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I'm having a problem with the image of MyHD when going through an RCA VHDC300.


If the MyHD software is set for YPbPr then the image is green. If the MyHD software is set for RGB, then the image is colored properly but the image is way off center, and cannot be corrected to an acceptable level. I'm sure the cables are connected properly (double- and triple-checked), and I have adjusted the H Adj. to no avail.


I'm wondering if the VHDC300 and MyHD are not a good match. I wanted to find out if anyone else had this pair up and running before I give up.


Any info is appreciated! Thanks!


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I have tried each setting under Config Panel > AV Setup > Video > Resolution. Some, such as 720p do not give an image (my Mitsu WS-55805 does not support 720p natively), but the ones that do are green. I should mention that the image on my PC monitor is the correct aspect ratio and colors.
 

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RCA VHDC300 transcoder providing YPbPr output to Mitsubishi WS-55805 16:9 display. It was hooked to my DTC-100 HD Receiver and it worked great.
 

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Now I understand. Most people around here don't recommend using the RCA converter due to just such problems as you report.


Did you try setting the MDP-100 to component output and connect directly to the TV?
 

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Are you referring to S-Video or composite video, or is there another way of getting component video out of the MyHD?
 

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Just remembered I have a VGA > RGBHV breakout cable from the old days laying around. So I took the VHDC300 out of the equation, and the picture looks great.


It appears the VHDC300 is not a good partner for the MyHD.


I guess that begs the question: What transcoder are people pairing with the MyHD card with success?



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Never mind, looks like I answered my own question. I can set MyHD to YPbPr and disconnect the H/V cables, and instant VGA > YPbPr cable using only 3 of the 5 connectors on the breakout cable.


Will this configuration work OK, or are there hidden dangers to worry about? I thought I remembered reading it wasn't advisable to use an RGBHV breakout as a YPbPr.
 

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Are you referring to S-Video or composite video, or is there another way of getting component video out of the MyHD?
To get component (YPbPr) output from the MDP-100 you will need a 15-pin VGA to three RCA connector breakout cable.
 

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Audio Athority VGA to componet converter looks good on my F38310 even with the cheap componet cables I'm using temporarly.
 

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Audio Athority VGA to componet converter looks good on my F38310 even with the cheap componet cables I'm using temporarly.
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A component converter is not needed with the MDP-100 card.


A converter is needed only if you wish to use the loopback cable to display the VGA desktop. And if opus74's Mits TV has RGBHV input it's not needed at all.
 

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Just as a followup to this post, I've successfully cabled up the MyHD card to my system and scheduled "The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno" to record. It executed perfectly and looks/sounds great.


I'm basically using a VGA breakout cable with the 5 RGBHV connectors, but only connecting three of them and setting MyHD to output YPbPr.


Cliff, thank you for all of your assistance during your off-hours. Your input is greatly appreciated!


What especially impresses me is that this is working on what I would consider an underpowered machine (Celeron 466/256MB/ATI Rage VR 8MB). I'm not using it for DVD output or DScaler yet, but we'll see...
 
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