Originally Posted by lpgstock
I have been following this thread for a while with great interest. I have a Denon 3808, HD DVD and Blu-Ray. My problem is that I have a wonderful projector, an old Marantz vp 12 s3, that provides great Component 1080i, but so-so DVI. I want to enjoy the benifits of the HD Audio codecs but that requires the HDMI set-up which requires my so-so DVI. So, I decided to purchase the HDVA-AU from Ambery today to see if their HDMI to Component conversion will work for me. I am having it overnighted to me and plan to hook it up tomorrow night. I will let you know how it goes.
By the way...
I was told by Ambery that "the unit can NOT handle HDCP content; however, if your projector/TV works when your HD device is hooked up directly with component the HDVA-AU should work."
We shall see.........
Bummer... the device did not solve my problem. It is clear that the unit will not transmit HDCP content thru to the component in, even if your Projector/TV itself allows it. This was very disappointing. I tried alot of different settings, but the end result was no picture.
I will follow-up with Ambery next week to see if I'm missing something. I hope they will accept the return if I can't get this thing to work.
In the meantime... Roger, if you are there... do you think the VisionFC4 would work in my situation? I would be running it the same way you are.
For me, that's not a problem since I send all my stuff into my Denon 3808 via HDMI and/or S-Video (VHS) and then output via HDMI to the VisionFC4. So audio is handled pre-Vision. This also solves the centering issue since I can center my TV's input to just one signal (mine was not far off compared to some I've read here, but was slighty offset).
Any suggestions would be appreciated...
P.S. In all fairness to Ambery, their other unit, the HDVA, which is an HDMI to VGA to Component setup (like the VisionFC4) may still solve my problem. To clarify, the unit I tested, the HDVA-AU is an HDMI directly to Component setup.