
FM wire antenna
Warranty card
These operating instructions
Loading the batteries
Installing the receiver
• When installing this unit, make sure to put
it on a level and stable surface.
Don’t install it on the following places:
– on a color TV (the screen may distort)
– near a cassette deck (or close to a device that
gives off a magnetic field). This may interfere
with the sound.
– in direct sunlight
– in damp or wet areas
– in extremely hot or cold areas
– in places where there is vibration or other
movement
– in places that are very dusty
– in places that have hot fumes or oils (such as
a kitchen)
Ventilation
Caution
Incorrect use of batteries may result in such
hazards as leakage and bursting. Observe the
following precautions:
• Never use new and old batteries together.
• Insert the plus and minus sides of the
batteries properly according to the marks
in the battery case.
• Batteries with the same shape may have
different voltages. Do not use different
batteries together.
• When disposing of used batteries, please
comply with governmental regulations or
environmental public instruction’s rules
that apply in your country or area.
• Do not use or store batteries in direct
sunlight or other excessively hot place,
such as inside a car or near a heater. This
can cause batteries to leak, overheat,
explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the
life or performance of batteries.
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When installing this unit, make sure to leave
space around the unit for ventilation to
improve heat dispersal (at least 20 cm at the
top). If not enough space is provided between
the unit and walls or other equipment, heat will
build up inside, interfering with performance
and/or causing malfunctions.
20 cm
Receiver
Slot and openings in the cabinet are provided
for ventilation and to protect the equipment
from overheating. To prevent fire hazard, do not
place anything directly on top of the unit, make
sure the openings are never blocked or covered
with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths
and curtains), and do not operate the
equipment on thick carpet or a bed.
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5 minute guide
02
Chapter 2:
• Be sure to complete all connections before
connecting to an AC power source.
1 Connect your DVD player and TV.
See Connecting a DVD player and TV on page 12
to do this. For surround sound, you’ll want to
hook up using a digital connection from the
DVD player to the receiver.
Center (C)
Surround
Left (LS)
Listening
position
3 Plug in and switch on the receiver,
followed by your DVD player, subwoofer and
TV.
Make sure you’ve set the video input on your
TV to this receiver. Check the manual that
came with the TV if you don’t know how to do
this.
4 Use the on-screen automatic MCACC
setup to set up your system.
See Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8 for more on this.
5 Play a DVD, and adjust the volume.
Make sure that DVD/BD is showing in the
receiver’s display. If it isn’t, press DVD on the
remote to set the receiver to the DVD input.1
There are several other sound options you can
select. See Listening to your system on page 30
for more on this.2
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With the following quick setup guide, you
should have your system hooked up for
surround sound in no time at all. In most
cases, you can simply leave the receiver in the
default settings.
Surround
Right (RS)
Front
Left (L)
Nederlands
Listening to Surround Sound
Front
Right (R)
Italiano
This receiver will automatically decode
multichannel Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby
Surround sources according to your speaker
setup. In most cases, you won’t have to make
changes for realistic surround sound, but
other possibilities (like listening to a CD with
multichannel surround sound) are explained in
Listening to your system on page 30.
Subwoofer (SW)
Français
Home theater refers to the use of multiple
audio tracks to create a surround sound effect,
making you feel like you’re in the middle of the
action or concert. The surround sound you get
from a home theater system depends not only
on your speaker setup, but also on the source
and the sound settings of the receiver.
Where you place the speakers will have a big
effect on the sound. Place your speakers as
shown below for the best surround sound
effect. Also see Hints on speaker placement on
page 21 for more on this.
Deutsch
Introduction to home theater
English
5 minute guide
2 Connect your speakers and place them for
optimal surround sound.
See Connecting the speakers on page 20.
Note
1 You may need to set your DVD player to output Dolby Digital, DTS and 88.2 kHz/96 kHz PCM (2 channel) audio (see your DVD
player’s manual for more on this).
2 Depending on your DVD player or source disc, you may only get 2 channel sound. In this case, the listening mode must be set
to STANDARD (see Listening in surround sound on page 30 if you need to do this) if you want multichannel surround sound.
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5 minute guide
Make sure there are no obstacles between the
speakers and the microphone.
Automatically setting up for
surround sound (MCACC)
AUX
MASTER
VOLUME
The Auto Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration
(MCACC) setup measures the acoustic
characteristics of your listening area, taking
into account ambient noise, speaker size and
distance, and tests for both channel delay and
channel level. After you have set up the
microphone provided with your system, the
receiver uses the information from a series of
test tones to optimize the speaker settings and
equalization for your particular room.
Important
• The Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any
existing speaker settings you’ve made.
• Make sure the headphones are unplugged.
Caution
• The test tones used in the Auto MCACC
Setup are output at high volume.
RECEIVER CONTROL
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
RECEIVER
SOURCE
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
TV
DVR
1
ST
GUIDE
PORTABLE
TUNE
SETUP
AM
RECEIVER
SUBTITLE
If you have a tripod, use it to place the
microphone so that it’s about ear level at your
normal listening position. Otherwise, place the
microphone at ear level using a table or a chair.
3 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the
current menu.
• Press SETUP at any time to exit the System
Setup menu.1
4 Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the System
Setup menu then press ENTER.
System Setup
System Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
CH -
PTY SEARCH
iPod USB
CD-R
FM
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
ENTER
DVD
CD
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
INPUT SELECT
MCACC
PORTABLE
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
RETURN
REC TV/DTV
AUDIO
A
Switch on the receiver and your TV.
2 Connect the microphone to the MCACC
PORTABLE jack on the front panel.
Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to access
the MCACC PORTABLE jack.
: Exit
: Exit
Above: VSX-918V (left) and VSX-818V (right)
Try to be as quiet as possible after pressing
ENTER. The system outputs a series of test
tones to establish the ambient noise level.
Note
1 • The screensaver automatically starts after three minutes of inactivity. If you cancel the Auto MCACC Setup at any time, the
receiver automatically exits and no settings will be made.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use component or composite connections
for system setup.
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• If you’re using a subwoofer, it is
automatically detected every time you
switch on the system. Make sure it is on
and the volume is turned up.
1.Auto MCACC
Now Analyzing
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
:Cancel
• For correct speaker settings, do not adjust
the volume during the test tones.
1.Auto MCACC
Check!
30:Next
[
[
[
[
YES
YES
YES
YES
]
]
]
]
OK
:Cancel
If the speaker configuration displayed isn’t
correct, use / to select the speaker and
/ to change the setting. When you’re
finished, go to the next step.
[
[
[
[
]
]
]
]
:Cancel
Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this
is happening. It may take 3 to 8 minutes.
9 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished!
Select ‘SKIP’ to go back to the System
Setup menu.
The MCACC indicator on the front panel will
light to show the setup is complete.
The settings made in the Auto MCACC Setup
should give you excellent surround sound
from your system, but it is also possible to
adjust these settings manually using the
System Setup menu (starting on page 37).1
Español
Front
Center
Surround
SUB W.
Now Analyzing
Surround Analyzing
Speaker System
Speaker Distance
Channel Level
Acoustic Cal EQ
Nederlands
7 Confirm the speaker configuration.
The configuration shown on-screen should
reflect the actual speakers you have.
1.Auto MCACC
Italiano
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker YES/NO
A progress report is displayed on-screen while
the receiver outputs more test tones to
determine the optimum receiver settings for
channel level, speaker distance, and Acoustic
Calibration EQ.
Français
6 Wait for the test tones to finish.
A progress report is displayed on-screen while
the receiver outputs test tones to determine the
speakers present in your setup. Try to be as
quiet as possible while it’s doing this.
8 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press
ENTER.
If the screen in step 7 is left untouched for 30
seconds and the ENTER button is not pressed
in step 8, the Auto MCACC setup will start
automatically as shown below.
Deutsch
• See below for notes regarding background
noise and other possible interference.
If you see an error message (ERR) in the right
side column, there may be a problem with the
speaker connection. If selecting RETRY
doesn’t fix the problem, turn off the power and
check the speaker connections.
English
Follow the instructions on-screen.
• Make sure the microphone is connected.
Note
1 • Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm will end up
with different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Speaker Setting on page 42.
• The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be
accurate (taking delay and room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.
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02
5 minute guide
You can also choose to view the settings by
selecting individual parameters from the
Analyzed Data Check screen:
• Speaker Setting – The size and number of
speakers you’ve connected (see page 42
for more on this)
• Speaker Distance – The distance of your
speakers from the listening position (see
page 45 for more on this)
• Channel Level – The overall balance of
your speaker system (see page 44 for more
on this)
• Acoustic Cal EQ – Adjustments to the
frequency balance of your speaker system
based on the acoustic characteristics of
your room (see page 40 for more on this)
Press RETURN after you have finished
checking each screen. When you’re finished,
select SKIP to go back to the System Setup
menu.
Other problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup
If the room environment is not optimal for the
Auto MCACC Setup (too much background
noise, echo off the walls, obstacles blocking
the speakers from the microphone) the final
settings may be incorrect. Check for household
appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan, etc.),
that may be affecting the environment and
switch them off if necessary. If there are any
instructions showing in the front panel display,
please follow them.
• Some older TVs may interfere with the
operation of the microphone. If this seems
to be happening, switch off the TV when
doing the Auto MCACC Setup.
Better sound using Phase
Control
This receiver’s Phase Control feature uses
phase correction measures to make sure your
sound source arrives at the listening position
in phase, preventing unwanted distortion and/
or coloring of the sound (see illustration
below).
P
H
A
S
E
C
O
N
T
R
O
L
O
F
F
Front speaker
?
Sound
source
O
N
Subwoofer
Front speaker
P
H
A
S
E
C
O
N
T
R
O
L
Listening
position
Sound
source
Listening
position
Subwoofer
Phase Control technology provides coherent
sound reproduction through the use of phase
matching1 for an optimal sound image at your
listening position. The default setting is on and
we recommend leaving Phase Control
switched on for all sound sources.
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• Press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to switch
on phase correction.
Note
1 Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving proper sound reproduction. If two waveforms are ‘in phase’, they crest
and trough together, resulting in increased amplitude, clarity and presence of the sound signal. If a crest of a wave meets a
trough (as shown in the upper section of the diagram above) then the sound will be ‘out of phase’ and an unreliable sound
image will be produced.
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Chapter 3:
English
Connecting up
Digital audio cables
Commercially available coaxial digital audio
cables or optical cables should be used to
connect digital components to this receiver.1
Coaxial digital audio cable
Optical cable
Video cables
These cables are the most common type of
video connection and are used to connect to
the composite video terminals. The yellow
plugs distinguish them from cables for audio.
Important
Analog audio cables
Analog audio cables
Component video cables
Use component video cables to get the best
possible color reproduction of your video
source. The color signal of the TV is divided
into the luminance (Y) signal and the color (PB
and PR) signals and then output. In this way,
interference between the signals is avoided.
Español
Use stereo RCA phono cables to connect
analog audio components. These cables are
typically red and white, and you should
connect the red plugs to R (right) terminals
and white plugs to L (left) terminals.
Standard RCA video cable
Nederlands
• Before making or changing connections,
switch off the power and disconnect the
power cord from the AC outlet.
• Before unplugging the power cord, switch
the power into standby.
Italiano
Standard RCA video cables
Français
Make sure not to bend the cables over the top
of this unit (as shown in the illustration). If this
happens, the magnetic field produced by the
transformers in this unit may cause a
humming noise from the speakers.
Deutsch
Making cable connections
Component video cables
Green (Y)
Right (red)
Left (white)
Blue (PB)
Red (PR)
Note
1 • When connecting optical cables, be careful when inserting the plug not to damage the shutter protecting the optical socket.
• When storing optical cable, coil loosely. The cable may be damaged if bent around sharp corners.
• You can also use a standard RCA video cable for coaxial digital connections.
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DVD player
Connecting a DVD player and TV
This page shows you how to connect your DVD
player and TV to the receiver.
1 Connect a coaxial digital audio output on
your DVD player to the DIGITAL COAX 1
(DVD/BD) input on this receiver.
Use a coaxial digital audio cable for the
connection.1
2 Connect the composite video output and
the stereo analog audio outputs2 on your
DVD player to the DVD/BD inputs on this
receiver.
Use a standard RCA video cable3 and a stereo
RCA phono cable for the connection.
• If your DVD player has multichannel
analog outputs, see Connecting the
multichannel analog outputs on page 13
for how to connect it.
3 Connect the analog audio outputs from
your TV to the TV/SAT inputs on this receiver.
This will allow you to play the sound from the
TV’s built-in tuner. Use a stereo RCA phono
cable to do this.
• If your TV has a built-in digital decoder, you
can also connect an optical digital audio
output from your TV to the DIGITAL OPT 2
(TV/SAT) input on this receiver. Use an
optical cable for the connection.
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
R
L
VIDEO OUT
2
1
HDMI
ANTENNA
AUX
IN
R
FM UNBAL
L
DIGITAL IN
CD
IN
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
AM
LOOP
OUT
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
IN
IN
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1 OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
IN
FRONT DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
OPT
2
(TV / SAT)
OUT
IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
OPT
1
(CD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
R
S
P
E
A
K A
E
R
S
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VSX-918V
3
VIDEO
4
R
L
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
VIDEO IN
3
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
4 Connect the MONITOR OUT video jack on
this receiver to a video input on your TV.
Use a standard RCA video cable to connect to
the composite video jack.4
TV
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
Note
1 If your DVD player only has an optical digital output, you can connect it to the optical input on this receiver using an optical
cable. When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the player to (see The Input
Assign menu on page 64).
2 This connection will allow you to make analog recordings from your DVD player.
3 If your player also has a component video output, you can connect this too. See Using the component video jacks on page 16
for more on this.
4 See Using the component video jacks on page 16 if you want to use the component video outputs to connect this receiver to
your TV.
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VSX-918V
ANTENNA
AUX
IN
HDMI
R
CEN- SUB
TER WOOFER
FM UNBAL
L
DIGITAL IN
CD
IN
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
OUT
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD / BD
OUT
IN
FRONT DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1 OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
SURROUND
L
HDMI
DVD 5.1CH INPUT
(ASSIGNABLE)
FM UNBAL
L
S
P
E
A
K A
E
R
S
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVD / BD
IN
L
CENTER
OUTPUT
R
L
SURROUND
OUTPUT
SUBWOOFER
OUTPUT
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
Connecting a satellite receiver
or other digital set-top box
Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial
digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called
‘set-top boxes’.
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VSX-918V
VIDEO
2
1
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
AV OUT
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL OUT
Español
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
R
S
P
E
A
K A
E
R
S
Nederlands
DVD/multi-channel decoder
with multi-channel analog
output jacks
OPT
1
(CD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
Italiano
IN
IN
FRONT DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
IN
FRONT
OUTPUT
AM
LOOP
OUT
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1 OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
OPT
2
(TV / SAT)
OUT
VIDEO
R
DIGITAL IN
CD
IN
LR
OUT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
ANTENNA
AUX
IN
R
M
FRONT
R
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
R
OPT
1
(CD)
Français
(TV / SAT) IN 2
OPT
2
(TV / SAT)
IN
AM
LOOP
OUT
IN
2 If your set-top box has a digital output,
connect it to a digital input on this receiver.
The example shows an optical connection to
the DIGITAL OPT 2 (TV/SAT) input.4
Deutsch
For DVD Audio and SACD playback, your DVD
player may have 5.1 channel analog outputs. In
this case, you can connect them to the multichannel analog outputs to the multichannel
inputs of this receiver as shown below.1
1 Connect a set of audio/video outputs on
the set-top box component to the TV/SAT
AUDIO and VIDEO inputs on this receiver.2
Use a stereo RCA phono cable for the audio
connection and a standard RCA video cable
for the video connection.3
English
Connecting the multichannel analog
outputs
STB
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
Note
1 The multichannel input can only be used when DVD 5.1ch is selected (see page 36).
2 If you’ve already connected your TV to the TV/SAT inputs, simply choose another input. However, to receive a signal, you’ll
need to press the input select button for the input you connected the set-top box to.
3 See Using the component video jacks on page 16 if your set-top box also has a component video output.
4 If your set-top box only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to the coaxial input on this receiver using a coaxial digital
audio cable. When you set up the receiver you’ll need to tell the receiver which input you connected the set-top box to (see The
Input Assign menu on page 64).
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Connecting other audio
components
The number and kind of connections depends
on the kind of component you’re connecting.1
Follow the steps below to connect a CD-R, MD,
DAT, tape recorder or other audio component.
1 If your component has a digital output,
connect this to a digital input on the receiver
as shown.
The example shows an optical connection to
the DIGITAL OPT 1 (CD) input.
2 If necessary, connect the analog audio
outputs of the component to a set of spare
audio inputs on this receiver.
You’ll need to make this connection for
components without a digital output, or if you
want to record from a digital component. Use a
stereo RCA phono cable as shown.
3 If you’re connecting a recorder, connect
the analog audio outputs to the analog audio
inputs on the recorder.
The example shows an analog connection to
the CD-R/TAPE/MD analog output jack using
a stereo RCA phono cable.
VSX-918V
ANTENNA
AUX
IN
HDMI
R
FM UNBAL
L
DIGITAL IN
CD
IN
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
AM
LOOP
OUT
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
IN
IN
3
OPT
1
(CD)
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1 OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
IN
FRONT DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
OUT
OPT
2
(TV / SAT)
OUT
IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
(ASSIGNABLE)
R
S
P
E
A
K A
E
R
S
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VIDEO
2
IN L
REC
AUDIO IN
R
1
R OUT L
PLAY
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
OPTICAL
DIGITAL OUT
CD-R, MD, DAT, Tape recorder, etc.
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
About the WMA9 Pro decoder
This unit has an on-board Windows Media®
Audio 9 Professional (WMA9 Pro) decoder, so
it is possible to playback WMA9 Pro-encoded
audio using a coaxial or optical digital
connection when connected to a WMA9 Procompatible player.
However, the connected DVD player, set-top
box, etc. must be able to output WMA9 Pro
format audio signals through a coaxial or
optical digital output.
Note
1 Note that you must connect digital components to analog audio jacks if you want to record to/from digital components (like
an MD) to/from analog components.
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VSX-918V
ANTENNA
AUX
IN
R
FM UNBAL
L
DIGITAL IN
CD
IN
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
AM
LOOP
OUT
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
IN
OUT
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1 OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
IN
OPT
1
(CD)
FRONT DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
TV
/ SAT / SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
IN
Connecting an HDD/DVD recorder,
VCR and other video sources
OPT
2
(TV / SAT)
OUT
IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
(ASSIGNABLE)
R
S
P
E
A
K A
E
R
S
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VIDEO
Français
This receiver has audio/video inputs and
outputs suitable for connecting analog or
digital video recorders, including VCRs and
HDD/DVD recorders.
3
2
R OUT L
PLAY
AUDIO OUT
R
VIDEO OUT
IN L
REC
AUDIO IN
COAXIAL
VIDEO IN
OPTICAL
DIGITAL OUT
DVR, VCR, LD player, etc.
3 If your video component has a digital
audio output, connect it to a digital input on
this receiver.
The example shows a recorder connected to
the DIGITAL OPT 1 (CD) input.2
Español
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but
connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
Nederlands
2 Connect a set of audio/video inputs on
the recorder to the DVR/VCR AUDIO and
VIDEO outputs on this receiver.
Use a stereo RCA phono cable for the audio
connection and a standard RCA video cable for
the video connection.
1
Italiano
1 Connect a set of audio/video outputs on
the recorder to the DVR/VCR AUDIO and
VIDEO inputs on this receiver.
Use a stereo RCA phono cable for the audio
connection and a standard RCA video cable for
the video connection.1
Deutsch
Windows Media and the Windows logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/
or other countries.
English
HDMI
Note
1 If your video component also has a component video output, you can connect this too. See Using the component video jacks
on page 16 for more on this.
2 In this case, you’ll need to tell the receiver which digital input you connected the component to (see The Input Assign menu
on page 64).
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Using the component video
jacks
Component video should deliver superior
picture quality when compared to composite
video. A further advantage (if your source and
TV are both compatible) is progressive-scan
video, which delivers a very stable, flicker-free
picture. See the manuals that came with your
TV and source component to check whether
they are compatible with progressive-scan
video.
Connecting using HDMI
If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP)
equipped component, you can connect it to
this receiver using a commercially available
HDMI cable.
The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed
digital video, as well as almost every kind of
digital audio that the connected component is
compatible with, including DVD-Video, DVDAudio (see below for limitations), Video CD/
Super VCD, CD and MP3.
HDMI/DVI-equipped component
Important
• If you connect any source component to
the receiver using a component video
input, you must also have your TV
connected to this receiver’s COMPONENT
VIDEO MONITOR OUT jacks.
1 Connect the component video outputs of
your source to a set of component video
inputs on this receiver.
Use a three-way component video cable for the
connection.
ANALOG AUDIO OUT
R
L
HDMI OUT
OPTICAL
3
1
(VSX-818V
model only)
HDMI
ANTENNA
AUX
IN
R
FM UNBAL
L
DIGITAL IN
CD
IN
(DVD / BD) IN 1
2 If necessary, assign the component video
inputs to the input source you’ve connected.
This only needs to be done if you didn’t connect
according to the following defaults:
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
(ASSIGNABLE)
OPT
2
(TV / SAT)
AM
LOOP
OPT
1
(CD)
OUT
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
IN
OUT
• Component 1 – DVD
IN
FRONT DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
IN
• Component 2 – TV
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1 OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
• Component 3 – DVR
See Assigning the component video inputs on
page 65 for more on this.
3 Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO
MONITOR OUT jacks on this receiver to the
component video inputs on your TV or
monitor.
Use a three-way component video cable.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
VIDEO
VSX-818V
2
HDMI IN
HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor
or flat screen TV
The illustration shows the VSX-818V, but
connections for the VSX-918V are the same.
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S
P
E
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R
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Español
HDMI has the capability to support standard,
enhanced, or high-definition video plus
standard to multi-channel surround-sound
audio. HDMI features include uncompressed
digital video, a bandwidth of up to 2.2 gigabytes
per second (with HDTV signals), one connector
(instead of several cables and connectors), and
communication between the AV source and
AV devices such as DTVs.
Nederlands
5 Use the input source buttons to select
the input source you assigned in the
previous step, then press SIGNAL SEL
(SIGNAL SELECT) after press RECEIVER
button to select the audio input signal.
You can also use the front panel controls to do
this (see Choosing the input signal on page 36).
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)
supports both video and audio on a single
digital connection for use with DVD players,
DTV, set-top boxes, and other AV devices.
HDMI was developed to provide the
technologies of High Bandwidth Digital
Content Protection (HDCP) as well as Digital
Visual Interface (DVI) in one specification.
HDCP is used to protect digital content
transmitted and received by DVI-compliant
displays.
Italiano
4 Assign the HDMI input(s) you connected
to the corresponding input source.
After connecting, you must specify which
input(s) you are using for your HDMI
component in Assigning the HDMI inputs on
page 65.
About HDMI
Français
• Without this connection, HDMI audio will
still be output from your TV or flat screen TV
(though no sound will be heard from this
receiver).
• The signals input from the analog
(composite and component) video inputs
of this unit will not be output from the
HDMI OUT.
Deutsch
3 VSX-818V model only: To hear audio from
your HDMI component through this system,
make analog and/or digital connections as
necessary.
On the rear panel, you must connect to the
audio jacks from a set of audio/video inputs
(for example, DVR/VCR as shown in the
illustration).
• If the video signal does not appear on your
TV or flat screen TV, try adjusting the
resolution settings on your component or
display. Note that some components
(such as video game units) have
resolutions that may not be displayed. In
this case, use a (analog) composite
connection.
English
1 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI
IN 1/2 interconnect on this receiver to an
HDMI output on your HDMI component.
2 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI
OUT interconnect on this receiver to an HDMI
interconnect on a HDMI-compatible monitor.
• The arrow on the cable connector body
should be facing left for correct alignment
with the connector on the player.
03
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• VSX-918V model only: Set the HDMI
parameter in Setting the AV options on
page 35 to THRU (THROUGH) if you want
to hear HDMI audio output from your TV or
flat screen TV (no sound will be heard from
this receiver).
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Connecting to the front panel
audio mini jack
Connecting to the front panel
video terminal
Front audio connections are accessed via the
front panel using the VIDEO/PORTABLE
button. Press VIDEO/PORTABLE and select
PORTABLE input. Use a stereo mini-jack cable
to connect a digital audio player, etc.
Front video connections are accessed via the
front panel using the VIDEO/PORTABLE
button. Press VIDEO/PORTABLE and select
VIDEO input. There are standard audio/video
jacks. Hook them up the same way you made
the rear panel connections.
• Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to
access the MCACC PORTABLE jack.
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
iPod DIRECT
USB
• Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to
access audio/video connection.
MCACC
PORTABLE
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
iPod DIRECT
USB
PUSH
OPEN
D-R/TAPE/MD
FM
AM
SIRIUS
MCACC
PORTABLE
PUSH
OPEN
AUX
D-R/TAPE/MD
AM
FM
SIRIUS
AUX
MASTER
VOLUME
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
iPod DIRECT
USB
MCACC
PORTABLE
MASTER
VOLUME
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
This receiver
iPod DIRECT
USB
MCACC
PORTABLE
This receiver
AUDIO OUT
VIDEO
L
R
AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT
Digital audio player, etc.
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Using external antennas
Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire
antenna as shown below. To improve reception
and sound quality, connect external antennas
(see Using external antennas below).
fig. b
Use a PAL connector to connect an external
FM antenna.
fig. c
One-touch
PAL connector
5
AM
LOOP
Français
3
75 Ω coaxial cable
FM UNBAL
75 Ω
Deutsch
fig. a
To improve FM reception
English
Connecting antennas
4
To improve AM reception
2
2 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire
fully into each terminal, then release the tabs
to secure the AM antenna wires.
Outdoor
antenna
5 m to 6 m
Indoor antenna
(vinyl-coated wire)
Español
3 Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached
stand.
To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the
direction indicated by the arrow (fig. a) then
clip the loop onto the stand (fig. b).
• 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.
Nederlands
1 Pull off the protective shields of both AM
antenna wires.
Connect a 5 m to 6 m length of vinyl-coated
wire to the AM antenna terminal without
disconnecting the supplied AM loop antenna.
For the best possible reception, suspend
horizontally outdoors.
Italiano
1
4 Place the AM antenna on a flat surface
and in a direction giving the best reception.
5 Connect the FM wire antenna in the same
way as the AM loop antenna.
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully
and fix to a wall or door frame. Don’t drape
loosely or leave coiled up.
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You can use the speakers connected to the B
speaker terminals to listen to stereo playback
in another room. Make sure to review Hints on
speaker placement on page 21 when placing
the speakers in another room. See Switching
the speaker system on page 22 for the listening
options with this setup.
Connecting the speakers
A complete setup of six speakers (including the
subwoofer) is shown here but everyone’s home
setup will vary. Simply connect the speakers
you have in the manner shown below. The
receiver will work with just two stereo speakers
(the front speakers in the diagram) but using at
least three speakers is recommended, and a
complete setup is best for surround sound. If
you’re not using a subwoofer, change the front
speaker setting (see Speaker Setting on
page 42) to LARGE.
Be sure to complete all connections before
connecting this unit to the AC power source.
Make sure you connect the speaker on the
right to the right terminal and the speaker on
the left to the left terminal. Also make sure the
positive and negative (+/–) terminals on the
receiver match those on the speakers. You can
use speakers with a nominal impedance
between 6 Ω to 16 Ω (please see Switching the
speaker impedance on page 70 if you plan to
use speakers with an impedance of less than
8 Ω).
VSX-918V
HDMI
ANTENNA
AUX
IN
R
DIGITAL IN
CD
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
OUT
IN
CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
(ASSIGNABLE)
AM
LOOP
OUT
(TV / SAT) IN 2
DVD / BD
IN
OUT
CEN- SUB
TER WOOFER
FM UNBAL
L
IN
IN
FRONT DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
SUB
SUB
WOOFER
WOOFER
PREOUT
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT
MONITOR
OUT
TV
/ SAT IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1 OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
IN
OPT
2
(TV / SAT)
(ASSIGNABLE)
(DVR / VCR) IN 3
(DVD / BD) IN 1
R SURROUND L
OPT
1
(CD)
Y
DVD 5.1CH INPUT
((ASSIGNABLE)
PB
MONITOR OUT
R
FRONT
LR
PR
Y
PB
COMPONENT VIDEO
SURROUND
L
CENTER
PR
(TV / SAT) IN 2
R
S
P
E
A
K A
E
R
S
L
L
B
VIDEO
C
SW
Powered
subwoofer
L
R
Front speakers
Center speaker
LS
RS
Surround speakers
L
R
Speaker system B
The illustration shows the VSX-918V, but connections for the VSX-818V are the same.
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03
Twist exposed wire strands together.
2
Loosen terminal and insert exposed wire.
3
Tighten terminal.
1
2
3
10 mm
B-Speaker terminals:
1
Twist exposed wire strands together.
2 Push open the tabs and insert exposed
wire.
Release the tabs.
1
2
3
10 mm
• Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is
twisted together and inserted fully into the
speaker terminal. If any of the bare speaker
wire touches the back panel it may cause
the power to cut off as a safety measure.
Español
• These speaker terminals carry
HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage. To prevent
the risk of electric shock when connecting
or disconnecting the speaker cables,
disconnect the power cord before touching
any uninsulated parts.
Nederlands
Caution
Italiano
3
• Place the front left and right speakers at
equal distances from the TV.
• When placing speakers near the TV, we
recommend using magnetically shielded
speakers to prevent possible interference,
such as discoloration of the picture when
the TV is switched on. If you do not have
magnetically shielded speakers and notice
discoloration of the TV picture, move the
speakers farther away from the TV.
• If you’re using a center speaker, place the
front speakers at a wider angle. If not,
place them at a narrower angle.
• Place the center speaker above or below
the TV so that the sound of the center
channel is localized at the TV screen.
• It is best to angle the speakers towards the
listening position. The angle depends on
the size of the room. Use less of an angle
for bigger rooms.
• Surround speakers should be positioned
60 cm to 90 cm higher than your ears and
titled slightly downward. Make sure the
speakers don’t face each other.
• To achieve the best possible surround
sound, install your speakers as shown next
page. Be sure all speakers are installed
securely to prevent accidents and improve
sound quality.
Français
Speakers are usually designed with a
particular placement in mind. Some are
designed to be floorstanding, while others
should be placed on stands to sound their
best. Some should be placed near a wall;
others should be placed away from walls. We
have provided a few tips on getting the best
sound from your speakers (following), but you
should also follow the guidelines on
placement that the speaker manufacturer
provided with your particular speakers to get
the most out of them.
1
Deutsch
Hints on speaker placement
A-Speaker terminals:
English
Bare wire connections
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Connecting up
Switching the speaker system
Caution
• If you choose to install the center speaker
on top of the TV, be sure to secure it with
putty, or by other suitable means, to reduce
the risk of damage or injury resulting from
the speaker falling from the TV in the event
of external shocks such as earthquakes.
• Make sure no exposed speaker wire is
touching the rear panel, this may cause the
receiver to turn off automatically.
Speaker placement diagrams
The following illustrations show 5.1 channel
speaker setups.
3-D view of 5.1 channel speaker setup
Overhead view of speaker setup
Front
left
Three speaker system settings are possible
using the SPEAKERS button.
• Use the SPEAKERS button on the front
panel to select a speaker system setting.1
SOUND
RETRIEVER
VSB MODE
SPEAKERS
SIGNAL
SELECT
Press repeatedly to choose a speaker system
option:
• SPA – Sound is output from the speakers
connected to the A speaker terminals
(multichannel playback is possible).
• SPB – Sound is output from the two
speakers connected to speaker system B
(only stereo playback is possible).
• SPAB – Sound is output from speaker
system A (no sound is output from the
Center and the Surround speaker), the two
speakers in speaker system B, and the
subwoofer. Multichannel sources are
downmixed for stereo output from speaker
systems A and B.
Front
right
Center
Subwoofer
Surround
left
Surround
right
Listening position
Note
1 • The subwoofer output depends on the settings you made in Speaker Setting on page 42. However, if SPB is selected above,
no sound is heard from the subwoofer (the LFE channel is not downmixed).
• All speaker systems (except speaker system B connections) are switched off when headphones are connected.
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Chapter 4:
English
Controls and displays
Deutsch
Front panel
Illustration shows the VSX-918V model
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
VSX-918V
PHASE
CONTROL
ACOUSTIC
EQ
AUTO SURR /
STREAM DIRECT
STEREO /
A.L.C.
STANDARD
ADVANCED
SURROUND
STANDBY/ON
DIGITAL PRECISION
PROCESSING
TV
DVD
DVR
VIDEO/PORTABLE
CD
CD-R
iPod USB
FM
AM
AUX
MASTER
VOLUME
INPUT
SELECTOR
VIDEO
PHONES
VSB MODE
SPEAKERS
L AUDIO R
8
PHONES
12
SOUND
RETRIEVER
15
SPEAKERS
16
SIGNAL
SELECT
19
PHASE
CONTROL
ACOUSTIC
EQ
STEREO /
A.L.C.
STANDARD
20
AUTO SURR /
STREAM DIRECT
ADVANCED
SURROUND
17
STANDBY/ON
2 INPUT SELECTOR dial
Selects an input source.
3 Input select buttons
Selects an input source.
4 Digital Precision Processing indicator
(VSX-918V model only)
Lights to indicate digital processing.
5 Character display
See Display on page 24.
18
6 MCACC indicator
Lights when Acoustic Calibration EQ (page 33)
is on (Acoustic Calibration EQ is automatically
set to ALL CH ADJUST after the Auto MCACC
Setup (page 8) or EQ Auto Setup (page 40)).
7
Español
1
9 10
13
VSB MODE
14
MCACC
PORTABLE
Nederlands
11
iPod DIRECT
USB
SIGNAL
SELECT
Italiano
SOUND
RETRIEVER
Français
PHASE
CONTROL
MASTER VOLUME dial
8 AUDIO/VIDEO input
See Connecting to the front panel video terminal
on page 18.
9 iPod DIRECT USB terminal
Use to connect your Apple iPod as an audio
source (page 57), or connect a USB audio
device for playback (page 59).
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Controls and displays
10 MCACC PORTABLE jack
Use to connect a microphone when
performing Auto MCACC setup, or connect an
auxiliary component using a stereo mini-jack
cable (page 18).
11 PHONES jack
Use to connect headphones (when connected,
there is no sound output from the speakers
(except speaker system B connections)).
18 PHASE CONTROL
Press to switch on/off Phase Control (page 10).
19 ACOUSTIC EQ
Press to select an Acoustic Calibration EQ
setting (page 33).
20 Listening mode buttons
AUTO SURR/STREAM DIRECT
Switches between Auto surround mode
(Auto playback on page 30) and Stream
Direct playback. Stream Direct playback
bypasses the tone controls for the most
accurate reproduction of a source
(page 32).
12 ST +/–
Use to select preset radio stations (page 47).
13 TUNE +/–
Used to find radio frequencies (page 46).
STEREO/A.L.C.
Switches between stereo playback, Auto
level control stereo mode (page 31) and
Front Stage Surround Advance modes
(page 32).
STANDARD
Press for Standard decoding and to switch
between the various 2 Pro Logic II options
(page 30).
14 SOUND RETRIEVER
Press to restore CD quality sound to
compressed audio sources (page 32).
15 VSB MODE
Press to switch on/off Virtual Surround Back
(VSB) mode (page 33).
16 SPEAKERS
Use to change the speaker system (page 22)
and the impedance setting (page 70).
ADVANCED SURROUND
Switches between the various surround
modes (page 31).
17 SIGNAL SELECT
Selects an input signal (page 36).
Display
1
2
3
4 5
6
7
8 9 10 11 12
EON [ L ] 6
RDS [ C ]
SP AB [ R ]
[R s ] 0
[L s ]
6
4 0 125 25 0 4 K1 3 K
13
14
1 SIGNAL indicators
Lights to indicate the type of input signal:
AUTO
Lights when AUTO signal select is on.
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15
16 17
18
19
20
DIGITAL
Lights when a digital audio signal is
detected.
2 DIGITAL
Lights when a Dolby Digital encoded signal
is detected.
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DTS
Lights when a source with DTS encoded
audio signals is detected.
EON
Lights when the EON mode is set, and
flashes during an EON broadcast. The
indicator lights when the current station
carries the EON service (page 49).
RDS
Lights when an RDS broadcast is received
(page 48).
12 Speaker indicators
Lights to indicate the current speaker system,
A and/or B (page 22).
4 2 PRO LOGIC II
Lights to indicate Pro Logic II decoding (see
Listening in surround sound on page 30).
13 Character display
7 AUTO SURR.
Lights when the Auto Surround feature is
switched on (see Auto playback on page 30).
9 SLEEP
Lights when the sleep mode is active (page 28).
10 Tuner indicators
/ MONO
Lights when the mono mode is set using
the MPX button.
/ STEREO
Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is being
received in auto stereo mode.
/ TUNED
Lights when a broadcast is being received.
17 D.E.
Lights when Dialog Enhancement is switched
on (page 35).
18 LOUDNESS
Lights during Loudness listening (page 34).
19 Master volume level
Shows the overall volume level.
20 MCACC channel EQ / Sound Retriever /
HDMI indicators
These indicators show the EQ balance for each
channel in Checking your Acoustic Calibration
EQ settings on page 42. Also, L and R light
when the Sound Retriever is active (page 32).
In addition, the HDMI connection state is
displayed as shown below.
Blinks when connecting an HDMI-equipped
component: lights when the component is
connected (page 16).
[L] 6
[C]
[R]
[R s ] 0
Español
8 ATT
Lights when ANALOG ATT is used to attenuate
(reduce) the level of the analog input signal
(page 28).
16 MIDNIGHT
Lights during Midnight listening (page 34).
Nederlands
6 DIRECT
Lights when source Stream Direct playback is in
use. Direct playback bypasses the tone controls
for the most accurate reproduction of a source.
15 WMA9 Pro
Lights to indicate decoding of a WMA9 Pro
signal.
Italiano
5 VIR. SB
Lights during Virtual surround back processing
(page 33).
14 ADV.SURR. (Advanced Surround)
Lights when one of the Advanced Surround
modes has been selected.
Français
3 2 DIGITAL
Lights to indicate decoding of a Dolby Digital
multichannel signal.
Deutsch
2
Lights to indicate decoding of a DTS multichannel
signal.
11 EON/RDS indicators
English
ANALOG
Lights when an analog signal is detected.
04
HDMI indicator
[L s ]
6
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3 MULTI CONTROL buttons
Press to select control of other components (see
Controlling the rest of your system on page 51).
TV CTRL, PORTABLE and CD-R buttons can be
used with SHIFT button.
Remote control
Illustration shows the VSX-918V model
1
11
RECEIVER
2
3
SOURCE
INPUT SELECT
12
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
DVD
TV
DVR
PORTABLE
iPod USB
CD-R
CD
FM
13
RECEIVER
AM
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
DIALOG RETRIEVER
EQ
PHASE
4
MUTE
MASTER
VOLUME
RECEIVER CONTROL
5
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
6
ST
ENTER
GUIDE
CH -
PTY SEARCH
ADV SURR
Switches between the various surround
modes (page 31).
TUNE
SETUP
RETURN
REC TV/DTV
SUBTITLE
AUDIO
A
7
HDD
DVD
REC STOP
PHASE
Press to switch on/off Phase Control
(page 10).
JUKEBOX
E
D
C
B
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
EON
iPod CTRL
AUTO/DIRECT
Switches between Auto surround mode
(Auto playback on page 30) and Stream
Direct playback. Direct playback bypasses
the tone controls for the most accurate
reproduction of a source (page 32).
STANDARD
Press for Standard decoding and to switch
between 2 Pro Logic II options (page 30).
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
RECEIVER CONTROL buttons
STEREO/A.L.C.
Switches between stereo playback, Auto
level control stereo mode (page 31) and
Front Stage Surround Advance modes
(page 32).
LEVEL
CH SEL
4
ENTER
DISC
8
9
INFO
SHIFT
ACOUSTIC EQ
Press to select an Acoustic Calibration EQ
setting (page 33).
+10
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
10
TV VOL
14
RECEIVER
1 INPUT SELECT
Use to select the input source (use SHIFT for
INPUT SELECT
).
2 RECEIVER
Switches the receiver between standby and on.
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DIALOG
Use to make dialog stand out when
watching TV or a movie (page 35).
SOUND RETRIEVER
Press to restore CD quality sound to
compressed audio sources (page 32).
MUTE
Mutes/unmutes the sound.
CH SEL
Press repeatedly to select a channel, then
use LEVEL +/– to adjust the level (page 44).
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MASTER VOLUME +/–
Use to set the listening volume.
TOP MENU
Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a DVD.
GUIDE
Displays/changes the subtitles on
multilingual DVDs.
T.EDIT
Memorizes/names stations for recall
(page 47).
REC*
Start recording.
AUDIO*
Changes the audio language or channel
on DVD discs.
HDD*, DVD*
These buttons switch between the hard
disk and DVD controls for HDD/DVD
recorders.
REC STOP*
Stops recording.
MENU
Displays the disc menu of DVD-Video discs.
JUKEBOX*
Switches to the Jukebox feature.
RETURN
Confirm and exit the current menu screen.
TV/DTV
Switches between the analog TV and DTV
input modes for Pioneer flat screen TVs.
CH +/–*
Use to select channels for DVD/DVR units.
Español
SETUP
Press to access the System Setup menu
(page 37). Also functions as the SETUP
button for DVD/DVR units.
SUBTITLE*
Displays/changes the subtitles included in
multilingual DVD-Video discs.
Nederlands
PTY SEARCH
Use to search for RDS program types
(page 48).
The controls above these buttons can be
accessed after you have selected the
corresponding MULTI CONTROL button (for
example DVD, DVR or TV (when connected to
a DTV)).
Italiano
ONE TOUCH COPY*
Copies the currently playing title from DVD
to HDD or vice-versa.
7 Component control buttons
The main buttons (, , etc.) are used to
control a component after you have selected it
using the MULTI CONTROL buttons.
Français
AV PARAMETER
Use to access the AV options.
Use the TUNE/ buttons can be used to
find radio frequencies (page 46) and the ST/
buttons can be used to select preset radio
stations (page 47).
Deutsch
5 System Setup and Component control
buttons
The following button controls can be accessed
after you have selected the corresponding
MULTI CONTROL button (DVD, DVR,
RECEIVER, etc.).
6 (TUNE/, ST/), ENTER
Use the arrow buttons when setting up your
surround sound system (page 37). Also used
to control DVD menus/options.
English
LEVEL +/–
Use to adjust the channel levels.
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8 Number buttons and other component
controls
Use the number buttons to directly select a
radio frequency (page 46) or the tracks on a
CD, DVD, etc. There are other buttons that can
be accessed after the RECEIVER button is
pressed. (For example MIDNIGHT, etc.)
TUNER DISP*
Switches between named station presets
and radio frequencies (page 47).
CLASS*
Switches between the three banks
(classes) of radio station presets (page 47).
MPX*
Switches between stereo and mono
reception of FM broadcasts. If the signal is
weak then switching to mono will improve
the sound quality (page 46).
DISC (ENTER)
Use to enter commands for TV or DTV, and
also use to select a disc in a multi-CD
player.
9 INFO
Use to bring up information screens on a
digital TV.
10 SHIFT
Press to access the ‘boxed’ commands (above
the buttons) on the remote. These buttons are
marked with an asterisk (* ) in this section.
11 Remote control LED
Lights when a command is sent from the
remote control.
MIDNIGHT
Switches to Midnight or Loudness
listening (page 34).
12 SOURCE
Press to turn on/off other components
connected to the receiver (see page 54 for
more on this).
DIMMER
Dims or brightens the display.
SLEEP
Press to change the amount of time before
the receiver switches into standby (30 min
– 60 min – 90 min – Off). You can check
the remaining sleep time at any time by
pressing SLEEP once.
SIGNAL SEL
Use to select an input signal (page 36).
SR + (VSX-918V model only)
Switches the SR+ mode on/off (page 63).
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iPod CTRL
Switches between the iPod controls and
the receiver controls (page 59).
D.ACCESS*
After pressing, you can access a radio
station directly using the number buttons
(page 46).
ANALOG ATT
Attenuates (lowers) the level of an analog
input signal to prevent distortion.
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EON*
Use to search for programs that are
broadcasting traffic or news information
(page 49).
13 RECEIVER
Switches the remote to control the receiver
(used to select the green commands above the
number buttons (SETUP, etc)). Also use this
button to set up surround sound (page 37).
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INPUT SELECT
Use to select the TV input signal.
TV VOL +/–
Use to adjust the volume on your TV.
• 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.
Français
TV CH +/–
Use to select channels.
The remote control may not work properly if:
• There are obstacles between the remote
control and the receiver’s remote sensor.
Deutsch
Use to turn on/off the power of the TV.
Operating range of remote control
English
14 TV CONTROL buttons
These buttons are dedicated to control the TV
assigned to the TV CTRL button. Thus if you
only have one TV to hook up to this system
assign it to the TV CTRL MULTI CONTROL
button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV
to the TV CTRL button (see page 53 for more on
this).
04
DOWN
30
30
DOWN
DOWN
Italiano
7m
Nederlands
Español
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Listening to your system
Chapter 5:
Listening to your system
Important
• Certain features explained in this section
will not be possible depending on the
source (for example, PCM 88.2 kHz/96 kHz,
DTS 96 kHz (24 bit) or WMA9 Pro sources).
Auto playback
The simplest, most direct listening option is the
Auto Surround feature. With this, the receiver
automatically detects what kind of source
you’re playing and selects multichannel or
stereo playback as necessary.1
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• While listening to a source, press
AUTO/DIRECT2 for auto playback of a
source.
Press repeatedly until AUTOSURR. shows
briefly in the display (it will then show the
decoding or playback format). Check the
digital format indicators in the display to see
how the source is being processed.
Listening in surround sound
Using this receiver, you can listen to any
source in surround sound. However, the
options available will depend on your speaker
setup and the type of source you’re listening
to.3
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• While listening to a source, press
STANDARD.
If the source is Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby
Surround encoded, the proper decoding
format will automatically be selected and
shows in the display.
With two channel sources, press STANDARD
repeatedly to select from:
• 2 Pro Logic II MOVIE – Up to 5.1 channel
sound, especially suited to movie sources
• 2 Pro Logic II MUSIC4 – Up to 5.1
channel sound, especially suited to music
sources
• 2 Pro Logic II GAME – Up to 5.1 channel
sound, especially suited for video games
• 2 PRO LOGIC – 4.1 channel surround
sound
Note
1 • Stereo surround (matrix) formats are decoded accordingly using 2 Pro Logic II MOVIE (see Listening in surround sound
above for more on these decoding formats).
• The Auto Surround feature is canceled if you connect headphones or select the multichannel analog inputs.
2 For more options using this button, see Using Stream Direct on page 32.
3 When all except front speaker is set to NO in Speaker Setting on page 42, 2CH IN shows in the display and no surround sound
will be heard.
4 When listening to 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode, there are three further parameters you can adjust:
Center Width, Dimension, and Panorama. See Setting the AV options on page 34 to adjust them.
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05
Using the Advanced surround effects
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
When you select STEREO you will hear the
source through just the front left and right
speakers (and possibly your subwoofer
depending on your speaker settings). Dolby
Digital and DTS multichannel sources are
downmixed to stereo.
In the Auto level control stereo mode (A.L.C.),
this unit equalizes playback sound levels if
each sound level varies with the music source
recorded in a portable audio player.
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• STEREO – The audio is heard with your
surround settings and you can still use the
Midnight, Loudness, and Tone functions.
Español
• F.S.S. WIDE – See Using Front Stage
Surround Advance on page 32 for more on
this.
Nederlands
• A.L.C. – Listening in Auto level control
stereo mode.
• F.S.S.FOCUS – See Using Front Stage
Surround Advance on page 32 for more on
this.
Italiano
• While listening to a source, press
STEREO/A.L.C. for stereo playback.
Press repeatedly to switch between:
Français
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
Deutsch
• Press ADV SURR repeatedly to select a
listening mode.
• ACTION – Designed for action movies with
dynamic soundtracks.
• DRAMA – Designed for movies with lots of
dialog.
• MONOFILM – Creates surround sound
from mono soundtracks.
• ENT.SHOW – Suitable for musical sources.
• EXPANDED – Creates an extra wide stereo
field.2
• TV SURR. – Provides surround sound for
both mono and stereo TV sources.
• ADV.GAME – Suitable for video games.
• SPORTS – Suitable for sports programs.
• ROCK/POP – Creates a live concert sound
for rock and/or pop music.
• UNPLUGED – Suitable for acoustic music
sources.
• X-STEREO – Gives multichannel sound to a
stereo source, using all of your speakers.
• PHONESUR. – Creates the effect of overall
surround with headphones.
Listening in stereo
English
The Advanced surround feature creates a
variety of surround effects. Try different modes
with various soundtracks to see which you like.1
Note
1 • If you press ADV SURR with the headphones connected, PHONESUR. will automatically be selected.
• When an Advanced Surround listening mode is selected, the effect level can be adjusted using the EFFECT parameter in
Setting the AV options on page 34.
2 Use with Dolby Pro Logic for a stereo surround effect (stereo field is wider than Standard modes with Dolby Digital sources).
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Listening to your system
Using Front Stage Surround
Advance
The Front Stage Surround Advance function
allows you to create natural surround sound
effects using just the front speakers and the
subwoofer.
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
• While listening to a source, press STEREO/
A.L.C. to select Front Stage Surround Advance
modes.
• STEREO – See Listening in stereo on
page 31 for more on this.
• A.L.C. – See Listening in stereo on page 31
for more on this.
• F.S.S.FOCUS – Use to provide a rich
surround sound effect directed to the
center of where the front left and right
speakers sound projection area converges.
• F.S.S. WIDE – Use to provide a surround
sound effect to a wider area than FOCUS
mode.1
Front left
speaker
Front right
speaker
WIDE position
Front left
speaker
Use the Stream Direct modes when you want
to hear the truest possible reproduction of a
source. All unnecessary signal processing is
bypassed.
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
FOCUS position (Recommend)
Using Stream Direct
Front right
speaker
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• While listening to a source, press AUTO/
DIRECT to select Stream Direct mode.
• AUTOSURR. – See Auto playback on
page 30.
• DIRECT – Sources are heard according to
the settings made in the Surround Setup
(speaker setting, channel level, speaker
distance), as well as with dual mono
settings. You will hear sources according
to the number of channels in the signal.
For analog sources, only Channel Level can
be set. All other digital processing can not
be set.
Using the Sound Retriever
When audio data is removed during the
compression process, sound quality often
suffers from an uneven sound image. The
Sound Retriever feature employs new DSP
technology that helps bring CD quality sound
back to compressed 2-channel audio by
restoring sound pressure and smoothing
jagged artifacts left over after compression.2
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
• Press SOUND RETRIEVER to switch the
sound retriever on or off.
Note
1 When using F.S.S. WIDE, a better effect can be obtained if Auto MCACC Setup is performed. For more on this, refer to
Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on page 8.
2 The Sound Retriever is only applicable to 2-channel sources.
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• Default setting: OFF / ALL CH (after the
Auto MCACC Setup or EQ Auto Setting)
PHASE
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
PHASE
CONTROL
• ALL CH – No special weighting is given to
any one channel.
STANDBY/ON
DVD
• CUSTOM 1/2 – Custom settings
TV
DVR
VIDEO/PORTABLE
INPUT
SELECTOR
PHONES
SOUND
RETRIEVER
VSB MODE
SPEAKERS
SIGNAL
SELECT
• EQ OFF – Switches Acoustic Calibration
EQ off.
• Press VSB MODE (front panel) to select
a virtual surround back channel option.
Each press cycles through the options as
follows:
• VSB ON – Virtual Surround Back is always
used (for example, on 5.1 encoded
material)
Español
The MCACC indicator on the front panel lights
when Acoustic Calibration EQ is active.1
Nederlands
• F. ALIGN – All speakers are heard in
accordance with the front speaker settings.
Italiano
• While listening to a source, press
ACOUSTIC EQ.
Press repeatedly to select between:
Depending on the input signal and the
Listening Mode, the Virtual Surround Back
mode may not be effective.
Français
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
Selecting this mode allows you to hear a
virtual surround back channel through your
surround speakers. For example, you can
choose to listen to sources with no surround
back channel information (for example, 5.1
encoded material) with emulated 6.1
encoding (VSB ON). Sometimes the material
may sound better in the 5.1 format for which it
was originally encoded. In this case you can
simply switch it off (VSB OFF).2
Deutsch
You can listen to sources using the Acoustic
Calibration Equalization set in Automatically
setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on
page 8 or Acoustic Calibration EQ on page 40.
Refer to these pages for more on Acoustic
Calibration Equalization.
Using Virtual Surround Back
(VSB)
English
Listening with Acoustic
Calibration EQ
05
• VSB OFF – Virtual Surround Back mode is
switched off
Note
1 You can’t use Acoustic Calibration EQ with DVD 5.1ch, Stream Direct mode or WMA9 Pro, and it has no effect with
headphones.
2 The Virtual Surround Back mode is not effective when using headphones, Stream Direct, Stereo, Auto level control stereo
mode, Front Stage Surround Advance mode. It is also unavailable if the surround speaker is set to NO in Speaker Setting on
page 42.
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Listening to your system
C
RECEIVER
Setting the AV options
There are a number of additional sound
settings you can make using the AV Parameter
menu. The defaults, if not stated, are listed in
bold.
Important
• The AV Parameter menu is not available
with DVD 5.1ch selected by SIGNAL SEL
(SIGNAL SELECT) (see Choosing the input
signal on page 36).
• Note that if a setting doesn’t appear in the
AV Parameter menu, it is unavailable due
to the current source, settings and status
of the receiver.
SOURCE
INPUT SELECT
MULTI CONTROL
DVD/LD
DVR/VCR
TV CTRL
FM
AM
RECEIVER
CH +
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
ENTER
GUIDE
CD-R/TAPE
CD
O
TUNE
ST
DVD 5.1
TV/SAT
CO
ONE TOUCH
COPY
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT F.S.SURR STANDARD ADV SURR
CH -
PTY SEARCH
TUNE
SETUP
RETURN
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press AV PARAMETER button.
2 Use / to select the setting you want to
adjust.
Depending on the current status/mode of the
receiver, certain options may not be able to be
selected. Check the table below for notes on
this.
3 Use / to set it as necessary.
See the table below for the options available for
each setting.
4 Press RETURN to confirm and exit the
menu.
Setting
What it does
MIDNIGHTa
Allows you to hear effective surround sound of movies at
low volumes.
Option(s)
M/L OFF
MIDNIGHT
LOUDNESSa
Used to get good bass and treble from music sources at
low volumes.
LOUDNESS
BASSb
Depending on what you are listening to, you may want to
adjust the bass or treble.
–6 to +6 (dB)
Default: 0 (dB)
TREBLEb
–6 to +6 (dB)
Default: 0 (dB)
CENTER WIDTHc
Spreads the center channel between the front right and left
DIMENSIONc
Adjusts the surround sound balance from front to back,
making the sound more distant (minus settings), or more
forward (positive settings).
PANORAMAc
Extends the front stereo image to include surround
speakers for a ‘wraparound’ effect.
(Applicable only when speakers, making it sound wider (higher settings) or
using a center speaker) narrower (lower settings).
0 to 7
Default: 3
–3 to +3
Default: 0
OFF
ON
EFFECT
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En
Sets the effect level for the currently selected Advanced
Surround mode (each mode can be set separately).
10 to 90
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05
What it does
Option(s)
DUAL MONOd
Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital
soundtracks should be played.
CH1 –
Channel 1 is heard only
CH2 –
Channel 2 is heard only
DRC
(Dynamic Range
Control)
Adjusts the level of dynamic range for movie soundtracks
optimized for Dolby Digital and DTS (you may need to use
this feature when listening to surround sound at low
volumes).
OFF
MAX
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.
0.0 to 6.0 (frames)
1 second = 25 frames
(PAL)
LFE ATT
(LFE Attenuate)
Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources include ultralow bass tones. Set the LFE attenuator as necessary to
prevent the ultra-low bass tones from distorting the sound
from the speakers.
The LFE is not limited when set to 0 dB, which is the
recommended value. When set to –10 dB, the LFE is
limited by the respective degree. When OFF is selected, no
sound is output from the LFE channel.
LFEATT 0 (0 dB)
AMP
THRU (Through)
a. You can change the MIDNIGHT/LOUDNESS options at any time by using MIDNIGHT button.
b. The tone controls are only available when Stereo, Auto level control stereo mode or Front Stage Surround
Advance mode are selected (except when STEREO is selected using AUTOSURR.).
c. Only available with 2-channel sources in Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode.
d. This setting works only with dual mono encoded Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks.
e. You can change the Dialog Enhancement options at any time by using DIALOG button.
Español
HDMI
Specifies the routing of the HDMI audio signal out of this
(VSX-918V model only) receiver (amp) or through to a TV or flat screen TV.
LFEATT 10 (–10 dB)/
LFEATT ** (OFF)
Nederlands
Sound Delay
ON
Italiano
OFF
Français
MID
Localizes dialog in the center channel to make it stand out
from other background sounds in a TV or movie
soundtrack.
Dialog
Enhancement e
Deutsch
CH1 CH2 – Both channels
heard from front speakers
English
Setting
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Playing other sources
1 Turn on the power of the playback
component.
2
Turn on the power of the receiver.
3 Select the source you want to playback.
Use the MULTI CONTROL buttons (INPUT
SELECTOR).
4 Start playback of the component you
selected in step 1.
Choosing the input signal
• Default setting: AUTO
You need to hook up a component to both
analog and digital inputs on the rear of the
receiver to select between input signals.1
1
Press RECEIVER on the remote control.
2 Press SIGNAL SEL (SIGNAL SELECT) to
select the input signal corresponding to the
source component.
Each press cycles through the following:
• AUTO – The input signal is automatically
selected from the HDMI (VSX-918V model
only), DIGITAL and ANALOG in this order.
• HDMI (VSX-918V model only) – Selects an
HDMI signal.2
• DVD 5.1ch – See Selecting the
multichannel analog inputs below.
• ANALOG – Selects the analog inputs.
• DIGITAL – Selects the digital input.
When set to DIGITAL or AUTO, 2 DIGITAL
lights when a Dolby Digital signal is input, and
DTS lights when a DTS signal is input.
VSX-918V model only: When the HDMI is
selected, the ANALOG and DIGITAL
indicators are off (see page 24).
Selecting the multichannel
analog inputs
If you have connected a decoder or a DVD
player with multichannel analog outputs to this
receiver (page 13), you must select the analog
multichannel inputs for surround sound.3
1 Make sure you have set the playback
source to the proper output setting.
For example, you might need to set your DVD
player to output multichannel analog audio.
2
Press DVD.
3 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press SIGNAL SEL to select the
multichannel analog inputs.
DVD 5.1ch shows in the display and the
ANALOG indicator lights.
Selecting the front audio inputs
When playing back a component connected to
the MCACC PORTABLE jack on the front panel,
set the source to PORTABLE on the receiver.
1 Press PORTABLE (SHIFT+iPod USB) on
the remote control.
You can also select the source by pressing
VIDEO/PORTABLE on the front panel.
2
Playback the connected component.
Note
1 • This receiver can only playback Dolby Digital, PCM (32 kHz to 96 kHz), DTS and WMA9 Pro digital signal formats. With other
digital signal formats, set to ANALOG.
• You may get digital noise when a LD or CD player compatible with DTS is playing an analog signal. To prevent noise, make
the proper digital connections (page 12) and set the signal input to DIGITAL.
• Some DVD players don’t output DTS signals. For more details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your DVD player.
2 When the HDMI option in Setting the AV options on page 34 is set to THRU (THROUGH), the sound will be heard through your
TV, not from this receiver.
3 During playback from the multichannel inputs, you can’t use any of the sound features/modes and only the volume and
channel levels can be set.
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06
Chapter 6:
RECEIVER CONTROL
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
RECEIVER
SOURCE
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
ST
INPUT SELECT
GUIDE
PORTABLE
SUBTITLE
RETURN
REC TV/DTV
AUDIO
A
1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.
Use the RECEIVER button to switch on.1
Select the setting you want to adjust.
System Setup
System Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
: Exit
: Exit
Above: VSX-918V (left) and VSX-818V (right)
Manual MCACC speaker setup
You can use the settings in the Manual
MCACC setup menu to make detailed
adjustments when you’re more familiar with
the system. Before making these settings, you
should have already completed Automatically
setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on
page 8.
Español
3
• Other Setup (VSX-918V model only) –
Make customized settings to reflect how
you are using the receiver (see The Other
Setup menu on page 66).
Nederlands
2 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.2
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
• Input Assign – Specify what you’ve
connected to the digital, component video
and HDMI inputs (see The Input Assign
menu on page 64).
Italiano
RECEIVER
• Manual SP Setup – Specify the size,
number, distance and overall balance of
the speakers you’ve connected (see
Manual speaker setup on page 42).
TUNE
SETUP
AM
CH -
PTY SEARCH
iPod USB
CD-R
FM
ST
ENTER
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
DVD
TV
DVR
CD
T.EDIT
MENU
• Manual MCACC – Fine tune your speaker
settings and customize the Acoustic
Calibration EQ (see Manual MCACC
speaker setup below).
Français
The following section shows you how to make
detailed settings to specify how you’re using
the receiver, and also explains how to fine-tune
individual speaker system settings to your
liking.
• Auto MCACC – This is a quick and
effective automatic surround setup (see
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8).
Deutsch
Using the System Setup menu
English
The System Setup menu
You only need to make these settings once
(unless you change the placement of your
current speaker system or add new speakers).
Note
1 If headphones are connected to the receiver, disconnect them.
2 • You can’t use the System Setup menu when the iPod USB or PORTABLE input is selected.
• Press SETUP at any time to exit the System Setup menu.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV. Use component or composite connections
for system setup.
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The System Setup menu
Important
• For some of the settings below, you’ll have
to connect the setup microphone to the
front panel and place it about ear level at
your normal listening position. See
Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8 if you’re unsure
how to do this. Also see Other problems
when using the Auto MCACC Setup on
page 10 for notes regarding background
noise and other possible interference.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, switch it on
and turn up the volume as necessary.
1 Select ‘Manual MCACC’ from the
System Setup menu.
See Using the System Setup menu on page 37
if you’re not already at this screen.
System Setup
2.Manual MCACC
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
: Exit
• Fine Ch Level – Make fine adjustments to
the overall balance of your speaker system
(see Fine Channel Level below).
• Fine SP Distance – Make precise delay
settings for your speaker system (see Fine
Speaker Distance on page 39).
The last five settings are specifically for
customizing the parameters explained in
Acoustic Calibration EQ below:
• EQ AUTO Setting – Measure the acoustic
characteristics of your room and
automatically adjust the frequency balance
of your speaker system (see Setting the
Acoustic Calibration EQ automatically on
page 40).
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Fine Channel Level
• Default setting: 0dB (all channels)
You can achieve better surround sound by
properly adjusting the overall balance of your
speaker system. The following setting can help
you make detailed adjustments that you may
not achieve using the Manual speaker setup on
page 42.
:Return
2 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you’re doing this for the first time, you might
want to make these settings in order.
En
• EQ Data Copy – Copy Acoustic Calibration
EQ settings for manual adjustment (see
Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings on page 40).
• EQ CUSTOM1/2 Adjust – Make detailed
manual adjustments to your custom
Acoustic Calibration EQ settings (see
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually on page 41).
• EQ Data Check – Check the ALL CH
ADJUST, FRONT ALIGN and custom
settings using the on-screen display (see
Checking your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings on page 42).
1 Select ‘Fine Ch Level’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
You’ll hear test tones from each speaker in
turn. Since the left speaker is the main
reference speaker, the level is fixed.
Caution
• The test tones used in the System Setup
are output at high volume (the volume
increases to –13dB automatically).
2a.Fine Channel Level
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
Please Wait . . . 20
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
:Cancel
2 Select each channel in turn and adjust
the levels (+/– 10dB) as necessary.
Use / to adjust the volume of the speaker
you selected to match the reference speaker.
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2 Adjust the distance of the left channel
from the listening position.
2b.Fine SP Distance
2a.Fine Channel Level
+ 0.0dB
[
0.0dB
+1.0dB
[ –3.0dB
[ +10.0dB
[ –1.5dB
(Reference)
]
L(Reference)
3.0 m
]
]
]
ENTER:Next
:Cancel
:Finish
• If you want to go back and adjust a
channel, simply use / to select it.
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
After pressing ENTER, test tones will be
output.
3 Select each channel in turn and adjust
the distance as necessary.
Use / to adjust the delay of the speaker
you selected to match the reference speaker.
The delay is measured in terms of speaker
distance from 0.1 m to 9.0 m.
• Default setting: 3.0 m (all channels)
m (Reference)
m]
m
m]
m]
m]
:Finish
Listen to the reference speaker and use it to
measure the target channel. From the
listening position, face the two speakers with
your arms outstretched pointing at each
speaker. Try to make the two tones sound as if
they are arriving simultaneously at a position
slightly in front of you and between your arm
span.
Español
1 Select ‘Fine SP Distance’ from the
Manual MCACC setup menu.
The volume increases to the reference level.
3.0
[ 1.8
3.0
[ 1.3
[ 1.2
[ 2.4
Nederlands
For proper sound depth and separation with
your system, it is necessary to add a slight bit
of delay to some speakers so that all sounds
will arrive at the listening position at the same
time. The following setting can help you make
detailed adjustments that you may not achieve
using the Manual speaker setup on page 42.
L
R
C
LS
RS
SW
Italiano
2b.Fine SP Distance
Fine Speaker Distance
Français
• For comparison purposes, the reference
speaker will change depending on which
speaker you select.
Deutsch
L
R
C
LS
RS
SW
English
When it sounds like both tones are the same
volume, press ENTER to confirm and continue
to the next channel.
06
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
When it sounds like the delay settings are
matched up, press ENTER to confirm and
continue to the next channel.
• For comparison purposes, the reference
speaker will change depending on which
speaker you select.
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The System Setup menu
• If you want to go back and adjust a
channel, simply use / to select it.
2
Wait for the EQ AUTO Setting to finish.
2c.EQ AUTO Setting
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
Acoustic Calibration EQ
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
automatically
If you have already completed Automatically
setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on
page 8, ALL CH ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN
(below) should already be set. Therefore, if you
want to adjust your settings manually, you can
skip to Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually on page 41.
1 Select ‘EQ AUTO Setting’ from the
Manual MCACC setup menu.
2c.EQ AUTO Setting
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
Set microphone.
Turn on Subwoofer.
:Cancel
• Make sure the microphone is connected.
• If you’re using a subwoofer, it is
automatically detected every time you
switch on the system. Make sure it is on
and the volume is at the middle position.
• See Other problems when using the Auto
MCACC Setup on page 10 for notes
regarding high background noise levels
and other possible interference.
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En
Environment Check
Ambient Noise
Microphone
Speaker YES/NO
Now Analyzing
[
[
[
]
]
]
Surround Analyzing
Channel Level
[
Acoustic Cal EQ [
:Cancel
Acoustic Calibration Equalization is a kind of
room equalizer for your speakers (excluding
the subwoofer). It works by measuring the
acoustic characteristics of your room and
neutralizing the ambient characteristics that
can color the original source material. This
provides a ‘flat’ equalization setting. If you’re
not satisfied with the automatic adjustment,
you can also adjust these settings manually to
get a frequency balance that suits your tastes.
2.Manual MCACC
2c.EQ AUTO Setting
Now Analyzing
]
]
:Cancel
As the receiver outputs test tones, the
frequency balance is adjusted automatically
for the following settings:
• ALL CH ADJUST – A ‘flat’ setting where all
the speakers are set individually so no
special weighting is given to any one
channel.
• FRONT ALIGN – All speakers are set in
accordance with the front speaker settings
(no equalization is applied to the front left
and right channels).
You return to the Acoustic Cal EQ setup menu
after the Acoustic Calibration Equalization is
set.
Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings
If you want to manually adjust the Acoustic
Calibration EQ (see Setting the Acoustic
Calibration EQ manually on page 41), we
recommend copying the ALL CH ADJUST or
the FRONT ALIGN settings from the EQ AUTO
setup above (or from Automatically setting up
for surround sound (MCACC) on page 8) to one
of the custom settings. Instead of just a flat EQ
curve, this will give you a reference point from
which to start.
1 Select ‘EQ Data Copy’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
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2d.EQ Data Copy
2d.EQ Data Copy
TO
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
TO
FROM
[
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
[
OK
CUSTOM1
CUSTOM2
]
Start Copy
FROM
[
ALL CH ADJ
CUSTOM2 ]
[
OK
]
:Cancel
:Cancel
3
Select ‘OK’ to copy and confirm.
2e. EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
Test Tone Type:
"ALL CH ADJUST"
[ Left
]
40Hz :
+1.0dB
125Hz : [
0.0dB]
250Hz : [
0.0dB]
4kHz : [
0.0dB]
13kHz : [
0.0dB]
TRIM : [
0.0dB]
:Finish
Use / to select the channel.
Use / to select the frequency and / to
boost or cut the EQ. When you’re finished, go
back to the top of the screen and use / to
select the next channel.
• The front speakers can’t be adjusted if you
selected FRONT ALIGN.
• The OVER indicator shows in the display if
the frequency adjustment is too drastic
and might distort. If this happens, bring
the level down until OVER disappears
from the display.
Español
1 Select ‘EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust’ or ‘EQ
CUSTOM2 Adjust’ from the Manual MCACC
setup menu.
Test Tone Type:
"ALL CH ADJUST"
Left
40Hz : [ +1.0dB]
125Hz : [
0.0dB]
250Hz : [
0.0dB]
4kHz : [
0.0dB]
13kHz : [
0.0dB]
TRIM : [
0.0dB]
:Finish
Nederlands
Before manually adjusting the Acoustic
Calibration EQ, we recommend copying the
ALL CH ADJUST or the FRONT ALIGN settings
from the auto setup above (or from
Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC) on page 8) to one of the custom
settings. Instead of just a flat EQ curve, this will
give you a reference point from which to start
(see Copying your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings on page 40 for how to do this).
2e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
Italiano
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
manually
3 Select the channel(s) you want and
adjust to your liking.
Français
• You can also copy from one custom setting
to another. For more on the ALL CH
ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN settings, see
Setting the Acoustic Calibration EQ
automatically on page 40.
• FRONT ALIGN – Speakers are set in
accordance with the front speaker
settings. The sound of the test tone will
alternate between the left front (reference)
speaker and the target speaker.
Deutsch
Start Copy
]
• ALL CH ADJUST – All the speakers can be
set independently so no special weighting
is given to any one channel. When
adjusting, test tones will sound for each
individual channel.
English
2 Select CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2 then use
/ to select the setting you want to
copy.
2e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g.EQ Data Check
:Return
Test Tone Type
ALL CH ADJUST
ENTER:Next
:Cancel
2 Select which method you would like to
use to adjust the overall frequency balance.
It is best to choose whichever one you copied
to the custom setting in Copying your Acoustic
Calibration EQ settings on page 40.
Tip
• Changing the frequency curve of one
channel too drastically will affect the
overall balance. If the speaker balance
seems uneven, you can raise or lower
channel levels using test tones with the
TRIM feature. Use / to select TRIM
then use / to raise or lower the
channel level for the current speaker.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
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The System Setup menu
Checking your Acoustic Calibration EQ
settings
After you have completed an automatic or
manual Acoustic Calibration EQ adjustment,
you can check the ALL CH ADJUST, FRONT
ALIGN and custom settings using the onscreen display.
1 Select ‘EQ Data Check’ from the Manual
MCACC setup menu.
2g.EQ Data Check
2.Manual MCACC
a.Fine Ch Level
b.Fine SP Distance
c.EQ AUTO Setting
d.EQ Data Copy
e.EQ CUSTOM1 Adjust
f .EQ CUSTOM2 Adjust
g .EQ Data Check
40Hz
125Hz
250Hz
4kHz
13kHz
TRIM
:
:
:
:
:
:
+ 1.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
:Return
Select the setting you want to check.
• It is useful to do this while a source is
playing so you can compare the different
settings.
System Setup
3.Manual SP Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
:Return
2 Select the setting you want to adjust.
If you are doing this for the first time, you may
want to adjust these settings in order:
• Speaker Setting – Specify the size and
number of speakers you’ve connected (see
below).
3 Select the channels you want, pressing
ENTER when you’re finished checking each
one.
• Crossover Network– Specify which
frequencies will be sent to the subwoofer
(page 43).
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual MCACC setup menu.
• Channel Level – Adjust the overall balance
of your speaker system (page 44).
This receiver allows you to make detailed
settings to optimize the surround sound
performance. You only need to make these
settings once (unless you change the
placement of your current speaker system or
add new speakers).
These settings are designed to fine-tune your
system, but if you’re satisfied with the settings
made in Automatically setting up for surround
sound (MCACC) on page 8, it isn’t necessary to
make all of these settings.
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1 Select ‘Manual SP Setup’ then press
ENTER.
: Exit
Manual speaker setup
En
• The test tones used in the System Setup
are output at high volume (the volume
increases to –13dB automatically).
ALL CH ADJUST
[ Left
]
:Return
2
Caution
• Speaker Distance – Specify the distance
of your speakers from the listening position
(page 45).
3 Make the adjustments necessary for
each setting, pressing RETURN to confirm
after each screen.
Speaker Setting
Use this setting to specify your speaker
configuration (size, number of speakers). It is a
good idea to make sure that the settings made
in Automatically setting up for surround sound
(MCACC) on page 8 are correct.
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The System Setup menu
3a.Speaker Setting
3.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
Front
SMALL
Center [ SMALL ]
Surr
[ SMALL ]
SUB W. : YES
center speakers are also routed to the
subwoofer). If you did not connect a
subwoofer choose NO (the bass
frequencies are output from other
speakers).
:Return
:Finish
• SUB W. – LFE signals and bass
frequencies of channels set to SMALL are
output from the subwoofer when YES is
selected (see notes below). Choose the
PLUS setting if you want the subwoofer to
output bass sound continuously or you
want deeper bass (the bass frequencies
that would normally come out the front and
Crossover Network
• Default setting: 100Hz
This setting decides the cutoff between bass
sounds playing back from the speakers
selected as LARGE, or the subwoofer, and bass
sounds playing back from those selected as
SMALL. It also decides where the cutoff will be
for bass sounds in the LFE channel.2
Español
• Surr – Select LARGE if your surround
speakers reproduce bass frequencies
effectively. Select SMALL to send bass
frequencies to the other speakers or
subwoofer. If you didn’t connect surround
speakers choose NO (the sound of the
surround channels is sent to the other
speakers).
Nederlands
• Center – Select LARGE if your center
speaker reproduces bass frequencies
effectively, or select SMALL to send bass
frequencies to the other speakers or
subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center
speaker, choose NO (the center channel is
sent to the other speakers).
• If you have a subwoofer and like lots of
bass, it may seem logical to select LARGE
for your front speakers and PLUS for the
subwoofer. This may not, however, yield
the best bass results. Depending on the
speaker placement of your room you may
actually experience a decrease in the
amount of bass due to low frequency
cancellations. In this case, try changing
the position or direction of speakers. If you
can’t get good results, listen to the bass
response with it set to PLUS and YES or
the front speakers set to LARGE and
SMALL alternatively and let your ears
judge which sounds best. If you’re having
problems, the easiest option is to route all
the bass sounds to the subwoofer by
selecting SMALL for the front speakers.
Italiano
• Front – Select LARGE if your front
speakers reproduce bass frequencies
effectively, or if you didn’t connect a
subwoofer. Select SMALL to send the bass
frequencies to the subwoofer.1
Tip
Français
2 Choose the set of speakers that you
want to set then select a speaker size.
Use / to select the size (and number) of
each of the following speakers:
Deutsch
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
English
1 Select ‘Speaker Setting’ from the
Manual SP Setup menu.
06
Note
1 If you select SMALL for the front speakers, the subwoofer will automatically be fixed to YES. Also, the center and surround
speakers can’t be set to LARGE if the front speakers are set to SMALL. In this case, all bass frequencies are sent to the
subwoofer.
2 For more on selecting the speaker sizes, see Speaker Setting above.
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The System Setup menu
1 Select ‘Crossover Network’ from the
Manual SP Setup menu.
3b.Crossover Network
3.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
Frequency
3 Confirm your selected setup option.
The test tones will start after you press ENTER.
After the volume increases to the reference
level, test tones will be output.
80Hz
3c.Channel Level
Test Tone
[ Manual ]
Please Wait . . .20
:Finish
:Return
2 Choose the frequency cutoff point.
Frequencies below the cutoff point will be sent
to the subwoofer (or LARGE speakers).
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Caution!
Loud test tones
will be output.
:Cancel
4 Adjust the level of each channel using
/.
If you selected Manual, use / to switch
speakers. The Auto setup will output test tones
in the order shown on-screen:
Channel Level
3c.Channel Level
Using the channel level settings, you can
adjust the overall balance of your speaker
system, an important factor when setting up a
home theater system.
1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Manual
SP Setup menu.
3c.Channel Level
3.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
:Return
2
Test Tone
ENTER:Next
Manual
:Cancel
Select a setup option.
• Manual – Move the test tone manually
from speaker to speaker and adjust
individual channel levels.
• Auto – Adjust channel levels as the test
tone moves from speaker to speaker
automatically.
L
C
R
RS
LS
SW
[
[
[
[
[
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
0.0dB
]
]
]
]
]
:Finish
Adjust the level of each speaker as the test
tone is emitted.1
5 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Tip
• You can change the channel levels at any
time by using CH SEL and LEVEL +/– on the
remote control. You can set two channel
levels: one for DVD 5.1CH and one for the
listening modes.
Note
1 • If you are using a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter, take the readings from your main listening position and adjust the level
of each speaker to 75 dB SPL (C-weighting/slow reading).
• The subwoofer test tone is output at low volumes. You may need to adjust the level after testing with an actual soundtrack.
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06
Speaker Distance
3d.Speaker Distance
3.Manual SP Setup
a.Speaker Setting
b.Crossover Network
c.Channel Level
d.Speaker Distance
[
[
[
[
[
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
m
m]
m]
m]
m]
m]
:Finish
3 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Manual SP Setup menu.
Italiano
2 Adjust the distance of each speaker
using /.
You can adjust the distance of each speaker in
0.1 meter increments.
Français
:Return
L
C
R
RS
LS
SW
Deutsch
1 Select ‘Speaker Distance’ from the
Manual SP Setup menu.
English
For good sound depth and separation from
your system, you need to specify the distance
of your speakers from the listening position.
The receiver can then add the proper delay
needed for effective surround sound.
Nederlands
Español
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Using the tuner
Chapter 7:
Using the tuner
High speed tuning
Press and hold TUNE/ (TUNE +/–) for
high speed tuning. Release the button at
the frequency you want.
Listening to the radio
The following steps show you how to tune in to
FM and AM radio broadcasts using the
automatic (search) and manual (step) tuning
functions. If you already know the frequency of
the station you want, see Tuning directly to a
station below. Once you are tuned to a station
you can memorize the frequency for recall
later—see Saving station presets on page 47
for more on how to do this.
CD R
CD
FM
AM
RECEIVER
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
PHASE
DIALOG RETRIEVER
EQ
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
EON
iPod CTRL
Improving FM stereo sound
If the
(tuned) or
(stereo) indicators
don’t light when tuning to an FM station
because the signal is weak, press the MPX
(SHIFT+3) button to switch the receiver into
mono reception mode. This should improve the
sound quality and allow you to enjoy the
broadcast.
ENTER
CH SEL
LEVEL
DISC
+10
MUTE
INFO
MASTER
VOLUME
RECEIVER CONTROL
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
ST
SHIFT
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
TV VOL
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
Tuning directly to a station
Sometimes, you’ll already know the frequency
of the station you want to listen to. In this case,
you can simply enter the frequency directly
using the number buttons on the remote
control.
ENTER
GUIDE
CH -
PTY SEARCH
TUNE
SETUP
RECEIVER
RETURN
1 Press FM or AM to select the band.
You can also use the front panel controls.
2 Tune to a station.
There are three ways to do this:
Automatic tuning
To search for stations in the currently
selected band, press and hold TUNE/
(or TUNE +/– on the front panel) 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/ (TUNE +/–).
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En
1 Press FM or AM to select the band.
You can also use the front panel controls.
2
Press D.ACCESS (SHIFT+ENTER).
3 Use the number buttons to enter the
frequency of the radio station.
For example, to tune to 106.00 (FM), press 1, 0,
6, 0, 0.
If you make a mistake halfway through, press
D.ACCESS twice to cancel the frequency and
start over.
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07
CD
FM
AM
RECEIVER
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
EON
iPod CTRL
ENTER
PHASE
CH SEL
LEVEL
DISC
+10
MUTE
INFO
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
ST
SHIFT
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
CH TUNE
RECEIVER
RETURN
1 Tune to a station you want to memorize.
See Listening to the radio on page 46 for more
on this.
3 Press CLASS (SHIFT+2) to select one of the
three classes then press ST/ (ST +/–) to
select the station preset you want.
You can also use the number buttons.
4 Press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the preset class and
number stop blinking and the receiver stores
the station.
Naming station presets
For easier identification, you can name your
station presets.
• Once you have named a station preset,
you can press TUNER DISP (SHIFT+1)
when listening to a station to switch the
display between name and frequency.
Listening to station presets
You will need to have some presets stored to
do this. See Saving station presets above if you
haven’t done this already.
Español
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows ST. MEMORY, then a
blinking memory class.
• To erase a station name, simply repeat
steps 1 to 3 and input four spaces instead
of a name.
Nederlands
SETUP
• The name is stored when ENTER is
pressed after choosing the fourth
character.
Tip
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
PTY SEARCH
• Press ENTER to confirm a character. If no
character is input, a space is input.
TV VOL
ENTER
GUIDE
• Use the ST/ (ST +/–) buttons to select
characters.
Italiano
MASTER
VOLUME
RECEIVER CONTROL
3 Input the name you want.
Choose a name up to four characters long.
Français
CD R
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
2 Press T.EDIT (TUNER EDIT).
The display shows ST. NAME, then a blinking
cursor at the first character position.
Deutsch
If you often listen to a particular radio station,
it’s convenient to have the receiver store the
frequency for easy recall whenever you want to
listen to that station. This saves the effort of
manually tuning in each time. This unit can
memorize up to 30 stations, stored in three
banks, or classes, (A, B and C) of 10 stations
each. When saving an FM frequency, the MPX
setting (see Improving FM stereo sound on
page 46) is also stored.1
1 Choose the station preset you want to
name.
See Listening to station presets below for how
to do this.
English
Saving station presets
1 Press FM, then press CLASS (SHIFT+2) to
select the class in which the station is stored.
Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A, B
and C.
2 Press ST/ (ST +/–) to select the
station preset you want.
• You can also use the number buttons on
the remote control to recall the station
preset.
Note
1 If the receiver is left disconnected from the AC power outlet for over a month, the station memories will be lost and will have
to be reprogrammed.
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Using the tuner
CD R
CD
An introduction to RDS
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 talkbased 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
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
AM
RECEIVER
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
ACOUSTIC
SOUND
PHASE
EQ
DIALOG RETRIEVER
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
EON
iPod CTRL
ENTER
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:1
FM
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
CH SEL
LEVEL
DISC
+10
MUTE
INFO
MASTER
VOLUME
RECEIVER CONTROL
CH +
ONE TOUCH
COPY
TUNE
AV
PARAMETER
TOP MENU
ST
SHIFT
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
TV VOL
T.EDIT
MENU
ST
ENTER
GUIDE
CH -
PTY SEARCH
TUNE
SETUP
RECEIVER
RETURN
Displaying RDS information
Use the TUNER DISP (SHIFT+1) button to
display the different types of RDS information
available.2
• Press TUNER DISP for RDS information.
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 (FREQ)
Searching for RDS programs
You can search for a program type listed above.
1
Press FM to select the FM band.3
2 Press PTY SEARCH.
SEARCH shows in the display.
Note
1 In addition, there are three other program types, TEST, Alarm!, and None. Alarm! and TEST are used for emergency
announcements. You can’t search for these, but the tuner will switch automatically to this RDS broadcast signal. None
appears when a program type cannot be found.
2 • If any noise is picked up while displaying the RT scroll, some characters may be displayed incorrectly.
• If you see NO RADIO TEXT DATA in the RT display, it means no RT data is sent from the broadcast station. The display will
automatically switch to the PS data display (if no PS data, the frequency is displayed).
• In the PTY display, NO DATA may be shown. In this case, the PS display is shown after a few seconds.
3 RDS is only possible in the FM band.
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5 If you want to keep listening to the
station, press ENTER within the 5 seconds.
If you don’t press ENTER, searching resumes.
• EON NEWS – Sets the tuner to pick up
news when it is broadcast.
• OFF – Switches off the EON feature.
When set to TA or NEWS, the EON indicator in
the display lights (it flashes when receiving an
EON broadcast).3 The indicator in the
display lights when the current station carries
the EON service.4
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
TV/SAT
DVR/VCR
DVD/BD
PORTABLE
AM
RECEIVER
STEREO/
AUTO/DIRECT A.L.C. STANDARD ADV SURR
ACOUSTIC
1
EON
+10
iPod CTRL
INFO
SHIFT
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
TV VOL
SOUND
Español
FM
SR+
iPod
CD-R
CD
SIGNAL SEL
Nederlands
When EON (Enhanced Other Network
information) is turned on, the receiver jumps to
an EON-linked broadcast when it begins, even
if a receiver function other than the tuner is
being used. It can’t be used in areas that EON
information isn’t transmitted and when FM
broadcast stations don’t transmit PTY data.
When the broadcast ends, the tuner returns to
the original frequency or function.
Italiano
Using EON
Français
If NO PTY is displayed it means the tuner
couldn’t find that program type at the time of
the search.1
Deutsch
4 Press ENTER to search for the program
type.
The system starts searching through the
station presets for a match. When it finds one,
the search stops and the station plays for five
seconds.
• EON TA (Traffic Announcement) – Sets
the tuner to pick up traffic information
when it is broadcast.
English
3 Press ST/ (ST +/–) to select the
program type you want to hear.
Press FM to select the FM band.2
2 Press EON (SHIFT+9) to select one of the
possible modes.
Press repeatedly to switch between:
Note
1 RDS searches station presets only. If no stations have been preset, or if the program type could not be found among the station
presets NO PTY is displayed. FINISH means the search is complete.
2 EON is only possible in the FM band.
3 You can’t search for traffic announcements and news at the same time.
4 • You cannot operate the T.EDIT and PTY SEARCH buttons while the EON indicator in the display is lit.
• If you want to change to a function other than the tuner when the EON indicator is flashing, press EON (SHIFT+9) to turn
EON off.
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08
Making recordings
Chapter 8:
Making recordings
3 Prepare the source you want to record.
Tune to the radio station, load the CD, video,
DVD etc.
Making an audio or a video
recording
You can make an audio or a video recording
from the built-in tuner, or from an audio or
video source connected to the receiver (such
as a CD player or TV).
Keep in mind you can’t make a digital
recording from an analog source or vice-versa,
so make sure the components you are
recording to/from are hooked up in the same
way (see Connecting up on page 11 for more on
connections).
4 Prepare the recorder.
Insert a blank tape, MD, video etc. into the
recording device and set the recording levels.
Refer to the instructions that came with the
recorder if you are unsure how to do this. Most
video recorders set the audio recording level
automatically—check the component’s
instruction manual if you’re unsure.
5 Start recording, then start playback of the
source component.1
If you want to record a video source, you also
need to use the same type of connection for the
source as for the recorder. For example, you
can’t record a component hooked up to
composite video jacks with a recorder hooked
up to the component video outputs (see
page 15 for more on video connections).
ENTER
DISC
RECEIVER
SOURCE
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
EON
iPod CTRL
+10
INPUT SELECT
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
TV
DVR
DVD
PORTABLE
SHIFT
CD-R
CD
INFO
iPod USB
FM
AM
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
TV VOL
RECEIVER
STEREO/
1 Select the source you want to record.
Use the MULTI CONTROL buttons (or INPUT
SELECT).
2 Select the input signal (if necessary).
Press the RECEIVER button then press SIGNAL
SEL to select the input signal corresponding to
the source component (see page 36 for more
on this).
Note
1 • The receiver’s volume, balance, tone (bass, treble, loudness), and surround effects have no effect on the recorded signal.
• Some digital sources are copy-protected, and can only be recorded in analog.
• Some video sources are copy-protected. These cannot be recorded.
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Chapter 9:
(VSX-918V model only)
Most components can be assigned to one of
the MULTI CONTROL buttons using the
component’s manufacturer preset code
stored in the remote.
Note that if you use this feature, make sure that
you also have at least one set of analog audio or
video jacks connected to another component
for grounding purposes.
However, please note that there are cases
where only certain functions may be
controllable after assigning the proper preset
code, or the codes for the manufacturer in the
remote control will not work for the model that
you are using.2
CONTROL
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
VSX-918V
• You can cancel or exit any of the steps by
pressing RECEIVER. To go back a step,
press RETURN.
Other Pioneer products
with CONTROL terminals
Remote
control
unit
Español
• After one minute of inactivity, the remote
automatically exits the operation.
Nederlands
Note
CONTROL
Italiano
Many Pioneer components have SR CONTROL
jacks which can be used to link components
together so that you can use just the remote
sensor of one component. When you use a
remote control, the control signal is passed
along the chain to the appropriate component.1
Français
Setting the remote to control
other components
Deutsch
Operating other Pioneer
components
English
Controlling the rest of your
system
Connect to CONTROL
terminal of other
Pioneer products
Note
1 • If you want to control all your components using this receiver’s remote control, refer to Setting the remote to control other
components below.
• If you have connected a remote control to the CONTROL IN jack (using a mini-plug cable), you won’t be able to control this
unit using the remote sensor.
2 TV codes (for example, codes for TV, CATV, Satellite TV or DTV) can only be assigned to the TV or TV CTRL button.
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Selecting preset codes directly
RECEIVER
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
DVD
TV
DVR
PORTABLE
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
EON
iPod CTRL
ENTER
FM
AM
DISC
+10
iPod USB
CD-R
CD
TUNER DISP
MIDNIGHT
SOURCE
INPUT SELECT
RECEIVER
INFO
TV CONTROL
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the ‘1’ button.
The LED blinks.
2 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for the
component you want to control.
The LED lights on continuously.
3 Use the number buttons to enter the
preset code.
You can find the preset codes on page 56.
The LED blinks again after you enter the code.
If the correct code has been input the power of
the component being input will turn on or off.
The power of the component being input will
only turn on or off if that component is able to
be turned on directly by remote control.
• You can only input a code for the component
type written on each MULTI CONTROL
button.1
• Even if you don’t input a preset code for the
TV (TV MULTI CONTROL button) you will
be able to control your TV using the
dedicated TV CONTROL on the remote if
you have assigned it to the TV CTRL button.
4 Repeat steps 2 through 3 to try a different
code, or to enter a code for another
component you want to control.
5
• Default setting: ON
E
D
C
B
Direct function
When you’re done, press RECEIVER.
You can use the direct function feature to
control one component using the remote
control while at the same time, using your
receiver to playback a different component.
This could let you, for example, use the remote
control to set up and listen to a CD on the
receiver and then use the remote control to
rewind a tape in your VCR while you continue
to listen to your CD player.
When direct function is on, any component
you select (using the MULTI CONTROL
buttons) will be selected by both the receiver
and the remote control. When you turn direct
function off, you can operate the remote
control without affecting the receiver.2
1 While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the ‘4’ button.
The LED blinks.
2 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for
the component you want to control.
The LED lights on continuously.
3 Use the number buttons to enter either
‘1’ (direct on) or ‘2’ (direct off).
The LED blinks again.
4 Repeat steps 2 through 3 for the other
components you want to control.
5
When you’re done, press RECEIVER.
Clearing all the remote control
settings
You can clear all presets and restore the
factory default settings.
• While pressing the RECEIVER button,
press and hold the ‘0’ button for three
seconds.
The LED blinks three times indicating the settings
have been restored to the factory presets.
Note
1 • TV codes (for example, codes for TV, CATV, Satellite TV or DTV) can only be assigned to the TV or TV CTRL button.
• You can’t assign the FM / AM or RECEIVER buttons.
2 You can’t use direct function with the FM / AM and TV CTRL functions.
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This remote control can control components after entering the proper codes or teaching the
receiver the commands (see Controlling the rest of your system on page 51 for more on this). Use
the MULTI CONTROL buttons to select the component.
Button(s)
Function
Components
TV
Switches the TV or CATV between standby and on.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
TV
TV CH +/–
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
Selects channels.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
SOURCE Press to switch the component assigned to the TV CTRL
button on or off.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
TV/DTV
Switches between the analog TV and DTV input modes.
TV
INFO
Press to display the channel information.
TV
Use to choose the ‘A’ commands on a Satellite TV menu.
Satellite TV
B ()
Use to choose the ‘B’ commands on a Satellite TV menu.
Satellite TV
C ()
Use to choose the ‘C’ commands on a Satellite TV menu.
Satellite TV
D ()
Use to choose the ‘D’ commands on a Satellite TV menu.
Satellite TV
E ()
Use to choose the ‘E’ commands on a Satellite TV menu.
Satellite TV
(SHIFT+) 7
Use to choose the RED commands on a TV menu.
TV
(SHIFT+) 8
Use to choose the GREEN commands on a TV menu.
TV
(SHIFT+) 9
Use to choose the YELLOW commands on a TV menu.
TV
(SHIFT+) 10 Use to choose the BLUE commands on a TV menu.
TV
AUDIO
Satellite TV/TV
Use to switch audio tracks.
TOP MENU Switches TEXT ON for TVs.
TV
GUIDE
Use as the GUIDE button for navigating.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
RETURN
Use to select RETURN or EXIT.
Satellite TV/TV
Number
buttons
Use to select a specific TV channel.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
+10 button Use to add a decimal points when selecting TV channels.
Español
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
A ()
Nederlands
TUNER DISP Press to display the channel information.
Italiano
TV VOL +/– Adjust the TV volume.
Français
INPUT SELECT Switches the TV input. (Not possible with all models.)
Deutsch
• The TV CONTROL buttons on the remote control are dedicated to control the TV assigned to
the TV CTRL button. If you have two TVs, assign the main TV to the TV CTRL button.
English
Controls for TVs
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
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Button(s)
Function
Components
ENTER/DISC Use to enter a channel.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
MENU
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
Select the menu screen.
& Press to select or adjust and navigate items on the menu
ENTER
screen.
Cable TV/Satellite TV/TV
Controls for other components
This remote control can control these components after entering the proper codes or teaching the
receiver the commands (see Controlling the rest of your system on page 51 for more on this). Use
the MULTI CONTROL buttons to select the component.
Button(s)
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Function
Components
SOURCE Press to switch the component between standby and on.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Press to return to the start of the current track.
Repeated presses skips to the start of previous tracks.
CD/MD/CD-R/DVD/DVR/LD
player
Go back channels (channel –).
VCR
Press to advance to the start of the next track.
Repeated presses skips to the start of following tracks.
CD/MD/CD-R/DVD/DVR/LD
player
Go forward channels (channel +).
VCR
Pause playback or recording.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Start playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Hold down for fast forward playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Hold down for fast reverse playback.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
Stops playback (on some models, pressing this when the
disc is already stopped will cause the disc tray to open).
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/DVD/LD/
DVR player/Cassette deck
REC
Starts recording. To prevent accidental recording, this
(SHIFT+) button must be pressed twice to take effect.
MD/CD-R/VCR/DVR player/
Cassette deck
REC STOP Stops recording.
(SHIFT+)
DVR player
Number
buttons
Directly access tracks on a program source.
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/LD
player
Use to enter a title/chapter/track number.
DVD/DVR player
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Button(s)
Function
09
Components
CD/MD/CD-R/VCR/LD
player
ENTER/
DISC
Chooses the disc.
Multiple CD player
Ejects the disc.
MD player
DVD player
Displays the setup screen for DVR players.
DVR player
Changes sides of the LD.
TOP MENU Displays the disc ‘top’ menu of a DVD player.
LD player
Deutsch
Use as the ENTER button.
English
+10 button Selects tracks higher than 10. (For example, press +10
then 3 to select track 13.)
DVD/DVR player
Displays menus for the current DVD or DVR you are using. DVD/DVR player
Pauses the tape.
Cassette deck
Stops the tape.
Cassette deck
Starts playback.
Cassette deck
/
Fast rewinds/fast forwards the tape.
Cassette deck
,
ENTER &
RETURN
Navigates DVD menu/options.
DVD/DVR player
Displays/changes the subtitles on multilingual DVDs.
DVD/DVR player
CH +/–
(SHIFT+
T.EDIT/
SHIFT+
RETURN)
Selects channels.
VCR/DVD/DVR player
Español
GUIDE
Nederlands
ONE TOUCH Copies the currently playing title from DVD to HDD or vice- DVR player
COPY (SHIFT+ versa.
TOP MENU)
Italiano
ENTER
Français
MENU
SUBTITLE Displays/changes the subtitles included in multilingual
(SHIFT + ) DVD-Video discs.
DVD/DVR player
AUDIO
Changes the audio language, channel or track.
(SHIFT + )
DVD/DVR/LD/CD player
HDD
Switches to the hard disk controls when using an HDD/ DVR player
(SHIFT + ) DVD recorder.
DVD
Switches to the DVD controls when using an HDD/DVD DVR player
(SHIFT + ) recorder.
JUKEBOX Switches to the Jukebox feature.
(SHIFT +)
DVR player
INFO
DVR player
Displays additional EPG information.
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Preset Code List
You should have no problem controlling a component if you find the manufacturer in this list, but
please note that there are cases where codes for the manufacturer in the list will not work for the
model that you are using. There are also cases where only certain functions may be controllable
after assigning the proper preset code.
DVD
Manufacturer Code
TOSHIBA 001, 022
SONY 002, 016 (video game)
PANASONIC 003, 019
JVC 004
SAMSUNG 005
SHARP 006
AKAI 007
RCA 008, 011
DENON 010
HITACHI 012
PHILIPS 013
ZENITH 014
THOMSON 015
MICROSOFT 017 (video game)
PIONEER 000, 009, 018, 020, 021
LD
Manufacturer Code
SONY 101
PANASONIC 105, 106
PHILIPS 104
KENWOOD 103
RCA 107
PIONEER 100, 111
TV
Manufacturer Code
SHARP 602, 662
SONY 604
TOSHIBA 605
HITACHI 606, 633, 634, 654
PHILIPS 607, 656, 672
PANASONIC 608, 622
MITSUBISHI 609
JVC 613
RCA 618
GRUNDIG 631, 653
NOKIA 632, 652
FISHER 635, 638
THOMSON 636
TELEFUNKEN 637
ALBA 639
FUNAI 640
TANDY 641
ITT 642
SALORA 643
SAMSUNG 644, 646, 673, 674, 675
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SANYO 645
BUSH 647
FUJITSU 648
SEI 649
GOLDSTAR 650
GRANDIENTE 657
DAEWOO 676, 677
PIONEER 600, 651, 655, 664, 665, 680
STB (SATELLITE/CATV)
Manufacturer Code
SA 706, 708
JERROLD 716
ZENITH 717
PIONEER 200, 204, 254, 700
DTV
Manufacturer Code
PANASONIC 226, 230
JVC 227
TOSHIBA 228
PIONEER 207, 229, 231, 232, 234, 253
VCR
Manufacturer Code
RCA 401, 413, 415
SHARP 402, 418, 419
ZENITH 403
SONY 404, 416, 417, 457, 458, 459
TOSHIBA 405
HITACHI 406, 434, 436
JVC 407, 428, 429, 430, 431
PANASONIC 408, 432, 433
MITSUBISHI 409, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424
SANYO 410, 425, 435
GOLDSTAR 411
FISHER 412, 426, 427
MAGNAVOX 414
GRANDIENTE 441
PIONEER 400, 437, 438, 439
DVD Recorder
Manufacturer Code
TOSHIBA 485
PANASONIC 486, 491, 492
SONY 490
PIONEER 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 487,
488, 489, 493
TAPE
Manufacturer Code
SONY 801, 806
JVC 802
PANASONIC 803
KENWOOD 804, 807
TEAC 805
ONKYO 808, 809
DENON 810
YAMAHA 811, 812
FISHER 813
PIONEER 800, 814
CD
Manufacturer Code
SONY 301, 316, 317, 318
RCA 302, 319
JVC 303
PANASONIC 304, 326
TEAC 305, 306, 324, 325, 327
ONKYO 307, 308, 320
DENON 309
KENWOOD 310, 311, 321
PHILIPS 312, 322
SANYO 313
YAMAHA 314, 315, 328
MARANTZ 323
PIONEER 300
CD-R
Manufacturer Code
PHILIPS 346
YAMAHA 347
PIONEER 345
MD
Manufacturer Code
SONY 901
SHARP 902
KENWOOD 903
TEAC 904
ONKYO 905
DENON 906
PIONEER 900, 907, 908
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10
Chapter 10:
Connecting your iPod to the receiver
Caution
• Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to
access the iPod DIRECT USB terminal.
iPod DIRECT
USB
MCACC
PORTABLE
PUSH
OPEN
MASTER
VOLUME
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
iPod DIRECT
USB
MCACC
PORTABLE
iPod
Español
This receiver
USB cable (for
iPod connection)
Nederlands
L AUDIO R
3 Press TOP MENU to display iPod Top
menu.
When the display shows Top Menu you’re
ready to play music from the iPod.2
• If after pressing iPod the display shows
No Connection, try switching off the
receiver and reconnecting the iPod to the
receiver.
Italiano
This receiver has a dedicated iPod terminal
that will allow you to control playback of audio
content from your iPod using the controls of
this receiver.1
2 Switch the receiver on and press the iPod
input source button to switch the receiver to
the iPod.
The front panel display shows Loading while
the receiver verifies the connection and
retrieves data from the iPod.
Français
Connecting an iPod
1 Set this receiver to the standby mode,
and then use the USB cable (for iPod
connection) to connect your iPod to the iPod
DIRECT USB terminal on the front panel of
this receiver.
For the cable connection, refer to also the
operating instructions for iPod.
Deutsch
• Before making or changing the connections,
switch off the power and disconnect the
power cord from the power outlet.
Plugging in components should be the last
connection you make with your system.
• Do not allow any contact between speaker
wires from different terminals.
VIDEO
English
Other connections
iPod
Music >
Extras >
Settings >
Shuffle Songs
Backlight
MENU
Note
1 • This system is compatible with the audio of an iPod and iPod nano portable device (fifth generation and above). However,
that some of the functions may be restricted for some models. Note, however, compatibility may vary depending on the
software version of your iPod. Please be sure to use the latest available software version.
• iPod is licensed for reproduction of non-copyrighted materials or materials the user is legally permitted to reproduce.
• Features such as the equalizer cannot be controlled using this receiver, and we recommend switching the equalizer off
before connecting.
• Pioneer cannot under any circumstances accept responsibility for any direct or indirect loss arising from any inconvenience
or loss of recorded material resulting from the iPod failure.
2 The controls of your iPod will be inoperable when connected to this receiver ( Pioneer shows in the iPod display).
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Other connections
iPod playback
To navigate songs on your iPod, you can take
advantage of the OSD of your TV connected to
this receiver.1 You can also control all
operations for music in the front panel display
of this receiver.
Tip
• You can play all of the songs in a particular
category by selecting the All item at the top
of each category list. For example, you can
play all the songs by a particular artist.
Finding what you want to play
Basic playback controls
When your iPod is connected to this receiver,
you can browse songs stored on your iPod by
playlist, artist, album name, song name, genre
or composer, similar to using your iPod directly.
The following table shows the basic playback
controls for your iPod:
iPod Top
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
Playlists
Artists
Albums
Songs
Podcasts
Genres
Composers
Audiobooks
Shuffle Songs
En ter
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
1 Use / to select a category then press
ENTER to browse that category.
• To return to the previous level any time,
press RETURN.
Button
What it does
Press to start playback.
If you start playback when something
other than a song is selected, all the
songs that fall into that categor y will play.
Pauses playback, or restarts playback
when paused.
/
Press and hold during playback to start
scanning.
/
Press to skip to previous/next track.
Press repeatedly to switch between
Repeat One, Repeat All and Repeat
Off.
2 Use / to browse the selected category
(e.g., albums).
• Use / to move to previous/next levels.
3 Continue browsing until you arrive at
what you want to play, then press to start
playback.2
Navigation through categories on your iPod
looks like this:
Playlists Songs
Artists Albums Songs
Albums Songs
Songs
Podcasts
Genres Artists Albums Songs
Composers Albums Songs
Audiobooks
Shuffle Songs
Press repeatedly to switch between
Shuffle Songs, Shuffle Albums and
Shuffle Off.
TUNER DISP Press repeatedly to change the song
(SHIFT+
) playback information displayed in the
front panel display.
/
When browsing, press to move to
previous/next levels.
/
During Audiobook playback, press to
switch the playback speed: Faster Normal Slower
TOP MENU Press to return to the iPod Top menu
screen.
RETURN
Note
1 • Note that non-roman characters in the title are displayed as #.
• This feature is not available for photos or video clips on your iPod.
2 If you’re in the song category, you can also press ENTER to start playback.
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If an error message lights in the display, try
following the points below:
Symptom What it means
Error I2
The software version being used with the
iPod needs to be updated. Update the
software being used with the iPod
(please use the latest iPod software
versions later than the iPod updater
2004-10-20).
Error I3
When the iPod software version is too
old. Update the iPod software to the
latest version.
Error I4
iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
Connecting a USB device
It is possible to listen to two-channel audio3
using the USB interface on the front of this
receiver. Connect a USB mass storage device4
as shown below.
• Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to
access the iPod DIRECT USB terminal.
No Music There are no playable songs currently
Track
stored in the iPod. Input some music
files compatible with iPod playback.
No Track
L AUDIO R
iPod DIRECT
USB
MCACC
PORTABLE
PUSH
OPEN
MASTER
VOLUME
VIDEO
L AUDIO R
iPod DIRECT
USB
MCACC
PORTABLE
Español
When there are no tracks in the category
selected on the iPod. Select a different
category.
VIDEO
Nederlands
When there is no response from the
iPod. Update the iPod software to the
latest version.
2 Press iPod CTRL again to switch back to
the receiver controls.
Italiano
The iPod that is not supported is
connected. Check whether the iPod was
supported by this receiver (page 57).
1 Press iPod CTRL to switch the iPod
controls.2
This enables operation and display on your
iPod, and this receiver’s remote control and
OSD become inactive.
Français
There is a problem with the signal path
from the iPod to the amplifier. Switch off
the amplifier and reconnect the iPod to
the amplifier. If this doesn’t seem to
work, try resetting your iPod.
You can switch over the iPod controls between
the iPod and the receiver.
Deutsch
Error I1
Switching the iPod controls1
English
Important
10
This receiver
USB mass
storage device
Note
1
2
3
4
You cannot use this function, when an iPod of fifth generation or iPod nano of first generation is connected.
When this function is set, iPod images cannot be played on this receiver.
This includes playback of WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC files (except files with copy-protection or restricted playback).
• Compatible USB devices include external magnetic hard drives, portable flash memory (particularly keydrives) and digital
audio players (MP3 players) of format FAT16/32. It is not possible to connect this unit to a personal computer for USB playback.
• 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.
• With large amounts of data, it may take longer for the receiver to read the contents of a USB device.
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Other connections
Connecting your USB device to the
receiver
1
Switch on the receiver and your TV.
2 Press iPod USB.
No USB appears in the OSD.
3 Connect your USB device.1
The USB terminal is located on the front panel.
Loading appears in the OSD as this receiver
starts recognizing the USB device connected.
After the recognition, a playback screen
appears in the OSD and playback starts
automatically.2
Basic playback controls
The following table shows the basic controls on
the remote for USB playback.
Button
Starts normal playback.
Pauses/unpauses playback.
/ Press and hold during playback to
start scanning.
/ Press to skip to previous/next track.
Press repeatedly to switch between
Repeat Folder, Repeat One and
Repeat All.
Press repeatedly to switch between
Shuffle On and Shuffle Off.
Folder/File number
USB
FLD001TRK001
Play
MP3/VBR
R e l a x Yo u r B o d y
Kevin Jackson
We are all one
128Kbps
0:01
File format
Repeat or Shuffle
Song name
Artist name
Album name
Elapsed time
Bit rate
List
You can also select and play back your favorite
file from the folder/file list displayed in the
OSD. For details, see Selecting a file from the
folder/file list for playback below.
What it does
TUNER
DISP
(SHIFT+
)
Press repeatedly to change the song
playback information displayed in
the front panel display.
/
During playback, press to skip to
previous/next track; when browsing,
press to move to previous/next levels.
TOP MENU Press to return to ROOT folder.
RETURN
Press to switch the playback screen
to the folder/file list; when browsing
a folder/file list, press to return to the
previous level.
Note
1 Make sure the receiver is in standby when disconnecting the USB device.
2 • If the file selected cannot be played back, this receiver automatically skips to the next file playable.
• When the file currently being played back has no title assigned to it, the file name is displayed in the OSD instead; when
neither the album name nor the artist name is present, the row is displayed as a blank space.
• Note that non-roman characters in the playlist are displayed as *.
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10
The folder/file list displays folders and files
stored on your USB device hierarchically. You
can select and play back a file of your choice by
using /// and ENTER.
USB
USB We are all one
Pl ay
MP3 / VB R
R e l a x Yo u r B o d y
Kevin Jackson
We a r e a l l o n e
128Kbps
]
]
]
]
]
0 :1 5
List
En te r
Return
Important
If a USB ERR message lights in the display, try
following the points below:
USB ERR1
The power requirements of the USB
device are too high for this receiver.
USB ERR2 The USB device is incompatible
USB ERR3
• AAC (MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding) –
Sampling rates: 11.025 kHz to 48 kHz; Bit
rates: 16 kbps to 320 kbps (128 kbps or
higher recommended); File extension:
.m4a; Apple lossless encoding: No
Other compatibility information
• VBR (variable bit rate) MP3/WMA/MPEG-4
AAC playback: Yes1
• DRM (Digital Rights Management)
protection compatible: Yes (DRMprotected audio files will not play in this
receiver).
Español
USB ERR What it means
• WMA (Windows Media Audio) – Sampling
rates: 32 kHz / 44.1 kHz; Bit rates: 32 kbps
to 192 kbps (128 kbps or higher
recommended); File extension: .wma;
WMA9 Pro and WMA lossless encoding:
No
Nederlands
• To switch to the previous/next folder or file
within the current hierarchy, press /.
• MP3 (MPEG-1/2/2.5 Audio Layer 3) –
Sampling rates: 8 kHz to 48 kHz; Bit rates:
8 kbps to 320 kbps (128 kbps or higher
recommended); File extension: .mp3
Italiano
2 Press / to select the file you want to
play back, and then press ENTER to confirm
your selection.
• Press RETURN to switch to the upper
hierarchy of the current folder or file.
Note that although most standard bit/
sampling rate combinations for compressed
audio are compatible, some irregularly
encoded files may not play back. The list below
shows compatible formats for compressed
audio files:
Français
[ R e l a x Yo u r B o d y
[ The Color of Life
[ Ain't Thang Wrong
[ Oh My God
[ Watcha Need
Compressed audio compatibility
Deutsch
1 Press RETURN to display the folder/file
list for the USB device connected.
If this doesn’t remedy the problem, it is likely
your USB device is incompatible.
English
Selecting a file from the folder/file
list for playback
See Troubleshooting on page 67 for
more on this error message.
• Switch the receiver off, then on again.
• Reconnect the USB device with the
receiver switched off.
• Select another input source (like DVD/BD),
then switch back to USB.
• Use a dedicated AC adapter (supplied with
the device) for USB power.
Note
1 Note that in some cases playback time will not be displayed correctly.
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Other connections
About MPEG-4 AAC
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is at the core of
the MPEG-4 AAC standard, which incorporates
MPEG-2 AAC, forming the basis of the MPEG-4
audio compression technology. The file format
and extension used depend on the application
used to encode the AAC file. This unit plays back
AAC files encoded by iTunes® bearing the
extension ‘.m4a’. DRM-protected files will not
play, and files encoded with some versions of
iTunes® may not play.
Using this receiver with a
Pioneer flat screen TV
(VSX-918V model only)
If you have a Pioneer flat screen TV1, you can
use an SR+ cable to connect it to this unit and
take advantage of various convenient features,
such as automatic video input switching of the
flat screen TV when the input is changed.
Apple and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
CONTROL
About WMA
OUT
Pioneer flat screen TV
HDMI
ANTENNA
AUX
IN
R
FM UNBAL
L
CD
IN
CONTROL
(DVD / BD) IN 1
The Windows Media® logo printed on the box
indicates that this receiver can playback
Windows Media Audio content.
WMA is an acronym for Windows Media Audio
and refers to an audio compression technology
developed by Microsoft Corporation. This unit
plays back WMA files encoded using Windows
Media® Player bearing the extension ‘.wma’.
Note that DRM-protected files will not play, and
files encoded with some versions of Windows
Media® Player may not play.
AM
LOOP
OUT
DVD / BD
IN
OUT
IN
DIGITAL IN
COAX 1 OUT
(DVD / BD)
(ASSIGNABLE)
SUB
WOOFER
PREOUT
TV
/ SAT
TV
/ SAT IN
MONITOR
OUT
DVR
/ VCR IN
DVR
/ VCR OUT
VSX-918V
Note
DVR
/ VCR
AUDIO
IN
FRONT DVD
/ BD IN
DVD5.1
CH INPUT
IN
1 This receiver is compatible with all Pioneer flat screen TVs from 2003 onward.
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CD-R
/ TAPE
/ MD
(TV / SAT) IN 2
Windows Media, and the Windows logo are
trademarks, or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/
or other countries.
En
OUT
IN
(ASSIGNABLE)
VIDEO
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• On-screen volume display.
• On-screen display of listening mode.
• Automatic video input switching on the
flat screen TV.
• Automatic volume muting on the flat
screen TV.2
See also SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat screen TVs
on page 66 for more on setting up the receiver.
TUNER DISP
CLASS
MPX
D.ACCESS
MIDNIGHT
ANALOG ATT
DIMMER
SLEEP
SIGNAL SEL
SR+
EON
iPod CTRL
Français
VIDEO
INPUT 2
Pioneer flat screen TV
When connected using an SR+ cable, a
number of features become available to make
using this receiver with your Pioneer flat
screen TV even easier. These features include:
Deutsch
VIDEO
INPUT 1
Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer
flat screen TV
English
• Use a 3-ringed miniplug SR+ cable1 to
connect the CONTROL IN jack of this receiver
with the CONTROL OUT of your flat screen TV.
Before you can use the extra SR+ features, you
need to make a few settings in the receiver. See
SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat screen TVs on
page 66 for detailed instructions.
ENTER
DISC
SOURCE
INPUT SELECT
DVD player
Satellite receiver, etc
MULTI CONTROL TV CTRL
TV
DVR
DVD
INFO
CD-R
CD
TV/SAT
AUDIO IN
AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER
PHASE
CONTROL
PHASE
CONTROL
VSX-918V
ACOUSTIC
EQ
AUTO SURR /
STREAM DIRECT
STANDARD
ADVANCED
SURROUND
STANDBY/ON
STEREO /
A.L.C.
DIGITAL PRECISION
PROCESSING
DVD
TV
DVR
VIDEO/PORTABLE
CD
CD-R
iPod USB
FM
AM
AUX
MASTER
VOLUME
INPUT
SELECTOR
VIDEO
PHONES
SOUND
RETRIEVER
VSB MODE
SPEAKERS
L AUDIO R
iPod DIRECT
USB
MCACC
PORTABLE
SIGNAL
SELECT
VSX-918V
RECEIVER
SHIFT
TV CONTROL
INPUT
SELECT
TV CH
TV VOL
1 Make sure that the flat screen TV and this
receiver are switched on and that they are
connected with the SR+ cable.
See Using this receiver with a Pioneer flat
screen TV above for more on this.
2 To switch SR+ mode on/off, press
RECEIVER, then the SR+ button.
The front panel display shows SR+ ON or OFF.
Español
To make the most of the SR+ features, you
should connect your source components (DVD
player, etc.) in a slightly different way to that
described in this chapter. For each
component, connect the video output directly
to the flat screen TV, and just connect the
audio (analog and/or digital) to this receiver.
AM
Nederlands
DVD/BD
AUDIO IN
FM
STEREO/
+10
PORTABLE
iPod USB
Italiano
RECEIVER
Note
1 • The 3-ringed SR+ cable from Pioneer is commercially available under the part number ADE7095. Contact the Pioneer
Customer Support division for more information on obtaining an SR+ cable (you can also use a commercially available 3ringed mini phone plug for the connection).
• If you connect to a Pioneer flat screen TV using an SR+ cable, you will need to point the remote control at the flat screen TV
remote sensor to control the receiver. In this case, you won’t be able to control the receiver using the remote control if you switch
the flat screen TV off.
2 The automatic volume muting feature is enabled separately; see SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat screen TVs on page 66.
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Other Settings
Chapter 11:
Other Settings
Assigning the digital inputs
• Default settings:
The Input Assign menu
You only need to make settings in the Input
Assign menu if you didn’t hook up your digital
equipment according to the default settings for
the digital inputs, or if you have connected
equipment using component video cables.
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
Coaxial – DVD
Optical - 1 – CD
Optical - 2 – TV
You only need to do this if you didn’t hook up
your digital equipment according to the default
settings for the digital inputs (see above). This
setting tells the receiver what digital
equipment is hooked up to which terminal so
the buttons on the remote correspond to what
you have hooked up.
1 Select ‘Digital Input’ from the Input
Assign menu.
4a.Digital Input Setup
4.Input Assign
System Setup
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
System Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
:Return
: Exit
: Exit
Above: VSX-918V (left) and VSX-818V (right)
2 Select ‘Input Assign’ from the System
Setup menu.
4.Input Assign
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
:Return
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Coaxial
Optical–1
Optical–2
[
[
DVD
CD
TV
]
]
:Finish
2 Select the number of the digital input to
which you’ve connected the digital component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers
beside the inputs on the rear of the receiver.
3 Select the component that corresponds
with the one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD, TV, CD, CDR, DVR or
OFF.
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• If you assign a digital input to a certain
function (for example, DVD/BD), any digital
inputs previously assigned to that function
will automatically be switched off.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
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11
Assigning the component video inputs
Assigning the HDMI inputs
• Default settings:
HDMI - 1 – DVD
HDMI - 2 – TV
If you used HDMI to connect your video
equipment, you must tell the receiver which
input terminal(s) you have used, so that you
see the proper video signal when you select
the input source.
1 Select ‘HDMI Input’ from the Input Assign
menu.
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
4b.Component Input
a.Digital Input
b.Component Input
c.HDMI Input
Component–1
Component–2
Component–3
[
[
DVD
TV
DVR
]
]
Français
4. Input Assign
4. Input Assign
Deutsch
Component 1 – DVD
Component 2 – TV
Component 3 – DVR
If you used component video cords to connect
your video equipment you must tell the receiver
which device it is, or else you may see the
composite video input instead of the
component video signal. For more on this, see
Using the component video jacks on page 16.
1 Select ‘Component Input’ from the Input
Assign menu.
English
• Default settings:
:Return
:Finish
3 Select the component that corresponds
with the one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD, TV, DVR or OFF.
• Make sure you have connected the audio
from the component to the corresponding
inputs on the rear of the receiver.
• If you connect any source component to
the receiver using a component video
input, you should also have your TV
connected to this receiver’s component
video MONITOR output (down converting
component video is not possible after
assigning an input).
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
3 Select the component that corresponds
with the one you connected to that input.
Select between DVD, TV, DVR or OFF.
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• If you assign an HDMI input(s) to a certain
function, any HDMI inputs previously
assigned to that function will automatically
be switched off
Español
• Use / and ENTER to do this.
• If you assign a component input to a
certain function, any component inputs
previously assigned to that function will
automatically be switched off.
2 Select the number of the HDMI input to
which you’ve connected your video
component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers
beside the inputs on the rear of the receiver.
Nederlands
2 Select the number of the component
video input to which you’ve connected your
video component.
The numbers correspond with the numbers
beside the inputs on the rear of the receiver.
Italiano
:Return
• VSX-818V model only: To hear audio from
your HDMI component (through this
system), you must also make separate
audio connections to the corresponding
inputs on the rear of the receiver. For more
on this, see Connecting using HDMI on
page 16.
• If you connect any video component to the
receiver using HDMI, you should also have
your TV connected to this receiver’s HDMI
output.
4 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Input Assign menu.
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Other Settings
The Other Setup menu
(VSX-918V model only)
SR+ Setup for Pioneer flat screen TVs
Make the following settings if you have
connected a Pioneer flat screen TV to this
receiver using an SR+ cable. Note that the
number of settings available will depend on the
flat screen TV you’ve connected.
See also Using this receiver with a Pioneer Flat
Screen TV on page 62.
1 Press RECEIVER on the remote control,
then press the SETUP button.
An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your
TV. Use /// and ENTER on the remote
control to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to confirm
and exit the current menu.
2
Select ‘Other Setup’ then press ENTER.
System Setup
1.Auto MCACC
2.Manual MCACC
3.Manual SP Setup
4.Input Assign
5.Other Setup
: Exit
3 Make sure ‘SR+ Setup’ is selected from the
Other Setup menu and then press ENTER.
5a.SR + Setup
5.Other Setup
a.SR+ Setup
:Return
PDP Volume Control
OFF
PDP Input Select
DVD/BD
[ input–1 ]
TV/SAT
[ input–2 ]
DVR
[ input–3 ]
VIDEO
[
TV
]
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Finish
4 Select the ‘PDP Volume Control’ setting
you want.
• OFF – The receiver does not control the
volume of the flat screen TV.
• ON – When the receiver is switched to one
of the inputs that use the flat screen TV
(DVD/BD, or another function below), the
volume on the flat screen TV is muted so
only sound from the receiver is heard.
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5 Assign any input source connected to the
flat screen TV to the corresponding input
number.
This matches the receiver’s input source with a
numbered video input on the flat screen TV. For
example, assign DVD/BD to input-2 if you
have connected your DVD video output to video
input 2 on the flat screen TV.
• The Monitor Out Connect should be set
to the input that you’ve used to connect
this receiver to your flat screen TV.
5a.SR + Setup
PDP Volume Control
[ ON ]
PDP Input Select
DVD/BD
input–1
TV/SAT
[ input–2 ]
DVR
[ input–3 ]
VIDEO
[
TV
]
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Finish
5a.SR + Setup
PDP Volume Control
[ ON ]
PDP Input Select
DVD/BD
input–2
TV/SAT
[ OFF ]
DVR
[ input–3 ]
VIDEO
[
TV
]
Monitor Out Connect
[ OFF ]
:Finish
6 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You return to the Other Setup menu.
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Chapter 12:
• If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity disconnect
the power plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.
Remedy
The power does not turn on.
• Disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and insert again.
• Make sure there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel. This
could cause the receiver to shut off automatically.
The receiver suddenly switches • After about a minute (you won’t be able to switch the unit on during this time),
off and the power indicator
switch the receiver back on. If the message persists, call a Pioneer authorized
blinks.
independent service company.
No image is output when a
function is selected.
• Make sure the component is connected correctly (refer to Connecting up on page 11).
• Select the correct component (use the input select buttons).
• Check Assigning the component video inputs on page 65 to make sure you’re
assigned the correct input.
• The video input selected on the TV monitor is incorrect. Refer to the instruction
manual supplied with the TV.
No sound from subwoofer.
• Make sure the subwoofer is switched on.
• If the subwoofer has a volume knob, make sure it’s turned up.
• The Dolby Digital or DTS source you are listening to may not have an LFE channel.
• Switch the subwoofer setting in Speaker Setting on page 42 to YES or PLUS.
• Switch the LFE ATT (LFE Attenuate) on page 35 to LFEATT 0 or LFEATT 10.
No sound from surround or
center speakers.
• Connect the speakers properly (refer to page 20).
• Refer to Speaker Setting on page 42 to check the speaker settings.
• Refer to Channel Level on page 44 to check the speaker levels.
The PHASE CONTROL feature
doesn’t seem to have an
audible effect.
• If applicable, check that the lowpass filter switch on your subwoofer is off, or the
lowpass cutoff is set to the highest frequency setting. If there is a PHASE setting on
your subwoofer, set it to 0º (or depending on the subwoofer, the setting where you
think it has the best overall effect on the sound).
• Make sure the speaker distance setting is correct for all speakers (see Speaker
Distance on page 45).
Español
• Make sure the component is connected correctly (refer to Connecting up on page 11).
• Press MUTE on the remote control to turn muting off.
• Press SPEAKERS to select the proper speaker set (see Switching the speaker
system on page 22).
• Press SIGNAL SELECT to select the proper input signal (see Choosing the input
signal on page 36).
Nederlands
No sound is output when a
function is selected.
Italiano
Problem
Français
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is
something wrong with this component, check the points below. Take a look at the other
components and electrical appliances being used, because sometimes the problem may lie
there. If the trouble isn’t sorted out even after going through the checks below, ask your nearest
Pioneer authorized independent service company to carry out repair work.
Deutsch
Troubleshooting
English
Additional information
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Problem
Remedy
Considerable noise in radio
broadcasts.
• Connect the antenna (page 19) and adjust the position for best reception.
• Route any loose cables away from the antenna terminals and wires.
• Fully extend the FM wire antenna, position for best reception, and secure to a wall
(or connect an outdoor FM antenna).
• Connect an additional internal or external AM antenna (page 19).
• Turn off equipment causing interference or move it away from the receiver (or
move antennas farther away from equipment causing noise).
Broadcast stations cannot be
selected automatically.
• Connect an outdoor antenna (refer to page 19).
Noise during playback of a
cassette deck.
• Move the cassette deck away from your receiver, until the noise disappears.
Sound is produced from other
components, but not from LD
or DVD player.
• Set the SIGNAL SELECT to AUTO, DIGITAL or ANALOG according to the type of
connections made (refer to page 36).
• Set the digital input settings correctly (refer to page 64).
• Make digital connections (refer to page 12) and set the SIGNAL SELECT to DIGITAL
(refer to page 36).
• Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD player.
No sound is output or a noise
is output when software with
DTS is played back.
• Set the digital volume level of the player to full, or to the neutral position.
• Make sure the player’s settings are correct and/or the DTS signal out is on. Refer
to the instruction manual supplied with the DVD player.
• Set the input signal type to DIGITAL (see Choosing the input signal on page 36).
During a playback search,
noise is output from a DTS
compatible CD player.
• This is not a malfunction, but be sure to turn the volume down to prevent the
output of loud noise from your speakers.
Everything seems to be set up
correctly, but the playback
sound is odd.
• Check that the positive/negative speaker terminals on the receiver are matched
with the corresponding terminals on the speakers (see Connecting the speakers on
page 20).
There seems to be a time lag
between the speakers and the
output of the subwoofer.
• See Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) on page 8 to set up your
system again using MCACC (this will automatically compensate for a delay in the
subwoofer output).
After using the Auto MCACC
• Low-frequency noise could have been caused by an air conditioner or motor.
Setup, the speaker size setting Switch off all appliances in the room and rerun the Auto MCACC Setup.
(LARGE or SMALL) is incorrect.
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Can’t operate the remote
control.
• Replace the batteries (refer to page 6).
• Operate within 7 m, 30° of the remote sensor (refer to page 29).
• Remove the obstacle or operate from another position.
• Avoid exposing the remote sensor on the front panel to direct light.
• VSX-918V model only: Unplug anything connected to the CONTROL IN jack and
use remote normally (see Operating other Pioneer components on page 51).
VSX-918V model only: The SR
cable is connected, but the
connected components can’t
be operated with the remote.
• Reinsert the SR cable, making sure it’s connected to the right jack (see Using this
receiver with a Pioneer flat screen TV on page 62).
• Make sure an analog connection has been made between the units.
• This feature only works with Pioneer products.
The display is dark or off.
• Press DIMMER on the control repeatedly to return to the default.
The System Setup screen
doesn’t appear.
• When the receiver is in standby, switch to BURST.OFF by holding down
ACOUSTIC EQ (front panel) and pressing STANDBY/ON (the current setting is
displayed).
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Problem
Remedy
• The WMA or MPEG-4 AAC files were recorded using DRM (digital rights
management), or the bit rate/sampling rate is not compatible (see Compressed
audio compatibility on page 61). This is not a malfunction.
No picture.
• Depending in the output settings of the source component, it may be outputting a
video format that can’t be displayed. Change the output settings of the source, or
connect using the component or composite jacks.
• VSX-918V model only:
– This receiver is HDCP-compatible. Check that the components you are connecting
are also HDCP-compatible. If they are not, please connect them using the
component or composite video jacks.
– Depending on the connected source component, it’s possible that it will not work
with this receiver (even if it is HDCP-compatible). In this case, connect using the
component or composite video jacks between source and receiver.
– If video images do not appear on your TV or flat screen TV, try adjusting the
resolution, DeepColor or other setting for your component.
– If ‘NOT SPT’ (NOT SUPPORT) appears in the receiver’s display, try adjusting the
resolution, DeepColor or other setting for your component.
OSD does not appear.
• The OSD will not appear if you have connected using the HDMI output to your TV.
Use component or composite connections when setting up the system.
No sound, or sound suddenly
ceases.
• If you’ve made separate connections for audio, make sure you have assigned the
analog/digital jack(s) to the corresponding HDMI input for the component. See
Assigning the HDMI inputs on page 65 to do this.
• Check the audio output settings of the source component.
• VSX-918V model only:
– Check that the AV Parameter setting is set to HDMI AMP/THRU (refer to page 35).
– If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection for the audio.
• VSX-818V model only: Since the HDMI audio signal is sent through this receiver to
your TV, you need to make separate connections for audio if you want to hear your
HDMI component through this system. See Connecting using HDMI on page 16 for
more on this.
Español
• 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.
Nederlands
Remedy
Italiano
Symptom
No picture or sound.
Français
HDMI
Deutsch
USB ERR3 shows in the display • If this message continues to appear after going through all the checks in
Important on page 61 of Connecting a USB device, take the unit to your nearest
when connecting a USB
Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer for servicing.
device.
English
USB mass storage device is
• Try switching the receiver off, then on again.
not recognized by the receiver. • Make sure you have completely inserted the USB connector to this receiver.
• Check that the memory format is FAT16 or FAT32 (FAT12, NTFS and HFS are not
supported).
• USB devices with an internal USB hub are not supported.
Can’t play audio files.
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VSX-918V model only: HDCP ERR • Check whether or not the connected component is compatible with HDCP. If it is
shows in the display.
not compatible with HDCP, reconnect the source device using a different type of
connection (component or composite). Some components that are compatible with
HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem
with displaying video this is not a malfunction.
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Additional information
Important information regarding
the HDMI connection
(VSX-918V model only)
There are cases where you may not be able to
route HDMI signals through this receiver (this
depends on the HDMI equipped component you
are connecting-check with the manufacturer for
HDMI compatibility information).
If you aren’t receiving HDMI signals properly
through this receiver (from your component),
please try the following configuration when
connecting up.
Configuration1
Connect your HDMI-equipped component
directly to the display using an HDMI cable.
Then use the most convenient connection
(digital is recommended) for sending audio to
the receiver. See the operating instructions for
more on audio connections. Set the display
volume to minimum when using this
configuration.
Resetting the main unit
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver’s
settings to the factory default. Use the front
panel controls to do this.
1
Switch the receiver into standby.
2 While holding down the ADVANCED
SURROUND button, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button for about three
seconds.
3 When you see RESET? appear in the
display, press ‘ST –’.
OK? shows in the display.
4 Press SOUND RETRIEVER to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the
receiver has been reset to the factory settings.
Switching the speaker impedance
We recommend using speakers of 8 Ω with
this system, but it is possible to switch the
impedance setting if you plan to use speakers
with a 6 Ω impedance rating.
• With the receiver in standby, press STANDBY/ON while holding down the
SPEAKERS button.
Each time you do this, you switch between the
impedance settings:
• SP 6 OHM – Use this setting if your
speakers are rated at 6 Ω.
• SP 8 OHM – Use this setting if your
speakers are rated at 8 Ω or more.
Note
1 • If your display only has one HDMI terminal, you can only receive HDMI video from the connected component.
• Depending on the component, audio output may be limited to the number of channels available from the connected display
unit (for example audio output is reduced to 2 channels for a monitor with stereo audio limitations).
• If you want to switch the input source, you’ll have to switch functions on both the receiver and your display unit.
• Since the sound is muted on the display when using the HDMI connection, you must adjust the volume on the display every
time you switch input sources.
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Specifications
If the System Setup menu is not displayed
correctly, it may be that the TV system is set
incorrectly for your country or region.
Amplifier section
Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 W per channel
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 W
Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 W per channel
•
Audio section
•
•
• Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide
sprays or other chemicals on or near this
unit, since these will corrode the surface.
Frequency response
AUX, CD, CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVD/BD,
TV/SAT, DVR/VCR . . . . . 5 Hz to 100 000 Hz
dB
Output (Level/Impedance)
CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVR/VCR . . . . . 335 mV/2.2 kΩ
•
Tone control
Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ± 6 dB (100 Hz)
Treble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .± 6 dB (10 kHz)
Loudness . . . . . . +10 dB/+5 dB (100 Hz/10 kHz)
(at volume level –50 dB)
Español
• 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.
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
AUX, CD, CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVD/BD,
TV/SAT, DVR/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 mV/47 kΩ
Nederlands
• Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe
off dust and dirt.
Rated power output
(surround / 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 8 Ω)
Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 W per channel
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 W
Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 W per channel
•
Cleaning the unit
Rated power output
(surround / 20 Hz to 20 kHz, THD 0.06 %, 8 Ω)
Italiano
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull
out the plug by tugging the cord and never
touch the power cord when your hands are wet
as this could cause a short circuit or an electric
shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of
furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the
cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it
with other cords. The power cords should be
routed such that they are not likely to be
stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause
a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the
power cord once in a while. When you find it
damaged, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized
service center or your dealer for a replacement.
•
Français
Power cord caution
Continuous power output (stereo)
Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 W + 100 W
(DIN 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 8 Ω)
Deutsch
• With the receiver in standby, press STANDBY/ON while holding down the
SIGNAL SELECT button.
The display shows the new setting (PAL or NTSC).
•
English
Changing the TV format setting
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio DIN (Continuous
rated power output / 50 mW)
AUX, CD, CD-R/TAPE/MD, DVD/BD,
TV/SAT, DVR/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 dB/64 dB
Video Section
•
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
DVR/VCR, DVD/BD, TV/SAT. . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
•
Output (Level/Impedance)
DVR/VCR, MONITOR OUT . . . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
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•
Frequency response
DVR/VCR, DVD/BD,
TV/SAT MONITOR . . . . . .5 Hz to 7 MHz dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 dB
Crosstalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
Component video section
•
Input (Sensitivity/Impedance)
DVD/BD, TV/SAT, DVR/VCR . . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
Furnished Parts
•
Microphone (for Auto MCACC setup) . . . . . . . .
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dry cell batteries (AA size IEC R6) . . . . . . . . .
AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FM wire antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warranty card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
These operating instructions
Output (Level/Impedance)
MONITOR OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
•
Frequency response
DVD/BD, TV/SAT,
DVR/VCR MONITOR . . . 5 Hz to 40 MHz dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 dB
HDMI Section
Input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 pin x2
Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 pin (5 V, 55 mA)
FM Tuner Section
Frequency Range . . . . . . . .87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Usable Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . Mono:13.2 dBf, IHF
(1.3 µV/75 Ω)
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity . . . . . . Mono: 20.2 dBf
Stereo: 38.6 dBf
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . .Mono: 73 dB (at 85 dBf)
Stereo: 70 dB (at 85 dBf)
Distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stereo: 0.5 % (1 kHz)
Alternate Channel Selectivity. . . . . . . . . . . . 60 dB
(400 kHz)
Stereo Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 dB (1 kHz)
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . .30 Hz to 15 kHz
(±1 dB)
Antenna Input (DIN) . . . . . . . . . 75 Ω unbalanced
AM Tuner Section
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . .531 kHz to 1602 kHz
Sensitivity (IHF, Loop antenna) . . . . . . . 350 µV/m
Signal-to-Noise Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 dB
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loop antenna
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Miscellaneous
Power requirements
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC 220 V to 230 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 W
In standby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 W
Dimensions
. . . . . 420 mm (W) x 158 mm (H) x 352.5 mm (D)
Weight (without package). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.1 kg
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• Specifications and the design are subject
to possible modifications without notice,
due to improvements.
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