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5 Select the input(s) to which you’ve
connected your component.
For example, if your DVD player only has an
optical output, you will need to change the DVD
input function’s Digital In setting from COAX-1
(default) to the optical input you’ve connected
it to. The numbering (OPT-1 to OPT-2) corre-
sponds with the numbers beside the inputs on
the back of the receiver.
6 When you’re finished, proceed to the
settings for other inputs.
There are optional settings in addition to the
assignment of the input jacks:
! Input Name – You can choose to rename the
input function for easier identification. Select
Rename to do so, or Default to return to the
! Input Skip – When set to ON, that input
is skipped when selecting the input using
INPUT SELECT. (DVD and other inputs can
be still be selected directly with the input
! 12V Trigger1/2 – After connecting a
component to one of the 12 volt triggers (see
Switching components on and off using the
12 volt trigger on page 23 ), select MAIN,
ZONE 2 or OFF for the corresponding trigger
setting to switch it on automatically along
with the (main or sub) zone specified.
7 When you’re finished, press RETURN.
You will return to the System Setup menu.
Input function default and
The terminals on the receiver generally cor-
respond to the name of one of the input func-
tions. If you have connected components to
this receiver differently from (or in addition to)
the defaults below, see The Input Setup menu
on page 26 to tell the receiver how you’ve
connected up. The dots (k) indicate possible
Digital HDMI Component
Digital HDMI Component
a With Control with HDMI set to ON, assignments
cannot be made (see Control with HDMI function on
page 44 ).
b VSX-51 only
c VSX-50 only
Operation Mode Setup
This receiver is equipped with a great number
of functions and settings. The Operation Mode
feature is provided for users who find it difficult
to master all these functions and settings.
One of two settings can be selected for the
Operation Mode: Expert and Basic.
1 Press on the remote control,
then press HOME MENU.
A Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen
appears on your TV. Use i/j/k/l and
ENTER to navigate through the screens and
select menu items. Press RETURN to exit the
2 Select ‘Operation Mode Setup’ from
the Home Menu.
3 Select the Operation Mode setting you
! Expert (default) – Users can set all the
functions by themselves.
! Basic – The number of operable functions is
restricted, and functions whose operations
are restricted are automatically set to achieve
the Pioneer-recommended sound and
picture quality. The functions that can be
operated are shown below. They can be set
as necessary by referring to the operating
Makes high precision
sound field settings easily.
Input names can be
changed as desired for
Inputs not being used are
skipped (not displayed).