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post #6661 of 7060
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Originally Posted by Hyrax View Post
Dane-
I believe that the reason my Edge turns off and yours will not is because you've got automatic source switching turned on. My Edge turns off when I turn off my projector as long as my input source is not my Tivo.

It actually makes a bit of sense that the Edge remains turned on when there is an active source. It allows you to listen to music with your TV/projector turned off.

All you need to do if you wish to save electricity is to turn off automatic input switching. The price you pay is that you'll need to manually switch sources. Your choice is to save a bit of money or go through the minor effort of telling the Edge to change sources.
I have auto switching turned off, or at least I believe that I do, and I still am not able to reproduce the behavior you are seeing - my EDGE will NOT power down when a TiVo is connected, and I turn off my display.

If I change to an unused EDGE input before turning off my display, I get a blinking red LED when I turn off my display.

Would you tell me how you are disabling Auto Input Switching? Also, just for clarification purposes, when you state that the EDGE goes into Standby mode, what color is the LED on the EDGE?

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Originally Posted by audiodane View Post
Ahhh, interesting. Yes, I do have auto switching turned on. ...

..dane
I don't have it turned on, and I can't get the EDGE to power down automatically.
post #6662 of 7060
The LED turns off after about 30 seconds unless I've got the Tivo as the active input. So, for example, I turn off my PS3, then I turn off my projector and a few seconds later the LED on the Edge turns off. In fact if I simply turn off the PS3 the Edge shuts down a few minutes later.

As to turning off auto-switching... I never turned it on. My Edge does not change input automatically. I assumed it was something others were turning on.

Lol, I wonder if my Edge is broken. If so, I like what it does.
post #6663 of 7060
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Originally Posted by bobcat1980 View Post

I have an NTSC TV and I want to be able to consume 3D PAL material..... will the Edge do the conversion?

Nope. The 3D capability is literally a pass-through function as the Edge will not do any processing of the signal.
post #6664 of 7060
I notice that my Tivo is at the absolute bottom of my input priority list (even after all of the unused analog inputs ). I wonder if that is why it the Edge shuts down for me.
post #6665 of 7060
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Originally Posted by audiodane View Post

Yea.. Lots of ways to throw money at the problem. But I'm trying to avoid the "more money" approach for now.

Understood. Cheap is good . . . as long as it works. Good luck.
post #6666 of 7060
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

B&H are selling them for $499. Buy.com for the same. There's an open box one for $399 here: http://www.beachcamera.com/shop/sear...o+edge&x=0&y=0 . . . .
Kind Regards,

Keith


I wonder if that could be the one I returned in April 2010? It had all the old familiar problems--but that was before f/w 1.6x. (NB: no returns.)
post #6667 of 7060
I see, I thought that when it is SBS 3D it would treat it like regular interlaced 1080i
are you sure it wont work? I would like to buy the edge but it wont work at all with
3D then I have to find an alternative.... any ideas?
post #6668 of 7060
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Originally Posted by bobcat1980 View Post

I see, I thought that when it is SBS 3D it would treat it like regular interlaced 1080i are you sure it wont work? I would like to buy the edge but it wont work at all with 3D then I have to find an alternative.... any ideas?

Hmm...your comment about 1080i intrigued me because after I re-read your question I realized all the 3D stuff I've tried has been 1080p. My bad.

SO....I downloaded a short native 1080i SBS file and the Edge seemed to play quite nicely with it because as you suggested it is just 1080i. I was unable to try the PAL conversion since the source was NTSC but the fact is the Edge was treating it just like any other 1080i source which makes me assume (always bad, I know) that it would do the PAL conversion just fine.

So I'd say give it a shot, but perhaps use a vendor with a generous return policy just in case?
post #6669 of 7060
Well that is always true :-), but I plan to buy one from eBay, so no return option....I really want the Edge as all other alternatives are either too pricey (Lumagen) or probably not up to par (Atlona).

Isn't the Edge indicating when it is in pass-through mode, couldn't this indicate if it actually processes the SBS content?
post #6670 of 7060
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Originally Posted by bobcat1980 View Post

Isn't the Edge indicating when it is in pass-through mode, couldn't this indicate if it actually processes the SBS content?

The Edge was absolutely processing the NTSC SBS content I tested as all the menus were available and adjustable. The Edge just treats it like any other 1080i signal which is not surprising since the TV does the "conversion" of SBS to 3D.

There was one minor gotcha, however, as I had to force the TV out of SBS processing since the Edge overlay setup menus are not native SBS. This seems like a minor issue as it it would only come into play one time during setup. YMMV.
post #6671 of 7060
Great! I'll get the Edge then.....
post #6672 of 7060
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Originally Posted by bobcat1980 View Post

Great! I'll get the Edge then.....

Also, you should be able to re-eBay it for the same price if you decide not to keep it. If you're buying at a reasonable price to begin with, that is. You can check previous sales for that. You'll be out shipping charges, but that's not too bad in the scheme of things.

good luck!
..dane
post #6673 of 7060
Has anyone tried the DVDO Edge Green? How would it perform in scaling analog laserdisc to an HDMI resolution? The price of this unit seems right, anyway. Is this VP fairly new? Thanks!
post #6674 of 7060
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Originally Posted by William Moore View Post

Has anyone tried the DVDO Edge Green? How would it perform in scaling analog laserdisc to an HDMI resolution? The price of this unit seems right, anyway. Is this VP fairly new? Thanks!

As far as anyone seems to know, the Green is the same, performance-wise, to the original Edge units used by most of the guys in this thread. A search for Laserdisc should help you...

Kind Regards,

Keith
post #6675 of 7060
William -
I've got an original Edge, but no laserdiscs. I do, however, have a few SD digital recordings on D-VHS tape that are probably very much the same quality as laserdisc recordings. They look about as good as a medium-high quality DVD. I'm not sure how much improvement the Edge provides in PQ as compared to plugging the source directly into the projector.

People say that the Lumagen products do a better job of scaling DVDs to 1080 resolutions, but those people are purists willing to pay whatever it takes for the best possible equipment. I see nothing wrong in my Edge's scaling ability, but I have a small-ish screen (96").

One nice aspect of the original Edge is that it still has a S-Video input (I assume the Edge Green does as well). This connector seems to be disappearing from a lot of equipment these days, so using an Edge might be one method of prolonging the life of your laserdiscs.
post #6676 of 7060
Guys: Thanks for the help so far. Here's the deal: I own a Pioneer KRP600M 60" plasma, of which the two HDMI inputs have been ISF calibrated. Since LD is an analog video source, I don't think the settings which were applied by the calibrator to HDMI DIGITAL would work for the ANALOG composite video input, since this set has no S-Video. It just seems to me that the pic adjustments wouldn't be the same. With the DVDO Edge Green, I would hope to connect my LD player to the Green's composite video input, let the scaler do its work and then what would be output would be an HDMI connection from the Edge Green/ LD player to the TV, which then might qualify for me to copy the settings from one of the HDMI inputs and get a better picture from my LD player. Does this make sense and/or is it doable? Thanks again!
post #6677 of 7060
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Originally Posted by William Moore View Post

Guys: Thanks for the help so far. Here's the deal: I own a Pioneer KRP600M 60" plasma, of which the two HDMI inputs have been ISF calibrated. Since LD is an analog video source, I don't think the settings which were applied by the calibrator to HDMI DIGITAL would work for the ANALOG composite video input, since this set has no S-Video. It just seems to me that the pic adjustments wouldn't be the same. With the DVDO Edge Green, I would hope to connect my LD player to the Green's composite video input, let the scaler do its work and then what would be output would be an HDMI connection from the Edge Green/ LD player to the TV, which then might qualify for me to copy the settings from one of the HDMI inputs and get a better picture from my LD player. Does this make sense and/or is it doable? Thanks again!

well that's the gist of it, yes. As to what adjustments need to be made in the LD player and/or the Edge are unknown, of course. Your inputs are calibrated as for when coming from a digital source against the HDMI video standard. However as mentioned the LD player is an analog output, so somewhere that signal would need to be adjusted to become "properly calibrated" as well, if that was your end-goal. Is there a LD calibration disc available somewhere that you could use? Given that your TV is already calibrated for its HDMI input, I think the job of adjusting the LD/Edge would be more easily done.

my two cents,
..dane
post #6678 of 7060
I have an LD version (the original before DVD) of Joe Kane's "Video Essentials", but the video adjustments are pretty basic, such as Color, Tint, Contrast, Picture, etc. No HDMI detailed calibrations such as is done w/equipment. And, BTW there are no picture adjustments in the LD player. (What you see is what you get) Are you saying to adjust the LD player using the test disc PRIOR to connecting it to the DVDO? Wouldn't it be better to make some adjustments AFTER the player was hooked up to the DVDO and the DVDO to the TV? Thanks.
post #6679 of 7060
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Originally Posted by William Moore View Post

I have an LD version (the original before DVD) of Joe Kane's "Video Essentials", ... Are you saying to adjust the LD player using the test disc PRIOR to connecting it to the DVDO?

You can use the Edge to calibrate the LD player. (The Edge has separate picture adjustments for each input.) First, adjust the display using the Edge's built-in test signals. Next, play the Video Essentials LD through the Edge, and use the Edge's picture adjustments to calibrate the LD player.
post #6680 of 7060
OK, I'll try that. Thanks!
post #6681 of 7060
I skipped though a number of the pages in this thread, and couldn't find my answer. I purchased this processor this evening, and have 3 HDMI inputs with optical output. I'm not getting any sound. on the ps3 it looks like the pre amp wants to sync, but doesn't. The other input show no audio on my Lexicon MC-1.
Any ideas?
Thanks
post #6682 of 7060
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Originally Posted by Gary Gleave View Post

I skipped though a number of the pages in this thread, and couldn't find my answer. I purchased this processor this evening, and have 3 HDMI inputs with optical output. I'm not getting any sound. on the ps3 it looks like the pre amp wants to sync, but doesn't. The other input show no audio on my Lexicon MC-1.
Any ideas?
Thanks

Please excuse if I'm being overly simplistic; but have you re-checked setup for your Edge audio output selection and the input selection on the Lexicon?
Plus, you probably had the PS3 outputting via optical; did you change the setup to output audio via HDMI?
post #6683 of 7060
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Originally Posted by rlb View Post

Please excuse if I'm being overly simplistic; but have you re-checked setup for your Edge audio output selection and the input selection on the Lexicon?
Plus, you probably had the PS3 outputting via optical; did you change the setup to output audio via HDMI?

The Edge and Lexicon, yes I did.
The Ps3, I think you got it, thanks.
I will check tonight.
post #6684 of 7060
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Originally Posted by billmcf View Post

You can use the Edge to calibrate the LD player. (The Edge has separate picture adjustments for each input.) First, adjust the display using the Edge's built-in test signals. Next, play the Video Essentials LD through the Edge, and use the Edge's picture adjustments to calibrate the LD player.

I'm going to try the Edge Green but I have limited space in my rack for yet another piece of equipment. About the only place I could place it is ON TOP of my Pioneer LD player and then there would be only about 1/2 inch of space above the Edge for ventilation. Would this be a problem? BTW, my equipment is in a Sanus rack which is open on all sides, so there is plenty of open space as long as the Edge Green doesn't produce a lot of heat. And finally, would it be best to use Composite or S-Video going from the player to the Edge. Thanks!
post #6685 of 7060
I have the original Edge, and it does produce some heat, but not a lot. I suspect you would be fine putting it on top of a laserdisc player, since those don't vent on top and don't generate a lot of heat.

As far as the connection goes, laserdisc is a native composite format, so if the Edge has a better comb filter than your Pioneer LD, use composite. Since you have the laserdisc VE, it should be easy to compare each with the Snell & Wilcox and other patterns.

$0.02

-Brian
post #6686 of 7060
I have had my DVDO Edge for quite a while, and have been dealing with a weird problem for about 2 weeks. It will display nothing on any HDMI inputs. The HDMI output is just fine, as anything hooked up to component, s-video, etc. works just fine. But anything using HDMI does not work. This includes my cable box, my PS3, my HTPC and my 360.

I tried a few different firmwares. I also tried every HDMI input as well as different HDMI cables. The company that took over Anchor Bay is laughable as I got an answering machine when I called them, and no one called back. Also the 90 day warranty is laughable too. Can anyone recommend something I can try before I ditch this thing?
post #6687 of 7060
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post #6688 of 7060
I recently downloaded the last firmware version and connected my HTPC (ASRock 3D Vision 156B) to my Edge, connected to my Panny TX-65VT30.
Result:
Left side shutter-glass on my 3D glasses is shut permanently.
When I connect my HTPC directly to my TV everything works.
Edge VP is transparent for my cable decoder (STB works well on 3D channels with 1080P, 60Hz). Either my HTPC cannot cope with an in-line HDMI repeater or the Edge is not capable of handling 24fps at 1080P. Hot-plug (EDID) is on and 3D Pass Through is forced ON manually.

Any ideas out there?
post #6689 of 7060
I cannot get any response, email or phone regarding my audio issues with my DVDO Edge. I would not spend another dime on any of their products. Customer support is ZERO!
post #6690 of 7060
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Originally Posted by TommyV View Post

I cannot get any response, email or phone regarding my audio issues with my DVDO Edge. I would not spend another dime on any of their products. Customer support is ZERO!

In the past (before the Simplay takeover of Anchorbay) I have been very happy with their response and willingness to resolve bugs and issues.
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