Ï have a tricky question for the experts.
Here is the deal...
Hooked up my PS3 to the Kuro - worked no problem. Then I ran it through a Monoprice HDMI 5x1 switch. It would not "take" - it would flicker and stay at a black screen.
Anywho.....I talked with a Monoprice rep (who told me to unhook all the HDMI cables from the switch and install just the PS3 HDMI cable first...then the rest - this did not work) and got no real help. I read that with the Monoprice 5x1 switches, sometimes only ports 4 and 5 work for the PS3. Tried that also...no go.
So, in doing more research, I found that the PS3 will work through the switch if I put it on 1080i vs 1080p, but I don't want to run the output any less than it should be - I'm fussy like that. Also, turns out the PS3 has an option which allows for "Deep Color Mode"
. I guess this mode is kinda useless as Blu-rays don't offer this option...but I guess some PS3 games do?? I also noticed that the Pro 111-FD supports "Deep Color" through the HDMI cables......I also noticed the newer Monoprice HDMI switches (mine is a few years old) offers "30-bit and 36-bit deep color modes".
So, I shut this "Deep Color Mode" off on the PS3 and....Voila! It now runs through the HDMI switch - but, oddly enough, only ports 4 and 5 are steady - the other 3 port have a slightly bouncy picture. Whatever - it works!
Now.....here is what is bugging me. Before I did all of this and had the PS3 running directly into Input 7 on the Kuro (and "Deep Color Mode" was still on), whenever a game/video from USB, etc. would load on the screen, I would see "1080p"
up in the right hand corner of the Kuro...and next to it, it would say either "16 bit"
or "32 bit"
, etc. (depending on the game/video).
Now, with the "Deep Color Mode" turned off on the PS3, I only get "1080p" - no more "__ bit" display. Boooo!!! I want whatever the hell that is!!
So, now my options are...1.
Just bite the bullet and run that extra cable to the tv - it sucks because I have the 5x1 HDMI switch so I only have to run one HDMI to the Kuro)2.
By a newer switch and hope it works with the "Deep Color Mode" setting turned on.3.
Hope someone here tells me how to get my "__ bit" display back or tells me it doesn't make a rat's ass difference.
I just really want the Kuro to be running as it should, ya know?