Question about Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

2 Answers

Hook up Does anyone have a photo of the back of the I can see the hook ups? I have recently purchased a Sony DVD combo and in doing so I have had to rewire my whole setup. In short...DVD hooked up to Dish receiver DVD hooked up to TV and I have to to hook up VSX-454 to DVD...

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: hook up

Thanks for the my technological retarded state I purchased a DVD player. I am about to buy a Yamaha surround sound so you will probably hear from me again. Thanks for your help.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers
Re: hook up

Karri, I do not have the photo of the back, but attached is a general wiring diagram for any Audio-video Home theater system. If you have a Home Theater Receiver, then hook it up as the diagram. If not, hook it up per the comments in the diagram. This is how I hooked up my ONKYO HT system with my SONY Combo DVD recorder and my Mitsubishi TV. One thing to note on Combos, is that the VCR Tape section will not play through the High Definition connections (HDMI, and Digital Audio). You have to use the older method of Audio-Video (AV) cables or the Co-axial antenna cables. You can ask more questions if there is any confusions. Hope this helps you. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

3 Suggested Answers

  • 8546 Answers

SOURCE: pioneer receiver vsx-d510 sub not working

Rear Surrounds are not supported on this unit, they would be the 6th and 7th channels in a 7.1 rig. I think you mean Surrounds (channels 4 and 5 in a 5.1 rig).

Lets ponder: How is there any relationship between Surrounds and your separately-amplified Subwoofer? I don't see it, unless you inadvertently chose OFF for the Sub definition when you were in the Speaker selection menus adding the Surrounds. Look again.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

  • 2992 Answers

SOURCE: diagram of pioneer receiver vsx-454 to show wire hookups

This site has the manual for downloading. You need to register but it's free.

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Pioneer VSX-822-k Subwoofer problem

Go to manual setup, selct the subwoofer and set it to Pus.

Posted on Oct 10, 2013

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can't get it to power up

If there is an input power fuse for your 120 volts a.c. I would remove it and check it. Make sure the cap seats correctly. If it is a new house to you please verify there is power coming out of the exact outlet you are using. Use a lamp or appliance you know works. If your "test" appliance works you may have bad amp or damaged in moving. If it, "tester"does not work you are not getting power to that outlet - check for a wall switch you may have overlooked or fuses/circuit breakers.

Jun 20, 2012 | Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

1 Answer

Diagram of pioneer receiver vsx-454 to show wire hookups

This site has the manual for downloading. You need to register but it's free.

Feb 28, 2010 | Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

1 Answer

Hi there. Need some help. I love my pioneer

Get an RCA-to-whatever-size-the-headphone-output-on-the-IPOD-is adapter and jack it into any available aux or line level input.

Feb 02, 2010 | Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

1 Answer

Recently purchased this reciever, and in reading the manual, I cannot tell if it will work if I hook my Comcast HDMI to one of the HDMI inputs (Input 2)? In general, i will be only hooking up the Cable box...

It should work fine. The Pioneer VSX 1019 AH-K has been made so that it can accept 4 HDMI inputs (of which 3 are assignable, and 1 is for the BD player)
If you still have a problem, you can resort to the Official Thread on the Pioneer VSX 1019 AH-K on avsforum. A lot of helpful guys out there, and a very active thread.

Oct 27, 2009 | Pioneer VSX-1019AHK A/V receiver

1 Answer

I have a Pioneer VSX-454 reciever, both 1.25 Amp fuses blown

blue two legged varacter on power supply board needs to be replaced

Jul 12, 2009 | Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

2 Answers

Listen to TV through my vsx-454

  2. GO buy RCA Cables(red,white,yellow)
  3. If your Tv Has An RCA Output Connect the RCA Cables @ one End of the TV.
  4. Connect the Other End to THE VCR2 Input.

Jan 16, 2009 | Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

1 Answer

Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

ANY NEW universal REMOTE MADE 1984-2001

Sep 20, 2008 | Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

1 Answer

This is not a pioneer vsx-454 receiver problem

I would not recomend doing this because the 4 ohm speaker is not enough to offset the 32 ohm speaker and the amp will have problems keeping up with the power consumption of the speakers and will eventully overheat and cause damage! (it will work but not well and not without risk to your amp!)
Please rate this quick response

Jun 19, 2008 | Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

1 Answer

Amatuer needs sub-woofer advice for Pioneer VSX-454...

Based upon your description, the subwoofer is just a speaker and is taken from the normal speaker outputs. Run your A channel to the sub and then from the sub to the left and right front speakers. That should do it.

Apr 08, 2008 | Pioneer VSX-454 Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio & Video Receivers Logo

787 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pioneer Audio & Video Receivers Experts

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1128 Answers

Ron Dufek
Ron Dufek

Level 2 Expert

397 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2963 Answers

Are you a Pioneer Audio and Video Receiver Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides