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OK, I' stumped and worried. I have a new 500M from VE that was broken in, calibrated and ISF'd by D-Nice at VE and got here fine a month ago. Got a new Pioneer SC-25 and all sources initially went through the SC-25 via HDMI to Input 5 on the Kuro. Result: beautiful, perfect. All worked well. But I only was using Input 5 (HDMI 1) on the Kuro.
This week I added a new version Mac Mini. I hooked up the Mini using the mini-DVI to DVI adapter that came with the mini. I used an old DVI-DVI cable that I had used with my previous CRT HDTV. Result: no picture at all. Well, I figured maybe the DVI cable was DVI-A or DVI-I vs DVI-D, so I ordered a new DVI-D to DVI-D cable.
In the meantime, I had a DVI-D to HDMI cable from my DoubleSight 263N that wasn't being used. I connected this to the Mac mini-DVI adapter and ran it through the SC-25 via HDMI and the Mini's picture on Input 5 on the Kuro was fantastic. The Mini saw the Kuro as SC-25 and gave me all the resolutions I needed. However, obviously since the Mini was connected via HDMI, there was no way to get the SC-25 to output the Mini sound via Toslink. But the picture was great.
So next I tried to connect the Mini to Input 6 (HDMI 2) on the Kuro, but the Kuro would not show or even switch to Input 6 no matter what I would do. Since I knew the HDMI-out from the SC-25 was working correctly in the Kuro Input 5, I tried to connect the SC-25 to Input 6 on the Kuro, but again the Kuro would never allow me to even switch inputs to Input 6.
So Question #1: Is there a setting I'm missing or is the Kuro input selector broken? BTW, I have Input Priority to off. ( I tried both ways with no different results.)
Today I got the new DVI-D to DVI-D cable and tried the Mini to Kuro via Input 4 (DVI). I could not get a picture from the Mini at all. The Kuro seems to let me switch to Input 4 but no picture at all. When I check the Mini via screen sharing, I can see the Mini sees the Kuro display and calls it Pioneer-M.
So question #2: Is the DVI input on the Kuro broken also, or am I again missing a setting somewhere on the Kuro?
Lastly, since I don't want to switch out the Kuro now that it's been set-up/calibrated/ISF'd, I guess I could try a DVI-D/Toslink to HDMI adapter that I've seen from both Kanex and Monoprice. Then I could run this through the SC-25 and get both digital video and sound from the Mini to both the SC-25 and the Kuro.
Question #3: If the Kuro Input 4 & 6 are broken, should I try to get the Kuro fixed?
Question#4: Has anyone tried a DVI-D/Toslink adapter and had it work properly?
I'd appreciate any advice on this before I invest another $80-100 on an adapter. I did try and search the thread about this, but nothing like my problem came up. Thanks in advance for your help.