Originally Posted by mbrown2
Anybody had a problem while playing a DVD...it will start scanning the screen...top to bottom, left to right and then split the screen...to there is a black line in the middle and the picture is split to the left and right of it?
I have an Integra DVD changer hooked component in, monitor out is HDMI....resetting the receiver clears it...
Thought it was a DVD the other night as I had the problem....sent it back to Netflix saying it was bad....watched another after it with no issues.....watched another today and it seems clean, no scratches...
Are you using the "secret menu" to force upscaling to go to 720P? This is a similar issue to what a guy in the 705 thread was seeing with his original xbox input over component and upscaling to HDMI, the picture would shake etc, then "split" with the wrong half of the picture on each side of the screen. Cant remember but i think he had 720P forced on. If you can change the output res of your DVD player you might try 480i, 480P etc and see if you can find a setting where the onkyo doesnt mess up the signal. Also if you are forcing 720P does it work OK without?
Originally Posted by Geaux Tigers
Thanks. Would there be upscaling from s-video or composite to component?
Good question... i know it upcoinverts those lower inputs to component out (if you have HDMI Monitor Out OFF, otherwise it would be uspcaled to HDMI instead) but as for what res these come out via component, Im not sure although i suspect it would just be the original res...
Originally Posted by Krazyboy
In the last few months I have upgraded my system with all new speakers (JBL Studio L) an Onkyo 805, and am currently waiting for my Epik Castle sub (woo-hoo-- Canadian dollar at par or above). Because of all the above upgrades I have had to re-think some adjustments on associated hardware that is part of my system--as in my Clark transducers in my couch. I have them set up so that the left and right couch seats get their signals from the left and right main speakers respectively. The center seat gets the LFE signal. Unfortunately my center seat Clark recently passed away but I figure the new Epik Castle will more than make up for it.
However, for the L and R Clarks to be effective they need a full-range signal from the mains. Although my JBL L890's are considered full-range (down to 28hz) test results show they are most efficient above 40 or 50 hz (like many,many "full-range" speakers). There-in lies the problem I had to solve. How could I cross-over my mains at 40 or 50 and yet still supply my Clarks with a full-range signal to play with? What I have done necessitates having a DVD player that also has multi-channel analog outputs (for SACD OR DVD AUDIO) My main DVD player is the OPPO 981HD which has those outputs but numerous other players have this capability as well. For Zone 2 or 3 on the Onkyo 805 to operate there needs to be an ANALOG signal. I ran analog RCA cables from the multi-channel left/right outputs from the OPPO to the analog "in" left/right inputs on the DVD inputs on the 805. Ensure that your DVD player set-up is such that all player speaker settings are set to LARGE. My Clark transducers each have their own amplifier but only need one cable attached for operation--left OR right. I connected these RCA cables to left/right on zone 3. As per the 805 manual you set-up zone 3 to get it's signal from the DVD player. PRESTO! I now have my mains cross-overed for optimal SOUND and my Clarks are getting a full-range signal for optimal EFFECT. Audio synchronization seems to be fine. There are two downsides. One is that my Clarks will only work when I'm using the OPPO. Not a big deal for me really as that's really the only source I care about the Clarks being operational. The other downside is matching level-control of the Clarks with various sound volumes through the speakers. I'll probably set a "happy medium". I know this is kind of a user-specific type post but I thought someone else may be interested in this "work-around".
So if these seats have their own amplifiers do they take line level or speaker level inputs? I assume you are saying they take speaker level, since otherwise you would just be using the left+right amplifier pre-outs and then they would work on all sources rather than just DVD player? So i guess short of a small 2 channel amplifier, you are stuck with the zone3 "workaround"