Macs/Apples/AirPlay receiver issue


Hi Ed,
I have an AirPlay capable AV receiver (Pioneer VSX-1122-K) connected by ethernet to my modem/router (badged as Vodafone Station SGH1500 but seems to be rebadged Sercomm device). I use my iPhone 4 to play music via AirPlay through the receiver. However the receiver keeps disappearing as an AirPlay option (eg at the end of an album on spotify). It does not drop off the network (eg I can still play music through the receiver from a hard-drive connected to the router). My iPhone will find all other AirPlay receivers it should.  The receiver will later randomly reappear as an AirPlay option.  The only reliable way I have found to make this happen is to unplug the receiver ethernet cable and plug it back in.

I have assigned the receiver a static IP, which made no difference. I've reset the DNS name for the receiver to no effect.

Any help, or a workaround, would be much appreciated.

Thanks for writing!  While I'm not an expert on this receiver, I did google for it and found this thread:

A ways down, they suggest updating the firmware on the device.  You may also try writing to Pioneer for support.

Let me know how the firmware update goes, and good luck!


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I don't answer Mac OS 9 questions anymore, thank you. Current Tech: Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.8, Some shell scripting, cron, Mac OS X Server 10.2-10.6, AD-OD Integration, Automator, Word Press Blogging, All CURRENT Mac models, iLife '09 and previous, iWork '09 and previous, Apple Remote Desktop, WiFi, iOS jailbreaking/unlocking, some MS SharePoint (design, not development) Devices: iPhone(original-4s) & iPad(through 3rd gen), AppleTV(all models), Airport Express, Time Capsule Old Skool, meaning I have this experience as a base, but don't answer questions on it anymore: Mac OS Environment 7.5.3-OS 9 (please upgrade for pete's sake!), PowerBook G3/G4(all models), Mac/Windows Networking, PowerPC 604-G4 desktop models, Outlook 2001, Photoshop 7 and previous, Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX Mac OS X Public Beta-10.4, all Windows Server operating systems and use. Dabbler: Newton 2100 w/ WiFi and NSync, Yellow Dog Linux, Suse Linux (PPC), Ubuntu Linux, Vista Business


I worked in IT for ten years with a specialty in Macintosh technologies and Project Management.
I've worked with the Macintosh Operating system and various machines since my first PowerMac 8500 running Mac OS 7.5.3 in 1996. I support my friends and family in keeping their Macs healthy and upgraded. Now I use a MacBook Pro for our home media network and we're pretty much down to iPads and iPhones for daily use.
Most important: I've also worked on PCs for a number of years with various flavors of Windows(95,98,NT4,2000,2000Server,2K3Server,SBS 2K3Server,Mil,XPHome,XPPro, Vista Business), but I've always used the Mac as my platform of preference.
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I'm an Apple Certified System Administrator (ACSA) through 10.4 and have the lower certs as well (ACTC for 10.1 - 10.6), an Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist for 10.3 (ACHDS) and a member of the Apple Consultants Network, as well as an Apple Product Professional for 2002-2009.
I have an MCP cert. from MS as well...

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