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Well, Since no one gave advice on the DVI connection, I did a little fiddling. Here is what I learned. For myself and anyone considering the 4810. OK..... You have to follow the signal path as a non techie attempts to explain.
From my ATI 4800 series GPU in my PC, I have to go DVI out to a custom ATI HDMI dongle. This allows the 7.1 PCM signal to get to the Denon as well as Video, then I go from the Denon to the Sony Projector on a 30ft high grade (I know it's digital and therefore "High grade" is kind of a marketing gimmick.) HDMI cable. I also have my Tivo and PannyBD30 Blu Ray player going to the Denon via HDMI.
If I plug into the HDMI in on the Projector, all three sources fire up, albeit with the PC connection funky (See above post). If I then add yet another HDMI to DVI dongle (Cheapie brand) and then plug in to the DVI in on the Sony projector, I get signal from the transmutated PC connection but intermittent from the Tivo and dead from the Blu Ray.
So, who cares? Well, I do but perhaps others do as well if the Denon does not send a 30ft plus HDMI/DVI signal well. I will buy a better grade HDMI to DVI dongle and attempt a connection because based on the intermittent connection, I may be able to solve this with a minutely better cable dongle but I have little faith. The DVI in (of the projector) supports a heck of a lot more video signal types than the HDMI in and I'd prefer utilizing the DVI in.
Again, I am really not that great at advanced cabling but I would appreciate any thoughts here. Oh, one other thing. My Projector only supports 1080i/24FPS through the RGB inputs. It does not do this through either HDMI or DVI. Is this weird, old technology or just a fluke of Sony? Frankly, my brains about to blow on all this stuff and I'm not even convinced this 24fps thing is worth anything but my Blu Ray player will do it and I was just curious as I try and figure this very com[lex stuff out.
It was easier when my equipment definitively did not do all the new formats/codecs/ and high tech whammy stuff.