Originally Posted by SimonNo10
Thanks Bob. Just to cover all the bases tell me what the settings should be according to the equipment in use:
Display: Sanyo Z4 Projector
Player: Oppo BD-83 (modded with region chip)
Processor: Anthem D2v
So basically going by the above what settings would you normally suggest in the Anthem under normal operating conditions? Just want to rule out any user errors
For your problem as it stands now, you should of course not be using any source to test. Until you can get stable HDMI with the internally generated video there's no point in testing with a Source.
That said for the 83 what I recommend for an HDMI connection is explicit 1080p, YCbCr 4:2:2, 30-bit (Dithered), TV System Multi, 1080p/24 Auto, DVD/24 OFF, Secondary Audio OFF, HDMI Audio either Bitstream or LPCM (there are reasons to use both in different circumstances), SACD Audio PCM, HDCD Decoding ON, Dynamic Range Control OFF. I do not recommend Component video from the 83 (except of course in a situation like yours where HDMI is broken) as Component video bypasses the video processor in the 83.
For the D2v the input video levels in Video Source Adjust for the Oppo Source should be at factory default. The Video Output settings depend upon what works best with your projector. For a 1080p projector like yours with an HDMI input the normal starting point would be Data YCbCr 4:4:4, Color Space HDTV, Sync Normal, and of course 1080p/60 output. Using 1080p/24 to the display should not be tried until you are sure the "normal" 1080p/60 stuff is working correctly. Of course all of the above assumes the HDMI in your D2v is working properly.
I don't know enough about the Sanyo to rattle off the right settings inside it. Once you get stable HDMI you will need to check with a calibration disc to make sure the settings in the projector are correct. I can tell you that with the recommended settings both the Oppo and the D2v put out "correct" HDMI video, so any errors shown by the calibration disc would point to an incorrect setting in the projector.
Check the post link on "Video Calibration for non-ISF Techs" found in the first post of this thread for some basic guidance on that.