Pioneer VSX-824-K Owner's Manual

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Summary of Contents of owner's manual for Pioneer VSX-824-K

  • Page 1AV Receiver VSX-1029-K VSX-824-K Register your product on http://www.pioneerelectronics.com (US) http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca (Canada) • Protect your new investment The details of...
  • Page 2 VENTILATION CAUTION IMPORTANT When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation to improve...
  • Page 3 CAUTION This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded 1) Read these instructions. 11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by cables...
  • Page 4 Contents Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read Connecting an HDMI-equipped component to the front Using surround...
  • Page 5 Contents X.Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 6 Features Audio Network 4 Easy setup using MCACC Roku Ready® 9 The MCACC automatically creates the optimum acoustic environment by...
  • Page 7 Features Playback / Processing Installation 4 High Resolution Music Playback iControlAV5 Remote Application 9 High resolution music files with...
  • Page 8 Before you start Flow of settings on the receiver The unit is a full-fledged AV receiver equipped with an Checking...
  • Page 9Chapter 1 Controls and displays Front panel 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9 19...
  • Page 101 Controls and displays ALC/STANDARD SURR (VSX-1029 only) – Press for 4 22 ZONE (VSX-1029 only) 29 ADV.S. standard decoding...
  • Page 111 Controls and displays Remote control • The following buttons are not used with this receiver: AUDIO P. – Use...
  • Page 12 1 Controls and displays CD, NETWORK, iPod/USB, MHL, and BT (ADPT) will be 14 ECO 18 +Fav random playback. 11...
  • Page 131 Controls and displays Operating range of remote control The remote control may not work properly if: 4 • There...
  • Page 14Chapter 2 Connecting your equipment Bi-amping connection Determining the speakers’ application The unit permits you to build various surround systems,...
  • Page 15 2 Connecting your equipment • Surround and surround back speakers should be Some tips for improving sound quality Where you...
  • Page 16 2 Connecting your equipment VSX-1029 connection diagram CAUTION • These speaker terminals carry HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage. To prevent the risk...
  • Page 172 Connecting your equipment Front Bi-Amp connection (VSX-1029 only) VSX-824 connection diagram Front right Front left Subwoofer 2 Subwoofer 1...
  • Page 18 2 Connecting your equipment Switching the speaker terminal VSX-1029: When the The Speaker System setting (VSX-1029 About HDMI The HDMI...
  • Page 19 2 Connecting your equipment • Turning on/off the device connected to this unit’s HDMI 4 Note OUT terminal during playback,...
  • Page 20 2 Connecting your equipment Connecting a TV and playback components DVD player HDMI/DVI-compatible components Blu-ray Disc player 4 Connecting using...
  • Page 21 2 Connecting your equipment Connecting your TV with no HDMI input This diagram shows connections of a TV (with no...
  • Page 222 Connecting your equipment Turn on the DHCP server function of your router. In case your Connecting optional Bluetooth® ADAPTER...
  • Page 232 Connecting your equipment To improve AM reception Connecting antennas Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM wire antenna...
  • Page 24 2 Connecting your equipment • iPod recharging occurs whenever an iPod is connected to Connecting an IR receiver (VSX-1029 only)...
  • Page 252 Connecting your equipment • When the Roku Streaming Stick (sold separately) is Connecting a MHL-compatible device An MHL-compatible mobile...
  • Page 26Chapter 3 Basic Setup Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) 1 Switch on the receiver and your TV. 5...
  • Page 273 Basic Setup appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan, etc.), that may be 8 Wait for the test tones to finish....
  • Page 28Chapter 4 Basic playback Playing a source Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as 4 Press...
  • Page 294 Basic playback • When digital input (optical or coaxial) is selected, this receiver can only play back Dolby Digital,...
  • Page 304 Basic playback 4 Tip Playing an iPod • In order to enjoy the picture and/or sound from devices connected...
  • Page 31 4 Basic playback • If after pressing iPod USB the display shows NO 4 Basic playback controls Note DEVICE, try...
  • Page 32 4 Basic playback Basic playback controls Playing back audio files stored on a USB memory device WAV (LPCM) .wav Sampling...
  • Page 33 4 Basic playback 4 a. MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia. b. Files encoded...
  • Page 34 4 Basic playback In this case, a passcode may be displayed on this receiver Bluetooth® ADAPTER for Wireless Enjoyment of...
  • Page 354 Basic playback When Bluetooth wireless technology device is not The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered connected: WAITING...
  • Page 36 4 Basic playback 4 Improving FM sound Note Listening to the radio • If the receiver is left disconnected from...
  • Page 37Chapter 5 Listening to your system 4 Note Surround back speaker(s) Choosing the listening mode • Stereo surround (matrix) formats...
  • Page 38 5 Listening to your system 4 a. If surround back channel processing (Using surround back Note DIRECT Sources are heard...
  • Page 39 5 Listening to your system • With a 7.1-channel surround system, audio signals that • Depending on the positions of...
  • Page 405 Listening to your system Setting/What it does EQ (Acoustic Calibration EQ) Option(s) ON Setting/What it does LFE ATT (LFE...
  • Page 41 5 Listening to your system 4 f. Phase matching is a very important factor in achieving proper sound reproduction. If...
  • Page 42Chapter 6 Playback with NETWORK features • Pause/resume, next/previous track, and shuffle/repeat Introduction This receiver is equipped with the LAN...
  • Page 436 Playback with NETWORK features • When  or  is pressed at the list screen, the About HTC Connect...
  • Page 44 6 Playback with NETWORK features • If the TOOLS button is pressed for the list displayed screen Registering broadcast stations...
  • Page 45 6 Playback with NETWORK features About the Spotify audio stream playback function In order to use the Spotify audio stream...
  • Page 46 6 Playback with NETWORK features The Network Setup menu Setting up the network to listen to Internet radio on this...
  • Page 47 6 Playback with NETWORK features Friendly Name 1 Select ‘Network Configuration’ from the Network Setup menu. Language Language can be...
  • Page 486 Playback with NETWORK features Network setting using Safari browser 5 Setup Apply. the network settings manually and then press...
  • Page 496 Playback with NETWORK features 4 Click Firmware Update. 6 Browse the latest firmware on your computer (a) and then...
  • Page 50 6 Playback with NETWORK features THEORY OF LIABILITY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF About network playback The network playback...
  • Page 51 6 Playback with NETWORK features Windows Media Player 11/Windows Media Player 12 Glossary Windows Media Player is software to deliver...
  • Page 526 Playback with NETWORK features Music files Extension Stream AAC (MPEG-4 AAC LC, MPEG-4 HE AAC) .m4a Sampling frequency 32...
  • Page 53Chapter 7 Home Menu Using the Home Menu The following section shows you how to make detailed 4 Select the...
  • Page 547 Home Menu • Front – Select LARGE if your front speakers reproduce bass 4 Note frequencies effectively, or if...
  • Page 557 Home Menu 4 Confirm your selected setup option. The test tones will start after you press ENTER. After the...
  • Page 56 7 Home Menu • Even if images are being output, if the input volume level is 2 Select ‘Component Input’...
  • Page 57 7 Home Menu 4 Note • Power will be supplied even if a MHL device is connected. The OSD Setup...
  • Page 58Chapter 8 Using the MULTI-ZONE feature (VSX-1029 only) • When the receiver is on, make sure that any operations MULTI-ZONE...
  • Page 59Chapter 9 Control with HDMI function Synchronized operations below with a Control with HDMI- compatible Pioneer TV or Blu-ray Disc...
  • Page 609 Control with HDMI function • BD, DVD, SAT/CBL, MHL, HDMI, GAME – The HDMI only when a Control with...
  • Page 61Chapter 10 Additional information  OVERHEAT shows in the display and the power turns off.  The OSD screen (Home...
  • Page 6210 Additional information  Can’t operate the remote control.  Check that the profile is correct. Use a Bluetooth wireless...
  • Page 6310 Additional information  Cannot access Windows Media Player 11 or Windows  Wireless LAN connections cannot be established between...
  • Page 6410 Additional information  Try making the wireless LAN converter’s advanced settings.  Depending on the connected source component, it’s...
  • Page 6510 Additional information MHL About iPod/iPhone Apple Lossless Audio Codec Copyright © 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. 4 Licensed...
  • Page 6610 Additional information About messages displayed when using network functions Resetting the main unit Use this procedure to reset all...
  • Page 6710 Additional information VSX-1029 VSX-1029 4 For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured 9 under license from DTS Licensing Limited. DTS,...
  • Page 6810 Additional information Network Section Specifications LAN terminal . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 69 To register your product, find the nearest authorized service location, to purchase replacement parts, operating instructions, or accessories, please...
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