Originally Posted by Enterfrize
Here is my situation:
Onkyo TX-NR595 Receiver (Dolby Atmos Capable)
Panasonic AE7000 Projector (SDR, 1080P)
What I want: UHD streaming or Bluray playback reasonably downscaled with HDR stripped or reasonably well converted to SDR. This is needed so I can use Dolby Atmos (cause Dolby Atmos is usually only packaged with UHD content! Grrrr!)
When contacted, FuryHD has been pushing the FuryHD Diva as if it's the only solution. Then after an inquiry, they said the X4 would probably work - but that it isn't nearly as good. The HDFury Linker looks like it COULD work, but they are adamant that it would not.
The AV map is UHD SOURCE ---> Receiver --> CONVERTER / Scaler / Scaler + Converter --> AE7000 Projector
Who here has experience with these products? Are there other products that would do the same or better more affordably?
My plan is to do a formal product review with what I learn. I want to keep my projector; been very happy with it.
If you only want to play 4K SDR content from your source and downscale to 1080p SDR, then Linker/Vertex1/Integral2 and any newer will work just fine.
If you want 4K HDR to 1080p SDR, then only DIVA or a combo of Linker/Vertex1/Integral2 and X4 can work.
In the world there is only 5 devices that can convert HDR>SDR for HDMI input/output:
or combo with X4
Diva have much more advanced conversion than X4 as X4 still needs all latest work done on Diva to be ported to it, and we cannot yet give a time frame for that.
Originally Posted by jaredmwright
I accomplished this with the Gofanco Prophecy (Pro-HDRsplit2P). They actually modified the firmware on my request to force SDR only and block HDR for me. It might be worth a try for your use case also. I used this for a while prior to upgrading to my 4K projector. I was using the 5030ub with Prophecy and a Demon receiver with good results.
It is inexpensive and worked well. HDR can be more trouble than it is worth sometimes, I wish we could have the projector force SDR so we could avoid issues that HDR has for those of us with 4K setups vs forcing at the source of each device which varies from good to non existent.
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Not exactly true, they didn't make any modification to firmware, they just edited EDID to remove HDR support, nothing else.
It would be nice, when people talk about this product, to report that it DOES NOT support any 422 chroma ! so no LLDV or game console HDR possible.