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post #1621 of 1635
Hd-2
post #1622 of 1635
Does the Vantage HD or HD2 support/pass 6/8 channel LPCM audio?
post #1623 of 1635
This is a good question. There is no specific mention of this (either way) in their manual. In my experience, they have been responsive when writing to their support team; if you try that, please post their response!
post #1624 of 1635
Got my used Vantage HD. The fan noise is annoying. Do you guys have any suggestions for quieter replacement fan? Its a 5v fan. I will try to contact CalibreUK but I am not sure they will send me a replacement fan as the unit is used & they don't have any service center in US. The fan seems to be on even when the unit is turned off & in standby. Is this normal?
post #1625 of 1635
Calibre is sending me a new replacement fan. Great customer service. Its sad that they are no longer active in the US market.
post #1626 of 1635
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Originally Posted by vinodk View Post

Got my used Vantage HD. The fan noise is annoying. Do you guys have any suggestions for quieter replacement fan? Its a 5v fan. I will try to contact CalibreUK but I am not sure they will send me a replacement fan as the unit is used & they don't have any service center in US. The fan seems to be on even when the unit is turned off & in standby. Is this normal?

I replaced my stock fan and the problem went away.

I made some posts on the process, with pictures - should show up if you do a search of this thread.

Hope it's helpful!

EDIT - here is the start of the discussion - http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...97#post8154397

Looks like my pictures are not showing anymore - I'll see what I can do....
post #1627 of 1635
Thread Starter 
OK - the pictures are working again, now....

FYI - you don't need to use exactly the same fan that I did, however, pay attention to the specs of the original, and the proposed replacement. You want to have significantly lower rotation speed, while still getting higher CFM and higher pressure.

ALSO - (at least on "my" motherboard revision) the other power connectors on the motherboard were NOT supplying fan voltage - so I bought a splitter cable for this, so that I got TWO power connectors from the original fan connector. That way, I ran the new fan for the heatsink, as well as an additional fan to extract heat out the back of the unit. The case already was built for this extractor fan, but they chose not to install one - was very easy for me to put one in - was the same size as the heatsink fan...
post #1628 of 1635
Earlier in this (long) thread there should be info on how to make it fanless if you want to explore that option.
post #1629 of 1635
Thanks guys. I will wait for the replacement fan from Calibre & if that doesn't work then I will get an aftermarket fan.
post #1630 of 1635
Why not contact them again and enquire about the cost of an upgrade to a VantageHD2? This makes it fanless and gets you the latest firmware/feature set. You will have to send it back to the factory but the turn-around is pretty quick. This also gets you a further warranty for the unit, 3 months I think (from memory!).
post #1631 of 1635
I am thinking of doing that when finances allow. I am wondering if there are any other features with HD2 upgrade other than fanless cooling, 24p output & improved compatibility with BD players(don't know what that means). These are the features I can live without.
post #1632 of 1635
I have the unit connected to plasma & seem to have faint pink lines along faces on closeup & some noise at the edge of images when watching cable. Have tried Detail Enhancement & TNR. Will test Bluray. Not sure if this is due to compression from cable programming or problem with the VP itself. Never noticed this before.
post #1633 of 1635
vinodk, can you/do you have the plasma set to 1-to-1 pixel mapping?
post #1634 of 1635
I have tried 1:1 mapping which in my Panny plasma is labeled as "HD Size2". These pink lines along the faces do not come on right away as soon as I turn the procesor on, it takes about 5 min for them to gradually become more distracting. Don't know if it is the display issue or the heat of the Realta chip. With Bluray it takes a little longer for these lines to appear on faces which I am guessing happens not as quickly as with cable as there is less processing involved.
post #1635 of 1635
Ok, if it comes in gradually and regularly, it's not a pixel mapping issue. Assuming you've a DVR, do these lines stay still or continue moving when you pause the DVR? I'm assuming that, if it is an issue related to a mechanically distorted image, that the lines would continue to move (since processing continues to occur despite the DVR being paused). If the line pauses, the issue may be elsewhere. Either way, this certainly sounds like an issue you should bring to the attention of Calibre support, in case your unit is faulty.
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