iControlAV2 for iPad
By Pioneer Corporation
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*** Support for the products originally handled by iControlAV2 is now integrated in iControlAV5.
If you are running iOS 6.1 or later, please kindly download iControlAV5 from the App Store.
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.
What's New in Version 1.2.0
The iControlAV5 app has been updated to include most 2011 models
I had the iControlAV2 app for many years for the Elite SC-55. The app worked for the most part, but lacked some features that the iControlAV2012 app had. So I was always a little disappointed that Pioneer never updated the iControlAV2 app. I recently updated my iPhone to iOS 8 and then noticed that some features of iControlAV2 app weren't working (further disappointment). So I looked for another app hoping to come across one that would support my receiver. Found iControlAV5, but it didn't support it. Now today I noticed that iControlAV5 has been updated to include my receiver. It is exactly what I needed. Pioneer it's about time you gave us one app for many models that gets updated instead of many apps that include only a few models. iControlAV5 is exactly what I needed! Hopefully this review will steer you to an app that will work for you also.
One star? Are you kidding me?
This application is nothing short of amazing. If you have a supported receiver, it turns your iPad into an incredible remote control, capable of not just adjusting volume and input sources, but also 7-channel balance, equalization, and even viewing 3D graphs of calculated frequency response over all the channels.
Maybe this is overkill for a majority of A/V receiver purchasers, but if you understand the science behind the adjustments, this application truly allows you to get everything out of your receiver.
For those who gave this application 1 star because your older-model receiver doesn't support this application, give it a rest. Sell your older receiver on eBay and buy a newer one. Giving this incredible app 1 star is NOT the right forum to complain in. Call Pioneer. Don't try and spoil the ratings of this app. (No, I don't work for Pioneer.)
App works great!
I Guess I'm the lucky one. While researching solutions for a new outdoor speaker setup I learned that pioneer had this app for their new line of receivers. I purchased the VSX-1021K. After wiring up the speakers and connecting the receiver to my network I downloaded this app. Everything works great!
-Ability to power on the receiver from the App. (this requires a change to the settings in the receiver)
-AirPlay support. iTunes steams to the receiver. Pandora even plays through the iPad when AirPlay is enabled from the iPod app.
-Ability to play mp3s off my home network computer library.
-Ability to tweak settings for the receiver from the app. I.e. Surround sound fields, balance, bass, etc
-HMG implementation is weak.
Can't play playlist files.
No buffer for directory listings. The app has to constantly update directory listings as you scroll down. Imagine how painful this can be if your looking for an mp3 that is buried several hundred songs deep in a folder.
Overall this is a great app. My hope is that pioneer continues to work on the Home Media Gallery implementation. They should look at what companies like Sonos are doing. If pioneer doesn't improve the HMG I'll probably have to add a Sonos to this setup for better integration into my mp3 library.