iControlAV2 for iPad
By Pioneer Corporation
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*** In certain cases when using the Pioneer iOS application with iOS8, you may experience stability issues or incorrect actions. We are currently investigating this issue.
iControlAV2 is the second generation app. of its kind from Pioneer Home Electronics that allows you to literally control your new Pioneer AV Receiver and BD Player with your iPad! Friends and family will be truly amazed as you take full control of your home theater sound in a whole new way!
“Control” mode provides the basic functions of the AV Receiver such as Power on/off, volume up and down, input select, and surround sound modes .Basic functions such as Play, Stop, Forward, and Reverse are supported for the BD Player.
Other functions include Pioneer's “Precision” mode for sound enhancement screens that also includes demo video clips to explain the benefits of these unique sound features. “Balance” and “Emphasis” modes are unique functions that allow you to change the "sweet-spot" of your home theater, independently adjust the volume of your center speaker or subwoofer and sound equalizing just with the touch of your finger on your iPad! iControlAV2 also allows you to view the results of Pioneer's professional acaustic calibration system, MCACC.
Compatible AV receiver models :
USA/Canada : VSX-1021-K, VSX-1121-K, VSX-50, VSX-51, VSX-52, VSX-53, VSX-926-K, VSX-1026-K, VSX-1126-K, VSX-1326-K, SC-1526-K,SC-55, SC-57
South-America : VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-LX55
Europe : VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-2021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
Asean : VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
Oceania : VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-2021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
Middle-East : VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
East-Asia : VSX-921-K, VSX-1021-K, VSX-LX55, SC-LX75, SC-LX85
Compatible Blu-ray Disc player models :
USA/Canada : BDP-33FD, BDP-31FD, BDP-330, BDP-43FD, BDP-41FD, BDP-430, BDP-53FD, BDP-52FD, BDP-140, BDP-62FD, BDP-150
Europe : BDP-LX53, BDP-330, BDP-333, BDP-LX54, BDP-430, BDP-LX55, BDP-440, BDP-140, BDP-450, BDP-150, BDP-160
Other Countries : BDP-LX53, BDP-330, BDP-LX54, BDP-430, BDP-LX55, BDP-440, BDP-140, BDP-450, BDP-150, BDP-160
(as of as of August 2013)
* Not compatible with Pioneer models other than those listed above.
Very disappointing - no VSX-1020 support
Why no support for the model I purchased just last December? I understand if there are hardware changes which would limit the functionality but the 1020 is less than a year old and clearly some of the functionality could be supported (even if it's just replicating what's supported by the iControlAV). I bet you
could even do more if you tried!
This app. correctly identifies the VSX-1020 (so there's clearly no problem communicating with it) but then says it's not supported and suggest I use the iPhone app. instead. Come on Pioneer - don't penalise your early adopters - most people can't afford to buy a new amp. on a yearly basis! I think it's reasonable to expect some support and enhancements in the first couple of years - most companies provide software and firmware upgrades. You could easily support an iPad equivalent of iControlAV at least. Or even better - make them universal apps.!
First of all there is a bug in the MCACC settings where "Memory 6" displays a front wide right volume adjustment of +20 by default and after calibration. This messes up my reports!
Second, the App is very basic, crashes a lot, does not have options for bass, treble (tone controls) DRC options and/or other basic controls found on the remote?... Really! No bass or DRC controls?
Emailed pioneer with a bug report and was told that it's not their problem, but apples? Go figure? Tried to email again and was told the issue is an apple issue as it's related to the apple iPad app?... Really pioneer, this is the best you can do, after I spend £600 on an AVR?
No support, poor service, poor app, awful sales and customer service, overall avoid like the plague. Seriously ... Avoid and buy something else, I'm gutted I bought their products and won't be again!
Useful and functional. Seems more stable if you assign a static IP to the amp. Also beware of your router - upgraded to a D-Link device which refused all AirPlay connections!
Would be really nice even if they just updated the graphics to retina res, and the iPhone 5 screen. Come on Pioneer, people have invested in these amps, and we know you have the resource to sort them out.