Originally Posted by athanikp
Well, jumped the gun and installed the Beta Firmware.
Now the picture being displayed is having a greenish tinge even though I have set up all the settings as it was before. Most of the video settings were in Auto earlier and they are now also in Auto.
Have connected the Oppo directly to the projector and using the analogue outs to the Amp.
What settings is screwed up ?...
Can somebody please help...
OK, first of all don't panic. This is likely something simple. I take it from your description that you CAN see video -- such as the Setup menu settings -- but it is all tinted green. Such Ghastly Green video is the result of a type of HDMI handshake failure where the two devices are confused about whether YCbCr or RGB video data format is in use. If the confusion goes in the other direction, then the result is Shocking Pink video.
I also take it the problem is happening for ALL Video, including Home Menu and the OPPO's Setup menu -- not just when you are playing movie discs. If I'm wrong in these assumptions, please say so.
SO. First things first. Did you remember to do the mandatory Reset Factory Defaults after this firmware install? If not, then now's the time to do it. Power cycle the player after doing the Reset.
If the Ghastly Green video is still happening then there are two ways to approach fixing the HDMI handshake failure. (1) Simplify the HDMI handshake, and (2) Make sure your HDMI cabling can handle the signal bandwidth.
Begin by checking the HDMI plugs are fully inserted STRAIGHT into the sockets at both ends, with nothing (e.g. cable weight) tugging the plug in any direction. HDMI is just a friction fit, and it only takes a small shift of plug in socket to screw things up. New cables often tug at the plugs because the kinks in the cable (as wrapped up for retail packaging) haven't fully straightened out yet.
Next, You described your cabling as HDMI direct from the OPPO to the projector -- no other HDMI hookups. If three is ANYTHING ELSE in that HDMI path -- daisy chained cables, adapters, HDMI switches, wall plates, gizmos like Darbee, etc., etc., then they should be considered suspect. If there are additional HDMI connections into the projector from other sources, also test by temporarily disconnecting those so JUST the OPPO is connected.
I'm also assuming you are using HDMI 1 for output from the OPPO. We'll try HDMI 2 output later if needed. For now just double check that you really are plugged into the HDMI 1 output so the settings changes we are about to make will actually do something.
(If you *ALSO* have the HDMI 2 output hooked up to anything, temporarily disconnect that until we fix this problem.)
If checking the physical cabling setup fixes the problem, then likely it is just coincidence it failed now. Perhaps a plug shifted a bit while you were doing the firmware install, or just under the weight of the cable.
If no easy answer so far, then go into Setup > Video Setup > HDMI Options and set HDMI Color Space for HDMI 1 to an explicit choice instead of AUTO. The normal choice here is YCbCr 4:4:4, but try YCbCr 4:2:2, and also RGB Video Level to see if any of them cure the problem. (Avoid using RGB PC Level.) An explicit choice here simplifies the handshake.
Next, set the video output resolution to an explicit value -- i.e., 1080p -- instead of AUTO. Again, this simplifies the handshake.
Next, turn HDMI Audio OFF. Since you are not using it, turning it off simplifies the handshake.
Next, turn HDMI CEC OFF. This is for device remote control over the HDMI cable. (Setup > Device Setup) Again, turning it off simplifies the handshake.
(If there is an HDMI CEC setting in the Display, then also turn that OFF for now, until we fix this problem.)
If still no luck, then the next step is to start checking whether your HDMI cabling can handle the signal bandwidth for the signal choices you have selected.
The first thing to do is to carry the OPPO over near the projector and hook it up directly using the normal length HDMI cable that came with the OPPO. All you need to hook up is power and that 6 foot HDMI cable. No need to make the audio connections or anything else. If *THAT* works then we know the problem really is in your existing cabling.
Bring the player back to its normal location and hook it up normally again.
Now start by setting Setup > Video Setup > HDMI Options > Deep Color for HDMI 1 to OFF.
Then set output resolution to 480p (not 480i). 480p is the "simplest" HDMI video signal.
Does that fix the problem? If so, start increasing the bandwidth until we see where the problem begins. Try 1080i video, then 1080p video, then Deep Color 30-bit, then Deep Color 36-bit. If the problem returns with the higher bandwidth signals then that says your HDMI cabling is marginal for those. Again, if you have ANYTHING ELSE in the signal path -- even wall plates -- those should be suspect. Wall plates in particular are infamous for having problems with 1080p video.
A long HDMI cable -- typical for a run to a projector -- has a particularly difficult time with handling HDMI properly. There are two types of signals on the HDMI cable -- high bandwidth which carries the video and audio, and low bandwidth which deals with the handshake. Their transmission properties are different in the cable and EITHER ONE can screw up when the cable is long. So your cable may be OK (show good video without "sparklies" for example) once the handshake is complete, but still have problems with the handshake itself, or the copy protection checks after the handshake. If you look at, for example, Blue Jeans cable (an AVS Forum sponsor), you'll see they have two types of "best" HDMI cable -- one of which is specifically intended for longer runs. A lot of folks have also had good luck with the Redmere technology cables which include a little, active circuit inside the plug. Redmere cables are directional so be sure to plug the source end into the OPPO. Monoprice, another AVS Forum sponsor, is another good source of high quality HDMI cables priced right.
You mentioned that MOST of your settings matched the ones in use prior to installing the 0522B Public Beta firmware. If any of the settings I've mentioned above are ones you changed, then that may explain why the problem is only happening now.
You can also try the same steps using the HDMI 2 output from the OPPO -- perhaps to see if it provides a temporary workaround while you look to upgrade your cabling. The handshake on HDMI 2 is "simpler" because there's only one video processor in the signal path rather than the two used to implement HDMI 1 output.