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rpowell
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Elite VSX-52TX setup frustration

I'm hung up with the setup procedure for my new VSX-52TX. Using componant cables to my HDTV I get no picture on the TV. The componant inputs (cable TV box, DVD player) have been double-checked and are correct, as is the A/V monitor-out cables. I have tried ALL of my TV's signal input settings, yet no video signal and picture.

The supplied manual indicates that one should be presented with an automated set-up screen on the TV, yet I see nothing.

Here's the odd part - the manual indicates that by default, the componant inputs are set to "OFF" and one must manually assign them via the set-up screen on your TV!

The manual does not indicate how to accomplish this task via some combination of button-pushing on the Elite alone.

OK, I'll say it, UNCLE!

Have I overlooked something? Am I thinking like an end-user instead of an engineer or computer programmer?

Pioneer's website offers no help. Calling their "24-hour" toll-free number got me a canned recording that was also of no help.

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

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Re: Elite VSX-52TX setup frustration

OK, I'll take a stab in the dark at it.

The component INPUTS may be set to OFF, but the component OUTPUT should be ON. Although you will not get any TV or DVD signal pass-thru till you turn ON the INPUTS, you should still be able to see the AVR's on screen display (OSD) on your TV. This is usually only "automatically presented" the FIRST time you power up the AVR. After that you must manually bring up the OSD usually by pressing the SETUP or similiar button on the remote. Make sure the AVR is in the TV/DBS mode and the TV is in the appropiate input mode and then press setup and you should get the AVR's OSD, where you can then scroll thru the items to assign the component inputs or turn them ON.

Another workaround would be to connect the display to the AVR via the s-video and see if you can get the on screen display of the AVR up and running on the display, so you can turn ON the component connections. Again, with the proper inputs selected on both the AVR and TV, select SETUP on the remote and you should get the AVR's OSD on the display.

RG

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Re: Elite VSX-52TX setup frustration

Try changing channels on your TV. My bedroom set has Aux1, Aux2, 1,2,3 etc. I can't get any component video without using the channel selector to move down to Aux1 or Aux2.

Sounds too simple to be your problem, but if the previous post doesn't get you there you might as well try it.

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Re: Elite VSX-52TX setup frustration

Thanks for your input. The workaround was a composite cable and that allowed the setup screen to appear. Whew.

Sort of makes me wonder why Japanese manufacturers don't seem to hire native English-speakers to translate their manuals, nor do they seem to bring in focus groups to determine whether the manuals serve their intended purpose. Both paths would reduce the need for web-based so-called knowledge bases.

Again, thanks for your input.

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