Originally Posted by tyorder1
I am having trouble with my Denon 3800 Blu-ray outputing 1080p through the anthem to my projector. I can only get 720p/1080i through the Anthem. When I connect the 3800 direclty to my projector everything is fine and I get 1080p. So, I've pinned the problem down to the Anthem. Anyone have any suggestions?
What version of firmware are you running in the Anthem, and do you have HDMI cables that are tested to handle 1080p video?
You can see the version number of the Anthem by pressing Select once on its remote. The version number will come up at the end of the first line of info in the Front Panel display. The most recent firmware release is V1.33.
Next, can you get the Anthem to output 1080p to your projector when displaying the Anthem's internally generated test patterns (Video Source Adjust / Patterns menu)? If not, then the problem is in your Setup / Video Output configuration in the Anthem as those test patterns are independent of any input source.
If you CAN get the test patterns to display at 1080p in your projector, then the problem is on the input side of things in the Anthem.
Are you trying to send 1080p/24 or 1080p/60 from the Denon to the Anthem? To get 1080p/60 you must use HDMI cable (not Component video cable). Are you trying to send 1080p/24 to your projector from the Anthem?
This Denon has a known problem that it sends out an incorrect 1080p/24 video signal. This is not an issue for displays and projectors, but is a big problem for video processors. I'm pretty sure by now that there's been a firmware fix from Denon for it to correct that, but your unit may not have that applied yet. Try 1080p/60 instead for now.
If you have Video Source Adjust / Output / Frame Lock = AUTO set for the Denon input in the Anthem, try turning that OFF.
These are the basics to get us started. Again, the first step is to see if the output side of the Anthem is working at 1080p to your projector (using the Anthem's internal test patterns). That will tell you whether the issue you need to fix is on the input or output side of the Anthem.