Originally Posted by Viventis
Hooked the Neo up in my daughter's room a couple days ago. Some thoughts so far:
The on screen guide is no substitute for the Directv remote.
Passthrough works, but at least one time she turned on the tv (without the Neo) and she got picture but no sound (HDMI. Turning the Neo on then off fixed this).
The Ipod dock (YPS-11) works great. The screen shows album art, but in very poor resolution. The digital music enhance feature works very well.
I am wondering if I am getting 1080i / 720p (set in the DTV HD receiver and the TV menu) to my TV. The information screen says:
HDMI > HDMI
480i > 480i
According to my reading of the instructions, this means I am getting 480i input and 480i output. I have not found any place in the Neo menu to adjust this. Any help appreciated with this issue.
You must be feeding the NeoHD 500 a 48i signal then. The video control capabilities of the little 500 are extremely limited. You also have to go to settings to even see what's going on. If there is a shortcut, with my very limited fiddling, I have not found it yet.
I'd check to see if your box is set to output at a fixed rate as opposed to whatever the source material is. You could also attempt to set the box to output a fixed signal, say something you know your TV can handle. If you then get nothing via the 500, then something is wrong at the 500.
On another note, I did set the system up. It works great and EQing a 2.1 system and using the Yammie virtualization processing sounds quite good. Actually, much better than my underutilized B&K 307. I suspect this is because I really never tinkered with EQing the 307 manually. I am still tinkering a but was pleased to see my Linksys WMC Extenders codes were resident with the 500. It really does sound fine and although not capable of putting out a ton of sound, it is clear sound and a good solution for the Den.
My only problem is my Sceptre Cheap TV in the Den is humming badly sometimes with the connection. I have to unplug the HDMI and fiddle a bit to get the hum to go away. I never used the HDMI in on the Sceptre with previous sources so I will switch out to another TV just to test as I believe it's the Sceptre giving me the problems.
If this is not the case the Yamaha must go back.