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shah993's Avatar shah993 05:17 AM 05-28-2006
Does anyone have HDMI issues with the Sony DVP 995V?When connected to the D2 with HDMI I get no signal but with componant it is no problem.

TomHuffman's Avatar TomHuffman 12:36 PM 05-28-2006
I understand that the difference between the AVM 40 and 50 is that only the 50 includes the Gennum scaler. However, does the AVM 40 include a HDMI video output with no scaling or processing?
Milt99's Avatar Milt99 03:10 PM 05-28-2006
Tom,
You are correct, the 40 does HDMI switching only.
Here's a comparison grid between Anthem's pre/pros
Features
TomHuffman's Avatar TomHuffman 05:07 PM 05-28-2006
Yes, I have already looked at this. It dosn't say anything about video outputs. Does the AVM 40 have a pass-through HDMI video output?
obie_fl's Avatar obie_fl 07:01 PM 05-28-2006
The comparison grid says the AVM-40 can convert S-Video and component to HDMI, it also says it accepts 1080P/60hz. My understanding is the 40 "transcodes" video to HDMI and the 50 and D2 actually de-interlace and scale video. HDMI would be pretty useless if it didn't pass on the video.
FerretHunter's Avatar FerretHunter 07:37 PM 05-28-2006
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Originally Posted by LEVESQUE View Post

Good for you!

Could you post all your settings in the D2 nenu item "5. Source setup/Presets" for the 79AVi?

You should use:
-Audio In: Dig HDMI
-Auto dig: No
-HDMI 6ch map: did you try it?

But just post all your settings in that menu.

Ok, here are my settings:

HDMI Repeater: No
d,e,f: set to NONE
Audio In: Dig HDMI
Auto Dig: No
HDMI 6ch Map: Auto

I hooked up the 6 channel analog audio out from the 79avi and I can finally listen to the Foreigner 4 DVD-Audio in multichannel surround sound. "Juke Box Hero" sounds fantastic, and "Urgent"? I'm in heaven And it doesn't sound any worse than REM through HDMI. In other words, not much difference between digital and analog in this case.

Anyways, the only item left in my issues list is getting the AVM50 to accept 720p from my computer.
elmac's Avatar elmac 12:28 PM 05-29-2006
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Originally Posted by FerretHunter View Post


Anyways, the only item left in my issues list is getting the AVM50 to accept 720p from my computer.

Ferret,
What wire are you using to transfer video signal from your computer?
What video card do you have in your computer?
FerretHunter's Avatar FerretHunter 12:50 PM 05-29-2006
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Originally Posted by elmac View Post

Ferret,
What wire are you using to transfer video signal from your computer?
What video card do you have in your computer?

I use a DVI/HDMI adaptor connected to the DVI out of the video card, then an HDMI cable into the AVM50. My video card is an ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro. If I connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the Optoma H79 DVI/HDMI adaptor (connected to the H79's DVI input), it works fine.

I've set my desktop resolution to 1280x720 (60 Hz). Maybe I should try downloading powerstrip and using its' builtin HDTV timings?
rsbeck's Avatar rsbeck 03:31 PM 05-29-2006
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I tried to buy a used D1 on Audiogon last year and they would only take an MO, no escrow or paypal etc. I wasn't about to send that big an MO across the country. Been afraid of the place ever since, seems like there are a lot of shady dealers/postings there.

I've bought lots of gear on Audiogon and have never had a bad experience. I always check the people out first, but I have wired money orders in advance, Fed Exed checks in advance and waited for them to clear before the seller ships, etc.

You've got to look at it from the seller's point of view, too.

Would you ship gear to someone and then hope they pay you?

I wouldn't.

I have also sold gear on Audiogon and I always demand payment before I ship.

Check the seller's feedback, get their address, phone number, phone number of their workplace. Check to make sure their workplace has a listed number. Call their employer, check with people who have bought from the before, whatever you have to do. But, you have to send the money first.
Razvanel's Avatar Razvanel 05:54 PM 05-29-2006
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Originally Posted by rsbeck View Post

I've bought lots of gear on Audiogon and have never had a bad experience. I always check the people out first, but I have wired money orders in advance, Fed Exed checks in advance and waited for them to clear before the seller ships, etc.

You've got to look at it from the seller's point of view, too.

Would you ship gear to someone and then hope they pay you?

I wouldn't.

I have also sold gear on Audiogon and I always demand payment before I ship.

Check the seller's feedback, get their address, phone number, phone number of their workplace. Check to make sure their workplace has a listed number. Call their employer, check with people who have bought from the before, whatever you have to do. But, you have to send the money first.

Same here, I always demand payment before I ship and send money first when I buy. I prefer sending and receiving postal money orders, never had any problems on Audiogon.

R
obie_fl's Avatar obie_fl 06:22 PM 05-29-2006
Of course if I was selling I would demand payment but I wouldn't expect someone to send me a MO before I shipped. I'm fine with PayPal and escrow services but the transaction I originally mentioned wanted an MO and there was some other lose ends to the story.
elmac's Avatar elmac 12:13 PM 05-30-2006
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Originally Posted by FerretHunter View Post

I use a DVI/HDMI adaptor connected to the DVI out of the video card, then an HDMI cable into the AVM50. My video card is an ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro. If I connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the Optoma H79 DVI/HDMI adaptor (connected to the H79's DVI input), it works fine.

I've set my desktop resolution to 1280x720 (60 Hz). Maybe I should try downloading powerstrip and using its' builtin HDTV timings?

Did you try s-video out
Also, did you try to change the settings on your input to your scaler.
press and hold for about 4 sec #7 key on your remote this will take you to video portion settings, and see if you could change it there to get to work.
Let us know
htfool's Avatar htfool 01:15 PM 05-31-2006
Anybody looking to buy a D2 with new software for hdmi? looking to aell mine!
htfool's Avatar htfool 01:15 PM 05-31-2006
Anybody looking to buy a D2 with new software for hdmi? Looking to sell mine!
gostan's Avatar gostan 02:11 PM 05-31-2006
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Originally Posted by htfool View Post

Anybody looking to buy a D2 with new software for hdmi? Looking to sell mine!

Why are you selling?
Gooddoc's Avatar Gooddoc 02:31 PM 05-31-2006
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Originally Posted by htfool View Post

Anybody looking to buy a D2 with new software for hdmi? Looking to sell mine!

htfool, check your PM
htfool's Avatar htfool 02:35 PM 05-31-2006
I have two units....Dont need both.
whitewolf1's Avatar whitewolf1 02:42 PM 05-31-2006
Is one a D1 upgrade? How much?
htfool's Avatar htfool 03:18 PM 05-31-2006
It's a brand new d2. 5995.00
LEVESQUE's Avatar LEVESQUE 03:23 PM 05-31-2006
For those interested to use a 480i over HDMI player with the D2, the Oppo 970HD is now shipping. I just ordered one...

149$ for 480i over HDMI 1.1! LOL...
pciav's Avatar pciav 03:36 PM 05-31-2006
I ordered the Oppo to. I will compare it to the Sony DVP-NS975V that I am currently using. The Sony outputs YCbCr 4:2:2, the Oppo outputs YCbCr 4:4:4.

The audio via HDMI seems to be a little confusing for the Oppo. If you choose HDMI 1.1 audio options all decoding takes place in the Oppo and is sent out as PCM, this is fine for SACD and DVD-A to take advantage of the HDMI connection, but for DD & DTS soundtracks it looks like you have to change the audio output options to let the D2 (or whatever SSP or receiver you are using) decode the "Raw" bitstream.

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Surround Speakers and HDMI 1.1 Multi-Channel PCM Audio Support: If your receiver supports HDMI 1.1 Multi-Channel PCM audio, please set Speaker Setup Page > Down-mix to 5.1 CH and Audio Setup Page > HDMI Audio to Multi-Channel. In this configuration you can enjoy all audio formats using the HDMI connection. The DVD player performs decoding for compressed audio.

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Surround and Dolby Digital or DTS Support, or HDMI 1.0: If the audio system has surround speakers and can support Dolby Digital or DTS with its HDMI input, please set Audio Setup Page > HDMI Audio to SPDIF AND Audio Setup Page > SPDIF Output to Raw. In this case your audio system will perform decoding for Dolby Digital or DTS surround audio. Unfortunately the HDMI standard does not allow DVD-Audio or SACD to be sent over HDMI in this configuration.

I'll give it a try and see how it goes.
notanewbie's Avatar notanewbie 04:14 PM 05-31-2006
May I ask where you guys bought your Oppo's? PM me if you cannot post it. THX
pciav's Avatar pciav 04:43 PM 05-31-2006
Here is the link to Oppo's site: DV-970HD
mlbrand's Avatar mlbrand 05:37 PM 05-31-2006
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Originally posted by LEVESQUE "For those interested to use a 480i over HDMI player with the D2, the Oppo 970HD is now shipping. I just ordered one..."

I thought you already had a DVD player that will do 480i over HDMI (Pioneer DV-79avi), if so why buy the Oppo? I'm just curious because I have the 79avi. Is there something wrong with the Pioneer player, or could you just not pass up a bargain!

BTW, I pick up my D2 next week!
Nathan_R's Avatar Nathan_R 07:05 PM 05-31-2006
I echo mlbrand's question, as I, too, have a DV-79AVi (and an HD-XA1). My AVM-50 is due to arrive Friday and the wait is absolutely killing me!
gostan's Avatar gostan 07:21 PM 05-31-2006
Nothing wrong with the Pioneer player at all. I believe that Alain simply sold his Pioneer DV-79avi to a friend and opted for the new bargain DV-970HD 480i player from Oppo to go along with his Toshiba HD-A1.

I had the Pioneer in play for a few weeks and was even thinking about a Marantz DV-9600. But, instead, the Toshiba HD player, along with the Oppo DV-970HD were a more future proofed cost-effective way to get an HD player and a 480i player for less than the price of the Pioneer player. Still have a few bucks left over to apply to a Blu ray player.
dsm363's Avatar dsm363 04:28 AM 06-01-2006
I bought the Sony 9100ES DVD player a month before I decided to buy my D2. This is a very nice DVD player but doesn't output 480i over HDMI. Would the picture quality really be that much better getting something like the Opppo DV970HD with 480i over HDMI vs. the build quality of something like a $1200 DVD player with the D2? Thanks.
DrJRapp's Avatar DrJRapp 05:15 AM 06-01-2006
Levesque

I know you probably speak to Nick at Anthem frequently as a beta tester. Any word on when the new firmware release should occur?
LEVESQUE's Avatar LEVESQUE 07:47 AM 06-01-2006
I' m sorry Jerry, but I don't have any dates for the next firmware release. But it will fix alot of incompatibilities with manufacturers not fallowing HDMI specs strictly like they should...

Like Gostan said, I sold my 79AVi to a friend because the upcoming Pioneer Elite Blu-Ray player will be able to do 480i over HDMI for standard DVDs, and I should get a pre-production unit soon. So the Oppo 970HD will be perfect until then.
ManWithAPlan's Avatar ManWithAPlan 07:56 AM 06-01-2006
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Originally Posted by LEVESQUE View Post

I' m sorry Jerry, but I don't have any dates for the next firmware release. But it will fix alot of incompatibilities with manufacturers not fallowing HDMI specs strictly like they should...

Like Gostan said, I sold my 79AVi to a friend because the upcoming Pioneer Elite Blu-Ray player will be able to do 480i over HDMI for standard DVDs, and I should get a pre-production unit soon. So the Oppo 970HD will be perfect until then.

Alain,

I'm actually going to do the exact same thing when the Pio BluRay comes out. I will dump my 79avi on Audiogon, and move on up to BluRay! For now though, it's a great player, and I have no regrets at all...very versatile, does exactly what I need right now.

I am hearing that the Pio BluRay player is delayed now, I heard a September-ish rumor...you got any dirt on that?

-Brian
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