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I have a Pioneer vsx-1021-5, I turned the unit on after a

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I have a Pioneer vsx-1021-5, I turned the unit on after a long time and tried to play a blue ray dvd. The sound is fine but the picture fades in and out.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi Amar and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, was a firmware update attempted ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, my receiver is not connected to the internet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no I do not want a live phone call, but I need a response to my problem via chat or email
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Error code UE33 indicates that a firmware update has failed.

Still, have you tried a RESET?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, I have not tried a reset
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Can you please try a RESET?

A reset is both a test and a try of a fix. As it implies, a reset would force the unit to revert back to factory defaults removing glitches and config errors but would include memories, presets and user preferences. After a reset, the initial setup would have to be performed.

May have to be done a number of times.

This is very critical - a reset however would not be corrective of an internal hardware concern; but it would be confirmed. In some instances, it may even expose other issues.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will try a reset tomorrow and I will get back, thank you
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

I understand Amar and would look forward to an update tomorrow or when able.