You can run NR into input 1 (VGA) or the DVI input of the PDA5002. Note that the DVI input of the 5002 can't accept video (other than 480p, i.e. it doesn't accept 720p or 1080i), and the DVI input of the Aurora boards doesn't accept NR. (Actually, I don't recall if the Aurora boards accept NR, but if they do, they scale it to 720p or 1080i to send to the panel so you can't get NR via them.)
The DVI won't accept 480p, but can't I use and HTPC and powerstrip to scale output to the exact rate of the 503?
Wasn't there some problem doing this in that using the PC inputs set the display to a lower quality setting?
Bottom line is I thought there was a way to bypass the onboard scaler in the 503 by feeding it the exact resolution it required. I recall seeing lots of information on this a year or more ago, but I can't seem to locate it using the search function.
Thanks for the advice, woodgab. I already have bags under my eyes from all the searching and reading I've done the past few nights in the HTPC forum. The problem is not lack of information so much as information overload.
I did find one guy using a htpc to go dot for dot on a 503cmx. He's having issues, however, so not sure I'll get anything definitive there.
I have not lurked as much here lately as when I was putting my theater together, but I know there are several people who were perfecting the whole digital/native rate thing. Hopefully we'll here from them.
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