Pioneer VSX-72TXV-S, Elite VSX-74TXVI, Elite VSX-72TXV, VSX-74TXVi-S, VSX-72TXV, VSX-74TXVI User Manual

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AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER

VSX-74TXVi

VSX-74TXVi-S

VSX-72TXV

VSX-72TXV-S

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Operating Instructions

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For U.S. and Australia Model
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CAUTION – TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD.

RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.

ATTENTION – POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES, NE PAS UTILISER CETTE FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT, OU UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF SI LES

LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A DECOUVERT.

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WARNING – TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK

HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS

APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Product Name:

AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER

Model Number:

VSX-74TXVi, VSX-74TXVi-S, VSX-72TXV, VSX-72TXV-S

Responsible Party Name:

PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE INC.

Address:

1925 E. DOMINGUEZ ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90801-1760, USA

Phone:

310–952–2915

IMPORTANT NOTICE – THE SERIAL NUMBER FOR THIS EQUIPMENT IS LOCATED IN THE REAR.

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NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

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Information to User

Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s right to operate the equipment.

CAUTION: This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for connections.

CAUTION

The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not completely shut off all power from the AC outlet. Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make sure the unit has been installed so that the power cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet when left unused for a long period of time (for example, when on vacation).

CAUTION

The lightning flash with arrowhead, 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.

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use instructions should be followed.

CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.

ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.

WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.

ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.

CART — A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.

VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.

POWER SOURCES — This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company.

LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a stable location.

NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the outlet when left un-used for a long period of time.

GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION

If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

If this product is equipped with a three-wire grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the

grounding type plug.

POWER-CORD PROTECTION Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.

OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure A.

LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.

POWER LINES — An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.

OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE — Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.

If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.

If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.

If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.

When the product exhibits a distinct change in

performance — this indicates a need for service. REPLACEMENT PARTS — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has

used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.

SAFETY CHECK — Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.

WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.

HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.

Contents

01 Before you start

Checking what’s in the box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Loading the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

02 5 minute guide

Introduction to home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Listening to Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Automatically setting up for surround sound

(MCACC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup . . . . . 9 Playing a source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Better sound using Phase Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

03 Connecting your equipment

Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 When making cable connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 About the video converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Connecting your TV and DVD player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other

set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and

other video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Using the component video jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Connecting digital audio sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 About the WMA9 Pro decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Connecting analog audio sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Connecting a component to the front panel inputs . . 16 Installing your speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Placing the speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 THX speaker system setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 AM loop antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 FM wire antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Connecting external antennas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Plugging in the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 AC outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

05 Listening to your system

Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Standard surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Using the Home THX modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Listening in stereo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Selecting MCACC presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Using surround back channel processing . . . . . . . . . 29 Using the Virtual Surround Back mode . . . . . . . . . . 29

06 Using the tuner

Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Improving FM stereo sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Tuning directly to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Saving station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Naming station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

07 The System Setup menu

Making receiver settings from the System

Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Automatic MCACC (Expert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Surround back speaker setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Manual MCACC setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Fine Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Fine Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Standing Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Acoustic Calibration EQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Data Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Bass Peak Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 X-Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 THX Audio Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

04 Controls and displays

Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Operating range of remote control unit . . . . . . . . . . 22 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Remote control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

08 Other connections

Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Connecting your iPod to the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Playing music from your iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Using XM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Connecting your XM Radio receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Listening to XM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Saving channel presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Using the XM Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 About HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Using the i.LINK interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Checking the i.LINK inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 About PQLS rate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Creating an i.LINK network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Connecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . . . . . 51 Selecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . . . . . . 51 Using the USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Second Zone speaker B setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Switching the speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Bi-amping your front speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Bi-wiring your speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Connecting additional amplifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Multi-room listening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Making multi-room connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Using the multi-room controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Connecting an IR receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Switching components on and off using the

12 volt trigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Using this receiver with a Pioneer plasma

display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer plasma

display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output . . . . . 60 Advanced MCACC output using your PC . . . . . . . . . 60

09 Other Settings

The Input Setup menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Input function default and possible settings . . . . . . 62 The Other Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Multi-Room and IR receiver setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 SR+ Setup for Pioneer plasma displays. . . . . . . . . . 63 OSD Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

10 Using other functions

Setting the AV options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Making an audio or a video recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Playing a different source when recording. . . . . . . . 65 Reducing the level of an analog signal . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Watching video and audio sources

independently. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Using the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Dimming the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Switching the speaker impedance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Checking your system settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Resetting the system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Default system settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

11 Controlling the rest of your system

Setting the remote to control other components . . . . 68 Selecting preset codes directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Programming signals from other remote controls. . . 68 Erasing one of the remote control button settings. . . 69 Resetting the remote control presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Confirming preset codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Renaming input source names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Direct function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Multi Operation and System Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Programming a multi-operation or a shutdown sequence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Using multi operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Using System off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Controls for TVs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Controls for other components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Operating other Pioneer components with this

unit’s sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

12 Additional information

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 No sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Other audio problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 i.LINK interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 i.LINK messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 iPod messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 XM radio messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Surround sound formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Dolby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 DTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Windows Media® Audio 9 Professional . . . . . . . . . 81 About THX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Listening modes with different input signal

formats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Stream direct with different input signal formats . . . 85 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Cleaning the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Our philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with the product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California and other governmental entities to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Wash hands after handling

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This product is for general household purposes. Any failure due to use for other than household purposes (such as long-term use for business purposes in a restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires repair will be charged for even during the warranty period.

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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 (cable: 20 ft.)

Remote control unit

AA/IEC R6P dry cell batteries x2

AM loop antenna

FM wire antenna

Audio control cable for iPod

Warranty card

These operating instructions

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

When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation to improve heat dispersal (at least 8 in. (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.

8 inches Receiver (20 cm)

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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Loading the batteries

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.

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Chapter 2:

5 minute guide

Introduction to home theater

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.

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 26.

Listening to Surround Sound

This receiver was designed with the easiest possible setup in mind, so 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.

Be sure to complete all connections before connecting this unit to an AC power source.

1 Connect your TV and DVD player.

See Connecting your TV and DVD player 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.

2 Connect your speakers and place them for optimal surround sound.

Connect your speakers as shown in Installing your speaker system on page 17.

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 Placing the speakers on page 18 for more on this.

Center (C)

Front

 

 

Right (R)

 

Front

 

 

Left (L)

Subwoofer (SW)

Surround

 

 

Right (SR)

 

Surround

Listening

Back

Right (SBR)

position

 

 

Surround

 

Left (SL)

 

Surround

 

Back Left (SBL)

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3Plug in the receiver and switch it on, followed by your DVD player, your subwoofer and the 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.

Set the subwoofer volume to a comfortable level.

4Use the on-screen automatic MCACC setup to set up your system.

See Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC) below for more on this.

5Play a DVD, and adjust the volume to your liking.

Make sure that DVD/LD is showing in the receiver’s display, indicating that the DVD input is selected. If it isn’t, press DVD/LD on the remote control to set the receiver to the DVD input.

In addition to the basic playback explained in Playing a source on page 9, there are several other sound options you can select. See Listening to your system on page 26 for more on this.

See also Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu on page 32 for more setup options.

Automatically setting up for surround sound (MCACC)

The Auto 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.

Make sure you do this before moving on to Playing a source on page 9.

Important

Make sure the microphone and speakers are not moved during the Auto MCACC Setup.

Using the Auto MCACC Setup will overwrite any existing settings for the MCACC preset you select.

Before using the Auto MCACC Setup the headphones should be disconnected.

Caution

The test tones used in the Auto MCACC Setup are output at high volume.

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INPUT

 

SYSTEM OFF

 

 

 

 

 

RECEIVER

 

SOURCE

D.ACCESS

 

 

 

CLASS

 

SELECT

 

 

+10

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

AVPARAMETER

 

 

CH LEVEL

 

 

 

 

TOP MENU

 

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTVMENU ST

 

ENTER

ST T.EDIT

 

 

 

 

SETUP

 

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

TUNE

 

BAND

 

 

 

 

GUIDE

 

 

 

 

CD

TV

VIDEO 2

 

 

 

TV CONTROL

 

DVD

SAT

VIDEO1

TVCONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TVVOL

INPUT

TV CH

VOL

DVR2

CD-R

XMRADIO

ROOM2/3

SELECT

 

 

 

DVR1

iPod

TUNER

RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

 

1Switch on the receiver and your TV.

2Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on the front panel.

Place the microphone so that it’s about ear level at your normal listening position (use a tripod if possible). Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.

SPEAKERS

 

(TUNE +)

 

BAND

MULTI – ROOM &

VIDEO

SIGNAL

SBch

 

 

SOURCE/REC SEL

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL ON/OFF

SELECT

SELECT

PROCESSING STEREO

 

AV

 

TUNER

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARAMETER

 

EDIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO/GAME 2 INPUT

PHONES

(ST –)

ENTER

(ST +)

MCACC

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP MIC

 

 

 

 

SETUP

 

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

(TUNE –)

DIGITAL IN

S-VIDEO

VIDEO

L AUDIO R

7 Wait for the test tones to finish then confirm the speaker configuration in the OSD.

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.5

With error messages (such as Ambient Noise or Microphone Check) select RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup below) and verifying the mic connection. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply select GO NEXT and continue.

 

1.Auto MCACC

 

 

 

 

 

1.Auto MCACC

 

 

Now Analyzing…

 

(2/9)

 

 

 

 

Check!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front

[

 

]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment Check

 

 

 

 

 

Center

[

YES

]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambient Noise

[ OK ]

 

 

Surround

[ YES ]

 

 

 

 

Microphone

[

]

 

 

 

SB

[ Yx2 ]

 

 

 

 

Speaker YES/NO

[

]

 

 

 

SUB W.

[ YES ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:Cancel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ OK ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:Cancel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual speakers you have.6

3 Press RECEIVER on the remote, then press SETUP.1

An on-screen display (OSD) appears on your TV. Use the / / / buttons and ENTER to navigate through the

screens and select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the current menu. Press SETUP at any time to cancel.2

4 Select ‘Auto MCACC’ from the System Setup menu then press ENTER.

 

System Setup

 

 

1.Auto

MCACC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surr

Back System

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Auto

MCACC

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Surr

Back System

 

 

 

[

Normal (SB)

]

 

 

 

3.Manual MCACC

 

 

Data

Save to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Data

Management

 

 

 

[M1. MEMORY

1 ]

 

 

 

5.Manual SP Setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.Input

Setup

 

 

Setting Start?

 

[

OK

]

 

 

 

7.Other

Setup

 

 

 

 

[Option]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

: Exit

 

 

ENTER:Next

:Cancel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you see an error message (ERR) in the right side column (or the speaker configuration displayed isn’t correct), there may be a problem with the speaker connection. If selecting RETRY doesn’t work, turn off the power and check the speaker connections. If there doesn’t seem to be a problem, you can simply use / to select the speaker and / to change the setting (and number for surround back) and continue.

8 Make sure ‘OK’ is selected, then press ENTER.

A progress report is displayed on-screen while the receiver outputs more test tones to determine the optimum receiver settings for channel level, speaker distance, and Acoustic Calibration EQ.

Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is happening. It may take 2–6 minutes.

5Make sure ‘Normal (SB)’ is selected,3 select an MCACC preset4 then select OK.

6Follow the instructions on-screen.

Make sure the microphone is connected, and if you’re using a subwoofer, make sure it is switched on and set to a comfortable volume level.

9 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished! Press RETURN

to go back to the System Setup menu.7

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 32).8

Note

1 You can’t use the System Setup menu when the iPod or XM Radio input source is selected (in either the main or sub room).

2If you cancel the Auto MCACC Setup, or leave an error message for over three minutes, the screen saver will appear.

3• If you are planning on bi-amping your front speakers, or setting up a separate speaker system in another room, read through Surround back speaker setting on page 34 and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary before continuing to step 6.

If you have THX-certified speakers, select Option and choose YES for the THX Speaker setting.

4The six MCACC presets are used for storing surround sound settings for different listening positions. Simply choose an unused preset for now (you can rename it later in Data Management on page 40).

5Do not adjust the volume during the test tones. This may result in incorrect speaker settings.

6If you’re using the front panel display, the diagram in Listening to Surround Sound above indicates (in bold) how each speaker is displayed.

7You can also choose to view the settings from the MCACC Data Check screen. See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 32 for more on this.

8• Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 5 inches (12cm) will end up with different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 41.

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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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.

Playing a source

Here are the basic instructions for playing a source (such as a DVD disc) with your home theater system.

 

 

 

 

 

TV CONTROL

 

 

 

 

 

TVVOL

INPUT

TV CH

VOL

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

SYSTEM OFF

 

 

 

 

RECEIVER

 

SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT

 

 

 

REC

DTV INFO

MUTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPX

 

REC STOP

MEMORY

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

SUBTITLE

HDD

DVD

 

 

 

 

DISP

 

CH

CH

 

 

 

 

STATUS

SIGNAL SEL

SBch

STEREO

CD

TV

VIDEO 2

 

MULTI OPE

THX

STANDARD

ADV. SURR

 

 

 

 

DVD

SAT

VIDEO1

TVCONT

 

 

 

 

DVR2

CD-R

XMRADIO

ROOM2/3

SHIFT

PHASE

MCACC

S.DIRECT

 

DVR1

iPod

TUNER

RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

1 Switch on your system components and receiver.

Start by switching on the playback component (for

example a DVD player), your TV1 and subwoofer (if you have one), then the receiver (press RECEIVER).

• Make sure the setup mic is disconnected.

2 Select the input source you want to play.

You can use the input source buttons on the remote control, INPUT SELECT, or the front panel INPUT

SELECTOR dial.2

3 Press S. DIRECT (STREAM DIRECT) to select ‘AUTO

SURROUND’ and start playback of the source.3

If you’re playing a Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound DVD disc, you should hear surround sound. If you are playing a stereo source, you will only hear sound from the front left/right speakers in the default listening mode.

See also Listening to your system on page 26 for information on different ways of listening to sources.

4 Use the volume control to adjust the volume level.

Turn down the volume of your TV so that all sound is coming from the speakers connected to this receiver.

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

 

Front speaker

Listening

H

 

 

position

A

 

 

S

 

 

 

E

 

 

?

C

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

T

 

 

 

O

Sound

 

 

F

Subwoofer

 

F

source

 

P

 

Front speaker

Listening

 

 

position

H

 

 

A

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

T

Sound

 

 

O

Subwoofer

 

N

source

 

Phase Control technology provides coherent sound

reproduction through the use of phase matching4 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.

STATUS

SIGNAL SEL

SBch

STEREO

MULTI OPE

THX

STANDARD

ADV. SURR

SHIFT

PHASE

MCACC

S.DIRECT

 

• Press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to switch on phase correction.

The PHASE CONTROL indicator on the front panel lights.

Note

1Make sure that the TV’s video input is set to this receiver. (For example, if you connected this receiver to the VIDEO 1 jacks on your TV, make sure that the VIDEO 1 input is now selected.)

2If you need to manually switch the input signal type press SIGNAL SEL (page 28).

3• You may need to check the digital audio output settings on your DVD player or digital satellite receiver. It should be set to output Dolby Digital, DTS and 88.2/96kHz PCM (2 channel) audio, and if there is an MPEG audio option, set this to convert the MPEG audio to PCM.

Depending on your DVD player or source discs, you may only get digital 2 channel stereo and analog sound. In this case, the receiver must be set to a multichannel listening mode (see Listening in surround sound on page 26 if you need to do this) if you want multichannel surround sound.

4Phase 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

Connecting your equipment

This receiver provides you with many connection possibilities, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This page explains the kinds of components you can connect to make up your home theater system.

Rear panel

This illustration shows the VSX-74TXVi, however connections for the 72TXV are the same except where noted.

FRONT

CENTER

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

SAT

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

VIDEO1/

 

 

 

GAME1

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

DVR/

 

 

 

VCR 1

 

 

 

IN

4

 

 

OUT

IN

 

DVR/

 

 

VCR 2

 

XM

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

DIG

IDEO

 

21

AC OUTLET

 

L

CENTER

R SURROUND

Caution

Before making or changing the connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cord from the power outlet. Plugging in should be the final step.

1 Optical digital audio output(s)

Use the OUT1 and (VSX-74TXVi only) OUT2 jack for recording to a CD or MiniDisc recorder.

Connecting digital audio sources on page 15.

The OUT1 jack is also used for multi-room connections.

Multi-room listening on page 55.

2 USB audio input (VSX-74TXVi only)

Use to connect your PC as an audio source.

Using the USB interface on page 52.

3Optical and coaxial digital audio inputs (x6)

Use for digital audio sources, including DVD players/ recorders, digital satellite receivers, CD players, etc.

See also The Input Setup menu on page 61 to assign the inputs.

4XM Radio input

See Using XM Radio on page 46.

5S-400 i.LINK connectors (x2) (VSX-74TXVi only)

Use to connect other i.LINK audio devices for highresolution, multichannel digital audio input/output.

Using the i.LINK interface on page 49.

10

6 HDMI connectors (x3)

Two inputs and one output for high-quality audio/video connection to compatible HDMI devices.

Connecting using HDMI on page 48.

7 Remote input (multi-room and source)

Use for connection to an external remote control sensor for use in a multi-room setup, for example.

Connecting an IR receiver on page 57.

8 12V trigger jacks (total 50 mA max.) (x2)

Use to switch components in your system on and off according to the input function of the receiver.

Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger on page 58.

9 Multi-room and source outputs

Use to connect a second amplifier in a separate room.

Multi-room listening on page 55.

10 Component video connections (x4)

Use the inputs to connect any video source that has component video output, such as a DVD recorder. Use the output for connection to a monitor or TV.

Using the component video jacks on page 14.

11 AM and FM antenna terminals

Use to connect indoor or outdoor antennas for radio broadcasts.

Connecting antennas on page 19.

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12Composite and S-video monitor outputs

Use to connect monitors and TVs.

Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 12.

13Audio/video source inputs/(outputs) (x6)

Use for connection to audio/visual sources, such as DVD players/recorders, VCRs, etc. Each set of inputs has jacks

for composite video, S-video1 and stereo analog audio.

Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video sources on page 13.

14Stereo analog audio source inputs/(outputs) (x3)

Use for connection to audio sources such as CD players, tape decks, turntables, etc.

Connecting analog audio sources on page 16.

15Multichannel analog audio inputs

7.1 channel inputs for connection to a DVD player with multichannel analog outputs.

Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on page 51.

16 Control input/output

Use to connect other Pioneer components so that you can control all your equipment from a single IR remote sensor.

Operating other Pioneer components with this unit’s sensor on page 73.

17 Multichannel pre-amplifier outputs

Use to connect separate amplifiers for center, surround, surround back and subwoofer channels.

Connecting additional amplifiers on page 54 (see also Installing your speaker system on page 17 for powered subwoofer connection).

18 iPod input terminal

Use to connect your Apple iPod as an audio source.

Connecting an iPod on page 45.

19 RS-232C connector

Use for connection to a PC for graphical output when using Advanced MCACC.

Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output on page 60.

20 Speaker terminals

Use for connection to the main front, center, surround and surround back speakers.

Installing your speaker system on page 17.

21 Switched AC power outlet (100W/0.8A max.)

Use to power another component in the system. Power to the outlet switches on and off with the receiver.

AC outlet on page 20.

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When making cable connections

To avoid hum, do not lay connected cables over the top of the receiver.

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.

About the video converter

The video converter ensures that all video sources are output through all of the MONITOR VIDEO OUT jacks. The only exception is HDMI and high-definition component video: since these resolutions cannot be downsampled, you must connect your monitor/TV to the receiver’s HDMI/component video outputs when

connecting these video sources.2

If several video components are assigned to the same input function (see The Input Setup menu on page 61), the converter gives priority to HDMI, component, S-video, then composite (in that order).

For optimal video performance, THX recommends switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the AV options on page 64) OFF.

Note

1You must assign the input source to the S-video input to which you’ve connected your video component (see The Input Setup menu on page 61).

2If the video signal does not appear on your TV or plasma display, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In this case, use an (analog) S-video or composite connection.

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Connecting your TV and DVD player

component video jacks on page 14 if your TV and/or DVD player has component video inputs/outputs. If your DVD player offers multichannel analog audio outputs, see

Connecting the multichannel analog inputs on page 51.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Connect the MONITOR OUT video jack to a video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

input on your TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use a standard RCA/phono jack video cable to connect to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the composite video jack, or for higher quality video, use

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

an S-video cable to connect to the S-video jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Connect a composite or S-video output on your DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

player to the DVD/LD VIDEO or DVD/LD S-VIDEO input.

 

 

 

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

Connect using a standard video cable or an S-video

 

 

 

IN

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Connect a coaxial-type1 digital audio output on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

your DVD player to the DIGITAL 1 (DVD/LD) input.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use a coaxial cable designed for digital audio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Connect the stereo audio outputs on your DVD

MULTI-ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

AUDIO

player to the DVD/LD AUDIO inputs.

&SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable.

ROOM3(ZONE3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONO

/RECSEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT1

 

 

 

FMUNBAL75

 

AMLOOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULTI-ROOM&SOURCE

MONITOR

MULTI-ROOM & SOURCE

IN

 

 

OUT2

S400

IN

ROOM2(ZONE2) OUT

OUT

 

R ROOM2(ZONE2) L

IN

 

• If your DVD player has multichannel analog outputs,

 

IR

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

 

 

USB

(AUDIO)

 

 

 

 

DVD/

 

 

 

you can connect these instead. See also Connecting

AUDIO

 

12 V TRIGGER

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

IN1

 

LD

 

 

 

the multichannel analog inputs on page 51.

IN1

S400

ROOM2

MULTI-ROOM

 

IN

 

OUT

 

 

(DCOUT12VTOTAL50mAMAX)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

& SOURCE

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

IN2

 

(ZONE2)

MONITOR

IN2

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

CD-R/

 

 

(DVR/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI IN1

OUT

 

 

 

 

TAPE

 

 

VCR 1)

IN1(DVD/LD)

 

SAT

 

 

 

 

IN1

Y

Y

IN2(TV)

 

 

IN

 

 

IN3

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

R

 

 

(DVR/

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

 

FR

 

FL

VCR 2)

 

 

 

 

VIDEO1/

 

 

IN4

 

PB

PB

 

 

GAME1

 

 

 

 

(CD-R)

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

14

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The diagram shows a basic setup of this receiver together with a TV and DVD player, with S-video or composite video connections. Different TVs and DVD players may offer alternative connections. See also Using the

Note

1 If your DVD player only has an optical digital output, you can connect it to one of the optical inputs 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 Setup menu on page 61).

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Connecting a satellite/cable receiver

Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR

or other set-top box

and other video sources

Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV tuners are all examples of so-called ‘set-top boxes’.

This receiver has two sets of audio/video inputs and outputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video devices, including DVD/HDD recorders and VCRs.

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1 Connect the audio/video outputs on the set-top box to the SAT AUDIO and VIDEO inputs.

Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable and a video or S-video1 cable.

2 Connect an optical-type2 digital audio output from

your set-top box to the DIGITAL 1 (SAT) input.3

Use an optical cable for the connection.

DVR, VCR, etc.

1 Connect the audio/video outputs of the video player/recorder to the DVR/VCR1 AUDIO and VIDEO inputs.

Use a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable for the audio

connection and a video or S-video4 cable for the video connection.

• For a second recorder, use the DVR/VCR2 IN inputs.

2 If the device can record, connect the DVR/VCR1 AUDIO and VIDEO outputs to the recorder’s audio/ video inputs.

Use a stereo RCA/phono jack audio cable for the audio connection and a video or S-video cable for the video connection.

Note

1See The Input Setup menu on page 61 to assign the S-VIDEO 2 input to the SAT input function if you make this connection.

2If your set-top box only has a coaxial digital output, you can connect it to one of the coaxial inputs 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 Setup menu on page 61).

3If your satellite/cable receiver doesn’t have a digital audio output, you can skip this step.

4See The Input Setup menu on page 61 to assign the S-VIDEO 2 input to the DVR/VCR1 input function if you make this connection.

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• For a second recorder, use the DVR/VCR2 outputs.

3 If the device can output digital audio, connect an

optical-type1 digital audio output from the recorder to the DIGITAL 2 (DVR/VCR1) input.

Use an optical cable for the connection.2

For a second recorder, use the DIGITAL 3 (DVR/ VCR2) inputs.

Using the component video jacks

Component video should give superior picture quality when compared to composite or S-video. You can also take advantage of progressive scan video (if your source and TV are both compatible), 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.

1Connect the component video outputs of your source to a set of ASSIGNABLE COMPONENT VIDEO inputs.

Connect using a three-way component video cable.

Since they are assignable, it doesn’t matter which component video inputs you use for which source. After connecting everything, you’ll need to assign the component video inputs—see The Input Setup menu on page 61.

2Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks to the component video inputs on your TV or monitor.

Use a three-way component video cable.

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