|Originally posted by oferlaor
I've been told, by quite a few people now, about how the new HD LEEZA firmware corrects some of the issues people have been dealing with.
I thought that this is a good opportunity for me to invite Michael Lahkter from Key Digital to tell us a bit more about what the new firmware release corrects, as well as to clue us in regarding stuff that they've been working on.
I know there are quite a few things in the pipeline that people have been clamoring for and are almost ready to come out (firewire solution, Pioneer plasma card, HD HANNA).
Michael, hopefully you can join us and let us know what you guys have been working on for CES!
The new firmware will be 5.4.38 and here is the list that it will cover.
1. Three new input PC type resolutions were added for RGBHV input to support
displays from PC: 1280x1024P/60Hz, 1024x768/60Hz, and 800x600/60Hz. You may need to use H offset or V offset in the Picture Adjustment menu to adjust different H and V timing generated by different computers;
2. RGBHV inputs were adjusted to remove banding with Sony/LG, Bell/ExpressVu, Dish 6000 boxes.
3. The user can choose to come up with RGBHV or YPbPr output during GB reset.
Right Arrow will furnish RGB output as before. GB button followed by Up or Down arrows will set HDL to YPrPb output with H and V still active. The RGBHV and DVI monitor will still work with YPrPbHV but show strange green color. The unit can be changed back to RGBHV in the System Setting Menu. Please remember: only three standard YPrPb resolutions that will be accepted by any component monitor: 720X480p/60, 1920X540p/60 (this is instead of 1080i format) and 1280X730/60. Other HDL resolutions are not standard for Component connection;
4. The user can select â€œSeparate syncâ€ for SDI input with an (R2,1) command
from the remote or RS232 commands S1 and S2, respectively . The user can select â€œEmbedded syncâ€ (usual default now) for SDI inputs with
(R2,2). Selection of the â€œSeparate syncâ€ allows to control SDI input H and V offset in the â€œPicture Adjustmentâ€ or PA menu.
5. Full-scale â€“ three digits - control over H and V offsets is now available in the PA menu.
6. The default value for DVI-OUT-PHASE is set to 4 now. Again R8,# can control this value between values 1 and 7.
7. New feature using our special DVI monitor control technology will help with â€œstubbornâ€ DVI monitors that do not accept H and V Position changes from the DVI source. R7,1 will set HDL to a special â€œaggressiveâ€ DVI display control mode. R7,2 will take you back to the default RGB/DVI display mode. Users with RGBHV or YPrPb monitors do not need to set to R7,1 . Current users that have no issues with H position may also use regular RGB/DVI mode.
8. Now sync is never lost on SVideo or CVBS when VCR used for stopping, starting, or tape eject --- if input sensing OSD is first inhibited through the use of R1,1. R1,2 returns to a regular state.
9. New Feature of Single digit Direct Access Input switch. The input can be switched as usual using R6,# as well as new Single key #. The Single key is activated when ALL OSD is automatically erased form the screen 60 seconds after OSD inactivity. It will also activate after user presses PP button for 6 times â€“ effectively erasing all OSD. The single key direct access works the same way as R6,# or RS232 command â€œi,#â€. It switches and plugs individual memories without displaying any OSD.
10. The RS232 dialog is farther cleaned up: Help (h) and Status (s) screens on RS232 console have been filled out. The console dialog is made more consistent than it was. Prompts are always presented. Responses are printed in lines following the prompt
11. Usage of R related double key hot buttons such as R1 (IOSD), R2 (SSSDI), R6 (Direct Access), R8 (DVI phase). R7 (aggressive DVI). If the user does
not make a key-press within 60 seconds of pressing any R button, the selected hot key choice mode will go away.
Pio card is positioned for release 2nd quarter of 2004. HD Hanna won CES 2004 Award which always helps. DVI switcher & DVI distribution is in prototype stage but deifinately coming 2nd/3rd quarter of 2004. DVI blaster SDI (480i, 1080i) to DVI adopter is positioned for release 2nd quarter of 2004. We have some other product (targeted towards saving money in home installation)that we have been developing for almost 3 years now and its finalized as well. Its all digital product, and so far no manufacturer out there has the product. I cant say what it is but its coming, and it will be BIG NEWS.
By the way for the record. I would like to Thank ALL the members for support and patience of HD Leeza. The product is HOT because of your input and support. We never would of been able to do it without your input.