Originally Posted by briandx
As I sit here and ponder the Gefen device, I'm wondering where this device should go in my A/V setup. The problem with the HD-DVR resetting the output resolution to 480p only occurs if I shut off the DVR. If I turn off my HDTV and then turn it back on, the resolution stays at 1080i.
I'm wondering if this device should go between the HD-DVR and my 3900 receiver, instead of between each of my two video displays and the 3900?
Any real-life experience with this would be really helpful.
Why would you turn off a DVR? I thought the idea was to leave them on so they can record? Or is it some sort of standbye mode?
What happens when the DVR is direct connected to the TV? No rez change then when you turn the DVR off?
I can't visualize how the Gefen will help, because it's purpose in life is to "spoof" EDID. You could try programming the Gefen, by connecting it to a receiver input. That way it should get the EDID containing both the audio/video capabilities. Then put it between the receiver and DVR to see if it fixes the problem.
I have my doubts, as a source device powering off, then powering on with no other changes should just work - it's an ideal scenario for negotiation as all downstream devices are already powered up and working properly, one assumes.