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I appreciate it Randy.
I've just hooked up my 2041 into my system, just a basic set up to test picture: Oppo Blu-Ray player HDMI out to HDMI input 1 of the Lumagen, and Lumagen output HDMI 2 to my new JVC RS57 projector.
First the good news: It works! I'm getting a picture! Whew!
But of course I want to test the 2041 sending a 4K signal (upscaled from the Blu-Ray player) to see how that works with my projector, since it is supposed to accept a 4K input signal.
However, having combed through the entire manual, I can find no mention of 4K output, let alone instructions on how to switch the unit to 4K output!
ETA: I was helped by another forum member with this, walked through to getting to the 4K output. It worked. So it looks like the 2041 works with both my current Bluejeans 45 ft HDMI
cable, and also with my new RS57 projector, which is accepting and displaying the Lumagen outputing 4K. So I'm very happy about that.
And then when I went back to the manual..red faced..I saw the section detailing how to change output resolutions. I guess it was just a bit daunting on the "don't want to screw anything up"
factor. But now I think I've got the hang of it.
QUESTION still left over: I want to switch back and forth between the regular 1080p output of my Oppo BDP-93 with Blu-Rays, and the Lumagen upscaling my Blu-Rays to 4K.
The Lumagen manual says that the unit, unless changed, is defaulted to output "Auto 2,1" in which it senses both source resolution and display resolution.
If I want my Oppo's 1080p output to "passthrough" unchanged, would Auto 2,1 be the correct output setting?
And, what would be the difference if instead of Auto 2,1 I chose output 1080p from the Lumagen output menu? Would that do anything different to the 1080p signal from my Oppo vs just
chosing the Auto 2,1 option?
I'm trying to make sure I'm not "double-processing" the 1080p image somehow, passing it as cleanly from my Oppo through the Lumagen to projector as possible.