Input source switches automatically on my receiver
I own a VSX-D514, had it for 3 1/2 years so far without any problems. Now, this problem started a month ago and got worse and worse this week. The amplifier constantly switches between inputs e.g., if it is set to TV, then, all of a sudden, it'll switch to VCR, or DVD, whatever. Randomly. Sometimes, it switches between Stereo and 5.1 audio, etc. It can start after 2 minutes, after an hour, not do it for 2 hours, etc. No cold or heat related.
I did the following to troubleshoot it:
1) Changed the batteries in the remote. Didn't help.
2) Removed the batteries from the remote. Didn't help.
3) Put the remote outside the house (no kidding!). Didn't help.
4) Put black tape on the infrared sensor window to block any noise coming into it. Didn't help.
I'm at the point where I sent it to get an evaluation on the cause of the problem (already, this will cost 35$).
Anyone ever had a similar problem? Any clue?
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As a pioneer dealer, I am well aware of this problem. Sadly, there is no consumer level fix for this problem. A special capacitive battery is soldered on the board, and will require a professional electronic repair person to fix.
Another solution is to purchase a battery backup (UPS) and plug the receiver into it. In theory, this would allow you to continue using the receiver with no loss of power ever.
At first check does the amp tunes to radio stations and can you hear sound from it. Your amp has no HDMI input function. The setup may have changed to your DVD or Blu-Ray player. Without knowing the device you connected to it, it is difficult to point out the exact fault. Anyway , just try these as your amps' maual indicates.
The user manul of your set points out these reasons only for absence of sound with your amp.
Go to the signal select setup and select "Auto" there. If it is selected to AUTO mode when you input a digital signal or analogue signal, the set will detect it automatically.
check whether MUTE finction is ON. If it is ON, turn it to OFF.
Check the speaker select function.
Your PC can be connected like any other digital or analog audio source within its sound connection capabilities to any compatible input on the VSX. Just make sure you enable the PC's audio outputs and raise the volume.
Does this receiver have line-of-sight with windows? Some other Infra-Red source in or out of your home may be affecting it. Try covering the IR 'eye' on the receiver to see if it stops happening.
I have an IR on my Media Center PC and the l.e.d. on it will light up whenever it receives a command, no matter what remote I use. Of course, it doesn't actually do anything unless I use its remote. Occasionally, it will blink even when I'm not using any remotes, so clearly it is seeing IR from somewhere.
Check for a bad ground on the input circuit board. you will need to re-solder them. Remove top cover and rear panel (many screws on rear panel) The input board can easily be accessed and resoldered. you should also check for a bad ground on the speaker jacks. If it is not repaired, sooner or later you will probably need an output IC. good luck.
Is this a Pioneer receiver? They have the prefix of VSX but I can not locate that model on Pioneers website. It could be because it is an older model and no service information is on the website for receivers older than about 5 years old.
To answer your question I need more information. Do you want to connect the video switching of the receiver to the TV or just want the sound of the TV to go to the receiver? I would also need to know what type of video devices you want to connect and what type of inputs and outputs your TV has.
Most TV's have at least a composite video input, that is the most common type. it is a yellow RCA jack on the back of the TV and will be listed as an "input". That is what would be connected to the video output jack (yellow RCA) of the receiver from the TV for video switching. Then you need video sources connected to the video inputs of the receiver to go to the TV. You also need to connect the audio RCA cables from the video devices to the receiver on the proper video inputs that you have connected. Each video input for composite or S-video has audio RCA jacks (red and white) inputs so you can hear the sound of your video device on the receiver.
If you only want to play the sound from your TV on the recevier, you can use the audio output RCA jacks on the TV and connect them to an audio input of the receiver. This is a very simple way of using the receiver for all the different devices connected to the TV without having to connect everything to the receiver and then always having to have the receiver on any time you watch TV. The audio RCA jacks are always the red and white jacks. you just need to make sure you are using the output jacks of the TV and they are connected to an input jack on the receiver. Then you must switch the receiver to what ever input you just connected the TV to, like the "Video 1" or "Video 2" or maybe "Aux" input.
I hope this helps, but you didn't give much information on how you wanted to connect them.
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Yes techtod you are right you do have to tell the receiver what you want it to do usually on the front panel you can access set up menu and go into input set up This is an example Say you plugged the dvd into optical one or coax 1 you must go to the input that says dvd click down till you highlight dig input and then select optical 1 or coax 1 there can be as many as 8 digital inputs so just check wich one you plugged it into and then tell the amp then you should be back to watching your digital movies
It sounds to me like you have a HDMI Control issue. It sounds like the DVD player wants to control the receiver. Try turning off hdmi control on the TV, reciever, and the dvd player in their setup menus.