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Instruction
Manual
VSX-LX503
AV RECEIVER
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Table of contents
Connections
- Connecting Speakers
Playback
Setup
Troubleshooting
Appendix
Supplementary Information
Front Panel≫ Rear Panel≫ Remote≫

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  • Page 1 Instruction ≫ Table of contents Manual ≫ Connections VSX-LX503 ≫ - Connecting Speakers AV RECEIVER ≫ Playback ≫ Setup ≫ Troubleshooting ≫ Appendix ≫ Supplementary Information Front Panel≫ Rear Panel≫ Remote≫...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ What’s in the box Connecting an AV Component in a Separate Room (Multi-zone Connection) Part Names Connecting a TV (ZONE 2) Front Panel Connecting a Pre-main Amplifier (ZONE 2) Display Connecting a Pre-main Amplifier (ZONE 3) Rear Panel Connecting Antennas Remote Controller...
  • Page 3 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Listening Mode Playing Back FlareConnect Selecting a Listening mode Playing Back Listening Mode Effects USB Storage Device Selectable listening modes Setup Basic Operations Device and Supported Format System Setup Playing back files on a PC and NAS (Music Server) Menu list Windows Media Player settings...
  • Page 4: Troubleshooting

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Network Bluetooth AV Adjust Menu operations Web Setup Menu operations Firmware Update Updating Function on This Unit Updating the Firmware via Network Updating via USB Initial Setup with Auto Start-up Wizard Operations Troubleshooting When the unit is operating erratically Troubleshooting...
  • Page 5: What's In The Box

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ What’s in the box 1. Main unit (1) 2. Remote controller (RC-957R) (1), Batteries (AAA/R03) (2) 3. Speaker setup microphone (1) • Used during Initial Setup. 4. Indoor FM antenna (1) 5. AM loop antenna (1) 6.
  • Page 6: Part Names

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Part Names Front Panel 2 345 7 bk blbm bn bq br bs bt ck cl cm cp cq cr ❏ For details, see ( Front Panel≫ Rear Panel≫ Remote≫...
  • Page 7: Power

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ 1. INPUT SELECTOR dial: Switch the input to be played. 23. PHASE CONTROL button: This turns on or off the Phase Control that corrects 2. MCACC indicator: This lights when you have enabled the speaker calibration phase disturbance in the low range to enhance the bass.
  • Page 8: Display

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Display 1. This may light when performing operations with the "NET", "USB" input 6. Blinks when muting is on. selector. 7. Displays various information of the input signals. 2. Lights in the following conditions. 8.
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Rear Panel 90° 180° ❏ For details, see ( p10) Front Panel≫ Rear Panel≫ Remote≫...
  • Page 10: Am Loop/

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ 1. DIGITAL AUDIO IN OPTICAL/COAXIAL jacks: Input TV or AV component 20. ZONE 2 PRE/LINE OUT jacks: Output audio signals with an analog audio digital audio signals with a digital optical cable or digital coaxial cable. cable to a premain amplifier or a power amplifier in a separate room (ZONE 2).
  • Page 11: Remote Controller

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Remote Controller STANDBY/ON button 2. Input selector buttons: Switches the input to be played. buttons: Select the input to be played. (AV ADJUST) button: Settings such as "Tone" and "Level" can be made quickly during play on the TV screen.
  • Page 12: Connections

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connections Connecting speakers Connecting the TV Connecting Playback Devices Connecting an AV Component in a Separate Room (Multi-zone Connection) Connecting Antennas Network Connection Connecting External Control Devices Connecting the Power Cord Front Panel≫ Rear Panel≫ Remote≫...
  • Page 13: Connecting Speakers

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting speakers You can select the layout of speakers to be installed from various patterns when using this unit. Use the following flow chart to select the speaker layout that suits your speakers and usage environment.
  • Page 14: Speaker Installation

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Speaker Installation „ 5.1 Channel System This is a basic 5.1 Channel System. Front speakers output the front stereo sound, and a center speaker outputs the sound of the center of the screen, such as dialogs and vocals.
  • Page 15 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1 Channel System This is a 7.1 Channel System that consists of the basic 5.1 Channel System p14) and added surround back speakers. Front speakers output the front stereo sound, and a center speaker outputs the sound of the center of the screen, such as dialogs and vocals.
  • Page 16 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1.2 Channel System A 5.1.2 Channel System is a speaker layout consisting of the basic 5.1 Channel System ( p14) and added height speakers. Select the height speakers that suit your speakers and usage environment from the following three types. ❏...
  • Page 17 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Front High Speakers/Rear High Speakers This is a system with the basic 5.1 channel system ( p14) consisting of front speakers, a center speaker, surround speakers and a powered subwoofer, and Installation Example added front high speakers or rear high speakers combined.
  • Page 18 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Ceiling Speakers Installation Example This is a system with the basic 5.1 channel system ( p14) consisting of front speakers, a center speaker, surround speakers and a powered subwoofer, and added top front speakers or top middle speakers or top rear speakers combined. By installing such height speakers, when the input format is Dolby Atmos, you can select the Dolby Atmos listening mode which realizes the most up-to-date 3D sound including overhead sound.
  • Page 19 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Dolby Enabled Speakers (Dolby Speakers) This is a system with the basic 5.1 channel system ( p14) consisting of front speakers, a center speaker, surround speakers and a powered subwoofer, and Installation Example added Dolby enabled speakers (front) or Dolby enabled speakers (surround) combined.
  • Page 20 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1.2 Channel System A 7.1.2 Channel System is a speaker layout consisting of the 7.1 Channel System ( p15) and added height speakers. Select the height speakers that suit your speakers and usage environment from the following three types. ❏...
  • Page 21 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Front High Speakers/Rear High Speakers This is a system with the 7.1 channel system ( p15) consisting of front speakers, a center speaker, surround speakers, surround back speakers and Installation Example a powered subwoofer, and added front high speakers or rear high speakers combined.
  • Page 22 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Ceiling Speakers Installation Example This is a system with the 7.1 channel system ( p15) consisting of front speakers, a center speaker, surround speakers, surround back speakers and a powered subwoofer, and added top front speakers or top middle speakers or top rear speakers combined.
  • Page 23 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Dolby Enabled Speakers (Dolby Speakers) This is a system with the 7.1 channel system ( p15) consisting of front speakers, a center speaker, surround speakers, surround back speakers and a Installation Example powered subwoofer, and added Dolby enabled speakers (front), Dolby enabled speakers (surround) or Dolby enabled speakers (surround back) combined.
  • Page 24 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1.4 Channel System A 5.1.4 Channel System is a speaker layout combining 2 sets of the height speakers, 1 set of left and right at the front and 1 set of left and right at the rear, to the basic 5.1 Channel System ( p14).
  • Page 25 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Combination example when Top Front (Example 1) Use top rear speakers at the rear Speakers are used at the front About the top front speakers *2: 125° to 150° The top rear speakers are installed on the ceiling at rear of the listening position, and the width between the left and right speakers is optimal to match the one for the front speakers.
  • Page 26 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ (Example 3) Use Dolby Enabled Speakers (Surround) at the rear The Dolby enabled speakers are the special speaker that the sound is emitted toward the ceiling, and have the effect the sound to come from above by reflecting the sound on the ceiling.
  • Page 27 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Combination example when Top Middle Use rear high speakers at the rear Speakers are used at the front About the top middle speakers 3´ (0.9 m) or more The width between the rear high speakers should match the one for the front speakers, and they should be installed minimum of 3’/0.9 m higher than the front speakers, and tilted so they will point toward the listener.
  • Page 28 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Combination example when Front High (Example 1) Use rear high speakers at the rear Speakers are used at the front   About the front high speakers   3´ (0.9 m) or more The width between the rear high speakers should match the one for the front 3´...
  • Page 29 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ (Example 3) Use top rear speakers at the rear     *4: 125° to 150° The top rear speakers are installed on the ceiling at rear of the listening position, and the width between the left and right speakers is optimal to match the one for the front speakers.
  • Page 30 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Combination example when Dolby Enabled (Example 1) Use top rear speakers at the rear Speakers (Front) are used at the front About the Dolby enabled speakers (front) *3: 125° to 150° The top rear speakers are installed on the ceiling at rear of the listening position, and the width between the left and right speakers is optimal to match the one for the front speakers.
  • Page 31 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ (Example 3) Use Dolby Enabled Speakers (Surround) at the rear The Dolby enabled speakers are the special speaker that the sound is emitted toward the ceiling, and have the effect the sound to come from above by reflecting the sound on the ceiling.
  • Page 32 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1.4 Channel System A 7.1.4 Channel System is a speaker layout combining 2 sets of the height speakers, 1 set of left and right at the front and 1 set of left and right at the rear, to the basic 7.1 Channel System ( p15).
  • Page 33 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Combination example when Top Front (Example 1) Use top rear speakers at the rear Speakers are used at the front About the top front speakers *2: 125° to 150° The top rear speakers are installed on the ceiling at rear of the listening position, and the width between the left and right speakers is optimal to match the one for the front speakers.
  • Page 34 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ (Example 3) Use Dolby Enabled Speakers (Surround) at the rear The Dolby enabled speakers are the special speaker that the sound is emitted toward the ceiling, and have the effect the sound to come from above by reflecting the sound on the ceiling.
  • Page 35 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Combination example when Top Middle Use rear high speakers at the rear Speakers are used at the front About the top middle speakers 3´ (0.9 m) or more The width between the rear high speakers should match the one for the front speakers, and they should be installed minimum of 3’/0.9 m higher than the front speakers, and tilted so they will point toward the listener.
  • Page 36 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Combination example when Front High (Example 1) Use rear high speakers at the rear Speakers are used at the front   About the front high speakers   3´ (0.9 m) or more ...
  • Page 37 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ (Example 3) Use top rear speakers at the rear (Example 5) Use Dolby Enabled Speakers (Surround Back) at the rear         *5: 125° to 150° The Dolby enabled speakers are the special speaker that the sound is emitted The top rear speakers are installed on the ceiling at rear of the listening position, toward the ceiling, and have the effect the sound to come from above by...
  • Page 38 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Combination example when Dolby Enabled (Example 1) Use top rear speakers at the rear Speakers (Front) are used at the front About the Dolby enabled speakers (front) *4: 125° to 150° The top rear speakers are installed on the ceiling at rear of the listening position, and the width between the left and right speakers is optimal to match the one for the front speakers.
  • Page 39 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ (Example 3) Use Dolby Enabled Speakers (Surround) at the rear The Dolby enabled speakers are the special speaker that the sound is emitted toward the ceiling, and have the effect the sound to come from above by reflecting the sound on the ceiling.
  • Page 40: Speaker Connections And "speaker Setup" Settings

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Speaker Connections and "Speaker Setup" Settings Connections Make correct connection between the unit's jacks and speaker's jacks (+ side to + side, and - side to - side) for each channel. If the connection is wrong, a bass „...
  • Page 41 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Connect the Subwoofer a Subwoofer cable Connect a powered subwoofer with this unit using a subwoofer cable. Up to two powered subwoofers can be connected. The same signal is output from each SUBWOOFER PRE OUT jack.
  • Page 42 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1 Channel System "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 5.1 ch • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: • Height 2 Speaker: • Zone Speaker: • Bi-Amp: This is a basic 5.1 Channel System.
  • Page 43 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1 Channel System + ZONE SPEAKER MAIN ROOM "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 5.1 ch ZONE 2 ZONE 3 • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: •...
  • Page 44 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1 Channel System (Bi-Amping the Speakers) "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 5.1 ch • Subwoofer: For high- • Height 1 Speaker: frequency • Height 2 Speaker: •...
  • Page 45 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1 Channel System "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 7.1 ch • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: • Height 2 Speaker: • Zone Speaker: • Bi-Amp: This is a 7.1 Channel System that consists of the basic 5.1 Channel System and added surround back speakers.
  • Page 46 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1 Channel System + ZONE SPEAKER MAIN ROOM "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 7.1 ch ZONE 2 • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: • Height 2 Speaker: •...
  • Page 47 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1 Channel System(Bi-Amping the Speakers) "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 7.1 ch • Subwoofer: For high- • Height 1 Speaker: frequency • Height 2 Speaker: •...
  • Page 48 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1.2 Channel System "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 5.1.2 ch • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: Select the type of height speaker actually installed. •...
  • Page 49 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1.2 Channel System + ZONE SPEAKER MAIN ROOM "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 5.1.2 ch ZONE 2 • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: • Height 2 Speaker: Select the type of height speaker actually installed.
  • Page 50 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1.2 Channel System(Bi-Amping the Speakers) "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 5.1.2 ch • Subwoofer: For high- • Height 1 Speaker: frequency • Height 2 Speaker: Select the type of height speaker actually installed.
  • Page 51 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1.2 Channel System "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 7.1.2 ch • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: Select the type of height speaker actually installed. •...
  • Page 52 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1.2 Channel System + ZONE SPEAKER MAIN ROOM "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 7.1.2 ch ZONE 2 • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: Select the type of height speaker actually installed.
  • Page 53 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1.4 Channel System "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 5.1.4 ch • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: Select the type of height speaker actually installed. •...
  • Page 54 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 5.1.4 Channel System + ZONE SPEAKER MAIN ROOM "Speaker Setup" settings during „ Initial Setup ( p156) • Speaker Channels: 5.1.4 ch • Subwoofer: • Height 1 Speaker: Select the type of ZONE 2 height speaker actually installed.
  • Page 55 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1.4 Channel System Power amplifier This is an example of combining the top middle speakers at the front and the rear high p156) "Speaker Setup" settings during Initial Setup ( speakers at the rear to the 7.1 Channel System. The height speakers in front can be selected „...
  • Page 56 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 7.1.4 Channel System + ZONE SPEAKER MAIN ROOM Power amplifier ZONE 2 MAIN ROOM: This is an example of combining the top middle speakers at the front and the rear high speakers p156) "Speaker Setup"...
  • Page 57: Connecting A Power Amplifier

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting a Power Amplifier Power amplifier You can connect a power amplifier to the unit and use the unit as a pre-amplifier in order to produce a large volume that cannot be output with the unit only. Connect the speakers to the power amplifier.
  • Page 58: Speaker Combinations

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Speaker combinations • Up to two powered subwoofers can be connected in either combination. Speaker SURROUND ZONE 2 (*1) ZONE 3 (*1) FRONT CENTER SURROUND HEIGHT 1 HEIGHT 2 Bi-AMP (*1) Channels BACK (ZONE SPEAKER) (ZONE SPEAKER)
  • Page 59: Connecting The Tv

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting the TV Connect this unit between a TV and AV component. Connecting this unit with the TV can output the video and audio signals of the AV component to the TV, or play the audio of the TV on this unit.
  • Page 60: To Arc Tv

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ To ARC TV If the TV supports the ARC (Audio Return Channel) function (*), use only the HDMI cable to connect with the TV. Use the ARC-compatible HDMI IN jack of the TV for connection.
  • Page 61: To Non-arc Tv

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ To Non-ARC TV If the TV does not support the ARC (Audio Return Channel) function (*), connect an HDMI cable and digital optical cable. If the TV does not have a DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT jack, you can use an analog audio cable to connect with the AUDIO IN jack.
  • Page 62: Connecting Playback Devices

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting Playback Devices Connecting an AV Component with HDMI Jack Mounted This is a connection example of an AV component equipped with an HDMI jack. When connecting with an AV component that conforms to the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) standard, you can use the HDMI CEC function (*) that enables linking with input selectors, etc.
  • Page 63: Connecting An Av Component Without Hdmi Jack Mounted

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting an AV Component without HDMI Jack Mounted This is a connection example of an AV component unequipped with an HDMI jack. Select cables that match the jacks of the AV component for connection. For example, when video input is connected to the BD/DVD jack, connect the audio input to BD/DVD jack, too.
  • Page 64: Connecting An Audio Component

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting an Audio Component This is a connection example of an audio component. Connect a CD player using a digital coaxial cable or analog audio cable. You can also connect a turntable that has an MM-type cartridge to the PHONO jack.
  • Page 65: Connecting A Video Camera, Etc

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting a Video Camera, etc. Connect a video camera, etc. to the AUX INPUT HDMI jack on the front panel using an HDMI cable. Video camera a HDMI cable Front Panel≫ Rear Panel≫ Remote≫...
  • Page 66: Connecting An Av Component In A Separate Room (multi-zone Connection)

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting an AV Component in a Separate Room (Multi-zone Connection) Connecting a TV (ZONE 2) While a disc is played on a Blu-ray Disc player in the main room (where this unit is located), you can play the video and audio of the same Blu-ray Disc player or another AV component on the TV equipped with an HDMI IN jack in a separate room (ZONE 2).
  • Page 67: Connecting A Pre-main Amplifier (zone 2)

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting a Pre-main Amplifier (ZONE 2) You can enjoy 2-ch audio in the separate room (ZONE 2) while performing playback in the main room (where this unit is located). Connect the ZONE 2 PRE/ LINE OUT jacks of the unit and the LINE IN jacks of the pre-main amplifier or power amplifier in a separate room with an analog audio cable.
  • Page 68: Connecting A Pre-main Amplifier (zone 3)

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting a Pre-main Amplifier (ZONE 3) You can enjoy 2-ch audio in the separate room (ZONE 3) while performing playback in the main room (where this unit is located). Use an analog cable to connect the ZONE 3 PRE/LINE OUT jack of this unit and the LINE IN jack of the pre-main amplifier or power amplifier in the separate room.
  • Page 69: Connecting Antennas

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting Antennas Connect the antenna to this unit, and set up the antenna at the best position for listening while receiving radio signals. Attach the indoor FM antenna to the wall using push pins or adhesive tape. (European, (North American Australian and...
  • Page 70: Network Connection

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Network Connection This unit can be connected to the network using a wired LAN or Wi-Fi (wireless LAN). You can enjoy network functions such as Internet radio by network connection. If connection is made by the wired LAN, connect the router and the NETWORK jack with the LAN cable as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 71: Connecting External Control Devices

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting External Control Devices IR IN/OUT port When connecting a remote control receiver unit consisting of an IR Receiver, etc. to this unit, operation using the remote controller is possible even if the remote control signal is difficult to reach (due to installation in the cabinet, etc.).
  • Page 72: Trigger Out Jack

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ 12V TRIGGER OUT jack When connecting a device equipped with a TRIGGER IN jack such as a BD/DVD player to this unit, the device can be turned on or set to standby by interlocking the operation on this unit.
  • Page 73: Connecting The Power Cord

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Connecting the Power Cord Connect the power cord after all the connections are completed. • Be sure to connect the power cord to the AC IN of the unit first, and then connect it to the outlet. Always disconnect the outlet side first whendisconnecting the power cord.
  • Page 74: Playback

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Playback AV Component Playback BLUETOOTH Playback ® Internet Radio Spotify AirPlay ® DTS Play-Fi ® FlareConnect USB Storage Device Playing back files on a PC and NAS (Music Server) Play Queue Listening To the AM/FM Radio Multi-zone Listening Mode Front Panel≫...
  • Page 75: Av Component Playback

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ AV Component Playback You can play the audio from AV components, such as Blu-ray disc players through this unit. • When a TV is connected to the HDMI OUT SUB jack, press , and select "Other"...
  • Page 76: Bluetooth Playback

    If a password is requested, enter "0000". • This unit is displayed as "Pioneer VSX-LX503 XXXXXX". This display can be changed with the Friendly Name function ( p144) or the Pioneer Remote App (can be used with the iOS or Android™).
  • Page 77: Internet Radio

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Internet Radio By connecting this unit to an Internet-connected network, you can enjoy Internet radio services, such as TuneIn Radio, etc. • To play Internet radio services, the network needs to be connected to the Internet. •...
  • Page 78 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Internet Radio Service Menu You can bookmark specific stations, or delete stations that have been bookmarked. The displayed menu varies according to the service being selected. The menu icon is displayed while a station is being played. When only this icon is displayed, pressing ENTER will display the menu on the screen.
  • Page 79: Spotify

    ZONE speaker terminals or when the volume of the audio device in a separate room is configured so that its volume can be adjusted on Pioneer VSX-LX503 XXX Devices Available this unit. In any other cases, adjust the volume on the audio device placed in a separate room.
  • Page 80: Airplay

    Confirm that this unit and the PC are connected to the same network beforehand. Then, press NET on this unit. Next, click the AirPlay icon iTunes, select this unit from the displayed devices, and start play of a music file. iPhone Pioneer VSX-LX503 XXXXXX e.g., iOS 10 Front Panel≫ Rear Panel≫ Remote≫...
  • Page 81: Dts Play-fi

    "Group playback" that plays the same music in separate • To use a music streaming distribution service, user registration may be rooms at home. To enjoy this function, download Pioneer Music Control App required. (available on iOS or Android™).
  • Page 82: Flareconnect Tm

    The illustration shows an image. 2. Download Pioneer Remote App from App Store or Google Play™ Store. 3. Connect the mobile device to the network where this unit is connected. 4. Starting up Pioneer Remote App will automatically recognize compatible devices.
  • Page 83: Usb Storage Device

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ USB Storage Device You can play music files stored on a USB storage device. Basic Operations Perform the following procedure when this unit is on. 1. Switch the input on the TV to the input connected to the unit. TV’s REMOTE 2.
  • Page 84 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ • To return to the previous screen, press • To display an album title, artist name and album art of a file in WAV format, make the folder structure and file names as shown below when saving music files.
  • Page 85: Device And Supported Format

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Device and Supported Format USB Storage Device Requirements WAV (.wav/.WAV): WAV files contain uncompressed PCM digital audio. • This unit can use USB storage devices that comply with the USB mass • Supported sampling rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz storage class standard.
  • Page 86: Playing Back Files On A Pc And Nas (music Server)

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Playing back files on a PC and NAS (Music Server) Streaming play of music files stored on PCs or NAS devices connected to the same network as this unit is supported. • The network servers supported by this unit are PCs that incorporate players equipped with the server functions such as Windows Media Player 11 or 12, or NASes ®...
  • Page 87: Playing Back

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Playing Back Perform the following procedure when this unit is on. 1. Switch the input on the TV to the input connected to the unit. TV’s REMOTE 2. Start the server (Windows Media Player 11, Windows Media Player 12, or ®...
  • Page 88 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ • Depending on the server sharing settings, contents stored on the server 2. In the "Stream" menu, select "Turn on media streaming" to display a dialog may not be displayed. box. 7. With the cursors, select the music file to play, and then press ENTER to start •...
  • Page 89 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ • Depending on the version of Windows Media Player, the names of items to ® select may differ from the above description. ❏ Supported Audio Formats ( p90) Front Panel≫ Rear Panel≫ Remote≫...
  • Page 90: Supported Audio Formats

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Supported Audio Formats This unit supports the following music file formats. Remote play of FLAC and Apple Lossless (.m4a/.mp4/.M4A/.MP4): DSD is not supported. • Supported sampling rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz •...
  • Page 91: Play Queue

    1. Connect this unit to your home network by the network settings on this unit. 2. Download Pioneer Remote App from App Store or Google Play™ Store. 2. Tapping the "+" icon of the track you wan to add will open the pop-up to add 3.
  • Page 92: Sort And Delete

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ • If there are no tracks on the Play Queue list, only "Play Now " is 3. To delete a track, slide the track to the left until the trash icon changes to " ".
  • Page 93: Listening To The Am/fm Radio

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Listening To the AM/FM Radio You can receive AM and FM radio stations on this unit with the built-in tuner. Tuning into a Radio Station Perform the following procedure when this unit is on. Tuning Automatically 1.
  • Page 94 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ When FM broadcasts reception is poor: Perform the procedure for "Tuning Manually" ( p94). Note that if you tune manually, the reception for FM broadcasts will be monaural rather than stereo, irrespective of the sensitivity of the reception.
  • Page 95: Presetting A Radio Station

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Presetting a Radio Station Registration Procedure You can preset up to 40 of your favorite AM/FM radio stations. After tuning in to the AM/FM radio station you want to register, perform the following procedure.
  • Page 96 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Selecting a Preset Radio Station 1. Press TUNER. 2. Press the cursors to select a preset number. Deleting a Preset Radio Station 1. Press TUNER. 2. Press the cursors to select the preset number to delete. 3.
  • Page 97: Using Rds (european, Australian And Asian Models)

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Using RDS (European, Australian and Asian models) RDS stands for Radio Data System, and is a method of transmitting data in FM characters. This is not a malfunction. Also, if the signal from a station is weak, radio signals.
  • Page 98: Multi-zone

    "BLUETOOTH". You cannot select different stations of AM/FM broadcasts for the main room and separate room. Pioneer Remote App is useful for the multi-zone playback operation. Download Pioneer Remote App (available on iOS or Android™) to a mobile device, such as a smartphone and tablet to use it.
  • Page 99 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Switch remote control mode (ZONE 2) At the time of purchase, the remote controller is in the mode to control playback Setting the ZONE in the main room. To play a source in ZONE 2, set the remote controller to the control mode (ZONE 2) ZONE control mode (ZONE 2).
  • Page 100 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Switch remote control mode (ZONE 3) At the time of purchase, the remote controller is in the mode to control playback Setting the ZONE in the main room. Settings are required to playback a source in ZONE 3. control mode (ZONE 3) When outputting from the speakers: Set "Speaker"...
  • Page 101: Playing Back

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Playing Back Set the remote controller to the ZONE control mode (ZONE 2/ZONE 3) p99, 100), and then perform the following operations. 1. Point the remote controller at the unit, and press . •...
  • Page 102 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ • When video and audio via HDMI input are output to ZONE 2, set "Input/Output Assign" - "TV Out / OSD" - "Zone 2 HDMI" ( p118) to "Use" on the System Setup menu.
  • Page 103: Listening Mode

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Listening Mode You can change the listening mode during play by pressing repeatedly "AUTO/DIRECT", "SURR", or "STEREO". Selecting a Listening mode • Each of AUTO/DIRECT, SURR, and STEREO buttons stores the listening mode that was selected last.
  • Page 104 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ AUTO/DIRECT button „ SURR button Press repeatedly and the listening modes suited to the input signal are switched By pressing repeatedly you can select the audio format of the signals being input between "Auto Surround", "Direct", and "Pure Direct".
  • Page 105 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Checking the input format and listening mode Pressing repeatedly will switch the display of the main unit in the following order. Input source and volume Listening mode Input format The display is switched in a few seconds.
  • Page 106: Listening Mode Effects

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Listening Mode Effects In alphabetical order region (sound elements for the subwoofer). • To enable transfer of this audio format, connect via a digital cable and set „ Action audio output on the player to Bitstream output. Mode suitable for movies with a lot of action scenes.
  • Page 107 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Drama „ DTS Express Suitable for TV shows produced in a TV studio. This mode enhances the This mode faithfully reproduces the sound design recorded in the DTS Express surround effects to the entire sound to give clarity to voices and create a realistic audio format.
  • Page 108 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ DTS:X „ Ext.Stereo (Extended Stereo) This mode faithfully reproduces the sound design recorded in the DTS:X audio This mode is ideal for background music. Stereo sound is played through the format. surround speakers as well as the front speakers, creating a stereo image.
  • Page 109: Selectable Listening Modes

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Selectable listening modes „ Selectable listening modes You can select a variety of listening modes Input Format Listening Mode according to the audio format of the signal to be Stereo input. Input Format Listening Mode Music files (except DSD/ Mono...
  • Page 110 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Input Format Listening Mode Input Format Listening Mode Input Format Listening Mode Multich PCM Stereo Stereo Dolby Atmos Stereo • You cannot select any • You can select the Dolby Atmos *1 *2 mode other than Pure DD+ or DTHD...
  • Page 111 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Input Format Listening Mode Input Format Listening Mode Input Format Listening Mode Stereo Stereo DTHD Stereo DTHD *1 *2 *1 *2 *1 *2 DSur DSur DSur DTS Neural:X DTS Neural:X DTS Neural:X Classical Classical Classical...
  • Page 112 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Input Format Listening Mode Input Format Listening Mode Input Format Listening Mode DTS 96/24 DTS Express Stereo Stereo Stereo DTS 96/24 DTS Express *1 *2 *1 *2 *1 *2 DSur DSur DSur DTS Neural:X DTS Neural:X DTS Neural:X...
  • Page 113 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Input Format Listening Mode Input Format Listening Mode Input Format Listening Mode DTS-HD HR DTS-HD MSTR DTS-ES Stereo Stereo Stereo DTS-HD HR DTS-HD MSTR *1 *2 *1 *2 DSur DSur ES Matrix DTS Neural:X DTS Neural:X ES Discrete...
  • Page 114 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Input Format Listening Mode DTS:X Stereo DTS:X Classical Unplugged Ent.Show Drama AdvancedGame Action Rock/Pop Sports Ext.Stereo Ext.Mono F.S.Surround Surround speakers or height speakers need to be installed. A center speaker, surround speakers, or height speakers need to be installed.
  • Page 115: System Setup

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ System Setup Menu list You can configure advanced settings to have a more enjoyable experience with this unit. For operation details, refer to "Menu operations" ( p117). Input/Output TV Out / OSD Make settings for TV output and On-Screen Displays (OSD) that appear on the TV.
  • Page 116 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Hardware HDMI Change the settings for the HDMI functions. p129 Power Management Change the settings for the power-save function. p131 12V Trigger A p132 Change the settings for 12V TRIGGER OUT A port. 12V Trigger B p133 Change the settings for 12V TRIGGER OUT B port.
  • Page 117: Menu Operations

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Menu operations Use the on-screen displays (OSD) that appear on the TV to make the settings. Press on the remote controller to display the Home screen, then select System Setup with the cursors on the remote controller and press ENTER. Select the item with the cursor / / / buttons of the remote controller and...
  • Page 118: Input/output Assign

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Input/Output Assign Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Super Resolution When you have set "1080p -> 4K Upscaling" to „ TV Out / OSD "Auto", you can select the degree of video signal correction from "Off"...
  • Page 119 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ HDMI Input „ Video Input Change input assignment between the input selectors and HDMI IN jacks. Change input assignment between the input selectors and COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks and the VIDEO IN jacks. If you do not assign a jack, select "---". Setting Item Default Value Setting Details...
  • Page 120 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Digital Audio Input „ Analog Audio Input Change input assignment between the input selectors and DIGITAL IN COAXIAL/ Change input assignment between the input selectors and AUDIO IN jacks. If you OPTICAL jacks.
  • Page 121 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Input Skip Setting Item Default Value Setting Details BLUETOOTH Set whether to skip the BLUETOOTH input You can skip inputs to which nothing is connected when selecting them with the selector. Select "Skip" to skip this input. INPUT SELECTOR dial on the main unit or with the input selectors on the remote controller.
  • Page 122: Speaker

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Speaker Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Height 2 Speaker Rear High Set the speaker type if height speakers are „ Configuration connected to the HEIGHT 2 terminals. Select "Front High", "Top Front", "Top Middle", "Top Change the settings of connection environment of the speakers.
  • Page 123 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Crossover Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Zone Speaker Set whether speakers are connected to Zone 2 or Change the settings of crossover frequencies. Zone 3 speaker terminals. "Zone 2": When speakers are connected to Zone 2 Setting Item Default Value Setting Details...
  • Page 124 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Height 2 Small Set the low range capabilities for each channel by Crossover 80Hz When there are speakers that have been set to setting either small or large.
  • Page 125 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Channel Level Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Height 2 Left 10.0 ft/3.00 m Specify the distance between each speaker and Adjust the volume level of each speaker. the listening position. •...
  • Page 126 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Dolby Enabled Speaker Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Height 2 Right 0.0 dB Select a value between "-12.0 dB" and "+12.0 dB" Change the settings of Dolby Enabled Speakers. (in 0.5 dB increments). A test tone will be output each time you change the value.
  • Page 127: Audio Adjust

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Audio Adjust „ Dolby Change the setting of when Dolby signals are input. „ Dual Mono / Mono Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Change the settings of multiplex audio playback. Loudness When playing Dolby TrueHD, enable the dialog Management normalization function which keeps the volume of...
  • Page 128: Source

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Source • This cannot be set if the "NET" "USB" or "BLUETOOTH" input is selected. „ Audio Select „ Input Volume Absorber Select the priority for input selection when multiple audio sources are connected to one input selector, for example, connections to both the "BD/DVD"...
  • Page 129: Hardware

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Hardware Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Fixed PCM Select whether to fix input signals to PCM (except „ HDMI multi-channel PCM) when you select "HDMI", "COAXIAL", or "OPTICAL" in the "Audio Select" Change the settings of the HDMI function.
  • Page 130 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Setting Item Default Value Setting Details HDMI Standby When this is set to anything other than "Off", Audio TV Out You can enjoy audio through the speakers of the Through you can play the video and audio of an HDMI- TV while this unit is on.
  • Page 131 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Power Management Setting Item Default Value Setting Details USB Power Out When this function is set to "On", electricity can be Change the settings for the power-save function. at Standby supplied to the device connected to the USB port even if this unit is in standby mode .
  • Page 132 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ 12V Trigger A Setting Item Default Value Setting Details HDMI 5 Set the 12V trigger output setting to each input. Set when outputting the control signal (maximum 12 V/100 mA) through the 12V "Off": No output TRIGGER OUT A jack.
  • Page 133 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Setting Item Default Value Setting Details TUNER Set the 12V trigger output setting to each input. BLUETOOTH Set the 12V trigger output setting to each input. "Off": No output "Off": No output "Main": Output when "TUNER"...
  • Page 134 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Setting Item Default Value Setting Details GAME Set the 12V trigger output setting to each input. Set the 12V trigger output setting to each input. "Off": No output "Off": No output "Main": Output when "GAME"...
  • Page 135: Multi Zone

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Multi Zone Setting Item Default Value Setting Details USB FRONT Set the 12V trigger output setting to each input. „ Zone 2 "Off": No output "Main": Output when "USB FRONT" is selected as Change the settings for Zone 2.
  • Page 136 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Zone 3 „ Remote Play Zone Change the settings for Zone 3. Change the settings for remote play. Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Output Level Fixed Select whether to adjust the volume on the pre- Remote Play...
  • Page 137: Miscellaneous

    Select an ID for the unit's remote controller from "1", "2", and "3" to prevent interference between the unit and other Pioneer components that are Make the initial setup from the setup menu. installed in the same room. After changing the ID •...
  • Page 138: Mcacc

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ MCACC Menu operations Setup the speakers automatically or make desired changes to the equalizer. You can also check the values set currently for each speaker setting. Use the on-screen displays (OSD) that appear on the TV to make the settings. Press on the remote controller to display the Home screen, then select MCACC with the cursors on the remote controller and press ENTER.
  • Page 139: Full Auto Mcacc

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Full Auto MCACC 2. Select the connected speaker configuration. Place the supplied speaker setup microphone in the listening position, measure the test tones emitted by the speakers, then the unit automatically sets the optimum volume level for each speaker, the crossover frequencies, and the Height 1 Speaker distance from the listening position.
  • Page 140: Manual Mcacc

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Manual MCACC Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Height 1 Left 0.0 dB After selecting the speaker frequency from between „ EQ Adjust "63 Hz" and "16 kHz" with the cursors / , adjust the volume of that frequency between "-12.0 dB"...
  • Page 141 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Height 2 Left 0.0 dB After selecting the speaker frequency from between Surround Right 0.0 dB After selecting the speaker frequency from between "63 Hz"...
  • Page 142: Mcacc Data Check

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ MCACC Data Check Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Surr Back Left 0.0 dB After selecting the speaker frequency from between "63 Hz" and "16 kHz" with the cursors / , adjust You can check the number of speaker channels connected and the content and the volume of that frequency between "-12.0 dB"...
  • Page 143: Network/bluetooth

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Network/Bluetooth Menu operations Make settings related to network connections and BLUETOOTH. Use the on-screen displays (OSD) that appear on the TV to make the settings. Press on the remote controller to display the Home screen, select Network/ Bluetooth with the cursors on the remote controller, then press ENTER.
  • Page 144: Network

    "DHCP" to "Disable" and assign an address Friendly Name Pioneer VSX- Change the device name for this unit which is to this unit in "IP Address" as well as set information related to your LAN, such...
  • Page 145: Bluetooth

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Setting Item Default Value Setting Details AirPlay Password - You can set a password of up to 31 characters so Network Check You can check the network connection. that only registered users can use AirPlay Press ENTER when "Start"...
  • Page 146 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Setting Item Default Value Setting Details Pairing You can initialize the pairing information saved on Information this unit. Pressing ENTER when "Clear" is displayed initializes the pairing information stored in this unit. •...
  • Page 147: Av Adjust

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ AV Adjust Menu operations You can quickly adjust the settings you frequently use, such as tone adjustments, etc. You can make the settings on the TV screen while playing something. Press on the remote controller to display the AV Adjust menu. Note that there is no display on the TV screen when the input selector is "CD", "TV", "PHONO", "FM", or "AM", so follow the main unit’s display while doing the operations.
  • Page 148 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ restored to the previous statuses. DRC: Make small sounds easily heard. It is useful when you need to reduce the volume while watching a movie late night. You can enjoy the effect only when „...
  • Page 149: Web Setup

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Web Setup Menu operations You can make the settings for the network function of this unit using an Internet Network Connection: You can select a network connection method. If you select browser on a PC, smartphone, etc. "Wireless", select an access point from "Wi-Fi Setup"...
  • Page 150: Firmware Update

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Firmware Update Updating Function on This Unit This unit has a function to update the firmware (system software) via network or USB port. This function can improve various operations and add various functions.
  • Page 151: Updating The Firmware Via Network

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Updating the Firmware via Network • Check that the unit is turned on, and the connection to the Internet is secured. • If "Firmware Update" is grayed out and cannot be selected, wait for a while •...
  • Page 152 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ • Others: After removing the power plug once, insert it to the outlet, and then start the operation from the beginning. ❏ Updating via USB ( p153) Front Panel≫ Rear Panel≫ Remote≫...
  • Page 153: Updating Via Usb

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Updating via USB • Prepare a 128 MB or larger USB storage device. The format of USB storage 5. Press devices supports FAT16 or FAT32 file system format. The Home screen is displayed on the TV screen. –...
  • Page 154 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ If an Error Message is Displayed If an error occurs, "- Error!" is displayed on the display of the unit. ("" represents an alphanumeric character.) Refer to the following descriptions and check. Error Code •...
  • Page 155: Initial Setup With Auto Start-up Wizard

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Initial Setup with Auto Start-up Wizard Operations When you turn the unit on for the first time after purchase, the Initial Setup screen is automatically displayed on the TV to allow you to make settings required for TV’s REMOTE startup using simple operations following on-screen guidance.
  • Page 156 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ • If you have terminated the Initial Setup halfway, turn this unit to standby mode. • If the power of this unit suddenly turns off, the wires in the speaker cables Then turning the power on again can display the Initial Setup again. have touched the rear panel or other wires, and the protection circuit is The Initial Setup appears on the screen each time the power is turned on working.
  • Page 157 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ measurement in 2 additional listening positions. To perform the measurement, ENTER. select "Next" and press ENTER, then follow the instructions. To not perform „ 5. ARC Setup the measurement, select "Finish (Calculate)" and press ENTER. 5.
  • Page 158 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Troubleshooting „ Tuner „ BLUETOOTH function Before starting the procedure „ Network function Problems may be solved by simply turning the power on/off or disconnecting/ „ USB storage device connecting the power cord, which is easier than working on the connection, „...
  • Page 159: When The Unit Is Operating Erratically

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ When the unit is operating erratically ❏ Try restarting the unit Restarting this unit may solve the problem. After turning the unit to standby mode, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button of the main unit for at least 5 seconds, and then restart the unit.
  • Page 160: Troubleshooting

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Troubleshooting „ Power ❏ Cannot turn on the unit • Make sure that the power cord is properly plugged into the wall outlet. p73) • Unplug the power cord from the outlet once, wait 5 seconds or more, then plug it in again. ❏...
  • Page 161 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ No sound from a connected player • Change the input selector on this unit to the position of the terminal to which the player is connected. • Check the digital audio output setting on the connected device. On some game consoles, such as those supporting DVD, the default setting may be off.
  • Page 162: X84; Listening Modes

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ Sound suddenly reduces • When using the unit for extended periods with the temperature inside the unit exceeding a certain temperature, the volume may be reduced automatically to protect the circuits. „...
  • Page 163: X84; Video

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Video • Confirm that the connection between the output jack on the connected device and the input jack on this unit is correct. • Make sure that none of the connecting cables are bent, twisted, or damaged. •...
  • Page 164: X84; Tuner

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Tuner ❏ Poor reception or much noise • Recheck the antenna connection. p69) • Move the antenna away from the speaker cord or power cord. • Move the unit away from your TV or PC. •...
  • Page 165: X84; Network Function

    • If the PC is downloading or copying large files, the playback sound may be interrupted. ❏ The initial setup of Chromecast built-in cannot be performed on Pioneer Remote App • If you have agreed to the privacy policy that requires agreement to use the Chromecast built-in function during the Initial Setup of this unit, you do not have to agree to the privacy policy on Pioneer Remote App.
  • Page 166: X84; Usb Storage Device

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ USB storage device ❏ USB storage device is not displayed • Check if the USB storage device or USB cable is securely inserted to the USB port of the unit. p83) •...
  • Page 167: X84; Multi-zone Function (for Compatible Models Only)

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Multi-zone function (for compatible models only) ❏ Cannot ZONE-output the audio of externally connected AV components • To output audio from an externally connected AV component to ZONE 2, use either an HDMI cable, digital coaxial cable, digital optical cable or p66) analog audio cable for connection.
  • Page 168 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ ❏ The message "Noise Error" appears during Full Auto MCACC • This can be caused by a malfunction in your speaker unit. Check the speaker output, etc. ❏ The measurement results of Full Auto MCACC show different distances to the speakers from the actual ones •...
  • Page 169: About Hdmi

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ About HDMI Compatible functions transmitted to the TV. Deep Color: HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a digital interface standard for By connecting devices supporting Deep Color, video signals input from the connecting TVs, projectors, Blu-ray Disc/DVD players, digital tuners, and other devices can be reproduced on the TV with even more colors.
  • Page 170 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ Supported Audio Formats – 4K (3840×2160p) 24/25/30Hz, 4K SMPTE (4096×2160p) 24/25/30Hz : RGB/YCbCr4:4:4 (8 bit), YCbCr4:2:2 (12 bit) 2 ch linear PCM: – 4K (3840×2160p) 50/60Hz, 4K SMPTE (4096×2160p) 50/60Hz : 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 16/20/24 bit YCbCr4:2:0 (8 bit) Multi-channel linear PCM: Maximum 7.1 channels, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz,...
  • Page 171: General Specifications

    Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ General Specifications „ Amplifier Section Tone Control Characteristics (ZONE 2) ±10 dB, 100 Hz (BASS) Rated Output Power (FTC) (North American) ±10 dB, 10 kHz (TREBLE) With 8 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 20-20,000 Hz; rated 120 Signal to Noise Ratio watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.08% total 106 dB (IHF-A, LINE IN, SP OUT)
  • Page 172 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Network Section „ General Ethernet LAN Power Supply 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX AC 120 V, 60 Hz (North American) Wireless LAN AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz (Others) IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standard Power Consumption (Wi-Fi standard) 850 W (North American)
  • Page 173 Contents Connections Playback Setup ≫ ≫ ≫ ≫ „ Audio Outputs Supported Deep Color, x.v.Color™, Lip Sync, Audio Return Channel, 3D, 4K, CEC, Analog Extended Colorimetry (sYCC601, Adobe RGB, Adobe YCC601), Content PRE OUT (FRONT L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R, HEIGHT 1 L/R, Type, HDR, Dolby Vision SURROUND BACK L/R, 2 SUBWOOFER, HEIGHT 2 L/R) Audio Format...
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