We've all been there John. It will come together for you. I've been at it a couple years and thanks to all the guys here, over at www.curtpalme.com/forum
, and Tim at www.etechvideo.com
, I've learned enough to obtain a fairly acceptable image.
The reason the image is upside down is the projector was set up previously for ceiling mount. There are no menu options to change this. You'll have to physically change 6 plugs under the hood. 3 large white connectors (1 for each tube) and 3 smaller wire bundles going to the rear panel. Rather than try to explain what you need to do it's best if you find the Marquee Owners Manual and follow that (it has pictures).
It's easy to change the orientation to floor mount as you'll find out. Just make sure you aren't one pin off when you reverse the plugs. All the pins have to be inside the connectors or you'll let the magic smoke out.
Just make sure you don't unplug anything under the hood with the machine powered on. Better yet, unplug it altogether when you change the connectors and work inside...for now. Later on you'll have no choice but to get your digits in there while the machine is energized. But that's later.
The moome card doesn't require manual switching for the input. It will auto detect the input souce. There's been a couple times when I've changed input sources too fast and the moome card didn't detect the new source. (Went from component Xbox 360 input to DVD DVI input). Then I had to move the switch.
As far as the channels go that are already set up...go ahead into the Channel menu and scroll over to the Input of the ones already there from the previous owner, and change the 01 to 02. As has been said, Input 1 is/are the 5 BNC connectors on the VIM (Video Input Module). Input 2, as you've already surmised, is the moome card. Then you should be able to see your DVD player logo on that Channel. Who knows...the convergence and everything may be pretty close to OK if you have the machine sitting at the same throw distance as the previous owner. Of couse, it will still be upside down until you change the orientation...but again, changing that takes less than 5 minutes.
I created 2 reference Channels. Channel 1 for Input 1. Channel 2 is for Input 2. I converged, focused, etc, both of them. Then when I added more Channels for different devices and resolutions, I simply created the channel and copied the reference Channel/Input I wanted and then tweeked the new channel settings for the resolution output by the device. It's just a time saver for me. For instance, after setting up a Channel for a device with 720p on Input 2, lets say Channel 3, you want to set up another Channel for the same device but for 1080i. I copy the 720p channel into the new channel I've named say DVD 1080i, and tweek everything again to optimize it for the different resolution. Rinse and repeat.
One thing to watch for is to make sure the channel you're working with isn't Locked; or the one you're copying into isn't Locked. (The machine will yell at you if you try to copy into a Locked channel). You can make changes to Locked Channels (phase, size, convergence, etc) but when you power the machine off and come back and power it on, your tweeking won't have been saved and you'll have to start over.
USe NO Bow control if you can get away with it. Usage of Bow can introduce whats called banding. Banding looks like three or four wide bands on the screen (horizontal) that are slightly brighter and darker than the others. It won't hurt anything but it's annoying as all hell on bright scenes.
I could go on forever but your best bet is to PM draganm and get his guide, or go to Curts site here. I hope you like to read. http://www.curtpalme.com/ElectrohomeMarquee.shtm
Once you've read all that, back up and click on the Manuals/Downloads link.
Kudos to Curt and Kal, for their tireless efforts and amazing organizational skills. I'd be lost without their efforts to make Curtpalme.com the powerful and informative site it is for CRT enthusiasts the world over.
Are we having fun yet John?