Pioneer VSX-9130TXH-K User Manual

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AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER

VSX-9130TXH-K

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Operating Instructions

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

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

Product Name:

AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER

Model Number:

VSX-9130TXH-K

Responsible Party Name:

PIONEER ELECTRONICS SERVICE, INC.

Address:

1925 E. DOMINGUEZ ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90801-1760, U.S.A.

Phone:

1-800-421-1404

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).

Operating Environment

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 strong artificial light)

WARNING

VENTILATION CAUTION

When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation (at least 60 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 equipment on thick carpet or a bed.

To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment.

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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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1)Read these instructions.

2)Keep these instructions.

3)Heed all warnings.

4)Follow all instructions.

5)Do not use this apparatus near water.

6)Clean only with dry cloth.

7)Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8)Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9)Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10)Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11)Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14)Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

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WARNING

This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or shock hazard, do not place any container filled with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or moisture.

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 or 120 V) written on the rear panel.

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.

CAUTION

To prevent fire hazard, the Class 2 Wiring Cable should be used for connection with speaker, and should be routed away from hazards to avoid damage to the insulation of the cable.

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WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with the product will expose you to chemicals listed on proposition 65 known to the State of California and other governmental entities to cause cancer and birth defect or other reproductive harm.

Wash hands after handling

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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 on vacation).

This product contains mercury. Disposal of this material may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance : www.eiae.org.

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For U.S. and Australia Model

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

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Checking what’s in the box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Loading the batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

02 5 minute guide

Introduction to home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Listening to Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Automatically setting up for surround sound

(Auto MCACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup . . . . . 11 Playing a source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Better sound using Phase Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

03 Connecting your equipment

Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 When making cable connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 About the video converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 About HDMI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Connecting your TV and DVD player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Connecting your Blu-ray disc player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Connecting a satellite/cable receiver

or other set-top box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR

and other video sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Using the component video jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Connecting digital audio sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 About the WMA9 Pro decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Connecting analog audio sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Connecting a component to the front panel inputs . . . . 20 Installing your speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Connecting the speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Placing the speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 THX speaker system setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Connecting external antennas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Plugging in the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

04 Controls and displays

Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Operating range of remote control unit . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

05 Listening to your system

Auto playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Listening in surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Standard surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Using the Home THX modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Using the Advanced surround effects . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Listening in stereo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Using Front Stage Surround Advance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Using Stream Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Selecting MCACC presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Choosing the input signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Using surround back channel processing . . . . . . . . . . 34 Using the Virtual Surround Back mode . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Using the genre synchronizing function. . . . . . . . . . . . 35

06 Using the tuner

Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Improving FM stereo sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Using Neural THX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Tuning directly to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Saving station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Naming station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

07 The System Setup menu

Making receiver settings from the System

Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Automatic MCACC (Expert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Surround back speaker setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Manual MCACC setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Fine Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Fine Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Standing Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Acoustic Calibration EQ Adjust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Acoustic Calibration EQ Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Data Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Manual speaker setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Channel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Speaker Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 X-Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 THX Audio Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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08 Other connections

Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Connecting your iPod to the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 iPod playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Connecting your USB device to the receiver . . . . . . . 54 Basic playback controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Compressed audio compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Using XM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Connecting your XM Radio receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Listening to XM Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Using XM HD Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Saving channel presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Using the XM Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Using SIRIUS Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Connecting your SiriusConnectTM Tuner. . . . . . . . . . . 57 Listening to SIRIUS Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Saving channel presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Using the SIRIUS Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Connecting the multichannel analog inputs. . . . . . . . . 59 Selecting the multichannel analog inputs . . . . . . . . . 59 Speaker B setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Switching the speaker system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Bi-amping your front speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Bi-wiring your speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Connecting additional amplifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 MULTI-ZONE listening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Making MULTI-ZONE connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Using the MULTI-ZONE controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Connecting an IR receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Switching components on and off

using the 12 volt trigger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Using this receiver with a Pioneer flat panel TV . . . . . . 64 Using the SR+ mode with a Pioneer flat panel TV . . . . 65 Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output . . . . . . 66 Advanced MCACC output using your PC . . . . . . . . . . 66

09 HDMI Control

Making the HDMI Control connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Setting the HDMI options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Setting the HDMI Control mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Before using synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Synchronized amp mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Synchronized amp mode operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Canceling synchronized amp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 About HDMI Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

10 Other Settings

The Input Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Input function default and possible settings . . . . . . . 70 The Other Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Multi Channel Input Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

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11 Using other functions

Setting the Audio options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Setting the Video options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Making an audio or a video recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Reducing the level of an analog signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Using the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Dimming the display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Switching the speaker impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Checking your system settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Resetting the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Default system settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

12 Controlling the rest of your system

Setting the remote to control other components. . . . . 78 Selecting preset codes directly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Preset code list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Controls for TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Controls for other components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Operating other Pioneer components

with this receiver’s sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

13 Additional information

Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 No sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Other audio problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Professional Calibration EQ graphical output . . . . . . 86 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Important information regarding

the HDMI connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 XM radio messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 SIRIUS radio messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Surround sound formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Dolby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 DTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Windows Media Audio 9 Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 About THX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 About Neural – THX Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 About XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 About SIRIUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Listening modes with different input

signal formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Stream direct with different input signal formats . . . 101 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Cleaning the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

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Before you start

Chapter 1:

Before you start

Features

Advanced Direct Energy design

This receiver offers a new advancement in discrete design unique to Pioneer for high-power drivability, low distortion and stable imaging. Through a circuit design that minimizes the energy loss of the amplifier for each of the channels, this receiver generates equal amplifier power to all channels, eliminating the possibility of one channel dominating a particular sound field.

Easy setup using Advanced MCACC

The Auto MCACC Setup provides a quick but accurate surround sound setup, which includes the advanced features of Professional Acoustic Calibration EQ. This innovative technology measures the reverb characteristics of your listening area, allowing you to customize your system calibration with the help of a graphical output that can be displayed on-screen or using computer. With the additional benefits of numerous MCACC preset memories, standing wave control and microphone measurements from a series of reference points, your home theater experience can be truly customized for optimal surround sound.

THX Select2 Plus certified design

This receiver bears the THX Select2 Plus logo, which means it has passed a rigorous series of quality and performance tests covering every aspect of the product. This includes testing of pre-amplifier and power amplifier performance and operation, and hundreds of other parameters in both the digital and analog domain, making your home theater experience as faithful as possible to what the director intended.

• Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, including Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-EXPRESS and DTS-HD Master Audio

Dolby Digital and DTS decoding brings theater sound right into your home with up to six channels of surround sound, including a special LFE (Low Frequency Effects) channel for deep, realistic sound effects.

The built-in Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS Neo:6 decoders not only provide full surround sound decoding for Dolby Surround sources, but will also generate convincing surround sound for any stereo source.

Also, with the addition of a surround back speaker, you can take advantage of the built-in Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES decoders for six-channel surround sound.

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Furthermore, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD, which are designed for the next-generation highdefinition media such as Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD, support up to 7.1 channels and 8 channels respectively.

DTS-EXPRESS is a low-bitrate encoding technology supporting up to 5.1 channels, with fixed data transfer rates ranging from 24 kbps to 256 kbps (this encoding is available only when signals are delivered to this receiver as primary audio).

DTS-HD Master Audio delivers audio signals to listeners without any loss of data with its high transfer rates.

Phase Control

The Phase Control technology incorporated into this receiver’s design provides coherent sound reproduction through the use of phase matching for an optimal sound image at your listening position.

Sound Retriever

The Sound Retriever feature employs DSP technology that helps bring CD quality sound back to WMA, MP3 and MPEG-4 AAC audio files by restoring sound pressure and smoothing jagged artifacts left over after compression.

Front Stage Surround Advance

With the Front Stage Surround Advance feature, you can enjoy seamless, natural surround sound effects using only the front speakers, without deteriorating the quality of the original sound.

Auto Level Control

When the source is played in Auto level control stereo mode (A.L.C.), this receiver automatically equalizes the playback sound level according to the variation in recording levels between music sources recorded in the portable audio player.

HDMI and digital video conversion

This receiver is compatible with the HDMI digital video format, providing you with high-definition digital video/ audio via a single cable.

High-quality sound formats such as DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD are supported while this receiver is also compatible with the DeepColor feature. You can operate this receiver in synchronization with your Pioneer component that supports the HDMI Control function by connecting your component to this receiver via HDMI. Also, the built-in digital video converter of this receiver makes both de-interlacing and up-scaling possible, and analog video signals being input are converted and output as digital video signals at the HDMI terminal.

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01 Before you start

iPod and USB Ready

This receiver has the terminals for connecting an iPod unit and a USB mass storage device.

The iPod terminal is ready for handling digital audio, and this receiver’s enhanced compatibility makes on-screen control of your iPod an added possibility.

The USB terminal allows you to listen to two-channel audio from a USB mass storage device connected to this receiver.

XM and SIRIUS Ready

With the new XM and SIRIUS Radio terminals, you’ll be up and running in no time. This receiver’s enhanced compatibility makes XM HD Surround playback as well as on-screen control of XM and SIRIUS Radio an added possibility.

Checking what’s in the box

Please check that you’ve received the following supplied accessories:

Setup microphone (cable: 5 m (16.4 ft.))

Remote control unit

AA/IEC R6P dry cell batteries x2

AM loop antenna

FM wire antenna

Warranty card

These operating instructions

Installing the receiver

When installing this receiver, 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)

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.

WARNING

Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a heater. This can cause batteries to leak, overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the life or performance of batteries.

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5 minute guide

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 30.

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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 22 for more on this.

Center (C)

Front

 

 

 

Right (R)

 

Front

 

 

Surround

Left (L)

Subwoofer (SW)

 

 

 

Right (SR)

 

 

 

Surround

Listening

 

 

Back Right (SBR)

 

 

 

position

 

 

 

 

Surround

 

 

 

Left (SL)

Surround Back Left (SBL)

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 receiver to an AC power source.

1 Connect your TV and DVD player.

See Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 17 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 21.

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

Plug the power cable into the AC outlet and switch on the

receiver.1 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 (Auto MCACC) on page 10 for more on this.

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

Make sure that DVD is showing in the receiver’s display, indicating that the DVD input is selected. If it isn’t, press DVD 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 11, there are several other sound options you can select. See Listening to your system on page 30 for more on this.

See also Making receiver settings from the System Setup menu on page 38 for more setup options.

Note

1 After this receiver is connected to an AC outlet, a 15-second HDMI initialization process begins. You cannot carry out any operations during this process. The HDMI indicator in the front panel display blinks during this process, and you can turn on this receiver once it has stopped blinking. When you set the HDMI Control mode to OFF, you can skip this process. For details about the HDMI Control feature, see HDMI Control on page 67.

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Automatically setting up for surround sound (Auto 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 11.

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 and the iPod USB, XM or SIRIUS Radio function should not be selected as an input source.

Caution

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

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

VIDEO

ANT

MPX SIGNAL SEL

 

 

 

 

PARAMETER

 

PARAMETER

 

 

RECEIVER

 

 

SOURCE

EXIT

TUNE

TOOLS

 

MEM

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO DISPLAY

CH

 

 

 

 

TOP

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDIT

 

 

DVD

BD

TV

HDMI

ST

ENTER

ST

TV CTRL

RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVR 1

DVR 2

CD

CD-R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

 

RETURN

 

 

FM/AM

XM

SIRIUS

iPod USB

SETUP

TUNE

 

MAIN

ZONE 2

iPod CTRL

INPUT

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.

 

AUTO SURR/

HOME

STANDARD

ADVANCED

STEREO/

 

 

 

 

 

STREAM DIRECT

THX

SURROUND

SURROUND

A.L.C.

VIDEO INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iPod DIRECT

MCACC

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

L AUDIO R

DIGITAL IN

USB

SETUP MIC

PHONES

MULTI-ZONE

 

ST –

ST +

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL

ON/OFF

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

The Auto MCACC display appears once the microphone is connected.1

1.Auto MCACC

Surround Back System

[ Normal ]

Save SYMMETRY to

[ M1.MEMORY 1 ]

START

ENTER:Start :Cancel

3Make sure ‘Normal’ is selected,2 select an MCACC preset3, press RECEIVER and then select START4.

4Follow 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.

5 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

If no operations are performed for 10 seconds while the speaker configuration check screen is being displayed, the Auto MCACC Setup will resume automatically. In this case, you don’t need to select ‘OK’ and press ENTER in step 6.

Note

1• You can’t use the System Setup menu in either the main or sub zone when the iPod USB, XM or SIRIUS Radio input source is selected. When you set ZONE 2 to ON (page 62), you can’t use the System Setup menu.

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

2• 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 41 and make sure to connect your speakers as necessary before continuing to step 4.

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

3The 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 46).

4Note that correction curves are saved only when set to SYMMETRY. Select CUSTOM to save other correction curves (such as ALL CH ADJUST and FRONT ALIGN). See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 38 for more on this.

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

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With error messages (such as Too much ambient noise! or Check Microphone.) select RETRY after checking for ambient noise (see Problems when using the Auto MCACC Setup 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 ]

 

Surr

[ YES ]

Microphone

[

]

 

SB

[ YES x 2 ]

Speaker YES/NO

[

]

 

SW

[ YES ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:Cancel

10

 

OK

:Cancel

 

 

 

 

 

 

The configuration shown on-screen should reflect the actual speakers you have.1

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.

6 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, Standing Wave and Acoustic Cal EQ.

Again, try to be as quiet as possible while this is happening. It may take 3 to 7 minutes.

7 The Auto MCACC Setup has finished! Press RETURN

to go back to the System Setup menu.2

Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this receiver upon completion of the Auto MCACC setup.

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 38).3

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.

 

 

 

 

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

RECEIVER

 

 

SOURCE

SR+

SBch

A.ATT

CATEGORY

 

 

RETURN

 

 

7

8

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.ACCESS

CH LEVEL

CLASS

 

SETUP

TUNE

 

DVD

BD

TV

HDMI

 

0

ENTER

iPod CTRL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

MASTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

AUTO/

STEREO/

BD MENU

DVR 1

DVR 2

CD

CD-R

 

 

 

DIRECT

A.L.C.

STANDARD ADV SURR

 

 

 

 

TV CONTROL

 

HDD

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM/AM

XM

SIRIUS

iPod USB

 

 

 

THX

STATUS

PHASE

 

 

 

 

CH

VOL

MUTE

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIMMER

 

 

 

ANT

 

MPX

SIGNAL SEL

SELECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

3

AUDIO

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

MEM

 

 

 

 

PARAMETER

 

PARAMETER

AUDIO

DISPLAY

CH

GENRE

MCACC

SLEEP

EXIT

TUNE

TOOLS

1 Switch on your system components and receiver.

Start by switching on the playback component (for

example a DVD player), your TV4 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 controls.5

3 Press AUTO/DIRECT (AUTO SURR/STREAM DIRECT) to select ‘AUTO SURROUND’ and start

playback of the source.6

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.

Note

1If you’re using the front panel display, the diagram in Listening to Surround Sound on page 9 indicates (in bold) how each speaker is displayed.

2You can also choose to view the settings from the MCACC Data Check screen. See Automatic MCACC (Expert) on page 38 for more on this.

3• Depending on the characteristics of your room, sometimes identical speakers with cone sizes of around 12 cm (5 inches) will end up with different size settings. You can correct the setting manually using the Manual speaker setup on page 48.

The subwoofer distance setting may be farther than the actual distance from the listening position. This setting should be accurate (taking delay and room characteristics into account) and generally does not need to be changed.

If Auto MCACC Setup measurement results are incorrect due to the interaction of the speakers and viewing environment, we recommend adjusting the settings manually.

4Make 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).

5If you need to manually switch the input signal type press SIGNAL SEL (page 33).

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

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 30 if you need to do this) if you want multichannel surround sound.

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See also Listening to your system on page 30 for information on different ways of listening to sources.

It is possible to check on the display whether or not multichannel playback is being performed properly.

When using a surround back speaker, 2D+PL IIx MOVIE is displayed when playing Dolby Digital signals, and DTS+Neo:6 is displayed when playing DTS 5.1- channel signals.

Phase Control ON

 

Front speaker

Listening

 

 

position

Sound

 

Original sound

source

Subwoofer

preserved with no

 

 

loss of clarity

When not using a surround back speaker, DOLBY DIGITAL is displayed when playing Dolby Digital signals.

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).

During multichannel playback, LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) signals as well as low-frequency signals in each channel are assigned to the subwoofer or other the subwoofer and the most appropriate speaker. At least in theory, however, this type of processing involves a group delay that varies with frequency, resulting in phase distortion where the low-frequency sound is delayed or muffled by the conflict with other channels. With the Phase Control mode switched on, this receiver can reproduce powerful bass sound without deteriorating the quality of the original sound (see illustration below).

Rhythms with crystal-like clarity

Bass sound with no loss of depth

Sound of musical instruments with superb reality 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.

THX

STATUS

PHASE

ANT

MPX

SIGNAL SEL

 

 

MEM

AUDIO

DISPLAY

CH

TV CTRL

RECEIVER

• Press RECEIVER, then press PHASE (PHASE CONTROL) to switch on phase correction.

The PHASE CONTROL indicator on the front panel lights.

Phase Control OFF

 

Front speaker

Listening

 

 

position

Sound

Subwoofer

Sound muffled due

source

to a delay in time

Rhythms blurred and difficult to hear

Bass sound with loss of depth

Sound of musical instruments with no reality

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.

The PHASE CONTROL feature is available even when the headphones are plugged in.

If your subwoofer has a phase control switch, set it to the plus (+) sign (or 0°). However, the effect you can actually feel when PHASE CONTROL is set to ON on this receiver depends on the type of your subwoofer. Set your subwoofer to maximize the effect. It is also recommended you try changing the orientation or the place of your subwoofer.

Set the built-in lowpass filter switch of your subwoofer to OFF. If this cannot be done on your subwoofer, set the cutoff frequency to a higher value.

If the speaker distance is not properly set, you may not have a maximized PHASE CONTROL effect.

The PHASE CONTROL mode cannot be set to ON in the following cases:

When the PURE DIRECT mode is switched on.

When the HDMI audio output parameter is set to THROUGH in Setting the Audio options on page 73.

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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

1

HDMI

2

5

VIDEO9

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

14

15IN

IN 2

IN 3

 

18

ANTENNA

 

 

 

S-

IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

MONITOR

OUT

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

COAXIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE 1 - 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

IN 1

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

RS-232C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PB

FM UNBAL 75

AM LOOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BD IN

IN 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

PR

ASSIGNABLE

 

 

(CD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

TV SAT

DVR1

 

DVR2

 

SIRIUS

ZONE 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 - 3

 

 

 

 

 

TROL

AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

17

 

 

(Single) PRE OUT

 

 

XM IN

CON-

IN

IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

FRONT CENTER

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

6

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 1

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 1

(TV4SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

CD

CD-R

 

 

 

(DVR1)

 

 

 

 

 

SUBWOOFER SURROUND

SURROUND BACK

 

 

ZONE2

 

 

SPEAKERS

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND

SURROUND BACK / B

 

 

7

10

 

IN 2

IN 3

IN

 

A

R

 

L

R

L R

L

 

MULTI CH IN

 

 

(DVR2)

 

11

 

 

 

 

(Single)

ASSIGN-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRONT

CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 - 2

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

128VTRIGGER

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 - 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(OUTPUT

12 V TOTAL R

50 mA MAX)

DIGITAL

SUBWOOFER

SELECTABLE

SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

 

SELECTABLE

VOIR LE MODE D'EMPLOI

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 HDMI connectors (x4)

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

See Connecting using HDMI on page 16.

2 Coaxial digital audio inputs (x2)

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

See also The Input Setup menu on page 69 to assign the inputs.

3XM Radio input

See Using XM Radio on page 55.

4Optical digital audio output/input(s) (x4)

Use the OUT jack for recording to a CD or MiniDisc recorder.

See Connecting digital audio sources on page 19.

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

See also The Input Setup menu on page 69 to assign the inputs.

5 RS-232C connector

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

See Connecting a PC for Advanced MCACC output on page 66.

6 Control input/output

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

See Operating other Pioneer components with this receiver’s sensor on page 81.

7 Remote input/output (MULTI-ZONE)

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

See Connecting an IR receiver on page 63.

8 12 V 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.

See Switching components on and off using the 12 volt trigger on page 64.

9 Audio/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-Video and stereo analog audio.

See Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video sources on page 18.

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10 Multichannel analog audio inputs

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

See Using XM Radio on page 55.

11 Speaker terminals

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

See Installing your speaker system on page 21.

12Composite and S-Video monitor outputs

Use to connect monitors and TVs.

See Connecting your TV and DVD player on page 17.

13SIRIUS Radio input

See Using SIRIUS Radio on page 57.

14ZONE 2 audio/video outputs

Use to connect a second receiver in a separate room.

See MULTI-ZONE listening on page 61.

15 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.

See Using the component video jacks on page 19.

16Stereo analog audio source inputs/(outputs) (x3)

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

See Connecting analog audio sources on page 20.

17Multichannel pre-amplifier outputs

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

See Connecting additional amplifiers on page 61 (see also Installing your speaker system on page 21 for powered subwoofer connection).

18 AM and FM antenna terminals

Use to connect indoor or outdoor antennas for radio broadcasts.

See Connecting antennas on page 23.

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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.

03

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: since this resolution cannot be downsampled, you must connect your monitor/TV to the receiver’s HDMI video outputs when connecting this

video source.1

If several video components are assigned to the same input function (see The Input Setup menu on page 69), the converter gives priority to HDMI, component, S- Video, then composite (in that order).

Terminal for connection

Terminal for connection

with source device

with TV monitor

quality

 

 

picture

HDMI IN

HDMI OUT

 

High

Y

Y

PB

PB

 

 

PR

PR

 

COMPONENT VIDEO IN

COMPONENT VIDEO

 

 

MONITOR OUT

 

S-VIDEO IN

S-VIDEO

 

 

MONITOR OUT

 

VIDEO IN

VIDEO

 

 

MONITOR OUT

Video signals can be output

For optimal video performance, THX recommends switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the Video options on page 74) OFF.

This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

Note

1 • If the video signal does not appear on your TV or flat panel TV, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display. Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that may not be converted. In this case, try switching Digital Video Conversion (in Setting the Video options on page 74) OFF.

• The ZONE 2 video input can also be converted. For details, see Setting the Video options on page 74.

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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.1

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, DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio (see below for limitations), Video CD/Super VCD, CD and MP3. See

About the video converter on page 15 for more on HDMI compatibility.

HDMI/DVI-compatible monitor or flat panel TV

HDMI IN

HDMI

 

 

 

S-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

 

COAXIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE 1 - 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

IN 1

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS-232C

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BD IN

(CD)

 

 

DVD

TV SAT

DVR1

 

DV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XM IN

 

 

AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

CON-

IN

IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

 

OPTICAL

TROL

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 1

IN 1

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

(TV SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVR1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZONE2

 

 

 

 

SPE

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

IN 2

IN 3

 

 

 

MULTI CH IN

 

A

ASSIGN-

(DVR2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

ABLE

 

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND SURROUND BACK

1 - 2

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

L

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

12 V TRIGGER

 

 

 

 

 

1 - 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 V

TOTAL

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 mA MAX)

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

 

 

SUBWOOFER

 

 

 

VSX-9130TXH

HDMI/DVI-equipped component

HDMI OUT

1 Use an HDMI cable to connect one of the HDMI IN interconnects on this receiver to an HDMI output on your HDMI component.

The HDMI indicator lights on the front panel when an HDMI-equipped component is connected.

2Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI OUT interconnect on this receiver to an HDMI interconnect on an HDMI-compatible monitor.

The arrow on the cable connector body should be facing left for correct alignment with the connector on the player.

3Use the INPUT SELECT button to select the HDMI input you’ve connected to (for example, HDMI 2).

You can also perform the same operation by using the INPUT SELECTOR dial on the front panel or by pressing HDMI on the remote control repeatedly.

Set the HDMI parameter in Setting the Audio options on page 73 to THROUGH if you want to hear HDMI audio output from your TV or flat panel TV (no sound will be heard from this receiver).

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

You can’t hear HDMI audio through this receiver’s digital out jacks.

About HDMI

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.

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, one connector (instead of several cables and connectors), and communication between the AV source and AV devices such as DTVs.

HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

Note

1 • An HDMI connection can only be made with DVI-equipped components compatible with both DVI and High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If you choose to connect to a DVI connector, you will need a separate adaptor (DVI HDMI) to do so. A DVI connection, however, does not support audio signals. Consult your local audio dealer for more information.

If you connect a component that is not compatible with HDCP, an HDCP ERROR message is displayed on the front panel display. Some components that are compatible with HDCP still cause this message to be displayed, but so long as there is no problem with displaying video this is not a malfunction.

Depending on the component you have connected, using a DVI connection may result in unreliable signal transfers.

This receiver supports SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. To take advantage of these formats, however, make sure that the component connected to this receiver also supports the corresponding format.

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Connecting your TV and DVD player

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

IN

IN

TV 1

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03

3Connect a coaxial-type1 digital audio output on your DVD player to the COAXIAL IN 1 (DVD) input.

Use a coaxial cable designed for digital audio.

4Connect the stereo audio outputs on your DVD player to the DVD AUDIO inputs.

Connect using a stereo RCA/phono jack cable.

If your DVD player has multichannel analog outputs, you can connect these instead. See also Using XM Radio on page 55.

HDMI

 

 

S-

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

OU

 

 

 

 

VIDEO IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

 

 

COAXIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE 1 - 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

IN 1

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting your Blu-ray disc player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS-232C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BD IN

(CD)

 

DVD

TV SAT

DVR1

 

DVR2

 

SIRIUS

ZON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROL

AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSX-9130TXH

 

XM IN

IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OU

 

 

CON-

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTICAL

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 1

IN 1

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(TV SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

S-

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

OU

 

IN 2

 

R

 

 

 

COAXIAL

VIDEO IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVR1)

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE 1 - 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZONE2

 

SPEAKERS

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

IN 3

IN

MULTI CH IN

A

R

OUT

IN 1

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVR2)

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGN-

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

RS-232C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABLE

 

 

FRONT

CENTER SURROUND SURROUND BACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 - 2

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

L

 

BD IN

(CD)

 

 

DVD

TV SAT

DVR1

 

DVR2

SIRIUS

ZON

 

ASSIGNABLE

12 VTRIGGER

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 - 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

XM IN

CON-

IN

IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OU

 

 

(OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 V

TOTAL

R

 

 

OPTICAL

TROL

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 mA MAX)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

 

 

SUBWOOFER

IN 1

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(TV SAT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVR1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZONE2

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

IN 3

 

IN

 

MULTI CH IN

 

A

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVR2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGN-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABLE

 

 

FRONT

CENTER

SURROUND SURROUND BACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 - 2

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE

12 VTRIGGER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 - 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 V

TOTAL

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 mA MAX)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

 

 

SUBWOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAXIAL

OPTICAL

S-VIDEO

R AUDIO L

DIGITAL OUT

VIDEO OUT

ANALOG OUT

3

2

4

DVD player

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 component video jacks on page 19 if your TV and/or DVD player has component video inputs/outputs. If your DVD player offers multichannel analog audio outputs, see

Using XM Radio on page 55.

1Connect 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 an S-Video cable to connect to the S-Video jack.

2Connect a composite or S-Video output on your DVD player to the DVD VIDEO or DVD S-VIDEO input.

Connect using a standard video cable or an S-Video cable.

HDMI OUT

Blu-ray disc player

 

The diagram shows a basic setup of this receiver together with a Blu-ray disc player, with HDMI connections. If your Blu-ray disc player offers multi-channel analog audio outputs, see Using XM Radio on page 55.

• Connect an HDMI output on your Blu-ray disc player to the BD HDMI input.

Connect using an HDMI cable.

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 69).

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Connecting a satellite/cable receiver or other set-top box

Connecting a DVD/HDD recorder, VCR and other video sources

Satellite and cable receivers, and terrestrial digital TV

This receiver has two sets of audio/video inputs and

tuners are all examples of so-called ‘set-top boxes’.

outputs suitable for connecting analog or digital video

 

devices, including DVD/HDD recorders and VCRs.

VSX-9130TXH

HDMI

 

S-

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

VSX-9130TXH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

OU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAXIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE 1 - 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

S-

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

OU

OUT

IN 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAXIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNABLE 1 - 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS-232C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(CD)

DVD

TV SAT

DVR1

 

DVR2

 

SIRIUS

ZON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BD IN

 

 

RS-232C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XM IN

IN

IN

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

OU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVR1

 

 

 

SIRIUS

ZON

 

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BD IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN 1

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

IN

 

IN 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CON- IN

 

OU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IR

 

 

 

 

IN 1

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZONE2

IN

 

SPEAKERS

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