Optical Digital Connection If your DVD player has an optical terminal (not a PCM-only output) for the audio out you can hook it up using this following the diagram on the next page. You will need to assign the digital input (tell the receiver which input...
The diagram below also explains how to hook up a subwoofer which provides realistic bass sounds. Make sure you connect the speaker on the right to the right terminal and the speaker on the left to the left terminal. Also make sure the positive and negative (+/–) terminals on the amplifier match those on the speakers.
Setup menu. 1 Use the 5¥∞ buttons to choose the Digital-3 and press ENTER. D i g i t a l - I n Se l e c t Mu l t i n ne l D i g i t a l - i...
Digital noise reduction filters out unwanted noise from recordings to give you a clearer sound and the 7 channel tone control allows you to adjust the treble and bass of each channel individually to suit your listening tastes.
Digital Connections ..........13 Multi Operations ............73 Video Components ........... 14 System Off ..............75 Example Connection for a DVD/LD or LD player ..15 Setting Up the Direct Function ........ 76 Satellite TV Components ......... 16 Remote Back Light ............ 77 TV ................
• 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.
Operating range of remote control unit The area in which you can use the remote control to operate the VSX-35TX is fairly large. To use, point the remote control toward the remote sensor on the front panel of this unit while within the range shown below.
(turntable, cassette deck) use these jacks. Remember that for components you want to record with you need to hook up four plugs (a set of stereo ins and a set of stereo outs), but for components that only play (like a turntable) you only need to hook up one set of stereo plugs (two plugs).
DIGITAL IN 4: TV/SAT You will notice that Digital IN 1, for example, is a coaxial jack. If your DVD/LD player only has an optical out jack on it then you won't be able to hook up your components in accordance with the VSX-35TX default setting. In...
(the quality descends in this order) but remember, the video component you are watching and your TV must be hooked up with same type of video cord or you won't be able to see the picture. For the audio signal, order to use Dolby Digital/DTS you must hook up a digital input.
Example Connection for a DVD/LD or LD player Make sure you connect your DVD/LD or LD players using both a RF demodulator and either a coaxial or optical (you don't need to do both of these) digital connections. To connect a DVD/LD player or LD player with it's output, a commercially available RF demodulator (RFD-1) is required.
TV) you must hook up a digital input. Use either a coaxial or optical cables, it doesn't matter which (you don't need to use both). It's also a good idea to hook up your audio with analog cables (see below).
(the quality descends in this order) but remember, the video component you are watching and your TV must be hooked up with same type of video cord or you won't be able to see the picture. Before making or changing the connections, switch off the power and disconnect the power cord from the AC wall outlet.
Connecting Your Equipment Connecting the Radio Antennas Connect the supplied FM wire antenna and the AM loop antenna to the antenna terminals as shown below. These antennas should provide adequate reception quality in most cases, but connecting outdoor antennas should noticeably improve sound quality.
BACK speaker hook it up to the SURROUND BACK L (SINGLE) terminal on the back of the receiver. In general, make sure you connect the speaker on the right to the right terminal and the speaker on the left to the left terminal.
CAUTION: When installing the center speaker on top of the TV, be sure to secure it with tape or some other suitable means. Otherwise, the speaker may fall from the TV due to external shocks such as earthquakes, and it may lead to endangering those nearby or damaging the speaker .
Connecting Additional Amplifiers To hook up surround back speakers you need to use an additional amplifier. Other than for that purpose this receiver has more than sufficient power for any home use, but it is possible to add additional amplifiers to every channel of your system.
Displays & Controls Front Panel All the controls on the front panel are explained and/or referenced here. To open the front panel push gently on the lower third of the panel. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 12 13 STANDBY/ON button / DTS buttons (See p.
TUNER – The built-in tuner. 10 TUNER CONTROL buttons (See p.54-57) PHONO – Turntable. BAND – Press to select the AM or FM band. VIDEO – Video camera (etc.) connected to the CLASS – Press repeatedly to switch the preset VIDEO INPUT on the front panel.
Use this button to start the MULTI OPERATION TV only and can be used no matter what mode. See p. 73 – 74 for how to program and function the remote control is set to. use the MULTI OPERATION mode.
Use to lower the input level of an analog signal DIGITAL NR button that is too powerful, thus causing the sound to Press to switch Digital NR on or off. (See p. 48) distort (the OVERLOAD indicactor will light). SIGNAL SELECT button (See p. 45)
LOUDNESS – Lights when the Loudness is on. indicators change according to which channels TONE – Lights when the Tone control is on. are active in the source. When all three LS (left MIDNIGHT – Lights when the Midnight mode surround), S (surround) and RS (right surround) is on.
There are a number of possible ways to hook up the receiver to your video components, like a DVD player, and hook up to your receiver to your TV, but some of them will not allow you to use the on-screen display of this unit.
To set up this receiver's home cinema system you can use on-screen displays on your TV or the front panel display on the receiver. Switch on the receiver and your TV, and make sure that the receiver is selected as your TV's video input.
This feature lets you rename specific "functions," which in this SYSTEM SETUP EFFECT/ FUNCTION CH SEL case stands for components like DVD/LD, VCR 1 , etc. This is a ENTER (to exit useful feature for matching the remote control and receiver DIGITAL SIGNAL –...
Digital In Select In order to be able to use your digital equipment properly you need to assign digital inputs for each of the digital components you connected. Match the Digital 1-4 settings with the digital jacks 1-4 in accordance with what is connected to each digital jack.
Multi Channel In For most people this setting will not be necessary, if this is the case for you go on to the next setup. If you have a Multi Channel external decoder you can choose whether to have the sound level set to BYPASS, which bypasses the level adjust circuit or set to ADJUST, which goes through the level adjust circuit.
Component In Select For most people this setting will not be necessary, if this is the case for you go on to the next setup. In order to be able to use you components hooked up with component video you need to assign the terminals for the devices you connected.
SURROUND SETUP (SURROUND SET is shown on the receiver’s display). The steps below show you how to specify the type of speakers you connected. Use the 5¥∞ buttons to make a selection from the on-screen menus, and use the ENTER button to register the information.
• Select LARGE if your speakers will reproduce bass frequencies effectively. If you have a subwoofer and like lots of bass, it may • Select SMALL to send bass frequencies to the other seem logical to select LARGE for your FRONT speakers or subwoofer.
Channel Delay Adding a slight delay to some speakers is necessary to achieve a surround sound effect. You need to figure out the distance from your listening position to your speakers to add the proper delay. The following steps show you how to set the delay time for each channel by specifying the distances from your listening position to each speaker.
Initial Setup Channel Level The following steps show you how to balance the sound output level of your speakers. Proper speaker balance is essential for obtaining high quality surround sound. If continuing from Channel Delay go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ (p.28) first.
When sounding the TEST TONE for the SURROUND BACK speakers you must use the external amplifier you hooked up with your SURROUND BACK (see p.19, 21) so the amplfier must be on and have the volume turned up. It is possible to set channels levels independently for /dts, STEREO, MULTI CHANNEL IN and each DSP mode for listening-once purposes (see p.44 ) but if you do so these levels will remain in...
LARGE in Speaker Setting. The Crossover Network setting lets you specify a frequency, below which, sound will be routed to these other speakers. If continuing from Channel Level go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ (p.28) first.
The LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channel in Dolby Digital or DTS program sources can produce heavy ultra-low bass tones that may exceed the capabilities of your speaker system. The following steps show you how to set a maximum output level for the LFE channel. If continuing from Crossover Network go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in "Setting Up for Surround Sound"...
MIDNIGHT LISTENING mode accomplishes the same end for a variety of sources (see p.49). If continuing from Bass Peak Level go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-3 in “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ (p.28) first.
Basic Playback Sound Modes The five sound modes on the receiver are explained here. These can be turned on from the front panel or from the remote control. There are three cinema modes: STANDARD, HOME THX CINEMA, and ADVANCED THEATER. These are designed to be used with multi channel surround sound audio/visual sources (like DVDs and LDs).
SURROUND BACK speakers. For more detailed information see p.19,21,33-34.This mode is best if you are unsure which of the above THX modes to use. The display will show you what kind of source (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc.) is being played.
The DSP (Digital Signal Processing) modes allow you to transform your living room into a variety of different sonic environments when playing either two-channel or multi-channel sources. If you have SURROUND BACK speaker(s) switched on (see p.33-34) then 7.1 will appear after the name of all of these modes in the display on the receiver.
EFFECT +/– (The default setting is 70). Also, the effect level can be set in each ADVANCED THEATER mode by pressing the EFFECT(+/–) button. • The amount of effect of each DSP mode can be adjusted in the range of 10 to 90 (the default setting value is 70) by pressing EFFECT +/–.
Basic Playback Playing Sources with Dolby Digital or DTS Sound The following instructions show you how to play Dolby Digital or DTS sound sources with the VSX-35TX. 1 Put the remote control slide switch in USE. Î SETUP S0URCE RECEIVER...
Playing Stereo Sources The following instructions show you how to use the receiver for stereo audio or audio-visual. If the TAPE 2 indicator is visible in the display, it means the TAPE 2 MONITOR is on. Press TAPE 2 memo MONITOR on the front panel to turn it off unless you want to listen to TAPE 2.
Basic Playback Reducing Noise During Playback To reduce extraneous noise switch on DIGITAL NR. This noise reduction can be used with sound every mode except THX, MULTI CHANNEL IN and DIRECT. 1 Put the remote control slide switch in USE.
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT Listening the Loudness Mode The LOUDNESS mode allows you to boost the bass in a signal. It is useful for listening to music at low volumes. Press the LOUDNESS button. Each press switches LOUDNESS mode between on and off.
Adjusting Bass and Treble You can use BASS +/– or TREBLE +/– buttons to adjust the low and high frequencies for each individual set of speakers. If the receiver is in STEREO mode you can only adjust the FRONT speakers. In a surround mode (STANDARD, ADVANCED THEATER, etc.) you can adjust the FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND and SURROUND...
This receiver is capable of playing back advanced DVD discs which are recorded in 96 kHz/24 bit format (these are all stereo discs) and any source recorded in 96 kHz and up to 24 bit. The receiver will automatically read the format of the source and play accordingly (of course the SIGNAL SELECT will have to set to AUTO or DIGITAL to read the DVD soundtrack).
Basic Playback Direct Playback This mode is for playing back a sound source in its purest form, no tone adjustments or other sound modes can be used. 1 Put the remote control slide switch in USE. Î SETUP S0URCE RECEIVER...
Dual mono software usually is used to put two different soundtracks on one DVD. With this setting you can choose which channel in the dual mono setting you want to listen to. Thus, it is useful for soundtracks that have one language on one channel and a different language on the other.
Automatic and Manual Tuning The following steps show you how to tune in FM and AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the exact frequency of the station you desire, see “Direct Access Tuning“...
Using the Tuner Direct Access Tuning The following steps show you how to tune directly to a specific frequency using the remote control. 1 Put the remote control slide switch in USE. Î SETUP S0URCE RECEIVER MULTI SYSTEM 2 Press the TUNER button.
Using the Tuner Memorizing Frequently Used Stations The following steps show you how to memorize up to 30 radio stations in 3 classes (each holding 10 channels). When memorizing FM frequencies, the receiver also memorizes the MPX mode (STEREO or MONO).
ADVANCED STANDARD To select channel 0, press AV PRE-PROGRAMMED AND LEARNING For example : If 99.50 MHz (FM) was memorized in class A at REMOTE CONTROL UNIT channel 7. To skip through each channel in order Press STATION –/+ repeatedly.
In addition to controlling the receiver, the supplied remote control can operate your other components (VCR, TV, LD, CD, etc.) after you program it to do so. In this way, instead of fumbling with many different controls and buttons, you only need to use one remote control. If your component(s) are listed in the remote control's memory, simply follow the steps below.
OFF signal. If the component turns ON or OFF, you have entered the proper code. If the component does not turn ON or OFF and there is more than one setup code, try inputting another code (starting again from step 4). Some manufacturers use several sets of remote control signals and the first code may not correspond to your component.
Learning Commands from Other Remote Controls If preset codes are not available for your component(s), or the available preset codes do not operate correctly, you can use this function to program in signals from the remote control(s) of your other component(s). This operation can also be used after recalling a preset code to program additional operations not covered in the preset codes.
Remote Control of Other Components 5 Press the button to be programmed. The MULTI CONTROL button lights steadily. Î SETUP • The TV POWER, TV FUNC and TV VOL +/– buttons are only S0URCE RECEIVER MULTI SYSTEM available for learning when programming TV CONTROL OPERATION operations.
The following operations are available from the receiver's remote control after you program your DVD or LD player's preset code, but some operations may need to be learned by the receiver (see “Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other Components,“ on p. 58 – 61).
(see “Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other Components," on p. 58 – 61). • To perform these operations, press the VCR 1/DVR or VCR 2 button to set the remote to the VCR, DVD video recorder operation mode.
The following operations are available from the receiver's remote control after you program your CD player or CD-R's preset code, but some operations may need to be learned by the receiver (see “Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other Components,“ on p. 58 – 61).
The following operations are available from the receiver's remote control after you program your MD recorder's preset code, but some operations may need to be learned by the receiver (see “Setting up the Remote Control to Control Other Components,“ on p. 58 – 61).
The following operations are available from the receiver's remote control after you program your satellite tuner's (or cable TV's) preset code, but some operations may need to be learned by the receiver (see “Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other Components,“ on p. 58 – 61).
(see “Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other Components,“ on p.58 – 61). • To perform these operations, press the TV/SAT and TV CONT button to set the remote to the TV operation mode. •...
The following operations are available from the receiver's remote control after you recall a cassette deck's preset code , but some operations may need to be learned by the receiver (see “Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other Components,“ on p. 58 – 61).
(for example if you connect a video camera to the VIDEO jacks on the front of the receiver).
TV CONTROL VOLUME TV VOL – – TV FUNC function name using the same procedure. • If you make a mistake you can use the RETURN button (2 REMOTE SETUP INPUT MENU MUTE button) to go back a step. SYSTEM SETUP...
The following explanations show you how to record an analog or digital audio signal. Note that your analog components cannot record a player that is only connected digitally (and vice-versa). If you want to record from a digital component to an analog one (for example, a tape deck), or vice-versa, the digital component it must be connected via analog jacks and you need to set the SIGNAL SELECT switch to ANALOG.
The following operations show you how to record audio and video to the video tape recorder connected to the VCR 1, VCR 2 or DVR jacks. Note that all signals coming out of these jacks will be analog and it is not possible to record Dolby Digital/DTS soundtracks.
Using Other Functions Multi Operations A Multi Operation is a sequence of commands programmed into a single button to save you a lot of repetitive button pressing. Once setup, pressing the MULTI OPERATION button followed by one of the MULTI CONTROL buttons will switch on that component, the receiver and your TV, and switch the function of the receiver to that component.
2 Press the DVD/LD button then (POWER) to turn on your EFFECT/ FUNCTION CH SEL DVD player (if it is not a PIONEER product). ENTER 3 Press the DVD/LD button then 3 (play) to start playing the SIGNAL DIGITAL – SELECT DVD player. MULTI CH...
For example, you can program the unit to stop your DVD, turn off your TV, turn off your DVD player and turn off the receiver itself. You don't need to program in other the power for PIONEER components, they will go off automatically in this mode.
Remote Back Light When you press any button on the remote all the buttons light for a few seconds. You can change the strength of this light here. MAX is the strongest. MID is slightly weaker. There's also the option to switch off backlighting altogether.
The MULTI CONTROL buttons will blink 3 times and all signals which have been learned from other remote controls will be erased. GUIDE EXIT • When you're done setting up, remember to set the slide ENTER DISC switch back to USE. TV VOL...
This function allows you to listen to one sound source while you watch a different video source on your TV. The sound source is set in the normal fashion as is explained on p. 45. You then alter the video input with the VIDEO SELECT button.
(the main room power can be off while the sub room is on) and the sub room can be controlled by this unit's remote control. If you go into the main room to change the source but forget the remote control it's not a problem.
After you have completed the necessary connections for MULTI-ROOM operation you need to set up the receiver for such operation. Follow the instructions below. The page after this one explains how to use the MULTI-ROOM function once it's been set up.
MULTI-ROOM set up and return to representative to be sure. the ASSIGN SETUP MENU operations. D i g i t a l - I n Se l e c t Mu l t i n ne l C ompo...
VOLUME. The volume can be adjusted in a range of –82dB to 0dB. If you slelcted FIXED in the SETUP MODE on the memo If you don't turn the multi room previous page you won't be able to adjust the volume.
TV VOL TV CONTROL VOLUME – – TV FUNC • RECEIVER button • FUNCTION button (will not select PHONO, VCR 2 or VIDEO) REMOTE SETUP INPUT MENU MUTE • VOLUME +/– buttons (for adjusting the sub-room's volume SYSTEM SETUP EFFECT/...
IR receiver during operation. • If you plan to leave the MULTI ROOM feature off for a lengthy period please turn off the power in both the SUB and MAIN rooms. Make sure the STANDBY indicator turns red and the MR&S indicator goes off.
PARK” in 1993, and has a good reputation for high quality sound and dynamic surround effects. In this system, 6 channels of digital sound are recorded on CD-ROM, rather than on the film. DTS adopts a simultaneous playback format. With a low rate of compression of sound signals and a high rate of transmittance, a higher sound quality format is produced.
Because of these differences we often miss the power and emotion that thrills us in a good movie. Now Pioneer and THX have teamed up to bring the full glory of accurate cinema sound to the comfort and convenience of your home.
OPTIMUS PIONEER In this list the DVR codes are listed under the DVD and the VCR section, the SAT and the DTV codes are memo listed under the STB section, and the DAT codes are listed under the MD section.
Techno Tidbits & Problem-solving Troubleshooting Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used.
DTS is played back. When a search is performed by • The search function performed by • This is not a malfunction, but be sure a DTS compatible CD player the player interferes with the to turn the volume down to prevent during playback, noise is output.
DTS. If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity Disconnect the power plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions. STATION CALL button fill in sheet It's a good idea to make a note of your preset stations.
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