I’ve installed the 5000ES as of last nite (to replace my 1100ES)!!!
I’ve swapped the stock lens with the ST lens and executed the software change associated with the lens swap (& I had an issue with trying to figure out whether it worked or not) – have sent an email to Sony Support….I'm inside the Service Menu - but don't know how to exit out of it.
I can however see a nice & extraordinarily bright and punchy projected interface of the Strato and Oppo. But when I tried to play a good old 1080p bluray from Oppo, screen goes blank/black; tried to play a UHD movie from Strato, same deal – there’s no video output – yet, the signal is perfectly fine as it displayed the Oppo and Strato interfaces (using the latest Metra 2 meter cables for 5000ES as I’ve been using for 1100ES for the last four months) – didn’t try Panny yet. So, I don’t know if the problem has anything to do with the lens swap software change or HDMI cables or Lumagen Radiance Pro or something else – of course, I could do all kinds of tests to isolate the problem.
Had my 1100ES setup calibrated four months ago – and all was fine until I changed the projector last nite- (Of course, I’ll have this re-calibrated, etc. a bit later) – but for the moment, just wanted to see what the image produced from 5000ES even looks like! Like I said, the Oppo & Strato interface come on-fine – but no image is generated when I try to play video from the Strato/Oppo.
With the 1100ES, I always turned on the Marantz SR7009, the blu ray players, and the Strato before turning on the Radiance Pro and then, ultimately would turn on the 1100ES. I’m doing the same thing with 5000ES and the signal does come on since I can see the Oppo/Strato – but not sure why the video doesn’t play. Now, I also tried the opposite – turning the 5000ES first and then the Radiance Pro and then everything else – when I do this, I don’t even get the Oppo/Strato interface….
Should I try switching the passive cable connected to the PJ with an active Metra cable? Please let me know if anyone can think of anything I should be trying – of course, I can go direct from the video source to PJ to see if it’s the Radiance Pro that’s an issue (haven’t had a chance to give that a try of course) – but what puzzles me a bit is that if it can display the 4K Strato interface, what’s the issue with playing video? Or what is possibly different between the Lumagen setup for 1100ES vs 5000ES (of course all of the calibration settings for 1100ES are untouched at the moment) – I simply switched the connection from 1100ES to 5000ES……something to do with HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0a?
Last edited by RS3771; 10-24-2016 at 12:50 PM.