Originally Posted by richkorn
How do you have your computer hooked into the D2. I have just added a dual core Apple Mini to my media cabinet and would really appreciate some ideas on what you are using the computer to do before I begin down this road.
I tried to upgrade the firmware on my D2 andmy computer told me it couldn't see the D2. I was using a DB9 Seriual cable. Perhaps the cable is bad. I will try another cable tomorow.
My computer has an ATI All In Wonder 9800 Pro video card with DVI. I use an HDMI cable with an HDMI/DVI adaptor.
I used to use my computer as a DVD player with TheaterTek. However, I now use the Gennum processing with a Pioneer Elite 79Avi for that purpose (by the way, the picture is not a whole lot better than I was getting with my computer. It's closer than you would think. Actually, I'm more happy with the audio improvement of the AVM50 over my old receiver. The video improvement hasn't been very noticeable to me, if at all).
Going forward, I'm only going to use my computer for video games, Windows WMV high def movies, and watching home movies I recorded with my Sony HC1 HDV camcorder (I recorded those to my computer using CapDVHS and watch the mpeg movies using TheaterTek).
Regarding your serial cable problems, is the cable a null-modem cable by any chance? This won't work since pins 2 and 3 are switched. Just try a different cable.