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post #3601 of 3831
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

I'm looking at the duo for strictly a signal generator during calibration. Are the gray scale/gamma patterns large (windows) and maybe not suitable for some plasmas, or do they have varying sizes? Thanks.

Through either CalMan or Chromapure (or the latest version of the Duo Control Panel application), the pattern sizes are selectable. I think the smallest selectable pattern in Calman is 10%, with the choices being 10%, 18%, 25% and full field.
post #3602 of 3831
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Originally Posted by slb View Post

Through either CalMan or Chromapure (or the latest version of the Duo Control Panel application), the pattern sizes are selectable. I think the smallest selectable pattern in Calman is 10%, with the choices being 10%, 18%, 25% and full field.
awesome, being a plasma owner 10% is what I was looking for.
post #3603 of 3831
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Originally Posted by slb View Post

Through either CalMan or Chromapure (or the latest version of the Duo Control Panel application), the pattern sizes are selectable. I think the smallest selectable pattern in Calman is 10%, with the choices being 10%, 18%, 25% and full field.
awesome, being a plasma owner 10% is what I was looking for.
post #3604 of 3831
i am pretty sure Calman can get the patterns down to 2% and 5% too.
post #3605 of 3831
DVDO Addon?

http://www.avproalliance.com/pages/product-catalog-detail/DVDO_Quick6?previous_url_id=0

So, no upgrade for the iScan Duo, but instead an add-on.
post #3606 of 3831
I will have a i1 pro 2 and calman control, how do the two interface? Also, with the i1 pro of course 10% and 20% readings are sketchy. Does the auto cal run thru 10-100 or can you control what it measures. I could always do it in manual.
post #3607 of 3831
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

DVDO Addon?

http://www.avproalliance.com/pages/product-catalog-detail/DVDO_Quick6?previous_url_id=0

So, no upgrade for the iScan Duo, but instead an add-on.

There mist be hardware changes. It seems complicated to add it... I wonder how that would be done. It only really makes sense if you get a 4k TV or PJ. At that point, might as well get a new VP that does it all.
post #3608 of 3831
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Originally Posted by krholmberg View Post

There mist be hardware changes. It seems complicated to add it... I wonder how that would be done. It only really makes sense if you get a 4k TV or PJ. At that point, might as well get a new VP that does it all.

At $399 as an Add On, it's cheaper than buying all new. ($1000 + ?) Old for Patterns, the New for 4K. 16 HDMI Inputs between the two should handle just about anything.
post #3609 of 3831
I have a crazy feeling a Duo 4K is coming. The Quick6 is a super enhanced switcher.
post #3610 of 3831
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

I have a crazy feeling a Duo 4K is coming. The Quick6 is a super enhanced switcher.

Well ill be waiting. This year joe?
post #3611 of 3831
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

I have a crazy feeling a Duo 4K is coming. The Quick6 is a super enhanced switcher.

I agree it is a very nice switcher supporting 4K signal and added MHL for phones and things, however, if there is a DUO replacement it could look physically just like the Quick6, and may be some kind of tethering between the two.
post #3612 of 3831
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Originally Posted by krholmberg View Post

There mist be hardware changes. It seems complicated to add it... I wonder how that would be done. It only really makes sense if you get a 4k TV or PJ. At that point, might as well get a new VP that does it all.

Not at all complicated.

Simply feed all your normal HDMI outputs into the Q6 then take single Q6 output to DUO to any of the DUO's inputs then the DUO recognises and processes all the Q6 inputs individually.

The only difference to the DUO output is that it only recognises the name of the single input but processing works as normal.
Effectively helps with wiring yet still allows the now empty HDMI slots in the DUO to be used if necessary.

The thumbnails work very well as a visible choice should family members wish to change from my say Sky STB to an OPPO Blu Ray (no more requests for assistance during this process).
Edited by PE06MCG - 4/11/13 at 12:47am
post #3613 of 3831
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Originally Posted by PE06MCG View Post

Not at all complicated.

Simply feed all your normal HDMI outputs into the Q6 then take single Q6 output to DUO to any of the DUO's inputs then the DUO recognises and processes all the Q6 inputs individually.

The only difference to the DUO output is that it only recognises the name of the single input but processing works as normal.
Effectively helps with wiring yet still allows the now empty HDMI slots in the DUO to be used if necessary.

The thumbnails work very well as a visible choice should family members wish to change from my say Sky STB to an OPPO Blu Ray (no more requests for assistance during this process).

I guess its ok for now but the day we start getting 4K material unless the DUO gets upgraded you can remove that out of the chain.
post #3614 of 3831
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I guess its ok for now but the day we start getting 4K material unless the DUO gets upgraded you can remove that out of the chain.

Still waiting for 'Deep Color' material that the DUO included as one of its early features.

I take your point though.
post #3615 of 3831
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Originally Posted by magicj1 View Post

Oppo 93, Duo Green screen.

Been using an Oppo 93 these last few weeks, now sometimes when I first switch on I get a Green screen, mainly on my PJ, but it did happen on my TV last night. The way I get round this is by switching off the Duo then back on again. What I would like to know is there a setting I need to select to avoid having to do this?

I am not running the Duo's latest firmware.

Problem solved. Now using the Oppo's HDMI 2 output, and have set the Duo's 'Hot plug source' to ON.
post #3616 of 3831
The iScan DUO now has built in ISF Pluge Test Patterns!
This is an incredible update to the already available ISF DAY/NIGHT modes.

http://www.avproalliance.com/pages/blog-article?r=YJFY06AVKJ&send_to=%2Fpages%2Fhome&inf_contact_key=35272a6aa3d133b83c8deb86194648bbb91a923995014641264c7af803f5df42
post #3617 of 3831
Does the Instaport still work if you go source --> Quick6 ---> duo ---> AVR ---> display? Instaport is the most appealing feature to me.
post #3618 of 3831
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

The iScan DUO now has built in ISF Pluge Test Patterns!
This is an incredible update to the already available ISF DAY/NIGHT modes.

http://www.avproalliance.com/pages/blog-article?r=YJFY06AVKJ&send_to=%2Fpages%2Fhome&inf_contact_key=35272a6aa3d133b83c8deb86194648bbb91a923995014641264c7af803f5df42

I looked at the DUO website there is nothing there
post #3619 of 3831
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post



I looked at the DUO website there is nothing there

Go to the URL that I listed - It's not on the DVO website:

For those who want a less serious Manual on the Duo:

http://www.avproalliance.com/pages/wiki-view-item?r=1NO090MZS9&send_to=%2Fpages%2Fwiki-main-temppage

One question: he recommends changing any inputs going into the Duo to `i', and let the Duo change it to the `p' - anyone ever heard of this?
post #3620 of 3831
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

The iScan DUO now has built in ISF Pluge Test Patterns!
This is an incredible update to the already available ISF DAY/NIGHT modes.

http://www.avproalliance.com/pages/blog-article?r=YJFY06AVKJ&send_to=%2Fpages%2Fhome&inf_contact_key=35272a6aa3d133b83c8deb86194648bbb91a923995014641264c7af803f5df42

Interesting, does it need the latest DUO official FW?
post #3621 of 3831
Spoke to Ken today regarding the update.
The P4 Button has not been fixed in this update.
Nice to get more test patterns but I would have prefered if they had fixed the P4 Button to select between profiles on the remote.
It is nice to have 4 available profiles but its a real pain to have to navigate through several menus to select them.
post #3622 of 3831
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post


One question: he recommends changing any inputs going into the Duo to `i', and let the Duo change it to the `p' - anyone ever heard of this?

In all cases, I send native format to the Duo. If the native format is interlaced (e.g. 480i or 1080i), then the Duo does the deinterlacing. If the native format is progressive (e.g. 720p/60 or 1080p/24), then the Duo only does scaling and frame-rate conversion.
post #3623 of 3831
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

The iScan DUO now has built in ISF Pluge Test Patterns!
This is an incredible update to the already available ISF DAY/NIGHT modes.

http://www.avproalliance.com/pages/blog-article?r=YJFY06AVKJ&send_to=%2Fpages%2Fhome&inf_contact_key=35272a6aa3d133b83c8deb86194648bbb91a923995014641264c7af803f5df42

For some reason not stated, not currently available - problems?
post #3624 of 3831
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

For some reason not stated, not currently available - problems?

Maybe there fixing bugs on the update
post #3625 of 3831
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

For some reason not stated, not currently available - problems?

I think the clue may be that it was not released by DVDO (SI).
I seem to recall the last firmware was released prematurely by another party.
post #3626 of 3831
For those that use the new OPPO blu-ray players(BDP-103 and BDP-105) and the iscan do you use it for processing/upscaling now or still output without upscaling to the duo? Are the differences between the processors even that much? I'm considering getting an OPPO (need a fanless blu-ray player) but i've read about sync issues in the forums/reviews. Do you use game mode for your blu-ray players? I've honestly never seen any sync issues on any of my inputs on my duo (tv box, htpc, ps3).

The one thing I've always wondered and never seen a comparison of is the processing abilities of htpc software.. can a properly configured setup vlc/mpc-hc etc 'beat' a hardware processor?

Oh and just a note, i've been running 2.40 for several months no issue and have had the iscan duo for 2 years now I think without any significant issues. (Thought I'd mention as many in owner forums just post about issues). Finally going to use it to its full potential getting an ISF calibrator in after I get my new panny in the next couple weeks.
post #3627 of 3831
I used my Duo with a 103. With the newer Duo firmware I have handshaking issues. I only use them together with DirecTV though. The out of the Duo goes into my 103. I know this seems like overkill but for sports I still like my Output video level changed. Makes the grass and uniforms pop! smile.gif
post #3628 of 3831
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

I used my Duo with a 103. With the newer Duo firmware I have handshaking issues. I only use them together with DirecTV though. The out of the Duo goes into my 103. I know this seems like overkill but for sports I still like my Output video level changed. Makes the grass and uniforms pop! smile.gif

So do you mean that you just increase saturation with the 103? I was reading a few pages back and you seemed back and forth between firmware. Didn't 2.4 mostly fix that? Have you ever had the hdmi drop out in the middle of a movie?
post #3629 of 3831
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Originally Posted by systemlayers View Post

For those that use the new OPPO blu-ray players(BDP-103 and BDP-105) and the iscan do you use it for processing/upscaling now or still output without upscaling to the duo? Are the differences between the processors even that much? I'm considering getting an OPPO (need a fanless blu-ray player) but i've read about sync issues in the forums/reviews. Do you use game mode for your blu-ray players? I've honestly never seen any sync issues on any of my inputs on my duo (tv box, htpc, ps3).

The one thing I've always wondered and never seen a comparison of is the processing abilities of htpc software.. can a properly configured setup vlc/mpc-hc etc 'beat' a hardware processor?

Oh and just a note, i've been running 2.40 for several months no issue and have had the iscan duo for 2 years now I think without any significant issues. (Thought I'd mention as many in owner forums just post about issues). Finally going to use it to its full potential getting an ISF calibrator in after I get my new panny in the next couple weeks.


From my own experience you need to leave all the processing done by the Duo and set the Oppo to Direct otherwise lip sync issues occur.
post #3630 of 3831
Anyone else seen this?

On my iScan Duo with the latest firmware, every time I finish watching my BDP-105 and switch back to my DISH Network 722 the screen is full of white "dashes" and the LED changes from blue to green and back, and I can't actually watch the 722 until I power cycle the DVDO.

This behavior may be new to this firmware revision or may be new to the BDP-105.
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