FAQ Overview

Receivers

How does Spotify work with my receiver?

By connecting the unit to the same network as mobile devices, such as a smartphone and tablet, you can enjoy music played with Spotify Connect wirelessly.
To play Spotify Connect, install a Spotify application on your smartphone or tablet. Also, you need to obtain a Spotify premium account.
 
Start up the Spotify application.
Play a track on the Spotify application, switch the screen to the playback operation screen, and then tap “Devices Available” on the bottom of the screen.
Select your unit.

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Can I connect Bluetooth headphones to the Receiver?

No, the Bluetooth Built-in allows a portable device such as a phone, tablet or computer to stream music to the receiver

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I'm not able to connect my phone/tablet via Bluetooth.

Unplug the power cord of the receiver for at least 2-3 minutes.
Go into Bluetooth settings of your device and "Forget this device" or "Unpair this device"
Plug receiver and set the input to Bluetooth. Wait until you see "Now Pairing..."
Enable (turn on) the Bluetooth function of the Bluetooth-enabled device, and then select this unit from among the devices displayed.

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Can the receivers process Chromecast Video?

No, the receivers can only process Chromecast Audio.

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Can the Receiver Stream Movies using Airplay?

Unfortunately the Air Play Feature of the Receiver is only designed to stream audio from a iOS device to the Receiver over a Network Connection.

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I can't get good FM radio reception where I live. What would you recommend I do to help FM radio reception?

Most customers will invest in a Powered FM antenna to assist will more reception.

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Last update: 2020-12-21 20:50


Why can't I use longer runs of HDMI cables?

Like many video, audio and data cables, HDMI cords can suffer from signal degradation at longer lengths. We recommend to use a HDBaseT.
HDBaseT is the global standard for the distribution of ultra-high-definition video & audio, Ethernet, controls, USB and up to 100W of power over a single cable.

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What type of Format does ARC support?

PCM

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I'm not getting Dolby ATMOS audio from my Receiver?

Confirm the receiver is set to a Dolby ATMOS configuration. Also, make sure your device is set to output BITSTREAM and the content is mastered in Dolby ATMOS.

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I'm not able to get 4k at 60Hz.

2017 and up receivers have the capability to change the 4k format between Standard and Enhanced.
 
While pressing DIMMER on the main unit, press AUTO/DIRECT to display the current setting on the display.
While this is being displayed, while pressing DIMMER on the main unit, repeatedly press AUTO/DIRECT to switch the setting.

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I'm not able to get 4k at 60Hz.

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If I'm using the MAIN and SUB HDMI OUT, will I be able to get 4k on one TV even if my other TV is not 4k?

Unfortunately no. The Receiver will set the output resolution to the lowest common resolution shared by the two TVs.

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Why can't I use longer runs of HDMI cables?

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What type of Format does ARC support?

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Last update: 2020-12-29 15:17


Will I be able to get video if I connect composite from my Receiver to my TV, but use HDMI for all my inputs?

Unfortunately no. The receivers can't down-covert HDMI to go to a TV via composite.

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Last update: 2020-12-29 15:19


Am I able to listen to Spotify in main zone and TuneIn in Zone 2?

Unfortunately no. You can only playback one internet stream in either zone or both simultaneously, but not two different streams.

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Why is my volume not able to be adjusted on one source? All my other sources work just fine.

Go into the Home Menu, Press ENTER on System Setup, Select Hardware, Select Works with SONOS, Turn the Input Selector Off.

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My remote is not working.

Check for battery strength.
If the main unit is installed in a rack or cabinet with colored-glass doors, or if the doors are closed, the remote controller may not work normally.
After operating the Multi-zone function (for compatible models only), the remote controller mode may be switched to the mode for operating the ZONE output audio.
Check "Multi-zone”, and switch the remote controller mode to the mode for controlling the main room.
Make sure the Remote ID number is the same as the Remote ID number within the settings of the receiver - see owners manual for Remote ID

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Last update: 2020-12-29 15:33


My iControlAV5 App no longer controls my receiver.

Upon investigation, we have found that due to the age of the application we are not capable of updating the app to control the unit.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you have a 2016+ model you can use the Pioneer Rempte app.

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Last update: 2020-12-29 15:37


Am I able to connect more than one speaker to the speaker terminal, even though I've matched the impedance?

Unfortunately no. Our receivers are designed for one speaker per terminal.

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Can I use banana plugs with your receivers?

Yes, you can use banana plugs with most of our receivers. (for compatible models only)c

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Am I able to use both Speaker Terminals and Main Zone Pre-out's at the same time?

Yes, speaker terminal connections and preouts can be used at the same time, usually depending on the model.

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Can my registration be used as warranty?

Unfortunately no. The warranty is strictly based off of your purchase invoice or receipt from an authorized seller.

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Is it okay to set my receiver on its side in my cabinet?

No, we recommend sitting the receiver on its feet as designed.

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How do I connect my SONOS to my receiver?

Connect the SONOS Port/Connect via analog to the recevier.

Make sure both the SONOS Port/Connect and receiver are connected under the same network.

Go into the "Works with SONOS" setting in the receiver menu and select the SONOS Port/Connect you want to pair the receiver with.

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Can I connect more than one receiver to one SONOS device?

There is a limit to the number Sonos devices the receiver can see.

Right now, the max number is 7 Sonos can be on the network and depending on the model of receiver you can control up to 3 Ports/Connects at one time.

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My SONOS Port/Connect can't find my receiver.

Make sure the receiver and the Sonos Port/Connect are on the same network.

Make sure that there isn't more than 7 Sonos devices on the network.

Soft Reset both the Receiver and SONOS for about 2-3 mins.

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Will the Sonos Device connect to my receiver wirelessly?

Unfortunately No, you have to connect the SONOS device via analog(RCA), Optical and Coaxial.

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How does Spotify work with my receiver?

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Can I connect Bluetooth headphones to the Receiver?

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I'm not able to connect my phone/tablet via Bluetooth.

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Can the receivers process Chromecast Video?

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Can the Receiver Stream Movies using Airplay?

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I can't get good FM radio reception where I live. What would you recommend I do to help FM radio reception?

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Why can't I use longer runs of HDMI cables?

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What type of Format does ARC support?

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I'm not getting Dolby ATMOS audio from my Receiver?

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I'm not able to get 4k at 60Hz.

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I'm not able to get 4k at 60Hz.

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If I'm using the MAIN and SUB HDMI OUT, will I be able to get 4k on one TV even if my other TV is not 4k?

This entry is in revision and can not be displayed.

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Last update: 2021-09-14 16:29


Why can't I use longer runs of HDMI cables?

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Why can't I use longer runs of HDMI cables?

This entry is in revision and can not be displayed.

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What type of Format does ARC support?

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Will I be able to get video if I connect composite from my Receiver to my TV, but use HDMI for all my inputs?

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Am I able to listen to Spotify in main zone and TuneIn in Zone 2?

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Why is my volume not able to be adjusted on one source? All my other sources work just fine.

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My remote is not working.

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My iControlAV5 App no longer controls my receiver.

This entry is in revision and can not be displayed.

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Am I able to connect more than one speaker to the speaker terminal, even though I've matched the impedance?

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Can I use banana plugs with your receivers?

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Am I able to use both Speaker Terminals and Main Zone Pre-out's at the same time?

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Am I able to use both Speaker Terminals and Main Zone Pre-out's at the same time?

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Can my registration be used as warranty?

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Is it okay to set my receiver on its side in my cabinet?

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How do I connect my SONOS to my receiver?

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My iControlAV5 App no longer controls my receiver.

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What's the difference between ARC and eARC?

ARC supports PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS (DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, etc.)

eARC supports PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS (DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, etc.), Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, Multichannel PCM

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Why won't the receiver play my USB?

The USB must be a USB 2.0 device formatted to Fat 16 or Fat 32.

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How many songs can my USB play?

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What file formats can the USB play?

MP3, WMA, WAV, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, Dolby TrueHD.

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How many songs can my USB play?

Up to 20,000 tracks per folder are supported, and folders can be nested up to 16 levels deep.

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Does Pioneer support 4k 120hz or 8k 60hz?

Only units made after 2021 support the UHD formats.

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Does Pioneer support HDMI 2.1?

All units after 2021 support HDMI 2.1.

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Why can't I get 4K video from my PS5?

If the receiver was made before 2020, PS5 video settings may need to be adjusted to 4k 60hz or as per the previous year model’s video capability (Specifications).

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Will the Pioneer 4k pass through work with the PS5?

Depending on the receiver you have, you may need to change the setting on the PS5 to 4k 60hz as the PS5 defaults to 4k 120hz.

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What is the latest differences to see in the 2021 receivers compared to the 2020 receivers?

With the higher 4k and 8k pass through and the addition of the Dirac live calibration the much easier to use web interface the 2021 receiver will provide a better home theater experience.

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How do you connect Bluetooth headphones to the VSX-LX305 or the VSX-LX505?

Start by selecting the source you want to watch and then go into the Home menu. Then select "Network/Bluetooth" and got to "Bluetooth". Select "Bluetooth Transmitter". Select "On(Main+TX)" for surround sound and bluetooth or "On(TX)" for just the bluetooth. Make sure the headphone are in pairing mode. Then press enter on "Search Devices" and select your headphones.

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Bluetooth headphones keep disconnecting from the Receiver?

Turn the receiver off and unplug it for 1-2 minutes. Then reconnect the headphones.

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How far back in to the Klipsch Reference series does the Klipsch Reference Mode go and are there plans to add more?

The Klipsch Reference speakers that currently work with the Klipsch Reference Mode are R-820F, R-625FA front and atmos speaker, R-620F, R-610F, R-51M, R-41M,R-41SA, R-52C R-34C, R100SW, R-12SW

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Last update: 2021-10-22 20:34


Can you set the new receivers up in 2 channel stereo?

You can set up Pioneer AVRs for a variety of speaker configurations including Stereo (2 channel). In fact, Pioneer amplifiers are designed and tuned to deliver a breathtaking stereo music experience, not just amazing multichannel movie sound.

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Last update: 2021-10-22 20:36