Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: North Andover, MA
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So, I bought this projector. It looks great when I can get it to work, and once I do, I am going to be thrilled. However, I am banging my head right now. Essentially, this was an upgrade on my Optima hd72. I have a 25 foot cable running thru my ceiling that will be hard to replace. It is a DVI cable, with HDMI adapters on each side, but it has worked well for a decade. When I originally built my media room, HDMI wasn't really out yet. My old optima worked like a charm with the same DVD player (however outputting to 1080i), but the 6020 won't sync to my blu ray player (1080p or 1080i). To understand if it is just a general problem with DVI, I used a shorter DVI cable with the adapters as a test and the 6020 synced perfectly. However, over the longer run, it fails. I turned off HDMI link to see if that would make a difference, and it did not.
I see there were some issues reported here on HDMI handshake, but those were with other devices in the path. I do have a receiver and a splitter, but I have not introduced those yet (expecting issues). For now, it is straight from the BluRay to the PJ. I am going to do some more tests, but I was wondering....
1) Has anyone else had issues with long cable runs? Is this a sensitive projector?
2) Should I get a long HDMI cable and test it for issues with long runs in general?
3) Any other options? I guess I am wishing I got the wireless HDMI option now, but I didn't.
4) How long are your cable runs?
Any advice would be appreciated. My first test views from this PJ showed it is a major upgrade from what I had before. So, I am really looking forward to getting this operational.