Nothing like post sales support. I got this one from you what, 10 or 11 years ago? Maybe more. It has been running great all this time.
Thanks for your help. I should have this straightened out soon!
My trusty M8500 decided to let us down on Christmas just as we were about to start our traditional viewing of Die Hard.
The green convergence was way off (horizontally) and the red was off horizontally (and vertically at different times, IIRC). These errors would shift with a bit of vibration, so it must be bad contacts, right? I popped the hood and started shaking boards and cables to find where the intermittent connections were and voila, all was in...
I had what looks like the same problem when I got my 8350. Do the vertical lines go away if you slightly de-focus the image? If you take a piece of white paper and overlay that onto the screen, are the lines missing on the paper?
I was using a DaLite 92" Video Spectra screen and it is an interference pattern between the 1080P LCD panel of the 8350 and the grain structure of the screen. The lines will go away or at least change spacing if you zoom in or out and re-focus...
That's what I've heard, too. Unfortunately I get no audio at all on NESN. The MC-8 identifies it as a DD5.1 stream no matter what the program material is. I can switch to analog stereo from the DCT and that is fine (for Dolby stereo), but it is as if the digital stream is muted. The weird thing is, it used to work.
I'm more than willing to believe that my MC-8 got toasted somewhere along the way, except it works fine for other DD sources. Does Comcast muck with the...
Apologies if this has already been covered.
I have been having more and more trouble with Dolby Digital audio on HD channels. Some, like NESN-HD, are completely silent, even though my controller says it is receiving a DD5.1 stream. Some, like MHD, come and go, depending on the programming (concert - silence, cut to MHD 30 second promo - full audio, back to concert - silence). Then there is one (either Discovery or Nat Geographic) on which I can hear the music cues...
Thanks for the ideas and info, folks.
I was hoping to trigger the screen from another piece of equipment, but at this point I have two display devices, the Marquee and a direct view set. Since they share the rest of the equipment, the only distinguishing factor for control is which display device I want to use that day.
I've pondered adding other control hardware for the screen and using IR or RS-232, but since I am inherently both cheap and lazy, I'd like to avoid...
Thanks CJ and Mike.
What I'm trying to do is trigger a Stewart screen so that it deploys whenever the projector is on. I'll check the specs on the 12V relay in the screen control, but I'll bet 14V is fine. I still have to check the current load, though.
Mike, what is the +14 used for in the VIM? (I don't have the schematics.) I thought I'd stay away from the video chain to avoid the potential of introducing any noise.
Thanks for your prespective and...
Marquees are great projectors, but why didn't they include a 12 volt trigger output?
I've decided that I'm FINALLY going to get around to adding a trigger output to my 8500, so I thought I'd ask for advice first.
I suppose that I could just grab the +12 on the control module and bring that out, but I also don't want to introduce any problems, either.
I could also add a +12 regulator in the LVPS and step down from the +15, assuming there is enough power margin on...