Pioneer VSX-50 Stereo Receiver User Manual

Playback with HOME MEDIA GALLERY inputs
Playback with HOME MEDIA
GALLERY inputs
Enjoying the Home Media
This receiver’s Home Media Gallery function
allows you to listen to audio files or listen to
Internet radio stations on a computer or other
component connected to the receiver’s LAN
terminal. This chapter describes the setup and
playback procedures required to enjoy these
features. It is advisory that you also refer to the
operation manual supplied with your network
! To listen to Internet radio stations, you must
sign a contract with an ISP (Internet Service
Provider) beforehand.
! Photo or video files cannot be played back.
! With Windows Media Player 11 or Windows
Media Player 12, you can even play back
copyrighted audio files on this receiver.
Features of Home Media
This receiver is equipped with the LAN terminal
and you can enjoy the following features by con-
necting your components to these terminals.
1 Playback the music files stored in PCs
You can playback a lot of musics stored in your
PCs using this unit.
dSee Playback with Home Media Gallery on
page 40 and Playing back audio files stored on
components on the network on page 40 .
! Besides a PC, you can also play back audio
files stored on your other components with
the built-in media server function based
on DLNA 1.0 or DLNA 1.5 framework and
protocols (i.e. network-capable hard disks
and audio systems).
2 Listening to Internet radio stations
You can select and listen to your favorite
Internet radio station from the list of Internet
radio stations created, edited, and managed by
the vTuner database service exclusively for use
with the Pioneer products.
dSee Playback with Home Media Gallery on
page 40 and Listening to Internet radio stations
on page 40 .
About playable DLNA network
The Home Media Gallery allows you to play
music on media servers connected on an identi-
cal Local Area Network (LAN) as the receiver.
This unit allows for the playing of files stored on
the following:
! PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or XP
with Windows Media Player 11 installed
! PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 with
Windows Media Player 12 installed
! DLNA-compatible digital media servers (on
PCs or other components)
Files stored in a PC or DMS (Digital Media
Server) as described above can be played
via command from an external Digital Media
Controller (DMC). Devices controlled by this
DMC to play files are called DMRs (Digital
Media Renderers). This receiver supports this
DMR function. When in the DMR mode, such
operations as playing and stopping files can
be performed from the external controller.
Volume adjustment and the muting control
are also possible. The DMR mode is canceled
if the remote control unit is operated while in
the DMR mode (aside from certain buttons,
including the MASTER VOLUME +/, MUTE
and DISP).
! Depending on the external controller being
used, playback may be interrupted when the
volume is adjusted from the controller. In this
case, adjust the volume from the receiver or
remote control.
Using AirPlay on iPod touch,
iPhone, iPad and iTunes
This receiver supports AirPlay audio streaming
from iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generations),
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad with iOS 4.2 or later,
and iTunes 10.1 (Mac and PC) or later.
To use AirPlay, select your receiver on your iPod
touch, iPhone, iPad or in iTunes. *1
The receiver’s input will switch automatically to
Home Media Gallery when AirPlay is in use. *2
The following operations can be performed
when in AirPlay mode:
! Adjustment of the receiver’s volume from iPod
touch, iPhone, iPad or iTunes.
! Pause/resume, next/previous track, and
shuffle/repeat from the remote control of the
! Display of the currently playing track
information on the receiver’s display,
including artist, song and album name.
*1: For more information, see the Apple web-
site (
*2: The receiver’s power automatically turns on
when Network Standby at Network Setup is
set to ON.
! A network environment is required to use
! The receiver’s name that shows up in the
AirPlay UI on iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and
iTunes can be changed by Friendly Name
from Network Setup.
! AirPlay provided on this receiver has been
developed and tested based on the software
versions for the iPod, iPhone, iPad and the
software versions for iTunes that are indicated
on the Pioneer website. AirPlay may not be
compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad or iTunes
software versions other than those indicated
on the Pioneer website.
About the DHCP server function
To play back audio files stored on components
on the network or listen to Internet radio sta-
tions, you must turn on the DHCP server func-
tion of your router. In case your router does
not have the built-in DHCP server function, it
is necessary to set up the network manually.
Otherwise, you cannot play back audio files
stored on components on the network or listen
to Internet radio stations. See Network Setup
menu on page 67 for more on this.
Authorizing this receiver
In order to be able to play with Home Media
Gallery, this receiver must be authorized. This
happens automatically when the receiver
makes a connection over the network to the PC.
If not, please authorize this receiver manually
on the PC. The authorization (or permission)
method for access varies depending on the type
of server currently being connected. For more
information on authorizing this receiver, refer to
the instruction manual of your server.