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I recently purchased EBAY item number 3016907237.

If you look at the back picture, the BNC inputs are not there and there are 2 IFB-20 boards.


With absaloutely no understanding of HTPC's yet, is it posible to makle this configuration work as is or do I need to purchase another option board for the projector (or a special vide card)?


What type of cabling will I need? Where can I get it (if its something proprietary) or how could I make it?


I am also interested in getting a good AGP card for the PC to play higher end games, so I dont want to have to get a proprietary output on a card that doesnt have a good accelerator in it.


How can I do this?


I may just be missing something stupid, not understanding HTPC's yet and how they interface with the CRT...


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OK, I just spoke to someone at crtcinema.com (VERY nice salesman)!

He talked to a tech who said I should replace the 2nd IFB-20 with the RGB input card (which I forget to get a part number of).


Does anyone know the part number for this and where I could buy one used?


I see alot of great sleelers on these boards but no phone numbers posted.


Was the salesman accurate?


Thanks ahead
 

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Have to disagree, although the IFB-20 is not nearly as common as it's BNC brethren (IFB-10,11,12) it appears to provide the same functionality. The following link will take you to a thread that includes cabling diagrams for making your own cable.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...t=ifb20+pinout
 

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OK, Im feeling like a real DORK now. About 15 minutes ago I just closed an auction and paid $50 for a 1270 switcher with an IFB-10 card installed, just so I could use the card. I think Im going to get a break if he doesnt send the switcher, which I have no use for.


Either way, would you recommend I use the IFB-10 or get a special cable with the 15 to 9 connector made?


It doesnt sound like there would be any difference at all.


My $400 projector is getting very expensive very fast! :)


Guesss that's part of the fun and learning..


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Actually you may find having the switcher a very good thing if in the future you want multiple inputs for your projector. I'm using a switchers with both my VPH-1271 and G70 projectors and find them the best way to connect up multiple sources such as a HTPC, video scaler, HDTV set top box, etc. Of, course you would need to purchase additional IFB cards to provide the individual types of inputs you need.



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Funny thing about that guy, he has another projector on ebay, and if I'm not mistaken its the same ad for yours word for word item 3018383076

maybe he got a bunch in all in the exact same condition. I have a question about the seller "did he guarantee no DOA?" I'm just nosy
 

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Mark, yes it is guaranteed not DOA.


I notuiced the other ad too. I have already questioned him about it. But he is a power seller with a good rating and sells a ton. Sellers like that dont worry me too much. I could always do a charge back or Paypal complaint too if it were a problem.


Also, the way he is shipping is not approved by Paypal and I used an uncomfirmed address, so I would win if it came down to it.


I protect myself in a few ways when purchasing larger items.


Ya never know....
 
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