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A _ ) lotteer sound , vision . soul AUDIO / VIDEO MULTI - CHANNEL RECEIVER VSX - D712 VSX - D812 Operating Instructions
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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product . WARNING : THEAPPARATUSIS NOTWA ] _ RPROOFS , TO Please read through these operating instructions PREVENTFIRE OR SHOCKHAZARD , DO NOT EXPOSETHIS so you wiiI know how to operate your model APPLIANCETO RAIN OR MOISTUREAND CO NOT PUT ANY WATER SOURCENEAR I _ 11SAPPARAI1JS , SUCH AS VASE , properly . After you have finished reading the FLOWERPOT , DOSMEI ] CSCONTAINERANDMEDICINEBOTTLE instructions , put them away in a safe place for future ETC . m _ reference . IMPORTANT NOTICE . 00 _ * _ . [ For Canadian model ] CAUTION : TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK , DO NOT The serial number for this equipment is located in the USE THIS ( POLARIZED ) PLUG WITH AN EX3 _ NSION rear panel Please write this serial number on your CORD , RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUll _ ET UNLESS THE enclosed warranty card and keep it in a secure area . BLADESCAN BEFULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE This is for your security . EXPOSURE . A'rnENTION : POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS NOTE : This equipment has been tested and found to ELECTRIQUESNEPASUTILISERCETIE FICHE POLARISEE comply wit h t he limits for a Class B digital device , pursuant AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR UNE PRISEDECOURANT OU to Par _ 15 of the FCC Rules . These nmits are designed to UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT , SAUF SI LESLAMES , rovide r _ laonsble projection against bermful interference in a residential installation . This equipment generates , PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAISSER uses , and can radlnte radio frequency enepgy end , If not AUCUNE PARTIE A DECOUVERT . w _ installed and used in accordance with the instructions , may cause harmful interference to radio communications . However , there ] s no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation . If this equipment does I [ ForCanadianmodel ] cause harmfulinterference to radio or television reception , This Class Bdigital apparatus cornpnes with Canadian which can be determined by tu rning t he equipment off and ICES _ 03 . on , the user is encouraged to tryto correct the interference by one or more of the following measures : [ Pour le modide Canadian ] cat appareil numdHque de la classe B eat conforme t - Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna . ie norme NMB - O03 du Canada . m _ - Increase the separation between the equipment and rm = eiver . If the socketoutletson the associated equipment are not - Con nectthe equipment into an outlet on a circuit different suitableforthe plugsuppliedwith the productt , he plugmust from that to which the receiver is connected . be removed and an apatoprlete onefitted . Replacemenat nd mountingofan ACplugonthepowersupplycordof thisunit - Consultthe dealer or an experiencedredio / TVtechnician shouldbe bedomed onlybyqualifiedservice personnel , The for help . _ * _ cut < xrpf lugmustbe disposedofasan electricalshockh _ Bard couldexistif connectedto a socketoutlet , _ n [ Information to User ] [ ForU , S . medal ] edaApS _ a _ ! uiual ? _ rint ! mm ° dyai _ vn : iCl ° dencS _ rahiteresd : uru'trs . W _ huh _ t ao _ Pe _ n ° ! a _ _ P ] US marks , _ l _ : n This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment . To prevent electromagnetic interfsrence with electric appliances such as radios and CAUTION : televisions , use shielded cables and connectors for connections . WAZh CAUllON : ] 1TIE STANDBY / ON BUITON IS SECONDARY CONNECI _ D AND THEREFORE DOES NOT SEPARATE THE UNIT FROM WARNING : Handling the cord on this MAINS FOWER IN STANDBY FOSI'RON . TIt ERE FOREINSTALL NTE UNIT SUITABLE PLACES EASY TO DISCONNECT ] HE product or cords associated with accessories MAINS PLUG IN CASE OF'R'IE ACCIDENT . THE MAINS PLUG sold with the product will expose you to lead , a WOFHUENNITLSEHFTOUULNDUSBEEDUNFPOLRUAGGLEODNFGROPMERIONDTEOWFATLILMSEO . mC _ KET chemical known to the State of California and other governrnental entities to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm , Wash hands after handling .
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Contents 01 Before you start 04 Controls and displays Checking what's in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Installing the receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Makng cable connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Loading the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Operat ng range of the remote 05 Playing sources control unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Introduction to Sound Modes . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Stereo / D rect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Standard mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 02 5 minute guide Introduct on to home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Advanced Surround modes . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Listening to Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Choos ng the input sgnal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Using the Quck Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Listening to muir - channel playback . . . . . 38 Using Stereo / D rect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Using Advanced Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 03 Connecting up Using the Sulround Back Aud o / V deo cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Channel ( SB CH ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 S - video cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Using the Virtual Surround Back Component video cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 mode ( VSB ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Digital audio coaxial cords / Using Midnight and Loudness listening , , 42 Optical cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Using the tone controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Connecting d gital components . . . . . . . . . 16 Playing other sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Connecting audio components . . . . . . . . . 17 Selecting the muir - channel Connecting DVD muir - channel analog inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Using the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Connecting video components . . . . . . . . . . 19 Connect ng to the front panel video terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 06 Setting up the receiver Connecting antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Choosing your _ ceiver setup . . . . . . . . . . . 44 FM wire antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Speaker setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Surround back speaker setting . . . . . . . . 46 Using external antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Subwoofer setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Connecting the speakers ( VSX - D712 ) . . . . 21 Crossover frequency sett ng . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Connecting the speakers ( VSX - D812 ) . . . . 22 LFEattenuator setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Speaker terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Front left speaker d stance setting . . . . . 47 A and B speaker systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Center speaker distance sett ng . . . . . . . 47 Hints on speaker placement . . . . . . . . . . 23 Front right speaker d stance setting . . . . 48 Connecting additional amplifiers . . . . . . . . 26 Surround rght speaker AC outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 distance sett ng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Power cord caut on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Surround back speaker Operat ng other P oneer components . . . . 28 distance sett ng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Surround left speaker distance setting . . 48 08 Making recordings Subwoofer distance sett ng . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Makingan audo or a vdeo recording . . . . 57 Dynamic range control setting . . . . . . . . . 49 Dual mono sett ng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 09 Controlling the rest of your Component video input settings . . . . . . . 49 system Surround back channel Setting the remote to control other input setting ( VSX - D812 only ) . . . . . . . . . . 50 components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Dgtal input settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Select ng preset codes d rectly . . . . . . . . . . 58 Manually calibrating youl listening Clealing all the remote control sett ngs . , , 59 area ( MCACC ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Direct function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Setting separate channel levels for Controls for TVs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 listening modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Controls for other components . . . . . . . . . . 61 Preset Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 07 Using the tuner Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 10 Additional information Improving FM stereo sound . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Tuning dilectly to a station . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Resetting the main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Saving star on presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Spec fications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Naming star on presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Cleaning the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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D _ Before you start " _ / / Chapter 1 : Before you start Checking what's in the box Making cable connections PEease check that you've received the Make sure not to bend the cables over the top of this unit ( as shown in the Ilustrat on ) If this following suppled accessories : happens the magnetic field produced by the • AM loop antenna transformers in this unit may cause a • FM wire antenna humming noise from the speakers . • AA ! R6 d _ cell batteries x2 • Remote control • These operat ng instruct ens Installing the receiver Please note the fallowing points : • Do not place objects d rectly on top of tMs unit . This prevents proper heat d spersal , • When installing on a rack , shelf , etc . , be Loading the batteries sule to leave more than 8 inches ( 20 cm . ) of space above the receiver . IL F
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Before you start A Important Incorrect use of batter es may result in such hazards as leakage and bursting . Observe the follow ng precautions : • Never use new and old batteries together . • insert the plus and mnus sides of the batteries propedy according to the marks in the batted } / case . • Batter es wth the same shape may have d fferent voltages . Do not use different batteries together . • When disposing of used batteries , please comply with governmental regulations or environmental public instruction's _ ules that apply n your counb } / or area . Operating range of the remote control unit The remote control may not work properly if : • There are obstacles between the remote control and the receiveCs remote sensor . • Directsunlightorfluerescent Ight s shining onto the remote sensor , • The receiver is located near a device that is emitt ng inflated rays , • The receiver is operated s multaneously with another inflated remote control unit . En
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D { 5 minute guide j ' _ , Chapter 2 : 5 minute guide Introduction to home theater You a _ e probably used to using steFeo equipment to listen to music , but may not be used to home theater systems that give you many more options ( such as surround sound ) when listening to soundtracks . Home theateF _ efers to the use of multiple audio tracks to cFeate a surround sound effect , making you feel like you're in the middle of the acton or concert . The surround sound you get fFom a home theater system depends not only on the speakers you have set up in youF Foom , but also on the source and the sound settings of the receiveF . DVD - Video has become the basc source material for home theater due to its size , qual ty , and ease of use . Depending on the DVD , you can have up to seven different audio tracks coming fFom one disc , all of them beng sent to different speakeFs in your system . This is what cFeates a sulreund sound effect and gives you the feeling of * being there ' . This receiveF will automatically decode Dolby Digital , DTS , or Dolby Surround DVD - Video discs , according to your speaker setup . In most cases , you won't have to make changes foF realistic surround sound , but other possibil ties ( like listening to a CD with multi - channel suFround sound ) are explained in Playing sources on page 36 . L F
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5 minute guide Listening to Surround Sound This receiver was designed with the easiest possible setup in mind . so with the following quick setup guide , you should haveyoul system hooked up for surround sound n notme at ell . In most cases , you can simply leave the receiver in the default settings . Be sure to complete ell connections before connecting this unit to the AC power source . 1 Hook up your DVD player . For surround sound , you'll want to hook up using a digital connection from the DVD player to the receiver . You can do this with either a coaxial , or an optical connection ( you don't need to connect both ) . If you hook up using an optical cable , you should refer to Digital input settings on page 50 to essgn theoptical nput to DVD Use a video cord to connect the video output on your DVD player to the receiver using the jacks as shown n the illustrat on . 2 HookupyourTV . Use a video cord to connect your receiver to the TV using the jacks as shown n the Ilustration . = _ Optical cable ideo cord t This receiver * D812 , but DVD connections fo _ the VSX _ DT ] 2 are the same DVD player _ 3 Connect your speakers . A complete setup of speakers s shown here ( six speakers for the VSX _ D712 . and eight for the VSX - D812 ) . but eve , s / one's home setup will vary . Smply connect the speakers you have n the manner shown below . The receiver wll work with just two stereo speakers ( the front speakers in the d agram ) but using at least three speakers is recommended , end a complete setup is best . En
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D _ 5 minute guide jh , Make sure you connect the speaker on the right to the right terminal and the speakeFon the left to the left terminal . Also make sure the pos tive and negative ( + / - ) teFminals on the Feceiver match those on the speakers , A Important • Use speakers with a nominal impedance of 8 _ to 16 _ Z • If you'Fe not using a subwoofer , change the front speaker setting ( see Speaker setting on page 45 ) to large . Frontspeakers Center speaker Surroundspeakers L R C LS RS VSX - D712 Powered subwoofer SW IW
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5 minute guide Front speakers Center speaker Surroundspeakers Surroundback speakers L R C LS RS SBL SBR NNN VSX - D812 Powered subwoofer SW VSX - D812 only • When using the speaker on your TV as the center speaker ( C ) , connect the CENTER PREOUT jack on this unit to the audio input jack on your TV . In this case the center speaker shown is unnecessa _ , En
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D _ 5 minute guide j ' _ , • If you are using only one surround back speaker , connect the positive wire to the right channel ( + ) terminal , and the negative whe to the left channel ( - ) terminal ( shown below ) . • If you select subwoofer ( SBSW ) in the Surround back speaker setting on page 46 you can hook up a subwoofer instead of speakere to the surround back speaker terminals . Connect the wires just as above ( and as shown below ) , connecting the posit ve wire to the dght channel ( + ) terminal , and the negative whe to the left channel ( - ) terminal . Surround back speaker ( or I I subwoofer ) _ VSX - D812 4 Plug in the receiver and switch it on , followed by your DVD player , your subwoofer and the TV . Make sure you've set the video input on your TVto this receiver . Check the manual that came with theTV if you don't know how to do this , Also make sure that DVD / LD is showing in the rece veCs d splay , ndicating that the DVD nput is selected . If it isn't , press DVD / LD on the remote contrel to set the receiver to the DVD nput . 5 Press QUICK SETUP on the front panel to specify your speaker setup , room size and listening position . Use the MULTI JOG dial to select and ENTER to confirm you r selection . See Using the Quick Setup on page 13 if you're unsure about the settings , 6 Play a DVD , and adjust the volume to your liking . There are several other sound options you can select , See ] ntreduction to Sound Modes on page 36 for more on this . See also Choos ng your receiver setup on page 44 for more setup options . G Note • Depending on your DVD player or source discs , you may only get digital 2 channel stereo and analog sound , In this case , the I stening mode must be set to STANDARD ( it should already be set - - - see Listening to multi - channel playback on page 38 f you need to do this ) if you want multi - channel surreund sound . ill L F
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5 minute guide If a subwoofer wasn't detected in step 2 , you Using the Quick Setup can cycle between the following choices : You can use the Quick Setup to get your system up and running wth just a few button presses . The receiver automatically makes 2.0ch _ 3.0ch the necessary / settings after you have selected 7.0ch * 4.0ch your speaker setup , room sze and listen ng 6 . Ocmh 5.0ch position , ff you want to make more specific settings , refer to Choos ng your rece vet setup * VSX - D812 only on page 44 . • Check the table below to find the speaker Use the front panel controls for the steps below . setup that corresponds with your system . Front Center SurroundSurr _ m Sdb speakersSl _ br speakersBad ( Sp . Noof _ z . o d _ , / Z . lch ¢ ¢ s . och ¢ - / S . Ich ¢ ¢ ¢ 4 . och ' _ ¢ 4.1ch ¢ ¢ ¢ s . och ¢ ¢ ¢ s . 1ch ¢ _ / ¢ 1 If the receiver is off , press 6.0 ¢ h _ / _ / _ / ( lspeakei O STANDBY / ON to turn the power on . 6.1 ch _ / _ / _ / ( lspeakei _ / The STANDBY ndicator goes out . 7.0ch * _ _ _ _ spea _ 2 Press QUICK SETUP . 7.1ch * ¢ ¢ ¢ _ sl _ l _ - 7 SW DET flashes in the d splay while the rece vet checks your setup for a subwoofer . * VSX - D812 only SW YES or SW NO conf rms the subwoofer check , then the d splay prompts you to select 4 Press ENTER . your speaker setup . 5 Use the MULTI JOG dial to choose your 3 Use the MULTI JOG dial to choose your room size . speaker setup . Depending on the distance of your speakers When a subwoofer was detected in step 2 , you from the listening pos tion . choose between can cycle between the following choices : small , med um , or large ( S , M or L ) , M being an average - sized room . 2.1ch _ 3.1ch . _ 1 6 Press ENTER . 7.1ch * 4.1ch _ ' _ 6.1ch _ 5.1ch _ * VSX - D812 only En
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D { 5 minute guide j ' _ , 7 Use the MULTI JOG dial to choose your listening position . Cycle between the following choices : MID BACK , _ I FWD - Ffyou are nearer to the front speakers than the surround speakers MID - - - If you ale equal distance from the front and surround speakers BACK - - if you are nearer to the surround speakers than the front speakers 8 Press ENTER to confirm your setup . The display shows the speaker setup , room sze and listening position that you've selected . il _ l L IW
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Connecting up Chapter 3 : Connecting up Component video cords _ Important Use component video cords to get the best possible color reproduct on of your video • Before making orchanging any connec - soulce . The color signal of the % / is divided tions , switch off the power and d scon - into the luminance Of ) signal and the color nect the power cord from the AC outlet . ( PB and PR ) s gnals and then output . In this way , nterference between the s gnals is Audio / Video cords avoided . Connect from the component video Use audio / video cords ( not supplied ) to jacks on the rear of the receiver to the compo - connect the aud o / video components and a nent video jacks on the video component you video cord to connect the monitor % / , a _ e hooking up . Connect red pFugs to R ( right ) , white pEugs to L ( left ) , and the yellow plugs to VFDEO . Be sure to insert completeEy . Red Digital audio coaxial cords / Optical cables Commerc ally available digital audio coaxial S - video cables cords ( standard video cords can also be used ) Use Swideo cables ( not supplied ) to get or optical cables ( not supplied ) are used to clea _ r picture _ production than regular connect d gital components to this receiver , video cords . Be sure to insert completely . Connect from an S - video jack on the rear of the rece vet to an S - video jack on the video Digital audio coaxial cord Optical cable component you are hooking up , ( or standard video cord ) Be sure to insert completely . ER
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[ _ _ Connecting up Connecting digital components The easiest way to hook up this receiver for surround sound is to use a digital input . You can do this by either coax al or opt cal connect ons ( you do not need to do both ) . The quality of these two types of connections is the same but since some digital components only have one type of d gital terminal , it is a matter of matching like with like ( for example , the coax al output from the component to coaxial nput on the receiver ) . The VSX - D712 has three digital inputs on the rear panel ( two coaxial inputs and an optical input ) and the VSX - D812 has four ( two coaxial nputs and two optical nputs ) . Connect your digital components to the rear panel as shown below . There s one digital output jack which is marked DIGITAl OUT . If you connect this to the optical nput on a dgtal recorder ( currently these include MD , DAT and CD - R ) you can make drect d gital recordings wth this unit . When connecting you _ equipment , always make sure the power is turned off and the power cord s disconnected from the AC outlet , • The arrows ndicate the dh - ection of the signal , I CD recorder I Satellite tuner CD player I D . VDplayer * The / / / ustration shows the VSX - D812 , but connections forthe VSX - D712 are the same . D
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Connecting up [ ] Note • If you have an LD player , you need to make spec al connections to ensure you can play Drl RF format LDs on your system , If this is the case , hook up your DVD or LD player directly to an RF demodulator using both the I _ RF output and either a coaxial or optical digital connection . We also recommend hooking upyour digital components to analog audio jacks ae well , Make sure the RF demodulator digital in switch is set correctly ( opt cal or coax al depend ng on the connection ) , See the component's instruction manual f you are unsure about ts input and output jacks , Connecting audio components To begin set up _ connect youFanalog audio components ( such as a cassette deck ) to the jacks . For components you want to record with _ you need to hook up four plugs to the receiver ( a set of stereo inputs and a set of stereo outputs ) , but for components that only play , you only need to hook up one set of stereo plugs . You must also hook up your digital components to analog audio jacks if you want to record to / from digital components ( Ike an MD ) to / from analog compo - nents , See page 16for mere on d gital connect ens , When connecting your equ pment , always make sure the power s turned off and the _ oweFcord is d sconnected from the AC outlet , • The arrows indicate the d rectien of the signal , This receiver * I C player I C2 - R / Tape / MD deck * The / / / ust / at / on shows the VSX - D8 _ 2 , but connections for the VSX - D712 are the same . ER
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[ _ _ Connecting up Connecting DVD multi - channel components If you prefer to use a seperate component for decoding DVDs , you can connect a decoder or a DVD player with muFti - channel analog outputs to the multFchannel nputs of this ieceiver , When connecting you _ equipment , always make sure the power is turned off and the power cord s disconnected flom the AC outlet . • The arrows ndicate the dh - ectien of the signal , This receiver * V with multi - channel analog outputDVDlmulti'channedlejaccokdser * The / / / ustration shows the VSX - D812 , but connections forthe VSX - D712 are the same . • The multi - channel input can only be used when DVD 5.1 ch ( or DVD 7.1 ch ) is selected ( see page 43 ) . • If the component you are connecting ( to the VSX - D812 ) only has one sulround back channel output , change the Surround back channel nput setting ( page 50 ) to SB lch IN , D
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Connecting up Connecting video components Connect your video components to the jacks as shown in the illustration . With digital vdeo components ( Ike a DVD player ) , you must use the connections shown on this page for the video s gnal , but in order to hear a d gital source dike a DVD ) you should hook up the audio to a digital input ( see page 16 ) . It s aEso a good idea to hook up your digitaE components with anaEog audio connect ons ( see page 17 ) , For better quality video , you can hook up using the component video jacks or the S - video jacks ( quality descends n this order ) on the rear of the receiver instead of the regular video jacks , Make sure they are connected to the video component usng the same kind of connection . When connecting your equ pment , always make sure the power s turned off and the power cord is d sconnected from the AC outlet , • The arrows indicate the d rection of the signal . TV ( monitor ) * The / / / ust / at / on shows the VSX - D8 _ 2 , but connections for the VSX - D712 are the same . Connecting to the front panel video terminal O O O O LO _ Front vdeo connections are accessed via the front panel using the VIDEO button , There are standard audio / video jacks as well as an S - videojack . Hook them up the same way you made the rear panel connect ons , ER
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[ _ _ Connecting up Antenna snap connectors Connecting antennas Twist the exposed wire strands together and Connect the AM loop antenna and the FM nsert into the hole . then snap the connector wire antenna as shown below . To improve shut . _ ecept on and sound quality , connect external antennas ( see Using extema / antennas below ) . Always make sure that the rece vet is sw tched off and unplugged from the wall outlet before making or changing any connections . 3 / 8 in . ( 10mm ) Using external antennas TO improve FM reception Connect an external fm antenna . FM wire antenna axialcable FM wire antenna TO improve AM reception Connect the FMwire antenna and fully extend Connect a 15 - 18feet length of vinyl - coated ve _ ically along a window frame or another wire to the AM antenna terminal without suitable place that gives good reception . d sconnecting the supplied AM loop antenna . Forthe best possible reception , suspend hori - AM loop antenna zontally outdoors . Assemble the antenna and connect to the Outdoor ieceiver . Attach ( if necessary ) and face n the d rectien that gives the best reception . lndoorantenna ( vinyl - coatedwire ) D
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Connecting up Connecting the speakers ( VSX - D712 ) A complete setup of six speakers ( including the subwoofer ) is shown below , but everyone's home setup will vary , Simply connect the speakers you have in the manner shown below . The receiver will work with just two stereo speakers ( the front speakers n the diagram ) but usng at least three speakers is recommended , and a complete setup is best . If you're not using a subwoofer , change the front speaker setting ( see Speakersettmg on page 45 ) to large , 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 post ve and negative ( + / - ) terminals on the receiver match those on the speakers . Be sure to complete all connect ons before connecting this unit to the AC power source . _ jk Imp _ nt • Use speakers with a nominal impedance of 8 _ to 16 _ . Frontspeakers Centerspeaker Surroundspeakers L R C LS RS Powered subwoofer SW EN
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[ _ _ Connecting up Connecting the speakers ( VSX - D812 ) A complete setup of eight speakers ( includ ng the subwoofe0 s shown below , but everyone's home setup will vail / . Simply connect the speakers you have n the manner shown below , The receiver will work with just two stereo speakers ( the front speakers in the diagram ) but using at least three speakers s recommended , and a complete setup is best for surround sound , If you're not usng a subweofer , change the front speaker sett ng ( see Spea / _ ersetting on page 45 ) to large . Make sule you connect the speaker on the rght to the rght term naEand the speaker on the left to the left term nak Also make sure the positive and negat ve ( + / - ) term naEs on the receiver match those on the speakers . Be sure to complete all connections before connect ng this unit to the AC power source , A ImporlWnt • Use speakers with a hem nal impedance of 8 _ to 16 _ , Front speakers Center speaker Surround speakers Surroundbackspeakers L R C LS RS SBL SBR NN VSX - D812 Passive _ Powered subwoofer subwoofer SW Orsingle I _ 1 surround speaker back _ D
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Connecting up [ ] I _ loto [ ] I _ lote • When using the speaker on yeul TV as the • The speaker terminals also accept single center speaker ( C ) , connect the CENTER banana plugs . ( Refer to speaker manual for details , ) PREOUT jack on this unit to the audio nput jack on your TV . In this case the center speaker shown is unnecessary / . • If you a _ e using only one surround back speaker , connect the posit ve wire to the dght channel ( + ) terminal , and the nega - tive wi _ e to the left channel ( - ) terminal ( see illustration on page 12 ) , • If you select subwoefer ( SB SW ) in the A and B speaker systems Surround baeA speaker setting on page 46 The _ ceiver has two speaker systems : A and you can hook up a subwoofer instead of B . Aisthe man system supporting the full speakers to the surround back speaker speaker setup , If you swtch on both A and B terminals , Connect the positive wire to the speaker systems , only the front speakers and dght channel ( + ) terminal , and the nega - the ( active ) subweofer wll be aud ble , No tive wi _ e to the left channel ( - ) terminal sound will come from the center , surround , or ( see illustration on page 12 ) , surround back speakers , but muir - channel seumes will bedown - mixed to the active Speaker terminals speakers so no sound will be lost . SimilaMy , if you choose just the B system you'll only hear the front speakers connected to the B system and multi channel sources will be down - 8in , I mm mxed to these two speakers . • Press the SPEAKERS button on the front panel to switch between speaker systems ( A , B or both ) . 1 Twist exposed wire strands together . 2 Loosen speaker terminal and insert Hints on speaker placement exposed wire . Speakers are usually designed with a partic - Make sure that all the bare speaker wire is ular placement in mind , Some are des gned twisted together and inse _ ed fully into the to be floorstanding , while others should be speaker terminal If any of the bare speaker placed on stands to sound theil best , Some wire is touching the back panel when you should be placed near a wall others should switch the unit on , the power may cut off as a be placed away from walls . We have provided safety measure . Use good quality speaker afew tips on getting the best sound from your wire to connect the speakers to the rece vet . speakers ( following ) , but you should also follow the guidelines on placement that the 3 Tighten terminal . speaker manufacturer provided with your particular speakers to get the most out of them . Er _
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D _ Connecting up • Place the front left and right speakers at Overheadview of 5.1 channel speakersetup equal distances from the TV , • When plac ng speakers near theTV , we Front Front recommend using magnetically shielded Left Center Right speakers to prevent possible interference , such as discoloration of the picture when Subw _ fer the TV is switched on . If you do not have magnetically shielded speakers and notice d scoloration of the TV picture , Surround Surround move the speakers farther away from the Left Right TV . • Place the center speaker above or below the TVso that the sound of the center Listening Position channel is localized at the TV screen , • If possible , place the surround speakers slightly above ear level . 3 - D view of 5.1 channel speaker setup • Try net to place the surround speakers further away from the listening posit on than the front and center speakers , Dong so can weaken the surround sound effect . • To achieve the beet possible surround sound , install your speakers as shown below , Be sure all speakers are installed securely to prevent acc dents and / " improve sound qual ty , / Caution Overheadview of 6.1 channel speakersetup • If you choose to install the center speaker Front Front on top of the TV , be sure to secure t wth Left Center Right putty , or by other suitable means , to reduce the risk of damage or injw _ resulting from the speaker falling from the Subwoofer TVn the event of external shocks such as ea _ hquakes . Surround Surround Left Right Listening Position Single Surround Back D
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Connecting up 3 - D view of 6.1 channel speaker setup \ J \ Overheadview of 7.1 channel speakersetup Front Front Left Center Right Subwoofer Surround Surround Left Right Listening Position Surround Back Surround Back Left Right 3 - D view of 7.1 channel speaker setup \ / / J En
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[ _ _ Connecting up Connecting additional amplifiers This ieceiver has more than sufficient power for any home use , however t is possible to add additional amplifiers to every channel on the VSX _ D812 orthe surround back channel of the VSX - D712 . Make the connections shown below to add amplifiers to power your speakers . Always make sure that the receiver s switched off and unpJugged from the wall outlet before makng or changing any connect arts , • The arrows ndicate the direction of the audio signal VSX - D712 Powered subwoofer _ Surroundback channel amplifier I o _ rpowered speake _ rI I Front channel - _ _ a _ mplifier J VSX - D812 Surround channel amp f er JrJ Note • To hea _ sound only from the pre - outs , disconnect any speakers that are connected directly to the receiver . D
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Connecting up • If you're not using a subwoofer , change _ ' _ No'l _ e the front speaker setting ( see Speaknr setting on page 45 ) to large . • Make sure no exposed speaker wire is • VeX - D712only . , if you connect to a touching the rear panel , this may cause surround back speaker , make sure the the receiver to turn off automatically , Surround bact _ speakersetting on page 46 • This unit should be disconnected by s switched on and set to the proper _ emoving the power plug from the wall speaker size . socket when not in _ egular use ( ex . when on vacation ) . AC outlet Power supplied through this outlet is turned Power cord caution on and off by the rece veCspower swtch . Handle the power cord by the plug . Do not Total electrical power consumption of pull out the plug by tugging the cord and connected equipment should not exceed 100 never touch the power cord when your hands w ( 0.8A ) . a _ e wet as this could cause a short circuit or an electric shock . 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 _ outed such that they are not likely to be stepped on . A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock , Check the power cord once in a while . When you find it damaged , askyour nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement . C _ ution • Do not connect a monitor , TV set , heater , or similar appliance to this unit's AC outlet . • Do not connect appliances wth high power consumpt on to the AC outlet n order to avoid overheating and fire rsk . This can also cause the receiver to malfunction , ER
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[ _ _ Connecting up Operating other Pioneer components By connecting a contrd cord ( optional ) , you can point the remote controls of other Pioneer components at the receiveCs remote sensor . The remote control sg nals are rece ved by the iemote sensor of this unit , and sent to the other dev ces via the CONTROl . OUT terminals on the receiver , OtherPioneepr roducts withCONTROteLrminals ConnecttoCONTROL terminalofother compatiblePioneerproducts D
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Controls and displays Chapter 4 : Controls and displays Front panel 4 S 6 I 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 o ' I I ! . . . . . ! . oL IJ , _ I ! o ' rtrTTTT 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 1 d ) STANDBY / ON S ENTER Switches the receiver between on and 6 MULTI JOG dial standby . The MULTI JOG dial performs a number of 2 Input select buttons tasks , Use it to select opt ons after pressing press to select an input source . TONE , QUICK SETUP or TUNER EDIT , 3 STANDBY indicator 7 MASTER VOLUME Lights when the receiver is in standby mode , 8 PHONES jack 4 Remote sensor Use to connect headphones . When the head - Receives the signals from the remote control . phones are connected , there is no sound output from the speakers , ER
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D _ Controls and displays 9 STATION + / - buttons 18 VIDEO INPUT Selects station presets when using the tuner See Connecting to the front panel video ( page 55 ) . terminal on page 19 , 10 TUNING + / - buttons 19 FL DIMMER Use this button to make the fluo _ scent Selects the frequency when using the tuner ( page 54 ) . d splay ( FL ) dimmer or br ghter , 11 LISTENING MODE buttons 20 INPUT ATT Use to attenuate ( Iowe _ the level of an analog STANDARD nput signal to prevent d stortion . Press for Standard decoding and to 21 MPX switch between the vat ous Pm Logic II Press to receive a radio broadcast in mono and Neo : 6 opt ons ( page 38 ) . ( page 54 ) , ADVANCED SURROUND 22 BAND Use to switch between the vat ous Swtches between AM and FlY } radio bands surround modes ( page 39 ) . ( page 54 ) . STEREO / DIRECT 23 CLASS Switches between direct and stereo play _ back . Direct playback bypasses the tone Sw tches between the three banks ( classes ) controls and channel levels for the most of station presets ( page 55 ) , accurate reproduction of a source 24 TUNER EDIT ( page 39 ) . Press to memorize and name a station for 12 SIGNAL SELECT iecall ( page 55 ) . Use to select an input signal ( page 37 ) . 13 MIDNIGHT / LOUDNESS Use Midnight when listening to movie soundtracks at low volume . Use Loudness to boost the bass and treble at low volume ( page 42 ) , 14 SPEAKERS Use to cycle through the speaker system : A - * B - - * A + B ( page 23 ) 15 SB CH MODE Selects the surround back channel mode ( page 40 ) and the Virtual Surround Back ( VSB ) mode ( page 41 ) . 16 TONE Press this button to access the bass and treble controls , which you can then adjust with the MULTI JOG dial ( page 42 ) . 17 QUICK SETUP See Using the Quk'k S _ tup on page 13 . D
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Controls and displays Display 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 r . o . AL . . - 1 - I _ ANALOe _ ff8 • Nuo : 6 ADV . gURR _ LOUONES8 MONO 8PI _ A B i . : ' : . " . : ' : . " . : ' : ' . . : ' : . " . : ' : ' . . : ' : ' . . : ' : . " . : ' : ' . dB 11 12 13 14 15 16 1 SIGNAL SELECT indicators 4 DD PRO LOGICII Lights to indicate the type of input signal When the ( STANDARD ) Pro Logic I ] mode of assigned for the current component : the rece vet is on , this lights to indicate Pro Logic II decoding . AUTO 5 VIR . SB Lights when AUTO sgnal select is on , Lights duling Vi4ual surround back SB processing . Depending on the source , this lights 6 ATT when a signal with sulround back channel encoding is detected . Lights when INPUT ATT is used to attenuate ( reduce ) the level of the analog input signal . DIGITAL 7 DIRECT Lights when a digital audio signal is detected . Lights when source direct playback is in use . Direct playback bypasses the tone controls DIGITAL and channel levels for the most accurate Lights when a Dolby Digital encoded reproduct on of a source . signal is detected . 8 MIDNIGHT ANALOG Lights duling Midnight listening , Lights when an analog signal is detected . 9 SLEEP DTS Lights when the receiver is in sleep mode . Lights when a source with DTS encoded audio signals is detected , 10 Speaker indicator Shows the speaker system currently in usa . 2 DTS When the STANDARD mode of t he receiver is 11 Character display on , this lights to indicate decoding of a DTS 12 Neo : 6 sgnak When the ( STANDARD ) NEO : 6 mode of the 3 DD DIGITAL receiver is on , this Ights to ndicate NEO6 When the STANDARD mode of the receiver is processing . on , this lights to indicate decod ng of a Dolby Digital signal , En
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D _ Controls and displays 13 ADV . SURR . ( Advanced Surround ) Lights when one of the Advanced Surround modes has been selected . 14 LOUDNESS Lights when LOUDNESS has been selected . 15 TUNER indicators STEREO Lghts when a stereo FM broadcast is being _ eceivedn auto stereo mode . MONO Lghts when the mono mode is set usng the MPX button . TUNED Lghts when a broadcast is being rece ved , 16 Master volume level Shows the overaEI volume level , = - - dB indi - cates the min mum level , and - 0 dB indicates the maximum level . Depending on your level settings for each channel , the maximum volume can range between - 10 dB and - 0 dB . D
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Controls and displays RECEIVER Remote control Sw tches the remote to control the _ eceiver ( used to select the features such as SLEEP , MCACC SETUP , etc ) . Also use i 10 this button to set up surround sound ( page 44 , page 51 ) . 1 12 3 RECEIVERCONTROL buttons 2 STANDARD Press for Standard decod ng and to swtch between the various Pro Logc II 3 and Neo : 6 options ( page 38 ) . ADVANCED SURROUND 4 Use to swtcb between the various surround modes ( page 39 ) . STEREO / DIRECT Sw tches between direct and stereo play - back . Direct playback bypasses the tone controls and channel levels for the most accurate reproduct on of a source ( page 39 ) , MIDNIGHT / LOUDNESS Sw tches to Midnight or Loudness @ @ @ @ 13 listening ( page 42 ) . 8 @ @ @ @ CH SELECT @ @ @ @ Selects a speaker when setting up the surround sound of the receiver ( page 52 ) . 9 14 LEVEL + / - [ ] Adjusts the levels of the surround sound of the receiver ( page 52 ) , TEST TONE Sounds the test tone when setting up the surround sound of the receiver ( page 52 ) . 1 RECEIVERrb MUTE This switches between stand by and on for th is receiver . Mutes the sound ( or restores the sound if it has been muted ) . 2 MULTI CONTROL buttons Press to select control of other components EFFECT + / - Adds or subtracts the amount of effect ( see Controlling the lest of your system on with different advanced surround modes page 58 ) . ( page 39 ) , Er _
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D _ Controls and displays FL DIMMER 6 ¢ _ = > , _ 1 } ( TUNE + / - , ST + / - } / ENTER Dims or brightens the d splay . Use the arrow buttons when setting up your surround sound system ( see 4 MASTER VOLUME + / - page 44 ) , Also used to control DVD Use to set the listening volume . menus / options and for deck 1of a double cassette deck player . Use the TUNE + / - S Receiver and component control buttons to find radio frequencies and use buttons ( Press the corresponding MULTi ST + / - to find preset stat ons ( page 55 ) . CONTROL button fi / st to access ) . These controls function according to the 7 Component / Tuner control buttons component you've selected . The main buttons ( , , II , etc . ) are used to TOP MENU control a component after you have selected t usng the MULTI CONTROL buttons . The Displays the disc ' top ' menu of a DVD , tunedDTV controls above these buttons can DTV MENU beaccessed after you have selected the corre - Displays menus on a d gital TV . sponding MULTI CONTROL button ( TUNER or TV / SAT ( when connected to DTV ) ) . AUDIO Changes the audio language or channel RETURN with DVD discs . Returns to the last ecreen selected when using a digital TV tuner . MCACC SETUP Use to setup your speaker system using BAND DTV ON / OFF the multi - channel acoust c calibration Switches between the tuner AM and FM system . bands ( page 54 ) . Also switches a dgtal TV on / off ( page 60 ) . MENU Displays the disc menu of DVD _ Video DTV INFO discs , It also displays TV and DTV menus , Use to brng up informaton screens on a digital TV . INPUT All " Attenuates ( lowers ) the level of an analog DISPLAY input sgnal to prevent diste _ on . Use to switch the display between the station preset name and the frequency for T . EDIT the tuner . Use to memorize and name a station for recall usng the STATION + / - buttons CLASS ( page 55 ) . Switches between the three banks ( classes ) of radio station presets GUIDE ( page 55 ) . Displays the guides on a digital TV . MPX SUBTITLE Switches between stereo and mono Displays / changes the subtitles included reception of FM broadcasts , If the signal in muir lingual DVD - Video discs . is weak then switching to mone wll SLEEP improve the sound quality ( page 54 ) , Use to put the rece ver in sleep mode and select the amount of time before the rece vet turns off . D
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Controls and displays D . ACCESS After press ng , you can access a rado station directly using the number buttons ( page 54 ) , 8 Number buttons Use the number buttons to dhectly select a radio frequency ( page 54 ) or the tracks on a CD , DVD , etc . 9 CHANNEL + / - Use to select channeEs when using a VCR , DVR , etc , Also use to skip tracks backward or forward on CDs , DVDs , etc . 10 INPUT SELECT Use to select the input seulce . 11 LED This Ightswhen acommand is sent from the remote control . 12 SOURCE _ Press to turn on / off other components connected to the _ eceiver . 13 DISC ( ENTER ) The button's use depends on the component selected . Ftcan be used to enter commands for % / or DTV , and can also be used to select a disc in a multi - CD player . 14 TV CONTROL buttons These buttons a _ dedicated to control the % / assigned to the TV CONT button . Thus if you only have one % / to hook up to this system assign it to the TV CONT MULTI CONTROL button . If you have two % / s , assign the main % / to the TV CONT button . O Use to turn on / off the power of the % / . ( TV CONTROL ) INPUT SELECT Use select the TVfunction . CHANNEL + / - Use to select channels , VOLUME + / - Use to adjust the volume on your TV . ER
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D _ Playing sources Chapter 5 : Playing sources You can identity Dolby Digital software by the Introduction to Sound Modes u _ , _ or _ 1 _ . _ marks . Most Dolby There are three basic sound options : Stereo / Direct ( STEREO / DIRECT ) , Standard ( STAN - Surround software is ma _ ked uu _ , but DARD ) or Advanced Surround ( ADVANCED unma _ ked software may also incorporate SURROUND ) . Dolby Surround . Depending on the source and the sound mode you have selected , you may not get sound from the sulround back Stereo / Direct speakers in your setup . For more on this , refer When you select STEREOor DIRECT , you will to Using the Virtual Surround Back mode ( VSB ) hear the source through just the front left and on page 41 and Using the Surround Back right speakers ( and possibly your subwoofer Channel ( SB CH ) on page 40 , depend ng on your speaker settings ) . Dolby Choose one of the following to add depth to a Dig tal and DTS muir channel sources are 2 channel source : downmixed to stereo , In STEREO , you'll hear the audio wth your Pro Logic II Movie ( MOVIE ) surround settings and you can still use the This mode gives 5.1 channel surround sound , Midnight , Loudness , and Tone control func _ It is suitable for movies , especially those tions . iecorded in Dolby Surround . The channel With DIRECT , you will bypass all effects and separation and movement of surround effects surround settings so that the audio rema ns s compalable to Dolby Dgtal 5.1 . as close to the source audio signal as possible , Pro Logic il Music ( MUSIC ) This mode gives 5.1channel surround esoundct and s suitable for musc , The surround eff _ Note s more enveloping than Pro Logic II Movie , • If you swtch on Midnight listen ng , Loud - ness , or the Tonecontrols when DIRECTis Pro Logic ( PROLOGIC ) selected , the receiver automatically This mode gives 4.1 channel surround sound , switches to STEREO , It is less sensitive to the quality of the sou rce material , so may be useful when Pro Logic II Standard mode Move / Music modes don't give good results . The Standard mode can be used to decode Dolby Digital , DTS , and Dolby Sulround Neo : 6 Cinema ( CINEMA ) sources , This mode gives 6.1 channel sulround sound The other surround sound opt arts ( next and is su table for movies . The Neo : 6 Cinema column ) can add multi - channel sound to mode delivers good channel separation for _ egular stereo sources . movie soundtracks . D
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Playing sources Neo : 6 Music ( MUSIC ) Sports ( SPORTS ) This mode gives 6.1 channel surround sound This is des gned for sports programs with alot and s suitaUe for musc . The Neo : 6 Musc of action , addng to the exc tement by mode plays the stereo source as is through bringing background action to the forefront . the front left / right speakers , and generates a natural , ambient surround and center sound , Game ( GAME ) Useful when playing video games . It works especially well wth sound moving from left to Advanced Surround modes iight in game softwale with alot of movement . These are designed to be used with multi - channel surround sound audio / visual sources ( like DVDsand LDs ) . Most Advanced Expanded ( EXPANDED ) Surround modes are des gned to be used with This mode is espec ally designed to give flm soundtracks , but some modes are also sound depth to stereo sources , and lets you suited for music sources . T _ ydifferent hear two - channel ( stereo ) signals as smu _ lated multi - channel surround sound • Use with settings with various soundtracks to see which you like . Dolby Pro Logic for a stereo surround effect , You can also use with Dolby Dgtal sources for a wder stereo field than the STANDARD rl _ NoID modes . • Dependng on thesoulce and the sound 6 - Channel Stereo ( 6 - STEREO ) mode you have selected , you may not get This can be selected to give multi _ channel sound from the surround back speakers sound to a stereo source , using all of the in you _ setup . For more on this , refer to speakers in your setup • Using the Virtual Surround Back mode ( VSB ) on page 41 and Using the Surround Back Channel ( SB CH ) on page 40 , Phones Surround ( PHONES SURROUND ) When I stening through headphones , you can Advanced Movie ( ADV . MOVIE ) still get the effect of overall surround • Simulates the relaxed environment of a movie theater , and s su table for watching movies . Choosing the input signal • Default sett ng : AUTO Advanced Music ( ADV . MUSIC ) You need to hook up a component to both Simulates the acoustic environment of a large analog and dgtal inputs on the real of the concert hall and is suitable for music or _ eceiver to select between input s gnals , musical SOU _ @ S , TV Surround ( TV . SURR . ) ii : _ ii ! { : : ! ! ! ii ! ! i : i ! ! 1i : 7 i ! ¸ ii : S i ' i This mode p _ duces surround sound for both mona and stereo TV sources . It is useful for older movies recorded wth mona soundtracks . iJ ER
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D _ Playing sources • Press SIGNAL SELECT ( front panel ) to Listening to multi - channel select the input signal corresponding to playback the source component . Each press cycles through the options as follows : ji AUTO DVD 5.1 ch / DIGITAL DVD 7.1 ch L ANALOG ( [ ( : , ( The AUTO setting automat cally switches to DIGITAL if a digital source is detected , other - wise the signal select will be ANALOG , DVD 5.1ch ( VSX - D712 ) and DVD 7.1ch ( VSX - ( i • i i D812 ) wll only appeal when DVD / LD is selected . When set to DIGITAL or AUTO , Dn DIGITAL 1 Switch on the playback component . Ights when a Dolby Dig tal signal is input , 2 Turn on the power of the receiver . and DTS lights when a DTS signal is input . 3 Select the source you want to play = back . _ NoI _ Use the MULTI CONTROL buttons ( or INPUT • This rece ver can only play back Ddby SELECT ) . Digital , PCM ( 32kHz - - - 96 kHz ) and DTS 4 Press STANDARD . digital signal formats ( however , only the If the source is Dolby Digital , DTS , or Dolby VSX - D812 can decode DTS 96kHz / 24 bit Surround encoded , the proper decoding signal formats ) . With other digital signal format will automatically be selected and formats , set to ANALOG . shows in the d splay . • You mayget digital neisewhen a LDor CD If you are listening to a two channel source , player compatible wth DTS is playing an each press changes the @ splay as fellows : analog signal . To prevent noise , make the proper dgtal connections ( page 16 ) and set the sgnal nput to DIGITAL , • Some DVD players don't output DTS MUSIC MUSIC ( Neo : 6 ) ( _ 3 Pro Logic 11 ) signals . For more deta Is , refer to the instruction manual suppled with your L C'N MA - - PROLOGICJ DVD player , ( Neo : 6 ) Refer to page 36 for more details about each mode , I
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Playing sources S Start playback of the component you Refer to page 37for more details about each surround effect , selected in step 1 . rJNote _ Note • You can't use the STANDARD mode with • If you press ADVANCED SURROUND 96kHz PCM or DTS 96kHz / 24 - bit stereo when the headphones are connected , the sources , PHONES SURROUND mode will automet _ cally be selected . • You can't use the Advanced Surround Using Stereo / Direct listening modes with 96kHz PCM or DTS When you select STEREO or DIRECT , you will 96kHz / 24 bit signal formats . hear the source through just the front left and rght speakers ( and possibly your subweofer depending on your speaker settings ) . Dolby O Tip Digital and DTS multichannel sources are dewnmixed to stereo . See page 36 for mere • The Advanced Surround effects can be on these modes . adjusted in the range of 10 to 90 by press ng EFFECT + / - , The effect level can • Press STEREO / DIRECT repeatedly to be set for each Advanced Surround mode . switch between the two options . The Standard ( STANDARD ) mode cannot be changed . rJNote • If you switch on Midnight listening , Leud _ ness , or theTone controls when DIRECTs selected , the receiver automatically sw tches to STEREO . Using Advanced Surround When you select one of the Advanced Surround options , Dolby Pro Logc , Dolby Digital and DTS decoding s done autematF cally corresponding to the input signal , Use Advanced Surround to add effects to the surround sound . • Press ADVANCED SURROUND repeat - edly to cycle the sound options . Each press changes the display as follows : AD _ AD _ MOVIEIMUSIcITVSURR . _ I 6 - STEREO SPORTS I _ EXPANDEDi GAME ER
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D _ Playing sources • Press SB CH MODE ( front panel ) Using the Surround Back repeatedly to cycle the surround back Channel ( SB CH ) channel options . • Default sett ng : SB ON ( VSX - D812 ) , SB Each pFess cycles through the options as OFF ( VSX - D712 ) follows : You can have the receiveFautomat cally swtch to Delby Digital EXoFDTS - ES decod ng for 6.1 encoded sources ( SB AUTO ) , or you can choose to listen to otheF SB AUTO kinds of soulces ( foFexample , 5.1 encoded material ) with 6.1 encod ng ( SBON ) . With 5.1 encoded sources , a surround back channel will begenerated , but the material maysound betteF n the 5,1 foFmat foFwhich it was orgi - • You can't use the surFound back channel nally encoded , in which case you can simply if the Surround backspeaker setting on swtch the suFround back channel off ( SB page 46 s set to SB _ oFSBSW ( VSX - OFF ) , D812 only ) . The table ind cares when you will heal the • You can't hea _ the surFound back channel suFround back channel . wth DTS96kHz / 24 bit sources . STANDARD ADVANCESDURROUND Typeof source SBCH STANDARD MOVIE / MUSIC / NEO : 6 CINEMA / MODE All modes PROLOGIC NEO : 6 MUSIC decoding DTS - ES / DolDbyigital ON ¢ # Matrixencoded multi - channesJources ¢ ¢ with 6.1 surround AUTO DolbyDigital / DTS ON ¢ ¢ encodedmulti - channel sources AUTO # DolbyDigitallDTS ON ¢ ¢ ¢ encodedstereosource . < Stereosources AUTO ¢ ¢ Analog2 - channel ON ¢ ¢ ¢ ( stereo ) source AUTO ¢ V D
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Playing sources Each press cycles through the opt ons as Using the Virtual Surround follows : Back mode ( VSB ) Selectb _ g this mode allows you to hear a i / vsBON virtual hack channel through your sulround VSB OFF / speakers . For example , you can choose to VSB AUTO . / I listen to sources with no surround back channel information ( for example , 5,1 encoded material ) with emulated 6,1 r _ Note encod ng ( VSB ON ) . Sometimes the meter al may sound better n the 5,1 format for which • You can't use the VMual Surround Back it was originally encoded . In this case you can mode if the Speaker setting on page 45 s have the receiver only apply this effect to 6,1 set to S _ , encoded sources like Dolby Digital EX or DTS - ES ( VSB AUTO ) , or you can simply switch it • You can only use the Viltual Surround off ( VSB OFF ) . Back mode if the Surround back speat _ er setting on page 46 is set to SB _ or SB SW The table indicates when you wdl hear the virtual surround back channel , ( VSX - D812 only ) . • You can't adjust the surround back • Press SB CH MODE ( front panel ) channel level when you're I stening to the repeatedly to cycle the virtual surround v rtual surround back channel , back channel options . STANDARD ADVANCESDURROUND Virtual STANDARD MOVIEIMUSICi NEO : 6CINEMA / Typeof source Surround All modes Backmode RROLOGIC NEO : 6MUSIC decoding DTS - ES / DolbDyigital ON ¢ ¢ Matrixencoded multi - channeslources ¢ ¢ with 6.1 surround AUTO DolbyDigital / DTS ON ¢ ¢ encodedmulti - channel sources AUTO V DolbyDigital / bTS ON , / ¢ ¢ encodedstereosource _ Stereosources AUTO ¢ ¢ Analog2 < hanne [ ON ¢ ¢ ¢ ( stereo ) source AUTO ¢ ¢ ER
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D _ Playing sources 1 Press TONE to select the frequency you Using Midnight and Loudness want to adjust . listening Each press swtches between BASS and The M £ ff _ ight listening feature allows you to TREBLE . hea _ effective surround sound of movies at 2 Use the MULTI JOG dial to change the low volume levels , The effect automatically amount of bass or treble as necessary . adjusts according to the volume at which Wait about five seconds for your changes to you're listening , be nput automatically . The Loudness listening feature can be used to get good bass and treble from music sources at low volume levels . _ ' _ Note • Press MIDNIGHT / LOUDNESS . • You can only use the tone controls when Each press cycles through the effects as STEREO / DIRECTis selected . DIRECTwill follows : switch to STEREOwhen the tone controls are used • • The tone controls affect SPEAKER A only , offr _ MIDNIGHT _ They can't be used when SPEAKER A is LOUDNESS switched off . Playing other sources r _ NOte • You can't use MIDNIGHT / LOUDNESS when DVD 5.1 ch / DVD 7.1 ch has been selected , or when I stening to a DTS 96kHz / 24 bit source . ( Using the tone controls ( Depending on what you are listening to , you ( ( } ( may want to adjust the bass or treble using , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . / the front panel tone control , t } 1 Turn on the power of the playback component . 2 Turn on the power of the receiver . 3 Select the source you want to play - back . Use the MULTI CONTROL buttons ( or INPUT SELECT ) . D
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Playing sources 4 Start playback of the component you [ ] No're selected in step 1 . • When playback from the muir _ channel nputs ie selected , you can't use the Selecting the multi - channel INPUT ATT , TONE , and MIDNIGHT / analog inputs LOUDNESS buttons , as well as the STAN - If you have connected a decoder or a DVD DARD , ADVANCED SURROUND , and player with multichannel analog outputs to STEREO / DIRECT sound modes . this receiver ( page 18 ) , you must select the • When playback from the mult _ channel analog multi - channel nputs for surround nputs is selected , only the volume and sound playback , channel levels can be set . Using the sleep timer d The sleep timer switches the receiver into standby after a specified amount of tree so you can fall asleep without wom / ing about the receiver ben 9 left on all night . Use the remote : ; control to set the sleep timer . 1 Press RECEIVER . 2 Press SLEEP repeatedly to set the sleep time . E : : _ : - : : : - : I O Tip 1 Press DVD / LD . • You can check the remaning sleep time at 2 Press SIGNAL SELECT repeatedly to select DVD S . lch / DVD 7.1ch . any time by pressing SLEEP once . Pressing repeatedly will cycle throu9 h the To cancel playback from the multi - channel sleep options again . inputs , use the SIGNAL SELECT button to select a d fferent input signal , • You can also switch off the sleep tmer simply by switching off the receiver . En
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D _ Setting up the receiver Chapter 6 : Setting up the receiver 2 Press RECEIVER . Choosing your receiver setup To ensure the best possible surround sound , 3 Use ¢ _ or = > to choose the option you be sure to complete the following set up want to adjust . operations . This s particularly important It will be easiest to adjust each of the sett ngs when using DTS and Dolby surround , You n turn , following the order below ( and on the only need to make these sett ngs once ( unless following pages ) , The culrent setting s shown you change the placement of your current for each option as you cycle through the speaker system or add new speakers , etc . ) , d splay , Refer to the following pages for details on Speaker setting ( page 45 ) each of the settings , Spec fy the number and type of speakers you have connected , A Imporlmnt Surround back speakersetting ( page 46 ) • If you are using the Pioneer S - FCRW230 / Specify yoursurround back speake _ 730 speaker system , make sure the surround back subwoofersetup , Subwoofersetting is set to YES and the Speakersetting is set to FS - CS - SSYou'll Subwoofer setting ( page 46 ) also have to change the Crossover Spec fy how the subwoofer is used . frequency setting to 200Hz , Crossover frequency setting ( page 46 ) Determine which frequencies will besent to the subwoofer ( or large speakers ) , O iiiiiiiiiiiiiii LFE attenuator setting ( page 47 ) [ } } i } Choose the attenuator level for the LFE C E } i } channel . ( [ [ ( > < [ ( [ ) Front left speaker distance setting ( ) > < ? ( ? ( page 47 ) ( z ) c > ( ) L _ Spec fy the distance from your listening position to your front left speaker . Center speaker distance setting ( page 47 ) Spec fy the distance from your listening position to your center speaker . 1 Press RECEIVER © to turn the power Front right speaker distance setting on . ( page 48 ) The STANDBY indicator goes out , Spec fy the distance from your listening position to your front rght speaker , D
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Setting up the receiver Surround right speaker distance 4 Use 1 } or _ to adjust the setting . setting ( page 48 ) The setting is entered automatically . Specify the distance from your I stening 5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust other post on to your surround dght speaker . setup options . Surround back speaker distance 6 When you're done , press ENTER to setting ( page 48 ) exit . Specify the distance from your I stening post on to your surround back speakers . Surround left speaker distance setting rJNote ( page 48 ) Specify the distance from your I stening • The setting d splay is automatically exited post on to your surround left speaker . after 3 minutes of inactivity , Subwoofer distance setting ( page 48 ) Specify the distance from your I stening Speaker setting posit on to your subwoofer , • Default setting FL - CS - SS ( If a subwoofer s detected when you turn the receiver on , Dynamic range control setting the default s FS - CS - SS . ) ( page 49 ) Compress the dynam c range of the You must let the receiver know haw many sound track . speakers you have , and how big they are . The size you choose ( large or small ) determines Dual mono setting ( page 49 ) how much bass is sent from the receiver to Isolate one channel when I stening to the speakers , dscs with dual mono encod ng . In the display , E , C , and S refer to front , center , Component video input settings and surround speakers respectively . Speaker ( page 49 ) size is denoted as L for large speakers , S for Specify the components to beassigned to small speakers , and _ ( asterisk ) if no speaker the component video nputs ( below ) . is connected , Component video 1 input setting Component video 2 input setting Surround back channel input setting • If the cone size ( d ameter ) of the speaker ( VSX - D812 only ) ( page 49 ) s larger than 5 nches , set the speaker Specify the number of surround back size to L . nputs you have connected . • If you ' _ e not using a subwoofer , we recom - Digital input settings ( page 50 ) mend sett ng the front speakers to L . Specify the components to beassigned to the dgtal inputs ( below ) . • Cycle through the available choices using 1 } or _ and choose a configuration Coax al digital input I sett ng that matches your speaker setup . Coax al digital input 2 sett ng Optical digital input 1 sett ng Optical digital input 2 sett ng ( VSX - D812 only ) ER
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D _ Setting up the receiver One of the following configurat ons should match your setup : • To select SB L you must have SL selected in the Speakersett / ng . F FS - CS - SS FL - C _ - S _ FS - CS - S _ Subwoofer setting I You can choose whether the subwoofer is FL - C _ - SS FS - C _ - SS used or not , Use the plus ( PLUS ) sett ng for I extra bass . FL - C _ - SL FS - C _ - S _ • Use 1 } or _ to select subwoofer YES , I PLUSor NO . FL - CS - S _ FL - CL - SL I FL - CS - SS FL - CL - SS I FL - CS - SL FL - CL - S _ I I r _ Note Surround back speaker setting • If you chose the small front speaker setting , SW YES is automatically set and • Default sett ng : S ( VSX _ D812 ) , _ ( VSX - locked . D712 ) • When you select the PLUSsetting , you You must let the rece vet know if surround wll get the bass sounds from the back speaker ( s ) have been connected , and subwoofer even if the front speakers are how big they are . The size you choose ( large or set to L small ) determines how much bass is sent flom the receiver to the speakers . If you have connected a surround back subwoefer ( VSX _ Crossover frequency setting D812 ) , you should select the surround back • Default sett ng : 100 Hz subweofer sett ng ( SB SW ) from the options . Crossover frequency is the point where the Choose _ ( asterisk ) if no speaker s _ eceiverdivides the hgh and low sounds ( the connected . frequencies ) between the speakers . Since most smaller speakers can't handle deep • Use 1 } or _ to select SBS , SB _ , SBSW basstones , you can send these sounds to the or SB L subweofer ( or if you don't have a subwoefer , the large ( L ) speakers in your system ) instead of the speakers set to small ( S ) in youl setup . Choose the point at which you want the frequency routed to the subwoefer ( or L speakers ) * VSX - D8 _ 2 only D
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Setting up the receiver • Use 1 } or _ to set the attenuation We recommend setting this to 200Hz ifyour S speakers are smaller bookshelf - type level ( 0 dB , 10 dB or _ dB ( _ ) ) . speakers . • Use 1 } or _ to specify the crossover frequency for your small speakers ( 100 Hz , Eo i ffZ'a 150 Hz or 200 Hz ) . 100Hz20 - _ HHz15OHz _ • When cois selected ( _ appears in the d splay ) , LFEcannot be heard . 100Hz Sends bass frequenc es below 100 Hz to the subweofer ( or L speakers ) . Front left speaker distance setting 150Hz • Default setting 10 ft . Sends bass frequenc es below 150 [ qzto Sets the distanee flom the front left speaker to the subweofer ( or L speakers ) . the listening posit on . 200Hz • Use _ or _ to set the distance of the Sends bass frequenc es below 200 [ qzto front left speaker from the main listening the subweofer ( or L speakers ) . position ( within the range of 0.5 ft . to 45 ft . ) . _ ' _ I @ ote Center speaker distance setting • If all speakers ( front , center , and • Default setting 10 ft . surround ) a _ e set to L , the crossover The center speaker is normally placed directly frequency can't be set because there are in the front of the listening room and closer to no S speakers ( _ appears in the the listening position than the front speakers . d splay ) , This means that the sound from the center speaker will be heard before the front speakers , To prevent this , set the center LFE attenuator setting speaker distance setting to delay the sound • Default setting 0 dB from the center speaker so that the sound Dolby Dgtal and DTSaudio sources include from the front and center speakers will be ultra - low bass tones . Set the LFEattenuator heard at the same tme . as necessary to prevent the ultra - low bass tones from distorting the sound from the speakers . ER
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D _ Setting up the receiver • Use 1 } or _ to set the distance of the Surround back speaker distance center speaker from the main listening setting position ( within the range of 0.5 ft . to 45 • Default sett ng : 10 ft ft . ) . You should set the distance of the surround back speakers accurately to hear sounds r _ Note coming from all speakers at the same time . • Use 1 } or _ to set the distance of the • When C _ is selected in the speaker surround back speakers from the main setting , the center speaker distance can't listening position ( within the range of 0.5 beset . ft . to 45 ft ) . Front right speaker distance setting r _ Note • Default sett ng : 10 ft . Sets the distance from the front right speaker • When SB SW ( VSX - D812 only ) or SB _ is to the listening postion , selected in the surround back speaker setting , the surround back speaker • Use 1 } or _ to set the distance of the distance can't be set , front right speaker from the main listening position ( within the range of 0.5 ft . to 45 ft ) . Surround left speaker distance setting Surround right speaker distance • Default sett ng : 10 ft setting You should set the distance of the surround • Default sett ng : 10 ft speakers accurately to hear sounds coming from all speakers at the same time . You should set the distance of the surround speakers accurately to hear sounds coming • Use 1 } or _ to set the distance of the from all speakers at the same time . surround left speaker from the main listening position ( within the range of 0.5 • Use 1 } or _ to set the distance of the ft . to 45 ft ) . surround right speaker from the main listening position ( within the range of 0.5 ft . to 45 ft ) . r _ Note • When $ t is selected in the speaker rJNote setting , the surround speaker distance can't be set . • When S _ is selected in the speaker setting , the surround speaker distance can't be set . D
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Setting up the receiver language on one channel and a different Subwoofer distance setting language on the other , With this setting you • Default setting 10 ft . can choose which channel in the dual mono Like your speakers , you should set the setting you want to Isten to . distance of the subwoofer accurately to hear If Dolby Digital mode s switched on , you will sounds fiom all speakers at the same time . hear the channel you have selected ( either • Use 1 } or _ to set the distance of the chl or ch2 ) through your center speaker . Wth subwoofer from the main listening posi - Dolby Dgtal mode off , or f you don't have a tion ( within the range of 0.5 ft . to 45 ft . ) . center speaker , you will hear the channel you have selected through both flont speakers . In the L ch 1 . R ch2 sett ng , the left front speaker will play channel 1 and the rght front speaker will play channel 2 , • When SW NO is selected in the subwoofer sett ng , the subwoofer • Use 1 } or _ } to cycle through the d stance can't be set . possible dual mono settings . Dynamic range control setting • Default setting OFF Dynamic iange is the d fference between the loudest and softest sounds in any given sgnak With this setting , you can compress the dynamic range , so that low level sounds Component video input settings can be heard more easily ( sounding relatively Here you tell the receiver what components louder ) yet louder sounds won't be too over - you have hooked up to the component video bearing . jacks on the back of the receiver , • Use 1 } or _ to set the dynamic range control ( OFF , MAX , or MID ) . Component video 1 : • Default settings : DVD _ Iqote • Use 1 } or _ to assign the component video 1 input ( DVD , TV , VCR or OFF ) . • When Istenng at low volumes , set to MAX for maximum dynamic range Component video 2 : compression , • Default setting : TV • Dynamic range control is effect ve only • Use 1 } or _ to assign the component when a Dolby Digital or DTS sgnal is video 2 input ( DVD , TV , VCR or OFF ) . beng played back . Dual mono setting Default setting chl The dual mono setting can only be used when listening to Dolby Digital and DTS signals with dual mono encoding . It s somet mes used when it is necessary to have one ER
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D _ Setting up the receiver Surround back channel input Use 1 } or , _ to assign the optical digital input ( DVD , " IV , CD , CDR , VCR Or OFF ) . setting ( VSX - D812only ) Optical digital 2 • Default sett ng : SB2ch IN ( VSX - D812only ) You only haveto make this sett ng if you are • Default sett ng : CDR using a seperate component for decoding DVDs , and the component has only one Use 1 } or , _ to assign the optical digital surround back channel output . If this is the input ( DVD , " IV , CD , CDR , VCR Or OFF ) . case , select $ B lch IN , otherwise leave it set to SB 2ch IN , r _ Note • Use 1 } or _ to select SB 2ch IN or SB lch IN , • You can't assign two inputs to the same function . For example , ass gning input 1 to the default sett ng of nput 2 Digital input settings automatically switches input 2 to OFF . Here you tell the receiver what components you have hooked upto the coaxial and optical DIGITAL IN jacks onthe back of the receiver , After you assign a component to a digital jack , whenever you select that component , ( for example , a DVD player ) the ieceiver automat cally changes to the digital nput setting and DIGITAL shows in the d splay . Coaxial digital 1 : • Default sett ngs : DVD • Use 1 } or _ , to assign the coaxial digital 1 input ( DVD , TV , CD , CDR , VCR or OFF ) . Coaxial digital 2 : • Default sett ng : CD • Use 1 } or _ , to assign the coaxial digital 2 input ( DVD , TV , CD , CDR , VCR or OFF ) . Optical digital 1 : • Default sett ngs : TV I
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Setting up the receiver 1 Press RECEIVER . Manually calibrating your 2 Press MCACC SETUP . listening area ( MCACC ) The MCACC system uses the left front You can use the Multi - Channel Acoustic Cal - speaker as a reference point to calibrate the bratien ( MCACC ) system to fine tune your speaker level and channel delay • speaker levels and channel delay , These ale calibrated according to the distance from The front left speaker tone and the target your left front speaker to the I stening posi - speaker ( the one that you'ie trying to adjust ) tion . You will hear a series of test tones that tone will sound in turns , so you can judge which needs to be louder , will allow you to set the speaker levels and channel delay to yeul I king . The advantage of 3 Use 1 } and _ to adjust each channel doing this s that you can achieve an overall level in turn , pressing ENTER to go to the balance defined by the front speakers ( the next channel when you're done . main speakers for home theater ) . The test tone is output in the following o _ er ( depending on the speaker setting ) : _ 1 Imporl _ nl • You must complete the Speakersett / ng on page 45 before using the MCACC setup . 4 Specify the distance from the front left speaker to your listening position using 1 } and _ then press ENTER . 5 Use 1 } and _ to adjust the delay for each channel in turn , pressing ENTER to go to the next channel when you're done . • i _ iiiii _ _ iiii _ _ , , Listen to the reference channel and use it to measure the talget channel . Stand facing the two speakers with your arms outstretched point ng at each speaker . T _ / to make the two tones sound as f they are arriving simulta _ neouslyat a position sightly n front of you and between your arm span . Caution • These test tones can be loud , so take care that there is no one in the room who will be startled by the noise , ER
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D _ Setting up the receiver The test tone for channel delay is output inthe Setting separate channel same order as step 5 : levels for listening modes • Default sett ng : 0 dR In addition to the MCACC setup , you can also set relative channel levels from the listening posit on using the method below . Usng CH SELECT ( see tip below ) , it is also possible to After you have completed all the channels in set separate channel levels for each of the your speaker setup , the volume level _ eturns listening modes . to normal and COMPLETE , then RESUME shows in the d splay . O _ 0 _ ' _ Note • Using the MCACC system to set up your speaker system will overwrite any previous settings you had for the STANDARD or ADVANCED SURROUND modes . 1 PressSTANDARD orADVANCED SURROUND . 2 Press TEST TONE to output the test tone . The test tone s output in the following order ( depend ng on the speaker sett ng ) : RS rL - - C - - R _ _ SW - LS - - SB • If you don't hear a test tone from one of your speakers , please refer to Speaker setting on page 45 and Surround back speaker setting on page 46 to make sure you have correctly specified you _ speaker setup . D
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Setting up the receiver 3 Press MASTER VOLUME + / - to adjust the volume to an appropriate level . 4 Use LEVEL + / - to adjust the speaker levels in turn . You should hear the test tone at the same volume from each speaker when seated in the main I sten ng position . The channel level range s _ + 10 dB . S When you're done , press TESTTONE to turn off the test tone . The receiver returns to the Standard mode , Tip • The speaker volume can be adjusted without outputting the test tone by press ng CH SELECT and then usng LEVEL + / - + However , you can only adjust the level of the speakers currently active n the mode you're I stening to . You can set separate levels for the STANDARD , STEREO and DVD 5.1 ch / DVD 7.1 ch modes + as well as for each ADVANCED SURROUND mode . ] Note • Since the subwoofer transmits an ultra - low frequency its sou nd may seem q uieter than it actually is . • Usng test tones to set up your speaker system will overwrite any previous settings you had for the STANDARD or ADVANCED SURROUND modes . ER
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D _ Usingthetuner Chapter 7 : Using the tuner Automatic tuning Listening to the radio To search for star ons in the currently The following steps show you how to tune in selected band , press and hoed TUNE + / - to FM and AM radio broadcasts using the for about a second , The receiver will start automat c ( search ) and manual ( step ) tunng sealcMng for the next station , stopping functions . If you already know the frequency when it has found one . Repeat to search of the station you want , see Tuning directly to for other star ons . a station beEow . Once you are tuned to a station you can memorize the frequency for Manual tuning _ ecall later - - - - see Saving station presets on To change the frequency one step at a page 55 for more on how to do this . time , press TUNE ÷ / - . High speed tuning Press and hold TUNE + / - for high speed tuning , Release the button at the frequency you want . Improving FM stereo sound If the TUNED or STEREOindicators don't Ight when tuning to an EM station because the signal s weak , press the MPX button to swtch the receiver nto mona reception mode , This should improve the sound qual ty and allow you to enjoy the broadcast . Tuning directly to a station Sometimes , you'll already know the frequency of the station you want to listen to . In this case , you can simply enter the frequency 1 Press the TUNER button to select the d rectly using the number buttons on the tuner . _ emote control . 2 Use the BAND button to change the 1 Press the TUNER button to select the band ( FM or AM ) , if necessary . tuner . Each press switches the band between EM and AM . 2 Use the BAND button to change the band ( EM or AM ) , if necessary . 3 Tune to a station . Each press switches the band between EM There are three ways to do this : and AM . D
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Using the tuner 3 Press D , ACCESS ( Direct Access ) , 4 Use the number buttons to enter the frequency of the radio station . For example , to tune to 106.00 ( FM ) , press 1 , 0,6,0,0 , 1 J J If you make a mistake halfway through , press : J i ¸ ¸ ¸ ¸ ¸ ¸ ¸ ¸ m7 { ii [ D . ACCESS twice to cancel the frequency and start over , , , _ , ( } ) Saving station presets ( ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If you often Nsten to a particular radio station , it's convenient to have the receiver store the frequency for easy recaN whenever you want to [ sten to that station . This saves t he effort of manually tuning neachtme , This unit can memorize up to 30 stations , stored n three C } n • " banks , or classes , ( A , B and C ) of 10 star ons i each , When saving an FM frequency , the MPX sett ng ( see page 54 ) s also stored , Use 1 Tune to a station you want to memo - the front panel controls to store station rize , presets • See Listening to the radio on page 54 for more on this , 2 Press T . EDIT ( TUNER EDIT ) . The display shows ST . MEMORY , then a blinking memory class , IIIIll _ f _ _ u _ pm , A 3 Press CLASS to select one of the three classes then press ST + / - ( STATION + / - ) to select the station preset you want . You can also use the the MULTi , lOG dial ( front panel ) to select a star on preset . EN
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D _ Usingthetuner 4 PressENTER . Listening to station presets After press ng ENTER , the preset class and You will need to have some presets stored to number stop U nking and the receiver stores dothis . SeeSdving station presets on page 55 the star on . f you haven't done this already . 1 PressTUNER to select the tuner . Naming station presets 2 Press CLASS to select the class in which For easier dentification , you can name your the station is stored . station presets . Press repeatedly to cycle through classes A . 1 Choose the station preset you want to B and C , name . 3 Press ST + / - ( STATION + / - ) to select See Listening to station presets below for how the station preset you want . to do this . 2 Press T . EDIT ( TUNER EDIT ) . r _ Note The d splay shows ST . NAME , then a bl nking cursor at the first character position . • If the rece vet ie left d sconnected from 3 Input the name you want . the AC power outlet for an extended Names can be up to four characters long , period , the station memodes will be lost and will have to be repregrammed . • Use the MULTI JOG dial ( front panel ) or the ST + / - buttons ( remote ) to select characters . • Press ENTER to confilm a character . If no character is input , a space is input . • The name is stored when ENTER is pressed after choosing the fourth char - acter . Tip • To erase a staten name , simply repeat steps 1 - 3and nput four spaces instead of a name , • Once you have named a staten preset , you can press DISPLAY when listening to a star on to swtch the d splay between the name and the frequency . D
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Making recordings Chapter 8 : Making recordings 1 Select the source you want to record . video Making an audio or a Use the MULTI CONTROL buttons ( or INPUT recording SELECT ) . You can make an audio or a video recording 2 Select the input signal ( if necessary ) . from the builtqn tuner , or from an audio or Press SIGNAL SELECT ( front panel ) to select video source connected to the rece vet ( such the input sgnal correspond ng to the source as a CD player or TV ) . component ( see page 37for more on this ) , Keep in mind you can't make a digital recording from an analog source or vice - 3 Preparethe source you want to record . versa , so make sure the components you are Tune to the radio station , load the CD , video , recording to / from are hooked up in the same DVDetc , way ( see Connecting up on page 15 for more 4 Prepare the recorder . on connections ) . Insert a blank tape , MD , video etc . into the If you want to record a video source , you also recording device and set the record ng levels . need use the same type of connection for the Refer to the instructions that came with the soume as for the recorder . FOr example , you recorder if you are unsure how to do this , can't _ ecord a component hooked up to S - Most video recorders set the audio recording video jacks with a recorder hooked up to the level automatically - - - check the component's component video outputs ( see page 19 for instruct on manual if you're unsure . more on video connections ) . S Start recording , then start playback of the source component . _ LLLLLLLLLLL m r _ NOte • The receiver's volume , balance , tone ( ( C ( bass , treble , loudness ) , and surround ii C ? ( ( ( effects have no effect on the recorded ( ( ( ) signal . Ui , ER
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D _ Controlling the rest of your system Chapter 9 : Controlling the rest of your system Setting the remote to control Selecting preset codes other components directly There are several ways to set your remote to control the othercomponents n yoursystem , The easiest way to do this s to assgn the component's manufacturer preset code ( starting on page 63 ) to one of the MULTI CONTROL buttons on the remote control . m = = m _ CII _ CII _ CI ? CII ? The buttons can beset to central the fellowi ng components : DVD / LD : DVD or LD player TV / SAT : TV or Satellite tuner VCR / DVR : VCR or Digital Video Recorder CD : CD player CD - R / TAPE : CD Recorder , Tape deck or MD player ' IV CONT : TV or Cable TV tuner TUNER : FM / AM tuner 000 C 000 ( i 0000 • The remote control will exit an operat on after 1 minute of inact vity , 1 While pressing the RECEIVER button , press and hold the 1 button . The LED bl nks . 2 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for the component you want to control . The LED lights . 3 Use the number buttons to enter the preset code ( see page 63 ) The LED blinks again . D
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Controlling the rest of your system If the correct code has been input the power Direct function ofthecomponentbeing nput will turn on or • Default setting ON off . You can use the direct function feature to The power of the component being input will control ane component using the remote only turn on or off if that component is able to control while at the same time , using your be turned on d rectly by iemote control , receiver to playback a different component . • You can only input a code for the compo - This could let you , for example , use the nent type wr tten on each MULTI remote control to set up and listen to a CD on CONTROL button ( except RECEIVER and the rece vet and then use the remote control TUNER ) , to rewind a tape in you _ VCR while you continue to Isten to youl CD player . • Even if you don't nput a preset code for the TV ( TV / SAT MULTI CONTROL button ) When direct functon s on , any component you wll be able to control youl TV using you select ( using the MULTI CONTROL the ded cared " IV CONTROL on the buttons ) will be selected by both the receiver iemote if you have ass gned it to the TV and the remote control . When you turn direct CONT button . funct an off , you can operate the remote control without affecting the receiver . • You may not be able to usea part cular code even if it is listed on page 63 . 1 While pressing the RECEIVER button , • The remote contrd buttons will not be press and hold the 4 button . able operate other equipment unless The LED blinks . preset with the method above . 2 Press the MULTI CONTROL button for 4 Repeat steps 2 through 3 to try a the component you want to control . different code , or to enter a code for The LED lights . another component you want to control . 3 Use the number buttons to enter 5 When you're done , press RECEIVER . either 1 ( direct on ) or 2 ( direct off ) . The LED blinks again . Clearing all the remote 4 Repeat steps 2 through 3 for the other components you want to control . control settings You can clear all presets and _ store the 5 When you're done , press RECEIVER . factory default settings . • While pressing the RECEIVERbutton , r _ Note press and hold the 0 button for three • You can't use dilect function for TUNER . seconds . The LED blinks three times ndicating the settings have been restored to the factory presets . Er _
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D _ Controlling the rest of your system Controls for TVs This remote control can control components a _ er entering the p _ per codes or teaching the ieceiver t he commands ( see Setting the remote to contro / other components on page 58 for more on ths ) . Use the MULTI CONTROL buttons to select the component , TVO Switches the DTV on or off , DTV Switches the % / or CA % / between standby and on , Cable % / / Satellite % / frV INPUT Switches the % / input . ( Not possible with all models , ) % / SELECT CHANNEL Selects channels , CableTV / Satellite TV / TV / + / - D % / VOLUME Adjust the % / volume . Cable TV / Satellit e TV / TV / + / - D % / TOP MENU Press to display the DTV menu , DTV MENU Select different menus from the DTV functions , D % / Select the menu screen , Cable TV / Satellite TV / TV AUDIO Use to switch DTV audio tracks DTV GUIDE Use as the GUIDE button for navigating DTV Use to choose the BLUE commands on a D % / menu . D % / II Use to choose the GREEN commands on a DTV menu , D % / • Use to choose the RED commands on a DTV menu , D % / Use to choose the YELLOW commands on a DTV menu , D % / I _ Press to get information on D % / programs , D % / I _ Switches DTV on or off , DTV _ 1 _ 1 Use to select closed captioning with D % / . D % / Number Use to select a specific TV channel , Cable W / Satellite % / / TV / Buttons D % / + 10 button Use to add a decimal point when selecting a specific TV D % / channel . ENTER / Use to enter a channel . Cable TV / Satellite TV / TV / DISC D % / D
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