Originally Posted by Kevin McCarthy
Neuromancer: When I force 4:2:2, despite setting it in EDID and cycling power, the image is tinted red. The image is also inappropriately zoomed, and depending on the EDID choice, I can get two or three vertical bars of lighter than black. I think I need Oppo and Lumagen to work this out, but appreciate your input.
Imaging that is tinted Shocking Pink is a sign that one device is sending YCbCr when the other device is expecting RGB. If you get it wrong the other way then the imaging is tinted Ghastly Green.
The HDMI handshake is supposed to keep such mismatches from happening, but if you force each end to a specific setting you can get this error. You can also get this error with the automatic handshake if one or both devices aren't handling the handshake properly. Typically this happens with older DVI displays and projectors that want RGB input but fail to communicate that properly. It can also happen right after you power things up if the handshake starts before one (or both) devices really have their act together. This is why sometimes changing the order in which you turn things on will fix such problems.
Keep in mind that there are two places where this can fail: The connection from the Oppo to your Lumagen and the connection from the Lumagen to your display. So try the combos of data format settings (YCbCr 4:2:2, 4:4:4, and the two RGB choices) to see if explicit settings, rather than auto, get you were you need to be.
Also, I suggest you turn off 1080p/24 output from the Oppo until you get the basics working.
480p (not 480i) is the simplest resolution for HDMI setup. Try that first. Then try 1080i. The 1080p settings are the hardest for HDMI to get right.