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Pioneer Elite VSX-49TX Operating Instructions Manual

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This is the updated manual for the VSX-49TX
receiver that has been modified with an
i.LINK connection and the latest Pioneer
programming. These modifications give the
receiver new capabilities and new features
both for connecting equipment to the receiver
and for fine tuning the sound. These new
innovations are marked with the banner
(sometimes represented as
(sometimes represented as
so the user can quickly identify the additions.
Please use this manual when you have had
your receiver modified with an i.LINK con-
nection and the latest Pioneer programming.
Operations may differ slightly from the
original VSX-49TX manual and this updated
version is correct and complete.

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL RECEIVER VSX-49TX This is the updated manual for the VSX-49TX receiver that has been modified with an i.LINK connection and the latest Pioneer programming. These modifications give the receiver new capabilities and new features both for connecting equipment to the receiver and for fine tuning the sound.
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT NOTICE H006AEn The serial number for this equipment is located in the rear panel. Please write this serial number on your enclosed warranty card and keep it in a secure area. This is for your security.
  • Page 4: Power Cord Caution

    Do not place the unit, a piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cords. The power cords should be routed such that they are not likely to be stepped on.
  • Page 5: Features

    Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC) In order to make setting up as easy as possible for users we have created the MCACC system. This unique and convenient way of getting good surround sound from the receiver makes trouble-free setup a snap. With the included microphone plugged into the front panel the MCACC system creates a monitoring environment to establish the parameters of the sound for the specific room you are using.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    SPEAKER DISTANCE ........... 44 Conclusion ............12 Acoustic Calibration EQ ..........45 1 Hooking Up Your DVD Player & TV ..... 13 Data Copy of Acoustic Calibration EQ ....47 2 Speaker Connections ........... 14 Check the Auto Settings ..........48 3 Setting up the Main Unit ........
  • Page 7 Remote Control of Other BASS PEAK LEVEL ..........99 DYNAMIC RANGE CONTROL ......100 Component .......... 69 MULTI CH IN SELECT ......... 101 Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other FUNCTION RENAME .......... 102 Components ............... 69 HI-BIT/HI-SAMPLING ........103 Recalling Settings Stored in the THX Audio Setup .............
  • Page 8: Before You Start

    LCD display so please use alkaline batteries. Depending on individual use you may have to change the batteries fairly often but most users should be able to get an average of 1-3 months of battery life. When you notice a decrease in the operating range or if the alarm sounds (see below), replace all batteries with new ones.
  • Page 9: The Touch Pen & Lock

    Operating range of remote control unit The area in which you can use the remote control to operate the VSX-49TX 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.
  • Page 10: Setting Up The Remote Control

    Setting Up the Remote Control Try and get used to the touch-sensitive nature of the buttons on the remote control as well as the way in which different screens control different operations. You can move between the different screens with the function buttons on the left and right and/or certain buttons within each screen.
  • Page 11: Remote Control Backlight

    LIGHT switch to turn it on or off. lock CONTROL REMOTE This button turns the light on or off. If you leave it on the SETUP LIGHT RECEIVER remote screen is easier to see but uses more energy and...
  • Page 12: Quick Start Guide Part1

    If this is not possible follow the instructions in "Auto Surround Setup" in the "Quick Start Guide" and you will be able to get good surround sound. Also, a DVD player is essential for home theater and you can also hook up satellite or cable TV tuner to this receiver and get a more home theater-like sound from these sources.
  • Page 13: Hooking Up Your Dvd Player & Tv

    For your TV it's easiest to use a regular composite RCA video cord, as shown below. It is important that you hook up your TV (or monitor) in order to see a video image as well as the on screen displays (OSDs) shown by this receiver (for more see page 19).
  • Page 14: Speaker Connections

    See pages 29, 109–110 for advice on speaker placement. Make sure you connect the speaker on the right to the R terminal and the speaker on the left to the L terminal. Also make sure the positive and negative (+/–) terminals on the receiver match those on the speakers.
  • Page 15: Setting Up The Main Unit

    4 4 4 4 4 Assigning the Digital Inputs This is only necessary if you did not hook up your DVD player to DIGITAL IN 1 using a coaxial cable, as in the first diagram on p.13, but rather connected it to one of the optical digital inputs (for example, DIGITAL IN 4).
  • Page 16: Quick Start Guide Part2

    1 1 1 1 1 Auto Surround Sound Setup If setting up your surround sound speakers seems like it's going to be an involved task you only need to use this quick, automatic method to achieve good surround sound. You'll need to hook up the microphone provided so that the receiver can hear and judge the distance, size, sound character and sound pressure level of the speakers and thus know what settings to make.
  • Page 17 Make sure you have: hooked up the microphone and moved obstacles to the speakers out of the way. If you Auto Surround Setup have a subwoofer make sure it is turned on and has the •Connect microphone volume turned up.
  • Page 18: Playing A Dvd With Surround Sound

    4 Press the STANDARD button on the remote control for the basic surround sound setting. If you don't see the STANDARD button, press the RECEIVER button then press MAIN to access the main remote control screen. 5 Play a DVD then adjust the MASTER VOLUME.
  • Page 19: Connecting Your Equipment

    This unique feature of the VSX-49TX allows you to hook up your VCR/DVD or any other video player, and/ or your TV tuner with one type of cord to the receiver while using a different type of cord to hook up the TV to the receiver.
  • Page 20: Connecting Video Components

    For the audio signal, in order to use digital soundtracks like Dolby Digital or DTS you must hook up a digital input, with either a coaxial or optical cord (see p.25 & 26). It is also a good idea to hook up your components with analog audio connections as well, since some DVDs may not output a digital audio track.
  • Page 21: Connecting Vcrs Or Dvrs

    Connect the video signal with either S video or composite video cords (see p.19). Use analog audio cords for the audio signal. For components you want to record into be sure to hook up both the inputs and outputs and use composite or S video cords for the source players.
  • Page 22: Connecting Satellite Tv (sat) Components

    Hook up the video signal with either component video, S video, or composite video cords (see p.19). For the audio signal, in order to use digital soundtracks broadcast you must hook up a digital input. Use either a coaxial or optical cable, it doesn't matter which (see p.25-26). We recommend hooking up your audio with analog cables as well (see below).
  • Page 23: Connecting Analog Audio Components

    (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).
  • Page 24: Cassette Deck Placement

    Note that if your DVD-A, SACD compatible player or decoder which have surround back outputs, it is possible to create a 6 or 7 channel environment with the "MULTI CH IN SELECT" feature on page 101.
  • Page 25: Connecting Digital Audio Components

    Connect your digital components as shown below. The VSX-49TX has three coaxial, five optical (four rear, one front) and one 2 RF input for a total of nine digital inputs. In order to use digital soundtracks like Dolby Digital or DTS (among others) you need to make digital audio connections. You can do this by either a coaxial or an optical connection (you don’t need to do both).
  • Page 26: Digital Input Default Settings

    Thus you must tell the receiver what digital component is connected to which jack so your components will be in sync with the names on the remote control buttons and the like. To avoid having to assign the digital inputs you can hook up your equipment in accordance with the receiver's default settings.
  • Page 27: Connecting The Radio Antennas

    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.
  • Page 28: Connecting Speakers

    In general, make sure you connect the speaker on the right to the R terminal and the speaker on the left to the L terminal. Also make sure the positive and negative (+/–) terminals on the receiver match those on the speakers.
  • Page 29: Placing Your Speakers

    108. AC Power Cord Plug in the power cord first to the receiver and then to the wall outlet after you have finished hooking up the rest of your equipment. CAUTION! • Do not use any other power cord than the one supplied with this unit.
  • Page 30: Using Interface

    Connecting i.LINK-equipped Components If you have a component (such as a DVD player) with an i.LINK connector, you can connect it to the i.LINK connectors on the rear of your receiver as shown below.
  • Page 31: Creating An Network

    S100 (slowest), S200 and S400 (fastest). This receiver uses the S400 type. Although you can use components with different speeds together, we recommend connecting slower-speed components at the edge of the network if possible (shown by the shaded boxes in figs. 1 and 2). This will keep the network free of bottlenecks.
  • Page 32: Displays & Controls

    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. 9 10 VSX-49TX AUDIO/VIDEO MULTI-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER LISTENING MODE SELECTOR...
  • Page 33 12 MIDNIGHT button (see p.57) 20 SIGNAL SELECT button (see p.51) Use to switch the receiver into MIDNIGHT Use to select the type of signal being input into mode. the receiver. Depending on your INPUT ASSIGN 13 TONE control buttons (see p.58) settings (see pages 93-96) available inputs will change.
  • Page 34: Back Panel

    Displays & Controls Back Panel All the terminals on the back panel are explained and/or referenced here. CONTROL MONITOR DIGITAL PCM/2DIGITAL /DTS S400 (AUDIO) MULTI- ROOM & SOURCE AUDIO PHONO AUDIO (CD-R/ POWER TAPE1 7: U-shaped /MD) FRONT connectors (VCR2)
  • Page 35 RS-232C SPEAKERS 11 CONTROL IN/OUT terminal 15 RS-232C Connection You can use this jack to hook up other PIONEER This is a future-oriented port that has the equipment, with a CONTROL terminal, so that possibility on inputting and/or outputting you can control them all pointing the remote information to/from the receiver.
  • Page 36: Remote Control

    Displays & Controls Remote Control These pages describe the buttons on the remote control. Since the screen on this LCD remote control changes when you select a different function, explanations of buttons for controlling other components/functions can be found in the sections for those components/functions.
  • Page 37: Basic Receiver Lcd Screens

    Use this button to select a listening channel (5.1, 3 DIGITAL NR button (see p.56) 7.1, or AUTO) Switches the DIGITAL NR on or off (for all modes 7 ACOUSTIC CAL. button (see p.56) except THX). Press to switch on/off the acoustic calibration EQ.
  • Page 38: Receiver Sub Screen

    (see Use to select the type of signal being input into p.55) or SOUND DELAY in 5 ms steps from 0 to the receiver. Depending on your INPUT ASSIGN 200 ms to match sound with slower video settings (see pages 93-96) available inputs will displays (see p.58).
  • Page 39: Display

    : Lights during Dolby Pro Logic II PRO LOGIC surround), S (surround) and RS (right surround) processing. light at the same time it means a source with a : Lights during Neo: 6 processing. Neo :6 6.1ch playback flag is being used.
  • Page 40: Setting Up For Surround Sound

    TV is set to this receiver. Also, make sure the microphone that hooks up to the front panel of the receiver is connected as in some cases you may need to use it. For more information on the microphone hookup see pages 16-18.
  • Page 41: Speaker Systems

    Most importantly, you need to decide how to route the sound for all the speakers you connected. To do this select the size of the front, center, surround and surround back speakers (if you hooked them up). It is important to make these settings as accurately as possible or, in some cases, you may not get the full soundtrack from a disc.
  • Page 42 "low frequency cancellations." In this case, arrange the position or direction of speakers. If you can’t get good results, listen to the bass response with it set to PLUS and YES or the front speakers set to LARGE and SMALL alternatively and let your ears judge which sounds best.
  • Page 43: Channel Level (channel Balance)

    If continuing from SPEAKER SYSTEMS go to step 1. If starting fresh, complete steps 1-4 in “Setting Up for Surround Sound“ (p.40) first. If you’re not sure of the best setting for your system, we recommend using AUTO for the CHANNEL LEVEL.
  • Page 44: Speaker Distance

    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. Once you specify the speaker distances (or it is done automatically through the AUTO selection, or in the Quick Start Guide), the receiver calculates the correct delay times automatically.
  • Page 45: Acoustic Calibration Eq

    This feature also allows you to increase the amount of a certain frequency in the soundtrack, which will have the effect of hearing more (or less) bass, mid-range or treble. Use this feature by following the on-screen displays (OSD) on your TV and using the arrow and ENTER buttons.
  • Page 46 To use the TRIM feature, use 3 to move to the far right [Return] side of the OSD then use ∞ and 5 to raise or lower the level of that channel. 2.4. Acoustic Cal EQ...
  • Page 47: Data Copy Of Acoustic Calibration Eq

    We recommend that after you have completed AUTO SURROUND SETUP (p.16) or adjusted Acoustic Calibration EQ using the AUTO mode (p.45), copy those settings from either ALL CH ADJ or F ALIGN and adjust CUSTOM1 or CUSTOM2 manually. You can also copy settings between CUSTOM1 and CUSTOM2.
  • Page 48: Check The Auto Settings

    Setting Up for Surround Sound Check the Auto Settings If you want to check what settings have been input for your surround sound parameters you can do it following the steps below. 1 Switch on the receiver and your TV.
  • Page 49: Basic Operation

    The following instructions show you how to play Dolby Digital or DTS sound sources with the VSX-49TX. Before doing so be sure to complete the setup procedures described in the Quick Start Guide (starting on page 16) or "Setting Up for Surround Sound" (starting on p.40). This is particularly important to achieve a surround sound effect with Dolby Digital or DTS sources.
  • Page 50: Switching The Channels Used For Playback (listening Ch Select)

    Switching the channels used for playback (LISTENING CH SELECT) This button selects the number of channels used for playback, either 5.1 or 7.1 (includes 6.1). AUTO will choose the appropriate playback channels for the source, speaker configuration and listening mode you are using. The default setting is 7.1 (...
  • Page 51: Switching Signal Input

    IN terminals. If your souce is not one of these supported types, select ANALOG for playback. • Make sure you connect your DVD/LD or LD players using the 2 RF jack. If your player has a 2 RF output this will ensure you can use all LDs. Refer to p.20.
  • Page 52: Playback Of Up To 192khz, 24-bit Sound Formats

    Listening Modes The five listening mode types on the receiver are explained here. These can be turned on from the front panel or from the RECEIVER MAIN screen on the remote control. To select listening modes see p.49-50.
  • Page 53: Home Thx Modes

    THX and Home THX are technical standards created by Lucasfilm, Ltd. for cinema and home theater sound. The aim of Home THX is to improve the sound of straight decoding to make home theater audio more like the sound you hear in a cinema. See also pages 107-108 for more information.
  • Page 54: Advanced Cinema Modes

    For 6.1 or 7.1 channel playback of 5.1 channel sources: THX SURROUND EX You can only choose this mode if you have set up this receiver for use with surround back speaker(s) (see pages 14, 28 & 41-42) and select 7.1 in LISTENING CH SELECT (see p.50).
  • Page 55: Advanced Concert Modes

    LISTENING CH SELECT choice. CLASSICAL Simulates the acoustic effects of a large concert hall. Suitable for classical music. A long delay time of reflected sounds, coupled with reverb effects, let the listener experience the dynamic and rich sounds characteristic of concert halls and powerful orchestral performances.
  • Page 56: Listening With Acoustic Calibration Eq

    Listening with Acoustic Calibration EQ You can listen to the soundtrack with the Acoustic Calibration EQ you set in AUTO SURROUND SETUP or on page 45. To do so follow the instructions below. For information about each Acoustic Calibration EQ mode, see page 45.
  • Page 57: Listening In Midnight Mode

    MULTI CH IN ADJUST mode. Listening in LOUDNESS Mode The LOUDNESS mode boosts the bass and treble in a signal. It is useful for listening to music at low volumes. 1 Press the LOUDNESS button on the remote control’s RECEIVER SUB...
  • Page 58: Adjusting Bass And Treble (tone Control)

    Basic Operation Adjusting Bass and Treble (TONE CONTROL) You can adjust the low (bass) and high (treble) frequencies. The TONE button can also be used to bypass the tone circuitry. 1 Press the TONE button on the remote control's RECEIVER SUB...
  • Page 59: Dvd Audio/multi Channel In Playback

    DVD Audio/MULTI CHANNEL IN Playback There are two types of MULTI CH IN modes: DIRECT and ADJUST. In the latter you can add sound features and in the former these are fixed. To select these two settings (as well as OFF) follow the procedure below:...
  • Page 60: Dual Mono Setting And Playback

    DUAL MONO Setting and Playback The dual mono setting can only be used when listening to Dolby Digital or homemade discs that have dual mono software encoded in them. Dual mono software usually is used to put two different mono recordings with one soundtrack on one DVD.
  • Page 61: Using The Headphones

    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.49 & 50. You then alter the video input with the VIDEO SELECT button.
  • Page 62: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Display (display Dimmer)

    Basic Operation Adjusting the Brightness of the Display (DISPLAY DIMMER) Use the DISPLAY DIMMER button to adjust the brightness of the front panel display. 1 Use the DISPLAY DIMMER button on the SUB screen of the remote control Receiver MAIN...
  • Page 63: Status Display

    Basic Operation Status Display The Status display lets you see what the status is for most of the settings in this section. 1 Press RECEIVER. Choose the SUB screen. Receiver REMOTE MAIN SETUP RECEIVER 2 Press the STATUS button. LISTENING MODE...
  • Page 64: Using The Tuner

    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 want, see “Direct Access Tuning“...
  • Page 65: 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 Press the TUNER button. This selects the tuner function on the receiver and sets lock the remote to the tuner operation mode.
  • Page 66: Memorizing Frequently Used Stations

    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 stations). When memorizing FM frequencies, the receiver also memorizes the MPX mode (STEREO or MONO).
  • Page 67: Naming Memorized Stations

    Naming Memorized Stations You can input a name of up to eight characters for each preset station in the receiver’s memory (see the previous page). This name can be anything you choose. For example, you could input "CLASSICS" for that station and when you listen to it, the name, rather than the frequency number, will appear on your display.
  • Page 68: Recalling Memorized Stations

    To select channel 7, press 7. To select channel 0, press `. For example : If 99.50 MHz (FM) was memorized in class A at channel 7. To step through each channel in order Press the STATION –/+ buttons repeatedly.
  • Page 69: Remote Control Of Other Component

    In addition to controlling the receiver, the supplied remote control can operate your other components (VCR, TV, DVD, 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.
  • Page 70: Remote Control Of Other Components

    CONTROL button to your tape deck. To do this choose CONTROL VCR 2 in step 3 when you want to set up the tape deck. Then choose TAPE in step 4 and proceed as above. The only practical difference in this method is that you have to remember the VCR 2 MULTI CON- TROL button is actually your tape deck.
  • Page 71: Programming Signals From Other Remote Controls (learning Mode)

    These steps can also be used to add further operations to the remote control screens that were successfully set with the stored settings (see p.69 & 70).
  • Page 72: Locking The Settings

    This feature allows you to lock the REMOTE SETUP settings so that they cannot be changed without unlocking them first. When they are locked you cannot enter the setting screen in these modes. The locking and unlocking procedures are done by the same process.
  • Page 73: Using The Remote Control With Other Components

    (see “Setting Up the Remote Control to Control Other Components,“ p.69-72). • Press the DVD or TV CONTROL button to set the remote to the DVD or Digital TV mode. • For more information on individual commands consult the manual that came with the component.
  • Page 74: Setting Up The Direct Function

    You'd like to control external video deck with this unit's remote control so you've assigned it a function button (for example purposes, the VCR 2 button). Yet, if you put the receiver in VCR 2 mode you'll get no picture on your TV because the external video deck signal is not going through the VSX-49TX.
  • Page 75: Using Other Functions

    When recording from one digital component to another, bear in mind that the digital signal output from this receiver mirrors the input from the source. So if the input is, say, Dolby Digital, the output will also be Dolby Digital. Before recording, make sure that the recorder is compatible with the source digital audio format.
  • Page 76: Speaker System B Setup

    Bi-amping the front speakers For bi-amp playback you can connect both the A and B speaker terminals to your front speakers. To do this your speakers must be bi-wireable (that is they must have separate terminals for the high and low frequencies).
  • Page 77: Switching A/b Speaker System

    Using Other Functions Switching A/B Speaker System This unit has three types of speaker systems A, B, A&B. This switch allows you to select the speaker system you will use. 1 Use the SPEAKER A/B button on the Receiver MAIN...
  • Page 78: Connecting Additional Amplifiers

    Connecting Additional Amplifiers 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. If you use additional amps for the front channels take out the U-shaped connectors (see p.34).
  • Page 79: Pre Out Power Setup

    1 Remove the U-shaped connectors that connect the PRE OUT jacks to the POWER IN jacks. 2 Use a stereo RCA audio cable to connect the PRE OUT jacks of this receiver to a stereo input on the pre-amp.
  • Page 80: Multi-room

    REMOTE IN jack, not the black CONTROL IN or OUT jacks. • It is not possible to input digital signals into the sub room. If you wish to share output from a digital device to the sub room, you must also connect the digital device’s source analog output into the receiver’s input terminals.
  • Page 81: Multi-room Setup

    System Setup selecting VARIABLE or FIXED. [Auto Surround Setup] If you hook up a just a power amplifier in the sub room [1. Input Assign ] the VSX-49TX will act as a pre-amp. In this case [2. Surround Setup ] [3.
  • Page 82: Controlling The Multi-room System From The Main Room

    SELECTOR and adjust the VOLUME. The volume can be adjusted in a range of -60dB to 0dB. If you have selected FIXED for the volume level in the Multi-Room Setup (previous page), you can't adjust the volume. For this example we'll use the DVD/LD function. The display shown below will illuminate.
  • Page 83: Controlling The Multi-room System From The Sub Room

    • STATION –/+ button (for recalling memorized MULTI-ROOM cannot be used. radio stations (the tuner is selected automati- • If you are using a Pioneer amplifier in the sub-room, cally)) there is a danger of this remote accidently controlling • Number button (0~9) the sub-room amplifier (as well as the VSX-49TX).
  • Page 84: The Pioneer Sr System: Operating Other Pioneer Components

    • 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 MULTI ROOM indicator goes off.
  • Page 85: Multi Operations

    Multi operations allow you to tell the receiver and your other components to do a number of things with the push of only two buttons on the LCD commander. For example, you can program the unit to turn on your TV, turn on your DVD player and start playing the loaded DVD.
  • Page 86: Performing Multi Operations

    CLEAR VCR3 the information. SETUP CONTROL After you press SETUP OK the LCD screen on the remote will flash COMPLETE to let you know the process has been stored. CLEAR The remote then returns to step three allowing you to input multi operations fro another function button.
  • Page 87: System Off

    LCD commander (this feature will only work with components that have a standby mode). 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.
  • Page 88: Using System Off

    Do the following to use the SYSTEM OFF function. 1 Press the SYSTEM OFF button. – VCR2 CONTROL FUNCTION The remote control must be on to be able to use this command but it can be in any mode. MASTER VOLUME MULTI SYSTEM OPERATION...
  • Page 89: Editing Remote Control Screen Names (item Memo)

    MENU MENU TURN • You input up to ten letters or numbers. If you try to input more than ten the remote control will beep memo twice to let you know this can't be done. • You can input this kind of information for up to eleven functions/components.
  • Page 90: Editing Buttons Names (key Label)

    Use the KEY LABEL capability to rename the buttons (keys) on the remote control screens for different functions (DVD, etc.). You would want to do this if you taught a specific button a new operation on the previous two pages. For example, you could teach the SEARCH MODE button to be an audio key and the rename it "AUD".
  • Page 91 SETUP V W X Y SPACE can continue to the next step if this is the image you want. If you don't want to put this image on the button press CLEAR. You can start over from step 5, if you want.
  • Page 92: Resetting The Main Unit

    Using Other Functions Resetting the Main Unit The following operations allow you to erase the settings stored in the main unit. 1 From the Standby mode, and while VSX-47TX holding down the DIGITAL NR button press the STANDBY/ON button for about three seconds.
  • Page 93: Advanced Setup

    If you did not hook up your digital equipment in accordance with the default settings for the digital inputs (see p.20, 25 & 26) you need to complete the procedure below. You have to do this in order to tell the receiver what digital equipment is hooked up to which terminal so the buttons on the remote correspond to what you have hooked up.
  • Page 94: Assigning The Component Video Inputs

    Assigning the Component Video Inputs If you used component video cords (and only if you did so) to connect any equipment you must tell the receiver which device is hooked up with this special kind of cable. If you did not use component video cord (which is a specialized cord that separates the video signal into two color spectrums and a light spectrum for transmission) then you don't need to worry about the procedure below.
  • Page 95: Assigning Inputs

    Assigning i.LINK Inputs With this function you can assign i.LINK-equipped components to a function, for example DVD/LD. By assigning i.LINK inputs you will be able to select both audio and video signals from i.LINK-equipped components by turning the Input Selector.
  • Page 96 * displays before the device name such as, *DV-47Ai [CD]. • If you assign an i.LINK input to a certain function (for example DVD/LD) then any digital inputs previously assigned to that function will automatically be set to i.LINK (not assigned).
  • Page 97: Expert Setup

    Control) and others are for your convenience (like the Function Rename). You can decide if you want to make these settings or not. They are not crucial to good surround sound. You only need to make these settings once (unless you change the placement of your current speaker system, add new speakers or components to your system, etc.).
  • Page 98: Osd (on-screen Display) Adjustment

    OSD (On-screen Display) ADJUSTMENT Use this feature to adjust your TV display if it seems difficult to see all the instructions on the screen. This adjustment basically lets you move the screen displays up or down and left or right to get a better match between the displays for this receiver and your TV.
  • Page 99: Bass Peak Level

    The following steps show you how to set the peak level for the ultra-low bass or low frequency effect (LFE) channel. If continuing from the preceding page the BASS PEAK LEVEL MANAGER should be selected.
  • Page 100: Dynamic Range Control

    Advanced Setup DYNAMIC RANGE CONTROL This feature makes it possible to enjoy full surround sound effects even at low volumes. It does this by compressing the dynamic range. Dynamic range is the difference between the loudest and the softest sounds in any given signal.
  • Page 101: Multi Ch In Select

    MULTI CH IN SELECT Use this feature to adjust the type of output for audio signals which were input from MULTI CH INPUT terminals. You can set the output of the audio signal in regards to the surround speakers and the surround back speakers, which were input from 5.1 channel surround sound soundtrack.
  • Page 102: Function Rename

    Advanced Setup FUNCTION RENAME Use the FUNCTION RENAME capability to rename the display on the receiver and your OSD for different functions (DVD, etc.). For example, you could rename VCR1/DVR as "DVR-7000". Follow steps 1-4 on page 97, if necessary, to get to the starting point mentioned here.
  • Page 103: Hi-bit/hi-sampling

    Advanced Setup HI-BIT/HI-SAMPLING Use HI-BIT/HI-SAMPLING mode when listening to CDs, DVDs or other digital soundtracks for wider dynamic range, allowing finer audio reproduction. Follow steps 1-4 on page 97, if necessary, to get to the starting point mentioned here. STANDBY/ON...
  • Page 104: Thx Audio Setup

    If you have a high-precision speaker that outputs very low frequencies, the sound may have too much boom because of the resonant frequencies in the room where your subwoofer is setup. If you have this problem use the THX Ultra2 Subwoofer Setup to adjust the low end sounds.
  • Page 105: Surround Back Speaker Position

    You choose whether your speakers are 0–1 feet apart (setting them together is best for ASA), 1–4 feet apart or more than 4 feet apart. For more information about ASA see page 108 and for more information on THX speaker placement see p.110.
  • Page 106: Techno Tidbits & Problem-solving

    Dolby Digital average dialog level. To match the average dialog level, subtract or add the OFFSET level. For example, if the OFFSET level is +4 dB, the amplifier's output is 4 dB over the average recorded level.
  • Page 107: Dolby Digital Surround Ex

    THX engineers developed patented technologies to accurately translate the sound from the movie theater environment into the home, correcting the tonal and spatial errors that occur. On this product, when the THX indicator is on, THX features are automatically added in Cinema modes (e.g. THX Cinema, THX Surround EX).
  • Page 108 Timbre Matching™ : The human ear changes our perception of a sound depending on the direction from which the sound is coming. In a movie theater, there is an array of surround speakers so that the surround information is all around you. In a home theater, you use only two speakers located to the side of your head.
  • Page 109: Speaker Placement Information

    Firstly, it is best not to put your speakers directly on the floor. If you do this some of the sound vibra- tion (especially bass) will go directly into the flooring and be lost. Instead we recommend using ex- tremely hard objects (like cinder blocks) or designated speaker stands to support your speakers.
  • Page 110 If you have a complete THX Speaker System set (LucasFilm authorized), follow the diagram below to place your speakers. Notice the surround speakers should output at an angle parallel to the listener. Also, notice the angle of the front speakers.
  • Page 111: Related Messages

    Techno Tidbits & Problem-solving i.LINK Related Messages You may see the following messages displayed in the front panel display when using the i.LINK interface. BUS FULL PQLS OFF The i.LINK bus has reached its capacity and cannot Displayed when PQLS turns off during playback.
  • Page 112: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 113 • Choose a different source or choose a • The i.LINK source selected for the main different input signal for the main room, room has also been selected as a source in such as digital or analog. the sub room.
  • Page 114 (p.41) or set the front speakers to SMALL. information in your source. • The subwoofer output setting is too • Adjust the output setting to the level you small. want (p.43). • The BASS PEAK LEVEL setting is too •...
  • Page 115 When a search is performed • The search function performed by the • This is not a malfunction, but be sure to by a DTS compatible CD player interferes with the reading of digital...
  • Page 116 (p.51). the soundtrack. Can't record audio. • You are trying to make an analog • You can only record analog to analog, or recording from a digital signal, or a digital digital to digital. recording of an analog source. • The digital source is copy protected.
  • Page 117 • Although it's a non-PCM digital source • There is no problem. The indicator won't is being played, but the there is a possibility the present track is not light when the track is not a compressed digital format indicators the proper format (5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 channel).
  • Page 118 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.
  • Page 119: Specifications

    –3 Surround ..160 W + 160 W (20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 %, 6 Ω) Surr. back ..160 W + 160 W (20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 %, 6 Ω) FM Tuner Section Frequency Range ......87.5 MHz to 108 MHz Continuous Power Output (8 Ω)
  • Page 120 PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 178-184 Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia, TEL: [03] 9586-6300 PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. San Lorenzo 1009 3er Piso Desp. 302 Col. Del Valle Mexico D.F. C.P. 03100 TEL: 55-5688-5290 <TSWZF/02J00001> Printed in Japan...

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