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post #871 of 892
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Yes, it will output everything thru HDMI. I plan to do a review on the 3100 soon. I have one out for delivery today.
post #872 of 892
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NOTICE: PMS is accepting 3300 and 3800s (for those who will pay shipping both ways) and upgrading the EDID. This will allow them to accept 1080p/24 from HD DVD players and 1080p from other units. I think this is GREAT customer sevice. I do not know of any other companies that have offered a EDID UPGRADE!

contact= support@pixelmagicsystems.com for details...
post #873 of 892
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

NOTICE: PMS is accepting 3300 and 3800s (for those who will pay shipping both ways) and upgrading the EDID. This will allow them to accept 1080p/24 from HD DVD players and 1080p from other units. I think this is GREAT customer sevice. I do not know of any other companies that have offered a EDID UPGRADE!

contact= support@pixelmagicsystems.com for details...


Huh??? I've got a standard 3800 that accpets 1080p/24 already. So why do I need an upgrade? Am I missing something?

Edit: Oh this has something to do with the CII not being recognized sometimes by inputed devices as supporting 1080p/24 even though it does? That would explain why my BH100 sometimes (but not always) switches to 1080i because it thinks the CII cannot handle 1080p/24? I wonder how long it takes to fix it and get it back? Hard to imagine living without my CII!!
post #874 of 892
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Originally Posted by Jack D View Post

Huh??? I've got a standard 3800 that accpets 1080p/24 already. So why do I need an upgrade? Am I missing something?

Edit: Oh this has something to do with the CII not being recognized sometimes by inputed devices as supporting 1080p/24 even though it does? That would explain why my BH100 sometimes (but not always) switches to 1080i because it thinks the CII cannot handle 1080p/24? I wonder how long it takes to fix it and get it back? Hard to imagine living without my CII!!


Yes, Joe can you clarify plz. This EDID (?) seems to be an issue that I have yet to encounter, currently using PS3 and HDA1 as sources. 1080p24 no problem from PS3.
post #875 of 892
Basically this is how I see it. Anything which can FORCE 24p is fine (PS3 is fine for example and many other devices have received firmware updates to allow this). But devices which only allow an automatic setting will currently not see CII as being able to accept 24p because it is not present in the EDID info. This new hardware fix will allow anything capable of 24p output to send it to CII.

Having seen the complete list of EDID info on CII, posted on their forums I can only assume that the original EDID info was specifically designed to make devices not use EDID info at all and allow manual settings instead. But times have moved on and the automatic EDID exchanges seem to be how devices are being set up these days. May not even allowing manual setup at all.

Personally I really like the way it's done on PS3 - where you tick all the resolutions you can handle and it outputs as close to the source as possible. All the HD/SD players/set-top-boxes should do something similar if you ask me.
post #876 of 892
tryingtimes, thanks for clarification. Are there any hddvd sources that force 24p available? I'd like to ship my C2 back but that's at least a couple hundred to HK I imagine, no? Wouldn't it be easier to perhaps find sources that can force the issue, so to speak? Perhaps we can compile a list of these devices, either BD or HDDVD for current owners not overly desirous of shipping their pride and joy out.
post #877 of 892
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That is exactly what has happened with EDID. So components can "force" it while others just kind of ask the other component if it will take it. Sometimes it just doesn't work out. Like dating...

Anyway, the HD DVD players can't send 1080p/24 to the crystalio II because it won't force it. I can send it with my Pioneer and Sammy Blu ray players just fine. Also, the panny BD10a won't even send 1080p into the crystalio II. Only 1080i. My xbox 360 ELITE will only send in 1080i as well. Anyway, as you can see EDID info has made things a mess. It is nice having a company like PMS that will help improve your VPs EDID...
post #878 of 892
OK. Thanks for the clarifications. Now someone PLEASE tell me how I'm supposed to live without my CII while PMS upgrade it?
post #879 of 892
I'm thinking the same - I guess I'll have to do it when I'm going on holiday or something.
Not that it's an issue for me at the moment as the only 24p-capable source I have is PS3.
Who knows when that might change though.
post #880 of 892
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

My xbox 360 ELITE will only send in 1080i as well. ...

That is wierd !

My X360 and CII link perfecto in HDMI 1080p60.

(I also have only 1080i with the BD10).

PS : You must be the only man on Earth who have both the 3300 and 3800 and will get the 3100 ! Don't tell me that you also had a VPS2300, PE1000 and PE1000 pro !
post #881 of 892
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

Yes, it will output everything thru HDMI. I plan to do a review on the 3100 soon. I have one out for delivery today.


Thank you, look forward to the review. One quick clarification, do you mean that it will output the audio to the SAME HDMI output as the video or only to the second HDMI out.

If so, is this unique? Seems like every other unit take a component signal in and puts it out in component ONLY, with sound spitting out in digital coax/optic. Have I been incorrect all along?

Thanks
post #882 of 892
I've mentioned this on the PMS forum, but for those who dont want to spend (in my case almost $600) to ship their C2s (or mulitiple C2s) back to PMS, just use the DVI genie (Gefen).

Populate the DVI genie with a display that can handle 1080p/24 then move it to between the C2 input and the source.

$69 + shipping

PS Joerod, I forgot to ask you, did you feed a signal into your genie? It needs power and a signal before it will copy the EDID. Several people have had problems but it turned out they were just plugging the genie in without sending any power/signal to it.


Kind regards
post #883 of 892
hi

I have posted this on a former thread different forum, but this thread maybe more appropriate

I have found the following players ( thru text research, no own experience)
able to f o r c e 24p out

The famous PS3
the LG BH100 ( so probably the newer BH200 too)
Sony S1
Pioneer BDP-94HD will output 1028p24 (when set to "source direct")
Sony bdp-S300 and S500
any other?
post #884 of 892
Hi,
just yesterday I've paid for my new Crystalio II VPS3800PRO, EDID's upgrade included.
Maybe I'll receive it among 10 or 15 days, and after I'll try it with my JVC RS1U and Denon 4308
post #885 of 892
wow

you will have a nice scaler which will beautifully upscale your standard definition (SD) tv network only if you have a digital setup box. I have such a setup box for only 3 1080i channells, the rest is in SD. But those SD sometimes fool you into thinking you are looking to HD signals.
SD movies ripped to computer and then to the internal media player is a feast

but i wonder why did you buy the 3800?
best would be the new 3100. you miss the internal media, but the player is not fault free, has its own glitches and behave like a spoiled child and is only good for SD material as it cannot handle HD or Blu ray material. Also at its "end of life" as a product .
The other thing of the pro is the reason why i have it: the SDI inputs

read too many stories how much better picture quality it gives compared to hdmi
So i wait until my Sony BP-s300 can be modified with an HD SDI output

But such a modification to the player will be 800 euro (1k+ $) but worth it

If you dont plan to use the sdi in the future then to buy the 3100 would be a wise choice even with an external media player of pixelmagic would be a better choice
post #886 of 892
Hi, Kyrill, I've choosen CII 3800 'cause this is the top of videoprocessor for me. In future (when avalaible) I'll buy Elixio and so I'll completed my HT equipment: now I got JVC RS1U, Denon 4308, Toshiba HD-XE1 and PS3.
post #887 of 892
Nice shoot Kyse
post #888 of 892
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Originally Posted by Steven9x7 View Post

Nice shoot Kyse

Thanks
post #889 of 892
Di nulla
post #890 of 892
Got my VPS3800 back from its EDID surgery !
The unit will take in 1080p out of my BD10 (beware of the out timings to get sync with HD1/RS1 though).

And yes Joerod now 1080i60 (and 480i) converted to 1080p24 is much much more stable. Not yet perfect in my setting (I need to try with ordinary 1080p24 timings and no custom ones) but it is possible to watch a whole movie without playing with the pause and play on the remote.

That was worth the trouble !
post #891 of 892
Thread Starter 
Congrats! And you got it back on a Friday. Just in time for the weekend...
post #892 of 892
Hey guys I'm desperate!

For those of you using a TIVO S3 and the CII have you noticed the problem with the new TIVO firmware (9.2a) which was just rolled out in the last week or so? I leave the TIVO in native mode so that it does not do any processing on incoming TV signals and let the CII do all the processing work.

Since the new TIVO FW update, however, when switching between two channels with different resolutions, the CII cannot lock onto the differnt signal resolution. I have to turn the CII off and on again and then it locks. The only fix I've come up with so far is to set the TIVO to a fixed resoultion (1080i but it could be any of them as long as it's fixed) and then there is no locking problem. This is obviously less than optimal since I don't want the TIVO processing 720p or even 480i signals.

BTW I'm using the CII FW V2.08

Any idea of what might be the problem? Many thanks for any help. I'm assuming that it is a bug with the TIVO FW rather than some non-standard implementation of the CII FW.
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