2006-12-12, 11:38 AM
I'm very happy with this receiver (sound is great), but I have one question regarding video conversion.
My set up is:
DVD to 1016 trought Component video cable
Cable box to 1016 trought S-Video cable
VHS to 1016 trought composite cable
1016 to TV trought Component video cable.
Now the problem is when I watch DVD, picture is clear and bright, but when I watch Cable or VHS, the picture is clear but greenish, the tint is wrong.
What is going on? I can correct this by also connecting 1016 to TV with S-Video cable, but then I have to switch input on TV when switching from DVD to Cable.
2006-12-19, 11:25 PM
For those of us in the Montreal Area..I saw this receiver this week on sale @ Centre Hi-Fi for 599.99 - "over 100$" (kinda sucks 'cuz you need to call or go in to get the price...!)
Is this receiver any good? I might pick it up for my setup @ home.
I have the HP 5880N.
2006-12-21, 09:27 AM
FS has it online for $559, I think I'll wait to see what happens on Boxing Day
I picked one up last night for $559 at FS. I haven't set it up, but will let you know the end result.
2007-01-10, 09:57 AM
HDMI-Hey got a question! I would really appreciate some advise on this one.
I am trying to use the HDMI out on the Playstation 3 into the input of the Pioneer vsx 1016. (Just using this for video and audo switching only. I do not have a true HDMI Connection on my TV. I use the component out of the Pooneer VSX 1016 to get my video. It does not work? Am i doing something wrong? You guys are the experts! Can you give me your best know advise.
2007-01-10, 10:39 AM
You should bring your receiver back and get the VSX-816. If you dont have HDMI on your TV you wont be able to get an image if you connect your PS3 with HDMI. This is the info from CNET.
The VSX-1016TXV's connectivity options look, on the surface at least, to be fairly comprehensive, but there's two significant shortcomings. While it offers switching for two HDMI sources, the receiver doesn't convert composite, S-Video, and component video to HDMI. Ideally, you'd be able to run all your source cables into the Pioneer and have whatever signal is coming in converted for output to a single HDMI cable that's connected to your HDTV. Alas, that isn't possible here. For example, if you run the component-video input from your Xbox 360 into the Pioneer, you'd still have to connect a separate component cable to output from the receiver to your TV. To further complicate matters, the HDMI inputs can accept video signals only from source devices. Audio signals can be passed along to the speakers of an HDMI-equipped TV, but you won't get any audio from your receiver unless you also connect analog or digital audio cables from the source. While it's true that most receivers with more robust HDMI implementation (video and audio via a single HDMI cable, analog-to-digital HDMI video conversion) cost more, that's starting to change.
2007-01-11, 11:50 PM
THANK YOU RIKI - I will take my hdmi cable back.
Your info is really helpfull
2007-01-18, 02:49 PM
Wow, thats amazing. I was gonna go for the 1016 because on the surface it looked like i could plug my DVD player, cable box and Xbox 360 into it and just have one HDMI to my front PJ. Looks like thats not gonna work.
Anyone have any recommendations for an amp that will do this? Looking for 7.1 running Aperion Audio speakers.
2007-01-27, 05:08 PM
to clarify the hdmi audio issue with the 1016:
I'm still waiting (reviewing?) diff receivers. This issue with the 1016 not pushing through the audio to the tv concerns me.
I'm guessing here (no experience) but with a receiver in the lineup, the (3) video cables from the stb go to the hdtv, the (2) audio cables go from the stb to the receiver and then
a) the audio needs something other than hdmi-to-hdmi cable (component cable?) to get to the hdtv (this assumes that the receiver is not on and I want the audio to just play through the tv). This would also apply from a dvd player too then.
b) If I wanted the audio output through the speakers (and not the tv speakers), this would not be an issue and I would not need some sort of audio connection between the receiver and the hdtv.
Is this right?
2007-02-02, 11:14 AM
Guys, don't forget it's a 500$ receiver. You're getting a lot for that price. I agree that the HDMI thing is a not so nice, but again compare to the price you'll have to pay to get the full HDMI upconverting, no thank you.
And for that price, only good things to say.