I didn't try it with a Win7 machine as all mine are Win10, hence why I thought it might be the driver and an incompatibility issue. Something I've seen a lot in the past.
And thanks for the literature. I've read the VideoForge guides to death. They're all pretty high level though, missing key aspects post getting it connected.
Originally Posted by WiFi-Spy
90% of RMAs were due to a damaged USB connector. I would request a refund.
Interesting and thanks. This explains a lot!
Yes, aware of that process, hence why I mentioned 'unsigned' drivers.
Had a further fiddle last night and concentrated on the USB socket. I planned to check continuity from the end of a cable, right the way through to where the pins meet the PCB, in the device but, the PCB pins were covered with a glue. So changed tact and re-checked the pins in the socket and pin 2 (data -) was definitely less proud than the others. So I managed to manipulate it and just bend it up slightly, to align with the height of the other pins. Plugged it in, along with the HDMI (which I'd not done before) and hey presto, the correct driver was assigned to it (a generic RNDIS driver from ACER) and it all worked.
I'll leave the USB lead plugged into the device so as not to disturb the pins but, if it continues to play up, I'll replace the USB socket. They're about £1 to buy.
As for user experience, it's clunky AF to use from the web interface but, I expect that's because I'm used to automated workflows with LightSpace and a Radiance Pro. I'll buy a license for CalMAN Home for Panasonic and see how that goes, with CalMAN driving it. With regards to the speed of the thing, I'm not bothered about how long the patterns take to change as I'll use it with an OLED and they always require time to stabilise, when changing patches whilst calibrating.
I was going to buy a 3rd gen Apple TV to do part of the job this will now do, so very happy with getting it so cheap (£62 including VAT and handling fees). The Apple TV would have cost very close to that but, wouldn't be such a complete solution.