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post #12151 of 12461
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Originally Posted by MrHifi View Post

Use the MYHD130 1080i out setting. The projector will convert to 1080p.

That's 1920 x 1080 I? Thanks.
post #12152 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

That's 1920 x 1080 I? Thanks.

Depends, your display device may do a better job of scaling than the MDP. If it does then select Native mode on the MDP. Remember that many (most, all ?) ABC & FOX stations use 1280 x 720P.
post #12153 of 12461
Wendell has a good point, it's quite likely that a new display device will be at least as capable as the MDP130 at scaling various inputs to the desired output size and selecting "native" output from MyHD will ensure that the stream is only resized once.
post #12154 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Wendell has a good point, it's quite likely that a new display device will be at least as capable as the MDP130 at scaling various inputs to the desired output size and selecting "native" output from MyHD will ensure that the stream is only resized once.

Thanks, I'll try that first! I'll find out tonight, making a recording this afternoon.
post #12155 of 12461
Another advantage of "native" mode is that you will not throw away half the frames for 720p content, which will happen if you output 1080i. A 1080p display can use those frames.

-Dave
post #12156 of 12461
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Originally Posted by DPlettner View Post

Another advantage of "native" mode is that you will not throw away half the frames for 720p content, which will happen if you output 1080i. A 1080p display can use those frames.

-Dave

Thanks! Native it is, hope it works!! So far, I love this PJ. And I haven't even put a BD disk in my BD player yet, just DVDs. The blacks are almost pitch. Haven't watched the MyHD on it yet, going to tonight.
post #12157 of 12461
Yes, native is working fine. What a spectacular upgrade this projector is. The improvement in HDTV is likewise wonderful.
post #12158 of 12461
Gotta remember that, for one day when I can afford one!
post #12159 of 12461
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Originally Posted by browncoat View Post

Gotta remember that, for one day when I can afford one!

Got mine refurbed from Visual Apex out of Washington. Cost me $1599, free shipping. Full 2 year factory warranty. It looks and seems brand new so far, haven't tested it yet. The guys in the projectors under $3500 forum directed me to it. I think they're at the end of the run and it's getting hard to find them "new" now. The Epson 5010 is taking it's spot, I think, and it supports 3D, which mine does not, but I think it's well over $2000, more like $2500.
post #12160 of 12461
Ah well, I'll probably never be that lucky.
post #12161 of 12461
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Originally Posted by browncoat View Post

Ah well, I'll probably never be that lucky.

In the hardest of times I've always managed to keep some dream alive. I'm really good at being frugal when I want/need to be. But what's the point in saving your pennies when there's nothing in particular that you're saving up for?

I bought the first SVHS VCR that came out, the JVC HRS-7000U, back in 1989. Cost me $1000, the best deal I could find. It was a local small independent shop and I brought it home on my bicycle. I still have it, and it works, and I use it occasionally. The TV I used with it (and still do) was also a JVC, a 20", expensive for it's day, around $500. I brought it home in its box tied to a skate board, dragged it through the city streets (I had no car, didn't want to pay for delivery).

Good luck.
post #12162 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

The Epson 5010 is taking it's spot, I think, and it supports 3D, which mine does not, but I think it's well over $2000, more like $2500.

According to the reviewers that model has some serious shading errors. In use, those errors may or may not be readily apparent, depends on the picture and how critical the viewer is.
post #12163 of 12461
I regret not having 3D, but I've never seen 3D outside a movie theater, figure I should maybe dismiss it as a gimic or flourish I shouldn't concern myself with. What I got is awesome, will make the ~400+ DVDs I already have and my HDTV experience quite a bit better. Plus, I can explore the world of (non 3D) 1080p content. When I have some time I'll get a 30 day free trial to Netflix HD, maybe stick with it. However, my new blu-ray player is said to have issues for some users in some circumstances (it's a confusing, badly understood issue) with Netflix streaming, an audio/video synch issue. Having a similar issue frequently with the MyHD card, I know how annoying it can be. With the MyHD, I can fix it with a few clicks of the pause and play buttons. I don't know that there's any such recourse with the Panasonic blu-ray players should I experience the problem.
post #12164 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

I regret not having 3D

I am considering several projectors to replace my aging JVC DLA-HX1U. At the moment the JVC DLA-X70 (a 3D model) is the front runner but subject to change (like how the new Epson 6000?? performs).

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When I have some time I'll get a 30 day free trial to Netflix HD, maybe stick with it.

I subscribed to Netflix for several years, switched to Blockbuster for Blu-ray by mail. Streaming does not do it for me in the home theater. Watch some streaming via Amazon Prime, You Tube, etc. on PC, iPad, etc.

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However, my new blu-ray player is said to have issues for some users in some circumstances (it's a confusing, badly understood issue) with Netflix streaming, an audio/video synch issue. Having a similar issue frequently with the MyHD card

After switching to VideoReDo for editing I rarely have any lip sync problems.
post #12165 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

In the hardest of times I've always managed to keep some dream alive. I'm really good at being frugal when I want/need to be. But what's the point in saving your pennies when there's nothing in particular that you're saving up for?

I bought the first SVHS VCR that came out, the JVC HRS-7000U, back in 1989. Cost me $1000, the best deal I could find. It was a local small independent shop and I brought it home on my bicycle. I still have it, and it works, and I use it occasionally. The TV I used with it (and still do) was also a JVC, a 20", expensive for it's day, around $500. I brought it home in its box tied to a skate board, dragged it through the city streets (I had no car, didn't want to pay for delivery).

Good luck.

I bought the JVC10000U around the same time and mine still works although it only is used to playback the tapes I made of the kids when they were growing up. Those SVHS JVC machines were outstanding!!!!
post #12166 of 12461
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Originally Posted by MrHifi View Post

I bought the JVC10000U around the same time and mine still works although it only is used to playback the tapes I made of the kids when they were growing up. Those SVHS JVC machines were outstanding!!!!

Yup, JVC developed the SVHS standard and that deck was the first available to the public. Had a decent feature set, not as full featured as the SVHS decks that came after it, and by many manufacturers. A couple of years later I got an RCA 695, which had PIP, which I really liked. The RCA had a nice picture, brighter colors than my JVC. Both decks required replacing the capstan motor IIRC, but other than that they stood up, that is until the RCA refused to spit out its tape as of a couple of years ago or so, and that's it's current state! The JVC is still working, except it has a problem rewinding tapes recently. However, I have one of those tape rewinders I picked up at a drug store, so that's a workaround.

You could digitize those SVHS tapes. In fact if you have the MyHD card and its dongle I think you can plug the SVideo cable from your JVC SVHS deck into the dongle and make digital files and you can be sure to preserve those videos. I have an SVHS tape that was made from all the 8mm movies my folks used to make of us kids and vacations and parties and one of these days I'm going to produce a DVD from it.
post #12167 of 12461
Holy Crap, Batman! where am I?
post #12168 of 12461
Uh...lost in a dusty old thread that should be retired? wink.gif
post #12169 of 12461
It's the craziest thing but I don't see a way to edit your own posts now that they've rolled out this new interface. Me thinks they've not thought this through, it looks very hasty indeed. Not having an Edit button for your own posts is mind bogglingly lame. I posted about this in the forum for comments on the new interface rollout a few minutes ago, and some other stuff.

Edit: Oh, that little icon on the lower left of a pencil is the Edit button. Kinda weird, not the convention.
post #12170 of 12461
Hi,

There is a place to post:

"Absolutely Awful"

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/newestpost/1413954/absolutely-awful/60

Let me know via a PM if that link is bad, I used the answer to my question to build it and it might only work for me and YMMV.

SHF
post #12171 of 12461
Hi,

For those of you who wish (For any reason) to use MyHD on an OS different from XP, I have expanded my "MyHD on Vista Main Thread" to include W7 and W8.

Questions that are not specific to any particular OS, or are specific to XP should be posted here.

Vista, W7 and W8 are in a different class than XP.

"MyHD on Vista & W7 / W8 Main Thread"
http://www.avsforum.com/t/797208/myhd-on-vista-w7-w8-main-thread

Or

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/newestpost/797208/myhd-on-vista-w7-w8-main-thread

Edit: This second link is NOT to be clicked on.

Create a shortcut to the thread and then edit the properties overwriting the link with this second link.
Then clicking on it will take you to your first unread post in the thread.



SHF
Edited by SFischer1 - 6/15/12 at 10:46pm
post #12172 of 12461
I've been running my HTPC with a MyHD 120 + daughterboard (have a 130 + daughterboard but haven't gotten around to swapping it for the 120), and by virtue of a switch can divert the daughterboard's DVI output to either my desktop monitor (Planar 19" LCD PX191, 4x3 aspect ratio, native res 1280x1024) or my 1080p projector.

Naturally, when I watch HDTV using the MyHD on the 19" LCD monitor, the sides are chopped off. So, I want to get a 16x9 desktop monitor. The ones I'm seeing are 1080p. I'm looking at a couple:


Samsung S23A350H 23" Class Widescreen LED HD Monitor - 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 60Hz, 2ms, HDMI, VGA, Energy Star (Refurbished) ~$144 shipped


and the

Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers - Black $170 shipped

I'm wondering if a 1080p desktop monitor is appropriate for the MyHD cards. AFAIK, the daughterboard will not output 1080p.

I'm currently using 1280 x 1024 res from MyHD when using my 19" desktop monitor and Native when using my 1080p projector. My video card is a BFG 6600 GTOC AGP video card with maximum resolution 2048X1536@85Hz.

1. Will I have a good/great experience computing with this setup using a 1080p 23-24" desktop monitor.

2. Will the MyHD HDTV experience using one of these displays be OK.

Or do I really want a 720p 16x9 desktop display?

Thanks for help here.

Edit: If anyone has ideas of a better monitor for this usage, please say so. I posted around a year ago an idea and people said there were better monitors for me. I don't remember what they said or the threads, can't find that info. So, I figure my ideas here might not be so hot.
Edited by Muse - 6/25/12 at 1:48pm
post #12173 of 12461
I use a 16x9 30" Dell monitor. I transfer signal using the VGA connection. Get beautiful 1080 on the screen. You have to fiddle a bit to get the HD signal but the picture is beautiful. I do not have a daughter card.
post #12174 of 12461
Muse, if you output 1080i from the MDP DVI port, which is a standard ATSC/VESA format, virtually any current monitor will have no trouble displaying that as 1080p. Many of us have done that with LCD HDTV sets. I think that there were some early models that didn't cotton to MyHD's 1080i timings, but likely that's no longer an issue as the monitor game has matured.
Edited by TPeterson - 6/25/12 at 6:06pm
post #12175 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Muse, if you output 1080i from the MDP DVI port, which is a standard ATSC/VESA format, virtually any current monitor will have no trouble displaying that as 1080p. Many of us have done that with LCD HDTV sets. I think that there were some early models that didn't cotton to MyHD's 1030i timings, but likely that's no longer an issue as the monitor game has matured.
You maybe meant to say 1080i timings??
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Originally Posted by MrHifi View Post

I use a 16x9 30" Dell monitor. I transfer signal using the VGA connection. Get beautiful 1080 on the screen. You have to fiddle a bit to get the HD signal but the picture is beautiful. I do not have a daughter card.
My experiences using VGA instead of the DVI connection on my LCD's weren't too great. Text seemed to lack the sharpness I wanted. Has this changed with today's LCD/LED monitors?
post #12176 of 12461
The difference between MyHD's digital and analog* outputs, IMO, is really only evident if your display is bigger than about 40". On my 52" Sammy LCDTV the DVI port's picture is obviously sharper.

*assuming that your VGA cable is a good one.
post #12177 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

If anyone has ideas of a better monitor for this usage, please say so.

A few months ago I upgraded my HTPC monitor in the media room to a Samsung SyncMaster B2230HD. This is one of the most versatile monitors that I know of. It is a 1080p TV, has two HDMI inputs, a ATSC/QAM tuner, component, composite, VGA inputs and comes with a remote control. I got a great deal on it new from Amazon for about $170.00. If anyone does get this monitor be aware it comes with the HDMI inputs set for Blu-ray players, media players, etc. Just connect your computer to HDMI 2 and change the setting in the setup for computer levels on HDMI 2. If you do not make the change it will look bad with your computer.

It looks great with Blu-ray, etc. on HDMI 1. Have not tried the RF, VGA or component inputs yet.
post #12178 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

A few months ago I upgraded my HTPC monitor in the media room to a Samsung SyncMaster B2230HD. This is one of the most versatile monitors that I know of. It is a 1080p TV, has two HDMI inputs, a ATSC/QAM tuner, component, composite, VGA inputs and comes with a remote control. I got a great deal on it new from Amazon for about $170.00. If anyone does get this monitor be aware it comes with the HDMI inputs set for Blu-ray players, media players, etc. Just connect your computer to HDMI 2 and change the setting in the setup for computer levels on HDMI 2. If you do not make the change it will look bad with your computer.
It looks great with Blu-ray, etc. on HDMI 1. Have not tried the RF, VGA or component inputs yet.
That's an incredibly versatile display (Samsung SyncMaster B2230HD) and you got a terrific price. I don't know that I need all those inputs. I'm spoiled by the MyHD's timeshifting feature, and never watch "live" TV, so I don't think I'd use the TV tuner either, assuming there's no way to use it in a timeshifting scenario. The PIP feature, I'd probably figure out a way to utilize and really enjoy, though.

I think I can make out OK with the Samsung Syncmaster S23a350h and its HDMI input. I'll hook it's VGA input up to my secondary desktop that's used on the rarest of occasions. I figure I'll have a 2x2 switch/splitter from Monoprice that will allow me to select either a blu-ray player or my desktop as a source and either or both of my projector and the Samsung display. One HDMI on the projector and 23" monitor should suffice, I am thinking/hoping. The projector has another HDMI input, but I may not be using it if this all works nicely.

I am currently using a Monoprice part number 2786 HDMI 2x1switch that I converted to a 1x2 splitter (well documented modification in the reviews at Monoprice involving reversing the two diodes) to run my desktop's display from the MyHD daughterboard to either the projector or monitor. I think I will try re-reversing those diodes (!) and use it as a switch so that I can have the choice of two blu-ray players instead of just my Sony S390. An Insignia NS-BRDVD4 blu-ray player should arrive any day that they say can be made to play UK PAL disks with the proper firmware and a short series of keystrokes. Don't know if using that switch, then the 2x2 switch/splitter will degrade my signal significantly, will see.
post #12179 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

I figure I'll have a 2x2 switch/splitter from Monoprice that will allow me to select either a blu-ray player or my desktop as a source and either or both of my projector and the Samsung display.

Just be aware that most consumer devices video levels (via HDMI/DVI) are 16 (10h) to 235 (EBh) while computers are 0 (0h) to 255 (FFh).
post #12180 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

Just be aware that most consumer devices video levels (via HDMI/DVI) are 16 (10h) to 235 (EBh) while computers are 0 (0h) to 255 (FFh).
Yeah, I don't know what this means, but I think it basically is that I'll need different settings in the display for those 2 different sources. I haven't noticed a problem with my projector, an Epson 8700ub 1080p, although I am using 2 different HDMI connectors on the projector, hmm (my plan, as explained in my last post is to use just one...).

Hopefully I'll be able to have different configurations saved for different sources in the desktop's monitor, but it may not support that. I think a workaround may be to have the computer connected to the VGA input, which is said to have a very good picture with this display. However, the MyHD daughterboard has DVI output. Can I hook up the MyHD/desktop to the VGA input of the monitor? Perhaps remove the daughterboard and just use the VGA output of the MyHD 120/130 (I have both, could use either) card?

I don't anticipate using the desktop monitor with a blu-ray player very frequently, so worst comes to worst I could manually change whatever settings are necessary to get an OK picture. I have no idea what that would entail. Hopefully, they have provision for sets of settings. My 23 year old JVC 20" analog TV supports that even (2 sets)!
Edited by Muse - 6/26/12 at 11:12am
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