That's exactly what I did:
Well, the workaround lasted three years but was not a permanent fix. The HDFury failed last year, so I replaced it with the newly available and far cheaper Portta converter
, which worked equally well until earlier this week when the projector stopped recognizing the component inputs, too (I tested the converter on another TV using the same source and it still works fine). Bummer!
1. Has anyone managed to successfully repair
the main board as an alternative to replacement? It should be worth fixing!
2. Has anyone discovered a way to effectively suppress damaging current induced on long runs of signal wire? The only products I have seen are suspicious in-line gadgets that lack an obvious path for dissipating the energy.
3. I considered buying an HDMI to VGA converter as yet another workaround, but the manual does not list 1080p as resolution supported by that input.
4. So... I'm replacing the 8350 with a refurbished 3020
for $499, which may
be a step down (it supports 3D but offers less contrast and no lens shift), but I simply can't justify spending more on components that are so susceptible to damage...