Hi. Thinking about getting me one of these. I have looked in the manual and I'm not sure if it can do this:
Can run a HDMI source through the receiver and while still watching that picture hear the sound from one of the analog inputs?
I mean, could I be playing a game on my PS3 and at the same time listen to music from my CD-player connected with analog cables?
I think it can be done exactly like he does in this video, but with analog instead of toslink:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VyZamz2q8I
That's fine and all, but can it be done simpler?
I may want to change between the two quite a lot.
When running a Game console through the Onkyo, and I set the video scaler to "through" and Game mode, how much lag does it add? Also using these settings how does the HDMI in/out handle EDID (I think that's what it's called)?
I use a super linedoubler/scaler called the XRGB-Mini: Framemeister that works wonders with retro game consoles. A system like the Neo Geo MVS has a very weird refresh rate of 59.19Hz, and has caused many problems on my setup. Luckily Neo Geo MVS > XRGB-Mini > Panasonic Plasma works perfectly, even with the V-sync locked on the Mini
Doing Neo Geo MVS > XRGB-Mini > DVDO Edge > Panasonic Plasma also works, but then the Edge insists in doing framerate conversion from 59.19Hz to 60 and that adds 25ms lag in Game mode
Will the Onkyo pass the signal through using "Through" and Game mode without doing any framerate conversion or is there even a chance that it wont accept the signal at all?
Is it REAL passthrough or does it still do some kind of processing?
Also in the manual, it says that the picture will get worse when using the Game mode?! Surely that can't be the case when using HDMI, right? I mean it won't actually make the picture worse than the source outputs, right?
**** that sucks
But does that mean I could just use Custom and enable Game Mode and disable scaling to minimize lag (same lag as "through"), AND still have proper grayscale? I could live with that.
Does that mean one could use Custom to create settings exactly as Cinema, with the same benefits and without the brownie grayscale-bug?