Originally Posted by sikclown
Sorry, didn't see your original post. I don't have an x3100w but I have the new (and lower end) s900w and it has no problems at all passing through any 4k sources (Non-HDCP 2.2 of course). Granted I don't have any of the 4k players you have but I have my PC running at 4k with my Nvidia card and a Panny 4k upscaling Bluray; both work perfectly (as does your PC). I think, and don't quote me here, the Sony 4k player will only ever play when directly connected to a Sony 4k projector/tv (which you already knew, just saying it again). I haven't tried 4096x2160 though; I will try and mess with that later. Stupid question but have you swapped out your Redray and Nuvola HDMI Cables? Likely not the problem but easier to do than box the receiver back up and exchange it. Maybe you got a bad egg? You could always exchange it for another one but I know that is a pain.
Still fighting the fight here... Some more progress... Yeah, swapped cables, etc.. None of them are the issue.
Never expected the Sony X10 to work, just thought I'd try it to see if there was any luck. By rights, it should allow for pass-thru, even with the mis-matched DHCP support. But it appears the Sony is using proprietary signaling in addition to DHCP 2.2. Trying to pull an EDID from the unit is futile even when I have the proper hardware to do it.
Now have the REDRAY player working. As many of us with that player have discovered, it doesn't always play nice with various 4K TV's anyway, and we have to run it through other hardware to re-structure the HDMI handshake, or in this instance it has to do with the blanking interval. If I run it through the Gefen Matrix or a Gefen HDBASE-T extender into the X3100W it works flawlessly. Connected directly, it does not. So we can add the X3100 to a long list of devices that the REDRAY isn't directly compatible with and like all those other devices, both RED and the other parties will point fingers at one another. Fact of the matter is, this shows us that the 4K signal support on the X3100W is incomplete. Just as it is incomplete for the output on the REDRAY or the inputs on the SEIKI, Skyworth, Westinghouse and Toshiba 4K TV's... I guess I knew this was going to be the case for this player as I had it in the back of my mind from the start. Anyway, that one seems to be solved.
Nuvola NP-1. This thing is a piece of crap. The concept is great, but the build quality and implementation are both severely lacking. Turns out there is a newer release firmware that fixed the sync issues. It's up and running. And I see no reason to hold on to it really. I can play 4K content of my own by feeding it into the Sony X10. Or encoding to REDRAY, which is where I'll be showing most of my self-produced stuff.
My projector setup is dual purpose, both work and entertainment. It's at my home, but the space is separated out as my basement has a secondary entrance and I often entertain clients and have them attend editing and color grading sessions. Which also leads to the next device now connected and working properly through the X3100W. The BlackMagic Decklink 4K Extreme I/O card. Not only is it working just great, but it also drives the projector at its full 4096x2160 and no hiccups through the X3100W.
So that leaves me with the HDMI output from the nVidia card on the HP workstation. I'm actually not going to be using it, but I was using it as a source to test with. I'm not sure why 4096x2160 causes problems from this system. Direct to the projector it works, but it gives me nothing but a black screen going through the X3100W. I suppose there's just some mis-match between the nVidia drivers and/ or the hardware's signal output and the Denon, but I think I'm good for now.
All things considered, I think this is going to work out alright for now. In another 1 to 3 years, AV receiver options should be a lot better and I'll be able to upgrade this to something better. It's a little weak to drive my speakers, but passable for now. Ultimately I'll probably get a separate amp anyway and just use the receiver for pre-pro. I've already blown my budget on this setup.