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post #3721 of 3835
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Originally Posted by TomHuffman View Post


Did you delete the config file?

Hi Tom,

 

I switched the USB-RS232 converter but it still didn't work. I deleted the Config file and restarted. I tested using the DVDO Control Panel software and that didn't work as well. 

 

In the Hardware Manager of Windows 7, it shows the USB-Serial Port as installed.

 

I will try and use a Windows PC to see if it is a virtual PC problem with Parallels. 

 

Here is the Error Report - there is a line that says "System.UnauthorizedAccessException", I am not sure that the DVDO Duo is denying access. The full error report can be found here: 

 

 

RS232_Error.rtf 7k .rtf file
post #3722 of 3835
I'm not an Apple user, but it appears to me that the hardware ports are not being shared with the virtual machine. FWIW, I run some older applications on Windows XP running under a virtual PC on a Windows 7 machine, and I have to explicitly set it to share the USB ports so that they are accessible on the Windows XP virtual PC.
post #3723 of 3835
Yeah, that is what I suspect too. It might be the Virtual PC settings. The weird thing is that I have "connected" the usb-serial to the virtual PC under its hardware settings. Within the Windows 7, the Hardware Manager shows it connected. So I am rather flummoxed.

I will have to borrow a Windows PC and then try again. I was hoping that there will be someone who runs a Parrallels 8 on a Mac who has done this before to walk me through their configuration. I tried googling before I posted here but it didn't help. Tom has also been guiding me through and I have followed through the steps he sent me. But it is always the connection to the DVDO that fails. Ihave established it is not the CP bec the DVDO Duo Control Panel also didn't manage to connect to the Duo

I thought it might be the Virtual PC environment in Mac that caused the problem. In parrallels, you just have to click on the identified USB in order for it to be routed to the virtual Windows. So it is deceptively simple but do I need to do something on the Windows' side? Can you show me the steps to share USB ports in your PC? There might be something I can learn from there. Thanks in advance.
post #3724 of 3835
For those using it, New Calman Beta now avilable:

http://consumer.spectracal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4876
post #3725 of 3835
The CEDIA show is coming up and I would not be surprised to see a new model announced. Silicon Image owns DVDO and they have a new chip. I would not be surprised to see it include a built in Darbee and be able to upscale to 4K. I would also expect faster switching similar to the DVDO quick 6 without the processor.

This is just speculation but we should know in about a month.
post #3726 of 3835
It only took a few minutes to figure out that my new DVDO Duo is a better scaler than my Oppo BDP-103, especially during motion, so I set the BDP-103 to "Source Direct". Then I put in the Evita "widescreen" DVD, i.e. letterbox, and lacking the ability to zoom it in the Oppo, I cannot find a way to do it in the Duo. Only "Panoramic" stretches the width -- but not the height, all the other stretch modes seem to "respect" the 4:3 box, and will not expand beyond it. What am I missing -- there must surely be away to do this!
post #3727 of 3835
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

The CEDIA show is coming up and I would not be surprised to see a new model announced. Silicon Image owns DVDO and they have a new chip. I would not be surprised to see it include a built in Darbee and be able to upscale to 4K. I would also expect faster switching similar to the DVDO quick 6 without the processor.

This is just speculation but we should know in about a month.

Thanks for the heads up / speculation. It's been a while since there's been much to get excited about VP-wise. Let's hope they don't regress 240p support like they did moving to the EDGE green. What a shame...
post #3728 of 3835
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Originally Posted by k2ue View Post

It only took a few minutes to figure out that my new DVDO Duo is a better scaler than my Oppo BDP-103, especially during motion, so I set the BDP-103 to "Source Direct". Then I put in the Evita "widescreen" DVD, i.e. letterbox, and lacking the ability to zoom it in the Oppo, I cannot find a way to do it in the Duo. Only "Panoramic" stretches the width -- but not the height, all the other stretch modes seem to "respect" the 4:3 box, and will not expand beyond it. What am I missing -- there must surely be away to do this!

Have you tried using the "Stretch" aspect mode? I think it allows you to manually stretch the picture both horizontally and vertically. You could then save it as a "User Preset".
post #3729 of 3835
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Originally Posted by k2ue View Post

It only took a few minutes to figure out that my new DVDO Duo is a better scaler than my Oppo BDP-103, especially during motion, so I set the BDP-103 to "Source Direct". Then I put in the Evita "widescreen" DVD, i.e. letterbox, and lacking the ability to zoom it in the Oppo, I cannot find a way to do it in the Duo. Only "Panoramic" stretches the width -- but not the height, all the other stretch modes seem to "respect" the 4:3 box, and will not expand beyond it. What am I missing -- there must surely be away to do this!

I always had issues till I remember to turn "Auto" off. Then I was able to stretch the picture.
post #3730 of 3835
http://www.spectracal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4904

For those calibrating with Calman 5: New Beta 5.2.0 #1315

http://store.spectracal.com/downloads/

New Calman Driver Pack ver 2.4

The Duo and Calman #1315 work well together. Both my wife's LG 55LHX, and the basement system's LG 55LV9500 look really good!
Don't know about the wife's bedroom LG 42LH90, as she won't let me calibrate it after Zeroing everything out. (Doesn't like the Duo, so have to install, Manually calibrate, then remove the Duo. She won't put up with ANY Handshaking issues!)

New Calman Beta 5.2.0 #1319

http://consumer.spectracal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4927

New Calman Beta 5.2.0 #1324

http://consumer.spectracal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4942
Edited by p5browne - 9/14/13 at 2:56pm
post #3731 of 3835
Are you guys still using 2.32 or has everyone gone to 2.41 ?
Thanks
post #3732 of 3835
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Originally Posted by Glenee View Post

Are you guys still using 2.32 or has everyone gone to 2.41 ?
Thanks

Still using 2.32 with no issues. I was scared away from updating because a few members reported issues with 2.40. I don't recall what those issues were, or know if they were fixed by 2.41.
post #3733 of 3835
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Originally Posted by slb View Post

Still using 2.32 with no issues. I was scared away from updating because a few members reported issues with 2.40. I don't recall what those issues were, or know if they were fixed by 2.41.

I think they were handshacking problems from memory - where with some kit people didn't have problems with 2.3, but did with 2.4. As with most HDMI issues, it was equipment specific - fine for some, problems for others.
post #3734 of 3835
Thanks peteS and slb,
I just aquired one of these and it has 2.32 installed when I got it. I was just trying to see if updating it could be more Bad than good. I know with some equipment that I own it is not always advisable to upgrade until some have had the time to check it out. Maybe some one who has 2.41 installed or has installed it will chime in here. I am not going to update until I know.
Thanks Again,
Glen
post #3735 of 3835
Well guess what. This morning there was a download available for 2.41 for Mac user's and this afternoon there isn't. It is only available for PC User's.
What's up with that ?
post #3736 of 3835
Has anyone tried to send 3D to two different displays at the same time? I plan to attempt it soon and was wondering if it works. smile.gif
post #3737 of 3835
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Has anyone tried to send 3D to two different displays at the same time? I plan to attempt it soon and was wondering if it works. smile.gif

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Just did! Works perfectly fine. Doing 3D in my theater with the 1000ES and then sending it into the restroom (so we never have to pause) with excellent results! smile.gif
post #3738 of 3835
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

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Just did! Works perfectly fine. Doing 3D in my theater with the 1000ES and then sending it into the restroom (so we never have to pause) with excellent results! smile.gif

Surely you jest - leaving the viewing room to the restroom, if you don't pause, you may miss a few seconds!
post #3739 of 3835
Haha biggrin.gif Most of my guests won't care and with it running continuously in there it would be 3 to 5 seconds at most. It's also great for football Sunday! I am painting it so it should look a lot better by this weekend.
post #3740 of 3835
I seem to be having a problem with my HDMI 1 port on my DUO. The projector keeps losing sync when trying to display 1080p/60 signal. I thought it was the projector at first but I have narrowed down to that port I think. Changed to HDMI 2 and don't seem to be having problems. This will be the third DVDO product I have owned to have a bad HDMI port, either input or output.
post #3741 of 3835
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Originally Posted by dropzone7 View Post

I seem to be having a problem with my HDMI 1 port on my DUO. The projector keeps losing sync when trying to display 1080p/60 signal. I thought it was the projector at first but I have narrowed down to that port I think. Changed to HDMI 2 and don't seem to be having problems. This will be the third DVDO product I have owned to have a bad HDMI port, either input or output.

Did you by any chance hot-plug that port? The spec claims you can do it--in practice I'm learning it's a good way to fry it. I think I did just that with a port on my DVDO Edge...
post #3742 of 3835
New Calman 5.2.0 RC1 Build #1351 is now available:

http://consumer.spectracal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4978
post #3743 of 3835
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Originally Posted by HDgaming42 View Post

Did you by any chance hot-plug that port? The spec claims you can do it--in practice I'm learning it's a good way to fry it. I think I did just that with a port on my DVDO Edge...

No, I don't think I have ever done that. It just started happening a few weeks ago and I had not moved or changed anything.
post #3744 of 3835
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Originally Posted by HDgaming42 View Post

Did you by any chance hot-plug that port? The spec claims you can do it--in practice I'm learning it's a good way to fry it. I think I did just that with a port on my DVDO Edge...
FWIW, I've had various odd problems on various ports, and every time it was a dodgy cable. When I replaced my various and sundry HDMI cables with 10 new hi-spec cables, the port-related problems disappeared.


None of the cables was actually bad, and I'm still using them all for different purposes. The Duo just seems to be sensitive to stuff like that.
post #3745 of 3835
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Originally Posted by Speed Daemon View Post

FWIW, I've had various odd problems on various ports, and every time it was a dodgy cable. When I replaced my various and sundry HDMI cables with 10 new hi-spec cables, the port-related problems disappeared.


None of the cables was actually bad, and I'm still using them all for different purposes. The Duo just seems to be sensitive to stuff like that.

I'm still using the same output cable from the DUO to the projector but with no issue on output 2 of the DUO. I guess it's worth a try to test some other cables. This one is brand new but there are bad cables out of the box of course.
post #3746 of 3835
Calman RC1a Build #1355 now available:

http://www.spectracal.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4984
Edited by p5browne - 10/16/13 at 9:25pm
post #3747 of 3835
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Originally Posted by dropzone7 View Post

I'm still using the same output cable from the DUO to the projector but with no issue on output 2 of the DUO. I guess it's worth a try to test some other cables. This one is brand new but there are bad cables out of the box of course.
Most of my problems have been on the input side. It's not that my cables are bad, but the cheap non-spec ones that came free with some of my gear don't always behave well. So I just decided to replace them all with the latest spec HDMI cables all-around and be done with it.

If you're sure that it's the output cable, it can't hurt to try a fresh one. Another thing that comes to mind is that some cables have gold plated contacts, and some don't. IME w/ computers it's bad juju to mix gold contacts with tinned ones. A shot of CAIG DeoxIT or similar contact cleaner/dressing might help if everything else is in good shape. I don't recall anyone in the A/V business talking much about treating cable ends since a product called Tweek was all the rage in high-end stereo shops circa 1980. If my HDMI cable problems reappear in a couple of months, I'll probably go that route though.
post #3748 of 3835
post #3749 of 3835
Has anyone done a comparison of picture quality between using the vertical stretch inside a JVC projector vs. using the stretch in the DVDO when using an anamorphic lens? Curious to hear what the consensus on the quality difference (if any) would be...

Thanks,
Brian
post #3750 of 3835
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Originally Posted by Brian B View Post

Has anyone done a comparison of picture quality between using the vertical stretch inside a JVC projector vs. using the stretch in the DVDO when using an anamorphic lens? Curious to hear what the consensus on the quality difference (if any) would be...

Thanks,
Brian


I have. I'm using the X55R (4810) and while I haven't done enough A/B comparison to decide for sure, I think I would give the edge to the DVDO. I will take a look at this again and post back later.
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