I have rigged up a PC-XT power supply, and I can feed it +5vdc, and it works pretty good at 720p sources, but anything else, such as 1080p or 1080i, that missing volt seems to make a big difference in reliability. The unit reboots istself a lot and I really need that 6 volt rather then 5.
I'm thinking since it sorta works "ok-ish" on +5, that that +6 is actually being converted to a +5 internally. If that is true, then I would think I could use the +12 lead on my PC power supply to feed the internal voltage regulator. BUT since it was expecting only 6 volts, and giving it 12 would be risky. It would probably work, but it would also put much extra stress on that internal voltage regulator.
6 volts and 7 amps is a very very very very hard to achieve with just stuff laying arround the house.
Has anyone been able to come up with any alternate power supply that can safely run the VP50?