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post #3001 of 42673
rhrhodes, try creating a custom resolution, and set the Anthem to output this, instead of the builtin 24p setting per my comments in an earlier thread today, timing values below. Please report back on your results...


2200 total horizontal size
1920 active horizontal size
96 horiz start sync
144 horiz end sync

1123 total vertical size
1080 active vertical size
4 start sync veritical
13 end sync vertical

1080 field active size
43 black size
0 offset
59235106 pixel clock rate.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhrhodes View Post

Bob,
I just tried 1080p/24 output. I need do more tests, but to my eye, I think 1080p/60 looks smoother. It's not continuous, but on 1080p/24, the motion occasionally looks choppy (I think this is referred to as motion judder). Interestingly, when the FHD1 is receiving a 1080p signal, the PureCinema setting can not be adjusted, so I'm guessing it only applies if the signal needs to be scaled and/or de-interlaced.
Ryan
post #3002 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhrhodes View Post

Bob,
I just tried 1080p/24 output. I need do more tests, but to my eye, I think 1080p/60 looks smoother. It's not continuous, but on 1080p/24, the motion occasionally looks choppy (I think this is referred to as motion judder). Interestingly, when the FHD1 is receiving a 1080p signal, the PureCinema setting can not be adjusted, so I'm guessing it only applies if the signal needs to be scaled and/or de-interlaced.
Ryan

Ryan,
It makes sense that the FHD-1 would force 72Hz refresh rate all on its own for a /24Hz input, rather than having an option for it. Have you found any status display in the FHD-1 that will show whether it is currently using a /60Hz or /72Hz refresh rate?

I'm beginning to suspect that the default 1080p/24Hz timings in the V1.11 Anthem software are not ideal -- to wit, see SFIELD's post above re the Pearl.

It may be that to get the 24Hz stuff to work properly in the FHD-1 you need to put in a custom set of resolution and timing settings. I wonder what the odds are that SFIELD's current test settings for the Pearl would work well for the FHD-1 as well?

By the way, I suspect you also want to set Dot by Dot mode for both 1080p/24Hz and /60Hz. And as I understand it, the "Pure" picture mode is the one in vogue for use on the FHD-1 with fine quality input sources (such as the Anthem). See the flat panel display forum here for the experts.

We had one other poster in this thread who managed to figure out appropriate custom Anthem timings for his display by searching in the video processor forum here -- possibly in threads for other Gennum VXP based scalers.
--Bob
post #3003 of 42673
I tried the PS3 with the AVM50 adjusted for 1080/24 resolution and on fast scenes the judder is more evident than at 1080p/60,

I also tried Eagles farewell tour 1 via Toshiba HD A1 with PCM setting in the HDMI audio selection setting. The resulting bass was anemic. When I switched to bitstream, the familiar sound that I hear via the DVD version was there. Is this the issue with the PCM bass discussed earlier?
post #3004 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by abc999 View Post

I tried the PS3 with the AVM50 adjusted for 1080/24 resolution and on fast scenes the judder is more evident than at 1080p/60,

I also tried Eagles farewell tour 1 via Toshiba HD A1 with PCM setting in the HDMI audio selection setting. The resulting bass was anemic. When I switched to bitstream, the familiar sound that I hear via the DVD version was there. Is this the issue with the PCM bass discussed earlier?

What's your display? Unless your display is able to not only accept 1080p/24Hz but also to display it at a multiple of 24Hz (usually 48Hz or 72Hz) there will be no advantage to /24Hz input. There are a number of displays out there which say the accept 1080p/24Hz without making it clear that they then display it at 60Hz.

Also, we may be on the verge of discovering that the default timings in the Anthem for 1080p/24Hz output are not correct.

Your weak bass from the Toshiba certainly sounds like the LFE problem discussed earlier. On the other hand, we have a number of posters here saying they have no such problem using the Toshiba A1 with the D2 or AVM-50. I wonder what's different between your setup and theirs? In fact, I believe right now yours is the *ONLY* report we have at present that the Anthem might have the missing LFE 10dB boost problem.
--Bob
post #3005 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Ryan,
It makes sense that the FHD-1 would force 72Hz refresh rate all on its own for a /24Hz input, rather than having an option for it. Have you found any status display in the FHD-1 that will show whether it is currently using a /60Hz or /72Hz refresh rate?

I'm beginning to suspect that the default 1080p/24Hz timings in the V1.11 Anthem software are not ideal -- to wit, see SFIELD's post above re the Pearl.

It may be that to get the 24Hz stuff to work properly in the FHD-1 you need to put in a custom set of resolution and timing settings. I wonder what the odds are that SFIELD's current test settings for the Pearl would work well for the FHD-1 as well?

By the way, I suspect you also want to set Dot by Dot mode for both 1080p/24Hz and /60Hz. And as I understand it, the "Pure" picture mode is the one in vogue for use on the FHD-1 with fine quality input sources (such as the Anthem). See the flat panel display forum here for the experts.

We had one other poster in this thread who managed to figure out appropriate custom Anthem timings for his display by searching in the video processor forum here -- possibly in threads for other Gennum VXP based scalers.
--Bob

Thanks Bob & sfield,
I have to pick up a USB to serial adapter before I can try loading custom video settings, so stay tuned. I do have the plasma in dot-by-dot pure mode. Right now, with 1080p/60 output, the picture is stunning. From what I can tell, there's no status information on the plasma to determine the current refresh rate.
Ryan
post #3006 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

What's your display? Unless your display is able to not only accept 1080p/24Hz but also to display it at a multiple of 24Hz (usually 48Hz or 72Hz) there will be no advantage to /24Hz input. There are a number of displays out there which say the accept 1080p/24Hz without making it clear that they then display it at 60Hz.


My display is a HC5000 PJ.

Alvin
post #3007 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Right now I'm betting it's an iniitialization problem, which means it could be random which machines exhibit the problem.

Perhaps we'll get some good news from the folks with failing units who are trying a software re-install.
--Bob

Hi Bob,

I successfully re-installed v1.11 3 times last night and the problem persists. I sure hope this isn't a hardware problem. I did encounter the OKI boot loader error many times, however so maybe the update is not quite getting completely installed without errors (bad crc, etc) but still reports a successful update.

Either way I guess we'll have to wait for Anthem to let us know something. I sent a tech support email to them yesterday morning and never heard from them. I'm guessing they are closed until after the 1st (but hopefully not!).

In the meantime I am enjoying the incredible audio abilities of this piece. Quite spectacular.

Wayne
post #3008 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by vcs_wharvey View Post

Hi Bob,

I successfully re-installed v1.11 3 times last and the problem persists. I sure hope this isn't a hardware problem. I did encounter the OKI boot loader error many times, however so maybe the update is not quite getting completely installed without errors (bad crc, etc) but still reports a successful update.

Either way I guess we'll have to wait for Anthem to let us know something. I sent a tech support email to them yesterday morning and never heard from them. I'm guessing they are closed until after the 1st (but hopefully not!).

In the meantime I am enjoying the incredible audio abilities of this piece. Quite spectacular.

Wayne

All I can say is those who have PCs with real serial ports have had a lot
less trouble [IF ANY] installing the software. Anthem has ACKNOWLEDGED
this fact.

As a previous DVDO VP50 Owner - They experienced the same problem
upgrading their boxes when people used a USB Serial Adapter versus a
real serial port.

I bought a 2 port serial board to plug into my desktop PC for $15.
That was a better investment than a USB Serial Adapter. I know
if you are a laptop owner - you do not have that option.

Just an FYI!
post #3009 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

All I can say is those who have PCs with real serial ports have had a lot
less trouble [IF ANY] installing the software. Anthem has ACKNOWLEDGED
this fact.

As a previous DVDO VP50 Owner - They experienced the same problem
upgrading their boxes when people used a USB Serial Adapter versus a
real serial port.

I bought a 2 port serial board to plug into my desktop PC for $15.
That was a better investment than a USB Serial Adapter. I know
if you are a laptop owner - you do not have that option.

Just an FYI!


Hi there,

I have a laptop here and it is equipped with a real rs-232 port. The computer is about 5 years old so maybe that was before they decided to phase out serial ports on them. I'm using a standard serial cable female to male for the install and have noticed the installation errors. I've seen others on the forum say that previous updates went well for them, but the 1.11 started to exhibit problems. Maybe there were some modifications to the installer app that cause it to be more problematic in v1.11. Only Athem knows I guess.

Wayne
post #3010 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by vcs_wharvey View Post

Hi there,

I have a laptop here and it is equipped with a real rs-232 port. The computer is about 5 years old so maybe that was before they decided to phase out serial ports on them. I'm using a standard serial cable female to male for the install and have noticed the installation errors. I've seen others on the forum say that previous updates went well for them, but the 1.11 started to exhibit problems. Maybe there were some modifications to the installer app that cause it to be more problematic in v1.11. Only Athem knows I guess.

Wayne

Hi Wayne:

Then you are a LUCKY Laptop Owner with a real serial port.
My NEW D2 came with 1.06 installed. Anthem actually warned
me to NOT Install 1.11 because some have been having trouble
with USB Serial Adapters. Since I had a real serial port - I gave
it a try and had PERFECT SUCCESS.

Anthem says they are working on 1.12 which will fix any 1.10
or 1.11 problems. But with all the Holidays here - I doubt we
will see it before NEXT YEAR.
post #3011 of 42673
FWIW in the process of my exchange of emails with tech support regarding my projector issue, I asked about the 1080i issue. I was informed that they are aware of the problem and are working on a fix for it.
post #3012 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

Hi Wayne:

Then you are a LUCKY Laptop Owner with a real serial port.
My NEW D2 came with 1.06 installed. Anthem actually warned
me to NOT Install 1.11 because some have been having trouble
with USB Serial Adapters. Since I had a real serial port - I gave
it a try and had PERFECT SUCCESS.

Anthem says they are working on 1.12 which will fix any 1.10
or 1.11 problems. But with all the Holidays here - I doubt we
will see it before NEXT YEAR.



Hahah - I'm not feeling so lucky right now! : ) Just for kicks, I think I'll disassemble my setup and take the AVM50 into the office and try an update with my desktop PC to see if I have similar results. Will let you all know how it goes.
post #3013 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by abc999 View Post

My display is a HC5000 PJ.

Alvin

Alvin,

Sent you a PM regarding questions I have about the Mitsu. Appreciate any feedback

Thanks
post #3014 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by vcs_wharvey View Post

Hahah - I'm not feeling so lucky right now! : ) Just for kicks, I think I'll disassemble my setup and take the AVM50 into the office and try an update with my desktop PC to see if I have similar results. Will let you all know how it goes.


OK, I gave it a shot. It installed without a problem on the first try - so that obviously got me excited. However, once I returned it to the HT again, the picture was still scrambled - even the menu display is scrambled. It's almost like I took a step back with these installs - when I first got the unit, the setup menu was visible at least. Oh well.
post #3015 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Darell,
I don't know if you've followed the panic about 1080i input problems here over the past day. If you have a 1080i source device, in particular an HDTV satellite or cable set top box, I'd appreciate it if you could verify whether or not it is working through your AVM-50 when set to send 1080i to the Anthem over either HDMI or Component.

Whether or not this works, we'll also need to know what software version came with your AVM-50. Press the Select key on the Anthem remote and the software version will display at the end of the first line of info that comes up.

------------------------------------------------

By the way, until you get your Oppo, you can send 480i from your Denon 3910 to the Anthem over Component cables.
--Bob

Maybe I am missing something here, I didn't think we wanted the sources to send 1080i into the AVM50/D2? Something strange did happen when I hooked up the DTV H20 yesterday for the first time. I would get the H20's guide, menus, and everything just no picture. I changed the H20's settings to Native, then I went into TV Type and changed the TV resolution to only 480i. Problem still existed where I could see all the menu's just no picture. So I went in to the H20 and performed a system reset(Reboot). After this everything seems to be working just fine. The H20 outputs to the Anthem at 480i, and the Anthem outputs at 1080i just fine.

My AVM50 came with 1.11 installed from the factory.
post #3016 of 42673
Change your output resolution to 720p using the front panel display on the D2. I am just going to wait on the Anthems fix. If you want to use 1080i for DVD or HD-DVD set your satellite or cable box to outputt 720p until the fix is posted.


Dick
post #3017 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhrhodes View Post

Darrell,

Congrats on getting your AVM50 before Christmas ... I too am totally floored at the difference in sound quality from the 3805. I've noticed the biggest difference with music, but movies sound incredible too. Unfortunately, my dealer needs to order me another AVM50 because HDMI Input 1 appears to be dead. Luckily, I don't need all 4 inputs, so I can still enjoy it. What speakers are you using, I've got the Energy Reference Connoisseur line (RC30, RCLCR, RC-R), and they sound spectacular.

Thank you! Yes music is is just phenomenal. That stinks about the one HDMI port being bad on yours. Mine all seem to be working just fine, no problems. I am running Paradigm Studio 100's V.4 Mains, and a Paradigm CC-690 Center. The rears are still my old Infinity QPS-1's which will be replaced early this coming year with the Paradigm 590's. Sub is a Paradigm Seismic 12. One happy camper sitting here.

On another note: I have just reset my DTV-H20 to output only 1080i, and everything is still just fine. Actually I prefer the image coming out of the H20 at 1080i. Is DirecTV's HD native 1080i? One thing to note is in order for the settings to take affect I always have to reset the H20(Reboot) Not just turn it off and back on, but reset it through the menu-settings-setup-reset.

Hope this is the info you guys are looking for.
post #3018 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by sfield View Post

rhrhodes, try creating a custom resolution, and set the Anthem to output this, instead of the builtin 24p setting per my comments in an earlier thread today, timing values below. Please report back on your results...

Whatever CUSTOM resolution you end up with.

You should then go to the Pearl Menu - Display INFO.

You want to see that it is USING ---
Memory Location 14
and the
Horizontal Freq is 26.973
and the
Vertical Freq is 23.976

If you get the numbers above - you should have
NO MORE PROBLEMS.

or Double that if you are trying to do 48 fps - but
there is no MEMORY location in the Pearl Programmed
for 48 fps.
post #3019 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by neff2k View Post

Maybe I am missing something here, I didn't think we wanted the sources to send 1080i into the AVM50/D2? Something strange did happen when I hooked up the DTV H20 yesterday for the first time. I would get the H20's guide, menus, and everything just no picture. I changed the H20's settings to Native, then I went into TV Type and changed the TV resolution to only 480i. Problem still existed where I could see all the menu's just no picture. So I went in to the H20 and performed a system reset(Reboot). After this everything seems to be working just fine. The H20 outputs to the Anthem at 480i, and the Anthem outputs at 1080i just fine.

My AVM50 came with 1.11 installed from the factory.

Darell, that's fine if you are watching an SDTV channel since they are all 480i anyway, but if you are watching an HDTV channel you want the H20 to send 720p or 1080i to the Anthem (according to what's coming in on the channel at the moment). If you force the H20 to use *ONLY* 480i output then you are forcing it to downscale all your HDTV to SDTV resolution before it sends it over to the Anthem.

I don't have an H20 myself, but my understanding is that the way it is supposed to work is that you set it to "native" to track the resolution of the incoming TV channel (instead of using only one, fixed, output resolution), and then you ALSO set the resolutions your TV can support.

So you should have "native" set along with 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i since the Anthem accepts all of those.

Then the H20 will use the correct resolution according to each station you switch to.

The problem people are reporting is that when the H20 tries to use 1080i -- i.e., when you have tuned to an HDTV station that is currently broadcasting in 1080i -- the Anthem produces a scrambled picture and, what's worse, OTHER source devices stop working properly through the Anthem.

The workaround people have found -- until Anthem fixes this -- is to turn off 1080i as an option for the H20's set of "native" resolutions. Leave 480i, 480p and 720p. Then the H20 will use 480i for SDTV channels and 720p for all HDTV channels regardless of whether or not they are currently broadcasting in 1080i.

And this also, apparently, fixes the problem folks are having with OTHER source devices. I.e., you only have to do this fix with your satellite or cable TV box.

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So here's the test: Set the H20 to have all 4 resolutions active in "native" mode. Tune to an HDTV channel that's broadcasting in 1080i, and see if you get a good image. If so, press Select on the Anthem remote twice to get it to display the incoming resolution. Verify that it is 1920 x 1080i /59.94Hz. There will likely also be a "CP" at the end of that line indicating copy protection is active.

If you DON'T get a good image, then try the workaround of disabling just 1080i from the set of H20 resolutions. Leave 480i, 480p and 720p as well as "native" mode. Try your 1080i HDTV station again. It is likely that it will work but the Anthem will now report that it is receiving 720p instead of 1080i from the H20.

Please report back whether 1080i input is working properly for you or whether you had to do this workaround of limiting things to 720p.
--Bob
post #3020 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by neff2k View Post

On another note: I have just reset my DTV-H20 to output only 1080i, and everything is still just fine. Actually I prefer the image coming out of the H20 at 1080i. Is DirecTV's HD native 1080i? One thing to note is in order for the settings to take affect I always have to reset the H20(Reboot) Not just turn it off and back on, but reset it through the menu-settings-setup-reset.

Hope this is the info you guys are looking for.

DirecTV, along with all other satellite and cable services, as well as off the air stations, broadcasts in THREE DIFFERENT resolutions.

All SDTV stations come in at 480i.

HDTV stations come in at 720p or 1080i, and may even switch from one to the other depending upon the source material they are broadcasting. Most HDTV broadcasts right now are 1080i. 720p is most commonly used for sports broadcasting, by FOX HDTV for example.

Ideally you want your satellite or cable box to send along the resolution it is receiving WITHOUT CHANGE. So it should send 480i to the Anthem when watching SDTV channels and it should send 720p or 1080i to the Anthem when watching HDTV according to what's coming in on that channel at the moment.

The "native" mode in the H20 should accomplish this for you automatically if you also enable all 4 output resolutions.

Please try setting that, doing the Reset you've found makes things work better, and then switch to a few different channels. When you tune each channel and get a good image, please also press Select twice on the Anthem remote to see what resolution the Anthem is receiving from the H20. Please report whether you are able to get good imaging from the different channels with the Anthem getting all three different resolutions -- 480i, 720p, and 1080i.

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NOTE: This idea of having to reset the H20 after you change it's output resolution settings may be the crucial step people are missing to get this to work. But what I'm afraid of is that when you reset the H20 you are also causing it to go back to its default mode for output resolution -- probably 480p only. So please do verify not only that you are getting good imaging on these different channels but also that you are getting the three different resolutions received in the Anthem -- and in particular that you are getting 1920x1080i/59.94Hz from some HDTV channels that are still showing a good image.

********************************************
--Bob
post #3021 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by abc999 View Post

My display is a HC5000 PJ.

Alvin

Alvin,
It would be interesting if you tried the custom resolution and timing settings that SFIELD found worked for his Pearl instead of the Anthem's built in settings for 1080p/24Hz output (see a few posts back from your initial post).

To set the custom resolution and timing settings you will need to use Live Video Settings Editor from your PC.
--Bob
post #3022 of 42673
As to the bass problem, I'm wondering if it is software (DVD not Anthem) based. I tried 5 times to play "A Christmas Story" on Blu-ray, and got low but inaudible sound until I switched to bitstream. Disappointing to have to switch back and forth depending on movie. It's mono sound originally, which may have something to do with it.
post #3023 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by rudolpht View Post

As to the bass problem, I'm wondering if it is software (DVD not Anthem) based. I tried 5 times to play "A Christmas Story" on Blu-ray, and got low but inaudible sound until I switched to bitstream. Disappointing to have to switch back and forth depending on movie. It's mono sound originally, which may have something to do with it.

If you are talking about playing a standard def DVD on your Blue Ray player then YES you want to send a bitstream to the Anthem.

If you tell the Blue Ray player to send PCM when playing standard def DVDs then it will decode what's on the DVD and may very well make a mistake. I suspect what happened for your mono movie is that the player failed to send over the center channel (which should have all the mono content) and was just sending the very much reduced audio via the L and R front speakers.

I believe all of these new format players have an "auto" option or some such to make it automatically send bitstreams when playing standard def DVDs and yet still send decoded multi-channel PCM when playing HD-DVD or Blue ray discs.
--Bob
post #3024 of 42673
OK all four resolutions are active in Native Mode now. Image is perfect no problems. Resolution showing 1920x1080i/59.94Hz. I am able to switch to a 720x480i/59.94Hz channel and everything looks great as well. Can't find any native 720p channels to test. I can flip around till my hearts contents. No need for a work around.

I am trying to break it for ya!

I too wonder if maybe reseting the device reinitialized the HDMI handshake with the AVM-50, because remember before I did this I was not getting any picture at all besides the menus.

Sorry I am not able to reproduce this problem (Well not really , but I would like to help)
post #3025 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by neff2k View Post

OK all four resolutions are active in Native Mode now. Image is perfect no problems. Resolution showing 1920x1080i/59.94Hz. I am able to switch to a 720x480i/59.94Hz channel and everything looks great as well. Can't find any native 720p channels to test. I can flip around till my hearts contents. No need for a work around.

I am trying to break it for ya!

I too wonder if maybe reseting the device reinitialized the HDMI handshake with the AVM-50, because remember before I did this I was not getting any picture at all besides the menus.

Sorry I am not able to reproduce this problem (Well not really , but I would like to help)

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+++++ POSSIBLE WORKAROUND FOR 1080i INPUT PROBLEM! +++++

************************************************************ ***

Folks, Darrell may have hit upon something important here!

He is using an H20 DirecTV HD satellite receiver. He reports he has been able to get "native" output resolution working at all resolutions -- including 1080i -- by doing a RESET of the H20 after setting up the "native" output resolutions.

Menu / Settings / Setup / Reset

This causes the H20 to do a reboot, but apparently preserves the desired output resolution settings, and the result includes good 1080i output.

If he turns on 1080i *WITHOUT* doing the Reset, things get screwed up.

*****************************************

We need someone else who has an H20, and also has this 1080i problem, to try this and see if it works in your setup as well.

It is also possible that folks having problems with other set top boxes may find a similar sort of thing works. After telling your set top box that you want to include 1080i output, do whatever the equivalent reboot function is in your set top box.

It is possible that doing this may fix a problem in the set top box itself, or may simply force the Anthem to start over from scratch in figuring out what type of signals it is getting from that box.
--Bob
post #3026 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

If he turns on 1080i *WITHOUT* doing the Reset, things get screwed up.

--Bob

I just know that when I first connected the H20 up to the AVM50, I couldn't get any video until I reset the device. After I did that I was able to select and deselect any changes without a problem. I started out by just selecting 480i thinking that is all I would need. Well it wouldn't allow the 480i until I reset. Then once I was able to get that 480i I choose only 1080i. It wouldn't switch to 1080i until I reset the unit. That is when I realized that I needed to have all resolutions selected. So I did this and did another reset just for good measures. I am up and running with no problems.

Something to note though: my display has a max resolution of 1080i, I do not have a 1080p set. This may be a difference in other people having the problem.
post #3027 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by vcs_wharvey View Post

OK, I gave it a shot. It installed without a problem on the first try - so that obviously got me excited. However, once I returned it to the HT again, the picture was still scrambled - even the menu display is scrambled. It's almost like I took a step back with these installs - when I first got the unit, the setup menu was visible at least. Oh well.

Don't give up! You may have a good re-install of the software with this latest try and just need to reset some Anthem settings. The fact that the menu display is screwed up is a good indication of this.

Try manually re-entering your Setup / Video Output settings in the Anthem. It is possible that they didn't survive the software installation, particularly because you had some aborted attempts earlier.

Even though you don't have good video on your display, you can do all the Setup menu stuff using the front panel display on the Anthem.

It may help to set the Anthem's output resolution to something else (i.e., 480p), accept that change, and then go back in and return it to what you really want to use with your display.

Also, double check the other Setup / Video Output settings such as Preferred = HDMI or Component (according to what you are using), and HDMI Sync, and Color Format.
--Bob
post #3028 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Don't give up! You may have a good re-install of the software with this latest try and just need to reset some Anthem settings. The fact that the menu display is screwed up is a good indication of this.

Try manually re-entering your Setup / Video Output settings in the Anthem. It is possible that they didn't survive the software installation, particularly because you had some aborted attempts earlier.

Even though you don't have good video on your display, you can do all the Setup menu stuff using the front panel display on the Anthem.

It may help to set the Anthem's output resolution to something else (i.e., 480p), accept that change, and then go back in and return it to what you really want to use with your display.

Also, double check the other Setup / Video Output settings such as Preferred = HDMI or Component (according to what you are using), and HDMI Sync, and Color Format.
--Bob

Thanks for the reply, Bob.

I am not getting a picture on the AVM50 in any resolution setting. 720p, 1080i, 480i/p - it doesn't matter. If I set it to 720p the whole screen turns red. Currently I have it set to 1080i and the screen is blue, but the weird thing is that the sub menu that appears for volume control or status displays fine at the bottom of the screen. But the setup menu doesn't display at all. None of my sources appear either - I can't even see a 480p signal from the sat receiver anymore.

All I can guess is either I have a faulty piece or my initial software reinstall irrecoverably damaged some data.

I am using component as preferred, my color space is auto, but if I set it to HDTV the same thing happens.

For now I have my sources going directly into the tv (Sony Grand Wega 60) until a fix is issued or I get some attention from my dealer or anthem support. I've reinstalled 1.11 about 7 times with many factory resets to no avail and don't have access to 1.1 or 1.06 so I'm at my witts end for now.

I'm sure it'll work out eventually so I'll try to keep my spirits up! : )
post #3029 of 42673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

************************************************************ ***

+++++ POSSIBLE WORKAROUND FOR 1080i INPUT PROBLEM! +++++

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Folks, Darrell may have hit upon something important here!

He is using an H20 DirecTV HD satellite receiver. He reports he has been able to get "native" output resolution working at all resolutions -- including 1080i -- by doing a RESET of the H20 after setting up the "native" output resolutions.

Menu / Settings / Setup / Reset

This causes the H20 to do a reboot, but apparently preserves the desired output resolution settings, and the result includes good 1080i output.

If he turns on 1080i *WITHOUT* doing the Reset, things get screwed up.

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We need someone else who has an H20, and also has this 1080i problem, to try this and see if it works in your setup as well.

It is also possible that folks having problems with other set top boxes may find a similar sort of thing works. After telling your set top box that you want to include 1080i output, do whatever the equivalent reboot function is in your set top box.

It is possible that doing this may fix a problem in the set top box itself, or may simply force the Anthem to start over from scratch in figuring out what type of signals it is getting from that box.
--Bob

Did areset and it did not help matters. In fact,now when I select 1080 ifrom the H20 menu it looks like my tv does not support the format.
When selecting formats,a quick test is run to see if tv supports that resolution. I cannot get a selected mak next to 1080i . I thought that I could before.
Any more ideas?

A side question, when you load new software into the D2 all settings are saved,I hope?

1080i is still an issue
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rlockshin,

When I select the resolution it then pops up a little window telling you to press the "Info" button on the H20's remote then it will select. Are you seeing the box about the "info" button?
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